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EW Picks: Today's best in pop culture

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Movies DVD: Duplicity

A pair of corporate spies (Julia Roberts and Clive Owen) try hide their love affair while working for competing companies in a classy romantic thriller from director Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton). Read our review

TV Crash Course series premiere (ABC, 9 p.m. EDT)

Crash-test dummies get a well-deserved rest thanks to this game show in which contestants compete to see, for example, who can drive a car onto the back of a flatbed truck the fastest. Oh, did we mention that the truck is moving? And that they have to speed through bouncing barrels to get to it? Frankly, we can’t wait to see the footage in which contestants explain to their HMO how they hurt their neck deliberately flipping a car while driving it through fire. More on ‘Crash Course’

Music Humbug, Arctic Monkeys

The cheeky Brits took on Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford as co-producers of their third album. So does the result sound like QOTSA’s raw rock or SMD’s booming electro? Probably not quite like either. Read EW’s review of the Monkeys’ Lollapalooza set

Books Blood Promise, Richelle Mead

Another day, another vampire book. This time, it’s the fourth book in Mead’s Vampire Academy series. Pick it up to see if it has bite. Read about more vampire authors

Tech Web game: “Lock ‘n’ Roll”

If you’ve ever played the brain game Set (you know, “if two are, and one isn’t…”), Lock ‘n’ Roll is going to hit those same pleasure synapses: there are colors, there are numbers (in Set, it’s shapes, but go with it), there are slots, there’s the unbelievable, burning desire to keep playing all the time…. Play it

Click here for more of this week’s picks, or check out an overview of more TV, movies, music and more debuting this week.

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