Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things From the Week of June 10by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 4 months ago
IMDb Editors highlight their favorite things from the week.
Trending Cheerleader of the Month
Following up on a storied and somewhat controversial debut season, "13 Reasons Why" returned this May with a slew of new characters for its sophomore chapter. Among the new faces is actress Anne Winters, who plays the pivotal part of head cheerleader at Liberty High. It's a role that's propelled her to the Top 100 of STARmeter for the first time in her career. But it's her recent birthday earlier this month that has her landing at No. 6 on the chart this week. Fans of Winters can catch her next in a school-themed title of a different sort this September: Night School.
Watch our interview with the cast of "13 Reasons of Why"
Documentary of the Week, Part 1
It takes until probably the 17th appearance of someone in small wire-rimmed glasses, or maybe the first super-questionable haircut, to realize that Netflix's newly released true-crime series "The Staircase" is actually 14 years old. The whodunnit from Oscar-winning director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, who appended 2013 follow-ups plus three recently shot episodes to his 2004 miniseries for this release, a la Boyhood or "The Life of Pablo," excels in the kind of incredible documentarian access, instant characterization, and moral ambiguity that have become Netflix docs' calling card, to the point of self-parody. All to say: It is, and was, groundbreaking. And strong enough to make us at least consider the "owl theory."
See what else is new on Netflix this month
New Superhero of the Week
After a long 14-year wait, we're delighted to welcome Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and the rest of the Parr family back to the superhero fray. It's an animated homecoming that offers Pixar fans a reassuring dose of the familiar (Frozone and Edna Mode, anyone?) in addition to a collection of memorable and totally entertaining new characters and voices. Among these, our favorite is Voyd, a superhero voiced endearingly by IMDb fan favorite Sophia Bush. Voyd is an unsure-of-herself, unassuming super who idolizes Elastigirl like a sick puppy dog, and Bush's vocal work wins you over immediately.
Watch our interview with Sophia Bush and the new stars of Incredibles 2
Superhero Tease of the Week
As production begins on Wonder Woman 1984, two images were released to ramp up anticipation for the superhero sequel. The first has Gal Gadot as Diana Prince in front of a bank of TV screens that very much evoke the '80s. But it is the second image, seen here, that poses questions. It's Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, looking exactly as he did in World War I and very much alive, despite being presumed dead. We have theories but don't want to post potential spoilers. So, we will have to wait until November 2019 for some definitive answers.
Watch our video about Wonder Woman 1984 villain Cheetah
Exciting Video-Game Trailer Drop of the Week
Game developer CD Projekt Red blew our collective minds this week, waiting until the end of the XBox keynote address to make a surprise trailer drop for the long-awaited role-playing game "Cyberpunk 2077." Over the next few days we learned that, unlike the third-person POV we've seen in previous "Witcher" games, "Cyberpunk 2077" will be a first-person RPG. No release date has been set. But as we've already been waiting for almost half a decade, we will gladly continue our vigil as CD Projekt perfects the futuristic world of Night City.
Watch the trailer for "Cyberpunk 2077"
Remake of the Week
People who have reservations about giving animated classics the live-action treatment may have had their minds changed by the first trailer for Dumbo. Tim Burton's take on the 1941 Disney animation classic looks extraordinary. And the movie, set for release in March, looks to extend the story beyond the original movie. Based on this teaser alone, you'll believe an elephant can fly.
Check out more Disney classics set for live action remakes
Documentary of the Week, Part 2
Alexandra Dean's fascinating documentary "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story," which has been making the film festival rounds for the last year, is now available on Netflix. The Austrian-born Lamarr was famous around the world for her beauty. Less well known is her passion for inventing. Dean not only sheds light on the early life and career of the actress but also provides extraordinary details about Lamarr's role in the creation of frequency hopping, one of the most widely used mechanisms in communication systems today.
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Enigmatic Video Game of the Week
Even after watching the latest eight-minute trailer for Hideo Kojima's "Death Stranding," we are still no closer to knowing what the game is actually about. Is it a post-apocalyptic mail carrier simulator? Why is Norman Reedus carrying a baby in a portable womb? Who and what are the (deadly?) shadows in the sky? We have no idea! What we did learn for certain is that the game continues to look stunning, and Léa Seydoux and Lindsay Wagner have joined the stellar cast, which includes Guillermo del Toro and Mads Mikkelsen (and their likenesses). We look forward to further confusion as more is revealed.
See if you can figure out what's happening in the latest trailer for "Death Stranding."
Comic-Con Announcement of the Week
It's official! Jodie Whittaker, the new Doctor Who, will be making her San Diego Comic-Con debut this year along with her co-stars Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. All the more reason to show up to San Diego Comic-Con in your cosplay best.
Check out our favorite cosplayers from San Diego Comic-Con 2017