Christopher Nolan directs dark, mental movies. If you enjoy his signature style in movies like Memento, Inception, & Insomnia or his pair of Batman films, The Dark Knight and Batman Begins; you’ll want to pre-order this soon-to-be-released limited edition Blu-ray box set. The widescreen, director’s cut versions of these movies are delivered exactly how Nolan envisioned them.
If the very word poetry sets your teeth on edge, you may just be the perfect audience for this new book of linguistic ninja vomit from low-brow postmodern poetic genius Michael Robbins. Alien Vs. Predator is a new collection from the young New Yorker-published poet who is turning bloody chunks of pop culture into art that regular poetry people are sure to hate. Photo credit: New York Times
A couple of excerpts…
On Motorhead, Leppard, and
Zeppelin and Mayhem …
after the Fat Boys called it quits,
before the rapper from Mobb Deepmet up with the Alchemist.
On June 5, 2012, Image Entertainment is releasing a complete Blu-ray box set collection of the groundbreaking classic TV series, The Twilight Zone. At 24 discs deep, that’s nearly 75 straight hours of vintage weird.
If you wrote off adventure-celebrity Bear Grylls, star of Man vs. Wild as just another TV-phony because once the cameras were off he slept in hotels and ate like a king while pretending to be roughing it in the wilderness, you’re not alone. But there’s obviously more to this guy’s story otherwise this book wouldn’t be a best-seller.
What you saw this week on facebook hardly qualifies as fodder for stimulating conversation in a real social setting. Before your next dinner party, happy hour, or weekend get-together, try reading something worth talking about. Whiskey? Gin? The little hardcover books that comprise the Edible Series explore the history and the minutiae of human consumption. Read up & you’ll be spitting facts.
The Allman Brothers invented southern rock. And on top of producing some of the baddest-ass songs of the 70s, Duane & Gregg Allman were certified superstars. This new tell-all book from Gregg covers everything from the money, drugs, and women to the loss of his big brother, and legendary guitarist, Duane. Gregg has been married 6 times (once to Cher), suffered from Hep-C and addiction of all sorts, and he’s still out there rocking, apparently writing, too. Read all about it.
The Godfather, and The Godfather Part II are the defining films of the mafia movie genre. Both were based on Mario Puzo’s 1969 novel, The Godfather. Puzo died in 1999 but left behind an unproduced screenplay for a prequel to the original: The Family Corleone. Now, this forgotten screenplay has been published as a book and it chronicles the family’s rise in the New York mob scene of the 20s & 30s. No word on a movie version yet but …
Dudes are overdue for a cookbook they won’t be embarrassed to open in front of other dudes. With a title like Charred & Scruffed, famous Chef Adam Perry Lang presents one that won’t chip your manhood even while you pore over all the different ways to properly handle meat.
Most of us just entertain the occasional daydream about climbing the world’s highest peaks or surfing the seven seas. Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey actually did it. You’re unlikely to follow in his footsteps but with his book, To The Last Breath, you can at least read about it.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, the follow up to the best selling video game of all time, will be out in November. When you buy this for your kids, and numbed by violence and bloodshed they turn into maladjusted sociopathic rejects, don’t be surprised. But chances are you’ll be buying it for yourself & you’ll be fine.