Mike Tyson Gets Biopic Edit in Hulu’s ‘Mike’, Sylvester Stallone Is a New Kind of Superhero in ‘Samaritan’, DJ Khaled Drops Another

The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for August 22-28, including the best deals we could find for each. (Yahoo Entertainment may receive a share of purchases made through links on this page.)

WATCH IT: A director returns to his roots in HBO doc Katrina Mora

While there are many documentaries about the death and destruction that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005, this one stands out because it specifically accounts for how the children of that time have been affected. And it’s made by first-time director Edward Buckles Jr., who was 12 when his parents decided, at the last minute, to evacuate the town where his extended family made their home. He remembers worrying about his cousins ​​whose parents had chosen to escape the storm. He ended up going to a school in a parish in the north for almost an entire school year. And those cousins, the best friends with whom he had spent so many hours at regular family gatherings? He hadn’t seen them in years, and it shook his identity to lose his community at such a young age. Others feel the same way, they explain in interviews, their stories illustrated with news footage and cartoons. Unfortunately, many of them continued to suffer the consequences long after the storm had passed, not only mentally but also physically. One woman recounts getting a tumor after living in a formaldehyde-filled FEMA trailer, and another was killed amid the growing violence of the Crescent City shortly after the interview. —Raechal Shewfelt

Katrina Mora premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00 PM on HBO.

WATCH THIS: The thief, his wife and the canoe tells the true story of a man who faked his own death

Faced with overwhelming debt, in March 2002, British prison officer John Darwin faked his death in order to clear his accounts and collect cash from his life insurance. He made it look like he had disappeared while canoeing, but he was actually hiding the whole time his search was going on. And his wife knew all about it. Now, BritBox offers this four-part series inspired by journalist David Leigh’s account of the savage design. In this exclusive video, a researcher tells Darwin’s family (Ray Donovan‘s Eddie Marsan) that they should prepare for the worst. His wife, played by Monica Dolan (Cyrano), appears anxious in front of the couple’s children, while the missing person calls her on the phone. — RS

The thief, his wife and the canoe is available Tuesday 23 August on BritBox.

WATCH IT: Meet Microphone in the Hulu drama about former boxing champion Tyson

Hulu’s limited series Microphone is about the controversial and colorful life of boxing legend Mike Tyson. Trevante Rhodes stars as Tyson, with a supporting cast that includes Harvey Keitel as Cus D’Amato, in this story revolving around one of the most polarizing figures in sports history. “I’m the most vicious, ruthless champion there’s ever been. No one can ever match me. My style is impetuous,” Rhodes’ Tyson says in the trailer. “I’m wild.”

Microphone premiere Thursday, August 25 at Hulu.

WATCH IT: The MTV Video Music Awards are hot

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards is going to be a very cross-genre and cross-generational one. First, legendary rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who received the 2000 Video Vanguard Award, return to the VMAs stage – 30 years after winning the first three Moonperson trophies for “Under the Bridge” and “Give It Away ” – will appear and accept another lifetime achievement award, the Global Icon Award. Nicki Minaj, who is this year’s Video Vanguard recipient, will also co-host the ceremony alongside rising pop star Jack Harlow (who is nominated in seven 2022 VMA categories) and hip-hop icon/former Grammy Awards host , LL Cool J. Other performers include Latin sensations Anitta and J Balvin, K-pop group BLACKPINK, country singer Kane Brown, Italian glam-rock band Måneskin, emo veterans Panic! At the Disco, EDM headlines Marshmello with Khalid and the unstoppable Lizzo, while other headliners of the night include Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and the weekend. — Lindsey Parker

The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Sunday, August 28 at 8 p.m. on MTV.

WATCH IT: TLC takes on the idea of ​​a Bad hair day to a whole new level

In this new limited documentary, men and women struggling with much more than runaways seek medical help and, according to Dr. Peeble Popper and My legs are killing me, they get it. Dermatologists Dr. Isha Lopez and Dr. Meena Singh and Dr. Angie Phipps, a hair restoration surgeon, treats them for everything from hair loss to overgrowth of hair in unwanted places – such as a woman’s chin and neck – to growth so large that the patient uses their own hair to cover it. As Dr. Phipps says in the trailer, “Hair really affects people’s mental health and how they feel about themselves.” We see a woman say that losing her hair was “the lowest point of my life” and a man tear up as he explains, “Looking at myself in the mirror, sometimes it’s unbearable.” — RS

Bad hair day premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 10:00 PM on TLC.

