Best Bets: "Rock of Ages," Usher and the return of "Dallas"

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Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise in a scene from "Rock of Ages."
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(CBS News) It's a blast from the past this week in entertainment, with a flashback to the '80s in the movie musical "Rock of Ages" and a return to the South with a new version of TV's "Dallas."

Here's what you can look forward to in movies, music, TV and books this week:

Pictures: Summer movies 2012

Revisit '80s hair, fashion and music on Friday, when "Rock of Ages" opens in theaters. The movie adaptation of the popular musical stars Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti and Catherine Zeta Jones, and features music from Journey, Joan Jett, Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake, and more.

Friday's other movie offerings focus on family. The comedy "That's My Boy" stars Adam Sandler as an irresponsible parent who shows up on the eve of his son's wedding, trying to reconnect after not seeing him for years (Andy Samberg plays Sandler's progeny).

There's also "My Sister's Sister," with Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt playing a pair of half-sisters who both end up with feelings for the same guy (played by Mark Duplass). The film, written and directed by Lynn Shelton, relies heavily on improvisation.

"Dallas" returns to TV on Wednesday, via a new series on TNT. This time around, the show focuses on the next generation of the feuding Ewing family - John Ross Ewing III, the son of J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing; and Christopher Ewing, the adopted son of Bobby and Pam Ewing. Fans of the original "Dallas" can expect to see some familiar faces, as Larry Hagman will reprise his role as J.R., Linda Gray will again portray Sue Ellen and Patrick Duffy returns as Bobby.

The spy drama "Burn Notice" returns for its sixth season Thursday on USA, while the second season of the Stephen Spielberg-produced alien-invasion drama "Falling Skies" premieres Sunday on TNT.

Coming out on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday are "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law; Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds"; and "Thin Ice," starring Greg Kinnear and Billy Crudup.

Usher's seventh album, "Looking 4 Myself," will arrive on Tuesday. The album features collaborations with producers like Pharrell Williams, will.i.am, Diplo, Danaj Handz, Rico Love and Swedish House Mafia, along with the R&B star's latest single, "Climax."

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame will also release his second album, "Triple F Life," and R&B legend Bobby Womack returns with his 28th offering, "The Bravest Man in the Universe."

Those looking for something to new read can pick up "The Red House," which hits shelves Tuesday. The novel, about a dysfunctional family reunion, is written by Mark Haddon, who penned "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." There's also "Heading Out to Wonderful," by "A Reliable Wife" scribe Robert Goolrick; the debut novel "Seating Arrangements" by Maggie Shipstead; and the South Carolina-set "Porch Lights" by Dorothea Benton Frank.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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