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19.09.2023 - 20:17 / metroweekly.com
Titanic? Those of a certain age will recall the hype and hysteria of James Cameron’s 1997 film starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. Lines formed at movie theaters around the world, many being turned away by sold-out notices.
Others would see it multiple times, forming a fan base that would endure to this day.Marla Mindelle, Constance Rousouli, and Tye Blue were among the legions of loyalists who would help it become the highest grossing movie at the time. (It was the first film in history to reach the one billion dollar mark.)Years later, this trio of working actors decided to write a parody of the film and Titanique (★★★★☆) was born.
It began as a humble, one-night-only staged concert at Los Angeles’ Sorting Room Theater in December 2017. New York City’s Green Room played host to the show in 2018, where it played for a weekend in August and returned for an encore performance in November.Audiences were hooked, but — apart from a streamed presentation during 2020’s lockdown — it would take four years and some major Broadway producers to create a full production of the inspired send-up.On June 14, 2022, the Off-Broadway production premiered in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood at the modest Asylum Theatre.
After rave reviews and multiple extensions, it sailed east to Union Square, reopening at the Daryl Roth Theatre in November.After nearly a year, the ship is still in tip-top, hilarious shape despite numerous cast changes. Although it maintains the general plot of the now classic blockbuster film, Titanique adds a surprise guest to the roster of passengers: “Celine Dion,” who serves as the narrator and scene stealer aboard the ill-fated vessel.Mindelle and Rousouli originally embodied the roles of Dion and Jack.
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Margaret Qualley is opening up about her love life, as well as her famous family.
Maja Hoffmann has been officially confirmed as President of the Locarno Film Festival following a vote at an Extraordinary General Assembly on Wednesday.
Naman Ramachandran Disney’s Hercule Poirot film “A Haunting in Venice” debuted atop the U.K. and Ireland box office with £2.1 million ($2.7 million), according to numbers released by Comscore. In its second weekend, in second place, Warner Bros.’ “The Nun II” collected £1.1 million for a total of £3.8 million.
EXCLUSIVE: Emily Mann, who directed Daphne Rubin-Vega in the 2012 Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, will re-team with both the actor and the playwright in December with an Off Broadway revival of The Night of the Iguana co-starring Tim Daly.
“Book of Mormon” stars Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells return to Broadway.The dynamic duo are starring in “Gutenberg! The Musical!” at the James Earl Jones Theatre up until Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024.“I think the Beatles regret never getting back together,” Gad joked in an interview with Broadway Time.
Whitney Cinkala Variety has announced the lineup for its annual Business of Broadway Breakfast, presented by City National Bank and taking place in New York on Oct. 2.
Alissa Simon Film Critic Britain’s official post-WWI administration of Palestine lasted from 1920-48 and is probably the UK colonial enterprise least addressed by its fiction filmmakers. But now prolific writer-director Michael Winterbottom (“The Trip,” “A Mighty Heart”) uses that complicated era as a backdrop to the compelling historical romance “Shoshana.” A passion project 15 years in the making and based on real people and events, the film employs the ill-fated, cross-cultural relationship between a ranking member of the British Palestine Police Force and a young Jewish woman to explore the way extremism and violence push people apart, forcing them to choose sides.
The Mail on Sunday newspaper reports that , in all likelihood, will not return to screens following a near-fatal crash involving one of its star presenters, Freddie Flintoff. Following the show being put “on hold” in March, the paper claims that the hit show’s production team has been dismantled.
Craig Gillespie’s comedy-drama Dumb Money starts its three-step platform release this weekend courtesy of Sony, opening in eight theaters in LA, NY, Chicago, DC, Boston and San Francisco ahead of an expansion next week and a Sept. 29 wide release. Gillespie (I, Tonya, Lars and the Real Girl) saw lots of love in Toronto for the premiere of his tale of meme stocks, retail traders, riches and battles won and lost. Opening week cinemas include AMC Century City and The Grove (LA); AMC Lincoln Square, Regal Union Square (NY); AMC River East (Chicago); AMC Georgetown; AMC Boston Commons; and AMC Metreon (San Francisco).
The 2023 Beyond Fest lineup is set. America’s biggest genre-focused festival is returning this month with a 55-film slate that includes a Roger Corman career celebration, special screening of The Abyss with James Cameron, the world premiere of Legendary’s It’s a Wonderful Knife and much more.
