The BMD Week That Was: SAW, PHANTOM THREAD, And (Gulp) Zachary Levi

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.

This week had its fair share of interesting news stories. For starters, we got the trailer for PTA’s Phantom Thread. We learned, sort of, that Justin Lin is coming back to the Fast & Furious franchise. Fucking Zachary Levi is going to play Shazam. Ben Mendelsohn will likely play the villain in Captain Marvel. Gareth Evans might make a Deathstroke movie. And what the hell, there could be a new Lethal Weapon film. Whew.

As for new reviews, we covered Suburbicon, Mansfield 66/67, Geostorm, The Villainess, 24 Hours to Live, and even a theatrical performance of Bat Out of Hell. And while it’s not exactly brand new anymore, Jacob wrote a great article on why you should check out The Foreigner

Emily Sears wrote a 50th anniversary article for Wait Until Dark. We republished an old thing I wrote about RoboCop 2 and then, for the first time, a new thing I wrote about the Saw series. Plus a little something something on Abel Ferrara's incredible The Driller Killer. Collectively we all displayed our adoration for Frances McDormand.

Speaking of saws, Collins’ Crypt tried to understand the crazy non-continuity of the Texas Chain Saw series. Phil offered a fun Bond After Dark. Jacob’s Savage Stack explored the greatness of Darkman. And Meredith said something nice about Poltergeist III. Meanwhile, Andrew Todd is still hanging in there with the Star Trek: Discovery reviews, God love him.

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!