Just began viewing season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale and I keep in mind why I choose the weekly release schedule for this program: Bingeing it is absolutely draining pipes (Monica Hesse makes this point much more eloquently in her mainly spoiler-free evaluation in the Washington Post). The program has a problem: it can’t exterminate its primary character (which would be an amazing plot twist) and it can’t take her out of Gilead since that’s where the action is. So June needs to keep suffering over and over. And over. After the very first 3 episodes, June’s done lots of suffering currently. Over the remainder of the season I’m truly wanting to see A) much more of Alexis Bledel and Samira Wiley and B) something excellent take place to June. Anything.
Here’s the roundup of this week’s trailers:
West Side Story
Steven Spielberg’s remake of the timeless musical looks a lot like the initial 1961 movie initially look (this side-by-side contrast from YouTuber Matt Skuta reveals the lots of distinctions). But while the earlier movie consisted of white stars in makeup to play a few of the Puerto Rican characters, Spielberg looked for entertainers of Puerto Rican descent for his upgraded variation. The incredible Rita Moreno, who starred in the initial as Anita appears in the Spielberg variation, and is likewise an executive manufacturer on the movie. West Side Story strikes theaters (after a prolonged COVID-related hold-up) in December.
The most current 10-episode season of Castlevania is returning to “where it all started,” according to the new trailer. The main run-through from Netflix states “Wallachia collapses into chaos as factions clash” and discusses efforts to bring Dracula back from the dead (!!). “These are the end times.” This is the last season with this cast of characters (Deadline has actually reported Netflix might introduce a new series in the Castlevania-verse however with various characters), so anticipate lots of blood. Season 4 of Castlevania drops on Netflix May 13th.
OK so as a moms and dad, I am constantly a bit careful of Disney/Pixar films, since they are generally mentally ravaging for moms and dads to see (see: Finding Nemo, or possibly Inside Out, or possibly the last scene of Toy Story 3) (aaand I simply wept all over once again dammit). Luca is the story of 2 young sea beasts who end up being human when they’re not in the water as they check out the surface area world in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera. Seems safe sufficient and the trailer looks lovely however Pixar constantly gets you, so don’t state I didn’t alert you. Luca hits Disney Plus on June 18th.
Sweet Tooth is a post-apocalyptic fairy tale based upon a DC Comic, with Robert Downey, Jr. as executive manufacturer (is that the most Verge-y sentence I have ever composed? Possibly.). Our hero is a really adorable hybrid deer-boy played by Christian Convery, who’s looking for a clean slate after society has actually been overthrown by something called The Great Crumble. Sweet Tooth shows up on Netflix June fourth.
Rick and Morty Season 5
The 2nd trailer for season 5 of Rick and Morty gets where the very first trailer ended, which is to state, in the middle of a disorderly area fight? with cyberpunk birds? that is a parody of the Power Rangers? Sure, why not. Rick and Morty go back to Adult Swim on June 20th.