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Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Jan. 31-Feb. 6

DON’T MISS: “Grease: Live” — We’ve got chills, and they’re multiplying for this exuberant musical that whisks viewers back to Rydell High and rekindles the romance between Sandy (Julianne Hough) and Danny (Aaron Tveit). With a cast that includes Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer and Carly Rae Jepsen, this adaptation takes “the spine” of the 1978 film and melds it with pieces of the stage play. Hopefully, they’ll go together like a wop-bam-boom. 7 p.m. Sunday, Fox.

David Bowie’s five best albums

David Bowie, the British rock star who reshaped pop music with his changing, gender bending persona, created such a vast body of work in his career that it’s difficult to narrow his best and most noteworthy albums down to five (or even 10).

Game review: Craving another journey to a galaxy far, far away? Find it in “The Force Awakens”

The new “Force Awakens Play Set” for Disney Infinity 3.0 finishes the series of “Star Wars” sets offered this year, and in some ways stands apart as very distinct from them. The base set told an original story set against the familiar backdrop of the prequel trilogy’s “Clone Wars,” while the “Rise Against the Empire” set played fast and loose with the story of “A New Hope.” This set is similarly abridged, but rather than toying with familiar cultural mythology, the broad strokes here feel like the developer tip-toeing around spoilers.

10 films to look forward to in 2016

The major movie studios haven’t been just waiting around to see whether “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” would be a blockbuster. They’ve known that since Disney announced the film in 2012. Now that it’s out, and possibly destined to become the highest-grossing film ever, the studios are aggressively rolling out some strong titles in 2016.
 

New on DVD Aug. 22

“Little Boy”: 2 stars. The film is guilty of trying too hard. Had it just focused on a youngster’s heartbreaking efforts to get his father home from World War II, it would have been a touching tale.

TV on DVD: ‘The Royals,’ ‘NCIS: New Orleans’

THE ROYALS: Sex, drugs and scandal vex (fictional) modern U.K. monarchy in E!’s delish new soap hit. Elizabeth Hurley steals scenes as the scheming queen-on-wheels, with Vincent Regan the king who’s had enough, William Moseley and Alexandra Park their tabloid-bait heirs. Plus: Joan Collins! (Season 2 starts in November.)

O’Shea Jackson Jr. inhabits the role of his famous father, Ice Cube, in ‘Straight Outta Compton’

A funny thing happens when you watch “Straight Outta Compton,” the biopic charting the rise and fall of trailblazing rap group N.W.A. The story focuses on three of the group’s members — Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and Ice Cube — and one of the first things you notice is how similar the actor playing Cube looks to his real-life counterpart.