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New Releases: May Edition

May 15, 2023


“The Little Mermaid (2023)”

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May 26, 2023
DIRECTOR: Rob Marshall
STARS: Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Javier Bardem
WHERE TO WATCH: Only in theaters
SYNOPSIS: This live-action rendition of “The Little Mermaid” retells the classic story of an aspirational mermaid trading her beautiful voice for legs to explore the human world and find love. This remake will also feature four new songs with lyrics written by “Hamilton” composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.


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“Paper Names”
May 2, 2023
Historical Fiction
AUTHOR: Susie Luo
PAGE COUNT: 288 pages
SYNOPSIS: This story takes place over three decades in New York and China and explores American life from three unique perspectives: Chinese-born engineer Tony who was forced to become a doorman after immigrating to New York, Tammy who yearns for self-discovery as a first-generation American, and white lawyer Oliver who must deal with his family’s troubled past. An unexpected act of violence brings these three characters together and allows them to discover new revelations about each other’s culture and learn to embrace love over ignorance.

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“The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom”
May 12, 2023
E (10+)
GRAPHICS: 1080p resolution
SPEED: 30 fps
PLATFORMS: Nintendo Switch
SYNOPSIS: Following the events of “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” this sequel follows Link as he takes to the sky to explore mysterious, new floating islands and uncover Ganondorf’s plot to return from the dead and take over the kingdom of Hyrule once again.


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