The It Listing is Yahoo’s weekly take a look at the very best in popular culture, together with films, music, TV, streaming, video games, books, podcasts and extra. Listed here are our picks for Oct. 18-24, together with the very best offers we may discover for every. (Yahoo Leisure might obtain a share from purchases made by way of hyperlinks on this web page.)
STREAM IT: Deal with your self to Snoop and Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween
Already watched the normal silly-rather-than-scary Halloween fare, like Hocus Pocus, and the brand new stuff, together with Disney+’s Muppets Haunted Mansion, this October? Take a look at this particular made for followers of way of life guru Martha Stewart and rapper and popular culture staple Snoop Dogg. In it, the pair — who’ve teamed up a number of instances for TV — preside over a mega-baking competitors, which requires the spectacular contestants to organize a candy deal with for his or her Halloween occasion. Nevertheless it’s not simply any dessert, as rivals additionally should create an immersive expertise through which to current their dish. In between their planning and plotting, the spooky sounds of an organ play on a set adorned with tombstones, spider webs and extra of the enjoyable elaborations we see this time of 12 months. All of the whereas, Snoop and Martha provide the sort of leisure for which they’re identified, like when he quips, “I can have a nibble, nibble?” — Raechal Shewfelt
Snoop and Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween airs Thursday, Oct. 21 on Peacock.
WATCH IT: Timothée Chalamet and Elisabeth Moss be a part of Wes Anderson’s prolonged cinematic household in The French Dispatch
Subsequent to Dom Toretto, no person cares extra about household than Wes Anderson. The fastidious auteur behind Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Grand Budapest Resort has constructed an ever-expanding firm of actors — together with Invoice Murray, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman — over the course of his profession that operate as a household unit. All of these “siblings” return in Anderson’s newest movie, The French Dispatch, which provides Elisabeth Moss and Timothée Chalamet to the clan as effectively. This unique behind-the-scenes featurette options Murray and Chalamet raving about all of the perks that include becoming a member of Anderson’s merry firm of actors, together with household dinners and nice storytelling. — Ethan Alter
The French Dispatch premieres Friday, Oct. 22 in theaters; go to Fandango for showtime and ticket info.
WATCH IT: Zoe Saldaña will get by with the assistance of her mystical mates in Netflix’s Maya and the Three
Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldaña can add one other motion heroine to her resume. In Netflix’s colourful new animated sequence Maya and the Three, Saldaña voices the Mesoamerican warrior Maya, aka The Eagle Warrior, who joins forces with The Cranium Warrior (Stephanie Beatriz), The Rooster Wizard (Allen Maldonado) and The Puma Barbarian (Gabriel Iglesias) to take down the Misplaced Gods of the Underworld. Created and directed by Jorge R. Gutiérrez (The Guide of Life), this nine-part spectacle’s star-studded voice forged additionally consists of Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal (one other Y Tu Mamá reunion!), Queen Latifah, Rosie Perez, Rita Moreno, Alfred Molina, Isabela Merced and Wyclef Jean. Take a look at an unique clip from the motion above. — Kevin Polowy
Maya and the Three premieres Friday, Oct. 22 on Netflix.
STREAM IT: Stranger Issues star Charlie Heaton stars alongside Catherine Keener within the acclaimed indie drama No Future
With Hawkins, Indiana’s department of the Upside Down presently closed as a result of pandemic turning the world the wrong way up, Charlie Heaton is exploring his dramatic aspect within the small-town drama No Future. Arriving in theaters and on VOD after an acclaimed movie pageant run, Andrew Irvine and Mark Smoot’s sophomore movie options the Stranger Issues star as a recovering addict whose strict psychological well being routine is shaken when he returns to his hometown after an previous good friend’s deadly overdose. Ready for him there’s his pal’s grief-stricken mom, performed by Catherine Keener, who appears to Heaton for solutions he can’t essentially present. This unique clip from the movie options the 2 stars in a strong scene the place Heaton tries to apologize to Keener for his or her shared loss, however even that may’t elevate the load that’s on his coronary heart. — E.A.
No Future premieres Friday, Oct. 22 in theaters and on most VOD platforms together with Apple TV.
WATCH IT: Ballet sensation Michaela DePrince stars in Coppelia
“It’s weird, but very cool.” That’s our dance-loving daughter’s evaluation of Coppelia, a wordless family-friendly function starring Sierra Leone-born ballet sensation Michaela DePrince (Beyoncé’s Lemonade) that mixes stay ballet with cutting-edge animation methods, making for one of the authentic and bold cinematic experiences of the 12 months. The DVD and Blu-ray include bonus options together with a behind-the-scenes take a look at the movie with DePrince and forged and crew interviews. Pattern Coppelia your self with the unique clip above. — Okay.P.
