The Computer Clubhouse Reviews: Paper Towns

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Film Ireland are delighted to be involved in a mentorship programme in conjunction with The Computer Clubhouse.


The Computer Clubhouse is located in the heart of the liberties in Dublin and exists to provide young people with new skills, confidence and choices that are not otherwise available to them, helping them to succeed in their careers and lives. The Computer Clubhouse provides a safe and creative learning environment in multimedia technology for young people between the ages of 10 and 18. They are a non-profit organization and are part of a global network of 105 Clubhouses based on a best practice template for after-school learning.


Film Ireland is working with The Clubhouse to provide writing opportunities for young people under the guidance of mentors focusing on discussing and writing film reviews.

 

Below, Melissa Comerford and Aoife Comerford review Paper Towns

Paper Towns is about a teenage boy named Quentin (Nat Wolff) who’s hopelessly in love with Margo (Cara Delevigne), a girl who loves to explore and is a daredevil. Margo goes on a mission to prank her ex-friends after they betrayed her. After a night of adventure between Margo and Quentin, the boy who has always loved her from afar she disappears. Papers Towns is a mix of drama, romance and it’s also a bit of a thriller.

 

Nat Wolff portrayed his character as Quentin, with shyness and compassion, whereas Cara Delevigne, portrayed her character, Margo, with adventure, and excitement. My favourite character within the movie would have to be Ben (Austin Abrams). He was a bit overly excited and liked to envision himself as a ‘catch’ but I loved his sense of humour.

 

Overall I found Paper Towns to be an amazing film. It’s a great choice for anyone who loves drama, romance, a mystery, or even a thrill. Paper Towns will make you smile, awe, cry and laugh.
Five out of five stars.
Melissa Comerford
Paper Towns is an amazing and inspiring film. The story was written by John Green. Paper Towns isn’t your normal tacky movie; it’s full of life and passion.

 

One of the main characters is Margo Roth played by the amazing actress/model Cara Delevingne. Margo is a wacky and wild character who loves mysteries – they say that “she loved mysteries so much , she became one.” Margo asks”what’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.” With her old best friend Quentin by her side they make a night to remember.

 

Quentin Jacobsen is played by the old Nickelodeon star Nat Wolff. He portrayed this character with so much courage and integrity. “Q” teaches you not to wait for things to happen and to take a chance. So he and a group of friends set off on a journey across America. Amongst them is one of my favourite characters, Ben. Ben was so funny and full of life and always seemed to add humour to a serious moment.

 

Overall I would give this film 5/5 stars. It’s amazing and deeply thought-provoking. I would highly recommend this film and would gladly see it again .
Aoife Comerford
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The Computer Clubhouse Reviews: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Film Ireland are delighted to be involved in a mentorship programme in conjunction with The Computer Clubhouse.


The Computer Clubhouse is located in the heart of the liberties in Dublin and exists to provide young people with new skills, confidence and choices that are not otherwise available to them, helping them to succeed in their careers and lives. The Computer Clubhouse provides a safe and creative learning environment in multimedia technology for young people between the ages of 10 and 18. They are a non-profit organization and are part of a global network of 105 Clubhouses based on a best practice template for after-school learning.


Film Ireland is working with The Clubhouse to provide writing opportunities for young people under the guidance of mentors focusing on discussing and writing film reviews.

 

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Below, Luke Doyle, Jasmine Curry and Luke Carruthers review Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

 

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, and a follow up to the 2011 blockbuster Mission: Impossible; Ghost Protocol.

In the film, we meet Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) just as the IMF is being disbanded. He sees that there is an anti-IMF super terrorist group known as the Syndicate. The problem is that he’s the only one that believes they exist. Into the picture comes Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) who seems to be on both sides. What follows is a high-octane spy caper that will keep you guessing until the end.

Rogue Nation has a lot of great stunts and sequences. One sequence that I particularly liked was set underwater, with some creative POV shots. Cruise is not a fan of green screen effects and likes to do his own stunts, which really pays off in the opening scene where he really hangs from a Russian spy plane by his fingertips.  Overall, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is a very welcome addition to the long-running franchise. With great performances by Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, some brilliant chase sequences and a lot of stunts, it’s definitely worth a watch.

Luke Doyle

 

I was given the opportunity to visit a press screening of the latest Mission Impossible move I’m going to elaborate my perspective on this film. The film had a lot of plot twists and, like most action films, it was about blowing up things and killing people but it also had heart-touching moments as well as moments that had you on the edge of your seat.

