Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Releases Roundup: For the Week of Thursday June 12

New in Movie Theaters * from yahoo
I can't seem to find any opening this weekend ~ did anyone have better luck?

New in DVDs * from blockbuster
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - Stars Alec Guinness, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for this film. It also won Best Picture and Best Director for British film legend David Lean.
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) - Although this film stars 2 American actresses sporting English accents, the subject matter does revolve around British historical figures Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII. The film co-stars the lovely Kristin Scott Thomas and Jim Sturgess. The young Sturgess also starred in films such as Across the Universe and 21 (I was surprised to learn he was English as he spoke with a solid American accent).
Eric Clapton: Masterpieces (2007) - Documents Clapton's long and illustrious career.
A Harlot's Progress (2006) - Televised starring Toby Jones, Philip Martin Brown, and Zoe Tapper.
Waiting for God: Series 03 (1992) - Stars Stephanie Cole and Graham Crowden. Haven't seen this in what seems like ages, but this is one of my favorites. Interesting bit of trivia about Cole - she was only 48 years old in real life (but was playing a character in her 60s or 70s) when this series began.

New in Books * from publishers weekly
Jane Green - "The Beach House" - Doesn't this title just scream summer reading? The author is a British expat living in the United States.

New in Music - * from billboard
Bauhaus - "In the Flat Field" Vinyl 180 label
Blur - "13", "Great Escape [Japan Bonus Tracks]", "Leisure", "Modern Life is Rubbish", Think Tank" Toshiba Emi label
David Bowie - "Aladdin Sane", "Black Tie White Noise", "Diamond Dogs [Japan Reissue]", "Heroes", "Hunky Dory", "Let's Dance", "Lodger", "Never Let Me Down", "Pin Ups", "Space Oddity", "Station to Station", "The Man Who Sold the World", "Tonight", "Young Americans" Toshiba Emi label
Deep Purple - "Platinum Collection" EMI Australia label
Def Leppard - "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge [Bonus DVD]" Universal Int'l label
Edgar Broughton - "Edgar Broughton Band", "Inside Out", "Keep Them Freaks a Rollin': Live at Abbey Road", "Oora", "Sing Brother Sing", "Wasa Wasa" CRC label
Edgar Broughton - "Edgar Broughton Band [Bonus Tracks]", "Keep Them Freaks a Rollin': Live at Abbey Road" Caroline label
Eric Clapton - "Masterpieces" Classic Rock Legends label
Fairport Convention - "Best of the BBC Recordings" Island UK label
Gavin Rossdale - "Wanderlust" Interscope label
Genesis - "When in Rome 2007 [DVD]" Rhino label
Genesis - "When in Rome 2007 [DVD]" WSM label
Gerry Mitchell - "The Ragged Garden" Fire UK label
Jethro Tull - "This Was [Expanded]" EMI label
Led Zeppelin - "The Document Unauthorized" Chrome label
Madness - "One Step Beyond..." Rhino Encore label
Paul Weller - "22 Dreams", "22 Dreams [Bonus DVD Sized Harcover Book]" Island UK label
Steve Winwood - "Nine Lives [Bonus DVD] [Limited Edition]" Sony/BMG label
The Alarm - "Absolute Reality" Great American label
The Beatles - "The Beatles: Behind the Music" Peace Arch Trinity label
The Charlatans UK - "You Cross My Path [Deluxe Edition]" Cooking Vinyl label
The Cure - "Freakshow: Mix 13/All Kinds of Stuff" Geffen label
The Kinks - "Village Green Preservation Society [2 Discs]" Universal Int'l label
The Lords of the New Church - "Killer Lords" CRC label
The Lords of the New Church - "Killer Lords" Caroline label
The Mighty Lemon Drops - "Laughter [Bonus Tracks]", "Ricochet [Bonus Tracks]", "Sound [Bonus Tracks]", World Without End [Bonus Tracks]" Wounded Bird label
The Pretenders - "Packed!" Rhino label
The Smiths - "Queen is Dead: Album Under Review [DVD]" Sexy Intellectual label
Thomas Dolby - "The Sole Inhabitant [CD/DVD]" Invisible Hands label
Thunder - "Backstreet Symphony", "Behind Closed Doors", "Laughing on Judgement Day", "Rare, the Raw & the Rest", "Their Finest Hour (And a Bit)" CRC label
Yazoo - "Upstairs at Eric's", "You and Me Both" Mute label

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