You Need to See What the Future Holds In 'Ready Player One' This Weekend

Plus, check out Soft Blood's new single, documentaries about amazing women and more.
March 30, 2018, 9:30am
Illustrations by Dini Lestari

Looking for some stuff to catch up on this weekend? Whether it's TV, movies, books, or anything in between—VICE has you covered. Read on for our staff recommendations on what to take in during your downtime:

GET READY FOR SOFT BLOOD'S NEW ALBUM 'LABYRINTH'

It’s a long weekend. Face it, there's absolutely nowhere exciting to go. The traffic is horrendous everywhere and the malls are way too crowded. Save yourself the stress and stay inside in your underwear and listen to "Hold Me," a new single from Jakarta's indie pop group Soft Blood. Then listen to their previous single “Epitaph." Bask yourself in the warmth of the April sun, turn on your AC as cold as possible and hit play. Their songs are available to stream via iTunes. You can pre-order their new EP here.Yudhistira Dilianzia

FAST FORWARD TO 2045 WITH STEVEN SPIELBERG'S 'READY PLAYER ONE'

Ready Player One has arrived on time for the long weekend, thank God. It's Steven Spielberg's latest film, which is an adaptation from the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline. Ready Player One talks about a distant future, 2045 to be precise, but is also somewhat nostalgic. In 2045 there’s a new social media called OASIS. People are having more fun there because the real world is broken due to a “bandwidth tragedy.” When the creator of OASIS dies, he leaves a video where he says there’s an easter egg hidden somewhere there, and the person who finds it will rule OASIS. In the film, our protagonist, Wade (Tye Sheridan), tries to save OASIS from the greedy. Expect cameos of Gundam robots, Jumanji animals, the car from Back to the Future, and a Tron bike! —Ardyan Erlangga

BRING HOME ALL THE BOOKS FROM 'BIG BAD WOLF'

Big Bad Wolf claims to be the biggest book fair in South East Asia. I don't know if that's accurate, but all I care is that they're putting some 5 million books on sale. The fair is held from March 29 to April 4, 24 hours a day. Hurry to ICE BSD before all the good books are gone! — Sattwika Duhita

WATCH DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT WOMEN

If you don’t feel like going out at all, you can Netflix and chill with these nine documentaries about incredible women. Netflix has What Happened, Miss Simone?, Seeing Allred, GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, Mission Blue, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, Diana: In Her Own Words, Daughters of Destiny, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, and Tig. If you feel like watching the lives of writers, then Joan Didion and Maya Angelou should do it. If you feel like watching a story on an oceanographer, Mission Blue is the one for you. And if you feel like some good laugh, watch Tig. Maybe you can find yourself in these stories and get really refreshed throughout the long weekend. — Syarafina Vidyadhana

SEE SMALL ART AT "ALL THE SMALL THINGS"

All The Small Things isn't just a Blink-182 song, it's the name of an exhibition that puts Indonesian visual artist, designers, illustrators and street artists from various visual backgrounds together. All of the artists had to go small this time—all the artwork is only 15x15 centimeter. It shows that something small can also be big. So go to Qubicle Center anytime from 29 March to 8 April to get inspired! —Dini Lestari