Film & TV

Young Cork stars shine as Cork IT hold off brave Newcestown comeback

Cork IT 1-11 Newcestown 0-12: A Newcestown comeback fell short as Peter Kelleher and Anthony Casey led Cork IT to an opening county SFC victory at Páirc Uí Rinn yesterday.

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Corrie’s Carla may leave on a high note

Coronation Street’s departing star Alison King could go out on top at her last British Soap Awards after making the shortlist for the best actress gong.

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Chelsea Handler's new docu-series on Netflix is not for the faint hearted

Vicki Notaro chats to comedian and writer Chelsea Handler, as she prepares to launch the world’s first global streaming chat show.

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Movie reviews: Captain America: Civil War, Demolition, Son of Saul

Captain America: Civil War 3/5
Demolition 4/5
Son of Saul 4/5

 

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What to watch on TV this week

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Aoibhinn McGinnity feature in Trial of the Century, on TV3 at 9.15pm tonight.

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The wait is over, Game of Thrones returns on Monday, prepare for the unexpected

The blockbuster series Game of Thrones has overtaken the books, no one knows what’s going to happen next. Will Lawrence goes on set to talk to its stars. 

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Aoibhinn McGinnity on life after Love/Hate and her latest role in a 1916 drama

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Aoibhinn McGinnity –better known as Nidge and Trish – are reuniting for a very different production: a 1916 drama. Rowena Walsh chats to the actress about life after Love/Hate.

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These beauty spots in Ireland have provided spectacular backdrops for TV and film’s most famous scenes

As Game of Thrones returns to our screens, Vicki Notaro goes on a cinematic tour of Ireland, taking in everything from Harry Potter to Star Wars.

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Movie reviews: Miles Ahead, Bastille Day, Friend Request

Miles Ahead 4/5
Bastille Day 3/5
Friend Request 2/5

 

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What to watch on TV this week

Game of Thrones returns to Sky Atlantic on Monday at 9pm.

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Movie reviews: The Jungle Book, Eye in the Sky, The Brand New Testament

The Jungle Book 4/5
Eye in the Sky 4/5
The Brand New Testament 5/5

 

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First Dates Ireland begins on RTÉ2 on Thursday at 9.30pm.

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Gabriel Byrne has every reason to be enjoying life ahead of his new film

It isn’t just his new film that’s put the smile on Gabriel Byrne’s face, writes Helen Barlow

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Filmmaker Brendan Canty is mentoring youth after projects with Hozier and Conor McGregor

After projects with Hozier and Conor McGregor, Brendan Canty’s focus is on mentoring at a youth film festival, writes Don O’Mahony

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Nice guy Kevin Costner finds his bad side in his latest movie Criminal

KEVIN Costner is having trouble hearing. “I play a lot of rock and roll. You’ll have to speak up,” explains the California native in what can only be described as a cowboy twang.

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Who is Dervla Murphy? A new film captures the life of the 85-year-old travel writer

A new film about Dervla Murphy paints a fascinating picture of the 85-year-old travel writer, says Ellie O’Byrne

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Movie reviews: Midnight Special, The Huntsman: Winter's War, My Name is Emily

Midnight Special 4/5
The Huntsman: Winter’s War 3/5
My Name is Emily 3/5

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The Kelly family feature on ‘Doctor in the House’ on TV3 on Wednesday at 9pm.

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Griffith College hosts audience with 'Making a Murderer' creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos

On Wednesday Griffith College hosted an audience with Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, the creators of the hit Netflix series, Making a Murderer.

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Movie reviews: Mammal, The Club, Victoria

Mammal 4/5
The Club 3/5
Victoria 5/5

 

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‘Big Week on the Farm’ will have live lambing and other farm features across five nights on RTÉ One this week.

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Rachel Griffiths stars in the latest big movie in an incredible year for Irish cinema

For the latest big release in an incredible year for Irish cinema, Rachel Griffiths plays a grieving mother embroiled in an unlikely love affair, writes Helen Barlow

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Movie reviews: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Disorder

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2/5
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 2/5
Disorder 4/5

 

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The Ryan family get their health assessed in Doctor in the House on TV3 on Wednesday at 9pm.

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Coming to a small screen near you - the shows coming our way on TV and Netflix

Our TV habits have been transformed. So how do we judge the ratings anymore? And who delivers the best on the box?

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Want to read the book before seeing the movie? These reads are coming to a screen near you

Movie adaptations of famous books have long been big business in the film industry. 

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Movie reviews: Sing Street, Zootropolis, High-Rise

Sing Street 4/5
Zootropolis 4/5
High-Rise 3/5

 

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Love/Hate actor John Connors features in I Am Traveller on RTÉ2 on Thursday.

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Film adaption of JG Ballard’s classic dystopian novel High Rise delivers the shocks

Ed Power talks to film director Ben Wheatley about how his adaptation of JG Ballard’s novel finds humour in some gruesome situations

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Irish actress Ruth Kearney's breakthrough is a simple twist of Flaked

Irish actress Ruth Kearney has made her breakthrough in a dark new Netflix comedy, writes Ed Power

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Music-driven comedy Sing Street will bring you back to the ’80s

John Carney’s Sing Street is a hugely enjoyable music-driven comedy that’s set in Ireland 30 years ago, writes Ed Power

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Movie reviews: The Witch, Kung Fu Panda 3, Traders

The Witch 5/5
Kung Fu Panda 3 4/5
Traders 3/5

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Derval McGovern’s house features in Home of the Year on RTÉ One on Thursday at 8.30pm.

