Post Tagged with: "McCann At The Movies"

Creed 2

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

December 8, 2018 at 9:33 am 0 comments

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

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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Skyscraper

McCann At The Movies: Mediocre ‘Skyscraper’ Just About Gets Off First Floor

July 14, 2018 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s star quality just about saves ‘Skyscraper’… After a two week summer break from the big screen, I was looking forward to catching the latest B movie blockbuster from the ever watchable and dependable Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. His MO in Hollywood seems to […]

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Ocean's 8

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

June 23, 2018 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

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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