As the entertainment industry exponentially expands, so does its constant coverage — blogs, podcasts, YouTube shows, and magazines to cover every episode, casting announcement, trailer, and movie release that happens during the course of the week.
Add in all of those “New On Netflix This Week” articles out there and the influx of information for the average pop culture nerd can become overwhelming.
But what if someone fixed that? What if someone compiled all of the must-see trailers, all of the trendiest rumors, all of the pending release dates, all of the most-fuego latest gear into one easy-to-consume article?
What if the hero we deserve and the hero we need is actually just a weekly entertainment newsletter?
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News & Rumor Roundup
– Jeremy Renner may lose Hawkeye role over ex-wife’s allegations. [read more]
– A new Batman game, Arkham Legacy, reportedly on the verge of being announced. [read more]
– Paul Dano cast as Riddler in The Batman. [read more]
– Leaked Stranger Things 4 set photos bode well for Hopper’s future. [read more]
– Robert Pattinson discusses his version of Batman, says he’s no “golden boy” and his morality is “off”. [read more]
– Marvel Studios reportedly eyeing James McAvoy for a villainous role in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. [read more]
“What’s Dropping Slime?”
Castle Rock (Hulu) – Wednesday, October 23
Bojack Horseman (Netflix) – Friday, October 25
Jesus Is King – Kanye West (maybe?) – Friday, October 25
Silicon Valley (HBO) – Sunday, October 27
Trailers & Tings
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Final Trailer
Aaron Paul breaks down Breaking Bad fan theories
Watchmen Episode 1 Review
Silicon Valley Final Season Trailer
Classic Sitcom Moment of the Week
Parks and Recreation – SnakeJuice (Season 3, Episode 13)
Throwback Watch of the Week
Men in Black
Official Synopsis: “They are the best-kept secret in the universe. Working for a highly funded yet unofficial government agency, Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and Jay (Will Smith) are the Men in Black, providers of immigration services and regulators of all things alien on Earth. While investigating a series of unregistered close encounters, the MIB agents uncover the deadly plot of an intergalactic terrorist who is on a mission to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies currently in residence in New York City.”
Our Review: Last weekend, former home run hitter Will Smith headlined yet another flop, as Ang Lee’s Gemini Man is set to lose tens of millions of dollars at the box office. Having not starred in a legitimately good movie since 2008 (Hancock), Will Smith has now become a shell of his former global superstar self as his name alone has now lost the ability to make movies profitable. As for why Will Smith is on a decade-long cold streak, I’m not sure, but it’s worth remembering that this was one a guy who was considered the biggest movie star in the world, and Men in Black is a prime example why.
Netflix Gem of the Week
Living With Yourself
Official Synopsis: “A man who is burned out on life and love undergoes a mysterious treatment, only to discover that he has been replaced by a better version of himself.”
Our Review: The definition of a half-watch — something you can just throw on and pay 50% attention to — Paul Rudd is surprisingly affecting in this dual-role.
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Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Contact him on Twitter @eric_ital or via email firstname.lastname@example.org