This is a curated collection of content coming to TV, streaming services and music platforms this week, curated by Associated Press entertainment journalists.
— A criminal investigation into the disgraced singer was in full swing until the 2019 lifelong documentary series Surviving R. Kelly. Convicted of sex trafficking. His second trial in Chicago ended on his September 14th, when he was found guilty of creating child pornography and driving girls into sexual acts. Lifetime concludes its coverage of R. Kelly’s victims with “Surviving Her R. Kelly: The Final Chapter.” This is his two-night special, which premieres Monday and Tuesday.
— Netflix’s new documentary series delves into the rise and fall of investor Bernie Madoff, who died in prison in 2021 behind the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. The series features clips from Madoff’s courtroom depositions and interviews with people, including investigators and his former employees. and victims. All four of his episodes of “Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street” will drop on streamers on Wednesday.
— 60 acts from past seasons of America’s Got Talent and other Got Talent iterations around the world compete in America’s Got Talent: All-Stars. Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum will return as judges, and Terry Crews will host. Starting Monday he starts on NBC.
— Alicia Lancilio
— Christian Bale reunites with director Scott Cooper, who directed him on Hostiles and Out of the Furnace, in 1830 New York murder mystery The Pale Blue Eye. This time, Bale plays a detective investigating a series of murders alongside a young Edgar Allan Poe (played by ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ alum Harry Melling). In a review for the Associated Press, Mark Kennedy wrote that a “very satisfying and unexpected ending” awaits those who can stand the cold of the film.
— If you haven’t consumed enough food or content about the very rich during the holidays, HBO Max has a treat in store for you with “The Menu,” which streams Monday. Played by Ralph Fiennes Celebrity chefs meet foodie fanboy (Nicholas Hoult) and his skeptical date (Anya Taylor-Joy), movie star (John Leguizamo) and food critic (Janet Leguizamo) at a very fancy restaurant. McTier). In his review, AP filmmaker Jake Coyle wrote that the screenwriter “bakes an amuse-bouche of comments on the dynamics of class and the service industry into an increasingly unhinged, bloody romp.”
— Lindsey Burr, AP Film Writer
— Start the year off with pops from Iggy Pop. His latest album, Every Loser, out Friday, includes the savage “Frenzy” and the very catchy “Strung Out Johnny.” The album includes Blink-182 (Travis Barker), Foo Fighters (Taylor Hawkins), Guns N’ Roses (Duff McKagan), Jane’s Addiction (Chris Chaney, Dave Navarro, Eric Avery), Members of Pearl Jam (Josh Klinghoffer) are participating. , Stone Gossard) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (Klinghoffer, Chad Smith). The result, his team says, was 11 songs “by a man who refused to sneak in on a good night’s night.”
— Up-and-coming country singer-songwriter Brandon Ratcliff drops his album Tale of Two Towns on Friday. This is a really lovely, depressing title his track that explores the push-pull of staying home and running away. “Would you be braver to leave or stay by your side?” he asks. Other singles included “Drove Me Country,” “Someone Who Believes In You,” and “Always Moving On,” revealing a hard-to-find and exciting artist. Ratcliff has toured with Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Young, and Keith Urban, and in 2020 he was named to Pandora’s Ones to Watch list, and Rolling Stone’s all-genre breakthrough artist on his charts. was selected as the top of He is the son of multiple Grammy Award winner Suzanne Cox.
— Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy