New This Week: Luke Combs, Kevin Hart And Woody Harrelson

Here’south a collection curated by The Associated Press’ amusement journalists of what’s arriving on Television, streaming services and music platforms this week.


— Multiverses are all the rage. Post-obit its theatrical release in May, “Physician Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” arrives Wednesday on Disney+. In it, Benedict Cumberbatch returns to the mystic-arts Marvel character and reckons with some of the fallout from recent developments in the MCU, especially in regard to Elizbeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff. Directed by Sam Raimi, the moving-picture show bears some of the comic horror trademarks of the “Evil Expressionless” filmmaker. In her review, AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr said all the plot juggling “feels a little chip like cycle spinning.” Only “Doc Strange” isn’t the only multiverse movie available at domicile right now. One of the year’southward breakout hits, the bright existential blender “Everything Everywhere All at In one case,” starring Michelle Yeoh, is currently available for digital rental.

— In another universe, “The Man From Toronto” would have been released in theaters by Sony Pictures. Just the action comedy starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, was instead postponed during the pandemic and sold instead to Netflix, where it will debut Fri. Patrick Hughes, who helmed “The Hitman’southward Babysitter,” directs the buddy comedy with Hart as a regular guy brought into Harrelson’due south hitman’s life when they’re mistakenly booked at the same Airbnb.

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This combination of photos shows promotional art for “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” available for streaming Wed on Disney+., left, and “The Man from Toronto,” a film streaming June 24 on Netflix. (Disney/Netflix via AP)

— If you oasis’t caught information technology yet, “RRR,” very perhaps the movie of the summertime, is streaming on Netflix where the international sensation is regularly ranking among the streamer’s most-watched films. The Indian blockbuster, directed by S. S. Rajamouli, is a Telugu-language three-hour spectacle set in 1920s colonial India nigh a pair of revolutionaries (played by Ram Charan and North. T. Rama Rao Jr.) who team upwards on an outlandish rescue mission with some truly heart-popping action sequences. Equally viewers are learning, the silly, extravagant heights of “RRR” wildly surpass the brio of most Hollywood fare.

— AP Moving-picture show Author Jake Coyle


— The coolest new name in rock is back when Soccer Mommy releases “Sometimes, Forever,” an anthology with weirdness and awesomeness and weird awesomeness. Sophie Allison, the principal songwriter, has joined forces with producer Daniel Lopatin of Oneohtrix Point Never for a breakout album, with layered textured stuff in every track. “Shotgun,” the pb unmarried, is a propulsive, vivid love song to a partner who merely keeps common cold beer and water ice cream on mitt. “The only things nosotros really need,” she sings. Cheers to that.

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This combination of photos shows album fine art for “Sometimes, Forever” past Soccer Mommy, left, and “Growin’ Up” by Luke Combs. (Loma Vista via AP, left, and River House Artists/Columbia Nashville via AP)

— French Montana celebrates his sixth studio album, “Montega.” His first single “Alcatraz” namechecks J. Lo, Kay Flock, Joe Rogan, Dr. Dre, James Harden, Nelly, DaBaby, Steve Jobs and Yo Gotti. French Montana’southward concluding studio album, “They Got Amnesia,” peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Usa Height R&B/Hip-Hop Anthology chart and No. 59 on the Usa Billboard 200 chart. French Montana volition hope to better that this fourth dimension, riding the new singles “Drive By” featuring Baby Face Ray, and “Bluish Chills,” with the line: “The version of me in your heed is not my responsibleness.”

— Country star Luke Combs will release his his new album, “Growin’ Up,” on Friday, kicked off by the regretful, mid-tempo complaining “Tomorrow Me,” about a lover the next forenoon a tad worried almost what happens tonight. Produced past Combs, Scrap Matthews and Jonathan Singleton, “Growin’ Up” is Combs’ third studio album following 2019’s “What You See is What Yous Go” and “This One’southward For Y’all.” The new tape consists of 12 songs, including Combs’ electric current unmarried, “Doin’ This,” a sweet ode to musicians who don’t do information technology for fame or fortune.

— AP Entertainment Author Mark Kennedy


— Mark Twain, run into Jon Stewart. The one-time “Daily Show” host, political gadfly and activist receives the
Kennedy Heart Mark Twain Prize for American Humour
in a special airing Tuesday on PBS. Dave Chappelle, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver are among the peers who salute him in the pre-taped ceremony, with Bruce Springsteen offering a musical tribute. There are jokes and loving barbs ample for Stewart, along with reflections on his contributions. Chappelle calls information technology “a miracle to watch you lot work. You are a cure for what ails this country.”

— In “Gordita Chronicles,” the pursuit of the American dream isn’t all that dreamy for a youngster uprooted from Santo Domingo past her father’s task transfer to 1980s Miami. The 10-episode, coming-of-historic period one-act, which debuts in full Thursday on HBO Max, stars Olivia Goncalves equally Cucu “Gordita” Castelli, with Juan Javier Cardenas and Diana Maria Riva equally her parents and Savannah Nicole Ruiz as her status-conscious large sister. Eva Longoria directed the pilot episode and is an executive producer for the series.

— The so-called awards season is countless, as the Daytime Emmys and BET honors are here to attest. Nominees for the
Daytime Emmy Awards, airing Friday, on CBS, include dramas “The Assuming and the Beautiful” and “Days of Our Lives.” The anniversary’southward hosts are Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner of “Amusement This evening,” with Tamron Hall, Natalie Morales and Jerry O’Connell amid the presenters. The top nominees for the
BET Awards 2022
(Sunday) include Doja Cat, Ari Lennox and Drake. Taraji P. Henson will host the anniversary honoring Black achievement in music, Goggle box, motion picture and sports, with Sean “Diddy” Combs to receive a lifetime achievement accolade.

— AP Tv Writer Lynn Elber



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