“The Crown” Season 3: Love, love, love Olivia Coleman, so looking forward to seeing her take over as Queen Elizabeth II. Looks like she’s diving straight into a huge amount of drama with her sister Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter), her son’s unwise marriage to Diana, and the country generally falling apart. On Netflix, November 17th.
“The Good Liar”: A twisty thriller with two of our greatest living actors? I’m there. This stars Helen Mirren as a wealthy widow and Ian McKellan as a con man out to bilk her. Directed by Bill Condon who wrote the film “Chicago” and directed the recent “Beauty and the Beast”. This is his third outing with Ian McKellan, the first being “Gods and Monsters” which really put McKellan on the map as a film actor. Also stars Gush About favorite Russell Tovey (swoon) and Downtown Abbey’s Jim Carter. In theaters Friday.
“Tina, the Musical”: This just opened on Broadway and here’s an amazing CBS New York clip of Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King and Tina Turner in the audience grooving to the performance, with Tina afterward addressing the audience and praising the performers – which if you read Elton John’s new book, is amazing because she’s very very critical.