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This combination of photos showcases the promotional art of “Operation Stuffing”, the premiere of the film on May 11 on Netflix, left, “Fireman”, the premiere of the film in cinemas and on “Peacock” on May 13, and “Wife of a Time Traveler”, prem ‘ era of the series Sunday, May 15 on HBO Max. (Netflix / Peacock / HBOMax via AP)

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Here is a collection curated by Associated Press reporters that will appear on television, streaming services and music platforms this week.


– Stephanie Conway is a popular high school student in 2002, but an accident with cheerleading puts her in a coma for 20 years in the new Netflix comedy.Senior year“Debuting on Friday, May 13. Waking up at the age of 37 in 2022, Stephanie, played by Rebel Wilson, decides to re-enter and end her career in high school. Director Alex Hardcastle, a veteran of American sitcoms such as” New Girl “,” Parks and Leisure “and” Mindy Project “, in which Sam Richardson, Alicia Silverstone, Chris Parnell and Angura Rice as young Stephanie starred in the senior year.

– Netflix also offers recurring drama »Operation Stuffing“Wednesday, based on a real operation in World War II in which British intelligence officers use a corpse dressed as a Royal Marine officer in an attempt to deceive the Axis powers and keep the Allied invasion of Sicily a secret. The film, directed by John Madden (” Zacha Shakespeare ”), starring Colin Firth and Matthew McFadden (both, incidentally, starred as Mr. Darcy), as well as Kelly MacDonald and Penelope Wilton.

– “Firefighter“,” Stephen King’s Terrible Story of a Young Girl with Pyrokinetic Forces “features a new film adaptation by director Keith Thomas, which airs in” Peacock “(and in the theater) on Friday, May 13th. Ryan Kira Armstrong takes on the role of the girl Drew Barrymore, who emerged in 1984. She is burdened with the impossible responsibility of protecting her family and herself from government agencies hoping to use her powers. Zach Efron plays her father opposite Sidney Lehmann in the role of mother.

– AP Writer Lindsay Bar


– The Black Keys celebrate a key anniversary with a new album. “Dropping boogie“, which will be released on Friday, May 13, and includes a collaboration with Greg Cartwright of Reigning Sound, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Angela Petroglia of Kings of Leon. It will be released the day before the 20th anniversary of The Black Keys’ first album. “The Big Come Up.” Early singles from the new album include “It Ain’t Over,” written by band members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney in tandem with Cartwright, and “Wild Child,” a classic rock reviewer. reminiscent of abbreviated blues rock when the duo played joint music in Akron, Ohio.The Black Keys will go on tour in North America for the first time in three years, starting in July.

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This image, released by Nonesuch Records, shows the cover of the album “Dropout Boogie” by The Black Keys. (No such entries via AP)

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– Becky G Continues His Hit SingleMamiii“With her third studio album” Esquemas “with 14 clippings on Friday, May 13.” Mamii “starring King G debuted in the top 20 in the Billboard Hot 100 and in the top 10 in the Billboard Global 200 singles chart. music video starring Euphoria actor Angus Cloud to date has collected 350 million streams worldwide, more than 150 million on Spotify alone. busting seductive guitar strings. And there’s “Kill Bill” and thunder.

– Writer AP Entertainment Mark Kennedy


– Duke of Kahanamoku gets paid in PBS ‘American Masters: Waterman – Duke: Ambassador Aloha“debuted on Tuesday and narrated by Jason Mamoa. Kahanamoku won a total of five Olympic medals at the 1912, 1920 and 1924 Games and was a fan of native Hawaii and surfing. in Hawaii’s transition from the kingdom to the U.S. Archival footage and new interviews, including with leading surfers Laird Hamilton and Carissa Moore, help tell the story.

– Fans of Audrey Niefenger’s novel “The Time Traveler’s Wife” made its 2009 film adaptation successful, despite conflicting reviews. Perhaps the complex sci-fi novel fits better with the series that HBO offers with Rose Leslie and Theo James as lovers. “The wife of a time travelerDebuting on Sunday, May 15, and adapted from a 2003 book by the always reliable Stephen Moffat (“Sherlock”, “Doctor Who”), tells the story of Henry’s zigzag relationship, born with a genetic defect that makes him jump decades later, and Claire whose devotion to him is eternal.

– Another film adaptation of the book on television, “Hulu’s”Talk to friends”Also comes on Sunday, May 15th. Based on the acclaimed 2017 novel by Sally Rooney, the 12-episode series features Alison Oliver and Sasha Lane as Dublin College students Francis and Bobby, formerly who remain close friends and collaborators of poetry. Their friendship is tested when women meet an older couple, writer Melissa (Jemima Kirk) and her actor husband Nick (Joe Alvin). This is followed by a flirtation for one couple and a romance for another, forcing Francis to reevaluate his life and Bobby’s role in it.

– AP TV writer Lynn Elber