Butter and cheese: Brexit luxuries? 

The Guardian
Reliance on EU butter, cheese and yoghurt means sharp price rises, says milk producer Arla... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 11:00:27 Categories: The Guardian

The problem with Love Island - by the people who turned it down 

The Guardian
More than 100,000 people applied to appear on the hit show - but a surprising number were approached by producers and said no. What put them off?... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 11:00:26 Categories: The Guardian

Review: 'The Equalizer 2' 

TheWrap
"The Equalizer 2" is getting a lot of press because it's the first time that Denzel Washington has starred in a sequel to one of his own movies. You can infer a lot about Washington's connection to this material from that one piece of information, and about his (apparently quite positive) ongoing working relationship with director Antoine Fuqua, who directed both "Equalizer" installments, as well as "Training Day" and the 2016 remake of "The Magnificent Seven." But perhaps the most important takeaway is this: Never pick a fight with Denzel Washington. It's been over two decades since the TV series "The Equalizer" debuted opposite Washington's hit series "St. Elsewhere," and now the actor has officially claimed the saga of ex-Black Ops assassin-turned-vigilante crime fighter Robert McCall for his own. The movies may be a mixed bag, but Washington brings his all to "The Equalizer 2." The first "Equalizer" was a stylish, brutal and overlong action thriller starring Washington as McCall, a grieving widower who uses his special set of skills to exact vengeance for a victimized teenage prostitute (Chloe Grace Moretz). The action was thrilling but the real draw was Washington himself, who played McCall as an introverted obsessive-compulsive, setting the hero apart from most other action icons. Also read: 'Blindspotting' Film Review: Ambitious Oakland Tale Suffers From Too Many Ideas McCall returns in "The Equalizer 2," and he's as laconic and emotionally scarred as ever. McCall now works as a Lyft driver, and when his passengers are in trouble he uses his special set of skills to help them out. In one scene, he beats up a whole roomful of privileged rich white kids who just put a woman in the hospital and thought they could get away with it. McCall slices them up with their own credit cards, and when he leaves he says, "I expect a five-star rating, you understand?" It's easy to see why Washington is committed to the character of McCall. He's lived a long, painful life and he wants to prevent others from walking down similar, violent paths. Or worse, from being abused by other, similar, violent people. McCall takes it upon himself to be a positive role model for a young artist, Miles, played by Ashton Sanders ("Moonlight"). Miles is on the verge of joining a street gang, and McCall doesn't just give him the big speech about how "Man ain't spelled G-U-N." He also gives him a copy of Ta-Nehisi Coates's "Between the World and Me." He's a classy good guy. "The Equalizer 2," like the previous film, isn't just a single episode in McCall's life. It's as though screenwriter Richard Wenk worked overtime to catch McCall in the middle of several stories at once. McCall isn't just trying to save a local teen from gangs. Over the course of the film he also has to find a missing painting for a Holocaust survivor, reunite a missing child with her mother, and avenge the death of his only remaining friend, Susan Plummer, played by Melissa Leo. Also read: 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Film Review: Lily James Makes Up for Near-Absence of Meryl Streep It's nothing short of tragic to watch Melissa Leo get the same treatment Rinko Kikuchi suffered in "Pacific Rim Uprising," in which a powerful female character from the original film gets downgraded in the sequel to an inciting agent for the male hero's journey. Leo fights as best she can against her attackers, and against the filmmakers' limited imagination for her character, but there's only so much she can do. On the top of it all, the revenge storyline is the least interesting part of "The Equalizer 2," with its predictable twists and a tacked-on action climax, which takes place in the middle of a hurricane. You'd think that would be a problem but it doesn't even stop McCall from making a run to the photocopy shop and wallpapering the alleyways with Melissa Leo's headshots. It should be the most pulse-pounding scene in the movie. Instead it's the most contrived. McCall may be the thinking person's action hero, but "The Equalizer" and "The Equalizer 2" aren't quite as crafty as he is. The decision to treat these films as an adaptation of a whole season of a series is distinctive, and gives the film a satisfying "Netflix Marvel" personality. Also read: 'Mission Impossible: Fallout' Film Review: Cruise-ing for Bruising Action in This Jam-Packed Six-Quel But in "The Equalizer 2" that approach makes the film feel as though it lacks focus. The main plot gets sidelined too often and fails to ramp up, bogging down the pacing. Even an attempt to connect McCall personally and emotionally to the film's villains gets sped through so quickly it feels like an afterthought. "The Equalizer 2" makes more-or-less the same impact as "The Equalizer." It's a reasonably satisfying mid-budget action thriller, with slick style and an intriguing hero, who only uses violence when necessary, and as a means of redemption for himself and his community. Robert McCall is a great action hero, but all things being equalized, he deserves a better movie.... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 11:00:01 Categories: The Verge TheWrap

