By Sameen Amer
Fri, 09, 21

Upcoming projects include the war drama film Operation Mincemeat and the crime drama streaming series The Staircase...



Out this week

* Albums

  • Star-Crossed by Kacey Musgraves: Fifth album by the country singer; follows 2018’s Golden Hour; includes the songs ‘Justified’, ‘Cherry Blossom’, ‘Simple Times’, and ‘If This Was a Movie’.
  • Friends That Break Your Heart by James Blake: The English singer-songwriter’s fifth album; comes after 2019’s Assume Form; includes the singles ‘Say What You Will’ and ‘Life Is Not the Same’.

* Movies


  • The Card Counter (starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Willem Dafoe) – crime drama; a former serviceman turned gambler (Isaac) tries to reform a young man (Sheridan) seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from his past.
  • Queenpins (starring Kristen Bell, Vince Vaughn, Paul Walter Hauser, Kirby Howell-Baptiste) – comedy; two housewives create a coupon scam.
  • Kate (starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Miku Martineau, Woody Harrelson) – action; after being poisoned, a dying assassin (Winstead) seeks revenge on her killers before she dies.

  • Small Engine Repair (starring Jon Bernthal, John Pollono, Shea Whigham, Jordana Spiro) – black comedy; three lifelong friends agree to do a favour for a young woman they all like.


Colin Andrew Firth

  • Born on 10th September 1960 in Hampshire, England.
  • Is the eldest of three children; has a sister, Kate, and a brother, Jonathan, both of whom are actors.
  • Became interested in acting as a child and decided to become a professional actor in his teens.
  • Was part of up and coming British actors dubbed the Brit Pack in the mid ‘80s.
  • Gained recognition for playing Mr. Darcy in the television adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (1995).
  • Has since appeared in films including The English Patient (1996), Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Love Actually (2003), Mamma Mia! (2008) and its sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! (2018), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) as well as its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).
  • Upcoming projects include the war drama film Operation Mincemeat and the crime drama streaming series The Staircase.
  • Married Livia Giuggioli in 1997; the separated in 2019; they have two sons, Luca (born in 2001) and Matteo (born in 2003). Also has a son (born in 1990) with actress Meg Tilly.
  • Is a vocal supporter of the rights of tribal peoples and refugees.




Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Williams, Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen

Director: Nia DaCosta

Tagline: Say it.

  • Supernatural slasher thriller; an artist (Abdul-Mateen II) unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unleashes a wave of violence.
  • Is the fourth film in the Candyman film series, and a direct sequel to the original 1992 film of the same name.
  • Was delayed three times from an original June 2020 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Had a $25 million budget; has grossed over $32 million in a week.
  • Has received positive reviews from critics, earning praise for its blend of social commentary and horror.
  • Jordan Peele served as a writer and a producer for the project.
  • Score composed by Robert A. A. Lowe.