Post Tagged with: "McCann’s Movies"

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

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

August 5, 2017 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says believe the hype about Dunkirk  because it’s a stunning film… With every movie theater showing trailers for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk since about January of this year, to claim that this was one of the most anticipated movies of the year would be a huge […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Apes’ Trilogy Comes To A Satisfactory End

McCann At The Movies: ‘Apes’ Trilogy Comes To A Satisfactory End

July 29, 2017 at 9:21 am 1 comment

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ provides a great end to a fantastic trilogy… As the third and final instalment of the fantastic rebooted trilogy, the pressure was most definitely on director Matt Reeves to produce a film worthy of its place among […]

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Tom Holland is Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING.

McCann At The Movies: Third Time Lucky As Marvel Hits The Right Note!

July 22, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, on the highly enjoyable Spider-Man: Homecoming… In Spider-Man: Homecoming, under the watchful eye of Tony Stark, Peter Parker starts to embrace his new found identity as Spider-Man whilst also attempting to return to his normal daily routine and frustrated by thoughts of proving himself to be […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Despicable Me 3 Is Fun For The Family

McCann At The Movies: ‘Despicable Me 3 Is Fun For The Family

July 15, 2017 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, really enjoyed the latest offering in the Despicable Me series… Gru and the gang return in the third instalment of the popular ‘Despicable Me’ franchise in a film that provides lots of entertainment laughs and fun for all ages. Being the third (fourth if you […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘The House’ Doesn’t Win

McCann At The Movies: ‘The House’ Doesn’t Win

July 8, 2017 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, says Will Ferrell backs a loser in a comedy that lacks consistency… Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler play Scott and Kate Johansen, a married couple who must figure out a way to earn some money after their daughter’s scholarship falls through. When all else fails, […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Baby Driver’ — Close, But No Cigar

McCann At The Movies: ‘Baby Driver’ — Close, But No Cigar

July 1, 2017 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, says Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ is a gallant effort, but… Long time labour of love for the director of the superb Cornetto trilogy Edgar Wright, ‘Baby Driver’ sees the British filmmaker’s first venture into the big budget Hollywood movie sphere. The film tells the tale […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Cardboard Gangsters’ Is A Welcome Break From Blockbusters

McCann At The Movies: ‘Cardboard Gangsters’ Is A Welcome Break From Blockbusters

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says Cardboard Gangsters is a gritty drama which is a welcome break from the recent blockbuster buffet he’s been feasting on… As a welcome break from the glut of big budget summer blockbusters this week, I settled down in my comfy cinema seat to enjoy […]

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McCann At The Movies: Dark Universe Gets Off To Lacklustre Start With ‘The Mummy’

McCann At The Movies: Dark Universe Gets Off To Lacklustre Start With ‘The Mummy’

June 17, 2017 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, says ‘The Mummy’ is an incoherent mess, but if you want to rest the brain… It’s hard to believe that it’s 18 years since Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz starred in the cheesy yet fun “The Mummy”. It’s even harder to believe that some Hollywood […]

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McCann At The Movies: Wonder Woman Is Worthy Of High Praise

June 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, says DC has got back on track with Wonder Woman… As the only positive thing to come out of the dreadful Batman vs Superman, and with DC Universe on a steady losing streak movie wise, it was always going to be interesting to see how […]

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Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur.

McCann At The Movies: ‘King Arthur’ Is Loud, Brash, Over The Top…But Fun!

June 3, 2017 at 7:17 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ is much better than he expected!… Bruised and battered by the critics, Guy Ritchie’s take on the classic tale of King Arthur was one that had me intrigued from the beginning. Adding Charlie Hunnam in what is his first major lead role in […]

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McCann At The Movies: Tiresome Comedy Fails To Do Justice To Hawn And Schumer

McCann At The Movies: Tiresome Comedy Fails To Do Justice To Hawn And Schumer

May 27, 2017 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, on the new Amy Schumer vehicle which, despite Goldie Hawn’s presence, falls well short of the mark… After being dumped by her boyfriend on the eve of a vacation to an exotic location, impulsive dreamer Emily (Amy Schumer) convinces her over cautious mother Linda, (Goldie […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Tense Blood Curdling Sci-Fi Thriller

McCann At The Movies: A Tense Blood Curdling Sci-Fi Thriller

May 20, 2017 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, looks at the latest in the Alien franchise, Alien Covenant…   Fans of previous Alien films and the sci-fi horror genre, that these movies have made their own, will have been eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the Ridley Scott-driven franchise. It’s predecessor, Prometheus, did an […]

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McCann At The Movies: Solid Yet Unspectacular Retelling Of Dark Time In History

McCann At The Movies: Solid Yet Unspectacular Retelling Of Dark Time In History

May 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, says The Promise is ultimately a missed opportunity… With an all stellar cast including Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon and written and directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George, all the ingredients were present for a modern day epic telling of the […]

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McCann At The Movies: Marvellous Marvel Do It Again

McCann At The Movies: Marvellous Marvel Do It Again

May 6, 2017 at 10:12 am 1 comment

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, says Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is a thrill-a-minute ride for audiences… Three years after James Gunn’s surprising box office smash hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, comes the long awaited Vol 2 tailored with  the unenviable task of trying to match its predecessor’s energy, […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Handsome Devil’ Is Another Irish Gem

McCann At The Movies: ‘Handsome Devil’ Is Another Irish Gem

April 29, 2017 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, says the Irish movie conveyor belt is stronger than ever with the release of Handsome Devil… As a big fan of The Stag and with the high quality of Irish movie releases in recent times, there was a lot to look forward to in director John Butler’s […]

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