Out this week
- Avengers: Endgame (starring everyone in Hollywood Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin) – action, sequel to 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War; the surviving members of the Avengers and their allies try to reverse the damage caused by Thanos (Brolin).
- Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus): There’s really no spoiling Game of Thrones so far this season because ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAS HAPPENED! “Would you like a drink?” “No thanks, I’ll sit by the fire.” “Anyone want to sing a campfire song?” “Not me.” “Nah.” “Nope.” Podrick: “Nationwide is on your side...”
- Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson): I can’t wait to watch Game of Thrones tonight for 53 minutes and then spend 4 hours over the course of the week reading about the episode.
- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn): My Game Of Thrones review: Even my cat is a mess.
Cast: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow
Director: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer
Tagline: Sometimes dead is better.
- Horror; a family discovers a mysterious graveyard in the woods behind their new home.
- Is based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Stephen King. Is the second adaptation of the novel, after the 1989 film.
- Had a budget of $21 million; has made around $95 million in nearly three weeks.
- Has received mixed to negative reviews and divided viewers on the changes between the film and the book. Critics have praised the movie’s tone and performances but didn’t find the film scary, gripping, or necessary.
- Multiple different versions of the ending were written and two – including the original ending – were shot and shown to test audiences who preferred the new ending.
- Five cats, all rescues, were cast to play Church; all found homes after the shoot.
- Could potentially be followed by a prequel if the film is financially successful.
Channing Matthew Tatum
- Born on 26th April 1980 in Alabama, U.S.
- Has a sister, Paige.
- Dealt with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia while growing up.
- Played sports in his youth and performed martial arts.
- Appeared as a dancer in Ricky Martin's ‘She Bangs’ music video.
- Worked as a model before venturing into acting.
- Got his breakthrough role in the dance film Step Up (2006) in which he starred opposite his future wife Jenna Dewan.
- Has also appeared in movies including She’s the Man (2006), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Dear John (2010), The Dilemma (2011), The Vow (2012), 21 Jump Street (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), White House Down (2013), 22 Jump Street (2014), Foxcatcher (2014), The Hateful Eight (2015), Hail, Caesar! (2016), and Logan Lucky (2017), as well as the Magic Mike film series – Magic Mike (2012) and Magic Mike XXL (2015) – which was loosely based on his experience.
- Upcoming projects include the action film Gambit (2020) and the musical comedy Wingmen.
- Was married to Jenna Dewan from 2009 till their separation in 2018; they have a daughter (born in 2013) together.
Also born today: Jordana Brewster, Stana Katic, Tom Welling, Melania Trump, Kevin James, Jet Li