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What you may need to know:

1. It’s the movie of the hit musical.

2. It’s directed by 83 year old Clint Eastwood, who has prior musical experience.

3. It’s the story of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons.

4. It stars no-one you ever heard of, and CHRISTOPHER FRIGGIN’ WALKEN.
Walken has prior musical experience, too.

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: We want an Aslan musical, called This Is, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, and starring Colin Farrell (willing to drop the weight) as Christy Dignam.

Release Date: Summer


What you may need to know:

1. It’s a new series from John Logan and Sam Mendes, who respectively wrote and directed Skyfall (2012).

2. It was entirely filmed in Dublin and Wicklow.

3. It stars Josh Hartnett (above), who was in 30 Days Of Night (2007) AND 40 Days And 40 Nights (2002).

4. It also stars the incomparable Eva Green (top). Best. Bond. Girl. Ever.

5. The Irish contingent includes director Dearbhla Walsh and actor Owen Roe, last seen stealing The Walshes.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Dreadfully promising.

Screening date: May (Sky Atlantic)


What you may need to know:

1. The Netflix revolution is in full swing. Releasing the entire season the same day rules.

2. The first season of Orange... was a TON of fun. Catch up, if you haven’t already.

3. Some of it was directed by actor-turned-travel writer-turned director Andrew McCarthy, AKA Blaine from Pretty In Pink (1986). Lives in Rathgar, apparently.

4. Is it just us, or is the movie selection on Netflix Ireland incredibly random? It’s like the video rack in a Tullamore service station, circa 1985.

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: We love you, Crazy Eyes.

Release Date: June 6


What you may need to know:

1. It’s a new David Fincher movie. Nice.

2. It’s based on the bestselling novel. They changed the ending.

3. It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Oh, and Tyler ‘Medea’ Perry.

4. The vibe is best described as ‘suitably Fincher-esque’.

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: It looks good but we’d be more excited if The
Rock was in it. NB: This applies to approximately 98% of all motion
pictures released today.

Release Date: October


What you may need to know:

1. It’s one of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s final movies.

2. It’s based on a John le Carré novel.

3. It’s directed by old U2 mucker Anton Corbijn, who did Control (2007) and The
American (2010)

4. Broadsheet Prognosis: Honestly? We’re still completely bummed out
that PSH is dead.

Release Date: Summer

Cheers Baz


What you may need to know.

1. Moone Boy mammy Deirdre O’Kane IS charity campaigner Christina Noble.
Seriously, like.

2. It’s not all that unusual for comics to make a leap to dramatic roles.

3. That said, she does share the screen with her Paths To Freedom
husband Brendan Coyle. Where’s Rats From The Flats when you need him?

4. Noble is directed by O’Kane’s husband Stephen Bradley, previously
responsible for Samantha Mumba starring zom-com Boy Eats Girl (2005).

5. Also starring the great Liam Cunningham, doing his finest Liam Cunningham.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: If Pat Shortt can do it, etc…

Release Date: TBC

Thanks Baz


What you may need to know:

1. It’s the final feature directed by Ken Loach, who’s retiring from movies at 77. He says he will continue to make the odd documentary.

2. Loach directed Poor Cow (1967), Cathy Come Home (1966), Kes (1969), Hidden Agenda (1990), My Name Is Joe (1998) and The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006). He’s a right and proper legend. And a bit of a genius.

3. Jimmy’s Hall was filmed in Leitrim and Sligo Ireland last summer – it tells the true story of political activist Jimmy Gralton.

4. It stars Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew ‘Moriarty’ Scott and Bishop Len Brennan himself, Jim Norton.

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: Ken Do

Release Date: Summer


What you may need to know

1. It’s the next Aardman Animation movie. We do love a good teaser.

2. Shaun made his debut in Wallace And Gromit’s Close Shave (1995), before getting a TV spin-off of his own. He’s big with the under tens. And us.

3. Aardman’s feature output to date has been a bit hit and miss since their breakthrough with Chicken Run (2000), but we did like The Pirates! (2012) And Flushed Away (2006) gets better every time.

4. Broadsheet Prognosis: Shear Genius. No, wait, flocking brilliant.

Release Date: Spring 2015


What you may need to know:

1. It’s James Gandolfini’s last movie.

2. It stars Tom Hardy. Baaaaaaaaaannnnne.

3. It’s written by novelist Dennis Lehane, adapting his own short story. He also wrote Shutter Island (2010), Mystic River (2010) and Gone Baby Gone (2007).

4. We do like a gritty low-rent crime flick.

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: Hardy Boiled

Release Date:


What you may need to know.

1. Mrs. Brown is the biggest Irish comedy success since Father Ted.

December’s Xmas Special was the most watched show last Christmas in Ireland OR Britain, with 9.4 million viewers. It’s big in Oz, too.

3. Back in the day, Brendan had roles in The Van (1996) and Angela’s Ashes (1996). His directorial debut, Sparrow’s Trap (1998), remains unfinished and in financial limbo.

4. D’Movie co-stars the Queen Of The Red Cow Inn, cabaret legend June Rodgers, who was also in Agnes Browne (1999), Angelica Houston’s long-forgotten adaptation of O’Carroll’s novel The Mammy. She played the role before Brendan did. Watch it in full HERE

5. Broadsheet Prognosis: Begrudge away. Brendan’s too busy winning awards and playing stadiums to give a shite. Chances are, this will earn more than every other Irish movie released this year combined.

Release Date: June 27