March Staff Picks

Jessie’s Picks

Resident Alien

This is a humorous Sci-Fi show about an alien (played by Alan Tudyk) that crash lands near a small town in Colorado. He assumes the life of the town doctor and becomes involved in the lives of the quirky townsfolk.

Abbey Road/ The Beatles

This album deserves its #1 spot on WXPN’s All Time Greatest Albums list. There are so many great songs on it – “Something,” “Come Together,” “I Want You,” etc.

Eric’s Picks

Metroid Dread (Nintendo Switch)

The wait is over! After being in development since 2005, Metroid Dread finally hit the Nintendo Switch in 2021 and, shockingly, it managed to exceed over ten years of hype.

Combining the side-scrolling action of the earliest Metroid games with the fluid functionality, slick 3-D graphics, and versatile gaming mechanics of today, this highly anticipated game brings Samus’ story to an epic conclusion well worth the wait! While the Switch’s handheld mode is fun, gamers should definitely play Metroid Dread in TV mode to get the full experience!

The Last Duel

Ridley Scott, director of such iconic films as: Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), and Gladiator (2000) has made a big comeback in 2021 with two great films in one year: House of Gucci and, my personal pick for this month: The Last Duel

Not only does this film feel like a true return to form for filmmaker Scott, it also is the first film co-written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon since their Oscar winning screenplay for Good Will Hunting. Much like Hunting, Affleck and Damon do double duty, both writing and acting in The Last Duel where they join Adam Driver and Jodie Comer, all of whom turn in powerhouse performances!

This film has been compared most frequently to the film Rashoman, as both are films where characters tell the differing accounts of one event. However, what makes The Last Duel unique and worth watching, is that it doesn’t leave you questioning who is telling the truth. It gives you all the answers you will need to find the truth for yourself.

Kim’s Picks

Forever Young: A Memoir [Libby Audiobook]

The iconic child star of such Walt Disney Studios productions as Pollyanna, The Parent Trap, and That Darn Cat!, plus non-Disney films The Trouble with Angels and The Family Way, narrates her life story as the sister of actress Juliet (Avanti!, TV’s Nanny and the Professor), daughter of esteemed British actor John (Great Expectations, King Rat, Ryan’s Daughter) and writer Mary Hayley Bell (Whistle Down the Wind).  She does a superb job describing the glitz and glamour as well as the day-to-day joys and travails of filmmaking.  Equally fascinating and compelling is her tale of coming of age.  Making appearances are the Beatles, Judy Garland, and Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham, who put Hayley onto great literature.  Her education at boarding schools and a Swiss “finishing school” had been haphazard

Season of the Osprey

Enthralling PBS NOVA documentary follows a male osprey from the Amazon Basin 4,000 miles to the Connecticut River Delta where he finds the previous year’s nest and welcomes back his mate.  During spring and summer their three hatchlings grow to adulthood while the parents fend off such interlopers as bald eagles, other osprey and cormorants.  The osprey has a 6-foot wingspan but weighs only 3 pounds, which makes it a master of the air.  Osprey eat fish only but there are plenty of those in the delta. 

Felicia’s Picks

Paddington

One of the most heartwarming movies ever made. I have cried multiple times over how much I love this bear.

For the First Time

A fantastic debut album from a striking seven-piece band, which includes a saxophone player! Definitely leans towards the angsty side of things, with multiple anxiety inducing songs and some sleazy british vocals.



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