EntertainmentAnalysis:' 'A League of Their Own' remake aims for a home run

Analysis:’ ‘A League of Their Own’ remake aims for a home run

With a lot unhealthy information within the ether as of late, I have been occupied with this an awesome deal. I used to be not too long ago studying and listening to some classical music whereas drinking some chamomile tea, and I felt so very content material. I consider we’d like extra of that.
(Far right) Abbi Jacobson as Carson Shaw in a scene from "A League of Their Own."

I’m torn about remakes.

“Nobody requested for this,” I usually really feel like saying. “Why cannot Hollywood be extra inventive?”

However I am not mad on the debut of a series based on the hit 1992 film about a World Conflict II-era professional girls’s baseball staff, as a result of proper now celebrating women feels pretty darn good.

“A League of Their Personal” is streaming now on Amazon Prime.

‘RuPaul’s Secret Celeb Drag Race’ season 2

RuPaul is back with a lineup of mystery celebrities performing in drag.

You higher work, stars!

Within the second season of this actuality spin-off, a gaggle of celebrities “endure an unbelievable drag transformation” to compete and discover new identities, whereas being mentored by previous “Drag Race” queens. Nobody entertains fairly like RuPaul, so I am all in for this new season as a result of … the shade of all of it!

The primary episode of “RuPaul’s Secret Celeb Drag Race” season two premiered Friday on VH1.

‘The Princess’

The late Princess Diana is shown in archival footage appearing in "The Princess."

Beloved, haunted and hunted.

That is the impression I’ve at all times had of the late Princess Diana, and the extra I find out about her life, the extra that’s bolstered.

This new HBO Max documentary “attracts solely from contemporaneous archival audio and video footage to take audiences again to key occasions in Diana’s life as they occurred,” together with her seemingly fairy-tale romance with Prince Charles that resulted in a contentious divorce.

Sure, she’s been the topic of movies, exhibits and documentaries earlier than, however there remains so much to unpack with Princess Diana. Her life and legacy will be considered by way of a special lens now amid new and extra nuanced discussions concerning the remedy of feminine celebrities and girls within the public eye.

“The Princess” premieres Saturday on HBO Max (which is owned by CNN’s dad or mum firm, Warner Bros. Discovery).

Two issues to take heed to

Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) performs during the Life Is Beautiful festival on October 26, 2014, in Las Vegas.

‘Cheat Codes’ by Hazard Mouse and Black Thought

When Hazard Mouse was a teen rising up in Atlanta, he was an enormous fan of the rap group The Roots.

“I keep in mind paying somebody to steal (The Roots’ 1995 album) ‘Do You Need Extra?!!!??!’ from Turtle’s Data And Tapes,” he told NME. “It was a kind of albums that most individuals in my highschool did not actually find out about, so I had much more of a reference to it as a result of it was ‘my factor.'”

So think about his pleasure upon releasing “Cheat Codes,” an eagerly awaited collaboration with the group’s longtime MC and rapper, Black Thought.

“‘Cheat Codes’ is essentially the most introspective I have been in a very long time,” Black Thought stated of the album in the identical NME interview. “It is a few of my most sincere writing.”

“Cheat Codes” dropped on Friday.

Danny Elfman attends the "Next Exit" premiere during the 2022 Tribeca Festival on June 10 in New York City.

‘Greater. Messier.’ by Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman could also be finest referred to as the composer for such hits because the theme track for “The Simpsons” and the rating for “The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas” (amongst different collaborations with Tim Burton), however he is obtained one thing new to share. Properly, type of new.

“Greater. Messier.” is a remix album that follows his 2021 studio launch, “Huge Mess.”

Elfman’s collaborators on the document embody Iggy Pop and Trent Reznor.

“I requested the identical factor of each artist: ‘categorical me by way of your individual eyes,'” American Songwriter reported Elfman saying. “Not solely was I stunned on the artists that wished to take part, however fully blown away by what everybody contributed. … This document turned such an enjoyment of experimentation and relinquishing management of my very own work in a approach that I’ve by no means accomplished earlier than.”

“Greater. Messier.” additionally debuted Friday.

One factor to speak about

(From left) Amy Grant and Vince Gill perform at the Ryman Auditorium on December 13, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee.

I’ve been watching a tribute to singer-songwriter Amy Grant by her husband, Vince Gill, again and again.

Grant was injured in a bicycle accident in late July, and through a latest live performance Gill had their daughter Corrina perform “When My Amy Prays,” a track he wrote for Grant years in the past.

It is among the strongest examples of weak songwriting I’ve ever heard from Gill, as he expresses that he did not at all times have the identical kind of relationship with God that his spouse does.

I keep in mind the controversy many years in the past when the couple first obtained collectively — Grant is among the most profitable Christian artists ever and there have been some followers who weren’t pleased about her divorce from her first husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.

Listening to the lyrics of Gill’s tune jogged my memory that all of us have our personal path, and that nobody is ideal. Nice lesson.

One thing to sip on

(From left) Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in the 1978 film "Grease."

She was at all times the one which we wished.

The demise of Olivia Newton-John this week on the age of 73 had me operating to observe “Grease” and take heed to “Physical.”

She additionally was fairly the survivor, having battled most cancers a number of instances. By sharing her breast most cancers journey over the previous 30 years, she helped to teach the general public, whilst she fought to reside.

Her race is run now. Could she relaxation properly.

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