New Media for October 2023

Television

Poker Face, Season 1 [DVD] ~ “Charlie Cale, a down-on-her-luck cocktail waitress with an uncanny ability to sniff out the truth.” – Amazon

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Season 3 [DVD] ~ “Jack races against time and across Europe to stop a rogue faction within the Russian government from restoring the Soviet Empire and starting World War III.” – Amazon

Succession, the Complete Series [DVD] ~ “When the head of one of the world’s largest media and entertainment conglomerates considers retiring, a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war as each of his four grown children scheme for control of the company.” – Amazon

 

Movies

What’s Love Got To Do With It [DVD] ~ “How do you find lasting love in today’s world? For documentary-maker and dating app addict Zoe, swiping right has only delivered an endless stream of Mr. Wrongs, to her eccentric mother Cath’s dismay. For Zoe’s childhood friend and neighbor Kaz, the answer is to follow his parents’ example and opt for an arranged (or “assisted”) marriage to a bright and beautiful bride from Pakistan.” – Amazon

Past Lives [DVD] ~ “Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life, in this heartrending modern romance.” – Amazon

Elemental [DVD] ~ “The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.” – Amazon

Insidious, The Red Door [DVD] ~ “To put their demons to rest once and for all, Josh and a college-aged Dalton must go deeper into The Further than ever before, facing their family’s dark past and a host of new and more horrifying terrors that lurk behind the red door.” – Amazon

 

Audiobooks (on CD)

Staying Sane in an Insane World: How to Control the Controllables and Thrive by Greg Harden ~ “Greg Harden changes lives… Now, in his first book, Greg Harden is reaching out to help anyone who wants to live their best life by offering powerful and practical advice… This is a one-of-a-kind book that will give you the indispensable lessons and tools necessary to create real change in your life.”Blackstone Publishing

Others were Emeralds by Lang Leav ~ “The daughter of Cambodian refugees, Ai grew up in the small Australian town of Whitlam populated by Asian immigrants who once fled war-torn countries to rebuild their shattered lives. It is now the late 90’s and despite their parent’s harrowing past, Ai and her tightknit group of school charismatic Brigitte, sweet, endearing Bowie, shy, inscrutable Tin, and politically minded Sying, lead seemingly ordinary lives, far removed from the unimaginable horrors suffered by their parents.”GoodReads

Enchanted to Meet You by Meg Cabot ~ A witchy rom-com about a plus size witch who must team up with a handsome stranger to help protect her village from an otherworldly force—but will she be able to protect her heart?GoodReads

The Vicar by A.J. Chambers ~ “Terry Nolan, an off-the-books MI5 operative known as The Vicar, has been officially dead for the past thirty years. But when Nolan is attacked in Boston, it becomes clear his cover is blown. Even worse, his Parishioners—the network of spies who work under The Vicar—have all been compromised. Nolan races to New York to try and find his last remaining agent, Shae, whom he personally recruited years ago. Instead, he finds Kristen, a young civilian who is determined to save Shae, too—and who may know more than she’s letting on.”GoodReads

 

Music (CDs)

Now That’s What I Call Music! Vol 87 ~ “features 20 major current hits from today’s hottest artists including Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Jonas Brothers, Kim Petras with Nicki Minaj, P!nk, SZA, and Luke Combs.” – Amazon

Coco Moon by Owl City ~ “Owl City has now delivered the highly anticipated new album Coco Moon: a wildly imaginative body of work revealing his deepened devotion to the strange magic of creativity.” – Amazon

Stories from a Rock N Roll Heart by Lucinda Williams ~ “This album features an all star cast of musicians as well, featuring members of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers and The Replacements.”Amazon

Starcatcher by Greta Van Fleet ~ “GRAMMY-winning band Greta Van Fleet consists of 3 brothers – Josh Kiszka (vocals), Jake Kiszka (guitar) and Sam Kiszka (bass/keyboards) – as well as Danny Wagner (drums).”Amazon

 

 

Video Games

Mortal Kombat 1 for the Playstation 5 ~ “Discover a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by the Fire God Liu Kang. Mortal Kombat 1 ushers in a new era of the iconic franchise with a new fighting system, game modes, and fatalities!”Amazon

Diablo IV for the Xbox X ~ “Diablo IV is the next-gen action RPG experience with endless evil to slaughter, countless abilities to master, nightmarish Dungeons, and legendary loot. Embark on the campaign solo or with friends, meeting memorable characters through beautifully dark settings and a gripping story.”Amazon

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