Cathal Ó Míocháin
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Cathal Ó Míocháin

What to say...born in the last year of the seventies, the decade of the best music and movies, Cathal's earliest memories are of movies and comics. Star Wars, Batman, Superman and Indiana Jones filled his childhood, and not a whole lot has changed. He lives in Dublin, with his supremely understanding wife. Cathal voice his opinions across the various corners of The IntarWebs: @CatHaloMovies on The Twitter; Cat Halo Movies on The FaceSpace; and on the Major Spoilers Forum, where all manner of opinions are aired by all manner of folk on a wide variety of topics.

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It’s been 50 years since the earth repelled an alien invasion, and now children are trained from a very young age to be military tacticians and leaders. Can genius child Ender Wiggin be the supreme commander that we need? Can the movie live up to the classic novel?

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Sylvester Stallone is a professional prison escapologist. Now, cut off from his support team, he is in a super secret, super secure, sinister super prison, and must team with Arnold Schwarzenegger to escape. Simple set up, but is this movie worthy of the long wait to see these two action icons together?

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FeaturedMoviesReviewRobert Rodriguez

This is the first sequel to Machete, which was itself a feature length remake of a Grindhouse trailer. This time Machete has to save the whole world from a mad-man and his bombs, but Machete Kills is SO much more than that, and way way less too…

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In 2009 the US cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama was boarded and hijacked by Somali pirates, and this is the true story of Captain Phillips, his crew, and their struggle for survival. It is directed by Bourne veteran Paul Greengrass, and stars Hollywood’s favorite Every-Man, Tom Hanks. Forget your fun-loving Caribbean pirates, this is a taut thriller, with two stunning performances at the core.

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In 1976, on the Formula 1 circuits around the world, two drivers had a rivalry that became legend. Rush brilliantly tells the tale of James Hunt and Niki Lauda, their lives and rivalry, their triumphs and tragedies.

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Riddick is back, and this time he is stranded on an alien world, with bounty hunters after him, and they’re all trying to get off the planet before an unseen alien menace attacks. Sound a little familiar? Yeah, I imagine it does, but don’t let that put you off. Riddick’s return to the dark is…after the jump…

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Ten Years ago we were given a real breath of fresh undead air with the genius, scary and damned hilarious Shaun Of The Dead. Hot Fuzz came next, which was action packed and bloody funny. Now the Cornetto Trilogy closes out with The World’s End, a sci-fi tale of friendship and individuality. But is it funny?

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Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine, for the sixth time. His last movie was not particularly good, and left a bad taste in the mouth of fans. This movie, based in part of the classic Claremont/Miller arc, sees Logan in Japan, fighting samurai, yakuza, and ninjas. But can it erase Origins from our mind?

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FeaturedGuillermo del ToroMoviesReview

Aliens don’t come from space, instead massive bloody monsters, or “Kaiju”, invade through a dimensional rift deep in the Pacific. In response we build massive bloody robots, or “Jaeger”, to beat up the Kaiju, and defend the planet. Throw in a few paper thin characters, plus a hint of plot, and you have Pacific Rim.

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FeaturedMoviesReviewZombies

Max Brooks wrote a clever, and rather brilliant book called World War Z. Now Brad Pitt is in a movie of the same name. Or, to be more accurate, in a movie set in the same world. This is undoubtedly the biggest zombie movie to date, but is it any life to it?

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Father and son Smith play father and son Raige in M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi tale of survival on an abandoned and hostile future Earth. Smith movies are generally pretty good, and M. Night has, in the distant past, made good movies too. Is this a match made in the stars? (Spoilers: Not really)

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There is no good reason why this film franchise has lasted this long, but it has. Now, after the unexpectedly great Fast Five, the Fast crew are in London, chasing a similarly fast and furious baddie. Has this franchise finally run out of road?

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FeaturedMoviesReviewStar Trek

JJ Abrams brilliantly rejuvenated Star Trek in 2009, and now he and his crew have returned, and are looking to expand on his reestablished universe, and continue their fun trek through the stars…

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FeaturedIron ManMarvelMoviesReview

Marvel Studios kicked off their movie experiment with Iron Man in 2008, and began the road to Avengers with 2010’s Iron Man 2, so it’s only fitting that Iron Man 3 is the first post Avengers movie, and is used to kick-off Marvel’s Phase 2. With a new writer and director calling the shots, does Iron Man 3 crack under the weight of expectation?

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