Category: Consumer Therapy

Consumer Therapy – New Releases (Week of 12/5/2011)

Thirdand7: Consumer Therapy. Each week we will spotlight some of the latest CD and DVD; So check out the latest installment below.

CD Releases

  • The Black Keys: El Camino. The most anticipated Rock Album of the Year has finally graced us with its presence. The Black Keys are THE best band in music right now and I cannot wait to get this album. Recommended for fans of: Kings of Leon, Young The Giant
  • Robin Thicke: Love After War. The son of Growing Pains star Alan Thicke is back with more whiteboy soul to get you in the mood. I’ve been a fan since he was a long haired bike messenger, the newer stuff has more B&G feelings behind it. Recommended for fans of: Anthony Hamilton, Justin Timberlake
  • The Roots: Undun. Your favorite hip-hop band is back with their first concept album about a man who dies too young and then reflects on his life. Recommended for fans of: N*E*R*D, Common

DVD Releases

  • The Hangover: Part II. The sequel to the highest grossing R-Rated comedy of all-time became the 2nd highest grossing R-Rated comedy of all-time. I really enjoyed it, while it’s basically the same concept as the 1st one, the laughs still continue. Recommended for fans of: The Hangover, Bridesmaids
  • Cowboys & Aliens. When I first saw the trailer for this film it became a Must See based on 3 things: Indy, Bond and Favreau. Once it came it out though, I lost interest due to mediocre reviews and lack of overall interest in getting to the theater. Recommended for fans of: Wild Wild West, True Grit
  • The Debt. I enjoyed The Debt back when I saw it in theaters this summer; it was a very well directed/acted spy thriller that kept you guessing till the end. Definately worthy of a viewing. Recommended for fans of: Munich, State of Play

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Consumer Therapy – New Releases (Week of 11/28/2011)

Thirdand7: Consumer Therapy. Each week we will spotlight some of the latest CD and DVD; So check out the latest installment below.

CD Releases

  • Hot Chelle Rae: Whatever. You’ve heard their semi-smash hit “Tonight” on the radio, these Nashville pop rockers release their debut with some killer hooks and candy coated radio hits. Recommended for fans of: Cobra Starship, Big Time Rush
  • Gorillaz: The Singles Collection. I’m not a crazy super fan of the cartoon band, but I do enjoy some of their most popular hits like “DARE” and “19-2000”. Here is a Best Of, which probably means they will be on hiatus for a couple years until more money is needed. Recommended for fans of: Blur, Oasis

DVD Releases

  • The Smurfs. Neil Patrick Harris took a payday to be in this movie, and I mean the candy bar. I guess it’s probably worth watching if you have children or enjoy a certain herbal remedy to life. Recommended for fans of: Alvin & The Chipmunks, Scooby Doo
  • Friends With Benefits. I haven’t seen it, but I can guarantee that it’s better than the other f**k buddy film of the year, No Strings Attached. At least Timberlake is enjoyable and you know he’s a dork who got lucky with looks, vocal abilities, and penis size. Recommended for fans of: Sex and the City, Definately Maybe
  • 30 Minutes or Less. This movie looks funny, I’ve moved it to the top of my Blockbuster Queue in hopes of watching immediately. Recommended for fans of: Pineapple Express, Zombieland

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Consumer Therapy – New Releases (Week of 11/21/2011)

Thirdand7: Consumer Therapy. Each week we will spotlight some of the latest CD and DVD; So check out the latest installment below.

