Music and movie release watch: Thanksgiving break


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Jill O'Brien

Thanksgiving break means time away from school and work, and it also means more time to sit down and enjoy one of the many new albums or movies being released over the week of break. Read up on some of next week’s new releases here: 


Green Day, “Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band” 

Nov. 17, 2017

The East Bay, California punk-rockers will release their greatest hits album, complete with 22 tracks recorded between May 1991 and October 2017. The album will include tracks from albums like “Dookie,” “American Idiot” and their most recent “Revolution Radio,” but will also feature two new tracks, a new recording of “Still Breathing” featuring country artist Miranda Lambert and a previously unreleased track titled “Back in the USA.” 

Eminem, “Revival”

Nov. 17, 2017

The ninth studio album from the man known as “Slim Shady,” Eminem’s latest album features his commentary on the American political climate, as well as a single titled “Walk on Water,” the lead single from the album and a collaboration between Eminem and Beyoncé. 

Sufjan Stevens, “The Greatest Gift Mixtape”

Nov. 24, 2017

A follow up to 2015’s “Carrie and Lowell” and “Carrie and Lowell Live,” “The Greatest Gift Mixtape” is merely the short name for the album. Titled “The Greatest Gift Mixtape – Outtakes, Remixes and Demos from Carrie and Lowell,” the album will feature previously unreleased tracks from the album, an early iPhone recording of the song “John My Beloved” and remixes of the original tracks done by other artists. 


“Justice League”

Nov. 17, 2017

The highly anticipated fifth release from the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), “Justice League” will follow five heroes – Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg – on their mission to honor the late Superman, as well as save the world from villain Steppenwolf. 

“Justice League” is also slated to be one of the most expensive films ever made, with a budget of $300 million. 


Nov. 22, 2017

Pixar’s “Coco” is based around the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos and tells the story of a young boy named Miguel who comes from a family whose ancestors have banned music. Despite this, Miguel wishes to become a musician and finds himself on a journey through the Land of the Dead to discover the true nature of his family’s history. 

“The Man Who Invented Christmas” 

Nov. 22, 2017

Just a week shy of the start of December and the onset of Christmas decorations, movies and music filling the air, this film tells the story of one of the holiday’s literary traditions. “The Man Who Invented Christmas” shows how Charles Dickens brought together real-life experiences and his imagination to write “A Christmas Carol.”