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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


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?

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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


What you may need to know.

1. After the bigscreen comeback, a smallscreen Muppet revival.

2. This time out, less guest stars, more muppets. Works for us.

3. Fact: We enjoyed underappreciated ’90s TV revival Muppets Tonight.

4. Here’s everything we know thus far.

5. Suggestion: Don’t have Ricky Gervais on.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: The Muppets meets The Office, with a pinch of Larry Sanders. We’re in.

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What you may need to know

1. Finally! A sequel to the Citizen Kane of male stripper movies.

2. Steven Soderbergh, who did the first Mike, remains retired from directing features. That said, he shot and edited this one.

3. No McConaughey this time out, unfortunately. We still think he got his Oscar for the wrong movie.

3.  @1’05 – Andie McDowell! Cue inspired tweet.

4. @1’33 – Childish Gambino, too!

5.  Forget Jupiter Ascending (2015): Channing Tatum is using his movie star credit purposefully. He’s in the new Coen Brothers and Tarantino movies. Then he’s joining the X-Men.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: What’s wrong with being sexy?

Release date: July 3


What you may need to know.

1. We must admit. We’re pretty stoked about Fury Road [in most cinemas next week]

2. What better way to warm up than with a double-bill of the first two Mad Max films? [At selected cinemas this week]

3. We do love that ’70s Warner Brothers logo.

4. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985) is notable by its absence from this weekend’s big screen presentation.

5. Yes, Mel Gibson was originally going to be in Fury Road.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: The concept of classic Max on the big screen is too good to resist.

Release Date: Cinemas across Ireland THIS WEEKEND.


What you may need to know.

1. Okay, so a new Woody Allen movie is a hit and miss proposition these days; we’d make a case for recent works like Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008), Midnight In Paris (2011) and Blue Jasmine (2013)

2. This one stars Joaquin Phoenix, on a roll since he returned in The Master (2012). The most interesting actor in American cinema right now? We think so.

3. That said, we wish somebody would finally release The Immigrant (2013) round these parts.

4. Also: Parker Posey. Always a pleasure.

5. 50 years ago, Woody earned a crust doing this.

6. Prognosis: It’s okay, Woody movies always have terrible trailers.

Release Date: Summer


What you may need to know:

1. BBC event series ALERT!

2. It’s based on the book by Susanna Clarke. Which you should read immediately.

3. Who doesn’t love Eddie Marsan? We want him to do a buddy comedy with Stephen Graham.

4. Marsan has worked with Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, Steven Spielberg, Terrence Malick, Woody Allen, Alejandro González Iñárritu, J.J. Abrams, Peter Berg, Guy Ritchie, Richard Linklater AND Mike Leigh. Seriously. More importantly, he was also in Grange Hill.

5. @ ’16 Anyone remember Dennis Pennis?

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Does anyone even go to the movies any more?

Release date: Coming soon.


What you may need to know

1. Marvel have a movie out today (Age Of Ultron) that’s going to make a billion dollars. Here’s their other movie this summer.

2. You’ve probably heard about the troubled production history.

3. Joss Whedon fears Marvel may have made an error.

4. Paul Rudd tends to turn up in the strangest places.

5. Who’s the baddie? Corey Stoll, from House Of Cards, Homeland and The Strain. You may not recognise him without his terrible rug.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Better than the first trailer, although you can’t but worry about a movie where they appear to spend the whole time apologising for how silly it is.

Release Date: July