This new Blu-ray box set collects 5 of the best mobster movies by the best directors of the modern age. Nothing but Oscar winners and classics: Untouchables, Goodfellas, Heat, The Departed, & The Town. If that doesn’t sound good there must be something da matter with you.
If you’re slowly easing your way toward the Self-help section of the bookstore, Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Phil Jackson is a great springboard. As coach of the Chicago Bulls & LA Lakers, Jackson became the most successful coach in the history of pro sports. This new book breaks down his philosophies and takes readers into the headspace of a man who led the world’s greatest ballers to the apex of competitive success eleven times.
During surfing’s rapid evolution in the late 60s & into the 70s, Australian photographer John Witzig was right in there. On the beach and in the water. Documenting the rise of Australia’s first generation of innovative surfers and shapers as well as capturing the culture as it emerged, Witzig’s images are now certified classics. This new book collects hundreds of his best pics from the period.
Until now, the story of a group of pre-internet technophile freaks who hacked into AT&T’s landline monopoly & took full advantage of the system’s million dollar flaw has remained untold. For those interested in archaic technology and the roots of “hacking”, this one’s for you
Bruce Lee was the most important martial artist to ever live. He was an actor, philosopher, film director, producer, screenwriter and through his movies, Chinese martial arts exploded in the West. Most agree that Enter The Dragon is Bruce Lee at his cinematic best; watch the little fella kick much ass in this 40th Anniversary Blu-ray version of his 1973 kung-fu classic.
Award-winning war photographer Tim Hetherington survived embedded tours in Afghanistan’s Korangal Valley (aka hell on earth) for the making of the acclaimed documentary Restrepo and his book Infidel, only to be killed in 2011 by a mortar blast while covering the Libyan Civil War. Journalist Alan Huffman tells Hetherington’s story; a life dedicated and ultimately lost to showing war for what it really is.
With the lofty aim of being “inspirational,” the book by the famous head coach usually ends up as a steaming heap of worn out locker room cliché and macho-man nonsense. That’s a very negative statement, we know. But it’s also true. In this book by legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight, negativity is the secret ingredient for success. And who are we to argue? Knight’s unique philosophy of negativity carried his teams to over 900 NCAA wins.
If you’re able to overlook what a complete & utter a-hole Mel Gibson is in real life you’ll welcome the release of this Blu-ray box set of Gibson’s best work: the post-apocalyptic Mad Max trilogy that includes Mad Max (1979), Mad Max Road Warrior (1982) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). Available June 4.
The new self-published cookbook from chef Martin Picard, Au Pied de Cochon: Sugar Shack just earned the eccentric Quebécois chef Cookbook of the Year at the Gourmand Awards in Paris. He probably thinks it’s because of his recipes but we’d like to think the 4 photos of totally naked women are what took the trophy.
There are so many new books by and about Navy SEALS that you could literally spend the next few months reading nothing else. We don’t really recommend doing that but we do recommend this book. Damn Few is the story of Rorke Denver, a decorated SEAL trainer who has led over 200 commando missions.