The BMD Week In Review: THOR, STRANGER THINGS, And Halloween

Shining a light on those hard to reach stories.

Most days, a whole lot of stuff passes across our front page. Sometimes worthy stories disappear a bit too quickly. For that reason, we’re putting together an overview of how the week went down. From crazy news stories, to editorials we love, to just plain goofy articles that deserve a second look - this is The BMD Week that Was.

What a week (and I’m not just saying that because it was Halloween and the Astros won the world series). A ton has happened in the last seven days.

Let’s start with news. We learned a bit more of what The Predator would be about thanks to Thomas Jane. We got an unexpected new Star Wars trailer. We learned that Christoph Waltz will not come back for Bond 25 (and then Phil wrote a great article about who could take his place). Jordan Peele is going to help bring The Twilight Zone back to TV. And Starry Eyes duo Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch will bring us a new adaptation of Pet Sematary. The Stephen King resurgence continues! Too bad it doesn't include The Dark Tower.

On the review front, Mandy and I covered Stranger Things season two, I suffered through The David S. Pumpkins Animated Halloween Special, and had a blast with Thor: Ragnarok. Jacob reviewed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Darkest Hour. Sid got LBJ, Last Flag Flying, and Jigsaw. Meanwhile, Andrew covered a crazy-sounding film called Caniba, Nintendo’s new Mario game, and the best episode of Star Trek: Discovery yet.

We had some great features as well. Meredith told us all about her trip to the haunted Winchester house. Kalyn had a great time talking to special effects wizards Josh & Sierra Russell. And Jacob looked at the amazing The Seven-Ups as well as the also amazing Candyman.

To celebrate the release of Thor: Ragnarok, we had a look at modern Thor comics, a history of the Hulk talking, a guide to who (besides Thor) has been able wield Mjolnir, an interview with screenwriter Eric Pearson and a look at the history and future of the MCU. We also had a couple great articles on The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which is about as different from Thor: Ragnarok as you can get.

Broad Cinema examined Sunset Boulevard. Collins’ Crypt went through a few April Fool’s Day movies. Leigh Monson was able to say something nice about Predator 2. And the BMD staff discussed our favorite Halloween movies.

So if you're bored this weekend and looking for something to read, I do believe we are your Huckleberry. Have fun, and we'll see you next week!

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