Monthly Media Roundup: October

We are back once again, coming to you with everything that has happened this October! Not only are we half way through the semester, but now it’s freezing outside, and there was so much new content this month! From the top charts to new releases, we’ve kept track of it all and can’t wait to share them with you!

*Disclaimer: Some language and content may not be suitable for all audiences*

New Movies/Tv Releases in October 2019:

El Camino: a Breaking Bad movie that fans did not ask for but were thrilled to watch! In the wake of his escape from captivity, Jesse Pinkman must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.

10 years after the events from the first movie, in Zombieland: Double Tap, the group will face a new breed of zombies. This new super-zombie type is faster, bigger, stronger, harder to kill, and have started going from city to city leaving a path of destruction behind them.

We live in a society where Joker is currently the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. Joker tells the origin story of Batman’s greatest foe. During the 1980s, a failed stand up-comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City, while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

Back in the 90s, BoJack Horseman was in a very famous tv show, Horsin’ Around! Now he’s washed up, living in Hollywood, and complaining about everything. Part one of the sixth and final season of BoJack Horseman has been released on Netflix this October.

A part of the Vampire Diaries and the Originals universe and on its second season, Legacies follows Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall. Hope attends the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. The school provides a place where supernatural teenagers can learn to control their abilities and impulses.

What’s better than a cast with Paul Rudd? Two Paul Rudds! Living With Yourself is a new Netflix original series that follows the story of a man who, after undergoing a mysterious treatment that promises him a better life, discovers that he has been replaced by a cloned version of himself.

New Music/Podcasts Corner:

This month there were so many new releases. Iconic artists came back and many rising artists came to claim their spot on the charts! Not to mention all the Halloween jams we had to include!

Selena Gomez has been on a hiatus, but now she’s back with not only one, but TWO new singles! The official Lose You To Love Me music video was actually shot entirely on an iPhone 11 Pro and in one week, received more than 99 million views!

Inspired by a retro aesthetic and a fond memory of her time in Hawaii with her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry released the music video to her new song, Harleys In Hawaii!

Ever wonder what those lyrics meant? Or maybe what was going through the artist’s mind when writing it? Then, you might want to check out the Song Exploder podcast! Musicians and artists come onto the podcast to take apart their songs, share the story of how they were made, and break down the sounds and ideas that went into the song.

Today everything is digital! Note To Self explores the dilemmas people are facing to try and preserve their humanity in this digital age.

Trending Light Reads:

“3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions” by Peter Bregman

If simple decisions take up our time and energy, think about the bigger and more important decisions we have to make. First you overthink, leading to questions, which is then followed by an everlasting number of other questions. In this article Peter Bregman discusses three methods that he uses to help make all kinds of decisions more efficiently.

“How To Make Yourself Stick To A Routine” by Peter Shallard

We’ve all been through this. You tell yourself you’re going to start your new routine today, you’re hopeful, you can do it! Then, the next day you wake up and say you’ll start tomorrow. In this article, Peter Shallard explains the importance of having a routine, shares the fundamental basics to keep a routine, and five lesser known but more powerful tips to make sure your routine sticks.

Good News of the Month:

Two hundred homeless seniors in San Antonio, Texas will soon have a roof over their heads thanks to the Housing First Community Coalition (HFCC) for raising more than $2 million in donations! They have raised enough funds for a new 17-acre Towne Twin Village community. The community will house 200 individuals who are 50 years or older and will be the city’s first Permanent Supportive Housing property.

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