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Our Movie Picks of The Week

Just as you recover from that heart racing Grand Slam, you get the news that other sporting events have been postponed due to adverse weather conditions. Worry not because we have your entertainment plans sorted for the rest of the week.

Damo & Ivor: The Movie

Fans of the successful RTÉ comedy will be familiar with the identical twins separated and raised in opposite ends of Dublin. Kicking off where the TV show left us, Damo and Ivor are on a road trip to find their long-lost brother John Joe.

See the trailer here.

Mary Magdalene

Searching for new meaning in her life, Mary (Rooney Mara) joins a new social movement led by the charming Jesus of Nazareh (Joaquin Phoenix). But fate intervenes and she is forced in to the realisation that she is about to lose him.

See the trailer here.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Still reeling from the disappearance of her father, Richard, bike messenger Lara Croft is forced in to taking ownership of his estate, including Croft Manor. When she does this Lara discovers secrets from her fathers past. Determined to find out the cause of her father’s disappearance, she sets out to find the secrets of a hidden island off the coast of Japan.
This latest imagining of the Tomb Raider saga brings us a much softer, more vulnerable Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) than some of us would know from the Angelina Jolie films from 2001 & 2003.

The CGI stays true to the video games (I played them on the Playstation2) but it is Vikander who carries the film as she battles her demons and dangerous mercenaries.

See the trailer here.

Gringo

David Oyelowo plays a businessman who faces a battle for survival when he is conned by his employers (Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton) in this action comedy also starring Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton and Charlto Copley.

See the trailer here.

Wonder Wheel

Coney Island c. 1950’s: a lifeguard (Justin Timberlake) recounts the story of a carousel operator, his wife and the visitor who turned their lives upside down. Also stars Jim Belushi, Kate Winslet and Juno Temple

See the trailer here.

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