The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for Aug. 5-11, including the best deals we could find for each.
WATCH IT: Shia LaBeouf makes a serious comeback in The Peanut Butter Falcon
Back in the ‘80s, The Peanut Butter Falcon would have been proudly displayed in a clamshell VHS case at your local Blockbuster alongside rough-around-the-edges kids’ movies like The Boy Who Could Fly and Cloak & Dagger. Written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, the whimsical story follows Zak (Zack Gottsagen) — a young wrestling fan with Down syndrome — along the highways and waterways of North Carolina in the company of sour-faced crab trapper Tyler (Shia LaBeouf). In the tradition of odd couple road pictures, the duo’s journey includes a little tragedy, some triumph and the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Even as the story traverses familiar territory, the lead actors and their supporting cast (including Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern and Thomas Haden Church) make for pleasant traveling companions. It’s particularly satisfying to see LaBeouf so engaged with the material and with his co-stars after years where his off-screen antics pulled focus from his on-screen presence. We're calling it: The Shia comeback begins... now.
WATCH IT: Beverly Hills, 90210 returns with reboot BH90210
It’s taken more than 19 years to make it happen, but the gang from the original Beverly Hills, 90210 is finally back together. Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Tori Spelling and Brian Austin Green will play heightened versions of themselves in a six-episode scripted drama series that the returning cast members are also producing. The show promises to play on the stars’ long history with each other, but it will also be a show-within-a-show, so thankfully fans will have a chance to see the Walsh twins and most of their friends. Sadly, heartthrob Dylan McKay will not be part of the reunion, since Luke Perry, the actor who portrayed him, died in March. However, Garth said the group’s loss brought them closer. “The timing was something that seemed horrific, but in a weird sort of universal way it was a way for us to all be together during [an] incomprehensible painful time,” Garth told Today. “I think that was really good for all of us, actually. And he was with us every second of the time.”
BH90210 premieres Aug. 7 at 9 p.m. on Fox, and the show can be streamed on Hulu Live TV the same day.
WATCH IT: Get back in the ring with Season 3 of GLOW on Netflix
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling leave La La Land in the rearview and head to Sin City for the third season of Netflix’s slam-tastic series. Thanks to an infusion of casino cash — courtesy of a former showgirl-turned-casino owner, played by Geena Davis — GLOW’s financial outlook is the healthiest it’s been in some time. But for the individual wrestlers, life in Las Vegas isn’t all champagne and poker chips. For one thing, performing the same show night after night is exacting a heavy toll on their minds and bodies — to say nothing of their career ambitions. And then there’s all the drama generated by the various affairs and misadventures of the heart, with various couples alternately shacking up, making up or breaking up. (Ruth and Sam ‘shippers…prepare for a wild ride.) Three seasons in, GLOW continues to outshine most of Netflix’s hour-long shows in its ability to continually reinvent itself, as well as juggle multiple characters and storylines without sacrificing opportunities for emotional complexity or ribald comedy. And these 10 half-hour episodes build to a powerhouse Christmastime climax that promises yet another new beginning for Season 4. We’re not ready for this GLOW to fade yet.
GLOW Season 3 premieres Aug. 9 on Netflix.
HEAR IT: Tori Kelly releases third LP, Inspired by True Events
The vocal powerhouse, hot off winning Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance Grammys this year for her crossover record Hiding Place, returns to pop with her third studio album, which she co-produced with Sam Smith collaborator Jimmy Napes.
RIDE IT: Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion ride celebrates 50 years of spookiness
It’s not Halloween yet, but now is the perfect time to visit what remains one of the most popular attractions at the “Happiest Place on Earth.” And don’t be too surprised if you’re still spooked among the graves and ghouls. “It strikes that right balance. It titillates you in just that right way,” actress Kat Cressida, who voices the character of Constance, the Black Widow Bride, who was added to the mansion in 2006, tells Yahoo Entertainment. “The details are so fully — not to get too punny — but fleshed out.”
BUY IT: Post Malone collaborates on a merch line with his go-to beer brand Bud Light
Post Malone is teaming up with Bud Light on a limited-edition collection of merchandise available nationwide on Aug. 5. The collection, which features over a dozen pieces of unisex streetwear, is inspired by Post’s favorite things — including his tattoos, upcoming album cover art and unreleased song lyrics — in addition to Bud Light’s heritage. “It’s cool to be able to grow my relationship with Bud Light and collaborate on a merch collection with them. Feels good to give the fans something that represents a good-ass time,” Post said.
