Music has always been a tool of communication, but if you live under a dictatorship it can become so much more. For residents of Cuba, living in a country where government control is absolute, music is a tool of rebellion, as director Jesse Acevedo shows in ‘Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is War’.
Author: Martha Hokenson
With the release of ‘Pain & Gain’ later this month, we’re taking a look back at director Michael Bay’s leading ladies, their iconic roles, and who’s sizzled (and fizzled!) since parting ways with the director!
We knew ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ would likely take the top spot over Easter weekend, but even so the movie outperformed expectations, pulling in $41.2 million over the weekend and a total of $51.7 million since its early Thursday opening. That’s the third highest opening for star Channing Tatum, the second highest ever for The Rock, and (amazingly enough) the best ever for Bruce Willis.
Art has always influenced life and film has always been especially influential on what we consider cool—so it makes sense that film would have a huge impact on our fashion sense as well. With the release of ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ in theatres March 28, we’re taking a look at this spring’s military chic fashion scene.
The animated family film ‘The Croods’ debuted higher than expected this weekend, raking in $44.7 million to land in first place. That’s slightly higher than the three-day total for another notable Dreamworks hit, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, which raked in $43.7 million over the same time frame. The film is poised to have a good run going into Easter week and especially considering that there’s a lack of similar family-targeted films rolling out over the next couple of weeks.
Two new releases couldn’t unseat ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ from the top of the box office chart this weekend. ‘Oz’ pulled in an impressive $42.2 million on its second weekend out and has now topped the $145 million mark at the domestic box office.
‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ was the clear winner at the box office this weekend, debuting in first place with $80 million. Disney’s CGI-heavy prequel to the classic Frank L. Baum fantasy is the highest opener yet for 2013 and managed to find a place as the fifth-highest opener yet in the draggy pre-summer months.
There’s little more than a month to go until horror master Eli Roth’s new series ‘Hemlock Grove’ arrives on Netflix, and now there’s a new poster and trailer out to whet your appetite. All thirteen episodes of the Netflix original series will be available to stream on April 19th.
The box office got off to a disappointing start for the month of March, with three new releases failing to perform well and the top twelve earning a combined total of just $94.4 million, which is off nearly 40% from this time last year. Leading the way was ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’, which landed in first place with a meager $28 million.
Another year’s Academy Awards ceremony is over, and now it’s time to dissect all of the best moments of the night, from candid outbursts to award upsets to surprise presenters. Here are some of the best moments of the night: