Out this week
- Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (with the voices of Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gerard Depardieu) - animation, biographical; based on the life of Sergeant Stubby, a stray Boston Terrier who became a hero during World War I after being adopted by a young solider (Lerman).
- Rampage (starring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello) - action, loosely based on the video game series; after a rogue experiment turns animals - including his beloved gorilla - into aggressive beasts, a primatologist (Johnson) must stop a catastrophe, secure an antidote, and save the creature that used to be his friend.
- Truth or Dare (starring Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane) - horror; a game of truth or dare turns deadly when someone starts punishing those who lie or refuse a dare.
- Beirut (starring Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris, Shea Whigham) - action; a former U.S. diplomat (Hamm) returns to service to save a colleague from the group responsible for his family’s death.
- Dylan Sprouse (@dylansprouse): Always get a good laugh when hot people on Instagram use wishing their friend a happy birthday as an excuse to post a photo of themselves. “Happy Birthday to YOU, here’s a picture of ME!”
- Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson): When I see a dog I say “Hello dog.” When I see a cat I say “Hello cat.” When I see a cow I say “Hello cow.” When I see a chicken I say “Hello chicken.” When I see a human I quickly avoid eye contact & hope they don’t talk to me.
Allison Howell Williams
- Born on 13th April 1988 in Connecticut, U.S.
- Is the daughter of journalist and anchor Brian Williams.
- Has a younger brother, Doug.
- Graduated from Yale University with a degree in English.
- Made her on-screen debut as a teenager with a small role in the television drama American Dreams (2004).
- Gained fame after starring in the comedy drama Girls (2012 - 2017).
- Made her film debut in the horror thriller Get Out (2017).
- Upcoming projects include a recurring role in the second season of the comedy drama A Series of Unfortunate Events (2018).
- Married entrepreneur Ricky Van Veen in 2015; Tom Hanks officiated the ceremony.
Ready Player One
Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance
Director: Steven Spielberg
Tagline: Break free.
- Action adventure; a teenager (Sheridan) tries to win a challenge set up by the late creator (Rylance) of a virtual reality world, hoping to take control of the program before a nefarious organization does.
- Based on Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel of the same name.
- Had a $175 million budget with about $150 million more spent on global marketing costs; has made over $390 million in nearly two weeks.
- Has gained mixed to positive reviews, receiving praise for the visuals and criticism for its characters and clichŽs.
- Nick Robinson, Nat Wolff, and Dalton Vaughn were considered for the lead role before Tye Sheridan was cast. Elle Fanning and Lola Kirke were considered for the main female role that eventually went to Olivia Cooke.
- Score composed by Alan Silvestri. The film also includes popular music from the 1970s and 1980s.