Welcome back to Thursday's Picks, my weekly declaration of the best upcoming books, movies and DVDs coming out in the next week! You know the drill: I choose one book, one movie and one DVD to recommend that is coming out in the next week so that you can go out and get yourself entertained! Anyone can participate in the magic! Just post a comment or a blog post telling me what your recommendations are! If you do a blog post with your recommendations, don't forget to snatch a button from the right sidebar. I want to know what you guys are into, so play along!
Now, for my picks! Warning: I had a really tough time with the DVD pick for this week, so there may be some discussion of more than one title. There is just too much awesome coming out this week!
All Good Things
Release Date: December 3, 2010 (already available in some theaters)
Rated R (Weinstein Company)
Starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Phillip Baker Hall and Jeffery Dean Morgan
Summary (Courtesy of Moviefone:)
I love a good murder mystery. Anything that makes you think is worth watching. This film not only looks thought-provoking and interesting, but the fact that it is based on actual events gives you that super-sleuth feeling, like you can solve the crime. I love that feeling. Top it all off with the fact that it stars the tasty Ryan Gosling and one of my older guy crush's dopplegangers, and you've got yourself a great film. (Side note: my older guy crush I'm referring to in this case is Robert Downey Jr., whom Jeffrey Dean Morgan could be related to.) This film seems mysterious, sexy, scary and great. That's a win in my book. You should also know that this movie will be available on demand through Comcast the day it hits theaters, so stay home and check it out!
This Week's Book Pick:
Goddess of Legend
Written By P.C. Cast
Release Date: December 7, 2010
Summary (Courtesy of Barnes and Noble):
P.C. Cast has shown she is uber-talented with the House of Night series, and she's ventured out into historical fiction with Goddess of Legend. I'm a big fan of historical fiction, or any fiction that can mesh well with things that are thought to be non-fiction. I think it's really cool that Cast is taking on the legend of King Arthur with a fantasy twist and some of our present-day lives sprinkled in. I look forward to getting my hands on this book and it's accompanying Goddess Summoning series. Unfortunately, there's no book trailer to post to get you all excited about this one, so you'll just have to take my word for it. Or you can check out P.C. Cast's website for details about the entire series.
This Week's DVD Pick:
The Other Guys
Release Date: December 14, 2010
Rated R (Columbia Pictures)
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson
Summary (Courtesy of Moviefone):
This movie has to be one of the funniest movies I have ever seen in my life. This is the number one reason why The Other Guys got picked over the other incredible DVD releases of this week. I know, it's blasphemy for me to choose a Will Ferrell comedy over The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. If I had picked Inception or Shrek Forever After, maybe some of you would have forgiven me. I even broke the rules by choosing a DVD that doesn't come out till next week. But The Other Guys? Really?
|How could you choose them over me, Liz? Why?! *sob*|
|How are we supposed to forgive this, Liz?|