The It Listing is Yahoo’s weekly have a look at the perfect in popular culture, together with films, music, TV, streaming, video games, books, podcasts and extra. Listed here are our picks for Nov. 22-28, together with the perfect offers we may discover for every. (Yahoo Leisure might obtain a share from purchases made through hyperlinks on this web page.)
STREAM IT: Take an extended have a look at Jeffrey Epstein affiliate in Chasing Ghislaine
Together with her intercourse trafficking trial set to start Nov. 29 in Manhattan, this three-part docuseries delves into the story of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who’s accused of getting helped Epstein sexually abuse minors for years. (Maxwell has at all times stated she’s harmless of the costs towards her.) It options writer and journalist Vicky Ward, who’s interviewed two Epstein survivors and the person himself, earlier than he died in August 2019, sharing transcripts of a few of her dialog with him and, by means of dozens of different interviews, working to reply the query of why Maxwell was so tethered to Epstein. What did she really do? And why? On this unique clip of the James Patterson-produced present, New York journalist Christopher Mason explains to Ward what the connection between Maxwell and Epstein seemed like up shut. — Raechal Shewfelt
Chasing Ghislaine premieres Monday, Nov. 22 on discovery+.
WATCH IT: Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim impress in Paul Thomas Anderson’s deeply private throwback Licorice Pizza
Spoiler alert: There may be neither licorice nor pizza (and thank heavens, no mixture of the 2) in Licorice Pizza, which beloved auteur Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, Phantom Thread) named after an outdated Los Angeles file retailer chain in inside joke-fashion. What there’s, nonetheless, are a pair of deeply spectacular performances from leads Cooper Hoffman (son of late Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, in his performing debut) and musician-turned-actor Alana Haim (of the pop rock band Haim) as a toddler actor-turned-entrepreneur and twentysomething photographer’s assistant, respectively, who might or might not couple up in 1973 San Fernando Valley. Much more than most PTA joints, Licorice Pizza is unquestionably a vibe, and although it’s a bit meandering by means of its second hour of misadventures, critics are completely consuming this one up. PTA followers ought to as properly. — Kevin Polowy
Licorice Pizza opens in theaters Friday, Nov. 26. Get tickets on Fandango.
WATCH IT: Get a double dose of rising Japanese auteur Ryusuke Hamaguchi with Drive My Automotive and Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
He’s been working steadily in Japan since 2007, however Ryusuke Hamaguchi exploded onto the worldwide scene this 12 months with the double invoice of Drive My Automotive and Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, each of which made main waves on the movie competition circuit forward of their U.S. launch. Loosely impressed by a Haruki Murakami quick story, Drive My Automotive follows a theater director (Hidetoshi Nishijima) who mounts a brand new manufacturing of Uncle Vanya in up to date Hiroshima. However the drama doesn’t confine itself to the stage: The themes of Chekov’s play underline the the director’s personal life as properly, as he wrestles with the lingering grief of a tragic loss and forges a brand new connection along with his driver (Tôko Miura) who has her personal turbulent previous. The movie takes a lot of gripping turns in the course of the course of its three hour runtime, and every new detour yields fascinating insights into the characters and their connections to one another. In distinction to the leisurely expanse of Drive My Automotive, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy affords a trio of three quick yarns that each one happen on the crossroads of coincidence and likelihood. Every of the tales in Wheel spotlight Hamaguchi’s facility with dialogue-driven storytelling and the small human dramas that lead to huge emotional payoffs. This unique clip from Drive My Automotive illustrates why his star will proceed to rise. — Ethan Alter
Drive My Automotive premieres Wednesday, Nov. 24 in theaters; go to Fandango for showtime and ticket info. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy is presently out there through Digital Cinema platforms.
STREAM IT: Peter Jackson will get the Beatles again to the place they as soon as belonged
Fab 4 followers shall be giving thanks this week, when Peter Jackson’s four-years-in-the-making, three-night docuseries, The Beatles: Get Again — a digital feast of footage — lastly premieres on Thanksgiving Day. Compiling greater than six hours of never-seen footage initially captured for Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s documentary in regards to the band’s 1970 album Let It Be, Jackson’s epic supercut covers 21 days within the studio because the Beatles rehearse for his or her then-titled Get Again album/movie challenge. Whereas the miniseries, which climaxes with all 42 minutes of what turned out to be the group’s ultimate live performance on the Apple Corps roof, captures George Harrison’s temporary resignation from the Beatles (which was not included in Lindsay-Hogg’s authentic movie) and different tense moments, it additionally showcases Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr laughing, jamming and simply fortunately hanging out — proving that studio vibe at the moment wasn’t practically as acrimonious as beforehand reported. — Lyndsey Parker
The Beatles: Get Again premieres Thanksgiving Day, adopted with Episodes 2 and three on Nov. 26 and 27, on Disney+.
