New this week: ‘White Noise,’ 21 Savage and Kennedy Honors
Here’s a group curated by The Associated Press’ leisure journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming providers and music platforms this week.
— Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel “White Noise” has lengthy been mentioned to be “unfilmable.” But Noah Baumbach’s energetic film, streaming Friday on Netflix, makes a spirited argument for its adaptation. In Baumbach’s “White Noise,” Adam Driver stars as Jack Gladney, a school professor with a teeming suburban household (Greta Gerwig co-stars as his spouse, Babette). When an “airborne toxic event” consumes their city and sends residents fleeing, a brand new concern of dying pierces Jack’s middle-class existence. In my review, I praised the movie’s “giddy gloom” and wholehearted embrace of the e book’s dizzying, dense depth. Be positive to remain for the LCD Soundsystem-soundtracked grocery store dance finale.
— For some, New Year’s Eve was made for film nights. And to ring within the new yr, Turner Classic Movies is programming a festive run of the beloved, martini-swilling detectives Nick and Nora Charles. Beginning at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, TCM will run a minimarathon of 1934’s “The Thin Man,” 1936’s “After the Thin Man” and 1939’s “Another Thin Man.” As the delicate husband-and-wife murder-solving workforce, William Powell and Myrna Loy stay delightfully fizzy firm to cheers with.
— AP Film Writer Jake Coyle
— It’s the primary film within the land so it is sensible it must be one thing you’re additionally listening to. The 22-track soundtrack for “Avatar: The Way of Water” consists of the unique tune “Nothing is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” written and carried out by The Weeknd, and “The Songcord,” carried out by star Zoë Saldana. The soundtrack is by Grammy Award-winning composer Simon Franglen, who labored with composer James Horner on the unique “Avatar” movie and picked up the place Horner left off following his 2015 dying. For super-fans, there’s additionally a brand new launch — “Avatar: The Way of Water (Original Score)” — that features 11 further rating cues from the movie not out there on the soundtrack.
— 21 Savage is the ultimate performer for the 2022 season of Amazon Music Live. Streaming stay on Thursday night time and hosted by hip-hop star 2 Chainz, the brand new weekly live performance collection has featured a number of the hottest musical acts, like A$AP Rocky, Anitta, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Wayne and Kane Brown. 21 Savage’s live performance is anticipated to incorporate cuts from “Her Loss,” his collaborative album with Drake.
— Some Broadway royalty — together with Christopher Jackson, Mandy Gonzalez and Joaquina Kalukango — are a part of the third annual nationwide PBS concert, “United in Song” alongside Grammy-winning singer Renée Fleming. The particular additionally options Natalie Grant, Matt Doyle, Brett Young and extra with the American Pops Orchestra in addition to a newly commissioned efficiency by New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck and soloist Roman Mejia. The particular premieres Saturday on PBS, PBS.org, and the PBS Video App.
— CBS will air the forty fifth annual Kennedy Center Honors, which this yr acknowledged actor George Clooney, the band U2, singers Gladys Knight and Amy Grant and composer Tania León. The Kennedy Center Honors is a lifetime achievement award given to performers for his or her impression on American tradition by way of the humanities. The occasion was filmed in early December and presenter Julia Roberts wore a customized gown that includes prints of varied photographs of her good pal Clooney. The Kennedy Center Honors present broadcasts Wednesday night time.
— The long-running, feel-good British collection “Call the Midwife” premiered its annual Christmas-themed episode this previous Sunday on PBS. “Call the Midwife” follows a bunch of midwives and nuns in east London. Although it takes place within the 1950’s and 1960’s, the collection tackles essential topics together with infertility, racism, and undesirable pregnancies. “Call the Midwife” is predicated on a memoir by Jennifer Worth and is narrated by Vanessa Redgrave. Season 12 debuts in March on PBS.
— Alicia Rancilio
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