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New releases: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' and Springsteen's new tunes out this week

 

Looking for new releases? Here’s what’s headed your way this week:

Catch up on several critically acclaimed award contenders this week like “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, the historical drama based on the real-life story of an African-American butler who served eight Presidents in the White House.  

“Fruitvale Station” is also now on DVD.  It stars Michael B. Jordan in the true story of Oscar Grant, a California man killed by a transit officer at a subway stop New Year’s Day in 2009.  

Also available to take-home is the romantic comedy “Enough Said” starring Julia Louis Dreyfus and James Gandolfini in one of his final film roles.  Plus Brie Lawson in the indie film “Short Term 12” about a foster care facility, and the documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” which shines the spotlight on back-up singers.

Scary movie fans get ready for a double-feature!  The remake of “Carrie” starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore is now on Blu-Ray and DVD.  So is the horror film “You’re Next” about a family under attack during a celebratory getaway by intruders donning twisted masks.

In action-packed offerings, Vin Diesel leads the way with “Riddick” on a Blu-ray combo pack with an unrated director’s cut and alternate ending.

In coming of age tales there’s “The Spectacular Now” and the unique coming of age comedy “A.C.O.D” which stands for Adult Children of Divorce starring Adam Scott and many of his comedic friends. Extras include outtakes with actress Amy Poehler.

In new music, Switchfoot rock out their ninth album “Fading West.” Rosanne Cash has her first album in four years out called “The River and the Thread.” Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland goes solo for “That Girl.” Jon Pardi sends out his debut album “Write You a Song.”  

Plus the boss has new tunes! Bruce Springsteen releases “High Hopes”… which surely is what all his fans have for this new collection.

Click the video for music and clips and more of what’s new in entertainment this week.

Fox News Entertainment Producer Ashley Dvorkin covers celebrity news, red carpets, TV, music, and movies. Dvorkin, winner of the 2011 CMA Media Achievement Award, is also host of "Fox 411 Country," "Star Traveler," “Fox 411 Big Screen," and "Fox on Reddit."

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