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Men In Black: International Review: Fourth Installment Is One Too Many Despite Efforts Of Chris Hemsworth & Tessa Thompson

Did you ever hear the phrase, “Youve gone to the well one too many times”? That definitely applies t..

Did you ever hear the phrase, “Youve gone to the well one too many times”? That definitely applies to this hapless and misguided attempt on Sony and Amblins part to revive the Men in Black franchise without director Barry Sonnenfeld or stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, whose onscreen chemistry was so crucial to its success the first three times around in 1997, 2002, and 2012 (the last edition making over $600 million worldwide). They might have saved a few bucks this way, but you get what you pay for.

This is not meant to be a knock on new Men in Black: International stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, who try hard to make this work, but it is just not the same — and certainly not what audiences will expect from the sequel. Hemsworth and Thompson already were a good team in both Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame, so I guess the thinking was they could just drop them into a separate existing franchise and no one will have a second thought about it. Maybe Smith and Jones can take over the next Thor if this bait-and-switch works. But whatever the behind-the-scenes reasoning, the chemistry this time is zero between them. Writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway and director F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) can try to dance around this fact with a lot of frantic visual tricks and alien co-stars, but it doesnt disguise the problem. Perhaps another pairing of stars might have made it work, but sadly not this one.

Hemsworth, though, gives it his all and shows again that in the right project he definitely has movie-star charm to spare. Give him some Harrison Ford-type parts in the future. Here he is the suave, carefree Agent H, now teamed with Thompsons Agent M, a character with a lifelong desire to be part of secret agency dealing with extraterrestrial and alien enforcement — even, we see early on, as a child in her encounter with one of those creatures. When she applies for a job with Agent O (Emma Thompson returning from MIB3 and doing wonders in a couple of scenes), she is told they dont hire, only recruit. But when it becomes known that M already has the right references in terms of alien interaction, she is brought on as a rookie and set up with H for a mission that is all over the map. It takes them from Paris to London to Marrakesh to Italy in search of a magic “box” that can help control the universe and must be kept out of the wrong hands.

They also have to deal with evil alien twins (played by Laurent and Larry Bourgeois) and the belief that there is a mole in the agency. All this merges together in frenetic fashion with lots of flashy CGI fights along the way and only a modicum of the witty repartee of the earlier films. Smith and Jones had the deadpan dialogue down pat and threw it off in style. Here it looks like everyone, even the comic-relief little creature Pawny voiced by Kumail Nanjiani, is working overtime to please. Nanjiani as Pawny in fact is a virtual quip macRead More – Source

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10 Coronation Street spoilers: Rape trauma, baby danger and Bethanys confession

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Coronation Street is buiding up to some dramatic and heart wrenching storylines as ou..

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Coronation Street is buiding up to some dramatic and heart wrenching storylines as our brand new spoilers reveal. As the devastating death of Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn) draws nearer, a confession from Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon) could have huge ramifications for her dying days.

Elsewhere, a brand new crisis kicks off for David (Jack P Shepherd) as he is forced to come face to face with his rapist Josh Tucker (Ryan Clayton) in prison while Gemma Winter (Dolly-Rose Campbell) finds herself in a drastic situation ahead of the birth of her quads.

Here, we reveal whats coming up in Weatherfield.

10 Coronation Street spoilers

  • Shona blames Max when Harry is injured.
  • Gemma is trapped in a turnstile during a day at the match with Chesney.
  • Sinead finds herself too ill to undertake everyday tasks.
  • Geoff suggests that he and Yasmeen invest in Speed Daal.
  • Marion decides that she wants to fighr David and Shona for custody of Max.
  • Kirk plans an early Christmas for Sinead.
  • Gemma tries to turn the press over her disaster to her advantage.
  • David is horrified to come face to face with Josh in prison.
  • Geoff contacts Zeedan and arranges to buy his half of Speed Daal.
  • James realises that Bethany is in love with Daniel.

Monday 14th October

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Wednesday 16th October Part One

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Gemma nets two VIP tickets to the Weatherfield County match and excitedly heads there with Chesney but disaster strikes when she tries to get through the turn stile and ends up trapped due to her pregnant stomach.

Max returns home in a foul mood and ends up in a row with Lily over the TV. When Harry is then hurt and has to be taken to hospital, Shona accuses Max who defiantly claims that it was Lily who pushed him.

Sinead is disheartened when she has to use a wheelchair to attend a family picnic and when she becomes too unwell, she has to be taken home. Geoff suggests to Yasmeen that they invest in Speed Daal while Bethany accidentally causes James to be injured.

Wednesday 16th October Part Two

Marion arrives and tells Shona that Max has been visiting her and when she spots that Shona has been drinking, she accuses her of being an unfit mother and seeks legal advice over custody. Later, Shona realises that it was Lily who pushed Harry and she feels terrible.

