These two 10-part mini-series’, Band Of Brothers and The Pacific are riveting historic dramas from World War II. Produced by Spielberg and Tom Hanks, they bring real stories of the far-flung war closer to home with A-grade acting. This Blu-ray boxed set includes photo books, documentaries with real vets, and other historic extras.
What better place for a down and out writer than working in a casino? It helps pay the bills and makes his pathetic life seem pretty okay compared to the addicted zeroes he encounters on the casino floor. Getting tangled up in a sex-fueled caper with his greedy co-workers gives the protagonist Jack (Clive Owen) just the plot twist he was looking for. Or does it?
If you think scrolling global news sites or watching AC360 is giving you the whole story on Al Qaeda, you’re not alone. But maybe reading the untold story of America’s paranoia-fueled approach to “counter-terrorism” will actually explain this unending political nightmare. A pair of New York Times journos dug very deep to write this investigative exposé, and they leave no stone unturned.
If you always dreamed of being a secret agent but somehow got too caught up in gaming to follow your dreams, don’t give up yet. Deus Ex: Human Revolution recently dropped. This game casts you in the role of Adam Jensen, a mechanically-enhanced bad-ass fighting evil in a Blade Runner-like world. It’s a perfect blend of action and RPG, crucial for agents in training like yourself.
As a mob boss or a crook with an itchy trigger finger, Christopher Walken is one weird, scary bastard. But he might be even creepier when he’s saving people’s lives. In 1983’s The Dead Zone, based on a Stephen King story, Walken plays a man who awakes from a coma with powers of premonition. He has visions of tragedies just before they happen. Is this power a gift or a curse?
What do you really know about Steve Jobs? Read his first and only authorized biography by Walter Isaacson, one of America’s foremost biographers, and find out how one man with a vision and a love for mock-turtlenecks grew Apple Computer into the leaders of the digital age. iPad version also available. Available November 21, 2011.
Unless you were a film major or have some weird fascination with old black and white movies, you probably have no idea that Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane is considered an important milestone in modern film. Some call it the greatest movie ever made. Find out why. This 3-disc 70th anniversary set features an enhanced digital version of the film, a soundtrack disc, and other coolness.
Back when Married … With Children was on primetime, Christina Applegate was the hottest chick on TV as Kelly Bundy. And admit it, TV mom Peg Bundy was on fire, too. Who doesn’t love a redhead milf stacked up on high heels? Bring it all back with this complete MWC series. 32-discs deep, bro, dig in.
11/22/63 is the day JFK was assassinated. In Stephen King’s latest novel, due out in November, the master of suspense takes us back in time with an unlikely character who plans to prevent the JFK shooting. At nearly 1000 pages, King’s rewriting of this crucial moment in American history becomes a more human story, a rich and detailed trip into the Twilight Zone that only Stephen King could pull off.