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Cinema Review – Noble

The true story of Irish woman Christina Noble (Deirdre O’Kane), who overcame her harsh early life to become an aid worker for the children of Saigon. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – September 12th 2014

I choose One to Watch in Irish cinemas this week. This week’s film stars a Sherlock actor and is based on a true story. Can you guess what it is yet? Continue reading

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Cinema Review – In Order of Disappearance

Nils (Stellan Skarsgard) has just won the Citizen of the Year Award in his small town, when he hears that his son has died of an overdose. Unable to accept that his son would take drugs, Nils believes his son has been murdered, and vows revenge. It’s not long before Nils’ actions ignite a feud between rival drug gangs in Norway, and the Citizen of the Year takes some dark decisions. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Boxtrolls

At night, the Boxtrolls come out of their home underneath the town of Cheesebridge and forage through the town’s rubbish for things they can use. When a young boy is taken by the Boxtrolls, the town is thrown into a state of fear, and Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) is tasked by Lord Portley-Rind (Jared Harris) to rid the town of the Boxtrolls once and for all. It is up to Eggs (Isaac Hempstead Wright) to convince the townsfolk that the Boxtrolls are not evil, but kind and gentle, before it is too late. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Pride

During the miner’s strike of the 1980s, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to support the miners and their families, by raising money. When it seems that no-one will accept the money they have raised, they go direct to the people that need it; the residents of a small mining town in Wales. Their presence shakes up some old prejudices, but ultimately creates some unlikely bonds. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Most Wanted Man

Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), a Chechen Muslim, enters Germany illegally, and immediately arouses the suspicion of a German counter terrorism espionage team, led by Gunther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman). As Issa tries to track down his father’s money, he becomes involved with immigration lawyer Anabel Richter (Rachel McAdams), who the team soon use to their advantage in tracking down those who fund terrorism around the world. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – September 5th 2014

I choose One to Watch in Irish cinemas this week. This week’s movie stars a former Downton Abbey actor and has a cameo from a Empire Records star. Can you guess what it is yet? Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Before I Go To Sleep

Christine (Nicole Kidman) awakes every morning with no memory of her life before she was in her 20s. Now in her 40s, Christine was the victim of a violent incident 10 years previously that caused her anterograde amnesia, and, with the help of Dr Nasch (Mark Strong) she is trying to recover her memory and get to the bottom of what happened to her. When memories start to return, Christine is plagued with doubt and new fears about who she can trust. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Life of Crime

Criminals Ordell (Yasiin Bey – AKA Mos Def) and Louis (John Hawkes) come up with a plan to make some quick money; kidnap Mickey (Jennifer Aniston), the wife of a rich man who has made some questionable investments, then retire on the ransom money. Their plan goes awry however, when it is discovered that Frank (Tim Robbins) plans to divorce Mickey, and may not pay the ransom money. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Sex Tape

The thrill has long since gone out of Annie (Cameron Diaz) and Jay’s (Jason Segel) marriage. One night, they find themselves without the kids and in possession of a new iPad, so decide to make a sex tape to spice up their lovemaking. When the video syncs with the many iPads that Jay has given away, the couple find themselves in a race against time to destroy the evidence before their friends, family and prospective colleagues see it. Continue reading

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