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What you may need to know:

1. Young coder Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) is selected to participate in an experiment by evaluating the human qualities of a breakthrough in artificial intelligence created by Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac).

2. This is Alex Garland’s first film as director, having previously written The Beach (2000), 28 Days Later (2002) and Sunshine (2007).

3. @1:31 – where do the batteries go?

4. The US trailer is a little more spoilerific. A little too spoilerific to be honest.

5. The next time Gleeson and Isaac will appear together will be in something called Star Wars: Episode VII. Nope – me neither.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Blade Runner (1982) meets Her (2013).

Release Date:  January 23, 2015.

(DelBoy is queueing for Script tickets. Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. After a couple meet at a gathering to watch a meteor shower, their relationship is told through 5 different random stories.

2. As any ambitious comedy romance film shot across parallel universes would, it is dividing critics.

3. Doesn’t Justin Long look like a cleaner living Anthony Kiedis?

4. Long is a mac.

5. Long and co-star Emmy Rossum are also listed as executive producers. Guess that means they didn’t get paid.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Maybe not a Deep Impact (1998)

Release Date: TBC

(Delboy as is away pumpkin carving. Dylan is Tom Dillion, Broadsheet social media boss)


What you may need to know:

1. The Sci-Fi masterpiece has a brand spanking new trailer. Well, a re-cut anyway.

2. It is the first new trailer for the film in 40 years. And much better then the original.

3. It was commissioned by Warner Bros. and the British Film Institute and created by London’s Ignition Creative.

4. The new trailer marks  the re-release of the film on November 28 as part of the British Film Institute’s “Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder” season. The viewing will also feature a followup panel featuring stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood.

5. Other films featured in BFI’s sci-fi celebration include Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971), 1984 (1984), Brazil (1985) and Barbarella (1968).

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: 2001: The Year Of The Groundhog

Release date: November 28

(Delboy is away. Dylan is Tom Dillon, our social media manager)

Insidious 3

What you may need to know:

1. Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) uses her psychic abilities to help a teenage girl targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

2. That kid isn’t doing the whole retro chic thing with her T-Mobile Sidekick. This is a prequel set before the first two movies.

3. Insidious (2010) & Insidious 2 (2013) screenwriter Leigh Whannell takes over directing duties from James Wan.

4. Dylan McDermott takes over freakin’ out duties from Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson.

5. If you want truly terrifying, look no further than Lin Shaye’s turn as the freaky landlady in Kingpin (1996).

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Boo. Repeat etc.

Release Date: May 29, 2015.

(DelBoy is Spartacus. Mark is not now, nor has ever been Spartacus, but he does blog about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. Mark Wahlberg is a college professor with a gambling problem. He borrows heavily from the mob  in an effort to win big.

2. The trailer is NSFW and full of fupps.

3. It’s a remake of the 1974 film of the same name starring James Caan. The original is pretty badass.

4. Talking of badass, it’s a bald John Goodman. He’s come a long way from King Ralph (1991).

5. Wahlberg lost 27 kg to play the role. He also attended university lectures and read bukes  so he could understand all the literary references his character makes in the film.

6. This will always be Mark Wahlberg’s best work however. (Wahlberg does not like this clip at all)

7. The screenplay is by William Monahan who wrote the brilliant The Departed (2006).

8. It’s going on limited release before the Oscars deadline and then worldwide in the New Year. They reckon there’s a chance!

Broadsheet Prognosis: Double down on Goodman

Release date: Our money’s on May 1, 2015

(Delboy is doing “you know, stuff”. Dylan is  Tom Dillon, Broadsheet social manager/pumpkin farmer)


After the teaser trailer for the upcoming Avergers 2: Age of Ultron leaked yesterday, Marvel PR drones handled it fabulously and released the official version early.

Release Date: Summer 2015

Nativity 3-2

What you may need to know:

1. Because you demanded it… the pupils of St Bernadette’s and the madcap Mr Poppy (Marc Wootton) are back!

2. “Madcap” is never a good adjective.

3. “Comments are disabled for this video” is never a good sign.

4. Not sure if seeing Nativity! (2009) and Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (2012) are necessary for context, or if this can be enjoyed on its own merits.

5. Oh God… there’s a flashmob.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Jesus.

Release Date: November 14

(DelBoy is still trying to shift his Garth Brooks tickets. Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. Andre Allen is a comedian trying to reinvent himself after a series of really bad big budget comedies. Chris Rock is the triple threat of writer, director and star.

2. After Grown Ups (2010), What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012), Grown Ups 2 (2013) and a helluva lot of voiceover work, you’d wonder where Rock drew inspiration from.

3. The trailer doesn’t spell it out, but Rock and Rosario Dawson’s character will probably hook up at the end of the movie.

4. “Hammy the Bear” looks like something I’d probably watch.

5. This was shot last summer, before Tracy Morgan’s car crash. He’s still recovering.

6. Rock and Jerry Seinfeld getting pulled by the cops for speeding is only hilarious.

7. Broadsheet Prognosis: Art imitates life.

Release Date: January 16, 2015

(DelBoy is prepping the June Rodgers Christmas Show at the Red Cow. Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. Edward Snowden, the former Booz Allen Hamilton analyst with a big mouth, has starred in a documentary.

2. The documentary has been put together by Laura Poitras. According to Glenn Greenwald she is the only other person, apart from himself, with a full NSA archive. Clearly he is another big mouth.

3. It’s primarily filmed in Snowden’s Hong Kong hotel room. Hong Kong being the home place of personal and internet freedom.

4. I am not linking to the NSA website or the Department of Homeland Security because I like travelling in peace.

5. Citizenfour is the third in a series of documentaries by Poitras. My Country, My Country (2006) earned her both an Academy Award nomination and a place on the Department of Homeland Security’s watch list.

6. The official website uses robots.txt to stop webcrawlers from accessing the site. And false widow spiders.

7. Citizenfour was Edward Snowden’s secret username when he first contacted Poitras and Greenwald. He also went by the username Verax.

8. Broadsheet Prognosis: Telegram, telephone, tell Edward Snowden.

Release date: Yet to be leaked.

(Delboy is away)


What you may need to know:

1. Ron Howard’s drama about the whaleship Essex, which was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale (yes alright) in 1820. The shipwrecked crew were adrift for 90 days and resorted to cannibalism. Nom nom.

2. Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s 2000 novel of the same name, the story of the Essex was the inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.

3. The man that was once Richie Cunningham has assembled an impressive supporting cast, including the untouchable Ben Whishaw and our lad Cillian Murphy.

4. Andy Serkis is doing the whale.

5. (Andy Serkis is not doing the whale).

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: More sperm than Ron Jeremy.

Release Date: March 13, 2015

(DelBoy is alive, well and living comfortably off the proceeds of his Eircom shares. Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)