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Posted: 19-Mar-2005, 09:40 AM
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Well, I finally decided to bite the bullet and get a premium channel lineup on our cable.

We went with the Starz channel lineup, which seems like the best value. About 15 channels for only 9.95 a month. A few days of watching tells me that I am actually going to save money as I will not be buying DVD's for the kids since alot of good movies are playing on these channels.

Ok, some Celtic Themed movies I saw that I would recommend:

Ella Enchanted - really more fairy taled themed than anything else, but if you like Peter Pan only more of an adult theme then you would like this. When Ella was a baby a fairy put a spell on her so that she has to do anything you tell her....I'd like to see her do the hokey pokey again....biggrin.gif

Gangs of New York - I've wanted to see this movie for a while, but just didn't want to part with the $20. I think it is a good movie about the Irish gangs in the 1800's. Some of it seemed a little unbelievable, but I will have to brush up on my New York Irish Gang History. Very violiant and adult movie. Definitely don't have the kids in the room watching this. But keeps you on the seat.

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns - Saw this on St. Patrick's day - I believe the SciFi channel or Disney had it on. Started out a little silly about an American Business man going to Ireland (Randy Quaid). I think they should of gotten someone else to play the part of the American Business man. Wasn't Randy Quaid the guy that played the Uncle in Vacation? Anyways, the story gets better when a Leprechaun falls in love with a Banshee and there is a big war between the two and the earth and the heavens get uprooted.

Feel free to add to this list and/or give your opinion of these or any other Celtic themed movies. I'm going to try and keep this thread active at the top and maybe even turn some of this information into another section of movie reviews at some point.


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Posted: 19-Mar-2005, 10:05 AM
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Some others, you might like (I belong to NetFlix) are:

Into the West

A Love Divided

The Magdalene Sisters

In America

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Posted: 19-Mar-2005, 10:09 AM
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The Magdalene Sisters is absolutely fabulous, so sad, but so strong ! I loved this movie ! smile.gif


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Posted: 19-Mar-2005, 10:37 AM
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Some of my favorites:

Far and Away - Good stroy, I just get irritated that Tom Cruise's fake Irish accent comes and goes. If you've got to fake it, at least try to keep it through out, Tom! Sheesh!

The Secret of Roan Inish, and The Seventh Stream - I've lumped these two together becasue they are both about Selkies, which I adore! Both are excellent. I highly recommend them!

Riverdance, and Lord of the Dance - Still wonderful after all this time!

Braveheart - Wonderful movie!

A movie to avoid like the plague - Druids - I was SO disappointed in this movie. I t stars Christopher Lambert from the Highlander movies, so I thought it would HAVE to be good... Boy did I get fooled! ABSOLUTLEY HORRID acting in this movie. I've had several people tell me that the plot of the movie was good if you can get past the acting. Well, I couldn't... maybe you can...


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QUOTE (celtica @ 19-Mar-2005, 10:09 AM)
The Magdalene Sisters is absolutely fabulous, so sad, but so strong ! I loved this movie ! smile.gif

I stayed up until 2:00 am the other night watching the Magdalene Sisters! I can see now why some people did not want this movied released.

What a terrible thing to do to those poor Irish girls. I really felt bad for them and the fact that it is a true story makes it all the more heart wrenchening.

I bought the movie "Druids" - should of known from the 4.99 bin and was very disappointed. I think we all could of done a better job in making a movie!

Thanks for these suggestions. I am going to watch for them!
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Posted: 19-Mar-2005, 10:48 AM
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Hi Mac!

If you're looking for more suggestions about other Celtic movies, check out this thread:

http://www.celticradio.net/php/forums/inde...?showtopic=4806
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Posted: 19-Mar-2005, 12:30 PM
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Has anyone watched, Yesterday's Children? I did a google search and it had rave reviews. Yesterday I was flipping thru the channels trying to find something to watch and caught the last minute of it when it was going off, seen a man in a cemetary with the celtic crosses.

I loved the movie, The Quiet Man starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. It was filmed in Ireland in 1952, an old movie but a good one! It's even older than I am! biggrin.gif

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  Posted: 19-Mar-2005, 07:23 PM
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My favorite Celtic-themed movies (I'm just putting these down in the order I thought of them biggrin.gif ) :

1. "The Nephew"
2. "The Magdalene Sisters"
3. "Braveheart"
4. "The Quiet Man"
5. "Rob Roy"

BTW, "The Magdalene Sisters" is the only time I've ever been to an arthouse. My mom and I wanted to see it, and the local arts center had a screening.


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Posted: 19-Mar-2005, 07:56 PM
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Oh I loved the movie, The Nephew! I have seen it many times.

There is another movie with Robert Harris and Tom Berenger in it. Set in Ireland. Very sad ending, but dang if I can remember the title of it now. sad.gif


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Posted: 19-Mar-2005, 10:12 PM
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QUOTE (Macfive @ 19-Mar-2005, 09:40 AM)
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns - Saw this on St. Patrick's day  - I believe the SciFi channel or Disney had it on. Started out a little silly about an American Business man going to Ireland (Randy Quaid). I think they should of gotten someone else to play the part of the American Business man. Wasn't Randy Quaid the guy that played the Uncle in Vacation? Anyways, the story gets better when a Leprechaun falls in love with a Banshee and there is a big war between the two and the earth and the heavens get uprooted.

Feel free to add to this list and/or give your opinion of these or any other Celtic themed movies. I'm going to try and keep this thread active at the top and maybe even turn some of this information into another section of movie reviews at some point.

Got that in my DVD collection. If you like it, you might also like The 10th Kingdom

Noone's mentioned Fairy King of Og?


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Posted: 19-Mar-2005, 10:58 PM
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One of my favorite Irish movies is "Waking Ned Devine." Its a very cute warming and funny story.
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QUOTE (morgana_l_f @ 19-Mar-2005, 09:58 PM)
One of my favorite Irish movies is "Waking Ned Devine." Its a very cute warming and funny story.

Is that the one where a dead guy wins the lottery?
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QUOTE (Aaediwen @ 19-Mar-2005, 10:12 PM)
QUOTE (Macfive @ 19-Mar-2005, 09:40 AM)
Noone's mentioned Fairy King of Og?



That's because I couldn't remember the name of it again sad.gif

I saw another fairy movie a couple weeks ago and can't remember the name of that one either to save my life. I gotta start writing things down. rolleyes.gif
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I watched a movie last night called "Boondock Saints". It had A LOT of cursing in it, but if you could get past that, it wasn't bad. However, there were times that all the cursing made me feel like I was losing brain cells! laugh.gif


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