Film & TV News: April 6


  • Daniel Craig has sustained an injury on the set of the new Bond film Spectre, prompting surgery and much nail-biting over whether the filming schedule will be delayed or compressed. Eon has denied that rumor. And besides, judging by last week’s trailer, we’ve no reason not to trust that Craig and Sam Mendes will deliver.
  • Tom Hardy has let slip that he’s signed on for three more Mad Max films following Fury Road, which hits theaters next month. Bring on the Tina Turner cameo!
  • Netflix has renewed House of Cards for a fourth season (surprise!) and their newest series Bloodline for a second season.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 starts filming early next year in…Atlanta. The plot will presumably see Groot and Co. honing their Deep South sensibilities. Karen Gillan’s Nebula is set to return, too, hopefully for a much larger role this time around.


Attack of the biopics! First up this week is Straight Outta Compton, which tells the story of N.W.A. and their road to fame:

Queen Latifah stars as Bessie Smith in the HBO Films biopic Bessie:

And Antonio Banderas leads a pretty great cast for the true story of the 2010 Chilean mining disaster The 33:

In Cinemas

Rejoice! Good shit is finally in theaters on a semi-regular basis! The highly-anticipated Ex Machina lands on April 10th and the Tom Hardy/Gary Oldman-starrer Child 44 opens the following weekend. Speaking of following, you should go see It Follows if you haven’t already.


The season finale of Better Call Saul airs tonight, and the beginning of the end for Mad Men just began on the same channel. HBO’s Game of Thrones also returns this Sunday.

On Netflix

The first season of the new Marvel series Daredevil becomes available on Friday, and it’s already garnered some great reviews.

Review of the Week

Check out our first season review of the aforementioned family noir Bloodline.

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