Post Tagged with: "McCann At The Movies"

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 0 comments

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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Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in 'A Star Is Born'.

McCann At The Movies: Cooper and Gaga Excel In ‘A Star Is Born’

October 6, 2018 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘A Star is Born’ is a triumphant modern retelling of a classic Hollywood tale… I’m not sure why Bradley Cooper chose a second retelling of a famous Hollwood tale as the subject of his directorial debut, but when the final credits rolled at the end of A […]

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'A Simple Favour'

McCann At The Movies: ‘A Simple Favour’ Is A Mystic Movie Of Mystery

September 29, 2018 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘A Simple Favour’ is a mysterious thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster ride!… This week’s movie at Tralee Omniplex sees Bridesmaids director Paul Feig serve up a feature quite removed from his usual comedic fare with ‘A Simple Favour’, a dark thriller filled with numerous twists and turns. […]

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'Crazy Rich Asians'

McCann At The Movies: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Gives Boost To Rom-Com Genre

September 22, 2018 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a charming film that gives a well needed boost for the rom-com genre… The beloved rom com has taken a battering in recent times with such a severe decline in quality that it was doubted that it could ever return to its’ former […]

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John Cho in 'Searching'.

McCann At The Movies: ‘Searching’ Is A Clever And Timely Thriller

September 15, 2018 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Searching’ has strong performances and is an inventive, tense thriller… After two fruitful weeks at Tralee Omniplex with ‘BlackkKlansman’ and ‘Black 47’ amongst the best of 2018’s productions, I was delighted to see that this marked rise in quality continued with this weeks’ feature ‘Searching’ – a tense […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Black 47’ — A Famine Thriller Worthy Of Attention

McCann At The Movies: ‘Black 47’ — A Famine Thriller Worthy Of Attention

September 8, 2018 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Black 47’ delivers as a historical piece and on an entertainment level… A constant presence on the film festival circuit throughout the country this year, including a gala screening at the Dingle International Film Festival last March, Black 47 finally gets its long-awaited nationwide release this week. Incredibly, the […]

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BlacKkKlansman

McCann At The Movies: ‘BlacKkKLansman’ Is One Of The Year’s Best Films

September 1, 2018 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘BlackKklansman’ is a powerful feature from veteran director that may well be one of 2018’s finest features… After enjoying the exploits of Denzel Washington last week in ‘Equalizer 2’ this week, it was the turn of Washington Jnr, John David Washington and Adam Driver in Spike Lee’s […]

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The Equaliser 2

McCann At The Movies: Dependable Denzel Shines In ‘Equalizer 2’

August 25, 2018 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘The Equalizer 2’ is simply pure cinematic escapism… After the movie depths of ‘The Meg’, last week, I was badly in need of a cinematic pick up upon taking my seat at Tralee Omniplex for this week’s feature presentation Equalizer 2. Thankfully, with the ever dependable Denzel Washington […]

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'The Meg'.

McCann At The Movies: ‘The Meg’ Is More Of A Damp Squib Of A Movie

August 18, 2018 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘The Meg’ is an awful mess of a movie… With low expectations, but high anticipation of a brain-vacation movie forthcoming, I took my comfy seat at Tralee Omniplex ready to marvel at the wonderful world of CGI effects, shriek at the horror of 70ft […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Ant Man And The Wasp’ Won’t Disappoint Marvel Fans

McCann At The Movies: ‘Ant Man And The Wasp’ Won’t Disappoint Marvel Fans

August 11, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Ant Man And The Wasp’ is a lightweight addition to Marvel catalogue that’s both fun and refreshing!… In the aftermath of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) struggles with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles […]

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McCann At The Movies: You Should Definitely Accept ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’

August 4, 2018 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says there are thrills aplenty in the ‘Mission Impossible’ series that just keeps giving… The pulling power of Tom Cruise has been somewhat dented in recent times with box office outings such as The Mummy and American Made failing to live up to the heightened figures generated by […]

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McCann At The Movies: Pixar Delivers Again With ‘The Incredibles 2’

July 28, 2018 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says there’s plenty of family fun as Pixar delivers with style and substance yet again with sequel… After a disappointing run of no more than average movies lately, Incredibles 2 truly could not have come at a better time. In the company of the whole family (including two […]

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Sicario: Day Of The Soldado.

McCann At The Movies: ‘Sicario’ Sequel Let Down By Weak Final Act

July 21, 2018 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ was looking good until a farcical final act…  As one of my favourite films of 2015, ‘Sicario’ was a feature that simply had it all, a dark, yet tense plot, explosive action scenes, a formidable cast and most importantly a brilliant director […]

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