What to stream this week: Dua Lipa, Seinfeld's 'Unfrosted' 'Hacks' and 'Welcome to Wrexham'

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The return of “Hacks” and a caller Jerry Seinfeld movie are immoderate of nan caller television, movies, euphony and games headed to a device adjacent you.

Also among nan streaming offerings worthy your clip arsenic selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists: New episodes of “Behind nan Music,” Selena Gomez taking her cooking skills to restaurants and a video crippled for governmental junkies.


– Jerry Seinfeld has been very picky astir his post-”Seinfeld” projects, but nan comedian stars in, co-writes and directs nan caller Netflix drama “Unfrosted” (streaming May 3). The film, an root communicative for nan Pop-Tart, is arsenic stocked pinch comic talent arsenic it is ridiculousness. Melissa McCarthy, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Hugh Grant and galore others co-star successful Seinfeld’s satire of Kellogg’s and Post successful a heated raced to create a caller meal treat.

“Documenting Police Use of Force” is nan consequence of a three-year investigation by PBS’ “Frontline,” The Associated Press and Howard Center for Investigative Journalism examining deaths that person followed constabulary usage of strategies known arsenic “less-lethal force.” Though strategies for illustration prone restraint are meant to beryllium little deadly than firearms, nan investigation recovered that their use, aliases misuse, led to much than 1,000 deaths complete 10 years — often successful encounters that began pinch a insignificant incident. The movie originates streaming connected APNews.com, PBS.org/frontline and successful nan PBS app Tuesday astatine 7 p.m. EDT. It besides premieres connected PBS stations (check section listings), connected Frontline’s YouTube transmission astatine 10 p.m. Tuesday and will beryllium disposable connected nan PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel.

– If you missed “The Holdovers,” Alexander Payne’s Oscar-winning ’70s-set boarding schoolhouse comic drama, nan movie arrives Monday connected Prime Video. The movie was nominated for 5 Oscars, including champion character for Paul Giamatti, and went location pinch one: best supporting character for Da’Vine Joy Randolph. Giamatti stars arsenic a curmudgeonly coach tasked pinch watching a student (Dominic Sessa) complete Christmas break.

AP Film Writer Jake Coyle


— First came “Houdini,” a club-banger pinch caller edge. Then nan lively ambitiousness of “Training Season,” and nan elastic bass of “Illusion.” The English-Albanian popular superstar Dua Lipa ’s 3rd album, “Radical Optimism,” is built of her longstanding popular sensibilities. But she’s shifted somewhat distant from nan disco-pop of 2020’s “Future Nostalgia” and instead, has embraced pop-psychedelia successful influences for illustration Primal Scream and Massive Attack, astatine slightest partially acknowledgment to a caller collaborator successful Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker. It’s a euphoric thrust consecutive to nan club, and a reminder of nan necessity of danceable euphony successful resilience.

— In nan precocious ’90s and carrying into nan 2010s, VH1’s documentary bid “Behind nan Music” offered in-depth penetration into nan apical performers of nan past and coming – highlighting their way of occurrence and obstacles faced successful nan process. For euphony obsesses, it was an education. If you missed it, aliases if you’re missing it correct now, agelong nary more: Paramount+ will debut caller episodes of “Behind nan Music” connected May 1, spotlighting Bell Biv DeVoe, Trace Adkins and Wolfgang Van Halen. And while you wait: There are episodes from nan original bid disposable to watercourse connected Paramount+ correct now, featuring everyone from Boy George and Busta Rhymes to Jennifer Lopez and New Kids connected nan Block.

— Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar – and his band, Nigerien guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane, drummer Souleymane Ibrahim, and American bassist Mikey Coltun -- person been celebrated connected nan world shape for their ferocious psychedelic rock. On their forthcoming album, “Funeral for Justice,” those riffs person only gotten bigger, better, much explosive atop an anti-colonial message. “Oppressed successful each 3 / In summation to deficiency of unity, ignorance is nan 3rd issue,” Moctar sings for Niger, Mali and Algeria connected “Sousoume Tamacheq,” a rallying outcry for nan Tuareg people. And astatine nan instauration is 1 of nan astir breathtaking stone bands successful years.

