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The Halftime Report: Week of 2/29

February 29, 2016


Congrats to Leo for finally getting his Oscar, but now that award season is over, we can finally focus on what’s important: binging season 4 of House of Cards. Here is this week’s Halftime Report.


Album Releases:

Plaza – Quilt, Release Date: 2/26

The sophomore album from this Boston-based trio combined elements of psychedelic and folk rock.

Under The Covers – Ninja Sex Party, Release Date: 3/4

This music comedy duo draws comparisons to the great Flight of the Conchords, and provide as many catchy tunes as laughs.

We Can Do Anything – Violent Femmes, Release Date: 3/4

This alternative rock band, borrowing from both punk and folk, are releasing their first album since 2000.


Movie Premieres for 3/4:

London Has Fallen

This sequel to the 2013 action film, Olympus Has Fallen, brings back actors Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, and Aaron Eckhart. In the wake of the British Prime Minister’s sudden death, head secret service agent Mike Banning (Butler) must work with the President and Vice President to thwart a plot to turn the world into chaos.


This Disney, animated feature tells the story of a rabbit police officer who must team up with a fox that is a con artist in order to stop a criminal. This world of anthropomorphic animals features the voices of Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, J.K. Simmons, and Idris Elba.

The Other Side of the Door

This horror film, scheduled to premiere on March 4th, depicts a husband and wife grieving the loss of their young son. In an attempt to supernaturally contact their recently deceased child, the couple accidentally opens a door allowing demonic spirits to enter the realm of the living. Cast includes Sarah Wayne Callies and Jeremy Sisto.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Tina Fey stars in this American war comedy based on the memoir of international journalist Kim Barker titled, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Fey portrays a warfront journalist who develops a hectic relationship with a Scottish journalist played by Martin Freeman.


TV Premieres:  

Gotham (2/28, 8:00pm, Fox)

A Year in Space (3/2, 8:00pm, PBS)

House of Cards (3/4, Netflix)


DC Concerts:

Future – 2/29, Fillmore Silver Spring

Janet Jackson – 3/1, Verizon Center

Cee Lo Green – 3/1, Howard Theatre

Ra Ra Riot – 3/6, 9:30 Club


DC Theater:

Othello, Shakespeare Theatre Company – Sidney Harman Hall, Closes 3/27

Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical, Olney Theatre, Closes 3/6

Romeo and Juliet, The Synetic Theatre, Closes 3/27

Shear Madness, The Kennedy Center, Closes 6/12


DC Events:

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Skating – ends 3/13

Womanimal: Zine Art by Caroline Paquita – ends 5/13

INTERSECTIONS Arts Festival, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 2/26 – 3/6

Washington, DC Independent Film Festival 2016, 3/4 – 3/13

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