Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of June 24th 2008
Whether you need to start a party or just like to dance with yourself, Girl Talk’s fourth album, Feed The Animals is the kind of unceasingly hot record that is mixed to booty-shakin’ perfection. The follow up to his Night Ripper record, Girl Talk aka, Gregg Gillis, is as irresistible as his beats. He is a true DJ who reconstitutes your favorite tracks like David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel and even the Red Hot Chili Peppers Under the Bridge into a whole new interconnected playlist that would make even Ruth Bader Ginsberg get down. Best of all, Girl Talk likes to give it away. The album is free to download! (Well, it’s actually being released Coldplay-style, and he’s accepting donations of any amount.)
Everything from the 80’s is making a comeback. There’s a new Motley Crue on shelves with the same LA sound and miraculously the same line-up. Skip over the pop fluff of the title track “Saints of LA”, and go for the metal meat of “Mothereffer of the Year”. We could watch Tommy drum for another 20 years and totally get why Pam Anderson can’t seem to let him go.
Amidst her parent’s divorce, an adolescent daughter tries to make sense of her father’s love life pre-marriage. The father happens to be ScarJo’s hottie fiancé, Ryan Reynolds. While Definitely, Maybe could be sappy in theory, the strong casting will pull you through and there’s a good chance this romantic comedy won’t make you puke.
Based on the bestselling graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi and artist Vincent Paronnaud, the coming of age tale made it to the animated big screen and now you can take all the black and white glory of gorgeous comic book style images home on DVD. Persepolis is subtitled from French, was in every international film festival of 2007, and if you want any art school street cred, this movie is a must see.
There’s going to be a new movie, which my roommate Allison Wong, who plays “Athena”, promises me is “awesome”, but still won’t let me sneak a peek at her script due to a silly confidentiality agreement. Boo! But Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, and America Ferrer will reprise their roles as the teenage foursome. While you’ll have to wait until August 8 to see the movie, as of today you can get the story: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
If you weren’t sure what to get your grandmother for her birthday, you have been saved by the prolifically pervy Danielle Steele. Her new romance novel Rogue is already getting around town. It’s about a middle-aged woman doctor who is torn between two lovers — her ex-husband, a dot-com playboy, and a philanthropic doc. Sounds like two for the price of one.