Tag Archives: Broadsheet Trailer Park

Civil War(1)

What you may need to know:

1. Captain America (Chris Evans) gets the hump with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Iron Man gets the hump with Captain America. Battle lines are drawn. Dun dun duuuuun!

2. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo will also take over from Joss Whedon for the next two Avengers movies.

3. Have we reached peak comic book movie? Is there still an appetite for watching more CG characters destroying another city?

4. At least Ant Man (2015) didn’t do that. Come to think of it, Ant Man might be in this. How would you know?

5. Black Panther @1:50. Meow.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Third time Bucky.

Release Date: April 29, 2016.

Mark blogs at WhyBother.ie


What you may need to know:

1. Prequel/sequel (sprequel?) to Snow White and the Huntsman (2012).

2. Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth return.

3. Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain are in. Kristen Stewart and previous director Rupert Sanders are out. Probably for the best.

4. Hemsworth is contractually obliged to get his kit off at least once.

5. Broadsheet prognosis: ‘Tis pity he’s a Thor.

Release Date:  April 22, 2016.

Mark blogs at WhyBother.ie

11 Minutes

What you may need to know:

1. An 11-minute period is replayed from different perspectives in the lead up to a disastrous event.

2.  Rashomon effect thriller from acclaimed director Jerzy Skolimowski (Essential Killing).

3.  Richard Dormer will be returning to Fortitude in 2016.

4.  The first series produced one of the undisputed “what the hell did I just watch” moments of the year.

5.  If you’re still wondering, it was about prehistoric wasps. Or something.

6.  Broadsheet prognosis: Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before.

Release Date: December 4.

Mark, who blogs at Whybother.ie, reviews this week’s releases here.

Zoolander 2

What you may need to know:

1. Or 2oolander if you prefer. Who are you wearing?

2. It looks like Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) are not so hot right now.

3. Kristen Wiig is unrecognisable. Benedict Cumberbatch without eyebrows is utterly terrifying.

4. Co-written by Justin Theroux. What a clever boy.

5. And Justin Bieber gets killed. What’s not to like?

6. Broadsheet prognosis: 3% Body Fat. 1% Brain Activity.

Release Date: February 12, 2016.

Mark blogs at Whybother.ie. Follow him on twitter: @markdryall


What you may need to know:

1. Four generations of the Cooper family gather to celebrate Christmas. Shenanigans etc.

2. With the voice of Steve Martin as the dog. That’s right. Steve Martin. As the dog.

3. This is called “Love the Coopers” across the pond and was originally titled “Let it Snow.” I can’t say what I’d call it.

4. Looks like this years’ Surviving Christmas (2004). There’s always one.

5. At least the studio had the decency to wait until December.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Yule be sorry.

Release Date: December 1

Mark reviews the new releases of a Thursday. He blogs at Whybother.ie and you can follow him on twitter: @markdryall


What you may need to know:

1. Bruce Lee’s master Yip Man (Donnie Yen) takes a stand against a brutal property developer.

2. Mike Tyson’s in it… “so you know it’s good.”

3. Yen has landed a role in Gareth Edwards’ forthcoming Star Wars: Rogue One (2016).

4. What do you mean you haven’t seen Ip Man (2008) or Ip Man 2 (2010)? They’re only two of the best wuxia movies ever.

Quentin’s taking notes.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Ip Ip hooray.

Release date: December 24 (Hong Kong)

Mark blogs at Whybother.ie. Follow him around on Twitter: @markdryall


What you may need to know:

1. Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) the amnesiac regal blue tang goes in search of her family.

2. Rick Stein might play the villain.

3. Disney recently announced their forthcoming schedule for the next five years. And it’s a whopper, including releases from  Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.

4. Toy Story 4 (yay!) has been pushed back to 2018 to make space for Cars 3 (boo!) in 2017.

5. Broadsheet prognosis: Delicious with a squirt of lemon.

Release Date: July 29, 2016

Mark reviews the latest releases for the ‘sheet on Thursday. He can be found most days at Whybother.ie.


What you may need to know:

1. 14 years after the first movie, the Portokalos family plan another wedding. Good grief.

2. “You know, a sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) would be great.” Said no one. Ever.

3. Gigli 2 anyone? At this rate we might get a sequel to The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002).

Remember the TV show? Me neither.

5. It’s time for a Northern Exposure (1990-95) marathon.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Get Ur Greek On.

Release Date: March 25, 2016.

Mark’s review of the weekend’s releases here

Mark blogs about movies and other things at WhyBother.ie

alice-through-the-looking-glass copy

What you may need to know:

1. Really?

2. Yep. It’s the most unwanted sequel since Paul Blart 2 (2015).

3. Alice in Wonderland (2010) made over $1 billion worldwide on a production budget of $200 million. You can’t argue with commerce.

4. Tim Burton has jumped ship. In his place is Flight of the Conchords/The Muppets director James Bobin.

5. The rest of the cast aren’t quite so lucky. Always read the small print.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Johnny B Bad.

Release Date: May 27, 2016.

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


What you may need to know:

1. It’s the third movie from the director formerly known as Zowie Bowie.

2. The plot might involve a plucky level 6 paladin and his quest for a magical ring. He is killed by a horde of higher level orcs before being resurrected and starting again. For hours on end.

3. Moon (2009) was tremendous. Source Code (2011), not so much. This looks like a CG trainwreck.

4. Warcraft has been in development for almost a decade. Sam Raimi was on board in 2009, but dropped out to direct Oz the Great and Powerful (2013).

Leroy Jenkins better have a cameo.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Less is MMORPG.

Release Date: June 3, 2016.

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