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By Sameen Amer
Fri, 10, 19

Upcoming projects include the new animated Scooby Doo film Scoob! (2020)....

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* Albums

  • Walk the Sky by Alter Bridge: Sixth album by the American rock band; comes after 2016’s The Last Hero; preceded by the singles ‘Wouldn’t You Rather’, ‘Pay No Mind’, ‘Take the Crown’, ‘In the Deep’, and ‘Dying Light’.

* Movies

  • Zombieland: Double Tap (starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin) – horror comedy; Tallahassee (Harrelson), Columbus (Eisenberg), Wichita (Stone), and Little Rock (Breslin) face off against evolved zombies and come across other survivors.
  • Jojo Rabbit (starring Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell) – comedy drama; a patriotic German boy (Davis), whose imaginary friend is a zany version of Adolf Hitler (Waititi), finds out that his mother (Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (McKenzie) in their attic.
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor) – fantasy; Maleficent (Jolie) and her goddaughter Aurora (Fanning) find themselves on opposite sides of an impending war.
  • The Lighthouse (starring Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson) – horror; two lighthouse keepers (Dafoe and Pattinson) battle isolation and loneliness.
  • Wounds (starring Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, Zazie Beetz) – horror; after a bartender (Hammer) picks up a phone left behind at his bar, a series of inexplicable events begin to unravel his life.

Star

Zachary David Alexander Efron

  • Born on 18th October 1987 in California, U.S.
  • Has a brother, Dylan.
  • Started acting as a child.
  • Had guest roles on several television series and had a recurring role on the series Summerland (2004 - 2005) before rocketing to fame for starring in Disney’s High School Musical franchise (2006 - 2008).
  • Has since appeared in movies including Hairspray (2007), 17 Again (2009), Neighbors (2014), Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Baywatch (2017), The Greatest Showman (2017), and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019).
  • Upcoming projects include the new animated Scooby Doo film Scoob! (2020).
  • Also has a YouTube channel that hosts weekly series about fitness and outdoor activities.
  • Was in a relationship with his HSM co-star Vanessa Hudgens from 2005 to 2010 and model Sami Miró from 2014 to 2016.
  • Struggled with alcoholism and substance abuse before seeking treatment in 2013.

Also born today: Tyler Posey, Freida Pinto, Ne-Yo, Rhod Gilbert, Chuck Lorre, Pam Dawber

Spotlight

Joker

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Director: Todd Phillips

Tagline: Put on a happy face.

  • Thriller; a mistreated, mentally-troubled comedian (Phoenix) goes on a downward spiral.
  • Is based on the DC Comics character, telling his origin story.
  • Intends to launch DC Black, a line of DC Comics-based films, unrelated to the DCEU, with a darker tone.
  • Had a budget of around $55–70 million; has made over $544 million in less than two weeks.
  • Has generated a mixed reception; critics have praised Phoenix’s performance but some have decried the films violence and portrayal of mental illness.
  • Joaquin Phoenix lost over 50 pounds for the role.
  • Score composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir.