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Atomic Blonde Review

This throwback to 1980’s cold war action thrillers Directed by David Leitch (John Wick), hits all the right notes with Charlize Theron perfectly cast in the titular role as Lorraine Broughton. She starts the movie in a bath tub of ice, battered and bruised and then heads to a debriefing of her mission, where the story begins as she proceeds to inform MI6 Agent Eric Gray (Toby Jones) & CIA Agent Emmet Kurzfeld (John Goodman) what happened on her mission in Berlin where she was tasked to find a secret file that has information about all the active agents in both the CIA & MI6, that was taken by a rouge Russian KGB Agent.

When Lorraine arrives in Berlin she meets her contact, another agent called David Percival (James McAvoy) who could or could not be a double agent. But before she has a chance to meet him, she is picked up by two KGB agents, this is where the action starts and there is very little let up of the action till the movie ends. Lorraine is very adept in fighting and uses a wide variety of objects to take out her enemies including a shoe, some rope, a hose and many others to boot.The movie is filled with beautifully choreographed fights that feel realistic and are wonderfully shot to keep you right in the action. I can’t express how much of a badass Charlize Theron is in this movie, she never lets up no matter how much she is beaten, and strives at every stop to not let anyone get in the way of her mission. I left the Cinema with a smile on my face and a banging 80’s soundtrack in my ears.

4/5 Stars

Ronan Sandford

Girls Trip Review

Girls Trip is the new hilarious comedy written by Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver and is loosely based on their own experiences with their female friends. The movie stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, Larenz Tate and Mike Colter. The cast really gel together very well indeed with the four main characters having an excellent on screen chemistry. Extra credit needs to be given to Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith who play Dina & Lisa, providing a lot of the laughs throughout the movie and are by far a large part of what makes this movie so funny.

The movie follows the four main characters as they reunite after five years to go on a girl’s trip to New Orleans to attend the annual Essence Music Festival. There is a brilliant mix of back ground stories and personalities to the girls which set it up nicely for a wild weekend they will never forget. The Movie is almost split in two parts as the first half the humour just keeps coming at you  before slowing down just a little toward the second half as the four friends try to deal with some emotional baggage from their past and present.

The ladies of Hollywood are certainly fighting back these days as some of the biggest movies of the year so far have had mostly female leads, movies such as Hidden Figures, Wonder Women and Beauty and the Beast have already enjoyed huge success at the box office. Girl Trip looks to and deserves to continue that trend as it has to be one of the funnies comedies of the year so far with lots of laugh out loud moments.

Rating 4/5

Bill Tubbritt

Leirmheas Dunkirk

Rinne na meáin scéal mór den scannán le Christopher Nolan “Dunkirk” agus tá a fhios agam cén fáth. Leis an taithí agus rath atá ag Nolan is léir go mbeadh an scannán móréilimh seo fíor gnóthach gan dabht. Tá an scannán seo suite sa radharc coscrach den Dara Cogadh Domhanda. Tá sé bunaithe ar an smaoineamh nuair nach féidir leat dul abhaile, tá ar teacht chugat.

Is scannán ionraic, spleodrach agus glórach é a cuireann an lucht féachána ar chorr a suíocháin iad. Tugann sé radharc casta den cogadh ach dhírigh sé m’aird ar iontas an duine. Tá na híomhanna suntasacha; an bealach ina bhogann an ceamara, léirínn sé dúinn an iargúltacht a bhí ann do na fir. Níl mórán diallóg sa scannán mar sin tá orainn tarraing ó na híomhánna beoga ar an scáileán mór. Cuireann an fhuaim go mór leis chomh maith, ag scaoileadh racht mothúchán ón mbreathnóir.

 

Tugtar cúlra dúinn faoin ré staire, bhí Churchill i gceannais cé nach feictear é sa scannán. Ina  ionad cuireadh béim ar dornán fir a bhí ag scríobh stair ar an talamh, san fharraige agus san aer. Tugann sé léargas réadúil ar bhród agus scanradh na fir ó gcéad seit tosaíonn an scannán amach le “bang” mór. Níl mórán forbairt ar na carachtair, níl aon scéal grá ann. Níl aon namhaid ainmnithe seachas “am”. An t-aon rud nach bhfuil dóthain ag aon duine go háirithe na fir seo a bhí i láithreacht bhás gach lá. Bhí cur chuige éagsúil ag Nolan i leith na scéalaíochta.

Molaim duit dul agus d’aigne féin a dhéanamh ar an stiúrthóir ealaíne Nolan agus 106 nóiméid a thógáil chun breathnú ar na teicnící cinéimeatacha.

Dunkirk Review

Dunkirk is the new war movie which was written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan. The Movie stars James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy and One Direction’s Harry Styles. Filming took place in Dunkirk France in 2016 and is based on the true story of the battle of Dunkirk which began in late May 1940 in the French port city of Dunkirk, where some 400,000 Allied soldiers were penned in by the Germans. Nolan seems to have written the script to be told more visually than verbally as there is not an abundance of dialog, instead the story is portrayed via the use of amazing cinematography and visual effects as the movie really looks and sounds amazing on the big screen.

