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The Halftime Report: Week of 4/4

April 4, 2016


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You may just be waiting for the new season of Game of Thrones to premiere, but restless anticipation won’t make it come any sooner. To help take your mind off of the wait, check out some of the more immediate upcoming events in this week’s Halftime Report.

Album Releases:

Everything You’ve Come to Expect – The Last Shadow Puppets – 4/1

The sophomore album from this British, indie rock supergroup, fronted by the Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner, looks to continue the success of their 2008 debut, which reached number 1 in the UK.

Weezer – Weezer – 4/1

It may have taken twenty-two years, but Weezer have finally made it to their fourth self-titled album. A self-described attempt to return to their ‘90s glory, we can only hope that the band is successful.

Human Performance – Parquet Courts – 4/8

One of the most popular indie rock bands today, Parquet Courts will look to continue adding their experimental twist to the genre with this upcoming album.


 

Movie Premieres for 4/8:

Mr. Right

Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick star in this action-comedy. Martha (Kendrick) falls in love with a man named Francis (Rockwell) who is her perfect match, but he moonlights as a hitman. Martha is suddenly thrown into his world as they run for their lives from the cartels that formerly employed Francis.

Demolition

A successful investment banker rapidly unravels in the wake of his wife’s sudden death. In order to recollect himself from this tragedy, he decides to literally take apart the pieces of the life he once had and start over again. He finds solace in the company of a woman and her young son as he struggles to move on. Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts star.

Everybody Wants Some!!

Richard Linklater’s latest film follows a group of college athletes as they grapple with the new found freedoms of young adulthood. Set in 1980’s Texas, the film follows a freshman, played by Blake Jenner, thrown into the college world. Ryan Guzman and Tyler Hoechlin also star.

The Boss

Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell come together for this new comedy about a shrewd business mogul (McCarthy) who finds herself broke and unemployed after being arrested for insider trading. She is forced to move in with her former assistant (Bell) and her young daughter. Together they begin to concoct a new business venture.


 

TV Premieres:  

Conan in Korea (4/9, 11:00pm, TBS)

Fear the Walking Dead (4/10,  AMC)

House of Lies (4/10, Showtime)


 

DC Concerts:

Daughter – 4/6, 9:30 Club

Duran Duran – 4/8, Verizon Center

Smashing Pumpkins – 4/10, Lincoln Theatre


 

DC Theater:

Shear Madness, The Kennedy Center, Closes 6/12

After the War, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Closes 4/17

Falling Out of Time, Theater J, Closes 4/17


 

DC Events:

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

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

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival  – 4/9

Washington Nationals Home Opener – 4/7



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