The It Record is Yahoo’s weekly have a look at the perfect in popular culture, together with films, music, TV, streaming, video games, books, podcasts and extra. Listed here are our picks for Feb. 28-March 6, together with the perfect offers we might discover for every. (Yahoo Leisure might obtain a share from purchases made through hyperlinks on this web page.)
STREAM IT: Amanda Seyfried portrays Elizabeth Holmes — notorious voice and all — in The Dropout
Surprisingly, Oscar nominee Amanda Seyfried wasn’t too nervous about getting the voice of disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes excellent within the dramatization of ABC Information’s podcast The Dropout. “I knew my voice was by no means going to be as deep as hers as a result of I am bodily not able to it,” Seyfried instructed The Hollywood Reporter final week. “In addition to, I promised I wasn’t going to present myself a tough time and attempt to utterly mimic this different human being. It would be inconceivable. And simply not enjoyable.” Nonetheless, Seyfried does a formidable job! The true life Holmes was convicted final month of defrauding buyers, together with former President Invoice Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with claims that her firm had invented a solution to revolutionize blood checks, when it really had not. Seyfried’s co-stars embrace Laurie Metcalf, Naveen Andrews, Sam Waterston and William H. Macy, who seems to be virtually unrecognizable in his function as a Holmes rival. — Raechal Shewfelt
The primary three episodes of The Dropout can be found Thursday, March 3 on Hulu.
STREAM IT: Amy Poehler pays tribute to iconic comedians and their lifelong love story with Lucy and Desi
‘Tis the season of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Contemporary off the heels of Aaron Sorkin’s Oscar-nominated, Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem-starring biopic Being the Ricardos comes Lucy and Desi, a deep-diving have a look at the actual stars and married couple behind the traditional sitcom I Love Lucy and their subsequent leisure empire. Higher but, it’s directed by a comedy icon in her personal proper, Amy Poehler, who peels the layers off the singular and collective legacies in insightful, entertaining trend. And whereas Ricardos emphasised the rising schism between Hollywood’s unique movie star couple, Lucy and Desi argues their love for each other by no means died. Take a look at an unique clip from the doc above. — Kevin Polowy
Lucy and Desi premieres Friday, March 4 on Amazon Prime Video.
STREAM IT: Dramatic thriller Señorita 89 rips curtains off darkish and sinister world of magnificence pageant preparation
“All people thinks that magnificence is one thing that occurs naturally, with none effort,” Concepción (Ilse Salas) proclaims as 32 finalists for 1989’s Miss Mexico pageant stand behind her at her glitzy property. “Go forward and ask these ladies if that’s the case.” These phrases show chillingly prescient in Señorita 89, a brand new Spanish-language dramatic thriller government produced by Jackie and Spencer filmmaker Pablo Larraín and his brother Juan de Dios Larraín (Jackie, The 33). Like 9 Excellent Strangers for Mexican magnificence pageant contenders, the sequence imagines the darkish, ominous preparations (and procedures) the ladies are subjected to, finally banding them collectively simply to outlive. Take a look at an unique clip from the sequence above. — Okay.P.
The primary two episodes of Señorita 89 are actually streaming on Pantaya, with new episodes each Sunday till April 10.
STREAM IT: Worst Roommate Ever will preserve you up at evening
This is one thing to squeeze in between episodes of Dateline and the like: a restricted sequence primarily based on 4 terrifying true crimes. Within the first, former investigators, family members and others who had been there recount the case of Dorothea Puente. She gave the impression to be a form and beneficiant grandmother-type who ran a boarding home for the much less lucky in Sacramento, Calif., within the ’80s, however she was really a serial killer. Puente, who died in 2011, was caught poisoning her friends and burying them in her yard, so she might gather their Social Safety checks. In all, seven our bodies had been faraway from her property. “I was an excellent individual at one time,” she mentioned in a number of the footage. Future episodes concentrate on a global con artist, one other assassin and serial squatter Jamison Bachman. — R.S.
Worst Roommate Ever is accessible Tuesday, March 1 on Netflix.
