This Week

Lizzo, ‘Felony Minds’ and ‘The Lady King’

Here is a set curated by The Related Press’ leisure journalists of what is arriving on TV, streaming companies and music and online game platforms this week.


— When the Mars Rover Alternative, nicknamed Oppy, launched in 2003, it was solely presupposed to final 90 sols (or Mars days). However 15 years later it was nonetheless on the market exploring. The documentary “Good Evening Oppy,” coming to Prime Video on Wednesday, tells the story of not simply Oppy and its counterpart Spirit, however the scientists and engineers who cared for the robots and their discoveries on Mars. With shades of a few of cinema’s most lovely robots, from WALL-E to R2-D2, “Good Evening Oppy,” directed by Ryan White, is a sentimental and provoking and a terrific movie to observe with the household over the vacation.

— For those who missed Viola Davis’s flip as an Agojie warrior in “The Lady King” in theaters, the Gina Prince-Bythewood epic shall be out there to lease on VOD beginning Tuesday. The $50 million motion epic, set in 1820s West Africa, tells a narrative concerning the all-female military of the Kingdom of Dahomey within the vein of movies like “Braveheart,””The Final of the Mohicans” and “Gladiator.” It was a little bit of a miracle that the movie even obtained made on the funds it did, as a consequence of antiquated considering in Hollywood, however Davis advised the AP that the success of “Black Panther” was a turning level. And audiences did clearly need “The Lady King,” which has grossed over $91 million worldwide.

— A loner vampire will get a shock when a teen exhibits up claiming to be his daughter in “Blood Family members,” a street journey comedy/horror coming to Shudder on Tuesday. It is the directorial debut of actor Noah Segan, a mainstay of Rian Johnson’s movies, who stars as properly alongside Victoria Moroles, because the teenage Jane.

— Filmed over three years, throughout the “Cuz I Love You” tour, by way of the peak of the pandemic and throughout the recording of “Particular,” the brand new documentary “Love, Lizzo” is an intimate portrait of the famous person musician, with candid speak about our bodies, self-love and being a Black girl. “Love, Lizzo” is streaming on HBO Max on Thursday.

— AP Movie Author Lindsey Bahr


— A sequence of concert events Tom Petty thought-about a spotlight of his profession get a brand new life when “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Reside on the Fillmore” will get launched on Friday, Nov. 25. It is going to function recordings from the band’s 20-concert residency on the Fillmore in San Francisco between Jan. 10 and Feb. 7, 1997. They performed dozens of songs throughout the run and recorded six of the exhibits. Signature moments included a handful of visitor appearances from the likes of Roger McGuinn, Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker, in addition to dozens of covers, together with Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” and The Rolling Stones””Time is On My Facet.”

— Rapper Rakim will deliver followers again to the Golden Age of hip-hop Monday as he returns to his album “Paid in Full” throughout a pay-per-view livestream live performance from New York Metropolis’s Sony Corridor on the ICONN Reside App. Rakim is the newest artist to enroll in the sequence, an inventory that features Ja Rule, Massive Daddy Kane and Raekwon. Launched in 1987, “Paid in Full” had Rakim and Eric B. carry out “Eric B. Is President,””I Know You Obtained Soul” and “I Ain’t No Joke.”

— Josh Groban exhibits the world how he can fill New York Metropolis’s famed 6,000-seat Radio Metropolis Music Corridor with “Nice Performances: Josh Groban’s Nice Massive Radio Metropolis Present” on PBS on Friday, Nov. 25. Recorded in April 2022, it is billed as “Groban’s love letter to New York Metropolis.” Joined by a full orchestra, he’ll carry out his signature hits together with “You Increase Me Up” in addition to musical theater favorites “The Unimaginable Dream” and “Carry Him House.” He’s additionally joined on stage by pop legend Cyndi Lauper, Broadway star Denée Benton and ballet dancer Tiler Peck.

— AP Leisure Author Mark Kennedy


— The risqué exhibits at Chippendale’s male strip golf equipment paled compared to the backstage melodrama created by the enterprise’s founder, Somen “Steve” Banerjee. The occasions, so steeped in greed and criminality that they have been recounted in motion pictures, miniseries and documentaries, will get one other look in Hulu’s “Welcome to Chippendales.” Kumail Nanjiani leads the forged that features Murray Bartlett, Juliette Lewis, and Annaleigh Ashford within the sequence debuting with two episodes on Tuesday.

— “Pitch Good” followers of the flicks normally and Adam Devine’s Bumper specifically are in luck. Peacock’s “Pitch Good: Bumper in Berlin” finds the singer leaping at an opportunity to grow to be a star in Germany with the assistance of Pieter Krämer’s Flula (from “Pitch Good 2”). Additionally alongside for the trip is Sarah Hyland, Devine’s castmate of their “Fashionable Household” days. The sequence shall be out in full Wednesday on Peacock, with NBC viewers getting a style of it when episode one airs Nov. 28.

— It is nearly prison how a lot folks love crime dramas. However as a result of they do, and since franchises are a strong wager, right here comes “Felony Minds: Evolution” on Paramount+. Joe Mantegna, A.J. Prepare dinner, Kirsten Vangsness and Aisha Tyler are amongst these reprising their unique “Felony Minds” roles within the spinoff. The mission for the FBI elite prison profilers: observe down a community of serial killers fashioned throughout the pandemic. The sequence debuts with two episodes on Thursday as a Thanksgiving chaser.

— AP Tv Author Lynn Elber


— Look, you are going to want some option to shake off the stuffing after that Thanksgiving feast. So why not throw a global dance celebration with associates from around the globe? Ubisoft’s “Simply Dance 2023″ guarantees a brand new on-line mode that can allow you to boogie the kilos away with as much as 5 different associates. This 12 months’s model contains the standard mixture of present hitmakers like BTS, Dua Lipa, Harry Types and Doja Cat. There’s one thing for the geezers too: The celebration hasn’t began till Grandpa exhibits off his strikes to The Trammps””Disco Inferno.” It is out there Tuesday for the Nintendo Swap, PlayStation 5 and Xbox X/S.

— We have all grown up listening to about Wild West outlaws like Jesse James and Billy the Child, however one way or the other the storytellers ignored the actual villains: vampires. Focus Leisure and Polish studio Flying Wild Hog purpose to appropriate that omission with “Evil West.” The varmints listed here are sooner, meaner and thirstier than any gunslinger you’d count on to satisfy in a dusty saloon. Thankfully, the heroes’ weapons — like a flamethrower and an electrified gauntlet — are extra highly effective than your customary six-shooter. “Evil West” moseys onto the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox X/S, Xbox One and PC on Tuesday.

— Lou Kesten


This picture launched by Warner Data exhibits album artwork for “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Reside on the Fillmore.” (Warner Data by way of AP)

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