The World Goes Mad, Bessie Sings the Blues, and More
By Elise DeVoe
It's a lovely day for Mad Max: Fury Road, which opens in theaters everywhere today. The latest installment from director George Miller stars Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky and Charlize Theron as Furiosa. The cast also includes Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and a slew of other famous faces. With warriors, warlords and The Wives, there's enough action to keep you glued to your seat until the very end. But don't just take our word for it; watch the trailer now and then head to the closest theater.
Bessie, HBO Films' biopic starring Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith, premieres tomorrow night. Go inside the music of the legendary blues singer in this featurette:
On Sunday, Anthony Bourdain heads to Madagascar for the next episode of CNN's Parts Unknown. Bourdain explores this island nation with acclaimed film director Darren Aronofsky as his travel companion – watch a clip below.
Wonder what Jeff's been up to since Roger sent him on a little Outer Space adventure? American Dad returns Monday with brand-new episodes on TBS.
Also on Monday, HBO Documentary Films presents Southern Rites, a look at one community's racial divide. Musician John Legend executive produced the doc, which follows photographer Gillian Laub as she returns to the Georgia community where she documented segregated proms back in 2009. The proms are now integrated, but issues of race are as present as ever before.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Rated M for Mature) is available May 19 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. What's a Witcher, you ask. Learn along with Conan in this episode of "Clueless Gamer":
And all month long you can watch TCM's Star of the Month, Sterling Hayden, in a lineup of classics including Johnny Guitar and Dr. Strangelove. See the complete movie lineup here.