Unfairly leafed in with the Farrelly Brothers and American Pie stable at the time of its release, Orange County is probably the film most in need of defending to date on Flicks On ‘Flix. Directed by Jake (Son Of Lawrence) Kasdan, starring Colin (Son Of Tom) Hanks, Jack Black, John Lithgow, Catherine O’ Hara and with a host of cameos – this film knows exactly what it is but maybe gave the impression it was something more inadvertently through such a stellar cast and crew. Ignore all of that and you’ll find its just an extremely enjoyable watch instead. Continue reading Flicks On ‘Flix – Orange County
And we’re back! Flicks On ‘Flix has returned and I’m kickstarting this new “season” with a film I cannot believe I haven’t covered yet – Open Range. Directed by and starring Kevin Costner, accompanied by Robert Duvall, Michael Gambon and Annette Benning; this is the film for this of you like me who grew up in an age where Kevin Costner was box office gold, where The Postman was one of the biggest WTF moments of your young life and you wondered would he ever regain his status. Oh yes, he did.
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A ringing phone must be answered. A conceit put forward most famously in Joel Schumacher’s Phone Booth but one that is as old as Alexander Graham Bell really. It is also at the heart of this eighties gem, Miracle Mile. Anthony Edwards stars as Harry, just a man living his life in L.A, falling in love with a girl named Julie and discovering the world is ending in seventy minutes. Yes, upon answering a ringing payphone Harry is informed by someone claiming to be a soldier that the clock has begun to tick and nuclear war will break out in seventy minutes.
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No, we’re not moving over to Fridays. This week’s Flicks On ‘Flix has been delayed because it is an extra special one. At least it is to me. This week we’re looking at Community. Beloved by few, if Nielsen Ratings are to be believed, Community has become a cult hit since it began six years ago, taking the tropes of other TV shows and movies and spinning some hilarious meta humour at them. Its career is a storied one and it looks for all intents and purposes that it has finally come to a rest with this most recent sixth season. Season 1 – 5 are available on Netflix and there is no better time than now to binge and take in the wonderful nugget of comedy that was Community.
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Maybe it’s just me, but there was a time where it felt like this film lived on RTE. Or maybe I just gave up on trying to find things to watch and repeatedly popped in our VHS copy. Either way, we’re onto an absolute childhood favourite of mine here and one which I probably shouldn’t have even been watching as a child (like most of them!) Continue reading Flicks On ‘Flix – Throw Momma From The Train
Ok, maybe a cult hit like The Mist doesn’t really fit into this “you might have missed it on Netflix” mantra that Flicks On ‘Flix is championing but I want to write about this film for two reasons. One, many wrongly associate it with John Carpenter’s The Fog or worse still the awful remake of said film. Aside from the weather there are no similarities between these films. Secondly, those who have seen it… Well… They haven’t liked it. So here I stand, the last line of defence for The Mist. Let’s dig in.
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You won’t find me recommending many Irish films outside of a certain holy collection I swear by that I will write about another time. I avoided this film for a long time due to severely low expectations at the thought of it being just another let down of an Irish film and I found myself delighted to be proven wrong and thoroughly delighted that I had watched one of the finest horror comedies I have ever seen, within Ireland or not.
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