I'll keep this week's intro (relatively) short and simple: if you have not already seen Into the Spider-Verse you should do it.
The film is also a perfect example of how you can say the same basic story again and again ( It's still Spider-Man after all, but still make it feel fresh by infusing the details with characters that draw you in and make you care about them.
Oh my god, Will Smith as a dance. And this film does that with the perfect balance of earnestness and humor.
Check out 10 trailers from this week below. On one hand, it's horrifying. On the other, maybe it's the role he was born to play. Disney's live-action Aladdin comes out May 24th
My only experience with Frozen is watching the short film that played before Coco , which I just say is very long. But I really love the opening of this teaser for the second film, which has some gorgeous animation and places Elsa in a moody, lonely situation requiring careful and clever use of her powers. It certainly looks darker than you would expect. The film comes out November 22nd
Hulu has a six-episode adaptation of Catch-22 coming up that George Clooney is partly directed. Clooney also stars alongside Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie, and the guy who played Marnie's first boyfriend in Girls . The series debut May 17th
The first season of Killing Eve was a huge success, and now the series is headed back for a very eerie looking season two. It starts up on BBC America on April 7th
Octavia Spencer plays a seemingly sweet but apparently murderous woman in Ma a movie that seems to be about a lonely woman who preys on teenagers . The premise sounds all at once too humble and unreal, but it seems like a solid horror setup. The movie comes out on May 31st
Fox put out a first trailer this week for Tolkien its biopic about the "formative years" of J.R.R. Tolkien and how he came to write Lord of the Rings . This trailer teases a film that intersperses the real world with imagined shots of Middle Earth, which seems to blend in eerily well with the outbreak of World War I. The film goes out May 10th.
DC Super Hero Girls
There's a new DC superhero series coming up that's all about the publisher's female heroes – in this case, with all of them still stuck in high school. The show goes to Cartoon Network on March 8th
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
HBO grabbed Alex Gibney's latest documentary, which unpacks the full mess that was Theranos. My colleague Tasha Robinson saw the film at Sundance last month and said one of its great strengths was "making this information clear, simple, and easily accessible," which is great if you were not able to follow along with the multi-year saga . It comes out March 18th.
This year's latest sex-swapped remake is The Hustle which turns Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – a comedy about a classy con man and a small-time hustler contesting a scam a mark – into a movie about two women working together to con bad (and rich) men. It's kind of the perfect premise for a gender swap, and the advertising is really playing it up. The film goes out May 10th.
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