Bud Light hosted a New York City-based pop up shop on Aug. 4 and 5, followed by Post’s first live performance of his new song “Circles” on the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour stage on Monday night. Check out a livestream of his performance before shopping the limited-edition collection.
WATCH IT: Julie & Julia celebrates its 10th anniversary
If you’re heartened by the stories of late bloomers, take note: Julia Child didn’t discover her passion for cooking until she was 36 years old. More than 50 years later, Child’s lust for life and hardcore coq du vin skills inspired New York City blogger Julie Powell to cook her way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Powell’s blog became the 2005 book Julie & Julia, which went on to become a 2009 film of the same name — the last to be written and directed by Nora Ephron before her 2012 death. Starring Meryl Streep as the American grande dame of French cuisine and Amy Adams as the plucky novice whipping up bœuf bourguignon in her honor, the film marks its 10th anniversary on Aug. 7. Don’t beat yourself up if you sit down to watch with the standard bowl of popcorn rather than, say, homemade pâté. In the words of Child herself, when it comes to food, “never apologize!”
HEAR IT: Bruce Springsteen rarities highlight Blinded By the Light soundtrack
The eagerly anticipated British coming-of-age film, inspired by a true story and featuring the words and music of Bruce Springsteen, includes the previously unreleased Springsteen track “I'll Stand By You,” rare live renditions of “The River” and “The Promised Land” as well as contributions by A.R. Rahman, A-ha and the Pet Shop Boys.
WATCH IT: I Love Lucy (in color!) comes to the big screen
Colorized versions of five classic episodes of one of the most iconic shows in the history of American television will be shown at 600 movie theaters across the country. Fans can enjoy five episodes, including the one known as the chocolate factory episode and the one where she famously pitches a terrible-tasting product called Vitameatavegamin, plus an all new featurette about the colorization process, as part of a Fathom event timed to late star Lucille Ball’s birthday. Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Ball and her co-star Desi Arnaz, tells Yahoo Entertainment that the show’s message of acceptance still applies today, saying “the people who love us truly love us, allow us to get into terrible situations and make big fools of ourselves, get into trouble, and at the end of the day, they go, ‘Come here,’ and they hug you and they love you and life goes on.” Wearing the stylish, ‘50s wardrobe that Ball wears is optional.
Tickets for I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration in theaters on Aug. 6 can be purchased at Fathom Events.
BUY IT: Add a Chateau Picard to your wine cellar
Set your corkscrew to... uncork. The lifestyle wine company, Wines That Rock, leaves earthy TV brands like The Bachelor and Downton Abbey behind and boldly heads to the final frontier with a new pair of Star Trek vintages. The marquee attraction is the Chateau Picard, a robust Bordeaux from the vineyard owned and operated by the prosperous Picard family. It’s also the setting of next year’s CBS All-Access event series, Star Trek: Picard, featuring the long-awaited return of Sir Patrick Stewart to the captain’s chair. But for the complete Trek experience, pick up a United Federation of Planets Special Reserve Zinfandel that provides a sophisticated addition to any Starfleet function.
Chateau Picard and the United Federation of Planets Zinfandel wines are available separately and in a two-pack from Star Trek Wines.
WATCH IT: Lucy Lawless cracks cases in Acorn TV’s detective series, My Life Is Murder
What’s the next logical profession after warrior princess and killer Cylon? Private investigator, of course! Lucy Lawless goes sleuthing as retired cop-turned-P.I. Alexa Crowe in the new Australia-based procedural, My Life Is Murder, streaming domestically on Acorn TV. Instead of the lurid ripped-from-the-headlines crimes that dominate Law & Order, this series has the light touch of Murder, She Wrote and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, spinning its self-contained yarns with a wink and a smile. Whether going undercover in chef school or investigating a male gigolo suspected of murder most foul, Lawless is clearly having a great time patrolling the streets of Melbourne. Kick back and let Alexa be your tour guide.
My Life is Murder premieres Aug. 5 on Acorn TV.
HEAR IT: Slipknot drops We Are Not Your Kind album
The masked metal men are back with their first album in five years, and their first since the firing of percussionist Chris Fehn. The guys took their time with this one, as guitarist Jim Root recently explained to NME: "While the industry is moving toward singles, Slipknot wanted to make an album experience, front to back."
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