Halftime Leisure

The Halftime Report: Week of 3/21

March 21, 2016

Early spring means two things: The weather is finally starting to warm up, and the entertainment industry is in a lull. Still, we searched the nooks and crannies and found some diamonds in the rough for the week ahead.

Album Releases:

Post Pop Depression – Iggy Pop – 3/18

No big name albums this week, but Iggy Pop’s newest album, made in collaboration with members of Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys looks to present a new musical spin for the respected artist.


Movie Premieres for 3/25:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

This expansion of the DC universe finally allows the Dark Knight and the Son of Krypton to meet on the big screen. Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) will star alongside several other DC superhero characters, and it is set in the events immediately following the 2013 film, The Man of Steel.

Get a Job

Miles Teller and Anna Kendrick star as recent college grads struggling to find employment along with their comedic ensemble of friends in similar situations. The film  is scheduled for limited release this Friday.

Born to be Blue

This biographical, Canadian film tells the story of American jazz musician, Chet Baker. Specifically, the film follows a the musician’s climb back into the limelight during the 1960’s. Baker is portrayed by Ethan Hawke alongside Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo and Callum Keith Rennie.


TV Premieres:  

The Americans (3/16, 10:00pm, FX)

Happy Valley (3/16,  Netflix)

Daredevil (3/18, Netflix)


DC Concerts:

Rihanna – 3/22, Verizon Center

The Who – 3/24, Verizon Center

Vance Joy – 3/25-3/26, 9:30 Club


DC Theater:

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

Superman 2050, The Kennedy Center, 4/1 – 4/3

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

Shear Madness, The Kennedy Center, Closes 6/12



DC Events:

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

Washington, DC Environmental Film Festival – 3/15 – 3/26

Cherry Blossom Festival: Concerts, Events, and Activities – 3/21 – 4/15

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