Out this week
* dance fever by Florence and the Machine: The fifth album by the English indie rock band; comes after 2018’s High as Hope; includes the singles ‘King’, ‘Heaven Is Here’, ‘My Love’ and ‘Free’.
* Mr. Morale and Big Steps by Kendrick Lamar: Fifth album by the American rapper; follows Damn from 2017; led by single ‘The Heart Part 5’.
* Ground Meat Operation (with Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilton, Johnny Flynn, Jason Isaacs) – war drama; during World War II, British intelligence officers use a dead body and false papers to trick German troops.
* Fire starter (with Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon) – horror, based on Stephen King’s 1980 novel; after a young girl (Armstrong) develops pyrokinesis, her father (Efron) must protect her from those who want to capture and control her.
* Secondary year (with Rebel Wilson, Justin Hartley, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao) – comedy; After missing her prom due to a 20-year coma, a 37-year-old woman (Wilson) re-enrolls in school with dreams of becoming prom queen.
* Sneakerella (with Chosen Jacobs, Lexi Underwood) – musical, reimagining of Cinderella; The aspiring sneaker designer (Jacobs) falls in love with the daughter (Underwood) of a basketball star.
Robert DouglasThomas Pattinson
* Born May 13, 1986 in London, England.
* Is the youngest of three children; has two older sisters, Elizabeth and Victoria.
* Started playing guitar and piano as a child.
* Worked as a model during her teenage years.
* Began his film career playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) before gaining worldwide recognition for playing Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga film series (2008-2012).
* Has since starred in films such as Remember Me (2010), Water for Elephants (2011), Cosmopolis (2012), The Lost City of Z(2016), Good Time (2017), High Life (2018), The Lighthouse (2019), Tenet (2020) and The Batman (2022).
* Upcoming projects include the as-yet-untitled film based on Edward Ashton’s sci-fi novel Mickey7.
* Has been in a relationship with model Suki Waterhouse since 2018.
The man from the north
Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, Willem Dafoe
Director: Robert Egger
Slogan : Conquer your destiny.
* Historical fiction epic; a Viking prince (Skarsgård) embarks on a quest to avenge the murder of his father.
* Based on the Norse legend of Amleth.
* Set primarily in 914 CE at the start of the settlement of Iceland.
* Earned approximately $50 million on a budget of $70-90 million.
*Was critically acclaimed, with reviewers praising the visuals, intensity and atmosphere.
* Bill Skarsgård (Alexander’s brother) was supposed to appear in the film but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts; he was replaced by Gustav Lindh.
* Score composed by Robin Carolan, Sebastian Gainsborough.