Books mentioned: "Bring up the Bodies" by Hilary Mantel. The sequel to "Wolf Hall."
Debut author Amelia Gray is an author that David Ulin is keeping an eye on.
Ulin says he has not had time to read The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides.
Caller mentioned "Year of the Flood" by Margaret Atwood. The third in this trilogy comes out this year.
Anne Lamott's sequel in sorts to Operating Instructions comes out in March. It's called Some Assembling Required.
Robert Caro's 4th part of his Lyndon Johnson biography comes out this year.
The Mirage by Matt Ruff. A novel about Christian fundamentalists take down a tower in Mecca. "Outrageous" sounding says Ulin.
New Hari Kunzru novel. His My Revolutions is great according to Ulin.
Dana is talking about Sam Mendes directing Skyfall, the new Bond film.
Skyfall comes out in November.
Separation is an Iranian film that will open at the Landmark theaters soon. Edina, Uptown, Lagoon...Dana Stevens says it is her favorite film of 2011 and hopes to get the word out about it.
(Ed note: I concur. I saw it in December. A great movie.)
Certified Copy was the Kiarostami film that came out last year. It is out on DVD and instant streaming now.
Caller says he is looking forward to World War Z. Brad Pitt stars. It'll open in December next year. Marc Forster who directed The Kite Runner and Finding Neverland.
A new Wuthering Heights is coming out directed by Andrea Arnold. Also The Great Gatsby will be out, as someone mentioned previously.
Caller recommends Young Adult. He liked how they depicted the people who lived in the small Minnesota town.
Spielberg's Lincoln is based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's A team of Rivals. It comes out late 2012.
Two movies that are being talked about by Dana and Kerri are Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams and and Von Trier's Melancholia
Movies Dana is dreading: The Avengers anticipation seems like a "hype machine."
The new Dark Knight Rises is coming out and the hype seems to drown out all other films.
The song we just played was by the band The Civil Wars.
Ann says "The Civil Wars" are two singers who had separate careers and united to find their musical soul mates.
"The beauty of what happened was they got back to basics" says Ann about The Civil Wars.