WATCH IT: Potterphiles put to the check in Hogwarts Match of Homes
One of many few A-list British thespians not to seem in a Harry Potter film, Helen Mirren lastly will get her shot at a Wizarding World sequel… kind of. Her dameness shall be internet hosting this four-episode trivia-based recreation present pitting fan-comprised groups representing Hogwarts homes towards every with particular appearances by franchise stars (Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis, Dan Fogler) and celeb tremendous followers (Jay Leno and, um, Pete Davidson) and possibilities for viewers at house to play alongside on-line for prizes. Plus, did we point out Helen Mirren? — Marcus Errico
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Match of Homes premieres Sunday, Nov. 28 on TBS and Cartoon Community.
WATCH IT: Encanto makes yet one more Disney animated delight this 12 months
Disney Animation is having itself a 12 months. First there was the beautiful and sprawling Raya and the Final Dragon, then the shocking super-charmer Luca from Pixar, now comes Encanto — a vibrant, feel-good ode to household from Zootopia masterminds Byron Howard and Jared Bush, who co-directed with Charise Castro Smith. And whereas the story a few younger Colombian who’s the one one with no “gift” in her enchanted clan (Chet Haze is gonna relate to this one) has all of the feels and classes aplenty, it’s the toe-tappingly addictive Latin grooves of Lin-Manuel Miranda (additionally having a 12 months between this, Tick… Tick! Increase and Within the Heights) that actually make this one sing. — Okay.P.
Encanto opens in theaters Wednesday, Nov. 24. Get tickets on Fandango.
WATCH IT: Soledad O’Brien searches for solutions to essential questions within the HBO docuseries Black and Lacking
Among the many many questions raised by the media frenzy surrounding the Gabby Petito case earlier this 12 months is why the press appears inordinately targeted on tales involving lacking white girl. Altering that narrative is without doubt one of the concepts explored in Black and Lacking, a brand new four-part HBO docuseries created by veteran journalist Soledad O’Brien and documentary filmmaker Geeta Gandbhir. For 3 years, cameras adopted sisters-in-law Derrica and Natalie Wilson, founders of the Black and Lacking Basis, which devotes its energies in direction of elevating the profiles of Black lacking individuals instances, just like the tragic tales of Tamika Huston and Pamela Butler. And simply as O’Brien isn’t shy about critiquing her press colleagues on her Twitter feed, Black and Lacking saves a few of its harshest barbs for media organizations that propagate what’s turn out to be generally known as “missing white woman syndrome.” — E.A.
Black and Lacking premieres Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. on HBO.
WATCH/STREAM IT: Woman Gaga and Tony Bennett really feel the love one final time
A decade after the pop diva and the legendary crooner started their lovely musical friendship (which led to the Grammy-winning jazz duets assortment Cheek to Cheek), Gaga joined Bennett, which was recognized with Alzheimer’s illness in 2016, for his ultimate official studio album, this 12 months’s Love for Sale. Now that album, in addition to Bennett’s ninety fifth birthday, are being celebrated in One Final Time: An Night With Tony Bennett and Woman Gaga. Filmed in August 2021 at two sold-out Radio Metropolis Music Corridor reveals (Bennett’s ultimate two public performances), the TV particular options Gaga masking 4 jazz requirements (“Luck Be a Lady,” “Orange Colored Sky,” “Let’s Do It” and “New York, New York”) and a Bennett solo set that features “Watch What Happens,” “Steppin’ Out,” “Fly Me to the Moon” and “I Left My Coronary heart in San Francisco.” The show then closes with three iconic duets that will surely bring on all the waterworks and feels. — L.P.
One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga premieres Sunday, Nov. 28 at 8p.m. on CBS and streams live the same day on Paramount+.
STREAM IT: Singles search for ‘holidates’ in 12 Dates of Christmas
The second season of this reality dating show features three singles — Amanda Jenkins, Markelle Smith and Danny Escalante — getting to know potential love interests in a cozy holiday setting that includes snow-capped trees, a fireplace, Santa, reindeer and, of course, a hot tub. What kind of dating show would it be without that? Each of the singles is determined to find love with someone worthy of taking home to meet the family — and, you know, to have some fun. The trailer gives us a glimpse of them skiing, kissing, talking smack about each other in the confessional and, yes, clinking shot glasses in the hot tub. Another reason to watch: Insecure standout Natasha Rothwell narrates. — R.S.
