The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for Dec. 26 – Jan. 1—the best deals we could find on each. (Yahoo Entertainment may receive a share from purchases made through links on this page.)
STREAM IT: Ric Flair talks about his legendary career, in and out of the ring, in Peacock doc
There may not be a more influential professional wrestler than Ric Flair. The 73-year-old, 16-time world champion and pop culture symbol is the protagonist of the new documentary Peacock Wooooo! Becoming Ric Flair. Five years after Flair nearly died of organ failure, the two-hour film promises an “in-depth and often gritty look” at his legendary in-ring career, as well as his trials and tribulations outside of it . Interviews with Flair himself, his daughter, WWE star Charlotte Flair, Hulk Hogan, Mike Tyson and many others will offer insight into how Richard Fliehr became one of wrestling’s “most controversial icons.” —Anthony Sulla Heffinger
Wooooo! Becoming Ric Flair premieres Monday 26 December onwards Peacock.
WATCH IT: Hillsong: the latest revelations picks up where the docuseries left off
Since March, when Discovery + debuted the three-part docuseries Hillsong: a Megachurch unmasked, which examined the celeb favorite once frequented by the likes of Justin Bieber, Kylie Jenner and Chris Pratt, there have been very real repercussions for its members. “I started to panic — I was starting to worry that I was in a cult,” says one woman. Their comments and those of experts are featured in a new fourth episode of the series, to be premiered after a re-airing of the original ones, which examined church scandals, especially the unexpected 2020 departure of the pastor Carl Lentz, who was once close to Bieber, after the pastor had an extramarital affair. —Raechal Shewfelt
Hillsong: the latest revelations premiering Thursday, December 29 at 10pm on TLC.
WATCH IT: Parasite star Song Kang-ho delivers another winning performance in Broker
Black market adoptions may not sound like fodder for a heartwarming road movie, but that’s a trick the new South Korean drama, Broker, detaches deftly. Bong Joon-ho’s regular protagonist Song Kang-ho plays an adoption broker who sells abandoned babies to childless couples for a sizable profit. But the latest baby in his care arrives as a package with the baby’s mother, who wants to have a say in which home her child grows up in. as well as Song’s business partner, played by Gang Dong-won, who has mixed emotions about this type of work. Broker is the latest film from Cannes-winning director, Hirokazu Kore-eda, who has demonstrated a knack for creating unlikely families from eccentric characters in his past work. — Ethan Alt
Broker previews Monday 26 December in theaters; to visit Fandango for information on show times and tickets.
STREAM IT: Whoa! The new documentary Wild cat plays the second cutest Keanu around
Keanu Reeves… meet Keanu the little ocelot. The pint-sized wildcat is the breakout star of Melissa Lesh and Trevor Beck Frost’s Oscar-promising documentary that transports viewers to a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center deep in the Amazon. That’s where young military veteran Harry Tuner heads after returning home from the front lines feeling his life is adrift. Enter animal lover Samantha Zwicker, who entrusts Harry with the education of young Keanu and the two help each other grow and change. This exclusive clip from the heartwarming film reveals Keanu’s early days, and it’s guaranteed to get you going: Awww! — IT’S AT
Wild cat premieres Friday December 30 onwards First video.
WATCH IT: Play 2023 with Ryan Seacrest, Miley Cyrus or Elle King
Experience three flavors of New Year’s Eve programming courtesy of the Big Three Networks. On ABC, Ryan Seacrest continues to maintain the fort that the late, great Dick Clark built as a host New Years Rockin’ Eve, broadcast live from Times Square in Manhattan. This year’s lineup of musical artists includes Duran Duran, New Edition and Wiz Khalifa, which will be broadcast from Los Angeles. Meanwhile, CBS will broadcast from country music headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee with a Big bash hosted by Jimmie Allen and Elle King and featuring such home crooners as Brooks & Dunn, Little Big Town and the Zac Brown Band. Finally, Miley Cyrus is throwing a big party for NBC and has invited her godmother, Dolly Parton, to chaperon it. There is talk of working from 9 to midnight… what a way to make a living. — IT’S AT
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ with Ryan Seacrest airs Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. on ABC; New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Party airs December 31 at 8:00 pm on CBS and Fundamental+; Miley’s New Year’s Eve party airs December 31 at 10:30 p.m. on NBC.
