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By: Culch  05/12/2011
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Culch.ie » Movies & TV

November 28th, 2011

Oscar Predictions: Best Actor*   I write this post today in the knowledge that the Academy has yet again made a dumbfounding decision to leave Senna out of the long list for nominations for Best Documentary ahead of next year’s ceremony.  With this in mind, it leads me to believe there will be no real [..]


November 23rd, 2011

The Oscars: Best Film Prediction* Each and every year for as long as I can remember, I have sat up to ungodly hours of the morning watching the Oscar ceremony.  I can’t explain what this means to a film reviewer, it’s basically like our Christmas.  As you are no doubt aware, Christmas gave you that [..]


November 22nd, 2011

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton Director: Nick Murphy Horror is going through a crisis.  Critics can say what they like and I have known some of the finest to say that there is always something interesting happening in horror but interesting is never enough.  Imagine being in the audience at some of the [..]


November 18th, 2011

Fancy yourself an actor? As yet undiscovered and just waiting to wow the nation with your talents? Cuckoo, one of the upcoming web TV shows for the latest series of RTE’s Storyland, is holding open auditions to cast not one, not two or even three but five parts. The brand new psychological thriller is looking [..]

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November 16th, 2011

The Runway, Kind of Based on a True story -  I’ve had this DVD for a week or three now so my apologies for the delay in it’s review – but gardening, floods and wet trees took precedence. Back to it, you might be interested to know that 2010 saw Ian Power’s ‘The Runway’ take [..]


November 9th, 2011

With ‘In Time’ it seems the makers, very pleased with their novel idea (more of which to follow), then felt exempt from showing any concern for making an engaging, logical or thoughtful thriller. They should know that a good idea offers no absolution from the need to construct a good movie, it in fact heightens [..]


November 7th, 2011

A little while ago on this I selected five scenes from films that proved that the world is a rather lovely and cuddly place. A bit like a rather over weight cat or  that drunk person who just wants love outside Burger King on Grafton Street at four on a Saturday morning. Yes, my friends, [..]


October 24th, 2011

When an elderly Tipperary farmer dies, his lonely and socially awkward son Donal (Domhnall Gleeson) is left with the farm and a new-found freedom, only he’s not quite sure what to do with either. Frustrated with his fumbling attempts to approach or strike up any kind of coherent conversation with local girls, he turns to [..]


October 17th, 2011

What’s Popscotch? Popscotch is pop culture hopscotch. Popscotch is when two things marry in your brain, even though they wouldn’t touch each other in real life. Popscotch is when you make a spurious connection with something on TV, or in a song, or an ad on the side of a bus. Popscotch happens when you’re [..]


October 13th, 2011

The Screen Cinema is setting up a year-long Junior Programmer season from this October where members of the cinema’s audience will have the opportunity to act as programmer for a night and play their favourite film. [They care about their customers you see.] To sweeten the deal, the Junior Programmer who gets the biggest turn-out [..]


October 3rd, 2011

Being that I’ve been in hiding for the past year, I hadn’t really planned on running a liveblog for this year’s Apprentice Ireland, but now that the first episode is only hours away, I realise that half the fun of watching the show was sharing it with you guys. So, here we are! Pull up [..]


October 3rd, 2011

Ah, Jurassic Park. A staple of countless childhoods and the cause of many subsequent dinosaur fixations. I’m almost certain that the collectible weekly magazine DINOSAURS! came out around the same time in what would quite obviously have been a hurried effort to cash in. It was the one where you collected sections of a glow [..]


September 23rd, 2011

Launched on the 15th of August is 180NHM, a short film fuelled by Relentless Energy Drink and starring MMA fighter Roger Gracie. 180 seconds long, the film is an energetic yet thought provoking portrait of an athlete who personifies the Relentless Energy Drink “No Half Measures” ethos. MMA warrior and Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Roger Gracie [..]


September 23rd, 2011

If I’ve missed a few X Blathers it’s because Gary Barlow’s scripted barbs are sending me to sleep. Rather than the usual dose of sarcasm and negativity, this week’s X Blather will actually list my favourite six auditions so far. Something positive? Yay! P.S. the people at X Factor won’t let you embed videos, so [..]


September 16th, 2011

So a spy movie eh? And adapted from a highly successful series of novels no less? So far, so very familiar. Expect action, car chases, hand-to-hand, life-or-death combat and a very fetching femme fatale. Except don’t, because this is no ordinary spy movie, and it’s adapted from no ordinary spy novel. This is a British [..]


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05/12/2011

Culch.ie » Advent Movies

If you enjoyed the first two you won’t be disappointed with this but it stands alone well for those who have never visited the magical world of Narnia before. The Pevensie children were heroes in my young imagination but I find the characters a little irritating watching them as an adult on the screen. I enjoyed the movie as much as the first two instalments, neither of which I thought came anywhere near outdoing the magic of the books.


05/12/2011

Culch.ie » On The QT

First off, apologies for bothering you with another On the QT installment in 24 hours, but it was quite a surprise for me to get the invite to the first Irish screening of the long awaited next film by Quentin tonight. Right, so for those of you following my series of Quentin Tarantino reviews coming up to the release of his long awaited war epic “Inglorious Basterds“, I give you the third part from where I left off here.


05/12/2011

Culch.ie » I ♥ Tea Crowd

This month on Tea Crowd, Phantom 105.2?s Michelle Doherty takes a break from presenting Finest Worksongs to join us on the sofa and chat dance moves and The Script, take on the Tea Crowd Teaser, and generally be one of our favourite guests ever.


05/12/2011

Culch.ie » Minute Movie Mystery

Guess the movie: – Released in 1993 Tori Amos was considered for the female lead Tom Hanks, Chevy Chase, John Travolta and Steve Martin were all considered for the lead male role. No cheating etc, or I’ll set up a petition to get more Jennifer Lopez films made.


05/12/2011

Culch.ie » Featured Post

This month on Tea Crowd, Phantom 105.2?s Michelle Doherty takes a break from presenting Finest Worksongs to join us on the sofa and chat dance moves and The Script, take on the Tea Crowd Teaser, and generally be one of our favourite guests ever. Norway’s box office smash Troll Hunter was written and directed by Andre Ovredal and stars Glenn Tosterud, Otto Jesperson, Johanna Mørck and Tomas Alf Larsen.


05/12/2011

Culch.ie » Awesome Movie Moments

Best Film Prediction* Each and every year for as long as I can remember, I have sat up to ungodly hours of the morning watching the Oscar ceremony. I can’t explain what this means to a film reviewer, it’s basically like our Christmas.


05/12/2011

Culch.ie » Soundtracks

Maybe it was the release of The Social Network reminding us of Aaron Sorkin’s genius, maybe it was the fact that Martin ‘President Bartlet’ Sheen has been in town for JDIFF, maybe it’s just that it’s been far too long, but we’ve been re-watching our West Wing boxset here at Culch towers and my, my.