Welcome to my roundup of this week's new releases! First up, Tropic Thunder comes out on DVD this week, so if you missed it at the cinema you can check out Robert Downey Jr's Oscar-nominated performance as appearance-changing serious Australian actor Kirk Lazurus. Ben Stiller directed, wrote and stars in the movie, Jack Black costars and Tom Cruise has a great cameo as a studio head. Also released is the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit, with Matthew Macfadyen.
Lily Allen's "The Fear" is released to download this week, along with Ida Maria's "Oh My God", Fleet Foxes "Mykonos", and Bloc Party's "One Month Off". Franz Ferdinand release their new album Tonight — listen here — and LA based band The Bird and The Bee put out their fab Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future — listen on myspace.
Looking forward to Friday's movie releases, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet reunite in Revolutionary Road — an adaptation of the fantastic Richard Yates novel. On the slightly more indie side of things, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist also comes out, starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings and telling the story of how Nick and Norah meet, and what plays out over their night in New York.
So which new releases are you checking out this week? Let me know!