By the Associated Press
Here’s a roundup from The Associated Press entertainment journalists of what’s coming to TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
– Finally, “Top Gun: Maverick” is coming to the streaming center. The biggest movie of the year is set to land on Paramount+ after a high-flying run in theaters on Thursday, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year with $1.4 billion in ticket sales worldwide. On the off chance that you’re ready for the moment to finally see a movie that finds Tom Cruise back in the cockpit, AP’s Mark Kennedy wrote in his review that “Top Gun: Maverick” is a “textbook Example. How to create a chain.”
– Netflix also secured a big gun for the holiday corridor with Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” arriving on the service on Friday. People’s Fascinating Person of Interest Dunnett brings back Daniel Craig’s Honeymoon detective Benoit Blanc and puts him on a private Greek island with a group of self-made troublemakers to solve a new mystery (what a mystery this time). is part). The star-studded cast includes Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista. With its rich characters, intrigue and enviable holiday fashions, it is an exciting follow-up for those who are mourning the loss of “White Lotus” Season 2.
– Also coming to Netflix is ”Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical,” which will be available to watch Christmas Day. The 2011 stage musical adaptation (itself an adaptation of the 1988 children’s classic) follows a young girl with a big imagination who decides to stand up to her oppressive guardians. Emma Thompson plays Miss Trunchbull and Lashana Lynch is Miss Honey, while Alysha Weir plays the title role in this well-reviewed rom-com that doesn’t shy away from the dark themes of its source material.
— AP Filmmaker Lindsay Bahr
– What better way to celebrate the holidays than with the Queen of Christmas? Mariah Carey presents a two-hour primetime concert special on Tuesday on CBS. “Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas everyone!” Live and On Demand will also be available the following day on Paramount+. Filmed at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the concert special will feature the singer-songwriter performing a record of her festive holiday hits, including the perennial favorite, “All I Want for Christmas.”
— Another tragic event unfolded online Wednesday when War Theater performed Sophocles’ “Antigone” outside Savannah, Georgia, with singers and songwriters from Savannah, St. Louis and New York City at a funeral for enslaved Africans. Presents in place. Performers at the free event include Cara Young, Jesse Eisenberg, Otto Blankson Wood, Christa Tippett and the Rev. Leonard Small. Live singing and gospel music will help frame audience-driven dialogue after the game. The Zoom link will be distributed via email and will be available to registered participants.
– AP Entertainment writer Mark Kennedy
– The United States has shown a number of modern competitions that were first broadcast in the UK. “American Idol” came from “Pop Idol”, “Dancing with the Stars” was inspired by “Dancing Hard”. Before we started broadcasting “Shark Tank” the UK also had “The Lions Den”. Now, comedian Michael McIntyre is bringing the British game show “The Wheel” stateside for a two-week run Monday on NBC. Hosted by McIntyre, each episode features six celebrity guests (including “Queer Eye” Bobby Burke, “This Is Us” Chrissy Metz and “Yellow Jacket” actress Christina Ricci) who help everyday people make money. does
– The 1965 animated special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” about a happy chuckle pulled out of a seasonal funk by a winking Christmas tree, remains a holiday favorite year after year. Apple TV+ will exclusively air cartoons this year, but the good news is, between Thursday and Christmas Day, it’s free. Customers will have more time to look.
– “The Best Man,” a 1999 romantic comedy featuring an all-star cast of young, attractive black actors, including Ty Diggs, Nia Long and Terrence Howard, was a box office hit, earning it Pop culture evolved. In 2013, a long-awaited sequel titled “Best Man Vacation” was also successful. Writer-director Malcolm D. Lee completes the franchise with a new limited series on Peacock. To top it all off, the series is titled “The Best Man: The Final Chapters.” All eight episodes drop on the streaming service on Thursday.
– ALLBLK’s new six-episode anthology series called “Snap” has been compared to “Black Mirror” in that it tackles social and moral questions through storytelling. Eric Bennett created and stars in “Snap” alongside Michael Buscemi, Clifton Paul and Tisha Campbell. It starts on Thursday. ALLBLK is a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service dedicated to black entertainment.
– Alicia Rancilio
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