Everyone Wanted to Make a Movie About the Thai Cave Rescue. Did Any of Them Get It Right?
After 12 boys and their soccer coach were saved from a flooded cave in northern Thailand in 2018, Hollywood descended. Many feared filmmakers would exploit and mishandle the story, but something else happened.outsideonline.com
New this week: John Legend, 'Serpent Queen' and 'Pinocchio'
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. In her review, AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr praised some of its sequences but called the sixth film in the franchise "a chaotic mishmash on an epic scale." — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— John Legend isn't taking the easy route with his eighth studio album. — Now for something a little different: Kane Brown's third studio album, "Different Man," is out Friday. — Catherine de Medici, the Italian-born, 16th-century French queen with a fierce reputation, owns the spotlight in Starz' edgy "The Serpent Queen."wftv.com
New this week: John Legend, ‘Serpent Queen’ and ‘Pinocchio’
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh music from John Legend and Kane Brown, Samantha Morton stars as the 16th-century queen Catherine de Medici in an edgy Starz series and a race between two upcoming “Pinocchio” films begins with Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation.
Introducing Outside Learn, Our New Online Education Hub
Presenting Outside Learn, our just-launched online education hub loaded with instructional courses for beginners and veterans alike. Outside Learn has more than 2,000 videos covering 450 lessons, on topics ranging from fitness and nutrition to running and cycling to survival and gear repair.outsideonline.com
New this week: 'Power of the Dog,' 'Annie' live and Kenny G
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from saxophone legend Kenny G, a documentary about the 12 young soccer players and their coach trapped in a flooded Thailand cave, and Jane Campion makes a triumphant return to filmmaking in “The Power of the Dog.”.
'Free Solo' filmmakers swap peaks for depths in 'The Rescue'
Film TIFF Thai Cave Rescue Documentary In this image provided by National Geographic is a scene from "The Rescue" documentary, which chronicles the 2018 rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, trapped deep inside a flooded cave. (National Geographic via AP) (Uncredited)In "The Rescue," Oscar-winning "Free Solo" filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin trade climbing peaks for watery depths. In comparison to Vasarhelyi and Chin's two acclaimed previous films — "Meru" and "Free Solo" — "The Rescue" might seem like an easier task. Vasarhelyi and Chin, who are married with two children together, were for the first time not shooting the event itself. Expecting fatalities, on day 16, with the threat of monsoons that would further submerge the cave, the cave divers swam each child out, one at a time, while they were sedated.wftv.com
Jimmy Chin's Plan to Make the Outdoors More Inclusive
The North Face asked climber Jimmy Chin to colead its new Explore Fund Council. The Explore Fund provides grants to nonprofits to increase outdoor participation, and the council will expand on that by adding new voices and perspectives, in addition to a $7 million commitment from TNF to increase support for the fund.outsideonline.com
New documentary looks at Mount Meru from the eyes of a climber
Shark’s Fin on India’s Mount Meru has been called one of the hardest climbs on the planet. It stands more than 20,000 feet above the Ganges River and has defeated many of the greatest climbers in history. A new documentary, “Meru” looks at the irresistible summit from the eyes of a climber and explains why the trek is work the risk. The film’s directors, climber Jimmy Chin and his wife Chai Vasarhelyi, along with best-selling author Jon Krakauer, a featured commentator in the documentary join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the film.cbsnews.com