Post Tagged with: "McCann At The Movies"

McCann At The Movies: ‘Godzilla’ Offering Is A Monstrous Mess Of A Movie

McCann At The Movies: ‘Godzilla’ Offering Is A Monstrous Mess Of A Movie

June 1, 2019 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ is a loud, brash mediocre movie, that’ll leave you cold… This week’s trip to Tralee Omniplex involved another in what is bound to be a packed summer of big budget blockbusters in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. With some quality productions already seen this year […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

May 25, 2019 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Rocketman’ is a magnificent celebration of a musical genius… FRESH from steering Bohemian Rhapsody to shore following Bryan Singers removal, director Dexter Fletcher takes on another icon of the music industry Elton John in the subject of this week’s movie review, Rocketman, currently showing at Tralee Omniplex. Fletcher, no stranger […]

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Keanu Reeves as John Wick.

McCann At The Movies: Latest ‘John Wick’ Offering Is A Thrill A Minute

May 18, 2019 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a crazy high octane rollercoaster not for the squeamish!… Following in the vein of closing chapters of successful franchises after the box office record breaking Avengers: Endgame, this week I made my way to Tralee Omniplex to catch the third […]

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McCann At The Movies: Avengers Endgame Is A Fitting Finale To A Fantastic Franchise

McCann At The Movies: Avengers Endgame Is A Fitting Finale To A Fantastic Franchise

May 4, 2019 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says Avengers Endgame is a film worthy of it’s place in the rich Marvel catalogue… With a world record-breaking opening weekend box office haul of over $1 billion worldwide, and cinemas up and down the country full to capacity over the last week, I made my way to Tralee […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Wonder Park’ Is A Family Fun Feature Where Imagination Is King

McCann At The Movies: ‘Wonder Park’ Is A Family Fun Feature Where Imagination Is King

April 28, 2019 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Wonder Park’ will be enjoyed by younger viewers for its adventurous spirit and humour… This week’s film of the week at Tralee Omniplex is ‘Wonder Park’, another family feature and a film that has hit our screens with less of the hype of its recent rivals yet one that was […]

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Jessie Buckley in 'Wild Rose'.

McCann At The Movies: Kerry’s Jessie Buckley Simply Owns ‘Wild Rose’ From Start To Finish

April 13, 2019 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says Kerry native Jessie Buckley shines in entertaning musical feature ‘Wild Rose’… Following on from its successful showing as part of the recent Dingle International Film Festival, the new feature from Tom Harper and starring Killarney’s own Jessie Buckley gets its long awaited release this week at Tralee Omniplex. ‘Wild […]

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'Us'

McCann At The Movies: ‘Us’ Is The Scariest Movie You’ll See This Year

March 30, 2019 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says Jordan Peele’s stunning, fear-filled feature ‘Us’ is a remarkable movie that will  feature in many ‘Best of 2019’ lists… This week’s Tralee Omniplex outing, ‘Us’, tells the story of Adelaide (Nupita Nyong’o) who, haunted by an unexplainable trauma from her childhood and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, […]

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Brie Larson as 'Captain Marvel'.

McCann At The Movies: ‘Captain Marvel’ Is A Blockbuster To Satisfy Fans

March 23, 2019 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Captain Marvel’ is a steady addition to the superhero canon that holds its own amongst the Marvel collection… Longer evenings and clocks going forward must only mean one thing — summer blockbuster season and a endless glut of superheroes at Tralee Omniplex. This year’s Marvel machine begins with […]

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'Fighting With My Family'

McCann At The Movies: ‘Fighting With My Family’ Is A Lot Of Fun

March 16, 2019 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Fighting with My Family’ see Stephen Merchant make a noble effort in a heartfelt wrestling feature sure to make you laugh… Premiering at this years’ Sundance Film Festival, ‘Fighting with My Family’ which was written, directed and produced by Stephen Merchant, is a sports biographical comedy based […]

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The Lego Movie 2

McCann At The Movies: Latest ‘Lego’ Offering Is Simply A Fun Movie

March 9, 2019 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says The Lego Movie 2 is a well constructed sequel for all the family… THIS week’s cinematic journey at Tralee Omniplex, saw the whole McCann family settle in their very comfy MAXX screen seats for the eagerly anticipated Lego movie sequel – the imaginatively title ‘Lego Movie 2’. […]

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Olivia Colman as Queen Anne in 'The Favourite'.

