Monthly Media Round-Up: May 2022

Here’s what came out in the month of May!

*No spoilers!*

Movies

In “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, Doctor Strange teams up with a mysterious teenage girl from his dreams who can travel across multiverses, to battle multiple threats, including other-universe versions of himself, which threaten to wipe out millions across the multiverse. They seek help from Wanda the Scarlet Witch, Wong, and others. (IMDB)

“Top Gun: Maverick”: After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it. (Wikipedia)

“The Bob’s Burgers Movie”: A ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope as they try to get back behind the counter. (Wikipedia)

“Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers”: Chip and Dale live amongst cartoons and humans in modern-day Los Angeles, but their lives are quite different now. When a former castmate mysteriously disappears, Chip and Dale must repair their broken friendship and save their friend. (Wikipedia)

“Firestarter”: A couple desperately tries to hide their daughter, Charlie, from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for turning fire into a weapon of mass destruction. Her father taught her how to defuse her power, but as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. When a mysterious operative finally finds the family, he tries to seize Charlie once and for all — but she has other plans. (Wikipedia)

“Men”: In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to find a place to heal. However, someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her. What begins as simmering dread soon becomes a fully formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears. (Wikipedia)

“Senior Year”: A high-school cheerleader falls into a coma before her prom; twenty years later, she awakens and wants to return to high school to reclaim her status and become prom queen. (Wikipedia)

“Downton Abbey: A New Era”: The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess’s newly inherited villa. (Wikipedia)

TV Shows

“Obi-Wan Kenobi”: The Jedi Master contends with the consequences of his greatest defeat — the downfall and corruption of his one-time friend and apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. (Wikipedia)

“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”: Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One explore new worlds around the galaxy on the U.S.S. Enterprise. (Wikipedia)

Stranger Things: Season 4 (Volume 1)”: Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down. (Wikipedia)

“The Time Travelers Wife” is a love story that follows the relationship and eventual marriage of Clare and Henry, which is complicated by Henry’s time travel disorder. (Wikipedia)

Music

Harry Styles has released his third studio album “Harry’s House”. Singles include “As It Was” and “Late Night Talking”. (Wikipedia) The album has been met with universal acclaim from critics.

After a four-year hiatus, Kendrick Lamar has returned with his fifth studio album “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers”. The album has been met with universal praise from critics, noting Lamar’s lyricism and scope. (Wikipedia)

Following her record-breaking debut, Ella Mai has released her long-awaited sophomore album “Heart on my Sleeve”. Upon release, the album debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it her second top 20 on the chart.

Bad Bunny has released his fourth solo studio album (fifth overall) “Un Verano Sin Ti” (Spanish for “A Summer Without You”). The album contains 23 tracks, featuring artists such as Chencho Corleone, Jhay Cortez, Tony Dize, and more! Bad Bunny has called the album “a record to play in the summer, on the beach, as a playlist”.

“Dance Fever” is the fifth studio album by English indie rock band Florence and the Machine. The album was originally supposed to be released in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the recording for the album was transferred to London. The album features a variety of styles and genres, ranging from progressive pop to indie pop, disco, and industrial.

“Come Home the Kids Miss You” is the second studio album by Jack Harlow. Its singles include “Nail Tech” and “First Class”, which” debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the year’s first hip hop song to reach the top.

Good News of the Month

LEGO Brings Van Gogh’s Most Famous Painting Into the Third Dimension With 2,316 Fan-Designed Bricks

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Always keeping an eye on its more mature fans, LEGO is preparing to release a set of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh’s great work, Starry Night.

But rather than forming a flat mosaic of bricks to make that most famous of images, Truman Cheng, a 25-year-old PhD student from Hong Kong, built the whole scene as Van Gogh would have viewed it—with the moon, the town, and the clouds made three-dimensional.

The result is Starry Night in 3D, complete with a little LEGO Minifigure of Van Gogh with a paintbrush, easel, and pallet, to be produced in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art—where the original painting has been housed since 1935

(Good News Network)

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