The Must List: Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling!
Plus four other things we love in pop culture this week
“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
For his first original release in nearly three years, Justin Timberlake roars back with the easily-danceable tune “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” The single hasn’t left the peak position on the iTunes charts since its May 6 release, making it a viable contender for Song of the Summer with its funky mix of disco and pop (plus a healthy dose of finger snapping). Produced by hitmaking royalty Max Martin and Shellback, the single is lifted from the original soundtrack of the upcoming Dreamworks animated musical Trolls, which will feature Timberlake’s voice as a creature who embarks on a quest beyond the confines of the only home he’s ever known. Gwen Stefani, Anna Kendrick and James Corden will also voice characters in the film, which hits theaters November 4.
“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” is a welcome return to the dance floor from the prince of modern pop, and it’s available now on iTunes.
Love & Friendship
It’s Jane Austen with a twist; Whit Stillman’s period film Love & Friendship captivated audiences at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with comedic performances from Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny in a fresh adaptation of the famed novelist’s Lady Susan. The film revolves around a well-off widow who, driven away by the high society rumor mill, returns to her in-laws’ estate as a means of escape, attempting to find a suitable partner for her daughter (and herself) along the way. The film marks yet another theatrical release from distributor Amazon Studios, whose 2016 focus on theatrical content also includes Woody Allen’s Cafe Society (July 15) and fellow Sundance favorite Manchester by the Sea (Nov. 18).
Love & Friendship opens in limited release on May 13.
Following the success of Grace and Frankie, Orange is the New Black, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix is delving deeper into the waters of female-driven comedy with Lady Dynamite. Created by Mitch Hurwitz, the mind behind such shows as Arrested Development and The Ellen Show, Lady Dynamite stars stand-up comedian Maria Bamford in a mock documentary chronicling a fictional version of her life. Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer plays Bamford’s agent, while Ed Begley Jr. and Mary Kay Place take on the roles of Bamford’s parents. Featuring a star-studded roster of cameos including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Jenny Slate, Patton Oswalt and more, Lady Dynamite‘s first season is sure to find a spot among your weekend binge list.
The first 13 episodes of Lady Dynamite will be available to stream on Netflix beginning May 20.
All the Way
Making the most of his post-Breaking Bad career, Bryan Cranston stars in another historical drama shortly after his Oscar-nominated turn as Dalton Trumbo. HBO’s All the Way features the 60-year old actor as Lyndon B. Johnson who, after the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, becomes president, a role which sees him working with the likes of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Anthony Mackie) on the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Director Jay Roach has helmed successful politically-charged fare for HBO in the past, including the 2012 drama Game Change, starring Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin amid the former Alaska governor’s campaign as John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 election. All the Way also stars Melissa Leo, Frank Langella, Ray Wise and Bradley Whitford.
All the Way airs May 21 at 8 p.m. ET on HBO
A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
As complex as their career is long, Radiohead’s latest album, A Moon Shaped Pool, couples songs with lyrics about aliens (“Decks Dark”) with haunting, piano-driven cuts (“Daydreaming”) across their ninth studio set. EW called the album’s tracks “too good to explain away as the product of big budgets and endless studio tinkering,” making the longest gap between the band’s album releases (five years) well worth the wait.
A Moon Shaped Pool is available now on iTunes.