Geekery Release Friday – October 6

It’s the end of a long, difficult week. If you’re looking for something new to watch or listen to, give these picks a shot.

One of the biggest films of the fall is the incredibly anticipated sequel, BLADE RUNNER 2049. Taking place 30 years after the original, Ryan Gosling is a young blade runner that uncovers a long-buried secret and seeks out Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard for answers. Can it possibly hold up to the original? Will Ford act or sleepwalk his way through the film? You can find out!

If you like your action a bit closer to today and with some romance, look into THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US. Two strangers (Kate Winslet, Idris Elba) must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain.

Also out: For the kids (and bronies, I guess), you have MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE. There’s also the family drama, THE FLORIDA PROJECT. For new documentaries, this one about an unconventional love story, try DINA.

There’s an eclectic mix of new music out this week, starting with Dhani Harrison’s solo debut, IN///PARALLEL. Although he’s had a budding career as the lead songwriter of thenewno2, this atmospheric rock record is his first release under his own name.

Speaking of debut albums that are by a former band frontman, Liam Gallagher’s solo premiere, AS YOU WERE, drops today. What’s it sound like? Well….it….sounds like Oasis. Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing!

Another debut worth checking out is by alternative R&B artist, Kelela. TAKE ME APART is the product of four years of work by the singer-songwriter. The resulting album is glitchy, pulsing, subtle and sensual.

You can also give a listen to the first LP by Australian singer-songwriter Alex LaheyI LOVE YOU LIKE A BROTHER, check out Marilyn Manson’s new album, HEAVEN UPSIDE DOWN, bliss out to Cults with OFFERING or dive into the electronic soundscapes of Alessandro Cortini with AVANTI.

It’s Columbus Day weekend! What are your plans? Sound off below!