Having a Christmas Day without an angst filled visit to EastEnders would be like serving up chipolatas without liberally wrapping them in bacon. So to ensure that you don’t miss a moment of the Walford action over the festive season and New Year, we have outlined what you can expect to see and when.
Mark these in your diary!
Christmas Eve: 8pm
Stacey tries her best to support Max, Mick gets on Aidan’s bad side and is sent a sinister gift and Kathy tells Fi that she doesn’t want to revisit the past. Elsewhere, Karen ensures that Stacey gets her mobile phone back.
Christmas Day: 9pm
Hour long episode.
Jane Beale’s voicemail is finally heard and the full truth about Max is revealed, leading to a catastrophic event which tears apart the Brannings. On the day of his and Linda’s vow renewal, Mick faces a race against time to find the gun that Aidan has stashed.
Boxing Day 7:30pm
Max’s sins have devastating repercussions as his family lies in tatters following a terrible event. The drama of Christmas Day continues.
Thursday 28th December: 8pm
Fi turns on her villainous family while Willmott-Brown corners Kathy in the cafe but she takes control of the situation. Karen reaches out to her sister Kandice after the bailiffs threaten court action and Linda prepares a goodbye party for the Vic.
Thursday 28th December: 9:30pm
Mick is tempted to take Aidan up on the job offer while Fi realises the extent of Willmott-Brown’s lies and prepares to set things right. The Taylors get a Christmas miracle thanks to Kandice.
Friday 29th December: 9pm
The New Year’s Eve party is in full swing at the Vic while Aidan puts the final stages of the plan into action. Mick is faced with a dilemma but will he make a terrible decision? Kush dreads telling Denise that he has invited Carmel and Shakil to stay with them while the Taylors invite the Murrays to join them in the Vic to see in 2018.
New Year’s Day: 8pm
Hour long episode.
The men gather to undertake the job but Shirley takes drastic action to stop Mick from being a part of it while both Sharon and Bernadette have suspicions over what Phil and Keanu are up to. Aidan clutches a gun as things start to go wrong while Kathy has an idea.
Mick makes his way to join the others but the arrival of Masood could de-rail the entire plan. As things start to go wrong, the position of the men are precarious and disaster unfolds. Meanwhile, Masood welcomes the Ahmeds to the community.
Tuesday 2nd January: 8pm
Hour long episode.
Linda fears for the future after what Mick has involved himself in while Masood’s aunt and uncle try to settle into Walford but it doesn’t prove east to adjust. There are further consequences from Aidan’s job as those involved try to deal with the fallout.
Wednesday 3rd January: 8pm
Questions are asked and the pressure mounts for those involved in the job. Who will be regretting their involvement and is there any way out? Meanwhile, Ted and Joyce’s charitable efforts may not get the response they are hoping for.
Thursday 4th January: 7:30pm
Pressure increases on everyone involved with Aidan’s criminal job and cracks continue to grow. Elsewhere another resident of Walford gets a shock.
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‘Antebellum’ has a ‘Get Out’ vibe, but doesn’t live up to its twist
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definite..
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definitely shouldn’t be spoiled even a little. Once that revelation is absorbed, however, the movie becomes less distinctive and inspired, reflecting an attempt to tap into the zeitgeist that made “Get Out” a breakthrough, without the same ability to pay off the premise.
Originally destined for a theatrical run, the movie hits digital platforms trumpeting a “Get Out” pedigree in its marketing campaign, since there’s an overlap among the producing teams.
More directly, the film marks the directing debut of Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz, who have championed social-justice issues through their advertising work. The opening script features a quote from author William Faulkner, whose intent will eventually become clearer: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
If that sounds like a timely means of drawing a line from the horrors of slavery to the racism of today, you’ve come to the right place.
The story begins on a plantation, where the brutal overseers carry out grisly punishments against those tilling the fields. A few have just tried to escape, led by Veronica (Janelle Monae), and they pay a heavy price for their resistance, which does nothing to curb her defiance.
Also written by Bush + Renz, the script take too long before revealing what makes “Antebellum” different, but the middle portion — a “The Twilight Zone”-like phase when it’s hard to be sure exactly what’s going on — is actually the film’s strongest. (Even the trailer arguably gives away too much, so the less one knows, the better.)
The final stretch, by contrast, veers into more familiar thriller territory, and feels especially rushed toward the end, leaving behind a host of nagging, unanswered questions. That provides food for thought, but it’s also what separates the movie from something like “Get Out,” which deftly fleshed out its horror underpinnings.
Although the filmmakers (in a taped message) expressed disappointment that the movie wasn’t making its debut in theaters, in a strange way, the on-demand format somewhat works in its favor. In the press notes, Bush says the goal was “to force the audience to look at the real-life horror of racism through the lens of film horror. We’re landing in the middle of the very conversations that we hoped ‘Antebellum’ would spur.”
“Antebellum” should add to that discussion, so mission accomplished on that level. Monae is also quite good in her first leading film role (she did previously star in the series “Homecoming’s” second season), but otherwise, most of the characters remain underdeveloped.