Out this week
- Music of the Spheres by Coldplay: Ninth album by the British rock band; follows 2019’s Everyday Life; includes the songs ‘Let Somebody Go’ (with Selena Gomez), ‘Human Heart’ (with We Are King and Jacob Collier), and ‘My Universe’ (with BTS).
- Optimist by Finneas: Debut album by the singer-songwriter; led by the single ‘A Concert Six Months From Now’.
- Halloween Kills (starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton) – slasher horror, twelfth instalment in the Halloween franchise; Laurie Strode (Curtis) and her family fend off Michael Myers with the help of other survivors.
- The Last Duel (starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck) – historical drama, based on Eric Jager’s non-fiction book; in the last legally sanctioned duel in France’s history, a knight (Damon) combats his friend (Driver) who has been accused by the former’s wife (Comer) of rape.
- Extinct (starring Adam DeVine, Rachel Bloom, Zazie Beetz, Ken Jeong) – animated adventure; a pair of sibling flummels (DeVine and Bloom) time-travel from the Galapagos Islands in 1835 to present-day Shanghai and are horrified to discover that their species has become extinct.
Jessica Lois Ware
- Born on 15th October 1984 in London, England.
- Has an older sister, actress Hannah Ware, and a younger brother, doctor Alex.
- Parents divorced when she was 10.
- Graduated with a degree in English literature from the University of Sussex.
- Briefly worked as a journalist before embarking on a music career.
- Released her debut album Devotion in 2012 to critical acclaim. Has since released three more albums: Tough Love (2014), Glasshouse (2017), and What’s Your Pleasure? (2020).
- Has been presenting a food podcast called Table Manners with her mother since 2017.
- Has been married to her childhood friend, Sam Burrows, since 2014. They have three children: a *daughter and two sons.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, Woody Harrelson
Director: Andy Serkis
- Action; Brock (Hardy) struggles to adjust to life as the host of the alien symbiote Venom, while a serial killer (Harrelson) becomes the host of a chaotic spawn of Venom.
- Is the sequel to 2018’s Venom.
- Is the second film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.
- Had a budget of around $110 million; had made nearly $130 million in around a week.
- Has received mixed reviews from critics who praised the humour and Hardy’s acting but found the film incoherent.
- Score composed by Marco Beltrami. The movie features the song ‘Last One Standing’ by Skylar Grey featuring Polo G, Mozzy, and Eminem
- Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen): I apologise. The conspiracy theorists were right. There IS a secretive, global organization that preys on children, gets them hooked and profits off the harm it inflicts. This year it expects to make $117 billion. It’s called Facebook & Instagram.
- Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome): Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook doesn’t promote hate for profit. Evidently it’s just for kicks.