— You have to admire the moxie of Netflix and director Ben Wheatley for taking on Daphne du Maurier’s “Rebecca,” which already has a masterpiece Alfred…
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Hitchcock adaptation to its name. But even with the less than stellar reviews, the prospect of watching stunners Lily James and Armie Hammer fret around Manderley in period clothes is still just too alluring to deny. And if “Rebecca” doesn’t satisfy the need for voyeuristic beauty when it hits Netflix Wednesday, the streamer is also getting Todd Haynes’ “Carol” back in its ranks Thursday.
— Following his critically acclaimed turn as activist Abbie Hoffman in Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Sacha Baron Cohen is returning to the character he made his name with: Borat. The Kazakhstani television host is back with “Borat 2” or “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” The film is being kept mostly secret until it hits Amazon Prime Video Friday, but we can expect some election and pandemic antics.
— “Dear White People” filmmaker Justin Simien takes a big swing with his latest, “Bad Hair,” a comedy-horror about woman trying to rise in the late-80s music business who gets a demonic weave. Critics have been mixed on the tonal mishmash, but you can decide for yourself when it hits Hulu Friday.
— “Emma”: Autumn de Wilde’s enjoyable adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma” got a little lost in the early days of the pandemic, in theaters for about a week before jettisoning to VOD amid the shutdown. But it’s finally coming to HBO Saturday. Edgier than the (also great) Gwyneth Paltrow version, Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the role of the matchmaker extraordinaire this time.
— AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr
— Recorded at his home studio in New Jersey, rock legend Bruce Springsteen will release his 20th album on Friday. “Letter to You” reunites Springsteen with the E Street Band and includes 12 tracks, including three The Boss, 71, wrote in his early twenties: “Janey Needs a Shooter,” “If I Was the Priest” and “Song for Orphans.” The album was recorded in just five days and that portion was filmed – fans will get to see Springsteen and his band mates do what they do best in the Apple TV+ documentary film “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You,” which also…
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