When you can’t quite put your feelings into words, get some help. The Lines For All Occasions book set will help you talk your way through life’s trickiest situations. These four, handsomely bound hardcover books will help you manage a break-up, learn skills for better lying, get new pick-up lines, even learn a few new insults or excuses. No matter the occasion, don’t be at a loss for words.
Director Danny Boyle is one-of-a-kind: 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire, remember Trainspotting? If you dig the frenetic, fast-paced style and sick humor, plus crave some bullets & blood, Shallow Grave will work for you. Of course it’s an action thriller and the tale involves roommates, a corpse & a bag of money. Hold on tight!
Unlike the speech your best man made on your wedding night, the liquor-fueled quotables in this book are coherent. From around the world and across time, The Quotable Drunkard soaks you with a steady flow of wit and wisdom on alcohol and its magical effects. Memorable musings from ancient Greek philosophers like Euripides to modern geniuses like Homer Simpson make this a colorful, comical collection of quotes, drink recipes, bar advice & history. 256 pages.
For over twenty years, the pride of Athens, Georgia, indie-rock pioneers R.E.M. have been making magic. At this point what could Michael Stipe and the boys possibly do to expand upon their musical catalog? Find the answer to this and other musical ponderings within their forthcoming release Collapse Into Now. For this one, the band brought in the talents of Patti Smith, Eddie Vedder and more.
With movies like Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, and Raging Bull to his credit, iconic Hollywood director Martin Scorsese has some serious tales to tell. This legend of movie-making lore shares insights and anecdotes from his influential 40 year career in show business. Written by film historian, critic, and Scorsese’s close friend, Richard Schickel, this Q&A biography digs deep. Blending Scorsese’s complex character in a broader context of film history make this book a treasure for movie buffs.
How cheap does the Kindle have to get before you’ll actually buy one? How about eBooks & iBooks to read on your phone? For some reason, none of the electronic reading options measure up to good old paper. Especially for those who like an occasional break from the screen. Penguin Books is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Modern Classics series by releasing a new collection of 50 of the most beloved and important books in literature. The new Mini Modern Classics are small, portable & pack a punch with absolutely no microwave radiation or LED glare. Classic.
Despite warnings of “dog fighting scenes,” Amores Perros—which, roughly translated means “love’s a bitch”—won heaps of international film awards. This offbeat Spanish language film tells the stories of three disconnected characters in Mexico City who are linked only by a random incident. Exploring themes of loss, love & identity, viewers learn about the characters by seeing how each relates to dogs.
Zack Snyder is the director behind blockbuster films like 300 and Dawn Of The Dead. His next action & special-effects-filled film, Sucker Punch will be out in a few weeks. Snyder has teamed up with Titan Books to release a special edition tie-in book of the movie’s art and design. The book features eye-popping concept art, design & photography from Snyder’s creative team. A rich accompaniment for a movie that is sure to blow people’s minds. Only 750 copies available.
The Dropkick Murphys have been making sing-along drinking music for over 15 years. Their raw, honest sound blends a punk rock ethos with flavors of traditional Irish work-songs and manly whiskey-soaked melodies. Going Out In Style is their seventh studio record and the band’s first new release in three years. This record gives you the DM’s at their technical best but nothing, absolutely nothing, beats their live show.
For a few minutes, you’ll almost take this movie seriously. But then Kurt Russell’s bungling character Jack Burton, a truck-driver turned cowboy/kung fu crime fighter gives it away. This 1986 semi sci-fi film by the director of Halloween is thrilling but not in the edge-of-your-seat way, it’s more wacky/stupid. Like, “is this a joke?” ironic funny. Jacki Chan style fight scenes, lots of bullets & swords. Follow it through its ridiculous twists & turns, while admiring the “talents” of 80s vamps Kim Cattrall & Suzee Pai.