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What to stream this week: Post Malone, Zach Galifianakis, 'This Fool,' Thandiwe Newton and 'Heels'

Thandiwe Newton starring in a thriller, the return of the TV household wrestling drama “Heels” and a brand new album from Post Malone are among the many new tv, motion pictures, music and video games headed to a tool close to you

Among the choices value your time as chosen by The Associated Press’ leisure journalists are comic Chris Estrada’s sequence “This Fool” returning for a second season and Zach Galifianakis starring in a film in regards to the creation of the ultra-collectable Beanie Babies.


— Zach Galifianakis takes on a distinct sort of position in “The Beanie Bubble,” enjoying Ty Warner, the founding father of Ty, Inc. and creator of the Beanie Babies, which within the mid-Nineteen Nineties surged in recognition, and resale worth, for a number of years. The movie will not be precisely about him nevertheless. Based on Zac Bissonnette’s “The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute,” administrators Kristin Gore and Damian Kulash Jr. have a look at the ladies round Ty — his enterprise companion, performed by Elizabeth Banks; a single mom he dates, performed by Sarah Snook; and a temp who places his firm on-line at the start of the e-commerce age, performed by Geraldine Viswanathan. “The Beanie Bubble” might be obtainable on Apple TV+ on July 28.

— Thandiwe Newton performs a former New Orleans cop-turned-college professor residing in a distant a part of Montana who catches two hunters trespassing on her property within the thriller “God’s Country,” streaming on Hulu on July 28. Based on James Lee Burke’s brief story “Winter Light,” the Julian Higgins-directed movie debuted final yr at Sundance to largely favorable evaluations. In the Los Angeles Times, Robert Daniels wrote that “’God’s Country’ is a film that wants to disarm you at every turn, and it often succeeds with a transfixing, acute spirit of retribution against society’s toxic racial and gender power dynamics.”

— And in honor of “Oppenheimer” debuting in theaters, the programmers over on the Criterion Channel have waived the subscription payment and made Jon Else’s riveting 1981 documentary “The Day After Trinity” obtainable free of charge till July 31. J. Robert Oppenheimer had died by the point the filmmakers began on this endeavor, however the movie options interviews with a military of names that anybody who watched the film, or learn “American Prometheus,” will acknowledge. They embrace his brother Frank Oppenheimer, Haakon Chevalier, Hans Bethe, Isidor Rabi and extra, reflecting on Oppenheimer and what they created at Los Alamos. It’s an important historic doc and engaging companion piece to Christopher Nolan’s movie.

— AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr


— The music week belongs to Post Malone, whose new album “Austin,” alerts a transfer away from rap. There’s already been the wonderful single synth-pop tune “Chemical,” the hungover ballad “Mourning” and the ability rock of ”Overdrive,” the place he sings “I’ll remove my tattoos if that’s cool to you/I’ll do anything to be cool to you.” Post Malone says he performed guitar on the entire 17-tracks and posted on Instagram: “It’s been some of the funnest music, some of the most challenging and rewarding music for me, at least — trying to really push myself and really do some cool stuff.”

— The Rolling Stones are reissuing their stuffed 2002 album “Forty Licks” digitally for the primary time on Wednesday. It’s bought over 2 1/2 hours of top-level Stones, together with “Satisfaction,” “Miss You,” “Brown Sugar,” “Paint It, Black,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Get Off of My Cloud” and “Angie.” “Forty Licks” would promote seven million copies all over the world, and has come to be seen because the definitive anthology of the band’s recording profession, bringing collectively songs from their early days through Decca UK and London US by way of to the institution of their very own Rolling Stones Records.

— AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy


— Comedian Chris Estrada’s “This Fool” drops its 10-episode second season Friday, July 28 on Hulu. The present is a working-class comedy about Estrada’s character, Julio, residing in South Los Angeles, who has the very best of intentions however typically finds himself in absurd conditions. When we first met him in season one, Julio resides together with his mom and grandmother, nonetheless utilizing his childhood bed room, and dealing for a gang rehabilitation group known as Hugs not Thugs. In season two, Hugs not Thugs has shuttered. Julio, alongside together with his ex-con cousin and now roommate Luis, and former help group boss, a minister performed by Michael Imperioli, resolve to open a espresso store and identify it Mugs not Thugs, which employs ex-felons.

— Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig’s household wrestling drama “Heels” is again two years after its debut on Starz. The actors play brothers, Jack and Ace Spade, who’re skilled wrestlers in a small Georgia city known as Duffy, the place their drama and rivalry extends outdoors the ring. Ace, who’s the hero character (often called “the face” in wrestling-speak) has the potential to depart their Duffy Wrestling League for the large time whereas Jack — the villain often called “the heel” — additionally goals of stardom however carries the burden of retaining the household enterprise afloat. Season one adopted the breakdown of the brothers’ relationship and in season two, debuting Friday, July 28 on Starz, the 2 should come collectively to revive the Duffy Wrestling League. Amell, who starred as Oliver Queen in The CW’s “Arrow,” has mentioned he by no means thought he would discover a position as satisfying as that, and enjoying Jack is like lightning hanging twice.

— Alicia Rancilio


— Disney’s Castle of Illusion, from 1990, was an enthralling journey that would have turned Mickey Mouse into the subsequent Mario. Alas, the Mouse House let the sequence wither, however England’s Dlala Studios has dusted off Mickey’s white gloves for the brand new Disney Illusion Island. It’s a two-dimensional romp wherein Mickey, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy run, leap and bounce throughout the island in quest of three magical books. Parents and children can workforce as much as play all 4 characters directly — you may enhance a teammate’s well being meter with a hug — or you may discover solo. The animation seems extra just like the Rayman sequence than basic Disney, but it surely’s vivid and vigorous. The frolicking begins Friday, July 28, on Nintendo Switch.

— Lou Kesten

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