Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things From the Week of Dec. 10by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 4 months ago
IMDb Editors highlight their favorite things from the week.
Favorite Trailer Moment of the Week
There are dozens of moments we want to freeze-frame in the new trailer for Annihilation, Alex Garland's follow up to Ex Machina. But have you noticed how Jennifer Jason Leigh is bringing back Mumblecore with her barely audible yet thoroughly captivating performance? We're hoping a few meme-creators feel similarly and whip up some JJL ideas, stat.
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Director of the Week
Talk about impossible tasks: Satisfying Star Wars diehards in addition to delighting casual moviegoers and newcomers to the Skywalker legacy, all the while finding a way to balance reverence for Luke, Leia, and other longstanding characters with a bold, fresh vision for the trajectory of the movie franchise. By nearly all accounts The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has exceeded expectations and provided a whole globe of Star Wars fans much joy ... and hope.
Why the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi loves Rian Johnson | Browse our Guide to Star Wars
Series Vindication of the Week
Diehard fans of "The Sinner" cheered in our office on Monday morning as both Jessica Biel and the series received Golden Globe nominations. Word of how good/insane/twisty the under-the-radar series was spread slowly through our ranks during the series' eight-week run over the summer. And by the end, we were all caught up and guessing how it would turn out. If you're a fan of mind-twisting mysteries, give "The Sinner" a try.
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Trending Star of the Week
Two years after Lucasfilm unleashed Rey on the world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley finds herself again in the Star Wars spotlight and in the top echelon of IMDb's STARmeter. As part of the global rollout of the eagerly anticipated The Last Jedi, Ridley strode the red carpet of the movie's world premiere in Los Angeles with a dress befitting her star power with fans and IMDb users.
View Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere photos we love | Browse our Guide to Star Wars
Series Renewal of the Week
Less than a month after the Nov. 17 premiere of "The Punisher," Netflix has announced that Frank Castle's story will continue. We can't say we're really surprised about the Season 2 renewal, as the first left a few unanswered questions and potential new challenges for our favorite Marvel antihero. We can't wait to see Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) tackle something other than blind rage, anguish, and killing. Perhaps he could take Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) out for dinner? We would be so behind that!
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Best Binge of the Week
We started casually watching Netflix's supernatural family saga "Dark" and fell into our own time warp. After a few nights of watching "just one more episode," we binged the entire series. Sure, we've heard the comparisons to "Stranger Things," but the show is fun, dark, and addictive. We highly recommend it!
Learn more about the series | Browse photos from "Dark" Season 1
Hidden Gems of the Week
It's always interesting to see which films IMDb CEO and Founder Col Needham chooses for his end-of-year lists because he watches more movies throughout the year than anyone we know. This year, in addition to his Top Films of 2017, Col shared his 10 Hidden Gem Movies of 2017, which include movies he feels have not yet received the recognition they deserve. We were excited to see Thoroughbreds on the list, the dark comedy-thriller that looks like a cross between Heathers and Heavenly Creatures. We have saved the date for its release in March.
Discover more of Col's hidden gems | Browse the Best of 2017
New Project of the Week
We can't get enough of Guillermo del Toro. Lucky for us, he's a busy man! Not only has his film, The Shape of Water, received seven Golden Globe nominations, but he's also got plans to write, direct, and produce a remake of the 1947 classic Nightmare Alley, which starred Tyrone Power as con-man Stan Carlisle and the fabulous Joan Blondell as Zeena Krumbein, the femme fatale who out-cons the con. We've seen what he can do with femmes fatales with Crimson Peak. So, we can't wait to see his take on this noir classic!
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Funny Lady of the Week
We're loving the new Prime Original series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." Rachel Brosnahan, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance, stars as a New York housewife in the 1950s who decides to become a stand-up comic. To prepare, Brosnahan studied pioneering female comedians Jean Carroll, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and Moms Mabley. She can't go wrong with that lineup! And neither can we with this gem from the creators of "The Gilmore Girls."
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