New this week: 'The White Tiger,' Salt-N-Pepa movie & Rhye

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This image released by Netflix shows key art for "The White Tiger," a film streaming on Netflix beginning January 22. (Netflix via AP)

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.


— Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Lesley Manville are a formidable trio in “Let Him Go,” a slow-burn Western about a couple who travels from Montana to North Dakota in the mid-1960s in search of their 3-year-old grandson. Lane and Costner play the grandparents, who lost their own son in an accident and who try to accept their ex-daughter-in-law’s new husband. But things get tense when they realize this new family is not exactly made up of good people. Thomas Bezucha wrote and directed this adaptation of Larry Watson’s novel which film will finally be available to rent for streaming starting Tuesday.

— “99 Homes” director Ramin Bahrani has taken on the ills of American capitalism and now turns his gaze to the caste system in India in his riveting adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s “The White Tiger.” Adiga’s debut novel told a Dickensian story about the rise of an ambitious driver in a rigged system and won the Man Booker Prize in 2008. The adaptation, on Netflix Friday, stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Bollywood star Rajkummar Rao and newcomer Adarsh Gourav. Chopra Jonas, in particular, is a standout as an India-born but America-raised woman who does not agree with the ways of her wealthy husband’s Indian family’s ways. “The White Tiger” shows her acting chops in a way that American productions have thus far failed to.

“Our Friend” stars Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson as a couple and parents to young girls who discover that she has cancer. They quickly find themselves overwhelmed by the burdens of her disease and keeping a household together and ask their college friend (Jason Segel) to come live with them and help. But the temporary situation turns more permanent then they thought. The film, from director Gabriela Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”), is adapted from Matthew Teague’s Esquire article about his own experience. It’ll be available to rent on demand starting Friday.

— AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr


— After a hectic 2020, all you need is the smooth and soothing sound of Rhye to help you start the new year right. Rhye, the R&B musical project by Mike Milosh, releases a new album Friday called “Home.” The 13-track set is full of plush and warm tunes that will make you feel like you’re instantly being massaged at a spa with the best candle scent burning in the background. For an even better time, check out the music video for Rhye’s “Black Rain,” which appears on the new album and stars Golden Globe-winning actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson dancing shirtless for 4 minutes. Taylor-Johnson also directed the clip.