30 great sports stories told in film: this is ESPN’s 30 For 30 collection. From Muhammad Ali to The New York Knicks to Jimmy The Greek, acclaimed filmmakers tell the inside tales of sports’ greatest legends & lore. Volume One is a 6-disk set including the first 15 films in the series with over two hours of bonus footage. This should hold you over until Volume Two releases.
With the 1969 Western masterpiece, True Grit, John Wayne finally got his Oscar for his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn a drunk, one-eyed, U.S. Marshal tracking down a cowboy killer. Wayne deftly plays the almost comic role of the larger-than-life lawman and all the bullets & booze really make it move. The Coen Brothers are about to release their updated remake of this Hollywood classic, which is sure to be a scorcher. So, check the original first & compare for yourself .
Even if you’re not into Twitter & tweets, you have to admit a twitter-based comedy like “Shit My Dad Says” is hilarious. Yes, people be can funny in 140-characters. After all, how much space do you need for a one-liner? Well, ask Denis Leary, one of America’s sharpest comics. His new book of illustrated tweets will have you LYFAO even if you don’t know what that stands for yet.
If you’re quoting a classic flick like Scarface, don’t butcher it. Seriously, there’s nothing worse than a paraphrased Tony Montana. The Cult Movie Quote Book has you covered. Featuring Hollywood’s most memorable cult films, this 220-page book gives you 700 classic one-liners from all your favorite movies & lots you’ve never even heard of.
Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne introduced the evil. They built the foundation of hard rock and every heavy band since has borrowed from their sound. This limited edition collection compiles the influential recordings of Sabbath’s Ozzy years. On top of 12 discs (including three radio documentaries) packaged in a cross-shaped box, you get a 100-page illustrated booklet, guitar pick set & poster.
In a career spanning over 40 years, photographer Mick Rock has shot the most iconic rock-n-roll weirdos. From Bowie’s alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust, to the freakishly frenetic Iggy Pop to 70s proto-punks The Sex Pistols to current groups like The Killers, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and even Lady Gaga. This book brings together 200 of Rock’s photographs of the legendary artists who made a difference.
Are you down for alien abduction stories? This is a good one and as “true” as they come. Back in 1975, a crew of loggers in Arizona stumble upon a UFO. Travis Walton is struck by a beam of light from the sky, disappears for a week and returns battered & bruised to tell the unearthly tales of what he saw and endured.
In the real world, you’re stuck in a wimpy hybrid, in traffic. But in the high-speed world of Gran Turismo 5, you’re driving like a freakin’ maniac on the best race courses, roads, and fantasy tracks all over the world. With its new physics engine, drive simulation feels way more real; even the damage from crashes. You can choose from over 1000 ridiculous race cars: Ferraris, rally cars, or your favorite Nascar. You name it, you drive it. And believe it or not, you can even choose a hybrid, but why would you do that?
At last year’s company Christmas party, you kinda thought you were the King Of Vodka. But sorry, no. This is the real story. The biography of Russian vodka entrepreneur, Pyotr Smirnov, as told by journalist & researcher, Linda Himelstein. Rising up against adversity and oppression in the 1800s, Smirnov went from pauper to prince creating one of the greatest alcohol empires of all time.