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Best bets: ‘Runway’ will ‘make it work’ in L.A.

"Project Runway" tackles a new city and a new network. Plus: Quentin Tarantino scalps Nazis with "Inglourious Basterds': and a riveting documentary examines the troubled times of "Tyson."
/ Source: msnbc.com

TV
Time to make it work again! "Project Runway" returns this week, on a new network (Lifetime) and in a new city (L.A.). Leading up to the premiere is the "Project Runway: All-Star Challenge." Eight past contestants, including Santino Rice and Jeffrey Sebelia, will compete for $100,000 in a two-hour special. ("All-Star Challenge" airs 8 p.m. Aug. 20, Lifetime; "Project Runway" season-six premiere airs at 10 p.m.)

Movies It’s hard not to smile when telling someone the plot of “Inglourious Basterds.” “Um, yeah, it’s about a group of Jews during World War II who scalp and kill Nazis.” Co-star Eli Roth described the film to the Los Angeles Times as “kosher porn. It’s something I dreamed since I was a kid,” he added. And since this film comes from Quentin Tarantino, you can bet it will be ultra-violent. (In theaters Aug. 21)

From the twisted mind of director Bob Goldthwait comes “World’s Greatest Dad.” Robin Williams stars as a father, who, in a desire to cover up his son’s accidental autoerotic asphyxiation, creates a fake suicide note and a journal for his son, turning him into a cult fixture. Cinematical.com wrote, “You’ll have to have a strong respect for gallows humor and uncomfortable silences” to enjoy the film. (In theaters Aug. 21).

Music
“Expect great music,” Lil Wayne told MTV.com about his new album, “Rebirth.” The rapper’s last album was nominated for eight Grammys and was the top-selling album of 2008, so there’s no reason to underestimate him. The new album is a bit more rock-heavy than “Tha Carter III,” but producer Dre told MTV.com, “Yeah, there's some rock records on there, but there's also some records where he's rapping. It's what you expect from Lil Wayne.” (On sale Aug. 18)

Sean Paul is ready to make you dance, but he isn’t afraid to ask you to think, either. His new album, “Imperial Blaze,” is full of his infectious Caribbean-flavored reggae pop, but he also looks at serious topics like youth violence in Jamaica. (On sale Aug. 18)

DVDWhatever your thoughts on boxer Mike Tyson, you'll likely be riveted by "Tyson," a mesmerizing and stylistic documentary about the troubled athlete. Roger Ebert's eloquent review says "what is unexpected about 'Tyson' is that afterward we feel sympathy for the man, and more for the child inside." (Out on DVD Aug. 18)