The It List: Aubrey Plaza shines as ‘Emily the Criminal,’ ‘I Just Killed My Dad’ tells never-been-told-before true story of the Templet household and all the most effective in popular culture the week of Aug. 8, 2022

The It List is Yahoo’s weekly take a look at the most effective in popular culture, together with films, music, TV, streaming, video games, books, podcasts and extra. Here are our picks for Aug. 8-14, together with the most effective offers we might discover for every. (Yahoo Entertainment might obtain a share from purchases made by way of hyperlinks on this web page.)

WATCH IT: Aubrey Plaza steals the present within the Sundance hit Emily the Criminal

Since leaving Parks and Recreation in 2015, Aubrey Plaza has grow to be unbiased film royalty, headlining buzzy Sundance-approved favorites like Ingrid Goes West and Black Bear. Plaza was again (just about a minimum of) at Sundance this 12 months with Emily the Criminal, a low-key thriller that places her within the driver’s seat as a debt-ridden minimal wage jockey who finds monetary success working scams on the aspect. Sons of Anarchy‘s Theo Rossi performs the Pied Piper that leads her into a lifetime of crime, and Gina Gershon has a small, however memorable position as a supposedly respectable employer who seems to be as grasping because the legal aspect that Emily consorts with. But make no mistake — that is initially a showcase for Plaza, and the star flexes her dramatic muscle tissues in new methods. Check out this unique clip the place Emily makes like Jason Bourne and hijacks a automobile below irritating circumstances. You would possibly say that Plaza’s efficiency is so good… it is legal. — Ethan Alter

Emily the Criminal premieres Friday, Aug. 12 in theaters; go to Fandango for showtimes and ticket info.

STREAM IT: True crime doc I Just Killed My Dad digs into the case of Anthony Templet

On June 30, 2019, 17-year outdated Anthony Templet fatally shot his father, Burt, of their Baton Rouge, La. home. Anthony referred to as 911 instantly afterward and confessed. But past that, the authorized case captured on this three-part docuseries turns into murkier. It seems that the teenager had suffered abuse — each bodily and emotional — from his father for years. When he was youthful, he was kidnapped from his home — a home that later had surveillance cameras to report the household’s each move — and had by no means been enrolled at school. In the trailer, Anthony himself says, “I shouldn’t be charged with anything, because I didn’t do anything wrong.” Not everyone seems to be so positive. Director Skye Borgman, who additionally helmed this 12 months’s Netflix doc Girl within the Picture and the 2017 nonfiction movie Abducted in Plain Sight, guarantees to get at not solely the story behind Anthony’s choice to commit homicide, however what has occurred to him after the crime… if it was actually against the law in any respect. — Raechal Shewfelt

I Just Killed My Dad premieres Tuesday, Aug. 9 on Netflix.

READ IT: iCarly alum Jennette McCurdy reminisces on her sad time as a toddler star in I’m Glad My Mom Died

The title tells you precisely the sort of black humor that McCurdy, maybe greatest identified for enjoying Sam on Nickelodeon’s iCarly, wherein she starred alongside Miranda Cosgrove from 2007 to 2012, after which on spinoff Sam and Cat, with Ariana Grande, in 2013 and 2014, makes use of on this memoir. McCurdy has beforehand stated that her mom, who died of most cancers in 2013, abused her each bodily and emotionally and was the one who pushed her into appearing when she was barely sufficiently old to go to high school. Now 30, the actress-turned-writer/director speaks candidly in her guide about her struggles with habit and consuming problems and the truth that her mom’s loss of life prompted her to ask herself, for the very first time, what she actually needed — and did not need — in life. — R.S.

I’m Glad My Mom Died is out there Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Walmart and different booksellers.

WATCH IT: Go on right down to South Park and have your self a time

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South Park has featured many rockin’ moments, just like the Cure frontman Robert Smith’s sensible cameo, the all-star “Chef Aid” competition and Isaac “Chef” Hayes’s many inappropriate faculty singalongs. So, after a loopy quarter-century, there’s no higher technique to rejoice this legacy than with South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert, starring South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, theme tune performers Primus and bizarro indie-rockers Ween. Filmed at Red Rocks in Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny’s home state of Colorado, the epic occasion will characteristic memorable songs from the sick and twisted sequence. Will we get Cartman’s compulsive warp-speed rendition of Styx’s “Come Sail Away”? Jesus and Santa battling for Christmas supremacy on a non-denominational model of Duran Duran’s “Rio”? The Oscar-robbed “Blame Canada”? Just sit again in your couch with a plate of chocolate salty balls and Casa Bonita burritos and benefit from the present, which airs precisely 25 years to the date of South Park Season 1’s premiere. — L.P.

South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert premieres Saturday, Aug. 13, 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.

STREAM IT: A League of Their Own affords a recent tackle the 1992 baseball favourite

There’s no crying in baseball, however you might catch your self tearing up as you binge your manner by Prime Video’s adaptation of Penny Marshall’s 1992 favourite A League of Their Own. Overseen by Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham, the brand new eight-episode sequence as soon as once more follows the on and off-field exploits of the Rockford Peaches, one of many all-female groups that performed ball for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League throughout World War II. Jacobson performs Rockford catcher, Carson Shaw, who finds herself drawn to her glamorous teammate, Greta (The Good Place star, D’Arcy Carden). Meanwhile, supremely expert Black pitcher Max (Chanté Adams) encounters a distinct set of obstacles to baseball glory than her white counterparts. Written with loads of sensitivity and coronary heart, the sequence overtly discusses topics and themes that had been elided in Marshall’s movie, together with the experiences of queer ladies on the time. — E.A.