The scene that most caught my eye was when the actress Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust was at an opera but was she sitting in the audience? No of course not, she was on stage hiding in a prop while the opera was taking place waiting with her gun to do a mission. I found that comical but it was nerve-wracking too because the music made it more intense and built it up

Tom Cruise put on a good show but Rebecca Ferguson was the star for me as she made her role seem believable and was always on her guard. Her character was very smart and had great nerve – it was inspirational to see such a strong female lead who shows no fear. I would definitely rate it a five out of five. It has many plot twists and inspirational moments. If you’re an action lover then this is for you. Also, it really challenges the brain and makes you think.

You better have a good friend with you as you watch this movie as it has some hand-gripping moments and some “OMG, did you see that ” moments. I strongly recommended it.

Jasmine Curry

 

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is your basic action movie concept except with a reputation to exceed, which I believe they did and quite terrifically too. Basically, the storyline is the ‘Anti-IMF’ are out to destroy the IMF. That’s as simple as I can put it. There were a few shots that I thought were incredible. Obviously, there’s one point at least which leaves you thinking “how the hell did none of those bullets hit him” or “have the enemies ever used a gun before.”

I liked the cinematography, mostly because in the fight scenes you could actually see what was going on rather than the usual fights in which you think they have the camera strapped to a five-year old and told him to go wild. Overall, I enjoyed the movie with its good sense of humour and intense moments. If you want to go see a fun, serious and exciting movie, I recommend it.

Luke Carruthers

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The Computer Clubhouse Mentorship Programme

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Film Ireland are delighted to be involved in a mentorship programme in conjunction with The Computer Clubhouse.


The Computer Clubhouse is located in the heart of the liberties in Dublin and exists to provide young people with new skills, confidence and choices that are not otherwise available to them, helping them to succeed in their careers and lives. The Computer Clubhouse provides a safe and creative learning environment in multimedia technology for young people between the ages of 10 and 18. They are a non-profit organization and are part of a global network of 105 Clubhouses based on a best practice template for after-school learning.


Film Ireland is working with The Clubhouse to provide writing opportunities for young people under the guidance of mentors focusing on discussing and writing film reviews.

 

The Visit

Luke Carruthers

Paper Towns

Melissa Comerford & Aoife Comerford

 

Pixels

Aoife Comerford, Jasmine Curry and Melissa Comerford

 

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Luke Doyle, Jasmine Curry & Luke Carruthers

 

Ant Man 

Paris Farren

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The Computer Clubhouse Reviews: Ant-Man

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Film Ireland are delighted to be involved in a mentorship programme in conjunction with The Computer Clubhouse.


The Computer Clubhouse is located in the heart of the liberties in Dublin and exists to provide young people with new skills, confidence and choices that are not otherwise available to them, helping them to succeed in their careers and lives. The Computer Clubhouse provides a safe and creative learning environment in multimedia technology for young people between the ages of 10 and 18. They are a non-profit organization and are part of a global network of 105 Clubhouses based on a best practice template for after-school learning.


Film Ireland is working with The Clubhouse to provide writing opportunities for young people under the guidance of mentors focusing on discussing and writing film reviews.

 

Here Paris Farren reviews Ant-Man

 

I had never heard of Ant Man until I went to see this film and I did not expect too much though I have really liked most of the Marvel films that have come out in the last few years. It tells the story of Scott Lang, played by the comedy actor Paul Rudd, who is an ex-convict trying to go straight and reconnect with his young daughter. This does not prove easy as he cannot hold a job because of his past as a professional burglar. His friend, played by Michael Pena, convinces him that he has a job that is a sure thing. Desperate, he takes it on only to find out it is part of a plot by Hank Pym, the original Ant Man (Michael Douglas) to get his help to take on his role in order to make sure a corporation does not copy his work and create tiny soldiers that could cause all sorts of mayhem.

The film is really quiet compared to the loud and busy Avengers sequel and all the better for it I think. It is a heist movie really but is also very funny. After some awkward scenes at the beginning it gets better. There are some cool special effects and good characters. It was a really fun film that is silly in the best possible way. I even liked some of the 3D. Look out for a cool guest appearance from another Marvel film character.

I recommend this film to anyone who likes superhero movies and even those that don’t.

 

Paris Farren

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