Forest Whitaker is Ghost Dog; an unlikely Samurai assassin to be sure. Ghost Dog lives in a strange mystic realm killing by the code as he’s pursued by Mafioso. Everything about this eerie thriller is strange and nothing is quite what you’d expect. If you’ve seen other Jim Jarmusch-directed films, like Dead Man or Stranger Than Paradise, you know that offbeat plots, characters & story lines add artistic elements of oddity making all his movies true cult classics.
So much for the death of print. Taschen Books, publisher of the finest art books, has created a comprehensive collection of comic book history. 75 Years of DC Comics is a massive, 720-page hardcover tome featuring over 2000 images and insights on the great characters of modern mythology: Superman to Batman and beyond …
75 years – that’s going way back. Back to when grandma & grandpa were in diapers the first time. Crude sure, but it helps put time into perspective. 20th Century Fox celebrates 75 years of memorable movies with an incredible 75-film collection. With classics like The Grapes Of Wrath and Patton, Star Wars, Alien, Raising Arizona, Slumdog Millionaire & Avatar – plus the other 68 we didn’t mention.
If beheading your opponent with a battle-ax & being showered with his blood is not a rich enough video game experience for you, fear not. The latest Assassin’s Creed game goes way deeper. It offers intense multiplayer functionality and multiple game modes – like Alliance, where you partner up in 2-player kill teams. As well as, enhanced training capabilities in the animus, to evolve your skills in the art of assassination. The game play is so realistic you may go berserk and end up killing your neighbors. Take it easy, that’s just a joke.
The young Val Kilmer is an upright FBI man investigating a murder on a Sioux Indian reservation. Kilmer, himself, is part Sioux and forced to come to terms with his background as the investigation unfolds and tensions heat up. He ultimately rejects the FBI and his G-Man boss, Sam Shepard – then things get wild. The movie is based on a true story.
From Dr. Drew’s horny sidekick on Loveline, to the Man Show, to a couple sweet seasons of Crank Yankers, Adam Carolla has always been a man’s man. A Joker. With his latest release—a ranting diatribe on the emasculation of the modern man, not a damn thing’s changed. The title says it all. With cutting humor & locker room logic, Carolla is helping us get our collective balls back. Send him the book jacket and Adam will sign it.
Forget Mötley Crüe’s THE DIRT. The forthcoming Led Zeppelin biography by Mick Wall tells the whole truth about the most enduring and hardest-partying rock band of the 60s & 70s – Led Zep. Wall, a close confidant of Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, dug deep into the legendary lore to unearth the complete and definitive story of the legacy.
We could all stand to learn a little something from Roger Sterling. If you’re down with Mad Men, then Roger’s latest work, Sterling’s Gold, will be just your cup of … well, something strong. Covering marriage, business and success in life, the wit & wisdom of this book will probably remind of your own true genius.
The true story of prisoner called Papillon or “The Butterfly”. A safecracker jailed for murder who was obsessed with escaping from the hellish confines of Devil’s Island prison. Seventies super tough guy Steve McQueen plays Papillon, while the perfectly casted Dustin Hoffman plays his weasley, paranoid sidekick Dega.
Ever dreamed of being a writer? Well, someone beat you to the best idea for a book, ever. It’s pretty obvious what the book is about. Author Ian Buxton, a recognized whiskey expert, introduces readers to a variety of great bottles – not just the obscure or high-priced, but simply stellar whiskeys from around the world just begging to be tasted. 224 pages.