Here’s a group curated by The Associated Press’ leisure journalists of what is arriving on TV, streaming providers and music platforms this week.
— The streamers have a humiliation of riches to supply movie followers this week, beginning with a number of charming highlights from this 12 months’s Sundance Film Festival: “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” debuts on Hulu on Friday, June 17, and “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” begins streaming on Apple TV+ Friday, June 17 as nicely. “Cha Cha” appears to be like at post-grad malaise from the eyes of 22-year-old Andrew (performed by writer-director Cooper Raiff), who strikes up a friendship with a single mother (Dakota Johnson) and her daughter (Vanessa Burghardt) whereas working as a bar-mitzvah celebration starter. “Leo Grande” focuses on a personality in a unique stage of life: Emma Thompson performs a 50-something widow and retired trainer who hires a good-looking younger intercourse employee to (performed by breakout Daryl McCormack) to interrupt her out of her funk. It is far sweeter than it would sound.
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— Netflix additionally has some high-profile movies coming this week. First up is the Jennifer Lopez documentary “Halftime,” which begins streaming Tuesday. The doc focuses on the months main as much as her halftime efficiency on the Super Bowl in 2020 and guarantees candid and weak moments, together with the morning she discovered she didn’t get an Oscar nomination for “Hustlers.” Then, on Friday, June 17, the sci-fi thriller “Spiderhead” debuts. Based on a George Saunders quick story, Chris Hemsworth performs an eccentric scientist who runs a state-of-the-art penitentiary and is administering experimental emotion-controlling medication on the inmates (Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett amongst them). It’s directed by Joseph Kosinski who’s flying excessive after the success of “Top Gun: Maverick.”
— And over on HBO Max, there’s a new “Father of the Bride” remake coming Thursday. Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan play the mother and father of the bride (Adria Arjona). Not solely are the mother and father having their very own marital issues, however Sophie’s fiancé, Adam (Diego Boneta), is Mexican, resulting in some cultural clashes along with her Cuban household. The stars have stated they had been excited to be a part of a narrative that represents completely different Latin cultures with out stereotypes.
— AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr
— The members of Foals really feel like dancing and who can blame them? The British indie darlings spent 2019 placing out a posh social commentary in two components — “Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost” — and now it is time for some enjoyable. “Life Is Yours” is a shimmering album of ethereal, uplifting songs, highlighted by “2001,” a superb slice of disco-smeared funk, and “2AM,” a propulsive ode to not going residence alone. The electronic-driven “Wild Green” may have come out in 1982 and frontman Yannis Philippakis’s falsetto fuels a sunshine-drenched “Crest of the Wave.”
— Alanis Morissette as soon as famously sang “I am not the doctor” however she’s bought some calming recommendation this summer season. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will launch “The Storm Before the Calm,” an album of guided meditations co-written with Dave Harrington, on Friday, June 17. The 11-tracks have names like “Calling Generation X” and “The Other Side of Stillness.” The “Jagged Little Pill” creator stated, “Making the record kept me super connected and accountable during COVID, when I felt like I was just going to disappear and float away.”
— Two iconic music acts — The Beach Boys and Frank Zappa — have streaming choices this week. “Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys,” initially launched in 2003, has been up to date in each variety of songs and audio high quality, increasing the unique 30 tracks for a complete of 80. And “Zappa/Erie” is a brand new six-disc boxed set/digital assortment that accommodates greater than seven hours of unreleased materials, together with a trio of dwell exhibits recorded 1974-76. Of the 71 tracks, solely 10 minutes have been launched earlier than.
— AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy
— Queen Elizabeth II had her Platinum Jubilee extravaganza, and now Queen Elizabeth I might respect your consideration to her Sixteenth-century again story. “Becoming Elizabeth,” debuting Sunday, June 12, on Starz, stars Alicia von Rittberg because the orphaned teenager who’s destined for the English throne — however not with no wrestle, as depicted by sequence creator-writer Anya Reiss. When King Henry VIII is succeeded by his 9-year-old son, Henry (Oliver Zetterström), the boy, Elizabeth and their sister Mary (Romala Garai) are caught in a wrestle between English insiders and European outsiders to regulate the nation.
— Here’s whazzup: It’s been 30 years since “Martin” debuted, and BET+ is marking the anniversary with “Martin: The Reunion.” Original forged members Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold and Carly Anthony Payne II revisit the 1992-97 sitcom with music and superstar friends together with Snoop Dogg, Brian McKnight, Tracy Morgan and Marla Gibbs. Debuting Thursday, this system features a tribute to the late Thomas Mikal Ford, who performed Tommy Strawn within the Fox sequence. It was a community hit, however marred by Campbell’s allegations of sexual harassment.
— The Robertson household of “Duck Dynasty” fame has a brand new enterprise with “Duck Family Treasure,” a 10-part sequence debuting Sunday, June 19, on the Fox Nation streaming service. Brothers Jase and Jep Robertson are heart stage as they seek for, sure, buried treasure, together with artifacts and gems, with assist from uncle Si Robertson and pal Murry Crowe. The brothers’ wives and different relations will likely be a part of the present, together with “people, places and lessons” they discover alongside the best way.
— AP Television Writer Lynn Elber
Photos: Scenes from the seventy fifth Tony Awards
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