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Camila Cabello, Tony Hawk and ‘Tokyo Vice’

Here’s a collection curated by entertainment journalists from The Associated Press on what’s coming to television, streaming services, and music platforms this week.

MOVIES

– Tony Hawk may not seem like the most obvious presenter of the Academy Awards, but he has a new film to release. “Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off,” a documentary about the life of the professional skater, premieres Tuesday on HBO Max and HBO. It is directed by Sam Jones, who made Wilco’s 2002 documentary “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart.” and spans the entire career of the 53-year-old skateboarding pioneer as he tries to understand his still strong obsession with being as good as ever. “Tony competes against Tony,” says his fellow skater Lance Mountain in the film. “He’s always been competing against Tony.”

– Andrea Arnold, the British director of “American Honey” and “Fish Tank”, is among the most vibrant filmmakers working today. In “Cow,” which premieres in theaters and in digital rental on Friday, he makes his first documentary with an unlikely star: Luma, a dairy cow on a farm in the south of England. Arnold filmed “Cow” for four years, capturing the everyday rhythms of Luma’s life, giving the bovine the kind attention and empathy it would have for any human protagonist. Along with films like “Gunda” from 2021, a black-and-white documentary portrait of a pig, “Cow” is part of a recent increase in the use of film to capture and elevate the lives of animals that are rarely offered a close-up.

Announcement

– Filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, who made the Oscar for “Free Solo” and last year’s outstanding non-fiction “The Rescue”, this time went even higher in “Return to Space”. The documentary, which premieres on Netflix on Friday, is about Elon Musk’s SpaceX and his attempts to transform space travel.

– AP screenwriter Jake Coyle

MUSIC

– Camila Cabello, Cinderella last year, deals with musical magic this week. He released his third studio album, “Family,” on Friday. The three-time Grammy nominee has already offered a glimpse of upcoming music by collaborating again with Ed Sheeran for the “Bam Bam” with salsa bending. Cabello also released the album “Oh Na Na” with Myke Towers, and the lead single “Don’t Go Yet”. The day before the album comes out, she will perform songs from it as part of a live TikTok concert. “Family: Welcome to the Family” airs at 7pm ET on Hair’s TikTok channel.

Announcement

– Jack White has not one, but two albums scheduled for 2022, the first of which is “Fear of the Dawn”, which will be released on Friday, with a lead song using faded guitars, drum kit and sound effects taken to 11 the preview is “Hi-De-Ho,” his strangely wonderful collaboration with the leading figure in A Tribe Called Quest Q-Tip that mixes electronically enhanced rock with a salute to jazz hero Cab Calloway. Don’t delay: White has his second album, “Entering Heaven Alive”, which will be released on July 22nd. To get in the mood for this, listen to the single “Queen of the Bees”.

– Mark Kennedy, writer for AP Entertainment

TELEVISION

– We all know that we think we know Ben Franklin: diplomat, kite flyer, excellent in maxims (“a penny saved …”). Enter Ken Burns, whose two-part, four-hour PBS documentary “Benjamin Franklin” delves into the life and work of the Founding Father who lived through a remarkable period of social, political, and scientific change and helped propel it. Franklin even set the model for future comedians like Mark Twain, according to the documentary directed by Burns and written by Dayton Duncan (“Country Music”, “The National Parks”). Mandy Patinkin gives voice to Franklin in the movie that will air on Mondays and Tuesdays on PBS stations (see local list schedules).

Announcement

– Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe star in “Tokyo Vice,” an HBO Max crime drama described as “vaguely” inspired by Jake Adelstein’s 2009 memoirs, “Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan.” Elgort plays Adelstein, who is immersed in Tokyo in the 1990s, “where nothing and no one really is what or who they look like,” as HBO says intriguingly. The series was filmed in Tokyo, so it’s also an armchair adventure. “Tokyo Vice,” created and written by Tony-winning playwright JT Rogers (“Oslo”), premieres on Thursday with three episodes on the broadcast service, with two episodes released the following Thursdays through the end of April 28th.

– Celebrities try to hook each other with stories that may or may not be true in the CW series “Would I Lie To You?” based on a successful British series of the same name. Actor, writer and comedian Aasif Mandvi (“Evil”) presents the series that debuts Saturday with Matt Walsh (“Veep”) and Canadian comedian Sabrina Jalees as captains of opposing teams. Guests of the season include 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?

Announcement

– AP television writer Lynn Elber

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