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Finnegan On Films: Fun And Action On The Box Today

Finnegan On Films: Fun And Action On The Box Today

October 1, 2022 at 10:05 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the movies on RTE/TG4 tonight… If you are a Barbara Streisand fan I am about to give you a wonderful surprise. Yentl (Saturday 2.50pm RTE1) is all about Barbara as she directed, produced, co wrote the screenplay, and, of course, took […]

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Finnegan On Films: What To Watch On The Box This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: What To Watch On The Box This Weekend

September 24, 2022 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some suggestions for your viewing pleasure this weekend… It’s a pretty thin weekend for films on the TV this weekend because of more than the usual amount of sport. Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is a live action spin […]

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Finnegan On Films: True Life Stories And Plenty Of Action

Finnegan On Films: True Life Stories And Plenty Of Action

September 17, 2022 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on superhero and superstar singer films on the box tonight… What a great combination of action thrills and biography there is to enjoy on today’s films on RTE1, RTE2 and TG4 In Spider-Man: Homecoming (6.35pm Saturday RTE1), Tom Holland swings into action as Peter Parker, […]

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Finnegan On Films: Family Fun, Comedy And Drama On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Family Fun, Comedy And Drama On The Box

September 10, 2022 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the films on RTE/TG4 on Saturday night… You might remember the 1995 Jumanji film, in which Robin Williams escaped from a board game chased by rhinos, elephants, monkeys and lions. Well Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) smartly inverts and […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Sword And Sandals Classic And Bond Shenanigans On The Box

Finnegan On Films: A Sword And Sandals Classic And Bond Shenanigans On The Box

September 3, 2022 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the films on TV today… Spartacus (Saturday 2.15pm RTE1) is, without doubt, a classic film and a classic story. The film tells of the Roman slave Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), who toils for the Roman Empire while dreaming of freedom. He is […]

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Finnegan On Films: Here’s Some Movies To Watch On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: Here’s Some Movies To Watch On The Box Tonight

August 27, 2022 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

A genuine 90s classic is among the selections from our movie guy, James Finnegan, for your viewing pleasure tonight on the box… One of my favourite films of all time is ‘The Secret Life of Pets’.  Not just because it is a very good film, but it was the first […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movies To Watch If You’re Forgoing The Festival Fun

Finnegan On Films: Movies To Watch If You’re Forgoing The Festival Fun

August 20, 2022 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

If you’re not heading to town for the festival entertainment, then James Finnegan has some suggestions for your viewing pleasure today… There is a lot of competition for your television attention this weekend, with a lot of sport, plus the Park Festival and the Rose of Tralee Festival on in […]

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Finnegan On Films: Family Fun, Comedy And Historical Drama On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Family Fun, Comedy And Historical Drama On The Box

August 13, 2022 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some suggestions for your viewing pleasure this evening… AS has been said many times, there is a law of diminishing returns when it comes to sequels, but I’m delighted to say that Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) still has some […]

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Finnegan On Films: Old And New Classics Among Saturday’s Movies On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Old And New Classics Among Saturday’s Movies On The Box

August 6, 2022 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some interesting movies on the box today… Von Ryan’s Express (Saturday 2.20pm RTE1) is the type of film they can’t – or don’t -make anymore. American pilot Colonel Joe Ryan (Frank Sinatra) is shot down over Italy and is taken to an internment camp. […]

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Olivia Colman (Joy) and Charlie Reid (Mully) in Joyride which goes on general release later this month.

Finnegan On Films: Kerry Scenery Among The Stars Of ‘Joyride’

July 30, 2022 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, gives his verdict on Joyride, the film shot in Kerry last summer which is now on general release… I love odd couple, buddy stories with a feel good factor, a strong charisma between the cast and a script that has some humour as well as […]

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Finnegan On Films: God, The Minions, Cops And Debaters

Finnegan On Films: God, The Minions, Cops And Debaters

July 23, 2022 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends some films on TV today to distract you from thinking about tomorrow’s game… Comedies about religion are always tricky.  They’re either  bland — lest they cause offence  — or they deliberately set out to cause offence. Oh, God! (Saturday 2.50 RTE1) is a rather […]

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Finnegan On Film: A Sandler Double And Courtroom Drama On The Box

Finnegan On Film: A Sandler Double And Courtroom Drama On The Box

July 16, 2022 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on three movies worth a look on TV tonight… Slim pickings this week on the television film front, but there is always something to get your teeth into. Speaking of which, Hotel Transylvania 2 (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is a second bite off the bat in […]

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Finnegan On Films: Comedy, Drama And A Classic On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Comedy, Drama And A Classic On The Box

July 9, 2022 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the movies on RTE/TG4 on Saturday… There is nothing like a true black and white classic shown in the afternoon, and All About Eve (Saturday 1.30pm RTE1) ticks all those boxes and more. This is one of those backstage stories revolving […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Variety Of Fine Movies To Watch On Saturday

Finnegan On Films: A Variety Of Fine Movies To Watch On Saturday

July 2, 2022 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there is a wonderful combination of  comedy and drama – both real life and imagined – on show for Saturday… They simply don’t make films like Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines (Saturday 2.05pm RTE2) anymore, not only on this scale, but also […]

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Finnegan On Films: Gender Wars, An Acting Masterclass And Dinosaurs

Finnegan On Films: Gender Wars, An Acting Masterclass And Dinosaurs

June 25, 2022 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s a mixed bag of films on the box tonight… When a plot against a prominent Middle Eastern politician is uncovered, David Pollock (Gregory Peck), a Professor of Ancient Hieroglyphics at Oxford University, is recruited to help expose the scheme, as can only happen […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Thrilling Set Of Movies On The Box Tonight

