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Finnegan On Films: A ‘Natural’ Selection And Clint In Top Form

Finnegan On Films: A ‘Natural’ Selection And Clint In Top Form

April 10, 2021 at 10:23 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan says there is a somewhat more limited selection of television films after a Bank Holiday weekend, but there are a few interesting star vehicles available this week… The Natural (Saturday RTE One 2.10pm) is a somewhat whimsical tale of a middle aged Baseball player, Roy […]

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Pacino and De Niro share a scene in Heat.

Finnegan On Films: Some Bank Holiday Weekend Gems For Your Viewing Pleasure

April 3, 2021 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, selects a couple of stone-cold classics, an engaging bio-pic and some spy-spoofery to watch over the Bank Holiday Weekend… There is usually a fine selection of films to choose from over an Easter Bank Holiday, and this year is no exception.  Hope you enjoy this […]

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Finnegan On Films: Four Films Worth A Look On TV This Week

Finnegan On Films: Four Films Worth A Look On TV This Week

March 27, 2021 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says it’s much better week for television films with some excellent stories well delivered with some notable performances to enhance the experience… A film that gave us a cast of famous faces in dire straits, thereby setting a trend that has continued ever since, The […]

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Finnegan On Films: An Irish Oscar Winner, A Western Classic And Hugh Meets Sandra

Finnegan On Films: An Irish Oscar Winner, A Western Classic And Hugh Meets Sandra

March 20, 2021 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has three very different movies to catch on RTE/TG4 over the coming week… It is not exactly a vintage week for films on terrestrial television this week, but there are a couple of gems that are well worth a look, or indeed a revisit. It’s […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Triple Treat Of Movies On RTE/TG4

Finnegan On Films: A Triple Treat Of Movies On RTE/TG4

March 13, 2021 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on three great films on terrestrial TV this week…  There are three very different films on offer this coming week on the television, but each offer something different and entertaining in their unique tone and style. A few weeks ago we saw David Lean’s classic […]

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Finnegan On Films: Two Oscar-Winning Classics On RTE This Week

Finnegan On Films: Two Oscar-Winning Classics On RTE This Week

March 6, 2021 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

We’re in awards season so it only fits that our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at two multi-Oscar winning films on RTE over the next week… There are two films available on RTE this coming week that are totally different in tone, but between them share 13 Academy Awards including […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Connery/Caine Classic And A New Offering On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: A Connery/Caine Classic And A New Offering On Netflix

February 27, 2021 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks two very different but hugely entertaining films for your viewing pleasure… THIS week’s selection is made up of a classic film and a recent Netflix release which encourage us to revisit the past to reflect on the lessons for present. The Man Who Would […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three True Stories That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Finnegan On Films: Three True Stories That Are Stranger Than Fiction

February 20, 2021 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends some true life stories which are stranger than fiction… A wise friend once told me that there were three sides to every story – your side, my side and what actually happened. Never is this more appropriate than when a true story is brought […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Movies With Something For All Ages To Enjoy

Finnegan On Films: Three Movies With Something For All Ages To Enjoy

February 13, 2021 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan selects a Disney remake, an Irish film classic and Tom Hanks’ first western for your viewing pleasure this week… There are three films available this week that have something for all ages, on terrestrial television and Netflix, which I would recommend for your viewing pleasure. Pete’s Dragon was […]

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Finnegan On Films: Four Fantastic Films On Terrestrial TV This Week

Finnegan On Films: Four Fantastic Films On Terrestrial TV This Week

February 6, 2021 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan recommends two challenging films, a little known Spielberg caper plus a bona fide classic with a Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack, for your viewing pleasure this week…  This week’s terrestrial television has two films that will challenge you, a Spielberg film with Leo and Tom which you forget about […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Vintage Films From The Past On RTE And TG4

Finnegan On Films: Three Vintage Films From The Past On RTE And TG4

January 30, 2021 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan looks at three vintage movies on RTE and TG4 for your viewing pleasure over the coming week… As I found out last week, recommending films on terrestrial television can be tempting fate. A great film (Rainman) scheduled for last Saturday night was dumped at my deadline time by […]

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Finnegan On Films: TG4 Proves A Good Place For Your Movie Fix

Finnegan On Films: TG4 Proves A Good Place For Your Movie Fix

January 23, 2021 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at some great films on TG4 over the next few days… One of the most underrated channels for lovers of film is TG4. This week they have two films, different in tone and style, but both enjoyable in their own way. Seven Brides for […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some Movies Choices On Netflix And On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Some Movies Choices On Netflix And On TV This Weekend

January 16, 2021 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan takes a look at some good movies on TV this week and available on Netflix…  A Beautiful Mind (Saturday 9.20pm TG4) is the story of John Nash, a mathematical genius who went on to win the Nobel Prize for Economics. However, the film starts in his early days […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movies On TV And Netflix Worth Checking Out

Finnegan On Films: Movies On TV And Netflix Worth Checking Out

January 9, 2021 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

With no prospect of films at the Omniplex for a while, our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at some offerings on Netflix and on TV this week… First, let me wish you and your family a very happy and memorable New Year. It is going to be a different type […]

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Finnegan On Films: The Best Movies To Watch On New Year’s Eve/Day

Finnegan On Films: The Best Movies To Watch On New Year’s Eve/Day

December 30, 2020 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

Since you won’t be going out this New Year’s Eve (or the day after, or the day after etc.), our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some film suggestions for your viewing pleasure over the coming days… There are a number of excellent films on the television this New Years Eve […]

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Finnegan On Films: My Favourite Movies Of 2020

December 27, 2020 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks his favourite movies of 2020, a year of very limited releases in the cinemas… I think it is fair to say this has been a different type of year in the cinema. All those films that were going to open — from blockbusters to […]

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Finnegan On Films: The Best Movies On The Box This Christmas

Finnegan On Films: The Best Movies On The Box This Christmas

December 19, 2020 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks the best films to watch on TV between now and Christmas Day… We thought we might have a look at what was on offer on ‘terrestrial television’ over the festive season, in a fond remembrance of when the Christmas TV film selection was a […]

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Liam Neeson in 'Honest Thief'.

