James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) hasnt had it easy as of late in Hollyoaks, and things are set to take a turn for the worse when he starts lashing out at those closest to him, as these actions will no doubt have devastating consequences not only for him, but also for his family.
James world came crashing down when he learned that love of his life Harry (Parry Glasspool) was not only killed, but that hed been brutally murdered. Unable to process this news, the solicitor acted out by drinking far too much, and bringing men back to his place to party all night — much to mum Marnies (Lysette Anthony) dismay. Things escalated further when he almost jumped off the archway — but Romeo (Owen Warner) managed to stop him from doing so.
Yes, its clear that James isnt in the best place at the moment, something which Romeo learned the hard way when — after an argument between father and son — James punched him. Subsequent episodes have seen James wracked with guilt over his actions, but — in spite of him trying to make amends — Romeos having none of it, and resolves to move into the Maaliks empty house.
In the coming episodes, Peri (Ruby ODonnell) stumbles upon the young lad while hes hiding out at the Maaliks and, as a result, she decides to take him some breakfast — during which she encourages him to make amends with James before its too late. However, Peri later sees James getting rather aggressive with Marnie as he grabs her by the arm, and, as a result, she understands why Romeo is refusing to make it up with his dad.
Later, Marnie discovers the truth about why Romeo left and shes disgusted at her son over his violent actions. As a resuRead 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.