How have A.P. Bio, Black Lightning, and other midseason shows panned out?

We’re now in upfront season, the time of year in which the networks and streaming outlets preview their fall lineups. These announcements are usually preceded by some bloodletting, so as we await the decisions from on high—and the inevitable petitions to save this drama or that comedy—The A.V. Club is checking in on…

The sequel Prey At Night slashes The Strangers’ home-invasion premise into... art?

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On a spooky, foggy night, homicidal sadists creep through the vacation-rental community of Gatlin Lake to an ironic soundtrack of ’80s pop (“Kids In America,” “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” etc.): two women in doll masks and a man in a burlap bag with eyeholes. Their prey are a super-generic nuclear family of four:…

Tim Roth finds being a small town cop surprisingly violent in this Tin Star trailer 

In the Amazon series Tin Star, Tim Roth plays a cop who moves to a small town in hopes of a peaceful life. Unfortunately, he’s living in a gritty drama show, and a seemingly evil oil refinery is looking to do some bad stuff in his formerly quiet town. This trailer makes it look like he’s not particularly innocent…

Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Isabelle Huppert join Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is currently working on a new series, The Romanoffs, for Amazon Studios. The show has a delightfully weird premise: Told in anthology format, each episode will focus on a person in the present day who believes that they are descended from doomed Russian imperial family The Romanoffs, who…

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Christina Hendricks to star in new Brian De Palma project

According to The Hollywood Reporter, prestige TV veterans Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (from Game Of Thrones) and Christina Hendricks (from Mad Men) are in talks to star in a new thriller from Brian De Palma. The movie is called Domino, and it’s about a police officer in Copenhagen whose partner is murdered, driving him to…

Nighthawk skillfully uses a conflicted superhero to explore racism and police brutality

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it’s Nighthawk #4. Written by David F. Walker (Shaft, Power Man And Iron Fist) with art by Ramon Villalobos (E Is For Extinction, Original Sins) and colorist Tamra Bonvillain (Rat Queens, Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur), this issue…

Christina Hendricks to play a philanthropic love interest in Bad Santa 2

Christina Hendricks hasn’t exactly been wallowing in grief since the end of Mad Men last spring; she’s moved on by accepting roles in other period dramas (because why mess with a good thing?), as well as a contemporary film about bullied adults. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Hendricks will linger in…

Christina Hendricks to play witch doctor in upcoming World War I drama

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Arclight has found its cast for its upcoming World War I feature drama The Angel Makers. Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks is set to star, along with two-time Oscar nominee Emily Watson, Abbie Cornish, Sense8’s Max Riemelt, and David Kross (not to be confused with David Cross). The…