Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, was an awesome movie. Good and violent. But, did you know it was actually based on a novel by James Sallis? If you want to find out what Driver has been up to since he pulled out of that parking lot in the final scene of the flick, you can read the sequel, Driven. Either that or wait until the movie comes out. Eventually, you know it will.
Until now, prolific songwriter, singer, guitarist, & producer Jack White has only toed the edge of the spotlight with his bands White Stripes and The Raconteurs. But with the April 24th release of his first solo project Blunderbuss, Jack is finally stepping fully into the glare. Recorded at his Third Man Studio in Nashville, this record is all his.
All the unofficial cable series spinoff cookbooks coming out lately must mean that adult Americans do nothing but watch TV and eat. Do you have a better explanation? Fans of the medieval series Game of Thrones will appreciate over 150 food and drink recipes inspired by the fantastical world of Westeros.
Many books have been written about the greatest guitar player of all time, Mr. Jimi Hendrix. But none of his biographers were as close to the fire as the author of this new book. Jimi Hendrix: A Brother’s Story was written by Jimi’s younger brother Leon. It goes all the way back. Before the guitar, before the stardom, before the drugs.
Microsoft doesn’t have a lot of good news to report these days but here’s one bright spot on their horizon: they announced the upcoming release of Halo 4, the newest installment of their popular killing game series. Master Chief is back and he’s on a mission to save the universe with advanced weaponry. The new game is due out November 6, 2012.
If you thought your whole-season-in-one-sitting Dexter marathons were a bit obsessive, you should check out this true crime story about the case of Mark Twitchell. He was a self-professed psychopath who also happened to be a writer and aspiring filmmaker. When he went on trial for a grisly murder, his diary called Serial Killer Confessions was the main piece of evidence against him and his obsession with Dexter was all over the headlines. Stranger than fiction? Absolutely.
There are three definitive Vietnam war movies. Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, and Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 masterpiece Full Metal Jacket, which many critics and connoisseurs have argued is the hands down best ‘Nam flick of all. Pre-order this 25th anniversary Blu-ray edition with enhanced hi-def picture and sound and watch it again, it’ll blow your mind.
News out of North Korea seems to be brightening lately. Well, aside from the unregulated nuclear testing and human rights horrors. Read Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West, it’ll give yourself a little historical perspective on one of the world’s most violent dictatorships. It’s the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, a man raised in a prison camp who witnessed the execution of his own family. Seriously, how the hell did he escape?
When Paul Newman and Robert Redford teamed up for the period crime-comedy The Sting in 1973, they were Hollywood superstars in their prime. The movie won seven Oscars and Redford was even nominated for Best Actor in his performance as a 1930s Chicago hustler. Surprisingly he was beat out by some other dude in a movie about a guy who hitchhikes across the country to find a cat named Tonto. This re-mastered Blu-ray disc is bound to make the two co-stars look even more handsome than you remember.
Animal House is an undisputed American comedy classic. It was at first rejected by producers for being too stupid, then made over $600 million. It launched the careers of Kevin Bacon & John Belushi, and was filmed in only 4 weeks. The story behind this film is as legendary as the movie itself. Read all about it in this new book you filthy animal.