Film & TV News: March 2

News

– The legendary Leonard Nimoy passed away this week, spawning many a Star Trek marathon. We’ll have a logical time in his honor.

– Denis Villeneuve, auteur behind the dark and moody Enemy and the dark and moody Prisoners, is being touted as the director for the likely dark and moody Blade Runner sequel. It’s a weird prospect having Villeneuve direct such a massively commercial movie, but then again it’s kind of a weird prospect doing a Blade Runner sequel at all.

– Leonardo DiCaprio joined The Crowded Room, in which he’ll play a man with 24 different personalities. We don’t know much about the story, but it’s an awesome title at any rate.

Trailers

A red-band trailer for the Simon Pegg flick Kill Me Three Times went up a few days ago:

The Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy, which is supposed to be quite good, got a first trailer as well:

And lastly, Shakespeare’s Cymbeline gets a modern-day update:

We’ve absolutely no reason not to be optimistic about this version (you know, apart from basically every other terrible Shakespeare update).

In Cinemas

March 6 stateside releases include Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, the Vince Vaughn vehicle Unfinished Business, and The Second Best Marigold Hotel. Outside of Chappie and possibly the spin doctor documentary Merchants of Doubt, we recommend staying home and continuing to crush House of Cards.

On TV

The Vince Gilligan-written Battle Creek premiered last night, as did the Fox series The Last Man on Earth. Both American Crime and the “event series” Dig premiere on Thursday; stay tuned for our reviews of the above, provided we take that break from House of Cards.

On Netflix

House of Cards. Did we mention that?

Review of the Week

If you laugh at the idea of Jean-Claude Van Damme actually being a good actor, head here for our review of JCVD.

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