10 Goodies to Go For This Summer

Mark your calendars: These are your best bets in movies, music and TV

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June 11: House of Cards

Kevin Spacey is a calculating congressman, Robin Wright (with Spacey, left) his equally unscrupulous partner in season one of a devilishly entertaining Netflix drama now on DVD.

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June 21: Unfinished Song

Terence Stamp, bereft after losing his wife (Vanessa Redgrave, with Stamp, left), joins the oldies choir she loved in this poignant golden-years story.

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July 5: The Way, Way Back

A teen (Liam James) escapes the vaguely menacing relationship between his mom and her jerk of a beau (Toni Collette and Steve Carell, left) by finding a wacky surrogate family.

Claire Folger/Fox Searchlight Pictures

July 9: Sweet Relife III: Pennies from Heaven

Sales of this CD, an eclectic mix of classics from various artists, will benefit musicians in need. Highlights include k.d. lang’s “How Did You Find Me Here?” and “Brother Where Are You?” from Shelby Lynne (left).

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July 12: The Hot Flashes

Former high school basketball champs (Brooke Shields, ­Camryn Manheim and Virginia Madsen, left) reteam for a life-­changing on-court challenge

Vertical Entertainment

July 12: Fruitvale Station

This true-life drama ­recounts the last day of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a young father killed in an Oakland train station skirmish. Octavia Spencer (left) plays his devastated mother.

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July 26: Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen’s bittersweet drama centers on a neurotic New York housewife (Cate Blanchett) whose husband (Alec Baldwin, with Blanchett, left) ditches her for a younger woman. 

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August 6: Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon

The Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall (left), relocated to Tucson, captures cacti in a bottle on this CD. Her succulent vocals are a perfect complement to her new desert locale.

Jane Mingay

August 16: Austenland

A lovesick Jane Austen fan (Keri Russell) heads for a literary-fantasy resort called Austenland. Jennifer Coolidge (with Russell, left) and Jane Seymour also corset up in an impish romantic comedy that is often laugh-out-loud funny.

Sony Pictures Classics

August 10: The White Queen

This addictive Starz series, based on Philippa Gregory’s best-selling novels about England’s 15th-century Wars of the Roses, focuses on female power players such as Elizabeth Woodville (Rebecca Ferguson, left) of the House of York, whose symbol was the white rose.

 

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First published in the July/August 2013 issue

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