Pop culture guide
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“Titanic” — April 4
There is a reason Titanic is still tied for the record of most Academy Awards won by a single film (11, in case you were wondering). The classic love story is back on the big screen, and now it is in 3-D. So get to the theater and bring your tissues because it is definitely going to be just as tragic this time around.
“The Three Stooges” — April 13
Larry, Curly and Moe are bringing slapstick comedy back into fashion. While attempting to save the orphanage that raised them, the three accidentally get involved in a murder plot and also get to hang out with Snooki.
“The Avengers” — May 4
The international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Iron Man, Hawkeye and Black Widow to save the Earth from the evil Loki. Big names including Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson star in this Marvel-powered film.
“Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23”
One of the only new series this Spring, the comedy will be airing on ABC after Modern Family starting April 11. The show follows a girl (Dreama Walker) who moves to New York City for her dream job, only to find her company is being shut down. She is forced to move in with a con-artist (Krysten Ritter), and an unlikely friendship ensues.
If you grew up watching Ashton Kutcher prank celebrities, then you should catch revived Punk’d. Ashton Kutcher remains as executive producer to the show, but this season features a different celebrity host each episode. Premiering with Justin Bieber hosting, the show’s confirmed celebrity hosts include Miley Cyrus, Hayden Panettiere and Bam Margera.
We may have said it before, but the cynical Dr. House deserves another shout out. The show is airing its last handful of episodes weekly until the series finale on May 21.
“California 37” by Train — April 17
Train is still going strong, releasing a new album this month. One featured track, “Drive By,” is already on the iTunes top 10 list and every radio station in America, and the rest of the album promises to be equally addictive.@@http://www.apple.com/euro/itunes/charts/[email protected]@
“Strange Clouds” by B.O.B. — May 1@@http://ology.com/post/65957/[email protected]@
The artist’s second studio album features songs like “So Good” and “Where Are You (B.O.B. vs. Bobby Ray)” and just might become the soundtrack to your spring term.@@http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/[email protected]@
“Little Broken Hearts” by Norah Jones — May 1@@http://www.norahjones.com/news/@@
It has been 10 years since the singer launched herself into the music world with “Come Away With Me.”@@http://www.youtube.com/[email protected]@ Now Norah is releasing her fifth studio album, produced by Danger Mouse, at the beginning of May.@@http://www.norahjones.com/news/@@ The writers for the album have described it as one of her more bold and stark collections, and it is supposed to be an interesting and intriguing new step in Norah’s career.
Street Fighter X Tekken — May 11@@http://www.capcom-unity.com/brelston/blog/2012/02/14/[email protected]@
The game came out in March for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and the Windows version of the game is set to be released mid-May. The plot is based around a mysterious cube that crash-landed in Antarctica and appears to give more power to nearby combatants.@@who just happen to be in [email protected]@ The game features characters and fighting from the Street Fighter and Tekken series, and players can switch between characters throughout the game.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier — May 22@@http://www.gamespot.com/tom-clancys-ghost-recon-future-soldier/@@
This fourth game in the Ghost Recon series takes place in the future where a dirty bomb destroys a Ghost team, leaving another Ghost team to identify the bomb’s source. The game travels through many countries, including Nigeria, Pakistan and countries in Northern Europe.
Resistance: Burning Skies — May 29@@http://www.gamespot.com/news/[email protected]@
In this first-person shooter based in 1951, players become Tom Riley, a firefighter who battles against the Chimera as they invade the United States.
“The Land of Decoration” by Grace McCleen@@http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/books/[email protected]@
McCleen’s debut novel tells the story of a 10-year-old girl, Judith, who has always been told that the end of the world is near. To cope, Judith imagines elaborate lands via decorating her bedroom as she narrates through her version of the voice of God.
“Lone Wolf” by Jodi Picoult@@@http://www.jodipicoult.com/[email protected]
This New York Times bestseller follows Edward Warren who fought with his father and moved to Thailand only to find out years later that his father is comatose. Edward is faced with the option to pull the plug on his father’s life or hope for a miracle, the option his younger sister desperately desires.
“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins@@http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/[email protected]@
Whether you have or have not yet seen the movie, the book is a fast and interesting read focusing on the struggles of Katniss Everdeen as she is chosen to battle in a 24-child televised battle to the death. The book reaches out to varying audiences through romantic conflict as well as violent bloodshed. And if you’ve already read or seen “The Hunger Games,” try picking up the next two books in the trilogy: “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay.”
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