A look at some of the DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores this week:
“Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away” (PG): An audience member (Erica Linz) and a circus aerialist (Igor Zaripov) are transported to the magical realm where “Believe,” “Ka,” “Love,” “Mystere,” “O” and “Zumanity” live — and where “Viva Elvis” was never shut down — in this salute to the Strip’s Cirque shows.
Elsewhere, a young zookeeper’s son (Suraj Sharma) survives a shipwreck only to be lost at sea, trapped in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, in “Life of Pi” (PG), which just picked up four Oscars, including best director for Ang Lee. The romance between Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife and collaborator, Alma Reville (Helen Mirren), is explored, using the filming of “Psycho” as a framework, in “Hitchcock” (PG-13). And Santa Claus (voiced by Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), Jack Frost (Chris Pine) and the silent Sandman team up to save the world from the evil Pitch (Jude Law) in the animated “Rise of the Guardians” (PG).
Topping today’s TV transfers: BBC America’s “Ripper Street,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent: The Final Year,” “The Mob Doctor: The Complete Series,” “Xena: Warrior Princess: The Complete Fourth Season,” “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: The Complete Fourth Season,” “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Eighth Season,” “Pioneers of Television: Season Three,” “Father Dowling Mysteries: The Third and Final Season” and “Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season Two.”
Bon Jovi, “What About Now”: The first single from Bon Jovi’s new record: “Because We Can.”
That’s a fitting title, isn’t it?
These dudes can, in fact, do whatever they want, as they’re still one of the top touring draws in the world.
So, what is it that they want to do?
Rock your face off, sew it back on, and then rock it off again!
Also in stores: Adrenaline Mob, “Coverta”; The Airborne Toxic Event, “The Secret”; Audio Adrenaline, “Kings & Queens”; Devendra Banhart, “Mala”; Biffy Clyro, “Opposites”; David Bowie, “The Next Day”; Charlotte Church, “One & Two”; Eric Clapton, “Old Sock”; Shooter Jennings, “The Other Life”; Mindless Behavior, “All Around the World”; Tegan and Sara, “Closer: Tegan and Sara Remixed”; and The Woggles, “The Big Beat.”
“The Lords of Salem” by Rob Zombie: Terrible things begin to happen after DJ Heidi Hawthorne plays a mysterious record she received as an anonymous gift.
In nonfiction, Bob Miller shares his recollections of growing up in Las Vegas in “Son of a Gambling Man: My Journey from a Casino Family to the Governor’s Mansion.”
Also hitting shelves: “Bay of Fires: A Novel” by Poppy Gee; “Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara” by Terry Brooks; “Breaking Point” by C.J. Box; “Code” by Kathy Reichs; “Heaven Is Real But So Is Hell” by Vassula Ryden; “I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp” by Richard Hell; “Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera” by Rex Brown; “Rage Against the Dying” by Becky Masterman; “The Secret Circle: The Temptation” by L.J. Smith; “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat” by Edward Kelsey Moore; and “A Thousand Pardons: A Novel” by Jonathan Dee.
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