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August 7, 2022
First, an apology: last night, the July 28 issue of What to Watch was re-issued mistakenly. We regret the duplication, and this week's newsletter follows below.

There’s lots to watch on TV these days – perhaps too much, as John Doyle suggests in a column this week – but you may soon be able to take one thing off of your must-watch list: late night TV, which has been undergoing a sea change of late, with James Corden’s recent resignation and, late last month, the cancellation of Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal. But, as Doyle also writes this week, this particular change is good: Bee notwithstanding, “One thing is reasonably clear: the template of white male host, monologue, studio audience, house band and guests from showbiz is now antique. That’s good, and overdue.”

On the big screen, meanwhile, this week sees the opening of Bullet Train, an unwieldy action-comedy that’s anchored by star Brad Pitt’s comedic chops. And on streaming, Luck, John Lassetter’s challenger to the Pixar throne (it streams on Apple+), is more Cars than Toy Story: “It feels like several Pixar pitch sessions crammed into one liquid lunch,” reviewer Barry Hertz writes.

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