Film & TV

John Creedon explores Ireland's Ancient East in new 'epic' 4 part series on RTE

 

John Creedon is back on our screens tomorrow, and this time he’s getting to grips with the East. Series producer Marie Toft reveals the highlights of their summer road-trip.

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Find out how TV influences our fashion choices

 

It’s the golden age of TV and as we binge on box sets, television is influencing our wardrobes more than ever before. From Sex and the City to Mad Men, and more recently Peaky Blinders, Carolyn Moore looks at why TV is so good at selling clothes.

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Movie reviews: Star Trek Beyond, The BFG, Chevalier

Star Trek Beyond 4/5
The BFG 4/5
Chevalier 3/5

 

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Mrs Brown’s Boys gets a one-off live special tonight at 9.20pm on RTE One.

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The BFG is a truly big buddy movie for Steven Spielberg and Mark Rylance

Steven Spielberg and Mark Rylance have become good friends through the making of The BFG, writes Helen Barlow

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Movie reviews: Ghostbusters, Men and Chicken, Summertime

Ghostbusters 4/5

Men and Chicken 5/5

Summertime 4/5

 

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Francis Brennan’s Grand Indian Tour begins tomorrow on RTÉ One.

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Movie reviews: The Legend of Tarzan, Maggie's Plan, The Neon Demon

The Legend of Tarzan 3/5
Maggie’s Plan 4/5
The Neon Demon 3/5

 

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Peacekeepers — The Irish in South Lebanon is on RTÉ One at 9.35pm on Tuesday.

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Djimon Hounsou takes on Tarzan in his latest intense role

Djimon Hounsou still bears the scars from his Oscar snubs and would like to win one as a representative of his continent. Shilpa Ganatra talks to the African actor about his new role as Tarzan’s enemy

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Movie reviews: Central Intelligence, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Ice Age: Collision Course

Central Intelligence 3/5
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie 3/5
Ice Age: Collision Course 3/5 

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Esther Rantzen is paired with John on the first episode of Celebrity First Dates, on Channel 4 at 9pm on Friday.

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Our picks of what to watch on TV.

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Movie Reviews: The Secret Life of Pets, Elvis & Nixon, Independence Day: Resurgence

Owing a significant debt to the Toy Story movies, The Secret Life of Pets (G) is an animated adventure in which a host of New York pets come together to form their own community as soon as their owners’ backs are turned.

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Orange Is The New Black acts as a much-needed celebration of diversity

Orange Is The New Black may masquerade as a fish-out-of-water drama, but it also acts as a much-needed celebration of diversity, its stars tell Ed Power.

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Movie reviews: Gods of Egypt, The Conjuring 2, Bang Gang

A  look at this week’s new films in Irish cinemas.

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The best of this week’s TV in one place. 

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SATURDAY
The Amazing Spider-Man
RTÉ2, 7.35pm
Andrew Garfield starred in this decent reboot of the Marvel character in 2012.

 

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Where to Invade Next: Michael Moore is taking Europe's better ideas for governance to the US

Michael Moore wants the US to adopt some of the better ideas for governance he has found in Europe. Helen Barlow talks to him about his first happy movie

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Movie reviews: The Nice Guys, Me Before You, Warcraft: The Beginning

The Nice Guys 3/5
Me Before You 3/5
Warcraft: The Beginning 3/5

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Claire Reddin, Maurice Walsh and Nick Reddin feature in Farmer in Charge on RTÉ One on Monday at 6.30pm.

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Orla Brady on playing designer and architect Eileen Gray in new movie

Furniture designer Eileen Gray was one of Ireland’s most pioneering women, yet most of us have never even heard of her. That’s all set to change now Orla Brady is playing her in a new movie, writes Esther McCarthy.

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Movie Reviews: Money Monster, Love and Friendship, Alice Through the Looking-Glass

This best of this week’s new films in Irish cinemas.

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The best of this week’s TV in one place. 

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10 things we learned at the Cannes Film Festival

Helen Barlow reflects on the two weeks she spent at the world’s most famous film festival

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Recalling the life of Eileen Gray - the Irish mother of Modernism

A new film unveils the bitter fallout between Eileen Gray and Le Corbusier over their iconic villa in the south of France, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Meet the woman who discovered Irish stars like Cillian Murphy

From Love/Hate to Once, Maureen Hughes is Ireland’s go-to casting agent. Esther McCarthy meets the woman who made Cillian Murphy a star.

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Movie reviews: A Hologram for the King, X-Men: Apocalypse, Departure

A Hologram for the King 3/5
X-Men: Apocalypse 3/5
Departure 4/5

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Tara Shine explores the wildlife of Leeside on Wild Cities: Cork tomorrow on RTÉ Two at 6.30pm. 

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Movie reviews: Our Kind of Traitor, Everbody Wants Some!!, Angry Birds

Our Kind of Traitor 4/5
Everybody Wants Some!! 3/5
Angry Birds 3/5

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The Guards is a new series on RTÉ Two looking at life behind the scenes for gardaí in Dublin. It airs at 9.55pm on Tuesday night.

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Why some films get a capital "F"

A new feminist rating system for movies aims to draw attention to the prominence of women on both sides of the camera, writes Caroline Delaney

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Dublin offers perfect backdrop for raunchy new adaption of Jane Austen’s Love & Friendship

Dublin provided the perfect backdrop for Whit Stillman’s raunchy adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s lesser-known works, writes Helen Barlow

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Benedict Cumberbatch plays a crowning role as Richard III in The Hollow Crown: War Of The Roses

Benedict Cumberbatch is relishing his role as Richard III in the BBC’s latest adaptation of Shakespeare’s plays, writes Keeley Bolger

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Top of his game: Matt Le Blanc talks Top Gear

The former star of ‘Friends’ Matt LeBlanc is proving a perfect choice to present the revamped ‘Top Gear’ writes Will Lawrence.

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Movie reviews: Florence Foster Jenkins, I Saw the Light, Knight of Cups

Florence Foster Jenkins 4/5
I Saw the Light 3/5
Knight of Cups 2/5

 

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The Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Finals is on Tuesday and Thursday night on RTÉ2 at 8pm. The final is on Saturday. 

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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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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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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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