THE LIST: DVDS, CDS AND BOOKS HITTING STORES THIS WEEK

DVDS

“Norbit” (PG-13) is sort of a good news, bad news film for Eddie Murphy, who played multiple roles in this farce. On one hand, it earned $95 million at the U.S. box office. On the other, there are many who felt the sight of him in an enormous fat suit cost him votes when he was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in “Dreamgirls.”

Also available today: “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Global Warming Edition” (PG); “Yo Soy Boricua” (Unrated); “The Best of Chappelle’s Show” (Unrated); “Maxed Out” (Unrated); “The Prisoner Or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair” (PG-13); “The Derby Stallion” (PG); “Highlander: The Search for Vengeance” (Unrated); “Secrets of the Code” (Unrated); “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Extra Frills Edition” (R); “The Messengers” (PG-13); “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib” (Unrated); “Rescue Me: The Complete Third Season” (Unrated); and “Seinfeld: Season 8” (Unrated).

CDS

Marilyn Manson, “Eat Me, Drink Me”

Having weathered a nasty divorce that reportedly had him questioning his will to live, Marilyn Manson has returned with perhaps his most cutting, introspective album yet, an album as inward-looking as its title suggests.

A slightly more melodic, less abrasive effort than its predecessor, “The Golden Age of Grotesque,” Manson’s latest is a bruised, lovelorn affair that batters hearts and eardrums with equal aplomb.

Also in stores: Big & Rich, “Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace”; Broadway Cast, “Curtains”; Chris Cornell, “Carry On”; Dream Theater, “Systematic Chaos”; Paul McCartney, “Memory Almost Full”; Poison, “Poison’d!”; Rihanna, “Good Girl Gone Bad”; Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Band, “Live in Dublin”; Tesla, “Real to Reel”; and T-Pain, “Epiphany.”

BOOKS

In “On Chesil Beach” (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), the United Kingdom’s top writer, Ian McEwan, takes a searching look at the state of matrimony circa 1962. Florence, a talented musician, and her new husband, Edward, a history student at University College of London, travel to a hotel on the Dorset coast to consummate their marriage. Needless to say, things don’t go well in the bedroom as the couple face their fears.

Also new in stores: “The Sleeping Doll” (Simon & Schuster) by Jeffery Deaver; “A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton” (Knopf) by Carl Bernstein; “Spare Change” (Putnam) by Robert B. Parker; “The Navigator” (Putnam) by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos; “The Harlequin” (Berkley) by Laurell K. Hamilton; “Undead and Uneasy” (Berkley) by MaryJanice Davidson; “Whitewash” (Mira) by Alex Kava; “Vineyard Stalker” (Scribner) by Philip R. Craig; and “Bangkok Haunts” (Knopf) by John Burdett.

Life Videos
MAGIC fashion convention showcases men's clothing trends
The MAGIC fashion convention has come to Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to showcase some of the hottest clothing trends for men. (Nathan Asselin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Former Army medic’s Afghanistan story told in new book
The graphic novel “Machete Squad” is based on journals written by Las Vegan Brent Dulak.
Las Vegas man talks about losing his wife
Dwayne Murray, 37, lost his wife, LaQuinta while she was at Centennial Hills Hospital. A jury awarded him $43 million last week after it said the hospital failed to perform the standard of care in administering a drug for her sickle cell disease.
Barber sets up shop in grandfather’s old shop
Andres Dominguez’s new barber shop is filled with memories of his grandfather, who ran the El Cortez landmark for more than 30 years. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Life and times of a 90-year-old horse player
Leo Polito of Las Vegas describes meeting legendary jockey and trainer Johnny Longden on the beach at Del Mar. Mike Brunker/Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Learning the history of singing bowls
Presentation at Summerlin Library teaches residents about the history of singing bowls (Mia Sims/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Learning live-saving techniques in Stop the Bleed class
Leslie Shaffer, an AMR paramedic, shows how to control bleeding during a Stop the Bleed course at the Summerlin Library. The class is designed to teach anyone how to control and stop life-threatening bleeding. (Mia Sims/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vicki Richardson speaks about on the power of art
Artist and arts advocate Vicki Richardson talks about the power of art to inspire and challenge. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
DressCoders pairs tech with haute couture
DressCoders is a startup focused on haute couture garments. The company uses illuminated thread that is washable and can be sewn right into the fabric. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES 2019: Brava infrared oven
In cooking with the Brava infrared oven,there’s no preheating. the bulbs can reach 500 degrees in less than a second. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sinks Merge Style And Utility
Study could determine cause of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases
Dr. Aaron Ritter, director of clinical trials at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, discusses his research on how inflammation in the brain impacts Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Holocaust survivors talk about tragedy and friendship
Janos Strauss and Alexander Kuechel share their perspectives on life. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
'Siegel Cares' Santa delivers toys to kids at Siegel Suites in Las Vegas
Siegel Cares, the charitable wing of The Siegel Group, delivered toys to families at their apartment complexes in Las Vegas. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Revisiting “Christ the King” sculpture
A longtime admirer of the sculpture at Christ the King Catholic Community in Las Vegas shares her perspective. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye)
Henderson couple adds another school to their generosity
Bob and Sandy Ellis of Henderson, who donate to several Clark County School District schools, have added Matt Kelly Elementary in Las Vegas to their list of schools where every student gets new shoes, socks and a toy. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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