Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things From the Week of April 8

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 6 months ago

IMDb Editors highlight their favorite things from the week.

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Sara Rue in A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

Trending Librarian of the Week

Even with this sharp, quirky costume befitting the stylized production design of "A Series of Unfortunate Events," you're likely to recognize Sara Rue. The actress has enjoyed memorable roles in a slew of TV series over the years, but she's sparking major interest now as Olivia Caliban, the librarian of Prufrock Preparatory School on Netflix's adventure-drama series, which launched its second season at the end of March. Interest in the series has propelled her to No. 3 on IMDb's STARmeter, which is a career best. Rue has also been generating buzz for a recent appearance on "Will & Grace," where she reprised her role as Joyce, Grace Adler's younger sister.

Find out what else is streaming on Netflix this month

Bruce Willis in North (1994)

Roastee of the Week

Whether off or on the set, Bruce Willis isn't known to be the most jovial of Hollywood stars. So, we're wondering exactly what it must have taken in order for the action-movie icon to agree to be the subject of a Comedy Central Roast that will tape later this summer. Demi Moore simply has to be one of the roasters, right? What about Kevin Smith? He and Bruce clashed big time on the set of Cop Out. Maddie?

See the Life and Times of Bruce Willis

Anson Mount

Newest Throwback Captain of the Week

Really big news this week for fans of "Star Trek Discovery." Anson Mount ("Inhumans") has been cast in the role of Captain Pike, best known for helming the Enterprise before Captain James T. Kirk took over the command. Pike's character has appeared in "Star Trek" and J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness. As "Discovery" takes place nine years before the original "Star Trek," we're hoping for more character cameos and nods to the series that started it all.

Check out our favorite "Star Trek" captains through the years

Florence Kasumba, Danai Gurira, and Sydelle Noel in Black Panther (2018)

U.S. Box Office Milestone of the Week

Ryan Coogler's Black Panther broke another box-office record this week, gliding past Titanic's $659,363,944 to become the third highest-grossing movie of all time at the domestic box office. At $667,196,054, Black Panther still has a way to go before overtakes the domestic hauls of Avatar ($760,507,625) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936,662,225). But we're keeping watch!

Take a look at the 33 top-grossing movies of all time.

Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld (2016)

Spoiler Alert of the Week

"Westworld" fans were given an incredible offer this week. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, creators of the HBO drama, promised to publish a video revealing the entire plot of the new season in a bid to tackle endless theorizing and spoilers. Sure enough, Nolan posted a link to a 25-minute video titled "Westworld Season 2 – A Primer." But after a shot from the trailers of Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) on a beach, stars Evan Rachel Wood and Angela Sarafyan were seen performing Rick Astley’s internet troll classic, "Never Gonna Give You Up." Despite being an elaborate Rickroll, it’s made us even more excited for the return of the drama on April 22.

Check out the Stars of "Westworld" In and Out of Costume

Under the Silver Lake (2018)

Easter-Egg Poster of the Week

Apparently there are clues to be found in this new poster for Under the Silver Lake, writer-director David Robert Mitchell's follow-up to It Follows. To us, Mitchell has potential to be the filmmaker equivalent of Charles Burns, one of our favorite comics writers, whose tales always have a distinct point of view and are riddled with clues as to their reasons for being dark and cautionary. Open this image in a new browser tab if you really want to dive or sink into the upcoming mystery.

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Rachael Taylor and Eka Darville in Jessica Jones (2015)

Series Renewal of the Week

The Netflix Marvel series "Jessica Jones" has been renewed for a third season. The announcement comes one month after the Season 2 premiere on International Women's Day. When going into production for Season 2, the cast and crew committed themselves to increase the number of women directors on the show. In the end, all 13 episodes were directed by women. While it's not clear what exactly Season 3 has in store both in front of and behind the camera, what is clear is that things are changing for Trish (Rachael Taylor) and Malcolm (Eka Darville). We'll be tuning in to find out more!

Discover "Jessica Jones" star Eka Darville

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina

Film Festival Poster of the Week

The official poster of the 71st Cannes Film Festival was unveiled this week, continuing the festival’s trend for colorful, cool, and passionate artwork. The image is a still from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 film Pierrot Le Fou, and features a kiss between Pierrot (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina). The festival, which includes a new movie from Godard, runs May 8 to 19.

Explore this year’s lineup and photos from last year’s festival in our Cannes section

Lost in Space (2018)

Reboot of the Week

We're all sorts of excited for the premiere of "Lost in Space," the reboot — or better yet, the reimagining — of the classic 1960s TV series. The story still centers on the youngest Robinson, Will, and there's a robot to warn Will of any impending danger coming his way. The master stroke (we hope) is the casting of Parker Posey as the iconic villain Dr. Smith, originated by character actor Jonathan Harris. We've got our astronaut ice cream ready for our weekend binge-watch.

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Spring Break Squad of the Week

Let this fictional group of collegiate friends from Truth or Dare be a cautionary tale if you're planning on testing the limits of your good judgment this spring break. You may want to avoid abandoned buildings located suspiciously off the beaten path. Oh, and you probably want to ignore any strangers you meet at bars, especially when they convince you to go to said abandoned building. Despite their questionable decision-making, we still love this compelling and fun ensemble, led by IMDb fan favorites Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey, in a horror movie that doesn't take itself too seriously and feels very much a throwback to the young actor-driven thrillers of the late '90s and early '00s.

Watch our interview with Lucy Hale on "The IMDb Show"