Film & TV News: April 27


  • It’s Marvel Week here at Motion State! In preparation for Avengers: Age of Ultron, we’ll be giving the comic book movie giant more attention than it deserves usually receives.
  • Daniel Bruhl confirmed this morning that he’ll be playing Baron Zemo in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, a film which is rightly being dubbed Avengers 2.5 due to the burgeoning cast.
  • The shortlist for the new, younger, quippier, Marvelier (more Marvelous?) Spider-Man includes Tom Holland, Timothee Chalamet, Asa Buterfield, Nat Wolff, and Liam James. Our pick is Holland, but we likely won’t have to wait long for the official announcement.
  • David Ayer released the first picture of Jared Leto’s nu-punk Joker from next year’s Suicide Squad film. Our humble opinion on the look is…sorry, what? Squad is a DC film, not Marvel, you say? You can’t defile Marvel Week so willingly, you say? Fair enough. Thankfully, the other 51 weeks of the year are pretty much DC Weeks.


Johnny Depp makes a welcome return to mob drama in the first trailer for Black Mass:

On the flip side of things, here’s a Spy Kids ripoff that looks quite bad:

And to end on a good note, a teaser for the HBO Films one-man-show Nightingale came out this week as well:

In Cinemas

Age of Ultron hits stateside theaters on Friday, with select showings running Thursday night in most cities.


Mad Men and Game of Thrones both had solid hours last night, and the season finale of Vikings airs on Thursday.

On Netflix

May additions to the streaming service include Jimi: All is By My Side, Fruitvale Station and The Boxtrolls. Check out our most recent Netflix Picks for more recommendations.

Review of the Week

Check out our season review of Daredevil, the latest addition to Marvel’s plan to take over the universe, and stay tuned for our review of Age of Ultron later this week.

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