The List: DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores Aug. 13


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

DVDs

“Olympus Has Fallen” (R): When North Korean militants seize the White House, it’s up to a disgraced Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler) to save the president.

Elsewhere, for the sake of their adopted son’s wedding, a long-divorced couple (Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton) must pretend to still be happily married in “The Big Wedding” (R), a comedy also featuring Susan Sarandon, Amanda Seyfried and Robin Williams. Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Nick Nolte, Stanley Tucci, Terrence Howard and Chris Cooper star in “The Company You Keep” (R), about former Weather Underground activists still in hiding after four decades. In the days after Hirohito’s surrender, General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) assigns an expert in Japanese culture (Matthew Fox) to determine whether the Japanese emperor should be punished or saved in “Emperor” (PG-13). And a 6-year-old girl is caught in the middle of a custody dispute between a rock star (Julianne Moore) and an art dealer (Steve Coogan) in an update of the Henry James novel “What Maisie Knew” (R).

Topping today’s TV transfers: “Once Upon A Time: The Complete Second Season,” “Girls: The Complete Second Season,” “Southland: The Complete Fifth & Final Season,” “The Mindy Project: Season One,” “The L.A. Complex: Complete Seasons 1 & 2,” “Enlightened: The Complete Second Season,” “Combat!: The Complete Fifth Season” and “Perry Mason: The Ninth and Final Season, Vol. 2.”

CDs

Luke Bryan, “Crash My Party”: He’s one of country’s biggest new stars.

And also one of its biggest bores.

Seriously, Luke Bryan? A box full of Styrofoam packing has more personality.

“Crash My Party”? Bet the keg is full of O’Douls.

Also in stores: Glen Campbell, “See You There”; Bela Fleck, “The Impostor”; Gogol Bordello, “Pure Vida Conspiracy”; Mickey Hart Band, “Superorganism”; Sam Phillips, “Push Any Button”; Trevante, “I Am Trevante”; The Vaccines, “Melody Calling EP”; and Yellowcard, “Ocean Avenue Acoustic.”

BOOKS

“Let Me Go” by Chelsea Cain: Detective Archie Sheridan just wants to get past his birthday, but his nemesis and sometimes lover — escaped serial killer Gretchen Lowell — has other ideas, a special gift she’s been planning just for Archie.

In nonfiction, wrestling superstar Lex Luger writes of his battles with sex, drug and alcohol addiction, incarceration and paralysis in “Wrestling with the Devil.”

Also hitting shelves: “Bad Blood” by Arne Dahl; “Blood of Tyrants” by Naomi Novik; “Crazy Rich: Power, Scandal, and Tragedy Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty” by Jerry Oppenheimer; “Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock” by Matthew Quick; “Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music” by Ricky Skaggs; “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic” by Mark R. Levin; “Rose Harbor in Bloom” by Debbie Macomber; “The Shade of the Moon” by Susan Beth Pfeffer; “Strong Rain Falling” by Jon Land; and “Winds of Salem” by Melissa de la Cruz.

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