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Page10 #4 POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 23, 2013 MISFITS: SEASON THREE (DVD) BBC Home Ent. In the third season of 'Misfits,' things haven't got- ten any quieter for the gang. Previously, the Misfits were locked in a tense trade-off of powers with super-dealer Seth. Sadly no one ended up with a power approaching Something at least halfway useful. After Nathan's depar- ture, a new kid arrived on the block, Rudy, who is learning fast that probation Misfits- style involves not much com- munity service, lots of run- ning around, fighting bad guys and disposing of bodies. With zombies, time-travel and complicated relationships de- veloping, there's nothing nor- mal about this group! BANSHEE: THE FIRST SEASON (4-DVD) HBO Home Ent. An exciting Cinemax, action drama that charts the twists and turns that fol- low Lucas Hood (Antony Starr). Lucas is an ex-convict who becomes sheriff of a rural, Amish-area town while searching for a woman he last saw 15 years ago. That was when he surrendered to police to let her escape after a jewel heist. Living in Ban- shee under a new name, Car- rie Hopewell (Ivana Milicevic) is now married to the local DA and has two children. Lucas arrives to shake up her world and rekindle old pas- sions. Banshee is corrupt, with an Amish overlord, Kai Proctor, who is brutally build- ing a local empire of drugs, gambling and graft. Building a rapport with Kai, Lucas brings a measure of tough justice to Banshee. But old habits die" hard and he and Carrie slip back into thievery, ending with the New York mobster they ripped off, clos- ing in with vengeance on his mind. PETER PAN - RETURN TO NEVERLAND (Blu-ray) Disney Let your imagination soar as your favorite characters from 'Peter Pan,' Disney's classic adventure, return to NeverLand. For the first time through the magic of Blu- ray, experience all the thrill- ing action with digitally re- stored pictures and spine-tin- gling high-definition sound. Wendy's very practical and no-nonsense daughter, Jane, begins the adventure of a life- time when the infamous Cap- tain Hook whisks her away to the enchanted igland of NeverLand. It's up to Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys to help Jane believe in faith, trust and pixie dust. It's Peter Pan versus Hook and his pirates. STRIKE BACK: CINEMAX SEASON 2 (4-DVD) HBO Home Ent. 'Strike Back' is the high- octane, globe-spanning Cin- emax series returning for a second season. The un- likely alliance between two crack special agents -- one an American renegade, the other an elite British spy -- fuels a new season of breakneck action and heart- pounding suspense. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winches- ter), Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) and new boss Rachel Dalton (Rhona Mitra) scour Africa in pursuit of a fresh covey of criminals, each vying for possession of valu- able nuclear triggers that could launch Armageddon, if they fall into the wrong hands. THE THICK OF IT: SEASONS 1-4 (7-DVD) BBC Home Ent. Amusing slip-ups and sharp satire, this series chronicles the blunders of the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship. This series has every announce- ment followed by a whirlwind of U-turns, where every policy is a scramble and every mis- hap is met with abuse from the Prime Minister's policy enforcer, Malcolm Tucker. Previous Prime Minister bluff their way through crises, resignations and possible election dates -- knowing that Shadow minister Peter Mannion has little idea of what is going on. Painfully funny series! CHARLIE ~! COLLECTIoNC(~v~D) Warner Home Video Thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the fictional Chinese-American sleuth Charlie Chart's four beloved films make their DVD debtit. Chan is an amateur detective who solved crimes and captured criminals with the help of his loyal sons and his trusty sidekick, Birmingham. In "Shadows over Chinatown" Chan, head- ing to solve a murder, meets a woman searching for her granddaughter and a young man searching for his fianc6. "Docks of New Orleans" has Charlie investigating the mysterious goings-on of the partners at a powerful chemical company. "Shang- hai Chest-" has Chan trying to solve a series of murders in which a dead man's finger- prints show up at all three murder sites. "The Golden Eye" has Charlie and crew in Arizona, digging up a scheme involving a gold mine and a plot to murder its wealthy owner. "Shadows" stars Sidney Toler as Charlie, with the remaining three fea- turing Roland Winters in that role. