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What you may need to know.

1. FASSBENDER! In a western. His first one since the unwatchable Jonah Hex (2010).

2. Slow West is written and directed by old Fassbender mucker John Maclean. They did a great short together entitled Pitch Black Heist.

3. @ 1’05 The Hound lives!

4. Ah, Ben Mendelsohn. Always a pleasure.

5. @1’09 Kerry-German in his smalls – tasty.

6. Who’s the kid? It’s Hugo, all grown up. He’s up for Spider-Man, apparently.

7. Prognosis: Great Fupping Trailer.

Release date: Summer

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What you may need to know:

1. Yes, kids, Entourage is still a thing. We’d prefer a Deadwood movie.

2. There will be cameos. A lot of cameos.

3. Lorne Malvo Power – Billy-Bob alert @ 1’05.

4. Recognise the dude @ 1’25? Recognise him NOW?

5. We’re still nostalgic for Jeremy Piven’s original hair.

6. Prognosis: They had us at Andrew Dice Clay.

Release Date: June 19

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What you may need to know:

1. Yes, they’ve rebooted the Transporter series WITHOUT The Stath. HERESY!

2. Who’s the new Transporter? Ed Skrein. Who? EXACTLY.

3. Fact: Luc Besson farts these movies in his sleep.

4. Don’t worry, Stath fans, he’s back next month in THE MOST EAGERLY ANTICIPATED MOTION PICTURE OF ALL TIME.

5. We say: Are you sure this isn’t just a car ad?

Release Date: Summer

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What you may need to know

1. Yes, kids, Adam Sandler is still a thing.

2. Pixels is a feature length riff on an acclaimed (and rather genius) short – watch it HERE.

3. We’re still fond of The Sandman, even if the glory days of Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996) and Mr Deeds (2002) are long gone. Yes, we’re willing to defend Mr Deeds.

4. That said, he seems to have spent the last few years starring in films riffing upon the soulless crap his comedian character in Funny People (2009) starred in.

5. And now he’s doing original movies for Netflix. Watch Punch Drunk Love (2002)  instead.

6. @1’31 – DINKLAGE POWER!

7. Let’s not mince words: this looks HORRIBLE.

Release Date:
Summer

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What you may need to know

1. We’re loving the new wave of Irish horror movies: The Canal (2014), Grabbers (2012), Citadel (2012) and now this. What about a Rawhead Rex (1986) remake?

2. Brian O’Malley has been one of our best (and most prolific) commercial directors for years. You’ve all seen his stuff, you just haven’t realised it.

3. Let It Prey is his feature debut, shot in Galway and Glasgow. It’s already been described as ‘Carpenteresque‘. We’re down with that.

4. LIAM CUNNINGHAM POWER. All hail our most underappreciated big-screen badass and choice Game Of Thrones beardie. What about that seventeen minute single take scene in Hunger (2008), then?

5. It’s getting an Irish premiere at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival later this month.

6. We say: future cult classic in the making

Screening: Friday March 27, Light House Dublin

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What you may need to know:

1. It’s a new documentary from filmmakers Treasa O’Brien (left) and Mary Jane O’Leary, fusing (and we quote) ‘observational footage, street voxpop, archive material and metaphorical visual essay language mixed with on-the-road verite’. We do love a bit of verite.

2. O’Brien and O’Leary emigrated, then returned, and set about trying to make sense as to why we (and again we quote) ‘have an apathy, or even an antipathy, towards protest’. Have they been to Tallaght recently?

3. The title comes from Swift’s A Modest Proposal.

4. It’s screening at this year’s Jameson Dublin Film Festival. Russell Crowe’s going to be there, too. Not at this screening, although you never know. He’s a live wire, that Rusty Crowe.

5. We say: Not exactly the type of horror film we were hoping for, but possibly essential all the same.

Screening: March 22nd, Screen Cinema Dublin

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What you may need to know:

1. It’s a new sitcom created by and starring Will Forte. LOVE Will Forte.

2.
The first two epiodess have just aired in the US, to a rapturous response.

3. The first two episodes were directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller, who did The LEGO Movie (2014) and 21 (& 22) Jump Street. They know comedy.

4.
Forte insists that the sequel to MacGruber (2010) is still going to happen.

5. Our favourite Forte character from SNL? It’s gotta be Hamilton.

6. That said, we do love his occasional Tim & Eric bit.

7. We say: Loving the beard.

Broadcast date [Ireland]: TBC

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What you may need to know:

1. The sitcom that refuses to die is BACK!

2. Community has seemingly been upon the verge of cancellation since it debuted – it finally got the chop, whereupon Yahoo picked it up for their Yahoo Screen platform.

3. Series creator (and mad genius) Dan Harmon was sacked after Season 3, then rehired for Season 5, whereupon he spent a decent amount of time slagging off the seriously iffy Season 4.

4. Original cast member Chevy Chase walked after a spat with Harmon. Donald ‘Troy’ Glover left last season, along with Yvette Nicole Brown (AKA Shirley) – that said, we hear Chevy’s coming back for a cameo. Even though his character is dead.

5. Seasons 1-5 are on Netflix. Binge IMMEDIATELY.

6. Guest stars this time out include Matt ‘Toast Of London’ Berry and STEVE GUTTENBERG.

7. We say: Six seasons and a movie? Nearly there.

Release Date: March 17  (via Yahoo Screen)

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What you may need to know:

1. The Fifty Shades… trilogy have sold over 100 million copies thus far. No, seriously.

2. And yes, the books were primarily based upon Twilight fan fiction written by author E.L. James.

3. The movie is directed by visual artist turned film director Sam Taylor Wood, shot by Oscar nominated Armagh man Seamus McGarvey, and adapted for the screen (well, he did a polish on the script, apparently) by Patrick Marber, AKA Peter O’Hanra-Hanrahan.

4. Mr. Gray? Jamie Dornan, from Co. Down. You may remember him from BBC serial killer thing The Fall.

5. Anstasia Steele? Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Girls night out SORTED.

Release Date: Valentine’s Day 2015

Thanks Miguel Rivas

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What you may need to know

1. Remember the creepy doll from The Conjuring (2013)? Well SHE GOT HER OWN MOVIE.

2. Note to expectant fathers: if you’re going to buy your heavily pregnant partner a gift, don’t get her a FREAKY LOOKING DEMON DOLL.

3. Best YouTube comment # 1: ‘OMG, I just had the biggest scare. Almost immediately after finishing this trailer, there was a loud series of knocks at the door (I’m upstairs) which were soon followed by the sound of the screen door being moved (based on how it’s designed there’s no point in moving it unless you’re trying to enter). I grabbed my bat and waited for minutes expecting someone to be busting in. Finally, I ventured downstairs and found the items my neighbor had borrowed from me placed in between the screen door and regular door. Like holy shit, I get so easily paranoid when I’m tense.’

4. Best YouTube comment # 2: ‘This looks dumb as shit, but it will still rope in the suckers.’

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: Good luck, Chuck(ie)

Release Date: Halloween