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10 Random Recommendations Part 29

A new day, a new list. Enjoy.

1. Loki- I’m sure everyone has seen it by now, but if not, check it out. It’s an important set-up for future MCU films. 

2. Umphrey’s McGee- You Walked Up Shaking In Your Boots But You Stood Tall And Left A Raging Bull- Do you like instrumental jams? You’re in luck as this new UM album is comprised entirely of head bopping rock instrumental jams.

3. The Mysterious Benedict Society- This is one strange Disney+ series. With that said, I’m on board with its utter weirdness and I am looking forward to seeing where this book based series goes next.

4. Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory 4K- Wonka never looked better. A must own for any 4K collection.

5. Fear Street Trilogy- Horror fans have been buzzing over this trilogy of films based on the R.L. Stine book series and rightly so. Not only is it fun and intense, but it’s got a compelling core story that unfolds over the course of the trilogy. Personally, I liked part 2 (1978) the most, but I may be biased as a “Friday The 13th” fan.

6. The Tomorrow War- It may be highly reminiscent of “Aliens” and “A Quiet Place,” but this turned out to be one of the most surprising and enjoyable summer movies. Chris Pratt is in top form here and the creatures themselves are actually quite freaky!

7. Cast A Dark Shadow/Wanted For Murder Blu-ray- This Cohen Film Collection double feature set includes 2 classic British film noirs that involve serial killers. Cohen doesn’t get enough attention in the home video market, but they should as they have been putting out some superb discs of classic films (some of which are truly underrated).

8. Underexposed! The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made Book- Author Joshua Hull’s book is simultaneously fascinating and heartbreaking. On one hand, you’re learning about awesome proposed projects (more than 50 actually) such as John Carpenter’s “Shadow Company” and “Escape From Earth,” George Miller’s “Justice League: Mortal,” The Wachowskis “Plastic Man,” Alfred Hitchcock’s “Kaleidoscope,” Joe Carnahan’s Daredevil trilogy, Martin Scorsese’s “Gershwin” and “Dino,” and, of course, Guillermo Del Toro’s “At The Mountains Of Madness.” On the other hand, it’s a little painful to read about what might have been as we were all clearly deprived of some potentially incredible movies. Regardless, it’s a must read book for those who love cinema and stories about what might have been.

9. Oysterhead- The Grand Pecking Order- The album may have come out 20 years ago, but it’s been on heavy rotation here for me lately. For those that don’t know, this is the one and only album (so far) of the very bizarre supergroup featuring Phish’s Trey Anastasio, Primus member Les Claypool, and The Police drummer Stewart Copeland. 

10. McCartney 3, 2, 1- This new 6 part Hulu series finds Paul McCartney talking to legendary music producer Rick Rubin about the stories behind the songs. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the series though is when the two sort of deconstruct certain tracks by isolating instruments and vocals. It makes you appreciate the artistry of The Beatles and McCartney’s work even more.

July 22, 2021 - Posted by | List | , , , , , , , , , ,

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