LISTEN TO IT: New box set showcases Blondie’s ultimate ambition

No you are not he dreams. The definitive and first authorized Blondie boxed set – the culmination of six years’ work – is finally here. With 124 pieces, Blondie: Against the Odds 1974-1982 features the New York band’s first six studio albums (remastered from the original analog tapes and cut at Abbey Road Studios), plus 36 unreleased recordings, some of which were stored in band co-founder Chris Stein’s barn for two decades. And guess what: The box also comes with a 144-page book with track-by-track commentary from all seven original band members and a 120-page illustrated discography with hundreds of vintage photos. Blondes will definitely be excited! — LP

Blondie: Against the Odds 1974-1982 it’s by Blondie available Friday, August 26 for download/streaming .

SEE IT: Have a great time (maybe even the time of your life) together Dirty dancing 4K

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In light of the recent news that Jake Gyllenhaal is remaking the testosterone-fest Patrick Swayze Motelyou have to wonder if the late ’80s actor’s all-time favorite, forbidden romance Dirty dancing, it is safe? At least the original is being upgraded in home entertainment. For its 35th anniversary, Lionsgate drops the Swayze-Jennifer Gray love story in 4K Ultra HD. Extras include new audio commentary and a feature. Just don’t put this baby in the corner of your collection. — Kevin Polowy

Buy Dirty dancing in 4K Ultra HD from Amazon.

WATCH THIS: Sylvester Stallone proves he is not old Samaritanthe superhero title

Three-time Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone stars in Prime Video’s Samaritan movie as a superhero who has been thought dead for 20 years and is discovered by a young boy (Javon Walton who plays Ash Euphoria) at a time when a hero is greatly needed. Stallone is undoubtedly an action movie icon at this point, so it’s no surprise that the 76-year-old is still at it.

Samaritan premiere Friday, August 26 at Prime Video.

LISTEN TO IT: DJ Khaled drops another one

The hardest working man in hip-hop is back at it, opening up his impressive who’s-who contact list for his 13th (yes, 13th) studio album, God didthe continuation of last year Haled Haled. Superstar guests on it include Drake, 21 Savage, Lil Durk, Roddy Ricch, Lil Baby, Gunna, Barrington Levy, Buju Banton, Shyne and even Kanye West. To quote one of his famous lines from his days of judgment The four, DJ Khaled really came to eat! — LP

God did by DJ Khaled is available Friday, August 26 for download/streaming .

LOOK AT IT: Ferngully: The Last Rainforest it was one of the first of its kind

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Certainly, in more recent years it has been referred to mostly in joking terms as the film that inspired James Cameron to write Avatar. But in 1992 Ferngully: The Last Rainforest was way ahead of its time: The animated musical about fairies and a shrunken lumberjack who fights back against pollutants was teaching kids about environmentalism and climate change long before the latter term became popular. It was also the second best animated musical of 1992 starring Robin Williams (sorry, there’s just no top Aladdin). Ferngully is getting a special Blu-ray release this week for its 30th anniversary. — KP

Buy Ferngully: The Last Rainforest on Blu-ray from Amazon.

LISTEN TO IT: Muse has the will to power

The ninth studio album from Britain’s favorite stadium-shattering conspiracy shredders combines glam, industrial and frontman Matt Bellamy’s usual soapboxing about the current sad state of the world. Fiery anthems like ‘Compliance’, ‘Liberation’, ‘Won’t Stand Down’, ‘Kill or Be Killed’ and especially ‘We Are F***ing F***ed’ are sure to rock the crowd as Muse come on the festival/arena circuit in 2022 and 2023. — LP

Will of the people by Muse it is available Friday, August 26 for download/streaming .

— Video produced by Kyle Moss and edited by Jason Fitzpatrick

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