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Staying at Tamara's by George Ezra
It’s taken the singer-songwriter four years to provide a follow-up to his hugely successful debut album Wanted On Voyage, but it arrives next month.
Seeking inspiration of a different kind for his second LP, the album was written in a variety of locations across the globe, including a pig farm in Norfolk and an Airbnb in Barcelona. The Airbnb incidentally was owned by Tamara, who gives the album its name.
For this album, Ezra has worked once again with Athlete frontman Joel Pott and London Grammar/Florence And The Machine frequent collaborator Cam Blackwood for the production.
Boarding House Reach by Jack White
The former White Stripes man has always been a fan of old school recordings techniques, but he has taken things to extremes on his new album Boarding House Reach.
For this new album, White worked alone in a small apartment in Nashville, writing on a reel-to-reel tape recorder he purchased when he was 14, before eventually transferring recording sessions to Third Man Studio in Nashville, Sear Sound in New York City, and Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.
For this record, White has provided guitars, drums, organs, and synthesizers as well as most of the vocals, but does call upon guest spots from C.W. Stoneking and Autolux drummer Carla Azur.
May Your Kindness Remain by Courtney Marie Andrews
The rising folk star and former touring member of Jimmy Eat World, releases her fourth full-length effort this week.
Over and Out by Rick Parfitt
The Status Quo guitarist's album gets a posthumous release this week.
Although Parfitt had finished recording his guitar and vocal parts for the record, some tracks were not totally finished when he died.
To finish the project, his son Rick Parfitt Jnr, along with John ‘Rhino’ Edwards, Alan Lancaster, Queen’s Brian May and Muse’s Chris Wolstenholme have stepped in.
Now That's What I Call Music! 99 by Various Artists
The latest edition of the compilation features 45 tracks across two discs, with 18 UK Top 10 singles included, though no Number 1s are included, partly due to Drake's track 'God's Plan' dominating that particular spot.
Big hits from Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Stormzy and Justin Timberlake do make the compilation though.
Daddy's Home 2 by Sean Anders
After the original scooped almost $250 million in box office receipts, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg return to lock horns again for a second time.
In the new movie, we find Wahlberg's Dusty and Ferrell's Brad joining forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho Dad and Brad's ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.
As well as Ferrell and Wahlberg, both Linda Cardellini and John Cena also return with Mel Gibson and John Lithgow joining the cast.
Horrible Bosses 2 director Sean Anders is behind the camera once again, working from a script he co-wrote with John Morris.
Same Kind of Different As Me by Michael Carney
Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Greg Kinnear star in this heartwarming drama.
Kinnear plays an international art dealer Ron Hall who is forced to befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage.
Requiem by Lydia Wilson
BBC One’s tense drama gets a DVD release this week. It boasts an excellent cast, with the likes of Star Trek Beyond’s Lydia Wilson, Plebs' Joel Fry, Game Of Thrones' Tara Fitzgerald and No Offence leading lady Joanna Scanlan all onboard.
The six-parter follows Wilson’s Matilda Gray, a successful cellist about to set off on a concert tour of New York, whose life is thrown into chaos when her mother commits suicide, with no obvious reason as to why she would want to take her own life.
Determined to find out more, Gray, her best friend Hal and a stranger named Nick head off on a journey which leads her to a Welsh village haunted by its past…
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women by Angela Robinson
Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote, best known for her turn in Fifty Shades Of Darker, all star in this complex drama.
The movie documents the unconventional life of Dr William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.
Marston's personal life was unusual, he was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman and is explored in this biopic.
Evans plays Marston, Hall is Elizabeth and Heathcote plays Olive. Starring alongside Evans, Hall and Heathcote are Frank L. Ridley, Connie Britton and Oliver Platt.
The film has been directed by Angela Robinson, best known for her work on True Blood and teen drama Gigantic.
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool by Paul McGuigan
This new drama, which has been tipped to be a fixture of Awards season, stars Annette Bening and Jamie Bell and tells the story of the real-life story of actor Peter Turner and follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame
Starring alongside Bell and Bening are Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Frances Barber and Leanne Best.
Paul McGuigan is in the director's chair, working from a script from Control writer Matt Greenhalgh. James Bond's Barbara Broccoli is among the producers.