Film & TV News: June 28

News

  • Hannibal gets cancelled by NBC just as I was starting to watch it. Hopefully Netflix will come to the rescue for this show as it has The Killing and others before it.
  • Tom Holland was announced as the new Spider-Man earlier this week, and yes, we called it.
  • Michael Crichton‘s posthumous novel Micro has been co-opted for a feature film adaptation, likely so whoever’s making it can cash in on the success of a certain dinosaur franchise.
  • The great James Horner passed away earlier this week — few composers, not even Hans Zimmer or Danny Elfman or (dare I say it) the immortal John Williams have a filmography as varied and impressive as Horner. He will surely be missed.

Trailers

One role is not enough for Tom Hardy in the true crime drama Legend:

Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, while probably not offering anything new by way of a horror premise, still has a pretty solid trailer:

And Hitman: Agent 47 looks…well…

…at least Legend looks good.

In Cinemas

Jurassic World and Inside Out battle for box office dominance this week — both are worth your money, but our recommendation is the latter. The flat-looking and idiotically-titled Terminator Genysis also hits theaters on July 1st.

On TV

AMC’s sci-fi drama Humans airs tonight at 9, but the been-there-done-that premise and the shared timeslot with True Detective might spell disaster for the new show. USA’s Mr. Robot is also getting good reviews, airing Wednesdays at 10. I, for one, will be watching the USA women’s national team whoop Germany in the semis on Tuesday.

On Netflix

Grandma’s Boy and Piglet’s Big Movie both hit Netflix on July 1st. That is all.

Review of the Week

Our Sydney Pollack Director Series continues with The Electric Horseman.

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