One of my favorite musicals, Memphis the story of a white DJ who brings black music to the south is a rocking good time and the show you take non-musical fans to. Memphis, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, will come to the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., for a limited engagement.
Tickets are on sale now for three performances on Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) and Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. (doors at 1 p.m.) and 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.). Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, WarnerTheatreDC.com, at the Warner Theatre Box Office and by phone at 800-745-3000.
In Woody Allen’s new film, Irrational Man, Joaquin Phoenix stars as a philosophy professor who seems overwhelmed by something even deeper than despair. Even a perky student played by Emma Stone can’t seem to lift his spirits.
Then, suddenly, he springs to life – amazing everyone, though no one more than himself – as can be seen in the first trailer for Irrational Man, following the jump. Irrational Man will be in theaters on July 24th. Continue reading Philosophical Trailer: Irrational Man!
Or, what Vin Diesel does in his sparetime…
Follow the jump to the first trailer for The Last Witch Hunter. The Last Witch Hunter opens on October 23rd.
In what has to be a first, A&E, History and Lifetime have greenlit a remake of the ground-breaking limited series, Roots – the miniseries that told the origins of Author Alex Haley’s family in America.
The event series, which will include original cast member LeVar Burton as an executive producer, will be simulcast on all three networks in 2016.
Follow the jump for further details.
Angela Bassett is going for the natural horror hat trick. Bassett has signed up for her third straight stint on American Horror Story – joining Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley and Chloë Sevigny on American Horror Story: Hotel.
Follow the jump for details (such as they are with this show).
Fir the first time, a major network is trying the digital model on for size. Following its two-hour premiere on NBC, the network will offer all thirteen episodes of David Duchovny’s new series, Aquarius, available online.
Aquarius is the story of an old school homicide detective (Duchovny) and the young undercover cop (Grey Damon) whose search for a missing girl leads them into the path of Charles Manson.
Aquarius premieres on NBC on May 28th. The show’s thirteen episodes will then be available online at NBC.com and on the NBC app for four weeks – while the show’s episodes are released weekly on the network. For more, follow the jump.
They are polar opposites – Batman, The Dark Knight/scare-the-crap-out-the-bad-guys night time avenger and Superman, The Big Blue Boy Scout representing truth, justice and the American way.
Somehow these two have become the best of friends – and Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken is going to explore what happens when this legendary bromance gets competitive. Adam West and Burt Ward join the voice cast for this extra-special/looney episode, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship Is Magic.
This will the third time Robot Chicken has taken aim at the DC universe and it’s coming to a TV screen near you, this fall – along the show’s eighth season. Follow the jump for details.
Hulu has been busy – its audience is up; it’s made deals to add Seinfeld and programming from AMC (including The Walking Dead), as well as setting a solid slate of Hulu Originals – with Stephen King’s 11/22/63 as its big event for 2016.
For more, follow the jump.
With only two more sleeps before The Avengers: Age of Ultron is officially released, it might be fun to look at the reactions the cast got while touring the world to meet fans, talk about the movie and spread the Marvel love around.
To that end, follow the jump to get a wee bit of new footage (Fury speaks!) and marvel (yes I went there) at how beloved the Avengers are pretty much everywhere.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens wide (really wide) on May 1st.
The 2015 summer blockbuster season has commenced! Accordingly, this week’s GeekScholars Movie News begins with a preview of May 2015, including the hosts’ Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for:
- The Avengers: Age of Ultron – May 1st
- Mad Max: Fury Road – May 15th
- Pitch Perfect 2 – May 15th
- Tomorrowland – May 22nd
- Aloha – May 22nd
- San Andreas – May 29th