Out this week
- The Myth of the Happily Ever After by Biffy Clyro: Ninth album by the Scottish rock band; accompanies their 2020 record A Celebration of Endings; includes the singles ‘Unknown Male 01’ and ‘A Hunger in Your Haunt’.
- Blue Banisters by Lana Del Rey: Eighth studio release by the American singer; follows Chemtrails over the Country Club that came out earlier this year; includes the singles ‘Text Book’, ‘Wildflower Wildfire’, and ‘Arcadia’.
- Dune (starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård) – sci-fi, based on the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert; the son (Chalamet) of a noble family is thrust into war on a dangerous planet as malevolent forces fight over the planet’s precious resources.
- The French Dispatch (starring Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet) – comedy drama anthology; follows three different storylines, as an outpost of an American newspaper creates its final issue.
- Ron’s Gone Wrong (starring Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Olivia Colman, Ed Helms) – animation; an awkward kid (Grazer) and his malfunctioning digitally-connected robot (Galifianakis) find themselves on a journey that will teach them about true friendship.
- The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Olivia Colman) – biographical drama; an English artist (Cumberbatch) rises to prominence for his surreal cat paintings.
Robert John Odenkirk
- Born on 22nd October 1962 in Berwyn, Illinois, U.S.
- Is one of seven siblings.
- Parents are divorced.
- Started working as a comedy writer, eventually joining the writing staff of Saturday Night Live (1987 – 1991).
- Appeared on television shows and had minor parts in films before creating Mr. Show (1995 – 1998) with David Cross that earned the duo a * fan following.
- Eventually gained global recognition for portraying lawyer Saul Goodman on the crime drama series Breaking Bad (2009 – 2013) and its spin-* off Better Call Saul (2015 – present).
- Has also appeared in films including Nebraska (2013), The Post (2017), Incredibles 2 (2018), Little Women (2019), and Nobody (2021).
- Is set to release his memoir Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama in March 2022.
- Has been married to Naomi Yomtov since 1997. They have two children.
No Time to Die
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
- Action; an old friend asks a retired Bond (Craig) for help, sending him on the trail of a villain who has dangerous new technology.
- Is the 25th film in the James Bond series.
- Is Daniel Craig’s fifth and final appearance as James Bond, ending his 15 year tenure as the character.
- Had a budget of around $250 to 300 million. Has made over $330 million in its first week.
- Has received positive reviews from critics who praised the action, direction, and performances.
- Cary Joji Fukunaga replaced Danny Boyle as the film’s director after the latter left the project due to creative differences, making Fukunaga the first American director as well as the first director of Asian heritage to helm a James Bond film.
- Score composed by Hans Zimmer (who replaced the departing Dan Romer in the role). Billie Eilish performed the film’s theme song, making her, at the age of 18, the youngest artist to record a James Bond theme.