Cinema Review – Boyhood

Over the course of 12 years, Boyhood follows Mason (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows from young child to young adult, and the challenges he faces along the way. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Begin Again

After he is fired from the record company he founded, Dan (Mark Ruffalo) drowns his sorrows at the same bar where singer songwriter Greta (Kiera Knightley) happens to be performing. Promising he can make her a star, Dan convinces Greta to allow him to help make her music dreams come true. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Transformers: Age of Extinction

After the battle of Chicago, the Autobots and Decepticons alike have gone into hiding. When Cade (Mark Wahlberg) finds an old truck that he plans to fix up and sell, it is not long before he realises he has got more than he bargained for, and the government is on his trail. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Tammy

Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is having a terrible day; she hits a deer with her car, gets fired and finds her husband cheating on her, so she does what any maladjusted person would do, hits the road with her grandmother Pearl (Susan Sarandon) to see Niagra Falls. Along the way the two women realise they have more in common than they thought, and perhaps running away is not the answer. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – July 4th 2014

I choose One to Watch in Irish cinemas this week.

Hint; this week’s movie includes an examination of death and stars Pollyanna McIntosh. Can you guess what it is yet? Continue reading

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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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