Check Your Local Listings For This Week’s Limited Releases

Along with Papa Hemingway in Cuba, there are some great limited releases hitting theaters this weekend. First off is a new drama from actor-turned-director Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Horrible Bosses), Nicole Kidman (Eyes Wide Shut, The Interpreter), Christopher Walken (Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can), and Catherine Hahn (Step Brothers, Parks and Recreation) titled The Family Fang, which is based on the book by Kevin Wilson. The film follows a brother and sister as they return home in search of their famous parents, who have gone missing. Seems fairly promising, but you can be the judge. Next up is an Italian film titled The Wait (L’attesa) from director Piero Messina (La Porta, Terra) and starring internationally known actress Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Godzilla) about a mother who unexpectedly meets her future daughter-in-law at a villa in Sicily and waits with her for her son to arrive, concealing some dark secret the entire time. The trailer looks pretty interesting, and I’m guessing there is some kind of crazy twist involved, so if you’re in the mood, maybe give it a go. A new documentary narrated by Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle, The Hunger Games) from space documentarian Toni Myers (Blue Planet, Hubble 3D) titled A Beautiful Planet is also in select theaters this weekend. The film conducts an exploration of Earth and the cosmos as seen from the International Space Station, and is also available on IMAX, so if you’re really into space be sure to check it out…it’s only a quick 45 minutes but probably well worth your time. Irish director Paddy Breathnach (Blow Dry, Shrooms) takes the next spot with a film called Viva, which follows a make-up artist in Cuba who dreams of being a drag performer himself; but when he gets his first chance, his long-absent father emerges from the audience and the two are thrown into an emotional whirlwind as they come to terms with themselves, with society, and with each other. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language film at last year’s Academy Awards, and seeing as drag movies seem to be in right now, it’s really a wonder we haven’t seen it in theaters sooner. The last indie on our list is The Man Who Knew Infinity from director Matt Brown (Ropewalk, London Town) about a young man from Madras, India named Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar, who gains acceptance to Cambridge University during WWII and becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the help of his professor, G.H. Hardy. Actors Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, Chappie) and Jeremy Irons (Die Hard with a Vengeance, Batman Vs. Superman) lead the film’s cast, which Brown also wrote himself. If this rain that we’re getting lasts through the weekend, be sure to go and check out one of these in theaters. Enjoy!

Lil Uzi Vert LIVE @ Metro

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Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago
When: Thursday, April 28th @ 6PM

Lil Uzi Vert has been making a lot of waves over the last year or so, but the Atlanta artist has only recently begun to really cashing in on his new found stardom. The good people over at Lyrical Lemonade are bringing Uzi to the Metro in Chicago tonight. The lineup for this one is absolutely stacked and will also include performances from Martin $ky, Webster X, Logan Cage, Roy French, and Warhol.SS. This event is all ages and advance tickets are still available for $30 ($36 @ door), click the link below to grab yours now before they sell out.

Lil Uzi Vert Tickets

“No Longer Local” Ft. Finding Novyon, Trapo, GainesFM & Lexi Alijaii

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Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Wednesday, May 4th @ 8PM

This May we’ll be linking up with the homies over at FreeMinds for an event dubbed, “No Longer Local.” Once again we’ve got a stacked lineup for ya’ll, this one will feature performances from Finding Novyon, Trapo, GainesFM, Lexii Alijai, Why Khaliq, and Tommy Martinez as well as DJ sets from Travis Gorman & DJ Smoove. A night filled with promising artists on the rise, the event is 18+ and tickets can be purchased in advance for only $7 ($10 @ door), click the link below to grab yours now.

“No Longer Local” Tickets

Amare Symoné – Break of Mind

Amare Symoné has been catching our ears and eyes as of late. Imported from Cali, the Chicago artist continues to establish herself as someone who deserves to be on everyone’s radar. Her latest single, “Break of Mind,” starts off with tribal drums but quickly gives way to a lush, complex instrumental that suits her well. The young songstress really takes off during the second verse showing off an affinity for poetry. After teasing a few shots on Twitter, we’re definitely excited to see the visual for this track. Check out “Break of Mind” above and stay tuned for the official music video.

