Film & TV News: May 11


  • Brad Bird has announced (sort of) that The Incredibles 2 will be his next feature film. Any day Bird announces a new project is a good day, but it’s particularly sweet for him to be returning to The Incredibles. We’re eagerly awaiting his latest feature Tomorrowland (debuts May 22) and also eagerly awaiting any and all arguments about Incredibles being the best Pixar movie. Yeah, we said it.
  • Fall television season will mark the cancellation of the likes of Constantine, The Following and The Mentalist and the happy renewal of Better Call Saul and American Crime. Between the renewed series, the new series (Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl), the revival series (X-Files, Twin Peaks, Heroes Reborn) and all those shows we’ve been meaning to watch for years — [head explodes].
  • In casting news, Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan have reunited with Kill Your Darlings director John Krokidas for Young Americans, in which they’ll play Lee Atwater and Karl Rove, respectively. Darlings was only okay, but come on — DeHaan as ’70s-era pip-squeak Rove? That’s cool.


A brief teaser for the third season of Hannibal is just enough to keep us anticipating the June 4th premiere:

Glass Chin looks fairly rote, but it boasts a solid cast that includes Corey Stoll in a long overdue lead role:

And even though Results fell flat at its premiere, again, the cast might save it. We’ll watch anything with Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders:

In Cinemas

Mad Max: Fury Road, Ethan Hawke’s Good Kill, and Slow West all come out this weekend, although the latter pair will have limited releases.


Ten million season finales air this week, including Bates Motel, Castle, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., NCIS, Arrow, American Crime, Grey’s Anatomy, The Blacklist, and many more. Whew.

On Netflix

The highly-recommended Fruitvale Station will be available for streaming tomorrow, and let’s all hold our collective breath until next week’s release of Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.

Review of the Week

Who’s the best Lord of the Rings character? We have the answer here and won’t cry if you call us nerds.

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