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What you may need to know:

1. It’s a new David Fincher movie. Nice.

2. It’s based on the bestselling novel. They changed the ending.

3. It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Oh, and Tyler ‘Medea’ Perry.

4. The vibe is best described as ‘suitably Fincher-esque’.

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: It looks good but we’d be more excited if The
Rock was in it. NB: This applies to approximately 98% of all motion
pictures released today.

Release Date: October


What you may need to know:

1. It’s one of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s final movies.

2. It’s based on a John le Carré novel.

3. It’s directed by old U2 mucker Anton Corbijn, who did Control (2007) and The
American (2010)

4. Broadsheet Prognosis: Honestly? We’re still completely bummed out
that PSH is dead.

Release Date: Summer

Cheers Baz


What you may need to know.

1. Moone Boy mammy Deirdre O’Kane IS charity campaigner Christina Noble.
Seriously, like.

2. It’s not all that unusual for comics to make a leap to dramatic roles.

3. That said, she does share the screen with her Paths To Freedom
husband Brendan Coyle. Where’s Rats From The Flats when you need him?

4. Noble is directed by O’Kane’s husband Stephen Bradley, previously
responsible for Samantha Mumba starring zom-com Boy Eats Girl (2005).

5. Also starring the great Liam Cunningham, doing his finest Liam Cunningham.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: If Pat Shortt can do it, etc…

Release Date: TBC

Thanks Baz


What you may need to know:

1. It’s the final feature directed by Ken Loach, who’s retiring from movies at 77. He says he will continue to make the odd documentary.

2. Loach directed Poor Cow (1967), Cathy Come Home (1966), Kes (1969), Hidden Agenda (1990), My Name Is Joe (1998) and The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006). He’s a right and proper legend. And a bit of a genius.

3. Jimmy’s Hall was filmed in Leitrim and Sligo Ireland last summer – it tells the true story of political activist Jimmy Gralton.

4. It stars Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew ‘Moriarty’ Scott and Bishop Len Brennan himself, Jim Norton.

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: Ken Do

Release Date: Summer


What you may need to know

1. It’s the next Aardman Animation movie. We do love a good teaser.

2. Shaun made his debut in Wallace And Gromit’s Close Shave (1995), before getting a TV spin-off of his own. He’s big with the under tens. And us.

3. Aardman’s feature output to date has been a bit hit and miss since their breakthrough with Chicken Run (2000), but we did like The Pirates! (2012) And Flushed Away (2006) gets better every time.

4. Broadsheet Prognosis: Shear Genius. No, wait, flocking brilliant.

Release Date: Spring 2015


What you may need to know:

1. It’s James Gandolfini’s last movie.

2. It stars Tom Hardy. Baaaaaaaaaannnnne.

3. It’s written by novelist Dennis Lehane, adapting his own short story. He also wrote Shutter Island (2010), Mystic River (2010) and Gone Baby Gone (2007).

4. We do like a gritty low-rent crime flick.

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: Hardy Boiled

Release Date:


What you may need to know.

1. Mrs. Brown is the biggest Irish comedy success since Father Ted.

December’s Xmas Special was the most watched show last Christmas in Ireland OR Britain, with 9.4 million viewers. It’s big in Oz, too.

3. Back in the day, Brendan had roles in The Van (1996) and Angela’s Ashes (1996). His directorial debut, Sparrow’s Trap (1998), remains unfinished and in financial limbo.

4. D’Movie co-stars the Queen Of The Red Cow Inn, cabaret legend June Rodgers, who was also in Agnes Browne (1999), Angelica Houston’s long-forgotten adaptation of O’Carroll’s novel The Mammy. She played the role before Brendan did. Watch it in full HERE

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: Begrudge away. Brendan’s too busy winning awards and playing stadiums to give a shite. Chances are, this will earn more than every other Irish movie released this year combined.

Release Date: June 27


What you may need to know.

1. Darklight is Dublin’s pioneering festival of independent creativity. No, seriously.

2. Darklight has been showcasing new ways of making film, art and DIY culture for 15 years – from digital cinema to 3D printing. We’re big

3. This years programme includes a screening of the Director’s Cut of the Oscar nominated (and BAFTA winning) documentary ‘The Act of Killing’ (2012), directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, who will be present for the post-screening Q&A. It’s a bit of a masterpiece.

4. The programme also includes any amount of cool screenings, seminars, workshops and associated interactive fabulousness. It’s officially where it’s at. Find out more HERE.

5. Guess what? We’re giving away A PAIR OF SEASON TICKETS TO DARKLIGHT. Tell us what docuimentary beat the Act of Killing to the Oscar this year? First two correct win a season ticket EACH.

Release Date: 24 April


What you may need to know

1. We loved Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in The Trip. Now they’re BACK!

2. The original six part series was condensed into a movie for US release, as will this sequel.

3. Steve Coogan, lest we forget, is now ‘Oscar-nominee Steve Coogan’.

Watch them discuss the italian Trip at length here. Steve Coogan talks a lot.

5. And yes, they do Michael Caine again.

Release Date:
April 4 (on BBC 2)


What you may need to know:

1. It’s the first time we’ve featured a record in the Trailer Park:

2. This Lynch-ian (David) infomercial is actually a trailer for the new
album by The Black Keys.

3. They made the official announcement via Mike Tyson’s Twitter page (above).

4. This isn’t the first time the Keys have gone the wacky informercial route. Last time out, they enlisted the help of Bob ‘Better Call Saul’ Odenkirk

5. Needs more Ray.

Release date: May 13