Gemma is mortified when the fire service have to cut her out of the turnstile while Daniel and Sinead are given a painful reminder that time is running out. Alya agrees to let Alya invest – but not Geoff while Bethany picks James brains over an article.

Friday 18th October Part One

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Shona tries to contact Max and is horrified when Marion makes it clear that she plans to fight her and David for custody of Max. David is rocked by the news and his day gets worse when he spots Josh in the medical wing of the prison.

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Emmerdale spoilers: Ryan Hawley reveals all on Robert Sugdens exit

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Robert Sugden hasnt had an easy couple of months in Emmerdale — what with him having been charged for GBH with intent for brutally assaulting Victoria Bartons (Isabel Hodgins) rapist Lee — but things are set to get much worse for the beloved character before his on-screen exit arrives, and actor Ryan Hawley has all the gossip on Roberts exit.

Robert was livid when he first learned about what had happened to Victoria, and thus he set out to seek revenge on her behalf — in spite of her consistently asking him not to. After multiple failed attempts to get justice for what Lee did, Robert lost control and picked up a shovel, before hitting the rapist on the back of the head — and he was charged for the crime as a result.

He ended up pleading guilty so that he could save Victoria having to lie on his behalf in court, and since then hes been enjoying the free time hes got left with husband Aaron (Danny Miller). On Roberts current state of mind, Ryan said: Hes waiting for the inevitable.He is however, optimistic that it is going to only be a short amount of time that hes going to be away for.

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I believe, worst case scenario – only a couple of years. He is quite confident in the fact that he has pled guilty so sentencing will be a bit more lenient.

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Roberts circumstances are set to worsen in the coming episodes, as he learns that Lee has passed away in hospital. The ramifications that the rapists death will have on his prison sentence is the main cause of concern, as its now incredibly likely that hell be charged with murder for what he did to the young man.

Robert understandably struggles to process this information, but Liv (Isobel Steele) offers up a solution, when she suggests that he and Aaron go on the run together.

Ryan said: The news has just been broken to them so they havent really got a plan, they are going to have to take it as it comes. It means some very emotional goodbyes to some people in the village, but they have to be quick and there are some people they dont even get the chance to because Read More – Source

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Holby City review with spoilers: Ric opts for the risky surgery after Darla decides to keep the baby

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First the good news on tonights Holby City – Ric Griffin (H..

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First the good news on tonights Holby City – Ric Griffin (Hugh Quarshie)s brain tumour is benign. Unfortunately the bad news is very bad indeed. The tumour is huge, which makes surgery to remove it extremely difficult, according to Ric. The risks are very high that he could have a stroke or not survive the surgery at all. Leaving the tumour where it is could be an option, but it will probably keep on growing and compress his brain, leading to more mood swings, more forgetfulness and worse. His days as a surgeon would definitely be over very soon.

Because he had Darla (Naomi Katiyo) to worry about, he decided that he wouldnt risk the surgery and would try to manage the symptoms of the tumour with drugs. He also decided not to worry Darla by telling her about his diagnosis.

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Everything changed when Darla was visited by Peter (Jordan Adene), the father of her baby, who proved to be a very mature, supportive and sensible 15 year old. Donna (Jaye Jacobs) had already detected in Darla signs of doubt that she wanted to go through with having her baby adopted and Peters arrival cemented her decision – she wanted to keep her daughter. Peter said hed get a job and theyd manage.

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Ric was on board with this plan because hes always wanted whatever makes Darla happy. Then Peters father (Daniel Adegboyega), an elder of the church, arrived and kicked off a bit. He accused Darla of trying to trap his son and said the baby might not even be Peters. There was a bit of a tussle as he tried to take Peter away and Ric ended up being thrown to the ground and knocked unconscious.

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Ric wasnt seriously hurt, but as everyone clustered around his bedside Cameron (Nic Jackman) said something about his serious condition in front of Darla, so Ric had no option but to tell her the truth. Peter proved that hes a keeper by smoothing things out with Darlas dad, so Darla is going to move back in with Kofi and bring up the baby, after making Ric promise that he has to do whats best for him and not delay the surgery just for her sake. And theyre naming the baby Erica, after her great-granddad – which made him fill up. She wouldnt be here now if it werent for you, Darla said. And Cameron, he reminded her, But Ericas a better name.

Ric apologised to Zav (Marcus Griffiths) and Donna for his recent behaviour and told them hes going to go for the surgery, because he wants to carry on being a surgeon himself if theres even a slim chance.

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Meanwhile a small bunch of supporting artists had assembled to give Essie (Kaye Wragg) a party to welcome her new adopted baby. This was mainly a plot device so one of the cards would be found later on by Connor (Calum Lill) – Islas father. Hed come to the hospital to get Frankies phone number from Essie but he soon worked out that Essie is pretending that Isla is her legally adopted daughter. Sacha (Bob Barrett) tried to help Essie out by warning Connor off but only succeeded in making the situation worse. Essie finally resorted to good old faRead More – Source

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