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What you may need to know

1.
It’s the new film by Lenny Abrahamson.

2. Based on the novel by Emma Donohue.

3. Starring Brie Larson, from 21 Jump Street (2012) and Short Term 12 (2013). Track down the latter.

4. Not to be confused with Tommy Wiseau‘s masterpiece.

5. The buzz is already deafening.

Broadsheet Prognosis: Lenny, meet Oscar

Release date: Autumn

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What you may need to know

1. Hello Oscar – it’s Saoirse Ronan calling…

2. Based upon the novel by Colm Tóibín. Adapted by Nick Hornby. Directed by John Crowley, who did Intermission (2003).

3.
Between this, Star Wars and The Revenant,  Domhnall Gleeson’s gonna have a hell of a year.

4. Best YouTube comment: ‘NO NO NO HOLLYWOOD THIS IS NOT HOW YOU MAKE A ROMANCE MOVIE, YOU DO NOT MAKE THE GIRL QUIT A GOOD AND NICE GUY FOR A MANIPULATOR’

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: There will be tears. There will be prizes.

Release Date: November

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What you may need to know.

1. Aidan Gillen! And a sassy kid! What’s not to love?

2. You’re Ugly Too director Mark Noonan is OFFICIALLY one to watch.

3. Gillen is deftly balancing upmarket TV gigs, homegrown fare and the odd Hollywood blockbuster.

4. We’re loving his recent excursions into audiobook territory, too.

5. And we LOVED him in moderately bonkers Jason Statham masterwork Blitz (2011).

6. His real name is Aidan Murphy. And Michael Keaton’s real name is Michael Douglas. It’s a strange and beautiful world.

7. Broadsheet Prognosis: It’s not going to be sad, is it?

Release Date:
July 10

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What you may need to know.

1. Bill Murray. Say no more.

2.
After spending the last decade mostly doing cameos, Wes Anderson movies and generally being Bill Murray, he’s back in leading man mode.

3. Bruce Willis, phoning it in to the extent he doesn’t stand unless its entirely necessary (call it James Spader Syndrome)

4. Danny McBride. Always a pleasure.

5. Directed by Barry Levinson – has it really been TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS since Good Morning Vietnam?

6. Yes, Murray’s doing a Christmas special for Netflix. And yes, it’s called A Very Murray Christmas.

7. Broadsheet Prognosis: We miss you, Harold Ramis.

Release date:
October 23

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What you may ne4ed to know

1. It’s like, the arthouse version of San Andreas (2015).

2. BASED UPON A TRUE STORY.

3.
Sweet cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke (with actual Aussie accent for once), John Hawkes... Where’s Mark Wahlberg?

4. Plus: Keira Knightly. On the phone. Looking concerned.

5.
Jake Gyllenhaal tried the blockbuster thing, but it didn’t exactly go to plan. In recent years he’s been killing it in the likes of Prisoners (2013),  Nightcrawler (2014) and Enemy (2013) In case you haven’t seen the last one, it’s worth it for the last shot alone.

6.
Broadsheet Prognosis: Get The Rock in for the sequel.

Release date: September 18

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What you may need to know.

1. How I Met Your Mother and Sex Tape (2014) star Jason Segal IS David Foster Wallace! And Jessie Eisenberg is, well, Jessie Eisenberg.

2. It’s based upon a true story.

3. Foster Wallace was the author of Infinite Jest and other post-modern literary masterpieces. Spoiler Alert: was.

4. @ ’20 Ah, Joan Cusack – always a pleasure.

5. Suggested Tagline: There will be talking. A lot of talking.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Funnyman goes serious. We can smell that Oscar snub already.

Release date: July 31

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What you may need to know

1. The original Point Break (1991) is perhaps the most ridiculous action movie ever made. It’s a masterpiece.

2. So why not do a remake set against the world of extreme sports? BECAUSE IT’S A HORRIBLE IDEA.

3. The new Johnny Utah? Luke Bracey. He lacks the depth, subtlety and nuance of a Keanu Reeves.

4. @1’54 Ray Winstone, getting paid.

5. @1’56 Hollywood Exec: ‘Get me the chick from Twilight! All right, get me someone who looks like the chick from Twilight!

6. Gerard Butler was originally going to play the Swayze role, but he bailed. When Gerard Butler bails, you know you’re in trouble.

7. Suggested tagline: There will be jumping. Lots of jumping.

8. Broadsheet Prognosis: What? No Gary Busey cameo?

Release date:
Christmas

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What you may need to know

1. Zac Efron! In the EDM Rocky! HOW CAN IT POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

2. The Ef did rule in Bad Neighbors (2014). We’re not too sure about this whole Dirty Grandpa thing, however.

3. Who’s that scary looking dude checking out Zac’s beats? Remember Wes Bentley? He was the kid from American Beauty (1999), then fell of the radar due to substance abuse issues, before returning, with outstanding facial hair, in The Hunger Games (2012) and Interstellar (2014). We love a happy ending.

4. Is that the girl from the Blurred Lines video? YOU KNOW IT!

5. EDM is what our American cousins call Electronic Dance Music. You know, for ravers. Bless.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Go (1999) meets The Rules Of Attraction (2002) meets 8 Mile (2002) meets The Social Network (2012) meets a Pantene advert. Party like its 2003!

Release Date: August 28

 

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What you may need to know

1. Remember when a new Bobby De Niro movie was a deal?

2. Not to be confused with The Internship (2013).

3. We can’t believe that Heat (1995) is already 20 years old. Next year, Taxi Driver (1976) turns 40.

4. ‘From the writer and director of Something’s Gotta Give (2003) and It’s Complicated (2009).’ Words to chill the blood.

5. We keep waiting (in vain) for Anne Hathaway to get her Miley Cyrus on.

6. We eagerly anticipate Dirty Grandpa, Bobby’s forthcoming buddy flick with Zac Efron. No, we’re not making it up.

7. Broadsheet Prognosis: watch Midnight Run (1988) instead.

Release Date: September