THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
with JAMES BROWN! After Martin Luther King Jr. was assasinated on on April 4, 1968, there was widespread turmoil throughout our nation's cities. On the night of April 5th, James Brown brought the city of Boston together and kept the riots at bay. This is The Night James Brown Saved Boston.
DEREK SMALLS advance streams Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing). HE WROTE THIS.
LAURA VEIRS advance streams The Lookout.
LOGAN RICHARDSON advance streams Blues People.
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS tribute compilation, I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas, is streaming now.
THE LA's: "There She Goes." Again.
THE BREEDERS are profiled by Rolling Stone.
MELODY'S ECHO CHAMBER: Ms. Prochet talks to Pitchfork about coming back from a serious health scare.
CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry wonders when the effing dominos are gonna fall on the music business.
THE NUMBER ONES looks at Bobby Vee's fascinating life story and at "Take Good Care Of My Baby," his sole chart-topper.
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include A Quiet Place, which is currently scoring 97 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Blockers, which is scoring 82 percent; The Miracle Season, scoring 33 percent; and Chappaquiddick, scoring 79 percent.
BLACK PANTHER will contribute to lifting a 35-year old ban of theatrical screenings in Saudi Arabia. Which is doubly interesting given the parallels bewteen the economies of the Kingdom and Wakanda.
HIGH FIDELITY is coming to TV with a female lead?
SIMON PEGG has responded to speculation that Quentin Tarantino could direct a Star Trek movie, saying that he doubts the project will materialize.
JENNA DEWAN denied various rumors surrounding her split with Channing Tatum.
BRAD PITT: Dating an MIT professor?
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA has shingles. Dude, take your shot.
EMILY BLUNT opens up about stuttering, which afflicted actors from Marilyn Monroe to Bruce Willis.
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE: Terry Gilliam took 20 years to share this trailer.
A HERD OF ELEPHANTS gathers to help out a newborn baby stuck in the mud...his mom was inexperienced, so his grandmother had to step in to guide the herd.
JENNIFER GARNER is mourning the death of her pet chicken Regina George.
THE SQUIRREL THREAT: A militant rodent's life was saved, with an assist from The Office.
PIRANHAS are the new alligators in the sewers.