New this week: Godzilla vs Kong, ‘Concrete Cowboy’ & Mahalia

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Right here’s a set curated by The Related Press’ leisure journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming providers and music platforms this week.

MOVIES

— Two of cinema’s most well-known giants are headed for an old style massive price range conflict in “Godzilla vs. Kong,” out there on HBO Max for 31 days beginning Friday. The sequel to “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “Kong: Cranium Island” brings again Kyle Chandler and Millie Bobby Brown, and provides a number of recent characters performed by Rebecca Corridor, Brian Tyree Henry, Alexander Skarsgård and Demian Bichir. After a pandemic-induced blockbuster drought, Henry instructed the AP that the movie can be a welcome change of tempo. “Folks want one thing to identical to rejoice and cheer and have enjoyable and see hundreds of thousands of {dollars} of particular results,” he stated.There’s additionally a bunch of enjoyable April additions to HBO Max together with, “Boogie Nights,” “The Bodyguard,” “Goodfellas” and “Bringing Up Child.”

— On Netflix, Idris Elba leads the solid of “Concrete Cowboy,” out Friday, a few teen who goes to lives along with his estranged father in Philadelphia and learns concerning the city horseback driving world. It’s based mostly on the novel “Ghetto Cowboy.” The streamer additionally provides “My Honest Woman,” “Legally Blonde” and “The Pianist” on the primary of the month.

— Lastly, households in search of contemporary content material can discover some new/outdated choices on Disney+ beginning Thursday, together with “Evening on the Museum” and its sequel, “Battle of the Smithsonian,” in addition to a movie that most likely solely die-hard Star Wars followers and a sure section of younger Gen X and outdated millennials will know effectively: “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor.” Or head on over to Amazon Prime Video and queue up “That Factor You Do!”

— AP Movie Author Lindsey Bahr

MUSIC

— Demi Lovato is getting candid about her near-fatal overdose in 2018. Lovato sings concerning the second she “nearly made it to heaven” on her new album, “Dancing With the Satan…The Artwork of Beginning Over,” which can be launched Friday. It options 19 songs and three bonus tracks. Ariana Grande, Noah Cyrus, Saweetie and Sam Fisher will be a part of the singer for collaborations. The album is a companion piece to her YouTube Originals docuseries, “Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Satan.”

— New York Metropolis rapper Lil Tjay’s second album is out Friday, “Destined 2 Win.” It is the follow-up to 2019’s “True 2 Myself” and consists of the tunes “Headshot” with Polo G and Fivio Overseas, and “Calling My Cellphone,” that includes 6lack, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Sizzling 100 chart. XXL journal says “each songs showcase Lil Tjay’s duality and talent to create heartbreak and road code-related music.”

— AP Leisure Author Mark Kennedy

TELEVISION

— The title tells the story: “Expedition Deep Ocean” follows adventurer Victor Vescovo and a group of scientists in a bid to descend to the underside of the world’s oceans. Vescovo takes the helm of what’s described as a “purpose-built” submarine to succeed in the bottom depths of the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern oceans. The dangers embody seismic fault zones, icebergs and tropical storms, with the prospect to chart new realms among the many rewards. The mission unfolds over 5 hours debuting Thursday on the invention+ streaming service.

— Insurgent Wilson hosts ABC’s “Pooch Excellent,” a contest sequence wherein canine groomers show their expertise for a shot at a $100,000 prize. Lisa Vanderpump, groomer Jorge Bendersky and veterinarian Callie Harris decide the eight-episode contest debuting 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday and based mostly on a present in Wilson’s native Australia. The actor boasts credentials for the job: She comes from a protracted line of handlers and groomers — her mother judges canine reveals internationally — and as a toddler traveled to reveals together with her household.

— Legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson will get overdue biopic consideration in a Lifetime movie debuting Saturday. “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia,” produced by the “Good Morning America” anchor, stars Danielle Brooks (“Orange Is the New Black”) because the recording artist who gained worldwide acclaim. Additionally an ardent supporter of the Twentieth-century U.S. civil rights motion, Jackson shared her voice at rally after rally, together with the 1963 March on Washington. The film’s solid consists of Joaquina Kalukango, Jason Dirden, Olivia Washington and Rob Demery.

— AP Tv Author Lynn Elber

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