Film & TV

What to watch on TV this week

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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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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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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Blathnaid Ui Chofaigh, The Moment of Truth

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The Moment of Truth
RTE One, 10.40pm
Bláthnaid Ni Chofaigh begins the new series on people who made life-changing decisions with a chat with Sunny Jacobs , the American woman who spent 17 years on Death Row for a murder she didn’t commit.

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Movie Reviews: The Drop, The Imitation Game, Standby

The Drop (15A) stars Tom Hardy a Bob Saginowski, a bartender in a rundown oston neighbourhood. 

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Thursday: The Fall BBC Two, 9pm
Sunday: Love/Hate RTE One, 9.30pm

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Movie Reviews: Interseller, Out of Here, Say When

Interstellar *****
Out of Here ****
Say When ***

 

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Movie Reviews: Nightcrawler, Mr Turner, The Guarantee

Nightcrawler ****
Mr Turner *****
The Guarantee ***

 

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Republic Of Telly RTE Two, 10pm
Kevin McGahern and his merry bunch return for a new season of sketches and satirical swipes at other TV shows.

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Movie reviews: Fury, The Book of Life, Love, Rosie

Fury (15A) stars Brad Pitt as Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier, the commander of a US Army Sherman tank operating in Nazi Germany during the last months of the Third Reich’s last stand. 

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Monday: Coronation Street TV3, 7.30pm

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Movie reviews: The Judge, The Best of Me and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Declan Burke casts his eye over the latest movie releases. 

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TV watch: Not to be missed this week

SATURDAY
Schama on Rembrandt: Masterpieces of the Late Years BBC Two, 9pm

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Movie Reviews: 71, The Maze Runner, The Calling

’71 ****
The Maze Runner ***
The Calling **

 

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TUESDAY: The Apprentice, BBC One, 9pm

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SUNDAY
Wonders of the Monsoon
BBC Two, 8pm

 

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