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.
– Here’s an offer that will be hard to turn down: Paramount + will be hosting the Godfather trilogy starting Thursday. Of course, Francis Ford Coppola’s films aren’t hard to come by (they always seem to be playing somewhere on cable), but this is in conjunction with the first three episodes of his miniseries “The Offer” (see below). So drop your gun, grab your cannoli and be with Corleone for 13 hours.
– Not to be confused with last month’s Netflix satire “The Bubble” by Judd Apatow, the streamer also has an anime called “Bubble”, directed by Tetsurou Araki and written by Gen Urobochi which will arrive on Thursday about a Tokyo that was separated from rest of the world and overtaken by young adventurers. Oh, and there are bubbles that break the laws of gravity. Or, starting May 1, you can have a Nora Ephron night out with “When Harry Met Sally” and “You’ve Got Mail,” which will also make you quote “The Godfather.”
– If you’re looking for a new romantic novel, Sophie Marceau plays an empty nester looking for a fresh start in “I Love America,” a French romantic comedy that will hit Amazon Prime Video on Friday. So she leaves Paris for Los Angeles, where an old friend and current owner of a popular transvestite club tries to help her start dating again. And Hulu has a romantic comedy for LGBTQ teens called “Crush,” starring Rowan Blanchard and Auli’i Cravalho, which also airs on Friday.
– AP screenwriter Lindsey Bahr
– Future has a new album coming out on Friday, the 16 tracks “I Never Liked You. It’s a sequel to 2020’s” High Off Life “and will feature Kanye West, Babyface Ray, Drake and Gunna. his new song “Worst Day” and the artist, named best live rapper by GQ magazine, was busy, appearing on Moneybagg Yo’s single “Hard for the Next”, as well as Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” cut “Way 2″. Sexy. ” Future was also the executive producer of West’s latest album, “Donda 2,” with the voice of the “Keep It Burning” project.
– Kehlani’s third album – “blue water road” – comes out on Friday and sounds as comfortable and sensual as the singer looks on the album cover, photographed on an empty beach with flowing hair. Highlights include the first single “Altar,” the sexy duet “More Than You Should” with Jessie Reyez and “At Night” with Justin Bieber. (The two worked together on “Get Me” on Bieber’s 2020 album “Changes”). The new album shows Kehlani’s effortless ability to move from pop, R&B, rap, trance and dance. “To me, the album is like a glass house. It’s light, transparent and the sun shines directly on it,” she said in a statement.
– Norah Jones is celebrating her big album “Come Away With Me” with a 20th anniversary reissue that includes 22 unreleased tracks, including “Hallelujah, I Love Him So”. The 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition also includes the original demos Jones submitted to Blue Note, the full demos of the first session he did for the label, and the first version of the album Jones made at Allaire Studios with producer Craig Street, most of which. never heard of before. The full digital collection will be released on Friday.
– Mark Kennedy, writer for AP Entertainment
– The creator of “The Wire”, David Simon, returns to Baltimore, the scene of his triumphant drama of 2002-08, with “We Own This City”, which he co-produced with fellow “The Wire” George Pelecanos and Nina K. Noble. The limited HBO series dramatizes the corruption that plagued a Baltimore Police Department task force and its impact on the city. Based on the non-fiction book of the same title by Justin Fenton, the series stars Jon Bernthal, Wunmi Mosaku, Jamie Hector and Josh Charles, along with several cast members of “The Wire.” “We Own This City” premieres on Monday.
– Fans of “The Godfather” are fond of recycling their lines, with “I’m gonna make him an offer it can’t take refuge” among the most enduring. “The Offer” is the title of a 10-episode Paramount + series that dramatizes the backstage story of the film’s production, based on the experiences of producer Albert S. Ruddy. Miles Teller plays Ruddy, with Matthew Goode as the head of the studio, Robert Evans; Dan Fogler as director Francis Ford Coppola, and Patrick Gallo as Mario Puzo, on whose novel the 1972 film was based. Three episodes of the series, created and written by Michael Tolkin (“The Player”), debut on Thursday, followed by episodes weekly on consecutive Thursdays.
– Showtime comedy “I Love That for You” stars former Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer as Joanna, a woman who wants to host a home shopping channel. The series also reflects a real-life chapter of Bayer, overcoming childhood leukemia, with Joanne trying to escape being labeled as “that cancer girl.” Molly Shannon, another SNL student, stars as the channel’s star, with Jenifer Lewis as the founder. “I Love That for You” premieres on Friday in streaming and on-demand for subscribers, ahead of its cable release on May 1st.
– AP television writer Lynn Elber
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