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^Actuality TV meets video video games on Fb? A brand new social experiment<
^VID-RIVAL-PEAK:LA—<Half online game, half actuality present and half animated collection, a brand new venture airing on Fb desires to shift the considering on interactive tv. “Rival Peak,” which is able to run day by day for 12 weeks, permits for various ranges of consumer engagement, unfolding as a scripted collection that can shift primarily based upon viewers enter.
At first look, “Rival Peak,” which began Wednesday, may remind you of “The Sims.” Solely right here we’re not controlling characters a lot as prodding them alongside. It additionally deviates from the Select Your Personal Journey-inspired really feel of many live-action makes an attempt to meld video games and tv, together with quite a lot of comparatively high-profiles examples from streamer Netflix.
1050 by Todd Martens. MOVED
^How Johnny Canales, the Mexican American Dick Clark, helped make Selena a star<
^VID-SELENA-JOHNNYCANALES:LA—<Within the third episode of Netflix’s “Selena: The Collection,” the burgeoning star and her household band are booked by tv selection host Johnny Canales (Luis Bordonada) to play within the Mexican border city of Matamoros. It is a pivotal sequence, one which not solely highlights the primary time Selena y Los Dinos carried out in Mexico, however the second they efficiently crossed over into the Mexican market.
It’s one in all Selena’s many huge breaks.
1450 (with trims) by Fidel Martinez. MOVED
^Rick Kogan: The story behind ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and different tales from creator Walter Tevis<
^BOOKS-KOGAN-COLUMN:TB—<I simply completed “The Queen’s Gambit.”
Huge deal, you are considering.
Huge deal, as a result of that will make me simply one in all an estimated 62 million folks and counting who’ve seen/are watching/will see the fascinating and lavishly praised seven-episode Netflix collection that has turn out to be a cultural phenomenon.
Once more, I simply completed “The Queen’s Gambit,” the collection and the e-book.
1200 by Rick Kogan. (Moved as a books story.) MOVED
^Mary Trump’s subsequent e-book probes ‘America’s nationwide trauma’ underneath Trump presidency<
^BOOKS-MARYTRUMP:LA—<Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump has extra to say about her uncle and the results of his presidency and can accomplish that in her second e-book.
Due July 20, 2021, “The Reckoning” will “look at America’s nationwide trauma” and the “psychological well being disaster” she says his administration induced following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, her new writer, St. Martin’s Press, introduced Tuesday.
500 by Nardine Saad. (Moved as a books story.) MOVED
^7 of the all-time greatest film scores, from the inspiring to the kinky<
^MOVIE-ROUNDUP-SCORES:MS—<There are such a lot of astonishing film scores that compiling a listing of the most effective is hard. Tips on how to depart off Hans Zimmer, whose “Man of Metal” all however kicks a listener within the enamel? Or Bernard Herrmann, whose “Psycho” and “North by Northwest” are early experiments in atonal unease? Patrick Doyle’s stirring “Henry V?” Miles Davis’ jazzy, jittery “Elevator to the Gallows?” Or Rachel Portman, whose “By no means Let Me Go” is much more highly effective than the “Emma” rating for which she turned the primary lady to win a composing Oscar?
All could possibly be on this checklist, but it surely’s even more durable to choose favourite scores than motion pictures, since they’re so tied to the movies the place they originated and sometimes reside past them. Since everybody is aware of what music they like, we’re all consultants on movie scores (together with film executives who often fireplace big-name composers after they full their work). So consider this checklist as a dialog starter.
1100 by Chris Hewitt. MOVED
^Assessment: Meryl Streep is queen of Netflix’s ‘Promenade,’ an LGBTQ message musical gone Hollywood<
^PROM-MOVIE-REVIEW:LA—<As incarnated by Meryl Streep within the Ryan Murphy film musical “The Promenade,” Dee Dee Allen is a fading Broadway star stitched collectively la Frankenstein from numerous divas. She flounces like Liza Minnelli, shimmies like Shirley MacLaine and bellows like Patti LuPone — all of the whereas mugging for an invisible digicam as if auditioning for the function of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s model of “Sundown Boulevard.”
1200 by Charles McNulty. MOVED
^Seattle’s Ben Gibbard talks Postal Service reside album, new Demise Cab EP<
^MUS-GIBBARD-QA:SE—<Ben Gibbard simply is likely to be the busiest musician in quarantine.
Shortly after the Seattle songsmith’s major band Demise Cab for Cutie accomplished a three-night Showbox run in February, the pandemic shut down a lot of the music business. However Gibbard’s hardly put down his guitar since. Throughout spring’s TP-hording pandemonium, the hometown indie-rock hero’s Dwell From Residence digital live performance collection raised greater than $250,000 and different nonmonetary donations for roughly 20 native charities and nonprofits.
We caught up with the king of the livestream to speak quarantine live shows, TLC and faking out Postal Service followers.
1100 by Michael Rietmulder. MOVED
^TV, DVD, STREAMING<
^’Shameless’ govt producer John Wells shares recollections of filming in Chicago as followers say goodbye to the collection<
^TV-SHAMELESS-CHICAGO:TB—<The ultimate season of “Shameless” kicks off Sunday with an episode referred to as “That is Chicago!” The title will not be fairly correct for the reason that solid of the Showtime collection didn’t movie in Chicago this season due to the coronavirus pandemic — a lot to the chagrin of followers who journey right here annually to identify a Gallagher.
“Shameless,” which follows the exploits of a poor and dysfunctional Chicago household led by an alcoholic patriarch, is generally filmed on a Warner Bros. again lot. However for a decade, solid members have braved the weather — together with a very brutal winter in 2011 — to shoot exterior scenes right here to make the collection extra authentically Chicago.
2450 by Tracy Swartz. MOVED
^Assessment: ‘Selena: The Collection’ on Netflix fails to provide singer a voice<
^VID-SELENA-REVIEW:LA—<Tejano queen Selena Quintanilla-Perez had a rags-to-riches story made for the display. Rising up poor in Corpus Christi, Texas, she realized Spanish from telenovelas and persevered in a male-dominated music business to turn out to be a serious star, eternally altering the face of pop and Tejano music within the U.S. and Latin America alike. Her homicide in 1995, on the age of 23, was the tragic ending to a Cinderella story.
Sadly, Netflix’s biographical drama “Selena: The Collection,” which premieres Friday, neither captures nor honors the reminiscence of this exceptional performer because it charts her meteoric rise over 9, 30-minute episodes within the first of two deliberate seasons.
850 by Lorraine Ali. MOVED
^TV-QUESTIONS:MCT—<Tv Q&A: Is Ken Jennings actually going to interchange Alex Trebek?
850 by Wealthy Heldenfels. MOVED
^VID-NEWONDVD-CORRECTION:MCT—< New on DVD: ‘Possessor,”https://www.recorderonline.com/”She Dies Tomorrow’
550 by Tribune Information Service. MOVED
^TV-REMOTE-ADV06:CC—<Across the distant: Chuck Barney’s TV and streaming picks for Dec. 6-12
600 by Chuck Barney. MOVED
^POKER-ADV:TB—<Sunday launch—Poker column.
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