New this week: Arcade Fire, Hatching, Three Mile Island
Here’s a curated collection from the Associated Press’ entertainment journalists about what’s happening on TV, streaming services and music platforms…
Here’s a curated collection from the Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s coming to TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
— The pent-up emotions and anxieties of a seemingly perfect 12-year-old girl take on monstrous proportions in Hanna Bergholm’s “Hatching,” a Finnish body-horror fairy tale that begins streaming Friday, May 6 on Hulu. In the film, young Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), whose mother runs the artificially optimistic video blog “Lovely Everyday Life”, hides a dead bird’s egg in her room which grows unusually large and hatches a very metaphorical beaked beast. . In her review, AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr praised “Hatching” for “breaking through the gnawing fear of all perfectionists, especially girls on the brink of puberty, that there’s something ugly behind the pretty veneer, or worse”.
— If the radiant “Apollo 10 1/2”, recently released on Netflix, reminded you of the warm and nostalgic pleasures of Richard Linklater’s deceptively modest films, a new Criterion Channel series will be welcome. Beginning May 1, the Criterion Channel is curating a 15-film series dedicated to the Austin, Texas author, showing films from Linklater Gen X’s groundbreaking breakthrough “Slacker” to his Oscar-nominated smash-hit creative years. ” Childhood.” If you haven’t seen them, keep an eye out for some less-heralded gems like the well-watched behind-the-scenes drama “Me and Orson Welles” and dark comedy “Bernie,” complete with a Jack Black tour de force.
– Sofia Alvarez wrote two well-received Netflix teen rom-coms adapted from Jenny Han’s novels: 2018’s “To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved” and its 2020 sequel, “To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You “. In “Along for the Ride,” which debuts Friday, May 6 on Netflix, Alvarez makes her directorial debut. Adapted from Sarah Dessen’s 2009 novel, set in a seaside town during the summer, it stars Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli as two insomniac teenagers who hook up on moonlit walks.
-AP Film Writer Jake Coyle
— Arcade Fire’s sixth album, ‘WE’, is only about 40 minutes long, but there’s a lot going on in those 40 minutes, from throbbing, chilling electronica to serious campfire chants. The band says the seven tracks are split into one side “channeling the fear and loneliness of isolation” and the other “expressing the joy and power of reconnection.” The second single “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)” is definitely from the latter, with the lyrics “Some people wanna rock without the roll/But we all know there’s no God without a soul”. The band brought in Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich to produce alongside Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. Watch the result on “Saturday Night Live” the day after the album’s release.
— It’s the 50th anniversary of 1972 and The Black Crowes are celebrating it with an EP of covers of songs released that year. There are renditions of “Rocks Off” by the Rolling Stones, “The Slider” by T. Rex, “You Wear It Well” by Rod Stewart, “Easy to Slip” by Little Feat, “Moonage Daydream” by David Bowie and “Dad” of the Temptations. It was a Rollin’ Stone. The Black Crowes album is titled ‘1972’ and frontman Chris Robinson says that year was a turning point, saying that “some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll songs ever made came out of that year”.
– Mark Kennedy, AP Entertainment Writer
– ‘Meltdown: Three Mile Island’ examines the 1979 Pennsylvania nuclear power plant disaster. The four-part documentary uses re-enactments, archival footage, home videos and interviews to detail what is believed to be the the most serious American commercial nuclear accident. plant operating history. “Meltdown” draws on the insights of engineer and whistleblower Richard Parks and community members who have experienced a partial reactor meltdown at the plant. Directed by Kief Davidson (“The Ivory Game”), the docuseries premieres Wednesday on Netflix.
— “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” offers another twist in the space saga that keeps on giving. The Paramount+ series is set during pre-Capt. Kirk years of the USS Enterprise, when Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) commands the ship in its search for new worlds. Also in the cast: Rebecca Romijn as Number One, Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock, Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel, and Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura. Akiva Goldsman (“Star Trek: Picard”) wrote and directed the series premiere of the 10-episode season which premieres weekly starting Thursday.
– A documentary about Sheryl Crow is described as an “intimate story of song and sacrifice,” detailing her life and career through interviews with the Grammy-winning musician and her friends and collaborators, including Laura Dern, Emmylou Harris and Joe Walsh. “Sheryl,” which debuts Friday, May 6, on Showtime, includes footage from two decades of touring as it covers the obstacles she’s faced from sexism in the music industry, her craving for perfection, and her struggles with depression and cancer. Her influential legacy and late motherhood are also part of the Amy Scott-directed film.
— Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer
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