Tuesday, July 17, 2007

DVDs and a Music CD by some garage-rock Swedes


Twin Peaks the Second Season starring Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Madchen Amick, Sherilynn Fenn. Season two with cast interviews and comments from episode directors.

Shooter starring Mark Wahlberg, Danny Glover, Elias Koteas, Michael Pena. Film version of Stephen Hunter's novel Point of Impact. Former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger is asked to help prevent a sniper assassination of the President. After Swagger is framed for the attempted assassination he's on the run and after those responsible.

Black Snake Moan starring Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake. Ricci plays a superslut held captive by Jackson in an attempt to reform her.

Jesse Stone: Night Passage starring Tom Selleck, Saul Rubinek, Viola Davis. Network movie based on Robert B. Parker's novel Night Passage. Heavy drinker Jesse Stone lost his homicide detective job with the LAPD but gets hired as the new Police Chief in small-town Massachusetts. When investigating a domestic violence case Stone gets on the trail of a money launderer. Great acting by Selleck in a fish-out-of-water picture.

Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise starring Tom Selleck, Viola Davis, Kohl Sudduth. Stone continues to drink too much and fight crime in small town Paradise, MA. A dead teenage girl is found in a lake and Stone finds connections to the Boston mob.

Music and Lyrics starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. Hugh Grant gets older and older and is paired with a 'younger' actress to appeal to a new demographic. Grant pretends to be a washed up pop star who enlists the help of his gardener to write a song for a current pop star.

The Electric Company's Greatest Hits and Bits starring a bunch of kids from the '70s. This is shelved downstairs in the children's section but may be of more interest for people from 38 to 50 years old.


Nomadic Dementia: The Best of the First 25 Years by the Nomads. Another selection through the help of Little Steven. Garage rock revivalists The Nomads are from outside Stockholm and got started together in 1980.