Bob Dylan – Together Through Life (Columbia)

Though not as prolific as sometime tour mate Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan has yet to show no sign of slowing down anytime soon. On his 33rd record, Together Through Life, Dylan has clearly gone back to the old Sun and Chess Recordings for inspiration and the result is fantastic for long time Dylan devotees (another obvious influence is Dylan’s Sirius/XM radio show “Theme Time Radio Hour”). Continue reading “Bob Dylan – Together Through Life (Columbia)”

November Son (DVD)

To be honest, this is the first GLBT-related horror film that I have seen. The one thing that I can first notice is that while the stars are up and coming Judith O’Dea (Night of the Living Dead) and Brinke Stevens (The Slumber Party Massacre), the skill that they put forth on the screen is equivalent to that of even seasoned actors. The film itself surrounds a cast that were heavily affected by the actions taken by Elliot Hamilton, a deranged individual that cut through a great deal of the city in order to avenge eir love for another individual. The past that each character had, particularly involving Elliot, comes back in a major way throughout the entirety of November Son. Continue reading “November Son (DVD)”

Forever (DVD)

Who would honestly think that a film about a cemetery would be interesting in the slightest? Heddy Honigmann, whom individuals may know from O Amor Natural, knew that eir talent was at a level that ey could make a bunch of stones on a grassy field interesting. There are a few bonus features, with traditional materials like the original trailer along with a bio/filmography of Heddy Honigmann for individuals to peruse. The particular cemetery that Honigmann covers here is the Pere-Lachaise, which most individuals may know as being the interment place of individuals like Chopin, Jim Morrison, and Marcel Proust. Continue reading “Forever (DVD)”

101-in-1 Explosive Megamix (Nintendo DS)

It has been a few years since the last of the (good) WarioWare games were released, so there needs to be something to fill the gap. Atlus has done just that on the Nintendo DS with their “101-in-1 Explosive Megamix”, which is available now for the Nintendo DS. Inside the cartridge is what individuals may already know is present: a large number of different games that will have players handling their Nintendo DS for weeks, if not months, to come. Continue reading “101-in-1 Explosive Megamix (Nintendo DS)”

Into the Blue 2: The Reef (DVD)

Into the Blue 2 deals with a couple of scubaers; Dani (played here by Laura Vandervoort) and Sebeastion (Chris Carmack) and their adventures around the scenic locale of Hawaii. Where fun is fun, things take a decidedly more serious turn after they are offered a large sum of money by some shady characters. After things take a turn for the worse, it really is a testament to the skills of Sabastion and Dani whether they will be able to actually get out of their predicament or be two dead on the bottom of the ocean floor. Continue reading “Into the Blue 2: The Reef (DVD)”

Bulleit Bourbon (Whiskey)

Before this, I thought that Knob Creek was the best whiskey out there. However, after getting a chance to review Bulleit Bourbon has revealed that there is a serious contender to Knob Creek’s throne. Don’t let the bottle’s retro flair fool you: despite claims to the contrary, what is present in each bottle of Bulleit Bourbon is complex, full-bodied, and will be a whiskey experience that imbibers will not soon forget. The higher alcohol content of Bulleit (90 Proof) over other normal whiskey brands may seem daunting, but any burn is moderated with a smoothness that is unparalleled. Continue reading “Bulleit Bourbon (Whiskey)”

Dragon Ball: Evolution (Sony PSP)

There have been a number of different Dragonball Z games over the course of the last fifteen years, and Dragon Ball: Evolution is the one that really tends to break free of the molds and bring something new to the line. Despite the fact that the game is on a portable console (the Sony PSP), there is a certain vibrancy and quick pace to the action that belies the slower processor and graphical interface. The only thing that I could conceivably see that could be changed in future iterations of this part of the Dragon Ball line would be the AI’s difficulty. Continue reading “Dragon Ball: Evolution (Sony PSP)”

Smirnoff Cocktails: Tuscan Lemonade (Cocktail)

Most the time, whenever I have some sort of mixed drink, there seems to be mounds too much sugar and not enough in the way of alcohol for me. However, Smirnoff has done the impossible and has created what I consider to be the best cocktail I have ever had. Their “Tuscan Lemonade” seems to be a shade or two darker than most lemonades, but the inclusion of Limoncello (Italian Lemon Liqueur) may be the reason for this. Smirnoff’s Tuscan Lemonade has something for everyone. Continue reading “Smirnoff Cocktails: Tuscan Lemonade (Cocktail)”

Steve Kilbey – Painkiller (CD)

As bassist and front man for Australian rockers The Church, Steve Kilbey has had a hand in turning out some of the more influential psychedelic pop songs of the late 80’s/early 90’s alternative scene. On his latest solo offering, his sixth, however Kilbey is running out of steam. The Aussie rocker known for penning classics like “Under the Milky Way” and “Metropolis,” simply sounds conflicted with this uneven record. Continue reading “Steve Kilbey – Painkiller (CD)”