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Danny Collins Movie

What you may need to know:

1. It has nothing to do with the workmanlike Nottingham Forest left back of the same name.

2. An ageing Neil Diamond-type singer (Al Pacino) reassesses his career after discovering a 40-year-old letter written by John Lennon.

3. Directorial debut of Dan Fogelman, writer of the brilliant Crazy Stupid Love (2011) and the not-so-brilliant Last Vegas (2013).

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. It doesn’t end there – Annette Bening (love interest) replaced Julianne Moore and Christopher Plummer (manager) was originally Michael Caine. Holy Hokey Cokey.

6. At 56, it’s only natural that Bening should find the 74 year-old Pacino irresistible. Just saying.

7. Pacino should lay off the hair dye and tanning sessions. He’s beginning to resemble a Peperami.

8. Broadsheet Prognosis: Mutton dressed as Humperdinck.

Release Date:  2015

(DelBoy is scalping toy show tickets. Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. It’s a live action fantasy inspired by the Cinderella fairy tale. See what they got out of there? You know the story but there are a few twists as you can see.

2. The trailer shows Cinders meeting The Prince before the grand ball and The Fairy Godmother has a much larger role disguised as an old beggar.

3. Lots of Hollywood’s great and good came together to make it happen including Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter who is a long way from her astounding turn as Marla Singer.

4. Lily James has not lost that vacuous look she constantly wears for Downtown Abbey.

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.

6. The Cinderella story has been around for a long time. See Egypt’s Rhodopis.

7. The version that we associate most with is Charles Perrault’s from his imaginatively named Tales And Stories From The Past With Morals in 1697.

8. Broadsheet Prognosis: Our balls are always crowded and sweaty affairs.

Release Date:  March 27, 2015

(Delboy is looking for his slippers. Dylan is Tom Dillon, Broadsheet writer who becomes a pumpkin farmer every October)


What you may need to know:

1. Peanuts is getting a full CGI 3-D feature. Their first one ever. This trailer is all about Snoopy.

2. The official statement from Fox says “Did you hear? Snoopy leaked THE PEANUTS MOVIE trailer“. The trailer was not meant to appear until Thanksgiving, which coincidentally is the same day that the new Jurassic World trailer is dropping. Cowards.

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.

4. Charles Schulz’ son Craig has written the script and is producing.

5. Paul Feig of the brilliant Bridesmaids (2012) is in charge of this one.

6. Next year will be the comic’s 65th anniversary. That’s Don Jonson vintage.

7. Broadsheet Prognosis: Great grief

Release Date: December 2015.

(Delboy remains a fugitive from the residents of the house of love. Dylan is Broadsheet writer, Tom ‘Farmer Tom’ Dillon)


What you may need to know:

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.

4. Ricky Tomlinson is a stage name. His real name is Eric.

5. Eric did two years inside for conspiracy as part of union agitators ‘The Shrewsbury Two’.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Get in my son.

Release Date: TBC

(Delboy is trapped in his car. Dylan is Tom Dillon, Broadsheet writer and award winning photographer)


What you may need to know:

1. It’s the sequel you’ve all been waiting for.

2. Different location, same jokes.

3. Looks like a feature length “Man Getting Hit By Football”.

4. This is competing against Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) . Marvel must be freaking out.

5. Kevin James proves that persistence and contacts are more important than talent and ability. I blame Adam Sandler. For everything.

6. Proving that Hollywood has something for everyone, this is for the individual who finds Jack Black movies too cerebral.

7. Broadsheet Prognosis: Like a Blart in a hot tub.

Release Date: April 17, 2015.

(DelBoy is explaining Ebola to the cast of TOWIE. Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. Sequel to 2012 Nazis-on-the-Moon sub Sci-Fi Channel hogwash.

2. The message seems pretty clear: A vote for Palin is a vote for hollow earth-abiding, dinosaur-riding Hitlers everywhere.

3. This should annoy the hell out of all those Brian Cox wannabes still giving out about the “science” of Interstellar (2014).

4. Iron Sky: The Coming Race is being crowdsourced.

5. Between this and Hardcore, you can probably tell that there’s not much around at the moment.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: I have a Nazi feeling about this.

Release Date: TBC.

(DelBoy is recording the Boy George bit for Band Aid 30. Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)


What you may need to know:

1. It’s a Martin Luther King Jr biopic focusing on the 1965 Selma (Alabama) to Montgomery (50 miles away) voting rights marches.

2. Please welcome Oprah Winfreeeeey!

3. Reluctant to join the film as either producer or actor, Oprah was finally convinced when she learned that sheriff-socking activist Annie Lee Cooper was a big fan.

4. Director and co-writer Ana DuVernay only landed the gig after Lee Daniels jumped ship to direct The Butler (2013).

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)


What you may need to know:

1. A cyborg named Henry must save his creator from the clutches of an evil psychotic tyrant and his army of mercenaries.

2. It’s the first, perhaps last, ever POV action adventure film.

3. Bit of a woah moment there at 1.45.

4. The films director, Ilya Naishuller, made a popular music video in the same vein for The Biting Elbows, of which he is also the frontman, called Bad Motherfupper. This attracted the attention of Russian film director Timur Bekmambetov who asked Naishuller to make a feature length film in the same style.

5. It’s shot entirely on GoPro cameras using a sinister looking headset.

6. They are currently looking for $250,000 for post production on Indiegogo.com

7. Who knows, some people like watching other people play video games. Even when they star Tom Cruise.

8. Broadsheet Prognosis: Up, left, A, B, circle, star, fuppit.

Release Date: TBC

(Delboy is away watching the wheels go by, he really loves to watch them go. Dylan is Tom Dillon, Broadsheet’s Navan-based farm-reared polymath)


What you may need to know:

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)

Into The Woods

What you may need to know:

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.

2. Meryl Streep is singing again. Oy.

3. It’s darker than you’d expect from Disney (but not from the Brothers Grimm).

4. James Corden’s baffling success across the pond surely makes him the luckiest chancer since Americans took butter-faced garbage-peddler Piers Morgan into their hearts.

5. Off topic – “The Force Awakens”? Really? I guess they have 12 months to come up with something better.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Depends entirely on whether musicals make you feel like skipping jauntily through life or punching yourself repeatedly in the face.

Release Date: January 9

(DelBoy is currently All About That Bass. Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)