The It Listing is Yahoo’s weekly take a look at one of the best in popular culture, together with films, music, TV, streaming, video games, books, podcasts and extra. Listed here are our picks for July 18-24, together with one of the best offers we might discover for every. (Yahoo Leisure could obtain a share from purchases made through hyperlinks on this web page.)
STREAM IT: American Horror Tales returns with extra chills, plus Alicia Silverstone and Bella Thorne
The second season of this American Horror Story spinoff from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck is as stacked with appearances from huge names as it’s with creepy and — because the title guarantees — horrifying tales. This season, Alicia Silverstone and Bella Thorne are two of the large names entering into the AHS universe. Others embody Dominique Jackson (Pose), Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and the incomparable Judith Mild, who final appeared as Julia Kid’s writer on the primary season of Julia. This present is, in fact, fully totally different. Within the trailer alone, we see Silverstone peeking right into a crammed bathtub, till somebody lunges out at her, and AHS alum Denis O’Hare holding a lady in his “personal dollhouse.” — Raechal Shewfelt
American Horror Tales premieres Thursday, July 21 on Hulu.
WATCH IT: The documentary My Outdated Faculty investigates a curious case of assumed identification
In 1995, Scotland’s Bearsden Academy welcomed 16-year-old Brandon Lee into its hallowed halls direct from Canada. The newcomer rapidly endeared himself to his classmates, making a reputation for himself by defending bullied youngsters and headlining the varsity musical, South Pacific. Lee at all times appeared mature for his age… and it will definitely turns into clear why when his actual identification is revealed. Jono McLeod’s new documentary, My Outdated Faculty — which premiered at Sundance earlier this 12 months — revisits this slice of Scottish historical past mixing animated recreations with new interviews from the now-grown college students that knew Brandon, who was additionally interviewed for the movie, however declined to look on digicam. As a substitute, Alan Cumming “stars” as Lee, giving voice to his reminiscences in speaking head segments. This unique clip from My Outdated Faculty options a few of their preliminary reminiscences of Brandon, setting the stage for the foremost revelation to come back. — Ethan Alter
My Outdated Faculty premieres Friday, July 22 in theaters; go to Fandango for showtime and ticket data.
WATCH IT: Meet up with the Emmy-nominated Yellowjackets on Blu-ray and DVD
Yellowjackets has been producing main buzz since its premiere on Showtime final November. And that buzz simply paid off in seven Emmy nominations, together with Excellent Drama Collection. If you do not have Showtime (or Paramount+) now you may make amends for what you have been lacking because the 10-episode first season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD. Bonus options embody two behind the scenes featurettes with contemporary interviews from the Yellowjackets inventive crew, together with stars Christina Ricci, Melanie Lysnkey and Juliette Lewis, and the all-female directing crew, led by Karyn Kusama. This unique clip from one of many making-of documentaries reveals how the present empowers its feminine fronted inventive crew in entrance of and behind the digicam. — E.A.
Yellowjackets on Blu-ray and DVD is on the market Tuesday, July 19 at most main retailers, together with Amazon.
WATCH IT: Phrogging: Hider in My Home depicts real-life horror tales
Lifetime’s 10-part sequence on the phenomenon often called phrogging — when somebody lives with somebody who’s unaware of them — can have viewers checking their attics. Government producer Jessica Everleth, who additionally produced the community’s Surviving R. Kelly, was, at first, skeptical that this was one thing that occurred often, however she was shocked to seek out about 200 tales instantly. They selected two for this debut season, which incorporates interviews with survivors and reenactments of what went down. The primary episode options the story of three younger girls who, regardless of discovering proof that somebody had been of their dwelling — lacking garments, hair that wasn’t theirs and a grimy bathtub — puzzled if a ghost was haunting them. “The takeaway is I believe individuals ought to look,” Everleth advised Media Village whereas selling the present. “We discover new tales each week, so there is not any scarcity. Folks ought to test their basements, attics, crawlspaces. Make certain they’re locked, and nobody has entry.” — R.S.
Phrogging: Hider in My Home premieres Monday, July 18 at 10 p.m. on Lifetime.
STREAM IT: You are gonna want a much bigger TV — Shark Week swims again onto Discovery and Discovery+
Are you able to scent what the Discovery Channel is cooking? The cable big welcomes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson because the first-ever emcee of its annual Shark Week extravaganza, now swimming into its thirty fourth 12 months. Launching July 24 on Discovery and Discovery+, this 12 months’s week-long lineup options 25 hours of all-new shark content material, together with a number of documentaries filmed within the Rock’s native Hawaii. Titles embody Jackass Shark Week 2.0, which places Johnny Knoxville and the Jackass gang doing loopy shark-related stunts; Stranger Sharks, that includes Stranger Issues star Noah Schnapp and YouTuber Mark Rober trying to find the ocean’s strangest sharks; and Pigs vs. Sharks, which tries to infer whether or not the Bahamas’s swimming pig inhabitants is on the mercy of its tiger shark inhabitants. This unique clip from Pigs vs. Sharks exhibits these aquatic detectives giving sharks the “swab check” to find out whether or not they’ve been munching on pork. — E.A.
