Discover this week’s top picks for entertainment at home. From must-watch movies and TV shows to captivating reads and sensational music, find the best options to elevate your leisure time.
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The Crown, Season 6
Netflix, 16 November
In its conclusive season, Netflix’s The Crown brings Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in to the modern age. Split into two parts, the season delves into pivotal events such as Princess Diana’s sudden demise, the controversial union of Prince Charles and Camilla, and the courtship of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Diana’s tragic death stands as the season’s turning point, with the initial four episodes detailing the months preceding the fateful August 1997 car crash, and the concluding six highlighting its profound effects on her family and the Queen’s public image, underscoring her significance in British history.
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Netflix, 17 November
In a nutshell, RUSTIN chronicles civil rights leader Bayard Rustin’s endeavors in orchestrating the historic March on Washington on 28 August, 1963.
While many Americans may be unfamiliar with the figure standing alongside Martin Luther King during the march, Colman Domingo’s galvanizing portrayal and a compelling script are poised to alter that awareness. RUSTIN serves as a poignant reminder that the pursuit for equality has never been and should never be satisfied with the advancement of a single group.
SETTLE IN WITH A CUP OF TEA AND READ THIS:
My Name Is Barbra
Barbra Streisand, an indisputable living legend with a career spanning six decades, stands as one of the few EGOT winners, excelling in Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony categories. Possessing one of the most iconic voices in popular music history, she boasts 46 Grammy nominations and made history with Yentl, being the first woman to write, produce, direct, and star in a major motion picture.
In My Name Is Barbra, she candidly recounts her remarkable journey – from a Brooklyn upbringing to breakthroughs in New York nightclubs, starring in Funny Girl on stage, winning an Oscar, and subsequent successes across various mediums.
The book, mirroring Streisand’s persona, is candid, humorous, opinionated, and charming, covering her early struggles, acclaimed albums, Yentl’s creation, directorial ventures like The Prince of Tides, diverse friendships, political advocacy, and the fulfillment found in her marriage to James Brolin.
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Having achieved a significant milestone with their Top 5 album on the Billboard 200 with their album Dark Blood, the members of Enhypen – Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon, and Ni-ki – return with their latest release: ORANGE BLOOD.
In contrast to the darker undertones exploring sacrifice and fate in the previous album, ORANGE BLOOD takes a brighter approach. The colour orange signifies a shift towards a more uplifting theme – it’s all about bringing a positive and comforting vibe to fans, presenting a departure from the heavier themes explored before.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Now and Then
This iconic English band, arguably one of the most influential bands of all time, were active between 1960 and 1970 and had hits like Let It Be, Twist and Shout and Come Together. The Beatles had 4 members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Since their split, two members – John Lennon and George Harrison – sadly passed away, making any hope of any new music for fans all but impossible – or did it?
In 1994, Yoko Ono – wife of the departed John Lennon – passed Paul McCartney a tape with three new songs written and sung by her late-husband John – one of which was Now and Then. The three remaining members of the band were no longer performing or writing music together but they had agreed to come together to work on an Anthology TV project and while they were together they couldn’t help but work on Lennon’s tracks.
After recording their work, they still couldn’t lift Lennon’s voice off the tape from Yoko Ono which was full of background noise and New York traffic sounds. It wasn’t until breakthroughs in AI technology, 28 years later, by none other than The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson that they were able to capture Lennon’s voice in the highest definition.
And so, 43 years after the death of John Lennon, and 22 years after the death of George Harrison, The Beatles were reunited one last time to perform one last song – Now and Then.
Author: Charlotte Wright
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