Cinema review: Minions

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

SEQUELS TO hit childrens movies rarely go well. There are a lot more Madagascar 2s than Toy Story 3s. The fact that, rather than going down the traditional path of a third Despicable Me, a spin off of the film's most popualr characters, the minions, was planned, this reviewer was surprised but pleased.

The minions are by far the best part of a pretty generic franchise and they are hilarious and ridiculously charming. It is good to see a self aware studio looking at a movie and saying “OK, people are only really watching this for the little yellow guys, let's just make a movie about them.” Good move Universal.

https://youtu.be/o8hxFE7RpSg


News

Supermac’s makes submission to OHIM in significant EU Trademark case

Supermac’s Managing Director Pat McDonagh travelled to Alicante today to personally deliver to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) Supermac’s submission in the objection lodged by McDonald’s against the company. The submission follows McDonald’s objection to Supermac’s application to have their company name trademark registered across the EU.

A snackbox pictured last night, just before it was demolished...obviously.

What's On

The Priests to perform in Galway Cathedral

THE PRIESTS, the classical music vocal trio of Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland, will perform a concert in the Galway Cathedral to mark the cathedral's jubilee celebrations.

The Priests.

Property

Property Report

How has the property market been for you Jan-May 2015? Austin McInerney: "Hectic with a significant return of buyer confidence, property sales have increased to a level not seen for years - coupled with a severe shortage of supply making it a very competitive market indeed. Property priced according to the current market should be sale agreed within one month or less."


Sport

United survive cup test, but now face Cork in tricky league assignment

Fortunate to survive a tricky test from North End United in the FAI Cup, Galway United are back in Eamonn Deacy Park tomorrow evening when they host Cork City in the SSE Aitricity League premier division.

Galway United’s Jason Molloy  and North End’s Robin Dempsey in action from the FAI Cup game at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday.                 Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Motors

How much are you paying for your car finance?

More than a quarter (27 per cent) of consumers in Ireland with a car loan have no idea what interest rate they are paying on their motoring finance, according to research recently released by Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Group Ireland CEO, Lars Himmer, pictured with Volkswagen Ambassador Catherine Fulvio at Volkswagen Headquarters in Liffey Valley.

Business

Sligo underdogs ambush Roscommon

A fellow attendee, (a man clearly) was telling me last Saturday afternoon at a wedding in the Ardilaun Hotel in Galway that Niall Carew’s Sligo team were available at 7/1 in some bookies. 


Lifestyle

Award winning chef Stefan Matz launches new concept restaurant at Delphi Adventure Resort & Spa

Delphi Adventure Resort & Spa is celebrating the launch of The Chef’s Table, a concept restaurant created by newly appointed and award winning executive head chef, Stefan Matz. 

Executive head chef Stefan Matz.

Opinion

No country for old men (First printed January 2014)

In theory, home is where we all should feel the safest. It should be a refuge for all of us lucky to have a place to call home. It is the place where you can truly be yourself, far away from the pretence of modern life where, as characters in the great play of life, you learn your lines and your role before you walk out each day to act out your part.


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