Like, I suspect, a large number of you, I spent hastily through season 3 last weekend Stranger Things to make sure nothing was ruined when I went online. It was a great season – the show delivered an admirable task, balancing three separate but related storylines, and I loved how much craziness it could bring into the series, while still being able to use much more serious modes to slip when needed. Seriously, we need the spin-off from Steve and Robin as soon as possible.
But Stranger Things is also one of those shows that makes me doubt whether Netflix & # 39; s "release all at once" strategy is really the best way to go. We can still talk about episode 1, analyze where the series is going and what it is investigating, while our attachment to the characters grows. This is a big part of fandom and criticism in 2019, and Netflix shows … just a little bit of moving in and out instead of encouraging a conversation.
It is a pity. It means that we all have to run through a series and that most of us think about it Stranger Things for a whole week a year, despite how good it is. Now Netflix is so well established (the same with Stranger Things), I don't know if it is necessary to use the all-in-one gimmick for everything to attract people's attention. I think it's no different than how movies work – you hurry to see them and participate in the conversation, or you wait until later and I hope you don't get spoiled – but I'm not sure if it's always the best choice.
View nine trailers this week below.
Disney is only moaning through remakes of its classics, and it is already teasing Mulan, which will not arrive until next spring. What we can see so far makes the film look like a medieval epic that places a much more serious face on the story – no vocals, no Mushu – than the animated version.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Disney has released a new trailer for the pernicious continuation that actually gives an idea of what the film is about. It brings Angelina Jolie and the characters of Elle Fanning back into tension; originally it was because Jolie & # 39; s Maleficent Fanning & # 39; s wanted to kill Aurora, but this time it's because Maleficent loves her too much. It will be released on October 18.
Without a doubt, the pitch for this show was: "Wouldn't it be a good idea to convert Battlestar Galactica favorite Katee Sackhoff back in space? "And you know, the answer was clearly yes. The new sci-fi series is coming to Netflix on July 25.
jaw line looks like the documentary version of Eighth grade. It is about a teenager trying to become a social media star and the personal challenges he encounters behind the scenes. My colleague Adi Robertson discussed it at Sundance and wrote that the film "works like a dissection of modern digital celebrities." The film comes to Hulu on August 23.
A Black Lady Sketch Show
HBO has a new sketch comedy show coming up with a long list of hilarious guest roles and a focus that allows the series to explore parts of the culture that have traditionally been overlooked on TV. It starts on August 2.
HBO has released a full trailer for season 2 of succession, which shows the Roy & # 39; s family conspiring, fighting and bumbling toward media domination. The new season starts on 11 August.
The Great Hack
Netflix comes with a new documentary that gives a high level and a high drama overview of all the data sharing that has happened on the web in recent years, with a special focus on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. The film is "sometimes fascinating" and "surprisingly gullible," my colleague wrote after watching the documentary in Sundance. It is from July 24.
This all looks a bit strange and low budget, but reviews for that freaks been great. But don't pay too much attention to the trailer – my colleague Tasha Robinson says it's best not to know anything.
Normally I don't record trailers that are not meant for the US, but this one is worth it. Just know it wasn't made by Disney.