Another week brings another round of releases and we’ve narrowed down the best of the best.
We’ve selected our recommendations for best new media dropping this week. Here’s a rundown of what deserves your time and dollars:
All The Way tells the story of president Lyndon B. Johnson (played to uncanny accuracy by Brian Cranston) who takes office after the tragic assassination of JFK. The film follows LBJ’s efforts to move forward in the Civil Rights Act and unify a country locked in turmoil. It catalogs one of the most important times in modern American politics with little embellishment of historical facts. The film also stars Anthony Mackie as civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. All the Way is available on DVD and Blu-Ray September 6.
This quasi-historical BBC epic is high on our list of best new shows for 2015. It’s like Game of Thrones without all the dragons and monsters. While that doesn’t sound like the most fun, the characters are incredibly captivating as is the ever-changing allegiances and bloody politics of Medieval England. The story follows Uhtred, a displaced English lord raised by Vikings and his quest to avenge his adoptive father and reclaim his birthright. The series is currently available on Netflix and DVD and stars Alexander Dreymon, Ian Hart, Thomas Gabrielsson, and a don’t-blink cameo by Rutger Hauer.
We wrote about Jeff Lemire’s run on Moon Knight a while back. His run so far has been a great read. Marc Spector’s mind-bending journey continues as he struggles to make sense of his identity and connection to the Egyptian god Knonshu. The lines between madness and reality continue to blur as Lemire’s tale keeps you wondering just exactly what the hell is going on inside Moon Knight’s head. Moon Knight #6 hits shelves September 6 and is also available on Marvel Unlimited and Comixology.