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17 [Collector's Ed.]
Kong [Special Ed.]
DaVinci Code Decoded
of Narnia [Special Ed.]
Killers [Extended Cut]
and Dolls [Deluxe Ed.]
Streetcar Named Desire [Special Edition]
Adventure [Special Edition]
Air [Unrated & Extended]
Saints [Special Edition]
Dozen [Special Edition]
Legal [Season 1]
and the Bandit [Special Edition]
Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [Collector's Edition]
Wild West [Season 1]
Kiss Bang Bang
Bride [Buttercup Edition]
So You Think...
by Stephen King
Two Minute Rule by Robert Crais
The Creature from the Black Lagoon by Paul DiFilippo
Six Bad Things by Charlie Huston
Already Dead by Charlie Huston
What Fire Can Not Burn by John Ridley
Sorcerer by James Byron Huggins
Hunter by James Byron Huggins
Cain by James Byron Huggins
A Wolf Story by James
Rora by James Byron Huggins
Market by Andrew Vachss
Descending by James Lee Burke
Comics & Graphic Novels
Walking Dead: Book One by Kirman, Moore and Aldlard
Dead Volume 1
Dead Volume 2
Dead Volume 3
Agent by Rick Remender and Tony Moore
Tarantino - Rourke
- "Death Proof"
Monday, April 24, 2006 2:14 PM
I thought this post was going to be about the
movies coming out this summer that I'm looking forward
to, but when I saw the cool title page to Tarantino's "Death
Proof" posted over at Ain't
It Cool News, I just knew that the summer previews
would have to wait... at least until you get
a look at this!
Let's Get Ready to
Sunday, April 23, 2006 3:15 PM
A little over a month ago,
told you about Rumble in La Rambla, a comic
mini-series that I thought was worth a look.
Writer Felipe Ferreira and artist Rafael
Albuquerque have to feel pretty good since Rumble in La
Rambla still has another month before the first issue
hits the stands, but the positive buzz is spreading like
Take a look at this 8
page preview and you'll see why!
Kirk, Spock Are Back,
Saturday, April 22, 2006 3:15 PM
entertainment news this week is that J.J. Abrams
[the creative mastermind behind Lost, Alias, and
Tom Cruise's lastest turn in Mission Impossible III
] will produce, direct and cowrite what looks to be
a rebirth of the Star Trek franchise Abrams is planning
for a big-screen 2008 release which will
focus on the early adventures of James T. Kirk and Spock
[sorry Bones, no mention of you].
I've got to admit that this
news has caught my interest. I was a HUGE fan of
Star Trek during it's initial run on tv. Then again,
I was just seven years old. Still, Star Trek did
capture my attention and I made a point to watch it each week.
I was never a Trekie, but I did see and enjoy the Star
Trek movies [well... except for the first one] that featured
the original cast.
It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
Liotta is out of Control
Friday, April 14, 2006 10:43 PM
totally slipped by me... waaaaay under the radar. I don't
remember reading anything about it before, during, or even after
it's release. [And I'm talking theatrical and dvd].
That's surprising not only because it stars Ray Liotta, Willem
Dafoe and Michelle Rodriguez, but also because it's
a pretty decent movie.
Ray Liotta plays a sociopath on
death row who is given a last minute, and I mean LAST
minute, reprieve, if he will participate in an experimental
group testing a drug that might be the key to a cure. Given
the set up, I thought that the movie might be a preachy "we
can cure them" take on the death sentence. Boy, am
I glad that it turned out to be much more than that.
Ray Liotta is one of the most underrated
actors working today, and Control provides him an opportunity
to show his chops. DaFoe and Rodriguez are welcome
additions, but it is the script that really works for me. What
could have been a really over the top action-adventure is instead
so much more.
isn't the best movie you'll see this year, but I bet you'll enjoy
it if you give it a shot.
Sharky's Coming Back
Thursday, April 13, 2006 5:42 PM
Director, Phil Joanou, is
set to direct a remake of Sharky's
Machine, a 1981 movie that starred Burt
Reynolds as a vice cop who puts together a team of cops to
bring down a powerful mobster who controls politicians, the city's
drug trade, and a psychotic assassin.
