By Sameen Amer
Fri, 03, 24

Is the fourth of six children. Had five siblings: Lisa, David (who is a well-known humourist), Gretchen, Tiffany (who died by suicide in 2013), and Paul..

Out this week




* Cowboy Carter by Beyoncé: Eighth album by the American singer; is influenced by country music, and is the second instalment of a trilogy project; includes the singles ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ and ‘16 Carriages’.



* Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (starring Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle) – action; Godzilla and Kong battle against a mysterious force as humans try to unravel their intertwined origins.

* Asphalt City (starring Tye Sheridan, Sean Penn, Gbenga Akinnagbe) – thriller; a young paramedic (Sheridan) is assigned to a veteran partner (Penn) for the New York City night shift.

* The Listener (starring Tessa Thompson) – drama; a helpline volunteer (Thompson) fields calls from people.


Amy Louise Sedaris


* Born on 29 March 1961 in Endicott, New York, U.S.

* Is the fourth of six children. Had five siblings: Lisa, David (who is a well-known humourist), Gretchen, Tiffany (who died by suicide in 2013), and Paul.

* Performed with Second City’s touring company, which was where she met Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert whom she subsequently often collaborated with.

* Gained some recognition after starring in the comedy series Exit 57 (1995 – 1996) and Strangers with Candy (1999 – 2000).

* Has since appeared in series like The Heart, She Holler (2013 – 2014), BoJack Horseman (2014 – 2020), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015 – 2020), At Home with Amy Sedaris (2017 – 2020), and The Mandalorian (2019 – 2023), and The Book of Boba Fett (2022), as well as films including Bewitched (2005), Chicken Little (2005), Strangers with Candy (2005), Ghost Team (2016), and Handsome (2017).

* Has also written books, including I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence (2006) and Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People! (2010).

* Runs a cupcake and cheeseball business out of her home kitchen when she isn’t acting.


Road House


Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniela Melchior, Billy Magnussen, Jessica Williams, Joaquim de Almeida, Austin Post, and Conor McGregor

Director: Doug Liman

Tagline: Take it outside.

* Action; an ex-UFC fighter (Gyllenhaal) takes a job as a bouncer at a roadhouse, only to discover that things are not as they seem.

* Reimagining of the 1989 film of the same name. Gyllenhaal plays the role originally portrayed by Patrick Swayze.

* Is the first film to be released as part of the centennial anniversary celebration of the founding of MGM.

* Has received mixed reviews, with critics finding it uninspired and silly.

* Director Doug Liman boycotted the film’s premiere due to Amazon’s decision to bypass a wide theatrical release.

* R. Lance Hill, the original screenwriter for the 1989 version, sued MGM and Amazon claiming copyright infringement and also accusing the studio of using AI–generated voices of the actors to complete the project during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.

Score composed by Christophe Beck.a