The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best of pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for August 22-28, including the best deals we could find for each. (Yahoo Entertainment may receive a portion of purchases made through links on this page.)
WATCH: A filmmaker goes back to his roots in HBO documentary Katrina babies
While there are many documentaries about the death and destruction that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005, this one stands out because it specifically takes stock of how the children that time were affected. And it’s made by first-time filmmaker Edward Buckles Jr., who was 12 when his parents decided, at the last minute, to leave the town where his extended family lived. He remembers being worried about his cousins whose parents chose to ride out the storm. He ended up going to school in a parish to the north for almost an entire school year. And those cousins, the best friends he spent so many hours with at regular family gatherings? He hadn’t seen them in years, and his identity shook his identity as he lost his community at such a young age. Others feel the same way, they explain in interviews, their stories illustrated with news footage and cartoons. Sadly, many of them continued to suffer the consequences long after the storm had passed, not just mentally but physically as well. A woman says she suffered a tumor after living in a FEMA trailer filled with formaldehyde, and another was killed amid growing violence in Crescent City shortly after she sat down for an interview. — Raechal Shewfelt
Katrina babies premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 9pm on HBO.
TRANSMIT: The thief, his wife and the canoe tells the true story of a man who faked his own death
Faced with overwhelming debt, in March 2002, British prison guard John Darwin faked his own death in order to settle his bills and cash in on his life insurance. He made it look like he disappeared while kayaking, but in fact he was hiding the entire time the search for him was in progress. And his wife knew everything. Now, BritBox offers this four-part series inspired by journalist David Leigh’s account of the wild scheme. In this exclusive clip, an investigator tells Darwin’s family (Ray Donovan‘s Eddie Marsan) that they need to prepare for the worst. His wife, played by Monica Dolan (Cyrano), appears distressed in front of the couple’s children, even when the missing man calls her on the phone. – LOL
The thief, his wife and the canoe is available Tuesday, August 23rd on BritBox.
STREAM IT: Discover Mike on the Hulu drama about former boxing champion Tyson
Hulu limited series Mike is about the controversial and colorful life of boxing legend Mike Tyson. Trevante Rhodes plays Tyson, with a supporting cast that includes Harvey Keitel as Cus D’Amato, in this story that revolves around one of the most polarizing figures in the history of the sport. “I am the most ruthless, ruthless champion who ever lived. No one can match me. My style is brash,” says Tyson, of Rhodes, in the trailer. “I am fierce.”
Mike opens Thursday, August 25th on hulu.
WATCH: The MTV Video Music Awards is on fire
This year’s MTV Video Music Awards is set to be an especially genre and generational event. First up, the legendary rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers, who won the Video Vanguard Award in 2000, return to the VMAs stage – 30 years after winning their first three Moonperson trophies for “Under the Bridge” and “Give It Away” – will perform and accept another lifetime achievement honor, the Global Icon Award. Nicki Minaj, who is this year’s Video Vanguard winner, will also co-host the ceremony alongside rising pop star Jack Harlow (nominated in seven categories at the 2022 VMAs) and hip-hop icon/former show host. Grammy LL Cool J. Other artists include Latin sensations Anitta and J Balvin, K-pop group BLACKPINK, country singer Kane Brown, Italian glam-rock band Måneskin, emo veterans Panic! At the Disco, EDM star Marshmello with Khalid and the unstoppable Lizzo, while the other top nominees of the night are Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and the weekend — Lyndsey Parker
The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Sunday, August 28 at 8pm on MTV.
WATCH: TLC takes the idea of a bad hair day to a whole new level
In this new limited-edition documentary series, men and women struggling with far more than fugitives seek medical help and, in the line of Dr. Pimple Popper and my feet are killing me, they understand. The dermatologists Dr. Isha Lopez and Dr. Meena Singh and Dr. Angie Phipps, hair restoration surgeon, treat them for everything from hair loss to excessive hair growth in unwanted places – like a woman’s chin and neck – to a growth so big that the patient uses their hair to cover it. . How Dr. Phipps says in the trailer, “Hair really affects people’s mental health and the way they feel about themselves.” At his point, we see a woman saying that losing her hair was “the lowest point of my life”, and a man crying as he explains, “Looking at myself in the mirror is sometimes unbearable”. – LOL
bad hair day premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 10 pm on TLC.
