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Top Picks: 'The Wedding Plan' on DVD and Blu-ray, Ralph Towner's album 'My Foolish Heart,' and more

The app Any.do brings together a calendar and a to-do list to make sure you’re on top of everything, be prepared for future weather emergencies with the Hurricane app from the American Red Cross, and more top picks.

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Getting to the church on time

What do you do if your fiancé bows out right before the wedding? If you’re Michal (Noa Koler), an Orthodox Jew, in The Wedding Plan, you simply look for another groom to make the deadline. Monitor film critic Peter Rainer writes, “The most powerful subtext to ‘The Wedding Plan’ is that, for her, Michal’s quest is a test of her religious devotion. This is why the funny scenes in this movie are never really just funny. And there are many funny scenes.”  The movie, which has subtitles, is available on DVD and Blu-ray and is rated PG for thematic elements.

Handy helper

Need an easy way to be reminded of that party tomorrow or that morning meeting at the office? The app Any.do brings together a calendar and a to-do list to make sure you’re on top of everything. It’s free for iOS and Android.

Hurricane preparation

For future weather emergencies, be prepared with the Hurricane app from the American Red Cross. It lets you stay aware of current hurricane, tornado, and other weather-related conditions and has tips for what to do to be safe. For dangerous situations, the app has a strobe light, flashlight, and audible alerts. It’s free for iOS and Android.

Only hands and heart

A new Ralph Towner album is a welcome excuse to offer up a shout-out to an under-publicized musician with exceptional gifts. An acoustic guitar virtuoso, Towner has held down the folk wing of jazz for nearly half a century, and his deft and lyrical playing is on display once again on My Foolish Heart. It’s a completely solo affair, but a man with such prodigious gifts needs nothing but his hands and heart.  

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Fashion and conflict

In The Collection, fashion designer Paul Sabine (Richard Coyle) is working in a Paris that is still reeling from World War II. Conflict is also part of the family fashion business as Paul; his wife, Helen (Mamie Gummer); and his brother, Claude (Tom Riley), strive to make their dream of success come true. “The Collection” premières on PBS Oct. 8 at 10 p.m.

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