Ron Burgundy’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch (Ben & Jerry’s ice cream)
Sorry, no real booze, but the dessert themed around Will Ferrell’s titular character’s drink of choice still sounds scotcharific, with butterscotch ice cream and butterscotch swirl ribbons.
MAC Rick Baker
Legendary monster makeup artist Rick Baker has developed a collection of powders, eyeliners and pencils, chromacakes, paintsticks and acrylic paints at MAC stores to create three unique looks: the Bride of Frankenstein, a spider queen and a zombie.
“Dallas Buyers Club” Soundtrack
Music doesn’t take centerstage in the movie, but choice picks on the soundtrack include a new Tegan and Sara cut, classics from Shuggie Otis and T-Rex, and grooves from Fitz and the Tantrums as well as Airborne Toxic Event. A portion of sales goes to fight AIDS in Africa.
“Fade Away” Best Coast
This mini-album offers little more than another slice of sun-baked guitar pop, yet it’s executed pleasantly and effortlessly, so that’s hardly a complaint.
“Red, Hot + Fela” Various artists
AIDS awareness org Red Hot’s second tribute to Fela Kuti doesn’t stray too far from his brassy, infectious Afrobeat grooves, with tracks from Questlove and My Morning Jacket.
“Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece” Jason Bailey (Voyageur Press)
Illustrated with original art inspired by the film, the tome looks at the movie’s dialogue, time structure and cinematography, and how it influenced independent cinema.
“S.” J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst (Mulholland Books)
An atmospheric trailer was released for this story, conceived by the filmmaker and written by a novelist, which turns on two students who pen margin notes to each other within a book about a strange ship written by a secretive author.
“Photograph” Ringo Starr (Genesis Publications)
Just 2,500 editions will be published of the drummer’s lavish gilt-and-leather scrapbook (cost is upwards of $500). Inside: his adventures, including early archival material, rare black-and-white photos and stories of the Beatles and their famous friends.
Developed by the creators of “Call of Duty,” Jason West and Vince Zampella’s first game via their new studio, Respawn, has players piloting massive mech-style robots as they battle each other on a wartorn planet. The game is set to be released in March.
“Device 6” (Simogo)
In this interactive mystery for Apple devices, whose design is heavy on stylistic and musical references to James Bond movies, players solve puzzles and crack codes embedded in text to help a woman figure out why she’s in a mysterious castle.
Most screenwriters prefer full keyboards and larger monitors, but this $12.99 iOS app is still worth it for iPad writing on the go, with a Bluetooth keyboard, or even on an iPhone. Auto name-fill and scene navigation are just a few of the features; scripts also sync with iCloud, import from Final Draft and export to PDF.