Author Archives: Dylan


What you may need to know:

1. An astronaut gets stranded alone on Mars and has to be saved. It was a book by Andy Weir. Or it’s a remake of Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964). YOU decide.

2. To get lost in space once may be regarded as a misfortune; to get lost twice looks like carelessness. Science the shit out of that Matt Damon.

3. Stellar cast though. It’s a veritable who’s who.

4. Fox pushed the US release of the film ahead by two months to avoid a run in with the new Hunger Games (2015) and the latest Rocky flick (2015). Daniel Radcliffe’s latest, Victor Frankenstein, has been pushed to November instead.

5. They are going all out with this one. There are viral videos and even scripts getting launched into space.

6. Broadsheet Prognosis: Jimmy Kimmel got it right.

Release Date: November 27


What you may need to know:

1. In a near dystopian future, singletons have 45 days to find love or risk being transformed into an animal and sent to live in the woods, such are the rules of The City.

2. In Coppers it’s more like 45 minutes.

3. Just go ugly early Colin. He drank melted ice cream for 2 months to put on weight for the film. I also drink ice cream after I return home from Coppers, alone.

4. The film was bookies favourite to win in Cannes this year and it didn’t disappoint. It nabbed the Jury Prize. Dheepan (2015) won the top gong this year.

5. It is an Irish Co-Production and was filmed around Dublin and Kerry.

6. It’s Yorgos Lanthimos’ first English Language film. He has won many prizes before.

7. Broadsheet Prognosis: Your pot or mine?

Release Date: October 16


The Church of Our Lady & St Michael.

Ennistymon, Co Clare.

YouTube description:

A priest in the Irish town of Ennistymon denies a number of travellers entry into a church because he deemed their outfits as “Inappropriate”. Even though the skirt was the same length as a number of Non Traveller attendees. Her arms were also fully covered…

Thanks Donie


St Joseph’s Church, Glasthule, Co Dublin.

Organist Rónan Murray (top)  writes:

I’ve been requested to play some Star Wars themes at an upcoming funeral and thought it would be fun to hastily throw together a rough medley. Although it’ll be more subdued on the day, the Glasthule organ IS the father.

Glasthule organ.


Ronan Murray (Facebook)


What you may need to know:

1. It’s another Steve Jobs biopic, because anything Ashton Kutcher does can always be done better.

2. Local hero Michael Fassbender really rocks that turtle neck.

3. Doesn’t it look like The Social Network? Everything Aaron Sorkin writes is like The Social Network.

4. We can expect three, 30-minute scenes dramatising the half hour before Jobs goes on stage at a new product launch. Interesting. I hope it turns out better then the Newsroom. The three launches span 16 years of Jobs’ life.

5. Remember the Sony emails about this film? Angelina Jolie probably does. Sony then passed the film to Universal Pictures.

6. Danny Boyle is in charge now. He makes great films and opening ceremonies.

7. Broadsheet Prognosis: They took our Jobs

Release Date: November 13