Like Johnny Depp, Billy Bob Thornton arrived in Hollywood during the 1980s attempting to become a recording artist but instead became an actor of considerable renown. Thornton, 66, a vocalist-drummer, took a hiatus during the Reagan era as a musician but started writing songs again during the 1990s.
In "Happening," a promising young college student named Anne Duchesne (Anamaria Vartolomei) discovers, to her dismay, that she is pregnant after a sexual encounter that occurred before the events of the French film. The film is set in 1963 when abortion was still illegal in France.
"On the Count of Three" opens as childhood friends Val (Jerrod Carmichael) and Kevin (Christopher Abbott) are preparing to shoot each other in the head, as the title suggests, on the count of three. A gunshot is heard off-screen, and then the film backtracks, by way of exposition, to earlier that morning.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo takes on the role of Mickey Haller in “The Lincoln Lawyer: Season 1” (TV-MA), a sequel to the 2011 movie starring Matthew McConaughey as the attorney who works out of the back of his town car. David E. Kelley developed the show from the novels of “Bosch” creator Michael Connelly.
Tickets are on sale now for the Spokane red carpet premiere of Washingtonian filmmaker J. Rick Castañeda’s “All Sorts” at the Magic Lantern Theatre on May 20 at 7 p.m. Daily showings continue through the following Thursday, and tickets are on sale now.
The SRD Festival was an acronym for "socially responsible distancing" last year. A new meaning for SRD is required since the latest attraction at the festival, which returns to Indian Trail from Friday through Sunday, is wrestling. "I guess things have changed," SRD festival manager Matt Loi said.
Returning to the stage after two years of canceled gigs and an ongoing battle with shingles that nearly ended her career, Keleren Millham will join the Spokane Jazz Orchestra for an evening of song celebrating life, rebirth and the Great American Songbook. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bing Crosby Theater.
Community Learning Event: Virtual Conversation With Resmaa Menakem – Resmaa Menakem, therapist, licensed clinical social worker and author of "My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies," discusses Somatic Abolitionism, an embodied anti-racism practice.
Brian Posehn pulls no punches when it comes to himself. The towering comic, who is 6-foot-7, typically beats himself up. Posehn, 55, who will perform Friday and Saturday at Spokane Comedy Club, assails himself by pointing out how unattractive the balding, bearded and bespectacled entertainer is.
Based on a true story, “Operation Mincemeat” (2021) follows the eponymous British military operation aimed at disguising the Allied invasion of Sicily. Starring Colin Firth, Matthew MacFadyen, Kelly MacDonald, Penelope Wilton and Simon Russell Beale, among others.
Elizabeth Olsen was a supporting player as Wanda Maximoff in the "Avengers" movies, the largest superhero gathering ever seen onscreen. But when "WandaVision" arrived at the beginning of 2021, on its way to Twitter domination and meme glory, Olsen became a headliner.
Synthwave heavy-hitters Magic Sword and Dance With the Dead are wrapping up their co-headliner North American tour in Washington, playing Lucky You Lounge on Saturday night before finishing up in Seattle on Sunday. Since 2013, Magic Sword and Dance With the Dead have made a name for themselves.
For King & Country – Pop duo brings their What Are We Waiting For? tour to town. FridayMay 13, 7 p.m. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $22-$201. (800) 325-7328. Black Tiger Sex Machine – Electronic dance music. Saturday, 8 p.m. Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $30. (866) 468-7623.
Fortune Feimster – Standup comic, writer and actress Fortune Feimster, who can be heard on the radio, small and big screens and in-person, brings her Hey Y'all tour to town. Saturday, 7 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $34.50-$59.50. (509) 624-1200.
“Blade Runner” – 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. 117 minutes. Rated R. For more information, visit garlandtheater.com or call (509) 327-1050.
If you’ve ever found yourself playing in an arcade, there’s a good chance you realized that video games can be very, very difficult. That’s not crazy – I’ve been a hardcore gamer as long as I can remember, and, honestly, arcade gaming can feel downright masochistic if you’re actually trying to beat a game.
Summer blockbusters are back in full force and better than ever. There promises to be no shortage of noteworthy films this summer, with only a couple superhero films and more variety than last summer. There will certainly be enough to please everyone’s movie palates even if you haven’t been to the theaters in years.
Have you “Been Caught Stealing”? Well, it’s time to break out your CDs of “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” and “Siamese Dream” … or, you know, stream the albums again. It was announced this morning that the Smashing Pumpkins’ Spirits on Fire Tour is coming to Spokane Arena on Nov. 9.
There's no business like show business, especially when it's the family business. That's the Wayans brothers story. It would have been a very different tale for the comedic brood if Keenen Ivory Wayans followed the safe route 40 years ago and pursued a career in engineering.
Audrey Diwan’s masterly second feature, “Happening,” is the story of a young woman trying to save her own life; a harrowing, tense and utterly riveting survival story. The question of whether our young heroine, Anne (Anamaria Vartolomei), racing against the clock, will make it out with her future intact is the question.