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Finnegan On Films: Some Films To Watch Over The Bank Holiday Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Some Films To Watch Over The Bank Holiday Weekend

June 3, 2023 at 10:09 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends taking in some shade to watch these movies  over the Bank Holiday Weekend… If any film could be used as the very definition of a Bank Holiday film, it’s the boys own adventure Ice Station Zebra (Saturday RTE1 3pm). Directed by John Sturges and […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Cartoon Favourite, A Notable Debut And A Forgotten Gem

Finnegan On Films: A Cartoon Favourite, A Notable Debut And A Forgotten Gem

May 20, 2023 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has a cartoon, a cult classic and a compelling drama for your viewing pleasure tonight… When I was growing up, the Hanna Barbera cartoons were a staple offering – Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Scooby Doo, the Flintstones and especially Tom and Jerry. There have been […]

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Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society.

Finnegan On Films: Seizing A Chance To Look At ‘Dead Poets Society’

May 13, 2023 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at one of his favourite films which is on TV tonight… There are not many films on offer this week, as apparently there is a song contest going on in Liverpool. However there is a personal favourite being shown – Dead Poets Society (Saturday 9.25pm […]

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Finnegan On Films: Hollywood Royalty On Show This Saturday

Finnegan On Films: Hollywood Royalty On Show This Saturday

May 6, 2023 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has a true romantic classic and an underrated Scorcese gem among his choices for today… Audrey Hepburn gave us one of her most iconic performances in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Saturday 3.35pm RTE1). She plays Holly Golightly, a happy go lucky cafe society girl who lives […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Mixed Bag Of Movies To Watch On The Box

Finnegan On Films: A Mixed Bag Of Movies To Watch On The Box

April 29, 2023 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there are some interesting and moving films on RTE1, RTE2 and TG4 this Bank Holiday weekend for your perusal… As usual there is a family film on offer.  Sonic the Hedgehog (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is based on the Japanese video game. Sonic (voiced by Ben […]

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Finnegan On Films: War, Romance, Magic And Heist Movies On The Box

Finnegan On Films: War, Romance, Magic And Heist Movies On The Box

April 22, 2023 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has a war classic and a Gen X love story among the films on the box tonight… This week’s films are a curious combination of the little known and quite forgotten, all starring big name stars, but have common themes of secrets and thieves. Kelly’s […]

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Finnegan On Films: Multiple Oscar Winners And A Few For The Kiddies

Finnegan On Films: Multiple Oscar Winners And A Few For The Kiddies

April 15, 2023 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has an eclectic mix of movies to enjoy today… Sense and Sensibility (Saturday 3.10 pm RTE1) is a period drama directed by Ang Lee based on the Jane Austen novel of the same name. Emma Thompson, who also wrote the screenplay, plays Elinor Dashwood, while […]

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Finnegan On Films: Five Movies To Watch On Easter Saturday

Finnegan On Films: Five Movies To Watch On Easter Saturday

April 8, 2023 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some Easter eggs of joy for you to unwrap on the box tonight… “When you’re reaching for a star, there’s a long way to fall” There are generally more light-hearted stories in today’s films showing on RTE1, RTE2 and TG4. Roxanne (Saturday 3.40pm RTE1) is […]

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Finnegan On Films: True Life, Magic And Action Stories

Finnegan On Films: True Life, Magic And Action Stories

April 1, 2023 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on a varied selection of genres on the box on Saturday… There is a pleasant combination of almost every genre in today’s films on RTE One, Two and TG4. The true story of US athlete Jesse Owens is told in Race (Saturday 3.20pm RTE1), a […]

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Finnegan On Films: Comedies And Oscar Winners On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Comedies And Oscar Winners On The Box Tonight

March 25, 2023 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has a diverse selection for your viewing pleasure tonight… I freely admit it – I think Rowan Atkinson is a comic genius, and just the sight of him makes me crack up, especially in his Bondian persona, and he is well on form in Johnny […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Movies For Your Saturday Night Viewing

Finnegan On Films: Three Movies For Your Saturday Night Viewing

March 18, 2023 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some movies for your viewing pleasure tonight… There is nothing better on a Bank Holiday Saturday Weekend than a cute little doggie story.  The Art of Racing in the Rain (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) fits the bill perfectly. This is a story told from the […]

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Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan.

Finnegan On Films: Who’s Going To Win All The Oscars?

March 11, 2023 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan gives his predictions for the main awards at the Oscars… This weekend it is not so much lights, camera, action as more glitz and glamour with a particular Green tint to proceedings.  Yes TraleeToday.ie is going to the Oscars.  Well, sort of. There are unprecedented […]

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Finnegan On Films: Happy 25th Anniversary To ‘The Dude’

March 4, 2023 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on a the Coen Brothers classic The Big Lebowski which was released 25 years ago this week… What makes a ‘cult classic’ – a particular film that has generated a dedicated and significant fan base over time. It usually has eccentric characters, played by charismatic […]

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Finnegan On Films: Comedy And Drama On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Comedy And Drama On The Box Tonight

February 25, 2023 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at some films on the box tonight… After a short intermission (remember them?) there are a few films on today that are worth catching. First up is The Croods (Saturday 6.35pm RTE 1) a prehistoric family made up of Grug (Nicolas Cage), Ugga (Catherine […]

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Jack and Rose.

