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Iron Man 2, A Must-Have For Outdoor Cinema

In a follow-up to our previous post from earlier this week, and post-Iron Man 2-screening, we have to say we are more excited than ever about seeing this film as an outdoor movie! Iron Man 2 certainly delivered, and we have to agree with A.O. Scott’s NY Times review on one point: although IM2 neglected to follow in the solemn footsteps of recent Batman or Spiderman blockbusters, it was certainly funny, even enjoyably so.

That is probably what we enjoyed the most – the comic relief brilliantly interspersed throughout the narrative. Witty remarks laced with pop-culture references made the film appreciable to an older audience. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) turns his company over to his assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), he cracks open a bottle of champagne and urges Potts to “drink, not think”.

Iron Man 2 does not leave you un-wowed, as the special effects take the saga to an entirely new level. This Times article details
how the film commissioned Rolls-Royce to construct two identical vehicles for the movie (apparently the only twin RR autos in the company’s history at a price tag of $438K), only to be destroyed for an exhilarating scene where Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) and Stark duke it out as freshly formed enemies. But it doesn’t end there, as the entire film is spotted with believable and breathtaking special effects that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson deliver excellent performances as Justin Hammer -the CEO of Hammer industries, Stark’s chief competitor- and Natalie Rushman -Stark’s new personal assistant. In fact, the movie is filled with brilliant performers, all who act between the lines and significantly assist in making the film a success. Robert Downey Jr. shines as Tony Stark, especially as Mr. Stark re-discovers his purpose amidst chaos and identity crisis.

We give Iron Man 2 an outdoor-movie rating of four and a half stars, as the film will be an excellent pick for almost any community. It offers something for every member of the family (with the exception of small children), and is entertaining and substantial without being too long or drawn out. Most of the film is bright and high in contrast, and should project well in almost any outdoor movie setting.

Have any readers seen Iron Man 2? What did you think of the film, and of it’s potential as an outdoor movie? We’d love to hear your thoughts, so please, post a comment to the blog, or send us a message at community@openaircinema.us.

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Outdoor Movies at Monaco's Open Air Cinema

Outdoor Movies at Monaco's Open Air CinemaThis is the new Open Air Summer Cinema, just along from the Oceanographic Museum. It advertises as starting at 9.45 at night but normally it’s 10 p.m. or later. You can buy a glass of wine, you can sit in lounges or chairs. The films are in English with French subtitles – and it’s a great place to meet up with friends. Why not come tomorrow – they are showing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? It’s rather magical setting I think you’ll agree. Click on the website of the Summer Cinema, scroll down, and you’ll see a map of exactly where this is on the Rock.

Official Website: http://www.cinemasporting.com/

(from the Monte Carlo Daily Photo blog: http://monte-carlo-daily-photo.blogspot.com/2007/07/-open-air-cinema.html)

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Outdoor Movies

Outdoor movies and inflatable movie screens have been appearing in locations all around the world. Over time we will be adding links to articles about outdoor movies and open air cinema events. These articles are listed according to the country where the inflatable movie screen has been set up or the country where the outdoor movie event takes place.

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B

C

D

E

F

  • Falkland Islands (UK overseas territory)
  • Faroe Islands (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of Denmark)
  • Fiji – Republic of the Fiji Islands
  • Finland – Republic of Finland
  • France – French Republic
  • French Polynesia (French overseas collectivity)

G

H

I

J

  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey – Bailiwick of Jersey (British Crown dependency)
  • Jordan – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

K

  • Kazakhstan – Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Kenya – Republic of Kenya
  • Kiribati – Republic of Kiribati
  • Korea, North – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Korea, South – Republic of Korea
  • Kosovo – Republic of Kosovo
  • Kuwait – State of Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan – Kyrgyz Republic

L

  • Laos – Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Latvia – Republic of Latvia
  • Lebanon – Republic of Lebanon
  • Lesotho – Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Liberia – Republic of Liberia
  • Libya – Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Liechtenstein – Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania – Republic of Lithuania
  • Luxembourg – Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

M

  • Macao – Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (Area of special sovereignty)
  • Macedonia – Republic of Macedonia
  • Madagascar – Republic of Madagascar
  • Malawi – Republic of Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives – Republic of Maldives
  • Mali – Republic of Mali
  • Malta – Republic of Malta
  • Marshall Islands – Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania – Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • Mauritius – Republic of Mauritius
  • Mayotte – Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte (French overseas collectivity)
  • Mexico – United Mexican States
  • Micronesia – Federated States of Micronesia
  • Moldova – Republic of Moldova
  • Monaco – Principality of Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat (UK overseas territory)
  • Morocco – Kingdom of Morocco
  • Mozambique – Republic of Mozambique
  • For “Myanmar”, see Burma

N

  • Nagorno-Karabakh – Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh)
  • Namibia – Republic of Namibia
  • Nauru – Republic of Nauru
  • Nepal – Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  • Netherlands – Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles (Self-governing country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  • New Caledonia – Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies (French community sui generis)
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua – Republic of Nicaragua
  • Niger – Republic of Niger
  • Nigeria – Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Niue (Associated state of New Zealand)
  • Norfolk Island – Territory of Norfolk Island (Australian overseas territory)
  • Northern Cyprus – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • Northern Mariana Islands – Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (US commonwealth)
  • For “North Korea”, see Korea, North
  • Norway – Kingdom of Norway

O

  • Oman – Sultanate of Oman

P

  • Pakistan – Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • – Republic of
  • – Palestinian Territories
  • Panama – Republic of Panama
  • Papua New Guinea – Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay – Republic of Paraguay
  • For “People’s Republic of China”, see China
  • Peru – Republic of Peru
  • Philippines – Republic of the Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands – Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands (UK overseas territory)
  • Poland – Republic of Poland
  • Portugal – Portuguese Republic
  • For “Pridnestrovie”, see Transnistria
  • Puerto Rico – Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (US commonwealth)

Q

R

S

T

  • Taiwan – Republic of China
  • Tajikistan – Republic of Tajikistan
  • Tanzania – United Republic of Tanzania
  • Thailand – Kingdom of Thailand
  • For “Timor-Leste”, see East Timor
  • Togo – Togolese Republic
  • Tokelau (Overseas territory of New Zealand)
  • Tonga – Kingdom of Tonga
  • Transnistria – Transnistrian Moldovan Republic
  • Trinidad and Tobago – Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tristan da Cunha (Dependency of the UK overseas territory of Saint Helena)
  • Tunisia – Tunisian Republic
  • Turkey – Republic of Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (UK overseas territory)
  • Tuvalu

U

V

  • Vanuatu – Republic of Vanuatu
  • Vatican City – State of the Vatican City
  • Venezuela – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Vietnam – Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands, British – British Virgin Islands (UK overseas territory)
  • Virgin Islands, United States – United States Virgin Islands (US organized territory)

W

  • Wallis and Futuna – Territory of Wallis and Futuna Islands (French overseas collectivity)
  • Western Sahara – Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Y

  • Yemen – Republic of Yemen

Z

  • For “Zaire”, see Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Zambia – Republic of Zambia
  • Zimbabwe – Republic of Zimbabwe
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