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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 0 comments

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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Knives Out.

Finnegan On Films: Murder And Romance At The Omniplex

September 12, 2020 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at what’s playing at the Omniplex this week… This week’s reviews include a delightful combination of murder and romance.  What more could you ask from your local Omniplex? Personally, the big film this week is Knives Out, a delightfully modern take on the Agatha […]

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The New Mutants.

Finnegan On Films: No Shortage Of Fantasy Flicks At The Omniplex

September 5, 2020 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, say there is no shortage of fantasy in this week’s offerings at the Tralee Omniplex, appealing to all ages and genres… The new release this week is The New Mutants, the thirteenth and final chapter in the 20th Century X-Men series of films. This was […]

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Robert Pattinson and John David Washington in 'Tenet'.

Finnegan On Films: ‘Tenet’ Delivers A Rollercoaster Ride For Cinemagoers

August 29, 2020 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan says ‘Tenet’ is right up there with Christopher Nolan’s best work… Welcome to the film that we seem to have been waiting for forever one and which has the hopes of the cinema world on its shoulders. Yes, Christopher Nolan’s latest opus has arrived and you will be […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Colourful Combination Of Biography, Dinosaurs And Tinsel

Finnegan On Films: A Colourful Combination Of Biography, Dinosaurs And Tinsel

August 22, 2020 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, takes a look at what’s playing at the Omniplex this week… Bohemian Rhapsody is a recent classic, and also the highest-grossing biography movie of all time.  It is the story of Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen. It is, of course, impossible to cram someone’s […]

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Finnegan On Films: Horror, Car Chases And Childhood Tales At The Omniplex

Finnegan On Films: Horror, Car Chases And Childhood Tales At The Omniplex

August 15, 2020 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan says this week sees an eclectic choice of old favourites and a new version of a well known story at Tralee Omniplex… A Quiet Place was a well-received and multi-nominated film from 2018. It followed the lives of the Abbott family as they struggle to […]

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Christopher Nolan on set with Christian Bale as Batman.

Finnegan On Films: The Movies Of Christopher Nolan At The Omniplex

August 8, 2020 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, takes a look at one of modern cinemas finest directors, Christopher Nolan, with a couple of his movies playing at Tralee Omniplex… It has been a good couple of weeks for those who enjoy the films of director, producer and writer Christopher Nolan. While we […]

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Broken Law.

Finnegan On Films: New Irish Feature ‘Broken Law’ Hits The Omniplex

August 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s a mix of new releases and old favourites at the Omniplex this week… I am delighted to say that there are not only one, but two, new releases available this week at the Tralee Omniplex.  Even better, one of them is an Irish […]

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Finnegan On Films: It’s Back To The Omniplex And Three Crowd-Pleasers

Finnegan On Films: It’s Back To The Omniplex And Three Crowd-Pleasers

July 11, 2020 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

With Tralee Omniplex back to business, our movie guy James Finnegan takes a look at some great old movies playing as part of the ‘Bring It Back’ season… The great news that the Omniplex has reopened is another sign of the gentle return to what passes for normal. Yes, these […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Spielberg Gems To Savour On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: Three Spielberg Gems To Savour On Netflix

July 4, 2020 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

This week, our movie guy, James Finnegan selects three films on Netflix from arguably the greatest director of all-time, Steven Spielberg… This week’s selections from Netflix come from the extraordinary talent that is Steven Spielberg. As a producer, director and screenwriter, he has helped shape modern storytelling in ways that […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Mixed Bag Of Movies To Entertain On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: A Mixed Bag Of Movies To Entertain On Netflix

June 27, 2020 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

As options for socialising at night begin to appear next week with opening of restaurants, James Finnegan takes a look at a mixed bag of movies to entertain on Netflix if you stay at home… AS we move back towards what passes for normal life, this week’s selections from Netflix […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Movie Treats For Father’s Day On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: Three Movie Treats For Father’s Day On Netflix

June 20, 2020 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan’s selections are especially for dads this week… This week’s selection is based around the Dads – and granddads – for the weekend that is in it. It is a selection based on ‘Guys on Tour’, and as we all know, what happens on tour, stays […]

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