New Release Tuesdays – August 15

Tuesdays bring the release of new books and movies to keep us all occupied. Let’s take a look at what’s now available for our consumer entertainment!

New Digital Releases

(All entries will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray on Aug. 29) 

Baywatch – The movie that proves that Dwayne Johnson isn’t infallible, the remake of the 1990s TV phenomenon was not well-received, but you can watch it digitally today.

Batman and Harley Quinn – Another DC Universe movie about the Dark Knight, this time he teams up with a spurned Harley Quinn to stop the Joker.

The Lion King – With a live-action movie in the works, Disney has taken the classic animated film out of the vault.

New on Blu-Ray/DVD

It’s a weak week for new movie releases…

The Wall – Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena, the movie follows two soldiers are pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them.

New Books

Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell – The follow-up to 2002’s If Chins Could Kill gives the actor the opportunity to tell more stories about his life.

A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena – A domestic thriller set in Upstate New York. The Krupps are a happy couple… until the wife mysteriously disappears and ends up in a hospital with no recollection of how she got there. Secrets begin to unravel.

The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics by Mark Lilla – The political writer argues that the American left should turn away from “the divisive politics of Identity.”

The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster and the Year That Changed Literature by Bill Goldstein – The author captures both the literary breakthroughs and the intense personal dramas of these beloved writers as they strive for greatness.

Vanity Fair’s Schools For Scandal: The Inside Dramas at 16 of America’s Most Elite Campuses―Plus Oxford! by Graydon Carter – The book brings together the magazine’s reporting on the scandals that have swept our nation’s most elite campuses over the past twenty-five years. 

Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium by Walter Judd and Graham Judd – botanist Walter Judd gives a detailed species account of every plant found in Tolkien’s universe with an original hand-drawn illustration by artist Graham Judd in the style of a woodcut print.

That’s a lot of stuff this week. What are you thinking of getting?