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Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [Gaeilge/English]

Review by Natalia Danzmann

Scéal grá, instinne agus dár ndóigh, draíocht, atá i gceist le Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Cuirfidh an scannán seo ag caoineadh agus ag gáire thú – agus meascán den dá rud uaireanta – agus brisfidh sé do chroí fé dhó… ar bhealach atá fós taitneamhach. An bua is mó atá ag Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ná, b’fhéidir, cé chomh tarraingtheach is atá sé do na leantóirí nua nach bhfaca Harry Potter go fóill. Do bhíos ag súil le mórchuid tagairtí ar eachtraí stairiúla, oibiachtaí draíochtúla agus eolas ginearálta a bhí sna scannáin eile déanta cheana féin ar dhomhain J.K Rowling: cé go bhfuil scéal an scannáin seo lonnaithe san aimsir chaite, is féidir fós an-chuid eolas a “iompórtáil” ón sraith Harry Potter – ach níor dhéin Rowling é sin an babhta seo. Feictear go soiléir go bhfuil an sraith seo dírithe ar an chéad glúin leantóirí eile.

Cinnte go gcloistear focail draíochtúla atá fuaim aithnidiúil go leor orthu – “alohomora” mar shampla – ach níl aon draíocht sa scannán nach féidir a thuiscint ón comhthéacs más rud é nach bhfuil an sean-shaothar J.K Rowling léite nó feicthe agat go fóill.

Tosnaíonn an scannán le radharc Newt Scamander, draoi gurb as an Bhreatain Mór dó, ag teacht i Nua Eabhrac le mála atá domhain eile lán le hainmhithe fantaiseacha istigh ann. Casann sé trí thimpist le cailleacha Mheiriceánacha agus le fear “no-maj” (téarma Meiriceánach a chiallaíonn “mugal”) agus é ag iarraidh na hainmhithe a choimeád sábháilte sa mála, agus cuireann na heachtraí sin Nua Eabhrac i mbaol… nó b’fhéidir gur asarlaíocht eile atá taobh thiar de na ionsaithe ar fad?

Tá aicsean den scoth le feiceáil sa scannán ó thús go deireadh, agus cuireann na héifeachtaí speisialta leis gan bheith iomarcach. Feictear feabhas suntasach sa gcaoi atá an scannán seo taifeadta i gcomparáid le sraith Harry Potter, go háirithe ó thaobh casadh tobann agus radharcanna luais: cuireadh geamhú caolchúiseach orthu, ionas nach gcuireann na radharcanna sin meadhrán ar na lucht féachanna. Is féidir sult a bhaint as an aicsean ar fad fiú má tá stair “tinneas taistil” agat.

Cuireann an scannán béim ar na hainmhithe fantaiseacha Meiriceánacha – feictear iad ag rith, ag eitilt agus ag snámh timpeall na scáthláin fiú nuair atá rudaí eile ar fad á phlé ag na carachtair. Is bealach suimiúil é seo le haird a tharraingt ar na créatúir aisteacha sin go hindíreach, go dtí go bhfuil siad lárnach sa scéal i radharc éigin. Níl aon beochan curtha amú sa scannán seo, cé go bhfuil cuma plódaithe ar radharcanna áirithe ar feadh tamall. Chomh maith leis sin, is féidir dlithe draíochtúla Mheiriceá a thabhairt fé ndeara anseo is ansiúd: níl cead ag na no-majs draoithe a phósadh, cé nach bhfuil cosc air sin sa dlí Eorpach. Seans go mbeidh miniúchán air sin sna scannáin eile atá amach romhainn?

Ar iomlán, scannán iontach mothuchánach atá ann, lán le haiscean agus ceisteanna gan freagra a chuireann thú ag tnúth leis an chuid eile den tsraith. Níl aon leabhar scríofa ar fáil dúinn ar mhaithe le spoilers, só níl le déanamh ach an scannán a fheiceáil, an-chuid sult a bhaint as, agus samhlú cén toradh a bhéas ag an scéal dochreidte saibhir seo sna blianta atá le teacht.

 

Review by Bill Tubbritt

J.K. Rowling is back doing what she does best with another magician tale. Many people will be thinking this is going to just continue on from our favourite Glasses wearing Wizard’s movies but that is far from the truth. Yes the main character is a wizard and the movie is set as a prequel to the Harry Potter series but that is where the similarities end. Fantastic Beasts has a completely different cast and characters and has even moved itself across the pond to America with no sign what so ever of anyone playing Quidditch or even Daniel Radcliffe.

The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander a young wizard who has just arrived in America from England carrying a suitcase containing lots of very strange and mystical creatures that he intends to care for as they have been rejected by the wizarding world. Newt manages to lose one of his creatures from the case which leads to him being discoved by a no-Maj named Jacob Kowalski and also (MACUSA) Magical Congress of the United States of America officer Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein. When Tina finds out that Newt is holding the Creatures in his case she miss understands his intentions and captors him and takes him to her employers at the (MACUSA). She quickly learns that the people there have sinister plans of their own. Newt, Tina and the no-Maj find themselves united in their fight against the corrupt (MACUSA) and also to find newt’s lost creatures.

Colin Farrell had quite a limited role in this and some may feel it missed the presence of a big name actor in the starring role but saying that Warner Bros Pictures, J.K Rowling and Director David Yates really kept the plot somewhat under wraps for a long time and certainly did a fine job putting the whole package together as visually it looked great on the big screen and combined with a decent storyline it really is a good watch. Don’t worry if you have not seen any of the original potter series, Fantastic Beasts can easily stand on its own two feet.

Light Between Oceans Review

Set on a small isolated island off the coast of Western Australia in the 1920’s. The Light between two oceans is a romantic period drama taken from the pages of M. L. Stedman critically acclaimed debut novel of the same name. Seems there has been a lot of movies taken from books recently which have not crossed over onto the big screen as well as people expected. This movie I think was well portrayed in the 2 hours 12 minutes running time and from what I can tell, managed to cover most aspects contained in the book.

The Light between oceansCredit for this must go to Derek Cianfrance who Directed and adapted the story for the big screen. Helped by some excellent cinematography which helped to keep the mood of the movie throughout just right for the story he was attempting to portray to the movie going audience. At times the shooting locations looks more like it was shot on the Aran Islands then what someone might expect an Island off the coast of Australia to look like.

The Light between oceansThe story started out with Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fastbender) fresh back from World War 1 duty. He accepts a temporary position as a light housekeeper on a remote isolated island. Initially it was only supposed to be for 6 months but it soon turned into a permanent position. Tom met and fell in love with Isabel (Alicia Vikander) just before his position became permanent and the two decided to get married and live together on the island. After they had been living there a number of years during which time Isabel had two miscarriages, they started to believe that maybe they would never have children of their own. This is when a row boat flows up to the island with a dead man on board and a very scared and upset baby girl. After much debate Isabel managed to persuade Tom to keep the baby as their own. What unfolds is an emotion tale of happiness, sadness and whole lot of morality.

The Light between oceansI would not say this is a great movie but it’s definitely not a bad movie either. The running time maybe be a little long for some but the movie itself it an easy watch.

3/5

By Bill Tubbritt

The Accountant Review

Ben Affleck plays complicated character Christian Wolff in this action thriller with an equally complicated plot. Rain man was the first movie to portray a character suffering with autism as having special gifts, The accountant takes this a step further by turning gifts into super powers as Wolff not only is a mathematical genius but also a seemingly unstoppable fighting machine with razor sharp shooting skills, throw in the fact that he is not much of a talker and we may also see resembles to recent movie characters such as Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne.

The Accountant

Written by Bill Dubuque and directed by Gavin O’Connor, who has assembled a very impressive cast with big names such as Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow which should ensure a lot of box office interest and the continuation of the warner Bros/ Affleck relationship beyond the upcoming Batman Movie. The Movie Follows our main character Christian from his childhood where he is trying to come to terms with his diagnosis of autism along with his family. His father is a very strict military man and decides the best way forward is to expose his son to all his fears so he can learn to deal when them and also teach him to fight. Flash forward to present day and Christian is now an accountant who specialises in uncooking the books of some of the most unsavoury criminals in town. When he is giving the job of trying to find a missing 61 million dollars in the book of a robotics firm Christian uncovers more then he bargains for and must use all his skills to stay alive and find the truth behind it all.

The plot seems to be evolving all the time and your attention is called for throughout the entire movie with sub plots being added even up to 20 minutes from the end of the movie. This definitely explains why its turns out to be quiet a lengthy. Overall if you can keep up with the pace you will enjoy.
3/5
By Bill Tubbritt

AGAINST THE ODDS

Against the odds

AGAINST THE ODDS Racing With Gordon Lord Byron

An Award Winning Documentary Film
In Aid of Pieta House and The Irish Injured Jockeys Fund

Wednesday, 16th November at 8pm
Tickets €15

Tickets available in:
SGC Dungarvan: 058 45796
Tramore Race Course: 051382425
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AGAINST THE ODDS Racing With Gordon Lord Byron

Irish sprinter horse, ‘Gordon Lord Byron’ captured the imagination and hearts of many. Bought as a foal and unsaleable as a yearling, the two-year old was put into training. This was a financial worry, as it was never part of the plan. He endured a serious setback early in training, but like every champion, it was his spirit that helped him soar.