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX (Blu-ray) Warner Bros. Home Ent. When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event's temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman's Amazons and Aquaman's Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash's original time ne. 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 OOPS DEPARTMENT In last week's item on the Montmorenci Avenue Block Party, I ran a photo of City Councilor Ayanna Pressley but misidentified who she was talking with in the photo. That lady was none other than Cassy Martorana, the Mayor's East Boston Seniors Coordinator. Sorry, Cassy. TAVARES WAS BIG, BIG, BIG The grand finale to this year's Eastie Pride Day cel- ebration was none other than Tavares. They sounded just as good as they did back in the Disco days of my younger days. I was right up there on stage and dancing away with their music. When I think New Bedford, I always think Tavares. MAYOR HONORED AT FISHERMAN'S FEAST Mayor Tommy Menino got the royal treatment from the Fisherman's Club during the opening ceremonies of this year's feast. The mayor was very thankful for this "Italian American of the Year Award." I was there as he walked through the crowd shaking hands and being cheered. It was a good moment to be a part of for me. As Madonna del Soccorso Society president Louis Strazzulo stated, "He was not only the mayor of this City, but he served as a leader, a role model and a generous individual to all." SATURDAY NIGHT ALIVE IN CHELSEA This Saturday night, Au- gust 24th, over at the Dockside out on the Patio, my favorite group will return for another night of great classic rock music. Dominic "The Big How" Petrosino will be back with his electrifying guitar playing and strum- ming his guitar strings to the beat of the drums from the sensational one and only Kenny D. JUST CALL ME WILLIE SUTTON Last week I was chowing down my healthy oatmeal when WJIB's signal was lost inside the diner's radio. Joe Young tried getting the station back to no avail. He asked me to try. I turned down the volume to a whis- per, put my ear to the radio and started clicking the radio button. Joe came in and told me to put the sound up again. I did, He went outside, I did the opposite again and eventually found Bob the Music Man on AM740 again. I told a patron that I felt like Willie Sutton cracking one of his many safes over his criminal career cut short by an incon- venient incarceration. In- carcerations are always in- convenient, aren't they? MEETING UP WITH FLAHERTY AT FISHERMAN'S FEAST On opening night of the Fisherman's Feast, I found myself marching aside City Council hopeful Michael Flaherty trying to return to his old city as a City Coun- cilor at Large. As we marched down North Street Tavares was the grand finale at this year's Eastie Pride Day celebration last Saturday night. Here is Sal down at the Hanover Street Firehouse with great nephew DJ Giarratani posing by Ladder Company. on the way to the Christo- pher Columbus Park at the waterfront, we talked about all the changes taking place inside the North End. RUGGIERO HOLDS B-B-Q FOR WALSH This past Saturday, Joe Ruggiero held a family B-B-Q in his backyard for mayoral candidate Marty Walsh. Ev- eryone knows Joe in Eastie. Some even die for his place. The B-E-Q was a successful undertaking but after all, Joe is a great undertaker. The crowd was large and quite alive. SIMPSON IS KIWANIAN OF YEAR The East Boston Kiwanis Club has named Carol Simp- son a longtime community volunteer and East Boston Uncle Sal with great niece Olivia Sprinkel all the way from Minnesota. Savings Bank employee as the 2013 Kiwanian of the Year. Simpson is a board member-of the East Boston Kiwanis and there will be a special celebration at Spinelli's Function Room in Day Square on Friday, Sep- tember 20th. Stay tuned for more news on this the closer we get to the date. QUOTES TO NOTE "Once I get my second wind, anything is possible." "You can go wherever you choose." The first quote was found on the back of a friend's tee shirt at Sunday Mass, while the second one came from a Toyota TV commercial. You never know when a good quote is going to show up and inspire one. f Boston Harborside Home Joseph A. Langone 580 Commercial St. - Boston, MA 02109 617-536-4110 www.bostonharborsidehome.com Augustave M. Sabia, Jr. Trevor Slauenwhite Frederick J. Wobrock Dino C. Manca Courtney A. Fitzgibbons A Service Family Affiliate of AFFS/Service Corporation International 206 Winter St., Fall River, MA 02720 Telephone 508-676-2454 J