Rocketman is the sort of movie where (tiny spoiler ahead here, I suppose) "Elton John," at one point, becomes an actual "rocket man"... and blasts off into the sky... with fire shooting out of his feet. I mean, what else do you need to know really, right?
It's directed by Dexter Fletcher, whose previous film -- another little music biopic you might've heard of called Bohemian Rhapsody -- is the second-highest-grossing drama ever made. And it stars Taron Egerton, who does all his own singing, in the, uh, title role.
And: Ava DuVernay is the director of Selma (which was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars), A Wrinkle in Time, and the Netflix documentary 13th (for which DuVernay was nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature), among other things. Her newest project is When They See Us, a Netflix miniseries about the Central Park Five.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- This woman merely suggested a female version of The Joker from 'Batman' and men lost their minds.
- James Holzhauer Broke 'Jeopardy!,' But Is Broken So Bad?
- Hit Parade: The Invisible Miracle Sledgehammer Edition
- Keanu Reeves Is Too Good for This World
- IHOP debuts a burger with a pancake bun as the chain reignites the IHOb controversy
- The Catastrophist, or: On coming out as trans at 37
- Toy Story 4 will feature Melephant Brooks, Chairol Burnett, Carl Reineroceros, and Bitey White
- The 'Booksmart' Conundrum: Are Women Not Allowed to Fail?
- When Grown-Ups Get Caught in Teens' AirDrop Crossfire
- He asked the FBI to analyze 'Bigfoot' hair 40 years ago and never heard back. Until now.
- This Vancouver market is handing out embarrassing plastic bags to customers
- Rebecca Castellani - Director of venue operations and tour marketing for We Save Music
- Rand Richards Cooper - Contributing editor at Commonweal; writes the "In Our Midst" column for Hartford Magazine
- Taneisha Duggan - Producing associate at TheaterWorks
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.