The List: New DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores week of Aug. 20


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

DVDs

“Amour” (PG-13): Retired music teachers Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) face the end of life in this drama from Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke that was nominated for five Academy Awards.

Elsewhere, a teenage girl is transported into a fantastical realm, deep in the heart of a forest, in “Epic” (PG), an animated 3-D tale featuring the voices of Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz and Beyonce Knowles. And Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan and Mike Tyson star in “Scary Movie V” (PG-13).

Topping today’s TV transfers: “NCIS: The Complete 10th Season,” “NCIS: Los Angeles — The Fourth Season,” “Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season,” “The Good Wife: The Fourth Season,” “Revenge: The Complete Second Season,” “Parenthood: Season Four,” “Mike & Molly: The Complete Third Season” and “Being Human: Season Five.”

CDs

Jimmy Buffett, “Songs from St. Somewhere”: Seriously, why does Jimmy Buffett keep releasing records?

The dude sells out arenas instantly with party-hard fans who want to hear nothing but the old favorites.

Guess they need a cue for that bathroom break, though, right?

His new album’s first single: “Too Drunk to Karaoke.”

As if.

Also in stores: A$AP Ferg, “Trap Lord”; Blessthefall, “Hollow Bodies”; Blue October, “Sway”; Crocodiles, “Crimes of Passion”; Lee DeWyze, “Frames”; Tim Easton, “Not Cool”; John Mayer, “Paradise Valley”; Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, “Cluck Ol’ Hen”; Superchunk, “I Hate Music”; Earl Sweatshirt, “Doris”; Tedeschi Trucks Band, “Made Up Mind”; and Travis, “Where You Stand.”

BOOKS

“Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias” by Jane Velez-Mitchell: Using accounts from friends of Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander, the media commentator and HLN show host offers her insights into Arias’ life and the murder trial that captivated the public.

On the fiction front, Terry Goodkind returns to the story of Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell with “The Third Kingdom,” the sequel to “The Omen Machine,” as his Sword of Truth series continues.

Also hitting shelves: “Battle for Ground Zero: Inside the Political Struggle to Rebuild the World Trade Center” by Elizabeth Greenspan; “Compound Fractures” by Stephen White; “The Girl You Left Behind” by Jojo Moyes; “It Happens in the Dark” by Carol O’Connell; “Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story” by J. Maarten Troost; “The Kill List” by Frederick Forsyth; “Lookaway, Lookaway” by Wilton Barnhardt; “Sweet Thunder” by Ivan Doig; “Tell No Lies” by Gregg Hurwitz; and “The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory” by Jesse Walker.

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