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Victor del Arbol publishes his eighth novel translated into French, Before the terrible years (Actes Sud, 400 pages, 23 euros) where it plunges the reader into the nightmarish reality of child soldiers in Africa.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also “Before the terrible years”: the dark heart of Victor del Arbol

In this book, you pick up on your favorite themes, but with one major difference: you are leaving Spain for Africa. Why this choice ?

Around 2008, I was in an NGO. And a person who worked in a refugee camp in northern Uganda told me about Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. This story grabbed me. Because the themes of childhood, of stolen childhood, are very important to me. I went there, and I said to myself that I had to tell this story, to describe this reality. But at that time, I didn’t feel capable, as a writer, to face such a story.

That is to say ?

The problem of talking about Africa, about child soldiers, being European, is the risk of falling into the cliché, of being carried away by emotion, of making a spectacular story but with little truthfulness in the background. I’m not interested in creating an immediate impact on the reader. What I want is to provoke a reflection to go beyond the anecdotal. I feel like I got there with this book.

You choose to write in the first person. With a risk: being accused of making African history your own. Have you been criticized for this?

By definition, culture has no owner. It circulates, interacts. The real question was how not to judge, not to take a Western point of view and not write a moralist novel. To avoid that, I had to put a Ugandan child in the character of the character, in order to explore his contradictions.

I have encountered clear commonalities between these children and many others all over the world. Violence, humiliation, suffering are universal. I could have spoken of a Chechen child. But Africa allowed me to talk about Joseph Kony and the fact that monsters thrive behind the walls of our ignorance and silence. Moreover, in Spain, the knowledge we have of Africa is unreal, fictional. I wanted to tell Uganda as it is. Finally, sub-Saharan immigration is a recent phenomenon in my country. There is a conflict that did not exist before. We must overcome fears. I believe that literature, and in particular a book like Before the terrible years, has a role to play in this regard. Empathy makes integration easier.

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Victor del Arbol publishes his eighth novel translated into French, Before the terrible years (Actes Sud, 400 pages, 23 euros) where it plunges the reader into the nightmarish reality of child soldiers in Africa.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also “Before the terrible years”: the dark heart of Victor del Arbol

In this book, you pick up on your favorite themes, but with one major difference: you are leaving Spain for Africa. Why this choice ?

Around 2008, I was in an NGO. And a person who worked in a refugee camp in northern Uganda told me about Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. This story grabbed me. Because the themes of childhood, of stolen childhood, are very important to me. I went there, and I said to myself that I had to tell this story, to describe this reality. But at that time, I didn’t feel capable, as a writer, to face such a story.

That is to say ?

The problem of talking about Africa, about child soldiers, being European, is the risk of falling into the cliché, of being carried away by emotion, of making a spectacular story but with little truthfulness in the background. I’m not interested in creating an immediate impact on the reader. What I want is to provoke a reflection to go beyond the anecdotal. I feel like I got there with this book.

You choose to write in the first person. With a risk: being accused of making African history your own. Have you been criticized for this?

By definition, culture has no owner. It circulates, interacts. The real question was how not to judge, not to take a Western point of view and not write a moralist novel. To avoid that, I had to put a Ugandan child in the character of the character, in order to explore his contradictions.

I have encountered clear commonalities between these children and many others all over the world. Violence, humiliation, suffering are universal. I could have spoken of a Chechen child. But Africa allowed me to talk about Joseph Kony and the fact that monsters thrive behind the walls of our ignorance and silence. Moreover, in Spain, the knowledge we have of Africa is unreal, fictional. I wanted to tell Uganda as it is. Finally, sub-Saharan immigration is a recent phenomenon in my country. There is a conflict that did not exist before. We must overcome fears. I believe that literature, and in particular a book like Before the terrible years, has a role to play in this regard. Empathy makes integration easier.

You have 49.44% of this article to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1630783540) } [1]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(91) "Henry Golding: Crazy Rich Asians and Last Christmas actor’s Surrey links including school" ["link"]=> string(107) "https://movs.world/henry-golding-crazy-rich-asians-and-last-christmas-actors-surrey-links-including-school/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 04 Sep 2021 19:20:25 +0000" ["category"]=> string(120) "Movie ActorsactorsAsianschristmascrazyGame of ThronesGoldingHenryincludinglinksRedhillrichschoolSurreyThe Warwick School" ["guid"]=> string(107) "https://movs.world/henry-golding-crazy-rich-asians-and-last-christmas-actors-surrey-links-including-school/" ["description"]=> string(688) "Henry Golding is an actor known for his roles in Crazy Rich Asians and Last Christmas whose name adds to the list of Hollywood celebrities raised in Surrey. When Golding was eight years old, he moved to Surrey from Malaysia with his family. He attended The Warwick School in Redhill, which is to become Carrington ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(26930) "

Henry Golding is an actor known for his roles in Crazy Rich Asians and Last Christmas whose name adds to the list of Hollywood celebrities raised in Surrey.

