Tag Archives: John Goodman

Cinema Review – Kong: Skull Island

In 1975 an expedition led by Bill Randa (John Goodman) journeys to a mysterious island surrounded by perpetual storms, under the guise of exploring one of the last uncharted places on Earth. Accompanied by mercenary James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) and a squadron from the US military, Randa reaches the island, but the explosions the team sets to complete a geological study incurs the wrath of one of the island’s inhabitants, a giant ape, named Kong. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – 10 Cloverfield Lane

After leaving her fiancé in a hurry, and being sideswiped by a car, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up in a cellar, injured and shackled to a wall. Her captor Howard (John Goodman) insists that he saved her from a terrible fate, since there has been an attack on the world above. Sceptical, Michelle enlists Emmett (John Gallagher Jr.) – the only other person in the bunker – to make good their escape, not knowing what kind of world waits for them above. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Trumbo

In 1940s Hollywood, the Communist Party had fallen out of favour, with suspicions about members beginning to spring up. Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was one of the Hollywood professionals forced to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee when his support of Communism was revealed and, although he continued to write Oscar winning screenplays, he had to do it in secret for much of hi career since he was black listed due to his political affiliations. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Christmas with the Coopers

On Christmas Eve, the Cooper family prepare to spend the holidays together. The trouble is that each of them is lying in their own way; Charlotte (Diane Keaton) and Sam (John Goodman) are disguising the fact they are about to separate after 40 years of marriage, Eleanor (Olivia Wilde) brings home a stranger she meets in an airport to pretend to be her boyfriend, and waitress Ruby (Amanda Seyfried) has not told her favourite customer Bucky (Alan Arkin) that she is moving away from Pittsburgh for good. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Gambler

Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a literature professor, with a sideline as a high stakes gambler. When his past debts come back to haunt him, it seems that Bennett is digging himself deeper and deeper into the red. With loan sharks out to get him, Bennett has no choice but to play to win. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Monuments Men

Toward the end of World War II, American art lover Frank Stokes (George Clooney) realised that precious pieces of work were being gathered or destroyed by the Nazi forces. With permission from the President, he sets about forming a taskforce to recover and return the stolen works of art. Continue reading

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One to Watch Movie Reviews – January 24th 2014

Brogen Hayes chooses One to Watch; if you watch one movie in Irish cinemas this week, make it this one! (Hint – it’s not just for fans of folk!) Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Inside Llewyn Davis

Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is a young folk singer looking for his big break, or at least a pay cheque. Over the course of a week, the Coen Brothers take us into his world, and the creatures that inhabit it. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Monsters University

Before Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) were the at the top of Monsters, Incorporated, they had to earn their qualifications in Scaring at Monsters University… And one another’s respect. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Hangover Part III

The Wolfpack reunite to save Alan (Zach Galiafinakis) from himself; after the death of his father, he goes completely off the rails so an intervention is called to bring him to a rehab facility. While on the way to Arizona, the gang are run off the road by Marshall (John Goodman), a gangster who kidnaps Doug (Justin Bartha) and gives the gang three days to bring Mr Chow (Ken Jeong) to him. Continue reading

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