Out this week
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Also born today: Malala Yousafzai, Natalie Martinez, Gareth Gates, Kristen Connolly, Michelle Rodriguez, Topher Grace, Brock Lesnar, Steve Howey, Phil Lord, Jake Wood