New this week: ‘Mulan,’ Billy Ocean music, ‘Transplant’ | Entertainment
— “I’m Thinking of Ending Things ”: As the writer of “Being John Malkovich,” “Adaptation” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” Charlie Kaufman’s imagination has long been boundless and beautiful. In his latest, which Kaufman also directors, a young woman ( the exceptional Jessie Buckley ) takes a road trip with her new boyfriend (Jesse Plemons). It premieres Friday on Netflix.
— AP Film Writer Jake Coyle
In celebration of turning 70 this year, Billy Ocean is releasing his first album of new material in a decade. “One World,” out on Friday, features 12 songs that Ocean co-wrote, which were recorded last year in New York and Manchester. The album was originally supposed to be released in April but was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Trinidadian-British says “One World” captures of his musical influences on one album.
U2, Elton John Kesha, Nick Cave, Father John Misty, Joan Jett, Lucinda Williams, BØRNS and more artists appear on the album “Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex,” to be released Friday. Hal Willner, who produced the 26-song album, passed away on April 7 from COVID-19. T. Rex is part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2020 class.