Cinema Review – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Immediately after the events of Avengers Assemble, Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) finds himself working for SHIELD, and almost happy about his assignments. That is, until SHIELD is attacked, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is injured and a new enemy is revealed; a man known only as The Winter Soldier. Cap teams up with Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to discover more about a plot that threatens to engulf the world. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Labor Day

Single mum Adele (Kate Winslet) and her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) encounter Frank (Josh Brolin), a dangerous convict who has escaped from prison, while they are doing their weekly grocery shopping. Frank demands they take him to their home, and as he holds them over a long weekend, they discover that the wanted man may not be as dangerous as they thought. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Unknown Known

Donald Rumsfeld resigned from the Bush Administration – where he had worked as Secretary of Defence – in 2006. Having been crucial in the planning of the response to the 9/11 attacks on New York and the War on Terror, Donald Rumsfeld has been one of the many people in the Bush Administration who fingers were pointed at. In The Unknown Known, Rumsfeld sits down with documentary filmmaker Errol Morris to look back on his career. Continue reading

Cinema Review – Yves Saint Laurent

A look at the life and career of designer Yves Saint-Laurent, a man seemingly consumed with doubt, as well as his passions. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – About Last Night

After a night out, Bernie (Kevin Hart) regales his best friend Danny (Michael Ealy) with tales of the wonderful woman he met. As the girls make their way to the bar, Joan (Regina Hall) tells her version of the story to her best friend Debbie (Joy Bryant). Almost inevitably, Debbie and Danny hit it off and we follow the couple through the first year of their relationship together. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – March 14th 2014

I choose One to Watch in Irish cinemas this week (hint – this week’s movie contains a rocket and superstition. Can you guess what it is yet?) Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Veronica Mars

Nine years after she left Neptune, California, and her life as a private investigator behind, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) is just about to land her dream job as a lawyer when a former schoolmate turned rockstar is murdered. It’s not before Logan (Jason Dohring), the boyfriend of the slain woman, calls up his old flame Veronica to ask for her help in proving his innocence, and Veronica is pulled back to her hometown, just in time for her high school reunion. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Need for Speed

Tobey (Aaron Paul) is a mechanic with a passion for street racing cars. When a race goes wrong, Tobey is left to take the blame. Two years later, Tobey returns to the world of street racing to take the title – and a whole lot of money – the man who set him up. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – March 7th 2014

I choose One to Watch in Irish cinemas this week (hint – this week’s movie contains Andrew Scott and near nudity. Can you guess what it is yet!?) Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Nymphomaniac Parts I and II

When Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard) finds a woman passed out in a lane near his home, he takes her in and offers her shelter. It’s not long before Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) tells him the tale of her life as a self-diagnosed and confessed nymphomaniac. Joe’s tale starts from childhood and continues right until the moment Seligman found her. Continue reading

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