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Finnegan On Films: A Varied Selection Of Movies To Enjoy This Week

Finnegan On Films: A Varied Selection Of Movies To Enjoy This Week

November 20, 2021 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on an eclectic selection of movies on TV over the next week… Let’s get right into the reviews with an absolute gem of a film for all ages, Inside Out (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) Inside eleven year old Riley’s head live a team of personal emotions […]

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Finnegan On Films: Oscar Classics And Interesting Curios On The Box

Finnegan On Films: Oscar Classics And Interesting Curios On The Box

November 13, 2021 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

It’s an interesting week of films on RTE and TG4 this week with Oscar classics intermixed with some interesting curios says our movie guy, James Finnegan… We start, as always with a Saturday family film and this week’s option is Puss In Boots (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1).   This stars the […]

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Finnegan On Films: Powerful Drama And A Classic Comedy To Enjoy This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Powerful Drama And A Classic Comedy To Enjoy This Weekend

November 6, 2021 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan suggests a classic comedy from the 70s and a multi-award winning drama from the 80s for your viewing pleasure this weekend… If you are looking for a family film to start the weekend, you can’t beat a bit of Shrek. Shrek Forever After (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is the […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Selection Of Movies For The Weekend

Finnegan On Films: A Selection Of Movies For The Weekend

October 30, 2021 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan looks at some of the movies on TV this Halloween weekend… Greeting ghosties and ghoulies on this Halloween weekend.  Let’s see what scary delights are coming our way. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is a good entertaining family Halloween treat, although perhaps the very small smallies […]

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Finnegan On Films: Something For The Bank Holiday Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Something For The Bank Holiday Weekend

October 23, 2021 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says film lovers are spoilt for choice this Bank Holiday Weekend… WELL, the Cup is overflowing this Bank Holiday Weekend with a whole selection of wonderful films for your delectation. First up is Shadowlands (Saturday 2.10pm RTE1), the true life story of a meeting of […]

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Finnegan On Films: All-Star Casts Delivering Powerful Narratives

Finnegan On Films: All-Star Casts Delivering Powerful Narratives

October 16, 2021 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at some choice movies on the box this week… You always get a little nervous when the studios decide to remake a classic film. Certainly the recent trend for remaking animated versions into live action events has been a bit of a mixed bag. […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some Films To Enjoy On TV This Week

Finnegan On Films: Some Films To Enjoy On TV This Week

October 9, 2021 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some great entertainment on TV over the coming week… The very epitome of a family film is the glorious Paddington (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) a walking, talking bear from darkest Peru with a fondness for marmalade. Following an earthquake, Paddington finds himself in London. However, […]

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in 'No Time To Die'.

Finnegan On Films: Craig Doesn’t Disappoint In His Last Outing As James Bond

October 2, 2021 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on the new James Bond movie which has opened in cinemas… “We’ve been expecting you Mr. Bond.” Well we have.  So eighteen months later than expected, thanks to you know what, the final instalment of the Daniel Craig era has arrived – and it is […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some Oscar-Winning Classics To Be Enjoyed

Finnegan On Films: Some Oscar-Winning Classics To Be Enjoyed

September 25, 2021 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on a diverse range of movies on the box this week… Perhaps it is just my infantile sense of humour, but Rowan Atkinson just cracks me up, whether it is Mr. Bean, his stand up routines or as the bumbling secret agent Johnny English. The […]

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Finnegan On Films: Drama And Action On The Box This Week

Finnegan On Films: Drama And Action On The Box This Week

September 18, 2021 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks movies from different genres on RTE and TG4 this week… If ever there was a typical Saturday evening film for all the family, it is A Dog’s Way Home (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1). Lucas and Olivia find a puppy, a litter of kittens and a […]

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Finnegan On Films: Murder, Intrigue And The Mob

Finnegan On Films: Murder, Intrigue And The Mob

September 11, 2021 at 8:47 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks three movies to enjoy on RTE and TG4 this week… You can’t beat an Agatha Christie murder mystery on a Saturday night and Murder on the Orient Express (Saturday 9.40pm RTE One) is a classic of the genre. This is the most recent film […]

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Finnegan On Films: Imaginative Narratives And Powerful Performances

Finnegan On Films: Imaginative Narratives And Powerful Performances

September 4, 2021 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at some of the films on RTE and TG4 this week… There are some weeks in this role when you have to search out for good films to recommend. Then, occasionally, there are weeks like this when there are good films no matter where […]

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Finnegan On Films: Big Brother Is Watching On The Box This Week

Finnegan On Films: Big Brother Is Watching On The Box This Week

August 28, 2021 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

THIS week’s films cover a variety of genres and are all excellent examples of their type. We come to the eighth and final chapter of the ever popular series with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two (Saturday 6.35pm RTE One). This is truly a magical epic finale. Harry, […]

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Finnegan On Films: All Human Life And Drama On Display

Finnegan On Films: All Human Life And Drama On Display

August 21, 2021 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on a diverse range of movies on the box over the next week… We are now approaching the conclusion of the series with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1).  Harry, Ron and Hermione are in hiding after the dark lord […]

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Finnegan On Films: Famous Franchises To The Fore On TV This Week

Finnegan On Films: Famous Franchises To The Fore On TV This Week

August 14, 2021 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks some films for your viewing pleasure on RTE and TG4 this week… IT’S a bit of a ‘Boys Own’ selection of films this week, with plenty of action and adventure. Our selection begins in the now time honoured fashion with Harry Potter and the […]

