This Week’s Streaming Guide: Highlights from Olivia Rodrigo, LaKeith Stanfield, NBA 2K14, and “The Little Mermaid”

by Lucas Garcia
Streaming Guide

Among the new releases vying for your screen time this week are Olivia Rodrigo’s eagerly awaited second album and LaKeith Stanfield’s role in the eight-episode horror fantasy series, “The Changeling.” These join a plethora of television shows, movies, music, and video games that are becoming available on various platforms.

Key selections made by The Big Big News’ media critics include Disney’s recent live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid,” featuring Halle Bailey, and the video game NBA 2K14, which honors the late Kobe Bryant. The comforting TV show “Virgin River” also returns for its fifth season on Netflix.

New Films Available for Streaming

— Disney’s most recent live-action conversion, “The Little Mermaid,” will be accessible on Disney+ starting this Wednesday. While these remakes have sparked debates among fans of the originals, their commercial viability is undeniable. For instance, this new version of “The Little Mermaid” garnered a global box office revenue of $568.6 million. AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr characterized the film as largely uninspiring but acknowledged the standout performance by Halle Bailey as Ariel.

— “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” takes the franchise in a different direction by embracing animation. Despite a lackluster record of sequels, this installment, directed by Jeff Rowe and co-written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, offers an invigorating take on the series. Released on VOD and digital platforms this Tuesday, the film has received commendations for its creative twists and casting Ice Cube as the voice of the villain Super Fly.

New Music Releases to Stream

— Olivia Rodrigo is attracting attention with her upcoming album, featuring disparate yet complementary tracks such as the piano ballad “Vampire” and the audacious anthem “Bad Idea Right?”. These songs set the stage for an album that seems willing to make bold creative leaps.

— While the complete K-pop group BTS is not currently active due to mandatory military service in South Korea, individual members have been releasing solo projects. The latest contribution comes from V, who entices listeners with his unique charm on his solo release, “Layover,” marked by soulful R&B singles “Love Me Again” and “Rainy Days.”

New Streaming Series

— PBS is introducing a new series, “Evolution Earth,” that explores how animals are adapting to our changing climate. The series, narrated by evolutionary biologist Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton, airs this Wednesday.

— “Virgin River” is returning to Netflix for its fifth season. Starring Alexandra Breckenridge and Martin Henderson, this series captures the lives of residents in a fictional northern Californian town where community bonds are strong. The season kicks off this Thursday with an additional two holiday episodes scheduled for November.

— LaKeith Stanfield stars and serves as an executive producer for “The Changeling” on Apple TV+. The series, which releases its first three episodes this Friday, probes into complex issues like past trauma and the challenges of parenting in a technologically saturated environment.

New Video Game Launches

— Bethesda Game Studios’ Starfield promises an expansive space exploration experience with a vast range of choices. It has significant expectations to meet as one of the most ambitious Xbox releases of the year. The game is set to launch this Wednesday on Xbox X/S and PC.

— NBA 2K14 is offering fans an early taste of basketball season. Honoring Kobe Bryant through “Mamba Moments,” this installment also introduces “ProPlay,” translating actual NBA footage into gameplay mechanics. The game is set to release this Friday on multiple platforms including PlayStation 5/4, Xbox X/S/One, and PC.

For comprehensive entertainment updates, visit AP’s entertainment section at: https://bigbignews.net/entertainment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Streaming Guide

What are the main entertainment categories covered in this week’s streaming guide?

The streaming guide covers new releases in movies, music, TV series, and video games.

Who are some of the artists and actors featured in this week’s streaming guide?

Olivia Rodrigo, LaKeith Stanfield, and Halle Bailey in “The Little Mermaid” are among the artists and actors highlighted.

What platforms are mentioned for streaming new movie releases?

Disney+ is mentioned for the release of “The Little Mermaid,” while VOD and digital platforms are noted for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.”

Is there any special tribute in this week’s new video game releases?

Yes, NBA 2K14 pays tribute to the late Kobe Bryant with a feature called “Mamba Moments.”

What new series are available for streaming?

New series include “Evolution Earth” on PBS and the fifth season of “Virgin River” on Netflix, along with “The Changeling” on Apple TV+.

When are these new releases available?

The specific availability dates are given for each release. For instance, “The Little Mermaid” becomes available on Disney+ this Wednesday, and the first three episodes of “The Changeling” drop on Friday.

Are there any reviews or opinions included in the guide?

Yes, reviews by AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr for “The Little Mermaid” and a personal review for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” are included.

Is there any focus on international entertainment, such as K-pop?

Yes, the guide includes information on the K-pop group BTS, with specific attention to member V’s forthcoming solo release, “Layover.”

Are there any details about how animals are adapting to climate change?

The new PBS series “Evolution Earth” discusses how animals are adapting to climate change. It is narrated by evolutionary biologist Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton and premieres on Wednesday.

Where can I find comprehensive entertainment updates?

For more extensive coverage, the guide recommends visiting AP’s entertainment section at https://bigbignews.net/entertainment.

More about Streaming Guide

  • Olivia Rodrigo’s anticipated second album
  • LaKeith Stanfield starring in “The Changeling”
  • Disney’s live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid”
  • NBA 2K14 paying tribute to Kobe Bryant
  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem”
  • PBS series “Evolution Earth”
  • “Virgin River” returning for its fifth season
  • “The Changeling” on Apple TV+
  • Bethesda Game Studios’ Starfield
  • AP’s entertainment coverage: Link

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MusicFanatic September 4, 2023 - 8:25 am

K-pop BTS solo vibes, V’s “Layover” soundin sweet, gotta groove to that R&B

EntertainmentGuru September 4, 2023 - 8:46 am

AP’s got the inside scoop on all things entertainin, check it out here: Link

Serena87 September 4, 2023 - 9:24 am

whoa Olivia Rodrigo’s album?! gotta jam to that, also LaKeith in “The Changelin” sounds cool

NatureExplorer September 4, 2023 - 12:39 pm

animals adaptin to climate change in that PBS show? nature’s amazin

JohnnyD September 4, 2023 - 1:19 pm

omg this weeks streamin guide got it all! new movies, music, shows, & games? sign me up yo

MovieLover September 4, 2023 - 2:48 pm

disney’s doin it again with a new lil mermaid, gonna check that out fo sho

GamerX September 5, 2023 - 12:44 am

NBA 2K14 doin a thing for Kobe? that’s respect right there, hype!

BingeWatcher September 5, 2023 - 2:44 am

“Virgin River” back for a fifth? gettin cozy with some drama, count me in

SciFiNerd September 5, 2023 - 3:43 am

starfield by bethesda, space explorin? xbox & pc, liftoff soon, whoa


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