The Dead Don’t Die Gets a Trailer and Release Date
I haven’t enjoyed a zombie movie since 2004’s Shaun of the Dead, but even with a healthy dose of skepticism this movie looks like it could be good. The only other Jim Jarmusch film I’ve seen is Paterson, which was basically just Adam Driver quietly existing as a poet/bus driver. And it was great! But I’m not sure how that style will carry over to this film. I’m hopeful that it won’t just be a campy, forgettable addition to the zombie genre. And THAT CAST. I’m going to be honest, I was almost crushing on Tilda Swinton harder than I was on Adam while watching the trailer. Almost. Honestly, bespectacled Officer Driver beheading zombies, with a machete, at 10 mph from a patrol car is weirdly doing it for me.
LOOK AT THAT HERO. I’ll be bringing extra bras to the cinema to throw at the screen, for when his virile, zombie killing sex appeal becomes overwhelming. And thankfully, we don’t have to wait long. The Dead Don’t Die arrives in theaters June 14th!
Burn This on Broadway
Excuse me for a moment while I shake my fist at you privileged bastards who live close enough to see this. It officially opens April 16th at Hudson Theater in NYC and you can get tickets here.
When a mysterious death brings together two unlikely strangers, their explosive connection sparks a chemistry too fiery to ignore. Directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), and co-starring Tony nominees David Furr and Brandon Uranowitz, BURN THIS is a smoldering story of love and raw attraction by one of the most vital playwrights of the modern era.
But let’s get to the real issue; who can I pay $5 to Photoshop my face over Keri Russell’s?
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote One Night Theatrical Event
This movie has been in cinematic limbo for…years? I’m not looking up the exact trials and tribulations that have kept it from theaters, but suffice to say there were doubts that it would ever see the light of day. But good news! It will now see the light of EXACTLY ONE DAY. On April 10th, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will be in select theaters for one night only.
Toby (Adam Driver), a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker (Jonathan Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth — a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?
Reviews are…mixed, and it currently has a Rotten Tomato score of 65%. Will that stop Adam’s fans from flocking to see it? It didn’t stop this fan. I’ve got my tickets, and you can get yours here.
Adam Might Have A Secret Kid
There was some pretty juicy speculation flying around a few months ago that Adam and wife Joanne Tucker secretly have a two year old son they’ve never mentioned. Super sleuths combed through old interviews and maaaaybe found a few clues, but it’s mostly just “a source” touting “private Instagram photos.” Cool, cool, that’s fine, and totally none of our business. I only bring it up because I needed an excuse to post a picture of Adam holding a baby. Or, because of “copyright” things and “not wanting to get sued” issues, NOT posting paparazzi photos of Adam being adorable with a young co-star or this tumblr compilation of him playing with kids on film sets. Pipe down, ovaries. PIPE DOWN.
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