Umphrey’s Mcgee Afterparty Ft. PHO

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Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Thursday, April 28th @ 9PM

The people of Minnesota are no strangers to the band Umphrey’s McGee, every year you’ll find these guys headlining a variety of venues, usually with back to back dates. This year they’ll be playing 3 consecutive nights at First Avenue’s main room, but Thursday’s after party in the entry is definitely something to note. Tonight’s show will feature performances from PHO, Doks Robotiks, and Chalk; a solid lineup that’ll keep the energy high after Umphreys in the main room. This one is 18+ and tickets are currently available for $10 ($5 crossover), click the link below to buy yours now.

Umphrey’s McGee after party Tickets

Hazels Northeast

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Where: 2859 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Hours: M-TH 7am-9pm | F-SAT 7am-10pm | SUN 8am-3pm |

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in NE, lies Hazel’s. Hazel’s serves up home-style cooking with some of the finest ingredients around Minneapolis. Whether you are looking for their famous pancakes, or want to indulge in their lunch/dinner menu – Hazel’s has it all.

The establishment itself is relatively small, but they will serve even the largest of appetites. Lastly, the place has really good happy hour specials, which include $3 taps and $2 appetizers. If you are coming in for lunch, we recommend the Audobon sandwich – it is full of delicious cheese, turkey and ham, all served on cranberry wheat bread.

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My Parent’s Bassment “Summer ’16 Jumpoff”

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Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Friday, May 6th @ 8:30PM

It’s almost that time of year again, next Friday the homie DJ low will be holding his b day party at The Cabooze. His “My Parent’s Bassment” series continues to grow with each installment, a truly good time for people looking to dance their nights away. No word on any special guests yet, but we’re sure you’ll see plenty of familiar faces throughout the night. This one is 18+ and tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 ($10 @ door), click the link below to grab yours now.

My Parent’s Bassment Tickets

Star Wars Leading Actress Daisy Ridley Set To Star In New Drama ‘The Lost Wife’

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Although starring in one of the most successful film franchises of all time hasn’t always been great for acting careers (with the exception of Harrison Ford), that doesn’t seem to be the case with The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley. The young actress has just signed on to star in a new drama called The Lost Wife, a remake of the Israeli film Kolma. The Force Awakens and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams will be producing the project for Marielle Heller (A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Diary of a Teenage Girl), who will direct the film. Unlike many of her co-stars, who signed on for follow-up projects once it was announced they would be appearing in Star Wars, Ridley held off on contractual obligations until after the first film was already released in theaters. She is currently filming the second installment in the new Star Wars trilogy, which is being headed by director Rian Johnson (The Brothers Bloom, Looper). The Lost Wife is based on the book by Alyson Richman about a young couple in pre-World War II Prague who fall in love and are remorsefully separated when the Nazi’s invade the country in 1939. The script was adapted by Marc Klein (Serendipity, A Good Year), and the producers are aiming to show the film at Cannes before it opens to worldwide audiences. We’ll keep you posted for further updates.

Final Trailer For Bryan Singer’s Upcoming ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Now Available

The final trailer has arrived for director Bryan Singer‘s upcoming X-Men feature, Apocalypse. If you haven’t been following, the last X-Men movie was Days of Future Past, which found Wolverine going back in time to alter the timeline of the X-Men movies to prevent the end of the world. This new timeline picks up in what I’m guessing would be at least the the late 1980s, and finds Mystique responsible for training the new generation of X-Men to fight Apocalypse, the world’s first and most powerful mutant, who happens to be immortal. Apocalypse awakes after thousands of years and begins amassing power; having seen what humanity has become, he recruits a team of powerful mutants (including Magneto) to cleanse mankind and create a new world order. Screenwriter Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes, Fantastic Four) wrote the script from a story written by himself and director Bryan Singer (X2: X-Men United, X-Men: Days of Future Past), as well as writers Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris (Superman Returns, Krampus). Returning to reprise their roles from the last installment are actors Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle, The Hunger Games), James McAvoy (Wanted, Victor Frankenstein), Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave, Inglorious Basterds), Nicholas Hoult (About A Boy, Mad Max – Fury Road), and Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables, Prisoners), who are joined by new-generation cast members Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones, Barley Lethal), Tye Sheridan (The Tree of Life, Mud), Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis, Straight Outta Compton), Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Lucas Till (Walk the Line, Stoker), and Ben Hardy (EastEnders, A Storm in the Stars). Can’t say for sure whether or not this will be the last X-Men movie that features anyone from the original cast, but a new film featuring the original characters of Cyclops, Storm, and Jean Grey with the actors portraying them in this film is already underway, so I’m sure we’ll see the X-Men back on the big screen fairly soon. Enjoy the new trailer here on MADE.