On The Reel: Angela Lansbury at ADIFF


On The Reel were on the red carpet to talk to Angela Lansbury, who was in Dublin to receive a special tribute award at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival.

“It’s a huge delight to welcome Dame Angela Lansbury to Dublin to discuss her life and career on stage and to accept our Festival Tribute Award, the Volta” said Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys. ”A legend whose first films were the classics Gaslight and The Picture of Dorian Gray, from the chilling The Manchurian Candidate to Disney favourites Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Beauty and the Beast and Anastasia, Dame Lansbury has created an indelible impression on world cinema.”

Chris Totzke stepped in to the shoes of Gemma and Lynn for On The Reel and met up with the  legendary star at the Bord Gais Convention Centre.



Video: Brooklyn Premiere


Lynn Larkin is on the red carpet at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin for Film Ireland and #FilmMe for the Irish premiere of Brooklyn.

Lynn chats to actor Saoirse Ronan (Eilis), director John Crowley, actor Jenn Murray (Dolores), actor Jane Brennan (Mary Lacey), screenwriter Nick Hornby, novelist Colm Tóibín, and producer Finola Dwyer.

Along the way Lynn partakes in a bit of Bono-spotting.



On the Reel at the Transformers Red Carpet

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This week sees the release of the latest in Michael Bay’s explosive big budget franchise, and this time Ireland’s own Jack Reynor is along for the ride. On the Reel caught up with Jack at the Dublin Premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction where he talked about Michael Bay, visual FX and slagging Mark Wahlberg.

There was also an appearance from a very special guest who spilt the beans about working with Jack, Michael and his plans for world domination. Check out the video below, and don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe.


On The Reel at the Premiere of ‘Frank’


Lenny Abrahamson’s latest film Frank is released in cinemas today. Gemma Creagh caught up with the director at the recent European premiere of the film at the Light House cinema in Dublin to find out more about the film for On The Reel in association with Film Ireland.

Gemma also had a chat to the man behind the papier-mâché head, Michael Fassbender, and spoke to Domhnall Gleeson about his role as Jon, a wannabe musician, who joins Frank’s band and embarks on a journey of delirious creativity and pursuit of fame.


On The Reel Interview Steven O’Riordan, director of ‘No Limbs No Limits’

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Steven O’Riordan dropped into the studio this week to chat to Lynn Larkin for On The Reel, in association with Film Ireland, about his documentary No Limbs No Limits –  a story of hope and triumph over adversity, a story of how human resilience can conquer all by overcoming many obstacles to achieve what others would deem impossible.

No Limbs No Limits is released in Irish cinemas 11th April 2014.


On The Reel On The Red Carpet – Russell Crowe, star of Noah

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Russell Crowe sailed into Dublin this weekend for the Irish premiere screening of his latest film, Noah, at the Savoy cinema.

Lynn Larkin was there for On The Reel in association with Film Ireland to fire him questions 2 by 2.

Check out the video and find out how Russell felt about getting the call to play Noah, working with giraffes and elephants, and realising that Noah is just a bloke.

Noah is released in Irish cinemas on Friday, 4th April.



On the Reel on The Stag

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The Stag is released today in Irish cinemas. John Butler’s comedy follows a bachelor party weekend in the great outdoors that takes some unexpected detours. The film stars Andrew Scott, Hugh O’Conor, Brian Gleeson and Peter McDonald, who co-wrote the script with Butler.

Gemma Creagh caught up with the film’s director, and its stars Andrew Scott and Peter McDonald at the recent Jameson Dublin Film Festival for On the Reel in association with Film Ireland.

The film closed this year’s festival and Gemma was there on the red carpet to find out more about the film and what it’s like for a load of men to be in the nip on a weekend away.

The Stag  is released on 7th March 2014


On the Reel at Jameson Cult Film Club screening of ‘Jaws’



Check out the latest video from On the Reel in association with Film Ireland. Lynn Larkin hooks up with Hollywood legend Richard Dreyfuss and finally gets to confront him face to face about his responsibility for her fear of swimming in the ocean.

Lynn then finds herself trapped in a cage not knowing what beast will attack. Will she survive this underwater nightmare? Is this Lynn’s last ever On the Reel? Will Gemma be left minus a partner and be forced to do the next red carpet…?

