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The It List: Wild new competition series ‘Dodgeball Thunderdome’ premieres, ‘Train to Busan’ sequel ‘Peninsula’ opens in theaters, Tim McGraw drops new album and the best in pop culture the week of Aug. 17, 2020

abff.com.” data-reactid=”41″>The American Black Film Festival takes place Aug. 21-30 at abff.com.

Apple Music.” data-reactid=”48″>Download/stream Imploding the Mirage on Apple Music.

FandangoNOW and iTunes.” data-reactid=”56″>Skin: A History of Nudity in Movies debuts Tuesday, Aug. 18 via on demand services including FandangoNOW and iTunes.

Amazon Prime.” data-reactid=”66″>Chemical Hearts debuts Friday, Aug. 21 on Amazon Prime.

Apple Music.” data-reactid=”73″>Download/stream Here on Earth on Apple Music.

He’s a damn fine Edison — damn fine! — E.A.” data-reactid=”91″>Twenty years after their modern-day version of Hamlet, director Michael Almereyda and Ethan Hawke re-team for a post-modern spin on the period piece. Tesla features Hawke as famed inventor Nikola Tesla, who famously tangled with rival Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) at the dawn of the electrical age. For the film version of that feud, Almereyda embraces wild flights of fancy that include deliberate theatrical sets, fourth wall-breaking narration and a show-stopping rendition of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” Hawke admirably loses himself in Tesla’s grim quest to see his inventions realized, but it’s MacLachlan’s devilishly sly performance that gives the movie its charge. He’s a damn fine Edison — damn fine! — E.A.

iTunes.” data-reactid=”92″>Tesla debuts Friday, Aug. 21 in theaters and via on demand services including iTunes.

Apple Music.” data-reactid=”106″>Download/stream In a Dream on Apple Music.

Target.” data-reactid=”120″>MTV The Throwback Music Party Game is available at Target.

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Apple Music.” data-reactid=”126″>Download/stream The Neon on Apple Music.

Mystery Mansion (the spooky house that’s front and center in the iconic opening credits), a pharaoh’s tomba witch’s cauldron and the Wild West. All four playsets come with a variety of figures, accessories and easy to assemble instructions that should prevent any ruh-rohs. — E.A.” data-reactid=”128″>Earlier this year, Scooby-Doo fans of all ages got to construct their own versions of the Mystery Machine courtesy of Playmobil. Now, the toy company has released a variety of supernatural locations — based on places featured in popular episodes — that you can build for Scooby and his pals to explore. Playmobil’s four new playsets include the Mystery Mansion (the spooky house that’s front and center in the iconic opening credits), a pharaoh’s tomb, a witch’s cauldron and the Wild West. All four playsets come with a variety of figures, accessories and easy to assemble instructions that should prevent any ruh-rohs. — E.A.

Amazon and Walmart.” data-reactid=”129″>Playmobil’s Scooby-Doo playsets are available at Amazon and Walmart.

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candy-pink and neon-rainbow limited vinyl pressings. — L.P.” data-reactid=”134″>AFI members Davey Havok and Jade Puget’s synthpop side-project’s fifth album, Beneath the Blaqk Palms, sounds like the soundtrack to a post-punk remake of Miami Vice, all brooding basslines and driving Jan Hammer synths. Side A came out two weeks ago, but now with the release of Side B, it’s a whole mood. The full Beneath the Blaqk Palms album is also available in beautiful candy-pink and neon-rainbow limited vinyl pressings. — L.P.

Apple Music.” data-reactid=”135″>Download/stream Beneath the Blaqk Palms on Apple Music.