When Golding was eight years old, he moved to Surrey from Malaysia with his family. He attended The Warwick School in Redhill, which is to become Carrington School in September.

The actor, 34, moved to Kuala Lumpur when he was 21 so he could gain some experience with on-camera roles.

READ MORE: A ctors who were nearly cast in Harry Potter including Hugh Grant, Eddie Redmayne, Kate Winslet

This was after working in London for some time as a hairdresser, after Golding decided he didn’t want to go to university.

He started out in presenting, with his first big break being on ESPN where he hosted a weekly football show.

He then became a presenter for BBC’s The Travel Show, hosting a Malaysian travel show.

Golding married his wife, Liv Lo, in 2016 and the couple welcomed a baby girl in March 2021.



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In terms of movies, Golding’s first big break came when he successfully auditioned as part of a global casting call for romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, which also starred Constance Wu.

He also starred opposite Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick in A Simple Favour.

Golding was then cast alongside former Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke to star in Last Christmas, co-written by Emma Thompson and her husband, Greg Wise.

Now, Golding is taking on the role of Snake Eyes in the new superhero film. The character is a tenacious loner, welcomed into the ancient Japanese Arashikage clan after he saves the life of their heir apparent.

There, the character is taught how to become a ninja warrior. Golding’s experience in boxing and muay thai helped but the actor admitted learning swordplay was different.



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Speaking to PA, he said: “To learn the katana work, to learn the swordplay, and that type of choreography, is very, very different. Especially close combat, hand to hand.

“We had some amazing stunt crew and trainers who were with us for a good two months, and then all the way up until we finished the production.

“It’s a never-ending process. You’re always learning on the go. But it gets easier. The first week is like boot camp; you’re taken through your paces until your body kind of catches up, ‘Alright, so we’re going to be doing this for quite a long time. I better get that’. So your body adapts.”

Golding’s casting is a departure from previous actors who have portrayed the character, who originally has blue eyes and blonde hair in the GI Joe comics.

Still, Golding made it clear this does not change the key element of the story.

Golding said: “At the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter. You have two cultures: Snake Eyes is from the States, Ursula Corbero (who plays villain the Baroness) from Japan. It’s like saying, ‘Oh, I’m going to take an American and drop him off in Lithuania because they’re white, they’ll get along’. Not the case.

“We live in a very globalised world, so for me, it was like, ‘Yeah, it’s a no brainer’, somebody jumping into any type of other culture makes sense.

“Back in the day, you had to spell it out. It had to be the ‘Oh, this white guy goes over to this Asian country’. Fantastic. We don’t need to spell it out anymore, the audience isn’t as dumb as people presumed back in the day.

“I think in the sense of globalisation, for me it wasn’t even a question of, ‘Oh, yeah, it’s a diverse choice’. It really wasn’t. If we can have an islander play Aquaman, who was notoriously white and blonde haired, we’re in a good place.

“And if we can have a half Asian and half white guy play Snake Eyes, it’s like, ‘Who cares?’. As long as the story being told is brilliant, and the action is there just blowing people away, let’s have fun with them.”

Snake Eyes is released in UK cinemas on August 18.

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Henry Golding is an actor known for his roles in Crazy Rich Asians and Last Christmas whose name adds to the list of Hollywood celebrities raised in Surrey.

When Golding was eight years old, he moved to Surrey from Malaysia with his family. He attended The Warwick School in Redhill, which is to become Carrington School in September.

The actor, 34, moved to Kuala Lumpur when he was 21 so he could gain some experience with on-camera roles.

READ MORE: A ctors who were nearly cast in Harry Potter including Hugh Grant, Eddie Redmayne, Kate Winslet

This was after working in London for some time as a hairdresser, after Golding decided he didn’t want to go to university.

He started out in presenting, with his first big break being on ESPN where he hosted a weekly football show.

He then became a presenter for BBC’s The Travel Show, hosting a Malaysian travel show.

Golding married his wife, Liv Lo, in 2016 and the couple welcomed a baby girl in March 2021.



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In terms of movies, Golding’s first big break came when he successfully auditioned as part of a global casting call for romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, which also starred Constance Wu.

He also starred opposite Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick in A Simple Favour.

Golding was then cast alongside former Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke to star in Last Christmas, co-written by Emma Thompson and her husband, Greg Wise.

Now, Golding is taking on the role of Snake Eyes in the new superhero film. The character is a tenacious loner, welcomed into the ancient Japanese Arashikage clan after he saves the life of their heir apparent.

There, the character is taught how to become a ninja warrior. Golding’s experience in boxing and muay thai helped but the actor admitted learning swordplay was different.



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Speaking to PA, he said: “To learn the katana work, to learn the swordplay, and that type of choreography, is very, very different. Especially close combat, hand to hand.

“We had some amazing stunt crew and trainers who were with us for a good two months, and then all the way up until we finished the production.

