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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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Finnegan On Films: Another Eclectic Choice For Movie Lovers

Finnegan On Films: Another Eclectic Choice For Movie Lovers

April 24, 2021 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Some real classic among our movie guy, James Finnegan’s choices for the next week on RTE and TG4… There is a fine selection of film genres available this week on terrestrial television this week, going from favoured classics from the 70’s up to recently stories taken from the headlines. Dark […]

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Finnegan On Films: Something For Everyone On RTE/TG4 This Week

Finnegan On Films: Something For Everyone On RTE/TG4 This Week

April 17, 2021 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan has a varied quartet of films for your enjoyment over the coming week… There is something for all film genre fans over the next few days on RTE and TG4, so let’s get right into it Although you know the story so well, Cinderella (Saturday RTE One 6.30pm), […]

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Finnegan On Films: A ‘Natural’ Selection And Clint In Top Form

Finnegan On Films: A ‘Natural’ Selection And Clint In Top Form

April 10, 2021 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan says there is a somewhat more limited selection of television films after a Bank Holiday weekend, but there are a few interesting star vehicles available this week… The Natural (Saturday RTE One 2.10pm) is a somewhat whimsical tale of a middle aged Baseball player, Roy […]

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Pacino and De Niro share a scene in Heat.

Finnegan On Films: Some Bank Holiday Weekend Gems For Your Viewing Pleasure

April 3, 2021 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, selects a couple of stone-cold classics, an engaging bio-pic and some spy-spoofery to watch over the Bank Holiday Weekend… There is usually a fine selection of films to choose from over an Easter Bank Holiday, and this year is no exception.  Hope you enjoy this […]

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Finnegan On Films: Four Films Worth A Look On TV This Week

Finnegan On Films: Four Films Worth A Look On TV This Week

March 27, 2021 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says it’s much better week for television films with some excellent stories well delivered with some notable performances to enhance the experience… A film that gave us a cast of famous faces in dire straits, thereby setting a trend that has continued ever since, The […]

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Finnegan On Films: An Irish Oscar Winner, A Western Classic And Hugh Meets Sandra

Finnegan On Films: An Irish Oscar Winner, A Western Classic And Hugh Meets Sandra

March 20, 2021 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has three very different movies to catch on RTE/TG4 over the coming week… It is not exactly a vintage week for films on terrestrial television this week, but there are a couple of gems that are well worth a look, or indeed a revisit. It’s […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Triple Treat Of Movies On RTE/TG4

Finnegan On Films: A Triple Treat Of Movies On RTE/TG4

March 13, 2021 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on three great films on terrestrial TV this week…  There are three very different films on offer this coming week on the television, but each offer something different and entertaining in their unique tone and style. A few weeks ago we saw David Lean’s classic […]

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Finnegan On Films: Two Oscar-Winning Classics On RTE This Week

Finnegan On Films: Two Oscar-Winning Classics On RTE This Week

March 6, 2021 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

We’re in awards season so it only fits that our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at two multi-Oscar winning films on RTE over the next week… There are two films available on RTE this coming week that are totally different in tone, but between them share 13 Academy Awards including […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Connery/Caine Classic And A New Offering On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: A Connery/Caine Classic And A New Offering On Netflix

February 27, 2021 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks two very different but hugely entertaining films for your viewing pleasure… THIS week’s selection is made up of a classic film and a recent Netflix release which encourage us to revisit the past to reflect on the lessons for present. The Man Who Would […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three True Stories That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Finnegan On Films: Three True Stories That Are Stranger Than Fiction

February 20, 2021 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends some true life stories which are stranger than fiction… A wise friend once told me that there were three sides to every story – your side, my side and what actually happened. Never is this more appropriate than when a true story is brought […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Movies With Something For All Ages To Enjoy

Finnegan On Films: Three Movies With Something For All Ages To Enjoy

February 13, 2021 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan selects a Disney remake, an Irish film classic and Tom Hanks’ first western for your viewing pleasure this week… There are three films available this week that have something for all ages, on terrestrial television and Netflix, which I would recommend for your viewing pleasure. Pete’s Dragon was […]

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Finnegan On Films: Four Fantastic Films On Terrestrial TV This Week

