Friday, June 13, 2008

Fiction: Jeff Deaver, J. Patterson, Julia Spencer Fleming,


Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver. Lincoln Rhyme's cousin is arrested for murder. Rhyme grudgingly helps out and finds out that previous crimes with ironclad evidence - that convicted other people - may have been false.

Sail by James Patterson and Howard Rougham. "A boat is lost, but then comes a message - the Dunne family is alive!"

I Shall Not Want by Julia Spencer Fleming. "Millers Kill reaches the boiling point in this white-hot novel of love and suspense."

Collateral Damage by Fern Michaels. Another Sisterhood novel about gals whow ork together fighting crime or something.

Large Print

Plague Ship by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. A private enterprise spy ship runs across a cruise ship littered with bodies. Before the spy ship captain can attempt a rescue the cruise ship explodes leaving just on survivor.

DVD: Luiz Guzman, Obi-Won Kenobi, Steroids, "That's the spirit!", Rock N' Roll Baghdad City


Heavy Metal in Baghdad featuring Acrassicauda. Heavy metal is not popular in Muslim countries. Rock band Acrassicauda had a tough time under Hussein's reign and things are no better now, but the band rocks on.

Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos. There are umpteen different versions of this picture with diferent versions touting extras, and re-cuts and director versions, and so forth. This is a two-disc version entitled The Final Cut with a documentary, outtakes and interviews on the second disc.

Cassandra's Dream starring Obi-Won Kenobi, Colin Farrell, Tom Wilkinson. Brit brothers have deep gambling debts when their wealthy uncle from America pays a visit and offers them a way out. Too bad the uncle is a mobster because his offer is violent work.

Rambo starring Sylvester Stallone, others. Rambo assists missionaries traveling to Burma and trouble ensues.
Would the ticket sales have been different if this was released more recently? There were complaints from the Burmese rulers after this came out and Stallone responded saying the Burmese leaders are thugs. Considering the recent craziness I guess Stallone was right. I read that Stallone's slurred voice is the result of damaged nerves during a difficult birth.

Cleaner starring Luis Guzman, Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson play a former policeman who now works as a crime scene cleaner who sanitizes the bio hazards of blood and bone. He is called in to clean a murder site and finds out he may have been called in early to unwittingly help in a cover-up.