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. . . _ Page10 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 25, 2011 ! '... more than meets the eye :l """ "'" .... "'""'-'--"----":1 SIREN (DVD) Rolls into Boston's Seaport World Trade Center, April 1-3 Scythe For nearly four decades, the Town Fair Tire World of Wheels has offered Boston-area spectators the chance to see hundreds of dazzling custom vehicles, most created by local auto enthusiasts and representing millions of dollars in. one-of-a-kind hot rods. customs, street rods. collectibles, race cars, antiques, restorations, tuners and more. Spectators also see specialty vehicles and magazine cover cars, meet and get free au- tographs from celebrities and are enter- tained by attractions for the whole family, like the King Robota Comic Bot, presented by Town Fair Tire. In addition to America's finest custom cars and motorcycles, the 2011 Town Fair Tire World of Wheels will feature Galpin Auto Sports' radical concept car Scythe; Goodguys Rod and Custom Association's custom Model A Ford hot rod of the year Downtown Brown; Dennis "Lil' Daddy" Roth's Streetnik Ban- dit; 6-pack six-wheeled wild custom from Mini Truckin' magazine; Motorama's tradi- tional rods, customs "and bobbers; Drag City USA's vintage racing cars; pinstriper jam and charity auction. Celebrities making personal appearances this year include New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronko~ski. Capt. Johnathan Hillstrand of the Discovery Channel's "Dead- liest Catch." and Zendaya Coleman. who plays Rocky in the Disney TV series "Shake it Up." Admission is free for children accompa- nied by an adult on Friday, April 1st. Thirty-seventh annual Town Fair Tire World of Wheels show hours are Friday, April 1, 2011. 3-10 p.m.. Saturday, April 2, 2011. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, 2011. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free for children 5 and under. Discount coupons are available at participating Town Fair Tire stores. Boston's Seaport World Trade Center is located at 200 Seaport Boulevard. in South Boston's Sea- port District wit.h plenty of area parking and access by the MBTA's Silver Line. Show in- formation is available at, with links to the Town Fair Tire World of Wheels on Facebook and Twitter. Editorial (Continued from political process in a post- Mubarak Egypt and through- out the Middle East. Thugs like Mubarak have created an atmosphere that has allowed fellowship to thrive. The United States needs to be active within the coun- try of Egypt countering the ideology of fellowship helping the people of Egypt develop liberty-minded, democratic infrastructure to secure the country's future. Writing in the' New York Post, Michael Walsh indi- cates: US Intelligence: fight terror with blather. The insightful piece is rather lengthy so [ will high- light. Walsh leads with, The tone isosurprisingly bland. the language dispassionate. almost as if it were the stra- tegic plan of a small non- profit, written by the Human Resources Department -- rather than the US Intelli- gence Community World- wide Threat Assessment as presented this month to Congress by Director of Na- tional Intelligence General James Clapper. "The United States no longer faces -- as in the Cold War one dominant threat. Rather, it is the Mul- tiplicity and interconnected- ness of potential threats and the actors behind them Page 3) -- that constitute our big- gest challenge." reads the ini roduction. Mr. Walsh goes on to ex- plain the blather gets worse and that in peacetime the bureaucratic tone is par for the course but this is not peacetime. We've got news- paper reports of a "weapon of mass effect" found in San Diego; here in New York, state judges were just handed a manual outlining the state's legal framework in the aftermath of a cata- strophic terrorist attack Real leadership involves telling the American people that the Intelligence Com- munity is going to stop these threats. So could we have the tiniest note of national resolution? That we are tak- ing the fight to the enemy, instead of crouching defen- sively in the old duck and cover. With the country having been shot in the back. repeatedly, by intelligence failures, isn't it time to declare forthrightly that vic- tory is our ultimate object- ive and that we won't rest until our enemies are either destroyed or will fight no more forever? Where is General Patton when we need him? What- ever happened to uncondi- tional surrender as national policy? Nowhere in this dismal report, which is a witch's brew of possible horrors. beginning with Terrorism ("Al Qaeda Remains Danger- ous"): Proliferation ("We continue to assess Iran is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons ... should it choose to do so"): and Global Challenges. including most prominently Afghanistan, Pakistan and the basket case state of Somalia ("After two decades without a stable, central governing authority, Soma- lia continues to be the quint- essential example of a failed state"). Yet Minnesota the Scandinavia of the Mid- west is still welcoming Somalis, even as some of them have gone back home to become suicide bombers. Mr. Walsh goes on to advise Americans of the dangers America faces, therefore l will conclude my editorial warning Amer- icans that under Janet Napolitano and James Clap- per I don't hold out much hope we can survive further attacks, not while they are in charge of security. 