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Finnegan On Films: A Variety Of Fine Movies To Watch On Saturday

Finnegan On Films: A Variety Of Fine Movies To Watch On Saturday

July 2, 2022 at 10:24 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there is a wonderful combination of  comedy and drama – both real life and imagined – on show for Saturday… They simply don’t make films like Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines (Saturday 2.05pm RTE2) anymore, not only on this scale, but also […]

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Finnegan On Films: Gender Wars, An Acting Masterclass And Dinosaurs

Finnegan On Films: Gender Wars, An Acting Masterclass And Dinosaurs

June 25, 2022 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s a mixed bag of films on the box tonight… When a plot against a prominent Middle Eastern politician is uncovered, David Pollock (Gregory Peck), a Professor of Ancient Hieroglyphics at Oxford University, is recruited to help expose the scheme, as can only happen […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Thrilling Set Of Movies On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: A Thrilling Set Of Movies On The Box Tonight

June 18, 2022 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan says there is quite a diverse selection of film types available with today’s television films… Let’s start with Charade (Saturday 2.40pm RTE1) which has been described as the best Hitchcock film Hitchcock never made. After Regina (Audrey Hepburn) falls for the dashing Peter Joshua (Cary […]

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Finnegan On Films: Saturday Night Romance And Action On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Saturday Night Romance And Action On The Box

June 11, 2022 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks some movies to watch on TV today… First up is Sabrina (Saturday 2.40pm RTE1), not the 1954 Billy Wilder version starring William Holden, Humphery Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, but the more recent Sidney Pollack directed version. It is always a challenge to remake a beloved […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Varied Selection For Viewing This Saturday

Finnegan On Films: A Varied Selection For Viewing This Saturday

June 4, 2022 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there are lots of moral conundrums and action adventures in this week’s selection of reviews… The first film on the schedule is UglyDolls (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1). It’s similar in theme and style to the Toy Story franchise in as much as we should accept everyone […]

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Finnegan On Films: War, Comedy, Drama And Romance On The Box

Finnegan On Films: War, Comedy, Drama And Romance On The Box

May 28, 2022 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

On a weekend dominated by sporting attractions, there is still a good selection of films available on the television tonight says our movie guy, James Finnegan… Hotel Transylvania (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is a comedy animated story about a hotel  set up by Count Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) for the […]

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Finnegan On Films: An Early Madonna Movie And An Irish Classic

Finnegan On Films: An Early Madonna Movie And An Irish Classic

May 21, 2022 at 8:50 am Comments are Disabled

A forgotten Madonna vehicle and an Irish classic are among our movie guy, James Finnegan’s recommendations for tonight… I am delighted to pass onto you a wonderful selection of films for your consideration today, and we are starting not with a good film, but a great one. Despicable Me (Saturday […]

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Finnegan On Films: Good Films To Compete With Eurovision Drama

Finnegan On Films: Good Films To Compete With Eurovision Drama

May 14, 2022 at 8:32 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan says there are not so many films on television today — working no doubt on the principal that the Eurovision Song Contest will provide enough drama, comedy, makeup and special effects to fill our needs — however, there are still a few cinematic specials to […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Collection Of Oscar Winners On The Box

Finnegan On Films: A Collection Of Oscar Winners On The Box

May 7, 2022 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some real gems on the TV this Saturday… It is a rarer event then you might imagine but the common denominator of today’s film selection is that they are all multiple Oscar Winners. At another time, you would call this film “I see dead […]

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Finnegan On Films: Hidden Gems And Mummy Issues

Finnegan On Films: Hidden Gems And Mummy Issues

April 30, 2022 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some movies on TV to make it a super Saturday… I am sometimes asked ‘what makes a successful film’? Is it the actors, the directors, the script, marketing, franchise formula?  I always answer by quoting William Goldman, the Oscar winning screenwriter of ‘Butch Cassidy […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Peter Sellers Classic To Enjoy On The Box

Finnegan On Films: A Peter Sellers Classic To Enjoy On The Box

April 23, 2022 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks some movies to watch on the box on Saturday night… One of my favourite comedy franchises, featuring one of my favourite comedy characters is on show this weekend. The Pink Panther (Saturday 3.40 RTE1) is actually a large diamond with a specific internal flaw […]

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Finnegan On Films: An Easter Parade Of Good Movies On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: An Easter Parade Of Good Movies On TV This Weekend

April 16, 2022 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some ‘eggcellent’ (sorry!) films to recommend for this Bank Holiday Weekend… The Secret Life of Pets (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) holds a special place in my film loving heart as it was the first film I brought my granddaughter Amy to see in the cinema […]

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Finnegan On Films: Baseball, The Bard And Grisly Murders On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Baseball, The Bard And Grisly Murders On The Box

April 9, 2022 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the movies on RTE and TG4 this weekend… Showing a sporting themed film in a weekend full of sport is brave, but A League of Their Own (Saturday 2.20pm RTE2) is one of the best of the genre. Directed by Penny […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Couple Of Classics On The Box This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: A Couple Of Classics On The Box This Weekend

April 2, 2022 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says Spielberg made his masterpiece in Schindler’s List, while The Green Mile is worth your time… It is sometimes surprising how quickly a film can date, while on the other hand,  a classic film can still resound a message across the ages. The Queen’s Corgi […]

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Finnegan On Films: Thrills Aplenty On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Thrills Aplenty On TV This Weekend