STREAM IT: Shock Greatest Image nominee Drive My Automobile parks on HBO Max
Sorry, Spider-Man: Appears like Ryusuke Hamaguchi nabbed your parking spot on the Greatest Image Oscar lot. The Japanese auteur’s acclaimed drama proved a shock champ on Oscar nomination morning, and with weeks to go till the ceremony, the theatrical-only characteristic is getting its streaming debut on HBO Max. And don’t let the three-hour runtime — that’s solely half-hour longer than No Manner House, for the report — deter you from driving shotgun on this justly-acclaimed character examine of a Japanese dramatist (Hidetoshi Nihijima) and the younger driver (Tōko Miura) he befriends. Drive My Automobile isn’t the director’s solely 2021 cinematic house run: His exquisitely-crafted anthology characteristic, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, is accessible now on most VOD platforms. — Ethan Alter
Drive My Automobile premieres Wednesday, March 2 on HBO Max.
HEAR/READ IT: Dolly Parton is on the Run
Dolly Parton stays the hardest-working girl in present enterprise, at age 76 including a one more title to her résumé: fiction author! The multi-hyphenate’s debut novel, Run, Rose, Run, is a thriller co-written with best-selling writer James Patterson about “a younger singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, and decided to do no matter it takes to outlive.” In a life-imitating-art/art-imitating life second, the ebook’s launch coincides with an album by the identical title, led by the spirited single “Huge Desires and Pale Denims.” Is there something Dolly can’t do? — Lyndsey Parker
Run, Rose, Run the album by Dolly Parton is accessible Friday, March 4 to obtain/stream on Apple Music; the ebook is out Tuesday, March 7 on Amazon.
STREAM IT: Joe vs. Carole is the latest installment of the Tiger King saga
Whereas the 2020 docuseries Tiger King spawned memes galore, it was really very darkish. It is becoming then that this eight-episode restricted sequence dramatizes the rivalry between massive cat advocate Carole Baskin and Joseph Maldonado Passage — higher often known as Joe Unique — who as soon as owned his personal zoo. In actual life, after all, he infamously tried to rent hitmen to have Baskin killed, and was later efficiently prosecuted. The improbable John Cameron Mitchell and Saturday Night time Dwell standout Kate McKinnon star on this adaptation of, not Tiger King itself, however the second season of Wondery’s Over My Useless Physique podcast. Nonetheless, there’s a lot that audiences will acknowledge from the weird story, together with Baskin’s relentless dedication to defending cats (even the second she first spoke the phrase, “Hey, all you cool cats and kittens!”), Unique’s sophisticated romantic relationships, their hatred of each other and, particularly, their colourful wardrobes. — R.S.
Joe vs. Carole premieres Thursday, March 3 on Peacock.
STREAM IT: The Boys: Diabolical is a toon-tastic spinoff of the twisted Amazon hit
To assist followers bide time till the June premiere of Season 3 of Amazon’s sensible, bawdy, debauched superhero sequence The Boys, the nice people at Vought Worldwide have dreamed up one thing diabolical. This eight-episode sequence of R-rated cartoon shorts — every conceived by the likes of Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Aisha Tyler, Awkwafina (all of whom additionally voice characters), Ilana Glazer and unique comedian ebook creator Garth Ennis, with animation finished in types starting from Looney Tunes-esque to anime to traditional Saturday morning fare — is ready in The Boys unhinged universe and options cameos from the present’s forged. Be warned: Tremendous Mates this ain’t. —Marcus Errico
All episodes of The Boys: Diabolical start streaming Friday, March 4 on Amazon Prime Video.
STREAM IT: Patrick Stewart boldly returns for Star Trek: Picard‘s time-traveling second season
From “The Metropolis on the Fringe of Perpetually” to First Contact, Star Trek and time journey have at all times been two nice tastes that style nice collectively. And Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard as soon as once more finds daring inventive inspiration in messing round with the Trek timeline. Selecting up after the occasions of the primary season, the synthetically rejuvenated Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) has one other shut encounter together with his frequent Subsequent Era foil, Q (John de Lancie) who has rewritten Picard’s current by altering the previous. It is as much as the admiral and his buddies — together with Voyager fan favourite Seven of 9 (Jeri Ryan) — to set issues proper. Strap in: It will be a bumpy trip again to this future. — E.A.
