For your weekend
Three things to watch:
「ハンドメイドの物語’ シーズン 4
Based on the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, the series has become a major hit for the streaming service.
“六月 (Elisabeth Moss) strikes back against Gilead as a fierce rebel leader, but the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges,” according to a description of season four from Hulu. “Her quest for justice and revenge threatens to consume her and destroy her most cherished relationships.”
Get ’em, 六月!!!
‘Lucy the Human Chimp’
Janis Carter took on the huge task of trying to help Lucy the chimp — raised as a human — integrate into the wild.
This documentary tells the story of “an unbreakable friendship across the divide between species” that begins with an experiment in 1960s suburban America and ends decades later in a remote African jungle.
The documentary is streaming now on HBO Max, which is owned by CNN’s parent company.
‘Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse’
When are the bad guys going to learn you can’t just kill people’s loved ones and get away with it?
マイケルB. ヨルダン is kicking butt and taking names in this action movie about elite Navy SEAL John Kelly
, whose desire for justice after the murder of his pregnant wife is not good for those he’s hunting down
ケリー, aka John Clark, is adapted from one of the most popular characters in Clancy’s Jack Ryan universe of novels — and it’s a great look for Jordan.
The film starts streaming Friday on Amazon Prime.
Two things to listen to:
Julia Michaels has written plenty of hits for other artists
, 含む セレナ・ゴメス
そして Dua Lipa
今, Michaels is focused on making her own.
The singer-songwriter debuts her first full-length album, “ない in Chronological Order,” 金曜日に.
Michaels told ビルボード the project is
“very much about this new relationship and being in love and being in something that feels easy
, and nice
, and secure and stable
. And not toxic and dramatic like you think love is supposed to be
,” 彼女は言いました. “So I’m excited.
So are we, Sis. So are we.
You can take the woman out of New Orleans, but you can’t take New Orleans out of Dawn Richard.
ザ・ former Danity Kane member is dropping her sixth solo album
, タイトル “Second Line
,” which is a nod to her beloved city
“You never see women appreciated as producers and artists alike
— especially Black women in the electronic space
,” リチャード told Rolling Stone
. “The time is now for us to start recognizing their talent
, not only in electronic music but in all genres
. I wanna be the reason why a young Black girl from the South can be whoever she wants to be musically
, and artistically.
“Second Line” is out Friday.
One thing to talk about:
Sometimes it feels like the internet is determined to strip every single bit of fun out of everything.
テイラーは、シンシナティ大学で攻撃的なコーディネーターとしてシーズンを過ごした後、その年にマクベイの下でアシスタントとして雇われました, and Close appeared to be an especially good sport to have done it, given that she already had lost out on an Oscar for the eighth time. (お気に入り, 真剣に, 学校. What is it going to take?!)
Was the moment of levity scripted?
Almost certainly. We smelled the show’s musical director Questlove all over it.
だが, 本音, だから何? It was a welcome highlight during the awards show that got Close an invite to the cookout
. Let’s just enjoy it
Not everything needs to be debated.
Something to sip on
Ratings for the show were dismal, dropping 58% from last year’s telecast.
Awards shows and low ratings have been a theme the entire awards season
Theories abound as to why. My take is that one person’s “relaxed awards show with stars at home” is another person’s unwanted peek behind a curtain that reveals the great, all-powerful Oz isn’t quite as great as we thought. (Google that reference if you don’t get it.)
そう, where do we go from here
? Is there a way to revitalize audience interest in awards shows or have we moved beyond red carpets
, statues and speeches
Only time will tell
, but I think I’ll end this edition of the newsletter where I started
— the pandemic has changed us
, そう some changes might be in order for Hollywood