Gordon Lord Byron rose through the sprinting ranks, travelled the globe, gathered admirers, conquered rivals along the way and changed the lives of his owners, the Cahalan family. This is the story of Gordon Lord Byron, the horse that won against all the odds.

The horse is owned by Morgan Cahalan and Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla and trained by Nenagh trainer, Tom Hogan.

website http://gordonlordbyron.site123.me

The Siege of Jadotville

Speical Screening Thursday September 29th 7pm

The Siege of Jadotville is a gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, as it thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan) by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Featuring a stellar line-up of acting talent including Jamie Dornan, Mark Strong, Jason O’Mara, Guillaume Canet and Sam Keeley. The Siege of Jadotville is produced by Alan Moloney (Brooklyn, Albert Nobbs, Byzantium) for Parallel Films as well as Richie Smyth and Kevin Brodbin.

Set in 1961, when the United Nations intervened in the Katanga conflict in the African Congo. You have probably never heard of these men, or of the battle they fought – one which, facing improbable odds, they all survived – but a book by Declan Power first helped to tell their story .It was aptly called The Siege at Jadotville: The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle.The men were forgotten, and as the film shows, deliberately so.

It should never have happened”: Irish soldiers’ forgotten battle told in Siege of Jadotville

FOR THE SURVIVING members of the UN’s 1961 A Company It was about memories, and justice, and a chance for the world to see what happened when a contingent of 155 Irish troops were sent to the Congo on a peacekeeping mission that could have turned into a bloodbath.

 

King Lear Live from RSC (with local girl Jenny Fennessy)

King Lear Live from RSC
0_bookingbuttonWednesday 7th Oct @ 7pm

We are delighted to be screening this epic play from the Royal Shakespeare Company especially as it will have a Waterford interest.
Jenny Fennessy from Ballysaggart, Lismore is  playing the messenger and servant and is understudying Lear’s daughter Goneril and the Fool.   
Book your tickets now and see Jenny acting live on the big screen for the first time in Dungarvan

 

 

 

Léirmheas Suicide Squad

Ag leanúint leis an nós is déanaí i saol aistriúcháin scannánaíochta ar ghreannáin Meiriceánacha – tagann grúpa sárdhaoine le chéile in aghaidh an oilc. Ní leor é laoch amháin i gcroílár an aicsin sa lá atá inniu ann; is éard is faiseanta anois ná “obair foirne” mar ní neart go cur le chéile. Tá éagsúlacht mhór amháin sa scéal seo i gcodarsnacht le the Avengers (2012) agus Batman vs Superman (2016), áfach: ní ar sárlaochra atáimid ag trácht níos mó, ach ar bhithiúnaigh. Is saothar neamhghnáth de chuid DC Comics é seo, atá dúshláin drámaíochta nua bainteach leis – mar shampla, conas namhaid a léiriú a dhéanann an domhain a shábháil ach gan a bheith 100% ina laochra. Is suimiúil an codarsnacht san, má léirítear é i gceart.

Suicide Squad

Nuair atá baol ann go mbeadh sárlaochra ag dul ó smacht, is léir sa scannán go bhfuil eagla roimh na húdaráis roimh na rudaí gur féidir tarlú mura bhfuil plean cúltaca ar fáil dóibh nuair a tharlaíonn sé. Is dá bharr a chuireann an ceannasaí Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) foireann le chéile leis na naimhde is contúirteacha dá bhfuil ann chun dul i ngleic leis an olc seo, agus baol báis orthu mura leanann siad na rialacha go léir. Tá cuid mhaith de na príomhcharachtair ann sa ghreannán DC: Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Enchantress, Captain Boomerang agus Rick Flag – an ceann deireannach ná an t-aon fíor-shaighdeoir ina measc (nach bhfuil ina namhaid ar shárlaochra). Cuireadh trí charachtair sa bhreis sa Suicide Squad scannánaíochta áfach: El Diablo, Killer Croc agus Katana. Níl éinne cinnte an chúis go bhfuil carachtair sa bhreis ann mura gcuireann siad mórán leis an bplota. Is rud tábhachtach é éagsúlacht cine a chur chun cinn sa scáthlán mór, ach d’fhéadfá creidiúint gurb é sin an t-aon chuspóir a bhí leis na breiseáin san. Ní hea nach bhfuil siad suimiúil – go deimhin, is deacair bheith níos ciúile ná ridire Seapánach atá claíomh draíochtúil aici, nó fear Meicsiceach ábalta tine a lasadh lena lámha, agus duine atá DNA crogaill air (agus b’fhéidir beagáinín ró-chosúil le Bem Grimm ó na Fantastic Four (2005) – oops!) ach bheifeá ag súil le tuilleadh miniúcháin ar a gcúlra mura bhfuil siad sa ghreannán cheana féin – agus theip ar an scannán leis sin. Ní thuigtear an chúis go bhfuil an chumhacht suimiúil sin acu, nó cén áit as a tháinig siad.

