Analysis:’ ‘A League of Their Own’ remake goals for a house run

With a lot unhealthy information within the ether today, I have been fascinated with this an awesome deal. I used to be just lately studying and listening to some classical music whereas ingesting some chamomile tea, and I felt so very content material. I consider we want extra of that.

I’m torn about remakes.

“No one asked for this,” I typically really feel like saying. “Why can’t Hollywood be more creative?”

However I am not mad on the debut of a sequence based mostly on the hit 1992 movie about a World Struggle II-era professional ladies’s baseball staff, as a result of proper now celebrating ladies feels fairly darn good.

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

‘RuPaul’s Secret Superstar 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 bunch of celebrities “undergo 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 Celebrity 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 all the time 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 “draws solely from contemporaneous archival audio and video footage to take audiences back to key events in Diana’s life as they happened,” together with her seemingly fairy-tale romance with Prince Charles that resulted in a contentious divorce.

Sure, she’s been the topic of movies, reveals and documentaries earlier than, however there stays a lot to unpack with Princess Diana. Her life and legacy will be considered by means of a unique lens now amid new and extra nuanced discussions in regards to the therapy 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 remember paying someone to steal (The Roots’ 1995 album) ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’ from Turtle’s Records And Tapes,” he instructed NME. “It was one of those albums that most people in my high school didn’t really know about, so I had even more of a connection with it because it was ‘my thing.'”

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 the most introspective I’ve been in a long time,” Black Thought stated of the album in the identical NME interview. “It’s some of my most honest 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.

‘Larger. Messier.’ by Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman could also be finest generally known as the composer for such hits because the theme track for “The Simpsons” and the rating for “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (amongst different collaborations with Tim Burton), however he is acquired one thing new to share. Nicely, kind of new.

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

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

“I asked the same thing of every artist: ‘express me through your own eyes,'” American Songwriter reported Elfman saying. “Not only was I surprised at the artists that wanted to participate, but completely blown away by what everyone contributed. … This record became such an enjoyment of experimentation and relinquishing control of my own work in a way that I’ve never done before.”

“Bigger. 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 current live performance Gill had their daughter Corrina carry out “When My Amy Prays,” a track he wrote for Grant years in the past.

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

I bear in mind the controversy a long time in the past when the couple first acquired collectively — Grant is likely one of the most profitable Christian artists ever and there have been some followers who weren’t blissful 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 all the time the one which we wished.

The dying of Olivia Newton-John this week on the age of 73 had me working to look at “Grease” and take heed to “Physical.”
Newton-John outlined the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties for thus many and was a powerhouse of a star.

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 coach the general public, at the same time as she fought to dwell.

Her race is run now. Might she relaxation effectively.

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