Keanu Reeves launched his own motorcycle company with designer Gard Hollinger to make this limited-edition sport bike based on a Harley-styled chassis with retro steel and aluminum flair. (archmotorcycle.com)
Steven Soderbergh’s line of T-shirts subtly references classic pics from “Airport’s” stewardessesto “Citizen Kane,” “Network” and “Psycho.” Also on the helmer’s site: set photos that benefit Children’s Aid. (Extension765.com)
Man of Steel Soundtrack (Watertower Records)
While J.J. Abrams tempted fanboy wrath by jumping from “Star Trek” to “Star Wars,” objections have been few for Hans Zimmer moving straight from one canonical DC superhero to another. The maestro has lost none of his signature heroic uplift and denture-loosening volume.
Queens of the Stone Age – “… Like Clockwork”
10 years ago, “Songs for the Deaf” became one of the best rock records of the decade. The Queens’ first in five years becomes a must-listen based on pedigree alone.
Eleanor Friedberger – “Personal Record”
The second solo effort from former Fiery Furnaces singer Eleanor Friedberger showcases her infectious, shimmering indie pop with girl-group flourishes.
Stephen King – “Joyland” (Hard Case Crime)
“The Help” director Tate Taylor will be helming the film adaptation of Stephen King’s new pulp-style novel, but read it first, on paper — King isn’t releasing ebooks of this story set in of 1973, when a college student goes to work as carny in a North Carolina.
Peter Rainer – “Rainer on Film” (Santa Monica Press)
The respected critic assesses a swathe of film history, mostly focusing on the ’80s to early ’00s, with sections devoted what he sees as overrated titles (“Fight Club”) unintentional comedies (“Evita”) and masterpieces (“Blue Velvet” and “Something Wild”).
Lynda Obst – “Sleepless in Hollywood” (Simon & Schuster)
After providing a pointed template for industry success with 1997’s “Hello, He Lied,” the producer of hits like “Sleepless in Seattle” takes a somewhat wistful look at Hollywood’s “new abnormal” — fewer grown-up movies and less available coin.
“Batman: Arkham Origins” (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Games Montreal)
A prequel to “Batman: Arkham City” and “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” “Origins” introduces a younger, less-experienced Caped Crusader who faces new foes like assassin Deathstroke on Christmas Eve.
“Disney Infinity” (Disney Interactive Studios)
A rival to Activision’s “Skylanders” when it launches Aug. 18, “Disney Infinity” mashes up collectible toy igures with a game that features characters from titles like “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Phineas and Ferb,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Monsters University” and “Toy Story.”
Made by the producer of “The Ring,” this eerie video series owes a debt to “Paranormal Activity.” The twist is that it’s only available as an iPhone or iPad app, with surprise elements meant to deepen the viewer’s experience. The first episode is free; a series pass costs $6.99. (hauntingmelissa.com)