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THE GREEN ROOM

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By Sameen Amer
Fri, 11, 19

Has a bachelor's degree in computer science from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences in Lahore....

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* Albums

  • The Later Years 1987-2019 by Pink Floyd: An 18-disc compilation box set by the English rock band that focuses on the band's post-Roger Waters era. Contains updated and remixed versions of songs as well as live performances and previously unreleased studio recordings.

* Movies

  • Knives Out (starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer) - mystery comedy; a detective (Craig) investigates the death of a patriarch (Plummer) at a family gathering.
  • Queen & Slim (starring Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Chlo‘ Sevigny, Flea) - romantic thriller; a couple's first date goes awry when a policeman pulls them over.
  • The Two Popes (starring Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce) - biographical drama, based on the 2017 play The Pope; conservative Pope Benedict (Hopkins) forms a friendship with liberal future Pope Francis (Pryce).

Star

Fawad Afzal Khan

  • Born on 29th November 1981 in Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Has two sisters, Aliya and Sana.
  • Was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 17.
  • Did his A-Levels from Lahore Grammar School.
  • Has a bachelor's degree in computer science from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences in Lahore.
  • Gained recognition as the lead singer of the band Entity Paradigm after their participation in Pepsi Battle of the Bands in 2002. The group released one album, Irtiqa (2003).
  • Starred in the 2001 sitcom Jutt and Bond, earning more fame as an actor after appearing in the film Khuda Kay Liye (2007). Subsequently starred in television dramas including Dastaan (2010), Humsafar (2011), and Zindagi Gulzar Hai (2012), and the Bollywood film Khoobsurat (2014).
  • Upcoming projects include the movie The Legend of Maula Jatt (2019).
  • Has been married to his wife, Sadaf Khan, since 2005. They have a son, Aayaan, and a daughter, Elayna.

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Spotlight

Ford v Ferrari

Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas

Director: James Mangold

Tagline: They took the American dream for a ride.

  • Sports drama; American visionary car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and British driver Ken Miles (Bale) work to build a revolutionary race car for Ford that can challenge dominant Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
  • Is based on the historic rivalry between Ford and Ferrari.
  • Is titled Le Mans '66 in the UK and other territories.
  • Had a budget of $97.6 million; has made around $104 million in less than two weeks.
  • Has received praise from critics, especially for the acting and racing sequences.
  • Christian Bale had to lose 70 pounds between his part in Vice (2018) (for which he had to put on 40 pounds) and his role in Ford V Ferrari.
  • Score composed by Marco Beltrami.