Review: 'The Equalizer 2' 

TheWrap
"The Equalizer 2" is getting a lot of press because it's the first time that Denzel Washington has starred in a sequel to one of his own movies. You can infer a lot about Washington's connection to this material from that one piece of information, and about his (apparently quite positive) ongoing working relationship with director Antoine Fuqua, who directed both "Equalizer" installments, as well as "Training Day" and the 2016 remake of "The Magnificent Seven." But perhaps the most important takeaway is this: Never pick a fight with Denzel Washington. It's been over two decades since the TV series "The Equalizer" debuted opposite Washington's hit series "St. Elsewhere," and now the actor has officially claimed the saga of ex-Black Ops assassin-turned-vigilante crime fighter Robert McCall for his own. The movies may be a mixed bag, but Washington brings his all to "The Equalizer 2." The first "Equalizer" was a stylish, brutal and overlong action thriller starring Washington as McCall, a grieving widower who uses his special set of skills to exact vengeance for a victimized teenage prostitute (Chloe Grace Moretz). The action was thrilling but the real draw was Washington himself, who played McCall as an introverted obsessive-compulsive, setting the hero apart from most other action icons. Also read: 'Blindspotting' Film Review: Ambitious Oakland Tale Suffers From Too Many Ideas McCall returns in "The Equalizer 2," and he's as laconic and emotionally scarred as ever. McCall now works as a Lyft driver, and when his passengers are in trouble he uses his special set of skills to help them out. In one scene, he beats up a whole roomful of privileged rich white kids who just put a woman in the hospital and thought they could get away with it. McCall slices them up with their own credit cards, and when he leaves he says, "I expect a five-star rating, you understand?" It's easy to see why Washington is committed to the character of McCall. He's lived a long, painful life and he wants to prevent others from walking down similar, violent paths. Or worse, from being abused by other, similar, violent people. McCall takes it upon himself to be a positive role model for a young artist, Miles, played by Ashton Sanders ("Moonlight"). Miles is on the verge of joining a street gang, and McCall doesn't just give him the big speech about how "Man ain't spelled G-U-N." He also gives him a copy of Ta-Nehisi Coates's "Between the World and Me." He's a classy good guy. "The Equalizer 2," like the previous film, isn't just a single episode in McCall's life. It's as though screenwriter Richard Wenk worked overtime to catch McCall in the middle of several stories at once. McCall isn't just trying to save a local teen from gangs. Over the course of the film he also has to find a missing painting for a Holocaust survivor, reunite a missing child with her mother, and avenge the death of his only remaining friend, Susan Plummer, played by Melissa Leo. Also read: 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Film Review: Lily James Makes Up for Near-Absence of Meryl Streep It's nothing short of tragic to watch Melissa Leo get the same treatment Rinko Kikuchi suffered in "Pacific Rim Uprising," in which a powerful female character from the original film gets downgraded in the sequel to an inciting agent for the male hero's journey. Leo fights as best she can against her attackers, and against the filmmakers' limited imagination for her character, but there's only so much she can do. On the top of it all, the revenge storyline is the least interesting part of "The Equalizer 2," with its predictable twists and a tacked-on action climax, which takes place in the middle of a hurricane. You'd think that would be a problem but it doesn't even stop McCall from making a run to the photocopy shop and wallpapering the alleyways with Melissa Leo's headshots. It should be the most pulse-pounding scene in the movie. Instead it's the most contrived. McCall may be the thinking person's action hero, but "The Equalizer" and "The Equalizer 2" aren't quite as crafty as he is. The decision to treat these films as an adaptation of a whole season of a series is distinctive, and gives the film a satisfying "Netflix Marvel" personality. Also read: 'Mission Impossible: Fallout' Film Review: Cruise-ing for Bruising Action in This Jam-Packed Six-Quel But in "The Equalizer 2" that approach makes the film feel as though it lacks focus. The main plot gets sidelined too often and fails to ramp up, bogging down the pacing. Even an attempt to connect McCall personally and emotionally to the film's villains gets sped through so quickly it feels like an afterthought. "The Equalizer 2" makes more-or-less the same impact as "The Equalizer." It's a reasonably satisfying mid-budget action thriller, with slick style and an intriguing hero, who only uses violence when necessary, and as a means of redemption for himself and his community. Robert McCall is a great action hero, but all things being equalized, he deserves a better movie.... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 11:00:01 Categories: TheWrap

