By Sameen Amer
Fri, 11, 21

30 by Adele: Fourth album by the English singer; follows 2015’s 25; led by the single...


Out this week

* Albums


  • 30 by Adele: Fourth album by the English singer; follows 2015’s 25; led by the single ‘Easy on Me’; also includes the songs ‘Strangers by Nature’, ‘Cry Your Heart Out’, and ‘All Night Parking’ (with Erroll Garner).
  • Raise the Roof by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Second collaboration album by the artists; a sequel to Raising Sand (2007); includes the songs ‘Can’t Let Go’, ‘High and Lonesome’, and ‘It Don’t Bother Me’.

* Movies


  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife (starring Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd) – supernatural comedy, fourth film in the franchise; a single mother (Coon) and her two children (Wolfhard and Grace) move to a decayed farmhouse in a small town and discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters.
  • King Richard (starring Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton) – biographical drama; follows the life of the father (Smith) of Venus (Sidney) and Serena Williams (Singleton) as he raises and coaches two of the most gifted tennis players of all time.
  • C'mon C'mon (starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman) – drama; a radio journalist (Phoenix) and his precocious nephew (Norman) bond over a cross country trip.
  • Black Friday (starring Devon Sawa, Ivana Baquero, Ryan Lee) – horror comedy; employees at a toy store try to survive a zombie outbreak.


Adam Douglas Driver

  • Born on 19th November 1983 in San Diego, California, U.S.
  • Has an older sister, April.
  • Parents divorced when he was a child.
  • Served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than two years.
  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Juilliard in 2009.
  • Appeared in theatrical productions before garnering attention for his role in the comedy drama Girls (2012 – 2017).
  • Gained worldwide recognition for portraying Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015 – 2019).
  • Has also appeared in films including Frances Ha (2012), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Hungry Hearts (2014), BlacKkKlansman (2018), and Marriage Story (2019).
  • Upcoming projects include the drama film White Noise (2022) and the sci-fi thriller 65 (2022).
  • Has been married to Joanne Tucker since 2013; they have a son together.



Red Notice

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Ritu Arya, Chris Diamantopoulos

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Tagline: Pro and cons.

  • Action comedy; an FBI agent (Johnson) reluctantly teams up with an art thief (Reynolds) to catch a criminal (Gadot).
  • Was originally supposed to get a theatrical release under Universal Studios before Netflix acquired the distribution rights in 2019.
  • Had an estimated budget of around US$200 million. Is the most costly film in Netflix history.
  • Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot reportedly made over US$20 million each for their roles.
  • Has received negative reviews from critics who found the effort unexceptional and disappointing.
  • Score composed by Steve Jablonsky.

Celeb Tweets

  • Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays): Proud of our team. They deserve a heroic welcome back. The professionalism and spirit with which they played speaks volumes of what’s coming in the future for Pakistan cricket. Also must say, Australia, that was a hell of a knock and those two sweeps! Wow!
  • Mawra Hocane (@MawraHocane): Thank you for the best three weeks! You played with integrity, empathy, and so much passion. We as a nation are so, so proud of you. Well played green boys, Alhumdulillah.