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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

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What you may need to know.

1. 24 hours in the life of Nick Cave. It’s a documentary. Except it’s not.

2. @’25 – WINSTONE! YOU SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGG!

3. Nick’s had a good run with movie screenplays of late, what with The Proposition (2005) and Lawless (2012). Have a gander HERE at the bonkers script he wrote, at Russell Crowe’s behest, for Gladiator 2.

4. @1’36 – KYLIE!

5. Remember the time Nick starred in a movie with Brad Pitt?

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Cave in

Release Date: Autumn

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What you may need to know:

1. Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapaldi!

2. ‘Into Darkness’? Seriously? A bit Star Trek, no?

3. The first feature-length episode is directed by Ben Wheatley, who did Kill List (2010) and A Field In England (2013).

4. Give the Daleks a rest for a bit. Bring back Master instead.

5. Unrelated matter: Colin Farrell in True Detective? Seriously?

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: We promised we wouldn’t get excited. And now we’re excited.

Release date: August
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Unbroken

What you may need to know:

1. Un film de Angelina Jolie.

2. Written by The Coen Brothers.

3. Starring Jack O’Connnell (from Skins) and Jedi master Domhnall Gleeson.

4. Spoiler Alert: the hero dies. Aged 97. Last week.

5. Maleficent (2014) is Angie’s biggest hit ever. She’s a hell of a Dame.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Oscar calling Angie (again).

Release Date: Xmas

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What you may need to know:

1.
First came Russell Crowe as Noah (2014)… Now Christian Bale is Moses!

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It’s directed by Ridley Scott. That used to mean something, kids.

3. That’s Aussie actor Joel Edgerton as Egyptian pharoah Rhamses. Seriously.

4. Look! It’s Egyptian Sigourney Weaver!

5. It co-stars John ‘Nobody fucks with the Jesus’ Turturro, ideally channelling his role from The Big Lebowski (1998).

6.
It also stars Aaron ‘Jessie Pinkman’ Paul - presumably absent from the trailer to avoid further hilarity, following Egyptian Sigourney Weaver – and Ben Kingsley. Inevitably.

7. Ridley’s planning a King David movie next. GET FASSBENDER!

8. Broadsheet Prognosis: Needs musical numbers.

Release Date: December

Thanks John Gallen

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What you may need to know:

1. Classic rule of ill-advised sequels: do exactly the same thing all over again

2. Remember the first Horrible Bosses (2011)? Barely? Colin Farrell’s combover stole the show.

3. That said, Jamie Foxx’s character had the greatest name in recent movie history.

4. New baddies: Christoph Waltz and Chris ‘Craptain Kirk’ Pine.

5. Best YouTube comment: ’0:42 seconds in, it shows Jamie Foxx drinking through a straw and they put a sound effect of an empty glass even though his drink is full…what the hell is the point of that?’

6. Rachel from Friends inviting men to pee on her = comedy gold.

Release Date: Not Soon Enough

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What you may need to know.

1. Hey ya! Andre 3000 is Jimi Hendrix! Just in time for that Outkast reunion at Electric Picnic, too.

2. Filmed in Dublin and Bray last year. Swinging ’60s London looks at lot like Dame Lane @ ’27.

3. It’s written and directed by John Ridley, who won an Oscar for penning 12 Years A Slave (2013).

4. The Hendrix estate wouldn’t let them use any of Jimi’s compositions. So no Purple Haze, for starters.

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: Groovy, baby.

Release Date: Autumn

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What you may need to know:

1. Bill Murray doesn’t do a proper starring role all that often.

2. Being Bill Murray, however, is a full-time job. Earlier this year he
did one of the great Reddit AMAs.

3. Nice to see Chris O’Dowd, in his first Irish priest role.

4. The original Ghostbusters is THIRTY YEARS OLD this year. We hear it’s
getting a re-release later this year. Murray’s non involvement with
Ghostbusters III is an epic saga unto itself.

5. The movie has nothing to do with the other St. Vincent.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Little Miss Rushmore

Release Date: Winter

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What you may need to know:

1. It’s a MEGA-budget vampire movie directed by Irish filmmaker Gary Shore. Check out his stuff HERE.

2. It was filmed in Belfast. Sure there’s Game Of Thrones regular Charles Dance, looking a bit rough.

3. Who’s Dracula? Luke Evans, from the last Hobbit and Fast And Furious flicks.

4. We may have officially reached CGI saturation point.

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: Dracula: The First Avenger/Dracula Begins/Dracula: Man Of Bats

Release date: October