The Movie takes place just after Germany’s World War 2 invasion of Poland and tells the by now mythical story in British history of the rescue mission of 400,000 troops known as Operation Dynamo.Dunkirk is definitely a war movie but it is also a story of suffering and survival. It nice to see Nolan didn’t include any back story as it’s assumed the audience will know what the war is about and why the troop are where they are.

Dunkirk is of course based on a true story and lovers of this type of genre of movie will really enjoy the way this exciting historic story is portrayed. As I said before there is not a lot of back story or even character history and that is probably the reason this movie is not drawn out with  a 2 hour + running time. Dunkirk is more about the experiences of war rather than the strategics behind it. Christopher Nolan has definitely put his own stamp all over this movie and has made a lot of big production calls which largely has worked very well indeed.

Rating 4/5

Bill Tubbritt

Spiderman: Homecoming Leirmheas

Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Cheapfá nach mbeafaí in ann scannán eile a chruthú as an scéal céanna ach geallaim duit cuirtear casadh úr agus spleodrach ar Spider-Man. Tá an scannán suite i suíomh ardscoil Meiriceánach tipiciúil. Is léir nach bhfuil an-ghean air Peter Parker (Tom Holland) ar scoil. Is iarmharán é agus is ball den chlub deacatlan é.

Tosaíonn Homecoming i ndiaidh an ionradh ar Nua-Eabhrac a bhí ar siúl i rith The Avengers, freagraíonn sé ceist an lucht féachana; cad a tharla den chathair tar éis an cogadh cathrach?

Tá go leor téamaí uilíocha tríd mar shampla, cairdeas faighimid léargas iontach den chairdeas idir Peter agus Ned. Is carachtar greannmhar, geanúil agus saoithín é Ned. Le linn an scannáin athraíonn a ról go dtí cúntóir nó mar a glaonn Spidey air “An fear sa chathair”. Tugann an scannán léargas úr ar fíor chairdeas.

Téama eile ná ógántacht. Ceapainn Peter go bhfuil sé réidh a bheith mar bhall den fhoireann mhór “The Avengers” ach tá Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) ag déanamh meantóireacht air agus níl sé róchinnte. Tá an caidreamh idir athair/mac míchompordach  agus greannmhar fad is a fhorbraíonn sé.

Níl sé cáilithe mar laoch go fóill, agus caitheann sé cuid mhaith den scannáin ag dhéanamh cad a dhéanann déagóirí an lae inniu; ag déanamh botúin ollmhóra agus damáiste do gach rud ina dtreo.

Tá gnéithe den bhun-plota fite fuaite tríd go cliste agus go slítheánta, leis an ngnáthphlota agus cúpla casadh curtha leis. Tá an-tóir ar an scannán seo do pháistí, déagóirí, daoine fásta, fanaiceach Marvel nó duine nach bhfuil mórán suime acu i sárlaochra. Is léir go bhfuil rud éigean go gach duine sa scannán seo a ghluaiseann go tapaidh agus atá lán de bomaite grinn.

Cloisim daoine á rá gurbh é Tom Holland an “Spider-Man is fearr” agus caithfidh mé a rá go bhfuil mé i gcomhaontú leo. Tá Marvel tar éis cinntú go bhfuil Spider-Man slán sábháilte ina lámha.

4.5/5

Cars 3 Review

 

Pixar Animation Studios are back with this the third instalment of the popular Cars animated Movies. It was looking a bit like Cars was beginning to run its course when Cars 2 came out in 2011 and It’s good to see they have gone back to basics in this one as we see Lighting McQueen who is still being voiced by Owen Wilson back in his underdog run. This was I feel why the first movie worked so well. It may or may not be the end of the road for this franchise after this movie but one thing is for sure, this is a vast improvement on the second offering.

Cars 3 sees Lighting McQueen who is now getting a bit older and seems to be falling behind the new more powerful up and coming cars. Lighting needs to revaluate his life and motivations in order to reclaim his spot at the top of the pecking order by using his smarts to outwit his rivals as he no longer can match them for speed.

Cars 3 should go down feel with the younger ones at the cinemas. Pixar seems to have come up with a type of Children’s Rocky Movie which I’m sure is one of the reasons for this movies appeal. It’s a tossup between this one and the first Cars movie as to which is the best in the series, personally I think Cars 3 might just shade it.

Rating 3.5/5

Bill Tubbritt

Spider-man: Homecoming Review

The Marvel cinematic universe is showing no signs of slowing down in this there sixteenth movie and second reboot of the Spiderman franchise. The film is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland as Spiderman and Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes / Vulture, Robert Downey Jr does reprises his role as Tony Stark / Iron Man for this movie but doesn’t over stay his screen time as many feared he would as this is definitely a standalone Spiderman Movie. Other cast members include Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Laura Harrier as Liz.

