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PagelO POST-GAZETTE, JULY 5, 2013 •.W.E.W...S.::m°re:an=:::ee:e... THE NEWSROOM: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (4-Blu-ray + 2-DVD) HBO Home Ent. From the fertile mind of Aaron Sorkin, this behind- the-scenes drama takes a look at a cable-news pro- gram at the fictional CAN Network, focusing on the on- and off-camera lives of its acerbic anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), new executive producer MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer), their newsroom staff (John Gal- lagher, Jr., Alison Pitt, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Menn, Dev Patel and others), their news-division boss (Sam Waterston) and corpo- rate owner (Jane Fonda). Overcoming a tumultuous first day -- climaxing in a news flash that a BP oil rig has just exploded in the Gulf of Mexico -- the team sets out on a patriotic if quixotic mission to "do the news well" in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own per- sonal entanglements. BREAKING BAD: THE FIFTH SEASON (3-DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul return in their Emmy-win- ning roles of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. With Gus Fring dead, Walt's trans- formation from well-mean- ing family man to ruth- less drug kingpin is nearly complete• Forming a part- nership with Jesse and Mike (Jonathan Banks), Walt proceeds to make a kill- ing in the meth business until the fruits of his mur- derous schemes are threat- ened by a new development in the investigation led by his relentless brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris). This fifth season charts the mur- derous rise of Walter White as he reaches new highs ... and new lows. POWER RANGERS SUPER SAMURAI: SECRET OF THE RED RANGER - VOL. 4 (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. Senator's secret plan to shatter the world is finally revealed! The Power Rangers are in for the fight of their lives when Master Xandred returns to Earth to face the team in an epic Bullzooka battle. After barely escaping, the Super Samurai must call upon the Shogun ances- tors and their most powerful mega modes to fight their way through bug spraying Pestilox, giant Spitfangs and twin Papyrux in order to face their ultimate showdown with Serrator! And after the smoke clears, a battle with new Nighlok monster Fiera will reveal the Red Ranger's long-lost secret and change the team forever! MAD MAX/MAD MAX ROAD WARRIOR/MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME (Blu-ray) Warner Home Video Mad Max, the sci-fi fran- chise comes together for the first time as a Blu-ray col- lection, in limited premium tin packaging. The three films -- 'Mad Max' (1979), 'Mad Max Road Warrior' (1982) and 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome' -- are all set in the near-future Australia. From the first film, Oscar- winner George Miller proved a master at creating the gritty, bleak dystopian world and staging the incredible car stunts and crashes in the era when stuntmen, not computers, achieved the effects. All three movies starred Mel Gibson, as Max Rockatansky, a highway cop traveling through the Out- back in a society descending into chaos, gaining Gibson international stardom. HOUSE OF CARDS: FIRST SEASON (4-DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. Witness the power plays, sex and greed that moti- vate some of Washington's most powerful decision- makers. A story of political revenge, starring Kevin Spacey as ambitious and rJthless Democratic Con- gressman Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his equally focused wife, Claire. Based on the classic '90s British mini-series, the first season in this modern-day political series also stars Kate Mara and Corey Stoll. Includes all 13 episodes on the four-disc Blu-ray set. ENTER THE DRAGON 40 TM ANNIVERSARY ULTIMATE COLLECTOR'S EDITION (Blu-ray) Warner Home Video 'Enter the Dragon' is one of martial arts icon Bruce Lee's last films and is now remastered for its 404 anni- versary. The plot revolves around outstanding martial arts student Lee (Bruce Lee), who is recruited by an intel- ligence agency and then uncovers the evil Han's (Kien Shih) white slavery and drug trafficking ring lo- cated on a secret island for- tress. Lee infiltrates the stronghold and enters Han's brutal tournament. Lee and his partners fuse skills in Karate, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, T'ai chi ch'uan and Hapkido, in a now classic fight-to- the death epic battle. Blu-ray gift set includes collectible art cards, lenticular card and embroidered patch and more! 