Latest DVDs, CDs, books: April 24

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

DVDS

“Contraband” (R): Hoping to protect his family, an ex-smuggler (Mark Wahlberg) heads to Panama to score millions in counterfeit cash.

It’s “Welcome to Las Vegas” time for several movies that never made it to local theaters. The horror entry “The Innkeepers” (R) traces the final days of a reputedly haunted New England hotel; Sara Paxton and Kelly McGillis star. In “The Wicker Tree” (R), a reimagining of 1973’s eerie “The Wicker Man,” young missionaries (Brittania Nicol, Henry Garrett) find an inexplicably warm welcome from a Scottish baron (Graham McTavish). Another chiller, the fact-based “The Fields” (not rated), focuses on a young boy (Joshua Ormond) caught up in a nightmare on his grandparents’ farm . And in “Dark Tide” (R), a shark expert (Halle Berry) leads a millionaire thrillseeker on a dangerous dive.

On the TV-transfer list, HBO’s “Cinema Verite” (not rated) takes a fictionalized look at PBS’ groundbreaking reality series “An American Family,” with Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, James Gandolfini and Las Vegas’ own Thomas Dekker. Series titles (all unrated) include “Car 54 Where Are You? – The Complete Second Season,” “Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 4,” “The Real Housewives of New York City: Season 4” and “The Amazing Race: Seasons 5 and 6.”

CDS

Jack White, “Blunderbuss”: Don’t be fooled by the cracker song. It’s a rock ‘n’ roll head fake.

“Sixteen Saltines,” a hair-on-fire rave-up from Jack White’s solo debut, is quite unlike the rest of the record.

It’s the only song of its kind on the album, which explores White’s country and folk influences to a greater extent than he did in the White Stripes.

Guess he’s leaving the rockin’ for the Raconteurs.

Also in stores: Anathema, “Weather Systems”; Brendan Benson, “What Kind of World”; BRAD, “United We Stand”; BT, “Laptop Symphony”; Dandy Warhols, “This Machine”; Eve 6, “Speak in Code”; LP, “Into the Wild: Live At EastWest Studios (CD/DVD)”; Public Image Ltd., “One Drop”; and Joe Satriani, “Satchurated: Live in Montreal.”

BOOKS

“The Wind Through the Keyhole” by Stephen King: The master of horror returns to the Mid-World of his Dark Tower fantasy saga with this story within a story as Roland Deschain tells of his early days as a gunslinger.

On the nonfiction front, Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen explores marriage, mothers and more in the memoir “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.”

Also hitting shelves: “After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family – 1968 to the Present” by J. Randy Taraborrelli; “Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch” by Nancy Atherton; “Asylum: Hollywood Tales from My Great Depression ” by Joe Pantoliano; “Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick” by Paul Dickson; “Crystal Gardens” by Amanda Quick; “The Immortal Rules” by Julie Kagawa; “Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed – and Why It Still Matters” by Andrew Gumbel and Roger G. Charles; “Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948” by Madeleine Albright; “Rebel Fire” by Andrew Lane; “Red, White, and Blood” by Christopher Farnsworth; “The Selection” by Kiera Cass; “Thumped” by Megan McCafferty; “Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future” by Marilu Henner; and “Under Oath” by Margaret McLean.

