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To watch and watch for: Week of March 19

By VAREN TALWAR | March 19, 2023



This week’s recommendations include John Wick: Chapter 4, James Patterson’s new novel Countdown and U2’s new album Songs of Surrender.

As you get ready for spring break, the Arts section has plenty of recommendations to help with your relaxation. For those staying in Baltimore, the Charles and Senator theatres continue to feature great revivals like Porco Rosso and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. However, wherever you are, you can catch Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 4. Moreover, big names like U2 and Lana Del Rey are dropping albums right now, so be sure to check those out!

To watch...

Porco Rosso, directed by Hayao Miyazaki (March 19, 20)

One of Japanese animator Miyazaki’s most acclaimed films, Porco Rosso is about an ex-fighter pilot cursed to be transformed into a pig. This revival is playing at the Senator Theatre.

Infernal Affairs, directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak (March 23)

This Hong Kong thriller starring Tony Leung and Andy Lau, which served as the inspiration for Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, will keep you at the edge of your seat. This revival is playing at the Charles Theatre.

Star Wars: Episode VI ­Return of the Jedi, directed by Richard Marquand (March 25, 27, 30)

The Charles Theatre completes their screening of the original Star Wars trilogy with Return of the Jedi.

John Wick: Chapter 4, directed by Chad Stahelski (March 23)

Keanu Reeves reprises his role as legendary assassin John Wick in the fourth instalment of the franchise.

To read...

Countdown, written by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois (March 20) 

Agent Amy Cornwall must fight against time to save her family and the world in Patterson’s new and exciting thriller.

Poverty, by America, written by Matthew Desmond (March 21)

Pulitzer-prize winner Desmond breaks down the topic of American poverty and analyzes its history, causes and solutions.

To listen...

Songs of Surrender, by U2 (March 17)

Irish rock band U2 releases, revisits and reimagines its body of work in their new album of 40 rerecorded songs.

Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, by Lana Del Rey (March 24)

Singer-songwriter Del Rey’s ninth studio album delves deeper into her intimate, personal world.

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