The List: Latest DVDs, CDs, books, May 07

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


“Jack Reacher” (PG-13): A former military investigator (Tom Cruise) searches for a deadly sniper in this action tale based on the series of novels by Lee Child.

Elsewhere, when two sisters are found in a remote cabin five years after disappearing, their uncle (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend (Jessica Chastain) suspect they’ve been accompanied by an evil presence in the horror tale “Mama” (PG-13). And a mysterious young woman (Julianne Hough) arrives in a small North Carolina town and reluctantly finds new love with a lonely widower (Josh Duhamel) in “Safe Haven” (PG-13), a romantic thriller from author Nicholas Sparks.

Topping today’s TV transfers: “Fringe: The Complete Fifth Season,” “30 Rock: Season Seven,” “Flashpoint: The Fifth Season,” “Royal Pains: Season Four,” “Private Practice: The Complete Sixth Season,” “Rookie Blue: The Complete Third Season” and volumes one and two of “Gunsmoke: The Eighth Season.”


Lady Antebellum, “Golden”: They’re the country music equivalent of mashed potatoes.

Lady Antebellum’s tunes are so mushy, they make Air Supply seem like Cannibal Corpse by comparison.

Ready for another warm, squishy pile of the stuff?

Also in stores: Deerhunter, “Monomania”; Fitz and the Tantrums, “More Than Just a Dream”; Fleetwood Mac, “Extended Play”; Talib Kweli, “Prisoner of Conscience”; Little Boots, “Nocturnes”; Natalie Maines, “Mother”; 98 Degrees, “2.0”; Pistol Annies, “Annie Up”; Joshua Redman, “Walking Shadows”; Joe Satriani, “Unstoppable Momentum”; Savages, “Silence Yourself”; She & Him, “Volume 3”; Rod Stewart, “Time”; and The Wiggles, “Taking Off!”


“Dead Ever After” by Charlaine Harris: In the “Southern Vampire Series” finale, Sookie Stackhouse must clear her name after she’s arrested for a murder in Bon Temps.

In nonfiction, comedian Jim Gaffigan writes of life with five kids, among other things, in “Dad Is Fat” (which might be because of all those Hot Pockets).

Also hitting shelves: “Ask Wendy” by Wendy Williams; “Awaken” by Meg Cabot; “A Delicate Truth” by John le Carre; “The 5th Wave” by Rick Yancey; “I’m Not Gonna Lie” by George Lopez; “Keep It Pithy” by Bill O’Reilly; “Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence” by Ross Mathews; “Montaro Caine: A Novel” by Sidney Poitier; “Murder as a Fine Art” by David Morrell; “Mystic” by Alyson Noel; “Pirate Alley” by Stephen Coonts; “Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland” by Ace Atkins; “Silken Prey” by John Sandford; “Hidden Enemy” by Erin Hunter; “Unwritten: A Novel” by Charles Martin; and “The Woman Before Wallis” by Andrew Rose.