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    The walking dead returns to the small screen with the extended part of its season 10. The episode, titled “Home Sweet Home” (10 × 17), was issued and here we review what it seemed to us, as well as its most relevant aspects..This means that this review is full of spoilers. Maggie’s announced return We’ve known for a long time that Maggie, played by Lauren Cohan, would return to The walking dead. The AMC series has undergone many changes and movements in its cast over the course of its seasons. It should be noted that in this new episode a new arc was introduced that does not belong to the history of the Robert Kirkman comics..Thus, in “Home, sweet home” we can see what happened after the closure of the previous stage of season 10. Let us remember that in this chapter she arrived just in time to save Gabriel...
    (CNN)The Jackson County prosecutor in Missouri will not charge the officer who shot and killed Donnie Sanders in March 2020, according to a statement from Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. Sanders, who was unarmed, was shot on March 12, 2020, by an unnamed Kansas City Missouri Police (KCPD) officer, and died the next day. An independent investigation into the shooting was launched by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office (JCPO), and reviewed by the Missouri Highway Patrol (MHP). On Monday, JCPO announced that their review of the shooting had concluded and JCPO opted not to charge the officer. The review "concluded that the evidence collected is insufficient to support charges against the officer." Read More "An examination of the known circumstances conclusively (shows) that the State would not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Officer used excessive force, as defined in Missouri statutes and corresponding case law,"...
    Disney Disney has done it again. On Monday, reviews for the studio's latest animated feature "Raya and the Last Dragon" began to trickle in, signaling that the House of Mouse has yet another hit on its hands. So far, the film, which is due to hit theaters and Disney+ premiere access on Friday, holds a 96% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 89 reviews. "Raya and the Last Dragon" takes place in Kumandra, a place where humans and dragons once lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves, channeling their powers into a gemstone, to save humanity. Five hundred years later, Kumandra splintered into five provinces — Heart, Fang, Spine, Tail and Talon. When one of the five tries to steal the gemstone, it shatters, weakening its powers and bringing back the Druun. In the process Raya's father Benja,...
    WARNING: The following twelfth episode review Attack on Titan: The Final Season contains spoilers. It has finally happened. The most unpredictable of all those that threatened the fragile balance in Paradis has kicked the balance, forcing all parties to start moving around it. Eren has escaped from prison, reuniting with his loyalist faction and determined to find Zeke. Along the way, it has unleashed internal mistrust among the military bodies and popular unrest. Instability has settled on the island. “He who guides us” serves as a hinge chapter, the prelude to the beginning of a new story arc. We slowly abandon the informational episodes now that a clear line pushes the actions of all the characters. Hence the tone is dominated by a growing sense that something will explode, up to a climactic scene: Eren’s meeting with the recruits attached to his cause. The animation in general again has...
    Aside from the generally delightful works of Pixar, Mickey Mouse studios have been betting quite a bit, decidedly, for a few years on female protagonism in their animated productions, those with the curious label of free “classics”. Since Tiana and the frog (John Musker and Ron Clements, 2009) and Tangled (Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, 2010), going through Frozen the ice kingdom (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, 2013), Moana Y Zootopia (Musker, Clements and Don Hall, Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush, 2016), up to Frozen 2 (Buck and Lee, 2019) and, now, Raya and the last dragon (Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs and John Ripa, 2021). And they are seven out of eleven. The narrative elements of Raya and the last dragon contain obvious similarities to those of Moana This new proposal, aimed at four hands as seen, has one of the filmmakers of the sympathetic Winnie the...
    “Dark Sky,” by C.J. Box (Putnam) Steve Price, the billionaire left coast CEO of a social media company, wants to go elk hunting in Wyoming. He’s hankering for a “real” wilderness experience, he tells the state’s governor, because when a guy like Price wants to shoot something, that’s who he calls. The governor, hoping a good experience will convince Price to choose Wyoming for his new headquarters, orders Game Warden Joe Pickett to make it happen. Traipsing through the rugged mountains with a spoiled-rotten greenhorn and his fawning entourage isn’t on Joe’s bucket list, but the governor doesn’t give him much choice. Joe can lose the attitude or his job. But in “Dark Sky,” C.J. Box’s 21st Joe Pickett novel, another Wyoming outdoorsman is thrilled at the news that Price is coming. Earl Thomas blames social media in general and Price in particular for online bullying that he thinks drove...
    Make your voice heard: Biden backs Amazon workers union drive in Alabama I wanted to love foldable phones, but the novelty got old fast You know that “[So-and-so] walked so that [So-and-so] could run” meme? The one acknowledging how our contemporary greats so often follow in the footsteps of earlier legends who laid the groundwork? Golden Globe Awards Show - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Well, the BET Awards, Emmys, NBA Draft, NFL Draft, MTV Music Awards, Super Bowl, Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention and at least a dozen other major live award shows and televised events from the past year all walked so that Sunday night’s 78th Golden Globe Awards could fall flat on its face. If this were last April and the Golden Globes were the first show out of the gate, the brave pioneers battling dysentery and flooded rivers on the Oregon Trail of COVID...
    I’ll spare you the suspense: the battery life is good. It’s not incredible. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is far from the longest-lasting Chromebook I’ve ever tested. But after last year’s Samsung Galaxy Chromebook couldn’t even make it five hours on a charge, my expectations were on the floor. I performed my first battery test on this year’s sequel in an optimistic but nervous state. Finally, several months after the Chromebook 2 was announced, I’m breathing a sigh of relief. To repeat: the battery life is not a disaster, folks. The battery life is fine. That’s sort of the theme of this machine. There are a couple of standout features, and the rest of it is fine. And I’m very happy with that. Good Stuff Bright, vibrant design Good QLED display Acceptable battery life! Bad Stuff Expensive for what it offers eMMC...
    We all scroll through the internet all day long. As powerful is this medium, the web can also destroy many lives. Talking on the same lines, ‘Chakravyuh’ trailer starring Prateik Babbar as the hero highlights the dark side of the internet and boy we are impressed by the visuals. The actor will be seen in a never seen before avatar playing the role of an inspector. Helmed by Sajit Warrier, this crime thriller will make its way on MX Player from March 12, 2021. Qubool Hai 2.0 Trailer Review: Karan Singh Grover and Surbhi Jyoti’s Chemistry Gets Better and Hotter (Watch Video).  The trailer starts with the glimpse of inspector Virkar (Prateik) from the crime branch who is in charge of investigating a murder mystery of a college student. However, during the course of his search for the criminal, he comes across a gang of hidden techies who use social networking sites...
    The British government is reportedly seeking to extend powers granted to police to crack down on protests even after lockdown restrictions are lifted, raising concerns about the state of freedom of speech in the country. A freedom of information request has revealed that Home Secretary Priti Patel wrote to the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), questioning how the government could continue to limit protests. In the September letter, reported by The Observer on Sunday, Patel said that while protesting is “a cornerstone of our democracy”, she inquired as to how the Home Office could prevent protests from impacting upon “the rights of others to go about their daily business”. “I would like to know… what steps the government could take to ensure the police have the right powers and capabilities to respond to protests,” she wrote to the head of HMICFRS, Sir Thomas Winsor. The letter...
    Crown Media When Calls the Heart It’s so great to have When Calls the Heart back on Hallmark. This latest review and recap looks at how Elizabeth navigated the awkward end to her date with Nathan, after seeing Lucas’ mother unexpectedly appear in Hope Valley. The title, “Honestly Elizabeth,” reflects pretty much what I said when the episode ended. This review has spoilers through When Calls the Heart Season 8 Episode 2.  The episode begins with Elizabeth sharing how she doesn’t normally worry, but she’s concerned after Lucas’ mother Helen arrived. Baby Jack is looking at a picture of his dad, Jack, and it’s quite nostalgic. I appreciate that they bring Jack back up several times in this episode, acknowledging that Elizabeth has to face her memories of him before she can move forward. Lucas’ Mom Throws a Wrench in the Relationship, But Not in the Way I Expected...