Shark Week premieres Sunday, July 24 on Discovery and Discovery+.
WATCH IT: Males in Black celebrates anniversary on 4K UHD, reminds us of Will Smith’s film star prowess
Will Smith would in all probability like a neuralyzer to erase to the world’s collective reminiscence of that immediately notorious Oscars slap. Now that that compulsory point out is out of the best way, bear in mind what an affable film star he’s? Smith’s main man prowess is on full show in Males in Black, the hit 1997 sci-fi action-comedy that paired him with Tommy Lee Jones as E.T. supervisors. The movie celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary this 12 months, which Sony is commemorating with a brand new Extremely HD Blu-ray launch. New extras embody “Notes from the Director’s Chair” and “Designing Males in Black” featurettes. — Ok.P.
Males in Black: twenty fifth Anniversary Version releases on 4K Extremely HD Tuesday, July 19 on Amazon.
WATCH IT: Vital darling Drive My Automotive heads straight to Criterion
A Quick and Livid film, this isn’t. What it’s: Solely 2021’s finest reviewed film — a sluggish burning, meditative, fantastically acted (FYI 3-hour lengthy) drama from Japanese auteur Ryusuke Hamaguchi that explores the grief and lack of a theater director after the untimely dying of his spouse. Like 2019’s Parasite, Drive My Automotive was the uncommon foreign-language movie to rack up a number of Academy Award nominations, profitable Greatest Worldwide Movie. Now it cruises into The Criterion Assortment with a brand new 2K digital grasp and particular options together with a brand new interview with Hamaguchi. — Ok.P.
Drive My Automotive: The Criterion Assortment releases Tuesday, July 19 on Amazon.
HEAR IT: Jack White re-enters the scene
Till lately, Jack White hadn’t launched a solo album since 2018 — however now the Third Man Information mogul is completely making up for misplaced time with not one however two 2022 releases. Worry of the Daybreak, that includes his signature storage rock sound, got here out in April; this week, the 12-time Grammy-winner showcases his softer aspect on a companion folks LP, Coming into Heaven Alive. In the meantime, the hardest-working man in indie rock continues his international Provide Chain Points tour, enjoying songs from an enormous catalog that additionally consists of the Raconteurs, the Lifeless Climate and, in fact, the White Stripes. — Lyndsey Parker
Coming into Heaven Alive by Jack White is on the market Friday, July 22 to obtain/stream on Apple Music.
PLAY IT: Stray is a purrfect addition to your PlayStation roster
Hey all you cool cats and kittens: Meet your new feline obsession. The futuristic online game, Stray, is like Blade Runner meets The Adventures of Milo and Otis (minus the pleasant pug) as you assume the identification of a stray cat who has to navigate a futuristic dystopian panorama whereas fixing a long-ago thriller. The sport’s trailers have already received raves for his or her cat’s eye view of the world, plus all types of feline-specific habits you can grasp as you stage up. Stray is clearly the cat’s meow of this month’s gaming choices. — E.A.
Stray is on the market Tuesday, July 19 on Steam and the PlayStation Retailer.
HEAR IT: She & Him convey the nice vibrations
On their seventh studio album, Soften Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward honor one among pop’s biggest geniuses, overlaying each apparent classics — “Wouldn’t It Be Good,” “Don’t Fear Child,” “Don’t Discuss (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)” — and extra leftf ield selections like “Darlin’,” “Deirdre” and “Heads You Win, Tails I Lose.” The album is a real labor of affection, and Wilson himself, who enlisted the duo for his album No Pier Stress in 2015, clearly appreciates the gesture. Not solely does the legendary Seaside Boy be a part of She & Him on one among Soften Away’s 14 tracks, “Do It Once more,” however he gushes in a press release, “Zooey and Matt did such mind-blowing variations of our songs. The harmonies are lovely and right-on. I really like this report!” — L.P.
Soften Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson by She & Him is on the market Friday, July 22 to obtain/stream on Apple Music.
READ IT: The Daybreak of Yangchen continues the Avatar universe
We’re nonetheless months away from Netflix’s reside motion Avatar: The Final Airbender sequence, however followers from all 4 elemental nations can dive again into the universe of the beloved Nickelodeon animated sequence courtesy of the Chronicles of the Avatar ebook sequence. The third quantity, The Daybreak of Yangchen, hits cabinets on July 19 and delves into the legend of the titular Air Nomad that served as Avatar generations earlier than Aang. Written by F.C. Yee, the action-packed ebook follows Yangchen as she stumbles onto an rebel plot to unseat the Earth King from his throne. — E.A.
The Daybreak of Yangchen is on the market Tuesday, July 19 at most main booksellers, together with Amazon.
— Video produced by Kyle Moss and edited by John Santo
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