TV’S MORNING CONCERTS
You know what summer means? Rockin’ out early to morning-show concerts. We can’t wait to rise and shine with Mary J. Blige (on Good Morning America July 2), Lady Gaga (on Today July 9), and Keith Urban (on The Early Show in late summer).
You can usually count on the male contenders to be true characters, and this time around is no different. Our single gal Ali has among her suitors an ”entertainment wrestler,” a landscaper, and a singing and dancing Renaissance man named Roberto, making this season’s parade of awkward dates crazier than ever. (ABC, Mondays, 8 p.m.)
A favorite at Sundance, this tense R-rated drama follows a girl in the Ozarks as she doggedly tries to track down her drug-dealing, bail-jumping father. Young actress Jennifer Lawrence gives a raw performance that cuts straight to the film’s heart.
PREDATOR: ULTIMATE HUNTER EDITION
Two future governors (Jesse Ventura and Ah-nuld) take on an alien using an arsenal of guns, knives, and one-liners in the R-rated 1987 thriller. The new Blu-ray has fresh docs and commentary tracks.
Lisa Kudrow’s WEB THERAPY app
The Friends star’s hilarious Web series about a clueless therapist gets an iPhone app with free YouTube videos, links to buy episodes, and clips of Kudrow belittling all your mental health issues. ($1.99 on iTunes)
This affecting clip for Sofia Coppola’s latest — a drama about a movie-star father (Stephen Dorff) and his daughter (Elle Fanning), due out Dec. 22 — brings to mind the dreamy melancholy of the director’s Lost in Translation. Our hopes are officially high.