New this week: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone
(NBC via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Many things will be different about Halloween this year, but the annual rush of horror films is much the same. It stars Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku as a Sudanese refugee couple finding new horrors in life in England. But Neon, the “Parasite” distributor, last week put a restored version into theaters and on Tuesday brings it to VOD. One is Natalie Margolin “The Party Hop,” which she wrote during quarantine in one week in early April.
Nomination surprises: 'The Mandalorian,' Quibi get Emmy love
The program was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding drama series on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Disney Plus via AP)NEW YORK The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. But it also earned Disney+ a nod for guest actor in a drama series for Giancarlo Esposito and a spot in the best drama race. AIRING JORDANMichael Jordan proved his competitive pull once more as the ESPN documentary The Last Dance earned three Emmy nominations. Homeland over its run has won eight Emmy awards for outstanding drama series, writing, editing and casting, among the trophies.
AFI offers free 'Do The Right Thing' and talk with Spike Lee
LOS ANGELES The American Film Institute announced Monday that it is offering free rentals of Do The Right Thing all week and will host a discussion of the 1989 film about racism, protests, police brutality and a New York neighborhood in turmoil with director Spike Lee. The AFI says it's partnering with Universal Pictures to offer the film for free from Monday through Sunday on Amazon, Apple, Charter, Comcast, Google, Redbox, Vudu and several other platforms. The discussion with Lee will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. EDT on the AFI YouTube channel. The announcement does not directly mention recent nationwide protests brought on by the death of George Floyd, but AFI President Bob Gazzale said in a statement that the film is a timeless and timely classic and that Lee has forever proven himself the voice for change that we need now more than ever.Do The Right Thing, which stars Lee, Giancarlo Esposito, Ossie Davis and Danny Aiello, was nominated for two Academy Awards and is on the AFI's list of 100 greatest films of all time.
Attention Dunder Mifflin: 'Office’ cast members set to visit MegaCon Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla – Fans of the hit series “The Office” are getting a real treat at this year’s MegaCon event. Five members of the show will be making stops at the convention to attend panels, sign autographs and pose for photos, Leaders announced Tuesday. Fans will get to meet stars Oscar Nuñez (known as Oscar in the show), Creed Bratton (Creed), Kate Flannery (Meredith), Leslie Baker (Stanley) and Catherine Tate (Nellie Bertram). Brian Baumgartner, who plays the character Kevin, has cancelled his appearance. “The Office” first aired on NBC back in 2005 and had 9 seasons before it concluded in 2013.
‘Aladdin’ star Mena Massoud announced for MegaCon Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla – Mena Massoud is flying into MegaCon Orlando this year. The Canadian actor is best known for playing the lead role in Disney’s 2019 live-action “Aladdin,” and playing Tarek Kassar in Amazon’s “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan." According to the MegaCon’s website, Massoud will be making appearances at the convention on April 18 and 19. He will also be available for autographs and photo ops. Tickets are on sale now.
Class is back in session: ‘Saved by the Bell’ stars coming to MegaCon Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. – Were you saved by the bell? The cast of the hit 90s sitcom “Saved by the Bell” are getting back together at MegaCon Orlando this April. Stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley will be making appearances and giving autographs and photos to fans. “Saved by the Bell,” which first aired in 1989, followed a group of friends who navigate through high school exams, relationships and breakups. MegaCon Orlando runs April 16 to 19 at the Orange County Convention Center.