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What to Stream This Week: 'House of the Dragon,' 'Origin,' Snoopy and Paul McCartney
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June 10, 2024

Paul McCartney & Wings' long-awaited album 'One Hand Clapping' and Normani's new single 'Dopamine' are among the top picks in this week's entertainment roundup. (Capitol/RCA/AP)

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Ava DuVernay’s stirringly humanistic adaptation of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” streaming on Hulu and actor Andrew McCarthy reconnecting with some of this fellow Brat Pack alum for the documentary “Brats” are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you.

Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists: “Dumb Money,” the entertaining romp through the GameStop stock frenzy, the new Peanuts series “Camp Snoopy” on Apple TV and an album from Paul McCartney & Wings lands 50 years after its initial recording.

Exciting New Movies to Stream

Ah, the Brat Pack. Generations of young stars have come and gone since that 1980s rush of fresh faces like Ally Sheedy, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Molly Ringwald and Emilio Estevez, but no crop has since been quite so defined in the public imagination. In “Brats,” debuting Thursday on Hulu, actor Andrew McCarthy sets out to reconnect with some of this fellow Brat Pack alum, including all those mentioned above. For them, it was a complicated and often unwanted label, though some have since come to terms with it.

“Origin,” Ava DuVernay’s stirringly humanistic adaptation of Isabel Wilkerson’s bestseller “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” begins streaming Monday on Hulu. In the film, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor stars as Wilkerson, portraying the author as she investigates historical and contemporary cases of caste systems while navigating personal relationships that put broad social constructs into an intimate context. “Origin” was too much overlooked during awards season and its January theatrical run despite enthusiastic reviews from critics. Those included AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr who called it “a powerful and artistic interpretation of an academic book that was anything but an obvious candidate for a narrative feature.”

Must-Listen New Music

On Friday, June 14, Paul McCartney & Wings will finally, officially release one of the most widely bootlegged albums of all time — 50 years after it was originally recorded — “One Hand Clapping.” Fans have long been familiar with the collection, recorded at Abbey Road as Wings filmed a documentary, but they’ve never heard this material straight from the source. McCartney fans, this one is for you.

Can’t-Miss New Shows

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in his first TV role as a prosecutor accused of murder in “Presumed Innocent” for Apple TV+. It’s based on a novel by Scott Turow (which was also adapted into a film starring Harrison Ford in 1990). Peter Sarsgaard, who in real life is married to Jake’s sister Maggie, plays Gyllenhaal’s courtroom adversary. “Presumed Innocent” premieres Wednesday.

In season two of HBO’s “House of the Dragon,” the characters splinter off into different factions of Westeros. The crux is the Targaryen civil war for control of the Iron Throne. The new season of the “Game of Thrones” prequel debuts Sunday, June 16 on HBO and streams on Max the same night.

New Video Games to Play

As V Rising begins, you are a vampire who has been asleep for centuries — and boy are you thirsty. This gothic adventure from Sweden’s Stunlock Studios is an interesting blend of genres. It’s a Diablo-like role-playing game in which each kill makes you more powerful, as long as you avoid sunlight. It’s also a fortress-building sim in which you can build an ever more decadent castle while staffing it with hapless human thralls. You can play solo or team up with friends, but either way you’ll eventually need to challenge more ferocious monsters. PlayStation 5 owners can embrace the darkness Tuesday.

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