Film & TV News: July 5

News

  • ‘Merica!
  • EW released a few new pictures from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, featuring Jesse Eisenberg as a hairy Lex Luthor and Gal Gadot as socialite Diana Prince. Oh, and Batman and Superman.
  • This weekend is San Diego Comic-Con, and even though some of the usual suspects aren’t participating this year (like Marvel Studios) it’s still going to be a heck of a lot of fun. Unless you’re not attending, of course. Ah, well. You can still sit on your couch and catch glimpses online of Batman v. Superman, Warcraft, Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and — fingers crossed — Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Paul Thomas Anderson is rumored to be considering directing a live-action Pinocchio with Robert Downey Jr. attached to star, because nothing else makes sense as a follow-up to the marijuana-fueled Inherent Vice besides a Disney flick.

Trailers

Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp looks pretty hilarious:

Creed hopes to revitalize the Rocky franchise:

And even though he really looks nothing like him, Michael Fassbender’s probably going to make you not care at all about that with Steve Jobs:

In Cinemas

Jurassic World and Inside Out continue their box office duel as Terminator Genysis nearly flops after a Wednesday release. Minions opens next weekend and Ant-Man the weekend after that.

On TV

Tonight is the season finale of Penny Dreadful and the third hour of HBO’s True Detective, but first the women’s national team looks to wrap up the patriotic weekend in proper fashion by trouncing Japan in the World Cup Final. Let’s go!

On Netflix

Clockstoppers. Just do it.

Reviews of the Week

Ah, the good ol’ USA: Land of Beauty, Snipers, Movies and History X.

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