(AP) – This week’s new leisure releases embody albums from Charlie Puth and The Cult, Mila Kunis starring within the Netflix thriller “Luckiest Woman Alive,” and “30 Rock” star Jack McBrayer main the second season of “Hiya, Jack! The Kindness Present.” Lena Dunham adapts and directs Karen Cushman’s young-adult novel in “Catherine Known as Birdy,” a spirited medieval coming-of-age story a few 14-year-old woman named Birdy in medieval England. And what do you get when two of the three rappers from Migos launch an LP? We’ll discover out when Quavo and Takeoff give the world “Solely Constructed for Infinity Hyperlinks” with out third member Offset.
Lena Dunham adapts Karen Cushman’s young-adult novel in “Catherine Called Birdy,” a spirited medieval coming-of-age story a few 14-year-old woman named Birdy (Bella Ramsey) in medieval England. Her father (Andrew Scott) desires to marry her off for some much-needed cash, however Birdy’s plans repeatedly foil him. In her review, AP Movie Author Lindsey Bahr known as the movie “half ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary,’ half Mel Brooks and all pleasure.” Although nonetheless enjoying in choose theaters, “Catherine Known as Birdy” begins streaming Friday on Prime Video.
From among the similar producing group behind the hit Michael Jordan documentary sequence “The Final Dance” comes one other look again on a basketball excessive level. “The Redeem Team,” debuting Friday on Netflix, follows the 2008 U.S. males’s basketball group because it seeks a gold medal on the 2008 Beijing Olympics after the group’s disappointing bronze end in 2004. LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, each group members, are producers of the documentary, which digs into coach Mike Krzyzewski’s management and Kobe Bryant’s appreciable influence on the group.
Mila Kunis stars within the Netflix thriller “Luckiest Girl Alive,” based mostly on Jessica Knoll’s 2015 best-selling debut novel. The movie, streaming Friday, takes among the thriller stylings of “Gone Woman” and “The Woman on the Prepare.” Kunis stars as a New York lady with a seemingly good life that unravels when a true-crime documentary begins wanting into her darkish high-school previous.
For his third album, pop singer-songwriter Charlie Puth goes with a quite simple title — “Charlie,” due out Friday. It’s his first full-length venture since his 2018 Grammy-nominated LP “Voicenotes.” You’ve doubtless already heard a minimum of one of many 12 tracks — the earworm “Left and Right” that includes Jung Kook of BTS. Another singles are the brooding ballad “That’s Hilarious” and the slinky “Light Switch.” Nonetheless undecided? hearken to the lovesick up-tempo “Smells Like Me.”
Guitarist Billy Duffy and singer Ian Astbury rejoin for a brand new album from The Cult, with their signature mixture of heavy metallic, goth and rock. The eight-track “Below the Midnight Solar” has triggered two singles, “Give Me Mercy” and “A Cut Inside,” with Astbury singing: “No heathens in heaven/ No candy give up/ Outsiders ceaselessly/ Ghosts of our lives.” Astbury says he pulled in influences from Brian Jones, Brion Gysin, William Burroughs, Buddhism, the Beats and the Age of Aquarius.
What do you get when two of the three rappers from Migos launch an LP? We’ll discover out Friday when Quavo and Takeoff give the world “Solely Constructed for Infinity Hyperlinks” with out third member Offset. The lead single “Hotel Lobby” has a video impressed by “Worry and Loathing in Las Vegas” and one other club-ready single is “Us vs. Them,” with Gucci Mane. Then there’s the Birdman-featuring “Big Stunna” and the memorable lyrics: “I used to be sick earlier than carona/ice chilly like pneumonia.” The title of their joint report is a reference to Raekwon’s 1995 solo work “Solely Constructed 4 Cuban Linx.”
Wasn’t super-producer Hazard Mouse simply celebrating an album launch final month? Properly, right here’s one other. Brian Burton (aka Hazard Mouse) reconnects with The Shins’ James Mercer as Damaged Bells for the album “Into the Blue.” Three singles with wildly totally different types have preceded the album drop, together with the spacy “We’re Not In Orbit Yet…” and the attractive “Love On the Run,” that has a sunny, ‘70s vibe resulting in a Pink Floyd-ish guitar solo. Final month, Hazard Mouse teamed up with The Roots’ Black Thought for the album “Cheat Codes.”
Lesley Manville, Joanne Froggatt and David Morrissey lead an ensemble forged in ” Sherwood,” a drama sequence impressed by a 1984 miners’ strike in Nottingham, England, that pitted the city in opposition to police and divided pals and kin. Many years later, officers return in power to unravel a pair of killings, with their presence rekindling previous bitterness. James Graham (“Brexit — The Uncivil Conflict”), who grew up within the real-life city of Nottinghamshire and witnessed the turmoil, wrote the sequence debuting Tuesday on the BritBox streaming service.
“Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” returns Friday for its second season and none too quickly. Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”) is the beaming middle of the present that goals to assist preschoolers recognize the worth of small acts of kindness. Shouldn’t the adults on this fractious world be watching, too? The Apple TV+ sequence, co-created by McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero (“Blue’s Clues,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”), will welcome visitor stars together with Tony Hale, Stephanie Beatriz, Kristen Schaal and Kumail Nanjiani.
The iHeartRadio Music Pageant, held in Las Vegas on the finish of September, is getting a four-hour, two-night particular on the CW community. Among the many dozens of artists on the pageant: Sam Smith and Kim Petras, who carried out their new tune “Unholy”; a set by Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo that included “Love Is a Battlefield” and “Heartbreaker,” and Megan Thee Stallion closing out the pageant with songs from her new album, “Traumazine,” and previous hits. The particular airs on Friday and Saturday.
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