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Spotlight in SGC Dungarvan

From Friday, January 29th – Book Now

When the Boston Globe’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

 

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The Hateful Eight 4K in SGC Dungarvan

From Friday, January 8th – Book Now

In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as ‘The Hangman,’ will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travellers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…

Mockingjay Part 2: A Review by Grace Collender

Mockingjay Part Two

by Grace Collender

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The girl on fire blazes onto screens for the last time in the explosive Mockingjay Part 2. In this final instalment of The Hunger Games series, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) sets her sights on the tyrannical President Snow (Donald Sutherland), resolving to assassinate him, thereby unshackling the land of Panem. However, as she takes the revolution to the dark heart of the Capitol, the ravages of war threaten to engulf Katniss, dousing her flame when she needs that spirit the most.images (1)

Mockingjay Part 2 arises from the split of the final book in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, following the recent trend in page to screen adaptations. While this risks diluting the energy of the story, director Francis Lawrence successfully maintains a thrilling momentum, picking up right where the last instalment left off. Delving further into dystopian themes of mind control and erasure of identity, the opening shows Katniss is in recovery after having been attacked by Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), who has been brainwashed by Snow to perceive Katniss as an enemy. Snow will stop at nothing preserve his dictatorship and it becomes glaringly clear to the reluctant leader of the uprising that this time much more than merely her own survival is at stake.

hunger_games_mockingjay__part_two_ver19_xlgPosing important questions about power and control, The Hunger Games series is far more than just another adventure flick, holding real resonance in today’s world. In fact, it has been banned in a number of Asian countries for being ‘inflammatory’. For example, in Thailand several students protesting the military junta in operation there since the coup of May 2014 were detained in November 2014 for using a gesture taken from the films, a three-finger salute of resistance to authoritarian government. This disturbing occurrence, which Francis Lawrence described as both “thrilling and worrying”, illustrates the real life significance of some of the dark themes captured in this film.

images (4)Teeming with powerful performances, not only from Jennifer Lawrence, but from Donald Sutherland as the terrifying Snow, and the late Philip Seymour-Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, one of the leaders of the revolution, Mockingjay Part 2 is a gripping culmination to a series that has captivated the world. As the horrors which were previously contained to the arenas of the Hunger Games bleed out into the rest of Panem, find out who will be the ultimate victor, if indeed there can really be one.M

4/5

A Christmas Star in SGC Dungarvan

From Friday, November 13th – Book Now

 

 

A Christmas Star is set in a fictional community within Northern Ireland and tells the heart-warming, magical story of Noelle, a spirited and special young girl. Her story is a rollercoaster journey of self-discovery, faith, doubt and loyalty.

 

 

 

A Christmas Star

by Grace Collender

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Step into Christmas early this year with the charming festive flick, A Christmas Star. The first ever Irish Christmas film, Richard Elson’s enchanting movie is the work of Cinematic International Film and Television Festival for Young People. Made by kids, for kids, A Christmas Star has a sparkling energy which will uplift all who experience it.

images (1)              A sense of magic is sparked from the very beginning in this cheery tale. The night sky is alive with twinkling stars on Christmas Eve, one in particular out-shining them all, the Christmas star. Under this magical light, Noelle O’Hanlon (Erin Galway Kendrick) is born. As she grows up, it becomes evident that Noelle is no ordinary little girl; she possesses a very special gift – she can perform miracles. In her quaint town of Potter’s Glen, a sleepy Northern Irish hamlet, Noelle uses her miraculous powers to spread peace and happiness by bestowing onto her friends and family the greatest gift of all, love. However, the arrival of ruthless business man, Pat McKerrod (Downton Abbey’s Rob images (3)James-Collier), threatens to destroy all of that. Intent on bulldozing the town’s pride and joy, its snow-globe manufacturing pottery barn, to make way for a commercial Christmas resort, McKerrod’s Grinch-esque character must be stopped before all is lost. With the help of her faithful friends, Noelle sets out to use her powers to save her beloved town. While some big names pop up in this heart-warming story, such as Kylie Minogue, Pierce Brosnan and Liam Neeson, who delivers a delightfully witty narration, it is undeniably thimages (4)e talented young cast who steal the show. Erin Galway Kendrick delivers a beautiful performance as the lead and James Stockdale, as Noelle’s best friend Spud-Bob, possesses an arresting screen presence, as well as spot-on comic timing. Over 40 trainee crew members, aged between 18 and 25, worked alongside industry professionals on this project, imbuing the film with a fresh, spirited energy.
Reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas, friendship and forgiveness, A Christmas Star is this year’s must-see Yuletide film. So this Christmas, prepare to believe in miracles.

4/5

 

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse in SGC Dungarvan

From Saturday, October 31st – Book Now

Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.

 

 

 

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D in SGC Dungarvan

From midnight Wedn night Oct 16th/Thurs morn Oct 17th – Book Now

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by J.J. Abrams & Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt.

 

James Bond: Spectre 4K in SGC Dungarvan

From Monday, October 26th – Book Now

A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful widow (Monica Bellucci) of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister organization SPECTRE. Needing the help of the daughter of an old nemesis, he embarks on a mission to find her. As Bond ventures toward the heart of SPECTRE, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy (Christoph Waltz) he seeks.

 

 

Solace in SGC Dungarvan

From Friday, September 25th – Book Now

 

A veteran FBI detective (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his younger ambitious partner (Abbie Cornish) enlist the help of a reclusive, retired civilian analyst, Dr. John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins) to help solve a series of bizarre murders. When Clancy’s exceptional intuitive powers, which come in the form of vivid and disturbing visions, put him on the trail of the killer (Colin Farrell), the doctor soon realizes his gift of second sight is little match against the extraordinary powers of this elusive murderer on a mission.

 

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