    Season four of “The Sopranos” was excellent television. As everyone following along knows, I’ve been cruising through episodes of the classic hit HBO show about Tony Soprano and organized crime. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) Season four really focused on Tony’s deteriorating relationship with Carmela. To say the marriage is going poorly is an understatement. In fact, it’s clear that we’re headed for insanely choppy waters as the two decide to separate at the end of the season. There’s even a scene where one of his former mistresses calls up Carmela to let her know they were cheating! Absolute madness! Also, there was a big storyline about Christopher becoming a drug addict and needing to go to rehab. While season four wasn’t the best of the show, Michael Imperioli gave a hall of fame performance as Tony’s nephew in season four....
    As far as I know, Brian Regan is the only standup comedian who can attract thousands of fans to his live shows even though he’s not a household name and has never starred in a sitcom. This large and faithful following comes from three decades on the road, countless television appearances, a seemingly endless supply of new material, and the fact that you know you’re going to laugh hard. Real hard. Regan is also unique in that his material is clean. Not so much as a “hell” or a “damn.”  He never talks about sex. He’s rarely topical, and when he is it’s never political or divisive. What he does is observe the world around him and the situations he finds himself in. He’s usually the butt of these jokes, but when he’s not, there’s no smugness or superiority, and his physical gifts are right up there with Jerry Lewis....
    The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has ordered this Saturday “thoroughly review” all relations with Spain in response to the visit of the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha González Laya, to the Colombian border with Venezuela to monitor the situation of Venezuelan migrants, which the leader described as “aggression and meddling” towards the internal affairs of your country. “Enough of hypocrisy, we warn you (…). Anyone who wants good treatment has to give respect and good treatment to Venezuela. Let us proceed to thoroughly review all relations with Spain, at all levels, “said Maduro during a televised speech. “We are going to thoroughly review all relations with Spain, enough of aggressions. We will respond forcefully to any aggression that comes, whether in word, action, diplomatically or politically, “he added. Maduro has referred to the “double face” of the Spanish minister. “She supports the Government of Colombia. We will...
    Archive Nicolás Maduro announced this Saturday that he had put the entire relationship with Spain under review, considering an aggression the visit made by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha González Laya, to the Colombian city of Cúcuta, which borders the Venezuelan state of Táchira. « We are going to thoroughly review the entire relationship with Spain, at all levels, enough of the aggressions, » he said during his participation in the Peoples’ Bicentennial Congress. “We warned the government of Spain in time, our foreign minister (Jorge Arreaza) warned the government of Spain in time, we are going to respond forcefully to any aggression that comes, whether in word, in action, diplomatic, or politics, « he added. This decision by Maduro occurs within the framework of González Laya’s visit to Cúcuta, the main port of entry to Colombia for the tens of thousands of Venezuelans who leave their country. According...
    New York : Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, The Medium, Gods Will Fall Y Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition These are the titles we are talking about this week, they are the bests titles no matter which console video game you have or what genre you prefer because we review games for all tastes and with which you can spend hours of fun in your home. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury It’s the takeout version of the game we saw a couple of years ago for him. Wii OR, with some visual improvements, as well as new content in which we see Mario turn like never before to face your Bowser. Four people can play at the same time in what becomes a much more dynamic and fun adventure, although of course it is just a plus, because...
    For those who frequently visit establishments like Costco and Sam’s, it is not surprising that when leaving the store, once paid for their purchases, staff from these stores come to check their ticket and take a look at what they carry in their carts. The truth is that, according to the Federal Consumer Prosecutor’s Office (Profeco), this practice may be illegal. Profeco has urged self-service stores that carry out this practice to stop doing it since it could be an illegal measure according to some articles of the Federal Consumer Protection Law (LFPC). In accordance with articles nine and ten of said law, suppliers of goods or services are prohibited from taking actions that violate the freedom or safety of consumers, under the pretext of registration or investigation. Specifically, article 10 dictates: “Any provider of goods or services is prohibited from carrying out actions that threaten the...
    The United States prepares a report that in 100 days will account for a revaluation of the country’s strategic global supply chains, with the objective that the country is not vulnerable again after production shortages, commercial disruptions, natural disasters or potential actions of foreign rivals and adversaries, according to White House spokesperson Jen Psaki. Do you hear us? Due to the pandemic, and therefore stoppage of activities in production centers in China and Mexico (the two main trading partners of the US), in addition to the heavy snowfall in recent days, industries such as electronics, electrical, automotive and technology were affected its supply of raw materials for production and thus offer finished products to consumers. During the meeting, Tatiana Clouthier commented that the North American trade agreement, TMEC, is a “great tool” for post-COVID-19 recovery. At the virtual meeting, “Secretary Clouthier conveyed the commitment of the...
    An airplane wing struck a home during a crash that killed 3 on board Golden Globes, Trump speaks at CPAC, coronavirus relief bill: 5 things to know this weekend There’s a touching dedication on the end credits of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run to Stephen Hillenburg, the marine biologist-turned-animator who created the series that grew into a $13 billion franchise and died in 2018. It’s accompanied by what looks to be a rudimentary early image of the eponymous hero, an eternally upbeat sea sponge whose core values of friendship, kindness and community have made the coral atoll population of Bikini Bottom an animation staple for more than two decades. Those fundamental traits inform this infectious third feature spinoff, its heart matched by its loopy anarchic spirit. Written and directed by Tim Hill, a long-time key collaborator on the Nickelodeon series, this is the first all-CGI iteration of...
    It’s impossible to feel at ease when listening to Billie Eilish’s music. It’s not that it’s hard to listen to — quite the opposite. It’s just that every song hurts in a slightly different way. On the one hand, she makes dark pop hits like “Bad Guy” that growl behind a cage of bass-y synths like she’s always on the edge of unleashing something meaner. Then she pivots to frail ballads that openly discuss struggles with mental health, and tell stories about deeply broken people surrounded by signs telling them they should be okay. There’s always something sinister lingering at the edges of a Billie Eilish song, and the catharsis of listening along is in the struggle of keeping it at bay — or indulging it in a way you think you can control. She writes love songs for people who grew up with monsters under their beds, and like...
    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) supported this Friday, in a scientific opinion, the use of the combination of monoclonal antibodies REGN-COV2, from the US company Regeneron, to treat covid-19 patients who do not require supplemental oxygen and who are at high risk of developing a serious state of the disease. The Committee for Human Medicines (CHMP) today completed a review of quality data for REGN-COV2 and a study that looked at the effects of the combination of monoclonal antibodies in this medicine. to treat patients with COVID-19 considered at risk, and that they are not needing supplemental oxygen. “Preliminary results indicate that the combination lowered viral load (amount of virus in the back of the nose and throat) more than placebo and it led to fewer medical visits related to covid-19, ”stressed the EMA, thus offering a valid scientific opinion for all European Union (EU) countries that want to make...
    [Ed. note: This review originally appeared in conjunction with Night of the Kings’ premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. It has been updated for the film’s theatrical and streaming release.] Every film is about telling a story, but few take that idea so literally as Night of the Kings (La Nuit des Rois). Philippe Lacôte’s new film, which was selected as the Ivory Coast’s Best International Feature Film entry for the 93rd Academy Awards, takes place over the course of one fateful night, as weaving a compelling tale becomes the difference between life and death for one young man. Trouble is brewing within the walls of Abidjan’s La MACA prison. The guards have given up on controlling the prisoners, who have created their own hierarchy. The prisoner Blackbeard (Steve Tientcheu) is the current leader, or “dangoro,” but his failing health has made him a target. To make sure...
    The Girl on the Train Movie Review: To belt out disclaimers at the beginning, I had not seen the Hollywood film starring Emily Blunt. I had read Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train, before that. The novel, while engaging and suspenseful, wasn’t exactly a great read TBH, and the killer reveal was kinda predictable, so it didn’t encourage me enough to check out the adaptation. So in my review of the Hindi remake, starring Parineeti Chopra, I would not want to draw in comparisons with the Hollywood film. The Girl On The Train: Parineeti Chopra Requests Not To Share Spoilers Ahead Of The Film’s Release, Issues Statement Using #NoSpoilersTGOTT. As for comparing with the novel, well, that would make for quite an interesting analysis. The Girl on the Train remake is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, who earlier made the Emraan Hashmi series Bard of Blood for Netflix. Stepping...
