But fear not. I’ve got you covered with what to check out, whether you head to the movie theater or stay home on the couch.
Three things to watch:
Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal may feel like an odd pairing, but they have more in common than you may know.
If you are craving laughs and real-deal movie popcorn, check out the hilarious pair in their new film, “Here Today.”
Crystal plays a comedy writer in the early stages of dementia who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a singer played by Haddish.
Inspired by the short story “The Prize” by Alan Zweibel, Crystal cowrote and directed the film.
It’s in theaters Friday.
“Mortal Kombat” is currently in theaters, but also streaming on HBO Max (owned by CNN’s parent company) if you aren’t comfortable enough yet to venture out.
‘The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness’
As the weather heats up, this one feels timely in its terror.
The summer of 1976 was blazing hot in New York City, and the Big Apple was gripped by fear when a series of seemingly random shootings and murders began.
Authorities would hunt for the “Son of Sam” serial killer, as he came to be known, over the next 13 months. This docuseries examines journalist Maury Terry’s obsession with the case and his belief that the murders were linked to a satanic cult.
It’s currently streaming on Netflix.
Two things to listen to:
Singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha’s highly anticipated sophomore album, “Better Mistakes,” drops Friday.
“Success has changed a lot for me. I used to think it was being #1, getting Grammys,” Rexha said. “But I feel like success to me is balance. It’s health, first and foremost. Health and happiness — physically and mentally.”
Speaking of being in the spotlight, no group has been more so over the past year than late-night television hosts.
One thing to talk about:
Come through, Billie Eilish!
Beyond looking like she’s completely ready for a hot girl summer, Eilish had plenty to say about life in the industry.
That includes owning her agency, her art and her look.
Something to sip on
Close curated the spoken-word pieces and artists to go along with Nash’s compositions, which were recorded with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
As a DMV (DC-Maryland-Virginia) native, I was deeply appreciative of the moment — and even more so after Close told me her dance was not at all scripted, though she had been prepped on the song she would be asked about and had watched the music video.
She loved that her viral moment helped bring attention to some of the legendary artists behind the music.
“It was such a great thing for me because I, of course, being me, I didn’t know about go-go. I didn’t know about the whole incredible music family: The Backyard Band, E.U., Sugar Bear, the whole DMV (sound). It informed me,” she told me.
“I was so thrilled that a lot of those musicians were interviewed and made comments and Spike Lee (whose 1988 “School Daze” film soundtrack made “Da Butt” a hit) and his family called me. It was very cool.”
Even cooler for us Ms. Close, we can assure you.