What to stream this weekend: 'The Bachelorette,' Idris Elba, The Weeknd, Sarah Snook and 'Jack Ryan'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Lucinda Williams, the kickoff of the 20th season of the reality dating show “The Bachelorette” starring a 27-year-old therapist from Georgia who was featured on the last season of “The Bachelor,” and Idris Elba is stuck on the worst flight ever in the new series “Hijack” for Apple TV+.
New this week: 'Cry Macho,' McCreery and 'The Morning Show'
This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from Lindsey Buckingham and Scott McCreery, as well as the return of Clint Eastwood, who has gone back to his Western roots with “Cry Macho,” starring as a former rodeo star hired to bring a young man in Mexico back to his father in the U.S. Fans of TV's “The Morning Show” will also get to see Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Billy Crudup kick off Season 2.
New this week: 'MLK/FBI,' Why Don’t We and 'Prodigal Son'
— Another acclaimed film from the virtual festival circuit, Sam Pollard’s “MLK/FBI,” debuts on-demand and in theaters Friday. — AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISION— Catherine Zeta-Jones is joining Fox’s “Prodigal Son,” about a skilled criminal profiler (Tom Payne) and his serial-killer dad (Michael Sheen). The sophomore season of “Prodigal Son” starts at 9 p.m. EST on a new night, Tuesday. — A real-life killer who terrorized Californians in the mid-1980s is the subject of Netflix’s limited, four-part documentary series, “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer,” debuting Wednesday. It was updated on Jan. 16, 2021, to correct the name of an actor who stars in the television series “Prodigal Son.” It is Michael Sheen, not Martin Sheen.
Black Friday sneaks into October to compete with Amazon’s Prime Day
Amazon pushed its mega sale event called Prime Day from July to October 13-14, prompting other big retailers to scooch up their Black Friday and other sale events. “We’re going to see a lot of tech deals, home goods and toys, as well, because Amazon is using Prime Day this year to kick off the holiday shopping season,” said Samantha Gordon, deal-hunting guru for Consumer Reports. Target is promoting its Deal Days to coincide with Prime Day October 13-14. “I’ve always said Black Friday starts November first. This year, it starts Prime Day.”Prime Day deals are only available to Prime members.
Amazon to kick off holiday shopping with October Prime Day
NEW YORK – Amazon is aiming to kickstart the holiday shopping season early this year. It's the first time Prime Day is being held in the fall, and Amazon is positioning it as a way to get people to start their holiday shopping. In past years, Walmart, Best Buy and Target have offered their own online discounts during Prime Day. Amazon started the sales event in 2015 as its answer to Singles’ Day, a shopping holiday in China popularized by Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba. Prime Day has become one of Amazon's biggest shopping days, since it offers some of its deepest discounts of the year.
Walmart+ launches in Texas with free deliveries, mobile checkout, gas discounts
Starting Tuesday, shoppers in Texas can sign up for the grocery giant’s membership, which includes unlimited free deliveries on more than 160,000 items as well as fuel discounts. The membership costs $98 a year or $12.95 a month, and both options include a 15-day trial period, according to Walmart. Its usefulness will only grow from here.”Shoppers who subscribed to Walmart’s Delivery Unlimited service will automatically become Walmart+ members, the release states. Walmart+ members will also have Scan & Go service in the app, meaning customers can scan their items as they shop and checkout with Walmart Pay. Members will also receive a discount of up to 5 cents per gallon at Walmart, Murphy USA and Murphy Express gas stations.
These movies, shows and documentaries about race should be required viewing
Netflix‘13th’Directed by Ava DuVernay (she’ll come up again in this list), the documentary shows you how America changed after the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, but also kickstarted the prison boom in America. ‘Moonlight’This Oscar-winning picture tells the story of a young black gay man living in Miami. chronicles the Central Park Five, a group of young black teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of a crime they didn’t commit. The documentary tells the story of the days of protests, unrest and riots that followed. It’s a great film that shows how two different groups of people can react to fatal police shootings.
7 concert films you should watch if you’re really missing live music
Some experts believe it could be more than a year until live concerts return to our daily lives, which is heartbreaking for people who love seeing live music. So until then, the next best thing to do is watch a concert movie from one of your favorite artists. Look no further than Beyoncé's “Homecoming,” her live concert that was filmed in 2018 when she headlined Coachella, the Southern California music festival. From the costumes, dancing and marching band music arrangements, Beyoncé transformed Coachella into “Beychella,” and we’re lucky enough that the entire show is documented. Not only is Timberlake’s music incredible catchy, but the production value that went into this show, especially the choreography, makes it worth visiting.
What’s new on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and more in 2020
You might be using the same streaming services this year, but luckily, there are tons of new movies, TV shows, documentaries and so much more available on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and Amazon Prime. ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’This obviously isn’t a Netflix original movie, but sometimes Netflix puts on a good throwback movie that is too good not to mention. “The Goop Lab” is actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her lifestyle brand, Goop, all teamed up with Netflix to bring us six episodes of Goop-related content. You probably haven’t seen it since the ’90s, but that’s the best thing about Disney+. What TV shows and movies are you most excited to see this year?