Marvel’s first female Avenger hits our screens on March 8th. Brie Larson is Carol Danvers, or Captain Marvel in the next instalment of the franchise, apparently of immense importance to the plot of Endgame. Also out that week is Serenity, starring Matthew McConoughey and Anne Hathaway, which is supposed to be absolutely awful and thus worth checking out.
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Ricky Gervais’ first series in five years is on Netflix from March 8th. After Life tells the story of a widower who decides to say whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Triple Frontier is out on the 13th and features a stellar cast, including Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac (Star Wars, Inside Llewyn Davis), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Narcos) and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, King Arthur), trying to rob a drug lord.
Excitement this week was provided by HBO who released sneak peaks of several of their upcoming shows. At the top of the list is the first proper footage of the long-awaited final season of Game of Thrones: a ten second clip of the Unsullied, Drogon, Arya and falling snow. We were also given the first glimpse of Meryl Streep in season 2 of Big Little Lies, also starring Reece Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shalene Woodley. Season 1 is excellent and well worth a binge if you like murder dramas and clever character interplay. Finally, we were given the first proper trailer for the HBO/BBC collaborative adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. The film did not do the books justice and it is my fervent hope that the series, starring James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Dafne Keen and Lin-Manuel Miranda, will be the darker, more serious, and more accurate portrayal that the first trailer promises.