Finnegan On Films: A ‘Titanic’ Anniversary For A Much-Loved Blockbuster

February 18, 2023 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

As the Oscars approach, our movie guy, James Finnegan, takes a look back at James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’ which swept the boards 25 years ago… It has always seemed a little bit strange to me that a film that tells of the sinking of the Titanic is considered a romantic film, […]

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Finnegan On Films: My Favourite Movies And Some Guilty Pleasures

Finnegan On Films: My Favourite Movies And Some Guilty Pleasures

February 11, 2023 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

A break from our normal reviews this week as our movie guy, James Finnegan, shares his favourite movies, guilty pleasures and much more… What was the first film you watched? I was brought to see The Sound of Music (1965) at the Dominion Tottenham Court Road around May 1968 and […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Timely Celebration Of 30 Years Of ‘Groundhog Day’

Finnegan On Films: A Timely Celebration Of 30 Years Of ‘Groundhog Day’

February 4, 2023 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan takes a look back at the classic comedy, Groundhog Day, which saw it’s premiere 30 years ago today… “Nobody knows anything…Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what’s going to work. Every time out it’s a guess and, if you’re lucky, an […]

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Finnegan On Films: An English Theme After A Great Week For Irish Film

Finnegan On Films: An English Theme After A Great Week For Irish Film

January 28, 2023 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some decent films on the box tonight for your viewing pleasure… In what has been an extraordinary week for Irish Film with multiple Academy Award nominations across the categories, it seems ironic that there is a distinctly English tone to today’s film offerings on […]

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Finnegan On Films: Pets, Rebellion And Cool Tunes On TV Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Pets, Rebellion And Cool Tunes On TV Tonight

January 21, 2023 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks three very different films on the box tonight… I MUST immediately make an admission – I love The Secret Life of Pets (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1), not because it is one of the greatest films of all time, but because it is the first film […]

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Finnegan On Films: Superior, Slapstick Comedy And Some Cruise Action On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Superior, Slapstick Comedy And Some Cruise Action On The Box

January 14, 2023 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on a mix of film genres on the box tonight… In My Spy (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1), Dave Baustista stars as Special Forces operative turned spy, JJ, tasked with covert surveillance of Kate (Parisa Fitz-Henley), the sister in law of a wanted terrorist. JJ has many […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Romantic Classic And Comedy Gems On The Box

Finnegan On Films: A Romantic Classic And Comedy Gems On The Box

January 7, 2023 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, wishes all readers a Happy New Year and hopes for a memorable year of film watching in 2023… In Dr Seuss’ The Lorax (Saturday 12.35pm TG4), 12 year old Ted Wiggins (voiced by Zac Efron) lives in Thneedville, a walled city where all vegetation and plant life […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movies To Watch On TV Over The New Year Bank Holiday Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Movies To Watch On TV Over The New Year Bank Holiday Weekend

December 31, 2022 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, gives a last rummage through the film selection box and picks a few flicks to watch over the next couple of days… Steven Spielberg directs War Horse (New Year’s Eve 2.55pm RTE2), the big screen adaptation of the book by Michael Morpurgo. Set during World […]

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Finnegan On Films: Fantastic Festive Choices On TV Over Christmas

Finnegan On Films: Fantastic Festive Choices On TV Over Christmas

December 24, 2022 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some Christmas crackers on TV over the next few days to enjoy… For the season that is in it, we should start with the classic story of Miracle on 34th Street (Christmas Eve 1.45 RTE1) and the most recent remake from 1994. A single […]

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Finnegan On Films: The Grinch And John McClane? It’s Really Christmas!

Finnegan On Films: The Grinch And John McClane? It’s Really Christmas!

December 17, 2022 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says the Christmas movies are in full swing… WELL, with a week to go before the actual Christmas weekend, you will not be surprised to see a few films with a Festive theme on offer today. A few people may identify with the central character […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Surfeit Of Sequels And A Comedy Classic On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: A Surfeit Of Sequels And A Comedy Classic On The Box Tonight

December 10, 2022 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there is a lot of sequels to enjoy on RTE and TG4 today… In an early festive offering, Arthur Christmas (Saturday 6.35 RTE1) is a charming animation film that is well worth a family viewing. Santa’s gift delivery operation has become a hi-tech operation, […]

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Finnegan On Films: Family Movies, Comedy And Drama On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Family Movies, Comedy And Drama On The Box Tonight

December 3, 2022 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some distractions from the World Cup drama today… It is obvious that there are going to be plenty of shocks, surprises, highs and lows, but that’s enough about the World Cup – let’s see what’s on offer for the film viewers today. One of […]

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Finnegan On Films: Comedy And Drama Escapism From The World Cup

Finnegan On Films: Comedy And Drama Escapism From The World Cup

November 26, 2022 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s a paucity of films on TV today… A sparse selection of films for those who are looking from a break from the World Cup, but there’s some quality in the scarcity. Who doesn’t love the cute, chaotic Minions?  They return in Despicable Me […]

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Finnegan On Films: Diverse Range Of Comedy And Drama Movies On TV Today

Finnegan On Films: Diverse Range Of Comedy And Drama Movies On TV Today

November 19, 2022 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there is is a fine and diverse selection of films on show today, so let’s get right down to it… In Megamind (Saturday 12pm RTE2), Will Farrell lends his voice to this animated adventure about an evil Mastermind who finally gets rid of his […]

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Finnegan On Films: Plenty Of Oscar-Winning Movies On TV

Finnegan On Films: Plenty Of Oscar-Winning Movies On TV

November 12, 2022 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there are lots of fine award-winning films on today, so without further ado… Emma (Saturday 2.30pm RTE1) has been filmed on a number of occasions, and this 1996 version of the Jane Austen novel is very entertaining. A privileged young woman, the aforementioned Emma […]

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

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

November 5, 2022 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

There is quite the selection of films available today on the television, with perhaps just a little too much testosterone says our movie guy, James Finnegan… First up is a real boys own adventure.  Force 10 From Navarone (Saturday RTE1 2.30pm) is of course a sequel to ‘The Guns of […]

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