Machine is my favorite Burt Reynolds movie,
so you might think that I'd be upset that it's being remade. You'd
The cool thing about re-makes
is that they bring new attention to the original movies.
It's usually a win-win situation.
If the new movie kicks butt, then fans
may decide to check out the original. If the new movie
tanks, it doesn't change the fact that people are still going
to be talking about the original film and better still,
there's a good chance that a new dvd release of
the original film with extras will come heading
our way in time to celebrate the theatrical release of
Now if they'd only remake Nighthawks...
Soloman & Hunter...
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 5:42 PM
James Byron Huggins is one of my favorite
authors. I've enjoyed every book that I've read by him, and two
are all-time favorites. In fact, I've always wished that Huggins
would do a sequel teaming the two heroes, Soloman
and Hunter, in a new adventure.
Huggins' latest novel, doesn't bring back either Soloman
or Hunter, it does introduce us to a new hero, Michael
Thorn. Thorn is an ex-cop, ex-Airborne Ranger
who, at 45, has opted for early retirement after seeing
more than enough action in the military and as a decorated detective.
Thorne, his wife, and two children move to a remote New
England town where they buy a house in the country.
Any hope for a peaceful retirement is gone when
Thorne discovers a hidden room in his basement.
In the room he finds a skeleton chained to the wall. The
manacles are engraved with an ancient writing. When the skeleton
disappears and people start turning up dead, Thorn suddenly
finds himself allies with Assassini sent from Rome
to do battle with the ancient evil that has returned from
Huggins has the ability to make a story
move, but never at the expense of character development. He also
has the talent to make the unbelievable believable. I must admit
that before reading the book,. I was worried that the villain
would be some kind of wizard like in Harry Potter
or King Arthur. Boy, was I wrong. This sorcerer is an ancient
evil who dared to challenge Moses himself!
I thoroughly enjoyed Sorcerer
and wouldn't mind a sequel. Hmmm... maybe Thorn could team
with Soloman and Hunter on a new adventure?
3 Really Bad Days
or 3 Really Great Years
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 7:52 PM
Kiefer Sutherland has signed
on for three more seasons of 24!
Although that means that his character, Jack
Bauer, will face three more really bad days, Kiefer
will suffer anything but. He's being paid a reported $40 million
which makes him the highest paid tv actor in a drama. Kiefer
will receive other perks as well. He'll become the executive
producer on 24, be set up with his own production
company and given a two-year development deal.
Works out to be a sweet deal for Kiefer
and a pretty good one for fans of 24.
Put Down Your Drink
Sunday, April 09, 2006 10:51 AM
Although I'm not a huge David Spade fan,
I was glad that I wasn't drinking anything when I read that he
"A spokesperson for
Michael Jackson announced the pop star's
2,600-acre ranch will be closed. Now that the ranch is
years old, Jackson isn't attracted to it anymore."
I'm afraid if I had been drinking
something, I'd have sprayed.
The Walking Dead -
Pick Your Edition
Monday, April 03, 2006 5:22 PM
If you've been searching for missing back issues
Walking Dead, thinking about picking up the
graphic novels, or looking for a great starting point to join
in on this classic series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
and Charlie Adlard; then wait no more.
Walking Dead: Book One is a 304 page hardcover
that reprints the first 12 issues. It's a great bargain
since prices for the original comics, if you can find them are
through the roof. Of course, if you don't want the hardcover
edition, but still crave even more zombie action, you
can take advantage of this
special and get 4 trade paperbacks collecting
the first 24 issues for just $32.23!
Price that low are to die [and reanimate] for!
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 4:50 PM
DC has been putting out a variety of
Batman statues based on designs by some of the best
artists to work on their flagship character.
I told you about this
one, based on Eduardo
Risso's Batman. It adorns a spot on my bookcase.
There have been others in the series based on designs by Joe
Kubert and Mike Mignola.
Now there's even one on the horizon based on
Jones' Batman. I always liked Kelley's Batman
since it played up the horror aspects of the "Dark
Of course Doug Moench's writing and Big
John Beatty's inks played a key role in making Kelley's
Batman so cool... and I don't think that they'll have much
to do with the statue. ; )