Former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt has proudly showcased her stunning pearly whites after 'hating' her teeth when she was younger.The 32-year-old flashed a beaming smile and revealed to fans that she was bullied for her teeth after being hit by a car as a teenager. Scarlett admitted that her teeth turned black and were left "smashed" following an accident when she was on her bike.This led to other kids teasing her for it, but now the new mum says she's got a smile to be "proud of".The I'm A Celeb winner opened up about the incident a few years ago and said, "I was on my bike when I was 11 and a car hit me.The nerves had gone, so I had black teeth at the front.
Nicki Minaj shared a preview at an unreleased track from her upcoming new album ‘Pink Friday 2’ at the 2023 MTV VMAs tonight (September 12).The rapper delivered an understated performance of her latest single ‘Last Time I Saw You’ at the event at Newark’s Prudential Center.She appeared on stage cloaked in a giant black cape, with the set lit with colourful lasers at different points in the performance. At the end, with the cape removed, she told the crowd: “It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t give you a ‘Pink Friday 2’ exclusive.”As the music switched from the emotional pop song into a hip-hop beat, she began rapping the unreleased track.
Taylor Swift has praised Jack Antonoff and said she “will continue making music until 2089” with him while collecting an award at the 2023 MTV VMAs.The star won the award for Song Of The Year for her single ‘Anti-Hero’ – her second trophy of the night following the award for Best Pop.“I’m really, really lucky that I get to write songs with one of my best friends in the world,” Swift said. “His name is Jack Antonoff, he is so talented it’s incomprehensible.
Starz has hired veteran entertainment executive Sofia Chang as EVP, Chief Distribution Officer. Based in New York, Chang will report into Alison Hoffman, Starz President of Domestic Networks. In her new role, Chang will oversee all of the streaming platform’s sales activities with multichannel video and digital distributors in the U.S.
Marta Balaga Director Katja Gauriloff has made history with “Je’vida,” the first feature shot in the Skolt Sámi language. “It’s my native tongue, but because of forced assimilation in Finland [of the Sámi people] I didn’t actually learn it. I am studying it only now,” she tells Variety ahead of the Toronto premiere.
Nicolas Cage, after more than 100 credits, finally has his dream role, at least as comedy fans are concerned. He knocks it out of the park as a schlubby balding college professor who suddenly starts appearing in people’s dreams, first his daughter’s, then an old girlfriend’s, and soon millions of people around the globe are seeing this ordinary looking, very plain guy walking throught their slumber in rather non-descript ways no matter what the situation. He becomes a phenomenon, until it reverses and the whole thing turns into a literal nightmare.
Cricket legend Andrew Flintoff posed for selfies and signed autographs as he was seen again in public after suffering injuries following a horror crash while presenting Top Gear. The former Lancashire and England star is back working in the sport with his TV career appearing to have been put on hold, after he suffered serious injuries during a crash while filming the BBC show.
Peter Debruge Chief Film Critic Just when you thought Nicolas Cage’s filmography couldn’t get any weirder, along comes Kristoffer Borgli’s “Dream Scenario” to mess with your head. Cage plays a character you probably wouldn’t notice in real life: Paul Matthews. Schlubby, balding, in wrinkled pants and brown leather loafers, he’s a tenured professor at a university you’ve never heard of, droning on year after year about collective consciousness and the wisdom of the herd.
Jem Aswad Executive Editor, Music Lil Wayne spoke for a lot of people attending Saturday’s “50 Years of Hip-Hop” celebration at the official residence of the vice president of the United States in Washington, D.C.: At the conclusion of his set, he thanked the audience and said, “I cannot believe I am here.” Vice President Kamala Harris also spoke for many of the approximately 400 assembled artists, executives, politicians, journalists and others when she said as part of her opening remarks, “Hip-hop now shapes nearly every aspect of American popular culture, and it reflects the incredible diversity and ingenuity of the American people. I truly believe hip-hop is one of America’s greatest exports.” Although hip-hop has certainly received at least some of the respect it is due in recent years — nowhere near enough, considering it is indisputably the most important and influential cultural movement of the last half century — it was still surreal to be watching artists like Wayne, Common, Jeezy, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Doug E.