By Sameen Amer
Fri, 03, 23

65 (starring Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt) – sci-fi thriller; after crash landing on an unknown planet, a pilot (Driver) discovers he is stranded on Earth 65 million years ago....


Out this week

* Endless Summer Vacation by Miley Cyrus: The eighth album by the American singer; follows 2020’s Plastic Hearts; led by the single ‘Flowers’; also includes the songs ‘Thousand Miles’ (featuring Brandi Carlile) and ‘Muddy Feet’ (featuring Sia).


* With Love From by Aly & AJ: Fifth album by the sister duo; comes after A Touch of the Beat Gets You Up on Your Feet Gets You Out and Then Into the Sun (2021); includes the songs ‘Baby Lay Your Head Down’ and ‘Talking in My Sleep’.


* Scream VI (starring Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Hayden Panettiere, Courteney Cox) – slasher, the sixth instalment in the Scream series; the survivors of the latest Ghostface killings leave Woodsboro behind, only to again be chased by a new Ghostface killer.

* 65 (starring Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt) – sci-fi thriller; after crash landing on an unknown planet, a pilot (Driver) discovers he is stranded on Earth 65 million years ago.


* Champions (starring Woody Harrelson, Kaitlin Olson, Ernie Hudson, Cheech Marin) – sports comedy, an English-language remake of the 2018 Spanish film of the same name; a former minor-league basketball coach (Harrelson) is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities.

* Chang Can Dunk (starring Bloom Li, Ben Wang, Dexter Darden) – sports drama; a basketball fanatic teenager (Li) becomes obsessed with learning how to slam dunk.


We Have a Ghost


Cast: David Harbour, Jahi Winston, Tig Notaro, Jennifer Coolidge, Anthony Mackie

Director: Christopher Landon

Tagline: Set your spirit free.

* Supernatural comedy; a family moves into their new home, only to find a ghost haunting the property.

* Based on the 2017 short story ‘Ernest’ by Geoff Manaugh.

* Has received mixed to negative reviews from critics who praised the cast and concept but criticised the film for being derivative and overstuffed with ideas.

* Score composed by Bear McCreary.


Olivia Jane Cockburn


* Born on 10th March 1984 in New York City, U.S.

* Has an older sister and a younger brother.

* Started using the surname Wilde - derived from author Oscar Wilde’s name - while in high school.

* Made her screen debut in 2003.

* Gained recognition for her role in the medical-drama television series House (2007–2012).

* Has since appeared in films including Tron: Legacy (2010), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013), Rush (2013), The Lazarus Effect (2015), Love the Coopers (2015), and Meadowland (2015).

* Has also directed two films: Booksmart (2019) and Don’t Worry Darling (2022).

* Was married to filmmaker Tao Ruspoli from 2003 till their divorce in 2011. Was in a relationship with actor Jason Sudeikis from 2011 till their break-up in 2020; they have two children together.


* Rob Delaney (@robdelaney): [The Alex] Murdaugh verdict gives further support to my theory that you should never murder your wife and son.

* Bill Maher (@billmaher): The DoE (Department of Energy) now believes that COVID most likely leaked from that virus lab in Wuhan, but they say they have “low confidence” in the finding. That’s okay. You’re the government. We have “low confidence” in you too.