Out this week
- Heaven & Hell by Ava Max: Debut album by the American singer; includes the singles ‘Sweet but Psycho’, ‘So Am I’, ‘Torn’, ‘Salt’, ‘Kings & Queens’, ‘Who’s Laughing Now’, and ‘OMG What’s Happening’.
- Alicia by Alicia Keys: Seventh album by the singer; comes after 2016’s Here; includes the songs ‘Show Me Love’ (featuring Miguel) and ‘So Done’ (featuring Khalid).
- Enola Holmes (starring Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter) – mystery, based on Nancy Springer’s book; Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister (Brown) embarks on a quest to find her missing mother (Carter).
- Antebellum (starring Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe) – horror; a modern-day African American woman (Monáe) must escape from a 19th-century slave plantation and find a way back to her own time.
- The Nest (starring Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Charlie Shotwell) – thriller; a family’s lives take a turn after they move from America to England.
James Paul Marsden
- Born on 18th September 1973 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.
- Parents divorced when he was nine years old.
- Has four siblings: two sisters and two brothers.
- Made guest appearances in several television series before gaining prominence for portraying Cyclops in the X-Men film series (2000 – 2014).
- Has since appeared in several movies including Hairspray (2007), Enchanted (2007), 27 Dresses (2007), The Box (2009), Straw Dogs (2011), Hop (2011), The Best of Me (2014), and Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), as well as television series like Westworld (2016–2018) and Dead to Me (2019 - present).
- Upcoming projects include the miniseries The Stand (2020) and the Sonic the Hedgehog sequel (2022).
- Was married to Lisa Linde from 2000 till their divorce in 2011. They have two children: a son (born 2001) and a daughter (born 2005). Also has a son (born 2012) with model Rose Costa.
Also born today: Jason Sudeikis, Xzibit, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Amstrong, Aisha Tyler
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Cast: Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, David Thewlis, and Guy Boyd
Director: Charlie Kaufman
- Psychological thriller; a young woman (Buckley) contemplates ending her six-week relationship with her boyfriend (Plemons) while taking a trip to meet his parents (Collette, Thewlis) but things take a strange turn.
- Based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Iain Reid.
- Has received positive reviews from critics who praised the acting and unsettling elements, although many viewers found the film confusing.
- Brie Larson was initially cast in the main part but was eventually replaced by Jessie Buckley.
- Score composed by Jay Wadley.