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Variety’s Picks: Van Damme’s Epic Split Stunt, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones’ New Album, ‘Frozen’ App, More


Variety selects the videos (below), games, apps, books, music and more (photo gallery, above) you should know about each week.

Volvo Trucks Live Tests — The Epic Split Feat

Volvo’s Internet-only series of Live Test commercials have gone viral, with the latest starring the Muscles From Brussels, Jean-Claude Van Damme, already spawning parodies from the likes of Channing Tatum. Earlier installments featuring a ballerina and a hamster were clever, but when Van Damme did the splits between two moving trucks, the Internet nearly broke.

Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Ikea’ — Official Trailer

What’s worse than being stranded in space? Trying to navigate Ikea, as shown in writer-director Daniel Hubbard’s amusing riff about a couple spinning through a massive Ikea warehouse. Those spheres you see are an emergency helping of Swedish meatballs.

SEE MORE: PHOTOS: ‘Man of SteelHenry Cavill’s Training Regimen, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones’ New Album, ‘Frozen’ App, More

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“Man of Steel” Blu-ray 3D Limited Collector’s Edition

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“Foreverly” – Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones

“Zabriskie Point” Soundtrack

“Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World” Gary Vaynerchuk (HarperBusiness)

“Inside the Dream Palace” Sherill Tippins (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

“The Fat Lady Sang” Robert Evans (It Books)

Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo)

Skylanders Swap Force (Activision)

Frozen (iTunes)