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  1. Pilot is on Hulu. The Americans is about two Russian spies (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) who have been living in the US for around 15 years when the show begins. It's set in 1981, so the soundtrack features Fleetwood Mac and Phil Collins, among others. Noah Emmerich plays a counter-terrorism agent who moves in across the street. I'm not sure what I think of it so far. There are several interesting elements to the show, but I had a hard time buying Russell as a Russian in her training flashbacks (doesn't help that she looks pretty much the same age in both time periods, either). I've been gorging on Alias recently, so it's hard for me not to compare Russell to Lena Olin. I think the show is shot to look like it was made in the early 80s; if it's not, the cinematography is just really odd.
  2. Alex Kurtzman is developing a new Trek series that will be set in the timeline of the new movies, but will feature original characters. The plan is to premiere the show on CBS, then transition the series to the digital CBS All Access platform.
  3. Not a lot of info yet, but Aronofsky says it's a horror film.
  4. Comrade Detective is a new Amazon show with an extremely odd premise. It's about a Romanian TV police drama from the 80s that has been rediscovered and dubbed by the likes of Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nick Offerman, Kim Basinger, and others. It sounds like the setup for some kind of bizarre high-concept spoof. The thing is, though, they created the Romanian show for this series and stylized it to look like it's 30 years old, and it's genuinely a pretty good show, particularly in how it depicts communist propaganda from the insider's perspective (e.g. Americans are the villains infiltrating the country with Jordache jeans). I get the feeling they planned it as a joke, but when they saw how good the Romanian actors were, had to play it straight more than they had intended.
  5. Christopher Nolan's next movie will be about the WWII evacuation of Dunkirk. Atonement also had a famous Dunkirk scene.
  6. I thought Ready Player One was a fairly entertaining novel, mainly as a nostalgia trip, but I never imagined Steven Spielberg directing it. The novel also appropriates a bunch of 70s and 80s video games, and I wonder if they'll get the rights to all of them for the movie. Robert Zemeckis and Christopher Nolan had also been rumored directors.
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  8. I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about Dunkirk. I get that having coatracks instead of characters is a feature, rather than an oversight, and that it's central to what I think Nolan was trying to show with the movie. But at the same time, the anonymity of everyone in the story (especially in the Mole parts) kept me at a distance in a way that works against the immediacy of the movie as a whole. Still not sure if that's my problem or Nolan's, though.
  9. First trailer is out. They've gone back to the original (better) title, too.
  10. James Franco's movie about the making of Tommy Wiseau's infamous bad movie The Room has changed titles. It was originally called The Disaster Artist (after the book by Greg Sestero, co-star of The Room and something like Wiseau's confidante), but is now The Masterpiece, which is much worse title. The movie also stars Dave Franco as Sestero and Seth Rogen as Sandy Schklair, The Room's script supervisor.
  11. He was 77.
  12. Netflix is going to finance Bong Joon-Ho's next movie, Okja, for $50 million. The cast will include Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Bill Nighy and Kelly MacDonald. Not coincidentally, Netflix is launching in South Korea next year.
  13. New movie from Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) starring Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schonaerts, Ralph Fiennes, and Dakota Johnson.
  14. Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of Sense8, a "global story of minds linked and souls hunted" from Andy and Lana Wachowski, and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon-5), which sounds kind of like the Wachowskis' most recent film,which lost lots and lots of money.
  15. I laughed too when I saw the title Baby Driver on this list of Sony's upcoming (for the next few years) release dates. Then I looked into it and found out Baby Driver is a heist movie written and directed by Edgar Wright. Pardon me while I backtrack.
  16. Link to The Visit. In Shyamalan's upcoming film Split (to be released January 2017), James McAvoy plays a man with multiple personalities--23 to be exact--who kidnaps 3 teenage girls. It looks not good.
  17. Let me know if there's already a thread on this. It's hard to search for. Anyway, JA Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) is going to direct it. They haven't even hired a writer yet, but Bayona will apparently have input on the script.
  18. Not a lot of info yet, but still exciting.
  19. These Marvel movies are getting really obscure.
  20. Arcade Fire's new album, Everything Now, will be out at the end of July. (Via NPR) The official website is weird, too.
  21. "Lost in Translation meets Godzilla." Nacho Vigalondo is directing. I know Timecrimes has some fans around here (including me), and it gives me hope he could pull off a premise as crazy as this. I haven't seen his other movies, Extraterrestrials and Open Windows.
  22. Nothing in Covenant is nearly as bad as Prometheus's worst moments, but Covenant's good parts were never as memorable or engaging as Prometheus's, either. I'd say you can you figure it out without much trouble, although there is a stronger connection between the two than I was expecting.
  23. It's like My Neighbor Totoro but everyone wants to eat Totoro.
  24. Thom Yorke will write the score.