A Guide to Modern Films from Ireland

I have long had an interest in Irish films. There is something fun in the lyrical way they speak, and the movies often hit the perfect note. Here are a few of my suggestions for Irish films, and what makes them unique from the movies produced in Hollywood. You can catch the office season 1 of TV shows based on the same themes and plot as you click on the link. This way you get the best movie and TV show experience for your whole family. 

Waking Ned Divine: This is the standard by which all Irish movies should be judged. In fact, it is the standard for any comedy. In the film, village bands together to get the lottery money, even though the ticket holder died. Their trickery is hilarious, and the cast really works well together. The thing that makes this movie stand out is that there is an inspirational message, and it is neither heavy-handed nor flippant. They simply let the message of community stand on its own, without moralizing about it.

Greenfingers: This movie is not an Irish film per se, but it does have David Kelly, an exceptional Irish actor. Greenfingers is relatively unknown, especially considering it stars Clive Owen. He plays a prisoner who leads a team of prison gardeners to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The story is based on a true story, and it could have easily fallen flat. But Clive Owen provides a lot of depth for the character. This movie is a bit romanticized at times, but all good Irish movies have a bit of that.

Some Mother’s Son: This film is a drama based on the men associated with Bobby Sands and the IRA. The soundtrack is excellent, and Aiden Gillen is excellent. The scenes where the men are communicating with each other in prison are excellent, and Helen Mirren is superb as a mother who loves her son but does not approve of his actions. Sadly, these movies fails in the end. It tries to give both sides of an argument and ultimately does not actually say anything.

Saving Grace: Saving Grace is about a woman that begins growing pot after her husband commits suicide. Sadly, this is one comedy that does not work. While there are humorous parts, it feels contrived. The ending is abysmal. They wrap up the story far too quickly and do so with the ultimate in “happy” endings. It was watchable, but it was not rewatchable.

The Matchmaker: This is barely an Irish movie. While it is mostly set in Ireland, the overall plot deals with a U.S. Senator that wants to court the Irish-American vote. So, he sends a campaigner to Ireland to discover his family roots. The cast also has two Americans, Janeane Garofalo, and Denis Leary, with Garofalo playing the campaigner who lands in the middle of a matchmaking festival. This movie has some charm but cannot match Waking Ned Divine for sheer cuteness.

All of these movies are worth watching, and some are worth owning. Irish movies tend to feature some of the most beautiful scenery, and their characters are richly developed. Check these films out for good, lighthearted entertainment.

Ghost Rider Is A Fun Ride, But Special Effects Could Use Some Work

Fans of “Ghost Rider” the comic book hate the movie, but for those of us who have never read it, the movie is a fun ride.

I’ll admit it. I’m a comic book fan that doesn’t read a lot of comic books. I read some, usually after they make it to graphic novel status, but the people I went with to see the new “Ghost Rider” movie are die-hard comic fans from way back.

While this may not be the favorite of those who have grown up with the comics and therefore relate to them in cartoon form, it is still a watch if you want a mixture of fun, action and comedy, even if the special effects are a bit cheesy to cater to their tastes. Cyberflix apk has such movies even today due to it being popular with the children, who can relate to both comic book characters and their cinematic versions on the big screen with equal elan and no partiality to either.

And they didn’t hate the movie, but I’m not sure I can say that they liked it either. For me, unfamiliar with Johnny Blaze’s story, I was a little surprised by the romantic comedy feel of the movie and horribly disappointed in some of the special effects, but all in all, I liked it a lot.

 

To be honest, one of the biggest complaints my comic companions had about the “Ghost Rider” movie was the choice of Nicholas Cage to play Johnny Blaze. And, complain they did. “His hand motions were the same as in “Leaving Las Vegas’,” one of them complained. Another said he just didn’t seem to have the look for the part.

Sure, Nicholas Cage isn’t my favorite actor of all time, but I have enjoyed many of his movies and thought he did a fine job as Johnny Blaze. Then again, I haven’t been envisioning “Ghost Rider” in my head for the last 10 or 15 years.

I do however have a collection of Ghost Rider toys around my house, because my husband is one of the aforementioned comic book companions that I saw the movie with. And, having been familiar with several interpretations of Ghost Rider and his motorcycle, I can say that I was disappointed in the special effects. When Johnny Blaze went all Ghost Rider, I expected the flaming skull to look very cool. It didn’t.

When his motorcycle became Ghost Rider’s machine, I expected death and skulls and a wicked-looking motorcycle. Instead, they erred on the side of too much chrome, and I was left with the feeling that the guys on American Chopper could have made something that looked better for a much more reasonable price than the computer animators did. The chrome skull on the bike looked fake and not in a good comic book way.