Find out:

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On The Reel on the Red Carpet at JDIFF Irish premiere of ‘Calvary’

Check out the video report from the Red Carpet at JDIFF’s Irish premiere of Calvary from our bestest buddies On The Reel in association with Film Ireland.

Lynn Larkin glammed up to meet the stars as they rocked into Dublin’s Savoy cinema for the Irish premiere of John Michael McDonagh’s new film, Calvary, which opened this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

Lynn chats to the film’s star, Brendan Gleeson, about being a total legend, and director John Michael McDonagh about assembling such a great cast.

Lynn also gets the low-down on Gleeson from co-star Marie-Josée Croze, asks Dylan Moran about boozing and riding, and chats to Killian Scott and Aidan Gillen about their bromance.

And be sure to catch special guest John Hurt bust a move on the red carpet…



On The Reel On The Red Carpet at Anchorman 2 Premiere

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On The Reel‘s Lynn Larkin managed to catch up with the cast of Anchorman 2 at the Irish Premiere in the Savoy Cinema on O’Connell street.

Anchorman 2 left San Diego and came to Dublin for the film’s Irish premiere at the Savoy cinema. Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Steve Carell and director Adam McKay all entered the glass case of emotion on O’Connell Street to meet and greet their Irish fans.

During their chat Paul Rudd explains to Lynn why Fantana will continue to be as naughty as ever and Steve Carell talks about Brick’s new love interest, Kristen Wigg, and what it was like working with her.

David Koechner (Champ) licks the microphone and explains why it’s not just the women in the movie that are strong characters but women globally. And director Adam McKay explains how difficult it was to keep a straight face during the shoot.

Finally, Lynn gives Will Ferrell (Ron Burgundy) a special little gift and in return Will serenades Lynn with Ron’s moving love song to a shark named Doby.



Anchorman 2 opens in cinemas on Wednesday, 18th December


On the Reel: Interview with Johnny Gogan, director of ‘Black Ice’

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Black Ice is written and directed by Johnny Gogan, (Mapmaker, The Last Bus Home). The film explores relationships set against a backdrop of local street racing and tragedy.

Black Ice was shot on a variety of rural locations including Sligo’s Strandhill beach and many of the roads of Dromahair Co. Leitrim.

In the wake of a fatal boy-racer collision that took the life of her brother and his girlfriend, Alice (newcomer Jane McGrath) returns home to reflect on events that lead to the accident. Seduced by the criminal activities of her petrol boyfriend, Jimmy (Killian Scott, Love/Hate, Good Vibrations), Alice plays witness to both the attractions and perils of this Irish sub-culture.

Gemma Creagh spoke to Johnny Gogan at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh about his latest feature, which is in cinemas now.

Black Ice was released in cinemas on 20th September 2013



You can also read Rose Byrne’s interview with Johnny Gogan here talking about his journey into filmmaking


On the Reel: Hairy Water at Dublin Comic Con


One half of On the Reel, Gemma Creagh, found herself in “hairy water” at Dublin Comic Con let loose among Predators, Aliens, Superheroes, Transformers and Daleks.

Disguised as – well, can you guess? – Gemma chats to the wonderful collection of people convened at the National Show Centre in Swords for Dublin’s first Comic-Con.

One question remains though – where’s Lynn, the other half of On The Reel?

All is revealed below:


Read Glenn Caldecott’s report from Comic Con as he lives out his 13 year-old self’s dream and finally got to chat to Boba Fett about all things Mandalorian.


On the Reel: Interview with The Hardy Bucks


On the Reel caught up with the Hardy Bucks’ boys, Buzz, Eddie and Viper to chat about shifting women, Louis Walsh and getting schteamed in Poland, and find out about the “slimey mildew” and feet-stenched caravan the lads travelled in while filming The Hardy Bucks Movie, which is out now on DVD.


Presented by Lynn Larkin and Gemma Creagh, On the Reel is a new Irish online movie show. Bringing you all the latest happenings in mainstream, indie & short film from Ireland and abroad.

Plus, a few film tips for good measure.

Keep an eye on the website www.onthereelmovies.com and be sure to subscribe to their youtube channel and to follow them on facebook and twitter

Lynn & Gem