THE LIST: DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores this week


“I Am Legend” (PG-13): Will Smith can even turn the end of humanity into a blockbuster. Smith’s latest sci-fi smash is the third adaptation of Richard Matheson’s novel about a researcher who may be the last man alive. Alone with a dog for much of the movie, Smith stars as a survivor desperately seeking a cure to a plague that killed most of the human race and turned the rest into savage cannibals.

Also out today: “Atonement” (R); “Enchanted” (PG); “Revolver” (R); “Southland Tales” (R); “Love in the Time of Cholera” (R); “The Seeker” (PG); “Steep” (PG); “BET Hip Hop Awards 2007” (Unrated); “Greek: Chapter One” (Unrated); and “Life After People” (Unrated).


Be Your Own Pet, “Get Awkward”: Brash and bratty as a school bus full of sugar-high preschoolers, Nashville’s Be Your Own Pet bashes out spiky power pop that comes on like a series of heart palpitations.

“I just want to lose all control,” frontwoman Jemina Pearl Abegg yowls on the band’s latest, and she lives up to that end on the band’s bristling sophomore LP. The album is driven by short, punchy tunes about drinking Coca-Cola all night, starting fights and treating maturity as some contagious, life-threatening pox.

“I don’t want to grow up,” Abegg announces on “Super Soaked.” “I don’t want this thing to ever stop.”

Neither do we.

Also in stores: Sara Bareilles, “Little Voice”; Black Tide, “Light From Above”; Danity Kane, “Welcome to the Dollhouse”; DeVotchKa, “A Mad & Faithful Telling”; Flo Rida, “Mail on Sundays”; The Hush Sound, “Goodbye Blues”; The Kills, “Midnight Boom”; Daniel Lanois, “Here Is What It Is”; and Mindless Self Indulgence, “Never Wanted to Dance.”


“The Woman Who Wouldn’t” by Gene Wilder: Set in 1903, the second book by the actor features concert violinist Jeremy Spencer Webb, who one day has a meltdown and is sent to a health resort where he meets Clara Mulpas. Jeremy works hard to win Clara’s affection and doesn’t give up as he tries, successfully, to catch Clara’s eye.

Also out today: “Black Widow” by Randy Wayne White; “Camera, Two Kids and a Camel: My Journey in Photographs” by Annie Griffiths Belt; “Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet” by Jeffrey D. Sachs; “Dead Heat” by Joel C. Rosenberg; “The Final Warning (Maximum Ride Series No. 4)” by James Patterson; “Seen It All and Done the Rest” by Pearl Cleage; and “The Dark Tide” by Andrew Gross.

Kids become firefighters at Fire Station 98 open house
Henderson residents wore fire hats, learned about CPR and met firefighters at the Fire Station 98 open house Saturday, August 11, 2018. (Marcus Villagran Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
People from all over the world attend RollerCon 2018
RollerCon 2018 is a five-day convention focused on the roller derby community and culture at Westgate in Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Las Vegas police officer on being PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door
Las Vegas police officer David Anthony talks vegan lifestyle and how he feels about being voted PETA's sexiest Vegan next door from his home on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Bark-Andre Furry meets Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog
Two of NHL's furriest fans met at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace on Tuesday, June 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. Vegas Golden Knights superfan Bark-Andre Furry and Washington Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog shared a plate of meatballs and spaghetti with help from Logan, "The Girl with the Hat." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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