Here’s a collection curated by the Associated Press of entertainment journalists on what’s coming up on TV, streaming services and music and video streaming platforms this week.
– “A Boy Is Born: Brooke Shields” The two-part documentary, premiering Monday on Hulu, reflects on how Shields became a sexual pop culture icon as a child model and as the 12-year-old star of Louis Malle’s controversial 1978 film “Pretty Baby.” Shields, now 57, intimately discusses how her first sex symbol title affected her personally and shaped her career. Director Lana Wilson’s film, which debuted in January at the Sundance film festivalrevisits the most scandalous episodes of Shields’ life, her friendship with Michael Jackson, her relationship with Andre Agassi, her odd-one-out-with-Cruise, as well as new revelations, including the fact that she was sexually assaulted by someone who took on the role.
– New series on Criterion Channel revisited sex and cinema from a much different perspective. From then on, in April, he collected some of the defining romantic hits of the “80s” and “90s”, including Brian De Palma’s “Dressed to Kill” (1980), with Angie Dickinson and Michael Caine; Lawrence Kasdan’s “Body Heat” (1981), with William Hurt and Kathleen Turner; and the Wachowskis “bound” (1996), with Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gerson. (“Basic Instinct” arrives in June.) The absence of carnality in today’s sex films is a subject of ongoing debate. But if you want to step back in a steamier time, the Criterion Channel has you covered (but not its stars).
– Michigan rapper NF has a new album out on Friday, April 7 and some tough love in his title. “I could write a memoir full of radio songs/ Make a bunch of lines that my label would love,” he raps. “Motto,” the first one “Sounds like a nightmare if you ask me/ He’s gone from my bedroom to the big leagues.” The 13-track album “Hope” boasts features of singer Julia Michaels and rapper Heart. It marks the rapper’s first full-length release since 2019’s platinum-selling “Question.”
– Scottish singer Lodovicus Capaldi for his bow in 2023. The artist who gave us the song “Someone You Loved” will have a new album – “Broken by a Heavenly Desire” – on May 19 and it was announced that Glastonbury 2023. On Wednesday, Netflix will release “Louis Capaldi: How Popular Now” a documentary that follows the Grammy nominee returning to his Scottish roots and trying to get back together with his old life and family and friends. New music includes love songs “Frustrated” with a happy and strong percussion of the strings.
– Linkin Park fans can celebrate their landmark album “Meteor” with the 20th anniversary edition dropping on Friday, April. 7. He got the lost gem – a letter, complete and mixed, but forgotten, a poem from the age, appropriately inscribed. “Lost.” Says bandmember Mike Shinoda: “Finding this track was like finding a favorite photo you’d forgotten you’d taken, just waiting for the moment to reveal itself.” Another lost track “Fight me.” late at Chester of Bennington at the end of the force. “Meteora” landed on March 25, 2003, No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 before it sold twenty million units.
– New Zealand’s most famous serial killer “The Mysteries of Brokenwood” returns for its ninth season on Mondays on Acorn TV, the streaming service offering of British TV shows and other international television channels. Neill Rea stars in the show as Mike Shepherd, a detective who, in the course of the pilot, is set on a case in the small, fictional town of Brokenwood. The shepherd, who is only used to his work, must be joined by the local detective Kristin Simms, played by Fern Sutherland, who is more structured and straight-laced. The Shepherd resides in Brokenwood, enjoying the charm of the idyllic town, but still has many mysteries to solve, with the help of Simms, of course.
– New Paramount + series “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” It shows the origin of the girl gang before Frenchy, Rizzo, or Sandy ever wore their pink shirts. “Rise of the Pink Ladies” takes place four years before the events of the “Grease” movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. It features original music by Justin Tranter, an artist who has worked with recording artists including Lady Gaga, Two Lips, Ariana Grande and The Chicks. The creator of the show, Annabelle Oakes, says her hope is to create a “Grease” cinematic universe much like Marvel, centered around Rydell High. “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” is due Thursday.
– Kathryn Hahn portrays the character from the writer Cheryl Errant in the Hulu series “The most beautiful thing.” It’s based on Strayed’s book of the same name which excerpts an advice column where she went by the pseudonym Dear Sugar. In the series, Hahn plays Clare, a writer who takes advice in a column where she writes beautiful, heart-felt answers to people’s problems, incorporating her life experiences, and meanwhile the real lie is Clare’s message. Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, who both starred in the film adaptation of Strayed’s memoir “Wild,” are executive producers of the series. “The Smallest of the Most Beautiful Things” premieres Friday, April 7.
– Alicia Rancilio
– Golf marquee’s annual event, the Masters Tournament, starts on Thursday but the big news for virtual duffers is the expected return of Electronic Arts to the links. This is the first entry in the EA Sports PGA Tour franchise since 2015, and its main selling point is the exclusive rights to Masters and three other major games. Augusta National, St Andrews, Pebble Beach and 25 other classic courses are rendered vividly, and EA-engineered mechanics, ball physics, weather and landscape effects are completely removed. Granted, there are plenty of video golfers who don’t quite want realism, so there’s an arcade option for those who want more laid-back, faster action. You can see it off Friday, April 7, on Season 5, Xbox X/S and PC.
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