Out this week
- Walls by Barbra Streisand: Thirty sixth album by the American singer; comes after Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (2016); includes the singles ‘Don’t Lie to Me’, ‘Imagine / What a Wonderful World’, and ‘Lady Liberty’.
- Bohemian Rhapsody (starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello) – biographical drama about British rock band Queen, focusing on lead singer Freddie Mercury’s (Malek) life; chronicles the years leading up to Queen’s Live Aid performance in 1985.
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (starring Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen) – fantasy, a retelling of E. T. A. Hoffmann’s short story; a young girl (Foy), charged by her parents to take special care of a Nutcracker doll, is transported into a magical world.
- A Private War (starring Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander) – biographical drama, based on Marie Brenner’s 2012 article ‘Marie Colvin’s Private War’; a war correspondent (Pike) shows the true cost of conflict from the frontlines around the world.
- Junaid Khan (@CallJunaidKhan): Every content being created is meant for the audience. When they judge your product you can’t say ‘ap nain khud zindagi main kia kia he?’. We make content for the audience and not just directors, writers, technicians, etc. As soon as you press the ‘post’ button, you open your content to be viewed, judged, appreciated/ripped apart by every single person you have given access to. So take credit if appreciated and similarly if criticized, accept it, work towards improvement and move on.
- Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays): The growing stress, anxiety and depression especially in this generation, is nature’s call for us to revisit our inner selves. Connect yourself to you, discover empathy to yourself and others, and let nature be your best friend. That is the only way to sustainable peace.
- Sanam Saeed (@sanammodysaeed): Speak your mind. There is no shame in saying no.
David Lawrence Schwimmer
- Born on 2nd November 1966 in Queens, New York, U.S.
- Has an older sister, Ellie.
- Initially thought he would become a doctor.
- Developed an interest in acting after enrolling in drama class and attending acting programs.
- Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and speech from Northwestern University in 1988.
- Subsequently co-founded the Lookingglass Theatre Company.
- Made his TV debut in Police Squad! (1982) and film debut in Flight of the Intruder (1991).
- Got his breakthrough role when he was cast as Ross Geller in the sitcom Friends (1994 – 2004).
- Has since appeared in movies including The Pallbearer (1996), Kissing a Fool (1998), and Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), as well as the TV series Band of Brothers (2001) and The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016).
- Upcoming projects include the film The Laundromat.
- Was married to British artist Zoë Buckman from 2010 till their separation in 2017. They have a daughter, Cleo (born 2011), together.
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner
Director: David Gordon Green
Tagline: Face your fate.
- Horror; Laurie Strode (Curtis) prepares to face Michael Myers four decades after narrowly escaping his killing spree on Halloween night.
- Eleventh instalment in the Halloween film series, a direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same name.
- Had a budget of $10 million; has made over $172 million in less than two weeks.
- Has received positive reviews from critics who praised Curtis’s performance and considered it a return to form for the series.
- Score composed by John Carpenter with his son Cody Carpenter and The Kinks’ Dave Davies’ son Daniel Davies.
- A sequel to the film is in the works.