Posts Tagged ‘Film and Television’

Irish Eye on Hollywood: Liam Neeson Tackles Deep Throat

As if there weren’t enough references these days to former president Richard Nixon, Watergate, and the impeachment process… This September, as movie studios begin releasing their “serious” prestige films in the hopes of garnering Oscar buzz, Liam Neeson will play one of the most elusive characters in American political history. His name was Mark Felt,Read more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: The Summer of Farrell

Speaking of Colin Farrell, the Dublin actor also has a full slate of films coming up. He was just in the much-praised Civil War drama The Beguiled (beside Nicole Kidman) and in November his second collaboration with director Yorgos Lanthimos (after The Lobster) will hit screens. The Killing of a Sacred Deer is being marketedRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: Elizabeth Moss is Typhoid Mary

In the wake of the critical and popular success she had starring in the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale (based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel), actress Elisabeth Moss is turning next to a true-life Irish American tragedy. Moss is partnering up with BBC America to turn Mary Beth Keane’s novel Fever into an extended series. TheRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: A Year of Brosnan

In August, Pierce Brosnan stars in the family drama The Only Living Boy in New York. (If the title sounds familiar, it comes from a Simon and Garfunkel song.) Also starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Nixon, and Kate Beckinsale, the film explores a troubled twentysomething (Callum Turner) trying to get his life together after college. InRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: Kerry Condon Teams Up with Martin McDonagh

In November, look for Tipperary native Kerry Condon in Irish writer-director Martin McDonagh’s latest twisted flick Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. McDonagh shot to fame with his Irish plays The Beauty Queen of Leenane and A Skull in Connemara. More recently he has taken his profane, violent characters to the big screen, in films such as InRead more..

Weekly Comment:
The Beautiful Northern Ireland Locations of Game of Thrones

Season seven of Game of Thrones premieres this week. Rickon is still dead; Jon Snow is still not dead; Cercei is still terrible; Daenerys is coming home; and Tyrion may or may not be a Targaryen (but definitely is). With the action shifting back to Westeros and the North (No king but the king inRead more..