By DAVID FRESE
The Kansas City Star
Jill Soloway has written, directed or produced episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Six Feet Under” and “United States of Tara,” among others. Her feature-length directorial debut, “Afternoon Delight,” was here and gone in a flash, but comes to video this week. The film stars Kathryn Hahn as a middle class mom who tries to rescue a young stripper (Juno Temple) by hiring her to be her son’s nanny. Frank and unflinching, it’s right in the wheelhouse of fans of HBO’s “Girls.” Also available this week: Season three of “Game of Thrones” and season five of “Nurse Jackie.”
Set in the New York of the early 1900s, Alice Hoffman’s novel “The Museum of Extraordinary Things” follows a girl rebelling against the father who forces her play a mermaid in a Coney Island freak show. Also available this week:
• Alan Paul, “One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band”
• Douglas Perry, “Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero”
• Richard Saul, “ADHD Does Not Exist: The Truth about Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder”
• J.D. Robb, “Concealed in Death”
• J.A. Jance, “Moving Target”
Suzanne Vega, who had a hit in the 1980s with “Luka,” releases “Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles.” Also available this week:
• Guided by Voices, “Motivational Jumpsuit”
• Shocking Pinks, “Guilt Mirrors”
• The Feeling, “Boy Cried Wolf”
Drive fast and make a lot of left turns in “Nascar ’14,” available for most systems.
A gladiator tries to save his love from the exploding Mount Vesuvius in “Pompeii.” It stars Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”), Emily Browning (“Sucker Punch”) and Kiefer Sutherland (you know who he is). Also opening: A dying Secret Service agent takes one final assignment in exchange for an experimental drug that might cure him and allow him time to reconnect with his daughter in “3 Days to Kill.” Kevin Costner and Amber Heard star.
Compiled by David Frese, firstname.lastname@example.org. Release dates subject to change