Things are moving fast for young Hollyoaks couple Brooke Hathaway (Talia Grant) and Ollie Morgan (Aedan Duckworth) and theres trouble and heartbreak on the horizon as it becomes more and more clear that they have differing views about their future.
Brooke recently discovered that she is pregnant and she is anxious about how she will cope as a mother and whether she is ready for the challenge. Ollie on the other hand, seems more enthusiastic about the prospect of settling down and starting a family and tonight he made plans to seal the deal with Brooke.
Wanting to do the right thing by her, he enlisted the help of Imran Maalik (Ijaz Rana) and laid out a romantic proposal. But as he asked a stunned Brooke to become his wife, he was gutted when she became flustered and rejected his gesture.
As she rushed off, Ollie was confused and worried that hed messed everything up – is Brooke having doubts about them staying together? Or is everything just moving too fast and becoming overwhelming?
As she looks into her options regarding the baby, will she confide in Ollie that she doesnt think its the right time for them to have a child together? As he is presented with a hard choice – support Brooke and her decision to give up the baby or make his own conflicting desires clear – can the pair reach a solution in this difficult situation?
Hollyoaks fans will no doubt be hoping for some happiness, particularly after the year that Ollie has had. Read 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.