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‘Hard Sun’: Hulu and BBC One Put an Intriguingly Personal Spin on the Apocalyptic Thriller

It’s the stuff of countless films and TV shows: What would you do and who would you become if you knew exactly how long you had to live and what would spell your demise? For Hard Sun’s Brit detectives Elaine Renko (Agyness Deyn, Clash of the Titans) and Charlie Hicks (Jim Sturgess, Cloud Atlas), wary new partners harboring a host of personal secrets, the investigation into a young man’s murder uncovers a MI5 plot to hide humanity’s impending demise, upending the pair’s private and professional worlds as they try to mitigate the revelation while dealing their own emotions. Though Renko […]

Comedy

Dave Chappelle to Headline Three New Standup Specials on Netflix

Following his major return to the public eye in a generally well-received hosting gig on Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago, Dave Chappelle has more planned for fans in the coming year. Netflix announced today that Chappelle will headline three new standup comedy specials released on the streaming service in 2017. One of the specials is an original made exclusively for Netflix, produced by Chappelle and directed by Stan Lathan. The other two never-before-seen specials come directly from Chappelle’s “personal comedy vault.” These specials are directed by Lathan and filmed at Austin City Limits and The Hollywood Palladium, and are Chappelle’s […]

An American Girl Story — Melody 1963: Love Has to Win
Streaming

Amazon and American Girl Explore Civil Rights in An American Girl Story — Melody 1963: Love Has to Win

Amazon presents its first collaboration with the American Girl franchise with an original tale based on the character Melody Ellison, whose adventures revolve around her deep love of Motown and her dreams of music stardom. This special is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video and is a brave departure from AG’s typically frothy tales, and focuses on Melody’s experience as part of the Civil Rights movement as a child of color. Melody 1963 centers around a 10-year-old girl Melody whose innocent eyes are opened to the racial inequality surrounding her, including bullying by peers, her mother’s mistreatment at work, and […]