A League of Their Own premieres Friday, Aug. 12 on Prime Video.

READ IT: An epic Dune adaptation to tide you over till the film sequel

Panel from 'Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 2: Muad’Dib' (Copyright © 2022 Herbert Properties LLC, courtesy of Abrams Books)Panel From 'Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 2: Muad’dib' (Copyright © 2022 Herbert Properties Llc, Courtesy Of Abrams Books)
Panel from Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 2: Muad’Dib. (Imagee: Copyright © 2022 Herbert Properties LLC, courtesy of Abrams Books)

Fantasy and sci-fi followers nonetheless have a 12 months to go earlier than the discharge of Denis Villeneuve’s vastly anticipated Dune: Part Two however within the meantime they will feast their eyes on one other visually enthralling model of the Frank Herbert masterwork. Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 2: Muad’Dib, the second installment within the three-part tag-team adaptation written by Brian “Son of Frank” Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and illustrated by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martin, picks up after the occasions of the primary quantity (launched in 2020), with the hero Paul Atreides (the eponymous Muad’Dib) discovering his manner amid the desert Fremen as he plots revenge in opposition to those that betrayed his household. — Marcus Errico

Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 2: Muad’Dib is out there Tuesday, Aug. 9 from Amazon and different booksellers.

WATCH IT: RuPaul’s Drag Race has a brand new secret

Undergoing a gag-worthy makeover of types, the RuPaul’s Drag Race spinoff sequence RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race is adopting a enjoyable new Masked Singer-esque format for its second season. Nine secret celebrities will compete in drag disguise (with assist from Drag Race alumni Brooke Lynn Hytes, Eureka, Gottmik, Jujubee, Katya, Monét X Change, Morgan McMichaels, Silky Nutmeg Ganache and Violet Chachki), and their identities will solely be Ru-vealed as soon as they’re eradicated from the competitors, one after the other. Which well-known body-ody-odies may be below all that padding and pancake stick? Racers, begin your engines… and will the most effective celeb win! — Lyndsey Parker

RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race Season 2 premieres Friday, Aug. 12 Eight p.m. on VH1.

WATCH IT: The youngsters are all proper within the Finnish coming-of-age story Girl Picture

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A breakout hit at this 12 months’s Sundance Film Festival, Finnish director Alli Haapasalo’s Girl Picture performs just like the anti-Euphoria. Like that hit HBO sequence, the movie follows a gaggle of younger ladies as they navigate life and love within the social media period. But Girl Picture largely avoids any of the over-the-top sensationalism — and overt moralizing — that may journey up Rue, Cassie and the remainder of the East Highland gang. While Haapasalo’s younger characters are nonetheless messy and flawed, the movie empathizes with them in a manner that remembers teen classics like My So-Called Life and Judy Blume’s numerous tomes. By the time the credit position, Girl Picture proves itself to be one of the crucial purely gratifying films of the 12 months… and among the finest. — E.A.

Girl Picture premieres Friday, Aug. 12 in theaters; go to Fandango for showtimes and ticket info.

HEAR IT: Erasure will get a Glo-up

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The legendary synthpop duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell builds on the success of their 2020 comeback album The Neon with a brand new companion LP, Day-Glo (Based on a True Story). It’s the fascinating results of Clarke (genius founding father of two different iconic new wave bands, Depeche Mode and Yazoo) manipulating uncooked recordsdata from The Neon and discovering a “hidden landscape” in every “track within a track.” The improvisational report — which bears little resemblance to the unique supply materials — showcases a band nonetheless working on the peak of its artistic powers, after greater than 35 years collectively. — L.P.

Day-Glo (Based on a True Story) by Erasure is obtainable Friday, Aug. 12 to obtain/stream and on CD and vinyl on Amazon.

READ IT: Michael Mann brings the Heat in his long-awaited sequel Heat 2

The motion is the juice in Heat 2, Michael Mann’s follow-up to his 1995 motion favourite that pitted Al Pacino’s cop in opposition to Robert De Niro’s robber. This sequel novel strikes backwards and forwards in time, chronicling the occasions that occurred previous to the unique movie, and the fallout that takes place after Pacino and De Niro’s climactic encounter. Written with Meg Gardiner, Heat 2 has a super-sized scope with a number of narratives taking part in out around the globe. Even in guide type, Mann’s obsession with fashion, course of and ’90s machismo shines by. The director has already stated that he desires to show Heat 2 right into a film, and you’ll virtually see the photographs spilling off the web page as you learn. — E.A.

Heat 2 is out there Tuesday, Aug. 9 at most booksellers, together with Amazon.

HEAR IT: Goo Goo Dolls select Chaos

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John Rzeznik and Robby Takac return with Chaos in Bloom, a pandemic album recorded on classic devices amid the tranquility and isolation of Woodstock’s Dreamland Studios. True to its title, Chaos in Bloom — the Goos’ 13th studio LP, however the very first to be solely produced by Rzeznik — boasts a extra experimental sound than the ‘90s stadium band’s regular materials, and it showcases them really blossoming artistically. — L.P.

Chaos in Bloom by Goo Goo Dolls is obtainable Friday, Aug. 12 to obtain/stream on Apple Music.

— Video produced by Kyle Moss and edited by Jason Fitzpatrick


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