The Pitch: Six mysterious strangers from all walks of life receive the same gift from somebody close to them: a puzzle box, which once solved, reveals an offer. For $10,000, all each has to do is survive a series of cutting-edge escape rooms. Nobody involved seems to have too many questions
The Pitch: After the West Coast vibes of Season Two nearly soured the entire franchise, Nic Pizzolatto returns to the rustic roots that made the first season of True Detective so compelling. It’s a dizzying case spread across three separate time periods — the ’80s, the ’90s, and the mid-aughts
The Pitch: In this special choose-your-own-adventure Black Mirror set in 1984, young programmer Stefan (Fionn Whitehead) struggles to design an adventure game patterned after an ambitious sci-fi book called Bandersnatch, written by a controversial writer who met a grisly fate. However, as Stefan’s choices (and that of the viewer/player) grow
The Pitch: An exceptionally Step Brothers-ian pair of alleged geniuses, Detective Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell) and Doctor John Watson (John C. Reilly), are on the hunt as usual for their nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Ralph Fiennes). But when Sherlock becomes convinced that the real Moriarty has left the country, and that a
The Lowdown: One Direction was never meant to last. Simon Cowell took five teenage boys who had been eliminated from The X Factor and reformed them into a pecuniary powerhouse. Together they steamrolled radio charts and sold out stadiums across the world. But all that commercial success hid the fact
The Pitch: Previously told in documentary form as Marwencol in 2010, Welcome to Marwen is the fictional studio take on Mark Hogancamp’s fascinating true story. Beaten and left for dead by a gang of homophobes, Hogancamp (Steve Carell) was attacked because, while drunk, he demurred about enjoying and wearing women’s shoes.
The Lowdown: Entering the 10th year of his musical career, Chicago native Vic Mensa has become one of the most genuine acts in contemporary rap. This recognition is due in part to his remarkable ability to weave creative wordplay into personal and socially conscious storytelling. Like A Tribe Called Quest or
The Lowdown: It’s been nearly a year since Gucci Mane’s last project, El Gato: The Human Glacier. That break would be unremarkable for most artists, but considering Guwop dropped three projects in 2016 following his release from prison, fans were definitely hungry. While El Gato was short, featureless, and produced almost exclusively