Film & TV

Movie reviews: Glassland, A Little Chaos, The Salvation

The best of what’s hitting the cinema this week.

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Nadia: Chasing the Dream TV3, 2.45pm

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Would You Believe? The Tuam Babies, Sunday, RTÉ One.

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Soap opera director Tim O’Mara: Sharing a flair for the dramatic

Catherine Shanahan talks to Tim O’Mara a veteran soap opera director who has worked on popular staples such as Emmerdale and Coronation Street, and who is currently driving the storyline of our very own.

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Why muscles are the big thing in movies

As fans of the series look forward to the release of Magic Mike XXL this summer, Dean Van Nguyen examines Hollywood’s recent trend of casting bulked-up male actors in its leading roles and asks whether the representation glorifies the Adonis bod.

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The Unemployables

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Darren Kennedy and Jennifer Maguire presenters on The Unemployables, RTÉ2, 9pm, next Thursday.

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Movie reviews: The Water Diviner, While We’re Young, Altman

The Water Diviner. Australia, 1919. Still struggling to come to terms with the death of his three sons at Gallipoli, Connor (Russell Crowe) is devastated when his wife commits suicide.

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Get the Numbers Write

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Anton Savage and Sheana Keane present new adult literacy series, Get the Numbers Write, on TV3 on Monday.

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Movie reviews for this week

Cinderella ****
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water ****
Get Hard **

 

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Declan O’Donnell, Helen James and Hugh Wallace are the judges on Home Of The Year on RTÉ One on Thursday.

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The Gunman ***
Home ***
Insurgent ***

 

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Run All Night ****
Suite Française ***
Goodbye to Language 3D **

 

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Nora and Kat

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Cork-based couple Nora and Katriona go for a casino-themed event on Don’t Tell The Bride, on RTÉ2 on Thursday.

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Former soccer star David Bentley joins Crossmaglen Rangers for The Toughest Trade on TV3.

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Movie reviews: Still Alice, Kill the Messenger, Chappie

Still Alice *****
Kill the Messenger ****
Chappie ***

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Keelin Shanley returns with a new series of The Consumer Show on RTÉ One, Wednesday.

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Movie reviews: Focus, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Catch Me Daddy

Focus ***
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ***
Catch Me Daddy ****

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Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey return for a third season of House of Cards on Netflix from Friday.

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Movie reviews: Cake, Project Almanac, The Wedding Ringer

Cake ****
Project Almanac ****
The Wedding Ringer ***

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Dara O'Briain and Ed Byrne begin a new travel show, Dara And Ed's Great Big Adventure, on RTÉ One on Thursday.

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Dara O’Briain and Ed Byrne begin a new travel show, Dara And Ed’s Great Big Adventure, on RTÉ One on Thursday.

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Movie reviews:  Love is Strange, The Interview, Bad Hair

Love is Strange ***
The Interview ***
Bad Hair ****

 

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The first episode of the wildly-anticipated Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul arrives this week.

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Movie reviews: Selma, Patrick’s Day Jupiter Ascending

Selma *****
Patrick’s Day ****
Jupiter Ascending **

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Inherent Vice

Movie reviews: Inherent Vice, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Big Hero

Inherent Vice ***
Kingsman: The Secret Service ***
Big Hero ***

 

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Stephen Fry is Gay Byrne’s guest on The Meaning of Life on RTÉ One tomorrow.

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Movie reviews: Ex Machina, A Most Violent Year, The Gambler

Ex Machina ****
A Most Violent Year ****
The Gambler ****

 

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Dermot Bannon is back with a new series of Room To Improve tomorrow.

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Movie reviews: Wild, American Sniper, Whiplash

Wild *****
American Sniper ****
Whiplash ****

 

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Fair City Garda Maguire and Kerri Ann

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SUNDAY
Fair City (RTÉ One, 8pm)
Fair City: Garda Maguire and Kerri-Ann get friendly.

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Movie reviews: Foxcatcher, Into the Woods, Taken 3

Foxcatcher *****
Into the Woods ****
Taken 3 **

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Norah Casey begins her new show Norah’s Traveller Academy on RTÉ2 on Thursday.

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Movie reviews: ’Birdman’, ’The Theory of Everything’ and ’The Woman in Black: Angel of Death’

Famous for playing the role of the superhero Birdman (15A), aging actor Riggan Thomas (Michael Keaton) tries to reinvent himself as a serious artist by directing and starring in a Broadway production of an adaptation of Raymond Carver’s short stories.

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What to watch on TV this week

Des O’Driscoll highlights some television highlights for the week ahead.

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Movie Reviews: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Dumb & Dumber To, Kon-Tiki

The magic that brings to life the exhibits at New York’s Museum of Natural History is running out as Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG) opens, forcing Larry (Ben Stiller) to travel to London in order to rejuvenate the ancient Egyptian enchantment.

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What to watch on TV this week

Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special is on RTÉ One and BBC One on Christmas Day.

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Movie Reviews: The Hobbit

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ****
Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast ****
It’s A Wonderful Life *****

 

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One Ocean: No Limits

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SUNDAY: One Ocean: No Limits (RTÉ One, 8pm)

 

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Maia Dunphy examines our concepts of beauty in the concluding episode of her series What Women Want on RTÉ2 on Thursday.

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Movie Reviews: Horrible Bosses 2

EVERYONE needs a shower buddy, right? Fresh from escaping the clutches of their despicable employers in Horrible Bosses (2011), Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Arbus) set up their own company in Horrible Bosses 2 (15A). 

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Neil Delamere

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Monday: Holding Out for a Hero RTÉ2, 9pm
Neil Delamere is back with a new series putting a humorous spin on historical events.

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Movie Reviews: Get On Up, The Homesman, No Good Deed

Get On Up (12A), Tate Taylor’s biopic of ‘the Godfather of Soul’, James Brown, is no ordinary rags-to-riches tale. 

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The Late Late Toy Show RTÉ One, 9.35pm - Ryan Tubridy hosts the ‘Late Late Toy Show’ on Friday.

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