“It’s a never-ending process. You’re always learning on the go. But it gets easier. The first week is like boot camp; you’re taken through your paces until your body kind of catches up, ‘Alright, so we’re going to be doing this for quite a long time. I better get that’. So your body adapts.”

Golding’s casting is a departure from previous actors who have portrayed the character, who originally has blue eyes and blonde hair in the GI Joe comics.

Still, Golding made it clear this does not change the key element of the story.

Golding said: “At the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter. You have two cultures: Snake Eyes is from the States, Ursula Corbero (who plays villain the Baroness) from Japan. It’s like saying, ‘Oh, I’m going to take an American and drop him off in Lithuania because they’re white, they’ll get along’. Not the case.

“We live in a very globalised world, so for me, it was like, ‘Yeah, it’s a no brainer’, somebody jumping into any type of other culture makes sense.

“Back in the day, you had to spell it out. It had to be the ‘Oh, this white guy goes over to this Asian country’. Fantastic. We don’t need to spell it out anymore, the audience isn’t as dumb as people presumed back in the day.

“I think in the sense of globalisation, for me it wasn’t even a question of, ‘Oh, yeah, it’s a diverse choice’. It really wasn’t. If we can have an islander play Aquaman, who was notoriously white and blonde haired, we’re in a good place.

“And if we can have a half Asian and half white guy play Snake Eyes, it’s like, ‘Who cares?’. As long as the story being told is brilliant, and the action is there just blowing people away, let’s have fun with them.”

Snake Eyes is released in UK cinemas on August 18.

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“To boldly go where no man has gone before …”

It is difficult to overestimate how impactful this phrase has been on the human imagination. When it first emanated from TV sets in the 1960s, society was poised to leave Earth’s atmosphere. Rocket technology had progressed rapidly in the previous decades, and the possibility of sending objects or even people into space was very real.

While the idea of space travel had been explored for many years in novels by forward thinkers like H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov and other masters of science fiction, the idea of going to outer space remained a whimsical notion, certainly more at home in a periodical called Amazing Tales than that of Popular Science.

It wasn’t until 1966, when the “final frontier” and all its potential marvels appeared on television screens in full color, that society took notice. Achieving a believable television series with the special effects of the day was challenging, however, and television networks were hesitant. It took a headstrong visionary equipped with a profound humanitarian spirit to convince them.

Ezra Huscher

Born in west Texas just 50 miles from Las Cruces, Eugene Roddenberry would become a seasoned combat pilot in World War II. No television background. No formal training in science or literature. Certainly not the likeliest candidate to create one of the most influential and successful franchises of all time.

Originally called “Wagon Train to the Stars” — a reasonable name for a space western — Roddenberry’s idea was soon renamed “Star Trek.” The primary cast would hold positions on the bridge of a spaceship in the year 2260 which had a simple mission: to seek new life and new civilizations outside of Earth. After pitching the show to multiple studios, NBC agreed to a provisional contract to see how audiences would respond.

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“To boldly go where no man has gone before …”

It is difficult to overestimate how impactful this phrase has been on the human imagination. When it first emanated from TV sets in the 1960s, society was poised to leave Earth’s atmosphere. Rocket technology had progressed rapidly in the previous decades, and the possibility of sending objects or even people into space was very real.

While the idea of space travel had been explored for many years in novels by forward thinkers like H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov and other masters of science fiction, the idea of going to outer space remained a whimsical notion, certainly more at home in a periodical called Amazing Tales than that of Popular Science.

It wasn’t until 1966, when the “final frontier” and all its potential marvels appeared on television screens in full color, that society took notice. Achieving a believable television series with the special effects of the day was challenging, however, and television networks were hesitant. It took a headstrong visionary equipped with a profound humanitarian spirit to convince them.

Ezra Huscher

Born in west Texas just 50 miles from Las Cruces, Eugene Roddenberry would become a seasoned combat pilot in World War II. No television background. No formal training in science or literature. Certainly not the likeliest candidate to create one of the most influential and successful franchises of all time.

Originally called “Wagon Train to the Stars” — a reasonable name for a space western — Roddenberry’s idea was soon renamed “Star Trek.” The primary cast would hold positions on the bridge of a spaceship in the year 2260 which had a simple mission: to seek new life and new civilizations outside of Earth. After pitching the show to multiple studios, NBC agreed to a provisional contract to see how audiences would respond.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1630783047) } [3]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(69) "A7 closed until Monday – traffic jams in Hamburg | NDR.de – news" ["link"]=> string(78) "https://movs.world/a7-closed-until-monday-traffic-jams-in-hamburg-ndr-de-news/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 04 Sep 2021 19:08:27 +0000" ["category"]=> string(120) "InternationalA7asphaltAutobahn 7blockingcloseddelayElbtunnelfull closureHamburgjamsMondayNDRdeNewsRoad damageStaytraffic" ["guid"]=> string(78) "https://movs.world/a7-closed-until-monday-traffic-jams-in-hamburg-ndr-de-news/" ["description"]=> string(649) "Status: 04.09.2021 3:35 p.m. In Hamburg, travelers have a particularly difficult time this weekend. The railway is on strike and the A7 north of the Elbe tunnel has also been tight since Friday evening – there are long traffic jams. The motorway is expected to be fully closed for 55 hours between Hamburg-Volkspark and the ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(6582) "

Status: 04.09.2021 3:35 p.m.

