Avengers: Infinity War - The Official Movie Special

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Avengers: Infinity War The Official Collector's Edition is the perfect companion piece to the highly anticipated upcoming blockbuster movie. Read exclusive interviews with key members of the huge cast of Avengers: Infinity War, from Avengers stars including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johnsson, Dr Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, Guardians of the Galaxy actors including Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, and much more! Plus find out all about the making of the movie in an exclusive interview with the writers and directors and get the full lowdown on the events which have led our heroes to this ultimate movie to end all movies!
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Doctor Who: The Whoniverse

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$45.00

Complete with full-color illustrations, maps, charts, and artifacts, the definitive, essential companion to the Doctor's world--and many more.

Doctor Who: The Whoniverse is a never-before-seen history of the Human Race--from the formation of the Earth around the Racnoss eggs, and the creation of life by the destruction of the last Jagaroth spaceship, through to the eventual expansion of the sun and end of the world and beyond to the New Earth, and Utopia.

Along the way, the book explores the untold histories of other planets and other lifeforms as they have interacted with humanity. We examine the Daleks and Cybermen, the Time Lords and the Sontarans, the Ice Warriors, Silurians, Weeping Angels, and many, many more. Additionally, we visit Gallifrey and Skaro, Mondas and Telos, Mars and Sontar.

Filled with full-color illustrations, maps, charts, and artifacts throughout, Doctor Who: The Whoniverse is a treasury of accumulated knowledge, scholarly erudition and accumulated folk wisdom from the worlds of Doctor Who.

Doctor Who: The Whoniverse explores:

  • Early History--From 10,000 BC and the discovery of the secret of fire, through the Roman Empire;
  • Gallifrey--The rise of the Time Lords;
  • The UNIT Era--Earth under attack from alien invasions;
  • The Cyberwars--The Wheel in Space and Revenge of the Cybermen;
  • Earth's Galactic Empire--Starting in present day through the rise of Earth's Empire as seen in Frontier in Space;
  • And much more!
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    9780062470201
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    2016-10-25
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    Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of A B Movie Actor

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    $27.99

    New York Times bestseller

    Introduction by New York Times bestselling author and famous minor television personality John Hodgman

    One of my dad's favorite jokes about getting older was: "I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!"

    I get what he meant now. Time flies. My first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a "B" Movie Actor, was published back in 2001 and it chronicles the adventures of a "mid-grade, kind of hammy actor" (my words), cutting his teeth on exploitation movies far removed from mainstream Hollywood.

    This next book, an "Act II" if you will, could be considered my "maturing years" in show business, when I began to say "no" more often and gravitated toward self-generated material. Taking stock in the overall quality of my life, I fled Los Angeles and moved to a remote part of Oregon to renew, regroup and reload.

    If that sounds tame, the journey from Evil Dead to Spider-Man to Burn Notice was long, with plenty of adventures/mishaps along the way. I never pictured myself hovering above Baghdad in a Blackhawk helicopter, facing a pack of wild dogs in Bulgaria, or playing an aging Elvis Presley with cancer on his penis - how can you predict this stuff? The sheer lunacy of show business is part of the fun for me and I hope you'll come along for the ride.

    - Bruce "Don't Call Me Ash" Campbell

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781250125606
    Publication Date: 
    2017-08-15
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    I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing

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    $26.00

    "Funny, incisive, and timely ... Jameson does for geeks what geek culture does for its superheroes: he takes them seriously, respects their power, and refuses to hide his deep affection." --Lawrence Kasdan, co-screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and Solo: A Star Wars Story

    In I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing, A. D. Jameson takes geeks and non-geeks alike on a surprising and insightful journey through the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero franchises that now dominate pop culture. Walking us through the rise of geekdom from its underground origins to the top of the box office and bestseller lists, Jameson takes in franchises like The Lord of the Rings, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter, Star Trek, and, in particular, Star Wars--as well as phenomena like fan fiction, cosplay, and YouTube parodies. Along the way, he blasts through the clichés surrounding geek culture: that its fans are mindless consumers who will embrace all things Spider-Man or Batman, regardless of quality; or that the popularity and financial success of Star Wars led to the death of ambitious filmmaking.

