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Page 10 POST-GA[ETTE, JULY 6, 2012 ENTOURAGE - EIGHTH SEASON (DVD) HBO Home Ent. Vince, Eric, Drama and Turtle have been through a lot over the years, chasing dreams, women and good times as if the party would never end. Through the highs and the lows, their friendship has kept them together. But is it time for them to grow up? This sea- son, find out if each of the guys can compete on his own in the fast lane of high- stakes Hollywood. Fasten your seat belts for the eighth -- and final -- season of 'En- o tourage,' and enjoy the eight episodes, plus bonuses! DAMAGES: FOURTH SEASON (DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. For brilliant attorney,Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), the stakes have never been higher, professionally or per- sonally, in the riveting Fourth Season of the criti- cally acclaimed, hit legal thriller. When Patty joins former prot6g6 Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) to expose a corrupt security firm in Afghanistan, they unravel a cover-up at the highest lev- els involving an inscrutable mercenary agent (Dylan Baker), a key witness taken hostage (Chris Messina) and the powerful CEO's (John Goodman) own explosive se- crets. It all comes down to one final, fatal double-cross. Ten episodes on three discs. SECTOR 7 (Blu-ray+3D) Shout! Factory Hae-jun works at an off- shore rig in Sector Seven, a real-life joint-development zone that harbors Korea's hopes of one day becom- ing energy-independent. Her greatest dream is to find oil, an obsessive quest that has yielded no results. Along with a crew that includes Dong-soo and ship captain Jeong-man, Hae-jun decides to conduct one last drilling expedition before withdraw- ing as instructed by head- quarters. But when things start to go dreadfully wrong on the rig, the crew is over- whelmed by the disconcert- ing feeling that something is out there ... Eye-popping visuals and high-octane action! TOO BIG TO FAIL (Blu-ray) HBO Home Ent. Foo Big To Fail,' based on Andrew Ross Sorkin's best- selling book, provides an in-depth look at the intersec- tion of Wall Street and Wash- ington and how their deci- sions impact Main Street. Mixing real-life personali- ties with a gripping count- down to economic disaster, Director Curtis Hanson cre- ates an explosive drama, capturing how the U.S. economy was brought back from the brink of collapse. He examines the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington, cen- tering on Treasury Secre- tary Paulson. COCKTAIL (Blu-ray) Buena Vista Home Ent. Tom Cruise lights up the screen as Brian Flanagan, a young and ambitious bar- tender who becomes the toast of Manhattan's Upper East Side. Raise a glass to 'Cocktail' -- a totally '80s classic. When Brian moves to Jamaica and meets an independent artist, their passionate romance brings a new perspective to his flashy self-centered lifestyle. Joining Cruise is Elisabeth Shue and Bryan Brown in this exciting drama sizzling with high-powered perfor- mances and a sensational soundtrack. 'Cocktail' is the perfect mix on Blu-rayI THE COLOR OF MONEY (Blu-ray) Buena Vista Home Ent. Twenty-five years have passed since legendary actor Paul Newman earned an Academy Award for 'Best Actor' in 'The Color of Money.' Teaming up with Tom Cruise and director Martin Scorsese, the result is a bril- liant and powerful drama. Revisiting one of his most memorable roles, Newman stars as Fast Eddie Felson from 'The Hustler.' Eddie forms a profitable alliance with the flashy and talented young pool shark Vince (Cruise), but all bets are off when Vince's arrogance costs them more than just a few matches. HIDING (Blu-ray) Anchor Bay Ent. After witnessing a shock- ing crime that leaves both of her parent's dead, New York City teenager Jo (Ana Villafane) testifies against the son of a notorious crime boss and is put into the Witness Protection Program. Moving to Montana, she isn't allowed contact with her family or former friends. As the new girl in a small, cliquish high school, Jo fights to survive being caught between a charismatic ath- lete (Jeremy Sumpter), a sensitive art student, a jeal- ous group of girls trying to uncover her past and a cold-blooded hit man who may be tracking her loca- tion. Expect the unexpected when 'Hiding!' TYLER PERRY - GOOD DEEDS (DVD) Lionsgate Tyler Perry stars as Wesley Deeds, a successful and wealthy businessman who has always done what's expected of him. Planning to marry his beautiful but restless fianc6e, Natalie (Gabrielle Union), he hits a bump in the road when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who inspires him to live the life he's always wanted. Helping her get back on her feet, this per- son so far outside his usual circle, sparks his courage to exchange the life that's ex- pected of him, for the life he's always really wanted! The timehas come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani STOP AND SMELL THE STENCH The Boston Metro ran the above headline on June 19 over the Franklin Park Zoo "Corpse Flower," which