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Mars, who voices the character of Roberto in the movie, has recorded a song called 'Welcome Back' for the LP, while Janelle Monae has unveiled a track titled 'What Is Love', which appears below.
Rio 2 - slated for release on April 4 in the UK and April 11 in the Us - sees Blu (Jessie Eisenberg) and Jewel (Hathaway) raising a happy family of baby birds, whose lives are turned upside »
Janelle Monae wants to take you to Rio on her new song and resistance is futile. “What Is Love,” which is featured in 20th Century Fox’s animated feature, “Rio 2,” came out today. The song combines Monae’s trademark irrepressibly bouncy, upbeat sound with a slight Brazilian rhythm and with lots of great percussion. It’s easy to see the birds of Rio bopping to the tune. It’s easy to see anyone bopping to it. It has the same kind of fun vibe as the Spice Girls' "Spice Up Your Life" crossed with Santa Esmeralda's version of "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood." Yep, I went there. In the song, Monae wonders what good is love if it’s not coming from the one she loves, but the song is as light as a feather, so even though she may be asking a deep question, the »
Universal and Gold Circle found themselves with a breakout hit back in 2012 when college-set musical comedy Pitch Perfect took off in a big way, earning huge dollars at the box office and burning up the bestseller charts for its a capella-heavy soundtrack. Especially when you add in extremely positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, the green-lighting of Pitch Perfect 2 was never in doubt. Now, however, what that sequel will look like is a little more certain as Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have officially signed on to reprise their roles.
Kendrick will return as lead character Beca Mitchell, who, in the first Pitch Perfect, joined all-female a capella group the Barden Bellas and led them to victory at a national a capella competition. Meanwhile, Wilson will once again take on the role of Fat Amy, a spirited and somewhat eccentric member of the Bellas.
Universal locking these two »
- Isaac Feldberg
3 items from 2014
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