Wednesday, August 4, 2010

El Nook 8-4-10

Hola! From El Nook this week, the top picks for the best of the new releases in books, DVDs and CDs:

BOOKS

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory - steamy historical romance thriller about the founder of the Tudors - by the author of The Other Boleyn Girl.

Death's Excellent Vacation by Charlene Harris and others - short stories about Death - includes a never before published Sookie Stackhouse story.

Angelina by Andrew Morton - trashy tell-all unauthorized bio of Angelina Jolie.

Warriors: Skyclan's Destiny by Erin Hunter - young readers' fantasy adventure about the secret world of cats - includes an exclusive manga adventure.

Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer - an underwater city, a giant squid and fairies collide in this fast-paced young readers' adventure.

DVDS

"Kick-Ass" - what happens when people in the real world decide to don costumes and fight crime like their comic book heroes? They kick a LOT of ass. [R]

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" - the popular kids' book finally gets a movie adaptation - still waiting for the action figures - DVD includes Greg's deleted diary pages. [PG]

"The Ghost Writer" - Roman Polanski's thriller about a famous film director who drugs and rapes a minor then flees the country ... oh wait, that's real life. [PG13]

CDS

Tin Can Trust by Los Lobos - love this band and love this CD - includes "Burn It Down," "On Main Street," "Yo Canto," "Mujer Ingrata" and more.

Crowology by The Black Crowes - three of the band's greatest hits and a whole bunch of other songs - on two CDs - includes "Jealous Again," "Remedy" and "She Talks To Angels."

Tribal by Dr. John - New Orleans' music legend returns with bayou boogie blues in the follow-up to his Grammy-Award-Winning "City That Care Forgot."

The Suburbs by Arcade Fire - new CD from the media darling rock act - worth a listen.

Till next time, adios!

1 comment:

Benz said...

OK, if there were action figures I'd be outside of Walmart for 27 days waiting for it.

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