Finnegan On Films: Four Fantastic Films On Terrestrial TV This Week

February 6, 2021 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan recommends two challenging films, a little known Spielberg caper plus a bona fide classic with a Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack, for your viewing pleasure this week…  This week’s terrestrial television has two films that will challenge you, a Spielberg film with Leo and Tom which you forget about […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Vintage Films From The Past On RTE And TG4

Finnegan On Films: Three Vintage Films From The Past On RTE And TG4

January 30, 2021 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan looks at three vintage movies on RTE and TG4 for your viewing pleasure over the coming week… As I found out last week, recommending films on terrestrial television can be tempting fate. A great film (Rainman) scheduled for last Saturday night was dumped at my deadline time by […]

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Finnegan On Films: TG4 Proves A Good Place For Your Movie Fix

Finnegan On Films: TG4 Proves A Good Place For Your Movie Fix

January 23, 2021 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at some great films on TG4 over the next few days… One of the most underrated channels for lovers of film is TG4. This week they have two films, different in tone and style, but both enjoyable in their own way. Seven Brides for […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some Movies Choices On Netflix And On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Some Movies Choices On Netflix And On TV This Weekend

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

James Finnegan takes a look at some good movies on TV this week and available on Netflix…  A Beautiful Mind (Saturday 9.20pm TG4) is the story of John Nash, a mathematical genius who went on to win the Nobel Prize for Economics. However, the film starts in his early days […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movies On TV And Netflix Worth Checking Out

Finnegan On Films: Movies On TV And Netflix Worth Checking Out

January 9, 2021 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

With no prospect of films at the Omniplex for a while, our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at some offerings on Netflix and on TV this week… First, let me wish you and your family a very happy and memorable New Year. It is going to be a different type […]

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Finnegan On Films: The Best Movies To Watch On New Year’s Eve/Day

Finnegan On Films: The Best Movies To Watch On New Year’s Eve/Day

December 30, 2020 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

Since you won’t be going out this New Year’s Eve (or the day after, or the day after etc.), our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some film suggestions for your viewing pleasure over the coming days… There are a number of excellent films on the television this New Years Eve […]

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Finnegan On Films: My Favourite Movies Of 2020

December 27, 2020 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks his favourite movies of 2020, a year of very limited releases in the cinemas… I think it is fair to say this has been a different type of year in the cinema. All those films that were going to open — from blockbusters to […]

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Finnegan On Films: The Best Movies On The Box This Christmas

Finnegan On Films: The Best Movies On The Box This Christmas

December 19, 2020 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks the best films to watch on TV between now and Christmas Day… We thought we might have a look at what was on offer on ‘terrestrial television’ over the festive season, in a fond remembrance of when the Christmas TV film selection was a […]

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Liam Neeson in 'Honest Thief'.

Finnegan On Films: Some New Surprises And Old Favourites At The Omniplex

December 12, 2020 at 10:42 am 1 comment

James Finnegan looks at another Liam Neeson action flick and takes a trip to ‘Dreamland’ at Tralee Omniplex… Liam Neeson is a much underrated actor.  He has that great virtue of sincerity that brings an authenticity to his roles that the scripts do not always support. With the success of […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some New Offerings As Omniplex Reopens

Finnegan On Films: Some New Offerings As Omniplex Reopens

December 5, 2020 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan says its heartening to see Tralee Omniplex back again and some new movies playing… It is great to see the Tralee Omniplex open again. These are truly strange times so well done to all the management and staff for putting on some seasonal and some new Irish productions […]

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Glenn Close and Amy Adams in 'Hillbilly Elegy'.

Finnegan On Films: Stunning Performances From Close And Adams In ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

November 28, 2020 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan reviews Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ which was released this week on Netflix… I cannot remember a time when there have been so many talented actresses on television, theatre and film. If one were to use one guide, just look back and see the winners of the Best Actress […]

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Finnegan On Films: Two True Stories To Watch On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: Two True Stories To Watch On Netflix

November 21, 2020 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan looks at two very different true stories available to watch on Netflix… Many years ago, a wise friend told me there were three sides to every story – your side, my side and what actually happened. I would now suggest there is a fourth side – what Hollywood […]

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