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By Sameen Amer
Fri, 12, 22

Animated adventure, first animated instalment in the film series; an old foe returns after Larry’s son Nick (Bassett), who has become the new night guard, forgets to lock the basement door....

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COMING SOON

Out this week

*Movies

* Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again (starring Joshua Bassett, Jamie Demetriou, Alice Isaaz, Gillian Jacobs) – animated adventure, first animated instalment in the film series; an old foe returns after Larry’s son Nick (Bassett), who has become the new night guard, forgets to lock the basement door.

* Matilda the Musical (starring Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, Emma Thompson) – fantasy comedy, adaptation of the 2011 stage musical based on the 1988 Roald Dahl novel; a book-loving girl (Weir) with a vivid imagination is encouraged by an inspirational teacher (Lynch) to conjure her own tales.

* The Whale (starring Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins) – psychological drama; a reclusive English teacher (Fraser) tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Sink).

* Something from Tiffany’s (starring Zoey Deutch, Kendrick Sampson, Ray Nicholson Shay Mitchell) – romantic comedy, based on the Melissa Hill novel; a women (Deutch) receives an engagement ring meant for someone else.

* Empire of Light (starring Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones) – romantic drama; a cinema manager (Coleman) and a new employee (Ward) experience the healing power of art and community in the 1980s.

SPOTLIGHT

Strange World

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Voice cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, Lucy Liu

Director: Don Hall

Tagline: Journey to a place where nothing is as it appears!

* Animated adventure; a family of explorers must set aside their differences and journey to a mysterious land for a crucial mission.

* Is the 61st animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

* Was inspired by pulp magazines, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and King Kong.

* Has made around $42 million on an estimated budget of $180 million, making it a box office bomb. Is projected to lose Disney as much as $147 million.

* Has received mixed reviews from critics who praised the visuals but found the story too basic and the premise unoriginal.

* Score composed by Henry Jackman.

STAR

Judith Olivia Dench

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* Born on 9th December 1934 in Heworth, York, England.

* Had two brothers, Peter and Jeffery.

* Became interested in acting after her brother Jeff attended drama school.

* Made her professional acting debut in a stage production of Hamlet in 1957. Subsequently appeared in several Shakespeare plays.

* Rose to prominence after branching into film work. Has since received acclaim for performances in movies like Mrs Brown (1997), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Chocolat (2000), Iris (2001), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Philomena (2013), and Belfast (2021), as well as television series including A Fine Romance (1981 – 1984) and As Time Goes By (1992 – 2005).

* Is considered one of Britain’s best actresses.

* Was married to actor Michael Williams from 1971 till his death in 2001. Their only child, daughter Finty Williams (born in 1972), is also an actress.

* Has been in a relationship with conservationist David Mills since 2010.

* Supports several charities and causes, including medical concerns (like cancer), disabilities, and wildlife conservation.