Tag Archives: Broadsheet Trailer Park


What you may need to know:

1. An erratic, drug-using chef tries to redeem himself at a top London restaurant.

2. Bradley Cooper desperately tries to make cooking sexy. I guess if anyone can…

3. JobBridge explained @0:40.

4. If you try to start a new restaurant there will be at least a dozen people who will try to have you killed.” Really? Seems a bit harsh.

5. This needs a talking rat.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Soggy bottomed.

Release Date:
November 6.

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

Green Inferno Poster

What you may need to know:

1. A group of idealistic student activists travel to the Amazon and are captured by a tribe of cannibalistic natives.

2. Director Eli Roth does for Peru’s tourism industry as Hostel (2005) did for the Czech Republic’s.

3. Roth is the very definition of a Marmite filmmaker. Some would consider him as a master of the genre, others as a dumbbell hack. I hate Marmite.

4. This has been doing the festival rounds since September 2013. There’s no sign of an official release date, but The Green Inferno will screen at the IFI’s Horrorthon in October.

5. FYI, “The Green Inferno” was the name of the film-within-a-film in Ruggero Deodato’s light hearted romp, Cannibal Holocaust (1980).

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Tastes like chicken.

Release Date: October (Limited release).

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

Queen of Ireland

What you may need to know:

1. Documentary following Rory O’Neill/Panti Bliss through a tumultuous year that included Pantigate, the seminal “Noble Call” speech at the Abbey, and the historic vote on Marriage Equality.

2. With contributions from O’Neill’s parents, David Norris and Una Mullally (who still rocks).

3. Irish production company Blinder Films collected €50,000 through crowdsourcing. Just think what they could have done with €85,000.

4. The soundtrack includes classics such as Troublesome Waters, Talk Shows on Mute and IONA Want To Be With You.

5. With a bit of luck, we may finally discover how a lad from rural Mayo ended up with that vexing American twang.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Team Panti 4 life, yo.

Release Date: October 21.

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


What you may need to know:

1. This whole financial crash malarkey was spotted by a few shrewd financiers who in turn made a killing off it. Ahem David McWilliams.

2. From the book of the same name by investment banker turned author, Michael Lewis.

3. Doesn’t it look like a trailer for a heist movie?

4. The book was a bestseller but it’s hard to see if there will be enough dramatisation to keep a film going. For a great film about the crash check out Margin Call (2011).

5. Brad Pitt got an Oscar nod for starring in another of Lewis’ tomes, Moneyball (2011).  Lewis also wrote The Blind Side (2009) which earned Sandra Bullock a gong. Will Lewis have the Midas touch again? Steve Carrell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Melissa Leo all hope so.

6. Pitt is also producing this one with Adam McKay of Anchorman (2004) fame scripting. Classy.

7. Broadsheet Prognosis: A kick in the money balls.

Release Date: December 11, 2015


What you may need to know:

1. Unhinged French fella walks on a wire between the Twin Towers for an hour.

2. It’s a dramatisation of the true story of French acrobat Philippe Petit, subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire (2008).

3. Spoilers! CBS news lets us know how it all ended.

4. Joseph Gordon Levitt may feel he struggled with that French accent but I can assure him he did.

5. Levitt was reminded of his  fame in 2013 by some paparazzi and he made a little movie about it.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: You want Freedom Tower fries with that?

Release Date:  October 2, 2015


What you may need to know:

1. Jon Favreau directs a live action remake of the Disney classic.

2. We already had a well-received live-action version with Jason Scott Lee back in 1994.

3. And Andy Serkis is also shooting a version for Warner Bros, due in 2017. Bet he plays a monkey.

4. Christopher Walken voices King Louie. “King of the Swingers” needs more cowbell.

5. Not sure about Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, though.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: REMAKE ALL THE MOVIES!!!

Release Date: April 15, 2016.

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


What you may need to know

1. After losing his wife in a car crash, investment banker Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal) finds comfort in writing a series of complaint letters.

2. Including Accidental Love, Southpaw and Everest, this is Gyllenhaal’s fourth movie produced in 2015. Down boy.

3. Classic movie driving @0:24 – it was bound to happen sooner or later.

4. Bored at work? Robin Cooper’s Timewaster Letters are hilariously self-descriptive.

5. Technically that’s a backhoe loader… But bulldozer sounds cooler.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Respectfully irate etc.

Release Date: April 8, 2016 (US).

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


What you may need to know:

1. While his dysfunctional family argue their way through Christmas, Max (Emjay Anthony) renounces Santa and unleashes the wrath of the Krampus.

2. Writer/director Michael Dougherty was also responsible for the Halloween horror-comedy Trick ‘r Treat (2007). What’s next? The Easter Bunny?

3. Too soon? Sure there’s only 104 sleeps left. And it’s been Christmas at Brown Thomas since August.

4. Full disclosure: Christmas can’t start before I’ve watched the Box of Delights and the entire Band of Brothers.

5. What’s your Christmas ritual? Die Hard (1988)? Trading Places (1983)? Weekend at Bernies (1989)?

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Rocky Horror Picture Ho (Ho Ho).

Release Date: December 4.

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


What you may need to know:

1. The Thick of It-style satire about an American spin doctor’s role in the 2002 Bolivian presidential campaign.

2. A cautionary tale of US political interference in the developing world? Or ‘Murica… Hell yeah!?

3. It’s produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney (who else?), so probably the former.

4. No llamas were harmed in the making of this trailer.

5. It’s hard to believe that Joaquim de Almeida has never been a Bond villain.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Argo on.

Release Date: October 30 (USA).

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


What you may need to know:

1. In a war-torn West African country, a young boy (Abraham Attah) is forced into the life of a child soldier when his father is killed by mercenaries.

Netflix’s first foray into original movies is written and directed by True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga.

3. Netflix also passed on Top Gear. Well played. On the other hand, they have financed FOUR Adam Sandler movies. So it’s a one-all draw.

4. Idris Elba and Tom Hardy are the current names attached to take over as Bond when Daniel Craig steps down.

5. Although we would be happy to see Elba playing DCI John Luther in perpetuity.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: My little Kony.

Release Date:
October 16.

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