What to stream this week: ‘The Bachelorette,’ Idris Elba, The Weeknd, Sarah Snook and ‘Jack Ryan’


This combination of images shows promotional art for the Apple TV+ series “Hijack,” at left, the ABC romance reality series “The Bachelorette,” center, and the Amazon Prime series “Jack Ryan.” (via Apple TV+/ABC/Amazon Prime AP)

What to stream this week: ‘The Bachelorette,’ Idris Elba, The Weeknd, Sarah Snook and ‘Jack Ryan’

John Krasinski made his final appearance in season four of “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” a new album from Lucinda Williams and the debut of the mystery video game Crime O’Clock is one of the new television, movies, music and games that feature a device based on. near you.

Idris Elba on the worst flight ever on the worst flight ever in the new series “Hijack” for Apple TV+ and Sarah Snook of “Succession” as a young single mom, among productions worth your time selected by Associated Press entertainment reporters Horror movie included. Girl who says she has memories of another life.

new movies to stream

– Judy Blume’s classic coming-of-age novel “Are You There God?” film adaptation of It’s Me, Margaret” will be available on video on demand from Tuesday – perfect for a summer sleepover or mother-daughter movie night at home. Directed by Kelly Freeman Craig (“The Edge of Seventeen”), Abby Ryder Fortson stars as the 11-year-old narrator moving to the suburbs, new friends, puberty, periods, first crushes, and her faith. It’s sweet, playful, and respectful of its source material, which is hardly a requirement to enjoy the film. Like the book, it is set in the early 1970s, as Bloom did not want the characters to be texting. Rachel McAdams is also excellent as Margaret’s mother. This would make a great double feature with the documentary “Judy Bloom Forever,” which is available on Prime Video.

— Netflix also has a new movie that’s perfectly suited for the tween set in the animated “Nimona,” inspired by ND Stevenson’s graphic novel about a shape-shifting girl. Chloë Grace Moretz voices Nimona, a rebellious outsider with riotous energy who lives in the shadow of a futuristic empire with medieval touches. She teams up with Ballister (Riz Ahmed), a disgraced knight who is on the run after being accused of murdering the Queen. The film is lively and clever, with a fun soundtrack and an LGBTQ+ theme that isn’t handled clumsily. “Nimona” starts streaming on Friday, June 30.

— Also coming to Netflix on Wednesday is “Run Rabbit Run,” a horror film in which Sarah Snook of “Succession” plays the single mother of a young girl who says she has memories of another life. As if Shiva isn’t marketable enough, Snook also gets to use his native Australian accent.

– AP Film Writer Lindsay Bahr

new music to stream

The Weeknd fans got a new album thanks to the TV show “The Idol.” He plays a scheming Svengali in the HBO series directed by Sam Levinson, who produced the wonderful “Popular” alongside Playboi Carti and Madonna. “The Idol, Vol. 1” features contributions from Susanna Sun, Moses Sumney, Mike Dean, Ramsey, Jenny Kim and Lily Rose-Depp, who plays pop phenom Jocelyn and sings “World Class Sinner/I’m a Freak”. Still Need a reason? Check out “Double Fantasy” featuring Future — and you’ll be amazed, even if, as The Weeknd sings, it’s false.

– Counting out Lucinda Williams is a foolish choice – always, but especially this week. The country star is back in 2021 with “Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart” despite suffering a stroke that partially impaired some of her motor skills and took away her ability to play the guitar. On the album, Williams pays tribute to rock legend Tom Petty (“Stolen Moments”) and Replacements co-founder Bob Stinson (“Hum’s Liquor”), to whom she dedicates the album. The single “New York Comeback” features backing vocals by Patti Scilfa and Bruce Springsteen.

Charlie Watts is celebrated posthumously by the Rolling Stones drummer in an album of jazz recordings. The “anthology” covers 20 years of songs, including “Swindon Swing” from 1978, “Take the ‘A’ Train” from 2001 and a live version of “Lover Man” from 1991 live in Birmingham. Some collaborators are double-bassist Dave Green and saxophonists Peter King, Evan Parker and Courtney Pine, trumpeter Gerard Pressener, fellow drummer Jim Keltner, and singer and Rolling Stones live band member Bernard Fowler. The set features liner notes by music journalist and broadcaster Paul Sexton.

– AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy

new series to stream

– Twenty-five men are competing for the attention of Charity Lawson on the 20th season of the reality dating show, “The Bachelorette.” The 27-year-old Georgia doctor was featured on last season of “The Bachelor” when Zac Shallcross was handing out roses. Shallcross sent Lawson home in the eighth week when he visited the women’s hometowns and met their families, saying there were no feelings. “The Bachelorette” returns on Monday.

— Idris Elba gets caught on the worst flight ever in “Hijack,” the new series for Apple TV+. Alba plays Sam, a corporate negotiator whose flight from Dubai to London is hijacked. Sam tries to use his negotiating skills to defuse the situation on a seven-hour flight so that the passengers and crew can get home safely. The seven-episode series will debut on Wednesday with episode two. The remaining episodes will be released weekly on Wednesdays. ‘Hijack’ also co-stars Archie Punjabi.

— John Krasinski makes his final appearance in season four of “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” which returns to Prime Video on Friday, June 30. Jack returns (temporarily) to Washington, D.C. in the eight-episode season. Abbie Cornish as his girlfriend Cathy. Michael Peña also joins the cast in season four as the legendary Clancy character Domingo “Ding” Chavez, a CIA special operative. Wendell Pierce, Michael Kelly and Betty Gabriel also returned.

– is a fun family show premiering Friday, June 30 on Netflix “Is It Cake, Too?” Based on popular internet meme. The premise is simple: Have people guess whether real-looking random objects like handbags, sewing machines, and even toilets are cakes. Ten supremely talented baker artists compete for a cash prize. Guest judges include Joel McHale, “Saturday Night Live” cast members Chloe Fineman, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Dixie and Charli D’Amelio.

– Alicia Rancilio

new video games to play

— It’s a good week for gamers who like a little mystery in their menu. Crime O’Clock, from French publisher Just For Games, is based on a centuries-old conspiracy set in a sprawling European city. Your task is to study detailed black and white maps from five different eras, searching for anomalies as you attempt to seal rifts in the space-time continuum. It’s “Where’s Waldo?” It’s like a time-traveling version of. Wherein your actions in one time zone may help you to resolve matters in another time zone. The Mystery opens on Nintendo Switch and PC on Friday, June 30.

— Also coming Friday is a high-resolution remake of Capcom’s iconic 2011 classic Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective. The protagonist is a freshly deceased man trying to find out how and by whom he was murdered. The ghost may only have a few objects in the land of the living, so he needs to carefully manipulate them in order to find clues and warn other potential victims. It’s a very clever puzzle, and the remake will be available on Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

-Lou Keston

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