A look at some of the DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores this week:
"Magic Mike" (R): Channing Tatum leads the beefcake brigade of Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello in "Magic Mike," the Steven Soderbergh-directed male-stripper extravaganza inspired by Tatum's earlier, oilier career.
Elsewhere, four score and seven stakes ago, our nation's 16th president (Benjamin Walker) was quite the accomplished slayer of the undead, as revealed in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (R). With an asteroid about to wipe out humanity, Steve Carell does what any rational man would if given the opportunity - he spends his final days on Earth with Keira Knightley - in the dark comedy "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" (R). And when a Wall Street bigwig (Eugene Levy) gets in trouble with the mob, it's up to Madea (Tyler Perry) to protect him in "Madea's Witness Protection" (PG-13).
Topping today's TV transfers: "Happy Endings: The Complete Second Season," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Year Eight," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season Four," "Lost Girl: Season One," "Upstairs Downstairs: Season Two," "Tyler Perry's: Meets the Browns Season Seven," "Perry Mason: The Seventh Season, Volume Two," "Fantasy Island: The Complete Third Season," "The Ernie Kovacs Collection, Volume Two" and "Peter Gunn: The Complete Series."
Taylor Swift, "Red": And now for another dozen or so songs about boys.
Taylor Swift may be growing up, but her repertoire still reads like it was torn from the pages of a teen girl's diary.
Think we're being a little too hard on Nashville Barbie?
Well then, you're probably seeing "Red" right about now.
Also in stores: ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, "Lost Songs"; Zak Bagans vs. Praga Khan, "NecroFusion"; Paul Banks, "Banks"; Tony Bennett, "Viva Duets"; Colbie Caillat, "Christmas in the Sand"; Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, "Wreck & Ruin"; Gary Clark Jr., "Blak and Blu"; Billy Ray Cyrus, "Change My Mind"; Further Seems Forever, "Penny Black"; Philip Glass, "Rework"; Killbot, "Sound Surgery"; Lady Antebellum, "On This Winter's Night"; Pig Destroyer, "Book Burner"; The Polyphonic Spree, "Holidaydream: Sounds of the Holidays Volume One"; Shiny Toy Guns, "III"; Stone Sour, "House of Gold & Bones Part 1"; Swedish House Mafia, "Until Now"; The Sword, "Apocryphon"; and Titus Andronicus, "Local Business."
"The Racketeer" by John Grisham: Though former attorney Malcolm Bannister may be sitting in prison, he's got information the FBI needs - and it won't come cheap - about the death of a federal judge.
On the nonfiction front, singer Rod Stewart looks back at his life and career in "Rod: The Autobiography."
Also hitting shelves: "Angels at the Table" by Debbie Macomber; "Back to Blood" by Tom Wolfe; "Beautiful Redemption" by Kami Garcia; "The Bridge" by Karen Kingsbury; "The Candy Shop War, Book 2" by Brandon Mull; "The Crimson Crown" by Cinda Williams Chima; "Finale" by Becca Fitzpatrick; "Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss" by Peter Criss; "Proof of Heaven" by Eben Alexander III; "Red Country" by Joe Abercrombie; and "The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds" by Alexander McCall Smith.
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