Scannain Podcast - #29 - 2019

August 2, 2019 @ 8:57 pm

Scannain Podcast - #28 - 2019

July 26, 2019 @ 9:16 pm

It's time for the Scannain podcast and the start of the #Jaytatorship.

This week Jay Coyle joins Ronan Doyle and Luke Dunne.

The big film news of the week is the untimely passing of Irish actor Nika McGuigan, the death of veteran Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, and the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as announced at Comic Con.

The top ten:

  1. The Lion King
  2. Toy Story 4
  3. Spider-Man: Far From Home
  4. Annabelle Comes Home
  5. Yesterday
  6. The Secret Lives of Pets II
  7. The Queen's Corgi
  8. Midsommar
  9. Aladdin
  10. Stuber

New releases:

    • The Current War
    • Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans
    • The Intruder

 

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Scannain Podcast - #27 - 2019

July 19, 2019 @ 8:34 pm

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week Darren Mooney joins Ronan Doyle and Roisín Geraghty, both fresh back from the Galway Film Fleadh. The pair talk through what they saw there, including a slate of really exciting short films (Irish and international) and the retrospective of Agnès Varda.

The big film news of the week is that Roisín has joined us to discuss the slate at this year's GAZE Film Festival, which will be running over the August Bank Holiday Weekend in both the Lighthouse and the Irish Film Institute. It's a pack slate, with a host of really great material - both new and old. In other news, the Dublin Feminist Film Festival announced their own slate, George R.R. Martin is coming to the Irish Film Institute as part of WorldCon, and independent Irish horror The Perished is premiering at FrightFest later this year.

The top ten:

  1. Spider-Man: Far From Home
  2. Toy Story 4
  3. Yesterday
  4. Westlife – The Twenty Tour Live
  5. Midsommar
  6. Aladdin
  7. The Secret Lives of Pets II
  8. The Queen's Corgi
  9. Rocketman
  10. Anna

New releases:

  • Agnès by Varda
  • Tell It to the Bees
  • Prisoners of the Moon
  • Gwen
  • Pavarotti
  • The Lion King
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Scannain Podcast - #26 - 2019

July 8, 2019 @ 9:45 pm

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

We've got four of a kind this week, as Darren Mooney, Jay Coyle, Grace Duffy, and Ronan Doyle discuss the week in cinema. This week, Jay has watched Experiment in Terror, Booksmart, Metal Heart, and Hotel Monterey. Grace has watched Stoker, Night Moves, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Ronan has watched The Front Page, Night and Fog, Ricky, and Lemonade. Jay and Ronan have also both watched the latest installment in the Up series. Darren watched Anima, Shaft, and the entire Toy Story franchise.

In film news, it's a packed July at the Irish Film Institute, the Lighthouse has a special screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Phantom Islands released on Vimeo on Demand, a list of industry experts announced as speaking at the Galway Film Fleadh, and the casting of Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

The top ten:

  1. Toy Story 4
  2. Yesterday
  3. Aladdin
  4. Men in Black International
  5. The Secret Lives of Pets II
  6. Rocketman
  7. The Queen's Corgi
  8. Avengers: Endgame
  9. Apollo 11
  10. Child's Play

New releases:

  • Vita and Victoria
  • The Queen's Corgi
  • Escape Plan 3
  • Never Look Away
  • Midsommar
  • Anna
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
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Scannain Podcast - #25 - 2019

June 29, 2019 @ 10:12 pm

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Graham Day and Jay Coyle discuss what we watched, the week in film news, the top ten and the new releases. Graham has rewatched The Shining. Jay has watched Cléo from 5 to 7: Remembrances and Anecdotes, Cabaret and Victor/Victoria. Darren has watched What We Left Behind. There is also a lively discussion of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In terms of film news, the Galway Film Fleadh has announced its full line-up. The makers of the documentary Gaza have donated their prize money to the Gaza Red Carpet Festival Appeal. The Gaze LGBT film festival also unveiled its line-up. The SXSW hit Extra Ordinary was purchased by Cranked Up Films. Donal Foreman's The Image You Missed is now available on Vimeo on Demand. Also, Hollywood is having (another) existential crisis this summer.

The top ten:

  1. Toy Story 4
  2. Aladdin
  3. Men in Black International
  4. The Secret Lives of Pets II
  5. Rocketman
  6. Brightburn
  7. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
  8. Diego Maradona
  9. Child's Play
  10. Godzilla: King of the Monsters

New releases:

  • Yesterday
  • Drive
  • Support the Girls
  • Apollo 11
  • Metal Heart
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Scannain Podcast - #24 - 2019

June 21, 2019 @ 10:52 am

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Jay Coyle and Grace Duffy discuss what they watched, the week in film news, the top ten and the new releases. Grace has watched ThievesMissing and My Own Private Idaho. Jay has watched A Day in the Country, Without Name, Craig's Wife, The Loved Ones and One Sings, The Other Doesn't. Darren has watched The Dark Knight Rises, Sanjuro and Lone Wolf and Cub in Sword of Vengeance. There is also an extended discussion on the merits (or lack thereof) of Batman Forever.

In terms of film news, the Galway Film Fleadh continues to roll out announcements - including its slate of masterclasses and an unexpected Cagney and Lacey celebration with Tyne Daly. The IFI is hosting a number of seasons in July - one celebrating the work of Robert Bresson and also the annual Family Festival. Meanwhile, the Lighthouse and Palais Galway are hosting a season of coming of age favourites.

The top ten:

  1. Aladdin
  2. Men in Black International
  3. The Secret Lives of Pets II
  4. Rocketman
  5. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
  6. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  7. Diego Maradona
  8. Detective Pikachu
  9. John Wick: Chapter III - Parabellum
  10. Late Night

New releases:

  • Brightburn
  • Child's Play
  • Toy Story 4
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Scannain Podcast - #23 - 2019

June 15, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney, Grace Duffy and Alex Towers from When Irish Eyes Are Watching discuss what we watched, the week in film news, the top ten and the new releases. Grace has recently watched The Bling Ring, Alex has seen I Am Cuba, and Darren has watched the entire Three Colours trilogy.

In terms of film news, the Virgin Media International Film Festival is taking five Irish films to the Shanghai International Film Festival, the Irish Film Institute has launched a fundraising initiative to pay for upgrades to its facilities, and a late-breaking Emmy voting scandal is in the news.

The top ten:

  1. Aladdin
  2. The Secret Lives of Pets II
  3. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
  4. Rocketman
  5. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  6. Take That: Greatest Hits Live
  7. Detective Pikachu
  8. Ma
  9. John Wick: Chapter III - Parabellum
  10. Avengers: Endgame

New releases:

  • Balloon
  • Diego Maradona
  • The Hummingbird Project
  • We the Animals
  • Men in Black International
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Scannain Podcast - #22 - 2019

June 7, 2019 @ 8:32 pm

This week, Darren Mooney, Jay CoyleGrace Duffy and Luke Dunne from Film in Dublin discuss what they watched, the week in film news, the top ten and the new releases.

What We Watched

Luke

  • Float Like a Butterfly
  • Cam
  • The Craft
  • Birds of Passage
    Jay
  • Crooklyn
  • Caramel
  • Butter on the Latch
  • Cashback
    Grace
  • Sinister
  • The Ritual
  • Memento Mori
  • Always Be My Maybe
  • Booksmart
    Darren
  • Deadwood
  • Destroyer
  • Ocean's 13
  • Alpha
  • Greta
  • The X-Men franchise

The Week in Film News

The top ten:

  1. Aladdin
  2. The Secret Lives of Pets II
  3. Rocketman
  4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  5. Detective Pikachu
  6. Ma
  7. John Wick: Chapter III - Parabellum
  8. Avengers: Endgame
  9. The Hustle
  10. Paw Patrol Mighty Pups

New releases:

  • Dirty God
  • Halstron
  • Papi Chulo
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix
  • Late Night

Note: Due to unforeseen technical issues, the audio quality is a little rougher this week than usual, and there was some audio lost towards the end of the conversation - including the discussion of Late Night.

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Scannain Podcast - #21 - 2019

May 31, 2019 @ 8:51 pm

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, Darren Mooney is back hosting and he's joined by Jay Coyle and Ronan Doyle to discuss the week in film. Ronan is fresh back from the Trish McAdams and "Memory on Screen" seasons at the Irish Film Institute, and so has a lot to cover from Spider to Memento to the work of Terrence Davies. Jay has had a busy week as well, watching The Virgin Suicides, The Childhood of a Leader and Valley of the Dolls. Darren has had a more eclectic week, watching animated versions of lost Doctor Who episodes, Holmes and Watson, and the surreality that is The Lonely Island Presents: The Bash Brothers Experience.

A lot of news this week, including Roman Polanski's (failed) efforts to sell his latest movie at Cannes, Woody Allen releasing a trailer for A Rainy Day in New York on his personal Facebook, the major studios dealing with the Georgia Abortion ban, Dublin Oldschool arriving on Netflix, and a €3,000 prize on offer at the Galway Film Market in July.

The top ten:

  1. Aladdin
  2. The Secret Lives of Pets II
  3. Rocketman
  4. Detective Pikachu
  5. John Wick: Chapter III - Parabellum
  6. Avengers: Endgame
  7. The Hustle
  8. Paw Patrol Mighty Pups
  9. Dumbo
  10. A Dog's Journey

New releases:

  • Always Be My Maybe
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  • Ma
  • Sunset
  • Thunder Road
  • Booksmart

 

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Scannain Podcast - #20 - 2019

May 24, 2019 @ 9:04 pm

It's time for the Scannain podcast!

This week, editor Niall Murphy returns to host the podcast, joining Jay Coyle and Darren Mooney to discuss the week in film. Jay watched Wages of Fear and Persepolis for the first time. Niall has been to Cannes but regales us with some of the films that he saw outside the festival, including The Fate of the Furious and Gone Girl.

A lot of the news this week comes directly from Cannes, including good news for a whole host of Irish filmmakers. Lorcan Finnegan's Vivarium won the Distribution Prize at Cannes Film Festival's Critics' Week. Ireland and Luxembourg launched a joint female-focused development fund. Screen Ireland announced four productions as part of their inaugural POV funding scheme.

The top ten:

  1. Detective Pikachu
  2. John Wick: Chapter III - Parabellum
  3. Avengers: Endgame
  4. The Hustle
  5. Paw Patrol Mighty Pups
  6. A Dog's Journey
  7. Long Shot
  8. Dumbo
  9. Wonder Park
  10. Breakthrough

New releases:

  • Aladdin
  • Rocketman
  • The Secret Life of Pets II
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