    MSI’s latest GS66 Stealth may look the same as last year’s model, but it has a lot more going for it. It’s powered by NVIDIA’s new RTX 30-series GPUs, and it’s one of the first gaming notebooks with a 1440p (or 2K) screen. That’s a big deal. For the last few years, laptop gamers could choose from low-resolution, 1080p screens with fast refresh rates, or 4K displays that pack in a ton of pixels, but also require a ton of power to render games. 1440p is a nice middle ground: It’s sharper than 1080p, but isn’t as demanding as 4K. The MSI GS66, and other notebooks sporting 1440p, also supports fast refresh rates to make gameplay look silky smooth. So take this new screen tech, more power and the relatively slim design of the GS66 altogether, and it seems like a winner, right? Gallery: MSI GS66 Stealth (2021) |...
    A script can make or break a movie, and it breaks The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Lee Daniels’ latest look at American history, arriving eight years after his previous film, Lee Daniels’ The Butler. For screenwriter Suzan-Lori Parks (working off the 2015 nonfiction book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by English journalist Johann Hari), Billie Holiday’s skills as a talented singer, vibrant performer, and intuitive improviser never come first. All the qualities that made her singular play second fiddle to her many relationships with awful men. Some of those men were invented for the script, as if the goal of The United States vs. Billie Holiday was to further punish a woman whose life was already intermittently miserable thanks to the dual efforts of racism and misogyny. Andra Day is spellbindingly good as the jazz legend whose anti-racist song “Strange Fruit”...
    Bollywood adaptations are a risky business and The Girl On The Train director Ribhu Dasgupta took this challenge with a stride. He along with the lead cast including Parineet Chopra, Avinash Tiwary, Kirit Kulhari and Aditi Rao Hydari worked together on the Hindi adaptation of the 2016 released Hollywood film. The team has been promoting the film with full zest and have finally handed over the film to the audience for them to enjoy. The Girl On The Train premiered on Netflix today (February 26) and people have been talking about it ever since then. The Girl on the Train Movie Review: Parineeti Chopra’s Netflix Thriller Is a Shallow Remake With a Surprise End-Twist. The film revolves around the story of Parineeti Chopra who plays the role of an eponymous girl taking the train, an alcoholic divorcee, who becomes involved in a missing person investigation and uncovers deeper secrets. Avinash...
    The combination of Sanjay Gupta, Emraan Hashmi and John Abraham is without a doubt one of the best combinations we could have asked for. Mumbai Saga, which was announced last year is finally making it to the theatres soon. The makers managed to finish the shoot and the post-production work regardless of the lockdown and have now unveiled the action-packed trailer of the film. It is everything you can imagine a John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi film to be and you surely dont want to miss this glimpse shared by the team. Mumbai Saga Trailer: John Abraham And Emraan Hashmi’s Action-Packed Face-Off Will Give You Goosebumps. The trailer of Mumbai Saga begins with a power-packed action scene. John Abraham’s character beats up some goons who are taking tax from poor people. This is followed by a few more action scenes and you will see John doing what he does best, fight! It is then...
    1962: The War In The Hills is a war drama series directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. The series inspired by the 1962 India-China war is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. It features Abhay Deol in the lead and Mahie Gill, Sumeet Vyas, Rohan Gandotra, Hemal Ingle, Akash Thosar, Rochelle Rao, Meiyang Chang and Anuup Sonii in key roles. Reported to be one of the fiercest battles ever fought, this battle was led by Major Suraj Singh, the role essayed by Deol. 1962 – The War in the Hills Review: Abhay Deol’s Disney+ Hotstar Series Is a Tedious Watch (News Brig Exclusive). Although a few have praised the performances of the star cast, many are disappointed with every characters role. Some have stated that the battle sequences in this ten-episode series has been ‘tragically choreographed’. Let’s take a look at some of the reviews of 1962: The War In The Hills. 1962...
    toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP's Jason Fraley reviews 'Minari' It’s ridiculous that “Minari” isn’t up for Best Picture this Sunday at the Golden Globes, instead relegated to the Best Foreign Language Film category despite being largely in English, set in America, directed by an American and produced by A24 in New York. Either way, it’s one of the most powerful films ever made about the American Dream, winning both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance before finally hitting Paid Video On Demand this Friday for $19.99 for the rest of the world to see. Written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, the film is a semi-autobiographical tale of a family of Korean-American immigrants who move to 1980s Arkansas to start a farm. We watch the family attempt to irrigate for water and adapt to the local culture, while straining the various...
    1962 – The War in the Hills Review: Have to say that the timing of Mahesh Manjrekar’s debut OTT series, 1962 – The War in the Hills, is quite apt. Even if you cannot say that about anything else much in the show. China’s incursion beyond the LAC pops up frequently in the new, so there would be renewed interest in knowing how the two countries – once considered strong allies – began their military skirmishes. The 1962 Sino-India war is a hurting chapter in the history of free India, and it could be a wise idea to revisit the chapter and learn where we went wrong. 1962–The War in the Hills Actor Abhay Deol Claims Bollywood Producers Neither Have Money Nor Talent To Do What OTT Platforms Do. But if you expect Manjrekar to do that with his series, I would rather advise you to stick to rewatching the classic Dharmendra film Haqeeqat....
    Almost 30 years has passed since the release of "The Silence of The Lambs," which earned Sir Anthony Hopkins an Oscar for his lead role opposite Jodie Foster and is one of only three movies to sweep all five major Academy Awards categories.Now, the veteran star is expected to be back in the Oscar race at the age of 83 thanks to the February 26 release of "The Father."It is what's called a tour de force of acting, which is a French expression meaning, literally, "a feat of strength," -- or in this case, a couple of impressive performances by two of the very best."The Father" stars Hopkins in the title role opposite Olivia Colman as his daughter."What's the matter, dad?" she keeps asking him, as he is having trouble determining what's real and what isn't.ALSO READ | 'Nomadland' review: One of the year's best filmsEMBED More News Videos Sandy...
    Almost 30 years has passed since the release of "The Silence of The Lambs," which earned Sir Anthony Hopkins an Oscar for his lead role opposite Jodie Foster and is one of only three movies to sweep all five major Academy Awards categories.Now, the veteran star is expected to be back in the Oscar race at the age of 83 thanks to the February 26 release of "The Father."It is what's called a tour de force of acting, which is a French expression meaning, literally, "a feat of strength," -- or in this case, a couple of impressive performances by two of the very best."The Father" stars Hopkins in the title role opposite Olivia Colman as his daughter."What's the matter, dad?" she keeps asking him, as he is having trouble determining what's real and what isn't.ALSO READ | 'Nomadland' review: One of the year's best filmsEMBED More News Videos Sandy...
    The boss of Goldman Sachs has slammed working from home as an 'aberration' and said it is not the 'new normal'. David Solomon, 59, also insisted the firm would be looking to 'correct' the remote working situation 'as soon as possible'. The CEO's fiery words come after the lockdown easing roadmap revealed remote working could remain in place until the summer.  Boris Johnson said that people should continue to work from home until the review on social distancing measures.  This means the advice could remain in place until June 21.   However, Mr Solomon has now suggested the measure does not suit his investment bank, despite some suggestions that firms may seek to retain a form of remote working even after lockdown. David Solomon, 59, believes that working from home does not suit the investment bank Cyclists pass the head offices of Goldman Sachs in London. Mr Solomon said...
    It finally feels like filmmakers are back in action. Every day we get to see trailers, release date announcements of different films and now joining the bandwagon is Vishnu Manchu, Kajal Aggarwal, Suniel Shetty’s film titled Mosagulla. The makers have been sharing updates about the film for quite some time and after introducing us to the characters of the film, they are all set to pique the audience’s excitement with the trailer of the film. The makers have finally unveiled the first glimpse of what the movie will look like and we have to say that you are in for a ride. Mosagallu Trailer: Vishnu Manchu, Kajal Aggarwal, Suniel Shetty Are All Set to Engage You in a Gripping Story. Money laundering, scams and tempestuous people chasing money combined in a story always works and the makers of Mosagulla are giving us just the taste of it. The two-minute-long trailer shows...
    On February 19, 2021, Malayalam thriller Drishyam 2 starring Mohanlal was released online and a Telugu version of the film has already been announced. Well, now, here’s some news for the Bollywood peeps, as the latest we hear is that the Hindi version of Drishyam 2 will see Ajay Devgn and Tabu. As per a report in the Times of India, if all things go well, then the two actors will be seen in a single frame once again. For the unaware, Ajay and Tabu were a part of the Drishyam along with Shriya Saran. Drishyam 2 Movie Review: Mohanlal’s Sequel to His Blockbuster Family Thriller Is Loaded With Pulpy Surprises (News Brig Exclusive).  “Ajay and Tabu have agreed in principle to play the leads. The balance cast however is yet to be decided. The paperwork of buying the rights from the original’s producer is almost done, ” a source told the portal. The report further...
            by Rupert Darwall  During the 2019 shareholder season, Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, tabled a shareholder proposal at Amazon’s annual meeting. “Diversity in board composition is best achieved though highly qualified candidates with a wide range of skills, experience, beliefs, and board independence from management,” it read. Uncontroversial, one might think, but Danhof was booed and heckled throughout his presentation. Afterward, a representative for Arjuna Capital (which “works with high net-worth individuals,” its website says) told Danhof that he was simply trying “to protect white males.” A representative of the Nathan Cummings Foundation (with $424 million of cash and investments, on its most recent balance sheet) made clear that Danhof was unwelcome and should hasten, lest he be late for his next Klan meeting or book burning. The incident is recounted in Stephen R. Soukup’s The Dictatorship of Woke Capital (Encounter Books). What...
    Amazon’s Spanish horror series The Boarding School: Las Cumbres, a reboot of the early-2000s Spanish show of the same name, takes place in an isolated Catholic boarding school for wayward teenagers, where the teachers’ discipline is severe and the students dream of escape. The eerie stone building on a cliff, surrounded by a swath of dark forest, already makes for a creepy Gothic atmosphere. (Nothing says Gothic romance like an ominous building that’s impossible to leave.) And that’s without the mysterious figure in a plague mask who kidnaps a student at the end of the first episode. But while the totalitarian boarding school, the whispers about cults, the plague doctors in creepy masks, and the gruesome discoveries do a good job of maintaining the tense, tight atmosphere, the show ultimately juggles too many characters and extra plot points that push the focus away from what makes it compelling. [Ed....
    London (CNN Business)Women now occupy at least one seat on the board of every major British company after a 50% increase in participation rates over five years, according to a report published on Wednesday. While men still dominate the upper ranks of top UK firms, the Hampton Alexander Review found that women now occupy 1,026 board seats at the 350 biggest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, up from 682 in 2015. The number of companies with at least a third of board positions held by women has quadrupled to 220 over the same period. "It's hard to believe that as recently as 2011, 43% of the FTSE 350 [index] still had all-male boards," Mary O'Connor, acting senior partner at KPMG UK, said in a statement. "Thankfully the representation of women on boards and in leadership positions has significantly improved in recent years, with this review having played a...
    Alia Bhatt’s much-anticipated project with Sanjay Leela Bhansali titled Gangubai Kathiawadi has been the talk of the town ever since its inception. Bhatt, who we have seen essay a range of roles till now, is all set to entertain her fans in a new avatar once again in the SLB film. Fans were excited to see the actress embody the ‘Godmother’ of the infamous brothel area in Mumbai known as Kamathipura on the big screen. On the occasion of SLB’s birthday, the makers of the film have also shared the first glimpse of Alia’s film. Gangubai Kathiawadi Teaser: Is the BGM Score for Alia Bhatt’s Sanjay Leela Bhansali Film Inspired by Marvel’s Black Widow? The one and a half minute long teaser is all about Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magic mixed with some stellar acting by Alia Bhatt. We are introduced to Gangu, a simple girl from Kathiawad who embraces her life...
    If you happen to be a Mumbaikar, then the latest teaser of Mumbai Saga, dropped by the makers is bound to make you go wow. Helmed by Sanjay Gupta, the movie revolves around the cat and mouse race between the police and a gangster. Starring Emraan Hashmi as the cop and John Abraham as the evil criminal, the twenty seconds glimpse of the movie via the clip looks promising. The movie seems to be a massy entertainer packed with some bloody action. It’s Emraan VS John and we are loving it! Mumbai Saga: Teaser Of John Abraham, Kajal Aggarwal, Emraan Hashmi Starrer To Be Out On February 24; Film To Release In Theatres On March 19.  This is the very first time, Hashmi and Abraham have collaborated for a film. Talking about the video, we feel the actor’s swag, slo-mo effect as well as the golden tint (taking us back in time) is...
    Annie Murphy drove up to Goodwood after "Schitt's Creek" wrapped for a stroll and a butter tart at Annina's Bakeshop & Cafe. PopTV/Annina's Bakeshop Annina's, a bakery in the real town where "Schitt's Creek" was filmed, has Alexis Rose's approval. Annie Murphy, who plays Alexis on "Schitt's Creek," called it the "best bakery" in an interview. Her comments helped the Goodwood, Canada, bakery stay in business throughout the pandemic. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Goodwood, the real town in Ontario where "Schitt's Creek" was filmed, might not have Twyla's Café Tropical, but it does have Annina's Bakeshop & Cafe. And Annie Murphy, who plays Alexis Rose, is a very vocal fan of the store and its baked goods.  Murphy gushed about Goodwood, and Annina's specifically, during an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in August a few months after the final season of "Schitt's Creek"...
    NEW YORK -- A film now streaming on Hulu is generating serious Oscar buzz, and entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon says it's one of the year's best."Nomadland" has earned top prize at film festivals in Berlin and Toronto, and the movie has four nominations going into next weekend's Golden Globe Awards.It's almost guaranteed to be nominated as Best Picture when Oscar nominations are announced on March 15, and "Variety" has dubbed it the favorite to win the top prize.The on-the-road movie's pace is leisurely, and the performance by Frances McDormand is often silent. But if you're patient, this film will reward you.ALSO READ | Music producer finds second act as B&B innkeeperEMBED More News Videos Sandy Kenyon has more on a bed and breakfast in Massachusetts run by rock producer Tom Werman. Not a whole lot happens in "Nomadland," but much is revealed, most especially on McDormand's remarkably expressive face."I live...
    In the opening minutes of the new CW series Superman & Lois, Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) narrates the story of his life so far. As a baby, he was sent to Earth from the dying planet Krypton by his father Jor-El. He was raised in Smallville, Kansas by kind-hearted farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, who helped him understand how best to use his super-powers. He became a reporter for the Daily Planet newspaper in Metropolis, where he fell in love with superstar journalist Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch). They got married and had twin sons: the athletic Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) and the socially awkward Jordan (Alexander Garfin). This recap is fast-paced, filled with moments meant to remind longtime Superman fans why they love the Man of Steel, from a visual reference to the first Action Comics cover to a callback to Christopher Reeves’ bumbling Clark Kent in the first Superman movie. It’s...
    The much-awaited trailer of Arya’s upcoming film Teddy is finally out. The trailer is packed with action and the audience is loving the superstar fight crime along with a talking teddy in the trailer. The film is directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan, who is often seen taking inspiration from Hollywood films for his movies, has probably done something similar for this movie as well. Teddy can be said to be on the lines of director Seth MacFarlane’s Ted movie franchise and we are sure the audience cannot wait to see what the team has to offer. The trailer initially establishes that there is some sort of crime happening and bodies in a coma are being used in the wrong way. We get to see a glimpse of a couple of ambulances and a hospital and then enters our hero, who is fighting this system. Arya looks ravishing in the first few...
    In Florian Zeller’s “The Father,” Anthony, 80, in the grip of dementia, is a captain ready to go down with the ship. Overhearing his daughter and son-in-law contemplating a nursing home, he curses them as “rats” abandoning him. Pacing his London apartment in a bath robe, he mounts a noble resistance. “I am not leaving my flat!” he shouts. But if the battle lines are clear for Anthony, little else is. Every time Anthony leaves a room, when he re-enters, the light has shifted, the furniture is rearranged and sometimes even the people are different. In staging and perspective, “The Father” mimics the disorientation of dementia. Anthony, a regally theatrical man played by Anthony Hopkins, is an actor who every time he takes the stage, the scene has changed before him. Timelines, settings and faces are all kaleidoscoped by a splintered memory. His ship — his flat — might...