In Hamburg, travelers have a particularly difficult time this weekend. The railway is on strike and the A7 north of the Elbe tunnel has also been tight since Friday evening – there are long traffic jams.

The motorway is expected to be fully closed for 55 hours between Hamburg-Volkspark and the Hamburg-Nordwest motorway triangle until 5 a.m. on Monday. In the section between the north-west triangle and the Stellingen tunnel, noise-reducing, open-pored asphalt is applied. To do this, old markings have to be removed, new asphalt on the road and new markings reapplied. The A23 towards Hamburg is also blocked from Eidelstedt.

For car and truck drivers, the full closure means: diversions and traffic jams. From Saturday morning the traffic slowed down. During the day the traffic jams got longer. On the A7, but also on the inner-city detours between Eidelstedt and Volkspark, it only progressed at walking pace for many kilometers. The alternative routes in the Hamburg metropolitan area were heavily congested.

Around 1,000 truckloads of asphalt

The planning for the construction work began a year ago. And the work is only possible in good weather. Therefore came – in spite of that Engine drivers’ strikes at the railroad – relocation is out of the question. The effort is huge. Around 1,000 truckloads of asphalt are required. In addition, four asphalt plants were booked for this weekend.

Videos

3 Min

The autobahn in Hamburg is completely closed for a full 55 hours over the weekend. The reason: whispered asphalt is being laid. 3 min

Supraregional diversions

According to Autobahn GmbH, everything will be done to ensure that traffic flows as smoothly as possible on the diversion routes. National traffic should use the extensive diversion via the A1, A21 and B205.

But the A21 is also being built, which is why the motorway south of Bad Segeberg can only be used in one lane in each direction. Traffic jams are to be expected on the A1 in south-east Hamburg because the renovation of the Veddels junction (A255) is ongoing.

Diversions for inner-city traffic

Inner-city traffic to the north and south will be diverted to the Eidelstedt and Volkspark driveways at the weekend: The U33 leads north from Hamburg-Volkspark via Schnackenburgallee and Binsbarg to Kieler Straße, from there via U35 via Holsteiner Chaussee to Hamburg-Eidelstedt. Head south on the U44 from Hamburg-Eidelstedt via Holsteiner Chaussee to Kieler Straße and from there back to the A7 in Hamburg-Stellingen.

If you are coming from the north on the A7 and want to go to Hamburg city center, you can also drive from Hamburg-Schnelsen-Nord via the airport bypass B432 and B433 and then use the Alsterkrugchaussee. Or get to the city center via the B447 from Hamburg-Schnelsen via Schleswiger Damm, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße, Kollaustraße, Lokstedter Steindamm.

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A graphic shows a closure of the Autobahn-7.  © NDR screenshot

1 Min

From September 3rd (10pm) to September 6th (5am) the A7 near Hamburg will be closed. The reason is asphalting work. Tobias Everywhere with recommendations for diversion. 1 min

If you are traveling from the A23 from Heide or Pinneberg to Hanover or the city center, you should leave Hamburg-Eidelstedt and use the U 44 diversion to Kieler Straße Hamburg-Stellingen. We do not recommend the route from Halstenbek-Krupunder via Gärtnerstraße, Altonaer Straße and Pinneberger Chaussee to Stellingen, as there is a one-way street control out of town in the area of ​​Pinneberger Chaussee.

If you are coming from the south, you can take the A1 or B75 over the Elbe bridges in the direction of the city center. It is also possible to use the A7 and the Elbe tunnel.

Hamburg Airport advised passengers to plan more time for their arrival and departure because of the GDL strike and the closed autobahn.

Appeal: leave the car behind

In principle, Autobahn GmbH recommends avoiding the car at the weekend in Hamburg if possible. If possible, use public transport instead. The Hamburger Verkehrsverbund is offering free rides on Sundays as part of a special offer.

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Traffic jam in front of the Elbe tunnel in Hamburg © dpa-Bildfunk Photo: Bodo Marks

Traffic jams, construction sites, hazard warnings and obstructions on the streets – the current traffic situation in and around Hamburg. more

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Hamburg Journal | 04.09.2021 | 19:30 o’clock

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Status: 04.09.2021 3:35 p.m.

In Hamburg, travelers have a particularly difficult time this weekend. The railway is on strike and the A7 north of the Elbe tunnel has also been tight since Friday evening – there are long traffic jams.

The motorway is expected to be fully closed for 55 hours between Hamburg-Volkspark and the Hamburg-Nordwest motorway triangle until 5 a.m. on Monday. In the section between the north-west triangle and the Stellingen tunnel, noise-reducing, open-pored asphalt is applied. To do this, old markings have to be removed, new asphalt on the road and new markings reapplied. The A23 towards Hamburg is also blocked from Eidelstedt.