Finnegan On Films: A Thrilling Set Of Movies On The Box Tonight

June 18, 2022 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan says there is quite a diverse selection of film types available with today’s television films… Let’s start with Charade (Saturday 2.40pm RTE1) which has been described as the best Hitchcock film Hitchcock never made. After Regina (Audrey Hepburn) falls for the dashing Peter Joshua (Cary […]

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Finnegan On Films: Saturday Night Romance And Action On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Saturday Night Romance And Action On The Box

June 11, 2022 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks some movies to watch on TV today… First up is Sabrina (Saturday 2.40pm RTE1), not the 1954 Billy Wilder version starring William Holden, Humphery Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, but the more recent Sidney Pollack directed version. It is always a challenge to remake a beloved […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Varied Selection For Viewing This Saturday

Finnegan On Films: A Varied Selection For Viewing This Saturday

June 4, 2022 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there are lots of moral conundrums and action adventures in this week’s selection of reviews… The first film on the schedule is UglyDolls (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1). It’s similar in theme and style to the Toy Story franchise in as much as we should accept everyone […]

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Finnegan On Films: War, Comedy, Drama And Romance On The Box

Finnegan On Films: War, Comedy, Drama And Romance On The Box

May 28, 2022 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

On a weekend dominated by sporting attractions, there is still a good selection of films available on the television tonight says our movie guy, James Finnegan… Hotel Transylvania (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is a comedy animated story about a hotel  set up by Count Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) for the […]

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Finnegan On Films: An Early Madonna Movie And An Irish Classic

Finnegan On Films: An Early Madonna Movie And An Irish Classic

May 21, 2022 at 8:50 am Comments are Disabled

A forgotten Madonna vehicle and an Irish classic are among our movie guy, James Finnegan’s recommendations for tonight… I am delighted to pass onto you a wonderful selection of films for your consideration today, and we are starting not with a good film, but a great one. Despicable Me (Saturday […]

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Finnegan On Films: Good Films To Compete With Eurovision Drama

Finnegan On Films: Good Films To Compete With Eurovision Drama

May 14, 2022 at 8:32 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan says there are not so many films on television today — working no doubt on the principal that the Eurovision Song Contest will provide enough drama, comedy, makeup and special effects to fill our needs — however, there are still a few cinematic specials to […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Collection Of Oscar Winners On The Box

Finnegan On Films: A Collection Of Oscar Winners On The Box

May 7, 2022 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some real gems on the TV this Saturday… It is a rarer event then you might imagine but the common denominator of today’s film selection is that they are all multiple Oscar Winners. At another time, you would call this film “I see dead […]

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Finnegan On Films: Hidden Gems And Mummy Issues

Finnegan On Films: Hidden Gems And Mummy Issues

April 30, 2022 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some movies on TV to make it a super Saturday… I am sometimes asked ‘what makes a successful film’? Is it the actors, the directors, the script, marketing, franchise formula?  I always answer by quoting William Goldman, the Oscar winning screenwriter of ‘Butch Cassidy […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Peter Sellers Classic To Enjoy On The Box

Finnegan On Films: A Peter Sellers Classic To Enjoy On The Box

April 23, 2022 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks some movies to watch on the box on Saturday night… One of my favourite comedy franchises, featuring one of my favourite comedy characters is on show this weekend. The Pink Panther (Saturday 3.40 RTE1) is actually a large diamond with a specific internal flaw […]

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Finnegan On Films: An Easter Parade Of Good Movies On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: An Easter Parade Of Good Movies On TV This Weekend

April 16, 2022 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some ‘eggcellent’ (sorry!) films to recommend for this Bank Holiday Weekend… The Secret Life of Pets (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) holds a special place in my film loving heart as it was the first film I brought my granddaughter Amy to see in the cinema […]

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Finnegan On Films: Baseball, The Bard And Grisly Murders On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Baseball, The Bard And Grisly Murders On The Box

April 9, 2022 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the movies on RTE and TG4 this weekend… Showing a sporting themed film in a weekend full of sport is brave, but A League of Their Own (Saturday 2.20pm RTE2) is one of the best of the genre. Directed by Penny […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Couple Of Classics On The Box This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: A Couple Of Classics On The Box This Weekend

April 2, 2022 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says Spielberg made his masterpiece in Schindler’s List, while The Green Mile is worth your time… It is sometimes surprising how quickly a film can date, while on the other hand,  a classic film can still resound a message across the ages. The Queen’s Corgi […]

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Finnegan On Films: Thrills Aplenty On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Thrills Aplenty On TV This Weekend

March 26, 2022 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the films on the box at the weekend… As part of the Harry Potter prequel series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is the awe-inspiring spectacle of imagination and effects that you will have come to expect. It […]

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Finnegan On Films: Unlikely Friendships And Gritty Dramas On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Unlikely Friendships And Gritty Dramas On TV This Weekend

March 19, 2022 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has the pick of the movies on RTE and TG4 this weekend… THERE is something about dragons that seem to appeal to all of us.  From classic fairytales all the way up to Game of Thrones, you can’t beat a fire-breathing character. How to Train […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Star-Studded Line-Up Of Films On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: A Star-Studded Line-Up Of Films On TV This Weekend

March 12, 2022 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says the movies on the box this weekend have more stars than appear in the sky… There is a fine selection of films on show over the next few days, especially if you are a star-spotter. However, first up is Wonder (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1), and […]

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