Rock stars symbolize rebellion, freedom, and youth with their long locks, tight leather pants, and loads of tattoos, which explains why everyone wants to be one! In honor of Tom Cruise's upcoming role in Rock of Ages — and yes, Cruise uses his own pipes to bellow Bon Jovi — we've rounded up our favorite actors who've played fictional rock stars.
This week brings a round of comedic films from favorites like Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, and Will Ferrell. For an action twist and some Channing Tatum eye candy, check out 21 Jump Street. If you prefer more dramatic, darker humor, Jeff, Who Lives at Home will help get your fix. Lastly, leave it to Will Ferrell to push comedic levels in his latest Spanish flick (with English subtitles), Casa de mi Padre. Click through to see a sneak peek of these three comedies before you head to the theater.
In addition to the following releases, The Adventures of Tintin, Happy Feet Two, and Melancholia are also now available on DVD.
George Clooney stars in this Oscar-winning film as a father who learns his wife has been cheating on him after a boating accident leaves her in a life-threatening coma. Along with his two daughters, he sets out to discover the identity of the man his wife was seeing, while also trying to make a decision to sell his family's Hawaiian property. Clooney turns in yet another masterful performance, while Shailene Woodley has a breakout role as his teenage daughter. The DVD includes deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes extras, and interviews with Clooney and director Alexander Payne.
This dreamy story is told through the lens of Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), a production assistant who quickly falls for Marilyn Monroe while working with her on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl in London. Michelle Williams plays the insecure yet mesmerizing icon, who's constantly seeking support and validation from the various men in her life. The film is not a biopic, yet Williams's Oscar-nominated performance and incredible physical transformation make it a dazzling glimpse into Monroe's personal life. DVD extras include commentary with director Simon Curtis and the featurette "The Untold Story of an American Icon."
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Kristen Bell returns to TV this Sunday, starring in Showtime's new series House of Lies. She plays Jeannie Van Der Hooven, a confident and sassy business lady who is aiming high in the corporate world — based on her talent rather than beauty. We haven't seen Kristen on the small screen in a few years, so in honor of her reappearance, we've scraped up this little clip from the first season of Veronica Mars, where Kristen shows her talent for playing a fearless, strong young woman who comes to her poor (male) friend's rescue. Watch Kristen play a tough and unbeatable gal!
New FX series American Horror Story has had an incredibly successful first season, getting picked up for a second run and recently receiving a Golden Globe nomination for best drama series. If you haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, the frightening plot, well-developed characters, and stunning mansion are all reasons why you should be watching. Fans of Lost will especially appreciate the part horror/part mystery theme, as well as the flashbacks, which uncover details of the past lives of the house's occupants. Devoted AHS fans can click through our season-one quiz to test your knowledge, and If you haven't completed the season — beware — this quiz contains spoilers.
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