For car and truck drivers, the full closure means: diversions and traffic jams. From Saturday morning the traffic slowed down. During the day the traffic jams got longer. On the A7, but also on the inner-city detours between Eidelstedt and Volkspark, it only progressed at walking pace for many kilometers. The alternative routes in the Hamburg metropolitan area were heavily congested.

Around 1,000 truckloads of asphalt

The planning for the construction work began a year ago. And the work is only possible in good weather. Therefore came – in spite of that Engine drivers’ strikes at the railroad – relocation is out of the question. The effort is huge. Around 1,000 truckloads of asphalt are required. In addition, four asphalt plants were booked for this weekend.

Videos

3 Min

The autobahn in Hamburg is completely closed for a full 55 hours over the weekend. The reason: whispered asphalt is being laid. 3 min

Supraregional diversions

According to Autobahn GmbH, everything will be done to ensure that traffic flows as smoothly as possible on the diversion routes. National traffic should use the extensive diversion via the A1, A21 and B205.

But the A21 is also being built, which is why the motorway south of Bad Segeberg can only be used in one lane in each direction. Traffic jams are to be expected on the A1 in south-east Hamburg because the renovation of the Veddels junction (A255) is ongoing.

Diversions for inner-city traffic

Inner-city traffic to the north and south will be diverted to the Eidelstedt and Volkspark driveways at the weekend: The U33 leads north from Hamburg-Volkspark via Schnackenburgallee and Binsbarg to Kieler Straße, from there via U35 via Holsteiner Chaussee to Hamburg-Eidelstedt. Head south on the U44 from Hamburg-Eidelstedt via Holsteiner Chaussee to Kieler Straße and from there back to the A7 in Hamburg-Stellingen.

If you are coming from the north on the A7 and want to go to Hamburg city center, you can also drive from Hamburg-Schnelsen-Nord via the airport bypass B432 and B433 and then use the Alsterkrugchaussee. Or get to the city center via the B447 from Hamburg-Schnelsen via Schleswiger Damm, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße, Kollaustraße, Lokstedter Steindamm.

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If you are traveling from the A23 from Heide or Pinneberg to Hanover or the city center, you should leave Hamburg-Eidelstedt and use the U 44 diversion to Kieler Straße Hamburg-Stellingen. We do not recommend the route from Halstenbek-Krupunder via Gärtnerstraße, Altonaer Straße and Pinneberger Chaussee to Stellingen, as there is a one-way street control out of town in the area of ​​Pinneberger Chaussee.

If you are coming from the south, you can take the A1 or B75 over the Elbe bridges in the direction of the city center. It is also possible to use the A7 and the Elbe tunnel.

Hamburg Airport advised passengers to plan more time for their arrival and departure because of the GDL strike and the closed autobahn.

Appeal: leave the car behind

In principle, Autobahn GmbH recommends avoiding the car at the weekend in Hamburg if possible. If possible, use public transport instead. The Hamburger Verkehrsverbund is offering free rides on Sundays as part of a special offer.

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You feel that? That’s the chill of fall creeping in as August fades into September. Yes summer is finally behind us, and with the turn of the seasons comes a fresh crop of new films to watch this September. From Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Nia DaCosta’s Candyman, to Paul Schrader’s forthcoming The Card Counter and James Wan’s Malignant, there are plenty of exciting new releases to catch in theaters this month. Not feeling up to venturing outside? No worries; we’ve got you covered on what’s new on streaming.

Joining the major services in September are everything from the proto-MCU vampire action movie Blade to the retro-futuristic sci-fi drama Gattaca, Stanley Kwan’s biopic drama Center Stage starring Maggie Cheung, and a few creepy horror movies in case you’re spending all month revving up to October and the Halloween movie season.

Read on for 13 of the best movies new to streaming services in September.


Blade

Photo: Warner Home Video

10 years before Robert Downey Jr.’s debut as Tony Stark in 2008’s Iron Man, Wesley Snipes delivered Marvel its first hit movie through his career-defining role as Blade, a half-vampire, half-human vampire hunter. Forced to wage a war against an underground society of vampires led by Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), a megalomaniacal vampire with world-ending ambitions, Blade must at the same time work alongside his mentor Abraham Whistler (Kris Kristofferson) and hematologist Karen Jenson (N’Bushe Wright) to manage his own terrible, suppressed thirst for human blood. Come for the blood rave, stay for the kickass action sequences. —Toussaint Egan

Blade is streaming on Peacock.