    WARNING: The following review of the eleventh episode Attack on Titan: The Final Season contains spoilers. Important lessons in tolerance and against prejudice are given in “Farsante”, an episode centered on Gabi and Falco, after their escape from prison. The would-be warrior is confronted with her racism and the nuances of the world she learned to hate. In addition, a leak of information reveals loyalties and the attack on Paradis is already imminent. This week’s episode features some of the most detailed and beautiful backgrounds so far this season. The character animation has some slips – lack of details or not very organic movements – but MAPPA prints quality backgrounds: the different greenish tones in the trees, the clarity of the water, the texture of the rocks, the lights and shadows in Exteriors and interiors, outlining the direction of the fall of light and the formation of shades that are...
    Crown Media When Calls the Heart Season 8 Episode 1 review After a long wait, When Calls the Heart is finally back on The Hallmark Channel. But it looks like fans are going to have to wait a little longer to find out whether Elizabeth chooses Lucas or Nathan. The episode had some tense moments, but overall life is good in Hope Valley. And considering how tough things have been lately in real life, that’s a very welcome feeling. This article is a review of When Calls the Heart Season 8 Episode 1, with live reactions written as the episode aired. It will have spoilers for the new episode.  The episode began with Elizabeth talking about how spring is her favorite time of year, and then she and baby Jack get an unexpected visit from Nathan! Of course, Team Nathan fans will immediately be happy about this moment. Nathan asks Elizabeth if she’d...
    I’ve finished season three of “The Sopranos,” and I couldn’t love this show more if I tried. As many of you following along know, I’ve been cruising through different shows since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and I’ve recently been locked in on “The Sopranos.” (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) Well, with three seasons officially in the book, I’m all in the hit show from HBO. There’s no question at all that it’s one of the greatest shows ever made. Not only is it one of the greatest shows ever made, but Tony Soprano is one of the greatest characters ever put on screen. Somehow, HBO took a story about a family man struggling with his own demons, told it through the lens of a mafia boss and it’s outstanding on every single level. In season three, there’s a...
    Over the decades, I’ve sat through a lot of bad true crime shows. Netflix’s dreadful Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel takes the cake. Twenty-five years ago, The New Detectives was my favorite TV show. If memory serves, it aired on the Discovery Channel late on Saturday nights. Never missed an episode. A couple of years later, The FBI Files aired right after. It was two hours of true crime heaven/perfect Saturday evening. I love this genre, and the True Crime product produced of late — now that the rest of the country has finally caught up with me — has been great. True crime is everywhere. There are cable and broadcast channels devoted to it. And why not? Truth is more interesting than fiction, human nature is fascinating, and these shows have it all: mystery, death, good guys, bad guys. Or, at least they did until Netflix came...
    Last week’s episode of WandaVision (the sixth, the review of which you can read here) served as a bridge to inaugurate the final stretch of the season and close the mysterious history of WestView. In that chapter we not only witnessed great revelations and new characters or in the shadows, but it was also the last time we will see the sitcom format as the main aesthetic of the show. Our critique of WandaVision episode 7 with light spoilers below. Finally it has been concluded that the sitcom was a distraction manufactured to keep both Wanda, and everyone involved within the enigmatic town at bay. But beyond that, it was about giving a well-deserved twist to the Marvel universe to try to engage the audience with a different and beautiful narrative that could capture the needs of television, with characters that we have seen grow on the big screen. Although...
    New York : Diego Armando Maradona’s death continues to be the subject of front pages. Photo: Marcelo Endelli / . The Argentine Justice will begin to review two cell phones that belonged to Diego Armando Maradona, who passed away on November 25, to analyze possible negligence in your medical treatment. The San Isidro Attorney General’s Office investigates the neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, the psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, the psychologist Carlos Diaz and the nurses Dahiana Gisela Madrid and Ricardo Almirón. Alejandro Cotaro, one of the three therapeutic companions that Maradona had, who visited him at the clinic on November 8 and was at the former player’s residence on November 13 He was also summoned to testify this Friday. “That was the last day that there was a therapeutic companion in the house. That day he got up well, put music on a speaker, he was in good...
    Editor’s note: This review first appeared as part of News Brig’s coverage of the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. It has been updated for the film’s streaming release. Frances McDormand seems like an anomaly in the world of writer-director Chloé Zhao, whose most high-profile credit, Marvel’s Eternals, has yet to be released. Zhao’s films thus far — Songs My Brothers Taught Me and The Rider — both paint as realistic a portrait of the world as possible without becoming documentaries. They almost exclusively star first-time actors, usually playing versions of themselves. They certainly don’t feature anyone as recognizable as McDormand, who recently won an Oscar for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. But for all the star power McDormand brings to Zhao’s latest film, Nomadland, based on Jessica Bruder’s 2017 nonfiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, the story Zhao weaves doesn’t buckle under that pressure....
    Games that come with Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus can be hit or miss. The free offerings are often titles that players may already own or are projects that weren’t that great to begin with. Once in a while, the services’ offerings hit that sweet spot: A title comes along that has won acclaim and may have been missed. For me, that game is “Control.” Now being offered on Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus, Remedy Entertainment’s 2019 action title was praised when it launched, but that was a busy year and I didn’t have enough time to play it. Fast-forward to 2021 and 505 Games has released an updated version for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The iterations take advantage of the hardware by supporting ray-tracing and 4K visuals at 60 frames per second. Keep in mind though, the next-gen upgrades are only available to the Ultimate...
    NBA : HOME • GR (Greek) • NBA news • Davis: Except for 4 weeks after the review 2021-02-19T11:43:27+00:002021-02-19T11:43:27+00:002021-02-19T11:43:27+00:00. Axilleas Mavrodontis 19/Feb/21 11:43 Eurohoops.net Axilleas Mavrodontis Anthony Davis was re-examined, with the new diagnosis talking about an absence of at least 4 weeks, due to the problem in the calf. Her Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net Davis’ absence was extended, with “AD” out of action for 4 weeks and not for 2-3 which was the original forecast. The injury of the great Lakers forward was re-evaluated and the new diagnosis extended his absence, with the Lakers having to find an antidote in his absence. Anthony Davis, who will definitely lose the All Star Game, after the new data, it became known that he will be in… pits for at...
    Tom & Jerry Movie Review: Like many of the ’90s kids, Tom and Jerry cartoons had been a crucial part of a phase of my life, right into my late teenage years. There was something very innocuous about cartoon specials that even made what could be deemed as uber-violence (but never fatal) between two permanent frenemies into a persistently amusing fun-time. Sadly, like many of the classic animated characters, Tom & Jerry never retained the same grasp on the younger generation as they had entwined us. Which is why Tim Story’s live-action movie based on our favourite squabbling cat-n-mouse duo can be seen as a reboot to our childhood days. Warner Bros’ ‘Tom & Jerry’ Movie Set to Release in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Only that it partly works that way. For 2021’s Tom & Jerry the movie isn’t just about our furry friends, it becomes about a hotel in New...
    YouTube, the world’s leading video platform, is not far behind and wants to compete against TikTok. It’s Shorts’ turn. 15-second videos, edited with music and anything else created by creativity. The short video battle has a new challenger for TikTok: it’s YouTube Shorts. This YouTube product, which will be launched in March, has the particularity of the use of the platform’s extensive music library. So far, it has only been tested in the Indian market: it started in September 2020. It has 2 billion monthly users and 3.5 billion daily views. Among the tools that YouTube Shorts has is the use of speed controls and the time counted back. It also has a shopping tool. For their test they have relied on beauty and electronics influencers in India. Google released a short tutorial for YouTube Shorts, recalling that it is still in beta for the United States...
    WhatsApp has announced a new in-app banner where users can review information about, and agree to, an upcoming policy update.  The Facebook-owned chat app will begin displaying the small rectangular banner, which will appear above the chats list, in 'the coming weeks'. All WhatsApp users will have to agree to the new policy update by May 15 or risk losing access to the app.  WhatsApp has stressed that the update is merely related to policy changes necessary to allow users to message businesses on the app. When the changes were announced last month, they were widely misinterpreted, making WhatsApp the victim of 'misinformation', according to the firm. WhatsApp users had thought that the app was about to let its parent firm Facebook read their messages – but WhatsApp has has reiterated that it won't ever allow this.   WhatsApp will also be displaying messages in the Status section of the app that...
    Puss might be the strangest video game I’ve ever played. In Puss, you play as a small pixelated cat head navigating short mazes. The mazes are often filled with obstacles and bullets impeding your route to the end, and if you touch a wall for too long, you’ll get zapped and lose a life. That’s only part of the experience, though. It’s the mind-meltingly psychedelic aesthetic that permeates every aspect of the game that makes Puss stand out. Image: teamcoil Nearly every maze in Puss offers an entirely new visual experience, and most have bright colors that regularly change, shift, or flash as you navigate through the level. The intensity of the graphics can sometimes feel overpowering, often distracting me from actually completing a level. In one, for example, nearly the entire background was taken up by a looping...
    The Mana saga knocks on Nintendo’s door again with the return of an original classic from the first of the PlayStation. We are talking about Legend of Mana, an RPG that is launched for the first time on another console since it arrived on the Sony console in 1999 (a year later in America), because outside of this it could only be enjoyed digitally through from PlayStation Network on PSP, PS Vita and PlayStation 3. What comes to Nintendo Switch the June 24, 2021 it is not the original game as is, but a revision that takes your graphics to high definition, as well as his soundtrack will also contain an alternate version with arrangements created for the occasion, allowing you to also enjoy the melodies of the original Legend of Mana. Other novelties are a option to dodge fights and a new retro minigame called Ring Ring Land. ...
    IF you’ve been sat on your sofa during lockdown painting your nails and applying face masks - you can now get paid to do it.  A skincare brand is looking to pay some £1,000 for three months’ work, and the best part is you don’t need to leave your sofa.  3A beauty company is looking to pay someone £1,000 a month to test out beauty productsCredit: Getty Images - Getty Herbal Dynamics Beauty is looking to recruit a ‘Product Quality Executive’, to work 20 hours a month.  The lucky candidate will get sent £350 worth of products they choose to trial - and you’ll get to keep them all.  You need to be a ‘self-confessed skincare addict’, and keep an in-depth skin diary - including all the products you test - providing honest reviews alongside high quality photographs.  During the three-month job you should only use Herbal Dynamics Beauty products,...
    The Lincoln Project announced Monday it had hired the law firm Paul Hastings for a “comprehensive review of” the organization’s “operations and culture.” The announcement came amid reports that Lincoln Project leaders knew of sexual misconduct allegations against co-founder John Weaver as early as March 2020. Several senior partners at Paul Hastings, the law firm hired to conduct a review of the Lincoln Project, have donated to the organization, federal records show. Several senior partners at the law firm hired to conduct a review of the Lincoln Project have donated to the organization, federal records show. The Lincoln Project announced Monday that it hired the law firm Paul Hastings for a “comprehensive review of” the organization’s “operations and culture” amid reports that Lincoln Project leaders knew of sexual misconduct allegations against co-founder John Weaver as early as March 2020. (RELATED: Lincoln Project Leaders Reportedly Padded Pockets From Anti-Trump...
    No one asked for the Pong Cinematic Universe, but the PC game qomp is here to provide it anyway. It may be one of my favorite games of the year so far. I was mesmerized by the game’s opening moments. It looks like a clone of Pong, but I wasn’t in control of either paddle. I did realize that I could hit a button and change the direction of the ball, however, and that became my first challenge: making sure the ball got past those paddles, because I was sick of being hit back and forth. It’s time to escape, and that escape is going to take up the rest of the game, which can be beaten in two to three hours, depending on your skill level. The world of qomp is a mostly black-and-white maze of obstacles and enemies, and the only way the player can interact...
    “Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes,” by Ira Rosen (St. Martin’s Press) Long-time multi-award winning producer Ira Rosen has written a sometimes sad, often funny, always revealing portrait of American television’s most famous and successful news show, “60 Minutes.” Rosen certainly had reporting time for this book – he was a producer at the CBS show for nearly 25 years. In anecdotes and conversations, Rosen offers an engaging tutorial on how “60 Minutes’” signature high-quality mini-documentaries are produced but perhaps the book’s most important contribution comes in ratifying the essential role of skilled, tenacious journalism in maintaining a democracy. In 2007, for example Rosen produced a piece on how members of Congress sold stock based in information learned in closed meetings – insider trading. “The more you know about politicians, the worse they appear,” Rosen writes. Misdeeds of our elected representatives provided a steady stream of story topics...
    “The Echo Wife,” by Sarah Gailey (Tor Books) In Sarah Gailey’s, “The Echo Wife,” Evelyn is a brilliant scientist, revered in the scientific community for the work she has done in cloning. She has found a way to grow near-perfect replicas of people in only 100 days. However, the clones she creates are meant to be used for very specific purposes. They were never designed to live regular lives as regular people. Evelyn’s relationship with her husband, Nathan, also a scientist, has been on the rocks. Suspecting him of cheating, she follows him one day and discovers he has another home. When she knocks on the door, she is greeted by a woman with her own face. Evelyn’s husband has been living a double life with her clone, Martine, whom he has created to be a better version of her. Now, Nathan is dead, and one of...
    I finally banged out season two of “The Sopranos,” and I loved it. As everyone knows, I’ve been cruising through different TV shows since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and I’m now locked in on the classic HBO show. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) Now, I’ve plowed through season two, and it was pretty much just as great as season one. Without spoiling anything too big, season two might honestly be darker. Tony is forced to face his demons and reckon with the decisions he’s made over the years. In season one, he was all power and greased through his issues using his brain and his power. In season two, allies are falling, his enemies are closing in and the situation is a hell of a lot more ominous. There’s also an awesome storyline involving his sister and a former...
    WARNING: The following tenth episode review Attack on Titan: The Final Season contains spoilers. “Solid Arguments” is a new transition episode for Attack on Titan, with information necessary to learn about Zeke’s plan and the reluctance towards him and the situation in general. At the center of it all is the problem of preserving the safety of Paradis and the sum of allies at a time that does not seem to provide them in a completely honest way. Once again, the plot goes back and forth from the past to the present. The contradiction in Eren’s acting is a turning point: his warmth in the rail scene and his coldness when he’s in the cell. In Connie’s voice, the idea is presented that it has changed; something in his personality has become dark, as had already been commented in this space regarding his actions in Marley. It is obvious that...
    Barely a few minutes into the HBO MAX series 30 Coins, viewers have already witnessed a cow giving birth to a human baby. Clearly, something is afoot in this eight-episode show about malevolent Christian forces trying to take control of a remote Spanish town, and eventually even the Vatican itself. Christian mythology meets Lovecraftian terror in the latest genre-bending, endlessly entertaining effort from iconoclast Spanish filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia. It’s a series of many treasures. De la Iglesia has been churning out cult genre films for almost 30 years, from his 1993 science fiction comedy debut Mutant Action to his claustrophobic 2017 thriller The Bar. His cult work ranges widely in tone and subject matter: the Christian end-of-the-world adventure The Day of the Beast redefined Spanish genre cinema and remains a beloved horror oddity. The comedic love letter to Westerns 800 Bullets explored the era of Spanish and spaghetti...
    Cases fall, variant cases multiply in US; IRS wont push back tax deadline: Latest COVID-19 updates Parler announces official relaunch, says it is back online Young Rock review: EWs critics are split on what the Rock is cooking On Tuesday, NBC debuts Young Rock, a new series inspired by the life of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. No less than four Rocks appear in the first episode, including the wrestler-turned-movie star himself, who narrates stories from three different timelines of his life. EW's television critics Kristen Baldwin and Darren Franich sift through the Rockage to figure out whether this is an eccentric family sitcom, political propaganda, or both. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Frank Masi/NBC DARREN: The Rock will run for President. He will be greeted by adoring crowds who love his movies and laugh about his decade-old Kevin Hart jokes. He will receive puff-piece interviews from adoring reporters desperate to impress him....
    Cases fall, variant cases multiply in US; IRS wont push back tax deadline: Latest COVID-19 updates Parler announces official relaunch, says it is back online ‘Amend: The Fight for America’: TV Review WILL SMITH on set on AMEND The United States was founded in 1776, but the modern America we live in today, argues Netflix’s new six-part legal docuseries Amend, was born in 1868, with the ratification of the 14th amendment in the wake of the Civil War. Originally intended to grant citizenship to the formerly enslaved, the 14th, by promising all citizens “equal protection of the laws,” has offered an undeviating if obstacle-choked path toward equality for Black Americans and other groups of color, women and LGBTQ people. According to host Will Smith, the amendment is “the center of the promise of America.” You read that right: Netflix’s maximalist programming ethos has led to one of the biggest movie...