WATCH IT: Anyone with heart will love Dionne Warwick’s story
Five years of work, the documentary Dionne Warwick: Don’t change me celebrates the life and legacy of the beloved pop/twitter queen. Director Dave Wooley, who also co-authored Warwick’s autobiography My life as I see it, reverently focuses not only on Warwick’s many musical achievements, but also on his activism, whether it’s during the civil rights movement of the 1960s or the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s. The documentary also features Warwick admirers such as Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Bill Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Burt Bacharach, Carlos Santana and Alicia Keys, because, after all, that’s what friends are for. — Lyndsey Parker.
Dionne Warwick: Don’t change me premieres Sunday, Jan. 1 at 9:00 p.m. on CNN.
WATCH IT: See the best in entertainment at 45th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
The Kennedy Center Honors recognizes luminaries of the arts, so they’re always fun, showcasing not only beloved celebrities but also showcasing other familiar faces paying their respects. In 2022, for example, Julia Roberts, LL Cool J, Sean Penn and Garth Brooks were some of the celebrities who celebrated this year’s honorees: actor and director George Clooney, Christian singer Amy Grant, soul singer Gladys Knight, conductor and songwriter Tania León, and U2 rock band members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. During a sweet moment at the ceremony on Dec. 4, Roberts described her Ticket to heaven co-star Clooney, with whom he also worked on screen Confessions of a dangerous mind, Ocean’s 11, Ocean’s 12 and Money monster – as “deeply present and attentive to the world around him”. Meanwhile, LL Cool J lavishly praised Knight: “Once I heard Gladys sing the ABC’s and thought I was in church, true story.” —RS
The 45th Annual Kennedy Center Honors airs Wednesday, December 28 at 8:00 pm on CBS.
WATCH IT: Plays in “Bad Bitch O’Clock” with Lizzo
Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” was the 2022 celebration anthem, so what better way to ring New York at midnight (or “bad bitch o’clock” or “thicc-thirty”) than with Lizzo: Live in concert? Shot during a November 2022 stop on “The Special Tour” at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, the concert film is billed as “the culmination” of the diva’s recent documentary, With love, Lizzo, and will feature A-list guests Cardi B, SZA and Missy Elliott. A lot Special special, indeed. — LP
Lizzo: Live in concert premieres Saturday 31 December onwards HBO Max.
WATCH IT: Become a bookworm with Robert Caro’s new documentary, Turn each page
Author, author! Bookworms and history buffs alike can put their tomes down for a few hours to take a look Turn each page, a new documentary about the longstanding professional relationship between author Robert Caro and editor Robert Gottlieb. Directed by the latter’s daughter, Lizzie Gottlieb, the film explores the beginning of this dynamic duo with Caro’s first major work, The power broker – a mammoth exploration by New York City planner Robert Moses that has become a must-read for anyone even slightly interested in public service. The writer then embarked on his multi-volume account of the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, with Gottlieb helping him shape the final work. Turn each page is a thoughtful depiction of the relationship between writer and publisher, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most important books of our time. — IT’S AT
Turn each page previews Friday 30 December in theaters.
STREAM: Leonor will never die and the Ultimate action hero of our times
Next year marks the 30th anniversary of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s eternally underrated meta-comedy, Ultimate action hero. So it’s only appropriate to ring in 2023 by checking out the Sundance-approved Filipino mindbender Leonor will never die, which also blurs the line between the real world and the world of reels. After aging director Leonor Reyes is injured in a freak accident of “TV falling on your head”, she becomes a character of hers in her unfinished script never filmed. Combining comedy, action and wild twists, director Martika Ramirez Escobar creates an atmosphere where anything can happen Leonor will never die will live forever on the cult film circuit. — IT’S AT
Leonor will never die premiering Tuesday, December 27 on most VOD services.