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.
At just 16-years old, photographer Neil Leifert snapped one of the most iconic photos in the history of football. It was Alan Amache’s sudden death touchdown, in a battle that’s been called the “greatest game ever played.” That one photo kicked off Leifert’s career in sports photography, and he’d go on to net over 160 covers of Sports Illustrated and 40 covers of Time Magazine. Now Leifert’s classic, high-impact images of football’s golden age, from ’58 to ’78, have been collected in a glossy, 296-page hardcover from Taschen.
It’s amazing isn’t it, that U2’s music, going all the way back, still sounds just as vibrant, unique, and powerful as it did when it came out. And that’s a good thing because if it didn’t, nobody would step up to buy any of the four different versions of their Achtung Baby 20th Anniversary box sets they’re offering. From the Bono-stalker level 6-disc Uber Deluxe set down to the I-had-the-tshirt-in-high-school, 2-disc set, it’s a good dose of the old young U2.
Wanna get your Banksy on without the risk of arrest? Unleash your Krink pens on this sketchbook that features 80 images of clean New York City walls instead of blank pages. No need to rush or run before you’re done.
If movie-time for you means a complete vacation from reality for 2-hours, Dark City could be worthy. Of course you also have to be down with a dark, comic-book style hero playing the lead. If you saw the movie Crow or I, Robot, you know that visionary-weirdo director Alex Proyas will take you places you’ve never even dreamed of.