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Rare Round-Up: Entertainment News of the Week (03/11/2023)

Rare Round-Up: Entertainment News of the Week (03/11/2023)

It’s Friday and you know what that means! It’s time for another one of these exquisitely crafted summaries of this week’s entertainment news.


Also, Friday means new music! As usual, there are brand-new and remastered classic albums hitting both physical and digital shelves. This week sees new music from K-pop sensation Jung Kook as well as Caroline Polachek and The Struts, with remastered albums from Oasis, Cher, and Christine McVie. Additionally, for more nostalgia, NOW Yearbook 1988 brings us all the biggest hits of that year including George Michael, Kylie Minogue, Eurythmics, and more!


In very exciting news for fans of Shed Seven, if you order the new album from, you’ll be able to get a piece of signed artwork by the band! Delivered with renewed enthusiasm, A Matter of Time contains undoubtedly some of the best music of their career.


Following the recent release of her second studio album Guts, Olivia Rodrigo has shared her new single Can’t Catch Me Now from the soundtrack of the latest installment in The Hunger Games franchise, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Rodrigo said that she is “beyond excited” that her song is featured in the dystopian prequel.


Just like a concert lineup, we save the main event for last with the final song by musical powerhouse The Beatles, titled Now and Then described as a “poignant act of closure.” Originally written and recorded by John Lennon as an unfinished piano home demo and later completed by the surviving bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. The last song is paired with a new mix of the band’s first, Love Me Do.


Leading news in the world of visual media is the very sad news of the passing of Matthew Perry. Best known as one of the six Friends, Perry has entertained generations with his charm and sarcastic wit. Aside from Friends, Perry starred in the fantasy comedy 17 Again with Zac Efron, Leslie Mann and Thomas Lennon as well as Fools Rush In alongside Salma Hayek and TV drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.


Onto happier news, the latest film by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, The Boy and the Heron, has an official UK teaser trailer! His first film since The Wind Rises in 2013, the Japanese title of the film, How Do You Live? Is a reference to the 1937 novel of the same name, but features an original story not connected to said novel. Miyazaki and Ghibli have been capturing the imaginations of children, adults and families since 1984 with adventures such as My Neighbor Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away. You’ll be able to watch the latest from December 26th in the UK.


In an exciting Blu-ray release by Second Sight Films this week, The Ginger Snaps trilogy box set hit shelves on Monday. The supernatural horror trilogy starting in 2000 about two sisters whose relationship is tested after one of them gets bitten by a werewolf has become a cult favourite, and now you can experience it remastered in glorious high definition. Also featuring a number of special features and not to mention newly artworked box art, art cards and a book full of new writings, this is absolutely a must-have for Ginger Snaps fans.


Another remaster on the way by Criterion is the 4K release of Ridley Scott’s multi-award winning 1991 road drama Thelma & Louise. Starring Susan Sarnadon and Geena Davis as two friends who go on a road trip that leads to unforeseen circumstances, as well as then-newcomer Brad Pitt, it’s available now for pre-order!


As for gaming, the hype train continues to choo choo as we get closer to the release of Tekken 8! Bandai Namco’s fighting franchise was a big part of many of our childhoods and continues to be a part of many of our adulthoods too! This week saw the reveal of Victor Chevalier- a “living legend” from France and a brand-new character joining the King of Iron Fist Tournament. We’re excited for more reveals in the coming weeks!

What news are you most excited about this week?

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