Lots of this past summer's blockbusters are hitting the shelf at the moment. We have the latest Superman incarnation, Man of Steel—which is actually very good. Iron Man 3—good, but I think this franchise may have run its course. Keep Tony Stark for the Avengers and get rid of Gwyneth Paltow—I'm begging you, don't give Pepper Potts her own movie! Pacific Rim is just lots of over the top fun. Star Trek into Darkness has been out for a couple of months and you don't have to be a Trekkie to like this one. World War Z is a Brad Pitt project based on a graphix novel. He threw his heart into this one, and I've gotta say, I loved it. But then I really like zombie movies—especially fast Zombies!
If brain-eating zombies are not your cup of tea, and you want to steer clear of all the CGI wizardry and go with something slower paced and way more cerebral, we've got those too. You can't do any better than Foyle's War Set 7. As the enormously popular mystery series returns, World War II is over, but the Cold War simmers in 1946 London. DCS Foyle has retired from police work when Britain's secret intelligence service compels him to join its ranks. Reunited with his former colleague, newlywed Sam Wainwright Foyle faces new but no less deadly threats in the world of spies and counterintelligence. This remains a truly excellent series.
And speaking of PBS Mystery, many of the Poirots have been digitally remastered and re-released—they look wonderful and Agatha Christie always stand the test of time.