This week, stream Ariana Grande, ‘Wonka,’ Garth Brooks, animal queens, and ‘Poor Things’

New TV, movies, music, and games include Ariana Grande's new album and Garth Brooks' behind-the-scenes look at his Nashville bar's launch.' entertainment journalists also recommend John Cena's cinematic comedy "Ricky Stanicky," Atlus' Unicorn Overlord, and Emma Stone's "Poor Things" on Hulu.

On Thursday, Hulu will stream Yorgos Lanthimos' “Poor Things” in time for the Oscars. It's up for 11 Oscars, including best picture, Emma Stone's best actress, and other nominations for its fanciful work

Stone plays Bella Baxter, a creature created by a mad doctor (Willem Dafoe) with a juvenile brain and an adult body in the Victorian-set picture, based on Alasdair Gray's 1992 novel. Lindsey Bahr of AP Film rated “Poor Things” “among the year’s most sumptuous visual delights.”

While Timothée Chalamet wrestles sand worms in “Dune: Part 2,” Max will air his final box-office blockbuster, “Wonka,” on Friday, March 8. Paul King's musical prequel to the Roald Dahl-scripted 1971 classic stars Chalamet as a youthful, wide-eyed Wonka trying to start his candy business.

The picture benefits from Chalamet's magnetism and King's “Paddington”-like drawings, but my review said it "is lively but too neutered to do Dahl justice."

In “Ricky Stanicky,” three buddies have long used a fictional acquaintance named Ricky Stanicky to avoid confrontation with their spouses. Three pals (Zac Efron, Jermaine Fowler, Andrew Santino) hire struggling actor “Rock Hard” Rod (John Cena) to mimic Stanicky when their family get suspicious. The Peter Farrelly-directed picture opens Thursday on Prime Video.

Four years ago, Ariana Grande changed “Positions.” She altered breakup language with “Thank U, Next” five years ago. The earlier albums were “Sweetener,” “Dangerous Woman,” “My Everything,” and “Yours Truly.” Now, “eternal sunshine.”

Grande's new full-length album restores her pop music dominance. Absence makes the heart grow fonder: her lead song “Yes, And?” introduced her to house-informed pop music and reached No. 1. Only one thing could improve it? Mariah Carey remixed soon after.

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