Sunday, September 25, 2022

New this week: Camila Cabello, Tony Hawk and ‘Tokyo Vice’

Here’s a compendium curated by entertainment journalists from the Associated Press about what’s coming to TV, streaming services, and music platforms this week.


– Tony Hawk might not seem like the most obvious Academy Awards presenter, but he has a new movie coming out. “Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off,” a documentary about the life of a professional skateboarder, debuted Tuesday on HBO Max and HBO. It is directed by Sam Jones, who produced the 2002 Wilco document “I’m Trying to Break Your Heart”. And it spans the 53-year-old skateboarding pioneer’s entire career, while striving to realize his still-strong passion to be as good as ever. “Tony is competing against Tony,” says fellow skateboarder Lance Mountain in the film. Tony is competing against. ,

British director of “American Honey” and “Fish Tank” Andrea Arnold is one of the most vibrant filmmakers working today. In “Cow,” which debuts in theaters and on Digital Rentals on Friday, she makes her documentary debut with an unlikely star: Luma, a dairy cow on a southern England farm. Arnold filmed “Cow” over four years, capturing the rhythmic rhythms of Luma’s life, giving Bovine the attention and empathy she would have for any human hero. Along with films like 2021’s “Punk,” a black-and-white documentary portrait of a pig, “Cow” is part of a recent boom in using cinema to capture and elevate animal life that might be Rarely is the close-up borne.

—Filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarely and Jimmy Chin, who made Oscar-winning “Free Solo” and last year’s non-fiction standout “The Rescue,” set their sights even higher, this time in “Return to Space.” The documentary, which premieres on Netflix on Friday, is about Elon Musk’s efforts to transform SpaceX and space travel.

— Associated Press Film writer Jake Coyle

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– Camila Cabello, last year’s Cinderella, this week is all about musical magic. She drops her third studio album, “Familia,” on Friday, April 8. The three-time Grammy nominee has offered a glimpse of upcoming musicals by reuniting with Ed Sheeran for the salsa-influenced “Bum Bum”. Cabello has also released the album track “Oh Na Na” featuring Maike Towers, and lead single “Don’t Go Still”. “Familia: Welcome to the Family” airs on Cabello’s TikTok channel at 7 p.m. ET.

– Jack White has not one but two albums out for 2022, the first of which is “Fear of the Dawn”, with a title track due out Friday, April 8, using fuzzed-out guitars, slamming drums and sound effects which has been pushed to 11. Another early preview is “Hi-D-Ho”, his oddly wonderful collaboration with A Tribe Called Quest figurehead Q-Tip that mixes electronically enhanced rock with a salute to jazz hero Cab Calloway. Don’t Doodle: White’s second album, “Entering Heaven Alive,” is set for release on July 22. Listen to the single “Queen of the Bees” to get in the mood for that one.

— Associated Press Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy


– We all know we know Ben Franklin: diplomat, kite-flyer, excellent at maxims (“saved a penny…”). Enter Ken Burns, whose two-part, four-hour PBS documentary “Benjamin Franklin” dives into the life and work of the Founding Fathers, who lived and helped drive it through a remarkable period of social, political and scientific change. Used to do According to the documentary directed by Burns and written by Dayton Duncan (“Country Music,” “The National Parks”), Franklin also set the blueprint for future comedians such as Mark Twain. Mandy Patinkin voices Franklin in the film, which airs Monday and Tuesday, April 4 and 5 on PBS stations (see local listings for timing).

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– Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe star in “Tokyo Vice”, an HBO Max crime drama called “Loosen”, inspired by Jake Edelstein’s 2009 memoir, “Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan” has been described. Elgort plays Edelstein, who finds himself immersed in 1990s Tokyo, “where nothing and no one are really what they seem,” as interestingly stated by HBO. . The series was filmed in Tokyo, so it’s also a chair adventure. “Tokyo Vice”, produced and written by Tony-winning playwright JT Rogers (“Oslo”), aired on the streaming service on Thursday, April 7, with three episodes released on the following Thursday until the April 28 finale.

– Celebrities try to stun each other with stories that are similar to The CW’s “Should I lie to you?” I may or may not be true. Based on a hit British series of the same name. Actor-writer-comedian Asif Mandvi (“Evil”) hosts the series debuting Saturday, April 9, with Matt Walsh (“Veep”) and Canadian comedian Sabrina Jalis as team captains. Among the season’s guests: Brooke Shields, Amber Ruffin, Laura Benanti, Michael Ian Black, Jordan Klepper and Preet Bharara, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Legal advice, anyone?

— Associated Press Television writer Lynn Elbe


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