Out this week
- After Hours by The Weeknd: Fourth album by the Canadian singer; follows 2016’s Starboy; includes the singles ‘Heartless’ and ‘Blinding Lights’.
- Also out this week: I Am Not a Dog on a Chain, the thirteenth album by English artist Morrissey; American singer Adam Lambert’s fourth record, Velvet; Kelsea, the third album by country singer Kelsea Ballerini; and English singer Fleur East’s second album, Fearless.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson): Scientists devote their lives to decoding the Operations of Nature, which are oblivious to your culture and politics. When legions of experts alert society of impending catastrophe, yet warnings go unheeded, with fatal consequences, I’m left weeping for the future of civilization.
- Kari Byron (@KariByron): Having kids home from school for a month is going to be an experiment in parenting. I have been pointing families to http://ProjectExplorer.org for edutainment that includes lesson plans.
- James Gunn (@JamesGunn): ... Multiple viral texts have been spreading recently - whether it’s the list of wonky recommendations from a supposed Stanford scientist or inside news from the Pentagon that a national lockdown is coming, please double check things online before sending to others.
Ruby Rose Langenheim
- Born on 20th March 1986 in Melbourne, Australia.
- Rose to prominence as a VJ on MTV Australia before getting several modelling gigs.
- Came to global attention for her role in season three of Orange Is the New Black (2015 - 2016).
- Has since appeared in films including Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016), XXX: Return of Xander Cage (2017), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), Pitch Perfect 3 (2017), and The Meg (2018).
- Currently stars in the Arrowverse television series Batwoman (2019 - present).
- Upcoming projects include the films SAS: Red Notice and The Doorman.
- Is genderfluid.
- Has bipolar disorder and clinical depression.
- Is a vegan. Supports animal rights.
Also born today: Freema Agyeman, Chester Bennington, Alex Kapranos, Michael Rapaport, David Thewlis, Kathy Ireland, Holly Hunter, Spike Lee
The Call of the Wild
Cast: Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford
Director: Chris Sanders
Tagline: Based on the legendary novel
- Adventure; a stolen dog, struggling for survival in the wilds of the Yukon, befriends an old man (Ford).
- Is based on the 1903 Jack London novel The Call of the Wild which previously had a 1935 film adaptation as well.
- Had an eco-friendly production in honour of London’s love of nature.
- Had a budget of around $125-150 million. Has made over $107 million in nearly a month, bombing at the box office; could lose the studio as much as $50-100 million.
- Has received mixed reviews from critics who praised the tone but criticised the CGI.
- Score composed by John Powell.