Monday, March 17, 2014

Movie Recommendation Monday (4) The St. Patrick's Day Edition


Today is St. Patrick's Day!! Naturally that means it is time for another Movie Recommendation Monday! This week all my recommendations will be based on movies with either an Irish theme or taking place on St. Patrick's day itself. The movies that I've chosen range from the silly to the serious but all are sure to please this St. Patrick's Day.

Gangs of New York is a 2002 Historical Drama that features some of Hollywood's biggest names such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz. Gangs of New York tells the tale of the violent rise of gangland power in New York City during a time of massive political corruption. The film also sets the city’s evolution into a cultural melting pot while also highlighting the growing resentment of second generation citizens of British and Dutch heritage as waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points.
 
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The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns is a 1999  made for TV Fantasy miniseries starring Randy Quaid, Jonathan Firth, Tony Curran and Whoopie Goldberg. The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns tells the story of an American businessman named Jack Woods who  rents a cottage on the enchanted Emerald Isle. The cottage however happens to be occupied by a family of leprechauns. After crashing the fairies' costume ball   Leprechaun Mickey Muldoon's falls in love with the fairy Princess Jessica. Their love re-ignites a feud between the leprechauns and the fairies, which escalates into a full blown war. The Grand Banshee warns of terrible consequences if they continue to fight and it's left to Jack Woods to make peace.

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Grabbers is a 2012 Irish Horror Film starring an ensemble cast of Irish actors including  Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Bronagh Gallagher and Russell Tovey just to name a few. Grabbers tells the story of Garda Ciarán O'Shea, an alcoholic whom resents his new partner, Garda Lisa Nolan, a workaholic seeking to impress her superiors by volunteering for temporary duty in a remote Irish island. After discovering mutilated whale corpses, the quiet community slowly comes to realize that they are under attack by enormous bloodsucking tentacled creatures from the sea, dubbing them "Grabbers". The heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive the invasion as the creatures can't tolerate alcohol in their system.

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The Boondock Saints is a 1999 Crime Thriller starring the amazing awesome Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery.  The Boondock Saints tells the story of two Irish-American brothers from Boston who accidentally end up killing a couple of mafia goons. After turning themselves in the pair are released as heroes however to avoid unwanted attention from the hungry reporters outside the brothers spend the night in a holding cell. That night, Connor and Murphy receive what appears to be a "calling" from God telling them to hunt down wicked men. Naturally, being the good catholic boys that they are the pair decide to rid Boston of the Mafia thugs who control the city once and for all using any means necessary.

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Leprechaun is a 1993 Horror Comedy starring Warwick Davies and Jennifer Aniston in her first starring role. The film follows the story of an evil, sadistic Leprechaun who goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold. Yup, pretty simple and straight forward B-Movie plot but oh so fun to watch nonetheless which is why it is on my list.

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Also check out Darby O'Gill and the Little People starring Sean Connery, Tristan + Isolde starring James Franco, Far & Away starring Tom Cruise and Nichole Kidman, The Secret of the Kells starring Brendan Gleeson & lastly Riverdance: The Show which stars Michael Flatley.
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I hope you enjoyed some of my St. Patrick's Day movie recommendations.

Have you seen any of the films listed above?
If so, which one(s)?
Any not listed you recommend I watch?
Leave your answers in the comments bew! I love to read your responses.

2 comments:

  1. I can still remember being a young teen and renting Leprechaun on VHS with my BFF at the time. My dad had to come into my room in the middle of the night while we where watching to tell us to stop screaming like idiots, or turn the movie off. LOL

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    1. Hey he scared me as well and I'm someone who grew up watching and loving horror.

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