•  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

If you have finished binging Hacks or you are done and dusted with season four of The Handmaid’s Tale (what a finale), then like us you are probably on the edge of your seats and wondering what to watch next. On the subject of the Handmaid, be sure to check out Emily VanDer Werff’s thorough analysis which makes for an eye-opening read. And if the finale left you longing for more, and you feel totally immersed and want to absorb a little more, then the New Yorker has also recently put out a great piece all about actress Jean Smart and her last 4 decades of work.

But we are here for what to watch, not what to read.

The truth is there is so much already floating around out there for us to stream. But hey, we all have to sleep sometime right? Loki is not to be missed, highly recommended if you haven’t taken a peek already. Don’t take our word for it, check out Vulture’s recap of episode 2 if you aren’t afraid of spoilers. 

But what is new?

Like Kim Lyons over at The Verge, we too are waiting with bated breath for the premiere of Ted Lasso season two. But, until then, what else is in the works that we can get our teeth stuck into?

In this week’s trailer round-up there are plenty of strong female characters to fall in love with. As well as heroines to admire, Questlove has a new music documentary to offer. Nick Cage is hitting our screens with a pet truffle pig…Yes, you read that one correctly! And of course, we have the anticipated Titans trailer too. Here is a run-down in no particular order.

LFG

Soak up the brave and engaging true story of the US women’s national soccer team and their quest for equal pay. With a trailer that will anger the feminist within anyone. Feel their frustration at making far less than their male counterparts, in spite of winning 4 World Cup championships. Hear the plight of payer Jessica McDonald as she confesses how her childcare needs aren’t even covered by her paychecks. The title LFG is actually an acronym for “let’s fucking go”. LFG will be available on HBO Max on June 24th and is sure to spark some much-needed conversation.

SUMMER OF SOUL

The latest offering from documentary director Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson, Summer of Soul takes a look at the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969. Often overshadowed by Woodstock which took place in the same year. It featured performances from a rich variety of established acts such as Gladys Knight and the Pips, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, and the late B.B King. It was a huge billing and despite video capture being in existence, it was largely forgotten. Questlove poured over the 45 hours of never-before-seen footage that was found stored in a basement for over 5 decades to help bring its legacy to the masses. Summer of Soul is set to premiere on Hulu on July 2nd.

GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE

With a star-studded cast of strong actresses Gunpowder Milkshake tells the tale of female assassins. Watch Lena Headey, Karen Gillan, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, and Carla Gugino unite as a gun-toting sisterhood alongside actor Paul Giamatti movie to rescue a child. Given the themes and cast, the plot for this one is more or less redundant. Who doesn’t want to give this one a watch? Gunpowder Milkshake is headed for release on Netflix July 14th.

THE MORNING SHOW

No one was sure how the last season could be topped with an explosive and abrupt cut-off revealing all the dirty behind-the-scenes secrets. But it looks like there are still plenty of plot twists to expect from the trailer from the latest installment. Starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, Mark Duplass, Billy Crudup, and Steve Carell, the backstabbing ensues.  Julianna Margulies is also set to join the highly-strung cast. Returning to Apple TV Plus, bite your nails and revel in The Morning Show on September 17th.

TITANS

Teen Titans is set to return with season 3, set in the dark underbelly of Gotham City which Brenton Thwaites played by Dick Grayson correctly describes in the trailer as a place that “breeds a special class of criminal,”. Fans of the comic are sure to be content. Season 3 sees actor Vincent Kartheiser joining the cast as Dr. Jonathan Crane, also known as Scarecrow and the trailer doesn’t give away much but seems like it will be a gripping ride from the get-go. Titans season three is due to hit HBO Max on August 12th.

PIG

Hold on to your hats because we aren’t entirely sure where this one is going. Nick Cage infamously plays some debatable roles that leave us all wondering what we have watched. This one could go either way. Playing a reclusive former chef Cage is reminiscent of Liam Neeson (Taken-style) as he looks for his prized pet truffle pig… Just what you make of that plotline and description is up to you. Entertainment Weekly called it “John Wick with a pig.” which doesn’t help much in terms of judgment either. Strange but true truffle-related crimes are actually a thing. But in spite of “Saturday Night Live digital short” vibes, Cage seems to be serious, perhaps even a little creepy. Watch the trailer and see for yourself. Pig will be hitting theaters from July 16th and the box-office figures are anybody’s guess.

0
0