A look at some of the DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores this week: DVDS
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" (PG-13): Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Watson (Jude Law) return to battle criminal mastermind Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris of "Mad Men") across Europe in this sequel that also stars Noomi Rapace ("Prometheus").
Elsewhere, Nicolas Cage is back as Johnny Blaze, Satan’s bounty-hunting biker, in "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" (PG-13), which co-stars Idris Elba, also of "Prometheus." And a wealthy businessman (Tyler Perry) falls for the single mother (Thandie Newton) who cleans his office in the romantic drama "Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds" (PG-13), which, sadly, features no one from "Prometheus."
Topping today’s TV-to-DVD transfers: the HBO movie "Too Big to Fail," about the 2008 financial meltdown, as well as "Entourage: The Complete Eighth and Final Season," "Episodes: The First Season," "Scandal: The Complete First Season," "Missing: The Complete First Season" and "GCB: The Complete First Season."
Waka Flocka Flame, "Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family": Hey, it’s the new album from Waka Flocka Flame!
You know, the Georgia rapper who yells seemingly every line of every song!
Did he swallow a bullhorn or something!
We don’t know, but it sure sounds like it!
Do not play this record at the library!
Also in stores: Bouncing Souls, "Comet"; Mary Chapin Carpenter, "Ashes and Roses"; Celldweller, "Wish Upon a Blackstar"; Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, "Songs from the Laundromat"; Jimmy Fallon, "Blow Your Pants Off"; Guided By Voices, "Class Clown Spots a UFO"; Hot Chip, "In Our Heads"; Metric, "Synthetica"; Miss May I, "At Heart"; Motion City Soundtrack, "Go"; Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, "The Lion The Beast The Beat"; Rush, "Clockwork Angels"; Turbonegro, "Sexual Harassment"; Josh Turner, "Punching Bag"; and Usher, "Looking 4 Myself."
"The Third Gate" by Lincoln Child: Professor Jeremy Logan joins an archaeological team searching for the tomb of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh after a series of strange occurrences raises fears of a curse.
Also this week, Alexander McCall Smith revisits Corduroy Mansions and its residents, including the clever terrier Freddie de la Hay, in "A Conspiracy of Friends."
Also hitting shelves: "Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day" by Peter Zuckerman; "The Golden Lily" by Richelle Mead; "Cop to Corpse" by Peter Lovesey; "Cowards" by Glenn Beck; "Inner Circle" by Evelyn Lozada; "Invisible Monsters Remix" by Chuck Palahniuk; "Mission to Paris" by Alan Furst; "Not Taco Bell Material" by Adam Carolla; "Off Balance: A Memoir" by Dominique Moceanu; "Porch Lights" by Dorothea Benton Frank; "The Price of Inequality" by Joseph E. Stiglitz; "Rapture" by Lauren Kate; "The Red House" by Mark Haddon; "Seating Arrangements" by Maggie Shipstead; "Serpent’s Kiss" by Melissa de la Cruz; and "XO" by Jeffery Deaver.