Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
— A classic immigrant story told with rare grace, Lee Isaac Chung's “Minari” has been steadily building buzz since its acclaimed debut at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2020, leading up to its recent crop of Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations. On Friday, after a brief run in theaters, “Minari” debuts on-demand. It stars Steven Yeun and Yeri Han as parents of young children (Noel Kate Cho, Alan S. Kim) who move from California to Arkansas in the 1980s to start a farm on their land when they're not working at a chicken plant. Chung's film gently burrows into collisions of Korean and American identity, crafting an earthy and atmospheric family drama.
— Based on Johann Hari’s 2015 book, “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs,” Lee Daniels' “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” chronicles the legendary jazz singer's addiction and activism. Andra Day, who's nominated for a Golden Globe, plays Holiday in the biopic, which premieres Friday on Hulu. In it, Holiday struggles with addiction, racism and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, and becomes a vital voice in a Civil Rights movement that drew strength from her music.
— During much of Billie Eilish's meteoric ascent, filmmaker R.J. Cutler was trailing the popstar. On Friday, “Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry” debuts on Apple TV+ and in theaters, revealing an intimate coming-of-age story of the 19-year-old Grammy winner, including the recording and releasing of her debut album — plus less public events like getting her driver's license. Eilish has said she “cried out of joy” while watching it for the first time.
— AP Film Writer Jake Coyle
— Willie Nelson won a Grammy Award for his 2018 album honoring close friend Frank Sinatra. Now, he’s paying tribute to the late icon again. “That’s Life,” out Friday, is a collection of standards and classics made famous by Sinatra that Nelson has recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, where Sinatra recorded some of his masterpieces and was also the first to record at the facility. Sinatra died at age 82 in 1998. He and Nelson, 87, were pals and colleagues: In the 1980s, Sinatra opened for Nelson at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas and they appeared together in a public service announcement for NASA’s Space Foundation.