just began emitting its noxious odor of rotting flesh. This flower is called a "Morticia" and ony blossoms once every seven to ten years. However, if you really like the smell, just take a ride on the MBTA any summer af- ternoon on anoverpacked streetcar. Why wait seven to ten years. THE ANDY HEALY BAND WAS GREAT The Irish Social Club down -in West Roxbury has been hopping lately. Last week the Andy Healy Band played before a packed audience at the Park Street dance hall. The Saturday night so- cials will continue through August 25 and will resume on September 2. The Andy Healy Band will be there on July 14. The Noel Henry Band shows up on July 21. These are my two of my favorite Irish bands. Mary Mahoney, club president says thanks to everyone for so strongly supporting the socials over the past few months and hopes to see things p:ck up in September for ever more great Irish music. DOTO HAS LOTS TO DO TO BEAT MICKEY Attorney Tiziano Doto is being backed by Teamsters Local 25 over in Charlestown for the post of Register of Deeds for Suffolk County. His opponent is the incum- bent and former City Coun- cilor Mickey Roache. As I have stated, I have been a friend of Mickey's most of my adult life, he is my candidate for this post in September. RAY FLYNN OPPOSES EASTIE CASINO On this issue, I was sur- prised to see former Mayor Ray Flynn come out so quickly in opposition to a casino at Suffolk Downs. Both sides of this issue have taken to their respective corners. Opponents give you their worse case scenario and prol)onents show great slide presentations along with coffee and donuts. In the end, the truth is some- Remember Your Loved Ones The Post-Gazette accepts memorials throughout the year. Please call dl 7-227-8929 where in the middle, which is where I'm at right now, waiting to be convinced one way or the other. THEY ALL HAD A "GREAT EVENING WITH RON DELLA CHIESA" IN QUINCY Legendary radio guy and Quincy native Ron Della Chiesa spent an evening recently looking back on his half-century in broad- casting and growing up in Quincy at the Quincy His- torical Society's annual meeting at the Adams Acad- emy. He shared stories from his book, Radio My Way, which features interviews and stories about the many folks in the entertainment industry. Della Chiesa is an institution on the radio both on WGBH and at WPLM. He is the voice of the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops on public broadcasting and the host of his Sunday evening "Strictly Sinatra/ MusicAmerica" on Easy 99.1. A great time was had by all. GOOD STUFF FLEA MARKET If you are looking for a good flea market on a Saturday morning, you should go to Victory Chapel Church on Columbia Road in Dorches- ter. Things start at 8:00 am. If you are a seller, you can get your own booth. For fur- ther information, please call 617-620-2800. NORTH QUINCY KNIGHTS HEADING TO FOXWOODS The North Quincy Knights of Columbus have scheduled a trip to Foxwoods on Sunday, July 15. The bus will be leaving at 8:00 am and returning around 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served on the bus as well as bingo playing. For more informa- tion and reservations con- tact Charlie Feetham at 617- 773-2523 or Duane Slattery at 781-767-1242. ONLY IN CAMRRIDGE Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis wants to one up N.Y. Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Mayor Bloomberg has out- lawed supersized sugary or soda drinks down in the Big Apple. Now Mayor Davis is thinking about getting the City Council to go along with her and ban all sugary drinks and sodas like Coke, Pepsi and the rest. Sounds like a lot of political bologna to me. Reagan once called ketchup a vegetable. Presi- dent George Bush the first talked about eating broccoli and now we are at war with soda pop. Do we have more pressing things to do in Cam- bridge besides worrying about the sugary drinks we are gulping down with the fatty food we sho,atdn't be eating? READING, RITING, RITMATIC AND STRIP SEARCHING? I heard this recently on the Michael Graham Show on 96.9. An elementary school administrator decided to strip search a ten-year-old boy in grade school because she suspected he had stolen another child's $20 bill. The school did not call the par- ent and get consent to do so. The mother found out when the boy came home upset. Apparently, the boy was taken to an office area and strip searched while a male school janitor stops by as a witness. When the search turned up nothing, the ad- ministrator apologized to the boy and allegedly sent him back to his classroom. When is it okay to strip search an elementary school pupil? NEVER! May I repeat, NEVER? This school administrator should be canned from her job just for being so stupid. You just can't strip search little kids at school. Using a janitor as a witness is equally stupid. Would a male administrator ever strip search a little girl? I think we know the answer to that. As I said when someone shows such stupidity, they shouldn't be allowed within a 1,000 feet of school. 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