How to Train Your Dragon 2

June 27th, 2014 by

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Director: Dean DeBlois Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferreira, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kirsten Wiig, Kit Harrington and Djimon Hounsou Certificate: PG Running Time: 102 minutes Release Date: June 27th How to Train Your Dragon was one of those pleasant surprises: an intriguing and charming movie out of the somewhat sequel-clogged Dreamworks Animation studio. […]


The Fault in Our Stars

June 21st, 2014 by

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Editor’s Note: Sometimes a movie needs a second opinion. The Fault in Our Stars is one of those movies. Padraig Cotter already had his say, now Brian D’Arcy examines just how many gallons of tears can be extracted from the human body through the adaptation of a young adult novel. Directors: Josh Boone Cast: Shailene […]


3 Days to Kill

June 19th, 2014 by

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Director: McG Cast: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard, Tómas Lewmarquis, Richard Sammell Certificate: 12A Running Time: 117 minutes Release Date: 20th June We open in the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia where two top brass are in discussion. Vivi Delay (Amber Heard) enters, in rather dowdy clothes, to accept her mission. She must […]


Jersey Boys

June 19th, 2014 by

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Directors: Clint Eastwood Cast: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lamenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken Certificate: 15A Running Time: 134 minutes Release Date: 20th June 2014 The story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons has long been a Broadway musical charting the life and times of Valli. Following the stage show plot closely, the story starts […]


The Fault in Our Stars

June 18th, 2014 by

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Director: Josh Boone Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe Certificate: 12A Running Time: 126 min Release: 19th June An adaptation of author John Green’s bestselling novel, The Fault in Our Stars is the story of Hazel (Shailene Woodley), a 17-year-old diagnosed with terminal cancer. While reluctantly attending a cancer support group on her parent’s insistence, […]


Heaven Is for Real

June 13th, 2014 by

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Director: Randall Wallace Cast: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church, Margo Martindale, Connor Corum, Lane Styles Certificate: PG Running Time: 1hr 39mins Release Date: 13th June 2014 Todd Burpo (Kinnear) is a small town preacher of some notoriety; he gives his flock the guidance they need while always engaging with his thought provoking sermons. When […]


The Food Guide to Love

June 12th, 2014 by

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Directors: Dominic Harari & Rebecca Pelegri Cast: Richard Coyle, Leonor Watling, Simon Delaney, Bronagh Gallagher Certificate: 15A Running Time: 91 minutes Release Date: June 13th Food critic and book writer Oliver has a problem; he can’t get past the six month mark with any woman no matter what he tries. He also never felt as though his […]


Oculus

June 11th, 2014 by

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Director: Mike Flanagan Cast: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrance Running time:103 mins Certificate: 16 Release date: June 13th Past and present come face-to-face in horror flick Oculus as Mike Flanagan explores themes of reflection, liminality and creeping evil. The director has adapted his short film into a feature, but the finished product […]


Fruitvale Station

June 6th, 2014 by

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Director: Ryan Coogler Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz and Ahna O’Reilly Certificate: 15a Running Time: 85 minutes Release Date: June 6th Fruitvale Station focuses on the day leading up to the contentious shooting of Oscar Grant by a Bay Area Rapid Train police officer in the early hours of New Year’s Day, […]


Grace of Monaco

June 5th, 2014 by

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Director: Olivier Dahan Cast: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Parker Posey and Paz Vega Certificate: PG Running Time: 103 minutes Release Date: June 6th Grace of Monaco is a Grace Kelly biopic that struggles to overcome a dull script, a bored cast and its tendency to descend into melodrama. Nicole Kidman stars as Kelly […]


22 Jump Street

June 4th, 2014 by

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Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Cast: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Peter Stormare, Ice Cube, Rob Riggle and Amber Stevens Certificate: 15a Running Time: 112 minutes Release Date: June 6th 22 Jump Street doesn’t always hit the mark but its likeable leads and its willingness to make jokes at its own expense makes for a […]


A Million Ways to Die in the West

May 30th, 2014 by

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Director: Seth MacFarlane Cast: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Liam Neeson Certificate: 16 Running Time:115 minutes Release date: May 30th The Wild West, the 1880s, Albert (Seth MacFarlane) our hero, is a cowardly sheep-farmer. (Between this and Edge of Tomorrow, it’s a big week for cowards in the cinema.) Albert has just […]


Jimmy’s Hall

May 30th, 2014 by

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Directors: Ken Loach Cast: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Jim Norton, Brian F. O’Byrne, Andrew Scott Certificate: 15A Running Time: 106 minutes Release Date: May 30th When Jimmy Gralton (Ward) arrives back into Leitrim from New York after a ten-year exile, he sets about helping his mother run the family farm, which in his absence has fallen […]


Edge of Tomorrow

May 30th, 2014 by

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Director: Doug Liman Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson and Bill Paxton Certificate: 12a Running Time: Release Date: May 30th Tom Cruise, in a one day to save the universe, alien invasion, CGI saturated, 3D extravaganza blockbuster. I was really looking forward to stamping all over this, and kicking it unceremoniously about the place. […]