Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny And the second season debut of the third “Power” spin-off “Power Book IV: Force” is new television, movies, music and games brought to a device near you.
Among the offers worth your time, selected by The Associated Press Entertainment journalists The new musical game for Nintendo Switch is Samba de Amigo: Party Central, the fine-dining satire “The Menu” aired on Hulu and a new album by 20-member K-pop supergroup NCT.
New movies to stream
– Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Harrison Ford’s last outing as an adventure-seeking archaeologist is finally available for home viewing on video-on-demand starting Tuesday. This fourth installment may not be as great as “Raiders” or “The Last Crusade,” but it’s a lot more fun than many give it credit for in its flurry of releases this summer. Veteran director James Mangold takes the lead from Steven Spielberg and does his best to capture all the things we love about Indy, including a possibly too-extended flashback featuring our 45-year-old hero. Because it’s not really necessary Ford, at 80, is firing on all levels – As fun, lively and playful as ever. There’s also the added bonus of a great new character played by “Fleabag’s” Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
It’s early in the month, Friday, with lots of new offers coming to Hulu in September. 1 with the Coen brothers “Hail Caesar!” And “Arizona is growing,” Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia” and always worth revisiting “The Devil Wears Prada.” and Sunday, September 3, Mark Mild’s fine-dining satire “list” Comes with its fearsome ensemble, including Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult, and a scathing critique of wealth and privilege. In his review, AP film writer Jack Coyle wrote that while it may be aiming for “somewhat low-hanging fruit”, it does bring in the mild. An icy, stylish flare Another cleverly staged eat-the-rich comedy that – thanks especially to Taylor-Joy and the aristocratic eye-rolling of Fiennes’ angry artist – is still a very tasty treat.”
— and if “Gran Turismo” has you feeling the need for more speed in your life, The Criterion Channel has the answer with its anthology of ’70s car movies, dragging you into your living room starting Friday, Sept. 1. Among the offerings is Steven Spielberg’s 1971 Nail-Bitter “Duel,” Lee H Katzin’s Steve McQueen Racing Classic “Le Mans,” Michael Cimino’s Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges crime caper “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” and original “Gone in 60 seconds.”
New music to stream
— They came from space from Sweden and are now explosive Electropop duo Icona Pop Their third full-length album and first in 10 years, “Club Romantech.” Members Aino Zhao and Carolyn Hjelt confirmed that the wait was worth it. The release is stacked with post-hiatus cosmic pop, earworm hooks. Charli XCX -penned the hit “I Love It” that put them on the map in 2012. It’s their single with Galantis, “I Want You” and the playful chorus “I want you/We don’t have to play these games, play.” Thesis Game/ ‘Because I Want You.’ It pays to be direct.
— on their lead single and title track from their fourth full-length album, the 20-member K-pop supergroup. NCT Proclaim that they have entered their “Golden Age”. Who could argue otherwise? The track, which serves as the LP’s closer and its thematic anchor, is an eclectic’s dream: absurdist trap, shimmering vocal melodies and an interpolation of some Beethoven — Piano Sonata no. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, “Sonata Pathétique” II. Adagio cantabile—in one. And that’s not even the best part: it features 20 members, a rarity and achievement in itself, which of course includes NCT’s famous subunits, NCT 127, NCT DREAM and WayV. never mind your biasThere are many things to love.
– AP Music Writer Maria Sherman
New series to stream
– “one piece,” A new live-action fantasy series coming to Netflix is adapted from a beloved Japanese manga and anime series. Eiichiro Oda’s graphic novels have sold more than 516 million copies across 103 volumes in 61 countries, the same success as the “Harry Potter” book series. The story is by Monkey D. Follows a hero named Luffy who sails the seas with his band of pirates in search of treasure. “One Piece” debuted on Netflix on Thursday.
– Fantasy series “Wheel of Time” Friday, returns to Prime Video for a second season in September. 1. Rosamund Pike plays Moiraine Damodred, a member of the Aes Sedai, a group of women with magical gifts. We meet Moiraine on a quest to find the dragon, a long dead leader with the power to save or destroy the world. “The Wheel of Time” is based on a 14-book series of the same name created by Robert Jordan. A third season has already been ordered.
– the third “Power” spin-off, “Power Book IV: The Force,” Friday, its second season debuts on Starz in September. 1. It centers around Joseph Sikora’s character Tommy Egan, a convicted drug dealer who leaves New York for Chicago to continue his criminal enterprise.
New video games to play
— this summer’s Final Fantasy XVI brought dramatic changes to the franchise — and made some of us a little nostalgic for the FF of the 1990s. Canada’s Sabotage Studios aims to scratch that itch sea of stars, its new retro-inspired adventure. Its pixelated, top-down graphics and turn-by-turn combat are designed to induce flashbacks in fans of old-school role-playing games. And then there’s the story: two wizards, The Children of the Solstice, team up with other do-gooders to stop an evil alchemist, The Fleshmancer, from destroying the world. It even has fishing and cooking minigames! You don’t have to go back in time 30 years; The epic launches Tuesday on PlayStation 5/4, Xbox X/S/One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
— Speaking of old-school, Sega decided it was time to revive a long-dormant character from the ’90s: Amigo, the sombrero-wearing, maracas-shaking Brazilian monkey. He is back Samba de Amigo: Party Central, a new musical game for Nintendo Switch. It turns the Switch’s palm-sized Joy-Con controllers into a pair of maracas, and your challenge is to shake them in rhythm to an assortment of dance hits. The 40-song soundtrack ranges from current stars like Ariana Grande and Carly Rae Jepsen to geezers like Culture Club and Gloria Gaynor, with more downloadable tunes. Amigo Tuesday is ready to bring the fiesta to your living room.
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