New Releases Out This Week: April 4th

In: Charge It, Movies, Music, Tyrell

I want to preface this article by saying that this is a really bad week for New Releases in all departments. But in a positive way, you’ll be able to save your money this week. The movies coming out this week however are pretty heavy hitters. I decided to feature a film that comes out this week that will be released on Disney Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy and of course, a 3D version. I’m talking about the super-future action flick, Tron: Legacy. I hate to admit this, but I have yet to see this movie. I think that this week I will make a point of sitting down to rent it from my iTunes. I’ve only heard good things. Here’s the plot summary:

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. – Zootcatchy

The DVD will include a ton of features including the visualization of the film and how the filmmakers created the world inside the grid, a first look at the film and a behind-the-scenes look at the casts’ unique experience on the set of Tron.

Check out more New Releases after the jump.

Jennifer Lopez’s Give It LOVE, Get It Early campaign is in full swing before her single I’m Into You drops on Tuesday. The song which features Lil Wayne and has a more urban and R&B edge compared to her previous single, On The Floor. I said in my previous article about the song that it reminded me of her Rebirth album.

The video shoot for the track is now in full swing. Wearing a whole lot of snake skin, Jennifer looks amazing during her solo shots in Chichen Itza, Mexico where she sings on the Mayan Temple steps. No word on if Lil Wayne was there as well but from the first pictures that have surfaced, it looks like its going to be a great video.

Check out more photos from the video shoot after the jump.

The comedic musical group The Lonely Island has revealed that they will be releasing their second album in May of this year. I am so stoked. The Andy Samburg fronted group is famous for some of the hilarious SNL Digital Shorts that have made us role on the ground laughing with their insane lyrics, but marvel in the high quality production of such a spoof song and video.

The Lonely Island started out with a small video called 2 Guys which featured Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone singing about ‘having a good time’ at a party for two. The two were writers for SNL and were friends with Andy Samberg and when the three began to focus on comedy tracks together, it was pure GOLD! Their first BIG hit that went mainstream was I’m On A Boat which featured auto-tuned rapper T-Pain.

Their second album Turtleneck & Chain will drop on May 10th and feature some of the newer tracks that have appeared on SNL recently. These tracks include I Just Had Sex and the collaboration with John Waters and Nicki Minaj titled The Creep (one of my favorites). On April 1st, the group appeared on Jimmy Fallon and debuted their new song, We’re Back.

Check out “We’re Back” and some other tracks after the jump.

The new family ‘holiday’ movie HOP was able to bounce it’s way past action-thriller Source Code and claimed top spot at the Box Office after both opening this weekend. HOP pulled in an Easter basket full of money grossing $38,118,000 this weekend alone. Never underestimate the power of a good family film.

Starring James Marsden and the voice of Russel Brand as the Easter Bunny, HOP tells the story of a young E.B. is about to be crowned as the new “Easter Bunny”. However, E.B. would rather be a drummer than take on the responsibility of delivering eggs so he runs away to move to Hollywood. He meets Fred (James Marsden) and together, they help each other discover their true purpose and identity.

Opening along with Source Code was horror film Incidious. Both films performed well but both fell way below the numbers that HOP pulled in.

Check out the full Box Office weekend numbers here.

S Club 7. Remember them? I can honestly say that growing up as a teenager, this group’s music and TV shows were a staple in my life. Their infectious pop tracks and “not-from-here” nature on their shows made them an instant hit in North America. With seven very different styles and personalities, the group became a 90’s and early millennium phenomenon. There albums S Club, 7 and Sunshine charted well and the group was becoming a household name.

The group dynamic changed in 2002 when member Paul Cattermole decided to move on from the group and start working on an album with more rock roots. The group was determined not to disband and dropped the ‘7’ to record new music as the name S Club. However, their album Seeing Double failed to impress in the charts and with critics making it known that S Club’s time at the top of the charts was over.

Rachel Stevens found some solo success when she released her first album and found a hit in her first single Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex. The entire album Funky Dory was pretty impressive but her second album Come and Get It failed to impress. So where is the group now? They recently reunited to come support member Jon Lee in his new role in Jersey Boys so lets find out what’s keeping these seven busy.

Where is S Club 7 now?

Yesterday, Jack Black dressed in many a costume and hosted the 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards for Nickelodeon. The stars were a plenty and some of them even got slimed including Jim Carey and Snoop Dogg. The evening started with a walk down the orange carpet. While some of the Disney and Nickelodeon stars turned it out when it came to their outfits, Taylor Momsen showed up in black skinny jeans, leather jacket, white tee and too much black eye make up. So angsty.

Once the show began, the list of celebrity presenters didn’t stop. Heidi Klum got slimed by Nick Cannon and Jane Lynch threw a slushi cup full of slime on Jason Segel. Joe Jonas hit the stage with Sofia Vergara and Kourtney and Kim Kardashian appeared on stage looking fresh and flirty, only to be double slimed. I hope Nickelodeon doesn’t have to pay for that dry cleaning bill.

Two big winners of the night were Justin Timberlake and Josh Duhamel. Justin won The Big Help Award which is presented to a star who goes above and beyond to help the environment. Josh was inducted in to the Hall of Fame for his skill in Arm Farts. Besides the antics of slime and funny awards, some real awards were received.

Check out the full list of winners here.

Everyone get ready for Stand Up! Awareness Week which begins April 4th and runs until April 15th. The program will run in schools and youth services across Ireland. During the week, teachers, educators and youth leaders will offer fun and educational activities for young people who wish to participate. The purpose of these activities is to build supportive links among young people and reduce the amount of bullying and name-calling that goes on in schools.

So why do we need Stand Up! Week? Many young LGBT people develop their sexuality in and gender identities within a supportive group of family, friends and communities who are leading happy lives. However, there is a large amount of homophobia, bullying and exclusion going on in schools and youth programs worldwide.

This new campaign is being put on by BeLonG To Youth Service, a national organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23 in Ireland. They believe that LGBT youth need to be cared for a respected and when they fell supported, they will thrive as healthy and equal citizens. Their provide direct youth work services for LGBT youth in Dublin and youth within the country.

Learn more about BeLonG To and check out the PSA here.

Actress Brooke Shields is heading back to the Great White Way. Brooke has just signed on to replace Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia Addams in the Broadway production of The Addam’s Family. Bebe originated the role when the show first opened and after 15 months, June 26th will be her last show.

Nathan Lane originated the role of Gomez Addams but has since been replaced by Roger Rees who is commonly known for his role on Cheers. This will be Brooke’s fifth time making an appearance on the Broadway stage as a replacement for another actress. Brooke has yet to begin a role of her own.

Brooke’s first role on Broadway was when she took over the role of Rizzo in Grease in 1995. In ’01, Brooke took over the lead role in Cabaret and in ’04 jumped into Wonderful Town. She later left that role to join the cast of Chicago where she played Roxie. In 2010, Brooke was one of the rotating cast members in the off-Broadway hit Love, Loss and What I Wore.

Read the rest of this entry »

Page 1,649 of 2,305« First...1020...1,6471,6481,6491,6501,651...1,6601,670...Last »

Be Our Friend

Life In Your Thirties