FILM TIPS: A nine-year wait for Toy Story 4 has meant that anyone who saw the previous instalment in the cinema is rather more mature by now. Whether that means you’re 18 or 88, the latest offering by John Lasseter and co is arguably the most exciting film of the year, and early reviews have been good. Go see it. Less blockbuster offerings include the excellent Gloria Bell, at Triskel in Cork from Sunday, starring Julianne Moore in a comedy drama about a free-spirited divorcée. Triskel also has ‘heartwarming’ maternal French film In Safe Hands.
While the return of Alan Partridge has led to household splits not seen since the Civil War (for the record, we’re former loyalists who’ve gone over to the anti-Coogan side), one show for your diaries next week should be series two of Fleabag (Monday, BBC Two).
Comedy hit Episodes, starring Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan, is back after a long wait for its fifth and final series. Creators David Crane - who co-created Friends - and Jeffrey Klarik, talk about why it is ending now and how it is the closest thing to a Friends reunion we’ll ever get.
It’s an unusual plot for a comedy – when a man refuses to have treatment for cancer, his friends kidnap him and force him to have chemo. Ill Behaviour airs on BBC tomorrow – with UCC graduate Jessica Regan in a starring role.meets meets the rising star.
The PGA Championship is the final major of the year. Those 10 words will be bouncing around Rory McIlroy’s head in stereo. It has not been the year Rory expected but you have to play the ball as it lies, and despite a disappointing 2017, there is now cause for optimism.