Day: March 9, 2020

“Dragon” is slain (temporarily) by virus

This may be good and bad news, all rolled into one:
“Slay the Dragon” (shown here) – the praised documentary about Michigan’s anti-gerrymandering drive – was expected in a few theaters this weekend. Now, instead, it will have one release date, April 3, for theaters, video-on-demand and digital platforms.
“We saw what was happening with the spread of coronavirus and sat down with (the distributor) to discuss a last-minute change in our release plan,” the directors (Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance) said in a statement. The new plan, they said, means “nearly every home in America will have access.” Read more…

Bestd-bets for March 11: “Modern” memories

1) “Modern Family” marathon, 8-11 p.m, ABC. Four weeks from its finale, this clever show – five-time winner of the best-comedy Emmy – reruns six episodes chosen by viewers. That starts with the pilot, introducing Lily to the family, and follows at 8:30 with the hilarious moment when the kids see their parents having sex. Jay helps Manny’s sales at 9, with a Las Vegas trip (shown here) at 9:30; a gem using Claire’s computer at 10; and an alliance to hide mistakes at 10:30. Read more…