Out this week
- Late Night Feelings by Mark Ronson: Fifth album by the British producer; comes after 2015’s Uptown Special; led by the single ‘Nothing Breaks Like a Heart’ (featuring Miley Cyrus); also includes appearances by Lykke Li, Camila Cabello, Yebba, Angel Olsen, Diana Gordon, and Ilsey.
- Also out this week: Help Us Stranger, third album by American rock band The Raconteurs; False Alarm, fourth record by Northern Irish indie rock group Two Door Cinema Club; and Lexicon, British singer Will Young’s seventh studio release.
- Toy Story 4 (with the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale) – animation, sequel to 2010’s Toy Story 3; the toys embark on a road trip adventure.
- Child’s Play (starring Gabriel Bateman, Mark Hamill, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry) – horror, remake and reboot of the 1988 film of the same name; a mother (Plaza) gives her son (Bateman) a toy doll which turns out to be very sinister.
- Annabelle Comes Home (starring Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) – horror, seventh instalment in the Conjuring Universe franchise; evil spirits target the Warren’s (Wilson and Farmiga) daughter (Grace) and her babysitters (Iseman and Sarife).
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Cast: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O'Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Zhang Ziyi
Director: Michael Dougherty
Tagline: One king to rule them all.
- Action; the crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against giant monsters.
- Is the 35th film in the Godzilla franchise.
- Serves as a sequel to Godzilla (2014). Is the third film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse.
- Had a budget of around $200 million; has made nearly $340 million in less than three weeks.
- Has received negative reviews, with criticism aimed at the script and storyline.
- Score composed by Bear McCreary.
- Will be followed by Godzilla vs. Kong, which is scheduled for a March 2020 release
Christopher Michael Pratt
- Born on 21st June 1979 in Virginia, Minnesota, U.S.
- Is the youngest of three siblings. Has a brother, Cully, and sister, Angie.
- Dropped out of college during his first semester and ended up homeless.
- Was discovered by actress/director Rae Dawn Chong while he was waiting tables at a restaurant; she cast him in her directorial debut, the short horror film Cursed Part 3 (2000).
- Got his first regular television role on the series Everwood (2002 – 2006)
- Gained recognition for his breakout role in Parks and Recreation (2009 – 2015).
- Earned worldwide fame after joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the role of Peter Quill/Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014); has since appeared in its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), as well as the Avengers films Infinity War (2018) and Endgame (2019).
- Has also appeared in the films Jurassic World (2015), The Magnificent Seven (2016), Passengers (2016), and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), and voiced the lead character, Emmet, in The Lego Movie series (2014 – present).
- Was married to actress Anna Faris from 2009 till their divorce in 2018; they have a son (born in 2012) together. Has been married to author Katherine Schwarzenegger since 8th June 2019.
Also born today: Lana Del Rey, Edward Snowden, Jussie Smollett, Prince William, Juliette Lewis, Carrie Preston, Gretchen Carlson, Lana Wachowski, Benazir Bhutto