12 Dates of Christmas premieres Thursday, Nov. 25 on HBO Max.
READ IT: You’ve Got Red on You reveals how Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead became a zom-com classic
Shaun of the Dead is one of the most widely-discussed horror movies of the 2000s, and the movie’s director, Edgar Wright, as well as stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have already shared plenty of behind the scenes stories about the 2004 zombie comedy. Believe it or not, though, the full story remained unwritten… until now. Released on the heels of Wright’s latest film, Last Night in Soho, Clark Collis’s You’ve Got Red on You is the definitive account of how Shaun of the Dead came to be, featuring new interviews from the core creative trio, as well other key members of the cast and crew. Collis also covers Wright’s rough beginnings in the entertainment business, including his pre-Shaun first feature that he’s alternately proud of and embarrassed by. Take this book with you the next time you book a table at the place that does all the fish. — E.A.
You’ve Got Red on You is available Tuesday, Nov. 23 at most major booksellers, including Amazon.
BUY IT: Count down the days to Christmas with your pop culture advent calendar of choice
The countdown to Christmas begins as soon as the last Thanksgiving drumstick is eaten. Which means that now is the time to get your advent calendar game in gear. Insight Editions has a slew of pop culture-themed calendars, covering everything from Home Alone and Star Wars to Friends and Harry Potter. And speaking of the Boy Who Lived, Funko has its own Potter-iffic advent calendar with vinyl collectibles behind every door. — E.A.
Insight Editions advent calendars are available on Amazon; Funko’s Harry Potter advent calendar is available at Funko.com.
WATCH IT: Three teenage girls in Texas stand on the brink of adulthood in Cusp
“We’re all confused, as a result of there isn’t any regular,” one of the stars says in this poignant documentary film. “There isn’t a regular in teenage years.” Directors Isbael Bethencort and Parker Hill capture teens Brittney, Aaloni and Autumn dealing with the tough stuff — namely, their relationships with each other, love interests and family members — at their homes, in their cars and out in the great outdoors of the Lone Star State. It’s alternately sweet, as the girls unintentionally remind the audience of their naivete, cringeworthy and heartbreaking. The latter especially when the girls discuss their interactions with boys. They describe not drinking at parties, because of fear “somebody’s gonna do one thing.” They say that the girls they know feel pressured into sexual encounters: “Ladies are scared to say no. Guys are highly effective.” — R.S.
Cusp premieres Friday, Nov. 26 at 9 p.m. on Showtime.
WATCH IT: T2 + 4K = Good Math
When Terminator 2: Judgment Day was released in theaters 30 years ago this past July, it was immediately hailed as a groundbreaking triumph in visual effects (tell us the image of Robert Patrick’s T-1000 shape-shifting from liquid metal to human form doesn’t come immediately to mind). So it’s only right that T2 has gotten a spin through the latest technological advances for a new 4K upgrade with a visual restoration overseen by director James Cameron himself. Bonus features include a brand new 55-minute documentary featuring interviews with Cameron, Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong (!) et al., feature commentaries, deleted scenes and more. — K.P.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day releases on 4K Tuesday, Nov. 23. Buy it exclusively at Best Buy.
READ IT: Take a fab (four) tour of four great cities with a new Beatles-themed guidebook
The Beatles visited a number of cities during their stint as the world’s biggest rock band, but there are four that truly define their legacy: Liverpool, where they started; Hamburg, where they cut their musical teeth; London, where they recorded their classic records; and New York, where they first thrilled U.S. audiences. The next time you’re in any of those cities — or just want to visit from your favorite armchair — use The Beatles: Fab Four Cities as your guide. Published by ACC Art Books, the tome includes maps, photos and detailed descriptions of major points of Beatles interest, from their Liverpool childhood homes to the underground Hamburg clubs where they rocked out on a nightly basis. It’s a magical mystery tour through the band’s life and times. — E.A.
The Beatles: Fab Four Cities is available Monday, Nov. 22 at most major booksellers, including Amazon.
STREAM IT: Burning shows the all too real effects of the climate change crisis
Oscar-winning director Ava Orner casts her lens on the unprecedented fires that raged in Australia in 2019 and 2020 on this new movie. Referred to as Black Summer time, it was a horrific interval when greater than 59 million acres burned within the nation’s hottest and driest 12 months on file, killing a whole bunch of individuals and leaving three billion animals injured or useless. In actual fact, researchers have since discovered proof that the well being of the planet was affected by the tragedy — much more than it was by the COVID-19 lockdowns. Right here, civilian victims of the fires, firefighters, scientists and activists inform their variations of what occurred, which each humanizes the story and places it into context. Orner hopes that the movie will encourage viewers to behave. Shortly. “I hope it inspires and motivates audiences and governments to urgently act on climate change and the dire emergency our planet faces,” she advised Amazon. — R.S.
Burning premieres Friday, Nov. 26 on Amazon Prime Video.
— Video produced by Anne Lilburn and edited by Jimmie Rhee