ONBC begins their discussion of WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI today

Oprah Noodlemantra’s Book Club begins its discussion of John Fante’s classic novel WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI today. ONBC chose this book because Johnny Depp is a huge fan of John Fante’s series of Arturo Bandini novels; at one time, he hoped to appear in the film of Fante’s Bandini novel ASK THE DUST, and he was scheduled to write the introduction for the Canongate edition of WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI until the events of this spring left no time in his schedule. A coming-of-age tale set in Colorado during the Depression, WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI vividly explores the frayed relationships in an Italian family through the eyes of the eldest son. Do stop by the ONBC forum for what is sure to be a very stimulating discussion! And thanks, as always, to Liz and DeppintheHeartofTexas for their outstanding work. –Part-Time Poet


Congratulations to PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, which tops DVD MONTHLY’s list of the all-time best action DVDs . . . an impressive feat when you consider that second place is occupied by a boxed set of twenty James Bond films, from DR. NO to DIE ANOTHER DAY, and third place is the Indiana Jones trilogy! “A stunning film is backed up by an amazing DTS track and a boatload of booty to keep you occupied for hours after the film finishes. With zombie pirates, swashbuckling action, and of course ladies’ favorites Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom (not to mention Keira Knightley giving her bodice-ripping all), there’s something here for everyone,” writes DVD MONTHLY. The second POTC film, DEAD MAN’S CHEST, ranks 5th on their Best Action DVD list.

The issue, dated October 2007, features Captain Jack Sparrow on the cover and contains a review of the DVD of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END, due to be released in the UK on November 19th. North American release date for AT WORLD’S END is December 4th. Thanks to Gilbert’s Girl and In-too-Depp for the news; you can see scans of DVD MONTHLY on the Zone’s News & Views forum. –Part-Time Poet