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Finnegan On Films: Magic, Clint And Oscar Winners

Finnegan On Films: Magic, Clint And Oscar Winners

August 7, 2021 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, takes a look at the pick of flicks on the box this coming week… Let’s start our reviews this week at what is now the traditional visit to Hogwarts with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1). Harry, Ron and Hermione […]

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Finnegan On Films: Incredible Choice Of Great Movies This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Incredible Choice Of Great Movies This Weekend

July 31, 2021 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

There is always a good selection of films on RTE and TG4 over a Bank Holiday and, thank goodness, this coming weekend is no different, says our movie guy, James Finnegan… Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is the fourth in the series and somewhat appropriately […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Diverse Range Of Movies To Enjoy This Week

Finnegan On Films: A Diverse Range Of Movies To Enjoy This Week

July 24, 2021 at 11:22 am 1 comment

In amongst the Olympic coverage, there are plenty of alternative entertainment options to watch some old favourites once again says our movie guy, James Finnegan… It now appears that we are going through the series, which is great news for the young fans of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movie Lovers Spoilt For Choice This Saturday Night

Finnegan On Films: Movie Lovers Spoilt For Choice This Saturday Night

July 17, 2021 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s a wonderful selection of films available this Saturday on terrestrial television… Following last week’s showing of the first in the series, this week is family recommendation is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Saturday 6.35pm RTE One). It continues the adventures of Harry, […]

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Finnegan On Films: Magic, Sport And Clint Eastwood

Finnegan On Films: Magic, Sport And Clint Eastwood

July 10, 2021 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there is a film bonanza this week on RTE and TG4… One definitely for all the family is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) the first in the series of books and films from the creative imagination of J.K Rowling. Eleven […]

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Metal Heart.

Finnegan On Films: Some Hidden Gems To Be Discovered

July 3, 2021 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, found some interesting and previously undiscovered gems hidden among the plethora of sporting events on RTE this week that he thinks you’ll enjoy… It is a rare event when a film augments the appreciation of a book, and The Painted Veil (Saturday 9.20 TG4) is one […]

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Finnegan On Films: The Winner Takes It All In A Sporting Week

Finnegan On Films: The Winner Takes It All In A Sporting Week

June 26, 2021 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

An ABBA-inspired blockbuster is among the movies recommended by our movie guy, James Finnegan… Mamma Mia (Saturday RTE1 9.40pm) is the ultimate feel good film, with a plot based around the songs of ABBA. Donna (Meryl Streep) runs a hotel on a Greek island.  Her daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is […]

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Robert de Niro as Jake La Motta.

Finnegan On Films: Winners, Almost Winners and Notable Mentions

June 19, 2021 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece (well, one of them anyway!) and a modern musical classic… THE one film that regularly appears in the ‘Greatest of All Time’ lists is Raging Bull (TG4 Saturday 9.35pm). If you were to give the one line summary, it is the […]

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Finnegan On Films: Four Offerings From Very Different Genres

Finnegan On Films: Four Offerings From Very Different Genres

June 12, 2021 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has four movies of different genres on TV for your delectation  this week… Rest assured, film fans, there are still quite a few options available to anyone not engrossed in the European Soccer Championships, which is getting its usual blanket coverage. Donnie Brasco (Saturday 9.20pm […]

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Finnegan On Films: Escapism At Its Finest On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Escapism At Its Finest On TV This Weekend

June 5, 2021 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks some entertaining flicks on the small screen over the weekend… There is no shortage of quality films from a variety of genres available this week on RTE and TG4, although there are some unfortunate clashes of showing times. My first selection is one brought […]

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Finnegan On Films: Fantasy, True Stories And An Irish Classic For Your Entertainment

Finnegan On Films: Fantasy, True Stories And An Irish Classic For Your Entertainment

May 29, 2021 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has three true stories and two original tales either side of the imagination spectrum available on RTE this coming week, each with its own interesting virtues… Chariots of Fire (Saturday RTE1 2.10pm) is based on the true story of two Olympic athletes at the 1924 Paris […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Varied Selection Of Top Class Movies

Finnegan On Films: A Varied Selection Of Top Class Movies

May 22, 2021 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there is another eclectic selection of films coming on RTE and TG4 over the coming days for the discerning viewer that are well worth watching… Parenthood (Saturday 9.20 pm TG4) is a wonderfully gentle comedy starring Steve Martin as Gil Buckman, a man trying […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movies Well Worth A Look On RTE/TG4 This Week

Finnegan On Films: Movies Well Worth A Look On RTE/TG4 This Week

May 15, 2021 at 11:45 am 1 comment

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some really good films shown on RTE and TG4 this week…although a little frustratingly, a couple are on at the same time… In chronological order, first is Cool Hand Luke (Saturday TG4 9.20pm), a prison drama starring Paul Newman in the title role of Luke. […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some Good, Solid Storytelling On TV This Week

Finnegan On Films: Some Good, Solid Storytelling On TV This Week

May 8, 2021 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says this week’s selections from terrestrial television are films that have perhaps the most important factor in film making – a good solid story… This week’s films include some excellent performances, but without a great script, even the best are found wanting. Where better to […]

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Finnegan On Films: Bank Holiday Weekend Gems To Enjoy

Finnegan On Films: Bank Holiday Weekend Gems To Enjoy

May 1, 2021 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some fine films for you to enjoy over the coming days on RTE and TG4… Another Bank Holiday, so soon after the last, means more film goodies for the family to enjoy…and thankfully, there is a fine selection! The outstanding stars of the Despicable […]

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