Out this week
u Lost In Transition by Sixpence None The Richer: The pop rock band’s follow-up to their 2008 Christmas album The Dawn of Grace; includes the song ‘Sooner Than Later’ which is available as a free download on the band’s website (sixpencehq.com).
u Cruel Summer by GOOD Music: Collaborative compilation of music by Kanye West and artists on his GOOD Music record label; includes the singles ‘Mercy’ (featuring Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz), and ‘New God Flow’ (featuring Pusha T).
u Total Recall (starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy) - action, remake of the 1990 film of the same name which was based on Philip K. Dick’s 1966 short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale; a factory worker (Farrell) visits a company that implants artificial memories, but finds out that he is a secret agent.
u Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (starring Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Devon Bostick) - comedy, the third film in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series, based on the third and fourth books, The Last Straw and Dog Days, in the series by Jeff Kinney; Greg (Gordon) is ready to enjoy his summer vacations but all his plans go wrong.
Rock of Ages
Cast: Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige, Malin Åkerman, Alec Baldwin
Director: Adam Shankman
Tagline: Nothin’ but a good time.
q Musical drama; a waitress (Hough) falls for a busboy (Boneta) as they pursue their Hollywood dreams during the glam metal era of the 1980s.
q Adaptation of the 2006 Broadway musical.
q Had a budget of around $75 million; made around $49 million in the first month of its release.
q Received a mixed to negative reception; has been described as bland, but Tom Cruise’s performance has been praised.
q Catherine Zeta-Jones portrays an original character added to the storyline that did not appear in the Broadway musical.
q Includes a cameo appearance by Constantine Maroulis, who originated the role of Drew Boley (Diego Boneta) in the Broadway production.
q Tom Cruise took voice lessons for his role.
q Features music of artists including Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Joan Jett, Extreme, Def Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Pat Benatar, and Poison, performed by the film’s cast.
Teen Choice Awards 2012
u Choice TV show (sci-fi/fantasy): The Vampire Diaries
u TV actress (sci-fi/fantasy): Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
u TV actor (sci-fi/fantasy): Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
u Male hottie: Ian Somerhalder
u Female hottie: Miley Cyrus
u Female fashion icon: Miley Cyrus
u Movie actor (drama): Zac Efron, The Lucky One
u Movie drama: The Lucky One
u Movie comedy: 21 Jump Street
u Actress (sci-fi fantasy): Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
u Movie (sci-fi/fantasy): The Hunger Games
u Movie actor (action): Taylor Lautner, Abduction
u Comedy actress: Emma Stone, Crazy, Stupid, Love
u Drama actress: Emma Stone, The Help
u Female movie star of the summer: Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman
u Ultimate choice award: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
u Movie (romance): The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
u Movie actress (romance): Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
u TV drama: Pretty Little Liars
u TV actress (drama): Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
u TV actor (drama): Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
u Female artist: Taylor Swift
u Single by a female artist: ‘Eyes Open’, Taylor Swift
u Country song: ‘Sparks Fly’, Taylor Swift
u Movie voice: Taylor Swift as Audrey, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
u Male artist: Justin Bieber
u Male music star of the summer: Justin Bieber
u Male fashion icon: Justin Bieber
u Single by a male artist: Boyfriend, Justin Bieber
u Music group: Selena Gomez & the Scene
u Summer music star group: One Direction
u Music breakout group: One Direction
u TV comedy: Glee
u Breakout artist: Carly Rae Jepsen
For the complete list of winners, visit: www.teenchoiceawards.com/news.aspx