Film & TV News: August 26

News

  • Lots of production at the Rumor Mill this week, including the possibility of Mad Max‘s George Miller taking on directing duty for a future Superman film; there’s the possibility of Jon Hamm playing the villainous Negan in The Walking Dead; and there’s the strange possibility of Star Wars: Rogue One utilizing a CGI version of Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin. Likely? Unlikely? Awesome? Weird? Both?
  • The New York Film Festival slate is shaping up well this year, including as a bit of a surprise Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junjun, a short documentary about Radiohead guitarist and There Will Be Blood composer Jonny Greenwood.
  • Christian Bale will reportedly play Enzo Ferrari for Public Enemies director Michael Mann, continuing the ill-advised trend of Not Being Batman Anymore.
  • Motion State turns 1 this week! A special thanks to all of our contributors and readers.

Trailers

This week Nicholas Hoult goes all Filth in Kill Your Friends:

Tye Sheridan goes all Shaun of the Dead in Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse:

And Michael Caine goes all Michael Caine in Youth:

In Cinemas

These days rival the start-of-year post-Oscars dregs in terms of wide-release quality, as evidenced by Agent 47, the tepid Owen Wilson flick No Escape, Sinister 2, etc. etc. If you absolutely insist on going to the cinema (you maniac) your best bet might be The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

On TV

The premiere of Fear the Walking Dead felt a bit lukewarm, but it’s admittedly tough to judge the series after just the pilot (doesn’t stop us from trying). HBO’s Show Me a Hero, which concludes this Sunday, is still your best bet for Oscar Isaac’s mustache alone.

On Netflix

Clockstoppers, bitches! Bunch of other stuff too, probably.

Review of the Week

Out Michael Cimino Director Series begins with Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, which should be a staple on your Classics Shelf.

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