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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 0 comments

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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McCann At The Movies: Paddington 2 Is A Charming, Fun-Filled Family Movie

McCann At The Movies: Paddington 2 Is A Charming, Fun-Filled Family Movie

November 18, 2017 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, on a movie that is sure to bring a smile to even the grumpiest of faces!… With the first in the series being such a surprising delight and having my two children (both under 7) accompany me to a matinee showing, Paddington 2 was always […]

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McCann At The Movies: Missed Opportunity By Branagh Is Dreary Daytime Fare

McCann At The Movies: Missed Opportunity By Branagh Is Dreary Daytime Fare

November 11, 2017 at 10:41 am 1 comment

Our movie guy, John McCann, was far from impressed by ‘Murder On The Orient Express’… Another week, another reboot, this remake however had in theory a lot of positives to look forward to. It contained an all star cast, solid and renowned source material and a director that has proven […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Bleak Yet Amusing Political Comedy

McCann At The Movies: A Bleak Yet Amusing Political Comedy

November 4, 2017 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says that in ‘The Death Of Stalin’, Armando Iannucci serves up a comedy high in a year of lows at the box office… In a year of weak offerings comedywise, a Armando Iannucci penned and directed satirical political comedy was always going to be welcome […]

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McCann At The Movies: New ‘Thor’ Is Hilarious And Visually Stunning Blockbuster

McCann At The Movies: New ‘Thor’ Is Hilarious And Visually Stunning Blockbuster

October 28, 2017 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

In ‘Thor: Ragnorak’ our movie guy, John McCann, says Marvel has left its best until now… In this latest in the Marvel Studios offerings, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get […]

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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 Comments are Disabled

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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