Picard Season 2 premieres Thursday, March 3 on Paramount+.
WATCH IT: Outlander and Shining Vale convey the horny again to Starz’s Sunday nights
It has been two lengthy years, however the Droughtlander is over finally. Outlander‘s timeless couple, Claire and Jamie Fraser (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan), return for a sixth season of frontier adventures simply because the American Revolution threatens to show their world the wrong way up. No less than these red-hot lovers nonetheless have one another to cling to… in each the emotional and romantic sense. Perhaps the Frasers can present some bed room recommendation to Pat and Terry Phelps (Courteney Cox and Greg Kinnear) the estranged husband-and-wife on the heart of the darkish comedy, Shining Vale. Having decamped to a decrepit Connecticut property to work on their relationship after “woman porn” writer, Pat, has a kinky fling, the couple uncover that their new home has a literal ghost (Mira Sorvino) in its partitions who appears desirous to return to the actual world. — E.A.
Outlander and Shining Vale premiere Sunday, March 6 on Starz at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., respectively.
HEAR IT: Band of Horses come galloping again
Indie/Americana heroes Band of Horses return with Issues Are Nice, their first album since 2016, and the critics agree: It’s certainly nice. It’s the primary Band of Horses LP to characteristic bassist Matt Gentling and guitarist Ian MacDougall, whereas idiosyncratic frontman Ben Bridwell is extra hands-on than ever, producing or co-producing each monitor. Collaborators on the report embrace Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, MGMT, Mogwai), Dave Sardy (Spoon, Oasis, Airborne Poisonous Occasion) and Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle. — L.P.
Issues Are Nice by Band of Horses is accessible Friday, March 4 to obtain/stream on Apple Music.
WATCH/STREAM IT: The Unbiased Spirit Awards are again on the seaside, and with some killer hosts
After going digital in 2021, the Unbiased Spirit Awards, aka Oscars’ extra informal cousin, are returning to their beloved house below an enormous tent on the Santa Monica seaside Sunday for what’s positive to be a celebratory step towards “normalcy” this awards season. With comedy energy couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally as co-hosts, it’s positive to be entertaining as hell, too (right here’s hoping they resurrect their Parks and Recs exes for at the least one second). One factor the Spirit Awards won’t do is predict Oscar’s massive winner for a second yr in a row after final yr’s double-Nomadland coup. In as soon as once more staying true to the, nicely, spirit of impartial movie, not one of the 5 Greatest Characteristic contenders (A Chiara, C’mon C’mon, The Misplaced Daughter, The Novice and Zola) are up for Greatest Image on the Academy Awards. Zola scored essentially the most noms with seven, however our cash’s on The Misplaced Daughter for the highest prize. — Okay.P.
The thirty seventh Unbiased Spirit Awards will air stay on IFC and stream on AMC+ Sunday, March 6 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.
PLAY IT: You will need to come out and play with Funko’s new Warriors-inspired tabletop sport
Heck yeah, we are able to dig it! Walter Hill’s 1979 motion traditional, The Warriors, will get the tabletop therapy courtesy of Funko Video games. Following the plot of the movie, you and as much as three of your folks play as Coney Island’s most bad-ass gang who must make the perilous journey from the Bronx to Brooklyn after they’re suspected of killing celebrated gang chief, Cyrus. No want for any precise bats and chains: Your weapons listed here are cube, tokens and playing cards as you strategize your route again to the Surprise Wheel, rumbling with rival warriors and dodging cops alongside the way in which. — E.A.
The Warriors: Come Out to Play is accessible now at Amazon.
HEAR IT: Mike Campbell’s explosive return
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell is again with Exterior Combustion, his second album together with his band the Soiled Knobs. Co-produced Campbell and George Drakoulias (Black Crowes, Jayhawks) at Campbell’s Hocus Pocus Recorders house studio, the report options Margo Value, Mott the Hoople legend Ian Hunter, and Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench. Amongst its 11 tracks are two unreleased songs from the ‘90s that had been solely just lately found in Campbell’s vault. –LP
Exterior Combustion by Mike Campbell & the Soiled Knobs is accessible Friday, March 4 to obtain/stream on Apple Music.
— Video produced by Anne Lilburn and edited by John Santo