Hello, world. I’m MacDara Conroy, and this is my blog.


Date: January 2021

I was back at work for two days last week and I’m not on again till Wednesday this week but I’ve still got that dread you’re all sharing so thanks #tweet

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Film review — All About Nina

It’s funny that the first I heard of this movie was when it just popped up on Netflix because at many moments throughout it got me thinking, ‘Hey, this feels like that Netflix show Love.’ Not that Love has the scorched-earth finale we get here, mind you. Brave or foolhardy: that’s the question that comes to mind. But it’s got a tour de force performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead all the same. And I’m not just talking about her impression of Celine Dion. More…

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Film review — Point Blank

I wasn’t really feeling the awkward tonal shift here between gritty action thriller and send-up of the same, at least until Markice Moore’s Friedkin-obsessed gangbanger entered the frame. That’s when it had me. More…

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Film review — Backdraft

This has zero business being nearly two-and-a-half hours long, and commits the terrible crime of casting Jennifer Jason Leigh and giving her virtually nothing to do. It’s also a prime example of a great high concept in search of a plot (they really do try for the ‘fire is eeeeevil’ angle at one point). But the set pieces and stunt work really do hold up. More…

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The first indie show I ever went to had a CZW title match but I’ve never actually seen a CZW show till now and… how do you people watch this stuff? #tweet

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Film review — Sudden Death

I mean, what other film can you suggest that has Jean Claude Van Damme fighting an ice hockey mascot, Powers Boothe being an utter bastard terrorising children, and the worst helicopter crash in action cinema history? More…

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I keep seeing advice tweets for Irish users of Amazon UK (switch to DE, more or less) but nothing that factors in the way many Prime members use the site > @MacDara #tweet

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Rather than fall asleep to a wrestling podcast, I thought I’d change it up for 2021 and fall asleep to the Highspots Twitch channel #tweet

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