4. This has been in development since 2010, when it was titled ‘Imagine’. Steve Carell was originally signed on to play the son, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Carell was replaced by Jeremy Renner who also walked, and Bobby Cannavale finally stepped in.
5. The film was originally to be directed by Mark Romanek but he left due to “creative differences“. He was developing a version that was darker than Disney wanted and was promptly replaced by Kenneth Branagh. A more menacing tale would have been interesting.
3. This teaser is not giving much away but is a good indication of what the film will look and sound like. Seems good so far. Snoopy is not voiced by Adam Sandler nor is Charlie Brown wearing a Nike jacket and listening to an iPod.
1.Mike Basset (2001) is back. Jorgen Mannstein the England team manager jumps ship to manage the German national football team, plunging the England set-up into turmoil.
2. Bassett finds himself anointed interim manager to take the England team through the 2014 World Cup finals having been previously appointed assistant manager by Mannstein to act as an intermediary between the English players and Mannstein’s German back room staff.
3. You can follow Basset’s career here. Some highs and lows there.
3. The trailer is part of a kickstarter fund to get the film made. Stump up and you too can be in it. They are half way there already.
5. The first Selma to Montgomery march was met with opposition by the state troopers. That morning the county Sheriff issued an order for all white males in Dallas County over the age of 21 to report to the courthouse that morning to be deputised. The marchers were attacked with nightsticks and tear gas. 17 were hospitalized and the day was named ‘Bloody Sunday’.
6. Broadsheet Prognosis: They have a nightmare.
Release Date: February 6
(Delboy is in the ‘K-hole’. Dylan is Tom Dillon, cineaste/farm dweller)
1. The third and ultimate instalment of the re-released Hobbit (1977) films has arrived. The armies of Men, Dwarves and Elves must reluctantly unite to defeat the Dark Lord, Sauron. We get a full trailer this time after getting teased back in July.
2. The entire film is only six weeks away and cutting a new trailer is a pain. Those wonderful few minutes after the ads and before the Interstellar and Hunger Games films begin playing in the cinemas anyone?
3. We read The Hobbit for Junior Cert English. We don’t remember any of this messing. Is a plot addition the same as a plot deviation?
4. This part of the trilogy features an epic 45 minute long battle scene. That’s a lot of handbags.
5. The Hobbit is the most expensive trilogy ever filmed. It had an estimated budget of $150 million per film but it is rumoured to have come in at north of $745 million for the three.
6. But don’t fret for Warner Bros just yet. The first part made $1 billion worldwide and the second raked in $958 million. Just see it through to the end folks.
7. Remember 48 frames per second? So does Youtube. It now supports High Frame Rate trailers like this one.
Broadsheet Prognosis: Big feet means big budgets.
Release Date: December 12
(Delboy is watching the telly. Dylan is Tom Dillon, a farmer/Broadsheet writer hybrid)
1. Various Brothers Grimm fairytales, including Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella, are brought together in Disney’s adaption of Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical.