By Sameen Amer
Fri, 06, 24

Timeless by Meghan Trainor: Sixth album by the American singer; follows 2022’s Takin’ It Back; includes the songs ‘Been Like This...


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* Timeless by Meghan Trainor: Sixth album by the American singer; follows 2022’s Takin’ It Back; includes the songs ‘Been Like This’ (with T-Pain), ‘Crushin’’ (featuring Lawrence), ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ (featuring Niecy Nash), and ‘Love On Hold’ (featuring T-Pain).

* Brat by Charli XCX: Sixth album by the English singer, the follow-up to Crash (2022); preceded by the singles ‘Von Dutch’ and ‘360’.



* Bad Boys: Ride or Die (starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núñez) – action comedy, sequel to Bad Boys for Life (2020); detectives Mike (Smith) and Marcus (Lawrence) are forced to work outside the law as they investigate corruption within the Miami PD.

* The Watchers (starring Dakota Fanning, Georgina Campbell, Oliver Finnegan, Olwen Fouéré) – horror, based on the A. M. Shine novel; stranded in a forest, a woman (Fanning) becomes trapped alongside three strangers who are stalked by mysterious creatures at night.

* Late Bloomers (starring Karen Gillan, Margaret Sophie Stein, Jermaine Fowler, Talia Balsam, Kevin Nealon) – comedy drama; a recently-single aimless musician (Gillan) joins physical therapy after breaking her hip and associate with people twice her age.


William John Neeson


* Born on 7 June 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

* Has three sisters: Elizabeth, Bernadette, and Rosaleen.

* Started boxing as a child, winning several regional titles in his youth.

* Acted in school productions during his teens.

* Made his film debut with Pilgrim’s Progress (1978).

* Gained recognition for starring in the holocaust drama Schindler’s List (1993).

* Has since appeared in movies including Michael Collins (1996), Les Misérables (1998), Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Batman Begins (2005) The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy (2005–2010), the Taken series (2008–2014), The A-Team (2010), The Grey (2011), Unknown (2011), Non-Stop (2014), Run All Night (2015), The Commuter (2018), and Cold Pursuit (2019).

* Upcoming projects include the thrillers Thug, Cold Storage, The Ice Road 2: Road to the Sky.

* Was married to actress Natasha Richardson from 1994 till her death in 2009. They had two sons together, Micheál (born 1995) and Daniel (born 1996).


Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga


Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke, and Alyla Browne

Director: George Miller

Tagline: Remember her.

* Post-apocalyptic action; after being kidnapping by the forces of warlord Dementus (Hemsworth), a young Furiosa (Taylor-Joy) struggles to survive while hoping to avenge the loss of her mother.

* Is the fifth instalment in the Mad Max franchise.

* Serves as a prequel and spin-off to Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). Is set 15 to 20 years before the events of Fury Road and 45 years after the Collapse.

* Is the longest Mad Max film to date, with a running time of 148 minutes.

* Has grossed around US$75 million against a $168 million budget.

* Has received positive reviews, with critics praising the story, action, and performances.

* Score composed by Tom Holkenborg.