Welcome to Riot Radar, a weekly column detailing new releases in music, movies and games for the upcoming week.
As Force Awakens anticipation builds to a frothing lather, EA “strikes back” on PS4, Xbox One and PC with a new Star Wars: Battlefront, taking players from the skies to the ground and into the boots of several legendary characters on iconic planets.
Love it or hate it, we’ve been highly entertained by the Lord of the Rings prequel series of films so far, and with this week’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu Ray, Peter Jackson’s second Tolkien trilogy is now complete in the home collections of nerds everywhere. We sadly never got a chance to check this one out in theatres so we’re definitely looking forward to the home release.
We caught Massachusetts DJ Daniel Lopatin, AKA Oneohtrix Point Never, opening for Nine Inch Nails last summer and were mesmerized by his at times ambient but often abrasive aural attack. Lopatin drops his 7th LP this week, Garden of Delete, on UK based Warp Records.
Current king of raunch comedy with heart, Seth Rogen takes a drug fueled aim at Christmas and Hanukah with 50/50 co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt and The Falcon himself, Anthony Mackie, in The Night Before.