Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Stay In! 

Spring is in the air, on your couch

TOP PICK – CD

Elvis Presley — Elvis Is Back: Legacy Edition

(RCA/Legacy)

The first two albums Elvis recorded after he got out of the Army get the deluxe treatment in this two-disc reissue loaded with bonus tracks. Elvis Is Back, from 1960, features a smoldering Elvis on "Dirty, Dirty Feeling" and "Such a Night." The following year's Something for Everybody went to No. 1. Great singles from the era ("Surrender," "Little Sister") round out the set.

DVD

All About Eve

(Twentieth Century Fox)

Bette Davis' best movie, and one of the greatest examples of super-smart screenwriting ever, finally comes to Blu-ray. Davis plays an aging stage actress whose young, eager protégé claws her way to the top. Extras include commentaries, old newsreels, and a half-dozen profiles — about the score, movie, and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz — that go deep behind the scenes.

DVD

All-Star Superman

(Warner)

You know what's really super? Mad Men's Christina Hendricks as the voice of Lois Lane in this new straight-to-home-video animated feature about the Man of Steel. Superman gets blasted with radiation and thinks he's dying. So he starts tying up loose ends, like having a little heart-to-heart with Lois and taking care of business with Lex Luthor. The Blu-ray looks awesome.

BOOK

Is This the Real Life? The Untold Story of Queen

(Da Capo)

Writer Mark Blake celebrates the 40th anniversary of Queen with the first exhaustive bio of their career. He talks with the band, as well as with the people who worked with them, for a look at their earliest days to their globe-conquering superstardom. It's light on dishy stuff, since Blake is more concerned with running down highlights. Still, you'll learn something.

DVD

Weeds: Season Six

(Lionsgate)

Our favorite TV show about a smokin'-hot suburban mom who makes a really great living selling pot returns with all 13 episodes from the latest season, in which Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) and her family are forced to go on the run and assume new identities. We're pretty sure the cast and crew were hitting from Nancy's stash when they made the gag reel.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Culture Jamming

More by Michael Gallucci

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 17, 2021

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • The Temptations and the Four Tops @ MGM Northfield Park

    • Sun., Nov. 28
  • Songs of the Polka King Release Party with Joey Miskulin & the KTB @ Beachland Ballroom

    • Sun., Nov. 28
  • Jokes on You @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Last Sunday of every month

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation