This week’s new entertaining releases include a film about Cheryl Crow, which is described as an “intimate story of song and sacrifice,” and a four-part documentary about the nuclear disaster on Three Mile Island. Also on the small screen is the movie “Star Trek: Amazing New Worlds” series The Paramount +, which takes place during the previous captain. Kirk years USS Enterprise. If horrible satire is more your speed, check out Hannah Bergholm’s “Hatching,” a Finnish horror fairy for the body that punches holes in fear of all perfectionists, especially girls on the verge of puberty.
Here’s a collection of the best of what’s coming out on TV and streaming services this week.
The documentary about Cheryl Crow is described as an “intimate story of song and sacrifice”, which details her life and career through interviews with the musician, Grammy winner, and friends and co-workers including Laura Dern, Emile Harris and Joe Walsh. “Cheryl,” which debuted Friday on Showtime, includes footage from two decades of touring as it covers the hurdles she has faced because of sexism in the music industry, her need for excellence and her fight against depression and cancer. Her influential legacy and end-of-life motherhood are also part of director Amy Scott’s film.
Meltdown: Three Mile Island examines the 1979 Pennsylvania disaster. The four-part documentary uses reconstructions, archival footage, home videos and interviews to detail what is considered the most serious accident in the U.S. commercial nuclear power industry. history of plant operation. The “expansion” is based on the views of engineer and informant Richard Parks and members of the community who survived the partial melting of one reactor at a nuclear power plant. The premiere of the documentary series directed by Keef Davidson (“Ivory Game”) will take place on Wednesday on Netflix.
Suppressed emotions and anxieties of the seemingly flawless 12-year-old girl are gaining horrific proportions in Hannah Bergholm’s Finnish horror tale “Hatching,” which begins Friday at Hulu. In the film, young Tinja (Siiri Salalina), whose mother maintains an artificially optimistic video blog “Lovely Everyday Life”, hides in her bedroom a dead bird’s egg, which grows unusually large and raises a very metaphorical beak. In her review, AP filmmaker Lindsay Bar praised Hatching for “punching holes in the fear of all perfectionists, especially girls on the verge of puberty, that a beautiful veneer hides something ugly or worse.”
If the radiant “Apollo 10 1/2” recently released on Netflix reminded you of the warm and mournful pleasures of Richard Linklater’s deceptively modest films, the new Criterion Channel series will be the expected look. From May 1, Criterion will host a series of 15 films dedicated to the author’s broadcast of films in Austin, Texas, from the breakthrough that defines Generation X Linklater’s “Slacker” to his long-standing Oscar-nominated hit. Childhood. If you haven’t seen them, take a look at some lesser-known gems, such as the well-known behind-the-scenes drama “Me and Orsan Wells” and the black comedy “Bernie” with Jack Black’s Tour de Force.
Sophia Alvarez has written two well-received Netflix teen romances adapted from Jenny Hahn’s novels: “To All the Boys I Ever Loved” in 2018 and its sequel in 2020 to “All the Boys: PS I Still Love You”. In the film “Along for the Ride”, which debuted on Friday on Netflix, Alvarez debuted as a director. Adapted from Sarah Dessen’s 2009 novel set in the seaside town in the summer, it stars Emma Pasarov and Belmont Camelli as two sleepless teenagers who connect during lunar walks.
“Star Trek: Amazing New Worlds” offers another twist in the space saga that continues to give. The Paramount + series takes place during the previous cap. Kirk years of the USS Enterprise, when Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) steers the ship in search of new worlds. Also in the cast: Rebecca Romin as number one, Ethan Peck as Spock’s science fellow, Jess Bush as nurse Christine Chapel and Celia Rose Gooding as cadet Niot Uhura. Akiva Goldsman (“Star Trek: Picard”) wrote and premiered the 10-episode series, which debuted weekly starting Thursday.
AP authors Lynn Elber and Jake Coyle contributed to this report