Out this week
* Songwriter by Richard Marx: Thirteenth studio album by the American singer; comes after 2020’s Limitless; includes the songs ‘Just Go’, ‘Same Heartbreak, Different Day’, ‘One Day Longer’, and ‘Shame On You’.
* Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (starring Jaeden Martell, Donald Sutherland, Kirby Howell-Baptiste) – horror, based on the Stephen King novella; a lonely boy (Martell) is shocked when he receives a response from his deceased elderly friend’s (Sutherland) phone.
* Luckiest Girl Alive (starring Mila Kunis, Finn Wittrock, Scoot McNairy) – thriller; a trauma makes a woman’s (Kunis) life fall apart.
* Hocus Pocus 2 (starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Doug Jones) – supernatural comedy, sequel to the 1993 film; three high-school students must work together to stop the Sanderson sisters who have returned to present-day Salem.
* The Good House (starring Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Morena Baccarin) – comedy drama, based on the 2013 Ann Leary novel; a woman’s (Weaver) life begins to unravel when she hooks up with an old flame.
* Dead for a Dollar (starring Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, Rachel Brosnahan) – Western; a famed bounty hunter (Waltz) is hired to find a missing wife (Brosnahan) and must also confront his sworn enemy (Dafoe).
Cast: Camila Mendes, Maya Hawke, Austin Abrams, Rish Shah, Talia Ryder, Alisha Boe
Director : Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Tagline: I’ll do yours if you do mine.
*Black comedy; two high school students (Mendes, Hawke) make a plan to exact revenge on each other’s tormentors.
*Is loosely inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1951), which was itself an adaptation of the 1950 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith.
*Has received positive reviews from critics who praised the leads’ acting, the satire, and the homage it pays to teen classics.
*Score composed by Este Haim and Amanda Yamate.
Kieran Kyle Culkin
* Born on 30th September 1982 in New York City, U.S.
* Is one of seven siblings, including brothers Macaulay and Rory, both of whom are actors.
* Made his acting debut with a small part in his brother Macaulay’s film Home Alone (1990).
* Worked as a child actor before getting his career breakthrough in the film Igby Goes Down (2002).
* Has also appeared in films including Paper Man (2009), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Margaret (2011), and No Sudden Move (2021).
* Currently stars in the hit HBO satirical black comedy drama Succession (2018 – present).
* Married Jazz Charton in 2013. They have two children: daughter Kinsey (born 2019) and son Wilder (born 2021).