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What you may need to know:

1. Reimagining (sigh) of J.M. Barrie’s fairy tale about a young boy who wakes up in Neverland after Michael Jackson plies him full of ‘Jesus juice‘. That might not be correct.

2. Still has to be better than Hook (1991). Right?

3. Director Joe Wright has largely failed to sustain the promise of his early career. That one-take Steadycam shot in Atonement (2007) is still da bomb, though.

4. Looks like Hugh Jackman is “pulling a Depp.” At least there’s no singing.

5. Rooney Mara’s casting as the Native American Tiger Lily has caused a bit of a stink. She’s still waiting on a call from David Fincher about The Girl who Played with Fire. Daniel Craig isn’t.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: The Cliffs Notes version of Peter Pan.

Release Date: July 17, 2015.

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


What you may need to know:

1. Two decades after the events of Jurassic Park (1993) and they still don’t have the fences right. The Masrani Corporation are now in charge of a fully functioning dinosaur theme park when they decide to breed a genetically modified hybrid mutant dinosaur.

2. The film has been in development since the poor Jurassic Park III (2001) with the original cast being hired and fired and with many scripts written and trashed since then.

3. They got rid of the evil red logo and replaced with a safer blue one.

4. Bryce Dallas Howard rocks white like John Hammond. She is the daughter of actor and director Ron Howard. She was conceived in Dallas, hence her name.

5. Chris Pratt rides with the most bad-ass velociraptor biker gang. They are currently looking for some new prospects.

6. There is always one at 1.10

7. Broadsheet Prognosis: Who let the dino’s out?

Release Date: 12 June 2015

(Delboy is doing his own damn thing. Dylan is writer/farmer/Broadsheet social media boss Tom Dillon)


What you may need to know:

1. Pitch Perfect (2012) was an unlikely box office smash so the [all-girl a cappella group] Barden Bellas get a sequel. After winning The Nationals they qualify for the World Championships!

2. Well, $115 million in the box office and $93 million in video sales smash to be exact.

3. Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld at 0.38. Is she very tall or is Anna Kendrick very small?

4. They are up against Pentatonix this time. They are a real band.

5. Elizabeth Banks is making her directing debut. She is a funny lady.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Glee filled.

Release Date: May 14 2015

(Delboy was just here. Dylan is Tom Dillon, writer, Broadsheet social media manager and rustic type)


What you may need to know:

1. Thomas Hardy’s classic tale of love and not so much love gets the Hollywood treatment. Again.

2. The book was originally published anonymously as a monthly series in the Cornhill Magazine.

3. Carey Mulligan does breathlessly in love very well.

4. That’s Mulligan singing in the trailer too, alongside Michael Sheen. It’s “Let No Man Steal Your Thyme”.

5. Thomas Vinterberg is directing. He has had mixed success with English language films. His Dear Wendy (2005) flick sold only 14521 tickets.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Hardy

Release Date: May 1, 2015

(Delboy remains an enigma. Dylan is Tom Dillon, agriculturalist and writer)


What you may need to know:

1. Fantasy based on The Spook’s Apprentice, the first book of Joseph Delaney’s Wardstone Chronicles.

2. There are 13 books in the series. It’s safe to say that there won’t be two movies.

3. Seventh Son has had a very troubled history. Originally due for release in February 2013, it was delayed when Legendary Pictures’ distribution deal with Warner Bros. ended. Universal are now distributing, and I’d say Warners are thrilled with themselves.

4. Needs some ‘Maiden.

5. “So, uh Jeff… are you sticking with that voice for the whole movie?” It sounds like Bridges is channelling Mr. Magoo.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: The Big Excalibowski.

Release Date: February 17, 2015.

(DelBoy is in full-on Billie Barry mode. Mark blogs about film, TV and other stuff at WhyBother.ie)

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)