Cinema Review – Cycling with Moliere

Gauthier (Lambert Wilson) journeys to a small town in France to convince a friend and former colleague to take part in a stage production of Moliere’s The Misanthrope. The trouble is that both men still work from ego and compete for everything; the lead role, the best bike and the affection of a neighbour. Can the two put their differences aside for the sake of the play? Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – June 27th 2014

I choose One to Watch in Irish cinemas this week. Hint; this movie is an all singing and all dancing summer movie. Can you guess what it is yet? Continue reading

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Cinema Review – How to Train Your Dragon 2

Five years after Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless became fast friends, Hiccup’s father Stoick (Gerard Butler) wants his son to take over as chief of Berk. Hiccup is thrown into chaos by having to make the choice, and is further confused when he meets a mysterious Dragon Rider who turns out to be someone he thought he lost a long time ago. Meanwhile, Drago (Djimon Hounsou) threatens every dragon in the land as he tries to seize power. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Cold in July

After he shoots a home intruder dead, Richard (Michael C. Hall) fears for his family’s safety when the victim’s father Ben (Sam Shepard) is released from prison. After Ben targets the family and is arrested, Richard realises that the man he killed is not Ben’s son, and the police are covering up something far more sinister. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

On his 100th birthday, Allan (Robert Gustafsson) decides that he has had enough of living in a retirement home, climbs out of his window and disappears. When someone asks him to look after a suitcase, Allan absentmindedly takes it with him on his journey, leading to a police and biker gang searching for him, as he searches for one last adventure in life. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Walking on Sunshine

Taylor (Hannah Arterton) flies to Puglia, Italy to join her sister Maddie (Annabel Scholey) for a girlie holiday. When she arrives Taylor is reminded of her holiday fling in the town 3 years ago, and she wonders if Raf (Giulio Berruti) still thinks of her. When Maddie announces she is getting married however, Taylor’s question is answered… Maddie’s husband to be is Taylor’s former love. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – 3 Days to Kill

Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) is a CIA Agent whose health is seriously deteriorating. Discharged from his duties, Ethan returns to Paris to spend time with his ex-wife Christine (Connie Neilsen) and daughter Zooey (Hailee Steinfeld). It is not long, however, before Ethan’s past catches up with him, and he finds himself on a job for which payment could well be his life. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Chinese Puzzle

Xavier’s (Romain Duris) life gets unexpectedly complicated when his ex-wife announces her decision to move to New York with their kids. After some soul searching Xavier decides to follow his family, since it will allow him to see more of the child he fathered with his lesbian friend Isabelle (Cécile De France). In New York, Xavier realises that his life is rather like a Chinese Puzzle; complicated, and often hard to fit together. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel (Shailene Woodley) is a sixteen year old cancer patient whose mother believes she will benefit from going to a support group. Although Hazel disagrees, she goes for the sake of her mother, and meets Augustus Waters (Ansel Engort). The two bond over their shared experiences, and their shared admiration of the novel An Imperial Affliction. The more time the two spend together, the more nervous Hazel becomes, as she is sure her inevitable death will have devastating consequences on those she cares for. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Jersey Boys

Based on the hit musical of the same name, Jersey Boys is the story of how four young men from New Jersey left behind their loves of petty crime, to form the iconic band, The Four Seasons. Continue reading

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