WATCH | EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA
There’s a lot of online buzz surrounding the Netflix film that stars Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams and Dan Stevens. Two small-town singers chase their pop-star dreams at a global music competition, where high stakes, scheming rivals and onstage mishaps test their bond. A feel-good, goofy, romantic film, Lars Erickssong and his best friend Sigrit make music together as the band Fire Saga, much to the dismay of Lars’s widowed father, Erick. Lars has one dream: to win the Eurovision Song Contest.
READ | BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow prepares for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined — every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin.
LISTEN | CANYONS
The quartet Gone West proves that the sensibilities of Los Angeles and Nashville aren’t far apart at all when it comes to sunny singer-songwriter pop. Its members — Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves, Nelly Joy and Justin Kawika Young — have roots in both scenes. They came together as a simpatico combo after serving as supporting players in Caillat’s solo folk-pop projects. “Canyons,” the group’s full-length debut, showcases sleek writing and a frictionless vocal dynamic. Sometimes, all four combine their breathy timbres in impossibly smooth harmony.