In the realm of entertainment, there are always new offerings to look forward to, and this year is no exception. Whether it’s movies, music, or series, there’s something for everyone. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights in each category:
New Movies to Stream
One highly anticipated movie is “Flora and Son,” directed John Carney, known for his previous works like “Sing Street” and “Begin Again.” This musically inclined film tells the story of a single mother and her teenage son in Ireland, who both find solace in remote guitar lessons. The film stars Eve Hewson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and promises a heartwarming narrative with a touch of humor.
Another exciting addition is Wes Anderson’s “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.” Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, this Roald Dahl adaptation is a must-watch for fans of Anderson’s whimsical style. Clocking in at just under 40 minutes, the film is part of a series of releases on Netflix, and it’s receiving glowing reviews.
For those who appreciate international gems, “Other People’s Children” is a French film worth checking out. Directed Rebecca Zlotowski, it tells the story of a 40-year-old teacher who falls in love with a man who has a daughter. The film offers a nuanced portrayal of relationships and showcases the captivating performance of Virginie Efira.
New Music to Stream
Ed Sheeran fans will be delighted to know that he has released his sixth album, “Autumn Variations.” Produced The National’s Aaron Dessner, the album revolves around Sheeran’s relationships and is a departure from his previous releases. Inspired composer Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,” the album promises emotive moments and introspective lyrics.
Another exciting musical release is Jorja Smith’s sophomore album, “Falling or Flying.” After a five-year wait, Smith delivers a refreshing mix of R&B, pop, and trip-hop. The album showcases her growth as an artist and features a range of styles from English-indie to soulful tracks.
New Series to Stream
In the realm of series, Jesse L. Martin returns to NBC in “The Irrational,” playing a behavioral science expert with a keen understanding of human behavior. Based on Dan Ariely’s book, “Predictably Irrational,” the show promises intriguing problem-solving narratives and a deep dive into the human psyche.
If you’re a fan of reality TV, “Love in Fairhope” may catch your interest. Produced Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and the team behind “Vanderpump Rules,” this unscripted show follows the romantic lives and gossip of five women in Fairhope, Alabama. Set in a small Southern town, it offers a mix of romance, drama, and tight-knit community dynamics.
Lastly, for fans of “The Bachelor” franchise, there’s a new spinoff called “The Golden Bachelor.” This series focuses on finding love regardless of age, with 72-year-old widower Gerry Turner as the central figure. The show aims to challenge age limitations when it comes to romance and explores the heartwarming connections formed between Turner and the women vying for his affection.
With these exciting offerings in movies, music, and series, there’s plenty to look forward to in the realm of entertainment. So grab your popcorn, put on your favorite streaming platform, and enjoy the cinematic, melodic, and captivating experiences that await.
– “Flora and Son” review Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer
– “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” Netflix release
– “Other People’s Children” MUBI release
– Ed Sheeran’s album “Autumn Variations”
– Jorja Smith’s album “Falling or Flying”
– “The Irrational” NBC series, based on Dan Ariely’s book
– “Love in Fairhope” Hulu series produced Hello Sunshine
– “The Golden Bachelor” ABC series