In just a few weeks, Ireland - and the world - will mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” That was the gruesome, January 1972 day when British soldiers opened fire on civil rights marchers in Derry, killing over a dozen, and sending the Northern Ireland Troubles into a violent new phase. All those bullets and bombs have made it difficult to tell more intimate … [Read more...] about Belfast and Young Plato
BUCKLE UP FOR BUCKLEY We may look back on 2019 as the moment the entertainment industry was conquered by Kerry native Jessie Buckley. Earlier this year, Forbes magazine touted the Irish singer-actress on its annual list of “Thirty Under 30” personalities who are about to have a major impact on their various fields. In May, she appeared alongside Oscar nominee Emily Watson, … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood: May / June 2019
Jamie Dornan is working feverishly to branch out from the Fifty Shades franchise, taking on roles in an eclectic mix of offbeat and serious projects. Not long ago, he was in the campy HBO flick My Dinner with Hervé, playing a journalist who gets caught up in the vortex of '70s celebrity with Hervé Villechaize. Villechaize had his 15 minutes of fame thanks to a starring role on … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood: Dornan’s Wars
One of HBO’s more surreal, yet entertaining, recent projects was My Dinner with Hervé, about the life and times of 1970s diminutive Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize. The film featured Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage in the title role, as well as Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan (the Fifty Shades movies), as a journalist who gets sucked into Villechaize’s life. Look … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood: Dinner With Jamie
What's good on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and more of Irish and Irish American interest.
The holiday season brings with it some much-needed time off for rest and relaxation. Sure, it’s important to catch up with family and friends, but it’s also a great opportunity to catch up on some of those Irish and Irish American movies and TV shows you never got a chance to watch. Here is … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment:
Winter Watch List