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To watch and watch for: week of Sept. 25

By VAREN TALWAR | September 26, 2022

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Steven Spielberg’s ET: The Extra Terrestrial returns to the Senator Theatre as this week’s revival screening.

It’s another exciting week for the arts! From movies to books, there are tons of promising new entries for people looking to indulge themselves in something original, while some old classics also return briefly to the scene, like James Cameron’s Avatar and Steven Spielberg’s ET: The Extra Terrestrial

Meanwhile, bookworms are in for a treat with many promising thrillers and mysteries coming out this week! For the more raunchy crowd, Steve-O’s quasi-autobiography recounting the wild stories from the Jackass series is likely to be a very fun read.

Lastly, as always, our favorite musicians — old and new — return with new melodies to fill up our hearts. Enjoy!

Watch…

Avatar, directed by James Cameron — Sept. 23

Revisit Cameron’s ground-breaking 2009 sci-fi epic on the big screen before Avatar 2: The Way of Water comes out in December.

Smile, directed by Parker Finn — Sept. 23

This psychological horror featuring Sosie Bacon and Jessie T. Usher might be the rush you need as the Halloween season approaches.

Don’t Worry Darling, directed by Olivia Wilde — Sept. 23

In the midst of the controversies surrounding its production, Wilde’s erotic thriller starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles is playing in theaters now.

ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, directed by Steven Spielberg — Sept. 28

Spielberg’s timeless classic is this week’s revival screening at the Senator Theater!

Bros, directed by Nicholas Stoller — Sept. 30

Two gay men with diametrically opposite personalities fall in love in this romantic-comedy starring Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane.


Read…

Verity, by Colleen Hoover — Sept. 27

A down-and-out writer is entangled in the secrets of a famous author in this gripping thriller.

Four Lady Fortune, by Chloe Gong — Sept. 27

With a mix of science-fiction, history and politics, Gong crafts a riveting story of two incompatible spies posing as a married couple to investigate murders in Shanghai. 

A Hard Kick in the Nuts: What I’ve Learned From a Lifetime of Terrible Decisions, by Steve-O — Sept. 27

Star of the Jackass franchise, stand-up comedian Steve-O reflects on his life and navigates the challenges of getting older.


Listen…

Fossora, by Björk — Sept. 30

Icelandic musician Björk’s tenth album includes multiple collaborations and reflections on deep personal matters.

Entergalactic, by Kid Cudi — Sept. 30

Rapper Kid Cudi releases the music featured in his upcoming adult animated television special of the same name.

Doggerel, by Pixies — Sept. 30

Rock band Pixies returns with bold and mature music in their third album since their 2004 reunion.

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