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Cinema Review – Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Just after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) finds himself at a loose end. Parker believed he would be called up to join missions with the Avengers, but when this does not happen, he finds himself chasing down an illegal arms trader who seems to be selling weapons made from Chitauri technology. Of course, since Parker is just 15, things don’t always go according to his plan and turning his back on mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), puts Parker even more directly in the path of the villain known as Vulture (Michael Keaton). Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Founder

In 1954, as he struggled to make a living from selling milkshake machines to diners, Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) stumbles across a fast food stand called McDonald’s, run by brothers Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick (Nick Offerman) McDonald. Kroc was so impressed by the McDonald brothers’ revolutionary fast food concept that he joined the company with a view to franchising across the US. It was not long, however, before Kroc had some ideas of his own, ideas that the McDonald brothers were not fans of. Continue reading

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One to Watch CLASSIC!!! March 25th 2016

I choose a classic movie to watch in the comfort of your own home this week, in lieu of going to see any of the new releases in Irish cinemas this week. There is a theme to it though! Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Spotlight

In 2001, the Spotlight investigative journalism team at the Boston Globe were tasked with uncovering more about a story; the claims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests. Although their readers may not like the outcome of their research, editor Marty Barron (Liev Schrieber) insists that there is story here, so Robby (Michael Keaton), Sacha (Rahcel McAdams), Mike (Mark Ruffalo) and Matt (Brian d’Arcy James) set out to uncover the truth about the case. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Minions

In this spin off from the Despicable Me films, we learn the history of the little yellow Minions, who so delight in helping the biggest villain they can find, long before they ever met the Despicable Gru. After they accidentally destroy all their masters – including a dinosaur, Napoleon, a vampire and a large portion of Ancient Egypt – the Minions isolate themselves in Antarctica, but three of their number – Bob, Kevin and Stuart – set out to find a villain they can serve, and thus fulfil their life’s purpose. Enter Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world’s first female super villain, who has her eyes set on the throne of England. The Minions vow to help, but of course it is not long before things go awry. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Birdman

Riggan (Michael Keaton), an actor best known for his role in a high profile superhero franchise, is mounting a Broadway play to reinvent himself, and get away from his most famous role. The trouble is that while Riggan wants to escape Birdman, Birdman does not want to escape Riggan, so the actor must not only deal with egotistical and highly strung actors, his daughter who is fresh out of rehab and his manic lawyer, but also his own delusions of grandeur, in order to make the play work. 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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