Entertainment
You Can Design With 3D Printers, Laser Cutters And Ceramics At Discovery Children's Museum
You Can Design With 3d Printers, Laser Cutters And Ceramics At Discovery Children's Museum (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Champagne vending machine at Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas
One of only a few in the country, the Moët & Chandon machine at the Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas is stocked with Imperial Rose for Valentine’s Day. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
Las Vegas Valentine’s Day desserts
Mio Ogasawara of Sweets Raku and Rebecca Bills of Gen3 Hospitality in Las Vegas create elaborate Valentine’s Day desserts. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal
One Night For One Drop
Cirque du Soleil cast and crew donate their time and talent to this year's "One Night For One Drop" performance at the "O" Theatre in the Bellagio. The event takes place March 8, 2019, and benefits the One Drop organization. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year parade takes place on Fremont Street. (Bill Hughes/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
New Manzo restaurant a key part of Eataly
Nicole Brisson, executive chef of Eataly, at Park MGM in Las Vegas, talks about new restaurant.
Designer Makes Festival-style Crowns
Designer at MAGIC trade show Makes Festival-style Crowns (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Excalibur Raises tent that will house "Fuerza Bruta" show
Workers at Excalibur raised a tent, which will be the home of "Fuerza Bruta," a temporary show that will run from March 7 to September 1, 2019. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Roc Boots Make For Glittery Festival Wear
With 3-inch-tall chunky heels, cleated platforms, and sparkly glitter, you’ll want to wear these to dance the night away. Sally Cull, product and development for Roc Boots Australia, assures you that you can. (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Get A Custom-painted Jacket At Las Vegas Fashion Event
On the first of the two-night Commotion event, clothing brands connected with consumers, offering shopping, giveaways and customization opportunities. (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Venetian Celebrates The "Year Of The Pig"
The Venetian hosted dancers to celebrate the Chinese New Year and "Year of the Pig." The dancers performed a traditional eye-dotting ceremony and lion dance. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Pepe the truffle-hunting dog
Jose Andres knows that quality black truffles can also be found in his native Spain. He’ll be sharing some with the world for a week, starting Monday. From Feb. 11-17, his Cosmopolitan restaurant Jaleo will be showcasing four special dishes made with Spanish truffles discovered by the truffle-hunting dogs of his friend Nacho Ramírez Monfort. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Tony Abou-Ganim mixes drink at Libertine Social
Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist, helped change the cocktail culture in Las Vegas. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Masaharu Morimoto talks ramen in Las Vegas
Masaharu Morimoto talks about bringing a ramen restaurant to Las Vegas. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Morimoto considering full-time Las Vegas ramen spot
Morimoto talks about a full-time ramen spot in Las Vegas. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign moves to new home at Neon Museum Boneyard
The famous and newly restored, Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign is working it's way to a permanent home at the Neon Museum Boneyard in downtown Las Vegas. It will be moved in six pieces and take five days for reconstruction. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign moves to Neon Museum Boneyard
The famous and newly restored, Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign has been moved to its permanent home at the Neon Museum Boneyard in downtown Las Vegas. It will be moved in six pieces and take five days for reconstruction. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign moves to new Las Vegas home
The famous and newly restored Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign has moved to a permanent home at the Neon Museum Boneyard in downtown Las Vegas. It will be moved in six pieces and take five days for reconstruction. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Las Vegas band Otherwise release song and video in tribute to slain cousin
Adrian and Ryan Patrick, brothers in the band Otherwise with drummer Brian Medeiros, talk about the release of a tribute song to their deceased cousin Ivan. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae
Artist Joshua Vides created a "White Wedding" chapel for Billy Idol's Las Vegas residency
Artist Joshua Vides created a "White Wedding" chapel for Billy Idol's Vegas residency (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Try the Burning History cocktail at Zuma In Las Vegas
Try the Burning History cocktail at Zuma In Las Vegas (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES final night showcases Drake at XS Nightclub
Drake performed for CES attendees and club-goers at XS Nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (John Katsilometes Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES Happy Hour party at Hangover Suite at Caesars Palace
Conventioneers mingled during the Hardware Massive CES 2019 Happy Hour Bash at The Hangover Suite at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
CES 2019 Has A Cordless Hair Dryer
CES Has A Cordless Hair Dryer (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES Opening Party in Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace
CES conventioneers packed Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace, and let loose as they danced to DJs into the night. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Print intricate designs, your pet or your face on your nails
Print intricate designs, your pet or your face on your nails (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES 2019: Panel talks Impossible Burger 2.0
Panel talks Impossible Burger at CES during launch at Border Grill on Monday, Jan. 7. (Ben Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Momofuku Makes A Cocktail With Bok Choy And Beets
Momofuku Makes A Cocktail With Bok Choy And Beets (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Dream of AJ Montgomery
AJ Montgomery lost part of his leg in a vehicle accident but found his dream as a performer in “Le Reve.” (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kelly Clinton-Holmes of the Stirling Club
John Katsilometes chats with Kelly Clinton-Holmes, director of the Stirling Club's New Year's Eve entertainment.
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