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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Hot This Week: May 25

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We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Three new movies on our weekly list are led by the DC Comics extravaganza Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Hayley Williams, best known for her work with the band Paramore, lands on the music chart with her debut solo album. In fiction, the latest novel from bestselling author Scott Turow makes the list, while new biographies of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and baseball legend Willie Mays do the same in nonfiction.

Movies
  1. Birds of Prey (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Bloodshot (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Fantasy Island (Blu-ray)
  4. The Call of the Wild (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Gretel & Hansel (Blu-ray)
  8. I Still Believe (Blu-ray)
  9. Dolittle (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Lil Baby, My Turn
  2. The Weeknd, After Hours
  3. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  4. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  5. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  6. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  7. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
  8. Hayley Williams, Petals for Armor
  9. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  10. Luke Combs, This One's for You
Fiction
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  3. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  4. Walk the Wire, David Baldacci
  5. The 20th Victim, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  6. Big Summer, Jennifer Weiner
  7. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  8. The Last Trial, Scott Turow
  9. The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd
  10. The Book of Lost Friends, Lisa Wingate
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  3. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. The Lincoln Conspiracy, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
  6. Fortitude, Dan Crenshaw
  7. The Rural Diaries, Hilarie Burton Morgan
  8. Pelosi, Molly Ball
  9. Incomparable, Brie and Nikki Bella
  10. 24, Willie Mays and John Shea

Monday, May 18, 2020

Hot This Week: May 18

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Four new movies make this week's list, led by the comics adaptation Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel. Country music superstar Kenny Chesney's new album debuts atop the music chart. New novels from James Patterson, Jennifer Weiner, and Mary Kay Andrews light up the fiction list, while a memoir from actress Hillarie Burton Morgan leads four new titles in nonfiction.

Movies
  1. Bloodshot (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Gretel & Hansel (Blu-ray)
  5. I Still Believe (Blu-ray)
  6. The Gentlemen (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Dolittle (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Arkansas (Blu-ray)
  9. Like a Boss (Blu-ray)
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Kenny Chesney, Here and Now
  2. Lil Baby, My Turn
  3. The Weeknd, After Hours
  4. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  5. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  6. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  7. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  8. Jhene Aiko, Chilombo
  9. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
  10. Luke Combs, This One's for You
Fiction
  1. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  3. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  4. The 20th Victim, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  5. Walk the Wire, David Baldacci
  6. Big Summer, Jennifer Weiner
  7. The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd
  8. Hello, Summer, Mary Kay Andrews
  9. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  10. The Wedding Dress, Danielle Steel
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  3. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. The Rural Diaries, Hilarie Burton Morgan
  6. The Lincoln Conspiracy, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
  7. The House of Kennedy, James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen
  8. Incomparable, Brie and Nikki Bella
  9. Fortitude, Dan Crenshaw
  10. Resistance, Tori Amos

Monday, May 11, 2020

Hot This Week: May 11

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This week's movie listing is led by the blockbuster debut of Sonic the Hedgehog on the big screen. The music chart stays largely the same but welcomes Travis Scott's Astroworld back nearly two years after its release. New novels from bestselling authors John Grisham and Danielle Steel debut in fiction, and a book on social connection from former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy does so in nonfiction.

Movies
  1. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. The Gentlemen (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Dolittle (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Like a Boss (Blu-ray)
  6. The Rhythm Section (Blu-ray)
  7. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Underwater (Blu-ray)
  9. Just Mercy (Blu-ray)
  10. The Turning (Blu-ray)
Music
  1. The Weeknd, After Hours
  2. Lil Baby, My Turn
  3. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  4. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  5. Travis Scott, Astroworld
  6. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  7. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  8. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
  9. Jhene Aiko, Chilombo
  10. Harry Styles, Fine Line
Fiction
  1. Camino Winds, John Grisham
  2. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  4. Walk the Wire, David Baldacci
  5. The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd
  6. The Wedding Dress, Danielle Steel
  7. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  8. Masked Prey, John Sandford
  9. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
  10. The Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  3. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. The House of Kennedy, James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen
  6. More Myself, Alicia Keys and Michelle Burford
  7. The Last Book on the Left, Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski
  8. Fortitude, Dan Crenshaw
  9. Together, Vivek H. Murthy
  10. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell

Monday, May 4, 2020

Hot This Week: May 4

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Four new movies are hot this week, including the top three on the list. The music chart remains largely the same, with two old favorites rejoining. A collection of four novellas from Stephen King leads three new titles in fiction, while a memoir from actor Val Kilmer debuts in nonfiction.

Movies
  1. Bad Boys for Life (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. The Gentlemen (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Like a Boss (Blu-ray)
  4. Dolittle (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Just Mercy (Blu-ray)
  6. Underwater (Blu-ray)
  7. The Turning (Blu-ray)
  8. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. 1917 (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Little Women (Blu-ray)
Music
  1. The Weeknd, After Hours
  2. Lil Baby, My Turn
  3. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  4. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  5. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
  6. Jhene Aiko, Chilombo
  7. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  8. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  9. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  10. Justin Bieber, Changes
Fiction
  1. If It Bleeds, Stephen King
  2. Walk the Wire, David Baldacci
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  4. Masked Prey, John Sandford
  5. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  6. The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd
  7. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
  8. The Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes
  9. The Boy from the Woods, Harlan Coben
  10. In Five Years, Rebecca Serle
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  3. Educated, Tara Westover
  4. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  5. The House of Kennedy, James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen
  6. I'm Your Huckleberry, Val Kilmer
  7. More Myself, Alicia Keys and Michelle Burford
  8. Arguing with Socialists, Glenn Beck
  9. Fortitude, Dan Crenshaw
  10. The Last Book on the Left, Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski

Monday, April 27, 2020

Hot This Week: April 27

As we count down the last few days until May, some areas of the country are beginning to make plans for how to ease restrictions put in place due to COVID-19. As libraries prepare to reopen, we know you may find yourselves short staffed and/or performing a multitude of new tasks. Midwest Tape can help! Let us take care of your media processing while you get things up and running.

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This week's movie list sees Dolittle hold on at the top with two new additions coming in just behind it. The music chart welcomes the new album from the Strokes at #5. A new novel from John Sandford is the lone debut in fiction, while the nonfiction list includes new books from James Patterson and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Movies
  1. Dolittle (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Underwater (Blu-ray)
  3. Just Mercy (Blu-ray)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. 1917 (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. Little Women (Blu-ray)
  7. Spies in Disguise (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Knives Out (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. Gemini Man (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. The Grudge (Blu-ray)
Music
  1. The Weeknd, After Hours
  2. Lil Baby, My Turn
  3. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  4. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  5. The Strokes, The New Abnormal
  6. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
  7. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  8. Justin Bieber, Changes
  9. Jhene Aiko, Chilombo
  10. Frozen II Soundtrack
Fiction
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. Masked Prey, John Sandford
  3. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  4. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
  5. The Boy from the Woods, Harlan Coben
  6. The Glass Hotel, Emily St. John Mandel
  7. In Five Years, Rebecca Serle
  8. Redhead by the Side of the Road, Anne Tyler
  9. The Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes
  10. Valentine, Elizabeth Wetmore
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  3. The House of Kennedy, James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  6. Arguing with Socialists, Glenn Beck
  7. More Myself, Alicia Keys and Michelle Burford
  8. Fortitude, Dan Crenshaw
  9. The Last Book on the Left, Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski
  10. Hell and Other Destinations, Madeleine Albright and Bill Woodward