CD Releases

  • Nickelback: Here & Now.  It’s Butt Rock Release Day! Detroit wants to veto them from performing on Thanksgiving, that’s all I got. Recommended for fans of: Daughtry, 3 Doors Down
  • Daughtry: Break The Spell.  It’s Butt Rock Release Day Part 2! The most successful male American Idol winner returns with more power ballads for the dentist office. Recommended for fans of: 3 Doors Down, David Cook
  • Rihanna: Talk That Talk.  I don’t seek out her songs, they find me. They get stuck in my head and then I find myself dancing with myself. “We Found Love” is insanely catchy. Recommended for fans of: Beyonce, Drake

DVD Releases

  • Super 8.  This is my pick for Best Movie of the Year. Hands Down. I was extremely excited to see it and it did not let me down (review). The feeling of nostalgia that overcomes you is remarkable. In a time where studios are pushing out sequels/remakes like crack, Super 8 is one of the most original films I’ve seen in years. Check out this link for a $5 off coupon. Recommended for fans of: E.T., The Goonies
  • Conan: The Barbarian. The remake that nobody wanted to see. No seriously, this was the biggest bomb of the Summer. But I’m sure it’s worth $1.20 at Redbox. Recommended for fans of: WWE, Pathfinder

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Consumer Therapy – New Releases (Week of 11/14/2011)

Thirdand7: Consumer Therapy. Each week we will spotlight some of the latest CD and DVD; So check out the latest installment below.

CD Releases

  • Drake: Take Care. One of my current favorite MC’s in terms of creativity and not sounding like a ignant fool. Recommended for fans of: Lil’ Wayne, Kanye West
  • Childish Gambino: Camp. Writer/Star of Community, Donald Glover throws his hat into the Hip-Hop ring with a solid debut. Recommended for fans of: Drake, Kanye West
  • Gym Class Heroes: The Papercut Chronicles II. Now that Travie McCoy is a household name thanks to Bruno Mars and “Billionaire” , he’s reuniting with the band that started it all and bringing back the pop punk/rap combo to the masses. You’ve been enamored with “Stereo Hearts” on the radio while Adam Levine sings the hook. Recommended for fans of: N*E*R*D, Bruno Mars

DVD Releases

  • Larry Crowne. I enjoy Tom Hanks, I really do. It’s no secret that his latest films haven’t been received very well by critics and the public eye. Here’s another new one that didn’t get much acclaim, but still looks decent for a Redbox night. Recommended for fans of: Back to School, You’ve Got Mail
  • Evil Dead 2 (Blu-Ray). So turns out it’s a slow week, so I wanted to spotlight this Blu-Ray debut of one of the best horror films of all time. Still cannot believe they are rebooting this franchise, but at least Sam Raimi is involved. Recommended for fans of: Evil Dead, Army of Darkness
  • Beginners. Critically acclaimed film with Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer portraying a Son/Father relationship thrown into turmoil when Dad comes out the closet. Recommended for fans of: Water for Elephants, Crazy/Stupid/Love

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Consumer Therapy – New Releases (Week of 11/7/2011)

Thirdand7: Consumer Therapy. Each week we will spotlight some of the latest CD and DVD; So check out the latest installment below.

CD Releases

  • Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Soundtrack. I know, I know. We are spotlighting some new releases and here I got with a Twilight entry? Well, it’s a slow week for releases and the Twilight soundtracks actually have some decent stuff on them. And if you care, I’m on Team Jacob. Recommended for fans of: Christina Perri, Bruno Mars
  • Angels & Airwaves: Love. Tom DeLonge created Angels & Airwaves when Blink disappeared from our lives. This is the 3rd/4th release from the band, and they have continued with their experimental prog-rock opera. Pretty decent stuff, if you like songs over 6 mins long.  Recommended for fans of: 30 Seconds to Mars, Blink 182
  • NOW! That’s What I Call Music: Volume 40. I had to spotlight this for the simple fact that this is NUMBER 40! Are you serious? The amusing thing about this series is that it is always, ALWAYS in the top 10 each week it is released. That means there are a lot of honest people/soccer moms still buying this thing. Recommended for fans of: Pop Music

