Here’s a compilation curated by AP entertainment journalists of what’s on TV, streaming services, music and video game platforms this week.
New movies to stream
After successfully making the rounds in theaters, “air” finally debuted on Prime Video on Friday, May 12th. The film, directed by Ben Affleck and written by Alex Convery, tells the origin story of the Air Jordan sneaker and how Nike’s basketball division defied the odds and signed the up-and-coming player. Michael Jordan in an unprecedented deal. It’s the first time Affleck has dated friend Matt Damon, who plays Nike CEO Sonny Vaccaro, and it’s the first from their joint company, Artists Equity. They brought in an all-star cast, including Viola Davis as Michael Jordan’s mother, Delores, as well as Jason Bateman, Chris Tucker, Chris Messina and Marlon Wayans, and it’s been widely praised for its well-told story – smart, long and powerful. Powerfully entertaining.
– ou vous pouvez regarder la meilleure moitié d’Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, in his new film “The Mère,” À propos d’un tueur qui sort de sa cachette to protéger une fille de 12 ans qu’elle n’a pas vue years ago. Unlike his latest movie, “Shotgun Wedding,” this is a more straightforward action thriller. “The Mother” was directed by Niki Caro (“Mulan,” “Whale Rider”) and co-starred Joseph Fiennes, Lucy Baez, Marie Hardwicke, Paul Raschi, and Gael García Bernal. Arrives on Netflix Friday, May 12th.
— Also on Hulu on Friday, May 12, there’s “Saint Omar,” which may be the opposite of Mother’s Day weekend movie, but it’s one of the best movies to come out this year. It is a poignant and poignant portrait of a matricide trial that will move and change you. It’s based on a true story, re-imagined and dramatized by French documentary filmmaker Alice Diop, in this unconventional courtroom drama. In her review for the Associated Press, Jocelyn Novick wrote that Diop “has pushed us deeper into the emotional, social and moral fault lines of this real issue than any documentary. And we are the best of them all.”
New music to stream
– The Jonas Brothers have been pretty busy lately – stints on Broadway, appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and now a new album, simply called “The Album”, will be released on Friday, May 12th. The trio released the singles “Wings” and “Waffle Restaurant”, an ode to where they would go to decompress and connect. They Might Need a Waffle House Soon: The brothers are performing a one-night show at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 12 where they’ll play five albums in one night.
– With “Resound NYC,” Moby reinvented 15 of his vintage tracks recorded or recorded in New York from 1994 to 2010, with guest vocalists like Gregory Porter, Margo Timmins, and Amythyst Kiah. Songs include “Helpless”, “In My Heart”, and “Run On”. Moby adds amplification and depth to “In This World” and Kaiser Chiefs’ new take on “The South Side” is very different from Ricky Wilson’s. “Rather than having every song get the same orchestral treatment,” Moby says, “I kind of built a bespoke orchestral approach to each song.”
– “Brilliant Performance” in PBS Ho’s Celebration of 50 Years of Broadway with a Concert. The special was hosted by two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, Sara Bareilles sang “She Used to Be Mine” from “Waitress,” and Chita Rivera performed “All That Jazz” from “Chicago.” There is a tap number from “Jelly’s Last Jam” performed by Corbin Bleu, a tribute to “A Chorus Line” and André De Shields’ rendition of “So You Wanted To See the Wizard”. Other stars include Shoshana Penn, Raul Esparza, Ledisi, Norm Lewis, Rob McClure, Patina Miller, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jesse Mueller, Jessica Fusk, and Vanessa Williams. Premieres Friday, May 12 on PBS, pbs.org/broadwayonpbs, and the PBS app.
New series to broadcast
– Go to Kermit and Miss Piggy, the house band for “The Muppet Show,” called Dr. Chaos of the puppets. Follows the band – including Animal, Lips, Janice, Zoot, Floyd, and of course, Dr. Teeth – as they record their debut album. Long overdue. The series is presented in a documentary style with Lilly Singh as the musical director responsible for keeping the band on track. It has ‘Spinal Tap’, ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ and of course ‘The Muppets’ vibes. Guest stars include Tommy Chung and Lil Nas X and Tommy Lee and Keisha.All 10 episodes drop on Wednesday.
– The use of artificial intelligence, also called AI, has become a hot topic in sectors such as government, education, and even the Hollywood writers’ strike. In issues of safety, ethics, confidentiality and work. He’s also the subject of a new limited series dubbed “Class 09” coming to FX on Hulu on Wednesday. Brian Tyree Henry and Kate Mara portray FBI agents in the story, which takes place across three timelines. Throughout the course of the show, questions are asked about the use of artificial intelligence in law enforcement and whether or not it makes us safer.
New crime drama City on Fire for Apple TV+ is based on the novel of the same name by Don Winslow. The series stars Jemima Kirke, Nico Tortorella, and Chase Sui Wonders, and is set in 2003 and begins with the murder of a student at New York University. The investigation uncovers a connection to a series of fires in New York, the city’s music scene, and a wealthy family. Producers and executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl”) don’t follow the book to the letter, which is probably a good thing since Austin Butler has also signed on to produce and star in a film version of Winslow’s novel. . City on Fire airs Friday, May 12.
New video games to play
– when Nintendo last released Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild in 2017 – it pretty much reinvented the franchise and won nearly every Game of the Year award. So expectations are high for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Our hero, Link, has another grueling journey through the vast land of Hyrule, but first he visits a group of mysterious islands that have appeared in the sky. Link can also build structures and vehicles, add strange powers to his weapons, walk across solid objects on him, and even reverse time. Even with all the challenging puzzles you normally find in a Zelda game, how could he possibly lose? Old foe Ganondorf will likely have something to say about that, starting Friday, May 12th on Nintendo Switch.
– You might be one of those gamers who find Zelda a bit flashy. Red Hook Studios has the only antidote: Darkest Dungeon II, the sequel to the dark role-playing adventure that tormented us all in 2016. What’s exciting, again, is that you not only have to fight monsters, but you also have to fend off disease, hunger, and impending psychosis. Red Hook promises a deeper, darker dungeon – 500 feet! – More new enemies and a new gang of desperate fortune hunters ready to risk their sanity. If you’re that kind of masochist, dig into Monday, May 8th on PC.
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