Roy Keane's parents moved to Rathpeacon, the jewel of Cork lying between Whitechurch (ugh) and Blackpool (ugh), in the 1990s. Some say it was the beginning of his most successful years! For any fans of one of Ireland's greatest ever players, and arguably Manchester United's greatest modern player, you will want to check out this … Continue reading Rathpeacon’s adopted star!
What are you supposed to do when you're a bird that's afraid of flying and all his friends are going South for the Winter? Dougal wakes up every morning from nightmares about falling from the sky.I won't say too much else about this film because it is only nine minutes long and it is well … Continue reading Fear of Flying
We've all been there. Standing awkwardly at a teenage disco can be absolutely painful. You might catch someone's eye, smile a bit and shuffle some more only to look up and see their back turned to you. You might get the Holy Grail that is The Shift. You might not. Either way, your night is … Continue reading The Shift
It is hard to pin Cillian Murphy to one role. He has never been typecast and is believable in every role he plays. In an interview with Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubberbandits, he attributes his ability to play so many different characters believably is down to his relative anonymity in his public life. I am … Continue reading Happy Birthday Cillian Murphy!
"A wizard is never late. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." This iconic line from the movie adaptation of Fellowship of the Ring seems a fitting one to use to celebrate the birth of the great Ian Mckellen. He was born in Burnley, England, on this day in 1939. He … Continue reading Happy Birthday Ian McKellen!
Pretentious title alert! Pretentious title alert! WARNING! WARNING! Cian is slipping into the actual belief that he is a bonafide blogger and that people are reading his stuff with interest... There's that voice in the back of my head again. Chipping away, trying to break through the skull and the brains to reach the front. … Continue reading Thought of the Day
Good afternoon all! I hope you are all keeping well and keeping sane! Thank God that we have streaming services available to us in these times of lockdown. Phase 1 began here in Ireland. We are now allowed to exercise up to 5km away from our houses. We are allowed to meet up with up … Continue reading Weekend Binge
https://youtu.be/svVykTznk9Q Title: The King.Director: David Michod.Genre: Historical, Drama, Violence.Main Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn.Runtime: 140 minsMDb rating: 7.2/10.My rating: 7/10.Quick summary: Prince Hal does not want anything to do with his royal duties, but when his father and brother meet their doom, he is forced to take his place … Continue reading The King
https://youtu.be/TWQWc0FXkG4 Title: Operation OdessaDirector: Tiller RusselGenre: DocumentaryMain Cast: Tarzan, Juan Almeida, Tony Yester.Runtime: 95 mins.IMDb rating: 7.8/10.My rating: 8/10.Quick summary: Ludwig Fainberg (Tarzan) came to America in the 1980s and quickly set about filling his time and the state of Florida with debauchery, drugs and crime. Along with friends Juan Almeida and Tony Yester, they … Continue reading Operation Odessa
I've always battled against the ideals and requirements of the G.A.A. I never had a problem with the ideas of friendship, community and togetherness. It was the hidden agendas that I fought. The coaches who played the local lads; the local lads who thought they were kings because their father was a coach; the referees … Continue reading How Cian Got His Groove Back