The second season finale of Gotham – Wrath of the Villains: Transference – flirts heavily with going off the rails, but hangs on to provide a potentially catastrophic cliffhanger in which none of the usual suspects are actually at risk.
Oh, no. This time it’s Gotham as a whole that’s in trouble.
The first few episodes of AMC’s Preacher (Sunday, 10/9C) – adapted from the comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon about a preacher who, with two unlikely friends, goes looking for God with the intent of bringing Him back – is a unique series that features that unlikely trio, but does not (yet) go galloping off in all directions.
Which is good, because it gives us time to get to not only know a bit about the characters but see them in a consistent environment – however strange and twisted it might be.
Remember the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond? The one that was a whirlwind of action with only pauses for a couple pithy remarks? Remember how a lot of Trekkers complained that it looked like Beyond was going to be Fast and Furious in space?
The new trailer puts all that action into context – with Captain James T. Kirk facing a bit of an existential crisis, and a brief flurry of Spock/Bones debate. It’s as if Paramount Pictures was aware of how fans would react to the first trailer thus setting up this more typically Trek trailer.
This is a superb second trailer. Check it out after the break. Star Trek Beyond opens on July 22nd.
AMC’s Making of the Mob: Chicago follows Al Capone from his early days in New York City to his explosive rise to power in Chicago.
The docudrama will, like Making of the Mob: New York, combine reenactments with expert commentary gleaned from interviews with historians, authors, actors, law enforcement personnel and family members, including: actors Vincent Pastore and Michael Madsen; New York Times best-selling author and Al Capone expert, Jonathan Eig, and former Las Vegas Mayor, Oscar Goodman.
Making of the Mob: Chicago Premieres on Monday, July 11th (10/9C). Further details lurk beyond the jump.
FOX has made a few tweaks to its 2016-17 schedule: Pitch (following Major League Baseball’s first female pitcher) is moving up to Thursdays this Fall; longtime hit Bones will begin its final season on Thursday in Winter 2017, and Prison Break will air Tuesdays in Spring 2017.
Remember that nifty little horror movie The Purge? The one that was followed by the mostly adequate (but not really great shakes) sequel The Purge: Anarchy?
Well, in case you missed the first trailer for it, the sequel made enough money to spawn a threequel – The Purge Election Year. Basically, there’s a senator who wants to abolish the Purge – and whole lot of bloodthirsty manics who don’t want her to do that.
Check out the new trailer after the jump. The Purge: Election Year opens on July 1st.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sia has come aboard Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory, at the request of star Ellen Degeneres, and will perform Unforgettable – the song over the film’s closing credits. Details follow the jump.
Set in 1970s Los Angeles, Shane Black’s The Nice Guys is, in turns, smart, funny and dramatic – just not consistently. And most its life comes from newcomer Angourie Rice as the thirteen-year old daughter of one of the lead characters.
The summer camp from Hell awaits the unsuspecting when Freeform’s Dead of Summer premieres on Tuesday, June 28th.
Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses—and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. For a brief synopsis of Dead of Summer’s premiere, Patience, follow the jump.