We’ve rounded up a selection of what’s coming to TV, streaming services, and music platforms this week, curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists. MOVIES Tony Hawk wasn’t the most obvious Academy Awards presenter, but he is releasing a new movie soon.
The documentary “Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off,” directed by Sam Jones, who made the 2002 Wilco documentary “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart,” explores the life of the 53-year-old skateboarding pioneer while attempting to grasp his still strong obsession to be the best. “Tony always competes against Tony,” says skateboarder Lance Mountain in the film.
Director Andrea Arnold, whose films include “American Honey” and “Fish Tank,” is one of today’s most vibrant filmmakers.
‘Cow’ debuts in theaters and on digital rentals Friday, and it features an unlikely star: Luma, a dairy cow on a southern England farm. Richard Arnold filmed “Cow” over four years, capturing the quotidian rhythms of Luma’s life, treating Luma with the same attention and empathy that she would for a human protagonist. “Cow” is one of several recent documentaries capturing the lives of animals rarely seen up close, like 2021’s “Gunda,” which looks at a pig in black-and-white.
The release of her third studio album, “Familia,” takes place on Friday. Cabello has already offered a preview of the album by collaborating with Ed Sheeran on “Bam Bam.” She has also released “Oh Na Na,” featuring Myke Towers, and “Don’t Go Yet.” The day before the album drops, she will perform songs from it during a live TikTok concert – “Familia: Welcome to the Family” which airs at 7 p.m. EST.
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The musician has two albums slated for release in 2022, the first of which is “Fear of the Dawn,” out Friday. The track uses fuzzed-out guitars, slamming drums, and sound effects cranked up to 11. One of the early previews is “Hi-De-Ho,” his collaboration with A Tribe Called Quest figurehead Q-Tip, a fusion of electronic rock and a tribute to jazz hero Cab Calloway. On July 22, White will release his second album, “Entering Heaven Alive.” Don’t hesitate. Listen to “Queen of the Bees” to get in the mood.
The world knows Ben Franklin: diplomat, kite-flyer, master of maxims (“A penny saved is a penny earned.”). Enter Ken Burns, whose two-part, four-hour PBS documentary “Benjamin Franklin” explores the life of the Founding Fathers who lived during a time of remarkable social, political, and scientific change and helped drive it. The documentary directed by Burns and written by Duncan (“Country Music,” “The National Parks”) argues that Franklin set the template for future humorists such as Mark Twain. Watch PBS stations for times and channels for the film featuring Mandy Patinkin as Franklin.
“Tokyo Vice,” starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe, is loosely based on Jake Adelstein’s 2009 memoir, “Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan.” Elgort is a reporter who finds himself in 1990s Tokyo, “where nothing and no one is truly what they seem.” The series was filmed in Tokyo, so it is also an armchair journey. Tokyo Vice, created by Tony-award-winning playwright J.T. Rogers (“Oslo”), premieres Thursday on Netflix with three episodes, followed by two episodes each Thursday until April 28.
Based on a hit British series of the same name, CW’s “Would I Lie to You?” features celebrities telling stories that may or may not be true. As opposing team captains, Mr. Walsh (“Veep”) and Sabrina Jalees (“Evil”) will be anchored by actor-writer-comedian Aasif Mandvi (“Evil”). Brooke Shields, Amber Ruffin, Laura Benanti, Michael Ian Black, Jordan Klepper, and Preet Bharara, a former U.S. attorney for New York’s Southern District, were among the season’s guests. Have a question for Preet?