Will Smith Suicide Squad

Níl plota soiléir ag an scannán, agus is fadhb mór é sin chomh maith. Sna greannáin, is scéal é seo a tharlaíonn i ndiaidh cúpla tragóid le sárlaochra, agus tuigtear é sin sa léitheoireacht, ar nós dá mbeadh sé ag tosú i lár leabhar mór. Sa scannán áfach, níl leathanaigh roimh an tús agus ní féidir a bheith ag súil go mbeadh an scéal sa chúlra ar eolas ag na lucht féachanna ar fad mura bhfuil sé taifeadta i srath. Tuigtear go bhfuil an Suicide Squad curtha le chéile “ar eagla na heagla” mar ionadaithe ar laochra fiúntacha – agus déanann sé sin ciall go dtí deireadh an scannáin nuair a bhfeictear Batman. Má bhí sé ann an t-am ar fad, cén maitheas a bhí ar an trioblóid ar fad le lucht an Squad? – Ní mar a shíltear a bhítear, ach is doiligh tuiscint eile a bheith agat ar an scannán de bharr droch-stiúradh.

Suicide Squad SS-04190rv2 Film Name: SUICIDE SQUAD Copyright: © 2016 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ TM & (c) DC Comics Caption: (L-r) MARGOT ROBBIE as Harley Quinn and JARED LETO as The Joker in Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure "SUICIDE SQUAD," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Murach leor na botúin ar fad, ní chabhraíonn an drámaíocht de chuid Jared Leto mar Joker – an t-aon bithiúnach mór atá saor ón bpríosún an scannán ar fad. Léiríonn sé cineál grá do Harley Quinn agus é ar thóir uirthi an t-am ar fad, cé nach fíor é sin sna greannáin. Téann sé ar ais di sa bhunscéal go deimhin, ach ní ar bhealach tuiscineach grámhar léi – is meafar é ar an síceapatach: tá sé ábalta mothucháin a léiriú gan iad a bheith ann i ndáiríre, agus déanann an “grá” bréagach sin dóchar do Harley Quinn, atá ró-mhór as a meabhair chun dochar a aithint ó maitheas. Is ról an-chasta é go deimhin. Cé go raibh Margot Robbie go breá mar Harley Quinn, ní raibh Jared Leto cabhrach ina ról féin.

Suicide Squad All Characters Poster

Ar iomlán, is scéal an-chasta ar fad é Suicide Squad le haistriú i gcruth scannáin, agus is dóigh liom gur éirigh go maith leis ó thaobh ceachtanna moráltachta a mhúineadh: bíonn na lucht féachanna lán-chinnte gur daoine daonna iad na bithiúnaigh, agus gur féidir leo dea-rudaí a dhéanamh má thugtar seans dóibh. Ag an am céanna, ní hionann dea-rudaí agus a bheith i do laoch, ós rud é gur gá dóibh an pionós sa phriosún a shárú go fóill agus ní bhfaigheann éinne saoirse go dleathach. Cé gur éirigh leis an scannán na ceachtanna sin a mhúineadh dúinn, níl mórán loighic taobh thiar den scéal agus ní bhaintear mórán tairbhe as cé chomh casta is atá na carachtair. Is píosa spraoi é gan dabht, d’aineoinn na fadhbanna.

2/5

Natalia Danzmann

Léirmheas Finding Dory

Finding Dory Turtle(MoviesAtEzine)

Scannán álainn, greannmhar agus taitneamhach do na páistí é Finding Dory, le meafar fiúntach ann faoi sláinte intinne gur féidir le daoine fásta tairbhe a bhaint as chomh maith.

Tosaíonn an scannán seo le tagairt ghonta ar shaol Dory nuair a bhí sí ina páiste, agus céard a tharla léi ar Finding Nemo (2003) tar éis di bualadh lena cairde Marlin agus Nemo. D’aineoinn sin, is féidir scéal an éisc Dory a thuiscint gan an chéad scannán a bheith feicthe agat cheana más duine de lucht féachanna óige thú. Tá béim i bhfad níos mó ar rudaí ar nós grá theaghlaigh agus feasacht ar mhíchumas sa scannán ná ar an ord croineolaíoch an scéil féin. Pléitear na ceisteanna seo go magúil sa scéal, le hacmhainn grinn cliste agus píosa teannais ann chomh maith.