DVD Releases

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two. The epic saga about a boy wizard comes to a close. I have to admit that I, in a way, rebelled against them seriously until 3 movies ago. Since then, I have crammed watching all them together and found them to be very enjoyable, especially the latest ones as they are darker and Hermione is older, so it’ s not weird to think she’s hot. Recommended for fans of: Harry Potter Saga, Lord of the Rings
  • The Change Up. Very let down by this movie, if you want to know more, read my reviewRecommended for fans of: Horrible Bosses, Freaky Friday
  • Page Eight. A BBC Films production with a stellar cast: Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes. Haven’t seen it, but Entertainment Weekly told me I have to. Recommended for fans of: Sherlock Holmes, Luther

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Consumer Therapy – New Releases (Week of 10/31/2011)

Thirdand7: Consumer Therapy. Each week we will spotlight some of the latest CD and DVD releases that we either enjoy or are being paid to endorse (I wish). So check out the latest installment below.

CD Releases

  • Florence + The Machine- Ceremonials. I think she’s a one hit wonder, but 107.7 The End is hell bent on making sure I have at least 2 of her songs stuck in my head every week. Recommended for fans of: Adele, Feist
  • Coldplay- Mylto Xyloto. I enjoy Coldplay. I do not think Coldplay are the new U2. U2 are obnoxious and Coldplay are not. The most annoying thing about Coldplay is Gwyneth Paltrow. Recommended for fans of: Snow Patrol, MuteMath
  • She & Him- A Very She & Him Christmas. This one is for Chase; She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) have released a wonderful album of Christmas music the week before Halloween. I will admit though, if I have to listen to Christmas music, I’m choosing this album. Recommended for fans of: Michael Buble, The Decemberists

DVD Releases

  • Cars 2. PIXAR is back with the sequel to the smash hit that brought vehicles to life. I never was interested in seeing the 1st film, but now that I have a little one, I guess she might like to see this. Recommended for fans of: Toy Story, The Incredibles
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love. The best reviewed romantic comedy of the year, I am eagerly awaiting this to be delivered via Blockbuster Mail. Plus Ryan Gosling is kinda hot. Recommended for fans of: Friends With Benefits, Love Actually
  • Californication: Season 4. Unfortunately I’ve lost track of this show as nobody seems to want to buy it on DVD. I really do have a man crush on Duchovny, so should you. Recommended for fans of: Weeds, Hung

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Consumer Therapy – New Releases (Week of 10/10/2011)

Thirdand7: Consumer Therapy. Each week we will spotlight some of the latest CD and DVD releases that we either enjoy or are being paid to endorse (I wish).  Check out the latest installment below.

CD Releases

  • Mayer Hawthorne- How Do You Do.  The new face of retro-pop, this guy is on the verge of exploding to the big time. Recommended for fans of: Fitz and the Tantrums, Raphael Saadiq
  • James Morrison- Awakening.  There might be a theme this Tuesday, as another establised face of retro-pop releases his latest album. Morrison’s voice is mesmerizing. Recommended for fans of: Gavin DeGraw, Coldplay
  • Ryan Adams- Ashes & Fire.  I don’t like Ryan Adams. A lot of people do though, so I guess I’ll let you know that Mr. Mandy Moore has a new album coming out Tuesday. Recommended for fans of: Wilco, Feist

DVD Releases

  • Green Lantern.  Though hated by critics, Green Lantern still intrigues me enough to sit through the 2 hour time mark. Special effects and Ryan Reynolds, yummy. Recommended for fans of: Thor, Iron Man
  • Horrible Bosses. This movie looks hilarious, it has all the right ingredients to be a great R-Rated Raunchy Comedy. Plus you get to hear Jennifer Aniston talk about pleasuring herself…too much? Recommended for fans of: The Change Up, Bridesmaids
  • Friday the 13th Collection. I missed this one last week, the collection includes the first 8 films in the Jason Vorhees saga. Perfect for that Halloween movie marathon.  Recommended for fans of: Scream, Nightmare on Elm Street

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