The List: Latest DVDs, CDs, books, June 25


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

DVDs

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” (PG-13): Feuding Bally’s headliners Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) are forced to step up their act when an edgy street magician (Jim Carrey) comes to Las Vegas.

Elsewhere, a 911 operator (Halle Berry) must confront a killer from her past to save a recently abducted teenager (Abigail Breslin) in “The Call” (R). And a young advertising executive (Gael Garcia Bernal) leads the 1988 campaign to vote against another eight years of rule by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in the political satire “No” (R).

Topping today’s TV transfers: “Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis Season Six,” “CSI: NY — The Final Season” and “MADtv: Season Three.”

CDs

Bret Michaels, “Jammin’ with Friends”: Finally, the album that the long history of recorded sound has been building toward: Miley Cyrus, Loretta Lynn and Bret Freakin’ Michaels all on one record.

And that’s not all!

There’s more.

Guess who else drops by?

None other than Jimmy Freakin’ Buffett and Ace Freakin’ Frehley, plus Edwin McCain, Joe Perry and others.

Hell, they even let C.C. Deville into the studio with them for some reason.

You are truly, truly not worthy.

Also in stores: Attila, “About That Life”; Jimmy Cliff, “The KCRW Session”; Natalie Cole, “Natalie Cole en Espanol”; Forever the Sickest Kids, “J.A.C.K.”; India.Arie, “SongVersation”; Booker T. Jones, “Sound the Alarm”; The Legendary Pink Dots, “The Gethsemane Option”; Middle Class Rut, “Pick Up Your Head”; Queensryche, “Queensryche”; Skillet, “Rise”; Mavis Staples, “One True Vine”; Serj Tankian, “Orca Symphony No. 1”; Tiesto, “Club Life — Volume Three Stockholm”; Transplants, “In a Warzone”; Wale, “The Gifted”; and White Wizzard, “The Devil’s Cut.”

BOOKS

“The Eye of God” by James Rollins: The latest in the Sigma Force series finds Commander Gray Pierce and a pair of Vatican historians searching for the tomb of Mongol king Genghis Khan.

In another thriller, James Patterson’s “Second Honeymoon” follows FBI agent John O’Hara as he hunts for a killer after the murders of two newlywed couples.

Also hitting shelves, “Beautiful Day” by Elin Hilderbrand; “Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities” by Chris Kluwe; “A Government of Wolves” by John Whitehead; “Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill” by James Patterson; “The Shadow Tracer” by Meg Gardiner; “Sisterland” by Curtis Sittenfeld; “Slingshot” by Matthew Dunn; and “Tell Me” by Lisa Jackson.

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