New This Week: Rebel Wilson, the Black Keys, ‘Firestarter’ | Entertainment News

Here’s a assortment curated by The Associated Press’ amusement journalists of what’s arriving on Tv, streaming providers and songs platforms this 7 days.

— Stephanie Conway is a preferred substantial faculty senior in 2002, but a cheerleading accident puts her in a coma for 20 several years in the new Netflix comedy “Senior 12 months,” debuting Friday. After waking up at age 37 in 2022, Stephanie, performed by Rebel Wilson, decides to re-enroll and finish out her superior faculty job. Directed by Alex Hardcastle, a veteran of American sitcoms like “New Girl,” “Parks and Recreation” and “The Mindy Undertaking,” senior calendar year co-stars Sam Richardson, Alicia Silverstone, Chris Parnell and Angourie Rice as young Stephanie.

— Netflix is also supplying up the period of time drama, “Operation Mincemeat” on Wednesday, dependent on a serious operation in Entire world War II in which British intelligence officers use a useless entire body dressed as an officer of the Royal Marines in an try to dupe the Axis powers and preserve the Allied invasion of Sicily a mystery. The movie, directed by John Madden (“Shakespeare in Love”) stars Colin Firth and Matthew Macfayden (each of whom, incedentally, have taken spins as Mr. Darcy) as properly as Kelly Macdonald and Penelope Wilton.

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— “Firestarter,” Stephen King’s creepy tale of a young woman with pyrokinetic powers, has a new adaptation from director Keith Thomas coming to Peacock (and theaters) on Friday. Ryan Kiera Armstrong normally takes on the part Drew Barrymore originated in 1984 as the female saddled with the difficult responsibility of shielding her relatives and herself from the authorities company that hopes to weaponize her powers. Zac Efron plays her father opposite Sydney Lemmon as the mom.

— AP Movie Author Lindsey Bahr

— The Black Keys are celebrating a vital anniversary with a new album. “Dropout Boogie,” which is out Friday, attributes collaborations with Reigning Sound’s Greg Cartwright, Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Prime and Angelo Petraglia from Kings of Leon. It will be produced 1 working day right before the 20th anniversary launch of The Black Keys’ initially LP, “The Big Appear Up.” Early singles from the new album contain “It Ain’t Around,” prepared by band members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney in tandem with Cartwright, and “Wild Little one,” a traditional rocking throwback. The new album captures a amount of initially usually takes that echo the stripped-down blues rock of the duo’s early times creating songs together in Akron, Ohio. The Black Keys will tour North The united states for the to start with time in a few many years starting off in July.

— Becky G is subsequent up her strike single “Mamiii” with her third studio album, the 14-slice “Esquemas” out Friday. “Mamii” featuring Karol G debuted in the top rated 20 of the Billboard Sizzling 100 and in the prime 10 on the Billboard Worldwide 200 singles chart. The single — with a new music movie that characteristics “Euphoria” actor Angus Cloud — has amassed 350 million streams globally to day, with more than 150 million streams on Spotify on your own. Another minimize from the album is “No Mienten,” a throbbing dance reduce led by the pluck of seductive guitar strings. And you will find “Kill Bill,” a murky, slinky banger with the audio of swords clashing and thunder.

— AP Leisure Author Mark Kennedy

— Duke Kahanamoku will get his due in PBS’ “American Masters: Waterman — Duke: Ambassador of Aloha,” debuting Tuesday and narrated by Jason Momoa. Kahanamoku gained a total of five Olympic medals in the 1912, 1920 and 1924 Games and was an advocate for his native Hawaii and surfing. The documentary, directed by Isaac Halasima, traces Kahanamoku’s rise to fame, encounters with racism, and role in Hawaii’s changeover from a kingdom to U.S. point out. Archival footage and new interviews, which includes with best surfers Laird Hamilton and Carissa Moore, help inform the tale.

— Devotees of Audrey Niffenegger’s novel “The Time Traveler’s Wife” manufactured its 2009 film adaptation a achievement irrespective of mixed testimonials. Potentially the intricate sci-fi romance is better suited to a series, which HBO is supplying with Rose Leslie and Theo James as the challenged enthusiasts. “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” debuting Sunday and tailored from the 2003 ebook by the at any time-dependable Steven Moffatt (“Sherlock,” “Doctor Who”), follows the zig-zagging marriage of Henry, born with a genetic glitch that will cause him to soar throughout many years, and Claire, whose devotion to him is timeless.

— One more reserve-to-Tv adaptation, Hulu’s “Conversations with Good friends,” also arrives Sunday. Centered on Sally Rooney’s acclaimed 2017 novel, the 12-episode series stars Alison Oliver and Sasha Lane as Dublin school learners Frances and Bobbi, exes who continue to be close mates and spoken phrase poetry collaborators. Their friendship is tested when the women of all ages fulfill an older couple, writer Melissa (Jemima Kirke) and her actor-partner Nick (Joe Alwyn). A flirtation for one pair and an affair for a different follows — resulting in Frances to re-appraise her existence and Bobbi’s part in it.

— AP Tv Writer Lynn Elber

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