The To-Do List: Beyoncé’s dream, Spring Training baseball, Top Gun 3D
What to watch for over the next week in sports and pop culture
Extra Mustard’s weekly guide on what to watch for in movies, TV, music, books, websites, games and pop culture at large over the next seven days.
1. Beyoncé: Life is But a Dream on HBO
The famously guarded pop star (as this month’s unflattering photo meme reinforced) opens up with a highly anticipated documentary premiering Saturday night (HBO, 9 p.m. ET).
2. AMC Best Picture Showcase
Need to catch up on this year’s Best Picture nominees before the Oscars on Feb. 24? AMC is screening marathons of all nine films in theaters both this weekend and next. (And download the official Oscars app here.)
3. Christoph Waltz on Saturday Night Live
The Inglorius Basterds and Django Unchained star hosts a new episode of SNL on Saturday (NBC, 11:30 p.m. ET) with musical guest Alabama Shakes.
4. Undefeated on DVD
The inspiring documentary about a struggling high school football team in a poor Memphis neighborhood, finally out on DVD this Tuesday, was an unexpected winner at last year’s Oscars and reaped industry cred for executive producer Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.
5. Gucci Mane’s Trap God 2 mixtape
The Atlanta trap rapper and confirmed NASCAR fan delivers his best verses in recent memory on a free tape featuring appearances by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka Flame and Young Thug.
6. Top Gun 3D on Blu-ray
If you weren’t lucky enough to catch last week’s re-release of the Reagan-era classic in IMAX 3D, a two-disc Blu-ray edition (which includes a copy of the film in 2D) hits shelves on Tuesday.
7. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
The ninth installment in the popular action video game series — which dates back to 1987′s Metal Gear for the NES – is out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Tuesday. (The early reviews have been promising.)
8. Kate Upton on Ellen
Can’t get enough of the two-time Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl? She makes a return visit to Ellen on Wednesday (NBC, 4 p.m. ET), where last year she was grilled on her rumored fling with Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s movie career is as hot as ever: this fast-paced action flick — the first of three movies for the reigning WWE Champion in 2013 — hits theaters nationwide on Friday.
10. Spring Training games begin
The Major League Baseball preseason opens quietly on Thursday and Friday before kicking off Saturday in earnest with a full slate of 16 games.