A look at some of the DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores this week:
“The Amazing Spider-Man” (PG-13): A teenage Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) falls for Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and battles his father’s former partner (Rhys Ifans) and his alter-ego, The Lizard, in this franchise reboot.
Elsewhere, still grieving from his brother’s death, a man (Mark Duplass) seeks refuge in his best friend’s (Emily Blunt) family cabin, only to have an awkward sexual encounter with her sister (Rosemarie Dewitt) in “Your Sister’s Sister” (R). And Christmas has an unlikely hero in the an animated family tale “Arthur Christmas” (PG).
Topping today’s TV transfers: “American Restoration: Volume Two,” “Law & Order: The Eleventh Year,” “Call the Midwife: Season One,” “Wolf Lake: The Complete Series” and “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams: Season One.”
Ne-Yo, “R.E.D.”: Do Ne-Yo and Taylor Swift have a beef?
We’re not trying to start anything here – OK, yes we are – but both have a new album out titled “Red.”
Ne-Yo’s is an acronym for “Realize Every Dream,” which is precisely what the former Las Vegas resident seems to be doing these days as one of R&B’s hottest acts.
Also in stores: Adele, “Skyfall (CD single)”; Aerosmith, “Music from Another Dimension!”; All That Remains, “A War You Cannot Win”; Celine Dion, “Sans Attendre”; Dirty Projectors, “About to Die”; Mike Doughty, “The Flip Is Another Honey”; Fatboy Slim, “Big Beach Bootique 5”; Fear, “The Fear Record”; Graveyard, “Lights Out”; Halestorm, “Halestorm in the Live Room”; Kylie Minogue, “The Abbey Road Sessions”; OTEP, “Sounds Like Armageddon LIVE”; Public Enemy, “The Evil Empire of Everything”; Boyd Rice/NON, “Back to Mono”; Geoff Tate, “Kings & Thieves”; Dionne Warwick, “Now”; and Robbie Williams, “Take the Crown.”
“Poseidon’s Arrow” by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler: National Underwater and Marine Agency director Dirk Pitt, joined by his children, must recover a stolen key component of an attack submarine prototype while at the same time figure out why ships have begun to disappear in the middle of the ocean.
On the nonfiction front, Kirstie Alley writes about the men who have influenced her, for better or worse, in “The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine Al Dente).”
Also hitting shelves: “Bitter Blood” by Rachel Caine; “Both Flesh and Not: Essays” by David Foster Wallace; “Collateral” by Ellen Hopkins; “Custer” by Larry McMurtry; “Days of Blood and Starlight” by Laini Taylor; “Eternally Yours” by Cate Tiernan; “Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version” by Philip Pullman; “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver; “Jack Reacher’s Rules” by Jack Reacher, Lee Child; “A Question of Identity” by Susan Hill; “A Season of Angels” by Thomas Kinkade, Katherine Spencer; and “Train Tracks: Family Stories for the Holidays” by Michael Savage.
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