Candyman

Candyman (Tony Todd) clutching Helen Lyne (Virginia Madsen) amid the burning wreckage of a bonfire in Candyman (1992)

Tri-Star/Photofest

Bernard Rose’s original 1992 Candyman is unequivocally one of the most horrifying horror movies of the early ’90s, a film whose sheer thematic depth and daring visuals evidence the hand of a masterful filmmaker at the peak of his abilities. Adapted from Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden,” the films stars Virginia Madsen as Helen Lyle, a University of Illinois grad student who becomes obsessed in studying the legend of Candyman, the murderous apparition born from the tortured spirit of a black man who in 1890 was killed for falling in love with a white woman. Lyle journeys to the modern day site of Candyman’s death, the Cabrini-Green housing development, where she unwittingly conjures the vengeful ghost back into being. With a beautiful, unsettling score courtesy of composer Philip Glass and an iconic performance by Tony Todd as Candyman, the 1992 original is absolutely prerequisite viewing for anyone even remotely interested in watching Nia DaCosta’s 2021 sequel of the same name. —TE

Candyman is streaming for free on Tubi.

Center Stage

Maggie Cheung in Center Stage

Photo: Criterion Channel

Based on a true story, Stanley Kwan’s 1991 drama Center Stage chronicles the life of Ruan Lingyu, the so-called “Chinese Garbo” of her era, following the iconic actresses’ rise to prominence amid the 1930s to her tragic suicide at the age of 24. Maggie Cheung (In the Mood for Love) embodies the hypnotic allure and subdued melancholia of Lingyu in her prime, navigating the dire straits of her career while harboring a sense of intense alienation despite her meteoric success. Kwan’s film, according to critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, “combines documentary with period re-creation; biopic glamour with profound curiosity.” An award-winning performance by Cheung alone is reason enough to give Center Stage a watch. —TE

Center Stage is streaming on Criterion Channel.

Gattaca

Ethan Hawke as Vincent Anton in Gattaca

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Andrew Niccol has never made a better film than Gattaca, period. The director has dabbled with visually impressive sci-fi dystopias in films like 2011’s In Time or 2018’s Anon, but neither of those have managed to surpass that sheer lightning-in-a-bottle ingenuity of his directorial debut. Set in a future “not-too-distant” from our own, Niccol’s film stars Ethan Hawke as Vincent Freeman, a supposedly “inferior” man born into a society defined by a eugenically-organized caste system who yearns to pursue his dream of becoming an astronaut. Defying the institutional roadblocks of his time, Vincent assumes the identity of Jerome Eugene Morrow (Jude Law), a eugenically exceptional athlete in order to work as navigator at the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. When Gattaca’s administrator is mysteriously killed just days before Vincent’s mission to Titan, he’ll have to allude the suspicions of the investigators tasked with solving the murder as well as those of his co-worker Irene Cassini (Uma Thurman). With a brilliantly evocative score composed by Michael Nyman, a powerful animating trio of performances by Hawke, Thurman, and Law, and an impeccably stylish retro-futuristic aesthetic, Gattaca is soul-stirring science fiction. —TE

Gattaca is streaming on Hulu.

Event Horizon

Sam Neill as Dr. William G. ‘Billy’ Weir, mutilated and driven mad aboard the Event Horizon.

Photo: Paramount Pictures

What’s on the other side of a black hole? In Paul W. S. Anderson’s sci-fi horror film Event Horizon, the answer is quite literally hell itself. Starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13), and Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), the film centers on the crew of the rescue vessel Lewis and Clark responding to a distress signal from the lost ship Event Horizon. While aboard the ship, the crew discover the remains of a massacre and are stricken with fierce visions and horrifying hallucinations caused by the ship’s experimental gravity drive. Though a commercial and critical failure at release, Event Horizon has earned a staunch cult following among fan for its unsettling imagery, gothic industrial set design, and bracing performances, eventually going on to serve as an principal inspiration for EA Redwood Shores’ hit 2008 horror game Dead Space. —TE

Event Horizon is streaming on HBO Max.

The Evil Dead / Evil Dead 2

Bruce Campbell and Denise Bixler in Evil Dead 2

Photo: StudioCanal

Bruce Campbell stars in Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead in a career-defining role as Ash Williams, the loveable dunderhead-turned-maniacal chainsaw-wielding demon slayer. The original Evil Dead is a cult classic of the “cabin in the woods” subgenre of supernatural horror, filled with grotesque prosthetic makeup effects and impressive stop-motion animation courtesy of special effects maestro Tom Sullivan. The Evil Dead expertly skews the line between horror and camp, thrumming with terrifying kills and quippy one-liners in equal measure. The sequel, Evil Dead 2, inventively retcons and continues from the conclusion of the first and improves upon the original in almost every aspect. The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 are terrific horror films; frightening, thrilling and, to quote Ash himself, absolutely groovy. —TE

The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 are streaming on HBO Max.

