Here at ET, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, this is what we’re most excited about:
Five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams was shamefully snubbed for what many consider to be her best performance yet as translator Louise Banks in this film about an alien invasion that pushes humanity to its brink. “It was one of my favorite scripts that I've ever read. It got me right away and it became one of those that I had to do," Adams explained ahead of Arrival’s theatrical release. Of course, the film’s standout performances are not limited to Adams, who shares the screen with Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker, both of whom added gravitas to this sci-fi drama.
Arrival debuts on digital HD Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Three-time Tony Award winner Glenn Close is reuniting with her London costars to bring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard back to Broadway. Close will reprise her role as the reclusive Norma Desmond in a limited 16-week engagement at The Palace Theatre in New York City. While tickets are scarce for this highly anticipated production, Webber fans can always check out The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock – The Musical or Cats, all of which are currently running on Broadway.
Previews for Sunset Boulevard start Thursday, Feb. 2.
The CW series, adapted from the long-running Archie comics, is easily one of the best new shows of the year. It’s also the best new teen soap on TV, reminding us of longtime favorites Dawson’s Creek, Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars. On the new show, Archie and the gang live in the neo-noir world of Riverdale, where they have to solve the murder of one of their classmates. It may sound like a recipe for disaster, but it’s too delicious to pass up -- just read our six reasons to set your DVR to record this one.
Riverdale airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
‘Youth in Oregon’
In this unexpected road trip dramedy, Brian is forced to drive his father-in-law, 79-year-old Raymond (Frank Langella), who is set on being euthanized, and Frank’s wine-loving wife, Estelle (Mary Kay Place), 3,000 miles to Oregon. A family emergency sends the family, including Raymond’s daughter, Kate (Christina Applegate), into a downward spiral of emotion that culminates in an explosive reunion at the family’s cabin. “It felt like therapy, man,” Applegate tells ET about losing it onscreen, adding that it was a moment of catharsis from her own real-life responsibilities. “It’s the best thing in the world … I went blind rage. I was shaking and I couldn’t see anything. I couldn’t control my strength.”
Youth in Oregon is in theaters and on demand Friday, Feb. 3.
Lady Gaga and the Schuyler Sisters
Sure, we were secretly hoping for a third Beyoncé-themed Pepsi Halftime Show at Super Bowl LI, but Lady Gaga is the next best thing. The singer, who is one of the best live performers working today, says this performance is for the fans. "For me, it's about giving to the fans and bringing people together that wouldn't normally come together," Gaga recently said, adding that she’s been planning for this day since she was 4 years old. A source close to the show even hinted to ET that there will be plenty of surprises, including a special guest on stage. If that wasn’t enough, the original Schuyler Sisters -- Hamilton’s Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo -- will reunite to sing “America the Beautiful.”
Super Bowl LI kicks off Sunday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Fox.