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THE GREEN ROOM

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By Sameen Amer
Fri, 10, 20

Based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier which has been adapted numerous times for stage and screen, including the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock film version....

COMING SOON

Out this week

* Albums

  • Love Goes by Sam Smith: Third album by the English singer; follows 2017’s The Thrill of It All; includes the singles ‘My Oasis’ (featuring Burna Boy) and ‘Diamonds’.

Also out this week: Christmas albums by Meghan Trainor, Tori Kelly, JoJo, and Goo Goo Dolls.

Movies

  • His House (starring Wunmi Mosaku. Sope Dirisu, Matt Smith) – thriller; after escaping from war-torn South Sudan, a refugee couple end up in an English town with evil lurking beneath the surface.
  • Come Play (starring Gillian Jacobs, John Gallagher Jr., Azhy Robertson, Winslow Fegley) – horror; a monster that manifests through electronic devices targets a young autistic boy (Robertson).

Awards

2020 CMT Music Awards

Winners:

Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood – ‘Drinking Alone’

Male Video: Luke Bryan – ‘One Margarita’

Female Video: Carrie Underwood – ‘Drinking Alone’

Group Video: Old Dominion – ‘One Man Band’

Duo Video: Dan + Shay – ‘I Should Probably Go To Bed’

Collaborative Video: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani – ‘Nobody But You’

Breakthrough Video: Gabby Barrett – ‘I Hope’

CMT Performance: Chris Young – ‘Drowning’ from CMT Artists Of The Year

Quarantine Video: Granger Smith - ‘Don’t Cough On Me’

CMT Equal Play Award: Jennifer Nettles

Star

Janel Parrish Long

  • Born on 30th October 1988 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
  • Has an older sister, Melissa.
  • Became interested in performing at a young age; subsequently studied acting, singing, and dancing.
  • Performed in theatre productions as a child.
  • Released her first single ‘Rainy Day’ in 2007 which also appeared on the soundtrack of her movie Bratz (2007).
  • Gained fame for her role in the teen drama Pretty Little Liars (2010 – 2017).
  • Participated in the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars (2014), finishing in third place.
  • Is currently appearing in the To All the Boys Netflix film series (2018 – present).
  • Has been married to chemical engineer Chris Long since 2018.

Spotlight

Rebecca

Cast: Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Goodman-Hill, Keeley Hawes, Sam Riley, Ann Dowd

Director: Ben Wheatley

  • Romantic thriller; a newly married young woman (James) finds herself battling the shadow of her husband’s (Hammer) mysterious late first wife.
  • Based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier which has been adapted numerous times for stage and screen, including the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock film version.
  • Has received mixed to negative reviews from critics who found the remake lacking and unnecessary.
  • Nikolaj Arcel had previously been attached to direct the movie.
  • Just as in the book and the Hitchcock film, the new wife, Mrs De Winter, is never given a first or maiden name.
  • Score composed by Clint Mansell.