Just the thought of hearing the skhssss ahhh at the opening of an HBO show gets us excited. The network are satisfying our craving with a new season of His Dark Materials. Based on the YA trilogy series of the same name by Philip Pullman, our favourite “Hot Priest” Andrew Scott and BAFTA winner James McAvoy return to our screens for another gripping season. Picking up where the last season left off, Lyra (Dafne Keen) is set for an adventure into the multiverse as the world prepares for the Great War over the mysterious substance, Dust. With the first reason racking in critical acclaim from the BAFTAs to the Satellite Awards, we suggest catching up on the first season ASAP in case you missed out.
New trailers for Ryan Murphy’s The Boys In The Band, and Daniel Craig’s final performance of 007 in this week’s Screen Wonders.
His Dark Materials – season two
James Bond: No Time To Die
A black female version of Bond? We. Are. Sold. Originally set for release earlier this year, Daniel Craig is closing the curtains on his time as 007 with a final exhilarating performance. Joined by Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harries and Rami Malek, Bond is enjoying retirement and has left active services until he is approached by a former friend in need of his help. Propelled back into the life of exploding cars, double-crossing friends and picturesque backdrops, Daniel Craig is set to give us a stunning performance as the seventh James Bond and we’re already missing him.
The Boys In The Band
When Ryan Murphy, Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto are involved, you know it’s going to be more than amazing. Based on the 1968 play of the same name, The Boys In The Band takes us through a group of gay friends who reunite to celebrate one of their birthdays. But when the host’s potentially closeted college roommate shows up uninvited, the evening is thrown into turmoil. The highly anticipated series is giving us Queer Eye vibes with dashes of drama, sass and hidden secrets. The film is set for release on September 30th.
No crashing cars or extraterrestrial creatures at the centre of this film, just a heartwarming family trying to make it through a terminal illness. Centred around a dying mother, a family reunite to spend one final weekend together before she ends her life. Filled with sadness and family tiffs, the film starring Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton and Mia Wasikowska is set to premiere September 18th.
Spontaneous exploding students? Based on the hilarious novel of the same name, two seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to make it through their final year when students start randomly exploding. Yes, you read that right. When they realise tomorrow can no longer be promised, the two begin their unexpected romance among their exploding students. Starring 13 Reasons Why’s Katherine Langford and Charlie Plummer, the comedy is set for release 2nd October.
A biopic of American feminist Gloria Steinem has finally come to life and we couldn’t be more excited. Based on the life of the world-recognised journalist and social-political activist, the film takes us through Steinem’s biography My Life on the Road where we see the activist release the first issue of the controversial Ms. magazine and kickstart her advocacy for women’s rights in the media. With the film starring Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander and Janelle Monae, we’re thinking Oscars and BAFTAs abound for this empowering film.