A look at the things we're most excited about watching, reading, browsing, and listening to:
WASP-chronicling comedic director Whit Stillman—of Metropolitan, Barcelona, and The Last Days of Disco—is back after 13 years with Damsels in Distress, a "joyous anachronism" of a film that wryly portrays a group of girls navigating life at an East Coast liberal-arts college. In limited release Friday.
Do we need to see Leonardo DiCaprio declare that he's the King of the World in 3D? Maybe not. But the chance to experience one of the most transporting melodramas of all time on the big screen again provides the real impetus to catch the touched-up, rereleased Titanic. In theaters Wednesday.
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On Saturday, the New York Times branded Nicki Minaj as "the most influential female rapper of all time"—less than two years after her debut album was released. Her second full-length, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded will further her reign: It's a deliriously overstuffed 19-track smorgasbord offering blazing diss tracks and potent, rave-starting pop confections.
The magnetic, nervous vocals of frontwoman Marissa Paternoster rightfully drive the scroungy, smart punk songs on Screaming Females' fifth album, Ugly, recorded with the help of legendary rock producer Steve Albini.