SING STREET

7 out of 10

This is an Irish film

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release date: 20th June 2016

Director: John Carney (Begin Again / Once)

Cast: Ferdia Peelo-Walsh, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor, Mark McKenna, Ian Kenny, Ben Carolan, Don Wycherley, Percy Chamburuka, Conor Hamilton, Karl Rice, Kelly Thornton with Aiden Gillen and Maria Doyle Kennedy

Writer: John Carney

Trailer: SING STREET

WHAT HAVE I SEEN THAT ACTOR IN BEFORE?

  • Ferdia Peelo-Walsh: Vikings (TV)
  • Lucy Boynton: Don’t Knock Twice, Miss Potter
  • Jack Reynor: Detroit, Free Fire, Glassland, A Royal Night Out, Transformers 4, Delivery Man, What Richard Did
  • Aiden Gillen: Pickups, King Arthur – Legend of the Sword, You’re Ugly Too, Maze Runner 2, Game Of Thrones (TV),  Still, Calvary, Mister JohnShadow DancerTreacle Jr, The Dark Knight Rises, BlitzWake Wood, Twelve Rounds, The Wire (TV), Shanghai Knights, The Low Down, Queer As Folk (TV), My Kingdom, Some Mother’s Son, Mojo, Circle Of Friends
  • Maria Doyle-Kennedy: The Conjuring 2, Jupiter Ascending, Byzantium, Titanic (TV), Albert Nobbs, The Tudors (TV), Miss Julie (2000), Gregory’s Two Girls, The General (1998), A Further Gesture, Moll Flanders (1996), Nothing Personal, The Commitments

YOU’RE UGLY TOO

9.5 out of 10

This is an Irish film

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release date: 24th July 2015

Director: Mark Noonan

Cast: Aiden Gillen, Lauren Kinsella, Erika Sainte and George Pistereanu

Writer: Mark Noonan

Trailer:

WHAT HAVE I SEEN THAT ACTOR IN BEFORE?

  • Aiden Gillen: Pickups, King Arthur – Legend of the Sword, Sing Street, Maze Runner 2, Game Of Thrones (TV),  Still, Calvary, Mister JohnShadow DancerTreacle Jr, The Dark Knight Rises, BlitzWake Wood, Twelve Rounds, The Wire (TV), Shanghai Knights, The Low Down, Queer As Folk (TV), My Kingdom, Some Mother’s Son, Mojo, Circle Of Friends
  • Lauren Kinsella: Albert Nobbs
  • Erika Sainte: Moonwalkers

TIGER RAID

5.5 out of 10

Irish film production

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release Date: 7th October 2016 (DVD Premiere)

Director: Simon Dixon

Cast: Brian Gleeson, Damien Molony, Sofia Boutella and Rory Fleck-Byrne

Writer: Simon Dixon, Mick Donnellan, Gareth Coulam Evans

Trailer: TIGER RAID

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CHERRY TREE

2.5 out of 10

Irish Production

Release Date: 23rd May 2016 (DVD Premiere)

Director: David Keating (Wake Wood / The Last of the High Kings)

Cast: Anna Walton, Naomi Battrick, Sam Hazeldine, Minnie Phipps with Valerie O’Connor and Patrick Gibson

Writer: Brendan McCarthy

Trailer: CHERRY TREE

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This dizzy horror clunker aims to be Dublin’s answer to the Italian Giallo horrors of the 1970s but ends up being more like Hollyoaks meets an arty zit cream commercial. Soft porn shenigans would probably excite Joe Pesci II (the other reviewer) but it didn’t do anything for me except wonder at how the director of the brilliant Last of the High Kings has ended up making flaccid horrors.

Naomi Battrick’s (BLOOD (2013)) schoolgirl makes a pact with her PE teacher played by Anna Walton (Deviation) to give her a baby, who with a little bit of black magic and unknown to school girl, may well be the devil. Argghhhhhh. In exchange, the PE teacher come witch will cure her father (SAM HAZELDINE – THE MECHANIC 2) of terminal cancer with some weird caterpillars (the only thing worth watching in the whole film is this special effect!)

Anyway, the plots gets equally derailed by having us follow around a stroppy, pregnant teenager, a baddy that’s about as scary as Count Duckula (poor Anna Walton a good actress trapped in terrible movies), and a confusing logic set. This is our humdrum world were ghosts hang around, ordinary people are devil worshippers and talented actors get upstaged by a handful of creepy crawlies. Some decent special effects aside and a few creative and bloody scenes aside, this is largely a snooze-fest. It’s not the worst Irish film I’ve seen, that could be the Vinnie Jones‘ starrer – Stories from the Bog or whatever it was called. But it could have been a bit more energetic and a bit livelier. Soft porn and gore aside, this isn’t worth recommending to anybody except perverted bin men… or Matt Usher , but even he didn’t like it. See review below.

WHAT HAVE I SEEN THIS ACTOR IN BEFORE?

HOLY WATERS

3 out of 10

Irish Film Production

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release Date: 5th February 2010

Director: Tom Reeve

Cast: John Lynch, Cian Barry, Cornelius Clarke, Lochlann O’Mearain, Susan Lynch, Angeline Ball, Stanley Townsend, Dermot Crowley, Deirdre Mullins with Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister and Linda Hamilton

Writer: Michael O’Mahony

Trailer: Holy Waters

WHAT HAVE I SEEN THAT ACTOR IN BEFORE?

  • John Lynch: Detour, ScintillaPrivate PeacefulThe Hot PotatoGhosted13HRsBlack DeathThe Tournament, Isolation, Sliding Doors, Best, This Is The Sea, Some Mother’s Son, Moll Flanders (1996),  Nothing Personal, The Secret Of Roan Inish, Angel Baby, The Secret Garden (1993), In The Name Of The Father, Princess Caraboo, Edward II, Hardware, Cal
  • Cian Barry: Nina Forever, Dr Foster (TV), Doctors (TV)
  • Cornelius Clarke: 13HRs
  • Susan Lynch: The Scouting Book For Boys, City Rats, Someone Else, Enduring Love, 16 Years Of Alcohol, Nora,Waking Ned, From Hell, Elizabeth I – The Golden Age, Beautiful Creatures, Downtime, The Secret Of Roan Inish
  • Angeline Ball: Shameless (TV), Albert Nobbs, Eastenders (TV), Doc Martin (TV), The General (1998), The Gambler, Trojan Eddie, Brothers In Trouble, My Girl 2, The Commitments
  • Stanley Townsend: Standby, The Voices, 24 (TV), One Chance, Killing Bono, First Night, Cars 2 (voice), Isolation, Happy Go Lucky, The Libertine, Suzie Gold, Wondrous Oblivion
  • Dermot Crowley: The Lady In The Van, Luther (TV), Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, Bleak House (TV)(1995), James Bond – Octopussy, Star Wars – Return of The Jedi
  • Deirdre Mullins: Belly of the Bulldog, Man Down (TV)
  • Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister: The Human Centipede 3, Dracula 3000, Never Die Alone, The Wash, Little Nicky, Circus, Next Friday, The Player’s Club, Jackie Brown, Gang Related, The Fifth Element, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead, Friday, Don Juan De Marco, The Meteor Man, Trespass (1993), Posse, Universal Soldier, 9.5 Ninjas, No Holds Barred, Beverly Hills Cop 2
  • Linda Hamilton: In Your Dreams, Dante’s Peak, The Shadow Conspiracy, Separate Lives, Silent Fall, Terminator 2, Mr Destiny, Beauty & The Beast (TV), The Terminator, Children of the Corn

GLASSLAND

6 out of 10

REVIEW COMING SOON

THIS IS AN IRISH FILM

Release Date: 17th April 2015

Director: Gerard Barrett

Cast: Jack Reynor, Toni Collette, Will Poulter, Darine Ni Dhonnchada, Harry Nagle and Michael Smiley

Writer: Gerard Barrett

Trailer:  GLASSLAND

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