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Finnegan On Films: Three Movies On Netflix About Facing Challenges

Finnegan On Films: Three Movies On Netflix About Facing Challenges

May 23, 2020 at 11:08 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks three movies where the protagonists have faced challenges in their lives…  Welcome to this week’s recommendations from the Netflix selections. I thought this week we would have a look at three films, two based on true stories, showing how unique challenges can be entertaining […]

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Finnegan On Films: Four Great Movies On Netflix About ‘The Loner’

Finnegan On Films: Four Great Movies On Netflix About ‘The Loner’

May 16, 2020 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there are some great selections on Netflix on the theme of people who, by choice or circumstance, are loners… One of the great traditions of cinema storytelling is that of the individual taking a stand, on their own, against the majority ora challenging situation. […]

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Finnegan On Film: A Quartet of Movies To Entertain On Netflix

Finnegan On Film: A Quartet of Movies To Entertain On Netflix

May 9, 2020 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, offers a quirky quartet of cinematic delights for your delectation… This week’s selection from the Netflix offerings offer a range of genres, but, like all the best films, all look at life from a slightly quirky angle – or maybe that is just me? In […]

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Finnegan On Films: True Stories To Enthrall On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: True Stories To Enthrall On Netflix

May 2, 2020 at 11:20 am 1 comment

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some fantastic films of true stories to recommend on Netflix… AT this unique time, we can only imagine how current events will be depicted in years to come in films and books. After all, there is a great tradition of true life stories being […]

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Finnegan On Films: Five Romance, Drama, Musical And Family Classics

Finnegan On Films: Five Romance, Drama, Musical And Family Classics

April 25, 2020 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan’s Netflix recommendations this week are a pick n mix selection of romance, comedy, drama and family fun, which are sure to entertain… I haven’t recommended a musical yet in these reviews, so let’s have a look at one of the classics.  West Side Story (1961) […]

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Finnegan On Films: Four Spy Movies To Enjoy On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: Four Spy Movies To Enjoy On Netflix

April 18, 2020 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, takes a look at spy movies and finds some gems for you to enjoy on Netflix…  This was supposed to be the week when James Bond returned with ‘No Time to Die’.  Who would have thought that a tiny microbe could do what Dr No, […]

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Finnegan On Films: Five Sports Movies To Watch On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: Five Sports Movies To Watch On Netflix

April 11, 2020 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

Missing sports? James Finnegan has five movies to watch to while a few hours away during the lockdown… It is fair to say that Sport does not always translate easily to the screen, probably because actors are not always convincing athletes, and vice versa. However, there are a few films […]

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Finnegan On Films: Five Great Comedies To Watch On Netflix This Week

Finnegan On Films: Five Great Comedies To Watch On Netflix This Week

April 4, 2020 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, chooses five movies available on Netflix that’ll give you a much-needed laugh… I think we can all agree we could do with a bit of light relief, so here are some options available for viewing on Netflix.  Once again, please feel free to add your […]

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Finnegan On Films: Four Classics To Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat

Finnegan On Films: Four Classics To Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat

March 28, 2020 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

As filming on productions close all over the world, our movie guy, James Finnegan, revisits some of the classic thrillers with four different permutations and perspectives on that staple premise…The Chase…  First comes the film that reset the template for the summer blockbuster – Jaws (1975). Starring Roy Scheider, Robert […]

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Finnegan On Films: Great Family Movies To Enjoy On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: Great Family Movies To Enjoy On Netflix

March 21, 2020 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

With most people shut up in their homes, if you have Netflix there’s hundreds of movies to choose from and plenty to watch with all the family says our movie guy, James Finnegan… As the cinemas are currently closed, it might be a time to revisit, or even introduce, some […]

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Kristen Scott Thomas in 'Military Wives'.

Finnegan On Film: A Perfect Movie To Escape From Coronavirus Blues

March 14, 2020 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan says ‘Military Wives’ has good performances to make it worth investing your time and money… THIS week’s film is very much in the genre of “Calendar Girls” and “The Full Monty”, so if you enjoyed them, you will enjoy this. It is a story based on the true […]

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Finnegan On Film: ‘The Invisible Man’ Is A Tense And Inventive Thriller

Finnegan On Film: ‘The Invisible Man’ Is A Tense And Inventive Thriller

March 7, 2020 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says you should definitely see ‘The Invisible Man’… “What did you see this week?” “The Invisible Man” “How did you manage that?” I’m not a great devotee of modern horror films – far too many graphic decapitations.  But I love the old Universal and Hammer […]

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Harrison Ford in 'The Call Of The Wild'.

