What’s New, Pussycat?

Another Tuesday, another batch of new releases to satiate your entertainment appetite, CulturePoppers. Here’s what we’re most excited about this week…

Own the Night

Lady Antebellum

Lady A’s third album comes on the heels of a truly tough act to follow. Need You Now was a double-sided sword that sliced through all kinds of charts and records – it was a true juggernaut and universal phenomenon – something more and more rare in the ever-fractioning music industry. Based on what’s been released from the new album so far, including “Just A Kiss” – the fastest rising single of their career so far, all signs point to a smash success for the country power trio. And you know what? They deserve it. It’s really tough to dislike Lady Antebellum. Their voices make gorgeous harmony, and they leave the studio with truly good and solid music. It’s not pop, it’s not even really that country – if Lady A are country, so is Fleetwood Mac. It’s just good music. We like good music at CulturePoppe, don’t we?

Citizen Kane on Blu-ray

Children, there’s a reason that Citizen Kane consistently reigns at the top of all-time best film lists. Orson Welles’ 1941 classic – in every sense of the word – is like a mini-film school. While new viewers might not understand all the fuss, a great many of the films they watch today are influenced in some way by this story of the rise and fall of William Randolph Hearst a fictional newspaper publisher. I can’t wait to see how this 70th anniversary edition shines in high-def.

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fourth Season

Let’s be real for a second. There are few if any comedic characters on television right now that bring as much weekly joyous awkwardness/awkward joyousness as Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Played by Jim Parsons with the crispest, tangiest and zingiest timing, Sheldon is a marvel to watch week in and week out. And the best part? He’s just part of an exceptional ensemble whose chemistry crackles more and more each season. And with Bernadette and Amy Farrah Fowler added to the group on a regular basis and the consistently brilliant writing, “Big Bang Theory” is bringing the kind of “Friend-ly” comedy gold not seen since Central Perk.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Amongst book buyers, book bloggers and book readers, The Night Circus is ALL the buzz. If any book is going to take off like a rocket The Help-style this fall, it’s going to be this one. Morgenstern’s novel tells the story of Celia and Marco – two young magicians in a traveling night circus who are groomed for a deadly competition. The only problem is that, of course, they’re in love.

What are you most excited about picking up this week, CulturePoppers?

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15 thoughts on “What’s New, Pussycat?

  1. I blew my coffee budget today on new music: Lady Antebellum, Ben Rector, and then 2 pre-orders of needtobreathe and Sara Groves.

    I’m currently watching The Ringer which is also a fun Tuesday newbie 🙂 Is it okay to confess I’ve never seen The Big Bang Theory? I feel like there might be judgment here…

    • I’m willing to give it a shot, but I’m also willing to publicly blame anyone who leads me astray popculturally. Just ask the coworker who suggested Brothers & Sisters was must-see TV.

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