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Thursday, October 28, 2010

These Books Is Off Tha Hooks!

Now, normally, the only thing we endorse reading are subtitles. But we've gone and made another exception and added a few quirky, cool and compelling books alongside our magazines. We plan on adding more so if you're looking for an offbeat holiday gift, stop in and have a page through!

Here are a few of the titles on our shelves now!

POOP CULTURE: How America Is Shaped By Its Grossest National Product
Poop Culture dissects the latest taboo, smashing the fear and embarrassment that manipulates our view of the one thing we all have in common.

FERMENTING REVOLUTION: How to Drink Beer and Save the World
Fermenting Revolution tells you how to drink beer and change the world. With passion and humor, it reveals how "beer activists" around the globe are leading the sustainability movement - with its values of cooperation, the protection and celebration of nature, and the nurturing of equitable communities - against the onslaught of corporate globalization. This book documents beer's spiritual roots.

The celebrated Wallace family returns to their groundbreaking historical romp with a dozen new entries about Tupac Shakur, Ayn Rand, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Carlos Castaneda, Michael Hutchence, Anna Nicole Smith, Wilt Chamberlain and others that reveal the intimate intersections between sex and celebrity.

A Panorama of American Film Noir addresses the essential amorality of its subject from a decidedly Surrealist angle, focusing on noir's dreamlike, unwonted, erotic, ambivalent, and cruel atmosphere, and setting it in the social context of mid-century America.

Never before seen in an English or Spanish language edition are the lurid and often surreal images used for '60s and early '70s Mexican pulp novels and comic covers.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ZOMBIE WALK 2010 - Join Us-Join Us-Join Us!!


Grunts and moans all! By popular demand, the Have You Seen... zombie walk lives another year! This Saturday October 30th the city will be alive with the sounds of the undead as we put on our best rotten cotton and stumble forth into the streets of Peterborough to terrify the living.

We meat at Have You Seen… (321 Aylmer) in our grisly gear for a 6pm departure.
Then east for a human feast along Charlotte where we take a ghoulish stride up George to Hunter.
We then figure out which way is left? and proceed to the Red Dog for the totally free 7pm movie screaming* of a gut busting zombie epic that will be sure to tickle your fetid fancy!

The night will be outta sight and the early start means you can definitely squeeze this into your Halloween party plans! So tell your family, tell your friends and dress up your zombie cat for an evening of fun, flesh and festering film. The more, the gorier!

Many thanks to The Red Dog& The Wolf !

Until then, practice your stumble & let's get ready to mumble!!

*We must apologize to our younger zombie kin but the contents of the movie are not recommended for undead children. All ages are welcome to stumble along with us on the walk though!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Great Criterion Onslaught of 1812

As promised, here's the list of recent acquisitions from the Criterion Collection, some brand spankin' new to DVD and others spand brankin' new to us! This brings our list of CC titles to roughly 24,312. Or less.

In no particular order:

AND THE SHIP SAILS ON (1984) Frederico Fellini Italy
CLOSE-UP (1990) Abbas Kiarostami Iran
LAST WAVE (1977) Peter Weir Australia
METROPOLITAN (1990) Whit Stillman U.S.andA.
ACE IN THE HOLE (1951) Billy Wilder U.S.andA.
PARIS, TEXAS (1984) Wim Wenders U.S.andA.
THIS SPORTING LIFE (1963) Lindsay Anderson UK
HOBSON'S CHOICE (1954) David Lean UK
SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1941) Preston Sturges U.S.andA.
ALEXANDER NEVSKY (1938) Sergei Eisenstein Russia
SWEETIE (1989) Jane Campion Australia
PITFALL (1962) Hiroshi Teshigahara Japan
WOMEN IN THE DUNES (1964) Hiroshi Teshigahara Japan
FACE OF ANOTHER, THE (1966) Hiroshi Teshigahara Japan
ORDET (1955) Carl Th. Dreyer Denmark
DAY OF WRATH (1943) Carl Th. Dreyer Denmark
GERTRUD (1964) Carl Th. Dreyer Denmark
MY METIER (1955) Torben Skjodt Jensen Denmark
LE PLAISIR (1952) Max Ophuls France
EARRINGS OF MADAME DE..., THE (1953) Max Ophuls France
RIVER, THE (1951) Jean Renoir France
SANSHO THE BAILIFF (1954) Kenji Mizoguchi Japan
ANTONIO GAUDI (1984) Hiroshi Teshigahara Japan
MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAURENCE (1983) Nagisa Oshima Japan
COLOSSAL YOUTH (2006) Pedro Costa Portugal
IN VANDA'S ROOM (2000) Pedro Costa Portugal
OSSOS (1997) Pedro Costa Portugal
MR. ARKADIN (1955/2006) Orson Welles U.S.andA.
HONEYMOON KILLERS (1969) Leonard Kastle U.S.andA.
I AM WAITING (1957) Koreyoshi Kurahara Japan
RUSTY KNIFE (1958) Toshio Masuda Japan
TAKE AIM AT THE POLICE VAN (1960) Seijan Suzuki Japan
CRUEL GUN STORY (1964) Takumi Furukawa Japan
COLT IS MY PASSPORT, A (1967) Takashi Nomura Japan
THIN RED LINE, THE (1998) Terrence Malick U.S.andA.
MAGICIAN, THE (1958) Ingmar Bergman Sweden
L'ENFANCE NUE (1968) Maurice Pialat France

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Eye-Assault Update (i.e. Some New Stuff)

Each update, but a few of our new titles are spotlighted while many more are added with little blog fanfare. It's worth stopping in to check out all the new stuff we get each week!

It sounds like a soft drink but it is in fact the latest motion picture from Cube director Vincenzo Natali. Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody (in his 148th film appearance this year) star as totally sexy gene-splicing scientists. And when these two get together the action gets hot and splicey! Sorry. Also check out Natali's neat indie flick 'Nothing' where two guys go outside to find everything has vanished and has been replaced by a white void.

A few years ago we were lucky enough to be part of bringing legendary director and cinematographer Albert Maysles to town for a talk and career retrospective at Trent and golly gee, what a sweet, sweet man. His longtime friendship with artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude (see their outstanding 5 DVD collection available at a Have You Seen... near you) has been well documented and their obsession with assembling an installation in New York's Central Park is the subject of The Gates. The controversial plan took many years to bring to fruition and we're given a behind the scenes look at the journey.

Don't mess with the Russian Mob. Or really, any mob for that matter. Maybe a mob of Strawberry Shortcakes? No, that would be frightening too.

Newest Harmony Korine and yeah, the title pretty much sums it.

Coming soon... the Criterion Collection MOTHERLOAD. We've already got hundreds, now we're adding dozens more! Check back for details soon...