Post Tagged with: "McCann At The Movies"

Ocean's 8

McCann At The Movies: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Is A Waste Of Great Acting Talent

June 23, 2018 at 11:37 am 0 comments

John McCann says ‘Ocean’s 8’ is a bland forgettable heist movie that criminally wastes the acting talent at its disposal… THE arrival of Oceans 8 to Tralee Omniplex was one that was always going to intrigue and excite. The reboot of a popular franchise with all star female cast that […]

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McCann At The Movies: Hyped Up Horror Let Down By Final Act

McCann At The Movies: Hyped Up Horror Let Down By Final Act

June 16, 2018 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

Horror movie ‘Hereditary’ has been getting rave reviews but John McCann says the last half hour lets it down… To say that I was looking forward to catching ‘Hereditary’ (as much as anyone can look forward to a horror film!) on the big screen, would be somewhat of an understatement. […]

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Jurassic World

McCann At The Movies: ‘Jurassic World’ Will Thrill Blockbuster Fans

June 9, 2018 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ is a non-stop visual rollercoaster that will thrill big budget blockbuster fans… Following on from the highly successful 2015 reboot Jurassic World comes the highly anticipated sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. With Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly again on writing duties and the return of the […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Solo’ Is A Fun-Filled Ride With One Of Cinema’s Heroes

McCann At The Movies: ‘Solo’ Is A Fun-Filled Ride With One Of Cinema’s Heroes

June 2, 2018 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a summer blockbuster worthy of your hard-earned cash… With more baggage than an airport carousel (original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the project in 2017 due to creative differences) and an estimated budget over $250 million, […]

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Breaking In.

McCann At The Movies: ‘Breaking In’ Is A Trainwreck Of A Movie

May 26, 2018 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Breaking In’ almost had him breaking out of the Omniplex.. Reviewing movies for TraleeToday.ie on a weekly basis has seen me experience a large variety of films which, in general, have been enjoyable (some surprisingly so)  with the odd turkey rearing its head now and again, but […]

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Deadpool 2

McCann At The Movies: ‘Deadpool 2’ Is A Sequel To Please Old Fans And Make New Ones

May 19, 2018 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Deadpool 2’ more than lives up to expectation and delivers on all fronts… Two years after the blockbuster smash that was Deadpool, the highly anticipated sequel posed many questions to its eager audience prior to its release. Would the sequel hold the same charm and appeal now […]

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Melissa McCarthy in 'Life Of The Party'.

McCann At The Movies: Leave Your Brains At The Door For ‘Life Of The Party’

May 12, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Life of the Party’ is a cheesy yet charming comedy with Melissa McCarthy on top form!… After Deanna Miles (Melissa McCarthy) gets a divorce from her husband Dan (Matt Walsh) and decides to go back to college, she ends up in her daughter’s class who’s not comfortable […]

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Beast.

McCann At The Movies: Killarney Actress Shines In ‘Beast’

May 5, 2018 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Beast’ is a dark thriller that showcases the wonderful talent of Killarney’s Jessie Buckley… Set in the idyllic setting of Jersey, Beast tells the tale of a troubled woman (Jessie Buckely) living in an isolated community who finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Infinity War’ Is A Visual Feast To Entertain The Masses

McCann At The Movies: ‘Infinity War’ Is A Visual Feast To Entertain The Masses

April 28, 2018 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says fans of the franchise will be ecstatic with ‘Avengers: Infinity War’…  In this latest Marvel studios outing, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice everything  in an attempt to defeat […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Michael Inside’ Will Leave A Lasting Impression

McCann At The Movies: ‘Michael Inside’ Will Leave A Lasting Impression

April 21, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Michael Inside’ is a compelling social prison drama that deserves all the critical acclaim it’s getting… Written and directed by Frank Berry, Michael Inside tells the story of  Michael McCrea, (played by Dafhyd Flynn)  an impressionable eighteen-year-old who lives with his grandfather Francis (Lalor Roddy) in […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘A Quiet Place’ Will Haunt You For Days

McCann At The Movies: ‘A Quiet Place’ Will Haunt You For Days

April 14, 2018 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘A Quiet Place’ is a terrific tense horror thriller that might turn out to be one of the year’s best films… With the recent critical and commercial success of films such as  ‘Get Out’, ‘It Comes at Night’ and ‘The Witch’, the horror genre has enjoyed a […]

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Ready Player One.

McCann At The Movies: A Visually Stunning Blockbuster From Spielberg

April 7, 2018 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, was blown away by ‘Ready Player One’ which is a must for retro gaming fans… After dealing with a more serious subject matter earlier in the year with ‘The Post’, iconic director Steven Spielberg returns this time around to the genre that he more or […]

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Rooney Mara as Mary Magdalene.

McCann At The Movies: A Lot To Admire, But ‘Mary Magdalene’ Just Falls Short

March 31, 2018 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Mary Magdelene is a well-crafted biblical tale that just falls short of director Garth Davis’ standard… Following on from the huge success of his debut feature film ‘Lion’, director Garth Davis takes on the retelling of a famous religious tale in the shape of Mary Magdelene. This […]

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Alicia Vikander in 'Tomb Raider'.

McCann At The Movies: Tomb Raider Has Moments Of Style But Little Substance

March 24, 2018 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

‘Tomb Raider’ will not live long in the memory says our movie guy, John McCann… Historically, the area of video game adaptation to big screen blockbuster has been one of scant success, with the transition from console to cinema one that has not always run smoothly. One of the few […]

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The Shape Of Water

McCann At The Movies: Wonderfully Crafted But ‘The Shape Of Water’ May Not Be For Everyone

March 17, 2018 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says The Shape of Water is a wonderfully crafted Oscar winning film, but it may not be for everyone!… With an underlying sense of injustice among some cinema goers at ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri’ missing out on the Best Picture Oscar among audiences, reviewing […]

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Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman in 'Game Night'.