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Lionsgate When a group of friends escape the city to tour the coast for a relaxing weekend, things hit a snag when one of them spots a seductive, sultry young woman waving for help off the shore of one of the many secluded islands along the coast. Reaching out to rescue her turns deadly, and they risk everything to get off the island alive. Siren, an intriguing, exotic tale of lust and revenge. (1 hr. 20 rains.) TEENAGE PAPARAZZO (DVD) HBO Home Entertainment On a night out in Los Angeles, Adrian Grenier, star of HBO's Entourage and Shot in the Dark. encounters a fast-talking, even faster- snapping young shutterbug named Austin Visschedyk. He quickly realizes that this baby-faced photographer is no ordinary kid, but in fact a 13-year-old paparazzo! As- tounded by the precocious youngster, Grenier decides to turn the cameras on Visschedyk in an effort to better understand his world and get to the bottom of a celebrity-obsessed culture that has produced the teen. Interviews with experts who understand both the perks and consequences of media exposures left Grenier to reconcile own cbrnpll eity in Austin's thirst for fame with the boy's desire to know everything about him. (I hr. 35 mins.) STEP OFF (DVD) Lionsgate Rippa, (Conrad Clifton), a struggling music producer, is looking to make his way in the underground hip-hop scene when he loses every- thing he has in a robbery. But in order to make it, he can't let his setback slow him down, and he must step up to prove his talent in a regional beat battle. Leaning on his friends for support. Rippa must find a way to bring down the house and get to the championship battle to make his dreams a real- ity. Step Up is set in the music scene of Atlanta. (1 hr. 42 mins.) BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD SEASON 1 PART 2 (2-DVD) Warner Home Entertainment Batman and his Super Hero comrades, swoop into action with amazing adven- tures from the hip TV series. Batman and his allies. Aquaman, Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Robin and Dr. Fate, fight foes in incredible show- downs. "Partnering with leg- endary .detective Sherlock Holmes, then using unique skills to defeat diabolical "'villains as Music Meister, the annoying Bat-Mite, the deadly Gentleman Ghost or the impassive Equinox, smashing them like bugs in 13 action-packed episodes. (4 hrs. 58 mins.) THE SWITCH (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital) Lionsgate Jennifer Aniston stars alongside Jason Bateman in this offbeat comedy as Kassie, a smart, fun-loving single woman who, despite her neurotic best friend Wall's (Bateman) objections, decides it time to have a baby even if it means do- ing it herself ... with a little help from a charming sperm donor (Patrick Wilson). But unbeknownst to her. Kassie's plans go awry because of a last-minute switch that isn't discovered until seven years later ... when Wally gets ac- quainted with Kassie's cute -- though slightly neurotic -- son. (1 hr. 41 mins.) BOB DYLAN REVEALED (DVD) Highway 61 Ent.- MVDvisual When Bob Dylan turns 70 in May 2011, his iconic career will have spanned five decades. Yet. a true por- trait of the reclusive "voice of the generation" has eluded Dylan fans. Through exclu- sive insider insider inter- views, and never-before-seen photos and footage spanning Dylan's 50-year-career, Bob Dylan Revealed offers an intimate biography of who Bob Dylan was, and who he is today. It all began in 1962 with Columbia Records and continues today, hr. 50 mins.) HEMINGWAY'S GARDEN OF EDEN {DVD) Lionsgate Passions ignite and explode across the screen in this erotic film based on Ernest Hemingway's controversial novel. While on an extended honeymoon across Europe the pair find themselves on the brink of their sexual awakening. David (Jack Huston), a young American writer and wife Catherine (Mena Suvari) become play- ers in a tantalizing game of seduction that threatens to destroy their relationship and change their lives for- ever. [1 hr. 37 rains.) THE ERNIE KOVACS COLLECTION (6-DVD) Shout! Factory Comic Ernie Kovacs used television as his canvas and painted several master- pieces with his gift for inventive comedy. Kovacs was such a visionary, that between 1951 and 1962, he broke rules that hadn't even been made yet. This six-DVD collection contains over 13 hours of programs that spar/ Kovacs all-too- brief TV career and his tragic death in 1962. It began with his local morning shows from Philadelphia, through his NBC prime-time shows, and the ABC specials that represented the peak of his offbeat humor and cre- ative experimentation with the medium. This first-ever, comprehensive collection of TV's original genius, will be available April 19, 2011). WWW.BOSTON POSTGAZETTE.COM