It’s Friday! You know what that means. New movies and music! Let’s get right to it!
If you didn’t get enough of a horror kick with IT, then try MOTHER! The latest by acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky is about a couple (Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem), whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. Seems simple, looks super-messed up.
Also out this week is REBEL IN THE RYE. Starring Nicholas Hoult and Kevin Spacey, the film tells the life story of J.D. Salinger and his effort to write and publish “The Catcher in the Rye.” You know, that novel that you had to read in high school?
Other flicks to choose from this week include AMERICAN ASSASSIN, about a counterterrorism agent. Or you can try BRAD’S STATUS, a comedy where a father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life’s choices.
Switching gears to new music, it’s another busy week! One of America’s biggest bands, Foo Fighters, return with their new album, CONCRETE AND GOLD. Besides the hard rock you’ve come to expect, Dave Grohl brought in some special guests for the band’s ninth album. Justin Timberlake and Alison Mosshart (The Kills) contribute vocals and Paul McCartney even stopped by to record a drum track!
While Emily Haines spent the last decade rising to greater and greater heights with Metric, she hasn’t forgotten about her solo project, Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. CHOIR OF THE MIND is her first album under that moniker since 2006. It’s all about her voice and piano playing, gentle and understated.
Sure, he may still best be known for writing the synth anthem, “Cars,” Gary Numan has continued to release records at a steady pace for the last four decades. His new album, SAVAGE (SONGS FROM A BROKEN WORLD), takes a darker path. It’s a concept album centered around a post-apocalyptic world that has become desertified as a result of global warming.
And there’s much more! Deer Tick are releasing two self-titled albums, one exploring their acoustic side and one garage rockers. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross continue their score work, this time for THE VIETNAM WAR. Radiohead drummer Philip Selway is also releasing his original soundtrack for LET ME GO. There’s also Gucci Mane (MR. DAVIS), Ringo Starr (GIVE MORE LOVE) and the eponymous by Prophets of Rage.
What’s on your radar? Let’s chat below!