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In defense of one Little Mermaid (not that she actually needs any)

Last week was the 25th anniversary of one of the most popular animated films of all times (OF ALL TIMES): “The Little Mermaid” was released on November 17, 1989 becoming an instant classic for children and grownups all over the world. So, journalists and compulsive bloggers across the web got their keyboards out to celebrate and […]

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Movie Review: Man of Steel, AKA Superdull

It should have worked. But it didn’t. It should have been the best Summer actioner. Directed by Zack Snyder, who drove the excellent 300 and The Watchmen, this movie had the full package on paper – Russell Crowe playing Jor-El (taking over the reigns from Marlon Brando); Kevin Costner and Diane Lane playing the very human Jonathan […]

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Here comes the Men In Black Trailer…

We get a lorra movie trailers in. We largely posted this one because we liked the title we came up with. Self-congratulatory? Us? Well, only on Thursdays. Looks quite good though. Will Smith in anything is quite good. Have a looksee (we don’t say goo in Culch Towers, ‘have a goo’ is one of the […]


Movie News: Och, it’s a clip from Brave!

Ok, so I usually hate the kind of animation that has all the women as lollipop-headed waifs and all the men as walking sofas, but I still loved this. Disney Pixar says: Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of […]


New Movie Trailer: God Bless America

Spotted today over with our friends at Pajiba (at least, we wish they were our friends), this is incredibly NSFW, because it’s very inspirational. God Bless America is a blacker-than-black comedy directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and expected this summer. Take a look at the trailer and tell me that it’s not a fairytale for simmering semi-psychos, […]


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The Death Dealer Is Back. Movie Review: Underworld Awakening.

Before we get started, it should be noted that I am an avid Underworld fan. With this in mind, I will be as unbiased as possible, except when referring to THAT outfit. Ass-kicking bombshell Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two Underworld films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes […]


Movie Review: 30: Minutes or Less

At the risk of asking a larger question than this review intends to tackle – ask yourself, why (other than the impeccable writing) you are reading this review, or indeed any review? With some confidence this reviewer will offer that you are doing so to figure out the best form bit of cinematic entertainment to […]


The Galway Film Fleadh – Review: The Other Side of Sleep

Director: Rebecca Daly Cast: Antonia Campbell-Huges, Sam Keeley, Olwyn Fouere, Vicky Joyce Receiving rave reviews from Cannes and causing a stir there at the Director’s Fortnight, Rebecca Daly’s The Other Side of Sleep received an Irish screening at the Galway Film Fleadh.  Director Daly was on hand to introduce the cast and commented that “there […]


Movie Review: The Green Lantern

Director: Martin Campbell Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, Geoffrey Rush. Well, during April, kicking off the summer blockbuster season, we had Thor, which was then closely followed by X-Men First Class, gracing the box office a mere two weeks ago. This week sees the release of the “eagerly anticipated” […]


Movie Review: Win Win

Director: Thomas McCarthy Cast: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Alex Shaffer, Burt Young Every now and then, a little unassuming film will come from left of field and entirely bowl you over and although Win Win is certainly making an impact on the festival circuit and is achieving critical acclaim in the States, it […]