You might recognize Arden Cho from her Teen Wolf role, for which she has garnered both critical and public attention (especially in the recent episode, "The Fox and the Wolf," a story in which she played both herself and a younger version of her mother, Tamlyn Tomita's character). Cho is also a Miss Korea Pageant winner, and has a large following on YouTube, where she regularly posts a mix of original songs and covers, as well as vlogs. Her covers all have her unique spin on them, so we've compiled a list of some of her best!
Cho's duets are quite nice: I particularly like this version of Pink's "Try." Here, she sings with Gerald Ko – and now that they've done "Try" they have to do "Just Give Me a Reason," right?
Even as she does a lot of fun duets ("Try" is just the tip of the iceberg – Jason Mraz' "Lucky" and "At Last I See The Light" from Tangled are quite nice, too), she also performs duets as solos. At least, that's what she does with Rihanna's "Stay!"
3. "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Taylor Swift fans are sure to get a kick out of her poppy take on "I Knew You Were Trouble" cover (performed with Jason Min and Koo Chung on dueling guitars – one electric, one acoustic). It's certainly a nice option for those who are less than pleased with the dubstep drops in the original!
2." Wide Awake" x "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Cho also dabbles in mash-ups – her "Wide Awake" x "Somebody That I Used To Know" mash-up is quite fun.
My personal favorite might just be her cover of Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive." Her indie-songstress pipes are somehow the perfect match for this more traditionally rock 'n' roll ballad.
What are your favorite of Cho's covers? Let us know in the comments!
For weeks now, the cast and crew of MTVs Teen Wolf have been warning audiences that a major character death would happen before the end of the third season. Although the show has never shied away from killing off characters — except for Jackson, who merely moved to London when Colton Haynes left the show — this one could be the last straw for fans.
In November, Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis hinted that a core character would die in the second half of the third season: “Prepare to lose someone,” he said. “We will possibly be changing our main title sequence, so not everyone’s going to make it out of this season alive.”
For those of us who are still reeling from the traumatic deaths of Erica (Gage Golightly) and Boyd (Sinqua Walls) in 3A, this was particularly harsh.
So who could it be? If Davis is telling the truth and it’s someone in the main title sequence, then it could be Scott, Allison, Stiles, Derek, or Lydia — all of whom have been on Teen Wolf since the very first episode. If Davis is lying (a highly likely possibility) the victim could be Isaac, Danny, or one of the adults: Melissa McCall, Chris Argent, or Sheriff Stilinski. Any of these would tear out our hearts.
Since Teen Wolf is character driven — they keep the show grounded in reality while their lives are inundated with the supernatural — it’s hard to imagine the series without any of these characters. Then there’s the worry that the death won’t be given its due. If Teen Wolf kills off one of the main characters and the show does a poor job of it (like Erica in 3A) that could make the death even more heartbreaking... and infuriating.
We don’t know about you, but we’re very, very wary of the third season finale.
Who’s ready for the second half of Teen Wolf’s third season to premiere in about a month? We are! Recently, three teaser trailers were released that feature the main cast of the show: Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), Stiles Stilinski (Dylan O’Brien), and Alison Argent (Crystal Reed). Teen Wolf has seriously ramped up the creep factor for these trailers. Each teaser features clips from the new season in between creepy shots of insects and clawing hands. Plus, there’s the disturbing music overlaying the trailers: a child singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” (One word comes to mind: bone-chilling.)
Given the season’s tagline — "Lose Your Mind" — and the trailers, it’s safe to say 3B is going to get psychological. In the Stiles trailer, we catch a glimpse of a classroom full of students doing some sort of hand jive signal which cuts to Stiles screaming “Wake up!” Meanwhile, Alison is in the morgue running from what appears to be Teen Wolf’s own version of the girl from The Ring. Fans have speculated that the girl is Alison’s aunt, Kate, who died in season one.
In the last episode of 3A Scott, Stiles, and Alison performed a dark druid ritual that linked them to the mystical Nematon in order to find their parents (who had been kidnapped). Presumably all these creepy psychological happenings in 3B are a result of that ritual.
In addition to the teaser trailers, Teen Wolf released character promo photos for 3B that include the newest character Kira, played by Arden Cho. This season will also include the legend of the Kitsune, a shape-shifting fox in Japanese folklore. Though it’s not official, we’re guessing Kira might have something to do with the Kitsune (if she isn’t the Kitsune herself).
Is it Jan. 6 yet?
While recent animated blockbusters have aimed to viewers of all ages starting with fantastical concepts and breathtaking visuals but tackling complex emotional issues along the way Ice Age: Continental Drift is crafted especially for the wee ones — and it works. Venturing back to prehistoric times once again the fourth Ice Age film paints broad strokes on the theme of familial relationships throwing in plenty of physical comedy along the way. The movie isn't that far off from one of the many Land Before Time direct-to-video sequels: not particularly innovative or necessary but harmless thrilling fun for anyone with a sense of humor. Unless they have a particular distaste for wooly mammoths the kids will love it.
Ice Age: Continental Drift continues to snowball its cartoon roster bringing back the original film's trio (Ray Romano as Manny the Mammoth Denis Leary as Diego the Sabertooth Tiger and John Leguizamo as Sid the Sloth) new faces acquired over the course of the franchise (Queen Latifah as Manny's wife Ellie) and a handful of new characters to spice things up everyone from Nicki Minaj as Manny's daughter Steffie to Wanda Sykes as Sid's wily grandma. The whole gang is living a pleasant existence as a herd with Manny's biggest problem being playing overbearing dad to the rebellious daughter. Teen mammoths they always want to go out and play by the waterfall! Whippersnappers.
The main thrust of the film comes when Scratch the Rat (whose silent comedy routines in the vein of Tex Avery/WB cartoons continue to be the series highlight) accidentally cracks the singular continent Pangea into the world we know today. Manny Diego and Sid find themselves stranded on an iceberg once again forced on a road trip journey of survival. The rest of the herd embarks to meet them giving Steffie time to realize the true meaning of friendship with help from her mole pal Louis (Josh Gad).
The ham-handed lessons may drag for those who've passed Kindergarten but Ice Age: Continental Drift is a lot of fun when the main gang crosses paths with a group of villainous pirates. (Back then monkeys rabbits and seals were hitting the high seas together pillaging via boat-shaped icebergs. Obviously.) Quickly Ice Age becomes an old school pirate adventure complete with maritime navigation buried treasure and sword fights. Gut (Peter Dinklage) an evil ape with a deadly... fingernail leads the evil-doers who pose an entertaining threat for the familiar bunch. Jennifer Lopez pops by as Gut's second-in-command Shira the White Tiger and the film's two cats have a chase scene that should rouse even the most apathetic adults. Hearing Dinklage (of Game of Thrones fame) belt out a pirate shanty may be worth the price of admission alone.
With solid action (that doesn't need the 3D addition) cartoony animation and gags out the wazoo Ice Age: Continental Drift is entertainment to enjoy with the whole family. Revelatory? Not quite. Until we get a feature length silent film of Scratch's acorn pursuit we may never see a "classic" Ice Age film but Continental Drift keeps it together long enough to tell a simple story with delightful flare that should hold attention spans of any length. Massive amounts of sugar not even required.
[Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox]