This Week in Entertainment
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 23:03
Delta Machine (Depeche mode) — The highly anticipated 13th album from the British electronic band marks the end of the trilogy of records the band made with producer Ben Hillier. Featuring lead single “Heaven,” the album showcases more of the landmark band’s genre-defining sound and is its first release with Columbia Records. The group takes a more modern direction with the album, but it retains the same charm fans have come to appreciate.
Admission — This romantic comedy stars Tina Fey (30 Rock) as Portia Nathan, a straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer who is caught off-guard while making a recruiting visit to an alternative high school run by her former college classmate, Junior (Paul Rudd, I Love You, Man). While investigating a mystery surrounding one of Rudd’s students, a boy who might be the son she put up for adoption, Fey finds herself in an exhilarating life and a romance she never dreamed of having. PG-13. 117 min.
Based on a True Story… (Blake shelton) — After entering mainstream popular culture as a judge on NBC’s “The Voice,” Shelton releases his eighth studio album. Preceded by his No. 1 single “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” the album contains the modern country sound Shelton fans have come to appreciate and features an appearance by Pistol Annies, the group fronted by his wife, Miranda Lambert. Hoping to capitalize on his television success and his increasing popularity, Shelton looks to break into “Top 40” radio playlists with this release.
Bioshock: Infinite — The third installment in the popular first-person shooter series, while not part of the same storyline as the previous editions, has received prerelease attention for winning Best in Show at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Features include new combat experiences, an immersive story set in the early 20th century in a flying city and whimsical game play, as well as a “1999 mode” that allows gamers to experience the design and balance of early gaming graphics. In short, this latest Bioshock chapter aims to thrill fans of the games. Available for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
The Croods — The newest animated comedy adventure from Dreamworks Animation Studios tells the story of the world’s first modern family. When their cave is destroyed, a group of cavemen must set out to find a new home and discover the world around them in the process. The film features a voice cast including Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider), Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern) and Emma Stone (Easy A), so look for this family-friendly flick to dominate the box office. PG. 91 minutes.
Lincoln — The most-nominated film at this year’s Academy Awards stars Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th president of the United States. The film documents the final tumultuous months of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and focuses on his efforts to pass the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The film also stars Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men) and Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters) in Oscar-nominated supporting roles. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes documentaries.