New this week: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone
(NBC via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Many things will be different about Halloween this year, but the annual rush of horror films is much the same. It stars Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku as a Sudanese refugee couple finding new horrors in life in England. But Neon, the “Parasite” distributor, last week put a restored version into theaters and on Tuesday brings it to VOD. One is Natalie Margolin “The Party Hop,” which she wrote during quarantine in one week in early April.
Nomination surprises: 'The Mandalorian,' Quibi get Emmy love
The program was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding drama series on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Disney Plus via AP)NEW YORK The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. But it also earned Disney+ a nod for guest actor in a drama series for Giancarlo Esposito and a spot in the best drama race. AIRING JORDANMichael Jordan proved his competitive pull once more as the ESPN documentary The Last Dance earned three Emmy nominations. Homeland over its run has won eight Emmy awards for outstanding drama series, writing, editing and casting, among the trophies.
AFI offers free 'Do The Right Thing' and talk with Spike Lee
LOS ANGELES The American Film Institute announced Monday that it is offering free rentals of Do The Right Thing all week and will host a discussion of the 1989 film about racism, protests, police brutality and a New York neighborhood in turmoil with director Spike Lee. The AFI says it's partnering with Universal Pictures to offer the film for free from Monday through Sunday on Amazon, Apple, Charter, Comcast, Google, Redbox, Vudu and several other platforms. The discussion with Lee will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. EDT on the AFI YouTube channel. The announcement does not directly mention recent nationwide protests brought on by the death of George Floyd, but AFI President Bob Gazzale said in a statement that the film is a timeless and timely classic and that Lee has forever proven himself the voice for change that we need now more than ever.Do The Right Thing, which stars Lee, Giancarlo Esposito, Ossie Davis and Danny Aiello, was nominated for two Academy Awards and is on the AFI's list of 100 greatest films of all time.
Giancarlo Esposito Opens Up About 'Exciting' Role in 'The Mandalorian'
Star Wars fans are eagerly anticipating the upcoming premiere of Disney'sThe Mandalorian, and Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito, who stars in the hotly anticipated series, is as excited as anyone. According to Esposito, there's been a lot for him to love about working on the big-budget Star Wars TV series. "It's Star Wars reinvented. "I feel as if I had a very great blessing and gift to be on Breaking Bad. RELATED CONTENT:'The Mandalorian' Trailer: First Look at Pedro Pascal in Live-Action 'Star Wars' SeriesStar Wars Celebration: 8 Things We Learned From 'The Mandalorian' Panel'Breaking Bad' Star Giancarlo Esposito is Coming to 'Better Call Saul' -- See What He Said!