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BINGE WATCH THIS:
Netflix’s The Kominsky Method is unfortunately coming to an end, with the third and final season available from 28 May. The critically-acclaimed series from Chuck Lorre follows the shenanigans of screen legend Michael Douglas as Sandy Kominsky, an aging former actor and now a respected acting coach. He is joined by Sarah Baker as daughter Mindy and Kathleen Turner as ex-wife Roz Volander, alongside appearances from Lisa Edelstein, Haley Joel Osment and Paul Reiser. Oh, and Morgan Freeman and Barry Levinson are also guest stars! Sadly Alan Arkin will not be returning as agent and friend Norman Newlander, but as Netflix has said, one thing is certain: ‘This season of The Kominsky Method deals with money, death, love, murder, and dreams coming true. In other words, the usual.’
GET THE POPCORN FOR THIS:
Cruella is a new interpretation of the character first seen in Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmations, and Disney’s animated One Hundred and One Dalmations. This new live-action version is set in 1970s London and stars Emma Stone as Estella de Vil, an aspiring fashion designer; in her words, ‘Brilliant. Bad. A Little Bit Mad’. As her obsession over dog furs continues to grow, especially Dalmatians, she becomes the villainous Cruella de Vil. The film also stars Dame Emma Thompson as Baroness von Hellman, a renowned fashion legend who was Cruella’s boss and is pivotal in her transformation. Cruella will be released theatrically (to be confirmed in Qatar – see note below) and on Disney+ Premier Access on 28 May.
Note: Cinemas and theatres are due to reopen in Qatar on 28 May, at 30% capacity for fully vaccinated people and over 16 years of age. Read more about the gradual lifting of restrictions
SETTLE IN WITH A CUP OF TEA AND READ THIS:
Taylor Jenkins Reid‘s long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller Daisy Jones & the Six is Malibu Rising. Set in August 1983, four famous siblings throw a party to celebrate the end of the summer. Reid faithfully recreates the glamour and excess of 1980s California mixed in with flashbacks to the 1950s, as the story of the Riva family unfolds. This will be an unforgettable night for the family, as the party gets out of control, and the loves and secrets that are part of the dynasty will all come bubbling to the surface… The bonds between the siblings will be severely tested. Reviewers are already calling this book this summer’s must-read novel.
CRANK UP THE VOLUME FOR THIS:
Out on 28 May is the 19th studio album from Moby, Reprise, featuring hits from throughout his 30-year career. The songs have new orchestral and acoustic rearrangements where Moby is joined by the Budapest Art Orchestra, and sung by guest artists such as Grammy-award winning Gregory Porter on Natural Blues. There is also a sensational cover of David Bowie’s Heroes. Released the same day is Moby Doc, a documentary co-written by Moby about his personal life, becoming a successful solo artist and his work as an animal activist.
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Author: Sarah Palmer
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