The Chronicle Entertainment Rundown

Kat Parra, Jaelyn Decena, and Maria Jungers

The Frozen Ground is available to stream on Netflix.
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Movie – The Frozen Ground

Director Scott Walker delivers a suspense-drenched film that manifests fear and urgency as an escapee becomes a breakthrough in a detective’s cold case. Jack Halcombe (Nicholas Cage) and Cindy Paulson (Vanessa Hudgens) join forces to incarcerate a double-life serial killer who’s been hunting young women for nearly 13 years. This film is based on the 1970s Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen. Because the film was shot in the same town of the real-life murders, The Frozen Ground’s setting is dark and unsettling. Available on Netflix, this is a film you won’t want to watch alone. –KP



“The Saddest Podcast on Earth” helps Disney lovers cope during the park’s closure. (Photo by Tuxyso on Wikimedia Commons)


Podcast – “The Saddest Podcast on Earth”

Many people are attempting to adapt to the new COVID-19 normalcy, which includes no longer being able to do many of the things people loved. Many Disneyland lovers are stuck watching ride videos on repeat and imagining what could have been. This is the exact problem the hosts of “The Saddest Podcast on Earth”, Ryan Bergara, Byron Marin and Amanda Pham, are facing. To compensate for the Disneyland withdrawals, this podcast focuses on the sights, sounds and smells of Disneyland Park. Combining comedy with nostalgia, “The Saddest Podcast on Earth” is the perfect solution for Disneyland lovers. –JD


H. Jon Benjamin plays Bob Belcher on Bob’s Burgers.
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TV Show – Bob’s Burgers

Fox’s most popular animated sitcom Bob’s Burgers has been renewed for its 12th and 13th seasons. The program was nominated for Outstanding Animated Program seven consecutive times at the Emmys. Bob’s Burgers follows the lives of the dysfunctional Belcher family. The show focuses on the small wins of working at a family-owned restaurant, such as paying bills in time, having meals together and having loyal customers become lifelong friends. Starring H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, John Roberts, Dan Mintz and Eugene Mirman, Bob’s Burgers leaves its audience with a warm feeling. Bob’s Burgers premiered its 11th season on Fox and Hulu on Sept. 27. –JD



Alicia Keys’ new album Alicia was released on Sept. 18.
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Album – Alicia

With over 42 million albums sold worldwide, and on top of becoming the most certified female R&B artist of the millennium, Alicia Keys released her newest self-titled album Alicia on Sept. 18. This album highlights her piano-based roots, featuring songs about struggling to step into one’s power. Other artists such as Jill Scott, Khalid and Miguel are featured in her 15-track album, contributing to the intimate and inviting sound of neo-soul intertwined with R&B. Keys’ music opens up a safe space for listeners to embrace the beauty and love that is discovered in each of us. –MJ