Tag Archives: Bill Nighy

Cinema Review – Their Finest

During World War II, a British film company sets out to make an “authentic and uplifting” film about the evacuation of Dunkirk. Screenwriter Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) joins the crew to bring a female perspective to the story of twins Lily (Lily Knight) and Rose (Francesca Knight) Starling, who sailed a small boat to France to rescue Allied troops, and finds herself facing some truths of her own. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Dad’s Army

In 1944, at the height of World War II, the British coast is secured by the Home Guard; a group of volunteers ineligible for active duty due to age or health reasons. In the town of Walmington-on-Sea, Captain Mainwaring (Toby Jones) runs a motley crew of a Home Guard who, when a journalist comes to town to write an article on the squad, all become enamoured with her. Meanwhile, news of a German spy in the town causes panic. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

With the hotel rapidly running out of room, Sonny (Dev Patel) is determined to expand his idea for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but with his wedding looming and a hotel inspector on the way, things soon descend into chaos. 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 – 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 – About Time

On his 21st birthday Tim’s (Domhnall Gleeson) father reveals a secret; that all men in the family can travel backwards through time. Being 21, Tim quickly takes on the search for love, and realises that even though he can change his past, the path to true love doesn’t always run smooth. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Shaun of the Dead

When the zombie apocalypse hits London, Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) decide to hole up in their favourite pub and wait for everything to blow over. The only trouble is that Shaun and his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) broke up, and his great plan for survival may not be the best way to win her back. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Total Recall (2012)

In the not too distant future, factory worker Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) has a beautiful wife anda job that is not incredibly challenging, but keeps him occupied. Douglas, however, dreams of a bigger life, one that matters and when he visits Rekall – a company that implants false memories – he realises that his mundane life may not be as real as he thinks it is. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Wrath of the Titans

The gods are falling out of favour with the humans, and the less prayers they receive, the weaker they become. Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Ares (Édgar Ramírez) join together to imprison Zeus (Liam Neeson) to drain his power and awaken the Titans, thus ensuring their immortality. Zeus’s son Perseus (Sam Worthington) must journey to the underworld to free his father and save humanity. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2012 REVIEW: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

A group of retirees, disappointed with their lives, pack up and seek adventure in India. Evelyn (Judi Dench) is adjusting to life without her late husband; Muriel (Maggie Smith) is sent to India for an operation, very much against her wishes, Graham (Tom Wilkinson) has just retired from his life as a High Court Judge and is seeking a connection from his childhood, Douglas (Bill Nighy) and jean (Penelope Wilton) have lost their life savings, and Norman (Ron Pickup) and Madge (Celia Imrie) are seeking love, just not with each other. These people are thrown together in a dilapidated Jaipur hotel and learn to come to terms with their lives and losses. Continue reading

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