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This is a curated collection of content coming to TV, streaming services and music platforms this week, curated by Associated Press entertainment journalists.

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— One of the joys of Peak TV is the room with familiar faces and welcoming faces. His Acorn TV’s Darby and Joan, starring Bryan Brown (“Cocktail,” “Breaker Morant”) and Greta Scacchi (“Emma,” “The Player”), is such a project. Brown’s Jack Darby is a retired Australian homicide detective who sets out on a journey with his dog Diesel to leave his past behind. In the Outback, Darby crosses paths with Joan of Skacchi, a recently widowed English nurse. There’s also a mystery event explored in the road trip drama, which debuts Monday and has two episodes arriving each week through August 29 on the streaming service.

— Are the Taliban keeping their pledge to respect women’s rights in Afghanistan, one year after the US withdrawal? I was. Our correspondent Ramita Navai interviewed a female lawyer who was banned from an increasingly desperate and abusive marriage under Taliban rule. , including evidence that they were forced into marriage. A Taliban representative told Navai that the regime’s allegations of abuse of women were “unfounded.” The movie opens on Tuesday on She’s a PBS station (check local listings for times) and streams at

— “Five Days at Memorial” dramatizes the torment of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 on New Orleans hospitals, including the loss of life that led to criminal charges. Based on doctor and reporter Sheri Fink’s book Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, his Apple TV+ series stars John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave”) and Carlton by Cuse (“Lost”). , its producer, writer, and director with Wendy Stantzler. Vera Farmiga, Cornelius Smith Jr., and Cherry Jones are among his cast members for the limited series, debuting in his three episodes on Friday, August 12, with new episodes every week through his September 16th. will be published.

— AP TV Writer Lynn Elver


— one of the best movies of the year is finally streaming. “Belle” is Mamoru Hosoda’s astounding emotionally-deep animated masterpiece, which is now on HBO Max and will be dubbed in English. You may have missed it when it arrived in theaters in early January, but “Belle” is worth catching up on. Hosoda, the Japanese director of the Oscar-nominated “Mirai,” is back with his eighth feature film. Combining modern riffs of Beauty and the Beast with a digital metaverse realm called “U”, it aims to be perhaps the most ambitious film yet. It may be more story than Hosoda can neatly put together, but “Bell” is about the 17-year-old protagonist, Suzu (voiced by Kylie McNeill in the English version), a teen grappling with guilt, and virtual poetry. Closely based on the life of an ager – true identity and self-expression. When I reviewed “Bell” earlier this year, Yasuda’s film “seemed liberated from what an animated film was prepared for, because even the most elaborate film can reach astonishing emotional heights.” It looks like,” he wrote.

— Each month, the Restoration Screening Room hosts live, free screenings of restored classics from the Film Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Martin Scorsese. On Mondays at 7:00 PM EDT, this spring’s virtual theater will feature the enchanting noir 2 of Arthur Ripley’s The Chase (1946) and Edgar G. Ulmer’s The Detour (1945). Host a bookshelf. Both deliver deliciously darker roadside encounters that still feel unpredictable and fresh. You will also have the opportunity to In this case, movie fans Benicio Del His Toro and Guy His Madin-directed video include.

— In The Day Shift, which premieres on Netflix on Friday, August 12, Jamie Foxx plays a blue-collar pool-cleaning father who has a secret side job that hunts and kills vampires for money. To do. Starring Dave Franco and Snoop Dogg. “Vampires, they live in us,” Fox tells Franco in the trailer.

— AP Film Writer Jake Coyle


— What do you get when you combine two of the coolest guys in music? Something to check out. Black Thought of The Roots and Super His producer Danger Mouse have partnered on the album ‘Cheat Codes’. The first single is “No Gold Teeth”, with immortal lines: Made everyone mean like Nick Nolte.” Among the collaborators are Run the Jewels, A$AP Rocky, Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, the late MF Doom and Michael Kiwanuka on the wonderful “Aquamarine” doing. Danger Mouse and Black Thought collaborated on music in the early 2000s, but shelved it.

— Goo Goo Dolls fans will defy superstitions as the band releases its 13th studio album, Chaos in Bloom. Produced by frontman John Resnick for the first time, the band described it as an album of “biting irony, stadium-ready choruses” and “sharp songwriting.” The first single, “Yeah, I Like You”, is a criticism of the celebrity online and his culture, with lyrics like “I’m conceited and I’m not confident / Always busy but I look bored”. Resnik and bassist and songwriter Robbie Takuk say the album “tries to look at our dystopian modernity while seeking optimism and seeking a more empathetic world.” . Another single is the stunning anthem “You Are the Answer.”

— AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy