The Wandering Earth II ReviewSituated somewhere between nationalism and science fiction disaster film, The Wandering Earth II is a bewildering experience for a prequel to a movie that so effortlessly glosses over its insane premise in exchange for space-age thrills. Based on the short story collection by Liu Cixin, The Wandering Earth II takes place before the first film’s events and is a sequel in name only. If you’ve seen the 2019 film, also directed by Gwo, you already know the plot for The Wandering Earth II. Each segment contains a ticking clock and a massive action setpiece that injects The Wandering Earth II with enough eye-popping spectacle and high-stakes thrills to impress any action junkie. The lack of any real depth to the characters themselves stops The Wandering Earth II from coming close to its predecessor.
Sundance 2023: Magazine Dreams ReviewThe world of bodybuilding is ripe for caricature, either poking fun at “Gym Bro” culture or fetishizing the chiseled figures evocative of the Greek pantheon. Even the lasting damage he’s inflicting on his body does little to quell his ever-blackening odyssey. Many would answer no, but Major’s virtuosic turn powerfully reminds viewers of the unstable minority who face those questions each day. If armed with a sharper third act, focused on a single direction (rather than the handful of endings It hints at), Magazine Dreams would firmly cement itself as one of the greatest character pieces of the modern era. In attempting to understand a man who feels completely misunderstood by an unfeeling society (where even idols can’t be counted on), Magazine Dreams truly basks in the transformational power of cinema, and its ability to glean beauty in the ugliest of spaces.7 days ago Tilt Magazine
Its cinematic qualities were often at its odds of being a video game; watching The Last of Us was often more fun than playing The Last of Us, a cover shooter with some nifty crafting mechanics and some clumsy combat. It wanted to be something – and for that, it was lauded, in ways that were both deserved and wildly overblown. “When You’re Lost in the Darkness” has so much story to tell elsewhere, it’s hard for the pilot to give a good sense of who Ellie is, beyond “angsty teen who has a knife” in her few opening scenes. Pacing issues aside, “When You’re Lost in Darkness” is a proficient introduction to the world of Fireflies, QZ’s, and sad pill-peddlers taking ill-advised cross country trips. However, it would be wrong to project what The Last of Us could be – what “When You’re Lost in Darkness” is a solid pilot, 80-something minutes of effectively portraying a world that’s descended into absolute nihilistic nothingness, the ugliness of humanity represented by the dilapidated, broken down society slowly being overrun by nature around it.16 days ago Tilt Magazine
AdvertisementAdvertisementIn either case, the story has to start with one’s view of running backs, as an institution, in 2022. You can find competent NFL running backs while thrifting, so why give up a premium? They’ve had good running backs, but the Jeff Wilsons and Raheem Mosterts of the world are not the same as its Christian McCaffreys. He’s ninth among running backs in that stat, and only one ahead of him (Cleveland’s Nick Chubb) has done it with a comparable usage load. He’s been subject to the same market forces that have limited all running backs.3 months ago Slate Magazine
Get daily celeb exclusives and behind the scenes house tours direct to your inboxDrew Cockton, a former contestant on Dragons' Den has died, just one year on from securing an investment from the Dragons. The 36 year old appeared on the show in 2021 when he presented his scented candle business, Owen Drew, and secured a £50,000 investment from Touker Suleyman. However, just one year on from the life changing investment, the star has sadly passed away, his mother announced on Sunday 23 October. Immediately following the news, messages of condolences flooded in for the family, as they mourned the loss of such a young and talented life. We're also on Facebook.com/okmagazineuk – for the latest online celebrity news, features, galleries and videos throughout the day from your favourite site.3 months ago OK! Magazine
Love Love Island? Our Factor 50 email brings all the goss direct to your inboxMum-to-be Molly-Mae Hague has expressed her love for boyfriend Tommy Fury and his new "dad car". Molly-Mae and boxer Tommy, who are both 23, and met on Love Island in 2019, announced they were expecting their first child in September . Earlier this week, Tommy’s big brother, the world heavyweight champion boxer Tyson Fury, took to Instagram to share a video in the “dream car”. (Image: YouTube/Molly-Mae)Since Molly-Mae and Tommy announced they were expecting their first child, the PLT creative director has been extremely open about her pregnancy journey.3 months ago OK! Magazine
Fans of the show took to social media to fume over the results being leaked, The Mirror reports. has decided against revealing the leaked bottom two, as well as the person departing the programme this week. The spoiler has fuelled the debate as to whether the BBC should film the Sunday night show live to stop leaks from happening. I don’t know who you are but please stop. "Knowledge is power and all that sort of stuff, everyone has an agreement we won’t say anything, so I don’t know who it."3 months ago OK! Magazine
“What Is The National Debt“ from the U.S. TreasuryU.S. Federal DebtAs of October 13, 2022, the United States has $31,144,952,729,330.20 worth of outstanding debt. The higher interest rates go, the more interest on the debt will be required to be paid. The more interest on the debt required to be paid, the larger the deficit gets. The larger the deficit gets, the more debt must be issued. More debt issued, more interest on debt.3 months ago Bitcoin Magazine