Out this week:
- Climate Change by Pitbull: Tenth album by the American rapper; comes after 2015’s Dale; features artists including Jennifer Lopez, Robin Thicke, Enrique Iglesias, Jason Derulo, R. Kelly, Leona Lewis, and Austin Mahone.
- So Good by Zara Larsson: Second album by the Swedish singer, the follow-up to her 2014 debut 1; includes the singles ‘Lush Life’, ‘Never Forget You’, ‘Ain’t My Fault’, ‘I Would Like’, ‘So Good’, and ‘Symphony’.
- T2 Trainspotting (starring Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle) - black comedy, sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting; Mark Renton (McGregor) returns home to Scotland after twenty years of estrangement and reunites with his old friends.
- Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans) - fantasy musical, remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film; a fearsome Beast (Stevens) and a young woman (Watson) who is being pursued by a narcissistic hunter (Evans) fall in love.
- Song to Song (starring Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman) - romance; tells the story of two intersecting love triangles.
- Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien): If there was a gym in my house. I would definitely pay $80 a month to not go to it.
- Gary Janetti (@GaryJanetti): I just texted someone and instead of texting back they called me. I’ve never hated anyone more.
- Josh Groban (@joshgroban): Goodbye, day. You’ve been a real day. You did it. Sun rose and set and most people experienced you. Take care. Tomorrow, you’re up.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen
Director: James Mangold
Tagline: His time has come.
- Action; a weary Logan (Jackman) - who is caring for an ailing Professor X (Stewart) - is drawn back into action when he has to help a young mutant (Keen) who is being pursued by dark forces.
- Is the tenth instalment in the X-Men series, and the third Wolverine film, following X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Wolverine (2013).
- Has received positive reviews from critics, who found the film touching and thoughtful, and ranked it among the best superhero movies.
- Is Jackman’s last Wolverine film, following the actor’s decision to stop playing the character he had been portraying for the past 17 years.
- Stewart lost 21 pounds to play the elderly Xavier.
- Score composed by Marco Beltrami.
Robert Hepler Lowe
- Born on 17th March 1964 in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
- Has a younger brother, Chad, who is also an actor.
- Parents divorced when he was young.
- Became deaf in his right ear because of a virus during infancy.
- Got his acting breakthrough with his debut film role in The Outsiders (1983), becoming a part of the Brat Pack.
- Public image was damaged during the late ‘80s because of a leaked explicit videotape, but his career eventually rebounded after he re-emerged in the ‘90s with a cleaner image.
- Has since appeared in television series including The West Wing (1999 - 2003), Brothers & Sisters (2006 - 2010), Parks and Recreation (2010 - 2014), and The Grinder (2015 - 2016).
- Is currently starring in the medical drama series Code Black (2016-present).
- Has been married to Sheryl Berkoff since 1991; they have two sons - Matthew (born 1993) and John (born 1995).
Also born today: Rob Kardashian, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Tamar Braxton, Stephen Gately, Justin Hawkins, Caroline Corr, Gary Sinise