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When the movie SuperSize Me revealed that one McDonald’s burger contained meat from up to 500 different cows, people freaked. As they should. In general, eating red meat is risky enough. So knowing where your meat is coming from is critical knowledge. Food expert Deborah Krasner explains the best ways to source (and prepare) grass-fed, free-range and local meats in this 400-page guide/cookbook.
Novelist Cormac McCarthy will someday be recognized as one of the greatest voices in modern American fiction. Author of All The Pretty Horses, No Country For Old Men, and the haunting, post-apocalyptic father and son survival tale The Road, McCarthy narratives speak the difficult truth. The movie adaptation of The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen will simply horrify you and tear your heart out. Like the book, it is deep and dark and feels so real.
National Lampoon magazine was the voice of American humor, the source point of our greatest cultural treasures like, Animal House, Caddyshack, Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, SCTV, Spinal Tap, The Simpsons, etc. The editors and illustrator Rick Meyerowitz have now put together a big, colorful coffee table book that puts it all in perspective; telling the tales and cracking you up all over again.
To further abuse a worn and hackneyed marketing tagline, yes, there’s an app for that. Get your meat done right without having to mother over the grill. Tip a few back with your guests instead, letting this Bluetooth-enabled thermometer send updates to the iGrill app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Track temps and cooking times on the grill from anywhere in your house.
If you’re a know it all, you already know that the 101 Things I Learned book series is an invaluable source of instant expertise; which is the best kind, after all. Core knowledge of subjects ranging from culinary to architecture to business is delivered by actual experts in these slim volumes. Read up and claim their nuggets of wisdom as your own. Who knows, you might actually learn something you don’t already know.
True stories are the craziest ones! This true-tale of two climbers, who attempted the never-before-climbed 1985 ascent of a massive peak in the Peruvian Andes, was of course not without its dangers. When one climber is hurt, his partner has no choice but to get them both out of the high alpine and back to safety. There are complications & chaos. Will they both survive? Guess you’ll have to watch it to find out …
Lottery tickets, betting on the big games, or taking the annual trip to Vegas – it’s all fun & games. Playing the odds is a thrill and sometimes luck even feels like skill. But in the 2001 Spanish thriller, Intacto, the stakes are much higher and nobody’s smiling. Four people tangled up in a strange, clandestine gambling ring are betting with their lives to come out ahead of the house. Even if you never bet a dime, we’ll bet several scenes in this movie will make you sweat.
The movies Easy Rider and The Last Picture Show were two seminal films in the emerging “New Hollywood” of the 1960s. These and five other acclaimed movies, featuring Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda and the like, are part of a new Criterion collection showcasing the work of BBS Productions. A group of counterculture kids who turned Hollywood on its head funded by the money they made off inventing the fake pop group, The Monkees. True story. All in Blu-Ray HD.