With the weekend quickly approaching and fall weather settling in, what better way to spend your time than by indulging in some of the latest arts and culture offerings? Whether you’re looking for a spine-tingling horror flick or an emotional drama, there’s something for everyone this week.
First on our list is Creed III, the latest installment in the Rocky franchise. Michael B. Jordan stars as Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky’s former enemy-turned-friend, Apollo Creed. In this third chapter of the Creed story, Adonis is pushed to his limits as he faces a new opponent in the ring, while also navigating his personal life, including his relationship with his girlfriend and his new role as a father. The film promises plenty of intense boxing scenes and emotional moments, sure to keep audiences hooked until the very end.
If you’re in the mood for something a bit more suspenseful, The Woman in Black might be just what you’re looking for. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, this horror film follows a young lawyer who travels to a remote village to settle the affairs of a deceased client. But as he delves into the dark history of the village and the mysterious woman in black who haunts it, he finds himself in grave danger. The movie is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Susan Hill and promises plenty of jump scares and spine-chilling moments.
For those looking for something a bit more uplifting, the Broadway musical Come From Away is currently playing in cities across the country. Set in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, the show tells the true story of the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, which welcomed thousands of stranded travelers after flights were grounded across North America. With a heartwarming score and incredible performances, this play is not to be missed.
If you prefer the big screen to the stage, The French Dispatch is a must-see. This new film by acclaimed director Wes Anderson follows the quirky staff of a fictional French newspaper as they cover stories both strange and mundane. The ensemble cast includes Anderson regulars like Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton, as well as new additions like Timothee Chalamet and Frances McDormand. With its trademark whimsy and meticulous attention to detail, The French Dispatch is sure to delight fans of Anderson’s work.
Finally, for those who prefer something a bit more educational, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has just released a new online exhibit on the African American experience in World War I. Titled We Return Fighting, the exhibit explores the roles that black soldiers and civilians played during the war, as well as the discrimination they faced both before and after their service. With interactive features and a wealth of historical information, this exhibit is a fantastic way to learn more about an often overlooked aspect of American history.
No matter what your interests are, there’s something for everyone in this week’s arts and culture selection. From heartwarming stories to bone-chilling horror, there’s no shortage of ways to spend your time this weekend. So why not step out of your comfort zone and try something new? Who knows, you might just discover your next favorite movie, play, or exhibit.