Coppelia hits Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, Oct. 19. Purchase it on Amazon.
WATCH IT: Dune will knock your socks off
Not even the maestro David Lynch may crack Dune, and ever for the reason that Mulholland Drive director’s disappointing 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel the supply materials has been referred to as “unfilmable.” Enter Denis Villeneuve. From Enemy to Sicario to Arrival, the French-Canadian filmmaker’s films simply maintain getting higher, although we didn’t assume he may potential prime the electrifying Blade Runner 2049. Spoiler alert: He has. Dune is an absolute triumph, a tense and gripping visible knockout that, like 2049, units up about half-hour of exposition earlier than accelerating the motion’s tempo and by no means letting up till the credit roll. Sure, it’s accessible on HBO Max, however we beg you to see it on the large display the place it belongs. — Okay.P.
Dune opens in theaters and on HBO Max Friday, Oct. 22. Get tickets on Fandango.
HEAR IT: Elton John is again with A-list collabs in The Lockdown Periods
Elton John has been busy in the course of the pandemic and shortly the world will reap the advantages. The enduring singer is quickly to launch The Lockdown Periods, an album of collaborations recorded remotely over the past couple years with such artists like Dua Lipa, Brandi Carlile, Charlie Puth, Lil Was X, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Stevie Marvel (their single “Finish Line” is a masterclass) and extra. To not point out, the album additionally features a posthumous duet with nation legend Glen Campbell. The album is definitely a full circle second for John as he returns to his roots as a session musician in maybe one of the devastating years to have hit the business. John and Lipa’s single “Cold Hearts” has already entered into the U.Okay. prime 10 singles chart, proving that regardless that John may be finished with touring (so he says), he won’t ever (and will by no means) cease creating music. — David Artavia
The Lockdown Periods by Elton John is accessible Friday, Oct. 22 to obtain/stream on Apple Music.
STREAM IT: Introducing, Selma Blair depicts the Merciless Intentions star’s painful battle with a number of sclerosis
After being recognized with a number of sclerosis in 2018, Selma Blair permits director Rachel Fleit to doc the influence of the illness on her thoughts and physique. When she’s not receiving intensive medical remedies, the star of such hit films as Merciless Intentions and Hellboy displays on her Hollywood profession, and the way she feels she by no means discovered her place in an business that always calls for that actresses subscribe to a particular look and behaviors. A candid, open-hearted portrait of a difficult life, Introducing, Selma Blair acquired an award for Particular Jury Recognition for Distinctive Intimacy in Storytelling when it premiered on the SXSW Movie Pageant earlier this 12 months. — E.A.
Introducing, Selma Blair premieres Oct. 21 on Discovery+.
READ IT: The Story of Marvel Studios belongs on each True Believer’s bookshelf
Marvel has all the time had a plan with regards to the studio’s cinematic universe. And this breathtaking, exhaustive two-volume set traces the event of the MCU from sketches and script excerpts to the unequalled run of boffo blockbusters, that includes behind-the-scenes tales from the architects themselves, together with Kevin Feige, Robert Downey Jr. and the late Chadwick Boseman. Jam-packed with idea artwork and set pictures, The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe tells the total origin, relating pre-MCU films like Blade, X-Males and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man after which getting in depth on the franchise-launching Iron Man by means of the Part Three-capping Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Dwelling. Marvel aficionados will find it irresistible 3,000. — Marcus Errico
The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is accessible Tuesday, Oct. 19 from Amazon and different booksellers.
