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By Sameen Amer
Fri, 12, 19

The Aeronauts (starring Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne) – biographical adventure....

Coming Soon

Out this week

* Albums

  • LP1 by Liam Payne: First solo album by the former One Direction singer; includes the singles ‘Strip That Down’ (featuring Quavo), ‘Get Low’ (with Zedd), ‘For You’ (with Rita Ora), ‘Familiar’ (with J Balvin), and ‘Polaroid’ (with Jonas Blue and Lennon Stella).
  • Romance by Camila Cabello: Second solo album by the former Fifth Harmony singer; follows last year’s Camila (2018); includes the songs ‘Liar’, ‘Shameless’, ‘Cry for Me’, ‘Easy’, ‘Living Proof’, and ‘Señorita’ (with Shawn Mendes).
  • Also out this week: Who, the twelfth album by English rock band The Who; American duo The Chainsmokers’ third album, World War Joy; and Bad Vibes Forever, the second posthumous album by rapper XXXTentacion.

* Movies

  • A Million Little Pieces (starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Odessa Young) – drama, based on the James Frey book; a drug addict (Taylor-Johnson) ends up in a rehabilitation centre while attempting to quit his addiction.
  • The Aeronauts (starring Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne) – biographical adventure; a pilot (Jones) and a weather scientist (Redmayne) fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon.
  • Playmobil: The Movie (with the voices of Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman) – animated fantasy, based on the German toy line; a girl (Taylor-Joy) and her brother (Bateman) are transported to the Playmobil world.

Star

Judd Apatow

  • Born on 6th December 1967 in Queens, New York, U.S.
  • Has an older brother, Robert, and a younger sister, Mia.
  • Parents divorced when he was a child.
  • Was drawn towards comedy at a young age.
  • Started performing stand-up comedy when he was seventeen.
  • Worked as a writer and producer in the ‘90s.
  • Founded Apatow Productions in 1999, through which he has since produced and developed television series including Freaks and Geeks (1999 – 2000), Girls (2012 – 2017), Love (2016 – 2018), and Crashing (2017 – 2019), and directed films including The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009), This Is 40 (2012), and Trainwreck (2015).
  • Has been married to actress Leslie Mann since 1997. They have two daughters, Maude and Iris.
  • Has received awards for his advocacy and support of women in the arts.

Spotlight

Charlie's Angels

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, Patrick Stewart

Director: Elizabeth Banks

Tagline: Sworn to secrecy, bound by sisterhood.

  • Action comedy; a new generation of Angels work on a case involving a dangerous technology.
  • Is the third instalment of the film series; serves as a continuation of the story that began with the television series.
  • Had an estimated budget of around $50 million; has made nearly $52 million in almost three weeks, failing to generate public interest.
  • Has received mixed to negative reviews; critics found the film formulaic, while viewers’ response has been overwhelmingly negative.
  • Features extensive use to weaponry in contrast to the two previous movies in which the Angels relied on their martial arts skills instead.
  • Score composed by Brian Tyler. Soundtrack includes the track ‘Don't Call Me Angel’ by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey.