Welcome to Culture Hound, InsideHook’s deep dive into the month’s most vital cultural happenings, pop and in any other case.
Word, because of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, launch dates are extremely tentative.
Perhaps, simply perhaps, John Oliver took a deservedly scheduled however nonetheless ill-conceived time to take a brief break. And now we actually don’t wish to relive a coup or the previous few months, so hey, count on a lot of Gamestop and Covid speak! (Feb 14, HBO)
Different returning TV sequence and specials: The Equalizer (Feb. 7, CBS); Tremendous Bowl LV (Feb. 7, CBS); The Nice North (Feb. 14, Fox); Temptation Island (Feb. 16, USA); For All Mankind (Feb. 19, Apple TV+); Snowfall (Feb. 24, FX); The Strolling Lifeless (Feb. 28, AMC)
Delayed from final 12 months, the newest from movie distributor A24 (Midsommar, The Witch, Hereditary) revolves round a hospice nurse with a supernatural streak who turns into obsessive about a affected person in her care. It might develop into the best-reviewed film of 2021. (Feb. 12, Epix/VOD)
Extra new movies coming to the small display screen and massive: Bliss (Feb. 5, Prime Video); Earwig and the Witch (Feb. 5, HBO Max); A Glitch within the Matrix (Feb. 5, VOD); Malcolm & Marie (Feb. 5, Netflix); Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (Feb. 12, VOD); Judas and the Black Messiah (Feb. 12, HBO Max); Willy’s Wonderland (Feb. 12, VOD); Nomadland (Feb. 19, Hulu); America vs. Billie Vacation (Feb. 26, Hulu)
This documentary/social experiment follows three small-time “influencers” and charts their on-line fame as faux followers are bought and bots are used to have interaction with their social media accounts. (Feb. 2, HBO)
Different new documentaries: 30 for 30: Al Davis vs. The NFL (Feb. 4, ESPN); Crime Scene: The Vanishing on the Cecil Resort (Feb. 10, Netflix); Pele (Feb. 23, Netflix)
The creator of Queer As Folks chronicles the lives of a gaggle of younger adults in the course of the AIDS epidemic of Nineteen Eighties London. The sequence already premiered in England to glowing opinions. (Feb. 18, HBO Max)
New TV sequence and specials: The Snoopy Present (Feb. 5, Apple TV+); Clarice (Feb. 11, CBS); Younger Rock (Feb. 16, NBC); Superman & Lois (Feb. 23, The CW)
A girl discovers her boyfriend is an nameless on-line conspiracy theorist; her world (actual and on-line) then turns into more odd and deluded. The debut by literary critic Lauren Oyler may be very a lot a critique of at the moment’s social media world. (Feb. 2)
Different new guide releases: Woman A by Abigail Dean (Feb. 2); Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A Historical past of Meals, from Sustainable to Suicidal by Mark Bittman (Feb. 2); The Daughters of Kobani by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (Feb. 16); Learn how to Keep away from a Local weather Catastrophe by Invoice Gates (Feb. 16)
The merely titled Bob Dylan – 1970 counts 9 George Harrison collaborations among the many 74 (!) beforehand unreleased songs and outtakes, most of which have been recorded across the time of New Morning and Self Portrait. (Feb. 26)
Extra new albums: Foo Fighters (Feb. 5); Frequent (Feb. 5); Fleet Foxes (Feb. 5); slowthai (Feb. 5); Clap Your Arms Say Yeah (Feb. 12); Sia (Feb. 12); The Band (Feb. 12, reissue); Black Sabbath (Feb. 12, reissue); The Maintain Regular (Feb. 19); Mogwai (Feb. 19); Julien Baker (Feb. 26); Willie Nelson (Feb. 26); NOFX (Feb. 26); The Black Crowes (Feb. 26, reissue)