 

This Movies carriers on from Tom Holland debut as Spiderman in Captain American Civil War. Tony Stark is seeing thanking him for his help and promises to call him again when the avengers need his assistance. As the months go on that call never comes and Spiderman consigns himself to stopping petty crimes around the Queens New York area.  When he comes across Tomes and almost dies things change for young Peter as the stake have just got higher with the introduction of the Vulture and his gang of criminals with secret stolen Hi-Tech alien equipment.

 

 

This Movie really is a refreshing change to the previous Spiderman movies, this time it is assumed we all know how Peter was bitten by a spider, blaming himself for Uncle Ben’s death and all that stuff. This time we join peter as he is learning to juggle his school responsibilities along with trying to become a super hero. I feel they got the balance of action and comedy just right as there are lots of one liners and references to other movies which are funny. Tom Holland is excellent as Spiderman; he brings a totally new feel to the character as Peter is portrayed as innocent and naïve. Michael Keaton as the villain of the piece also does a fine job in this very fine movie.

5/5

By Bill Tubbritt

VINCENT VAN GOGH – A NEW WAY OF SEEING

VINCENT VAN GOGH – A NEW WAY OF SEEING
Filmmakers Tour filmed in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Special event in SGC Dungarvan featuring a question and Answer session with the director (Phil Grabsky) and Renowned Artist Sinead Hehir

Tuesday 18th July @ 7pm

Book here

The show will be introduced and opened by fantastic local artist Sinéad Hehir and will feature an in-house Q&A with award winning director/producer Phil Grabsky. This show is a must for anybody interested in Van Gogh or art in general.

Phil Grabsky paints a picture of the Artist like never before, framing each shot of each piece that fully immerses you in Van Goghs’ style and brush stroke. With great detail of the behind the scenes work that is involved in creating the perfect exhibition, from the colour they paint the walls, to how they decide where each painting hangs and why the order is important.

Phil Grabsky and Sinéad Hehir
Phil Grabsky, director/producer; Sinéad Hehir, Artist.

Sinéad Hehir is a Dungarvan Artist renowned for her paintings of local landscapes. Sinéad who also teaches Art, Craft & Design in Newtown School graduated from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design Cork, with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art 2009 garnering the CIT and OPW Purchase Prize Awards respectively, and completed her Higher Diploma with First Class Honours in 2010 gaining the Marshall Hutson Award for Best Art Education Student, achieving the highest result in the year, and also Student of the Year by CIT.
Sinéad’s inspiration in her work comes from locations in Waterford and surrounding areas in which she uses paint in an exciting and colourful way often portraying a dramatic view of the landscape.
An outstanding award winning young artist, Sinead Hehirs work already forms part of important private and corporate collections.

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this a fresh new film about one of the world’s favourite artists, marking both a major re-hanging of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing these masterpieces on the big screen while specially invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. Beautifully shot and making extensive use of.

Don’t miss out on this fascinating show on for one night only on 18th July, book your tickets now at www.sgcdungarvan.com

Léirmheas Despicable Me 3

Tá drochdhuine nua sa scannán Despicable Mé 3 “Baltazar Bratt”; gasúr réaltachta óna 80idí atá ag iarraidh díoltas a bhaint amach ar an domhan mar cuireadh a sheó teilifíse cáiliúil ar ceal. Spreagtha óna theaghlach uchtaigh; Margo (Miranda Cosgrave), Edith agus Anges tá Gru (Steve Carrell) tar éis a shaol coiriúlachat a fhágáil taobh thiar de ina ionad tá sé ag obair taobh le taobh lena bheanchéile nua Lucy (Kristen Wiig) mar gníomhaire i gcoinne na drochdhaoine.

Ní tuisce d’fhulaing sé go huafásach ina shaol ghairmiúla, cuireadh a shaol phearsanta bunoscionn chomh maith nuair a bhuaileann sé lena dheartháir anaithnid Dru. Tugann sé cuireadh dóibh cuairt a thabhairt dá bhaile dúcháis “Freedonia”. Oibríonn an beirt acu le chéile chun stop a chur le Baltazar Bratt.

Cé nach bhfuil ról lárnach acu i bplota an scannáin ach ar ndóigh feictear na Minions ionúine; Bob, Stuart, Kevin agus an Crú atá tar éis croí na ndaoine a mhealladh. B’fhéidir gurbh é an fáth le seo ná go bhfuil Universal ag obair ar scannán iomlán dírithe ar na Minions.

Tá an plota simplí agus uilíoch ach níl mórán téagar sa scannán mar shampla feicimid Lucy ag streachailt ina ról nua mar leasmháthair agus Agnes atá dúghafa le aonbheannach fíor a fháil ach faoi dheireadh an scannáin níl mórán réitithe. Ní é an scannán is fearr sa tríológ é ach is scannán taithneamhach é do pháistí agus tá roinnt scéalta grinn curtha isteach ann chun tuisimitheoirí a choinneál sásta.

Thit an domhan i ngrá leis na créatúir bheaga, buí i 2010 agus is léir go bhfuil sin go leor chun duine a mhealladh chun an scannán a feiceáil. Ar deireadh is scannán a bhfuil an-ghean ag daoine air mar sin mholfainn dul chun é a fheiceáil.

4/5

by Claire Naughton

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