Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

This film has bothered me something fierce since I first heard about it after the disastrous Batman v Superman. Was it going to be as bad? Would I regret going to see it? Would they make a complete and utter balls of it? The answer? Well this is where me and half the entire world population disagree.

I loved every minute of it! This was the perfect film for me. I always end up feeling really sorry for the villain after a good movie. And for quite some time now I’ve been dying to see a film where the bad guys win. Even just once. Well somebody was obviously listening to me!! In Suicide Squad the villains are the heroes! Awesome!! Read more

Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne

 

I expected great things from this film and that made me nervous. I loved the original three and it has been a long nine years since the last one. I was not disappointed. By the way I am referring to ‘Ultimatum’ here not ‘Legacy’.

Ok ok I was a little when one character was killed off early on. I knew it was coming but was so hoping I was wrong. I wasn’t(insert sad face here). Raging! I always get attached to the characters that are killed off early!!

On the plus side, it was Matt Damon, it was fight scenes, guns, car chases, an inside conspiracy, dodgy agents and dodgier bosses. I was in heaven!! Read more

The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way

I heard a lot about this Artist’s Way business but never really paid it much attention. A few people in my writing group have done it and wax lyrical about it. And after many, many months I decided I would look into it. I searched and searched and couldn’t find the book anywhere. Then one day, the manager of a local charity shop told me they had opened a new bookshop. ‘Come and see’ she said. Books, my one weakness, I went. As I was browsing, the cover of a book on yonder shelf caught my eye.

There it was, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Even though I was the only one there, I dove across the room, fearful it would be magically snatched away and I clutched it to my chest! I took myself off to the till with fierce excitement and explained that I had been looking for this for months! ‘Oh it’s brilliant,’ the manager says, ‘Tell you what, there’s a present for you now.’ I know some of you will criticise me for taking something like that from a charity shop and that’s fine but I will tell you that I donate regularly to the shop.

I literally danced out of the shop! Approximately a month later, chapter three would tell me that this was synchronicity. I devoured the book and decided to try do the full 12 weeks. So now I’m going to tell you little about the book, some of the tools it uses and exactly what I’m in for.. Read more

The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan

I have always been a fan of Tarzan, stories, movies whatever. This review is short and sweet, I won’t take up too much of your time! So I was really looking forward to this film. Now pay attention, this first line is tricky.

This film opens with Lord Greystoke a.k.a Tarzan being invited by the British Prime Minister on behalf of the King of Belgium to visit the Congo for an inspection. Lord Greystokes declines as he has already seen Africa. Outside he is stopped by the American George Washington Williams. Williams explains that he thinks the Congolese people are being enslaved and needs Tarzan’s help to prove it to the rest of the world. Back at home Tarzan tell Jane he is going to Africa but that she has to stay in England. This does not go down well and they both go to Africa. There is a ‘welcome home’ party for Jane and tarzan, a sneaky nighttime attack, a kidnapping and a return to his roots for Tarzan. Some old conflicts are resolved. Some bad guys are disposed off. And everyone lives happily ever after in Africa. Read more

Now You See Me 2

Now You See Me 2

I liked the look of the trailer for this film so I decided I had to see it. But first I needed to get caught up as I hadn’t seen the prequel. Where have we heard that story before??

So this film takes place a year after the first one. Atlas is sick and tired of waiting to be told what to do, so goes off to find the Eye on his own for a little chat. They have a nice quiet chat and everything goes pear shaped! There is a new lady Horseman because Henley got bored and did a runner, as you do. And Lula isn’t a patch on her(in my opinion)! So one thing leads to another and the Horsemen end up in Macau working for a slighted demented Harry Potter, who for some disgustingly slimy reason doesn’t have a pair of socks to his name. Men in shoes without sock really upsets me, don’t ask me why but it does! Dylan Rhodes ends up on the wrong side of the law and springs Thaddeus Bradley from the prison he put him in, in the first place. Oh and Jack Wilder is back from the dead. But we knew that already. There are twists, there are turns and some entertaining magic along the way and finally a big reveal. Read more

Central Intelligence

Central Intelligence

This one wasn’t my choice but my brothers but I picked the screening. It was a special showing put on as a fundraiser for Carlow Mental Health Association. It was a full house and because I don’t do well in crowds, it made me a little uncomfortable. But it was for a good cause so I tried to grin and bear it! The ticket cost €10 and it covered the cinema ticket, a drink, crisps, pick n mix sweets and fruit, your choice. There was a speech by the cinema manager aka Husband, the organiser Susan, and the chair of the association. Then it got really uncomfortable. There are 2 words that are guaranteed to make me squirm in a public place. Audience participation. Our newly elected mayor led us in a clappy, dancy, Icelandic soccer thing that I still don’t understand, to the beat of Pharrell Williams Happy. I have never been so uncomfortable or mortified in my whole entire life!!! It was not pleasant! Stupid good causes!

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

 

It was something a little different this week in Omniplex Carlow. This week I went to see Romeo and Juliet live from the Garrick in London. Yes I did go to the cinema to see a live theatre production on a stage. Not the usual thing you see in the cinema but it’s a concept that is really taking off. And personally I think it’s a grand idea!!

So back to business! It was directed by Kenneth Branagh and starred Richard Madden as Romeo, Lily James as Juliet and the fabulous Derek Jacobi as Mercutio. It was set in the 1950’s and broadcast to cinemas in black and white. It was very classy with the height of Italian style! I’m sure you know the story. Boy meets girl, fall in love, discover their parents fight like cats and dogs, get married in secret, complications arise and they live happily ever after…. After they both commit suicide. Typical teenage romance stuff. Read more