Entertainment Céad Mile Fáilte

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  1. The Booey

    The Booey Well-Known Member

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    Ah! The middle of March is one of my favorite times of year. It means three things to me:

    Winter is well and truly over.

    Opening day of the baseball season is almost upon us.

    St.Patrick's Day


    Should anyone be interested in some good comedies with an Irish flavor this week, may I suggest ...

    5. The Guard

    An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring. It is the most successful independent Irish film of all time in terms of Irish box-office receipts.
    Rotten Tomatoes gives it 94%.

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    4. Circle of Friends

    Minnie Driver became a star by packing on the pounds to play Bernadette, one of three Irish lasses whose social and sexual horizons expand, not always for the better, when they go to college in 1950s Dublin. Chris O'Donnell makes a sweet love interest, and Alan Cumming a hilariously creepy suitor.
    78% at Rotten Tomatoes

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    3. Waking Ned Devine

    Charming comedy set in a tiny, rural Irish town. When lottery winner Ned Devine is found dead - lottery ticket in hand and all - the townsfolk band together to fool the authorities into thinking Ned is alive, so they can receive the cash and share it.
    83% at Rotten Tomatoes

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    2. The Commitments

    "The Commitments" is an exuberant comedy that's also a stellar musical. It's about a group of mostly young Irish guys and girls who start a band that plays covers of 1960s American soul hits. The band created for the film was actually good enough to go on tour for real.
    88% at Rotten Tomatoes.

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    1. The Quiet Man

    Many people's favorite Irish movie ever, this John Ford classic stars John Wayne as an Irish-American boxer who retires to his ancestral homeland and fiery Maureen O'Hara as his local love interest. Most of the villagers, led by Victor McLaglen, receive him less than hospitably, leading to an epic fistfight at the movie's climax. Winner of two Academy Awards: Best Director and Best Cinematography. Though its portrayal of Ireland may be a bit outdated, the film is a genuine tribute to Eire, and both an American and Irish favorite.
    Rotten Tomatoes gives it 89%

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    What am do your thread title mean?
     
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    Angela's Ashes- Jayzeeus was that sad
    Barry Lyndon - Stanley Kubrick....and Ryan O'Neil!
    The Snapper - It's got that Irish guy that's in every Irish movie in it
     
  4. The Booey

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    A hundred thousand welcomes.

    It's my attitude about spring, baseball season, and St.Patrick's Day.
     
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    You mean Chief O'Brien for Star Trek?

    I have long suspected there is a little known Irish law that says any movie made on Irish soil must have
    Colm Meaney in it.

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  7. The Booey

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    Pubs in Ireland getting ready for March 17th is a major undertaking.

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    I was in Dublin for St. Patrick's day in 2002. It was insane.
     
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    I live less than 1km from St. Patrick's cathedral.


    I take my dog there to run around.
     
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    I watch the Dublin Parade on RTE Player every year. It looks very different from the NYC parade.
     
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    Do you feel the United States should remain in the United Nations?
     
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    Great. Now I have to convert whatever witchcraft measuring they use over there into US miles like what is used in the rest of the civilized world.
     
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    it's like 3/5 of a mile.
     
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    Yeah, 'cuz we don't want the Japs ... I forget the rest .... BWAHAHAHAHA!!!
     
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    Gracias
     
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    Look for me this year. I'll wave!

    My kids love going to it.
     
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    Wear something bright orange so I won't miss you. :hehe:
     
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    I think I'll crack open a Harp to help me read this thread.
     
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    I think you mean, go raibh maith agat. (Pronounce it GUR-uh MA ha-gut.)
     
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    And a packet of Bacon flavored Taytos.