Last Week’s Episode: Chris on Chris

Last Week's Episode

Despite several reviews insisting otherwise, I’m spending this week incredibly annoyed that Netflix original, The Perfection, was a huge mess which needed a CVS receipt worth of trigger warnings appended to its summary. To balance that out, I’m gifting you with my recommendation of Booksmart, which was fun and invigorating and queer, instead.


If you’re interested in how the Captain Marvel theme was developed, check this interview with composer Pinar Toprak, the first female composer for the MCU [CBM]

Despite everything, Netflix still has one last season of a Marvel original left and they’re gonna market it, dammit.

There’s an interview with that Chris you like (Hemsworth) in this month’s Variety, where he chats about that other Chris you like (Evans) and how they’re pals. It’s cute! [Variety]

Star Wars

Honestly just throwing this in here because I’m obsessed with this photoshoot and want to look at it every single day.

But! There’s more Star Wars news beyond Poe Dameron being extremely handsome — a Knights of the Old Republic film has found its screenwriter in Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Altered Carbon), who will be the first woman to write on a Star Wars film since Leigh Brackett. [Buzzfeed]

Films that Aren’t Star Wars, I Guess

Taika Waititi’s Akira is slated for the summer of 2021. [Deadline]

David Harbour concedes that the Hellboy reboot had problems,”adding that it would be a “fun” movie to rent or see on a flight.” [AVClub]

Grab Bag

Ayanna Floyd, showrunner of The Chi, says also had complaints about Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Straight Outta Compton) on set of the show. She also alleges that show creator Lena Waithe (Master of None, Ready Player One) was aware of his conduct. He’s been dropped by the film Desperados, his lawyer, his agent, and finally The Chi, though his behavior on set almost led to actress Tiffany Boone leaving the show rather than continue working with him. [THR]

An essay by Kimberly Ellis (@drgoddess) goes deep with a celebration of #DemThrones. []

This is extremely my shit, and maybe it’ll be yours too?

If you’re looking for a new show to pick up, maybe this essay, Vida: The Millennial, Latina, Queer Show of Our Dreams, will tempt you into checking out Vida — season 2 kicked off this weekend. [Mujeres Problemáticas]

Hunter Harris interviewed Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart, Lady Bird) and it was wonderful and a little dishy! [Vulture]

Kat Overland

Kat Overland

Small press editor Kat Overland is a displaced Texan now living in Washington, DC, where she is perpetually behind on reading her pull list. She's a millennial, Latina, exhausted, and can often be spotted casually cosplaying America Chavez and complaining.