Say hello to 'Trolls,' farewell to 'Modern Family' this week
Monday, 6 April 2020 This week's entertainment offerings have a decidedly familial feel to them, and not the Force Family Fun kind. On television, viewers have the chance to say goodbye to the Roses of “Schitt's Creek” and visit one last time with the “Modern Family” crew. “Parasite,” the Oscar best-picture winner, arrives on streaming this week, while “Trolls: World Tour” — which had its theatrical release quashed by the coronavirus pandemic — arrives for home rental. The Strokes are back with their sixth album, this one produced by Rick Rubin, while a host of friends including Christopher Guest helps Joe Satriani on his 18th record.
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
—“Parasite”: For the housebound, little could be more perfect than Bong Joon Ho’s best-picture winner. Two months back (or, emotionally speaking, roughly 80 years ago), “ Parasite” became the first foreign-language film to win the Academy Awards’ top honor. Bong’s sly and biting class satire, a cunningly engineered genre contraption, is set almost entirely inside the homes of two families — one poor, one rich. Now, you can stream it in yours, too. It debuts on Hulu on Wednesday.
—“Columbia Noir”: A year ago, the Criterion Collection, which puts out immaculate discs of many of the best art-house, foreign and classic films, launched its own streaming service, the Criterion Channel. To commemorate its anniversary, Criterion is bringing back this fabulous inaugural series that gathers some classic noirs (“In a Lonely Place,” “The Big Heat”) along with some less well-known but equally delicious titles (“My Name Is Julia Ross,” “Murder by Contract”). Beginning Wednesday, “Columbia...