Out this week
* Songs of Surrender by U2: A set of re-recorded songs by the Irish rock band; organized into four parts, each named for one of the band members; comprises re-recorded and reinterpreted versions of 40 songs from the group’s back catalogue, including ‘Pride (In the Name of Love)’, ‘With or Without You’, ‘One’, and ‘Beautiful Day’.
* Shazam! Fury of the Gods (starring Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler, Ross Butler) – action comedy, sequel to Shazam! (2019) and the 12th instalment in the DCEU; Billy and his foster siblings must stop the Daughters of Atlas from using a weapon that could destroy the world.
* The Magician’s Elephant (with the voices of Noah Jupe, Benedict Wong, Pixie Davies, Brian Tyree Henry) – animated adventure, based on Kate DiCamillo’s 2009 novel; a fortune teller tells a boy (Jupe) – who is searching for his long-lost sister – to find a magician with an elephant.
* Boston Strangler (starring Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, Alessandro Nivola, Chris Cooper) – historical crime drama, based on true events; tells the story of Loretta McLaughlin (Knightley), the reporter who broke the story of the murderer who killed 15 women in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 1960s.
* Moving On (starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Malcolm McDowell, Richard Roundtree) – comedy; two estranged former friends reconnect at a mutual friend’s funeral and decide to exact revenge on their late friend’s widower for wronging them decades ago.
95th Academy Awards
* Best Picture: Everything Everywhere All at Once
* Director: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once
*Actor: Brendan Fraser – The Whale
* Actress: Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once
* Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once
* Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once
* Original Screenplay: Everything Everywhere All at Once
* Adapted Screenplay: Women Talking
* Animated Feature Film: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
* International Feature Film: All Quiet on the Western Front
* Documentary Feature: Navalny
* Original Score: All Quiet on the Western Front
* Original Song: ‘Naatu Naatu’ from RRR
For the complete list of nominees and winners, visit
* Nate Corddry (@imnatecorddry): Breaking: President Biden to slap Clint Eastwood during opening monologue.
* Zoë Rose Bryant (@ZoeRoseBryant): They may not all be your “personal picks,” but one thing I *do* love about this year’s acting winners quartet at the #Oscars is how they’re all actors who have been counted out - or shut out - at various points in their careers and came back against the odds to come out on top.
* Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020): Two years ago, Ke Huy Quan lost his health insurance after filming Everything Everywhere All At Once. Today, he just won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role. Everything Everywhere All At Once. Ke Huy Quan is an inspiration.