My other complaint was with the way the writer’s portrayed Roxanne, Eva Mendes’ character and Johnny Blaze’s love interest. Maybe it was harkening back to yesteryear when women in comics were just not as bright as they could have been, but as a journalist, one scene in the movie really bugged me.

 

After years apart, Mendes’ character is sent to interview Johnny Blaze. She is portrayed up to that minute, as an accomplished television journalist and she reprises that role later in the movie. But in the scene where she is supposed to interview Blaze, she is caught off-guard and let’s her subject completely control the interview.

It is suppose to show the depth of their commitment to one another. Instead, it makes one character look incompetent at her job. I have never seen a successful television reporter who would allow her subject, ex-boyfriend or not, to ruin her interview.

However, other than the one glitch in the writing, I found the movie to be fun and lot better romantic comedy than most of the romantic comedies out there.
Sam Elliot as the cemetery caretaker and Peter Fonda as the devil himself bring enormous talent to the screen as always. Wesley Cook Bentley is evil incarnate as Blackheart and everything a comic book villain should be.

The bottom line is this is a great movie, unless you are a die-hard comic book fan. Then, I think the comment I heard was, “It wasn’t as bad as ‘The Hulk’ and ‘Daredevil’.”

Elo Boosters- League Of Legends

The nature of a child is engraved in its psyche right from the time it is in its mother’s womb. A child is a combination of his parents’ genes and imbibes most of their looks, features, attitude and outlook by taking in everything while inside the womb through the mother.

When he is small, he becomes fascinated with the surroundings and immediately takes to colorful toys due to their hues and variety along with eatables such as sweets and junk food.

When he is 8 or 9, the interest become more diverse and he starts to develop interest in outdoor games like football, baseball, basketball, etc. and indoor ones like chess, ludo, snake & ladder, video games, to name a few.

Here it is important to mention video games as there are many of them and the child would choose the one that arouses his curiosity, depending on his preference of genre.

He may become quite adept to the game or may not be as successful in the initial stages. So, what can he do to improve his performance? It is through elo boost that helps in changing the player’s position and keeps them focused on their goals so that they can proceed further.

But, there is a another hurdle in the form of league of legends that may not be easy to complete due to its complexity and it becomes frustrating when you are unable to clear it after repeated attempts.

So, we are going to list out certain tips to boost elo in the league of legends and they are as follows:

  • Become a master of awareness by getting through the champions’ pool by fighting off different champions of repute
  • Star communicating with peers on how they are tackling the legends through skype
  • Consult the website, https://elo-boosters.com/, for studying about map awareness by envisioning the blueprint of locations in your mind.

 

 

Handbag Gift Bag Or Pinata

Go to the cupboard, take out an old, brown paper bag from days gone by, blow off the dust, and use it to make something unique and fun. An ordinary brown paper bag can become a pinata for a party or a gift bag for a woman. By shaping and decorating the bag to look like a handbag you can turn something cheap and plain into something spectacular!

A large, brown paper bag works well to make a pinata but a slightly smaller bag is more appropriate to make a purse gift bag. Both of them are made in a similar way. Bring the top two sides of the bag together, fold them over once, then once again.

To make the pinata, place the candy and surprises inside the bag. Don’t weight the bag down too much; fill it about a third of the way full or less. To ensure the bottom of the bag doesn’t sag with the goodies inside you can cut a square of cardboard and place it in the bottom before adding the surprises. Fill the bag with the goodies then fold the top flaps over once. Use hot glue to secure the fold. Now fold it over once again, gluing the flap yet again. The first fold can be just a couple of inches but the second fold should be much larger. The wide fold allows for you to add a fake buckle or other fastener.

Just before gluing the second fold position the handle you want to use for the handbag. It can be a piece from a girl’s belt, a strip of vinyl or a real purse handle from a craft store. Position it so that the handles go under the second fold of the bag.

If you’re making a purse gift bag fold it in the same manner as for the pinata. However, instead of using glue, use Velcro. Make the first fold somewhat narrow, then fold it again, but wider, and use Velcro to secure. Don’t forget to position your purse straps and glue them before adding the Velcro. Use several Velcro dots or a long piece that goes across the underneath of the entire flap. The Velcro allows the bag to be opened and closed anytime.

To decorate the pinata or purse glue on an old buckle or large button to represent the closure of the handbag. Or, cut a piece of gold scrapbook paper and use it. Now cover the entire rest of the bag with a chosen color of tissue paper. Tear off small pieces and glue them all over the bag.

There’s one other way to fold the purse to give it a different design. Bring the two sides together at the top and fold them down. Crease well. Open the fold back up and fold the top corners into the fold. Now fold the top edges down again and secure with glue or Velcro. This gives the purse a pointed flap where the closure goes.

The handbag pinata or gift bag is very unique and really fabulous. Since you probably already have the brown paper bag it will cost only pennies to make either one. You’ll love this project! You can click here to get affordable and high quality Replica Bag.