Finding Dory

Sa scannán seo, ní hé Nemo atá in easnamh, ach teaghlach Dory. Tagann na cuimhní urthi go mall de réir a chéile agus cuireann sé sin fonn uirthi dul ar thóir ar a tuismitheoirí a bhí fágtha taobh thiar di tráth dá raibh. Ní coimhlint ba chúis leis, ach rud éigin níos dáiríre: níl Dory ábalta cuimhniú ar rudaí go gearrthéarmach riamh, agus dá bharr sin creideann sí go bhfuil an bhealach abhaile dearúdta aici leis na blianta fada nuair a bhí sí an-óg ar fad. Téann sí trasna na farraige i gcomhluadar lena cairde, ar eachtra chun a háit cónaithe a aimsiú arís, agus is ansan a dhéanann sí cúpla cairde nua ar nós ochtapas leithleach, an éan Becky, agus an míol Destiny a mhúin an teanga “míol” do Dory tráth dá raibh.

Finding Dory

Is beochan álainn é gan amhras, a dhéanann aithrise ar an aigéin ar bhealach suntasach fáilteach ar nós dá mbeadh tú ag tumadh go domhain ann in éineacht leis na gcarachtair. Tá na héisc agus créatúir na mara eile chomh héagsúil ó chéile gur féidir smaoineamh ar dhaoine daonna nuair a bhreathnaítear orthu – tá blas éagsúil sa chaint acu de réir a spéiceas agus pearsantacht. Is píosa siamsaíochta é Finding Dory do gach aoisghrúpa, lán le haicsean, greann agus ceachtanna.

5/5

Natalia Danzmann

Léirmheas Star Trek Beyond By Natalia Danzmann

“Níl a leithéid ann is anaithnid – níl ann ach an méid atá againn agus an chruinne atá fós le haimsiú”. Cé nach bhfuil an teachtaireacht seo ann sa réamhfhógra (ní chloistear é ach sa scannán féin), is achoimre fiúntach é ar an scéal ar fad. Níl aon rud anaithnid i ndáiríre: ciallaíonn sin go bhfuil sé tábhachtach cairde nua – agus eolas nua dá bharr – a aimsiú ar fud na cruinne, agus ciallaíonn sé chomh maith go mb’fhéidir go bhfuil naimhde ann i bhfad níos cóngraí ná a cheaptar!

Star Trek Beyond

Ní haon ionadh go bhfuil formhór sásta leis an rath scannánaíochta seo: bhí Star Trek Beyond in ann gach iontas na sraith teilifíse na 70idí a thabhairt ar ais go dtí an scáthlán mór arís gan stró. Ag an am céanna, áfach, tá feabhas mór tágtha ar na héifeachtaí speisialta, agus cuireann an ceol Rihanna blaisín nua-aimseartha sa scannán  ar mhaithe leis na lucht féachanna óga a shásamh.

Star Trek Beyond

Sa scannán seo, téann an foireann Enterprise níos faide fós ar aghaidh sa Spás, áit ina bhfuil namhaid fíor-chumhachtach ag taisteal chomh maith. Cuirfidh na hallúraigh oilc seo na daoine daonna ar fad i mbaol mura bhfuil Captaen Kirk agus a chairde ann dá stopadh in am. Scéal simplí go leor é seo a dhéanann tagairt ar an aimsir chaite chomh maith, ar bhealach intuigthe do na leantóirí nua. Ní hé an plota a chruthaíonn an draíocht ar fad, ach an tuiscint gur rud tábhachtach é díriú ar na gcarachtair níos mó ná sa scéal féin. Is féidir an-chuid sult a bhaint as carachtair atá cur síos suimiúil orthu, agus déantar dearúd as an easpa fo-phlota sa scéal dá bharr.

Jaylah Star Trek Beyond

D’éirigh go breá leis an scannán seo chomh maith mar chomóradh 50 bliain ar an chéad heagrán Star Trek riamh: cuimhnítear ar Leonard Limoy go héasca i rith an scéal, agus ar Anton Yelchin freisin go hindíreach. Is sárshaothar é seo, a dhéanann súil siar ar an chuid is suntasaí den srath na 70idí ar bhealach atá intuigthe agus taitneamhach do pháistí agus daoine fásta araon.

By Natalia Danzmann

5/5

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