Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things From the Week of June 11

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 11 months ago

IMDb Editors highlight their favorite things from the week.

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Danai Gurira at an event for Lie to Me (2009)

Casting Announcement of the Week

The warrior Okoye will return! Danai Gurira will be joining the cast of 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, and we assume she will be kicking ass alongside the Avengers once Thanos finally acquires the Infinity Stones and takes on the galaxy. Gurira will debut in Black Panther on Feb. 16, 2018. Gurira plays Okoye head of the order of the Dora Milajie, the all-female bodyguard order tasked with protecting the Wakandan king.

Watch the Black Panther trailer a few more times

Idris Elba in Luther (2010)

Series Return of the Week

It's been almost two years since our favorite unstable detective, DCI John Luther (Idris Elba), tore up London, taking on a cannibalistic serial killer, and we thought at the end of Season 4 that it might be really be the end. Thankfully, BBC America proved us wrong by announcing that "Luther" will be back for a four-episode fifth season and will start filming in 2018.

Check out our list of TV renewals and cancellations

Jon Bass and Kelly Rohrbach in Baywatch (2017)

Trending Star of the Week

Even though Baywatch has stepped aside to make room for the summer's bigger film franchises, fans of Kelly Rohrbach have kept the actress who plays C.J. Parker in the Top 10 of IMDb's STARmeter since the movie's release. Astute TV followers might have caught her in a May episode of "Angie Tribeca." Which means you'll have a rerun of that to tide you over until we learn more about her next project.

Browse our Summer Movie Guide

Diego Luna, Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons in Flatliners (2017)

Revival of the Week

Flatliners is coming back from the dead, more than 25 years after the original. But don't mistake this for a remake. Kiefer Sutherland is reprising the role of Nelson from the first film, although he isn't seen in the creepy first trailer.

Click here to watch the trailer

Tom Holland at an event for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Off-Duty Superhero Photo of the Week

Please enjoy this photo of Tom Holland and puppy at a Spider-Man: Homecoming blue-carpet event.

More good news: The new Peter Parker let it slip this week that he's on board for a trilogy of movies, firming up the thought that Homecoming will be the next great superhero movie this year.

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Robert Sheehan, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Antonia Thomas, and Iwan Rheon in Misfits (2009)

Remake of the Week

Freeform has announced it is making a U.S. version of "Misfits," the British fantasy series in which a group of young offenders obtain supernatural powers after an electrical storm. The premise is strong. And if this new version can capture the fun, edgy nature of the original, count us in.

Check out 21 upcoming streaming shows

Jessica Rothe in Happy Death Day (2017)

Derivative Yet Promising Trailer of the Week

Jessica Rothe (the gal in the light green dress in La La Land) stars in Happy Death Day, an upcoming horror movie that mashes together Final Destination and Groundhog Day (and Edge of Tomorrow ...oh, and Before I Fall). The story of a coed who has to live the day of her death over and over again until she unmasks and outwits her killer seems to have a welcome sense of humor about itself. We want a time-lapse video of Rothe's increasingly crazy eye makeup.

Watch the trailer


Superhero Excitement of the Week

If you haven't seen the new Black Panther trailer, you need to. It looks amazing. Chadwick Boseman does a commendable job of standing his ground in the overly crowded cast of the last Captain America movie, and we can't wait to see what he does with his own movie.

Check out our new Guide to Superheroes

Owen Wilson and Cristela Alonzo in Cars 3 (2017)

Racecar Duo of the Week

It's been six years since Pixar last released a movie in the Cars franchise. And this time around in Cars 3, the vaunted animation house is turning its focus back to a familiar face and voice in Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson). Joining the mix are new characters voiced by the likes of Armie Hammer, Kerry Washington, and Nathan Fillion. But the most consequential addition is Cristela Alonzo, who voices Cruz Ramirez, the young, plucky trainer who is tasked with helping McQueen restore his mojo ... and who ends up finding her own as well.

Watch our interview with the stars of Cars 3

Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas, and Robert MacNaughton in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Movie Anniversary of the Week

The 35th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial gave us pause to reflect on the timeless appeal of an alien with an unyielding desire to phone home. The charming storyline, the strong ensemble cast, and the stirring score are just a couple of reasons to revisit (or discover) this with loved ones.

Discover 22 facts you might not know about E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

GLENDALE, CA - JUNE 09: Miles Jai dressed as The Babadook arrives at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 9 Finale Taping at Alex Theatre on June 9, 2017 in Glendale, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)

Monster of the Week

We're all all about The Babadook this week. Babadook, the monster from the 2014 Australian horror film, has made quite a return (don't call it a comeback!) after a reference to him as a gay icon went viral. He's now making special appearances all over the place, including in person and on T-shirts in Pride parades worldwide and the Season 9 finale taping of RuPaul's Drag Race. We know the Babadook will be making special appearances in many homes this month.

Browse Scary Good, IMDb's Guide to Horror

Cary Grant in Becoming Cary Grant (2017)

Documentary of the Week

Very few people come across as sophisticated or as debonair as Cary Grant. He embodied such grace and style that it's hard to believe that he wasn't born that way. How Archie Leach became Cary Grant is the subject of Becoming Cary Grant, a documentary that draws from Grant's home movies, excerpts from his unpublished writings, and clips from his movies to tell the story of his unique self-transformation into an international icon.

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A thousand alien civilizations, one incredible city. Meet the Pearls, our exclusive #Valerian #AlienOfTheWeek

Alien of the Week

We're really looking forward to Luc Besson's return to space 20 years after The Fifth Element. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is based on the comic books that Besson has loved since childhood, and this week we have an exclusive look at The Pearls, a race of powerful celestial beings whose future depends on the heroic duo of Valerian and Laureline.

Learn more about Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.