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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, MAY 25, 2012 eeeeeeeoeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee: i |/IDEO by Bob Morello i VlEWS...morethanrneetstheeye 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 ULTIMATE AVENGERS+MARVEL ANIMATED FEATURES 3-MOVIE SETS (DVD) Lionsgate Coinciding with the re- lease of the blockbuster hit movie 'The Avengers,' Lionsgate and Marvel Ani- mation have teamed up to release a pair'of animated feature movie collections -- "Ultimate Avengers Movie Collection 3-Movie Set" and "Marvel Animated Features 3-Movie Collection." The first- ever full-length animated movies from Marvel, star some of the most popular super heroes in the Marvel Universe, and stay true to the best-selling comic book roots. "Avengers" includes "Ulti- mate Avengers: The Movie," "Ultimate Avengers 2" and a bonus "Next Avengers." "Marvel" lineup has "Planet Hulk," "The Invincible Iron Man" and "Doctor Strange." THE BIG C: SECOND SEASON (3-DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. Laura Linney returns in her role as Cathy Jamison in "The Big C." Following the medical diagnosis that rocked her safe world, Cathy finally shares the news with her family and decides to pursue experimental treat- ment. She quickly bonds with her fellow patient, Lee (Hugh Dancy) -- and his wine collection -- but isn't so sure about her new doctor (Alan Alda). Co-starring Oliver Platt, plus Gabourey Sidibe, Cynthia Nixon and Parker Posey, this inspira- tional and bravely funny sec- ond season celebrates a life worth fighting for. SAMANTHA WHO?: SEASONS ONE + TWO (DVD) Lionsgate Season One: Samantha Newly (Christina Applegate) wakes up from an eight-day coma without any recollec- tion of her life -- not her boy- friend, her parents, her job or even herself. Although some things are best left for- gotten, Sam is determined to fund out about her past. With some help from friends and slightly odd parents, Sam gets a once-in-a-lifetime op- portunity to become a bad girl gone good. Season Two/ Final: Leaving her past be- hind, Sam is stepping out with a new guy, a new job and a new appreciation for the old Sam's taste in cloth- ing. Sam's new zest for life and trying new things, may help Sam to find that being good is not such a bad ideal BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE (Blu-ray) Buena Vista Home Ent. Steve Martin and Queen Latifah star with Eugene Levy and Betty White in this hysterical culture clash hit celebrating its tenth anni- versary. When Peter Sander- son (Martin), a divorced, up- tight lawyer meets Charlene (Latifah), a street-smart soul sister who's just escaped from prison, his life is turned upside down. Crazy compli- cations abound and Peter soon discovers he may need Charlene just as much as she needs him. It's a house- fall of fun your family will enjoy again and again. DIRTY SEXY MONEY: SEASONS ONE + TWO (DVD) Lionsgate Season One: Meet the Darling family. New York's premiere family raises the bar on paternity suits, illicit affairs, divorces, extravagant parties and outlandish spending. Keeping the Dar- lings out of trouble, out of jail, and out of the headlines may be more than lawyer Nick George (Peter Krause) bar- gained for when he became entangled in the lives of the Darlings. Season Two/Fi- nal: It's down and dirty with the deliciously scandalous second (and final) season of 'Dirty Sexy Money.' The Dar- ling family takes drama to new heights in a year filled with deception, suspense, and even murder. The fam- ily attempts to use their stash of cash to bail them- selves out of a whole new world of trouble. Exciting!! TRUE BLOOD: FOURTH SEASON (5-Blu-ray) HBO Home Ent. With 'True Blood' season five premiering in June, HBO Home Entertainment releases the interesting Fourth Season. Another su- pernatural force has come to light in Bon Temps -- witch- craft -- and life for its resi- dents will never be the same. Sookie finds herself en- tangled in a love triangle - torn between a vengeful Bill, the new Vampire King of Mis- sissippi and Eric, who's not the former Viking he once was. Led by a charismatic witch named Marnie, who threatens to let no one liv- ing or dead stand in her way, a powerful coven tempts Lafayette, Tara and Jesus with otherworldly power. Jessica tries to adjust to a do- mestic life, while Jason finds himself alone in were- panther territory. Arlene and Terry come to terms with their highly unusual baby and Alcide finds himself caught in the clutches of an old flame. As old alliances crumble and new relation- ships form, it proves nobody's safe when magic is in the airI LEGENDS OF FOLK - THE VILLAGE SCENE (DVD) Time Life In the '60s, Greenwich Village was the epicenter of the folk movement that re- defined American music on a global scale. This influen- tial period video features .classic performances by Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, Riehie Havens and many others. Restored, re- mastered and pristine qual- ity video! Memorable songs include Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind," Neil Diamond's "Solitary Man," The Mamas & The Papas "California Dreamin'" and Simon & Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence." The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani MOTHERS FOR PEACE Once again, the Mothers' Day Walk for Peace was held over in Dorchester. This year marked the 16  annual march. The goal of this walk is to help grieving families support each other and also promoting community resto- ration and peace across the city. Too many of our young people get caught up in the crosshairs of violence. Too many of them die for just being in the wrong place or time or for sometimes just wearing the wrong baseball team cap. We all need to be working for peace all the time. This annual walk reminds us of the families left behind when someone is needlessly gunned down in mindless violence. BOSTON GOT UGLY? When I think of ugly pub- lic buildings in Downtown Boston, none compare to some of those in Govern- ment Center. Off hand, most people say