In the Earth

A silhouetted figure in the forest, clutching an axe, in In the Earth

Photo: Neon

Ben Wheatley has swung from brutal horror-thrillers (Kill List) to psychedelic dramas (A Field in England) to moody romances (Rebecca). With In the Earth, the precision provocateur returns to his roots with a gruesome comment on the relationship between technology and our planet. Our full review will give you a sense of this head-dunking trip of a movie, but here’s a taste:

Written and directed by Wheatley during the COVID-19 pandemic, In the Earth is explicitly informed by the last year of our collective lives. The film’s sparse script builds an image of self-isolation, government failure, and widespread loss, while the characters’ decision-making is shaped by an initial sense of wariness toward strangers, then a headfirst rushing into camaraderie and trust. The latter often isn’t the right choice, but don’t most people want to believe other humans are inherently good? Wheatley scoffs at the idea of innate altruism, and also questions the distinction between mythology and science. In the Earth is an immersive portrait of tribalism and madness, angst and survivalism. And in spite of the somewhat predictable narrative, the film builds to an unshakably tense, unsettlingly eerie conclusion.

In the Earth is streaming on Hulu.

Labyrinth

David Bowie as the Goblin King Jareth in Labyrinth

Photo: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Jennifer Connelly stars opposite of David Bowie in Jim Henson’s classic 1986 musical fantasy Labyrinth as Sarah Williams, a 16-year-old girl who inadvertently casts a spell that results in her baby brother Toby being abducted into another world by the Goblin King Jareth (Bowie). With only 13 hours to spare, Sarah must navigate the treacherous corridors and traps of Jareth’s labyrinth in order to rescind her wish and bring Toby back home, all while defeating the challenges constructed by the Goblin King’s minions. The second collaboration between Henson and artist Brian Froud following 1982’s The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth is a fairytale adventure on par with Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride or Wolfgang Petersen’s The NeverEnding Story, bursting at the seams with memorable characters, beautiful set pieces, and an inimitable performance by David Bowie as a wily and verbose sorcerer with an irrepressible flair for the dramatic. —TE

Labyrinth is streaming on Netflix.

The Last Witch Hunter

Vin Diesel as Kaulder in a scene from The Last Witch Hunter.

Photo: Scott Garfield/Lionsgate Films

Vin Diesel: Car-lover, movie fan, and … huge Dungeons & Dragons guy? Believe it. Open about his go-to character, a ”witch hunter, half-drow,” Diesel one-upped every role-player with this would-be franchise-starter, a kind of Underworld for Lord of the Ring geeks. Full of lore and magic, The Last Witch Hunter is the action star’s excuse to step out of the hot rod and pick up a flaming hot rod to battle an evil queen bent on world domination. Forget cars in space: This is Diesel dreaming big. —Matt Patches

The Last Witch Hunter is streaming on Peacock.

Mystery Men

©MCA/Courtesy Everett Collectio

Before The Suicide Squad (or Suicide Squad), before Justice League, before Marvel’s Avengers —there was Mystery Men. Kinka Usher’s 1999 superhero comedy Mystery Men channels the campy extravagant weirdness of Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever, centering on a team of D-tier wannabe superheroes led by The Shoveler (William H. Macy), Mr. Furious (Ben Stiller), and the fork-flinging Blue Raja (The Simpsons’ Hank Azaria) who must band together to save Champion City and Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear) from the nefarious Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush). As if the names weren’t evidence enough, the movie is absolutely ridiculous and cringeworthy time-capsule of late ’90s commercial satire. If you’re looking for raucous, weird, and hilariously self-aware take on superheroes in the vein of a live-action The Incredibles, Mystery Men is a sure pick. —TE

Mystery Men is streaming on Netflix.

Once Upon a Time in America

Photo: Warner Bros.

Once Upon a Time in America is Sergio Leone’s final film and, by the director’s own insistence, his greatest. Based on Harry Grey’s novel The Hoods, the film follows the story of David “Noodles” Aaronson (Robert De Niro) and Max Bercovicz (James Woods), two lifelong friends who rise from the squalor of their lives in the ghettos of New York to become successful gangsters in the city’s criminal underworld. Leone’s film is epic spanning over 40 years of love, betrayal, loss, and estrangement as Aaronson and Bercovicz’s ambitions fork and diverge into direct opposition with one another. With beautiful set designs, a somber and memorable score by frequent collaborator Ennio Morricone, and magnetic performances by both De Niro and Woods, Once Upon a Time in America is a tremendous work that captures the animating ambition and sorrow at the heart of the American Dream. —TE

Once Upon A Time in America is streaming on Netflix.

Sleepless in Seattle

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle

Photo: Bruce McBroom/Tri-Star

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in Nora Ephron’s 1993 rom-com Sleepless in Seattle as Sam, a recently widowed architect, and Annie, a reporter who falls in love with him after hearing him speak about how much he misses his wife on a call-in radio show. After receiving hundreds of letters from women who listened in, only Annie’s manages to impress Sam’s young son Jonah, and through a series of poignant encounters and somber missed connections works to bring the two together. With hilarious dialogue and heartwarming chemistry between Hanks and Ryan, Sleepless in Seattle is an enduring classic of the genre and stirring depiction of love — despite many odds and obstacles — finding a way. —TE

Sleepless in Seattle is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, and Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Photo: Paramount Pictures

