What to learn and watch in 2022

Actor Nicholas Cage is shown wearing a hat and sunglasses in the desertNicholas Cage shines in The Insufferable Weight of Huge Expertise by which he performs a fictionalized model of himself (Courtesy of Lionsgate)


The Insufferable Weight of Huge Expertise
Nicolas Cage has carved out one of many extra fascinating careers in movie historical past. From Oscar-worthy turns in dramas like Adaptation and Leaving Las Vegas, to mega-star roles in motion blockbusters Con Air and Face/Off, Cage has most not too long ago been making a residing churning out a string of straight-to-digital B motion pictures—greater than 15 roles prior to now three years alone. His subsequent movie, The Insufferable Weight of Huge Expertise, is a wink and nod to a profession flip few may have predicted.

Cage, who performs a fictionalized model of himself—an unhappy, past-his-prime film star—finds himself in the midst of a plot straight out of the films that made him well-known: having to rescue his spouse and daughter from a billionaire drug lord who paid Cage a million {dollars} to attend his celebration.

The truth present that has outplayed, outwitted and outlasted all of them returns for its forty second season in March. Initially slated to air final 12 months, the pandemic delayed manufacturing because the solid and crew had been unable to journey to Survivor’s devoted location at Mamanuca Islands, Fiji. As a result of the season was filmed below a condensed schedule—26 days (together with a two-week quarantine) as an alternative of the standard 39—the motion guarantees to be much more fast-paced than typical.

Regulation & Order
Within the spirit of as we speak’s leisure panorama—the place concepts are recycled, reused and rebooted—Regulation & Order is about to make its return to the small display. After going off the air in 2010, NBC is reviving the police procedural that has earned greater than 50 Emmy nominations. It stays to be seen who from the unique solid will seem, however the present is poised to make historical past upon its return.   

The four co-hosts of podcast No Such Thing as a FishThe co-hosts of No Such Factor as a Fish share their favorite trivia tidbits on the weekly podcast (Photograph by Matt Crockett)


Let’s Make a Sci-Fi
What occurs when three comic buddies got down to create the right, binge-worthy sci-fi present? That’s what Maddy Kelly, Mark Chavez and Ryan Beil are about to search out out on Let’s Make a Sci-Fi, a brand new collection from CBC podcasts. Every episode, the trio search recommendation and steerage from writers, actors, administrators, prop masters and a number of the largest heavyweights within the style. It’s the podcast that makes an attempt to have a look below the hood of the artistic course of and the work, expertise, planning and luck that goes into getting a exhibit the bottom.

No Such Factor as a Fish
That is the podcast the place it’s at all times trivia night time. Began by 4 researchers for the long-running BBC trivia recreation present, QI, the podcast has change into an entertaining dumping floor for the numerous attention-grabbing factoids that didn’t make it onto the tv program. Every episode, one of many 4 co-hosts introduces their favorite cutting-room ground trivia to the group and hilarity ensues.

From the creators behind the favored YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE comes the podcast Sidenote. Science educators and hosts Greg Brown and Mitch Moffit, who launched their YouTube channel in 2012 and grew their platform to just about 10 million subscribers as we speak, take advanced matters and current them in partaking, humorous and extremely consumable methods. Every week, Greg and Mitch take a deep dive into every thing from the science behind goals and house exploration to what occurs to your mind throughout a midlife disaster.


The Man Who Might Transfer Clouds
In what has been described as a “stranger than fiction” memoir, novelist Ingrid Rojas Contreras shares her story of rising up in Colombia within the ‘80s and ‘90s, her fortune-teller mom, and a spell of amnesia that set her on a course to rediscover her household’s historical past. The Man Who Might Transfer Clouds brings readers alongside for an ingenious journey down reminiscence lane, dotted with supernatural encounters and household secrets and techniques—whereas masterfully mixing tales of Colombian historical past alongside the way in which.

All About Me!
From his humble Brooklyn, NY upbringing as Melvin Kaminsky, to his service through the Second World Struggle and, after all, a profession in Hollywood that almost all may solely dream of, comedy icon Mel Brooks tells the entire story in his new memoir, All About Me! Whether or not it’s writing on Sid Caesar’s Your Present Of Exhibits, scripting, starring and directing iconic movies like The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Younger Frankenstein, producing The Elephant Man and a lot extra, when Brooks shares his story it doesn’t take lengthy to search out out why “it’s good to be the king.”

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows
In 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows, world-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei eloquently unpacks his storied life and profession whereas additionally tracing the lifetime of his father, celebrated poet Ai Qing. Each have been detained by the Chinese language authorities for his or her artwork, activism and cries to upend the established order. Ai Weiwei additionally tells the historical past of China over the previous century, whereas bringing the reader into the artistic course of behind his iconic sculpture work and elaborate artwork installations.


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