RTE’s New Movie Show

“The Movie Show” presenters Mairead Farrell & Eoghan McDermott
Pic: rte.ie

Tonight, after many years off the small screen, a Movie Show is finally back on our screens.

The Movie Show, hosted by Celebrity Bainisteoir’s Mairead Farrell and The Voice of Ireland’s Eoghan McDermott starts tonight on RTE2.

According to The Movie Show’s website (www.rte.ie/tv/themovieshow), “the show plans to dissect ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ of all things tinseltown… It will be 30 minutes of the wonderful world of movies with interviews,reviews, behind-the-scenes footage and sneak-peaks of all the latest blockbuster films.”

Both presenters are excited about the new show. According to rte.ie/ten, McDermott said, “I’m completely excited and delighted to be working on The Movie Show with Mairéad. Not only do we have the dream job of watching new films and chatting with exceptional acting talent, but we’ll be giving the great people of Ireland rare and exclusive insights into life behind the camera on all sorts of exciting productions. And I fancy Mairéad. Result!”

“Farrell added: “I am thrilled to be part of The Movie Show. There’s nothing nicer than getting that bucket of buttery popcorn and heading into the cinema – for the next two hours you can just escape reality! Plus this show gives me a really good excuse to go see cheesy rom coms. ‘I have to honey, it’s for work!’.”

Joining the co-hosts will be reporters, Angela Scanlon, Rob Ross, and Daniella Moyles, and movie reviewers Louise Heraghty, Eoghan Doherty and Karla Zambra.

Tonight’s episode features a catch up with Daniel Craig and comedian, turned actor, Ross Noble. A great way to kick off the 16 week season!

Ireland, has one of the highest movie going countries, per capita, in the world, so it is good to see that movie goers can once again have their own show. Good luck to all involved!

The Movie Show airs on RTE 2 Thursdays at 9pm.

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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1 Response to RTE’s New Movie Show

  1. I think it’s great that we have a movie show back on Irish TV.

    I just wish they used a better format then the one they have chosen. While the content itself is fine, the format in which they present it is, just cliche and lacks originally. I have no problem with the two presenters sitting on chairs and talking, but the set just seems so large that there’s this weird echo when they speak.

    Plus I wish they would explore film culture more. Just something that expands peoples cinematic horizon and let then know that’s they’re more films out there if you just look for them. Like I would love to see them do a small retrospect on “Lawrence of Arabia” when it re-releases in cinema on Nov 16th, or champion smaller films when they come out on DVD/Blu-Ray like “Berberian Sound Studio” for example.

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