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By Sameen Amer
Fri, 07, 19

Crawl (starring Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper) – horror thriller; stuck in a crawlspace basement....

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* Albums

  • No.6 Collaborations Project by Ed Sheeran: Fourth album by the English singer; led by the single ‘I Don’t Care’ (featuring Justin Bieber); also includes appearances by artists like Eminem, 50 Cent, Skrillex, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Chris Stapleton, Bruno Mars, Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper, and Stormzy.

* Movies

  • Crawl (starring Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper) – horror thriller; stuck in a crawlspace basement during a fierce hurricane, a father (Pepper) and daughter (Scodelario) battle rising waters and alligators as they try to escape.
  • Point Blank (starring Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, Marcia Gay Harden, Teyonah Parris) – action thriller, remake of the 2010 film; an emergency room nurse teams up with an injured murder suspect to save his wife.
  • Stuber (starring Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales) – action comedy; an Uber driver (Nanjiani) becomes part of a police officer’s (Bautista) operation.

Spotlight

Toy Story 4

Voice cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Joan Cusack

Director: Josh Cooley

Tagline: Get ready to hit the road.

  • Animation; Woody (Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Allen), and the rest of the toy gang, including a new toy named Forky (Hale), embark on a road trip with Bonnie and cross paths with old friends.
  • Is the fourth instalment in Pixar’s Toy Story series and the sequel to 2010’s Toy Story 3.
  • Had a $200 million budget; has made $650 million in less than three weeks.
  • Has received positive reviews, earning praise for its story, animation, and vocal performances, although some found it less essential than the previous instalments.
  • Marks the directorial debut of Josh Cooley.
  • Features music by Randy Newman.
  • Could potentially be followed by a sequel in the future. A spin-off short-form series, Forky Asks a Question, will debut on the Disney+ streaming service upon its launch in November.

Star

Anna Louise Friel

  • Born on 12th July 1976 in Rochdale, England.
  • Has a brother, Michael, who is a physician.
  • Trained as an actress at Oldham Theatre Workshop.
  • Made her acting debut at age 13 in the television miniseries G.B.H (1991).
  • Gained fame for her stint on the British soap opera Brookside (1993 – 1995) and international prominence for her role in the American comedy drama Pushing Daisies (2007 – 2009). Has since appeared in series including Odyssey (2015) and Marcella (2016 – present).
  • Made her film debut in The Land Girls (1998). Has gone on to appear in various movies, such as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), Rogue Trader (1999), Timeline (2003), Land of the Lost (2009), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), Limitless (2011), and I.T. (2016).
  • Upcoming projects include the television miniseries Deep Water (2019).
  • Was in a relationship with actor David Thewlis from 2001 till 2010; they have a daughter Gracie (born July 2005) together.

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