Wednesday, August 11, 2010

el nook 8/11/10

Picks for the best of the new releases this week:

BOOKS

"The Murder Room" by Michael Capuzzo - The real-life "heirs of Sherlock Holmes" gather to solve notorious cold cases around the world.

"Eleventh Grade Burns: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod" by Heather Brewer - Teen-age vampire goes to high school, hijinks ensue.

"The Vigilantes" by W.E.B. Griffin - Police are forced to form a special task force to combat rising vigilante violence in the big city.

DVDS

"Date Night" - Steve Carell and Tina Fey join comedic forces in PG13-rated flick. Mike says it was good so check it out.

"Death at a Funeral" - Ensemble comedy features Chris Rock, Luke Wilson, Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawrence, Danny Glover and more. [R]. Not safe for daycare viewing.

"The Penguins of Madagasdar: New to the Zoo" - Erm, what? [Not Rated].

CDS

"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" - Beck provides the music for a faux indie rock band in this comic book movie featuring video game style action. Also features tracks by Frank Black, T-Rex, The Rolling Stones and more.

"Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam" - The Jonas Bros. and Demi Lovato provide the star power in this Disney sequel. Also features tracks by Iron Weasel, Matthew "Mdot" Finley and Meaghan Martin.

"Come and Get It" by Eli Paperboy Reed - Down and dirty blues served up by an energetic [and screaming] young man.

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