Kobe, LeBron and many of today’s hoop all-stars are great players but none can touch the game-changing power of the ’92 U.S. Olympic team of Michael, Magic, Larry, and Charles. Sports journo Jack McCallum puts this legendary team in perspective offering his take on how one team changed basketball forever
Love stories are better with battles and blood. That’s exactly what you’ll get with The Samurai Trilogy. This Criterion release includes three classic Japanese warrior films from the 50s, all digitally restored: Duel at Ichijoji Temple, Musashi Miyamoto, and Duel at Ganryu Island.
Until cyber-hacktivists Anonymous came along, hackers were just the stuff of urban legend and IT-guy lore. But Anonymous has made a global impact by successfully targeting corporations like Visa, the Vatican, Fox, and Master Card and screwing with them. This book reveals the details and players behind this growing global cyber insurgency movement.
If you’re not a fan of cartoon remakes, vampires or superheroes, Hollywood has nothing for you right now. And the outlook isn’t too promising either. Instead, why not stay home and enjoy a classic? The entire 4-film series of Indiana Jones’ adventures will be out on Blu-ray in September.
Mel Brooks’ classic Star Wars spoof Spaceballs just turned 25. With a cast including John Candy, Brooks as Yogurt, Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet, Bill Pullman, and others, this updated Blu-ray disc will rocket you back in time to planet Stupid. May the Schwartz be with you.
When guys cook, many of us cook with beer. But we’re drinking it. This book contains over 40 recipes that actually use beer as an ingredient. We know how good it goes with everything else, so why not pour some into your dinner?
Ridley Scott’s latest sci-fi blockbuster Prometheus digs deeper into the Alien epic and this new hardcover brings fans behind the scenes of this cutting-edge production, featuring a foreword from the filmmaker himself, production art, and loads of behind the scenes photos.
Justin James Muir has just self-published A Book Of Beards. The photo book is a collection of 86 crisp, black and white portraits of men with remarkable facial hair. But it’s more than just a beautiful book celebrating weird beards, it’s a non-profit project that benefits the author’s friend, brother and other cancer patients and survivors through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
If you’ve been looking for something new to keep the kids or your lady out of the man cave, this limited edition case for The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season blu-ray box set might work. The decapitated zombie head contains all four discs. Comes out August 28.
In their heyday, The Smashing Pumpkins were mockingly called The Monkees of the grunge era, the REO Speedwagon of the 90s. And yet their songs are some the era’s most memorable. With Billy Corgan still fronting the band, Oceania is their first new album in 5 years. And you can bet that the critics are going to be a lot nicer now.