Is What the World Needs Now ‘Triangle of Sadness’?

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“Why is your triangle so sad?” (CREDIT: NEON)

Starring: Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Dolly de Leon, Zlatko Burić, Vicki Berlin, Jean-Christophe Folly, Woody Harrelson

Director: Ruben Östlund

Running Time: 149 Minutes

Rating: R

Release Date: October 28, 2022

As I ventured out to go see Triangle of Sadness, I was wishin’ and hopin’ that it would include “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” as that was my favorite part of the trailer. I absolutely love that song, whereas I’m a little more lukewarm on Ruben Östlund. I enjoyed The Square, but Force Majeure was mostly not my style.

So I’m sad to report that Triangle featured no crooning from Jackie DeShannon (or any cover version), nor was there any sufficiently joyful replacement. So I’m left to say: food poisoning is terrifying, and the shipwrecked section was best when it most felt like Gilligan’s Island.

Grade: Not What the World Needs Now

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 10/7/22

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I guess it’s not night yet (CREDIT: Marvel Studios)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Amsterdam (Theaters)
TÁR (Theaters)
Triangle of Sadness (Theaters)

TV
The Midnight Club Season 1 (October 7 on Netflix) – Mike Flanagan’s latest horror series, and Heather Langenkamp’s in it this time, and also “Possum Kingdom” is in the trailer.
The Problem with Jon Stewart Season 2 Premiere (October 7 on Apple TV+)
-Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation: Werewolf By Night (October 7 on Disney+)
Big Shot Season 2 Premiere (October 12 on Disney+)

Music
-Bush, The Art of Survival
-The Cult, Under the Midnight Sun
-King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava