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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 0 comments

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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Finnegan On Films: A Mixed Bag Of Movies For Saturday

Finnegan On Films: A Mixed Bag Of Movies For Saturday

October 29, 2022 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some movies on the box on Saturday… “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines”… So begins Ludwig Bemelmans’ first book about Madeline (Saturday 1pm RTE2), who is one of those twelve little […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Movies To Watch On TV Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Three Movies To Watch On TV Tonight

October 22, 2022 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some great movies on RTE tonight… Most of the films in today’s selection are as well known for their soundtracks as they are for the actual film themselves, which just goes to show what an important part music plays in motion pictures. I remember […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Rom-Com Gem And An Irish Classic On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: A Rom-Com Gem And An Irish Classic On The Box Tonight

October 15, 2022 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some films on RTE and TG4 tonight… When it takes almost 20 years to reach the third instalment of a trilogy, it is not a good sign. In Cats & Dogs: Paws Unite (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) an orange pussycat named Gwen (voiced by Melissa […]

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Finnegan On Films: Action, Comedy And An Oscar-WInning Performance

Finnegan On Films: Action, Comedy And An Oscar-WInning Performance

October 8, 2022 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some movies playing on the box tonight… Spider-Man: Far from Home (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) sees Tom Holland resume his role as our hero, swinging across a number of European locations. Unfortunately for him, his difficulties in combining a superhero responsibility with his everyday life […]

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Finnegan On Films: Fun And Action On The Box Today

Finnegan On Films: Fun And Action On The Box Today

October 1, 2022 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the movies on RTE/TG4 tonight… If you are a Barbara Streisand fan I am about to give you a wonderful surprise. Yentl (Saturday 2.50pm RTE1) is all about Barbara as she directed, produced, co wrote the screenplay, and, of course, took […]

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Finnegan On Films: What To Watch On The Box This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: What To Watch On The Box This Weekend

September 24, 2022 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some suggestions for your viewing pleasure this weekend… It’s a pretty thin weekend for films on the TV this weekend because of more than the usual amount of sport. Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is a live action spin […]

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Finnegan On Films: True Life Stories And Plenty Of Action

Finnegan On Films: True Life Stories And Plenty Of Action

September 17, 2022 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on superhero and superstar singer films on the box tonight… What a great combination of action thrills and biography there is to enjoy on today’s films on RTE1, RTE2 and TG4 In Spider-Man: Homecoming (6.35pm Saturday RTE1), Tom Holland swings into action as Peter Parker, […]

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Finnegan On Films: Family Fun, Comedy And Drama On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Family Fun, Comedy And Drama On The Box

September 10, 2022 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the films on RTE/TG4 on Saturday night… You might remember the 1995 Jumanji film, in which Robin Williams escaped from a board game chased by rhinos, elephants, monkeys and lions. Well Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) smartly inverts and […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Sword And Sandals Classic And Bond Shenanigans On The Box

Finnegan On Films: A Sword And Sandals Classic And Bond Shenanigans On The Box

September 3, 2022 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the films on TV today… Spartacus (Saturday 2.15pm RTE1) is, without doubt, a classic film and a classic story. The film tells of the Roman slave Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), who toils for the Roman Empire while dreaming of freedom. He is […]

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Finnegan On Films: Here’s Some Movies To Watch On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Here’s Some Movies To Watch On The Box Tonight

August 27, 2022 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

A genuine 90s classic is among the selections from our movie guy, James Finnegan, for your viewing pleasure tonight on the box… One of my favourite films of all time is ‘The Secret Life of Pets’.  Not just because it is a very good film, but it was the first […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movies To Watch If You’re Forgoing The Festival Fun

Finnegan On Films: Movies To Watch If You’re Forgoing The Festival Fun

August 20, 2022 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

If you’re not heading to town for the festival entertainment, then James Finnegan has some suggestions for your viewing pleasure today… There is a lot of competition for your television attention this weekend, with a lot of sport, plus the Park Festival and the Rose of Tralee Festival on in […]

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Finnegan On Films: Family Fun, Comedy And Historical Drama On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Family Fun, Comedy And Historical Drama On The Box

August 13, 2022 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some suggestions for your viewing pleasure this evening… AS has been said many times, there is a law of diminishing returns when it comes to sequels, but I’m delighted to say that Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) still has some […]

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Finnegan On Films: Old And New Classics Among Saturday’s Movies On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Old And New Classics Among Saturday’s Movies On The Box

August 6, 2022 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some interesting movies on the box today… Von Ryan’s Express (Saturday 2.20pm RTE1) is the type of film they can’t – or don’t -make anymore. American pilot Colonel Joe Ryan (Frank Sinatra) is shot down over Italy and is taken to an internment camp. […]

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Olivia Colman (Joy) and Charlie Reid (Mully) in Joyride which goes on general release later this month.

Finnegan On Films: Kerry Scenery Among The Stars Of ‘Joyride’

July 30, 2022 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, gives his verdict on Joyride, the film shot in Kerry last summer which is now on general release… I love odd couple, buddy stories with a feel good factor, a strong charisma between the cast and a script that has some humour as well as […]

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Finnegan On Films: God, The Minions, Cops And Debaters

Finnegan On Films: God, The Minions, Cops And Debaters

July 23, 2022 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends some films on TV today to distract you from thinking about tomorrow’s game… Comedies about religion are always tricky.  They’re either  bland — lest they cause offence  — or they deliberately set out to cause offence. Oh, God! (Saturday 2.50 RTE1) is a rather […]

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Finnegan On Film: A Sandler Double And Courtroom Drama On The Box

Finnegan On Film: A Sandler Double And Courtroom Drama On The Box

July 16, 2022 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on three movies worth a look on TV tonight… Slim pickings this week on the television film front, but there is always something to get your teeth into. Speaking of which, Hotel Transylvania 2 (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is a second bite off the bat in […]

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Finnegan On Films: Comedy, Drama And A Classic On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Comedy, Drama And A Classic On The Box

July 9, 2022 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the movies on RTE/TG4 on Saturday… There is nothing like a true black and white classic shown in the afternoon, and All About Eve (Saturday 1.30pm RTE1) ticks all those boxes and more. This is one of those backstage stories revolving […]

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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 Comments are Disabled

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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