This Tuesday’s new releases

It seems like just yesterday I saw “Captain America” in theaters over the summer, and today is hit stores on DVD. Insert nostalgic sigh here.

While I have yet to purchase it, I hear the DVD has some pretty tasty extras like behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.

In music news, my faves She & Him released their very first Christmas album today. While I am quite possibly the biggest She & Him fan on the planet, I cannot bring myself to even think about listening to this disc yet. I still don’t even have my Halloween costume together yet! Once turkey time has come and gone, expect a review of the album in it’s entirety, but for now, I’ll give you a glimpse of the cover art, because that’s all the holiday spirit I can muster right now…

Tis the season? Not quite yet!

 

“The Walking Dead” season two, t-minus one hour away!

If you’re following me on Twitter, (and if you’re not, you should be!) you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been mentioning “The Walking Dead” at least once a day for the past week and a half or so.

No, it’s not to annoy you… it’s just because I’m so freakin’ excited for the season two premiere tonight!

The first season was much too short, and the wait between the last episode and now was much too long. But alas, tonight I shall be reunited with my favorite show chock full of zombies and all things creepy.

For now, check out this five minute trailer for season two of “The Walking Dead:”

In related news, “The Walking Dead” season one 3-disc special edition was recently released, and it’s chock full of scream worthy special features. I’m writing my letter to Santa as we speak…

Song of the Day: “You’re My Star” by Stereophonics

In the words of R.E.M., this one goes out to the one I love:

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you’re my sunday / make my monday come alive / just like tuesday you’re a new day wakes me up / wednesday’s raining / thursday’s yearning friday nights / then it all ends at the weekend / you’re my star

Profiles on movie posters: the new black

What do J. Edgar Hoover and Sherlock Holmes have in common? Well, both are the subject of feature films being released in the next few months, and both movies use similar poster tactics:

“J. Edgar,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Clint Eastwood, hits theaters on Nov. 9. The “Sherlock Holmes” sequel drops on Dec. 16

3 reasons why I love Florence + the Machine

In no particular order:

  1. Florence Welch has a beautiful voice. Finding someone who can actually sing in a sea of cookie-cutter, mass-produced “musicians” is both rare and refreshing.
  2. Her hair is fabulous.
  3. The recently released video for “Shake It Up”is lovely, and can be viewed below:

Florence + the Machine’s sophomore album, “Ceremonials,” is slated for a Halloween release.

“The Shining” sequel?

It’s finally in the works after… 31 years? 

At the end of September, Stephen King read an excerpt from “Doctor Sleep” at an

event at George Mason University, and word on the street is that the book is close to finished. This follow-up tale tells the story of little Danny from “The Shining,” and the special powers he has as a grown up.

“The Shining” was written by Stephen King in 1977 and adapted into the ultra-scary film starring Jack Nicholson in 1980.