A look at some of the DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores this week:
“Flight” (R): Hard-partying pilot Capt. Whip Whitaker (Oscar nominee Denzel Washington) is hailed as a hero for his improbable emergency landing, until suspicion arises concerning his drug and alcohol use, in this drama from director Robert Zemeckis.
Elsewhere: Tyler Perry steps into the shoes of the titular homicide detective in “Alex Cross” (PG-13), although fans of James Patterson’s series of novels may have trouble recognizing the character. When cutbacks threaten the job of his school’s music teacher (Henry Winkler), a biology teacher (Kevin James) raises money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter in the comedy “Here Comes the Boom” (PG). A divorcing couple (Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg) try to maintain their friendship in the comedy “Celeste and Jesse Forever” (R). And Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener star in “A Late Quartet” (R), a drama about a world-renowned string quartet and its 25th anniversary concert, which may be its last.
Topping today’s TV transfers: “Cougar Town: The Complete Third Season,” “Southland: The Complete Second, Third and Fourth Seasons” and “Gunsmoke: The Seventh Season, Volume Two.”
Josh Groban, “All That Echoes”
Dude, your grandma is officially stoked.
Every septuagenarian’s favorite crooner, he of the Godzilla-sized voice, the one and only Josh Groban, is back with a new record.
Granny hasn’t been this excited since “Matlock” went into syndication.
Also in stores: The Bronx, “The Bronx;” Joe Budden, “No Love Lost;” Harry Connick Jr., “Smokey Mary;” Eels, “Wonderful, Glorious;” Frightened Rabbit, “Pedestrian Verse;” Jim James, “Regions of Light and Sound of God;” Tim McGraw, “Two Lanes of Freedom;” Misfits, “Dead Alive!;” Richard Thompson, “Electric.”
“Cross My, Hope to Die” by Sara Shepard: In the latest in the Lying Game series, a killer forces Emma to impersonate her murdered twin, which she does successfully until the mother who abandoned them resurfaces.
On the nonfiction front, Jenna Miscavige Hill, the niece of Scientology leader David Miscavige, shares her experiences in “Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape.”
Also hitting shelves: “Autobiography of Us: A Novel” by Aria Beth Sloss; “Big Nate Flips Out” by Lincoln Peirce; “Citizenville” by Gavin Newsom; “Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior” by Rorke Denver; “Detroit: An American Autopsy” by Charlie LeDuff; “Homeland” by Cory Doctorow; “Lucky Me: My Life With – and Without – My Mom, Shirley MacLaine” by Sachi Parker; “P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters” by P.G. Wodehouse; “The Power Trip” by Jackie Collins; “Touch and Go” by Lisa Gardner; and “Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws” by Charles Falco.
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