I watched Hot Summer Nights on Amazon the other week since I’ll watch anything starring Timothée Chalamet right now and also it just looked really fun and stylish. And it is loaded with style — it feels like a menagerie of pastiche and homage, rearranged into a brand new story. The thing I found most interesting about the film was its use of myth. Like The Sandlot, the film relies on a narrator looking back at an important time in their life; something a little dreamy and idealized, filled with big, memorable characters and a small world that feels huge in the moment. But the problem with mythologizing your characters is that we have to see these characters, and we learn the truth behind the myth. I imagine there are some fascinating ways that could be put to use, but mostly I think it’s a difficult thing to truly do well. How can a character be larger than life, but also a real, full human being? Check out 12 trailers from this week below. Bohemian Rhapsody … [Read more...] about New trailers: Bohemian Rhapsody, How to Train Your Dragon 3, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and more
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At Monday night’s 70th Annual Emmy Awards, diversity was a punchline. After an involved opening skit and musical number that referenced the diversity of the nominees, Regina King won best actress in the limited series category, ending a streak of white people winning, albeit briefly. Critical darlings like Atlanta were passed over for the big awards in the comedy series category, trounced by Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel—a fluffy bit of 1950s New York pap about an Upper West Side housewife who channels her righteous anger into a stand-up comedy career, after her husband leaves her. The show’s success is no accident. Its creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, also created the beloved-but-less-acclaimed Gilmore Girls and the drastically underrated Bunheads, two shows featuring women who speak in monologues, zipping through and around idyllic landscapes where every house is sprawling and well-appointed, and everyone speaks to everybody else. Her eye for evoking … [Read more...] about Was the Easy Choice for an Emmys Sweep
A bunch of awards were already given out—including an Emmy for Pickle Rick, but none for Megan—at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys. But tonight’s the big show in Hollywood. The stars have walked the red carpet with their spouses, friends, “friends”—or, in the case of Best Actress in a Drama nominee Sandra Oh, their parents—and the gifting suite has given away loads of expensive luggage, Halo Top ice cream, and whatever RuPaul’s looking at here: But there’s plenty of show left to unfold, and we’ll have all the details for your reference and/or surreptitious bar-trivia lookups here. A full, continually updating list of winners from tonight’s telecast is below, and you can catch up with all the expert analysis (and a fun Emmys drinking game) on The A.V. Club’s Emmys liveblog here. Winners are listed in bold. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta Louie … [Read more...] about Here are the winners of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards take place tonight, September 17. The following are A.V. Club TV editor Erik Adams’ predictions for the winners of the acting awards, mixed in with some wishful thinking. Outstanding lead actress in a drama series Nominees: Claire Foy, The Crown; Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black; Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale; Sandra Oh, Killing Eve; Keri Russell, The Americans; Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld Prediction: Let’s just get reckless right off the bat: I think Sandra Oh is going to win best actress for Killing Eve. Yes, logic dictates that Elisabeth Moss will repeat for The Handmaid’s Tale, but the second season of that show was an ordeal, and I don’t think it or its star is coming into the Emmys with quite the cachet they had last year. Killing Eve, meanwhile, was the sleeper hit of the spring, buoyed tremendously by Oh’s lead performance as a great intelligence agent whose greatness goes frequently overlooked, something the … [Read more...] about Which actors will win, and which should win, at the 2018 Emmys?
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards take place Monday, September 17. The following are A.V. Club TV editor Erik Adams’ predictions for the winners of the major series awards, mixed in with some wishful thinking and endorsements of worthy programs overlooked by the Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences. Watch for thoughts on the acting awards on Monday. Outstanding drama series Nominees: The Americans, The Crown, Game Of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, This Is Us, Westworld Prediction: You remember that stinger from Game Of Thrones’ seventh season, when the wights drag Viserion from his icy grave and the Night King restores the dragon to its previous state of scaly invincibility—but with a twist? And then the next episode, the newly blue-eyed flying serpent wings its way toward The Wall, and makes, like, a giant blow torch? That’s kind of what Outstanding Drama Series feels like in 2018, HBO’s fantasy epic returning from a brief nap to … [Read more...] about What shows will win, and which should win, at the 2018 Emmys