Every two weeks, we’ll be hitting you with the best media releases, spanning from comics to Netflix and everything in between.
‘Born To Run’
Outside of maybe Sir Paul or the dearly departed Prince, there may be no autobiography that music fans have clamored for than one from the Boss. Clocking in at around 500 pages, here’s to hoping that BROOOOSE didn’t skimp on any details of his legendary origins, E Street Band switch-ups or how he wrote so many songs about cars and lonely roads.
The original “Blair Witch Project” came out at just the right time. People had yet to be hardened into perpetual cynicism by the internet, and a movie that relied on people to think it was real would have been broken in a Buzzfeed-style list far before it hit the box office (“8 Totally Crazy Ways “Blair Witch” is Fake, #4 Will Shock You and Make You Stand in the Corner!”). Thankfully, the horror sub-genre regurgitated what made that movie popular in the form of “found footage” films. Sixteen years removed from the awful “Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2,” it appears we’re finally getting the found footage sequel that “Blair Witch” deserves. Look forward to a whole new group of kids trying to traverse the Black Hills in search of a certain witch.
‘The Larry Sanders Show’
Hey now! From 1992 to 1998, the greatest talk show host in the world was fictional. Forget your Lettermans and Lenos, it was Larry that made people laugh on a far more regular basis during ’90s. Garry Shandling played Larry Sanders, a sometimes lovable, sometimes POS who showcased a realistic view of the completely unrealistic landscape of a late night talk show. Shandling tragically passed this year, and as is the usual case with great artists and works of arts, it took his death to remind people that The Larry Sanders show had been off of streaming services entirely for years. Thankfully, on Sept. 23, that wrong will be righted and you’ll be able to enjoy the highbrow hijinks of Larry, Hank and Artie in perpetuity.
‘Atrocity Exhibition,’ Danny Brown
Kendrick Lamar may still hold the crown for most hip hop heads, but there’s a whole subsect of rap stans that have been in waiting for a new Danny Brown album for three years. After a treasured appearance on the new Avalanches record, Brown is back with “Atrocity Exhibition.” Fans of Brown know that his spastic style over even crazier beats is a recipe for success. The two preview tracks, “When It Rain” and “Pneumonia,” promise a Danny Brown just as lovable and wild as before, but with a new focus on making the most artfully-tinged hip-hop around. And wouldn’t you know it? Kendrick makes an appearance, too.
‘22, A Million’
For five years, the world wasn’t sure if it would ever get another Bon Iver album and for a while, it didn’t look like he knew, either. However, Justin Vernon set the music world aflame when he announced that not only was there a new album, but that he would be premiering the whole thing live at his own Eaux Claires music festival. The album is frenetically off-kilter, with song titles like “21 MN WATER” and various historical music samples abounding. Centered throughout the whole thing, though, is who Kanye West once referred to as “one of the baddest white boys on the planet,” Justin Vernon.
Over the last 20 years, the cult of ‘Persona’ has slowly grown since establishing itself as more than just a spin-off of the popular ‘Megami Tensei’ series. 2008’s ‘Persona 4’ pushed the Japanese role-playing game further into the mainstream, and it seems as if the eight year wait between titles has pushed the fandom to a fever pitch. The fifth entry takes place in a Tokyo high school, where you find yourself in an otherworldly castle, forced to make decisions that will help you prevent a grisly fate.