Film & TV News: September 23


  • Rumor has it that the second season of Serial will delve into the story of Bowe Bergdahl, and that Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty scribe Mark Boal is somehow involved as he writes a new film for Kathryn Bigelow. If any shred of this is true, we’re on board.
  • Sam Smith’s Spectre theme song will be available for your ears the day after tomorrow (Friday 25th).
  • Jordan Peele — yes, the Key and Peele Jordan Peele — is apparently going to direct the horror film Get Out as his next project. Sounds hilarious.
  • The NYFF is well underway — stay tuned for reviews from our screenings starting this week.


Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and director Adam McKay tackle Oscar bait the housing crisis in The Big Short:

The De Niro flick Heist (isn’t there a Gene Hackman movie by that name?) gets a first trailer, and things aren’t looking particularly good:

The opposite is true for The Peanuts Movie, which gets its best-looking trailer yet:

Schroeder has a piano in his desk!

In Cinemas

Everest, Eli Roth’s idiotic-looking The Green Inferno, Hotel Transylvania 2 and 99 Homes are all hitting theaters in one form or another this weekend. Black Mass is worth seeing, too, despite some bad reviews.


Heroes Reborn gets reborn tomorrow night on NBC. So, yeah. Great. Other than that you’ve got America’s Next Weatherman and excruciating GOP ads to tide you over until The Leftovers, The Walking Dead and Fargo all return in a single week (October 4-12).

On Netflix

Narcos is heavy-duty enough that you could conceivably not binge it (weird, right?) and maybe even have a day to breathe in between episodes. If you do that, it might last you until Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation hits the streaming service in three weeks.

Review of the Week

Check out our totally fair (ahem) Face Off between the classic Lawrence of Arabia and Queen of the Desert, the new film by Werner Herzog.

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