The shower scene from Psycho is arguably the scariest movie scene in Hollywood history. It came straight from the mind of director/ filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, who also gave us The Birds and many more. This Essentials Collection includes five of his greatest films as well as replicas of the original movie posters.
If there is just too much you don’t know about Batman to really understand his relevance in contemporary culture, this new hardcover called The Batman Files can help. It’s basically a scrapbook that chronicles the Dark Knight’s life, from lowly beginnings to his iconic status as a super hero.
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com is now hawking his own story in addition to the millions of other products sold through his ubiquitous online empire. It’s a heart-warming tale of visionary business savvy and the relentless pursuit of profit one click at a time.
Law & Order: great cop show, a multi-Emmy winner and the longest-running TV drama of all time. Now the whole 20+ plus years has been packaged into a 104-disc collection, which seems like it will take about 10 years to watch.
Upon checking into his hotel, Hunter S. Thompson ordered cases of Wild Turkey delivered to his room. And Rolling Stone always picked up the tab. How could they not? Thompson was inventing his own booze & drug-fueled genre called Gonzo journalism. He was the mag’s main badass & he did what he wanted.
National Geographic writer Scott Wallace’s new book is a first-person account of his expedition into the depths of the Amazon rain forest on the hunt for the last of the un-contacted native tribes. No, he wasn’t going to warn the “fleicheros” about the construction of a new Super Wal-Mart on their sacred lands, but close. Read it and find out.
International terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sanchez aka Carlos the Jackal was one of the 20th century’s most-wanted fugitives. He was a vicious activist thru the 70s & 80s, orchestrating bombings, kidnappings, and hijackings in Europe and the Middle East. This Criterion Collection version is the uncut five-and-a-half hour saga of the real-life global gangster.
British artist/activist Banksy is still cool. Unlike other fame-hungry and corpo-friendly street artists, Banksy continues to produce art that matters and remains anonymous. In fact Banksy is so cool, he has nothing to do with this book. It’s a collection of other people’s stories about the legendary figure. Believe what you want.
Lost minds are sometimes never found again. In the old America, the insane were sent away to state mental hospitals. Photographer Christopher Payne has collected hundreds of haunting images of these abandoned facilities in his stunning book, focusing on the rich architecture and inherent creepiness of more than 70 crumbling American asylums.
Shatner knows no shame but you have to admit the bloated old Captain Kirk can be pretty funny. This new concept album that features his terrible singing on top of classic rock remakes by some well-known musicians like Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, and Johnny Winter is a total joke. And weirdly, it’s a somewhat humorous one.