This week’s unique leisure releases entails the return of “Jeopardy!”

September 8, 2020, 4: 58 PM

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Right here’s a chain curated by The Linked Press’ leisure journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and products and tune platforms this week.


— Whereas you’ve heard about Netflix’s “Cuties” the least bit, it’s most seemingly attributable to the poster, which became the aim of cyber internet petitions accusing it of sexualizing young ladies. Forget the poster, though. The film from director Maïmouna Doucouré is a considerate and poignant coming-of-age drama about Amy, an 11-year-former Senegalese immigrant living in Paris. Whereas her dwelling lifestyles is falling apart, Amy finds herself drawn to a neighborhood of women in her class who dance, construct disaster and wear tight apparel and wedge heels. This Sundance award-winner became unfriendly sooner than audiences may well maybe maybe also even discover it. Don’t take “Cuties” by its cowl and give it a risk when it begins streaming Wednesday.

— “Unpregnant”: The always comely Haley Lu Richardson stars in this comedy/drama, streaming on HBO Max Thursday, about a teen in Missouri who is asking for an abortion and has to immoral bigger than about a enlighten traces to construct up one in Recent Mexico. And handiest including stress to the inch is the indisputable truth that she has to crew up with her ex-handiest buddy (played by Barbie Ferreira) on the avenue day out.

— “Women Plan Film: Episode 2”: Turner Traditional Motion pictures’ formidable Women Plan Film series continues Tuesday evening with one other installment of Be aware Cousins’ 14-hour documentary, focusing on believability, introducing character and the meet-exquisite, at 8 p.m. ET, in conjunction with a fleshy evening of programming anchored by Spanish filmmaker Ana Mariscal’s “El Camino,” at 9: 15 p.m. (no, no longer the “Breaking Spoiled” film) and including Nicole Holofcener’s sharp portrait of a genuinely hard family of women, “Stunning & Improbable,” at 12: 30 a.m.

— AP Film Creator Lindsey Bahr


— On Monday, Janelle Monae is releasing a novel tune known as “Turntables,” which is featured in the Amazon Studios documentary “All In: The Combat for Democracy.” The political observe is Monae’s first unique accepted tune since 2018, when she released her severely acclaimed, Grammy-nominated album, “Soiled Laptop.” “All In: The Combat for Democracy,” about voter suppression in the U.S., premieres in accumulate theaters Wednesday and can be out there on Amazon Prime Video on Sept. 18.

Grammy-a hit rock icons The Flaming Lips will drop their 21st album on Friday. “American Head” substances 13 deepest tracks produced by Dave Fridmann and the band. Nation tune star Kacey Musgraves appears on the album, singing backing vocals on “God and the Policeman.”

— AP Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu


— Clue: Right here’s a liked say returning for a 37th season. Answer: “Jeopardy!” The quiz say with Alex Trebek at the helm of a COVID-19-conscious season hits screens Monday. The stage now permits for extra dwelling between the three contestant podiums as properly as the participants from the host’s lectern. A say authorized will moreover be out there — 74-time champion Ken Jennings, who will seemingly be a consulting producer this season. He’ll say his possess special video categories, originate initiatives, advantage with contestant outreach and help as a fashionable ambassador for the say.

— Celeb guest hosts are the total rage this day on unhurried evening TV nevertheless a documentary airing Thursday sheds gentle on one who genuinely made historical previous. “The Take a seat-In” on Peacock tells of the time Harry Belafonte changed Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Indicate” in 1968. For five nights, the Gloomy singer, actor and activist entertained white center The US with his cold wit, skill and an improbable array of guests — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Sidney Poitier, Robert F. Kennedy, Paul Newman and Aretha Franklin, among them.

— The 19th anniversary of 9/11 is Friday and there are several TV specials marking that momentous day. ABC will air “9/11 Remembered: The Day We Came Collectively,” a special filmed at the 2014 opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Aged President Barack Obama and then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg joins survivors, family and first-responders. Performances consist of a 300-tough youngsters’s choir singing “Someplace.” There are moreover two help-to-help one-hour documentaries on the History channel: “9/11: The Closing Minutes of Combat 93” and “9/11: The Pentagon.”

— AP Leisure Creator Be aware Kennedy


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