There are dark and devastating times ahead in Coronation Street as the end is nigh for dying Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn), who will soon leave behind a grieving husband Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) and their baby son Bertie.
The heartbreaking story will see Sinead die within weeks and after her recent bad news that she had even less time left than she thought, Kirk Sutherland (Andrew Whyment) gathers the family together to organise an early Christmas that she can be a part of.
Sinead is distraught at the thought of not seeing her son grow up and at being parted from Daniel and her own mortality hits home again as she admits to Beth (Lisa George) that she cant even undertake everyday tasks anymore.
As she despairs, Kirk wants to cheer her up so gets the help of Beth, Craig (Colson Smith), Adam (Sam Robertson) and Tracy (Kate Ford) to put plans together for a festive celebration. But will Sinead be up to it or will she feel there is little to celebrate?
Things are getting complicated elsewhere as well as Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon) writes a short story for her course and James Bailey (Nathan Graham) realises that it is an account of her own life – and she has admitted within the text that she loves Daniel.
Will this get back to Daniel and Sinead as they face their most difficult time?
Its no secret that Katie has finished filming her devastating exit scenes from the soap, with Sinead set to die later in the month. And the consequences will be traumatic for Daniel and push him oRead More – Source
‘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.