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THE GREEN ROOM

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By Sameen Amer
Fri, 01, 20

Started performing comedy before being cast on The Daily Show where he worked from 2002 to 2006....

COMING SOON

Out this week

* Albums

  • Hotspot by Pet Shop Boys: Fourteenth album by the English synth-pop duo; follows 2016’s Super; led by the single ‘Dreamland’ (featuring Years & Years).
  • Music to Be Murdered By by Eminem: Eleventh album by the American rapper; comes after 2018’s Kamikaze; features collaborations with artists including Juice Wrld, Ed Sheeran, Q-Tip, Skylar Grey, and Anderson .Paak.

* Movies

  • The Gentlemen (starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding) – action comedy; a drug lord tries to sell off his empire to a dynasty of billionaires.
  • The Last Full Measure (starring Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris) – war drama; a Pentagon staffer (Stan) uncovers a high-level conspiracy while investigating a Medal of Honor request for a fallen Pararescueman (Irvine).
  • The Turning (starring Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, Joely Richardson) – horror, adaptation of Henry James’s 1898 story The Turn of the Screw; a nanny (Davis) is charged with the care of two disturbed orphans (Prince and Wolfhard).
  • The Night House (starring Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Stacy Martin) – horror; a widow uncovers her deceased husband’s disturbing secrets.

Celeb Tweets

  • Julius Sharpe (@juliussharpe): Excited about slo-mo selfies because the big problem with selfies is they don’t waste enough time.
  • Bette Midler (@BetteMidler): Damn, the political news is so relentless, I could honestly just go for a little hit of juicy celebrity gossip. Do I have to do everything myself? Fine. “Bette Midler admits she is in an extra-marital thrupple with chips AND salsa!”
  • Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus): Look. If I can get My Chemical Romance and the Jonas Brothers back together, I can definitely get Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston back together. 2020 is the year I’m gonna make it happen.

Star

Edward Parker Helms

  • Born on 24th January 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
  • Has two siblings, older sister Susan and brother John.
  • Had open-heart surgery to correct a severe congenital heart defect when he was 14.
  • Was a geology major at college but switched to film theory and technology, graduating in 1996.
  • Started performing comedy before being cast on The Daily Show where he worked from 2002 to 2006.
  • Gained recognition for his performances on the sitcom The Office (2006 – 2013) and The Hangover film trilogy (2009 – 2013).
  • Upcoming projects include the comedy films Coffee & Kareem (2020) and Togetherish (2020).
  • Plays banjo, guitar, and piano. Is in the bluegrass band The Lonesome Trio.

Spotlight

The Grudge

Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, Jacki Weaver

Director: Nicolas Pesce

Tagline: It’ll never let you go.

  • Supernatural horror; a police detective (Riseborough) investigates several murders that are seemingly connected to a house.
  • Is the fourth film in the American The Grudge series (2004 – present), the first instalment of which was a remake of the Japanese horror film Ju-On: The Grudge (2002).
  • Is a sequel to the 2004 film; takes place during and after the events of its predecessor.
  • Has made $36 million on a $10 million budget.
  • Has received negative reviews from critics who found the movie unexciting.
  • Might be followed by a sequel. A crossover between The Grudge and The Ring film series might also happen.