Summer Things Not To Miss
New cd's, movies, books, etc. Some by us, some by TwistMagazine.com!Best Summer CD: Michelle Branch's Hotel Paper
While Michelle Branch was touring the world to promote her debut album, she was busy writing a slew of new tunes on hotel stationery. Her second album, aptly titled Hotel Paper, shows her strong voice and thoughtful lyrics. On this album, Michelle sticks to her cool acoustic style, but her songs are more mature this time around. You’re probably already humming her single Are You Happy Now?, so be sure to check out this great album! Best Summer In-Theatres Movie: Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, & Blonde
Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is back with a Harvard Law Degree and a killer French manicure. In Red, White, and Blonde, Elle is planning her wedding to sexy Emmett (Luke Wilson), and of course she wants to invite her pup Bruiser’s extended family. But after she learns the sad fate of Bruiser’s relatives, Elle heads to Washington DC to fight the evils of animal testing. Find out if Elle’s got what it takes to win over Washington in this wildly funny flick.Best Video To Rent: Phone Boothe
In this intense flick, Stuart Shepard (Colin Farrell) thinks he’s got the world at his fingertips. He’s got a high-powered job, a loving wife, and a sexy mistress (yikes!). Then one day, Stu answers a ringing pay phone—and finds a sniper on the other end of the line, who warns Stu that if he leaves the phone booth he’ll be killed. Can Stu save himself from the killer’s creepy cat-and-mouse game? You’ll just have to spend an hour or two staring at Colin Farrell to find out. (Life’s tough, we know.)Best Summer Book to Read: The Glass Cafe
Twelve-year-old Tony has a great relationship with his mother Al—who just happens to be a stripper at a local bar. But things get complicated when Tony, a budding artist, decides to draw the dancers from his mother’s club. Tony’s artwork sparks controversy from the social services, and Al must prove she is a devoted mother, regardless of her job. You’ll be rooting for Tony and Al all the way through this heart-wrenching story.Best Summer Series to Read: Gossip Girl novels (theres 4)
These girly novels are so addictive you can't put them down! You'll immediateley fall in love with characters, best friends. Read all four books and enjoy the girls going to parties, getting into fights, dealing with problems; life.Best Summer TV Show: The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Good thing school’s out for summer, because you won’t be getting much sleep—Leno’s got an awesome musical line-up this week that you won’t want to miss. On Monday, Monica will get you groovin’ to to her new single, "So Gone." Rock out to Evanescence on Tuesday, and catch the Wildflowers on Wednesday before they kick off their summer tour. On Thursday, you can check out the cool swing sound of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, then tune in Friday for a sweet ending to your week—Sugar Ray will be performing. Tune in all week at 11:30 p.m. EST on NBC.