Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Check It. Watch, Listen, Read.

DVD – A Christmas Tale (2008)

The Criterion Collection DVD release of last year’s A Christmas Tale. Catherine Deneuve stars as the matriarch of a troubled family, together at Christmastime. Criterion describes the French film as "an inventive, magical drama that's equal parts merriment and melancholy." The disc includes a new, restored high-definition digital transfer, two documentaries, and the original theatrical trailers. Also included: a booklet featuring an essay by critic Phillip Lopate.

CD – Alison Iraheta’s Just Like You

The youngest, and perhaps most talented “American Idol” Season 8 finalist releases her debut album today with Jive. Iraheta’s standout performances from the season included a beautiful duet of “Time After Time” with Cyndi Lauper and rocking out to “Slow Ride” with Adam Lambert.

BOOK – My Nepenthe: Bohemian Tales of Food, Family, and Big Sur by Romney Steele

A book about food (with recipes) and family by the granddaughter of the owners of the famous Big Sur restaurant Nepenthe.
Author event tonight, December 1, at Book Soup. 7:00 p.m.

Book Soup is located at 8818 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood

-- Leslie Anne Wiggins

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