(Editor’s note: There’s a rumor that Alex Lancaster, the founder/Editor in Chief/Lead Writer for Poor Man’s Spoiler, secretly has a Quasimodo-esque love child he keeps hidden away in some basement. This has never been proven, but if true, said child would likely have an opinion on films and entertainment. “Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” and all that. Today we bring you an article by Toby. We apologize.)
As we enter into October, I’m sure one of us here (not me) will be reviewing the latest horror phenomena on the screen. Before we do that though, I’d like to take you through a real horror; the dismantling of source material.
Netflix recently released the “limited series” Maniac. The series, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective), stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill as two subjects in an experimental drug trial that will supposedly solve every one of their mental health issues. The series also features Sonoya Mizuno (Crazy Rich Asians), Justin Theroux (The Leftovers), Sally Fields (My Name is Doris), Billy Magnussen (Game Night), and James Monroe Iglehart (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). While the series may only be 10 episodes, each one varying in length from roughly 26 to 45 minutes, the show packs a punch and gives us performances that will linger for a very long time.
After a long road in development hell, and some bad backlash after set photos leaked, DC Universe’s first original series Titans is now streaming. Today we’ve got a look at the first episode.
Last year Netflix released the animated series Big Mouth. Created by Nick Kroll (The Kroll Show), Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy), Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett (Journey to the Center of the Earth). The show follows a group of 7th graders who deal with the ups and downs of puberty and growing up. The show features the voice talents of Nick Kroll, John Mulaney (Oh, Hello on Broadway), Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer), Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn 99), Jenny Slate (Bob’s Burgers), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Maya Rudolph (Life of the Party), and Jordan Peele (Get Out).
This weekend saw the release of First Man directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land), written by Josh Singer (The Post), and starring Ryan Gosling (Blade Runner 2049) and Claire Foy (The Crown) as Neil and Janet Armstrong. The film follows the life of Neil Armstrong during the ten years leading up to the first landing on the moon.
In a move that could either be the beginning of the end of regular cable, or an incredibly stupid plan, Warner Media has announced plans for their own streaming service.