Friday, August 24, 2007

Kate Beckinsale and some other stuff.


Vacancy starring Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson (the one with the straight nose). This is picture is upposed to be a bit of a dog but you can decide yourself. A young couple is stranded on the road and spend the night in a ratty motel. The only show on television is a low budget slasher flick. Then couple realize the film was shot in their motel room, that they are locked inside, and cameras are watching them.

Wild Hogs starring four middle aged guys you'll recognize. Four middle aged guys who look a lot like John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy buy motorcycles, take a cross-country trip and have a trouble with a biker gang. "Madcap mayhem."

Dexter: the first season starring Michael C. Hall. I read the two novels by Jeffry Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter, and they were really good. This Showtime production is supposed to be pretty good too. Dexter is a professional blood splatter analyst with the Miami P.D. But, he is also a pleasingly pleasant sociopath whose avocation is murdering murderers. Hilarity and bleeding ensue.


Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Brave by Diana Gabaldon. This doesn't go on the shelf until August 28th. Featuring previous Gabaldon character Lord John.

Large Print

Critical by Robin Cook.

Play Dirty by Sandra Brown.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fiction? Non.


Best by Number: who wore what...with distinction by Ron Smith (primary author). From 00 to 99. The best players from the NFL, NBA, and MLB by uniform number. This is shelved in the kids section but will be neat for most any sports fans. Don't forget to include Packers by the numbers : jersey numbers and the players who wore them by Maxymuk, John.

Getting Started in Genealogy Online by William Dollarhide. "Designed as a beginner's guide, its 64 pages pack more clout than any 64 pages ever written on the subject of online genealogy." Don't forget Library access to Ancestry Library and Heritage Quest.

Masterpieces Up Close: Western paintings from the 14th to 20th Centuries by Claire d'Harcourt. "Discover the beauty and hidden mysteries in Western art's most celebrated masterpieces in this exciting art history lesson cleverly disguised as a game."

Monday, August 20, 2007

Three DVDs and Two Books


UFC 67: All or Nothing Bouts from the Feb 3, 2007 event in Las Vegas. According to the photos on the back at least two guys get kicked in the head. I bought two UFC DVDs to see how they would do here. The second disc is not cataloged yet.

Hot Fuzz starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg and Frost are the same two dudes who played the leads in Shaun of the Dead and Pegg authored both scripts. Plot: Big city British super-cop Nicholas is transferred to a small town after he starts making all the other cops look bad. His new post is dull, dull, dull and his partner is a bumbler but some new and violent crimes brighten his day.

Fracture starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. Ted (Hopkins) kills his wife, calls the police and signs a confession. But, incredulously, the case starts to rapidly unravel and prosecutor Willy (Gosling) has to outwit Ted make sure he does not go free.


Crosshairs by Harry Hunsicker. Former private investigator Lee Henry Oswald has given up his PI work and is staying away from the unsavory side of Dallas life. When scientist Anita begs his help to stop the threats against her daughter Lee steps into the turmoil he wanted to avoid.


Psychology Demystified: a self-teaching guide by Anna Romero, Ph.D. and Steven Kemp Ph.D.