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What you may need to know:

1. Eddie Redmayne plays 1930s artist Lili Elbe, one of the first recipients of sex reassignment surgery.

It’s the latest from Byker Grove director Tom Hooper.

Redmayne came in for quite a bit of criticism when he landed the role. It could have been worse – Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman were all linked to the part at one time or another.

4. In fairness, he does carry it off better than Jeffrey Tambor.

5. Alicia Vikander’s career is stepping up nicely. She’s just signed up to Paul Greengrass’ return to the Bourne franchise with Matt Damon.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Oscar calling. Again.

Release Date:
January 1, 2016.

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. Carson gets a happy ending.

2. Julian Fellowes can finally put away his copy of ’20th Century History for Dummies’.

3. There’s no doubt that Downton suffered a dip in quality after Dan Stevens’ departure at the end of series three, but new love interest Matthew Goode should make the ladies happy.

4. These final nine episodes better have more in store than the very poor last series. Who could forget Branson fretting about pigs, the death of Isis the dog, or that unbearably tense scene when Lady Mary took her hat off?

5. All the previous seasons are on Netflix if you fancy a catch-up.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: It’s been emotional.

Release Date: September 20.

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. In 1630s New England, the infant son of a Puritan family disappears. Father William (Ralph Ineson) suspects daughter Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy) of witchcraft.

2. Those crazy Puritans and their witchcraft.

3. The debut feature from writer/director Robert Eggers went down very well at this year’s Sundance.

4. You may recognise Ineson as Finchy from The Office. You may also recognise his sonorous tones as the voice behind any number of benefits cheating/airport customs-based reality docusoaps.

5. The absence of jump scares, found footage and Rob Zombie bodes well.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Don’t go in the woods.

Release Date: 2016 (TBC).

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. Very, very NSFW.

2. The title is pretty unambiguous, although it is missing an apostrophe.

3. In fairness, this looks like it has bigger problems than correct punctuation.

4. Boy scouts? Really? Tye Sheridan is 19 and Logan Miller is 23. That’s just plain weird.

5. Sheridan deserves so much better than this Superbad-meets-Zombie Strippers dreck.

Broadsheet prognosis: Zombieland it ain’t.

Release Date: November 6.

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)

Victor Frankenstein

What you may need to know:

1. Paul McGuigan, the director of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ Sherlock gives Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes treatment. Got it? Good.

2. Starring James McAvoy’s wig, Daniel Radliffe’s wiggier wig, and Andrew Scott (no wig).

3. If you will insist on naming your kid Igor, don’t be surprised when he grows up to be a mad scientist’s evil henchman.

4. The US trailer far more jokey and uneven. Screenwriter Max Landis has promised that this UK version is closer to what we’ll see in December. Hmm…

5. Seems like a good excuse for a bit of Black Books.

Broadsheet prognosis: “IT’S ALIVE!

Release Date: December 4.

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. Two cops (Ice Cube and Kevin Hart) take down a Miami drug dealer. Shenanigans etc.

There was a Ride Along 1? What a world.

3. Kevin Hart is like Chickenpox; small, irritating and everywhere.

Tim Story is the director responsible for the classic Think Like a Man (2012) and the seminal Think Like a Man Too (2014). His two contributions to the Fantastic Four (2005 & 2007) franchise made Roger Corman look good. Almost. Of course that was before Josh Trank’s recent exercise in career suicide.

“Please, call me Ice, everyone else does.”

Broadsheet prognosis: Straight Outta Crapton

Release Date: January 22, 2016.

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. Writer/director Shane Meadows serves up one last slice of bittersweet nostalgia.

2. Woody (Joe Gilgun), Lol (Vicky McClure) and the gang embrace baggy.

3. It looks like Combo (Stephen Graham) is out of prison. I’d wager that he won’t be on board with the whole “Second Summer of Love” thing.

4. If you haven’t seen the movie or the two mini-series, then you have approximately eight hours’ worth of catching up to do. But what an eight hours.

5. Meadows originally planned to shoot these final four episodes back in 2012, but went off to do his Stone Roses documentary instead.

6. Made of Stone (2013) didn’t really turn out as expected. Meadows definitely wore his fan hat to that party.

7. Broadsheet prognosis: There may be trouble ahead.

Release Date: September 7  (TBC).

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. An experimental procedure cures Wade Wilson’s (Ryan Reynolds) cancer and gives him accelerated healing powers and stuff. Comic book logic.

2. There’s a red band version with slightly more cussing, but the jokes are just as forced.

3. Reynolds appeared as Deadpool in 2009’s poorly received X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Everyone hated it. Including Reynolds.

4. This project has been in various stages of development hell since 2007. Shelved in 2013, it was finally greenlit following the positive reaction to test footage leaked last year.

5. Those Stan Lee cameos are really getting old.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Not feeling it.

Release Date: February 5, 2016.

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. A team of Boston Globe journalists investigate the cover-up of widespread sexual abuse by the Catholic Church. True story, yo.

2. That’s a mighty impressive cast. You’ve got Batman, the Hulk, Sabretooth, Dr. Manhattan and Iron Man’s dad. It’s getting hard to find an actor who hasn’t been in a comic book movie.

3. …Or a Catholic priest who hasn’t [TEXT REDACTED]

4. Here’s hoping that post-Birdman Michael Keaton will never have to take another Robocop (2014), Need for Speed (2014), or Herbie Fully Loaded (2005).

5. “And the Oscar for best hairpiece in a supporting role goes to… Stanley Tucci.”

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Hot under the dog collar.

Release Date:
November 6.

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. Based on the 2010 Chilean mining accident, when 33 miners survived for 69 days under 2,300 feet of rock.

2. Spoiler alert: They get out.

3. Nice to see Antonio Banderas doing something besides chewing gum ads.

4. Remember Yonni Barrios? He was the miner whose wife found out about his mistress when they both showed up holding pictures of him. In front of the world’s media. Oof.

5. This trailer is crying out for a bit of “Sending Our Love Down the Well.”

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Imagine the smell.

Release Date: November 13.

(Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)