WHO Lindsey Morgan
THE MOVIE “Lasso”
THE DEAL The actress known as Raven Reyes on The CW sci-fi show “The 100” will star in an indie thriller, Variety reports. “Lasso” tells the story of two people working at a senior center who suddenly find themselves under attack by bloodthirsty cowboys from the local rodeo. The unusual-sounding film also stars Andrew Jacobs, of “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.” Evan Cecil will direct from a script by Roberto Marinas.Critic's previewThe movies you have to see in 2016PhotosThe 25 biggest box office hits of all timePhotosBiggest movie opening weekends
THE MOVIE “The Martian”
THE DEAL Ridley Scott’s movie starring Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut may go down in history as the last drama to be weirdly classified as a comedy by the Golden Globes. According to Deadline.com, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has changed its voting rules to include a mandate that “dramas with comedic overtones should be entered as dramas.” The association became the butt of jokes at its own ceremony earlier this year after deciding — reportedly by a single vote — that “The Martian” was a comedy.
THE MOVIE “Sing Street”
THE DEAL The music-themed comedy-drama from John Carney (“Once”) got off to a slow start at the box office last weekend despite rave reviews, according to TheWrap.com. The story of Dublin teens who start a New Wave band during the 1980s (the soundtrack includes A-ha, Spandau Ballet and others), “Sing Street” pulled in just $69,000 at five theaters even though critics called it “fantastic,” “marvelous” and “a ragtag musical charmer.” By contrast, another well-reviewed youth-culture film, “Green Room,” earned $91,000 at just three theaters. That film stars Patrick Stewart as a neo-Nazi who terrorizes a hard-core punk band. Both movies are set to open locally April 29.