Film & TV News: February 9


-BAFTAs went to pretty much exactly who you’d expect last night, with Boyhood taking Best Picture, Eddie Redmayne taking Best Actor for The Theory of Everything, and Julianne Moore taking Best Actress for Still Alice. Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones presenting Best Visual Effects to Interstellar was about as exciting as it got.

-Speaking of Felicity Jones, the actress has reportedly been cast as lead in Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spinoff. Other notable casting news includes Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks joining Nicolas Winding Refn’s next film The Neon Demon.

-For anyone who hasn’t checked it out yet, the ridiculously detailed Jurassic World website is pretty cool.


The first trailer for the Netflix Daredevil series dropped on Wednesday:

Catch Kingpin at the :32 mark? The full first season of Daredevil will be released on Netflix on April 10.

Magic Mike XXL, The Salvation, and Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River, starring Iain de Caestecker from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., also received full trailers this week:

Apparently Lost River is supposed to be stupendously awful.

In Cinemas

February 13 stateside releases include Fifty Shades of Grey, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and The Last Five Years. Woohoo.


The return of The Walking Dead was pretty intense last night, and the premiere of Better Call Saul didn’t disappoint either. Saul‘s second episode will air tonight (Monday), and you can head here for our pilot review.

Titus Welliver’s Bosch will be released on Amazon on Thursday, and the premiere was decent enough to hope that the first season is worth watching.

On Netflix

The highly recommended The Two Faces of January and the so-so Young Ones will both be available for streaming on February 12. Stay tuned for our Netflix Staff Picks.

Review of the Week

Head here for our review of Sidney Lumet’s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.

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