Finnegan On Films: ‘The Call Of The Wild’ Is Utterly Charming And Highly Recommended

February 29, 2020 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says ‘The Call of the Wild’ is a lovely family film that won’t disappoint… As we face into another weekend with the latest ‘Orange Weather’ warning, it seemed an appropriate choice to go and see “The Call of the Wild”, in case I could pick […]

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The Kim family in 'Parasite'.

Finnegan On Film: ‘Parasite’ Is An Enthralling, Gem Of A Movie

February 22, 2020 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says the winner of multiple Oscars is one of the best films of the decade… I cannot claim any great expertise on Korean, North or South, Film Culture so I came to this film without any preconceptions.  I left enthralled. This is a pure gem […]

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'Birds Of Prey'.

Finnegan On Film: ‘Birds Of Prey’ Is Action-Packed Fun For Valentine’s Weekend

February 15, 2020 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan says ‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ is a fun, action-packed popcorn movie… I’M not saying I’m Batman.  I’m just saying you have never seen a photograph with both of us in the same room at the same time. Now that I have […]

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'Richard Jewell'

Finnegan On Film: Clint Eastwood Expertly Tells The Story Of ‘Richard Jewell’

February 8, 2020 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says Clint Eastwood’s directorial offering, ‘Richard Jewell’ is a stunning moral tale with excellent performances… I LOVE Clint Eastwood films.  He is a talent that acts, directs, produces and even, on occasion, composes the soundtrack. I have been watching him since the Sergio Leone westerns, […]

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'The Personal History Of David Copperfield'.

Finnegan On Film: ‘David Copperfield’ Adaptation Is Dickens, But Not As You Know It

February 1, 2020 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

Armando Iannucci has revitalised a Dickens classic with ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ says our movie guy, James Finnegan… LET me say this right at the start.  This is David Copperfield, but not necessarily as you know it. It is delivered by director and co-writer Armando Iannucci with loving […]

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Just Mercy.

Finnegan On Film: ‘Just Mercy’ Is Well Worth Your Time

January 25, 2020 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

Jamie Foxx gives an amazing performance in a powerful and important movie, says our movie guy, James Finnegan… ONE of my all-time favourite films – and books – is “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The story of how lawyer, Atticus Finch, defends a black man wrongly accused and convicted of raping […]

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'1917'.

Finnegan On Film: ‘1917’ Is A Totally Immersive Cinematic Experience

January 18, 2020 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says ‘1917’ is likely to feature on many critics’ ‘Best Of 2020’ lists later this year… One major difficulty about war films is that the real life heroics are often so unbelievably brave, they look false on screen. It is why those who were actually […]

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The Gentlemen

Finnegan On Film: Guy Ritchie Back On Familiar But Fun Ground With ‘The Gentlemen’

January 11, 2020 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says Guy Ritchie’s return to the cockney gangster genre is great fun with the cast really enjoying themselves… “The Gentlemen” is Guy Rtchie’s welcome return to the “Manor” of his signature sub genre of Cheeky Crafty Cockney Gangster after Hollywood blockbusters Aladdin (big box office) […]

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'LIttle Women'

Finnegan On Film: Often-Adapted Classic Is A Joy For All The Family

January 4, 2020 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan says exemplary acting and expert direction make the classic ‘Little Women’ an enjoyable experience for all the family… ‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott is one of those classic books that few have read but most know roughly what the story is about. This is really down to […]

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'Cats'.

Finnegan On Films: ‘Cats’ Has A Purrfect Cast For Fantasy Fable

December 28, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, James Finnegan says ‘Cats’ is a fantasy fable that makes for a memorable viewing experience… SIGMUND Freud once said that “Time with Cats is never wasted”. While he was not specifically refereeing to the new film, based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical, which was in turn based […]

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Finnegan On Films: Final Star Wars Movie Is Fun And Full Of Energy

Finnegan On Films: Final Star Wars Movie Is Fun And Full Of Energy

December 21, 2019 at 11:38 am 1 comment

Our new film reviewer, James Finnegan, on the conclusion of the Star Wars series, ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Starwalker’… A LONG time ago, in a cinema far, far away I was captivated by a fresh, entertaining and enthusiastic action adventure film called Star Wars that called to mind the […]

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