Out this week
Plastic Hearts by Miley Cyrus: Seventh album by the American singer; follows 2017’s Younger Now; was originally titled She is Miley Cyrus and set to be released in 2019; includes the songs ‘Prisoner’ (featuring Dua Lipa), ‘Night Crawling’ (featuring Billy Idol), and ‘Bad Karma’ (featuring Joan Jett).
Superintelligence (starring Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Brian Tyree Henry, Jean Smart, James Corden) – comedy; a former corporate executive’s (McCarthy) life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by the world’s first super-intelligence.
Uncle Frank (starring Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, Peter Macdissi, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer) – comedy drama; while taking a road trip with his niece (Lillis), a man (Bettany) confronts his past.
Black Beauty (starring Mackenzie Foy, Kate Winslet, Claire Forlani, Iain Glen) – drama, based on the 1877 Anna Sewell novel; a girl (Foy) forges a bond with a wild horse.
- Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson): Wait, I’m confused. Who won the election?
- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn): Dad and I would play a video game called Street Surfer. I’d always win. One day he won. Woke up the next day to posters Dad had made. “Street Surfer. The King of Games. The Game of Kings.” I cried, tore up the posters, and broke the game in half. Anyway that’s our President right now.
- Born on 27th November 1985 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- Attended the Vaughan Road Academy.
- Started acting as a child, appearing in several films and television series.
- Gained prominence as an adult with roles in films including Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004), Milk (2008), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Midnight in Paris (2011), and Vice (2018), as well as the television series In Treatment (2009), The Pillars of the Earth (2010), The Newsroom (2012 – 2014), American Horror Story: Cult (2017), and Devs (2020).
- Currently appears in the series Star Trek: Picard (2020).
- Has been married to actor Joshua Leonard since 2015. They have a daughter, Wilder (born 2016).
Also born today: Professor Green, Mike Skinner, Jaleel White, Myles Kennedy, Bill Nye, Kathryn Bigelow
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Madalen Mills, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Davina Phillip, Ricky Martin
Director: David E. Talbert
Tagline: Discover a world of wishes and wonder.
- Musical fantasy; a legendary toymaker (Whitaker) and his granddaughter (Mills) try to make a magical invention that could change their lives.
- Has received positive reviews from critics who praised the film’s holiday spirit and uplifting message as well as the performances and music.
- The shops in the movie’s town Cobbleton are named after historical African American inventors.
- Score composed by John Debney.