A father films his daughter every year on her birthday asking the same questions in “How do you measure a year?” doc, divorced couples search for love in ‘The Big D’, the bizarre story of a Florida principal who hypnotized college students is explored in ‘Look Into My Eyes’ and all the best pop culture has to offer from the week from June 12, 2023

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 from June 12-18, including the best deals we could find for each.

STREAM IT: Documentary dad conducts Oscar-nominated social experiment with daughter in How do you measure a year?

As the old saying goes, they grow so fast (they really do). And while many parents are looking for creative ways to commemorate their children’s coming-of-age process, Jay Rosenblatt is probably the only Oscar nominee. On each of her birthdays for 17 years, the When we were bullies The documentarian asked his daughter Ella the same series of questions (“What do you want to be when you grow up?”), ideals and aspirations in the modern world that earned the Rosenblatts an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Short. Watch an exclusive clip (ages 11 and up) above. Kevin Polowy

How do you measure a year? premieres on Wednesday June 14 HBO And Max.

WATCH THIS: The big D gives audiences another chance to fall in love with it

This reality TV show, canceled by TBS and saved by the United States, places 10 divorced couples in a tropical villa, where they will try to find love again. Not just in front of their ex but possibly with them. Awkward! “I still care about him even though I’m kinda dead inside,” contestant Gillian said of her ex, David. They’ve been divorced for only seven months and he already wants her back. Evil. “I crawl on my stomach,” he says, “and I want to do this for us. I want to rework our marriage.” Brooks and Casey are in a very different place — well, at least she is. She says Brooks tries to get back together with her “every day”, while she wants him to “go to bed and meet a hottie”. Overseeing all this mayhem are hosts JoJo Fletcher, a former star of the bacheloretteand her husband Jordan Rodgers, to whom she gave the last rose of her season. —Raechal Shewfelt

The big D premieres Wednesday, June 14 at 10 p.m. in the US.

SHARE IT: Look me in the eyes is the latest from AMC True Crime Story

Prepare to be mesmerized by AMC’s latest episode True Crime Story franchise. This four-part documentary series chronicles the exploits of Dr. George Kenney, a former Florida high school principal who used his students as guinea pigs for his extracurricular hypnosis activities. Kenney eventually lost his job following the deaths of three students in 2011, when local reporters learned of his involvement. More than a decade later, some of the participants in the case are explaining what happened behind the scenes and are struggling with the fallout on their lives. — Ethan Alter

True Crime Story: Look Me In The Eyes premieres Thursday, June 15 at 10 p.m. AMC+, Sundance TV And SundanceNow.

STREAM IT: Boldy returns to Strange new worlds for fan favorite season 2 star trek series

Speak Weird: Season 2 of the star trek The prequel series features the franchise’s first live-action animated crossover as Lower decks main characters Beckett Mariner (Tawny Newsome) and Brad Boimler (Jack Quaid) transition from cartoons to corporeal humans. It’s just another example of how Strange new worlds consistently delights long-time hikers with deft episodic storytelling, plenty of easter eggs, and the same daring spirit of adventure that has driven the best hiking spaceships, by Kirk Business at Burnham Discovery. Climb aboard and get ready to… engage. — EA

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premieres Thursday, June 15 on Paramount+.

HEAR IT: John Mellencamp mounts an ambitious 25th album

Orpheus descending, by the artist formerly known as Johnny Cougar, is one of the most passionate and fiery records from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee singer-songwriter to date. Always crusading for social justice, on his 25th album, Mellencamp tackles issues such as gun violence (“Hey God”), the homelessness crisis (“The Eyes of Portland”) and political corruption (“The Land of the So-Called Free”). ROCK in the USA, indeed. Lyndsey Parker

Orpheus descending by John Mellencamp is available Friday, June 16 for download/streaming on Apple Music.

WATCH IT: Rock out with John Early’s now more than ever

The hilarious Research group The alum’s first HBO comedy special combines his dry, witty jokes with musical performances, including covers from Britney Spears and Neil Young. This is his take on a 70s rock documentary – Early’s own version spinal valve — and it was filmed at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, NY, where his fake band, the Lemon Squares, was by his side. — RS

John Early: now more than ever premieres Saturday, June 17 at 10 p.m. HBO.

WATCH IT: Shout Factory Shaw Brothers the box set is a must for martial arts fans

Shout Factory's Shaw Brothers Classics Blu-ray box set features vintage martial arts films from Hong Kong.  (Photo: Courtesy Shout Factory)

Shout Factory’s Shaw Brothers Classics Blu-ray box set includes vintage martial arts films from Hong Kong. (Photo: Courtesy Shout Factory)

While Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan may have been the face of Hong Kong cinema in the 70s and 80s, the Shaw Brothers were the powers behind the explosion of martial arts favorite territory. Beginning in the late 1960s, the producer duo oversaw a cinematic renaissance in Hong Kong, using classical Chinese wuxia tales as a starting point for the tricks and techniques of then-modern action films. Shaw’s first set of hits are collected on Shout Factory’s Shaw Brothers Classics Vol. 1 Blu-ray box set – a treasure trove of eleven films made between 1967 and 1969, including The Thundering Sword, The Invincible Fist And Dragon Swamp. Each film boasts sparkling high-definition transfer as well as a wealth of audio commentary and revealing new interviews. — EA

Shaw Brothers Classics Vol. 1 The Blu-ray box set is available Tuesday, June 13 on Amazon And Shout Factory Official Site.

HEAR IT: Stone Age queens rule their Roman rock empire

Josh Homme made headlines for personal reasons relating to his acrimonious divorce and custody battle with Distillers’ Brody Dalle, but now he and his band of desert rockers are returning after a six-year recording hiatus with their eighth studio album, In Times New Roman… QOTSA’s press release describes the record as “raw, sometimes brutal and not for the faint-hearted”, but also “the most beautiful and certainly the most rewarding album of their epic discography” – as shown by the return to form. first single, “Emotion Sickness”. Later this year, QOTSA will head out on their “The End Is Nero” tour with fellow riotous rockers Viagra Boys and Savages’ Jehnny Beth. — LP

In Times New Roman… from Queens of the Stone Age is available Friday, June 16 for download/streaming on Apple Music.

HEAR: Yusuf/Cat Stevens is still the king

Legendary singer-songwriter Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf, returns with his first studio album in nearly a decade, king of a country. The collection of 12 originals, released on the Dark Horse Records label founded by George Harrison, reunites Yusuf with Paul Samwell-Smith, who produced Stevens’ classic 70s LPs Tea for the Tillerman, Teaser and the Firecat And Catch Bull at four. — LP

king of a country by Yusuf/Cat Stevens is available on Friday June 16 for download/streaming on Apple Music.

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