Variety’s Picks: ‘Cleopatra,’ New Stephen King, Queens of the Stoneage, Sass Darling, More

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“Cleopatra”

Missed the 50th anniversary celebration at Cannes? Catch up with the lavish spectacle that nearly bankrupted Fox, on Blu-ray for the first time. The two-disc set includes missing footage, historic newsreels and a collectible book:

Sass Darling – “Quit My Job”

Sass Darling is the comedic musical combo of the pixieish chanteuse known as Mae Darling and seasoned sideman Preston Sass. The duo describe their album “Local Honey,” with tracks like “Quit My Job” and “Fat Actress,” as “alternametal gospel country pop.”

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Man of Steel Soundtrack

Eleanor Friedberger – “Personal Record”

Queens of the Stone Age – “… Like Clockwork”

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Stephen King – “Joyland” (Hard Case Crime)

Peter Rainer – “Rainer on Film” (Santa Monica Press)

Lynda Obst – “Sleepless in Hollywood” (Simon & Schuster)

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“Disney Infinity” (Disney Interactive Studios)

“Batman: Arkham Origins” (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Games Montreal)

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