The Must List: Vice Principals sets the summer comedy standard
Plus four other things we love in pop culture this week
Joining HBO’s ever-growing roster of quality comedies, Vice Principals unites Danny McBride (This Is the End) and Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight) for a limited, two-season series revolving around Lincoln High School and the duo that kinda, sorta, almost runs the place. With an all-star crop of guest stars (Bill Murray, anyone?) and a stellar supporting cast (Busy Philipps, Shea Whigham), the series is one of the most promising summer comedies on the block.
Vice Principals premieres Sunday, July 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO.
We miss his face gracing our screens on Arrested Development, but Will Arnett’s voice is satisfying all the same in the lead role of Netflix’s animated comedy BoJack Horseman. With its unique blend of hard-hitting emotion and dark comedy, the series, about a washed-up anthropomorphic horse attempting to revive his career in entertainment, returns for another binge-worthy season of Hollywood satire.
The series’ supporting cast includes Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, Aaron Paul, and Amy Sedaris, while a slew of celebrity guest stars are expected across the show’s third season, as Aisha Tyler, Patton Oswalt, Kristen Schaal, Olivia Wilde, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Kudrow, Ken Jeong, and Keegan-Michael Key have appeared in previous episodes.
Season 3 of BoJack Horseman premieres July 22 on Netflix.
Yes, everyone is playing Pokemon Go, and you should be, too. The mobile app finally brings the little critters one step closer to existing in reality — sort of. Taking advantage of your phone’s camera, the game& superimposes digital images of Pokemon over your real-world surroundings, giving you a much-needed excuse to actually go outside and explore your neighborhood in search of Pikachu, Eevee, and more.
Pokemon Go is available now on Android and Apple devices.
“Where Are You Now?” by Lady Leshurr (feat. Wiley)
Get ready to feel the bass on Lady Leshurr’s fresh new single “Where Are You Now?” The U.K. rapper’s latest is heavy on beats and swagger, complete with a killer feature from Wiley. “Where Are You Now?” is a stomping, no-holds-barred banger that’s sure to spice up your next summer dance party.
In the three years since Breaking Bad ended, Bryan Cranston has starred in a major blockbuster (Godzilla) and even earned an Oscar nomination for playing the titular screenwriter in 2015’s Trumbo. The Infiltrator, Broad Green Pictures’ second wide release of the year, sees the 60-year old actor returning drug-themed material as U.S. customs special agent Robert Mazur, who went undercover in an attempt to bust the money-laundering operation of famed criminal Pablo Escobar. “The Infiltrator may not be as innovative as Breaking Bad, but it sure is fun to watch Cranston at his best again, masterfully walking the tightrope between good and bad” EW’s Devan Coggan writes in her review of the film.
The Infiltrator is now playing in theaters.