A look at the things we're most excited about watching, reading, browsing, and listening to:
In theaters Friday:
Ridley Scott journeys back to the sci-fi world of Alien for Prometheus, a much-buzzed-about thriller that sees characters played by Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and others visiting another world in search of extraterrestrial civilization--and coming upon something horrifying. "Scott's determination to see his often loopy ideas through gives his film a single-minded vigour rarely found in pictures of this scale," writes The Daily Telegraph.
A strange, real-life classified ad inspired Safety Not Guaranteed, a comedy by the producers of Little Miss Sunshine that's currently sporting a 100-percent Rotten Tomatoes rating.
On sale Tuesday:
Feeling nostalgic for teenage optimism? The hard-driving, lyrically direct, huge-sounding rock of Japandroids will do: Put it on, and your day becomes more epic. Celebration Rock, their third album pulls from punk and classic rock, and never flags in its quest to inspire the fist jabs to the sky. Take a listen at NPR
Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. has built a fan base and grabbed critical acclaim over the past few years with a series of mix tapes and guest spots that made him the face of the South's new, emotionally honest, party-starting rap underground. His debut, Live From the Underground, is finally seeing the light of day.