Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.


— Clint Eastwood has gone back to his Western roots with “Cry Macho,” which the 91-year-old directs and stars in as a former rodeo star who’s hired to bring a young man in Mexico back to his father in the U.S. People have been trying to adapt N. Richard Nash’s novel since it was published in 1975, with everyone from Roy Scheider to Arnold Schwarzenegger attached over the years. Even Eastwood himself reportedly circled the role over 30 years ago. Like all Warner Bros. films in 2021, “Cry Macho” will debut simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max on Friday.

— A 16-year-old dreams of becoming a drag queen in “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” a coming-of-age-musical-comedy that hits Amazon Prime Video on Friday. It’s inspired by the true story of a 15-year-old kid from the U.K. who wore a dress to his school prom which became the subject of a documentary and then a successful West End production. Max Harwood leads as Jamie New in a cast that includes Sarah Lancashire as his supportive mother, Ralph Ineson, Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant. Jonathan Butterell, who also directed the stage show, directs.

— Also on Amazon Prime on Friday is a new film from actor-writer-director Mélanie Laurent who has adapted “The Mad Women’s Ball,” Victoria Mas’s prize-winning novel about women in the Salpêtrière asylum in 1885 Paris. Lou de Laâge, who was also in Laurent’s “Breathe,” stars as a wealthy, educated and rebellious woman who refuses to conform to her father and brother’s expectations and is thus institutionalized. Laurent also appears in a supporting role as a nurse in the hospital.

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— AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr


— Self-titled albums are important milestones and Lindsey Buckingham is releasing one on Friday at age 71. It’s the former Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist’s first solo release since 2011’s “Seeds We Sow” and his seventh solo studio collection. “Lindsey Buckingham” was finished nearly four years ago and has as its singles, “I Don’t Mind,”“Scream” and “On the Wrong Side.” Lately, Buckingham has been appearing on other artists’ work, including The Killers’ “Imploding the Mirage” and Halsey’s “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power.”

— The hurricane of talent that is Cynthia Erivo drops a defining album on Friday, the 12-track “Ch. 1 Vs. 1.” The Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy-winner (not to mention Oscar-nominated actor) has released a few singles already, including the sublime soul/R&B; anthem “Glowing Up,” with the lyrics “Diamonds don’t shine/Until they’ve been buried alive.” The album of all original material is executive produced by Will Wells, who has worked with Imagine Dragons and Anthony Ramos. “This is probably one of the first times I’ll get to just be myself, and be myself fully,” Erivo says in the press release.

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