Film & TV News: September 29


  • The Prometheus sequel is moving forward as Ridley Scott’s next film under the official title Alien: Paradise Lost. Hard to pass judgement on title alone, but for the moment we’re cautiously pessimistic.
  • Speaking of Alien, Sigourney Weaver has confirmed a cameo in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, which you probably know as “the all-female Ghostbusters reboot” to such a degree that the title could be The All-Female Ghostbusters Reboot.
  • Spectre‘s theme song “Writing’s on the Wall” has been released, featuring the crooning vocals of Sam Smith, and can be heard in full over on Spotify. I haven’t actually listened to it, and won’t until I’m firmly in my seat in the theater for Spectre, but apparently it’s divisive so far without any of the visual/story context. On another note, isn’t it weird that so few photos of Christoph Waltz’s villain have leaked?
  • Some beautiful new stills from The Revenant hit the interwebs yesterday, teasing the exclusive use of natural light throughout Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman follow-up. For those of you who have been pining for a shot of Leonardo DiCaprio standing before a mountain of buffalo skulls, today is your lucky day.


There weren’t a whole lot of new trailers this week, so here’s “Kiss from a Rose”:

In Cinemas

The Walk, The Martian and Sicario all get expanded releases this coming weekend. Stay tuned for our reviews.


Fear the Walking Dead ends its first season on Sunday, but more importantly the second season of The Leftovers begins the same night. Check out all of our first season reviews in our TV Review archive. Also on the same night as those two are the season premieres of The Affair and Homeland over on Showtime. How about we spread the love to the other days of the week, yes?

On Netflix

The first season of Gotham just became available and the third season of Arrow goes live October 7th, so your mindless superteen series bases are covered. The most exciting October Netflix release is Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, out October 16th.

Review of the Week

In preparation for the impending release of Steve Jobs, our Aaron Sorkin Writer Series continues with Moneyball.


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