McCann At The Movies: ‘The Favourite’ Is A Wonderfully Weird Satirical Drama

March 2, 2019 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

Anchored by some magnificent performances, John McCann says ‘The Favourite’ is a worthy of all the praised lavished upon it… It’s fair to say that Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos is an acquired taste. His previous features ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ and ‘The Lobster’ whilst bold and at times brilliant, […]

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'If Beale Street Could Talk'

McCann At The Movies: A Film Of Dignity And Beauty From A Quality Director

February 23, 2019 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is a solid follow-up to ‘Moonlight’ from acclaimed director Barry Jenkins… I really do love Februarys at Tralee Omniplex. Each week sees yet another award-nominated feature hit the big screen, with the quality of a very high standard before we head for the […]

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Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in 'Boy Erased'.

McCann At The Movies: ‘Boy Erased’ Is A Compelling Drama With A Strong Message

February 16, 2019 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Boy Erased’  is a a powerful and important piece of cinema with a strong message that resonates long after the final credits roll… After  his successful directorial debut, with the 2015 feature ‘The Gift’, Joel Edgerton takes his place once again behind the camera for the powerful […]

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Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in 'Green Book'.

McCann At The Movies: ‘Green Book’ Has Charm And Excellent Performance

February 9, 2019 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Green Book’ is a charming, sentimental tale that’ll give you a warm glow as you leave the Omniplex… Those familiar with the works of Peter Farrelly will know of his genius in the field of cinematic comedy. The likes of ‘Dumb and Dumber’ and ‘There’s Something About Mary’ […]

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Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in 'Vice'.

McCann At The Movies: McKay Pulls No Punches In ‘Vice’

February 2, 2019 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says there are terrific actors on top form in Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’… Director Adam McKay rested his comedic chops in 2015, and changed artistic direction with his critically acclaimed feature ‘The Big Short’, which saw the director explain the financial crash of 2008 in his own unique way […]

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Samuel L. Jackson in 'Glass'.

McCann At The Movies: A Case Of ‘Glass’ Half-Empty In Limp End To Supernatural Trilogy

January 26, 2019 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Glass’ is a missed opportunity to end M. Night Shyamalan’s trilogy on a high note… THOSE familiar with the work of M.Night Shyamalan will know that his career in film resembles somewhat of a rollercoaster ride with the heights of such features as ‘The Sixth Sense’ and […]

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Steve Coogan and John C.  Reilly in 'Stan And Ollie'.

McCann At The Movies: Stan And Ollie Is a Funny, Emotionally-Charged Charm

January 19, 2019 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Stan and Ollie’ is a brilliant bromantic biopic on Hollywood’s original comedic double act… ABBOTT and Costello, Morecambe and Wise, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby are all famous comedic duos that have the trailblazing works of a certain Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to thank for paving […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Welcome To Marwen’ Is Well-Intentioned But Poorly Executed

McCann At The Movies: ‘Welcome To Marwen’ Is Well-Intentioned But Poorly Executed

January 12, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Welcome To Marwen’ is a visually superb, well intentioned but poorly executed true story that will split audiences… Robert Zemeckis, director of such classics as Back to the Future and Forest Gump has in recent times taken to redeveloping the source material of some extraordinary documentaries as […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Magical Musical To Delight All Ages

McCann At The Movies: A Magical Musical To Delight All Ages

January 5, 2019 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is a worthy sequel to the classic family movie… Remaking classic movies can often be risky business with more misses than hits (remakes such as Sylvester Stallones’ take on Get Carter simply can’t be unseen!). Therefore, it was with a little trepidation that I […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ Will Bring A Smile To All The Family

McCann At The Movies: ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ Will Bring A Smile To All The Family

December 22, 2018 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ is a fun-filled feature for all the family… This week’s trip to Tralee Omniplex was a family affair as both young and old took our seats in anticipation of a sequel that was very much on the radar due to the popularity of […]

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Jason Momoa as 'Aquaman'.