    To All The Boys: Always And Forever movie review: When one has a pretty diluted and unhappy experience of a second film, one treads the path towards watching the third film in the Lara Jean-Peter Kravinsky romance very cautiously. Fortunately for me, except for a few bumps, the ride is rather fulfilling. In fact, if I dare say so, the third film makes you wonder if To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You was just an aberration. To All The Boys: P S I Still Love You Stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo Have a Hilarious Reaction to Shah Rukh Khan’s Signature ‘Open Arms Pose’ (Watch Video)  Lara Jean (Lana Candor) and Peter Kravinsky (Noah Centineo) are still going strong and are on the cusp of making some very important decisions that could alter their relationship. Example? College! Peter has already been accepted to Stanford University while LJ...
    In the early ’90s, Are You Afraid of the Dark? was perhaps television’s cleverest way to scare children in ways they’d never forget. The title was worded like a dare as well as a premise. It felt like it was letting viewers in on a secret — the Midnight Society, where kids gather late at night to tell each other scary stories. Are You Afraid of the Dark? was smart low-budget television that understood how to scare kids but also thrill them, signaling the start of a ’90s kid-focused horror boom that later took off with R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps and Disney Channel’s annual Halloween releases, like Don’t Look Under the Bed and Halloweentown. Times have changed, and so did the show: In 2019, Are You Afraid of the Dark returned to Nickelodeon more than 20 years after its original run concluded in 1996. (And 19 years after the end...
    The absence of new movies in theaters does not preclude the weekly rocking of Hollywood. This week, the animation world was shocked with the announcement on Tuesday that Disney would be shutting down Blue Sky Studios, the $5.9 billion global-grossing former 20th Century Fox animation studio known for such previous successes as the popular Ice Age series and Rio that the company acquired back in 2019. Then there was Gina Carano’s high-profile expulsion from Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian in the wake of incendiary and offensive comments made on social media, or the announcement of Pedro Pascal and Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey’s casting as the stars of HBO’s The Last of Us series. As the industry figures itself out, audiences still have new movies to watch at home, from Shaka King’s Judas and the Black Messiah on HBO Max to the wide-release streaming premiere of Birds of Prey director Cathy...
    It’s impossible to tell the entire story of a revolutionary movement in two hours, and Shaka King’s Judas and the Black Messiah tries and fails. It discusses the Black Panther Party’s efforts to unite dispossessed people and exact an overthrow of American capitalism and imperialism solely in the broadest terms, while the BPP’s unlikely alliances, including with the Confederate-flag-flying Young Patriots Organization, are depicted only briefly. King is less interested in the BPP’s ascent than in white America’s obsessive need to destroy it, making for a film that too often seems like it’s spending unnecessary time with the same white oppressors BPP Chairman Fred Hampton (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) is trying to separate from. So while Judas and the Black Messiah jolts to life every time Kaluuya appears onscreen, it intermittently struggles to establish an identity for the BPP that’s separate from the harassment and violence its members were fighting....
    They tore up the screen together in Jordan Peele’s landmark film “Get Out” (2017). This Friday, Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield reunite for “Judas and the Black Messiah,” a late arrival to the Oscar race that is must-see material on HBO Max. Set in 1969 Chicago, the story follows Fred Hampton (Kaluuya), chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his betrayal by FBI informant William O’Neal (Stanfield), who was arrested for flashing fake badges. As the two grow closer and closer, can O’Neal actually follow through with ratting out his friend and idol? The 29-year-old Stanfield is one of the most exciting young actors we have today, spitting raps in a juvenile facility in “Short Term 12” (2013), wrongfully convicted of murder in “Crown Heights” (2017), abducted and body snatched in “Get Out” (2017), and a brash telemarketer with activist horsepower in “Sorry to Bother You” (2018). As...
    The reason Susan Johnson’s Netflix adaptation of Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before worked so well is because it had such a distinct hook: hopeless-romantic high-school student Lara Jean (Lana Condor) panics when five deliberately unsent love letters she wrote over the years wind up getting mailed to their recipients. In order to save face with her current crush (who happens to be her older sister’s boyfriend!), she strikes up a fake-dating deal with one of those old crushes, kind-hearted jock Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), and after some rom-com-level misunderstandings, they end up dating for real. It’s a unique premise, held up by its central couple’s endearing chemistry. But without the magnetic hook of those love letters, the To All the Boys sequels — directed by Michael Fimognari — haven’t been nearly as charming. While they contain individual sweet moments, they don’t have the same fun...
    It’s often the case that movies based on true stories offer a glimpse of the real-life characters at the end. In “The Mauritanian,” the story of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s 14 years behind bars, that real-life footage is the most engaging part of the film. That’s not entirely the fault of the filmmakers, who do an earnest and thoughtful if less than totally absorbing job of telling Slahi’s story based on the best-selling memoir he wrote in prison, “Guantanamo Diary.” It’s just that nothing can beat this intimate view of the real man, smiling and singing joyfully to Bob Dylan, no less. One wonders how he even managed to stay sane, let alone joyful, after 14 years at Guantanamo without being formally charged or tried. And in conditions that included a brutal stretch of torture: severe cold, sexual humiliation, sleep deprivation, a mock drowning, waterboarding, and threats...
    Running time: 126 minutes. Rated R (violence and pervasive language.) In select theaters and on HBO Max. The film “Judas and the Black Messiah,” a woeful true story, ends with the usual explainer of what became of each person depicted. You know the sequences: “Tim moved to Seattle and opened a flower shop,” “Sally fought the good fight all the way to Washington, DC.” However, the stark final words on-screen in director Shaka King’s movie don’t give you the warm fuzzies — they knock you flat on the floor.  The historical shocker, which I shall not spoil, is the ugly culmination of a fascinating and shameful chapter of American history told in this galvanizing movie: the shooting death in 1969 Chicago of Illinois’ Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton, the Black Messiah of the title played by Daniel Kaluuya. His Judas was William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield), a black Chicago criminal...
    At the end of 1991’s Silence of the Lambs, serial killer and cannibal Hannibal Lecter tells investigator Clarice Starling, “The world’s more interesting with you in it.” The new CBS series Clarice, which brings the character back for a procedural drama, marks the first time his theory has been tested. Set one year after the events depicted in Lambs, Clarice is built around the young FBI agent, and the show features only the most oblique references to Lecter. Showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet didn’t have a choice; complicated rights issues prevented Lecter from being involved. But it leaves an enormous challenge for the series: to make Starling interesting enough to make viewers forget about Lecter altogether. Bizarrely, the series constantly reminds the audience of his absence, and of the film where he and Starling met. It introduces Starling (Rebecca Breeds) in the midst of another session with a cold,...
    Directed by: Robert Lorenz Starring: Liam Neeson, Joe Perez, Juan Pablo Raba, Katheryn Winnick, Teresa Ruiz Runtime: 108 Minutes Rating: R (for violence, some bloody images and brief strong language.) As I mentioned The Marksman the last few weeks and considering our options are low again, I decided to check it out. I’m sure most of you know Liam Neeson from the Taken series. As those films were rolling out, it began a renaissance of sorts for the actor. In The Grey he fought wolves (GREAT MOVIE.) He’s also fought on airplanes, in other countries, in different eras. You get the picture. Liam Neeson shows up, people get taken out. However other the years, my excitement for the next picture waned. Some were average, some were good, but most seemed cookie-cutter. Maybe this film will be better than them all? Onto the film. We open in Mexico and meet our...
    In 2007, the film Hard candy puzzled the audience with a twist on sexual abuse which caused real discomfort. Actor Elliot Page played a teenage girl who was seeking revenge for a pedophile crime, but also put several unusual issues at the time at the center of the public debate. The perception of guilt, the justification of the aggressor and all the ways in which the culture makes the fact of the rape was shown in a new light. He modulated the theme into a story of haunting cruelty, which progressed into a dark region of the collective psyche that was not easy to assimilate. Something similar happens with Promising Young Woman from Principal Emerald Fennell. The movie travel similar roads, but even commits the audacity to transgress any limit to directly create a harsh satire. Cassandra is in her thirties in the middle of a professional failure, trying to...
