Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Releases 10/21

Some of the new releases hitting shelve this week include:

Testimony by Anita Shreve - a novel in which various characters speak out about the scandal and results of a high school sex tape at a Vermont private school
The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike - sequel to 1984's Witches of Eastwick
Bones by Jonathan Kellerman - latest in the Alex Deleware series
Rough Weather by Robert B. Parker - new in the Spenser series
Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn - latest to feature Mitch Rapp
Against Medical Advice by James Patterson and Hal Friedman- non-fiction

New on DVD: 
The Incredible Hulk
The Strangers
The Lazarus Project

New reviews at Bookbitch.com:
Clyde Ford's Precious Cargo
Sheila Lowe's Poison Pen
Mary SanGiovanni's Found You
James Herbert's The Ghosts of Sleath

It was a great reading week for me. I thought all of these titles were fantastic!

Movie update: Max Payne, not all that bad. Saw it today (Saturday) and had no real expectations thanks to the reviews that I had read. I had heard that it had a barely coherent storyline - not the case at all. I had also heard that if you haven't played the game you would be lost - again, not true. I've never played the game and had no problem following the movie. Basically, it falls into the category of "It's a video game movie, what did you expect?" it could have been better but it could have been much, much worse. It was not an Ultraviolet, nor was it Resident Evil. It falls somewhere in the middle and squarely in the realm of a fun way to spend 90 minutes if you have nothing else going on. I love Mark Wahlberg and probably always will. His performance in Payne far exceeds that of The Happening

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