Wednesday 18 July 2018

Culture vulture: What not to miss this week


Dublin rhymer Rejjie Snow
Dublin rhymer Rejjie Snow
Ed Power

Ed Power

The movie - Rushmore

Ahead of the release of Wes Anderson's bonkers Isle Of Dogs - a stop-motion romp about diseased canines quarantined off the coast of Japan - what better moment to revisit this quirky masterpiece? Jason Schwartzman plays a delusional high school dork who strikes up a far-fetched friendship with tycoon Bill Murray.

Saturday, 3pm, Light House, Dublin

The gig - Rejjie Snow

With his sublime debut album, Dear Annie, Dublin rhymer Snow has become the toast of hip hop and R&B. He's that rare confessional rapper prepared to let his vulnerability show - the angst offset by his warm and fuzzy pop.

Monday, Olympia, Dublin

The lol - Russell Brand

Dandyish-comic-turned-unlikely-movie star-turned-self-help-guru, it's been quite a rollercoaster for Katy Perry's ex - and his latest tour, Re:Birth, explores his quest for spiritual and emotional renewal.

Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones

Monday, Cork Opera House; Tuesday, University Concert Hall, Limerick; Wednesday, Leisureland, Galway

The podcast - Wolverine: The Long Night

Having conquered the rest of the entertainment industry, it was only a matter of time before Marvel set sights on the booming medium of podcasting. So here it is, Marvel's first venture into scripted podcast drama, with the X-Men's long-clawed MVP front and centre.

The box set - Jessica Jones

A strong woman abused by a controlling man and required to pick up the pieces of her life while he sails blithely on... two years before #MeToo, Marvel's Jessica Jones was an unnervingly prophetic exploration of abuse dressed up as a comic book thriller. Now Krysten Ritter is back as the super-powered private detective with season two.

Available on Netflix now

The TV show - Weinstein: The Inside Story

The cover-up that allowed Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein prey on women for decades is explored in this gruelling documentary.

Monday, 10.35pm, RTE One

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