Bets Bets: "Skyfall," Aerosmith album, "Lincoln"
Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in "Lincoln." / DreamWorks
It will be 007 versus Abraham Lincoln at the box office this weekend.
Among the movies opening Friday is the latest James Bond film, "Skyfall," which has been drawing crowds and breaking box office records in its march across Europe earlier this month. Challenging it for audiences will be Steven Spielberg's eagerly anticipated biopic of Abraham Lincoln with Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role.
Those who would prefer to see their movies at home can look forward to the DVD and Blu-Ray release of "The Amazing Spider-Man" with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, "Your Sister's Sister" with Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass and the animated tale "Arthur Christmas."
"Skyfall" world premiere
On the small screen, the only noteworthy premiere is "Browncoats Unite," Firefly's 10th anniversary reunion special Sunday night on the Science channel.
On Broadway, a revival of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" starring Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale and Richard Schiff opens on Sunday.
Aerosmith, Ne-Yo, and Kylie Minogue all have new albums coming out Tuesday. "Music From Another Dimension!" is Aerosmith's first release of new music in more than 11 years and was celebrated with a free concert in Boston on Monday. "R. E. D." is Ne-yo"s fifth studio album and features collaborations with rapper Wiz Khalifa and country singer Tim McGraw.
"Kylie - The Abbey Road Sessions" was released last week in the U.K. and has gotten some favorable reviews.
Popular historian William Manchester has a new work about Winston Churchill coming out Tuesday, "The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965." It was written in collaboration with Paul Reid.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry, whose previous works include "The Last Picture Show" and "Lonesome Dove," focuses on the 7th Cavalry and the Battle of Little Bighorn in his latest wortk "Custer" which hits store shelves on Tuesday.
Also so being published Tuesday is "Flight Behavior" a new novel by writer and poet Barbara Kingsolver.
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