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What you may need to know:

1. It’s the apocalypse and murdering bad-asses and shoulder pad makers are cleaning up. A teenager finds an ancient turbo charged weapon and sets about cleaning house and protecting his moth Apple. Yes, moth.

2. This is nothing to do with Turbo Man (1996) or a fast snail (2013). This is Turbo Kid and it made the Sundance Festival Official Selection.

3. There are other short clips available to view if you have an appetite for 80′s synth and an internet connection.

4. It is an expansion of a short film called ‘T is for Turbo’ which was submitted to the ABCs of Death anthology.

5. Jason Eisener of Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) fame is producing along with the short film’s original French creators.

6. There is no general release date yet but they do have the twitter @turbokidfilm so, you know.

7. Broadsheet Prognosis: #jesuisturbokid

Release Date: TBC


What you may need to know:

1. Four intrepid explorers start meddling with things they barely understand and the whole thing becomes an exciting mess. More of a sci-fi mess then a comic book mess in fairness though.

2. Our appetite for comic book heroes and reboots has yet to be satisfied.

3. Jessica Alba is too old for all this messing now inanyways. The last Fantastic Four film made her want to “quit acting”. Flame on!

4. Josh Trank is in the hot seat for this one after sharpening his teeth with Chronicle (2012). Jamie Bell and the so hot right now Miles Teller are helping out too.

5. Fox had to use it or lose it and make a film before their rights to the franchise ran out. This is in spite of what appears to be some aggression from Marvel. It’s clobberin’ time.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: The Freaky Four rides again.

Release Date: August 7


What you may need to know:

1. Julian Michaels (Bruce Willis) has designed the ultimate resort where anything goes and customers can play out their wildest… Oh sod it. Let’s just talk about Bruce Willis.

2. Remember the last time Willis was good? Neither does he.

3. It’s hard to pin down exactly when Willis stopped caring, but following The Jackal (1997) with Mercury Rising (1998) probably didn’t help.

4. Willis couldn’t appear more disinterested in this trailer if he followed the camera with both middle digits extended for the entirety of his screen time.

5. If he insists on doing guff like this, then Willis should be contractually obliged to defend it in an endless loop of un-air-conditioned press junkets until he has a professional epiphany.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Bruno hits bottom and keeps digging.

Release Date: TBC.

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


What you may need to know:

1. After a one night stand, Jay (Maika Monroe) discovers that her partner has transferred a sinister presence onto her that will follow her relentlessly unless she can pass it on to someone else…

2. …Like gonorrhoea. Or genital herpes. “It” seems like a not-so-subtle allegory for an STD. Remember kids: Always use protection.

3. It Follows premiered at Cannes last year and has been getting pretty great reviews.

4. Between this, The Babadook (2015) and Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Crimson Peak (2015), it’s a good time for horror. Good riddance to bad found footage.

5. Monroe last appeared in The Guest, last year’s sleeper hit that proved that you should never judge a movie by the poster.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: I Know Who You Did Last Summer.

Release Date:
February 27.

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


What you may need to know:

1. A former special forces soldier suffering from PTSD tries to reconnect with an old flame but is instead forced on an around the world trip to try to clear his name.

2. The world is seemingly full of highly trained madmen with specific sets of skills.

3. It’s from Dr. Frankenstein himself Pierre Morel. There are no Hollywood corpses he cannot inject life into.

4. It’s an adaptation of the best selling crime novel ‘The Prone Gunman’ by Jean-Patrick Manchette.

5. Sean Penn says calling The Gunman an ‘action film’ is “kind of like calling Meryl Streep a sexy blonde chick She is. But that really doesn’t tell the story of what she is at all.” Um.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Penn is mightier than the sword.

Release Date: March 20


What you may need to know:

1. Drone pilot Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) is troubled by the murky ethics of fighting a disconnected war.

2. Hawke and director Andrew Niccol also worked together on Lord of War and the brilliant but terribly nineties Gattaca (1997).

3. Here’s hoping that this is a little more balanced than Uncle Clint’s American Sniper (2014). Rock, flag and eagle!!!

4. Brainless YouTube comment #1: “You have to be a special kind of pussy to get PTSD from being a drone pilot. It’s like getting PTSD from playing the Sims.”

5. Brainless YouTube comment #2: “Eventually, we’re going to have drone soldiers. That would be cool.” Oh Internet… you so crazy.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Drone to bouts of anxiety.

Release Date:
April 10

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


What you may need to know:

1. Mob hitman Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson) takes on his brutal former boss (Ed Harris) to protect his estranged son (Joel Kinnaman) and his family.

2. Neeson’s particular set of skills seem to be inexhaustible.

3. With Taken 3’s performance at the box office last weekend, the big man’s pension fund must be looking pretty healthy at this stage.

4. This is the third collaboration between Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Non-Stop). Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

5. Ed Harris people! Next up, Harris will be filling Yul Brynner’s cowboy boots for J.J. Abrams in HBO’s Westworld.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Liam’s up all night to Get Lucky.

Release Date: 1st May 2015.

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


What you may need to know:

1. It is a very NSFW trailer because it is full of fupps and we like to bring the edge.

2. Melissa McCarthy is back yet again as a tough talking no nonsense ass kicker. She is a CIA analyst who gets the opportunity to mix it up in the field.

3. It is from the same gang that brought you Bridesmaids (2011) and The Heat (2013). In Bridemaids McCarthy also worked for the CIA. Is this a sequel? Not really, Rose Byrne is cast as the baddie.

4. Surely it is tw*t and not twot?

5. McCarthy and director Paul Feig are in talks for her to star in the Ghostbusters (1986) all female remake. Please no Queen Latifa.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Fat jokes never get old and fat.

Release Date: May 22


What you may need to know:

1. After two seasons of popped pills and dodged bills on Capitol Hill, Democratic dirtbag Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) consolidates his power as the newly-appointed President of the United States.

2. Frank only has one direction left to go. And he’s made a lot of enemies on the way up.

3. If House of Cards has any hope of becoming the next Charlie, then the cast really need to break out the bad wigs.

4. “I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press…” After last year’s nomination, Kevin Spacey finally took the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Drama on Sunday night.

5. Kudos to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the Bill Cosby bit. And Margaret Cho for bringing the weird.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Quality.

Release Date: February 27, 2015 (Netflix).

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


What you may need to know:

1. Jerry likes socialising with his friends. His friends are his cat and his dog. His cat convinces him to kill one of his co-workers.

2. It’s not even Summer (1999).

3. Ryan Reynolds also supplies the cat and dog voices. There is a talking deer and a ‘bunny monkey’ in there somewhere too apparently.

4. Is there a Doctor in the house? There is and it is Jacki Weaver.

5. An evil Scottish cat and an idiot American dog is some kind of stereotypical crap. Cats are delightful.

6. Despite this it won big at the L’Etrange Festival in Paris bagging the grand prize and the Audience Award.

7. Bathroom factories are full of hotties. Fact

8. Broadsheet Prognosis: Looks ameowsing

Release Date: TBC