Friday, February 01, 2008

DVDs with Bollywood, Zombie Sheep, Jovovich and Saws

When Hearts Collide starring Sonali Bendre and Kunal. College student gal meets guy over internet. But, she is arranged to marry a rich dude. "Will the power of love be enough to overcome family obligations and pressures?" We own no other Bollywood picture and I figured to give one a try.

Naked Prey starring Cornel Wilde. Maybe you saw this on AMC. A safari expedition is captured by a hostile African tribe. All but one are tortured and kill. The one survivor is stripped of his clothes and set running for some warriors to chase and kill for sport. Their sporting prey turns out to be more dangerous than simple-minded game.
Here is a tidbit from the DVD booklet that you may have missed when watching the movie. That orphan is a girl. Not a boy.

Resident Evil: extinction starring Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter. Alice and her friends make a last stand against the undead in a dead Las Vegas that has been abandoned to the desert.

Saw III starring Angus MacFayden. People are captured, tortured and killed. Jigsaw has disappeared with his apprentice but soon returns.

Saw IV starring Darren Lynn Bousman. A captured policeman has 90 minutes to "overcome a series of traps and save an old fried...or face the deadly consequences."

Damages: the complete first season starring Glenn Close, Ted Danson, Rose Byrne. Recent law graduate Ellen joins big-time firm of Patty and is involved in class-action lawsuit against a wealthy CEO. Murder comes next.

No End in Sight: Iraq's descent into chaos. "The first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq's descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy. No End in Sight is a jaw-dropping insider's tale of wholesale incompetence, recklessness and venality. Based on over 200 hours of footage, the film provides a candid retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003."

Black Sheep starring Nathan Meister (and other people you never heard of). The bucolic farmland of New Zealand turns red. Henry returns to the family sheep farm to sell his share of the farm. In Henry's absence his brother has been genetically altering the animals. The altered sheep go on a flesh eating rampage across the countryside. ZOMBIE SHEEP!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

An Unlikely Trio on the Road to Library Adventure

Music CD

Juno: music from the motion picture. Soundtrack with songs by Barry Louis Polisar, Kimya Dawson, The Kinks, and a bunch of other bands.


Controlar la Diabetes. Diabetes health in Spanish.

Large Print

Duma Key by Stephen King.

Monday, January 28, 2008

True Crime, Energy Victory, Gun Book, Audio Book


Never Enough
by Joe McGinniss. Investment banker Robert Kissel was murdered in his family's luxury apartment in Hong Kong. Police charged his wife with murder. The police claimed inheritance, she claimed abuse.

Energy Victory by Robert Zubrin. I caught this guy on BOOK-TV too. Zubrin's recommendations go against the popular topics. His take on the best and most effective way to achieve energy independence.

Modern Law Enforcement Weapons and Tactics, 3rd edition by Patrick Sweeney. "A complete look at firearms training methods and law enforcement gear." Sweeney wrote the two AR-15 books we have, when i did an author search for him this came up.


Trail of Crumbs: hunger, love, and the search for home by Kim Sunee. When Kim was three years old her mom took her to the marketplace and left her. Three days a later a policeman found her. Adopted, and growing up in New Orleans, Kim becomes mistress to a French millionaire and finds solace in food and cooking.

Fiction: Four Paperbacks and Several Hardcovers


Half the Blood of Brooklyn by Charlie Huston. Joe Pitt works as a general fixer and finder in the hidden vampire community of Manhattan. Noir mysteries with a twist. A vampire novel that isn't stupid.

Beverly Hills Dead by Stuart Woods. Former policeman Rick Barron is not head of production at Centurion Studios during the Red Scare. "The witch hunt is spreading, and with it come deception, murder, and dirty dealings."

Standard of Honor by Jack Whyte. Knights of Templar reinvade the Holy Lands under the sadist and egomaniac Richard the Lionhearted. Master-at-arms Sir Henry and his son Andre are compelled to attend.

Rowdy in Paris by Tim Sandlin. Rowdy celebrates his one and only championship win with two French gals. Rowdy wakes the next morning to find his championship belt buckle has been taken by the ladies. Rowdy heads to Paris to recover it. Comedic hijinks ensue.

Their Christmas Wish Come True by Cara Colter. A Harlequin paperback.

Swimming Without a Net by Mary Janice Davidson. Mermaid gets involved with "hunky marine biologist" while on a visit to the royal merfamily in the Cayman Islands.


Collected Poems by Philip Larkin. "One of the best-known and best-loved poets of the English-speaking world." Accessible poetry that is enjoyable to read.

Releasing February 5th

Stranger in Paradise by Robert B. Parker. Paradise, MA Police Chief Jesse Stone has Wilson "Crow" Cromartie, the ex-con hitman, return looking for a runaway teen living with her mom in Paradise.