WATCH IT: Michelle Younger’s journey to search out love unfolds on the brand new season of The Bachelorette
Michelle Younger is able to hand out the roses and discover her soulmate as The Bachelorette returns to ABC. The star of Season 18 of the ABC actuality relationship sequence is 2021’s second Bachelorette, following Katie Thurston’s quest to search out love earlier this 12 months. Younger, who’s a fifth-grade trainer in Minnesota and a school basketball star, stole hearts as Matt James’s runner-up, and her journey to search out love shall be a wild experience. The 28-year-old instructed Additional she’s in search of “somebody I can laugh with, somebody that is going to stuck in with it and get through the difficult times, somebody who is a goal setter and supportive.” Co-hosts and former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe return to guide her on her journey. — Alexis Shaw
The Bachelorette Season 18 premieres Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
HEAR IT: Duran Duran goes back to the Future
The elder statesmen of new wave triumphantly and elegantly return with their first album in five years, the aptly titled Future Past. Sounding modern and nostalgic all at once, DD’s 15th studio LP finds them working with Blur guitarist Graham Coxon (call this collab “Bluran Bluran,” if you will), rising Japanese post-rock duo Chai, Swedish pop sensation Tove Lo and — in a pairing that seems decades in the making — iconic producer Giorgio Moroder. As a nod to the album title’s theme, the Moroder-engineered track “Anniversary” is packed with Easter eggs referencing songs from Duran’s classic catalog. — Lyndsey Parker
Future Past by Duran Duran is available Friday, Oct. 22 to download/stream on Apple Music.
WATCH IT: New TV series Queens stars real-life music royalty
The premise of Queens — that the members of 1990s powerhouse group Nasty Bitches are reuniting, more than 20 years after their heyday — is a perfect setup for storylines about women grappling with aging, family and ambition, plus plenty of tunes. The all-star cast features music greats Eve, Naturi Naughton and Brandy, as well as former My Name Is Earl regular Nadine Velazquez, taking the stage for the BET Awards. For the Sitting Up in My Room singer, the project was an easy yes. “Music is my past love so, to have the ability to be part of a present that’s representing ladies empowerment and a ’90s legendary group — that is by no means been finished earlier than,” Brandy said. “I felt like I may relate to my character Naomi, you recognize, being a single mother, attempting to steadiness [everything] regardless that she would not do job at it.” — R.S.
Queens premieres Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 10 p.m. on ABC.
STREAM IT: The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula conjures scary monsters and super creeps
Hello, uglies! Underground nightlife impresarios and performance artists the Boulet Brothers’ Dragula — think a darker, spookier, more punk-rock alternative to RuPaul’s Drag Race — returns for a freaky fourth season, just in time for Halloween. Creepy queens like Formelda Hyde, Bitter Betty, Sigourney Beaver and Drag Race alumnus Jade Jolie compete for the thorny crown of “The World’s Next Drag Supermonster,” following the four principles of “Drag,” “Filth,” “Horror” and “Glamour” and sinking their fangs into challenges involving costume creation, special-effects makeup and live performance. — L.P.
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Search for the World’s Next Drag Supermonster Season 4 is available Tuesday, Oct. 19 to stream on Shudder.
READ IT: Jamie Foxx’s new book is a love letter to the women in his life
Estelle Marie Talley, the late grandmother who raised Foxx, inspired the title of his new memoir, Act Like You Got Some Sense: And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me. But as the title implies, his daughters, including actress Corinne, 27, and 13-year-old Anelise, are prominently featured too. The book, which is pitched as both “hilarious and heartfelt,” is all about being a dad — albeit one with both an Oscar and a Grammy. For instance, he recalls teaching Anelise to play the piano and noticing one day that she was down. “Why is it that once you play the piano everyone sits round and listens? Then after I play piano nobody comes round. I really feel like I’m not being seen,” she said. Foxx remembers that he told his daughter she had to play “very well” if she wanted an audience. He was careful to avoid squashing any aspirations she held. “After I hear you enjoying, I am undecided if you wish to be bothered. I inform myself, ‘Let Anelise do her factor,'” he told her. Then he added an incentive that only a celeb dad could offer: “I checked out her and smiled. ‘I’ll ensure that I are available in and hearken to you subsequent time.’ And to encourage her, I instructed her, ‘If you happen to play effectively sufficient, we’ll ship it to Billie Eilish.'” — R.S.
Act Like You Got Some Sense: And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me by Jamie Foxx is available Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Amazon.
HEAR IT: Lana Del Rey is in a Blue mood
This past March, provocative pop poetess Lana Del Rey released her seventh LP, Chemtrails Over the Country Club — followed just one day later with a teaser for a still-unreleased country album, Rock Candy Sweet, originally slated for June 2021. But Lana is always one to keep her fans (and detractors) guessing, so she has pivoted with another record, Blue Banisters, which she announced with the Instagram caption “Sometimes life makes you change just in time for the next chapter.” (She also tweeted, “I’m writing my own story. And no one can tell it but me,” seemingly referencing the backlash she has received throughout her career.) The three songs already released from the record, which was originally supposed to come out in July 2021 — “Text Book,” “Wildflower Wildfire” and the title track — are less folky than Chemtrails and definitely not country, instead showcasing the shapeshifting chanteuse’s ethereal voice against a backdrop of layered, heavily reverbed piano and chamber strings. — L.P.
Blue Banisters by Lana Del Rey is available Friday, Oct. 22 to download/stream on Apple Music.
WATCH/BUY IT: The classic Universal Monsters crawl out of the crypt just in time for Halloween
With apologies to Fred Dekker’s 1987 kid-move classic, Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man and the Mummy will always be the O.G. Monster Squad. Universal’s classic creatures are back and looking better than ever in the new 4K Icons of Horror Collection, which includes upscaled versions of the quartet’s pioneering features alongside a wealth of bonus tricks and treats including commentary tracks, historical featurettes and vintage trailers. (Bela Lugosi’s Dracula disc also includes the 1931 Spanish-language version that’s creepier and more atmospheric than the English-language cut.) The Universal Monsters are also getting the collectible figure treatment: the Noble Collection expands their Bendyfigs line with bendable and poseable 7-inch versions of Frankenstein’s monster, his Bride and the rest of the gang. And Jada Toys is launching a line of 6-inch figures that makes room for the Creature from the Black Lagoon alongside Frankenstein’s two monsters and Dracula. (The Invisible Man and the Wolfman will join the fun in the near future.) With all of these new releases, it’s no wonder why our love for the Universal Monsters will never die. — E.A.
Universal’s Icons of Horror Collection is available on Barnes & Noble; The Noble Collection’s Bendyfigs are available on Amazon; Jada Toys’s action figures can be pre-ordered on Entertainment Earth.
STREAM IT: Little Big Mouth reminds us that we all deserve a second chance at love
Everyone deserves a second chance at life and love — even if you’re a has-been musician with a chip on your shoulder. Still, Little Big Mouth shows that even those with chips on their shoulders can rediscover their destiny in the unlikeliest of places. In his first Netflix South Africa original film, Nay Maps stars as Siya, a talented musician who ends up getting thrown out of his band and is forced to collect the pieces wherever they land. In a chance meeting, he meets a bookkeeper mom (Amanda du-Pont) who takes it upon herself to give him shelter at the home she shares with her son and father. But even though Siya has the best intentions, proving himself to his new flatmates might be more challenging (and hilarious) than he anticipated. Little Big Mouth gives off a joyous new-age Wedding Singer vibe with a South African twist, and is the perfect reminder that love is all around us — if you’re looking in the right places. — D.A.
Little Big Mouth premieres Friday, Oct. 22 on Netflix.
PLAY IT: Add some horror to your next game night with Horrified: American Monsters and Echoes
Not all monsters where capes like Dracula or bandages like the Invisible Man. The gamemakers at Ravensburger follow up their terrific 2019 tabletop co-op game Horrified — which featured the Universal Monster crew — with American Monsters, where the roll call includes homegrown horrors like Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil and the Banshee of the Badlands. All of those creatures descend on the town of Cross Creek, and it’s up to you and your friends to keep them at bay. As with the previous Horrified, this edition comes with a beautifully designed game board and six detailed miniature monsters. No board is required for Ravensburger’s other Halloween-ready game Echoes, a six-chapter mystery where you scan cards with a mobile-enabled app to gather audio clues that point you to the solution. Two ear-tingling mysteries are currently available: The Dancer, about a young ghost who haunts a remote Scottish manor, and The Cocktail, where the drink menu includes… murder. — E.A.
Horrified: American Monsters is available at Target and Echoes is available at Amazon.
BACK IT: A Sky Captain art book blasts off in a new Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign
From the second it was dropped into theaters — and promptly fell off a box-office cliff — in September 2004, Kerry Conran’s pulp journey, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, was destined to turn out to be a cult film. And, certain sufficient, the movie and its retro-future aesthetic has attracted a passionate fanbase over the following seventeen years. These followers ought to head straight over to Indiegogo to again Dynamite Leisure’s lavish artwork ebook stuffed with idea artwork and detailed explanations of the film’s many influences. Sky Captain and the Artwork of Tomorrow is overseen by Kevin Conran — Kerry’s brother and the film’s manufacturing and costume designer — with lots of the pictures coming from his private archives. Enlist within the Flying Legion in the present day! — E.A.
Again Sky Captain and the Artwork of Tomorrow at Indiegogo.
— Video produced by Anne Lilburn and edited by John Santo