Kings of Leon, Sugarland, Miley and Elton John dominate Oct. 19 release slate
Kings of Leon returns with new music, “Come Around Sundown,” in a week chock-full of big names. They’re joined by sets from Sugarland, as well as Elton John and his hero Leon Russell. Rod Stewart revisits the Great American songbook for the fifth time, Shakira shakes her hips again and Liz Phair releases her first set in five years.
Miley Cyrus, “Hannah Montana Forever” (Walt Disney): It’s just a title Miley. Seriously, as Cyrus gets ready to leave her alter-ego behind forever, she takes one more spin around the TV set with this soundtrack that includes collaborations with Iyaz, Sheryl Crow and dad Billy Ray Cyrus and covers all four seasons of the hit show. (Doesn’t it feel like it’s been on for at least a dozen years?)
Mike Gordon, “Moss” (Rounder): Phish bassist releases third solo set, although his Phish-mates are never far away: both Page McConnell and Jon Fishman make appearances.
Elton John/Leon Russell, “The Union” (Decca): John pairs with one of his early idols, Leon Russell, for this stripped-down T Bone Burnett-produced collection of largely acoustic tunes penned by John, Russell and John’s longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. Read review here.
Kings of Leon, “Come Around Sundown” (RCA): The Followill brothers follow up the ultra-successful “Only By the Night” with a set recorded in New York and that drummer Nathan Followill told Hitfix included some tracks that could be considered “beachy.” Read the review here.
Liz Phair, “Funstyle” (Rocket Science): Released digital this summer, “Funstyle” sees its physical release come to light; her first album in five years. The two-CD set features her rapping as well as returning to her singer/songwriter stripped down roots.
Shakira, “Sale el Sol” (Sony Music Latin): Shakira and her hips shake to Latin rhythms in this primarily Spanish set, the follow-up to the largely electronic, dance-oriented “She Wolf.” The album captures both the glories and sorrows of love with the help of Pitbull and Rene Perez Joglar from Calle 13. Check out her cover of The xx’s “Islands.”
Rod Stewart, “Fly Me to the Moon: The Great American Songbook, Vol. V” (J): After a five-year hiatus, Rod the Mod tackles another set of classic American tunes, including “Moon River,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Beyond the Sea,” and the title track.
Sugarland, “the Incredible Machine” (Mercury Nashville): Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush’s fourth studio album is a high-volume affair full of arena rock-sized anthems and quirky twists and turns. Nettles’ voice is capable of tackling all, but some restraint may have been a nice addition. Read review here.
Third Day, “Move” (Essential): Leading Christian rock group follows up 2208’s “Revelation” with this slab of southern-flavored rock, including the anthemic “Lift Up Your Face.”
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
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