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MOVIE REVIEW: INCEPTION

  DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER NOLAN MAIN CAST: LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, MARION COTILLARD, ELLEN PAGE, TOM HARDY AND MICHAEL CAINE. IN A SENTENCE: A mind-bending intelligent sci-fi thriller that keeps you on your toes from the first scene to the last. THE GOOD: This is the second time I’ve watched this movie and I […]


MOVIE REVIEW: XMEN – APOCALYPSE

  DIRECTOR: BRYAN SINGER MAIN CAST: MICHAEL FASSBENDER, JAMES McAVOY AND JENNIFER LAWRENCE IN A SENTENCE: The re-emerging Xmen must do battle with an all-powerful mutant to save the world and themselves (and the franchise of course). THE GOOD: Watching what was the “next generation” cast turn into the oldies when the […]


BOOK REVIEW: FRANKENSTEIN – THE SERIES

TITLE:  FRANKENSTEIN – THE SERIES AUTHOR: DEAN KOONTZ BLURB: From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Here is the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the […]


BOOK REVIEW: THE FIREMAN

TITLE:  THE FIREMAN AUTHOR: JOE HILL BLURB: Nobody knew where the virus came from. FOX News said it had been set loose by ISIS, using spores that had been invented by the Russians in the 1980s. MSNBC said sources indicated it might’ve been created by engineers at Halliburton and stolen by culty Christian […]


REVIEW: ONE MILLION DUBLINERS

                I had the occasion to visit Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin the other day and took my camera along with me. Strolling around I watched people visit the museum, take part in a tour, take their daily constitutional and one lady was walking her […]


MOVIE REVIEW: SOLACE (2015)

  Director:  Afonso Poyart Writers: Sean Bailey, Ted Griffin Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Farrell, Abbie Cornish BLURB: A psychic works with the FBI in order to hunt down a serial killer.   This movie is most memorable for me because it once again allows Colin Farrell demonstrate the fact that […]


MOVIE REVIEW: PAY THE GHOST (2015)

TITLE:  Pay the Ghost DIRECTOR: Uli Edel STARRING: Nicholas Cage BLURB: A professor frantically searches for his son who was abducted during a Halloween parade. IMDB   There’s nothing new here – a couple, a kid, a ghost, an unbelieving cop, a broken relationship, a psychic (shades of poltergeist) and a lot of […]


MOVIE REVIEW: THE BLING RING

TITLE:  The Bling Ring DIRECTOR: Sofia Coppola STARRING: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson BLURB: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes. RATING:  2 out of 10   I’ll keep this short because the movie The Bling […]


MOVIE SEASON

  I’m of a vintage that makes me old enough to remember a time when one of the most exciting things about Christmas was the fact that almost every channel (there were 4) had a Big Movie – around two years old – premiering on either Christmas Day or New […]


MOVIE REVIEW: THE HOST

DIRECTOR: Andrew Niccol STARRING: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel BLURB: When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. RATING: […]


MOVIE REVIEW: THE HOBBIT

DIRECTOR: Peter Jackson STARRING: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage BLURB: A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home – and the gold within it – from the dragon Smaug. RATING:  7 out of 10   As […]


MOVIE REVIEW: RED LIGHTS

DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Cortés STARRING: Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy BLURB: Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away. RATING:  6 out of 10 Pro: Cillian Murphy’s performance was at […]


MOVIE REVIEW: THE DARKEST HOUR

DIRECTOR: Chris Gorak STARRING: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella BLURB: In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply. RATING:  5 out of 10 I lost my Apple TV movie rental virginity on this one and after the usual […]


MOVIE REVIEW: UNDERWORLD-AWAKENING

TITLE:  Underworld- Awakening DIRECTOR: Len Wiseman STARRING: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly BLURB: Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown […]


MOVIE REVIEW: STOLEN LIVES

TITLE:  Stolen DIRECTOR: Anders Anderson STARRING: Jon Hamm, Josh Lucas, Rhona Mitra BLURB: A detective deals with the loss of his own son while trying to uncover the identity of a boy whose mummified remains are found in a box buried for fifty years. RATING:  4 out of 10   Stolen Lives […]


MOVIE REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES

TITLE:  The Hunger Games DIRECTOR: Gary Ross STARRING: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth BLURB: Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. […]


MOVIE REVIEW: AVATAR

TITLE:  Hidden DIRECTOR: James Cameron STARRING: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver BLURB: A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. RATING:  7 out of 10   Well have you been to see  […]