THE LIST: A look at some of the DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores this week

A look at some of the DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores this week:


“Trance” (R): An art auctioneer (James McAvoy) teams with a group of thieves to steal a valuable painting, then suffers a head injury and forgets where he hid it, requiring the help of a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) in this noirish thriller from director Danny Boyle.

Elsewhere, a 42-year-old habitual sperm donor (Patrick Huard) learns he has fathered 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to find him, in the comedy “Starbuck” (R). And as the Cuban Missile Crisis escalates, the lifelong friendship of two London girls (Elle Fanning, Alice Englert) is shattered in the drama “Ginger & Rosa” (PG-13).

Topping today’s TV transfers: “How the States Got Their Shapes: Season Two,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season Three,” “The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes” and “Liberace TV Classics.”


Selena Gomez, “Stars Dance”: Don’t hate Selena Gomez because she dates Justin Bieber.

Hate her for far more legitimate reasons, like her music.

Simmer down! We’re just kidding.

She’s, like, an awesome musician and stuff, way more skilled at singing than we are at sarcasm, apparently.

Also in stores: Marc Anthony, “3.0”; Guy Clark, “My Favorite Picture of You”; Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, “Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros”; and Various Artists, “Smurfs 2 Soundtrack.”


“The Secrets of Lost Cats” by Nancy Davidson: Spurred by the search for her own cat who was found, Nancy Davidson explores the stories of love behind lost-cat posters.

And if you can’t get enough cats, Internet sensation Grumpy Cat celebrates grumpiness with “A Grumpy Book.”

Also hitting shelves: “Coming Clean: A Memoir” by Kimberly Rae Miller; “The Fury” by Alexander Gordon Smith; “The Invention of Murder” by Judith Flanders; “Issues on My Mind” by George P. Shultz; “The Panopticon” by Jenni Fagan; “The Seventh Trumpet” by Peter Tremayne; “Shot All to Hell” by Mark Lee Gardner; “Two Fronts” by Harry Turtledove; and “Unleashed” by David Rosenfelt.