Wednesday, July 28, 2010

El Nook July 28 2010

Here's what's on tap this week for the best in books, CDs and DVDs:

BOOKS

"Star Island" by Carl Hiaasen - the author of "Striptease" and "Hoot" introduces us to 22-year-old former teen pop star Cherry Pye about to stage a comeback after her latest rehab disaster [with the help of her "undercover stunt double" who stands in when the starlet is too wasted to be seen in public].

"Daniel X: Demons and Druids" by James Patterson - teen superhero Daniel X protects the Earth from fiendish aliens - this time having to jump back in time [to the middle ages] to save the day.

"Waking the Witch" [The Otherworld Series] by Kelley Armstong - another tough-as-nails tank-top-clad female paranormal investigator hits the supernatural scene. Charlene Harris and Richelle Mead give it thumbs up.

DVDS

"Clash of the Titans" - Greek mythology gets a big-budget cgi overhaul in the remake of the classic fantasy film. Starring Liam Neeson as Zeus and that guy from "Avatar" in the Harry Hamlin role. [PG13]

"Repo Men" - Imagine "Repo! The Genetic Opera" as a straight up buddy action flick - Jude Law and Forest Whitaker star as repo men for a high-dollar organ clinic - you fall behind on your payments and guess who's called in. [R]

"Jesse Stone: No Remorse" - Tom Sellick brings the 'stache back as Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone - a former small town police chief called into another mysterious murder case. {Not Rated]

CDS

Michael Sarver - SETX's own Sarver, an American Idol Finalist[tm], delivers his debut country CD and his single "Ferris Wheel" hits the i-tunes country chart.

Clay Aiken - "Tried & True Live" - another American Idol summons the spirits of the Rat Pack with a cool set of standards including "Mack the Knife," "Moon River" and more.

Ringo Starr & His All Star Band - "Live at the Greek" - classic rock from a classy rocker - includes "With a Little Help From My Friends," "It Don't Come Easy" and "Give Peace A Chance."

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