Monthly Media Roundup: October 2020

Fall semester is almost over, can you believe it? We hope you are all doing well and had a fun and safe Halloween! Keep reading for a look into some media that was released in October, enjoy!

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

New Movie & Tv Releases

After landing her dream job in Paris, Chicago marketing exec Emily Cooper embraces her adventurous new life while juggling work, friends and romance in the Netflix Original, Emily in Paris.

Our favorite space bounty hunter from the Star Wars Universe is back for a second season of The Mandalorian on Disney+. The Mandalorian follows the travels of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

Orphaned at 9, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But, child stardom comes at a price in The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix.

A young newlywed arrives at her husband’s family estate and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death. Rebecca is based on the book of the same title and the 1940 film adaptation directed by Alfred Hitchcock and can be found on Netflix.

Fueled by memories of her mother, resourceful Fei Fei builds a rocket to the moon on a mission to prove the existence of a legendary moon goddess in Over the Moon on Netflix.

Despite his devotion to his hometown of Salem and its Halloween celebration, Hubie Dubois is constantly mocked by both the kids and adults. But this year, something is going bump in the night, and it’s up to Hubie to save Halloween in Hubie Halloween on Netflix.

Three gutsy kids from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from gentrification…and vampires in Netflix’s Vampires vs. the Bronx.

Music & Podcast Corner

Wonder By Shawn Mendes

Wonder by Shawn Mendes, a cinematic masterpiece if you will. The music video takes us on Mendes’ journey as he rides a train, runs and dances through a forest, and sings his heart out on a cliff.

Golden By Harry Styles

How would we describe Harry Style’s Golden music video? It’s basically just him vibing in Italy and we love that for him.

If you’ve ever wondered what crime took place on today’s date, check out Morning Cup of Murder. Host, Korina Biemesderfer, guides you through history with stories of murder, abduction, serial killers, crimes of passion, and more.

You know those questions we ask but never know? For example, who invented pants? Well, Every Little Thing has the answer to your burning questions. Listeners who have questions can actually call or send an audio message.

Good News of the Month:

Anika Chebrolu, 14, of Frisco, Texas, won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge with a prize of $25,000 for her research on an antiviral drug that could help combat the spread of COVID-19. She spent the past year researching ways to fight the flu, but shifted her research this summer due to the Coronavirus. Chebrolu plans to continue with her research and says she will use part of her $25,000 prize money to do so!

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