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Top five films from Jan - July 2014

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1. The Lego Movie

I hold The Lego Movie in the air, and I wave it frantically as I stand on my apple box and shout “THIS IS A SMART MOVIE”. It’s not easy making a timeless product into a well-crafted film that engages both adults and kids. 

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2. Captain America: Winter Solider 

Winter Solider surpasses its predecessor with its high-stake plot, thrilling action scenes and character development that has changed the Marvel landscape. Hail Hydra, mother fuckers!

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3. Guardians of the Galaxy

 ’I am Groot’.

4. Frank

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Michael Bassbender is flawless. Even with his head covered by a goofy-looking helmet, he emits a strange, but fascinating character. Domhnall Gleeson also deserves props for standing out from the cast of bizarre characters.

5. X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Bryan Singer merges his X-Men and Matthew Vaughn’s younger cast of mutants quite nicely. For the first time I adored Wolverine as he bounced wonderfully against the young versions of Hot Wheels and Metal Bending Guy. 

I can’t sleep. I should be sleeping. I rise and shine at 7:15am for a pilot  that I’m directing/producing. I guess I should avoid caffeine at 10pm. 

Shoot ends at 5pm. I suppose I can sleep when I arrive home. We shoot the next day - another early start.

The day after I’m a production assistant on another shoot. How does one go from a director to a production assistant? I don’t know. Is it an Irish thing? 

On Saturday I’m going to Hollywood Babble-On. This will be my third time seeing Kevin Smith live! My goal is to meet him. Outlook not so good. When he came the first time to Dublin – for a Q & A – I was so close to asking him a question. The interaction would have completed a part of my life. The second time he came to ol’ lucky charm land, it was for podcast; Jay and Silent Bob Get Old. I waited out back, but not a sight of Mr. Smith.

I shall arrive early this time, or maybe scour the city like some desperate teeny bopper!

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