‘We’re All Going to the World’s Fair’ … But Should We?

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We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (CREDIT: Utopia/Screenshot)

Starring: Anna Cobb, Michael J. Rogers

Director: Jane Schoenbrun

Running Time: 86 Minutes

Rating: Unrated

Release Date: April 15, 2022 (Theaters)

When writing movie reviews, I often ask myself, “Would I like to do what the title is telling us to do?” And what do you know, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair is basically tailor-made for that. The “world’s fair” that the characters are “going to” is really some sort of viral online challenge that supposedly results in a mysterious illness after you make a video declaring your intentions. It’s all vague enough to dismiss as hogwash, some hauntingly off-putting images notwithstanding. So if I do attempt to go to this here World’s Fair, I probably have nothing to worry about. But as with similar legends like Bloody Mary or Candyman, why risk it? Although, there’s also a segment that features an 8-bit video game version of the World’s Fair Challenge, and I’d kinda like that to be real.

Grade: All’s Fair in the Endless Stream of Internet Videos

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 4/22/22

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

Movies
The Duke (Theaters)
The Northman (Theaters)
Petite Maman (Theaters)
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Theaters) – Cage for Cage.
We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (Theaters) – This came out in limited release last week, and I should have included it then.

TV
The Simpsons: When Billie Met Lisa (April 22 on Disney+) – “Billie” as in “Eilish.”
Barry Season 3 Premiere (April 24 on HBO)
Three Busy Debras Season 2 Premiere (April 24 on Adult Swim)

Music
-Bonnie Raitt, Just Like That…
-King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Omnium Gatherum
-Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Night Gnomes