A look at the things we're most excited about watching, reading, browsing, and listening to:
Joss Whedon of Buffy and Firefly fame has penned a slasher film that sounds tantalizingly strange: "Not since Scream has a horror movie subverted the expectations that accompany the genre to such wicked effect as The Cabin in the Woods," writes Variety. In theaters Friday.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the heroine of Burma's democracy movement, gets the biopic treatment in The Lady, in which she's played by Michelle Yeoh and famed French filmmaker Luc Besson directs. In theaters Friday.
"Bonnie Raitt's first album in seven years comes after a period of personal upheaval in which she lost her parents, brother and best friend," writes The San Francisco Chronicle in its review of Slipstream. "Most songwriters would have wilted under the weight of tragedy, but the nine-time Grammy winner handles it with typical grace." The album, a collection of covers and originals, is streaming at NPR. On sale Tuesday.
Southern rockers Alabama Shakes have quickly become one of the year's most talked-about new bands for the way that singer Brittany Howard's "distinctive, throaty warble" reinvigorates blusey soul sounds. Their debut, Boys & Girls, is streaming at NPR as well. On sale Tuesday.