Tuesday, December 11, 2007

WE WATCH – What's NEW in Music, DVDs, Games & Books


Alison Hinds - Soca Queen
Bajan superstar, Alison Hinds, just released her solo debut album, titled “Soca Queen” (1720 Entertainment/Black Coral) on November 6, 2007. “Soca Queen” is produced by Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Nas, Fugees), Shelshok (Wyclef Jean, Machel Montano, Maximus Dan), Chris Allman (Rupee, David Kirton) and Nicholas Brancker (Shabba Ranks, Simply Red, Rob Flack.) The album is now available online at http://www.itunes.com/ and in music stores across North America.

A Mastamind Christmas II
The follow up to last years hit CD is a definite must have. The 15 track album includes all new music including Ron (Leon Coldero), Ponche De Creme (Da $pirit$), Cash For Christmas (Third Bass) and much more. For more info visit http://www.mastamusic.com/.


Remy (voice of Patton Oswalt) is a little rat with big dreams of becoming a world-class chef. He makes a home under a fancy Parisian restaurant and forms an unlikely bond with a lowly garbage boy, Linguini (Lou Romano), who will take them both to new, unimagined culinary heights, that is if Remy doesn't get caught by the real chefs first.

Ocean's Thirteen
Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his ever-expanding band of merry men plot their latest heist. Also starring, of course, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle and Carl Reiner. And joining the cast are Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin.

Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore aims his camera at the diseased American health care industry for his latest documentary.


Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare arms gamers with an arsenal of advanced and powerful modern day firepower and transports them to the most treacherous hotspots around the globe. For the first time in the series, Call of Duty moves away from WWII to the modern battlefield. As both a United States Marine and British S.A.S. soldier fighting through an unfolding story full of twists and turns, players use sophisticated technology, superior firepower and coordinated land and air strikes on a battlefield where speed, accuracy and communication are essential to victory. The title also delivers an added depth of multiplayer action providing online fans an all-new customizable and very addictive game play. COD4 is truly next gen. The story is engaging, the level of design shows amazing attention to detail including scripted cliffhanger moments that add a level of realism and immersion not seen in most games of the genre. This game puts you in the fight like no other.

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward
Platform: Xbox 360
Category: Shooter
Rated: M (Mature)

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
By far the most challenging turn based rpg ever. This game is everything you want in a Fire Emblem game. Same strategy and tactics, but now with a save option, so you can save in the middle of battles. However, if you don't like strategy games, then stay away. This is probably the longest Fire Emblem yet with almost 40 missions!

Publisher: Nintendo of America
Developer: Nintendo of America
Platform: Wii
Category: Strategy
Rated: M (Mature)


Tales from Icebox Land - by Queen Macoomeh
The Chancellor of Commess University, Queen Macoomeh, has been writing a rather spirited, weekly column – in dialect – in Toronto’s Share Newspaper since August 2001. At the behest of her legions of fans, she has compiled 37 of her best columns, with a few new stories, into one book - 'Tales from Icebox Land’.
The book was just launched in Toronto on Nov 23 and is now available online at http://www.amazon.com/ and http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ or at A Different Booklist (746 Bathurst Street, Toronto)

Born as a Sufferer - by Laura E. Johnson
'Born As A Sufferer' depicts the lives of two young people, Shelly and Bobby, who are fighting their own demons in the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. They are travelling on different roads but going at the same pace and both up against death, love, fear and crime. It is up to the two of them to find their own way out of their situation. While finding their own footprints they meet and complete each other's journey. According to the Jamaican author and Iraq war veteran, Laura Johnson, the book was inspired by the Bounty Killer song, Born As A Sufferer.

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