    A lifelong geek, Jameson shines a new light on beloved classics, explaining the enormous love (and hate) they are capable of inspiring in fan and non-fan alike, while exploding misconceptions as to how and why they were made. I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing tells the story of how the geeks have inherited the earth.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780374537364
    Publication Date: 
    2018-05-08
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    Off the Cliff

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    $28.00
    A lively and revealing behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of history's most controversial and influential movies, drawing on exclusive interviews with the cast and crew.

    "You've always been crazy," says Louise to Thelma, shortly after she locks a police officer in the trunk of his car. "This is just the first chance you've had to express yourself."

    In 1991, Thelma & Louise, the story of two outlaw women on the run from their disenchanted lives, was a revelation. Suddenly, a film in which women were, in every sense, behind the wheel. It turned the tables on Hollywood, instantly becoming a classic, and continues to electrify audiences as a cultural statement of defiance. But if the film's place in history now seems certain, at the time its creation was a long shot. Only through sheer hard work and more than a little good luck did the script end up in the hands of the brilliant English filmmaker Ridley Scott, who saw its huge potential. With Scott on board, a team willing to challenge the odds came together--including the stars Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon and a fresh-faced up-and-coming actor named Brad Pitt, as well as legends like actor Harvey Keitel, composer Hans Zimmer, and old-school studio chief Alan Ladd Jr.--to create one of the most controversial movies of all time.

    But before icons like Davis and Sarandon got involved, Thelma & Louise was just an idea in the head of Callie Khouri, a thirty-year-old music video production manager, who was fed up with working behind the scenes on sleazy sets. At four a.m. one night, sitting in her car outside the ramshackle bungalow in Santa Monica that she shared with two friends, she had a vision: two women on a crime spree, fleeing their dull and tedious lives--lives like hers--in search of a freedom they had never before been able to realize. But in the late 1980s, Hollywood was dominated by men, both on the screen and behind the scenes. The likelihood of a script by an unheard-of screenwriter starring two women in lead roles actually getting made was remote. But Khouri had one thing going for her--she was so inexperienced she didn't really know she would be attempting the nigh impossible.

    In Off the Cliff, Becky Aikman tells the full extraordinary story behind this feminist sensation, which crashed through barricades and upended convention. Drawing on 130 exclusive interviews with the key players from this remarkable cast of actors, writers, and filmmakers, Aikman tells an inspiring and important underdog story about creativity, the magic of cinema, and the unjust obstacles that women in Hollywood continue to face to this day.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594206719
    Publication Date: 
    2017-06-27
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    Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You

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    $27.00

    "Movie criticism's Dostoyevsky . . . Taylor reveals a national identity forged from the innocence we claim to have lost but never had in the first place." --Steve Erickson, author of Zeroville

    When we think of '70s cinema, we think of classics like The Godfather, Taxi Driver, and The Wild Bunch . . . but the riches found in the overlooked B movies of the time, rolled out wherever they might find an audience, unexpectedly tell an eye-opening story about post-Watergate, post-Vietnam America. Revisiting the films that don't make the Academy Award montages, Charles Taylor finds a treasury many of us have forgotten, movies that in fact "unlock the secrets of the times."

    Celebrated film critic Taylor pays homage to the trucker vigilantes, meat magnate pimps, blaxploitation "angel avengers," and taciturn factory workers of grungy, unartful B films such as Prime Cut, Foxy Brown, and Eyes of Laura Mars. He creates a compelling argument for what matters in moviemaking and brings a pivotal American era vividly to life in all its gritty, melancholy complexity.

