Watching movies is not the same as appreciating cinema. Okay … it’s pretty much the same thing. But if you’re into movies, this series on legendary directors will turn you into a full-on movie buff. Each book features bio, critical insights, a full list of director’s works, illustrations, film stills & set photos. Great trivia for dazzling your date and perfect reading for when you can’t actually be watching a movie.
Badlands is a trip. It’s based on a true crime 50s murder spree and features Sissy Spacek & Martin Sheen. The award-winning film came out in 1973: a few years before Spacek starred in Carrie and Sheen starred in Apocalypse Now – two classic films that made them both famous Hollywood weirdos. Badlands was directed by Terrence Malick, the man behind The Thin Red Line, which was nominated for 7 Oscars. Heavy for sure.
The rise of the vampire novel in popular culture may have been the last nail in the coffin of what was once known as literature. But apparently it was undead, because the best-seller list is now getting stacked with all things zombie. Here’s a few rotten reads we unearthed just in time for Halloween.
Not far from the beautiful beaches & Brazilian bootys of Ipanema, lie the filthy, ultra-violent neighborhoods of Rio’s favelas. This 2002 award-winning film takes you into this web of gang crime, poverty & desperate violence. Based on a true story, it follows a young kid as he develops his artistic eye in this sordid world and documents his life in photos. Watching this one will make you think twice about visiting Rio when they host the Summer Olympics—or anytime, really. It’s gnar.
Strong language, sex, intense violence – it sounds like Vegas. The third game in the legendary Fallout series, New Vegas takes you deep inside the post-apocalyptic underbelly of America’s city of sin. With ridiculous RPG graphics, even more ridiculous weapons, and monsters to mow down – you may never be leaving Las Vegas.
Are you a serious fan? Get your hands on the John Lennon Box Of Vision time capsule package. As his 70th birthday nears, this limited collection of books & stylized memorabilia will help you remember Lennon’s legacy. And…this is the exact same collection that will be placed in his time capsule this year. It’s a book of album art, an annotated catalography & 4 art-adorned recordable discs for customizable mixes. Its up to you to provide the music, but of course you’ve got that already …
The tribulations of a writer in a Hollywood-noir of the early 1940s. John Turturro is Barton Fink, a New York playwright who finds himself in the dark and dangerous world of the movie biz. Part horror, part Coen Brothers surrealism, the film follows Fink’s struggle to write a wrestling movie in the drab confines of a hotel room. Bringing together Turturro, John Goodman, Michael Lerner & Steve Buscemi, the movie just gets weirder and weirder until …
Whether you need a good read or just a good drink, this book on the history, culture, tradition & science of booze will loosen you right up. Written by Washington Post columnist (you know those guys hit the sauce) Jason Wilson, Boozehound does more than just explicate the world of libation, it also quenches your thirst for humor, opinion and advice.
Punk rock will never die. Especially when the guys who do it best, Bad Religion, keep making noise and pushing buttons. This seminal group – loud and political – has never shied away from their anti-establishment roots. The Dissent Of Man is the group’s 15th album and the sound remains a burning, peeling wall of angst-ridden punk rock.
There are a few key reasons why this new book, the Jimmy Page Photographic Autobiography, is epic. One: as the guitarist of Led Zeppelin, Page is a certified Guitar God. Two: the book is fine – museum-quality, with a Moroccan leather binding and 500 archival paper pages. Third: Genesis Publications is only printing 2500 of them. You better hurry.