The To-Do List: Academy Awards, Louis C.K. On Netflix, ‘Suit & Tie’ Video
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. The new and improved MLB video archive
Major League Baseball has added hundreds of incredible archived clips to its database. Buzzfeed’s Erik Malinowski handpicked 23 of the very best, starting with Michael Sergio parachuting onto the Shea Stadium field during the 1986 World Series.
2. Girl power
Breakthrough females could mean ratings boosts for a pair of male-dominated sports: Ronda Rousey headlines UFC 157 on Saturday (9 p.m. ET, PPV), while Danica Patrick starts from the pole at the Daytona 500 on Sunday (1 p.m. ET, FOX).
3. An NBA playoff preview?
Could Sunday’s pro hoops doubleheader offer a glimpse of the NBA’s final four? The Heat and Knicks tip off early (1 p.m. ET, ABC), with the Thunder and Clippers facing off later (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC).
4. The 85th Academy Awards
The Oscars are Sunday night (8:30 p.m. ET, ABC) and there’s still plenty of time to catch up on this year’s Best Picture nominees. AMC is screening a marathon of all nine films for $60 in theaters nationwide.
5. Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater on Netflix
The comedian’s fourth full-length comedy special, which he released directly through his website for five bucks last year, is now streamable on Netflix Instant.
6. Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” video
David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network) directed this video for the lead single of the pop star’s forthcoming album, his first since 2006′s FutureSex/LoveSounds.
7. Michael Phelps and Kate Upton on Jimmy Fallon
The Olympic hero and SI swimsuit cover model both drop by Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show on Monday night (11:30 p.m. ET, NBC).
8. Baseball Prospectus 2013 in stores
The bestselling annual baseball preview — an absolute must-own if you’re in a competitive fantasy league — arrives in bookstores on Tuesday.
9. 21 & Over
The buzzed-about comedy, the directorial debut of the writing team behind The Hangover, hits theaters nationwide on Friday.
10. Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice” video
The newest single off the Compton rapper’s critically acclaimed debut album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City now has a video and a good one.
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