The biggest new release for the week has to be the second-biggest movie of the year, “Iron Man.” It may not have been the best superhero movie of the summer of superheroes – that distinction would have to go to “The Dark Knight” – but it was definitely the most fun. And Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark certainly wins the award for the most charming and fun-loving hero.
In CDs, rising country star Kellie Pickler, who will be playing this Friday at Oklahoma State University’s Orange Peel 2008, released today her self-titled second album.
And in books, music icon Prince and photographer Randee St. John have teamed to create “21 Nights,” what Amazon.com describes as “a stunning multimedia volume offering a rare glimpse into the life, lyrics and mystique of one of the most notable and prolific musicians of our time. This beautifully designed photographic essay flows from Prince’s sensational, unprecedented, record-breaking, sold-out 21 concerts in 21 Nights at London’s 02 Arena in 2007.” Since Prince has always been an enigma as well as a great musician and performer, that sounds intriguing.
Here is the list of this week’s new CDs, DVDs and books from Amazon.com, VideoETA.com and BarnesandNoble.com:
Jennifer Hudson, “Jennifer Hudson.”
James Taylor, “Covers.”
Ben Folds, “Way to Normal.”
T.I., “Paper Trail.”
Kellie Pickler, “Kellie Pickler.”
Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
CSNY Deja Vu
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
My Name Is Earl: Season 3
My Three Sons: The First Season, Volume One
Numb3rs: The Fourth Season
Pulse 2: Afterlife
Rest Stop: Don’t Look Back
Taxi to the Dark Side
When We Left Earth
“The Lucky One” by Nicholas Sparks.
“21 Nights” by Prince and Randee St. Nicholas.
“Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur” by Richard Branson.
“Charlie Bone and The Shadow (Children of the Red King No. 7)” by Jenny Nimmo.
“Giada’s Kitchen: New Italian Favorites” by Giada de Laurentiis.
“Hounded to Death: A Novel” by Rita Mae Brown.
“The Legs Are the Last to Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, Mothering, and Other Things I Learned the Hard Way” by Diahann Carroll.
“Nation” by Terry Pratchett.
“The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life” by Alice Schroeder.