By Sameen Amer
Fri, 06, 24

Dopamine by Normani: Debut solo album by the former Fifth Harmony singer; preceded by the singles ‘1:59’, ‘Candy Paint’, and ‘Wild Side’ (featuring Cardi B)...


Out this week



* Dopamine by Normani: Debut solo album by the former Fifth Harmony singer; preceded by the singles ‘1:59’, ‘Candy Paint’, and ‘Wild Side’ (featuring Cardi B).

* The Lost Ones by Florrie: Debut album by the English singer; includes the songs ‘The Lost Ones’, ‘Never Far from Paradise’, the 2024 version of ‘I Took a Little Something’, and a re-recorded version of ‘I’m Gonna Get You Back’.



* Inside Out 2 (with the voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Tony Hale, Liza Lapira, Maya Hawke) – animated comedy, sequel to Inside Out (2015); as Riley becomes a teenager, new emotions appear in her mind headquarter.

* Ultraman: Rising (with the voices of Christopher Sean, Gedde Watanabe, Tamlyn Tomita, Keone Young) – animated adventure, 44th film in the Ultraman franchise; a superstar baseball player (Sean) who lives a secret life as a superhero is compelled to raise a newborn kaiju monster after defeating her mother.

* The Present (starring Isla Fisher, Greg Kinnear) – comedy; boy discovers that he can manipulate time using a family heirloom.


Karen Lucille Hale


* Born on 14 June 1989 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

* Has an older sister, Maggie.

* Was homeschooled as a child.

* Appeared as a contestant on the reality show American Juniors – a children’s spin-off of American Idol – in 2003, emerging as one of the winners and becoming a member of the short-lived group that disbanded after releasing one album.

* Had small roles in several television series before gaining fame for appearing in the teen drama Pretty Little Liars (2010 – 2017).

* Has since appeared in TV series including Life Sentence (2018), Katy Keene (2020) and Ragdoll (2021), as well as films such as A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011), Scream 4 (2011), Truth or Dare (2018), Dude (2018), Fantasy Island (2020), The Hating Game (2021), and Which Brings Me to You (2024).

* Released her debut studio album, Road Between, in 2014.


The Garfield Movie


Voice cast: Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson, Hannah Waddingham, Ving Rhames, Nicholas Hoult, Cecily Strong, Harvey Guillén, Brett Goldstein, Bowen Yang, and Snoop Dogg

Director: Mark Dindal

Tagline: He gets bigger.

* Animated comedy; after an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – street cat Vic (Jackson) – lazy orange cat Garfield (Pratt) is forced into joining him on a high-stakes adventure.

* Based on the Garfield comic strip by Jim Davis.

* Has grossed over US$190 million on a $60 million budget.

* Has received negative reviews from critics who were unimpressed with the film and found that its titular character did not resemble his iconic comic counterpart.

* Score composed by John Debney. Several singles were released for the film, including Snoop Dogg and Keith Urban’s ‘Let It Roll’; ‘Then There Was You’ by Calum Scott; and ‘Good Life’ by Jon Batiste