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Mike McGlone and Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday 25th April 2012 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere - Doggy Bags- arrivals

Mike Mcglone and Tribeca Film Festival
Mike Mcglone and Tribeca Film Festival

Ed Burns and Mike McGlone - Ed Burns, Mike McGlone Wednesday 11th January 2012 The New York Premiere of 'Newlyweds' held at the Crosby Street Hotel

Ed Burns and Mike Mcglone
Ed Burns
Ed Burns
Ed Burns
Ed Burns
Ed Burns

Michael McGlone Wednesday 6th April 2011 A Blue Affair charity reception at the Trump Soho Hotel - Arrivals New York City, USA

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Michael Mcglone
Michael Mcglone

Michael McGlone Thursday 27th March 2008 13th Annual GEN ART Film Festival at the Diesel Store New York City, USA

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Michael Mcglone

Hardball Review


Bad
Brian Robbins' Hardball is quite the cinematic achievement. In about two hours, we get a glancing examination of ghetto life, a funeral with a heartfelt eulogy, speeches about never giving up, a cache of cute kids (including a fat one with asthma), a hard-luck gambler who finds salvation in a good woman and a climactic "big game," where the underdogs prove to have a bigger bite than anyone ever imagined.

All that's needed is a guy getting hit in the nuts and a food fight to have the first film solely based on cinematic clichés. I can't wait to see the deleted scenes when it comes out on DVD.

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She's The One Review


Good
With his sophomore effort, She's the One, Edward Burns has made another movie about Irish Catholic brothers that do stupid things to the women they love. Like his first film, The Brothers McMullen, this story is set in and around New York City, and stars Mike McGlone and Burns himself as the aforementioned brothers (only two this time). Also in the mix once again is Maxine Bahns, Burn's real-life love interest, who again stars as Burns's... love interest.

This time around, Burns once again plays slacker to McGlone's uptight business-oriented younger brother. Burns's Mickey, a contented laid-back cab driver, falls in love (with Bahns) and gets married on 24 hours notice. This is ridiculed by his brother Francis (McGlone), who is experiencing relationship problems of his own in the form of a deep-rooted affair that threatens to break up his marriage. The two brothers' problems are linked together by the fact that Francis's young mistress, played by Cameron Diaz, is Mickey's ex-fiancee.

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One Tough Cop Review


Weak
One Tough Cop sure makes for one boring movie. This true story of a case in the life of NYC flatfoot Bo Dietl has that "ripped from today's headlines" feeling usually reserved for TV. It's best left there.

The Bone Collector Review


OK
Call me crazy, but I'm dead certain I saw the Transamerica Pyramid (in San Francisco) in the opening scene of The Bone Collector, which is otherwise set in New York. In fact, this film, about a cab driver who kidnaps and murders his passengers, might have been better suited to a S.F. setting, where a cab driver recently kidnapped and murdered his passenger.

Small world. Art imitates life.

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Dinner Rush Review


OK
I will say one thing about Bob Giraldi -- he knows how to capture the chaos and motion of a busy restaurant. For that reason, Dinner Rush, which is set at Giraldi's very own TriBeCa eatery, is wonderful. Pasta twirls poetically in pans, waiters and waitresses bolt toward one another like runaway trains, and the kitchen rattles with activity and the clanging of plates. He gets us caught in the atmosphere.

However, despite the effort Giraldi puts in, the movie comes up short. You keep waiting for that one scene or piece of dialogue that will get things going, and it never comes. We get an appetizer, but the main course never arrives.

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The Brothers McMullen Review


Extraordinary
The Brothers McMullen are three of the most engaging characters you're likely to come across in American cinema this year. A family of Irish Catholics living in New York, their stories explore living a morally upright life in the 90s, dealing with failed romances, and the timeless question of how to commit.

Jack (Jack Mulcahy), the only married brother, is tempted by another woman. Patrick (Mike McGlone) is torn between committing to his long-time girlfriend and striking out for something new. Barry (Edward Burns, who also wrote and directed), is the classic slacker, unable to even conceive of commitment and an unbeliever in the very notion of true love.

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Body Art Review


Weak
This short documentary (50 minutes) takes us from the historical origins of tattooing and body piercing all the way to modern plastic surgery.

But Body Art gets its real freak on in the middle -- profiling cultures and people who put enormous holes in their earlobes so they droop down, who use battery acid to get a bright yellow makeup effect, who put so many studs in their lips they can't talk right, to men who have scars chiselled into their bodies so as to take on the appearance of an alligator. The end result is so explicit and grotesque that I was actually nauseous by the end of it.

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Hardball Review


Good

Surprisingly, the redemption-by-baseball picture "Hardball" is not some warm-fuzzy "Bad News Bears" clone transplanted to the projects. It's considerably better than that.

Yes, it is about a drunk, gambling-addicted ticket scalper who spitefully agrees to coach a ghetto little league team for $500 a week to pay off a two angry bookies. Yes, the scalper is played by the historically vacuous Keanu Reeves, and yes, he's going to learn What's Really Important In Life from endearingly foul-mouthed street kids who live cautionary-tale type lives of inner city strife.

But as fast as "Hardball" sets up such eye-rolling clichés, director Brian Robbins knocks them down. There are no inspirational montages of the squad pulling together and honing their skills. The well-financed rival team? Present and accounted for, but not a major subplot. Ditto for the schoolteacher romantic interest (Diane Lane) and the headstrong tenement mom whose respect Reeves must earn.

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The Bone Collector Review


OK

It's time to hold a wake for the tired clichés of the serial killer thriller. In fact, it's time Hollywood put the whole genre to bed.

I say, from now on, unless a director can promise to at least give "Seven" or "Silence of the Lambs" a run for their money, no more of these pictures should be green-lighted.

These movies, in which gifted cops track the grisly murder sprees of guiltless psychotics through gritty urban landscapes, have become as standardized as their low-brow cousin, the slasher flick.

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Mike McGlone Movies

Hardball Movie Review

Hardball Movie Review

Brian Robbins' Hardball is quite the cinematic achievement. In about two hours, we get...

She's the One Movie Review

She's the One Movie Review

With his sophomore effort, She's the One, Edward Burns has made another movie about Irish...

The Bone Collector Movie Review

The Bone Collector Movie Review

Call me crazy, but I'm dead certain I saw the Transamerica Pyramid (in San Francisco)...

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Dinner Rush Movie Review

Dinner Rush Movie Review

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Hardball Movie Review

Hardball Movie Review

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The Bone Collector Movie Review

The Bone Collector Movie Review

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