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THE GREEN ROOM

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By Sameen Amer
Fri, 09, 20

Graduated from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Dramatic Writing in 2006...

COMING SOON

Out this week

* Albums

  • Tickets to My Downfall by Machine Gun Kelly: Fifth album by the American rapper, his first with a more pop punk-driven sound; comes after last year’s Hotel Diablo (2019); includes the songs ‘Forget Me Too’ (featuring Halsey), ‘All I Know’ (featuring Trippie Redd), ‘My Ex’s Best Friend’ (featuring Blackbear), and ‘Nothing Inside’ (featuring Iann Dior).
  • The Ascension by Sufjan Stevens: Eighth album by the American musician; follows 2015’s Carrie & Lowell; includes the singles ‘America’, ‘Video Game’, and ‘Sugar’.

Movies

  • Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Skylar Astin, Élodie Yung) – fantasy; a princess (Lee) who is second in line for the throne partakes in a secret training program for second-born royals who save the world.
  • Ava (starring Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Geena Davis, Colin Farrell) – action; when a hit goes dangerously wrong, an assassin (Chastain) has to fight for her own survival.
  • Kajillionaire (starring Evan Rachel Wood, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, Gina Rodriguez) – comedy drama; things go awry for a woman (Wood) when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join their heist.
  • The Last Shift (starring Richard Jenkins, Shane Paul McGhie, Da’Vine Joy Randolph) – comedy; a man’s (Jenkins) last shift at his fast food job takes an unexpected turn.
  • The Glorias (starring Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Timothy Hutton, Lorraine Toussaint, Janelle Monáe, Bette Midler ) – biographical film about feminist Gloria Steinem.

Star

Donald McKinley Glover Jr.

  • Born on 25th September 1983 in California, U.S.
  • Has a younger brother, Stephen, and a sister, Brianne.
  • Graduated from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Dramatic Writing in 2006.
  • Started DJing under the moniker MC D.
  • Wrote for the sitcom 30 Rock from 2006 to 2009.
  • Gained recognition for his role in the sitcom Community (2009 – 2014) and acclaim for his comedy drama Atlanta (2016 – present).
  • Has been making music under the stage name Childish Gambino. Has released four albums: Camp (2011), Because the Internet (2013), “Awaken, My Love!” (2016), and 3.15.20 (2020).
  • Has also appeared in movies including The Martian (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), and voiced Simba in The Lion King remake (2019).
  • Has two sons – Legend (born in 2016) and Drake (born in 2018) – with his partner, Michelle White.

Also born today: T.I., Clea DuVall, Santigold, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Will Smith, Heather Locklear, Mark Hamill

Spotlight

The Babysitter: Killer Queen

Cast: Judah Lewis, Emily Alyn Lind, Jenna Ortega, Robbie Amell, Andrew Bachelor, Leslie Bibb, Hana Mae Lee, Bella Thorne, Samara Weaving, Ken Marino

Director: McG

  • Comedy horror; the return of the satanic cult forces Cole (Lewis) to once again fight for his survival.
  • Is the sequel to 2017’s The Babysitter. Makes several references to its predecessor.
  • Has received negative reviews from critics who found the sequel silly and disappointing, although viewer reception has been slightly more positive.
  • Score composed by Bear McCreary.
  • Is likely to be followed by a sequel.