Tag Archives: Broadsheet Trailer Park

XXX 3

What you may need to know:

1. Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of a self-imposed exile to help recover an unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box.

2. Guns, girls, gits… and Groot..

3. Yes, he was killed off in the sequel.

4.  Ice Cube stepped in back in 2005 when Diesel couldn’t be bothered.

5. But now he’s back. Because The Last Witch Hunter (2015) wasn’t the sequel-spewing franchise bonanza that Diesel had hoped for.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Jason Bourne for the Top Gear crowd.

Release Date:
January 20, 2017.

(Mark writes about film and TV at ScreenTime.ie)

viva

 

What you may need to know:

1. A Cuban drag queen (Héctor Medina) clashes with his estranged father (Jorge Perugorría) over his lifestyle.

2. Paddy Breathnach’s film was shortlisted for this years’ Best Foreign Language Oscar, but missed out on a nomination.

3. Viva was the closing gala film at the Dublin Film Festival back in February, and went on to win the audience award.

4. Trailer Park favourite I Went Down (1997) remains stubbornly difficult to track down.

5. But Shrooms (2007) is available on Blu Ray. It’s a world gone mad.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Cuban miss crisis.

Release Date:  August 19.

(Mark writes about film and TV at ScreenTime.ie)

loving

What you may need to know:

1. In 1960s Virginia, Mildred and Richard Loving (Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton) are sentenced to a year in prison for interracial cohabitation. True story, yo.

2. The Lovings won their case in the Supreme Court, and the result led to the abolition of US anti-miscegenation laws. Everything’s cool now.

3. It wouldn’t be a Jeff Nichols picture without Michael Shannon..

4. Loving went down well at Cannes, and it’s getting a stateside release in November – right at the start of Oscar season.

5. This is the one that should send Negga into the big league.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: I’m lovin’ it.

Release Date:
February 17, 2017.

(Mark writes about film and TV at ScreenTime.ie)

Vice Principals

What you may need to know:

1. Two vice principals, (Danny McBride) and Lee Russell (Walton Goggins), compete for the top job at a US high school.

2.
You had me at Walton Goggins.

3. Co-written by McBride and directed by Eastbound and Down’s Jody Hill.

4.
There’s not much chance of this HBO comedy outstaying its welcome. Vice Principals is 18 episodes in total (split over two seasons). McBride said, “We just wanted to make a really long movie.”

5. Set photos from Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant have started to appear online, including one of McBride in costume as a (presumably) redshirt pilot.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Of Vice and Men.

Release Dates: July 17 (HBO) and July 26 (Sky Atlantic).

(Mark writes about film and TV at ScreenTime.ie)

Why Him

What you may need to know:

1. An overprotective father (Bryan Cranston) visits his daughter (Zoey Deutch) and meets her new Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend (James Franco).

2.
Meet the Little Fockers meets Cuckoo..

3.
Great… James Franco. Said no one ever.

4. Yeah. I’m not digging this.

5. It could be the way the trailer’s been cut, but this looks like a comedy without jokes.

6. Cranston is playing a giant floating bald head in next year’s Power Rangers movie. Good grief.

7. Broadsheet prognosis: Why indeed.

Release Date: January 8, 2017.

(Mark writes about film and TV at ScreenTime.ie)

imperium

What you may need to know:

1. An FBI agent (Daniel Radcliffe) infiltrates a neo-Nazi terrorist group.

2.
“I’m not racist, but…” One for Daily Mail readers.

3. Speaking of which, this Farage business is like letting one go in a crowded sauna and then locking the door behind you.

4.
With Now You See Me 2 in cinemas now and Swiss Army Man out in the ether, Radcliffe’s been a busy boy.

5.
He can shave his head and cover himself in swastikas, but he’ll always be the Boy Scout with the unravelled prophylactic (“Ready for action”) to me.

6.
Broadsheet prognosis: You’re a grand wizard, Harry.

Release Date:
September 23.

(Mark writes about film and TV at ScreenTime.ie)

Ouija(1)

What you may need to know:

1. A fake medium (Elizabeth Reaser) adds a new prop to her act with unsettling results

2.
Prequel to Stiles White’s critically panned box office hit from 2014.

3.
Quiet bit… LOUD NOISE. Repeat.

4.
Ouija: Origin of Evil is the third horror from writer/director Mike Flanagan (Hush, Before I Wake) this year. Quantity doesn’t equal quality. Just ask Woody Allen.

5.
Yes, that’s Elliott from ET the Extra Terrestrial.

6.
Broadsheet prognosis: Ouija ever give it a rest.

Release Date: October 21.

(Mark writes about film and TV at ScreenTime.ie)

Sully

What you may need to know:

1. The story of Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), the pilot who landed an Airbus A320 with 155 passengers on the Hudson River in 2009..

2.
The Man with No Name directs the Man from Fed Ex.

3.
This all-American biopic from Hanks and Clint Eastwood might come to the attention of Oscar voters.

4. Next year, members of the Academy will include Idris Elba John Boyega and, um, Ice Cube (there’s one vote in the bag for Kevin Hart in Ride Along 2).

5.  There are nearly as many T-Hanx stories as there are Murricane stories. The Hanx ones are true.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Oscar calling.

Release Date:
December 2.

(Mark writes about film and TV at ScreenTime.ie)

The-Young-Offenders

What you may need to know:

1. A pair of la… A pair of lang… Two youths from Cork travel 160km on stolen bikes to look for an unrecovered bale of coke.

2. Debut comedy from Peter Foott (director of The Rubberbandits’ “Horse Outside”), based on the Mizen Head drugs seizure back in 2007.

3. Heroic choice of hairstyle from PJ Gallagher, in fairness.

4. Galwegians will get an early chance to see The Young Offenders when it premieres as part of the Film Fleadh on July 8.

5. Broadsheet prognosis: These people are scum, Joe.

Release Date:
September 16.

(Mark writes about film and TV at ScreenTime.ie)

Mechanic

What you may need to know:

1.
Great, I have the NCT coming up in a few weeks and my wheels need aligning.

2. Here’s 90 minutes of Jason Statham scowling, shooting, stabbing, punching, kicking and blowing stuff up.

3.
Why? Because he’s The Stath.

4.
Tommy Lee Jones fills the Donald Sutherland “I’ll do owt for cash, me” role.

5.
This was shot back in 2014. The first Mechanic was shot in 2009 and released in 2011. Nothing says confidence like a two-year delay.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: The Bald and the Beautiful.

Release Date:
August 26.

(Mark writes about film and TV at ScreenTime.ie)