that Boston City Hall is the ugliest building anywhere in Boston. They would, however, be wrong. I believe the ugliest building has to be the Lindemann/ Hurley Building on Staniford Street. In comparison, the City Hall building is an ar- chitectural gem. HOW PART-TIME IS GOV. PATRICK? When our traveling sales- man posing as our governor talks about leadership, is he really talking about himself?. He just came out with a new e-book, his third book to date in which he jabs Repub- licans. A fourth book is due out soon. Where does he find the time to do all this writ- ing? When he's not writing books, he seems to be criss- crossing the country as a surrogate for the Obama Campaign. Is he looking over the horizon for a federal job from Obama or perhaps, he wants to be the next can- didate running for president. The Democrats are report- edly filing ethics charges against U.S. Sen. Scott Brown for shooting hoops on company time,, what about Patrick the author? All those books all done at lunch time or after work? Only the Shadow knows and he ain't talking. MAINE'S SENATOR COLLINS BACKS BROWN U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has picked up another endorse- ment that of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, (R-Maine) who called Brown "a refresh- ing antidote to the polariza- tion that is poisoning Wash- ington." Brown already has won the endorsement of the other Republican from Maine U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe. Both of whom are considered moderates and two of the most bipartisan Republican senators in that body. JOHN DREW HONORED BY 9OUTH BOSTON NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Recently, the South Boston Neighborhood House held its annual fundraiser at the Seaport Hotel. This year they honored my almost cousin John Drew, president of the Drew Company, who, for the past quarter-century, has hosted this annual event. Drew was presented with a painting by local artist Norma Crump by S.B.N.H. Director Barbara McDonough MacDonald in appreciation for his many years of generosity to the South Boston Neighborhood House. GOOD WILL HUNTING IN DORCHESTER? The Ward 16 Democrat Committee has a new chair- man. Outgoing, long time chairman, Jim Hunt has handed the gavel over to one of his sons Dan Hunt. Ward 16 is voter rich and a politi- cal stronghold in Boston poli- tics. It covers territory from Fields Corner to Cedar Grove and over to the Neponset River. FIREFIGHTERS SPONSOR COOKOUT AT KENNEDY CENTER The Quincy Fire Depart- ment Local 792 will be host- ing a cookout at the Kennedy Center in North Quincy on Friday, June 22 in celebra- tion of the third anniver- sary of the Kennedy Center. Tickets are available from the Quincy Council on Aging and the suggested do- nation is only $3 to cover entertainment cost. For fur- ther information, please call 617-376-1506. BALANCING ACT IN BRIGHTON It appears New Balance has offered to help fund a new commuter rail stop in Brighton to serve a new com- plex of offices, shops, restau- rants and a hotel next to the New Balance headquarters. The company will assist in funding the station design, permitting and construction of an Everett Street stop on the Framingham/Worcester line at the proposed $250 million "New Brighton Land- ing" project. The MBTA says they're too poor to build a railroad station. However, Alana Oslen, director of Allston Village Main Streets said a station would be a "huge community benefit" that would help attract "long-term residents." BREAKING GROUND AT ASSEMBLY ROW The City of Somerville is now preparing to revitalize the old Assembly Mall into Assembly Square and re- cently held a ground break- ing ceremony. When com- pleted, this project will include a new MBTA station on the Orange Line, hous- ing, offices, retail space and entertainment. Also, a sec- ond project nearby is a pro- posed IKEA furniture store. These projects while sepa- rate from each other will cre- ate a great win for the City of Somerville, its economy and its taxpayers. TONY'S CLAM SHOP ON WOLLASTON BEACH There is nothing better in the summer time while sun- ning, jogging or power walk- ing along Wollaston Beach in Quincy than some fresh sea- food at Tony's Clam Shop. You like clams? They have the best clams. You like scallops or fried haddock? Check their fish plates out. I started being a Tony's Clam Shop patron back in 1984 shortly after moving to Quincy from Charlestown. This fish joint was started back in 1965 by Tony and Tillie Kandalaft and this year marks its 48 th year in business. The Phantom Gourmet has called Tony's Clam Shop "a hidden jeweI" and the Quincy Business News gave it "A Five-Plate Award for Excellence." Recently, I saw Tony back in the kitchen checking on food preparations. He's semi- retired but likes to check the place out from time to time. After all, his name is on the marquee. Today, the place is running smooth with the next generation of Kan-dalafts at the helm. There's Roy and Gary behind the counter taking your order. I've seen Gary there recently arid also Shawn Bul-man who has been working there so long, he looks like a member of the family. There's an old saying, "If you build it, they will come." Summer after summer they all keep returning to get their seafood meals both fried or broiled. Fish has been called brain food but it doesn't take much to figure what's being done right with the fish at Tony's. Also, this place also serves Richardson's Ice Cream by the cone, a sundae or frappe. Listen, for those folks who think healthy, this place prepares food with zero grams of trans fat per serving. Just picture a great sunny summer day, lying on a beach blanket, listening to music, zoning out the world and when you're hungry you take a short walk across Quincy Shore Drive, get in line and have something heavenly to inhale. Next time you're there, tell Roy, Gary and Shawn you heard about the place from Sal, who knows a good meal when he sees it. For nts going on in Massachu check out the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism Website at .massvacation.com. call 1-800-447-MASS, ext. 300.