Netflix and other streaming services can definitely take you there.
Set in the early 1990s, “Brand New Cherry Flavor” will make you think of horror on acid.
As aspiring filmmaker Lisa Nova, who seeks the dark side to get back at producer Lou Burke (played by Eric Lange), Salazar is mesmerizing.
“Brand New Cherry Flavor” starts streaming on Netflix on Friday the 13th, because of course it does.
Jennifer Hudson was born to play Aretha Franklin.
“I don’t think there can ever be enough preparation, especially when you are portraying someone you have always looked up to and admired,” Hudson told me.
The film is in theaters Friday.
‘FBoy Island’ Season 1
I must write this one very carefully.
If you know what the title refers to, you may have already figured out that this is yet another dating show trying to find an angle that hasn’t been done before. If you don’t know what the title stands for, Google it when there are no kids around, please.
The series wraps up the first season this week on HBO Max, which is owned by CNN’s parent company.
Two things to listen to
Oh, Bachelor Nation, I just can’t seem to quit you.
Where else could I get the full back story on why former “Bachelorette” Tayshia Adams decided to remain a virgin until she got married — straight from her?
It’s pure candy for Bachelor Nation fans.
Get familiar with the town of Nephi, Utah.
That’s where The Killers’ new album, “Pressure Machine,” is set.
But don’t let that bum you out. The band’s lead singer, Brandon Flowers, wants you to think about it in a literary sense.
“When I was writing these songs, I was thinking of things like Sherwood Anderson’s book ‘Winesburg, Ohio’ or that book ‘Pastures of Heaven’ (by John Steinbeck),” he told Rolling Stone, “where’s it’s all these short stories that take place in this one setting. For some reason, I had the audacity to try it myself. Once I realized they were going to take place here and they were going to be true stories, everything just really fell in our laps.”
“Pressure Machine” is out Friday.
One thing to talk about
Who the hell needs to hop a plane for a vacation when you can check into “The White Lotus”?
Billed as “a sharp social satire following the exploits of various employees and guests at an exclusive Hawaiian resort over the span of one highly transformative week,” it’s pretty addictive and the best kind of people-watching.
That’s true paradise.
Something to sip on
That is, IF they play then.
The concert was already rescheduled from the original September 2020 date because of the pandemic. And now with the Delta variant, there is no telling if the show will actually go on.
I know that wasn’t an easy decision, given how dependent New Orleans is on tourism, but I applaud any venue that is putting the priority on people over profit.
Besides, Mick Jagger and the fellas probably will tour for the next century so there is time.