A look at the things we're most excited about watching, reading, browsing, and listening to:
In theaters Friday:
A romantic comedy based on a dating-advice book by radio personality and game-show host Steve Harvey may not sound, from the description, like quality cinema. But Think Like a Man has been greeted rapturously by test-screening audiences—receiving among the highest pre-release scores for any film ever, according to New York—meaning that this may just end up an unexpected hit—the kind of film where, all of a sudden, everyone's talking about it.
If the past few years' coverage of the chimpanzee who disfigured its owner have marred that species' image, Disney and the Jane Goodall's Institute's documentary Chimpanzee will remind us all of one crucial face: chimps are cute.
On sale Tuesday:
Grammy-winning songwriter Loudon Wainwright III's 22nd album, Older Than My Old Man Now is a forthright, hilarious, and at-times devastating meditation on his own aging—the memories he possesses, the music he's made, the marriages he's had, and the medication he's now on. Check out "Over the Hill," which The Atlantic premiered in February.
As a member of Wolf Parade, Swan Lake, and Sunset Rubdown, Spencer Krug's ragged yowl and elliptical lyrics powered some of the most creative indie rock of the past decade. But his latest release, Moonface's Mount Sinai: Heartbreaking Bravery ranks among his best yet—a weird yet accessible collections of songs about desire.