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Finnegan On Films: Biopics And More On The TV Today To Enjoy

Finnegan On Films: Biopics And More On The TV Today To Enjoy

April 20, 2024 at 10:34 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some films to enjoy on RTE and TG4 this Saturday… Let’s start with a typical Saturday afternoon tale of daring do with The Guns of Navarone (Saturday 2.50pm RTE1). In 1943, a small commando team is sent to destroy huge German guns on the […]

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Finnegan On Films: Diverse Selection Of Movies On The Box Today

Finnegan On Films: Diverse Selection Of Movies On The Box Today

April 13, 2024 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

From a dearth of choice last week, today sees a cinematic smorgasbord of treats and classics says our movie guy, James Finnegan… First up is the original, and best, Ghostbusters (Saturday 1pm RTE2). Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis star as three rather eccentric but gifted scientists use their […]

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Finnegan On Films: How ‘The Bodyguard’ Made It To The Big Screen

Finnegan On Films: How ‘The Bodyguard’ Made It To The Big Screen

April 6, 2024 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at how one of tonight’s films on TV, ‘The Bodyguard’ came to the big screen… When you consider all the components and stages that go to making a film, from the blank page right at the start, all the way to the final production […]

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Finnegan On Films: An Easter Parade Of Movies On The Box

Finnegan On Films: An Easter Parade Of Movies On The Box

March 30, 2024 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says Saturday throws up some fine films on the box… There was a time when there was traditional Bank Holiday classics rolled out, but we appear to be surprisingly light this weekend. Swallows and Amazons (Saturday 1.15pm RTE2) is a rather old fashioned story of […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three To Watch On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Three To Watch On The Box Tonight

March 23, 2024 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks three movies to watch on TV tonight… In amongst the multitude of rugby and soccer fixtures, there are still a few films that are well worth viewing on Saturday. Paddington (Saturday 7pm RTE1) tastefully updates the traditional story of this long time children’s favourite. […]

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Finnegan On Films: Comedy, Drama And Action On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Comedy, Drama And Action On The Box

March 16, 2024 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there are lots of literary adaptations on the box today… At the end of a week where we had one of the most enjoyable Oscar ceremonies of recent times —  particularly notable for the multiple Irish successes and achievements — it was also the […]

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Finnegan On Film: Strong Irish Representation In Today’s Movies On TV

Finnegan On Film: Strong Irish Representation In Today’s Movies On TV

March 9, 2024 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, observes that a number of Irish actors feature in films on TV this Saturday… In Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Saturday 7pm RTE1) Thomas (Domhnall Gleeson) and Bea (Rose Byrne) are now married, while Peter (voiced by James Cordon) and his rabbit family are living […]

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Finnegan On Films: Spider Stories And A Web Of Intrigue On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Spider Stories And A Web Of Intrigue On The Box

March 2, 2024 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the films on RTE/TG4 on Saturday… A resourceful orphan Madeline (Saturday 1.20pm RTE2), played by Hattie Jones, is the star of this utterly charming story based on the children’s books based in Paris and the film cleverly shows its literary origins. […]

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Finnegan On Films: ‘Oirish’ Fun, A Rob Reiner Classic And More On The Box

Finnegan On Films: ‘Oirish’ Fun, A Rob Reiner Classic And More On The Box

February 24, 2024 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy (and recent Tralee Municipal District Award recipient), James Finnegan, on some movies on the box today… Sure ‘tis a fine soft day as I write these lines which brings me into the whimsical mode for Finian’s Rainbow (Saturday 2.15pm TG4). Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, this musical […]

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Finnegan On Films: Plenty Laughs And Serious Drama On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Plenty Laughs And Serious Drama On The Box

February 17, 2024 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks a few flicks to watch on TV tonight… As someone who is, regularly surrounded by babies, I have no problem in believing that they have more idea what is going on than I do. The Boss Baby 2: Family Business (Saturday 7pm RTE1) is […]

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Finnegan On Films: Everything From Musicals To Prison Dramas On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Everything From Musicals To Prison Dramas On The Box

February 10, 2024 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks some movies for your viewing pleasure today… Some might consider it a little early, but since the Easter Eggs have been in the shops since Christmas, perhaps it is not such a surprise to see Easter Parade (Saturday 1.30pm TG4) on the schedule. When […]

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Finnegan On Films: Something For Everyone On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Something For Everyone On The Box Tonight

February 3, 2024 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there is something for everyone in today’s line-up of films on TV… I could not help but be enthused when I saw the films on show today, as they cover many of my favourite personal categories – comedy, biographies, great character actors doing their […]

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Finnegan On Films: Five Movies To Watch On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Five Movies To Watch On The Box Tonight

January 27, 2024 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks five films on RTE/TG4 for your viewing pleasure this Saturday night… Matthew McConaughey reprises his role as koala theatre impresario Buster Moon in the animated sequel Sing 2 (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1). Buster and friends are thriving in his newly rebuilt theatre.  However, Buster, as […]

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Finnegan On Films: Thrills And Drama On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Thrills And Drama On The Box Tonight

January 20, 2024 at 8:52 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends some films on the box tonight… Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph and Olivia Coleman lend their voices to the animated adventure The Mitchells Vs The Machines (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1). Relax, this is not the Hollywood version of “Eastenders” although it does involve a dysfunctional Mitchell […]

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Finnegan On Films: Laughs Aplenty To Allay The January Blues

Finnegan On Films: Laughs Aplenty To Allay The January Blues

January 13, 2024 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some movies to put a smile on your face this Saturday… Dwayne Johnson plays Derek Thompson, a minor league ice hockey player in Tooth Fairy (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) who has earned this nickname for his habit of knocking opponents teeth out. However, when he […]

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Finnegan On Films: Epics, Legends And A Rom-Com To Enjoy On TV

Finnegan On Films: Epics, Legends And A Rom-Com To Enjoy On TV

January 6, 2024 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

IT is great to see the first weekend of 2024 start off with an acknowledged Epic with Doctor Zhivago (Saturday 2.10pm RTE1). Directed by David Lean, Doctor Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif) is a married physician and poet who falls for another woman, Lara (Julie Christie) against the backdrop of the […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movies On TV To Take You Into 2024

Finnegan On Films: Movies On TV To Take You Into 2024

December 30, 2023 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends some films on the box that see out the year and welcome in the new one… Let’s see what films will lead us gently from 2023 into the New Year First up is that perennial favourite The Bridge on the River Kwai (Saturday 2.45 […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movies For All The Family Over Christmas

Finnegan On Films: Movies For All The Family Over Christmas

December 23, 2023 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan says there are new and old festive delights on TV between Saturday and St Stephen’s Day… There are so many wonderful film delights on offer over the extended Christmas weekend, and here are a few special favourites for your consideration Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) is […]

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Finnegan On Films: Action-Adventure And Comedy On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Action-Adventure And Comedy On The Box

December 16, 2023 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s some shaggy dog stories, action and drama on TV today… Based on the Jack London novel, Call of the Wild (Saturday 6.30pm RTE1) is based around the central character of a dog named Buck. He is a crossbreed between a St Bernard and […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Selection Box Of Quality Movies On TV

Finnegan On Films: A Selection Box Of Quality Movies On TV

December 9, 2023 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends a few classic old movies and some entertaining moderns ones to watch today on TV… It is strange to believe that there was a time when a Burt Reynolds film was the bees knees and the cat’s meow, especially when you review Smokey and […]

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Finnegan On Films: Six Very Different Offerings To Watch On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Six Very Different Offerings To Watch On The Box

December 2, 2023 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at six movies from different genres on RTE and TG4 today… In what was a rather belated sequel to ‘The Guns of Navarone’, Force 10 From Navarone (Saturday 3.30pm RTE1) is a typical World War Two ‘boys own’ adventure. Ten commandos risk their lives, […]

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Finnegan On Films: It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas

Finnegan On Films: It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas

November 25, 2023 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

There is a very seasonal theme with today’s films, says our movie guy, James Finnegan… Jack Frost (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) stars Michael Keaton in the title role.  Jack is the lead singer in a rock band, but his focus on getting a record deal causes him to neglect his family, […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some Old Familiar Favourites On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Some Old Familiar Favourites On The Box

November 18, 2023 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some movies  on RTE and TG4 today… It’s not the quantity but the quality today for our film choices, and the first one is Abominable (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) – its title rather than a comment on its quality! Teenager Yi and her two friends, Peng […]

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Finnegan On Films: Sequels And Old Favourites To Enjoy

Finnegan On Films: Sequels And Old Favourites To Enjoy

November 11, 2023 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, with a selection of movies to enjoy on the box today and tonight… Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny de Vito return in The Jewel of the Nile (Saturday 3.40pm RTE1), the comedy sequel to ‘Romancing the Stone’. Novelist Joan Wilder (Turner) is held hostage […]

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Finnegan On Films: An Eclectic Choice With One For Music Lovers

Finnegan On Films: An Eclectic Choice With One For Music Lovers

November 4, 2023 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some movies on the box tonight… There are not too many films on offer today in view of all the sports and political coverage, but they are well worth a watch. I must admit I was totally charmed by Clifford the Big Red Dog […]

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Finnegan On Films: Super Heroes And Saturday Night Scares On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Super Heroes And Saturday Night Scares On The Box

October 28, 2023 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks some movies to watch on the box today… The first film of this Halloween Weekend is a bit of a horror in its own right. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (Saturday 4.05pm RTE1) is the last of the Christopher Reeve series and had […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movies To Get Your Teeth Into On Saturday

Finnegan On Films: Movies To Get Your Teeth Into On Saturday

October 21, 2023 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

A Spielberg classic is the highlight of Saturday’s films on RTE/TG4 says our movie guy, James Finnegan…  I am often asked what the worst film I have ever seen is, and the one that always comes to mind is ‘Pokémon: The First Movie’. It was an hour and half of […]

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Finnegan On Films: Comedies To The Fore On TV Today

Finnegan On Films: Comedies To The Fore On TV Today

October 14, 2023 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some recommendations for your viewing pleasure today and tonight… Roxanne (Saturday 3.40pm RTE1) stars Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah in this modern setting of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play ‘Cyrano De Bergerac’, directed by Fred Schepisi and with a screenplay by Steve Martin. A sensitive, […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some Hilarious Movies On The Box Today

Finnegan On Films: Some Hilarious Movies On The Box Today

October 7, 2023 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there are some unique hilarious comedy classics on RTE and TG4 today… ‘Hamilton’ mastermind, Lin-Manuel Miranda, voices Vivo (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1), a lonely kinkajou (a tropical rainforest mammal – I had to look it up!), who travels from Havana to Miami to attend the […]

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Finnegan On Films: Comedy, Action And Romance On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Comedy, Action And Romance On The Box

September 30, 2023 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, suggests some films for your viewing pleasure on RTE and TG4 today… Our first film today is very much of its time.  In Arabesque (Saturday 3.45pm RTE1), there is an assassination plot against a prominent Middle Eastern politician. An American professor of hieroglyphics at Oxford […]

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