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Monday, June 21, 2010

Haul of Books 2010: Stuff For Me v.11

The journals/movies below actually came into my possession some time ago, but I didn't have a chance to post them here. Not much else to say other than, here's the picture (after the fold):
And now the descriptions, from left to right, top to bottom (taken from Amazon, or made up by me):

1. The Journal of Popular Culture, April 2010, Vol. 3, Number 2 (subscribed)
This issue contains essays on Dawn of the Dead, The Incredible Hulk, cyberspace, chick-lit, Michael Moore, and much more. It looks interesting and some of the articles seem to be much more up my alley than in the previous issue I talked about.
2. PMLA, March 2010, Vol. 125, Number 2 (subscribed)
The PMLA is really impossible to describe. This issue has stuff on Beowulf, Milton, eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (who I've never heard of), Leo Bersani (ditto), and one really intriguing article called "The Humanities and HIV/AIDS: Where Do We Go From Here?" I'll probably read the last article, but the rest doesn't seem to be of interest to me.
3. Dark City (Director's Cut)(DVD)
The critically-acclaimed triumph from visionary director Alex Proyas (I, Robot, The Crow) is back with a brand new directors cut featuring enhanced picture and sound, never-before-seen footage and three commentary tracks that take you deeper than ever before into the world of one of sci-fis most exciting and revered tales. When John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) wakes with no memory at the scene of a grisly murder, he soon finds himself hunted by the police, a woman claiming to be his wife and a mysterious group of pale men who seem to control everything and everyone in the city. Starring Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist), Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), William Hurt (A History of Violence) and Kiefer Sutherland (TVs 24).
4. Sunshine (DVD)
The crew of the Icarus II is sent into deep space to reignite the sun, after the failure of the first mission... (a terribly short synopsis, no?)
And that's it for this edition. Not as book heavy as previous editions, but so be it.

So, anything sound interesting to you up there? What have you bought or received recently?

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