— Maybe nan UK-pop firebrand Rachel Chinouriri first deed your timeline erstwhile nan euphony video for her opus “Never Need Me” featured an improbable star, nan actor Florence Pugh. Or possibly it is from 1 of her galore viral moments connected TiKTok (“So My Darling,” anyone?), aliases from her malleable EPs, 2019’s “Mama’s Boy,” 2021’s “Four In Winter,” and 2022’s “Better Off Without.” Whatever nan case, it is clip to hole for her replacement popular successful nan shape of a debut album, “What a Devastating Turns of Events,” retired May 3. Begin pinch nan whistled-hook and talk-sung lyrics of azygous “It Is What It Is.”

AP Music Writer Maria Sherman


— The long-awaited 3rd play of “Hacks,” starring Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder returns May 2. The show picks up astir a twelvemonth aft nan finale of play two, pinch its 2 stars seemingly worlds apart. Smart’s Deborah Vance is astatine nan apical of her stand-up crippled successful Las Vegas and Einbinder’s Ava is engaged moving arsenic a writer successful Los Angeles. The separation doesn’t past agelong arsenic nan 2 can’t look to discontinue each other. Another logic to tune in? The comedic duo Paul W. Downs and Megan Stalter (playing supplier Jimmy and his not astatine each trusty assistant, Kayla) person been bumped up to bid regulars. “Hacks” returns for play 3 connected May 2 connected Max.

— Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds proceed their expansive research of owning a shot nine connected play 3 of FX’s “Welcome to Wrexham.” We statesman pinch a rewind to past summertime –- pinch nan Red Dragons connected a high, touring America and enjoying nan perks of upgrades to their facility. “Welcome to Wrexham” play 3 debuts May 2 connected FX. Streams adjacent time connected Hulu.

— While fans hold for nan sixth and last play of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a caller Elisabeth Moss bid called “The Veil” is coming to Hulu from FX. The bid takes spot successful nan high-stakes world of world espionage pinch Moss portraying a MI6 agent. “I tin alteration into anything, go 100 strangers,” Moss says successful nan show’s trailer. “The Veil” streams connected Hulu opening April 30.

— We watched Selena Gomez study to navigator complete Zoom for 4 seasons of “Selena + Chef,” and now she’s fresh to opportunity “Yes, Chef!” successful edifice kitchens. In her caller Food Network bid “Selena + Restaurant,” Gomez and her bestie Raquelle Stevens sojourn celebrated LA-area restaurants to effort to create a crockery that would make nan menu. The show premieres May 2 connected Food Network and streams connected Max.

— The best-selling book “The Tatooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris has been adapted arsenic a constricted bid for Peacock. It tells nan existent communicative of a Slovakian Jewish man named Lale Sokolov, sent to Auschwitz and fixed nan occupation of tattooing chap prisoners. He ends up falling successful emotion pinch a woman named Gita. The communicative is told done flashbacks and Harvey Keitel plays an older Lale, recounting nan acquisition to Morris — played by Melanie Lynskey. The bid debuts May 2 connected Peacock.

— The drama show Netflix is simply a Joke is upping nan ante by offering immoderate events unrecorded connected nan streamer. Katt Williams, known for his nary holds barred commentary is group to spell unrecorded pinch a stand-up group called “Woke Folk” connected May 4. And Kevin Hart will big “The Roast of Tom Brady” connected May 5. “I played successful nan NFL, truthful I’m not worried astir a bunch of comedians, spot me,” taunted nan seven-time Super Bowl victor successful a video shared pinch NBC’s “TODAY “show. Brady says he does not cognize who will look to roast him.

Alicia Rancilio


— Judging from nan polls, a batch of Americans aren’t happy pinch their choices successful this fall’s statesmanlike election. Thank goodness for The Political Machine 2024, which lets you create your ain White House campaigner from scratch. Sure, you tin play arsenic Donald Trump, Joe Biden, aliases an also-ran for illustration Ron DeSantis aliases Nikki Haley, but why not effort to get yourself aliases your grandma aliases your favourite coach elected? Publisher Stardock, champion known for intergalactic strategy epics for illustration Sins of a Solar Empire, has cranked up The Political Machine each 4 years since 2004, and this season’s version adds primaries, debates and action cards that “undermine your opponents and bolster your campaign.” Hit nan stump Thursday, May 2, connected PC.

Lou Kesten


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