Out this week
l Delayed Reaction by Soul Asylum: The rock band’s tenth album, their first new release since 2006’s The Silver Lining; includes the songs Gravity, Into the Light, By the Way, and I Should've Stayed in Bed.
l Winds Will Change by William Beckett: Second EP from the former The Academy Is... singer; features the songs Great Night, Warriors, Scarlett (Tokyo), and Dig a Hole.
l Red Lights (starring Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy, Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Olsen) – thriller; a psychologist (Weaver) and her assistant (Murphy) investigate a renowned psychic (De Niro).
l Take This Waltz (starring Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams, Sarah Silverman, Luke Kirby) – drama; a married woman (Williams) explores a relationship with an artist (Kirby) who lives across the street.
F ‑Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson): On the day we reserve to tell ourselves America is great – July 4 – Europe reminds us that we suck at science. You just wait Europe, science in America will rise again – some time this millennium. But seriously, congrats to CERN on the Higgs discovery. Another particle in the pocket. Another forded frontier of Nature.
F ‑Larry Jacobson (@Larry_Jacobson): Two recalls announced this week: Chevy Cruze and Tom Cruise.
F ‑Jonathan Ross (@wossy): My daughter just asked if I intended buying leather hot pants for the summer. I think it was a joke, but now I’m thinking...why not?
F ‑Hayley Williams (@yelyahwilliams): I needed music today. And like always it was there for me.
F ‑Katy Perry (@katyperry): I wish everything smelt like marzipan.
F ‑Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat): I wonder what Crispin Glover is doing right now.
F ‑Stephen Fry (@stephenfry): Oh no! Eric Sykes gone? An adorable, brilliant, modest, hilarious, innovative, and irreplaceable comic master. Farewell, dear, dear man.
H ‑Born on the 13th of July 1942 in Chicago, Illinois.
H ‑Elder brother of actor and photographer Terence Ford.
H ‑Initially played minor roles in films and television series, and then became a carpenter; was hired to build cabinets at director George Lucas’ home; Lucas eventually ended up casting him as Han Solo in his Star Wars series – A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983) – which became one of the most successful franchises in the world.
‑Starred in the George Lucas and Steven Spielberg collaboration series Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Temple of Doom (1984), Last Crusade (1989), and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) – which also saw global success.
‑Has also starred in films such as Witness (1985), The Fugitive (1993), Sabrina (1995), What Lies Beneath (2000), and Cowboys & Aliens (2011).
‑Upcoming projects include the films Ender’s Game (2013) and 42 (2013).
‑Has been married thrice: to Mary Marquardt (1964 – 1979; divorced; 2 children), Melissa Mathison (1983 – 2004; divorced; 2 children), and Calista Flockhart (2010 – present; 1 child).
Also born today: Tulisa Contostavlos, Ashley Scott, Danni Boatwright, Ken Jeong, Deborah Cox, Gil Birmingham, Cameron Crowe, Tom Kenny, Cheech Marin, Patrick Stewart, Robert Forster
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Voice cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Chris Wedge, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Jennifer Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Aziz Ansari, Keke Palmer, Drake, Heather Morris, Joy Behar, Nicki Minaj, Josh Gad, Kunal Nayyar
Director: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier
Animation; the consequences of Scrat’s (Wedge) quest to get the acorn lead Manny (Romano), Sid (Leguizamo), and Diego (Leary) to explore a new world.
‑Fourth film in the Ice Age series; comes after Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009).
‑Has made nearly $80 million in the first few days of its release.
Has garnered a mixed reception from critics; has been described as familiar and repetitive.
‑Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games, a video game based on the film, has also been released.
‑Scored by John Powell; the film also features the tracks Chasing the Sun by The Wanted and the film’s theme song, We Are, performed by Keke Palmer, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, and Queen Latifah, both of which play during the credits.