Clash of the Titans — Once you get over the fact that this remake of Clash of the Titans doesn’t prominently feature Harry Hamlin in a loincloth or a campy Maggie Smith as the sea goddess Thetis, you might be able to appreciate this big-budget update for what it is. Sam Worthington (Avatar) is wearing decidedly more clothing in this version, and, at least according to the cast list, Smith’s role has been wiped out all together. But fans of fantasy films will likely not be disappointed, and with Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes bringing their talents to the table, this Clash of the Titans is sure to be entertaining.
Why Did I Get Married Too? — Tyler Perry movies have a cult following, so expect Why Did I Get Married Too? to be the latest hit in his extensive and successful library of films. Perry certainly has a way with women’s dialogue, and Janet Jackson is said to give an explosive performance in this film, which she started shooting just days after her brother Michael’s death last year. Fans of Perry and Jackson should love this flick.
Go by Jónsi — Out Tuesday, the first solo album from Sigur Rós’s gay front man is an up-tempo departure from his band’s atmospheric style. This prolific Icelandic chef, writer, and artist is a modern-day Renaissance man; click here to read more about him.
Oyo by Angelique Kidjo — This Benin-born diva describes her latest album as “the story of my childhood.” Singing songs that inspired her, Kidjo takes on music by James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, and Aretha Franklin. Out Tuesday.
"Nothing" by Janet Jackson — Even though radio is reluctant to play Janet's singles anymore, it doesn't mean they're not great listens ("Make Me" from her recent greatest hits set deserved to be a hit in its own right). The ballad "Nothing" — the theme song to her new movie, Why Did I Get Married Too? — is a nice departure from her usual dance-stompers, and she sounds a bit like Michael on it, which isn't a bad thing.
by Kelis — The kooky Kelis is back with this single (her album Flesh
Tone drops this summer) and just-released video that highlights the
pop star's out-there fashion sense. The tune, produced by dance king
David Guetta, is thrilling drum-and-bass techno about an unlikely
subject: her son, Knight.
The Big Gay Musical — An attractive cast helps to elevate the thin tale of two young actors starring in an off-Broadway musical called Adam and Steve, Just the Way God Made Them, which mirrors the struggles the pair face as they try to deal with relationship problems and reconcile their religious faith with their sexuality.
Pandemonium — English duo Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, collectively known as acerbic pop band Pet Shop Boys, document their recent tour with this double-pack CD-DVD of a concert at London’s O2 Arena. It features the spectacular set pieces and thrilling live arrangements of their dance hits, such as their recent "Love, Etc.," that have become a trademark of their performances.
Sticky & Sweet Tour—Madonna’s recent tour to support her Hard Candy album was the most successful by a solo artist in history. Four concerts were filmed in Buenos Aires for this CD-DVD combo, which includes 30 minutes of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the course of the tour.