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Planet Mirth

A creative videogame tops this week's picks




LittleBigPlanet PSP


The PlayStation 3's best game finally comes to the PSP, so you can take your cute little SackBoy wherever you go. The gameplay remains pretty much the same: Create and customize a tiny sock guy and guide him through 30 brand-new levels. And like the PS3 version, you can make your own levels and share them online. Worlds of fun.


Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight


Just in time for what would have been Elvis Presley's 75th birthday (if he hadn't died on the can in 1977), this four-disc box gathers 100 songs from the King's career. There are plenty of hits (like "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Suspicious Minds") from his quarter-century career, and they're arranged chronologically so you can chart the various rises and falls.


The Green Mile


Frank Darabont's companion piece to The Shawshank Redemption celebrates its 10th anniversary with a stellar Blu-ray release that includes extra scenes, commentary and a making-of documentary. The Stephen King story — about a prison again, this one with its own type of redemption — resonates with splendid and spiritual vision.




Yeah, it's a cops-and-robbers movie, but it's a cops-and-robbers movie with Al Pacino (the good guy) and Robert De Niro (the bad guy), sharing a scene for the first time. It's also one of the great crime films of the past 15 years. And it's finally on Blu-ray, with deleted scenes and commentary by director Michael Mann. You need to see (and hear) the shootout in HD.


Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: The Live Anthology


This four-disc set collects more than a quarter century of concert recordings by Petty and band. There are plenty of favorites here, like "Refugee," "American Girl" and "Free Fallin'." But best are the many covers, including Thunderclap Newman's "Something in the Air," the Grateful Dead's "Friend of the Devil" and Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well."

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