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THE GREEN ROOM

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By Sameen Amer
Fri, 01, 22

Subsequently joined Nirvana in 1990. The group earned global acclaim, before disbanding after the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain in 1994....

COMING SOON

Out this week

*Albums

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* Brightside by The Lumineers: Fourth album by the American indie folk band; follows 2019’s III; includes the singles ‘Big Shot’ and ‘A.M. Radio’.

* Fix Yourself, Not the World by The Wombats: The British rock band’s fifth album, the follow-up to Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life (2018); includes the songs ‘Method to the Madness’, ‘If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming with You’, ‘Ready for the High’, and ‘Everything I Love Is Going to Die’.

*Albums

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* Scream (starring Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Neve Campbell) – slasher thriller, fifth instalment in the series; a new killer dons the Ghostface mask and starts targeting a group of teenagers.

* Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (with the voices of Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Steve Buscemi, Brian Hull) – animation, fourth and final instalment of the franchise; a haywire invention transforms Drac (Hull) and his monster pals into humans while Johnny (Samberg) becomes a monster.

* The 355 (starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Fan Bingbing) – action thriller; a group of international spies must work together to stop a terrorist organization from starting World War III.

STAR

David Eric Grohl

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* Born on 14th January 1969 in Warren, Ohio, U.S.

* Has an elder sister, Lisa.

* Parents divorced when he was 7.

* Dropped out of high school in his junior year at the age of 17 to become the drummer of Scream. Toured extensively with the band till they disbanded in 1990.

* Subsequently joined Nirvana in 1990. The group earned global acclaim, before disbanding after the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain in 1994.

* Formed Foo Fighters in 1994 as a one-man project, eventually assembling a band to record and tour under the name. The outfit has released ten albums and earned numerous accolades, including 12 Grammy Awards.

* Has been married twice: to Jennifer Leigh Youngblood (1994 – 1997; divorced) and Jordyn Blum (2003 – present; they have 3 daughters together).

Also born today: Grant Gustin, Jason Bateman, LL Cool J, Emily Watson, Steven Soderbergh, T Bone Burnett, Faye Dunaway

SPOTLIGHT

Spider-Man: No Way Home

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Starring: Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau

Directed by: Jon Watts

* Action; Peter Parker (Holland) asks Dr. Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) to use magic to make his Spider-Man identity a secret again, but the spell goes wrong, allowing villains from alternate realities to enter his universe.

* Is the 27th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

* Was developed after negotiations between Sony and Marvel Studios.

* Had a budget of $200 million; has made around $1.4 billion at the box office, making it the highest grossing film released in 2021.

* Has received positive reviews, with critics praising the acting, humour, and emotional impact, and finding the film entertaining and satisfying.

* Score composed by Michael Giacchino.

* A sequel is in development.