Conan: Rufus Wainwright
You probably know today is Mother’s Day. If you don’t, we would advise that you get out and do something about it right away.
To honor mothers everywhere, we’ve put together a list of our favorite movies and TV shows about mothers and the families that love them:
Modern Family: This hilarious TV show comes at the notion of family ties from a number of angles. Within this strong, award-winning ensemble cast are two standout moms: Julie Bowen’s Claire, who is trying to help her kids navigate the teenage years,and Sofia Vergara’s Gloria, who keeps her husband Jay (Ed O’Neill) young at heart.
Mother: Long before he was getting critical raves as a tough mob boss in Drive, Albert Brooks built a storied career writing, directing and portraying legendary neurotic characters, and often performing all three of those roles for the same movie. Mother, featuring the great Debbie Reynolds as Brooks’ mother, is the story of Brooks’ John Henderson as he moves back to live with his mother after a series of personal problems to work past his issues. The results are funny and heartwarming.
Drake falls out of having any of the Top 10 songs as he makes room for Flo Rida and Tyga. Alternative underdogs fun. and Gotye continue their reign as Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa make a re-appearance. All of this and more, including Top Channels and Artists on the Music Unlimited service below!
Top 10 Songs
*week of 4/30/12 – 5/7/12. US data only.
- Flo Rida – “Wild Ones (feat. Sia) – Flo Rida”
- fun. – “We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)”
- Nicki Minaj – “Starships”
- The Wanted – “Glad You Came”
- LMFAO – “Sexy And I Know It”
- Gotye feat Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know”
- JAY Z and Kanye West – “Ni**as In Paris”
- Tyga feat Lil Wayne – “Faded”
- Justin Bieber – “Boyfriend”
- Snoop Dogg Featuring Wiz Khalifa – “Young, Wild & Free (feat. Bruno Mars)”
For the second week in a row, action films reign supreme with Contraband and Underworld: Awakening holding the top spots on our list. However, we see Immortals drop off the list after a strong run in the Top 10 for the past few weeks.
Meanwhile, new titles like New Year’s Eve and The Grey break into the Top 10 for the first time. And Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood – The Sacred Star of Milos appears on the list this week because of it is available to rent for only 99¢ in 99¢ Movie Rents. Be sure to check the store each week for a list of new movies to rent for just 99¢.
Whether you are in the mood for a romantic comedy or an action-packed adrenaline rush, the Video Unlimited service provides a full spectrum of new releases that even mom would enjoy this Mother’s Day weekend!
This week, the owners of the legendary and now defunct CBGB’s in New York City announced plans to launch a new city-wide music festival in the iconic venue’s name. Happening July 5th – 8th, over 300 bands will take over the city for The CBGB Festival, appearing at over 30 different venues, including Webster Hall, Central Park Summerstage and more.
Some big names are already confirmed to play, such as The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Guided by Voices and Cloud Nothings, but today we celebrate the news by gathering five classic albums from artists that made CBGB’s a household name for breaking some of the world’s biggest names in punk rock, new wave and otherwise.
Yesterday, we launched two new Premium channels, Def Jam Recordings “Classic” and “Current Hits,” celebrating the best of the iconic Hip-Hop label. For today’s video round-up, we’ve gathered videos from the label’s biggest stars, which you can hear as you listen to these new channels.
Amazing Spider-Man: Peter Parker is a wanted man in this new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, one of the handful of superhero movies hitting screens this summer. This new spot not only shows off more of The Lizard, the alter-ego of Dr. Curt Conners who will bedevil Spider-Man, but also begins to peel back the mystery behind Peter’s missing parents. What’s the connection between them and Conners? And how will it impact Peter? We’ll find out on July 3rd. And stay tuned for a special super preview of The Amazing Spider-Man on the Video Unlimited service on Monday May 14th!
On the Video Unlimited service check out: Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3
Starhawk comes to the PlayStation Store this week, along with news that all future Starhawk maps will be free — sure to excite anyone looking forward to that title.
The hit singing competition show “The Voice” is popular as much for the antics and commentary from the panel of all-star judges as it is for the performances of the contestants. With Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Maroon 5′s Adam Levine judging and guiding the budding singers there’s plenty of drama both on-stage and in the judge’s chairs.
With the show’s finale airing tonight we thought it might be a good time to look at some of the music from the artists mentoring the contestants. Check out these must-listen-to songs from the judging panel on “The Voice” and get ready for tonight’s conclusion:
Featured New Releases:
Silversun Pickups have long been indie darlings of the alternative/modern rock radio set, carving through the clutter with easy to digest tracks like, “Panic Switch, ” 2006’s massive hit, “Lazy Eye,” and the latest single, “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings).” However, Silversun Pickups are very much an “album,” band, with challenging deep cuts in their previous efforts as part of a cohesive whole. Their predominantly “shoegaze” genre is not always the easiest to swallow, but rewards the listener in understanding the overall concept over long and complex song structures. Take the time.
If You Like: Smashing Pumpkins, The Temper Trap, The National
Recommended Track: “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)”