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.
This Chinese poster for Dark Phoenix is better than the entire US campaign. pic.twitter.com/JOGE3xUgFS
— Rosie "Striking is Cool" Knight (@RosieMarx) May 27, 2019
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]
Sometimes not even "heroes" can save themselves.
Marvel's Jessica Jones Season 3 begins June 14th. pic.twitter.com/lHA676a9m1
— Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) May 28, 2019
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]
In a historic reunion, Lando Calrissian takes the helm of the Millennium Falcon, joined by Poe Dameron, Chewbacca, BB-8, and D-O. Photo by Annie Leibovitz for @VanityFair’s special Star Wars: #TheRiseOfSkywalker issue.
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 22, 2019
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]
— Terminator: Dark Fate (@Terminator) May 23, 2019
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]
— 🌳🐻 cleo @ tired 🌳🍃 (@cleopatriia) May 24, 2019
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]