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What you may need to know

1. The Farreller! Vince Vaughan! STARING INTENSELY.

2. Love Farrell’s ‘tash.

3. Can it possibly live up to the first season? Was the first season (whisper it) overrated?

4. TV is now where movie stars go to improve their prospects. Fact.

5. We still think they should get McConaughey and Woody back for Season Three.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: We wish they had done this one instead.

Broadcast Date: June


What you may need to know:

1. As pop culture punchlines go, The Human Centipede movies have had a decent run.

2. Human Centipede 3 features Dieter Laser, from Part 1, and Laurence R. Harvey, from Part 2.

3. It also features Eric Roberts, perhaps the only actor alive who can do a PT Anderson movie AND a Human Centipede flick in the same twelve months.

4. 500 convict-long human centipede, anyone?

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: We’ll always have the South Park parody.

Release Date: May


What you may need to know:

1. Amy Winehouse died four years ago this July.

2. Amy is a feature-length doc directed by Asif Kapadia, who did Senna (2010).

3. She was reputedly supposed to sing the theme to Skyfall (2012).

4. Ever see the doc about the time she went to Dingle?

5. We still think hanging out with Pete Doherty was a seriously bad idea.

6. Prognosis: Sad, but as car-crash compelling as ever.

Release date: July


What you may need to know

1. By final trailer, we mean final trailer before the movie is released in May.

2. The first trailer was AWESOME. This one’s AWESOMER.

3. Fury Road gets its World Premiere at Cannes – out of competition.

4. Dr. George Miller spent the THIRTY (!) years since the last Max movie making Happy Feet (2006) and Babe movies, along with the odd Hollywood entry like The Witches Of Eastwick (1987) and Lorenzo’s Oil (1992).

5. Who’s the dude in the skull mask? Hugh Keays Byrne, AKA Toecutter from the original Mad Max (1979).

6. Yes, the whole movie is ONE LONG CHASE SCENE.

7. If you want to see a great action flick in the meantime, try this one, out in a fortnight.

8. Broadsheet Prognosis: Don’t hold your breath waiting for a Mel Gibson cameo.

Release Date: May


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


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


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


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:


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


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