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 EAST MEETS WEST: The crew from Ladder 1 on Hanover Street face off with my friends from Austin and Quint Company I. STEVE ASHCRAFT HONORED IN BRIGHTON My good friend Steve Ashcraft was recently hon- ored by the Allston-Brighton Unsung Heroes Committee and was among ten commu- nity activists honored at the 19 th annual Allston- Brighton Unsung Heroes Award Dinner held on the Boston College campus. All the honorees were singled Carmin Couiro on the out for each of their posi- tive contributions to Allston bass over at the Dockside Restaurant in Chelsea. and Brighton• Steve is a member of the Mount Foxboro in his honor. Carmel Survivors Group in By his facial hair, you East Boston• would never know he worked BEAWOLFE'S LATEST GIG at Gillette for so many years. On Friday night, June 28 a, I guess he likes to rest his the Eastie Legends Band, razor blades from time to Beawolfe played to a packed time, eh? crowd at the Dockside in THEY'RE BOTH Chelsea. This band has NUMBER ONE RIGHT the best bass guitarist in HERE Carmin Couiro. He is so I am just back from a great good, many think they vacation down in Austin, named the Bass Pro Shop in Texas where I caught up with the guys at the Trinity Street Firehouse nick- named "The Big House•" THE FEASTS ARE BACK On Sunday July 7 th, the Madonna Del Grazie Feast Procession will be held. The following Sunday, July 144 Saint Rocco will be carried through the streets of the North End. Two weeks later, the Saint Joseph Feast (July 26- 28) will be in full swing on Hanover and Battery Streets. Isn't July a great month? BOSTON STRONG This past Saturday, June 29% I was over at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury for a well attended ONE FUND Boston fundraiser. Live mu- sic, dancing, raffles, t-shirts and a live bachelorette/ bachelor auction with Susan Wornick from WCVB-TV. All proceeds went to the ONE FUND Boston• • Summer Programming (Continued from Page 5) things they can do in Boston during the summer• Boston R.O.C.K.S Out!!! Daily Drop-in Program Starts July 8, Monday- Friday, 12-6 pm - FREE! • BCYF Blackstone Com- munity Center, 50 W. Brookline Street, South End, 617-635-5162 • BCYF Clougherty Pool @ Doherty Park • Bunker Hill St. Charlestown, 617-635-5173 • BCYF Flaherty Pool @ Healy Field, 160 Florence Street, Roslindale, 617-635- 5185 • BCYF Holland Commu- nity Center, 85 Olney Street, Dorchester, 617-635-5144 • BCYF Jackson/Mann Community Center @ Ringer Pk., Gordon Street, Allston, 617-635-5153 • BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center @ Garvey Pk., Neponset Av- enue, Dorchester, 617-635- 5150 • BCYF Paris Street Com- munity Center, 112 Paris Street, East Boston, 617- 635-5120 • BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center, 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan, 617-635-1328 • BCYF Roche Community Center @ Billings Field, LaGrange Street, West Roxbury, 617-635-5066 • BCYF Shelburne Com- munity Center, 730 Wash- ington Street, Roxbury, 617- 635-5213 • BCYF Tobin Community Center @ Smith Field, Tremont Street, Mission Hill, 617-635-5216• R.O.C.K.S the Block!!!: Free community block par- ties with swimming, music, family-friendly games, sum- mer resources and a healthy cookout• • Thursday, July 18 th, 5:00- 7:00 pm, BCYF Mildred Av- enue Community Center, 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan • Thursday, July 25 th, 5:00- 7:00 pm, BCYF Clougherty Pool, Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown • Thursday, August i st, 5:00-7:00 pm, BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain • Sunday, August 44, I:00- 3:00 pm, BCYF Mirabella Pool, 475 Commercial Street, North End. R.O.C.K. 'N Block Party!!! The new R.O.C.K. 'N Block Parties build on our popular R.O.C.K. the Block events and brings free neighborhood fun to your block with swimming, music, interactive games, hands -on activities, food trucks, live entertainment and much more!! • Tuesday, July 9 4, 5:30- 7:30 pm, BCYF Flaherty Pool Reopening! 160 Florence Street, Roslindale • Saturday, July 27 , i:00- 3:00 pm BCYF Holland Com- munity Center, 85 Olney Street, Dorchester • Thursday, August 15% 5:00-7:00 pm, BCYF Paris Street Community Center, 112 Paris Street, East Boston. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. • Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. * Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. • This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. o Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113