This is not the first book to chronicle the lore & legacy of heavy metal heroes, Metallica. It might, however, be the most honest book yet. Veteran music writer, Mick Wall, digs deep into the personal struggles of the world’s most popular metal band. He’s done the same before, penning insightful bios on Black Sabbath, Guns-N-Roses, Led Zep and Bono. Past to present, Wall exposes the internal workings and the cost of success for America’s heaviest metal merchants.
Ten people in LA are connected by one single moment in time. Two killers, Danny Aiello and James Spader lead a superb ensemble cast through a twisted tale of intrigue, greed, sex, surgery, captivity & ammunition. It’s a crazy chronicle of two hot days in the San Fernando Valley’s sun-baked wasteland in the late 1990s.
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Since the elimination of Osama Bin Laden, the West has been caught up in a strange media-driven “deathmania.” For author/Navy Seal sniper, Howard Wasdin, the timing of his new novel’s release couldn’t be better. The book chronicles the trials and tracer-fire of an elite Navy Seal unit from BUD training right into the battle of Mogadishu, a harrowing firefight which cost the author his legs & 18 American soldiers their lives.
You probably remember the Transformers—robot do-gooders that turn into cars and trucks and stuff?! (or at least saw the movies) But you probably don’t recall that Optimus Prime and his crew were on earth to find a new energy source for their dying planet. Get this new 15-disc box set with all 4-seasons of the show and you can get the whole story, 2220 minutes to be exact.
Have you been eating like a woman? Ditch the quinoa and get this book. From the editors of Esquire comes a cookbook with chest hair that will teach you how to protect your (apparently fragile) manhood. Yup, 75 recipes for steak. Just kidding, you’ll also learn to cook some green stuff to decorate your plate.
This ridiculous and fantastic comic romp from 1981 is the early work of Director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Leaving Las Vegas) and features a heavy dose of Monthy Python-esque humor from the likes of John Cleese, and even Sean Connery. A gang of time traveling thieves swashbuckle their way through the greatest and strangest moments in world history.
If you’re a little troll when it comes to all things LOTR (that’s Lord Of The Rings, bro) then this new 15-disc trilogy set will blow the hair right off your feet. These are the extended, Blu-Ray feature films plus hours of commentary and bonus features. It’s so much Tolkein, you’ll think you died and went to Middle Earth. Available June 28, 2011.
How about period drama? No, we mean movies. 18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a tribe of Brazilian natives in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. Robert De Niro lives by the sword and actor Jeremy Irons is the man of god. Sweeping cinematics and dark imagery bring the classic battle between good and evil into savage territory.
You don’t know visionary director Stanley Kubrick? Of course you do: Full Metal Jacket, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, etc. This 10-disc set includes 9 of his best movies on Blu-ray plus a biopic on Kubrick’s lifework in film and loads of special feature extras.