The List: Latest DVDs, CDs, books, July 9


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

DVDs

“Spring Breakers” (R): Using the cash from a robbery, four best friends — Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine — head to Florida, where they eventually fall in with a small-time rapper and drug dealer named Alien (James Franco), in this drama from Harmony Korine (“Kids”).

Elsewhere, a Princeton admissions officer (Tina Fey) reconnects with an ex-classmate (Paul Rudd), who thinks one of his students (Nat Wolff) may be the son she gave up for adoption, in the comedy “Admission” (PG-13). In the future, Earth is taken over by a species that erases the minds of its human hosts until a young girl (Saoirse Ronan) finds a way to fight back in “The Host” (PG-13), based on the novel by “Twilight’s” Stephenie Meyer. And a woman (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) married to her high school sweetheart (Bonanza High graduate Lance Gross) betrays him for a handsome billionaire (Robbie Jones) in writer-director Tyler Perry’s “Temptation” (PG-13).

Topping today’s TV transfers: “Warehouse 13: Season Four,” “Unforgettable: Season One,” “Portlandia Season Three,” “Finding Bigfoot: Volume Two,” “Quincy, M.E.: Season Six,” “How the West Was Won: The Complete First Season,” “Bonanza: Official Sixth Season” volumes one and two, and “Dynasty: The Seventh Season” volumes one and two.

CDs

Thriftstore Masterpiece, “Thriftstore Masterpiece Presents Lee Hazlewood’s Trouble Is a Lonesome Town”: Thriftstore Masterpiece features a revolving cast of musicians paying tribute to overlooked albums of the past.

Here, it takes on Lee Hazelwood’s 1963 gem “Trouble Is a Lonesome Town,” with Pete Yorn, Frank Black, Isaac Brock, Courtney Taylor-Taylor and others inhabiting said villa.

Also in stores: Doug Benson, “Gateway Doug”; Big B, “Fool’s Gold”; Ciara, “Ciara”; Editors, “The Weight of Your Love”; Skylar Grey, “Don’t Look Down”; Maps, “Vicissitude”; Robert Pollard, “Honey Locust Honky Tonk”; Pat Travers Band, “Keep Calm and Carry On”; and Travis Tritt, “The Calm After ...”

BOOKS

“Bomb Shell” by Catherine Coulter: While FBI agent Griffin Hammersmith attends to his sister, who was found naked, unconscious and covered in blood after a college party, agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock investigate a high-profile murder in which every bone of the victim’s body was broken.

Also this week, in Chris Bohjalian’s “The Light in the Ruins,” a serial killer targets a family that, a decade earlier, hosted Nazi soldiers on its estate.

Also hitting shelves: “Big Girl Panties” by Stephanie Evanovich; “The Devil’s Cave” by Martin Walker; “Eye for an Eye” by Ben Coes; “Fifth Grave Past the Light” by Darynda Jones; “Fin & Lady” by Cathleen Schine; “Gone with the Win” by Mary Daheim; “Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen” by Al Jourgensen; “Please Don’t Tell” by Elizabeth Adler; “Self-Inflicted Wounds” by Aisha Tyler; “Skinner” by Charlie Huston; “True Love” by Jude Deveraux; and “Zom-B Angels” by Darren Shan.

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