Film & TV News: August 17


  • The D23 Expo was jam-packed with Disney goodies, primarily from Star Wars properties The Force Awakens and Rogue One. And a Star Wars theme park where I can go sit in a Mos Eisley cantina and listen to Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes live? Take my money!
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales officially reinserts Orlando Bloom into the franchise, reminding everyone of the existence of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Orlando Bloom.
  • A Furiosa spinoff from Mad Max: Fury Road is still on the table, but no word on whether Charlize Theron (who had a hell of a time on the set of Fury Road) would be willing to return. Doesn’t seem worth it without Charlize, does it?


The first teaser (of eight, presumably) for Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film The Hateful Eight (or H8ful 8, if y’like) is about eight minutes long if you watch it 8÷2 times. Eight.

Bryan Cranston’s Trumbo gives the biopic treatment to Hollywood’s most famous blacklisted screenwriter:

And Burnt doesn’t necessarily look like anything fantastically fresh, but the cast is pretty phenomenal:

In Cinemas

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is probably your best mainstream bet, and the upcoming weekend promises a slew of sure-to-be-terrible films including Hitman: Agent 47, Sinister 2, and the airily-titled romantic films Some Kind of Beautiful and She’s Funny That Way.


HBO’s new David Simon miniseries Show Me a Hero is a surprisingly exciting story set almost entirely in courtrooms and city council meetings. Elsewhere, Patrick Stewart’s Blunt Talk premieres on Starz this Saturday.

On Netflix

All three Fred movies — Fred: The Movie, Night of the Living Fred, and Camp Fred — are now streaming on good ol’ ‘Flix, so have fun with that. How the f*ck are there three of these things?

Review of the Week

Head back to our archives for a hot date with the Ryan Gosling flick Stay.

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