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Movie reviews: Hail, Caesar!, Truth, The Other Side of the Door

Hail, Caesar! 4/5
Truth 3/5
The Other Side of the Door 2/5

 

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Doctor Thorne, from Julian Fellowes, begins on UTV Ireland tomorrow at 9pm, starring Rebecca Front, Tom Hollander, Ian McShane and Stefanie Martini.

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Movie reviews: Secret In Their Eyes, The Truth Commissioner, King Jack

Secret in Their Eyes 3/5
The Truth Commissioner 4/5
King Jack 4/5

 

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‘Home of the Year’ begins a new series on RTÉ One on Thursday, with new judge Deirdre Whelan joining Hugh Wallace, and Declan O’ Donnell.

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Movie reviews: The Finest Hours, Triple 9, How to be Single

Based on a true story, and set off the coast of Massachusetts in the winter of 1952, The Finest Hours (12A) stars Chris Pine as coastguard officer Bernie Webber, who sails his lifeboat out into the teeth of the one of the century’s worst storms in a bid to rescue the crew of an oil tanker that has been ripped in half. 

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What to watch on TV this week

Barry Murphy, Risteard Cooper and Garry Cooke put an Aprés Match spin on the general election of 1982 on  RTÉ One, on Wednesday at 10.35pm.

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Bernard Rose is taking Frankenstein to Hollywood

IN BERNARD Rose’s latest film, he transplants Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, to contemporary Los Angeles, but it was a different type of Frank that propelled the cult director on his career. 

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What to watch on TV this week

The People v OJ Simpson, Better Call Saul, and Earth’s Greatest Spectacles are some of the best of this week’s TV.

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Movie Reviews: Zoolander 2, The Survivalist, A Bigger Splash

If you like your movies to be enormously silly, you’re going to adore Zoolander 2 (12). 

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What to watch on TV this week

Check out the best of this week’s TV.

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Movie Reviews: Strangerland, Trumbo, Dad’s Army

Set in the Australian Outback, Strangerland (15A) opens shortly after Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matthew Parker (Joseph Fiennes) move to a remote town with their teenage daughter Lily (Maddison Brown) and young son Tom (Nicholas Hamilton).

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Movie reviews: Spotlight, The 33, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Based on the true story of how the Boston Globe’s ‘Spotlight’ investigative team broke the story of institutionalised sexual abuse of children by the Catholic Church in the city of Boston, Spotlight (15A) is both timely in its subject matter and something of a throwback in its form and delivery. 

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What to watch on TV this week

The best of what’s on the box this week.

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Movie reviews: The Big Short, Our Brand is Crisis, Freeheld

The Big Short (15A) opens in 2005, when number-cruncher extraordinaire Dr Michael Burry (Christian Bale) discovers the vast hole at the heart of the American economy. 

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What to watch on TV this week

The best of what you can enjoy while you're on the couch.

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Karl Spain is all set for captain's role on panel show Don’t Quote Me

Limerick funnyman Karl Spain is one of the team captains on comedy panel show Don’t Quote Me!

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Through the years...10 great performances by child actors

As Jacob Tremblay impresses in Room, Marjorie Brennan selects 10 other great performances by child actors through the years

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Movie reviews: The Revenant, Room, Creed

The best of what’s hitting Irish cinemas this week.

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Brilliant TV to check out this week.

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Movie reviews: The Hateful Eight, Last Hijack, Bolshoi Babylon

The best of what’s hitting Irish cinemas this week.

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Some fantasic TV to watch this week. 

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Tommy Pallotta went to Somalia to make his film about pirates, The Last Hijack

Going to Somalia to make a film about pirates wasn’t the easiest assignment for Tommy Pallotta, writes Ed Power

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What to watch on TV this week

Some great TV to watch this heading into the new year. 

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Movie reviews: The Danish Girl, Joy

Opening in Copenhagen in 1926, The Danish Girl (15A) centres on recently married artists Einar (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander). 

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Red Rock is all set for a showdown

THE jungle drums continue to beat about TV3’s Garda soap opera Red Rock. 

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We take a look at the best of Christmas TV

Des O’Driscoll selects some viewing highlights for all tastes over the next few days

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Movie Reviews: In the Heart of the Sea, Daddy’s Home

Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea (12A), which is adapted from Nathan Philbrick’s award-winning book of the same name, opens in Nantucket in 1850, with the young novelist Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) interviewing retired sailor Tom Nickerson (Brendan Gleeson) about the dramatic events that befell the whale ship Essex some three decades previously.

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What to watch on TV this week

Some great TV to watch this festive season.

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Tim Roth teams up with Quentin Tarantino again for The Hateful Eight

Tim Roth was one of the old stalwarts Quentin Tarantino teamed up with for his upcoming western, The Hateful Eight, writes Helen Barlow

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Movie Reviews: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Snoopy & Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie and Sisters

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12A) opens 30 years on from the events of Return of the Jedi (1983), with the rebels, led by General Leia (Carrie Fisher), hard-pressed by the evil First Order, led by Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson). 

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What to watch on TV this week

The best TV to look forward to this Christmas.

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The Ridiculous 6
Netflix 

Ensemble spaghetti western spoof starring the likes of Adam Sandler and Nick Nolte. It was released on Netflix yesterday.

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Movie Reviews: By the Sea, Grandma, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Set on the south coast of France in the 1970s, By the Sea (15A) centres on married couple Vanessa (Angelina Jolie) and Roland (Brad Pitt), who have left behind New York and all of its distractions in order to focus on revitalising their ailing marriage. 

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Movie Reviews: Victor Frankenstein, Christmas With the Coopers, 11 Minutes

Frankenstein’s monster is a Hollywood horror icon, but Paul McGuigan’s Victor Frankenstein (12A) attempts to give Mary Shelley’s tale a fresh spin. 

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SATURDAY
A Very Murray Christmas 
Netflix

 

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