New release picks: ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘Birds of Paradise,’ 20 years of ‘Zoolander,’ movie news and MORE!

This week the big release is the Broadway adaptation Dear Evan Hansen which, despite winning a pile of Tony Awards, has been a lightning rod for controversy and racked up generally bad reviews one of which comes from our very own Bruce Miller. Also on the slate is Birds of Paradise, a teen drama set in a french ballet school, which fared a bit better.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Zoolander so we spend the Staff Picks section mulling over some of the finer work from Ben Stiller, even tossing out a deep cut by way of a failed TV pilot which is truly one fo the furthest out there shows to ever even get that far in the production process.

Then, finally, we take a look at the latest movie news.

You can find links to all the movies they talk about in the show notes right here.

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Just to be Nominated is hosted and produced by Chris Lay, the podcast operations manager for Lee, along with Bruce Miller, the editor of the Sioux City Journal, and Jared McNett, a reporter for the Globe Gazette in Mason City, Iowa.