Not to sound like your dad, but every movie now is at least half an hour too long, right? I went to see Logan Lucky this past weekend because I guess I’m an Adam Driver fan now and I needed to figure out if Daniel Craig was bald or just blond (blond, for the record). Anyway, the movie got to a point where it seemed like it was almost over, and I thought, “This was pretty good, even though Adam Driver’s Southern accent was insane.” But then, it turns out, the movie wasn’t over yet, and there was this whole secondary plot. So by the time I left the theater I was mostly thinking, “Man, that movie was too long.”
I’ve been thinking that a lot recently, and for all the faults some trailers have (they ruin all the good jokes, make good movies look bad), at least they’re not too long. Here are eight from this week.
Wormwood is Errol Morris’ first docuseries for Netflix. It’s a six-parter that explores the CIA’s experiments with LSD and mind control in the 1950s. Specifically, it focuses on the true story of two brothers who filed a lawsuit against the CIA in 2012 alleging that their father’s death was not an accident, and was actually a CIA cover-up.
It lands on Netflix on December 15th.
Marvel’s Inhumans series has not been getting great reviews. The Guardian said it was “destined to be the TV disaster of the year.” Well, we needed one eventually, and we’re running out of time!
The episodes will air on ABC beginning September 29th.
Lore is inspired by Aaron Mahnke’s podcast of the same name. It’s a six-episode animated series that will focus on different urban legends and horror stories. News reports and historical footage will also be used to make the stories even creepier.
It will debut on Amazon Prime Video on October 13th.
An adaptation of the 1996 nonfiction book, Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, Netflix’s Mindhunter follows two FBI agents (played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) in 1979, who help track serial killers by understanding how they think.
It premieres on October 13th.
Brawl in Cell Block 99
Brawl in Cell Block 99, directed by S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk), stars Vince Vaughn as a mechanic-turned-drug-runner who eventually ends up in prison. Is he a good guy? Is he a bad guy? When will his hair grow back?
It premieres on October 6th.
Blade of the Immortal
Japanese director Takashi Miike takes on Blade of the Immortal, an adaptation of Hiroaki Samura manga series. The trailer is violent and bloody — if you’re looking for some fight scenes, here ya go.
It’s set for wide release in the US on November 3rd.
Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, and Kristin Wiig star in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, a movie about a man trying to shrink himself, apparently so that his problems (and the problem of Earth’s limited resources) will also shrink.
It’s set for a December 22nd release date.
USA’s Mr. Robot is coming back for a third season soon, and it looks like we can expect to see Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) recovering from last season’s events and fsociety struggling with a whole new set of problems.
Mr. Robot comes back on October 11th.