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.
– The gripping documentary “Hold Your Fire”, directed by Stephen Forbes, chronicles the 1973 Brooklyn robbery that became a turning point in hostage negotiation strategy and de-escalation. The scene, vividly depicted in archival and contemporary news footage, captures a classic New York lot found in Sidney Lumet’s “Dog Day Afternoon”. When four black men attempt to rob a sporting good store, they are trapped by police and a standoff ensues for 47 hours, with hostages and a slain policeman, “Hold Your Fire”, which takes place on Friday, May 20. Starting in theaters and on digital rental, it shows how a former traffic cop with a degree in psychology flipped an often deadly script and used communication to solve a crisis and remake policing. did, not violence.
— You could say that the cartoon-live-action reboot “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers” is an unlikely project to collect some top “Saturday Night Live” alums. Yet here’s a “Chip ‘n Dale” with John Mulaney voicing Chip, Andy Samberg as Dale, and Lonely Island writer Akiva Schaefer directing the new Disney+ release, streaming Friday, May 20. In this “Chip ‘n Dale”, the titular Chipmunks are living in modern-day Los Angeles and long away from the heyday of their TV series. Chip has resorted to suburban domesticity and Dale lives up to his long-standing fame. With Kiki Layne, Will Arnett, Eric Bana and Keegan-Michael Key.
— Fans of Best Picture-winning “CODA” want to watch Hulu’s “The Valet” starring Eugenio Derbez, hired to star as a valet attendant, look like he’s a movie star (Samara Weaving) Together to dispel the rumors of an affair. A Los Angeles real estate mogul (Max Greenfield). The film, streaming Friday, May 20, is a rom-com platformer for the versatile Mexican star Derbez, who memorably played the music teacher in “CODA”.
— Associated Press Film writer Jake Coyle
– Harris, rejoice! Harry Styles’ third studio album, “Harry’s House,” is on the way. The collection, due out Friday, May 20, is the follow-up to “Fine Line” from their best album from 2019. Styles is coming off a two-week headlining stint at Coachella, where he was joined by Shania Twain and Lizzo. The first single from the new album is “As It Was”, a melancholy ’80s-based low burner that spent three weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in April. Styles told BBC Radio One that the song is about “embracing change, losing yourself, finding yourself, a change of perspective”. Some of the new song titles are “Music for a Sushi Restaurant,” “Late Night Talking,” “Grapejuice,” “Daydream,” “Keep Driving,” “Satellite,” “Boyfriend” and “Love of My Life.”
– The Who icon Pete Townshend opens in a new Audible original, taking listeners through the period between the 1978 death of band drummer Keith Moon and the 2002 loss of bassist John Entwistle. “Pete Townshend: Somebody Saved Me” blends his memories and lyrics with songs such as “Let My Love Open the Door,” “Slit Skirts,” “You Better You Bet” and “Eminence Front.” Townshend joins other iconic musicians telling their stories on Audible, including Eddie Vedder, Billy Joe Armstrong, Tom Morello, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gary Clark Jr.
– The two important American musicians met and jammed together in the summer of 2011 when legendary singer Mavis Staples met his good friend Levon Helm of The Band in Woodstock, New York. Staples and his band spent five or six days with Helm and his band playing music and telling stories. This was the last time they would meet; Helm died in 2012. A record of their last meeting is finally being released – “Carry Me Home.” The setlist mixes old gospel and soul with timeless folk and blues, including “This Is My Country” by Curtis Mayfield and “The Weight” by Robbie Robertson.
— Associated Press Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy
– “Lionel Richie: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song” honors the prolific pop star, whose hits include “All Night Long,” “Endless Love” and “Lady.” Anthony Anderson hosts the ceremony which was taped in Washington and includes performances by Gloria Estefan, Boyz II Men, Luke Bryan, Andra Day, Yolanda Adams and Chris Stapleton. Estefan, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney are among the award’s past recipients. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden called Richie an inspiring entertainer who helped “strengthen our global ties”. The PBS special will air on Tuesday.
– Angeline didn’t need the internet to make her a Los Angeles celebrity – billboards scattered around the city starting in the 1980s did the trick. Her seductive image brought her surprisingly lasting fame—and now a show based on her story. Peacock’s limited series “Angelie,” starring Emmy Rossum and debuting Thursday, isn’t meant to be a traditional biography, but, as showrunner Alison Miller described, a “magical story … about becoming that person.” The one you wanted to be” and attracts more dreamers about LA. Martin Freeman, Alex Karpowski and Hamish Linklater are in the cast.
— Adam Conover, who used comedy to apply the power of critical thinking in “Adam Ruins Everything,” takes a similar approach to the workings of government in “The G Word with Adam Conover,” debuting Thursday on Netflix Is. In what has been described as a “hybrid comedy-documentary series”, Conover explores how important government is to both the good and the bad – from the weather to the food and more. The show is based on “The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy” by Michael Lewis (“The Big Short”) and includes a cameo from former President Barack Obama that solidifies his comedy chops.
— Associated Press Television writer Lynn Elbe