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Weekend Preview: It’s An Andy Samberg, Charlize Theron, And Tom Hanks Kind Of Weekend



If nothing below suits your sensibilities, check out our guide to What You Should Watch On Streaming Right Now.

Palm Springs (Hulu, Friday) — This Sundance hit from Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island partners is stylish and silly and absolutely fantastic. It also busted the Sundance acquisition record in a “nice” way, and it’s got a Groundhog Day-esque, summery twist.

The Old Guard (Netflix, Friday) — Charlize Theron kicking butt. What else must you know before checking out what might be the closest thing to a summer blockbuster that we’ll see this year? Well, she’s also an immortal mercenary, who’s leading a group of immortal mercenaries, and they might see their immortal-ness exposed, which means they might no longer be immortal. Sounds like a winner.

Greyhound (Apple TV+, Friday) — Need a little Hanx in your life? The Saving Private Ryan star is doing World War II again, and it’s an exciting ride that puts the sea-pedal to the metal from beginning to end. Turn down the lights and relish this one.

Relic (VOD, Friday) — This critically acclaimed haunted-house movie from IFC and director Natalie Erika James did respectable drive-in business last weekend. Starring Robyn Nevin, Emily Mortimerm and Bella Heathcoate, here’s your chance to receive a fresh bone-chilling experience in the privacy of your own home.

Down to Earth with Zac Efron (Netflix series, Friday) — This is the second travel-related reality show starring the former High School Musical heartthrob, and this time, his focus is not on roughing it but seeking out wellness.

In case you managed to miss this last weekend:

Hamilton (Disney+) — After a bumped-up release date, the cinematic version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s original Broadway production (which nearly broke the Tony Award record and fetched a Pulitzer Prize, a Grammy, and an Olivier Award as well) is finally streamable in your living room. The movie version promises to bring “live capture” to viewers in an artistic way, which will harness the power of streaming in an intimate manner, for something that Hamilton fans have never experienced. Read our interview of Okieriete Onaodowan, the longest-tenured original cast member, and enjoy the new behind-the-scenes documentary after the show.

Here’s the rest of this weekend’s notable programming:

Friday Night In With The Morgans (Friday, AMC 10:00 p.m.) — Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton are at it again while hosting celebrity friends (this week, The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang pops in) to hopefully distract us from reality.

Black Monday (Sunday, Showtime 8:00 p.m.) — It’s amends time (perhaps, if it works out) for Mo, Keith, and Dawn.

Perry Mason (Sunday, HBO 9:00 p.m.) — Extra-legal assistance is the name of the game for Morgan and Strickland in regards to Virgil. Meanwhile, Sister Alice is feeling the pressure about baby Charlie.

The Chi (Sunday, Showtime 9:00 p.m.) — Ronnie’s found a new calling, Emmett’s allowing Darnell to have too much influence and Kevin’s feeling the sharp effects of a lie.

Snowpiercer (Sunday, TNT 9:00 p.m.) — Layton’s attempting to calm the revolution’s survivors while Melanie’s demons rise up, and she’s feeling the threat to her own survival.

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark (Sunday, HBO 10:00 p.m.) — This true-crime docuseries is revolutionary, much like the Michelle McNamara book that fueled it. This is a duel-edged story of obsession and a “portrait of an artist” — one who pursued justice for dozens of survivors and victims’ families, decades after law enforcement let the Golden State Killer case go cold. It’s about those survivors, and it’s about the citizen investigators, including Michelle. She was a wife (to Patton Oswalt), a mother, a friend, and, yes, an obsessive, who was instrumental in solving this case, but not before it consumed her as well.

NOS4A2 (Sunday, AMC & BBC America 10:00 p.m.) — Charlie Manx is hunting for Vic and her family, who go into hiding while Wayne suffers from puzzling nightmares.

Outcry (Sunday, Showtime 10:00 p.m.) — This five-part documentary continues examining the case of high school football star Greg Kelley’s controversial conviction and sentencing for child molestation, along with the subsequent quest for truth and justice.


Save Our Stages Campaign Launches Day Of Action To Help Save Indpendent Music Venues



Last month, the Save Our Stages and Restart bills were introduced in the Senate as Congress continues to debate extending COVID-19 relief funding to businesses. Both acts call for steps to ensure the survival of independent venues across the country, hoping to guarantee money so that venues can sustain themselves as regular live performances have effectively stopped because of the pandemic.

Today, a collection of independent music venues based in New York City are participating in a day of action to call attention to the dire need to support these bills. They’ve formed a new organization called the New York Independent Venue Association, an offshoot of the already existing National Independent Venue Association, to ask Congress to help save independent venues.

Participants include Bowery Ballroom, Saint Vitus, Le Poisson Rouge, Baby’s All Right, the Knitting Factory, Elsewhere, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Market Hotel, Alphaville, Nowadays, and many more locations around the city.

Yesterday, David Byrne appeared on TODAY to talk about the plight of independent venues. More information on the Save Our Stages campaign can be found here.

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Brian McKnight Just Confirmed Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Have A ‘New Baby’



In 2011, the couple briefly called it quits before reconciling a few months later. That same year, Timberlake proposed and they married in 2012.

In 2015, they welcomed their first son, Silas.

Two years ago, the “SexyBack” singer revealed he wanted more children. “I want to have as many kids as we can, if I’m being honest,” he said during an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe

“I’ve never felt more inept my life. You wake up and all of a sudden there’s this human being you’re responsible for.”

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Chris Evans will not return for ‘Knives Out’ sequel, confirms Rian Johnson: ‘Whole new location, cast’



The whodunnit mystery ‘Knives Out’ received much acclaim last year and was nominated for several accolades as well. Much to the excitement of fans, Rian Johnson announced that a sequel is in the making as well, leaving fans to speculate who will be cast in it. The burning question was whether Chris Evans will return for the sequel.

In an interview to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson said that this film would be a fresh start. “Think of it like another Hercule Poirot novel from Agatha Christie. So, whole new location, whole new cast. Does that cancel out all your questions? Not in my movie, but in life? I mean, he lives in Boston so, why not?”

Though he joked about it, it was made clear that Chris Evans wouldn’t be donning one of his bright sweaters for the film. 


Evans has always maintained his overwhelming respect for the director. “When we first went and grabbed dinner together, it was the first time we actually got to sit down and talk about the project and, you know, those are the times where you’re just kind of nervous about how… that kind of sets the trajectory of the job,” Evans explained. “It was just so exciting to kind of hear your take on things and just hear the way you think and I’d seen all your work and it was just kind of one of those things where I left the lunch with those little butterflies… just kind of excited and grateful that I got to be in this project.”

So though the two might not work on the ‘Knives Out’ sequel, they might work in something else. You never know.

‘Knives Out’ was a murder-mystery, that showed how a family gathering goes awry after the patriarch is found dead. A detective (Daniel Craig) decides to look into it. 

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