Geekery Release Friday – August 25

It’s Friday, so you know what that means. Time for new movies and music.

In theaters today, we have BIRTH OF THE DRAGON, inspired by the controversial battle between Bruce Lee and kung-fu master Wong Jack Man.
Also in limited release today is Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 3-D.
For new music, let’s turn it over to Joe:
Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
 
Josh Homme and co. return for the band’s seventh album and it’s a bit of a departure from past releases. First off, no special guests. Just the Queens of the Stone Age you know and love. Plus, the album was produced by Mark Ronson, so you can expect even more swagger than usual. Yes, apparently, that is possible.
EMA – Exile In The Outer Ring
 
EMA’s new album is a rawer, more low-key affair. It looks at the dark underbelly of dead-end towns and wasted youths with nowhere to go. Not the most joyous subject matter, but she approaches the topic with the sadness, fragility and simmering rage needed to pull it off. The music follows suit.
Oh Sees – Orc
 
For a garage band that’s been together since 1997, Oh Sees sure have trouble sticking with a band name! Now under their fourth moniker, but their 19th album, the group shows no signs of slowing down. As for the music itself, it’s as heavy and furious as ever, putting punk, blues and metal in a blender.
Also out this week is Fifth Harmony’s self-titled album, Be Here Now by The Mynabirds, Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy by ASAP Mob and All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell by PVRIS.
Talk about everything you want to watch and listen to right here.