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    9781632868183
    Publication Date: 
    2017-06-06
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    Play All: A Bingewatcher's Notebook

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    $25.00
    A world-renowned media and cultural critic offers an insightful analysis of serial TV drama and the modern art of the small screen

    Television and TV viewing are not what they once were--and that's a good thing, according to award-winning author and critic Clive James. Since serving as television columnist for the London Observer from 1972 to 1982, James has witnessed a radical change in content, format, and programming, and in the very manner in which TV is watched. Here he examines this unique cultural revolution, providing a brilliant, eminently entertaining analysis of many of the medium's most notable twenty-first-century accomplishments and their not always subtle impact on modern society--including such acclaimed serial dramas as Breaking Bad, The West Wing, Mad Men, and The Sopranos, as well as the comedy 30 Rock. With intelligence and wit, James explores a television landscape expanded by cable and broadband and profoundly altered by the advent of Netflix, Amazon, and other "cord-cutting" platforms that have helped to usher in a golden age of unabashed binge-watching.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780300218091
    Publication Date: 
    2016-08-30
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    Reading the Silver Screen

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    $15.99

    From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes an indispensable analysis of our most celebrated medium, film.

    No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the house lights go down and the lion roars, we settle in to be shocked, frightened, elated, moved, and thrilled. We expect magic. While we're being exhilarated and terrified, our minds are also processing data of all sorts--visual, linguistic, auditory, spatial--to collaborate in the construction of meaning.

    Thomas C. Foster's Reading the Silver Screen will show movie buffs, students of film, and even aspiring screenwriters and directors how to transition from merely being viewers to becoming accomplished readers of this great medium. Beginning with the grammar of film, Foster demonstrates how every art form has a grammar, a set of practices and if-then propositions that amount to rules. He goes on to explain how the language of film enables movies to communicate the purpose behind their stories and the messages they are striving to convey to audiences by following and occasionally breaking these rules.

    Using the investigative approach readers love in How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Foster examines this grammar of film through various classic and current movies both foreign and domestic, with special recourse to the "AFI 100 Years-100 Movies" lists. The categories are idiosyncratic yet revealing.



    In Reading the Silver Screen, readers will gain the expertise and confidence to glean all they can from the movies they love.

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    9780062113399
    Publication Date: 
    2016-09-13
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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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    This essential guide to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story brings the brand new Star Wars movie to life, with detailed information and extensive images depicting the characters and worlds explored in Rogue One, as well as presenting unseen concept art and unique behind-the-scenes imagery.
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    9781785861574
    Publication Date: 
    2017-01-17
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    Seduced by Mrs. Robinson

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    $24.95
    *An Amazon Best Book of the Month*

    "[Gray] writes smartly and insightfully . . . The book as a whole offers a fascinating look at how this movie tells a timeless story." --The Washington Post


    Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?

    When The Graduate premiered in December 1967, its filmmakers had only modest expectations for what seemed to be a small, sexy art-house comedy adapted from an obscure first novel by an eccentric twenty-four-year-old. There was little indication that this offbeat story--a young man just out of college has an affair with one of his parents' friends and then runs off with her daughter--would turn out to be a monster hit, with an extended run in theaters and seven Academy Award nominations.

    The film catapulted an unknown actor, Dustin Hoffman, to stardom with a role that is now permanently engraved in our collective memory. While turning the word plastics into shorthand for soulless work and a corporate, consumer culture, The Graduate sparked a national debate about what was starting to be called "the generation gap."

    Now, in time for this iconic film's fiftieth birthday, author Beverly Gray offers up a smart close reading of the film itself as well as vivid, never-before-revealed details from behind the scenes of the production--including all the drama and decision-making of the cast and crew. For movie buffs and pop culture fanatics, Seduced by Mrs. Robinson brings to light The Graduate's huge influence on the future of filmmaking. And it explores how this unconventional movie rocked the late-sixties world, both reflecting and changing the era's views of sex, work, and marriage.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781616206161
    Publication Date: 
    2017-11-07
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