March 26, 2022 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the films on the box at the weekend… As part of the Harry Potter prequel series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is the awe-inspiring spectacle of imagination and effects that you will have come to expect. It […]

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Finnegan On Films: Unlikely Friendships And Gritty Dramas On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Unlikely Friendships And Gritty Dramas On TV This Weekend

March 19, 2022 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the movies on RTE and TG4 this weekend… THERE is something about dragons that seem to appeal to all of us.  From classic fairytales all the way up to Game of Thrones, you can’t beat a fire-breathing character. How to Train […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Star-Studded Line-Up Of Films On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: A Star-Studded Line-Up Of Films On TV This Weekend

March 12, 2022 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says the movies on the box this weekend have more stars than appear in the sky… There is a fine selection of films on show over the next few days, especially if you are a star-spotter. However, first up is Wonder (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1), and […]

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Finnegan On Film: Comedy And Drama On The Box This Weekend

Finnegan On Film: Comedy And Drama On The Box This Weekend

March 5, 2022 at 8:38 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s a strong historical and nostalgic view to this weekend’s films… There might be some readers who can wax nostalgically about the Flinstones, a television cartoon series about prehistoric families who lived in a world similar to our own, but with dinosaur themes and […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Selection For All Tastes On The Box

Finnegan On Films: A Selection For All Tastes On The Box

February 26, 2022 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there is a good selection of movies on TV this weekend… There is a nice variety of film styles and genres in this Saturdays’s film selection to take our mind off the sad and desperate events happening elsewhere. Not for the first time, but […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Family Favourite And Amazing True Stories

Finnegan On Films: A Family Favourite And Amazing True Stories

February 19, 2022 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some offerings on the box this weekend… The very epitome of a family film is the glorious Paddington (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) a walking, talking bear from darkest Peru with a fondness for marmalade. Following an earthquake, Paddington finds himself in London. However, life in […]

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Finnegan On Films: Romance, Dogs And Scoundrels On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Romance, Dogs And Scoundrels On TV This Weekend

February 12, 2022 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

If you are looking for a diversion from the various sporting activities over the weekend, James Finnegan has a few films worth checking out… One of the very best adventure comedies of all time is Romancing The Stone (4.40pm Saturday RTE2). Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) is a New York based […]

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Finnegan On Films: Thrills And Laughs On A Saturday Night

Finnegan On Films: Thrills And Laughs On A Saturday Night

February 5, 2022 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at Saturday night movies with different comedic styles and some thrills… That which makes us laugh can vary so much from person to person with styles including a sharp script with clever word play, absurd situations, gentle humour and pure slapstick. There is a […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Saturday Night Movies To Consider

Finnegan On Films: Three Saturday Night Movies To Consider

January 29, 2022 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, pick three very different films on offer this Saturday on the television… When it comes to The Addams Family (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1), I am a fan of all the incarnations of this macabre group. From the original Charles Addams New Yorker Cartoons, the 1960’s television […]

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Finnegan On Films: Something For Everyone On The Box This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Something For Everyone On The Box This Weekend

January 22, 2022 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, chooses a diverse choice of films on the telly this weekend… There was a tendency for a while to use video games as source material for a film.  The results have been variable overall. One of the more recent additions, Sonic the Hedgehog (Saturday 6.35pm […]

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Finnegan On Films: Adventure, Action And Canine Capers On The Box This Week

Finnegan On Films: Adventure, Action And Canine Capers On The Box This Week

January 15, 2022 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at stories of honour, love and the pursuit of power on the box this week… There is a wonderful story of adventure, daring do, honour and revenge in The Mask of Zorro (2.15pm Saturday RTE2) directed by Martin Campbell, that will appeal to all […]

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Finnegan On Films: Colourful Mix Of Genres On The Box This Week

Finnegan On Films: Colourful Mix Of Genres On The Box This Week

January 8, 2022 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there is a colourful mix of styles and genres in this week’s film selections, so hopefully there will be something for everyone’s taste… The third in a series franchise is normally the scraping of the barrel, but Cars 3 (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is considered […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movies To Watch On TV Over New Year’s Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Movies To Watch On TV Over New Year’s Weekend

December 30, 2021 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some movies on the box to end 2021 and usher in the new year… In what has been another strange year in film, there are a number of classic films and performances to see out 2021 and get into 2022 One of the most […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Selection Box Of Delights On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: A Selection Box Of Delights On TV This Weekend

December 24, 2021 at 8:19 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan,  looks at some great films on the box over the coming Christmas weekend… There are so many good films on RTE and TG4 this Christmas, I need to quickly give you my ‘Selection Box’ before I change my mind and give you another Santa list […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some Festive Fun And Compelling Drama On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Some Festive Fun And Compelling Drama On The Box

December 11, 2021 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas in the movies schedules for the weekend… As the Festive Season is almost upon us, the weekly film selections take on that traditional touch of tinsel decorations. Nativity Rocks! (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is the fourth instalment […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Combination Of Laughs, Tears And Romance

Finnegan On Films: A Combination Of Laughs, Tears And Romance

December 4, 2021 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says Saturday’s films on RTE1, RTE2 and TG4 will take you through the full emotional wringer with laughs, tears and romance, and sometimes all three together… The story of Marley & Me (Saturday 3.30 pm TG4) is a true one based on a family that lived […]

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