Finnegan On Films: Some New Surprises And Old Favourites At The Omniplex

December 12, 2020 at 10:42 am 1 comment

James Finnegan looks at another Liam Neeson action flick and takes a trip to ‘Dreamland’ at Tralee Omniplex… Liam Neeson is a much underrated actor.  He has that great virtue of sincerity that brings an authenticity to his roles that the scripts do not always support. With the success of […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some New Offerings As Omniplex Reopens

Finnegan On Films: Some New Offerings As Omniplex Reopens

December 5, 2020 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan says its heartening to see Tralee Omniplex back again and some new movies playing… It is great to see the Tralee Omniplex open again. These are truly strange times so well done to all the management and staff for putting on some seasonal and some new Irish productions […]

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Glenn Close and Amy Adams in 'Hillbilly Elegy'.

Finnegan On Films: Stunning Performances From Close And Adams In ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

November 28, 2020 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan reviews Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ which was released this week on Netflix… I cannot remember a time when there have been so many talented actresses on television, theatre and film. If one were to use one guide, just look back and see the winners of the Best Actress […]

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Finnegan On Films: Two True Stories To Watch On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: Two True Stories To Watch On Netflix

November 21, 2020 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan looks at two very different true stories available to watch on Netflix… Many years ago, a wise friend told me there were three sides to every story – your side, my side and what actually happened. I would now suggest there is a fourth side – what Hollywood […]

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Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt in 'As Good As It Gets'.

Finnegan On Films: Some ‘Odd Couple’ Relationship Stories On Netflix

November 14, 2020 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan looks at some movies, old and new, which are worth a look on Netflix… In the spirit of hope and romance, I thought we might look at some films that are a little bit quirky, but also have a resonance of ‘odd couples’ in this week’s Netflix selection. […]

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Tom Cruise in 'The Last Samurai'.

Finnegan On Films: Go Into Cruise Control On Netflix

November 7, 2020 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan picks three movies available on Netflix featuring the talented Mr Cruise… In these strange times, I thought it was time to bring in one of modern cinema’s ‘top guns’ (sorry!) – Tom Cruise. The star of films such as Born on the Fourth of July, Rain Man, The […]

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Hocus Pocus.

Finnegan On Films: Spook-tacular Halloween Family Flicks To Enjoy On Netflix

October 31, 2020 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

Nevermind the blood and guts, spend Halloween with a good spooky family movie says our movie guy, James Finnegan… AFTER many weeks sitting at home eating too many sweets and wearing masks, it is good to have a more traditional excuse to sit at home, eat sweets and wear masks. […]

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Lily James in 'Rebecca'.

Finnegan On Films: A Remake, A Documentary And A Super Spy On Netflix

October 24, 2020 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Since we will all be staying in for a while, here are three selections available on Netflix to consider chosen by our movie guy, James Finnegan… One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous films is Rebecca. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier and made in 1940, it got him […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Thriller, Comedy And Drama To Check Out On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: A Thriller, Comedy And Drama To Check Out On Netflix

October 17, 2020 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

No shortage of films available to entertain us as we stay at home, with some Netflix selections and the Kerry International Film Festival this weekend says our movie guy James Finnegan… At time of writing, there are discussions going on trying to decide what Covid level we should be at, […]

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'The Peanut Butter Falcon'

Finnegan On Films: Two Great Offerings To Check Out On Netflix

October 10, 2020 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

With the new restrictions in place and the Omniplex closed, James Finnegan checks out some offerings on Netflix… Unfortunately, the Tralee Omniplex is closed due to the Level Three Covid restrictions.  Like all businesses affected by this global pandemic, there is an industry reaction in terms of productions halted and […]

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'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'.

Finnegan On Films: Compelling Performances In ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’

October 3, 2020 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan says Aaron Sorkin’s gets the best out of a wonderful cast in ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7′ which plays at the Omniplex this week… I understand that this film has been thirteen years in development.  It is hard to imagine any other time during this period where […]

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Street Leagues.

Finnegan On Films: Three Very Different Offerings At The Omniplex

September 26, 2020 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at what’s playing in Tralee Omniplex this week… Three very different offerings on show this week at Tralee Omniplex including science fiction (I hope!), a romantic comedy musical and a wonderful Irish made true life documentary that tells a great human story. Street Leagues […]

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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in Bill And Ted Face The Music.

Finnegan On Films: Not Quite Excellent, But Bill And Ted Provide Great Fun

September 19, 2020 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Among this week’s selections at Tralee Omniplex are two films that could not be more different in style and tone, but both deservedly enjoy a faithful and enthusiastic following says our movie guy, James Finnegan… Woah, Dude! It’s thirty years since Bill and Ted’s last chapter of their ‘Excellent Adventure’ […]

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