Category Movies

Star Wars Incredible Cross-Sections

Product DetailsStar Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections
By Jason Fry
DK Publishing
Retail Price: $19.99
Amazon Price:$12.20

Book Description:  See the vehicles of Star Wars: The Force Awakens™ in unparalleled detail with this newest addition to the Star Wars Incredible Cross Sections series. Twelve breathtaking artworks bring the new craft to life, showing all of the weapons, engines, and technology, while engaging text explains each vehicle’s backstory and key features.

Review

This is and excellent book for Star War Fans, young and old alike. The cross-sections are very detailed and intricate.  While all the illustrations were amazing, I especially like the illustrations of the Millennium Falcon and Poe’s X-Wing.  It was interesting seeing the vehicles up-close and personal!  I would highly recommend this not only for the illustrations but also for the detailed information the book contains.  It is a collector’s dream!

~Reviewed by Nick D.

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    The Disaster Artist (Unabridged)

    Product DetailsThe Disaster Artist (Unabridged)
    by Greg Sestero
    Tantor Audio
    Retail Price $14.95
    Amazon Price: $14.95

    Book Description: 

    Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau’s scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, “I have to do a scene with this guy.” That impulse changed both of their lives. Wiseau seemed never to have read the rule book on interpersonal relationships (or the instructions on a bottle of black hair dye), yet he generously offered to put the aspiring actor up in his LA apartment. Sestero’s nascent acting career first sizzled, then fizzled, resulting in Wiseau’s last-second offer to Sestero of co-starring with him in The Room, a movie Wiseau wrote and planned to finance, produce, and direct – in the parking lot of a Hollywood equipment-rental shop.Wiseau spent $6 million of his own money on his film, but despite the efforts of the disbelieving (and frequently fired) crew and embarrassed (and frequently fired) actors, the movie made no sense. Nevertheless, Wiseau rented a Hollywood billboard featuring his alarming headshot and staged a red carpet premiere. The Room made $1,800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. One reviewer said that watching The Room was like “getting stabbed in the head”.The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero’s laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make “the Citizen Kane of bad movies” (Entertainment Weekly), which is now an international phenomenon, with Wiseau himself beloved as an oddball celebrity. Written with award-winning journalist Tom Bissell, The Disaster Artist is an inspiring tour de force, an open-hearted portrait of an enigmatic man who will improbably capture your heart.

    Review

    Though this audiobook may seem too odd to be true, it definitely is.  While it feels like a fiction, it is really the true story of Tommy Wiseau and the making of his cult classic “The Room”.  You will get a day-to-day summary about the filming of a movie and an overview of the people involved. I found it interesting that almost everyone involved with it, except its creator, knew was awful. Sestero also shares the story of a very interesting friendship between himself and Wiseau and he gives us great insight into Wiseau himself.  Greg Sestero does a great job narrating the book.  He is honest, funny, and real.

    ~Reviewed By Dave H.

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