Out this week
- Why Me? Why Not. by Liam Gallagher: Second solo album by the English singer; follows 2017’s As You Were; includes the singles ‘Shockwave’, ‘The River’, ‘Once’, and ‘One of Us’.
- Cause and Effect by Keane: Fifth album by the English pop rock band, their first new release since 2012’s Strangeland; includes the songs ‘The Way I Feel’ and ‘Love Too Much’.
- Nine by Blink-182: The American rock band’s eighth studio album (their ninth release including their demo album, Buddha (1994)); follows 2016’s California; preceded by the singles ‘Blame It on My Youth’, ‘Generational Divide’, ‘Happy Days’, ‘Darkside’, and ‘I Really Wish I Hated You’.
- Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling): For me, home ownership largely consists of me identifying beeping sounds around the house and not knowing how to turn them off.
- Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus): It’s crazy to think that just a few years ago we lived in a world where phones only had ONE CAMERA.
- Karen Gillan (@karengillan): Just went to see Hustlers. My god I loved it! It’s a brilliantly fun night out at the cinema while being an art house gem with fascinating social commentary! It’s BOTH! At the SAME TIME! @LoreneScafaria is a force to be reckoned with.
It Chapter Two
Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jaeden Martell, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård
Director: Andy Muschietti
Tagline: It ends.
- Horror; 27 years after defeating Pennywise (Skarsgård), the now-grown-up Losers Club reunite as It returns to terrorize the town again.
- Is the sequel to the 2017 film It.
- Is based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King.
- Had a budget of around $70 million; has made more than $320 million in less than two weeks.
- Has received mixed reviews; the acting and themes have been praised, but the film has been deemed overlong and not as scary as its predecessor.
- Stephen King makes a cameo in the film as a pawn shop keeper.
- Score composed by Benjamin Wallfisch
- Ad Astra (starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland) – sci-fi thriller; an astronaut (Pitt) goes into space to find his missing father (Jones) and unravel a mystery that threatens the solar system.
- Rambo: Last Blood (starring Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta) – action, fifth instalment in the Rambo franchise; John Rambo (Stallone) must save his niece who has been taken hostage by a Mexican cartel.
- Bloodline (starring Seann William Scott, Mariela Garriga, Dale Dickey, Kevin Carroll) – horror; a dark man’s (Scott) violent tendencies awaken.
- Running with the Devil (starring Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne) – action; a CEO sends two executives to investigate why shipments of drugs are being hijacked.
Jonathan Edward Bernthal
- Born on 20th September 1976 in Washington, D.C., U.S.
- Has two brothers, Nicholas and Thomas.
- Trained at acting school in Russia, joining the Moscow Art Theatre. Also played on a Russian professional baseball team during his time there.
- Started a career in theatre before getting roles in television.
- Gained recognition for his stint on the horror series The Walking Dead (2010 – 2012).
- Has since appeared in films including The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Fury (2014), Sicario (2014), The Accountant (2016), Baby Driver (2017), and Widows (2018).
- Also starred in the titular role in the Marvel series The Punisher (2017 – 2019).
- Upcoming projects include the films Ford v Ferrari (2019) and The Many Saints of Newark (2020).
- Has been married to nurse Erin Angle, who is the niece of wrestler Kurt Angle, since 2010. They have two sons, Henry (born 2011) and Billy (born 2013), and a daughter, Adeline (born 2015).
- Has three pit bulls.