McCann At The Movies: Game For A Laugh, But Not A Game Changer

March 10, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Game Night’ is an entertaining, absurd, dark and satisfying action comedy…but it’s not a game changer!… After a few intense weeks of Oscar hype, excitement, anticipation and in some cases disappointment (how ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri’ lost out to ‘The Shape of Water’ […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘I, Tonya’ Is A Film That Will Shock, Entertain And Puzzle Audiences

McCann At The Movies: ‘I, Tonya’ Is A Film That Will Shock, Entertain And Puzzle Audiences

March 3, 2018 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘I, Tonya’ is a unique and darkly comedic re-telling of one of sport’s most sensational scandals… Based on true events, ‘I, Tonya’ is the darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Although […]

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Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in 'Lady Bird'.

McCann At The Movies: ‘Lady Bird’ Is A Charming Coming Of Age Tale

February 24, 2018 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Lady Bird’ sees Saoirse Ronan in award-winning form in a movie that will resonate with audiences… Nominated for five Academy Awards and the winner of two Golden Globes Ladybird is the semi autobiographical tale of writer/director Greta Gerwig’s adolescence upbringing in Sacremento, California. Christine “Lady Bird” […]

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McCann At The Movies: Laughs Are Plentiful In The Entertaining ‘Early Man’

McCann At The Movies: Laughs Are Plentiful In The Entertaining ‘Early Man’

February 17, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann says ‘Early Man’ is a charming and funny tale from the master of stop motion animation… In his first directorial outing since 2008’s Wallace and Gromit in ‘A Matter of Loaf and Death’, Nick Park returns with his unique animated style and humour which gives […]

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McCann At The Movies: An Important, Entertaining Film That Won’t Disappoint

McCann At The Movies: An Important, Entertaining Film That Won’t Disappoint

February 10, 2018 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘The Post’ is a masterful, nostalgic yet timely film… Combine the magnificent iconic acting talent of two Hollywood heavyweights in Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, with the skills of one of the worlds most decorated movie makers in Steven Spielberg to retell a poignant, […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Coco’ Is A Visually Stunning And Entertaining Tale

McCann At The Movies: ‘Coco’ Is A Visually Stunning And Entertaining Tale

January 27, 2018 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Coco’ is another triumph for Pixar studios… Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz . Desperate to prove his talent and  following a mysterious chain of events Miguel finds himself […]

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Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand in "Three Billboards..."

McCann At The Movies: A McDonagh Movie-Making Masterclass

January 20, 2018 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is a must-see from director Martin McDonagh… London-Irish director’s third feature, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ sees the filmmaker return to the promise shown with ‘In Bruges’ after the disappointment that was his second film ‘Seven Psychopaths’. This black comedy […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Terrific Thriller From Veteran Director Ridley Scott

McCann At The Movies: A Terrific Thriller From Veteran Director Ridley Scott

January 13, 2018 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘All The Money In The World’ is a terrific tense thriller worthy of your attention… Veteran director Ridley Scott’s latest offering ‘All the Money in the World’ is a film that has gained notoriety on its release for the eleventh hour replacing of Kevin […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Molly’s Game’ Is A Solid Directorial Debut From Aaron Sorkin

January 6, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says audiences will appreciated the solid if unspectacular directorial debut for Aaron Sorkin with ‘Molly’s Game’… The beginning of the calendar year is usually the best time to head to your local cinema to catch the solid, steady flow of award favourites and quality features […]

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McCann At The Movies: My Top Five Films Of 2017

McCann At The Movies: My Top Five Films Of 2017

December 28, 2017 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, picks his favourite movies of the year… Firstly, to list just 5 great movies in a year is a near impossible task especially when it’s in a year full of quality. 2017 saw more and more reboots, superheroes and franchises (even though not all were […]

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McCann At The Movies: New ‘Jumanji’ Is Solid Blockbuster Fare

McCann At The Movies: New ‘Jumanji’ Is Solid Blockbuster Fare

December 23, 2017 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann saw ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ and says it’s an entertaining enough way to spend 90+ minutes at the Omniplex… Another week, another blockbuster and yet another reboot! This time it’s the mid 90s Robin Williams vehicle that gets a modern day upgrade to appeal […]

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McCann At The Movies: The Force Is Still Strong In ‘The Last Jedi’

McCann At The Movies: The Force Is Still Strong In ‘The Last Jedi’

December 16, 2017 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says the latest instalment in the Star Wars series is a resounding success… IN ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the help of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Heartfelt Drama That Lives Up To Its Title

McCann At The Movies: A Heartfelt Drama That Lives Up To Its Title

December 9, 2017 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Wonder’ will have you reaching for the tissues on more than one occasion… In a year that has brought us a plentiful supply of superheroes, some chilling horror movies, wonderful animation features, many terrific biopics and a lot more, one particular genre that has […]

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Emma Stone and Steve Carrell in

McCann At The Movies: Hard To Find Fault With This Entertaining And Timely Film

December 2, 2017 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ is a socially important film with great performances from the leads… In 1973, in the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, a tennis match between women’s World No. 1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) […]

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McCann At The Movies: Ferrell Hits The Mark In Funny Festive Film

McCann At The Movies: Ferrell Hits The Mark In Funny Festive Film

November 25, 2017 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ isn’t Citizen Kane, it’s just an enjoyable festive delight… Following on from the success of ‘Daddy’s Home’ and the unmistakable comic chemistry between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, writer and director Sean Anders adds the comic talents of John Lithgow and […]

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