Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 5/7/21

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Ziew (CREDIT: Showtime/YouTube Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Mainstream (Theaters and On Demand)
Wrath of Man (Theaters) – It’s the latest from Jason Statham, can you handle it?!

TV
Mythic Quest Season 2 Premiere (May 7 on Apple TV+) – I’m still on Season 1, though!
Ziwe Series Premiere (May 9 on Showtime) – I’m hearing big things are in store for this Ziwe Fumudoh lady.

Music
-Weezer, Van Weezer
-Nancy Wilson, You and Me – One of the Heart sisters goes solo!

Watch And/Or Listen to This: Conan Has A Very Punchable Face

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CREDIT: TBS/YouTube Screenshot

Conan O’Brien has a long and storied history of goofing around with Jeopardy!, so it was only appropriate that this fate should befall him:

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 4/30/21

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The Mitchells vs. the Machines (CREDIT: Sony Pictures Animation Inc.)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
22 vs. Earth (April 30 on Disney+) – Prequel short to Soul.
Limbo (Theaters)
The Mitchells vs. the Machines (April 30 on Netflix)

TV
Pose Season 3 Premiere (May 2 on FX) – Final season alert!
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Series Premiere (May 4 on Disney+)
Girls5eva Season 1 (May 6 on Peacock) – A 90s girl group tries to make a comeback…
That Damn Michael Che Series Premiere (May 6 on HBO Max)

Music
-Royal Blood, Typhoons

Sports on TV
NBA Special Edition: Marvel’s Arena of Heroes: Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans (May 3 on ESPN) – An NBA game with Marvel superheroes mixed in.

Podcasts
The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael – Jessica and June and friends talk about what it’s like to be a woman.

93rd Oscars Predictions/Preferences

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It’s looking good for Nomadland (CREDIT: Searchlight Pictures/YouTube Screenshot)

Here’s my quick rundown of who’s most likely to grab the gold on Sunday, April 25, 2021, and whom I would vote for if I had a ballot.

Best Picture
Prediction: Nomadland
Preference: Promising Young Woman

Best Director
Prediction: Chloé Zhao
Preference: Emerald Fennell

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 4/23/21

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Rutherford Falls (CREDIT: Peacock/YouTube Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Mortal Kombat (2021) (Theaters and Streaming on HBO Max)
Together Together (April 23 in Theaters, May 11 On Demand) – Ed Helms, Patti Harrison, and surrogacy, oh my!

TV
Rutherford Falls Season 1 (Premiered April 22 on Peacock) – Mike Schur, Ed Helms, and a town bordering a Native American reservation walk into a sitcom.
Romeo and Juliet (April 23 on PBS) – A new production from London’s National Theater starring Jessie Buckley and Josh O’Connor
A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 2 Premiere (April 23 on HBO)
-93rd Academy Awards (April 25 on ABC) – Handin’ out those Oscars.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Premiere (April 28 on Hulu)

Music
-Eric Church, Heart & Soul – A three-part album released over the course of a week!
-Dinosaur Jr., Sweep It Into Space

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 4/16/21

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Big Shot (CREDIT: Disney Plus/YouTube Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

TV
Big Shot Series Premiere (April 16 on Disney+) – John Stamos coaches girls basketball.
American Dad! Season 18 Premiere (April 19 on TBS)
Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (April 22 on PBS)
-36th Independent Spirit Awards (April 22 on IFC) – Hosted by funny lady Melissa Villaseñor!

Music
-Greta Van Fleet, The Battle at Garden’s Gate
-The Offspring, Let the Bad Times Roll

Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Carey Mulligan/Kid Cudi

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SNL: Kid Cudi, Carey Mulligan, Kenan Thompson (CREDIT: YouTube Screenshot)

Fun fact: I enjoy watching Carey Mulligan acting in the movies1 Does that mean I’ll also enjoy watching her host Saturday Night Live for the first time? If you read this review, you just might find out! The musical guest is Kid Cudi, who I mostly know from his one-season stint as bandleader on Comedy Bang! Bang!, though I did also know him before that, and now I’ll know him even more after this.

I got my first COVID vaccine dose approximately 10 hours before this episode started airing. I’ve had some soreness around the injection site, but that didn’t really affect my viewing experience in any significant way.

The cold opening goes the local news route by putting an Eye on Minnesota (Grade: 4/5 Eyes) and the Derek Chauvin trial, and quite frankly, everyone involved does a fine job being goofy in the midst of such a distressing topic.

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 4/9/21

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Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! (CREDIT: Saeed Adyani/Netflix)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

TV
-74th BAFTAs (April 11 on BBC America)
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! Season 1 (April 14 on Netflix) – Jamie Foxx plays a dad! David Alan Grier plays his dad!

Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Daniel Kaluuya/St. Vincent

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SNL: St. Vincent, Daniel Kaluuya, Aidy Bryant (CREDIT: YouTube Screenshot)

Holy moly, this is a review of an SNL episode hosted by Daniel Kaluuya with musical guest St. Vincent! Kaluuya was great in Get Out, and he’s great in everything else I’ve seen him in as well, and while most of those credits aren’t terribly similar to sketch comedy, I had a feeling he had it in him to deliver the funny in front of a live audience. And as for Ms. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, she always brings it without fail.

So this is an episode airing on Easter Weekend, I ran 8 miles on Saturday morning, the spring sun’s blazing in the mid-Atlantic, and I’m still freaking out over that Final Four buzzer-beater. This is all to say, a bunch of dopamine is swirling around my system, which is a perfect formula for me to laugh aplenty. Did the sketches also give me reasons to laugh? Let’s find out!

First off, we’ll check in with Britney Spears (Chloe Fineman’s impression version) with another edition of Oops, You Did It Again (Grade: 3/5 Easter Bunnies). A few guests stop by, including Pete Davidson as Congressman Matt Gaetz, who looks just like his Andrew Cuomo impression except for a more colorful tie.

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 4/2/21

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Chad (CREDIT: TBS/YouTube Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Godzilla vs. Kong (Theaters and Streaming on HBO Max)

TV
-27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (April 4 on TBS and TNT)
Chad (April 6 on TBS) – A “sneak peek” (i.e., a full episode) actually already aired about a week ago, though.
Home Economics Series Premiere (April 7 on ABC) – A new sitcom about three adult siblings.

Music
-tUnE-yArDs, sketchy – This came out last week and I had no idea how much it would be up my alley!
-Demi Lovato, Dancing with the Devil … the Art of Starting Over

Podcasts
Fantastic! With Dana Carvey – A very funny guy doing very funny voices. (Launched back in January)

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