Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things From the Week of May 14

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 5 months ago

IMDb Editors highlight their favorite things from the week.

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Jim Henson, Dave Goelz, and Kathryn Mullen in The Dark Crystal (1982)

Incredible Childhood Nostalgia News of the Week

Round up your Fizzgigs and hop on your Landstriders. The Dark Crystal is back! Our inner-children are running around in circles with excitement as Netflix announced Thursday they there are bringing the beloved '80s Jim Henson fantasy classic back with a 10-episode prequel series, "Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance." No word on when the series will air yet. But we know what we'll be binge-watching the moment it does.

Read more about the "Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance"

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69th Cannes Film Festival 2016 Hands of Stone photocall

Trending Star of the Week

Movie viewers will probably best remember Ana de Armas from her recent work in War Dogs and Hands of Stone. But it was the release of the trailer for Blade Runner 2049 that piqued IMDb fan interest in the actress, who plays Joi in the movie. Buoyed by popular reception of the trailer, Ana catapulted to the top 10 of IMDb's STARmeter for the week.

Video: How does the trailer for Blade Runner 2049 compare with scenes from the original Blade Runner?

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Michelle Yeoh and Sonequa Martin-Green in Star Trek: Discovery (2017)

Geek-Out of the Week

We have been anxiously waiting for any news on "Star Trek: Discovery," and we were blown away by the first trailer. So far, we learned that the timeline takes place 10 years before Kirk and Spock on the Enterprise and that there are two kickass women in charge: Captain Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) and Michael Turnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), who is taking on her first command. This teaser feels more like a movie than a TV series. If the point was to get us excited, it worked!

Watch (or rewatch over and over) the trailer

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Iain Armitage in Young Sheldon (2017)

Mini Me of the Week

TV Upfront Week provides fans first looks into the upcoming season. One of our favorite photos is from "Young Sheldon," Chuck Lorre's "Big Bang Theory" prequel, which showcases the early life of Sheldon Lee Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D., played as an adult by Jim Parsons and now as a child by Iain Armitage.

View more latest stills

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Poster design by Vasilis Marmatakis

Poster of the Week

The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos returns to Cannes this week with his new film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, a story of a surgeon (Colin Farrell) who makes an unthinkable sacrifice as the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. We just felt a chill. The poster was designed Vasilis Marmatakis, who also created the striking imagery for posters for Lanthimos' 2011 drama Alps as well as The Lobster.

See more latest posters

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Jennifer Lawrence in Mother! (2017)

Runner Up for Poster of the Week

We know very little about Mother!, Darren Aronofsky's collaboration with Jennifer Lawrence aside from the fact the horror/thriller will be in the US on October 13, 2017 and its centered on a couple who find their tranquil life upended by unexpected visitors. The beautiful poster, which to us seems inspired by the painter Mark Ryden, finds J-Law looking at peace as she literally offers her heart to an unseen recipient.

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Katherine Waterston in Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien Face-Off of the Week

As Alien: Covenant hits theaters, we sat down with director Ridley Scott and stars including Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston to talk about the big questions posed by the film, and which of their previous characters would fare best against the Xenomorph.

Find out which characters the cast chose | Watch the cast tackle the big questions raised by the film

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John Goodman, Roseanne Barr, Michael Fishman, Alicia Goranson, and Laurie Metcalf

Revival of the Week

Not long after confirmation that '90s sitcom "Will & Grace" will be returning to NBC's Thursday night lineup, ABC announced that it will stage its own nostalgia revival with "Roseanne," Roseanne Barr's groundbreaking family sitcom that helped to redefine the genre in its initial nine-season run. The revival will return in 2018 for eight episodes and will feature nearly the entire original cast.

View Roseanne Barr Through the Years | Read news about the "Roseanne" revival

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Matt Dillon, Bridget Fonda, and Chris Cornell in Singles (1992)

Movie Rewatch of the Week

In honor of the passing of Seattle native and icon of the grunge music scene Chris Cornell, we'll be listening to Soundgarden on repeat and watching the generation-defining, Gen X classic Singles, which features the late singer's only movie appearance.

View our Chris Cornell remembrance gallery

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Jason Bateman and Michael Cera in Arrested Development (2003)

Renewal of the Week

As sure as there's always money in the banana stand, the family Bluth is reuniting for a fifth season of "Arrested Development." Netflix revived the comedy in May 2013 to mixed reviews. But creator Mitchell Hurwitz and the entire series regular cast, including Jason Bateman, will return for the new episodes in 2018. So, we’re optimistic it will return to its brilliant best.

Check out more renewed and canceled shows

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2016 Golden Globes: Show Photos

Exciting Sci-Fi News of the Week

Just when you thought TV couldn't get any better, it just did. We are always on the lookout for new sci-fi series, and it looks like TNT will be delivering in spades. The network announced that Ridley Scott will be developing a night of new sci-fi shows ... That's right: Sometime in the near future, we're getting a Ridley Scott, original sci-fi series night on TNT. Incredible ... We're just going to let that sink in.

Read more about Ridley Scott's new sci-fi night

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Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams

Cannes Photo of the Week

We're always excited when Cannes Film Festival season hits full stride. And this week, we marveled at all the memorable photos from the festival's opening night, including this shot of two of Hollywood's most talented leading ladies.

View more photos from the 2017 Cannes Film Festival