Stuff We Dig Vol 47



“Suicide Squad”

After two years of hype, “Suicide Squad” is just about here. The much-anticipated super villain flick includes The Joker (Jared Leto), Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and others recruited by a government black-ops team to complete missions deemed too tough for superheroes. Big things are expected not just from this film, but the franchise, as a sequel has already been announced and cast. (In theaters Aug. 5)


“Sausage Party”


You might have heard about “Sausage Party” recently when a trailer was accidentaly played at a kids’ movie. It’s an easy enough mistake to make. On the surface, “Sausage Party” looks like another animated movie aimed at kids, but it’s actually much more diabolical. While it takes a very “Toy Story”-ish approach — looking at life through the eyes of your food — it’s actually profane, hilarious and very R-rated. The movie comes from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the dudes behind “Superbad,” “Pineapple Express” and “This Is The End” and it looks delicious. (In theaters Aug. 12)



Banks & Steelz


How’s this for an unlikely music collaboration? Paul Banks from indie rock band Interpol joins forces with RZA, the hip-hop icon and Wu-Tang Clan head honcho, for a project called Banks & Steelz. Initially, they became friends and RZA compared their working together to “buddies playing chess.” But they got serious and have an album coming soon called “Anything but Words.” (In stores Aug. 26)


Dinosaur Jr.


Alt-rockers Dinosaur Jr., best known for their early ’90s hits “Start Choppin’” and “Feel the Pain,” return with their first album in four years this month. It’s called “Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not” and it finds these Massachusetts-based appealing to its noise-rock, indie-rock fan base. While it had some major-label success in the 90s, Dinosaur Jr. has largely been a non-mainstream band throughout its career. That’s not changing in 2016, but that doesn’t matter much to its fans. (In stores Aug. 5).



The Rise and Fall of El Chapo


Since we’re all infinitely interested in El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord with a knack for escaping from prison, the new History Channel documentary registers as a must-watch. The documentary tells his entire story, from his youth selling oranges in Mexico to rare footage of his headline-making escape and pursuit by authorities. It’s a new look at a story that’s kept us captivated for a good part of the last years. (Premieres Aug. 8 on History Channel)


The Get Down


Is this your next Netflix obsession? We’ll find out soon enough. “The Get Down” is a show from Baz Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge” and “The Great Gatsby”) that tells the story of the birth of hip-hop, punk and disco in the South Bronx in the 1970s. This musical drama is intriguing, considering Luhrmann’s background, and a cast that includes Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jaden Smith, plus input from music legends such as Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash. (Debuts Aug. 12 on Netflix)



“Madden ‘17”


Every August, you can count on it. “Madden” is back with a new installment for all the world’s sports video gamers. No sports video-game franchise has been as successful or as revered as “Madden” and it’s not easy to see why — everyone from athletes to sports fans love the game, even if they’re not hardcore gamers all 365 days of the year. As per usual, the new “Madden” installment will have new features, updated player rankings and a new reason to start a season. (In stores Aug. 23)





Add this to the list of things your phone case can do: Actually print pictures. Yep, it’s true, thanks to Prynt, a Kickstarter-backed product that basically gives your smartphone the power of Polaroid. With a Prynt case, you’re able to snap a picture on your phone, then instantly print it out. That’s cool enough, but there’s more: If you print out a still image from a video on your phone, someone can scan the photo and the associated video will play on their phone. It’s quite an innovative piece of technology. (Available now for $150 at


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