A high-school senior becomes torn between her long-distance relationship with her Harvard freshman boyfriend and a promising friendship with a handsome new classmate in this sequel to the 2018 romantic comedy, both of which were written and directed by Vince Marcello. Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney and Taylor Zakhar Perez head the cast.
Cedric the Entertainer (“The Neighborhood”) hosts this new four-part series of specials, airing on consecutive Friday nights through Aug. 14. Like an earlier special Cedric hosted in May, these new programs showcase the next generation of viral home videos in the age of social distancing, offering a snapshot of our world at an unprecedented time. All the specials are filmed with minimal crews practicing social distancing and produced with extensive safety procedures in place.
Brie Larson virtually swept the 2015 best actress awards circuit for her radiant performance as Joy Newsome, an Ohio woman who is kidnapped along with her little boy, Jack (Jacob Tremblay), by the child’s biological father and held captive in a single room for seven years. Despite its grim premise, the movie emphasizes Joy’s selfless determination to stay optimistic for Jack’s sake. The film was named one of 2015’s best by more than 60 critics and publications. Joan Allen and William H. Macy also star.
The quirky anthology drama series returns for its fourth and final season of 12 new episodes, each telling a tale of characters who pass through a single room at an American chain motel. While that setting is a constant, each episode tells a different story, with an unpredictable tone, plot, characters and time period. Series co-creator Mark Duplass stars in the season premiere, which he also wrote and directed. Others due to check in this season include Dave Bautista, Linda Lavin, Gary Cole, Melissa Fumero, Kevin Nealon and Kevin McKidd.