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McCann At The Movies: A Return To Form For Lego Franchise

McCann At The Movies: A Return To Form For Lego Franchise

October 21, 2017 at 7:56 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, John McCann says ‘The Lego Ninjago’ movie is an entertaining way to spend 90 minutes of your time… This third instalment in the Lego movie series revolves around the battle for Ninjago City which calls to action a young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along […]

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Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner.

McCann At The Movies: A Visually Stunning Sequel…But Maybe For Fans Only!

October 14, 2017 at 10:14 am 1 comment

John McCann says ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is a visual spectacle like no other this year, but it may only be for people who enjoyed the first one… In what was arguably the most highly anticipated movie event of the year (aside from the annual Star Wars hype), the prospect of […]

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McCann At The Movies: Fascinating Drama Is Not To Be Pooh-Poohed

McCann At The Movies: Fascinating Drama Is Not To Be Pooh-Poohed

October 6, 2017 at 9:06 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann says Goodbye Christopher Robin is a great drama elevated by remarkable performances by the two leads…. Directed by Simon Curtis, ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ deals with the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose stuffed toys gave rise to […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Maze’ Is A Solid If Underwhelming Political Drama

McCann At The Movies: ‘Maze’ Is A Solid If Underwhelming Political Drama

September 30, 2017 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Maze’ has more of a ‘TV movie’ feel than anything else… A seasoned campaigner on the film festival trail, this week saw the general release of Stephen Burke’s Maze starring Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Barry Ward. Inspired by the true events of the 1983 […]

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McCann At The Movies: Miss ‘Wind River’ At Your Peril!

McCann At The Movies: Miss ‘Wind River’ At Your Peril!

September 23, 2017 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann says ‘Wind River’ is an outstanding crime thriller fuelled by a remarkable performance by Jeremy Renner… With a feast of big budget Hollywood blockbusters, armed with monstrous marketing campaigns being thrust to the cinema going public on a weekly basis, sometimes we tend to overlook […]

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McCann At The Movies: You’ll Have Sleepless Nights After ‘IT’

McCann At The Movies: You’ll Have Sleepless Nights After ‘IT’

September 16, 2017 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

‘IT’ is a chilling reboot that won’t do anything for a good night’s sleep says our movie guy, John McCann… Of all the Hollywood reboots and remakes hitting our screens in recent times, the idea of a modernised version of the mini-series IT based on the Stephen King novel was […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Detroit’ – A Tough But Essential Piece Of Filmmaking

McCann At The Movies: ‘Detroit’ – A Tough But Essential Piece Of Filmmaking

September 9, 2017 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

‘Detroit’ is an emotional and gut-wrenching movie from one of Hollywood’s finest directors says our movie critic, John McCann… The latest feature from Kathryn Bigelow – the Academy Award winning director with a rich back catalogue which includes ‘The Hurt Locker’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ – tells the gripping true […]

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McCann At The Movies: The Hitman’s Bodyguard Is A Highly Entertaining Rollercoaster Ride!

McCann At The Movies: The Hitman’s Bodyguard Is A Highly Entertaining Rollercoaster Ride!

August 19, 2017 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says The Hitman’s Bodyguard is outlandish but all the better for it… Once a staple part of the cinematic diet of the eighties, the buddy road trip movie has long since been absent from the big screen in the last number of years due to […]

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Charlize Theron is 'Atomic Blonde'.

McCann At The Movies: Blonde Ambition Falls Short

August 12, 2017 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says Atomic Blonde is a disappointing action thriller that favours style over substance… Teased by hints via social media on the days leading up to Tralee Omniplex’s first Secret Screening, the pieces had begun to fit together and I had a sneaky feeling that the […]

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