Fans think Prince Louis looks exactly like this royal in new photo 

Prima (UK)
Do you agree?... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 11:00:00 Categories: Prima (UK)

Summer heatwave causes shortage of broccoli and salad 

Mirror
Lack of greens may mean happier children at mealtimes as parents face a 25% hike in prices if they still want to put veg and salad staples on plates... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 11:00:00 Categories: Mirror

How Much Time in the Sun Do You Need for Vitamin D? 

U.S. News & World Report - Health
With colon cancer and heart disease linked to low vitamin D levels, experts offer advice on getting just enough sun.... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 11:00:00 Categories: U.S. News & World Report - Health

'Too pure for this world': How unfiltered joy became the internet's antidote 

The Guardian
What makes something 'too pure' - and how long until it, like milkshake duck, falls off its pedestal?... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 10:59:02 Categories: The Guardian

Films you really shouldn't watch on a plane 

Digital Spy (UK)
Nervous fliers beware!... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 10:55:00 Categories: Digital Spy (UK)

Novichok victim died 'after spraying nerve poison from perfume bottle' 

Daily Mail
Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess died after spraying perfume laced with the nerve agent onto both her wrists, her boyfriend, who was also exposed to the deadly substance, has revealed.... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 10:54:00 Categories: Daily Mail

Analysis: Does Putin have something on Trump? A growing debate 

The Washington Post
Two Democratic senators are now talking openly about it, and Trump and Putin are offering a similar denial.... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 10:53:00 Categories: The Washington Post

Official: Escaped jaguar bit through steel cable barrier 

Associated Press
A jaguar that escaped its enclosure and killed nine other animals at a New Orleans zoo apparently was able to bite through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat. ... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 10:50:00 Categories: Associated Press

Adelaide Crows star ends AFL career 

AAP
Adelaide utility Curtly Hampton has retired from the AFL, saying he's lost the desire to keep playing while also battling vertigo.... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 10:50:00 Categories: AAP

Hearing exposes Facebook's toothless 'fake news' policy 

BBC News
US lawmakers grill Facebook on its failure to take the scourge of fake news seriously.... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 10:50:00 Categories: BBC News

Sleeping girl, 9, killed by stray bullet that came through wall of her home 

Mirror
Police say a gang of men opened fire on the adjacent block, sending a hail of bullets across the street... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 10:50:00 Categories: Mirror

Russia plans to increase aggression post-World Cup 

CNN
Russian intelligence agencies are planning to ramp up operations targeting western countries now that the World Cup and the Trump-Putin Helsinki summit have ended, according to sources familiar with intelligence collected by the United Kingdom, the US and other allies.... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 10:48:00 Categories: CNN

Rudd labels Trump America's 'most unpredictable President' 

9News.com.au
A father who lost his children in the suspected Russian backed attack on MH-17 slams the American President, with Kevin Rudd also taking a swing during a speech in Sydney.... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 10:48:00 Categories: 9News.com.au

Rihanna debuts long blonde hair 

Hello Giggles
If you're looking to switch up your summer look and need some serious hair inspo, then check out Rihanna's new long blonde hair-it's divine.... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 10:44:00 Categories: AFP Hello Giggles

Rihanna debuts long blonde hair 

Hello Giggles
If you're looking to switch up your summer look and need some serious hair inspo, then check out Rihanna's new long blonde hair-it's divine.... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 10:44:00 Categories: Hello Giggles

Why only seven members turned up to Sea Eagles premiership reunion 

Sporting News
This is a sad, sad story.... read more
 
18. heinäkuuta 2018 10:40:00 Categories: Sporting News
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