Entertainment & Culture Holiday Gift Guide

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Best Political Cartoons of the Year - 2007 Edition and Easy Microsoft Windows Vista

Que Publishing

Best Political Cartoons of the Year - 2007 Edition, by Que Publishing, edited by famed editorial cartoonist Daryl Cagle and Brian Fairrington. $16.99 U.S. Includes cartoons about: Mel Gibson Tainted Spinach Mark Foley Iran, Iraq and North Korea Barry Bonds Katie Couric Brokeback Mountain The Davinci Code And much more! Easy Microsoft Windows Vista by Que Publishing, written by Shelley O'Hara. $19.99 U.S. Learn to operate Microsoft Windows Vista the Easy way with simple four-color illustrations and step-by-step instructions. Both books are available at bookstores nationwide.



LA Pop Art - For You holiday gifts! 


Los Angeles Pop Art, an up and coming creator of unique original artwork, is proud to introduce the hottest piece of Scarface merchandise to ever hit the market. This amazing 24 x 30 poster or canvas is an image of Al Pacino's classic character Tony Montana that is created using all the words from the film. The words themselves are bent and construed to make up this masterpiece. This artwork is truly interactive as every time you look at it, you are surly going to find a new great line of dialogue. 

The poster will be presented with Scarface: the World Is Yours Video Game, set to Hit North American Retail Shelves October 8.  Tony Montana's Return Features Pre-Order Print Giveaway - Fans who pre-order the game at participating retailers will receive a 24" x 30" Scarface print created by L.A. Pop Art, depicting an iconic film scene created out of the text of the original mo tion picture script.

  Website: www.lapopart.com

Pole Dancing & Striptease classes

You've seen it on Oprah and heard about it from women everywhere - Sheila Kelley's S Factor, the ORIGINAL groundbreaking workout inspired by ballet, yoga, striptease and pole dancing that empowers, enlightens and changes the lives of women everywhere!

Start your New Year off in a mind-blowing new way! Join us at the S Factor for our brand new session of classes The Cherry Session!! Cultivate your most ripe and shiny and delicious you! 8 weeks - 8 classes - A lifetime of confidence and S-atisfaction.

Classes begin January 2, 2007 in all three of our SoCal studios:

S Factor LA | 5225 Wilshire Blvd. #B | Los Angeles, CA 90036 | 323.965.9685
S Factor OC | 2790 Harbor Blvd. Suite 210 | Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | 714.434.4991
S Factor Encino | 17253 Ventura Blvd | Encino, CA 91316 | 818.817.4585 Register at www.sfactor.com or call for more information.

Register at www.sfactor.com or call for more information. 


Richard Landry's "Modern to Classic: Residential Estates by Landry Design Group"

Cover of "Modern to Classic: Residential Estates by Landry Design Group"

"Modern to Classic: Residential Estates by Landry Design Group" represents a collection of twenty years' work by Richard Landry and the Landry Design Group. The monograph encompasses the vision of one of today's most celebrated residential architects. In its presentation of 17 extraordinary homes, Modern to Classic takes the reader behind the gates of some of today's most inspiring residential estates. Landry's homes, whether inspired by a French chateau, Italian villa, English manor house or modernist structure, create an appropriate bridge to his clients' contemporary lifestyle requirements. "Modern to Classic: Residential Estates by Landry Design Group" : Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda; Text by Lynn Morgan; Foreword by Michael Webb; Introduction by Paul Goldberger; Endorsement by Maria Shriver; Hardcover/600 color photos/11 1/2" x 11 1/2"; $75.00 list price, available on www.amazon.com or request a signed copy for $50.00 from www.landrydesigngroup.com

Website  www.landrydesigngroup.com 


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Get into the holiday spirit and take the angst out of holiday shopping with these fabulous DVDs for your holiday gift guide. (scroll down for DVD info.)


  • Price: $28.95

Available for purchase: Oct. 10
Click stars producer Adam Sandler (50 First Dates, Big Daddy), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld, The Aviator) and Oscar®-winner Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can, Wedding Crashers) and follows family man Michael Newman (Sandler) as he learns to be careful what he 'clicks for' when he stumbles upon a universal remote control that allows him to fast-forward through parts of his life.



  • Price: $28.96

Available for purchase: Nov. 28
This two-disc unrated and uncensored DVD set takes viewers to London and Toronto for a no holds barred Q&A with college students about filmmaking, pop culture and general questions that get to the bottom of who Smith 'the person' is. 



  • Price: $24.96

Available for purchase: Dec. 5
Holiday tells the story of liberal Johnny Case (Grant) who is betrothed to a millionaire's daughter, portrayed by actress Doris Nolan (Irene, Follies Girl), but when her family pushes him towards a career he's not sold on, he finds himself spending more time and eventually falling in love with his fiance's sister Linda (Hepburn), the black sheep of the family.



  • Price: $24.96

Available for purchase: Dec. 5
Steven Seagal (Shadow Man, Black Dawn) stars in this high-octane, sci-fi thriller about Special Agent Marshall Law (Seagal) who is drawn into a dangerous conspiracy surrounding the U.S. Government's knowledge about the existence of extraterrestrial life that have taken on human form and untold technological secrets.



  • Price: $59.95

Available for purchase: Dec. 12
Six-disc collectible box set features five of Frank Capra's best films: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, You Can't Take it With You, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, It Happened One Night, and never-before-released on DVD, American Madness.  Bonus disc packed with all-new interviews, archival footage, plus Frank Capra's 'American Dream' documentary hosted by Ron Howard and produced by Capra's eldest son, Frank Capra, Jr.  Plus a 6-page collectible Movie Scrapbook filled with essays on each film and never-before-seen photographs



  • Price: $24.96

Available for purchase: Dec. 12
Oscar®*-winning director Barry Levinson (Best Director, Rain Man, 1988) and acclaimed screenwriter James Toback (Black and White, Two Girls and a Guy) deliver a remarkable collaboration of Hollywood's best in two-time Oscar-winning film Bugsy, the true story of legendary playboy gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel who betrayed the Mafia for love.  Two-disc set loaded with all-new bonus features including 13 min. of additional footage, deleted scenes, 'The Road to Damascus: The Reinvention of Bugsy Siegel' documentary, filmographies and more.



  • Price: $28.95

Available for purchase: Dec. 12
Will Ferrell stars as NASCAR racing sensation Ricky Bobby in this hilarious film that portrays the successes and challenges of Bobby's racing career. Ricky Bobby must face his own demons however, and fight emerging NASCAR star, Jean Girard for racing's top title.



  • Price: $24.96

Romantic, coming of age story of a young woman who has spent her life taking care of everyone around her, but ultimately learns how to care for herself.  Agnes Bruckner (The Woods, Peaceful Warrior) and Justin Long (TV's Ed, Dodgeball and the upcoming Die Hard 3) star in the 2006 official Sundance Film selection.  



  • Price TBD

Sean Penn and Jude Law are joined by an all-star cast in this adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's classic novel about the rise of a politician, who loses his integrity as he becomes more powerful. Directed by Steven Zaillan, this film also includes Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Patricia Clarkson, and Mark Ruffalo.

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