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THE-PURGE-ELECTION-YEAR(1)

What you may need to know:

1. A betrayal from within forces Presidential candidate Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) onto the streets during the Purge.

2. Or Paddy’s Day as we call it.

3. Writer/director James DeMonaco returns, as does Anarchys Frank Grillo.

4. Hard to believe that DeMonaco started out with Jack (1996). Who killed this guy’s bunny?

5. Trump thinks this is a documentary.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Purging on the ridiculous.

Release Date: July 15

eddie_the_eagle

What you may need to know:

1. Yes, really.

2. For the benefit of those too young to remember, Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards was a British ski jumper who came last at the 1988 Winter Olympics. It was a thing for about two weeks back in the day.

3. At one point Edwards held the British ski jumping record. Which is kind of like holding the record for beach volleyball in Mongolia.

4. Directed by Dexter Fletcher. Or Baby Face from Bugsy Malone (1976) as he’s known round these parts.

5. I can’t get stupid sexy Flanders out of my head.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Fly like a turnip.

Release Date:
April 1 (Oh, come on)

saul 2

What you may need to know:

1. It’s another 10 episodes of Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad spin off.

2. Where are we now? Well, after getting royally screwed by his big brother Chuck (Michael McKean), Slippin’ Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) has decided that being good is too much work.

3. We’ve got a bad feeling about the long-term prospects of Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn).

4.
The first season suffered a bit from too many distracting stand-alone episodes and not enough of an overall story arc.

5.
Less “Tony the Toilet Buddy,” more Smilin’ Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) please.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: S’all good, man.

Release Date: February 16 (Netflix).

milesahead

What you may need to know:

1. Sorry… What?

2. Don Cheadle directs himself in this biopic of Miles Davis.

3. He should have directed himself to speak up a bit.

4. “Mumble mumble jazz mumble guns mumble mumble nice bit of heroin. *Cough*.”

5. Cheadle also co-wrote the script. He’s taken some obvious liberties with the truth.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Have you seen this cat?

Release Date: April 22.

Green Room

What you may need to know:

1. After witnessing a gruesome murder, a young punk band are held hostage by a group of white supremacists.

2. Green Room is the third feature from Jeremy Saulnier, writer/director of the superb Blue Ruin (2014).

3. His next project is Red Wine: The UB40 Story.

4. This premiered at Cannes in 2015. It went down well.

5. Trekkies rejoice! Witness Picard from Star Trek trying to kill Chekov from the other Star Trek.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Hello Nazi.

Release Date: May 13.

Allegiant

What you may need to know:

1. DivergentInsurgent… Allegiant. I have no idea what’s going on here.

2.
It seems to be a not-so-subtle allegory of sexuality and religious intolerance set in a dystopian near-future (what else?), with a big wall and a healthy dollop of The Truman Show (1998).

3.
This is the final book in Veronica Roth’s trilogy. Of course the adaption has been split into two movies.

4.
Miles Teller probably regrets signing up to four of these. It does take the focus off The Fantastic Four, though.

5. The Divergent Series: Ascendant will be released in 2017.

6.
Broadsheet prognosis: The Hunger Runner: Antiperspirant (Pt. I).

Release Date:
March 10.

mammal

What you may need to know:

1. A mourning mother (Rachel Griffiths) develops an unorthodox relationship with a homeless youth (Barry Keoghan).

2.
So… not a big screen adaption of 1980s Simon MacCorkindale vehicle, then?

3. This is Rebecca Daly’s follow up to The Other Side of Sleep (2011).

4.
Mammal had its premiere at Sundance in January. It went down well.

5. Broadsheet prognosis: Misery loves company.

Release Date:
TBC.

house-of-cards-season-4

What you may need to know:

1. Ah, we dig. Very clever.

2. That last episode where Doug dealt with “The Rachel Problem” was the best of Season 3.

3. Which isn’t saying much. In all honesty, it was quite poor.

4. Ghostwriters? Pussy Riot? The Meechum threesome? It’s all getting rather silly.

5.
Broadsheet prognosis: Bring back Freddy and those delicious ribs.

Release Date: March 4 (Netflix).

Suicide Squad

What you may need to know:

1. The Comic-Con trailer didn’t have enough gratuitous shots of Margot Robbie’s bottom. That’s been fixed.

2. It’s now confirmed that Ben Affleck’s Batman is in this. Too much?

3. Stop what you’re doing and watch this fan-cut of Batman v Superman. It‘s pure genius.

4. Jai Courtney is the spit of Tom Hardy.

5. We’re still not sold on Jared Leto’s Joker. Losing the grill would be a good start.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: Very, very frightening (thunderbolt and lightning).

Release Date: August 5.

The_Survivalist

What you may need to know:

1. A self-sufficient loner lives off a small plot of land in a time of starvation. His existence is threatened when two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm.

2. It’s Mad Max in a field up north.

3. This is writer/director Stephen Fingleton’s debut feature. He’s up for a BAFTA. Good for him.

4. Tonight, Matthew, I’m going to be Bono.

5. What happened to Mia Goth’s eyebrows?

6. Broadsheet prognosis: We’ve heard good things.

Release Date: February 12.