In a new feature, we preview the best books, films, TV and albums available soon.
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin | 5th July
Two kids meet in a hospital gaming room in 1987. One is visiting her sister; the other is recovering from a car crash. Their love of video games becomes a shared world but all too soon that time is over. When the pair spot each other eight years later in a crowded train station, the connection re-sparks. Their collaborations make them superstars, but fame comes with its own difficulties.
This is the premise of Gabrielle Zevin’s new novel, hitting shelves in July. Promising fame, intrigue, betrayal, and tragedy, this definitely isn’t one to miss.
Will of the People by Muse 26th August
British rock band Muse will be releasing its 9th studio album in August, named Will of the People. According to the band, the album was created to reflect on current events: “Will of the People was created in Los Angeles and London and is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world. A pandemic, new wars in Europe, massive protests and riots, an attempted insurrection, Western democracy wavering, rising authoritarianism, wildfires and natural disasters, and the destabilization of the global order all informed Will of the People. It has been a worrying and scary time for all of us as the Western empire and the natural world, which have cradled us for so long, are genuinely threatened. This album is a personal navigation through those fears and preparation for what comes next.”
The Baby | Sky Atlantic/ NOW TV 7th July
Centring around Natasha, played by Michelle De Swarte, a 38-year-old woman who is opposed to motherhood. When she is unexpectedly landed with a baby of her own, her life dramatically implodes. Controlling, manipulative but incredibly cute, the baby twists Natasha’s life into a surreal horror show. As she discovers the true extent of the baby’s deadly nature, Natasha makes increasingly desperate attempts to get rid of it. She doesn’t want a baby. The baby wants her.
Not to be missed is also Amira Ghazalla as Mrs Eaves, the 70-year- old enigma who has spent the last fifty years living out of her car and seems to show up wherever the baby is, and Amber Grappy as Bobbi, Natasha’s younger sister, a children’s magician who desperately wants to be a parent.
The Gray Man | Netflix 22nd July
Ryan Gosling plays The Gray Man, CIA operative Court Gentry aka, Sierra Six. Plucked from a federal prison and recruited by his handler, Donald Fitzroy (Billy Bob Thornton), Gentry was once a highly-skilled, agency-sanctioned merchant of death. But now the tables have turned and Six is the target, hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), a former cohort at the CIA, who will stop at nothing to take him out. Agent Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas) has his back. He’ll need it. Coming to Netflix in July, this film is the newest project of Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the novel of the same name by Mark Greaney.