Editors' Picks: Our Favorites From the Week of Nov. 4

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 1 week ago

IMDb editors sound off on their favorite stuff from the past seven days of pop culture.

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Andrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead (2010)

Short-Lived Farewell of the Week

SPOILER ALERT!! Rick Grimes was always the man with nine lives on "The Walking Dead," but after 120 episodes, his time was up ... or so we were led to believe. After blowing up a bridge packed with walkers, the grizzled survivor was washed downstream and picked up by a mysterious helicopter, meaning he didn't die. Probably. Either way, while it's true that Andrew Lincoln has made his last appearance on the show, it was quickly revealed that he will be back in a trio of "TWD" spinoff movies, meaning you don't have to say goodbye to Grimes just yet.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in The Grinch (2018)

Nice Guy of the Week

Are audiences ready for a kinder, gentler Grinch? We'll find out on Friday, when the green grouch gets a (slightly) warm and fuzzy retcon — complete with an origin story — in a new animated version of Dr. Seuss' holiday classic. Don't worry; Benedict Cumberbatch provides gravelly gravitas as the voice of the Grinch, so there's something for the holiday hater in all of us, too.

Watch Rashida Jones go 'Grinch'

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Claire Foy in The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story (2018)

Badass of the Week

Seven years after Rooney Mara's turn as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Emmy-winner Claire Foy steps into Lisbeth Salander's platform boots in The Girl in the Spider's Web. But she was far from the only choice for the role ... turns out, everyone from Natalie Portman to Carey Mulligan was considered at one point. Want the full list of potential Lisbeths? We've got you covered:

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Rami Malek and Gwilym Lee in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

We Are the Champions ... of the Week

Queen were always critic-proof, a band so big no scathing review could stop them. And the same can be said about Bohemian Rhapsody, which roared to the top of the U.S. box office last weekend despite mixed reviews and mountains of bad press surrounding the departures of Sacha Baron Cohen (slated to play Freddie Mercury) and director Bryan Singer (he's still credited, per DGA rules). Rhapsody's success suggests that filmgoers don't read trade publications and couldn't give a toss about critical consensus. It's not surprising; after all, five-star reviews don't fill arenas. Or movie theaters.

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Steve Coogan and Shirley Henderson in 24 Hour Party People (2002)

Bohemian Rewatch of the Week

Bohemian Rhapsody's success may have been bad news for critics, but it's a great excuse for you to rediscover some overlooked rock biopics. Like 24 Hour Party People, the fantastic, fourth-wall-busting tale of music impresario Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan), who founded Factory records and the Hacienda nightclub, brought Joy Division and Happy Mondays to the masses, and basically birthed the "Madchester" rave scene. Vibrant and occasionally vitriolic, it gleefully subverts the tenants of the big-screen biography (Coogan even informs the viewer, "This is not a film about me,") making it the perfect rock biopic for anyone who hates rock biopics.

Four more great rock biopics to watch after 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

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Kiernan Shipka in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)

Sabrina's Legal Adventure of the Week

While some of us just have gripes with the writing on "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," there's an entirely different sect raising a larger issue with Netflix's fantasy-horror series. The Satanic Temple, a nontheistic religious and political activist group, has filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit against Netflix and Warner Bros. Television for their depiction of the goat-headed deity Baphomet on the show. Better than any scripted dialogue Kiernan Shipka spits is this excerpt from the Temple's statement on their lawsuit: "[The Temple] does not promote evil and instead holds to the basic principle that undue suffering is bad, and that which reduces suffering is good." Something for the "Sabrina" writers' room to think about.

10 burning questions we have after watching "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"

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Powers Boothe and Timothy Olyphant in Deadwood (2004)

Sequel News of the Week

Twelve long years after "Deadwood" ended its run on HBO (and left die-hard fans in the lurch), the long-awaited movie began production this week, bringing back most of the key players: Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, John Hawkes, Brad Dourif, and Kim Dickens. From what HBO tells us, the plot reunites the characters ten years later to celebrate South Dakota statehood, and old tensions flare up. Creator David Milch wrote the script, and Daniel Minahan, who directed episodes of the original show, directs. McShane, presumably, provides the profanity.

Take a trip down memory lane with the original series trailer

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The 4400 (2004)

Sci-Fi Reboot of the Week

The CW is bringing "The 4400" back! For the uninitiated (which is presumably most of you), the 2004 series revolved around the disappearance — and subsequent reappearance — of 4,400 folks, none of whom have aged a day. (If you're saying, "Hey, that sounds like NBC’s "Manifest," you're right.) The original show also put a young Mahershala Ali on our radar as an Air Force pilot who vanished during the Korean War. If you’re looking for a show along the lines of "Heroes," "Threshold," or "Lost," then this reboot might be your thing.

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