Latest DVDs, CDs, books: June 19


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

DVDs

"Wanderlust" (R): Instead of being celebrated as another addition to the "Wet Hot American Summer"-"The State" family, this comedy about an unemployed New York couple (Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston) who move into a commune is more famous as the movie where Aniston fell for co-star (and "Rock of Ages" screenwriter) Justin Theroux.

Elsewhere, Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski try to save the whales - specifically the ones trapped in the Arctic Circle - in the drama "Big Miracle" (PG), inspired by a real rescue in 1988. A slacker (Jason Segel) searches for the meaning of life in "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" (R), a comedy from mumblecore vets Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass co-starring Ed Helms, Judy Greer and Susan Sarandon. And a 17th birthday party goes off the rails in the teen comedy "Project X" (R).

Topping today's TV transfers: "Louie: Season 2," "Wilfred: The Complete First Season," "Franklin & Bash: The Complete First Season," "Web Therapy - The Complete First Season," "Tyler Perry's House of Payne 9" and "The Sarah Silverman Program: The Complete Series."

CDs

Fiona Apple, "The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do": Seven years is too long between Fiona Apple records.

Even longer is her new album's title.

And that's what we love about Ms. Apple.

She does her own thing, flaunting her idiosyncrasies like proud battle scars.

You don't have to get it, but you will feel it.

Also in stores: Justin Bieber, "Believe"; Neneh Cherry & The Thing, "The Cherry Thing"; Kenny Chesney, "Welcome to the Fishbowl"; Ravi Coltrane, "Spirit Fiction"; The Dirty Heads, "Cabin By the Sea"; Lita Ford, "Living Like a Runaway"; Glen Hansard, "Rhythm and Repose"; Sophie B. Hawkins, "The Crossing"; Juvenile, "Rejuvenation"; Lit, "The View from the Bottom"; Lostprophets, "Weapons"; Richard Marx, "A Night Out with Friends"; Men Without Hats, "Love in the Age of War"; P.O.D., "Murdered Love"; and The Smashing Pumpkins, "Oceania."

BOOKS

"The Long Earth" by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter: A peculiar device changes humankind forever by allowing people to "step" into an infinite number of parallel worlds where humans don't exist but other creatures do.

Also this week, Janet Evanovich adds to her Lizzy and Diesel series with "Wicked Business," in which a murder leads the pair to take up the search for an ancient relic believed to hold the power of lust.

Also hitting shelves: "An American Son" by Marco Rubio; "Barack Obama: The Story" by David Maraniss; "Existence" by David Brin; "Gone Missing" by Linda Castillo; "A Hologram for the King" by Dave Eggers; "Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America" by Matt Kibbe; "The Kings of Cool" by Don Winslow; "Never Tell" by Alafair Burke; "The Risk Agent" by Ridley Pearson; "Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady" by Kate Summerscale; "The Orphanmaster" by Jean Zimmerman; and "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" by Carol Rifka Brunt.

 

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