Amoeba Hollywood Celebrates California Bookstore Day May 2

Posted by Amoebite, April 22, 2015 11:45am | Post a Comment

Bookstore Day at Amoeba Hollywood

Come join Amoeba Hollywood for California Bookstore Day on May 2.

"NCIS" star Pauley Perrette and co-author Matthew Sandusky will be at the store at 2 p.m. to sign copies of their new book, Donna donna bell's bake shopBell's Bake Shop: Recipes and Stories of Family, Friends, and Food (limited to first 100 purchasers of the book). The book tells of how Perrette and her friends opened a Southern-style bake shop in Manhattan and includes recipes.

We’ll have limited edition pieces for sale from Stephen King, Christopher Ware and Allie Brosh, among others. Quantities are limited. And we’ll also be giving away goodies like Grateful Dead rolling papers to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary and the publication of DEAL: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead, the forthcoming autobiography by drummer Bill Kreutzmann.

California Bookstore Day also expanded into Independent Bookstore Day this year. About 400 bookstores around the country are taking part, selling art pieces and books. Find out more about it here.

Here are the pieces we’ll have on hand, along with a short description:

Stephen King - Finders Keepers Broadside

This color broadside reads as a love letter from King to passionate readers. It comes from his forthcoming novel, Finders Keepers, which is the second volume in a crime fiction trilogy (after Mr. Mercedes) and comes out June 2.

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Amoeba Hollywood's Top 50 DVD/Blu-ray Sellers of 2012

Posted by Billy Gil, January 4, 2013 03:19pm | Post a Comment

Here’s a list of our top movie sellers of the year, combining DVD and Blu-ray sales.

Drive1. Drive

Nicolas Winding Refn’s brilliant thriller, many people’s favorite movie of 2011, featuring one of the bestselling soundtracks of the year, came out on DVD and Blu-ray in January 2012 and sold better at Amoeba than many movies with much bigger box office takes.







Avengers2. The Avengers


Joss Whedon’s The Avengers managed to deliver summer thrills and smarts in equal measure, breaking several box office records.







Bronson3. Bronson (2008)

Refn’s 2008 film starring Tom Hardy as notorious prisoner and fighter Charles Bronson sold well, perhaps with the release of Refn’s Drive.







sunset boulevard4. Sunset Boulevard (1950)

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Killing Miss Daisy - An History of Autonomous Autos

Posted by Eric Brightwell, September 14, 2012 04:00pm | Post a Comment
Back when I was working on the mezzanine at Amoeba Hollywood, I sometimes amused myself by bundling together DVDs with a similar theme in crudely decorated box sets. Some that I remember were Aquanauts, Cop Dogs, one with age switcheroos -- the name of which escapes me, and Killing Miss Daisy. Using the magic of white-out and a copy machine, the cover pf Killing Miss Daisy was of a horrified Miss Daisy staring bug-eyed at the empty driver's seat. The writing on the box was meant to look like dripping blood. It contained four or five films about killer cars with minds of their own and, although the price was the same as buying all of the titles separately, it quickly sold.

Killing Miss Daisy

It was probably because I recently spent two weeks in El Sereno that I found myself thinking back to these self-determining sedans of cinema. During my stay I spent time under a bridge where a killer car, Christine, long ago killed someone in the eponymous film. I've still never watched entire picture but I scanned through it to find the scene and remembered the Killing Miss Daisy box set. I wonder where it is now? Anyway, I also began trying to compile a list of films about cars with consciousness and figure out where this all began.

Scary Car

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steven king on dvd...misery...carrie...children of the corn...the shining...cujo...christine...

Posted by Brad Schelden, November 5, 2007 10:50am | Post a Comment
Well I guess it is now officially November. But even though Halloween is over that does not mean the season of horror movies is over. As a huge long time fan of the horror film I always look forward to any excuse to watch horror movies over and over again. The horror films at the movie theater were a bit disappointing this Halloween season. The only movies at the theater last weekend were Saw IV and "30 Days of Night." I luckily already saw Rob Zombie's Halloween, since it completely disappeared from the theaters. They really released that one way too early. I had many friends that were waiting to see it close to the the actual date of Halloween. It was always exciting to go see the new Halloween movie on or around the day of Halloween. I even wanted to go see this new one again. But I did see "30 Days of Night" directed by David Slade. The brilliant man behind the very disturbing movie "Hard Candy." I still get scared thinking about that movie and it wasn't even a horror movie. Every time I go to a horror movie in the theater these days, I always expect the worse. So if the movie is even half way decent I end up really appreciating it and possibly loving it. But 30 Days of Night was actually really good. The film was based on a comic book about a town that literally experiences 30 days of night. The development of the characters and the small town they lived in was really well done. Josh Hartnett, who also starred in Halloween H20, plays the town sheriff. He actually sort of resembled the Michael Myers mask and was really well cast as the son of Jamie Lee Curtis. I was not really scared that much during 30 Days but I was really cold. They did a good job of capturing the cold of Alaska even if the vampires didn't seem to mind it.

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