Category Archives: Oirish

Pixie – Another for the bargain basket?

Just having watched the official trailer it’s hard to find any redeeming feature in this comedy (?) save for it being made in Ireland and presumably providing some employment. Despite a cast of well known actors it comes across as being a formula written, plastic, load of rubbish that tries too hard to be funny. Poor old Colm Meaney, the actor who’s most outstanding role to date was as Jimmy Snr. in “The Commitments“, is involved in yet another lemon. It’s currently in Irish cinemas but I’ll be waiting until it turns up in Dealz bargain basket or in my local charity shop. Provisionally, I’m awarding it three of these¬†

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Wild Mountain Thyme – a new Classic is born?

For the day that’s in it, begorrah! With the World and his Wife talking about this new “Oirish” production today it looks sets to become another iconic film in the best traditions of “The Quiet Man“. The people of Mayo are certainly more than happy with the portrayal of their county as will be the suits at Failte Eireann. Judging from the trailer, it is best watched with a good deal of alcohol onboard.¬† You be the judge. There’s a cinema release in December but I’m not sure whether that’s for the USA or Ireland.