Look & Listen


Catch 22
Based on Joseph Heller’s best-selling novel, this surreal black comedy centers on a WWII bombardier trying to cope with the insanity of war. While the film originally appealed to fans of political satire, Hollywood buffs will find it an entertaining curiosity with its now-famous cast.
Lara Croft – Tomb Raider 2-disc set
If you can’t get enough of Angelina Jolie as the female Indiana Jones, then this new release is for you. Both over-the-top action flicks in one set, complete with additional scenes, interviews and other special features.
The Last Samurai
It’s around 1876, and Tom Cruise is an embittered and alcoholic hero of the Indian wars who is captured by Samurai leading a rebellion to reject foreign influence. Following some on-location panoramas and well-crafted (though not entirely believable) action scenes, the American learns to respect and embrace the way of the Samurai, even to the point of fighting against his former soldiers-in-arms.
Woodstock – Director’s Cut
This classic documentary about late 1960s music fest that defined a generation blends musicians’ performances with interviews of concert-goers into an entertaining, energetic slice-of-time. A must-see for anyone nostalgic about the vanished era of free love and great rock.


PJ Harvey – Uh Huh Her
Harvey’s seventh album features a stripped-down arrangement of most of the songs, whether based on noisy electric or quiet acoustic guitar or the occasional pulsing loops. So, while it often feels like a collection of demos, in their balance of introspection, desperation and independence, these tracks are quintessential Polly.
Con Funk Shun – Collection
Hailing from Vallejo, California, this seven-man band was one of the best R&B groups ever, racking up an impressive run of hits during the late ’70s and early ’80s. This greatest hits package features blistering funk and beautiful ballads that will make you want to grab the one you love and get down.
Spacemen 3 – Playing With Fire
This influential indie band left behind four studio albums, two live records and numerous singles before its demise in 1991 (Spiritualized rose from the ashes). Spacemen’s third studio album is arguably the band’s strongest work, the fullest summation of its entrancing, psychedelic drone rock and resonating all-encompassing lyrics.
Alfred Brendel – Beethoven’s “Diabelli” Variations
A foremost interpreter of Beethoven, Alfred Brendel continues to take himself and his audiences on journeys of discovery, mapping the pianist’s repertoire with relentless curiosity and prodigious energy. At 70, Brendel’s rendition of the “Diabelli” variations is all that you would expect from this musician, knight, painter, and poet.

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