What to Do This Weekend
Watch “Star Trek” on DVD
You made him endure 27 Dresses, so be a team player and cue up J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek on your next movie night. Thrilling action, romance, and an easy-on-the-eyes cast (including Just My Luck’s Chris Pine, right) will make this the easiest sacrifice you’ve ever made.
To buy: $35, amazon.com.
See “Broken Embraces”
Director Pedro Almodovar reunites with Penelope Cruz (Volver, pictured) and Lluis Homar (Bad Education) for this stirring drama about love, loss, and revenge. Cruz plays actress Lena, who falls in love with her director, Mateo―to the horror of her sinister magnate husband.
Download “Live & Mo,’” by Keb’ Mo’
Smoky–voiced Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’ has released a collection of live performances and new recordings of bluesy fan favorites like “Victims of Comfort.”
To buy: $9, amazon.com.
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Enter here for a chance to win one of 10 cards. And be sure to come back tomorrow and often; we’ll be giving away something great in each Daily Find from now until December 15!
Watch “My Sister’s Keeper” on DVD
Cameron Diaz (There’s Something About Mary) and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) play mother and daughter in this tear-jerker based on Jodi Picoult’s bestseller. Breslin is Anna, a child deliberately conceived to be a donor―marrow, blood, organ―for her sister, who suffers from cancer. As her sister’s health fails, Anna balks at a kidney donation―and hires a lawyer to sue her parents for medical emancipation.
To buy: $29, amazon.com.
Read “Crocodile Tears,” by Anthony Horowitz
In the eighth book in the best-selling adventure series for tweens, Alex Rider, a teen James Bond, uses wit and cool gadgets to battle well-armed mercenaries. His adversary is a con artist tantalized by the money raised in the wake of natural disasters, and determined to profit by creating his own.
To buy: $18, amazon.com.
Listen to “Why You Runnin’,” by Lissie
The Rock Island, Illinois soul singer―whom one reviewer called “a son of a gun in sundresses”―has released a folksy five-song CD that includes standout tunes “Little Lovin’” and “Everywhere I Go.” She tours with Ray LaMontagne this fall.
To buy: $8, music.barnesandnoble.com.