This footloose reality competition series opens Season 29 with several heavily promoted changes, most prominently a new host in Tyra Banks, as well as what producers are describing somewhat vaguely as “a new take on the competition.” Among the most eyebrow-raising of this season’s celebrities is Carole Baskin from the Netflix streaming blockbuster “Tiger King.” Other stars include actresses Justina Machado (“One Day at a Time”) and Anne Heche, figure skater Johnny Weir, Sugar Bowl champion Vernon Davis, Grammy-winning rapper Nelly and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys.
Mark Wahlberg teamed up with director Peter Berg for their third collaboration (after “Lone Survivor” and “Deepwater Horizon”) for this 2016 fact-based thriller based on a 2013 American tragedy, when sibling terrorists detonated two bombs during April’s Boston Marathon. Wahlberg stars as Boston Police Sgt. Tommy Saunders, who was involved in the subsequent investigation. Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan and Alex Wolff also star in the action thriller, which the National Board of Review named as one of its top 10 films of the year.
Luca Guadagnino, who scored an international success with the Oscar-winning 2017 coming-of-age drama “Call Me By Your Name,” is writer, director and executive producer on this new limited series about two 14-year-old Americans (Jack Dylan Grazer, Jordan Kristine Seamón) who live with their parents on an American military base in modern-day Italy. Chloe Sevigny, Alice Braga, Kid Cudi and Spencer Moore II also star.
An official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, Eva Mulvad’s “Love Child” chronicles a fateful decision by a young couple to flee their home country of Iran, where adultery is a capital crime. The pair and their young son embark on a desperate and high-risk journey to a less repressive country, where they hope to receive asylum. The heart of their story focuses on a young woman’s determined fight to keep her family together and ensure that her little boy gets the future he deserves.