McCann At The Movies: ‘Aquaman’ Is A Pleasantly Surprising Adventure

December 15, 2018 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says Jason Momoa is in top form in a surprisingly good effort and deserving of a trip to the Omniplex… This week saw another DC Comics adaptation hit Tralee Omniplex with Warner Brothers Studios hoping that Aquaman follows in Wonder Woman’s successful footsteps after previous disastrous attempts with ‘Justice League’ […]

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Creed 2

McCann At The Movies: ‘Creed 2’ Packs A Powerful Punch

December 8, 2018 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says Creed 2 has good performance and great fight scenes which will please ‘Rocky’ and ‘Creed’ fans… This weeks’ trip to Tralee Omniplex saw Round 2 (or Round 8 if you count all the Rocky movies) of the 2015 hit ‘Creed’ with our Adonis Creed and Co. returning […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Robin Hood’ Is A Turkey In Time For Christmas

McCann At The Movies: ‘Robin Hood’ Is A Turkey In Time For Christmas

December 1, 2018 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Robin Hood’s’ ridiculous plot and weary script is wasted on a good cast… A week after this disappointing ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel, I was faced with the prospect of another potential howler in the form of yet another ‘Robin Hood’ feature at Tralee Omniplex this week. Whereas the […]

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McCann At The Movies: New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Offering Is A Mess Of A Movie

McCann At The Movies: New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Offering Is A Mess Of A Movie

November 24, 2018 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ boasts dazzling effects but they can’t hide its many flaws… After the 2016 release of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ proved that were was still life after the highly successful franchise of Harry Potter. It showed there was much […]

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The Grinch

McCann At The Movies: ‘The Grinch’ Is Sweet And Sugary Colourful Fun

November 17, 2018 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘The Grinch’ is a charming yuletide tale that will please the younger members of the family… SIX weeks away from Christmas and with ‘The Nutcracker’ already getting the feast of festive film underway, this week the whole family headed to Tralee Omniplex to catch the latest in […]

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Viola Davis and Liam Neeson in 'Widows'

McCann At The Movies: ‘Widows’ Is A Heist Movie To Leave Audiences Satisfied

November 10, 2018 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Widows’ is tense and thrilling multi-layered heist movie that will leave it’s audience satisified… The movie selection for this week’s movie review at Tralee Omniplex was a very easy decision to make. Combine an Academy Award winning director in Steve McQueen, with source material from the great […]

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Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

McCann At The Movies: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Pleases Queen Fans And More Besides

November 3, 2018 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says the music biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will indeed rock you… Just a short few weeks after the excellent A Star is Born, Tralee Omniplex plays host to another musical feature with Bryan Singer’s, Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ enjoying pride of place at numerous MAXX screenings this week. […]

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Halloween.

McCann At The Movies: ‘Halloween’ Is A Scary Return To Form For Jaded Franchise

October 27, 2018 at 8:26 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says the heart-rate will fluctuate quite a bit when watching ‘Halloween’… For the week that’s in it, I decided, rather than sit back enjoy the plush seats and comfort at Tralee Omniplex, I would subject myself to the constant feeling of unease and jump scares. The reason being […]

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Ryan Gosling in 'First Man'.

McCann At The Movies: ‘First Man’ Is A Riveting Personal Story Of A Global Event

October 20, 2018 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says Claire Foy shines in the retelling of the moon landing with Ryan Gosling in fine form too… It is hard to believe that this is only Damien Chazelle’s third feature film. What is even more astonishing is that his other two features Whiplash and La la land […]

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Venom.

McCann At The Movies: ‘Venom’ Is Loud And Brash, But Ultimately Disappointing

October 13, 2018 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

The latest Marvel offering ‘Venom’ is a missed opportunity says John McCann… Another week, another Marvel movie, seems to be the story when it comes to big screen adventures at times but this week’s film Venom was one that whereas I may not have been overly enthused about, the prospect […]

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