LISTEN: New boxed set showcases Blondie’s ultimate ambition
No, you are not dreaming. The definitive box and first authorized Blondie – the culmination of six years of work – is finally here. Featuring a whopping 124 tracks, Blondie: Against the Odds 1974-1982 comprises the seminal New York band’s first six studio albums (remastered from the original analogue tapes and cut at Abbey Road Studios), plus 36 previously unreleased recordings, some of which were stored in the barn of band co-founder Chris Stein, for two decades. And picture this: the box also comes with a 144-page book with track-by-track commentary from all seven original band members and a 120-page illustrated discography with hundreds of vintage photos. Blondie completers will be ecstatic for sure! — LP
Blondie: Against the Odds 1974-1982 by Blondie is available Friday, August 26th for download/stream at .
WATCH: Have a lot of fun (maybe even the moment of your life) with Dirty dance 4K
In light of recent news that Jake Gyllenhaal is remaking Patrick Swayze’s Testosterone Festival road houseYou might wonder if the late actor’s all-time favorite of the late ’80s, the swooning forbidden romance Dirty dance, it’s safe? At least the original is getting a home entertainment update. For its 35th anniversary, Lionsgate is releasing the Swayze-Jennifer Gray love story in 4K Ultra HD. Extras include new audio commentary and a featurette. Just don’t put this baby in the corner of your collection. — Kevin Polowy
Purchase Dirty dance in 4K Ultra HD from amazon.
TRANSMIT: Wild stallone proves he’s not an old man like Samaritanthe titular superhero
Three-time Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone stars in Prime Video Samaritan movie as a superhero thought to be dead for 20 years only to be discovered by a boy (Javon Walton who plays Ash in Euphoria) at a time when a hero is badly needed. Stallone is undoubtedly an action movie icon at this point, so it’s no surprise that the 76-year-old is still doing it.
Samaritan premieres Friday, August 26 on main video.
LISTEN: DJ Khaled releases another
Hip-hop’s hardest working man is back, opening up his impressive who’s who contact list for his 13th (yes, 13th) studio album, God madefollowing last year Khaled Khaled. Superstar guests include Drake, 21 Savage, Lil Durk, Roddy Ricch, Lil Baby, Gunna, Barrington Levy, Buju Banton, Shyne and even Kanye West. To quote one of his famous lines from his judgment days The four, DJ Khaled even came to eat! — LP
God made by DJ Khaled is available Friday, August 26th for download/stream at .
WATCH: Ferngully: The Last Rainforest was one of the first of its kind
Of course, in more recent years, it’s mostly created in terms of jokes like the movie that inspired James Cameron to write. avatar. more than 1992 Ferngully: The Last Rainforest was way ahead of its time: the animated musical about fairies and a shrunken lumberjack fighting pollutants was teaching kids about environmentalism and climate change long before the latter term was popularized. It was also the second best animated musical of 1992 starring Robin Williams. Aladdin). Ferngully gets a special Blu-ray release this week for its 30th anniversary. — KP
Purchase Ferngully: The Last Rainforest on Blu-ray from amazon.
LISTEN: Muse has the will to power
The ninth studio album from Britain’s favorite conspiracy theorist and stadium-wreckers mixes glam, industrial and frontman Matt Bellamy’s usual chatter about the current sorry state of the world. Burning anthems like “Compliance”, “Liberation”, “Won’t Stand Down”, “Kill or Be Killed” and especially “We Are F***ing F***ed” will no doubt rock the masses as Muse arrives. to the festival/arena circuit in 2022 and 2023. — LP
People’s Will by Muse is available Friday, August 26th for download/stream at .
— Video produced by Kyle Moss and edited by Jason Fitzpatrick