The BMD Week That Was: Tarantino And WAR FOR THE PLANET Of The Apes

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.

The big shakeup this week came with the news that Quentin Tarantino’s next might be a film about the Manson Family. In addition to covering it news-wise, we also had a great article from Lindsey Romain on what this isn’t as bad an idea as some of you think.

This weekend also marks the release of the great War for the Planet of the Apes. Our review (by Michael Gingold) is here, but we also have interesting interviews from producer Dylan Clark and director Matt Reeves.

War isn't the only recent movie we talked about however. Baby Driver's incredible opening scene is now out there for you to see. And when it comes to The Big Sick, another film we totally adore, Meredith had a cool talk with Emily V. Gordon and while Jacob made a case for the film's chances as an Oscar contender (spoiler: its chances are good). Speaking of Jacob, my guy also did psychedelics and watched The Bad Batch

In other events, Dave Schilling wrote a review of the upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Mandy Jeronimus wrote a fun primer for The L Word since it looks like it could be making a return, author Rob Hart stopped by to discuss the great Three Days of the Condor, Angelica Jade Bastién discussed her issues with the upcoming Wonder Woman comics, and Jacob had a seriously outstanding discussion with exploitation filmmaker Gary Sherman.

Say Something Nice was kind to Brain Scan this week, Broad Cinema looked at Ella Enchanted, Collins' Crypt explored the weird, Canadian slasher Curtains, and Jeremy Smith joined our rotating cast of Twin Peaks: The Return reviewers. And of course, my main man Phil talked some Bond.

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!