    The best measure of an electric bike is how easily it slots into your everyday life. By that metric, the Tern HSD P9 is one of the better ones I’ve tested. Tern let me borrow one at the end of July, and I rode it at least 12 miles every day around my suburban New Jersey neighborhood for about a month and a half. I took my son to daycare, went to the grocery store, the farmer’s market, the liquor store, the drug store, and a variety of other places too menial to remember. It kept me socially distant from my neighbors as I rode around town and kept me out of my car, which I always appreciate. And whether I was hauling dual panniers loaded with groceries or just myself, the ride quality was impeccable. To be clear, this isn’t the fastest, most powerful, or even the...
    More On: silence of the lambs ‘Silence of the Lambs’ home sells for $290K — basement torture well not included Creepy ‘Silence of the Lambs’ house up for sale in Pennsylvania FBI agent hates the ‘Silence of the Lambs’ character he inspired Inside the award-winning film career of Jonathan Demme It’s always tough to turn an iconic movie into a TV series — “Stay tuned for scenes from the next episode of ‘The Godfather’,” said no one ever — but “Clarice” is off to a solid, if unspectacular, start. “The Silence of the Lambs” sequel, premiering 10 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 11) on CBS, stars Rebecca Breeds as FBI agent Clarice Starling — the role that, 30 years ago, Jodie Foster stamped into movie history opposite Anthony Hopkins’ Dr. Hannibal Lecter (“I’m having an old friend for dinner”). She’s got the same West Virginia drawl as Foster’s Clarice (Breeds is Australian...
    Forces of revolution and oppression collide and entangle in Shaka King’s blistering “Judas and the Black Messiah,” a potent and vividly acted drama about the FBI’s subversion and assassination of Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. King’s film, which he wrote with Will Berson, plunges into the dark chapter in American history when J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI used surveillance, infiltration and worse to check the ascent of Black movements both peaceful (as in the case of Martin Luther King Jr., chronicled recently in Sam Pollard’s “MLK/FBI” documentary) and more militant. Hampton, played by Daniel Kaluuya, was just 21 when he was shot and killed in an FBI raid in 1969. The raid was carried out, in part, due to information from Hampton’s own security chief, William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield), a car thief turned informant four years earlier by the FBI’s Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons). In the movie’s first...
    The Trump-ordered sale of TikTok by its Chinese owners to US companies Oracle and Walmart has been put on hold while President Biden reviews the executive order that strong-armed it.  In what could be a huge gift to Beijing, the new president was reported to have stopped a landmark action by his predecessor Donald Trump who called the app a threat to national security.  Last year, as TikTok erupted in the US amid a spike in social media usage thanks to the pandemic, concerns grew with it that ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns it, was using it to gather intelligence on American consumers.   Trump issued an executive order banning the app in the US unless ByteDance sold it to a US-owned company.  Oracle, which is owned by Trump mega-donor Larry Ellison, then stepped forward to buy it and Walmart joined in later. The Trump administration said it would endorse the...
    Ever since the open green fields of Super Mario 64, Nintendo has experimented with the best way to transport Mario into three dimensions. From the bite-sized planetoids of Galaxy to the hakoniwa-inspired worlds of Odyssey, the Kyoto game maker has never settled on just one formula. Mario’s side-scrolling adventures largely all worked the same, but in 3D, players never knew what to expect. That’s part of what made Super Mario 3D World so beloved when it launched on the Wii U in 2013. It took the familiar level-based gameplay of classic two-dimensional Super Mario games and fused it with the more expansive 3D gameplay, building off of the portable-only Super Mario 3D Land. Plus, it let Mario dress up as an adorable cat for the first time. Inevitably, the game is now launching on the Switch. But this week’s rerelease of 3D World is more than just a simple port....
    Season three of “The Sinner” has finally arrived on Netflix, and it gets off to an incredibly dark and chilling start. As many of you know, I love the hit show from the USA Network, and I thought both of the first two seasons were excellent television. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) After initially first airing back in February 2020, season three of the show with Bill Pullman recently dropped on Netflix, and I fired up the first episode Tuesday night. The third season follows Jamie Burns (Matt Bomer), who is visited at home by a mysterious man from his past named Nick.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by The Sinner (@thesinnerusa) Burns reveals to his pregnant wife that he had some kind of brief gay encounter with this man while in college. In classic “Sinner”...
    “The Four Winds,” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press) It’s 1921 in Texas, and 25-year-old Elsa Wolcott is considered by her own parents to be an ugly, unmarriable spinster. Elsa’s family is wealthy, but she is horribly unhappy. She dreams of a life where she is loved and where she also feels brave. One day, Elsa becomes entangled with a young man named Rafe, who she is forced to marry when he gets her pregnant and her parents disown her. They build a comfortable life and family together on Rafe’s family farm. But then the Great Depression hits, and so does the Dust Bowl. The family is broke and miserable, and it falls to Elsa to fend for her two children. It breaks Elsa’s heart to abandon the land she loves, but as the dust storms worsen, she knows the family must leave. They travel to California in...
    One of the first Android apps — ZXing Team’s Barcode Scanner, an app that predates the first official release of Android itself — is currently getting review-bombed on the Google Play Store. Hundreds of users are leaving 1-star reviews claiming a recent update spews unwanted ads, while nearly 200 more have come to the app’s defense with 5-star reviews of their own. It’s not quite clear what’s going on here, but the prevailing theory is that the 100 million-download strong app is getting mistaken for another one with the same exact name — one that might have been a clone of ZXing’s app and one that did add malware in a recent update, according to digital security firm MalwareBytes. MalwareBytes seems to be aware of the confusion; it updated its post yesterday to be extra clear that the bad barcode scanner app was this one, which came from...
    I finally finished season one of “The Sopranos,” and I’m blown away by the quality of the show. I started the classic HBO show last week after several different people recommended it to me. From the first episode of the series, I was hooked, and I loved season one. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) The show follows New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano as he navigates his way through controlling the criminal underworld and balancing his family life. Really, possibly even more than anything, “The Sopranos” is a story about a family man told through the eyes of an organized crime leader. Everything about the show is elite. The acting is outstanding, the writing is exactly what you’d expect out of a great HBO product and the cast is unreal. James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano is a hall of fame performance, and...
    WARNING: The following review of the episode “Brave Volunteers” Attack on Titan: The Final Season contains spoilers. A backwater after the storm that marked the arc of the assault on Marley. After the four-year jump that opened the season, “Brave Volunteers” takes us back to Paradis in a parallel narrative that combines past and present to outline the way forward after military success, and begin to fill in the gaps with the necessary information of how this unlikely alliance with Zeke came about and the heist planning. Determined more in connecting the dots about what happened after the end of the third season, than in continuing the current events, the chapter is informative and transitional; an arched closure, but with hinges to be explored hereafter. Some deficiencies in the animation are visible: lack of detail in faces and some backgrounds, silhouettes barely outlined. They are noticeable, but they do not...
    Maybe the Weeknd needed another day or two to put it all together. The artist, who’s largely known for his dark R&B style, is a multiple-time Grammy Award winner, so it seemed like a slam dunk, a no-brainer, a home run when he was announced for the Super Bowl 55 halftime show late in 2020. MORE: Best, worst reactions to Weeknd’s performance | Watch the show For the most part, the show was unique and high-energy, but it wasn’t received as well as it probably should have been, especially when one considers the Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) put up $7 million of his own money to make the show as he envisioned it. Part of that vision was a stage in the stands, seizure-inducing light displays and a gaudy fireworks display at the end.  Interestingly, the Weeknd’s performance was entirely solo, the first time that has happened in quite a...
    The Weeknd turned in a bizarre, but mostly enjoyable, high-concept mini-concert during the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Appearing first before our eyes as the driver in a two-seater sports car, parked in front of a Vegas-like backdrop, the 30-year-old Toronto talent — born Abel Tesfaye — then stepped out of the car and took a seat at the edge of the stage. The camera pans back and we realize the edge of the stage was actually the top of the stage — and that there was a legion of performers below who appeared to be wearing masks borrowed from some “Star Wars” knockoff. There was a definite church-motif going on as well, with these Boba Fett wannabees forming a type of a choir. Then the Weeknd — wearing a red jacket with a black shirt and tie — burst into action,...