Film & TV News: March 9

News

– Bryan Singer announced his directorial follow-up to X-Men: Apocalypse as the Robert A. Heinlein sci-fi chronicle The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. We predict this will be awesome.

– Production is about to begin on Ang Lee’s next film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, prompting casting rumors regarding Garrett Hedlund and Steve Martin.

– Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye has officially joined Captain America: Civil War, a movie most are already dubbing Avengers 2.5. The rumor that one of the Avengers would be killed off in Age of Ultron is looking less and less likely.

– Check out this awesome video tribute to cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, lensman behind the likes of Gravity and Birdman, over at Collider.

Trailers

A few decent-looking trailers went up this week, including one for the Ben Kingsley/Ryan Reynolds sci-fi thriller Self/less:

An international trailer for the Gillian Flynn-written Dark Places also went up:

And the Boston-set crime flick The Forger also got a first look:

There are some pretty terrible accents in there, but it certainly doesn’t look like a complete drag.

In Cinemas

March 13 stateside releases include Cinderella (ugh), Run All Night (more ugh), the horror jaunt It Follows (ye!), the Josh Hartnett-led The Lovers (what the heck is this?) and Adam Sandler’s The Cobbler (back to ugh).

On TV

The wonted weekly worth-watchings — Better Call Saul, Justified, The Walking Dead — are really all you’d need to tune into this week. We’ve yet to check out The Last Man on Earth, though…

On Netflix

The new Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt just went up, as did a handful of new films like The Brothers Grimm and Crash. The first season of The Red Road also went up, which everyone should binge before season two gets going in April.

Review of the Week

Our Director Series on Peter Weir continues with The Truman Show.

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