Move over Fassbender! Ciarán Hinds may be Ireland’s new king of ubiquity.

| o | - Ciarán Hinds - Omnipresent.

I’ve been a really big fan of Ciarán Hinds since seeing him for the first time in Stephen Spielberg’s Munich in 2005. Since then he’s rocked my world in There will be Blood, Margot at the Wedding, The Debt, Harry Potter 7.5 and The Gate Theatre’s 2009 adaptation of The Birds. He’s well able to lead the line but also has that Steve Buscemi-like knack of adding something special with a supporting role.

But as I was watching John Carter earlier this week I realised the man needs to be careful as he is treading on another thespian’s toes. The other man is Spooool’s 2011 Man of the Year, Michael Fassbender.

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John Carter

Mars attack - ★★★

Wowwee. Are we all bored hearing about John Carter yet? It’s been in cinemas a week already and people are already bored talking about how sucky it was meant to be…

Even Google didn’t feel too good about its box-office potential.

Google fears John Carter

And in the last week alone I’ve lost count of the death-knell articles I’ve read. All of them worthwhile in their own weird little way…

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There are only crap movies out right now. Literally.

Keep an eye on the US box office top 10 on Rotten Tomatoes over the next few days.

If, as expected, Dr Seuss’ The Lorax and Project X hop in and bump Wanderlust and The Secret World of Arriety out of the top 10, we will have a batch of completely “rotten” movies. A film needs at least 60% of critic reviews to be positive to be considered fresh on the site.

Source Code and Moon director Duncan Jones reckons it could be the first time this has ever happened…

There’s something wonderfully ironic about the weeks following the Oscars being so full of terrible releases. At least John Carter will swing into action next week with a 100% fresh rating. It’s meant to be amazing, right???