What to spend you money on this month in music, movies, TV, books and videogames
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would probably love Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden
$16 - Ticket to see the San Diego Chargers vs. the Dallas Cowboys down at Qualcomm Stadium. It may only be preseason but football is back! Gotta go to StubHub for that price, though. Aug. 7.
$11 - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie ticket. I've already seen it but I would totally go again because it's a great come-down from the summer and a breather before the prestige months. Frothy fun with zero pretension. Michelangelo surfs an SUV down an avalanche in this movie. SOLD (again). Aug. 8.
$30 - "Y tu mamá también" on Criterion Blu-ray. It's one of Alfonso Cuarón's most defining works (with brother Carlos) and more than deserves the Criterion treatment. Aug. 19.
$40 - Concert ticket to see Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at the Hollywood Bowl. I saw the opening show of this tour in Vegas in July and it was SICK. And at 40 bucks, talk about a bargain — no matter how far away from the stage. (P.S.: I've totally already bought this ticket and will be there.) Aug. 25.