Drama

25 Apr 19
Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Entertainment events for the upcoming week in Saskatoon.

25 Apr 19
Book of June

I went to the beach. My coworker Lottie Blanco, and her wife, Lottie Blanco, got a beach house on an island for a week, and invited friends to come along. It was a great house. It was damaged by the hurricane last fall, so a lot of stuff in there was brand new, so we […]

25 Apr 19
Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s first footage of Boyd Holbrook (Logan) and Beau Bridges (The Descendants) in Tribeca Film Festival drama Two/One. Writer-director Juan Cabral’s feature debut follows Kaden, a world-class ski jumper in Whistler, Canada presented with the chance of reconnecting with his teenage sweetheart, and Khai, a corporate executive in Shanghai, China faced with the fact that […]

25 Apr 19
Molls Media Blog

In an earlier blog post, I described creating a questionnaire in order to help me with the research process for this project. After receiving multiple responses,  I am now going to look back at them and analyse what they show and how they will help me when creating my short film. Firstly, here is an […]

25 Apr 19
pinoytvs

Ang dalawang kumpanya ay pinagsama at isinama bilang Abdominal muscles-CBN Broadcasting Corporation noong Pebrero 1, 1967, at pinalitan ng pangalan bilang Abdominal muscles-CBN Corporation noong 2010 upang ipakita ang pagkakaiba ng kumpanya. Ang karaniwang pagbabahagi ng Abs-CBN ay unang nakikibahagi sa Philippine Stock Trade Pinoy tv noong Hulyo 1992 sa ilalim ng simbolong simbolong Abs. […]

25 Apr 19
The Indian Perspective

‘The Public’ examines homelessness, mental health issues  CityNews Vancouver The drama ‘The Public,’ examines issues of homelessness, addiction and mental health – and depicts an act of civil disobedience inside a Cincinnati library. from “”mental health” OR “mental disorder” OR “psychiatry” OR “mental illness” OR “psychiatrist” OR “psychotherapist” OR “depression” OR “bipolar” -“the depression”” – Google […]

25 Apr 19
Metro
Amanda, assemble! (Picture: Instagram) The entire world has Avengers: Endgame fever, as the finale to the MCU Infinity Saga has hit UK cinemas at long last today. And it looks like Amanda Holden is just as excited as the rest of us. The 48-year-old got her cosplay on in the halls of ITV as she dressed up as Scarlett Johansson’s Marvel character Black Widow – and colour us impressed. Taking on Natasha Romanoff’s superhero persona, Amanda wore a skintight black catsuit with thigh-high boots, while she donned a ginger bobbed wig. And to add more drama to the costume, the Britain’s Got Talent judge kicked up her leg – and challenged Celebrity Juice’s Keith Lemon to pull the same pose. Amanda definitely pulled off Natasha’s look (Picture: Marvel) She captioned the Instagram snap: ‘ Caption this!! #Blackwidow @celebjuiceofficial @keithlemon … would love to see some pics of you doing same pose🤣 #Holdenmylegup.’ This leg-up pose is Mandy’s favourite, after she stuck her leg up onto the wall of a shower for an Instagram post back in January. However, she didn’t get away with the sexy snap, as her BGT colleagues Ant and Dec mocked her by recreating the photo in the same shower cubicle. At least that prepared Amanda for the ribbing she will get as she stands in for Holly Willoughby on Celebrity Juice. Amanda announced that she had ‘caved’ and acted as team captain on the ITV2 show while Holly is on holidays, confirming the news with a triple picture of her rocking a one-shouldered red leather mini-dress. [metro-tag-post-strip] The star will appear on Keith Lemon’s show alongside singer James Meredith, comedians Chris Ramsey and Jimmy Carr, Charlotte Hawkins and Paddy McGuinness. And of course, she’s back on our screens for BGT – where she will stay for the long run, if she has anything to do with it. Speaking about her plum role alongside Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon, Amanda said: ‘I’d like to be back [for 2020] I can’t ever imagine not doing it. When I do leave I want it to be on my terms, so I’ll be like, “If you’re sacking me then give me a heads up and I’ll do a speech about giving up my chair for someone else!”. ‘I’ll never voluntarily go, I love this show too much and I just think that for as long as it’s going I want to be a part of it. It’s the beating heart of Britain, I do believe that. I think each one of us plays a part in that, there’s a reason why we’re all still there. It’s the best show on TV.’ Whether she’ll have time to star in the Black Widow spin-off, alongside all those auditions, we’re not sure… [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a showbiz story?” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/25/phillip-schofield-holly-willoughby-bits-vanessa-feltz-replicates-sex-noises-morning-9317852/” title=”Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby in bits after Vanessa Feltz makes sex noises on This Morning”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/25/bts-sold-tour-tickets-drake-far-2019-army-fierce-9317362/” title=”BTS sold more tour tickets than Drake so far in 2019 because the ARMY are fierce”]
25 Apr 19
My blog diary

Hello, this is my first blog entry. I would like to introduce myself. I’m a 29 year old female, living in the UK I’m a stay at home Mum to 4 gorgeous little boys & wife to my wonderful husband. I’m lucky to be able to stay at home whilst my husband works hard, he […]

25 Apr 19
queen_of_the_books_18

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Does Willow Winters ever write a bad book? The answer to that is no, no she doesn’t, Yet again Willow has bought us a book packed full of drama, mystery, intrigue and red HOT chemistry between the characters. A single kiss is the second book in the irresistible attraction books and both are a […]

25 Apr 19
World Site News

Kareena Kapoor is all praise for Alia Bhatt who has shown her variety in a limited time period. Kareena Kapoor is all praise for Alia Bhatt who has shown her variety in a limited time period. Udta Punjab created quite a storm when it showed drug abuse by the youth population in Punjab and conspiracies…

25 Apr 19
WONDER-ing WOMAN

  I Not only is Washington, D.C., our country’s capital, but it is a hot tourist destination. In 2017, the area set a new record with 22.8 million visitors. Top tourist sites are predictable–the Washington Monument, the White House, the Capitol Building, and the Lincoln Memorial. Been there, done that. So what do I want […]

25 Apr 19
French politics today

‘On the crest of the highest gallery, higher than the central rose window, there was a great flame rising between the two towers with whirlwinds of sparks, a vast, disordered, and furious flame, a tongue of which was borne into the smoke by the wind, from time to time.’ (Victor Hugo)

25 Apr 19
Hey, It's Jenna

Thank you to Stitch Fix for sponsoring this post. All content and opinions remain my own. I’ve tried Stitch Fix for myself a handful of times in the past, and found it a great way to refresh my wardrobe and fill in gaps/get staple pieces I was having a hard time finding on my own. […]

25 Apr 19
3AW
THE AVENGERS: ENDGAME **1/2 (181 minutes) M In the interests of not wishing to be accused of being a party pooper, the first and most important thing that needs to be stressed about the very final Marvel superhero movie ever (for now, anyway) is that not one of its 181 minutes is boring. Endgame is good, rollicking fun, entertaining to the last drop with dollops of humour and comic-book pathos mixed in with all the requisite colour and movement as multi-hued energy bolts fly about, swarms of beings do battle with opposing swarms of beings and large things explode. With the onerous task of having to bring matters to a close in the grandiose conflict between uber-villain Thanos (Josh Brolin) and the Avengers, directors Anthony & Joe Russo (Captain America: Winter Soldier/Civil War; Avengers: Infinity War) summon the super-powered roster of characters that have accrued over a staggering range of 21 films since Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk kicked off the super-franchise way back in 2008. Without giving anything away, the film’s basic premise involves the team attempting to reverse the mess Thanos made at the end of Infinity War, which saw many superheroes vanish and set the stage for him to make good on his promise to destroy half the world’s population. This he was able to accomplish by wielding a glove studded by the all-powerful Infinity Stones. So, the logic goes – well, as far as movie logic ever applies in the Marvel Universe, which is pretty loosely – if the remaining superheroes can get the glove they can amend matters and restore order to the universe. (Yes, the DNA of Star Wars courses through all these films, one way or another.) OK, so the stage is set for all the main characters to head off on their own journeys, their collective quest being to defeat Thanos once and for all. Now, everything you need from a Marvel superhero film is here in spades, including some pretty well-thought through personal moments that endow the enterprise with a surprising amount of heart given how much colossal, screen-filling action there is. The first hour especially has plenty of unhurried scenes where people are just talking about the situation and how to get out of it. However intense the FX-blizzard gets – and with a budget of around $400 million, there’s plenty of ear-splitting action and eye candy – these emotional resonances are maintained throughout to ensure that the film is as emotionally satisfying as it is viscerally saturating. This saves Endgame from being the post-content mess that has afflicted many of the first sequels in the Marvel canon, which suffered from being all noise and no heart, the worst offender arguably being the execrable Age of Ultron. With all that said, Endgame is no soul-shaking masterpiece, despite what a lot of reviews seem to be saying. Indeed, early indications are that along with it likely being the biggest film of the year – not a difficult thing to predict given how the fanbase has invested 10 years over 21 films to witness the finale – Endgame might almost be the most overrated. Again, without giving too much away, there is a major point where the film makes it very clear that it’s going to be relying on an old plot device too-often used in sci-fi fantasy films – namely, time travel. The cast even joke about it – cue the inevitable Back to the Future joke – and we laugh. This grants license for Endgame to literally cannibalise the other Marvel films. It’s neatly done, and with some wit and style, but how many times have we seen time travel ued to get film plots out of a jam? Anyone hoping for something fresh and original to propel this final adventure will be disappointed. We’ve long known how sequelitis can infect a follow-up film in the Marvel universe, and it’s a bit of a bummer to see the series use a cop-out cliche as a crutch. Truth be told, most people, of course, won’t care. They also shouldn’t care if they’ve seen all the films in the series or not. Obviously those who have will get all the references in Endgame, but it’s not as though anyone coming in cold will be lost. After all, this is a comic-book movie, not The Godfather. And as for this being the end, well, the series has made about $19 billion, and this film is projected to take about $1.5b. So, applying a bit of Hollywood math, do you think they’ll stop? Of course not. Besides, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is in production, there’s going to be a Black Widow film, more Spider-man, more Black Panther, more Captain Marvel, more Dr Strange and, with Fox now wholly digested by Disney, the X-Men crew can now get their wrists stamped and enter the Marvel Universe. So, too, The Fantastic Four – provided they finally make a good movie, that is. So anyone who thought Endgame was the end need to draw breath, clutch tightly onto their armrests and brace for another wave of superhero spectacles. And that’s without even mentioning how Wonder Woman and Aquaman have just kickstarted DC Cinematic Universe.   THUNDER ROAD **** (90 minutes) M Small-town police officer Jim Arnaud (Jim Cummings) is a good man stricken with bad fortune. After an awkward and embarrassing appearance at his mother’s funeral his life only seems to get worse. Financially strapped, he’s in a bitter custody battle over his snarky pre-pubescent daughter (Kendal Farr) who is exhibiting bad behavioural traits at school. At work he only seems to have one friend. Jim is not blameless for his lot. Frustrated at every turn, he has an anger problem he is only barely able to contain, a problem that manifests in him constantly apologising for offensive utterances. Even a quiet meeting with a teacher about his daughter demonstrates how close he is to losing it. Thanks to a great, earthy performance by Jim Cummings, who also wrote, directed and produced this award-spangled independent film, the movie offers a moving, engrossing, darkly amusing portrait of a self-effacing man living on the edge who is slowly being pushed by circumstances to a nervous collapse. With terrific performances from a no-name cast, this is another arthouse jewel that deserves attention amidst the present overload of blockbuster signage.   GLORIA BELL ***1/2 (101 minutes) M As if we needed more evidence of what a great, versatile actress Julianne Moore is comes this celebratory film about a defiant spirit battling the unavoidable curse of middle-age malaise. Freshly divorced and hungry for life, Gloria finds herself in an awkward phase of life where she feels too young to be old. Hanging out in pick-up joints for older people she’s looking for some kind of connection to help her in the desperate search for a second wind. Juggling friends, her children and her likeable ex (Brad Garrett in a nice cameo) Gloria embarks on a relationship with an apparently decent gent (John Turturro), who brings his own baggage into her life. Anchored by Moore’s deeply felt performance of a flawed woman, Gloria Bell has the feel of those landmark movies made in the 1970s such as An Unmarried Woman that explored the lives of women who pushed back against stereotypes and grappled for their own sense of identity. Energetically directed by Chilean Sebastian Lelio (Oscar winner for A Fantastic Woman), the film is a remake of sorts of his 2013 film Gloria.   THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT ***1/2 (111 minutes) M After quitting their jobs in a powerful digital trading company, two ambitious young hotshots decide to take on their old boss by building a fibre-optic cable from Kansas to New Jersey, only in a straight line. Their wild plan is to gain crucial milliseconds in receiving market-sensitive information, and thus make them rich. Their only problem: their former boss, who is unhappy with the information they have taken from her. In one of his best turns since The Social Network Jesse Eisenberg is a fiery ball of entrepreneurial energy as Vincent, pushing his brainy, laconic colleague and cousin Anton (a bald Alexander Skarsgard) to give their enterprise the technological edge it needs. Breathing down their necks like the world’s sexiest dragon is Eva Torres (Salma Hayek) who does not believe that you can take the personal out of business. She’ll stop at nothing to stop her former proteges. Full of venom, Hayek plays the corporate boss like an ultra-cool Bond villain, keen to crush her competitors under her killer stilettos. Directed with a fine sense of pace by Canadian Kim Nyugen, The Hummingbird Project joins the recent raft of unusual, unusually engrossing business films such as The Big Short, The Founder, The Wolf of Wall Street, Joy and Margin Call. Careful to speak in lay terms, the film is a solidly entertaining yarn exploring the dramas that drive the quest for dollars, as well as giving a modern-day spin on the David vs Goliath parable.   CELESTE * (106 minutes) M Oh, not again. Here’s yet another dull Australian film with no apparent audience in mind and no apparent interest in keeping viewers involved. Radha Mitchell plays a retired opera singer living in a lovely house in a lush Queensland forest. She’s set to perform a special concert when her no-good son (Thomas Cocquerel) turns up needing help. There are mysteries about the backstories to these folk but the leaden direction by Ben Hackworth is so inert you spend much of the film wishing for a crocodile to turn up.
25 Apr 19
Archy news nety

When Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks died, I said, as far as I could tell, no one claimed, "in fact the Buzzcocks were bad." He was universally loved. And if you look at the praise for Scott Walker, who died on Monday at the age of 76, it seems his art has received so much […]