John Candy

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While quite an amount of licence was used with the actual events - Cool Runnings has itself stood the test of time. Photograph: Disney

First things first. Don’t take Cool Runnings too seriously. Enjoy it for what it is, a sporting romp - loosely based on fact, as in Jamaica actually d(...)

Dick Van Dyke (R) and Mary Tyler Moore with Carl Reiner during a rehearsal of The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1963.

Born: March 20th, 1922 Died: June 29th, 2020 The screenwriter, actor and director Carl Reiner, who has died aged 98, was a man of remarkable talent a(...)

Fiona O’Brien,  originally from Sutton, Co Dublin,  lives in Toronto in Canada where she is a stand-up comedian. When d(...)

“What do you mean, you don’t know who Boba Fett is?!” Above, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. Photograph: Terry O’Neill/Getty Images

A confession: I have never seen a Star Wars film. I sat through none of the original trilogy, nor any of the more recent crop either. I have stumbl(...)

Actor Maureen O’Hara pictures in  1943. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Maureen O’Hara, who died on Saturday, was Ireland’s first great Hollywood star and appeared in over 50 films. Ranked among the world’s most beautiful(...)

La Plagne, France: Even though it was  French mid-term, there  was plenty of room to  avoid daredevil kids and sullen teenagers
Olympic luge in La Plagne

It’s the last day of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. I’m at the Olympic sliding centre, part of an Irish team preparing to hurtle down the ice at around(...)

IF you don’t know who Bill Hader is . . . No, scratch that; odds are, you actually do know who Bill Hader is. For some 10 years, Hader has lurk(...)

Bill Callahan’s latest record reveals a surprising contentment – it could be all those John Candy films he’s been watching, or because he’s been tr(...)