It’s trailer time so grab a cuppa and make a note of these quality recommendations from the Irish Country Magazine team
A Million Miles Away – Amazon Prime
“This beautiful movie tells the story of José Hernández, and his journey to becoming the first-ever migrant farm worker to become a NASA astronaut. Played brilliantly by Michael Peña, José’s sheer determination to chase his dreams will leave you feeling inspired and euphoric, and if you’re anything like me, in floods of tears!” – Niamh, Acting Editor
The Lost City – Netflix
“This heart-warming rom-com directed by Aaron Nee and starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum is laugh-a-minute comfort viewing at its best. We meet reclusive novelist Lorretta Sage (Bullock), as she reluctantly navigates her latest book tour; when she is kidnapped by an evil billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe). You will be in stitches watching her book cover model Alan (Tatum), an unlikely but loveable hero, try to save the day.” – Elle, Acting Deputy Editor & Beauty Editor
Saltburn – Cinemas nationwide
With an all-star cast and a slew of viral moments, this film has already got a lot of press coverage. Upset by his classmate Oliver’s unfortunate circumstances, rich-kid Felix invites him over to his estate. However, it’s not long before a series of horrifying events engulf Felix’s family.
“I began viewing this movie with caution, knowing that some sinister scenes might pop up. However, the plot of Saltburn was full to the brim with twists and turns that I was not expecting. Just when you think things can’t get any more strange, they in fact do. Barry Keoghan is exceptional in this role and really gives it everything he has. Alison Oliver, who is also flying the flag for Irish actors, is so captivating in her quirky role as Venetia too.” – Megan, Editorial Assistant
Starstruck – Netflix
Written by and starring Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning comedian, writer and actor Rose Matafeo, Starstruck follows the life of Jessie, a millennial living in East London and what happens when her impromptu hookup with an international film star develops into a real relationship.
“This is a really fun, smart and well-written comedy that is very relatable and ultimately, quite moving. It explores the highs and lows of romantic love but what’s great is that the friendship storylines within the group are treated with just as much care and humour. The first two seasons are available to watch on Netflix and the third can be found on the BBC iPlayer.” – Claire, Digital Editor
All of Us Strangers – Cinemas nationwide
Based on the 1987 novel Strangers by Taichi Yamada, this romantic fantasy follows screenwriter Adam as he begins a relationship with his mysterious neighbour, Harry. Simultaneously, Adam finds himself drawn back to his childhood home, where his parents appear to be living just as they were on the day they died 30 years ago.
“This movie is utterly beautiful, deeply moving, perfectly cast and a must-see for anyone who is a fan of Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott. I will add a word of warning that it left me feeling bereft and deeply emotional thanks to the very moving script, premise and brilliant acting. But I also feel changed, for the better, for having witnessed such inspired work by everyone involved in the film’s creation.” – Ariana, Sales Manager
The Traitors – BBC
The second season of this gripping reality TV series has just aired but if you haven’t seen any of it yet, you’re in for a treat. Hosted by Claudia Winkleman (who is single-handedly bringing cosy Scottish Highland fashion to the high street), the show follows a large group of random strangers who gather at a castle in Scotland to build a prize-fund of up to £120,000 that they will share at the end. But there’s a catch – among the group are ‘traitors’ intent on picking off the ‘faithfuls’ one by one in nightly ‘murders’ so they can claim the bounty for themselves.
“Does it sound utterly far-fetched? Yes. Is it the best reality TV around at the moment? By a mile. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.” – Claire, Digital Editor