Matt Damon’s lead performance in Anthony Minghella’s psychological thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley is inarguably one of the actor’s best; engrossing, shocking, and perversely sympathetic in equal measures. Damon plays the eponymous Tom Ripley, an underachiever with an unsettling knack for deceiving others, who is hired by a shipping magnate to retrieve his son Dickie (Jude Law) from Italy for $1,000 after being mistaken for one of his old classmates. Befriending Dickie and his fiancé Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow), Tom’s ever-evolving grift morphs into a twisted obsession with Dickie and his lifestyle, one for which Tom will do anything — anything — to possess. With a brilliant performance by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as Dickie’s lewd, boisterous, and perceptive friend Freddie and terrific supporting performances by Cate Blanchett and Jack Davenport, The Talented Mr. Ripley is a tense, emotional thriller whose labyrinthine twists and turns will that’ll have you rooting for a monster. —TE

The Talented Mr. Ripley is streaming for free on Tubi.

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You feel that? That’s the chill of fall creeping in as August fades into September. Yes summer is finally behind us, and with the turn of the seasons comes a fresh crop of new films to watch this September. From Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Nia DaCosta’s Candyman, to Paul Schrader’s forthcoming The Card Counter and James Wan’s Malignant, there are plenty of exciting new releases to catch in theaters this month. Not feeling up to venturing outside? No worries; we’ve got you covered on what’s new on streaming.

Joining the major services in September are everything from the proto-MCU vampire action movie Blade to the retro-futuristic sci-fi drama Gattaca, Stanley Kwan’s biopic drama Center Stage starring Maggie Cheung, and a few creepy horror movies in case you’re spending all month revving up to October and the Halloween movie season.

Read on for 13 of the best movies new to streaming services in September.


Blade

Photo: Warner Home Video

10 years before Robert Downey Jr.’s debut as Tony Stark in 2008’s Iron Man, Wesley Snipes delivered Marvel its first hit movie through his career-defining role as Blade, a half-vampire, half-human vampire hunter. Forced to wage a war against an underground society of vampires led by Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), a megalomaniacal vampire with world-ending ambitions, Blade must at the same time work alongside his mentor Abraham Whistler (Kris Kristofferson) and hematologist Karen Jenson (N’Bushe Wright) to manage his own terrible, suppressed thirst for human blood. Come for the blood rave, stay for the kickass action sequences. —Toussaint Egan

Blade is streaming on Peacock.

Candyman

Candyman (Tony Todd) clutching Helen Lyne (Virginia Madsen) amid the burning wreckage of a bonfire in Candyman (1992)

Tri-Star/Photofest

Bernard Rose’s original 1992 Candyman is unequivocally one of the most horrifying horror movies of the early ’90s, a film whose sheer thematic depth and daring visuals evidence the hand of a masterful filmmaker at the peak of his abilities. Adapted from Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden,” the films stars Virginia Madsen as Helen Lyle, a University of Illinois grad student who becomes obsessed in studying the legend of Candyman, the murderous apparition born from the tortured spirit of a black man who in 1890 was killed for falling in love with a white woman. Lyle journeys to the modern day site of Candyman’s death, the Cabrini-Green housing development, where she unwittingly conjures the vengeful ghost back into being. With a beautiful, unsettling score courtesy of composer Philip Glass and an iconic performance by Tony Todd as Candyman, the 1992 original is absolutely prerequisite viewing for anyone even remotely interested in watching Nia DaCosta’s 2021 sequel of the same name. —TE

Candyman is streaming for free on Tubi.

Center Stage

Maggie Cheung in Center Stage

Photo: Criterion Channel

Based on a true story, Stanley Kwan’s 1991 drama Center Stage chronicles the life of Ruan Lingyu, the so-called “Chinese Garbo” of her era, following the iconic actresses’ rise to prominence amid the 1930s to her tragic suicide at the age of 24. Maggie Cheung (In the Mood for Love) embodies the hypnotic allure and subdued melancholia of Lingyu in her prime, navigating the dire straits of her career while harboring a sense of intense alienation despite her meteoric success. Kwan’s film, according to critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, “combines documentary with period re-creation; biopic glamour with profound curiosity.” An award-winning performance by Cheung alone is reason enough to give Center Stage a watch. —TE

Center Stage is streaming on Criterion Channel.

Gattaca

Ethan Hawke as Vincent Anton in Gattaca

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Andrew Niccol has never made a better film than Gattaca, period. The director has dabbled with visually impressive sci-fi dystopias in films like 2011’s In Time or 2018’s Anon, but neither of those have managed to surpass that sheer lightning-in-a-bottle ingenuity of his directorial debut. Set in a future “not-too-distant” from our own, Niccol’s film stars Ethan Hawke as Vincent Freeman, a supposedly “inferior” man born into a society defined by a eugenically-organized caste system who yearns to pursue his dream of becoming an astronaut. Defying the institutional roadblocks of his time, Vincent assumes the identity of Jerome Eugene Morrow (Jude Law), a eugenically exceptional athlete in order to work as navigator at the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. When Gattaca’s administrator is mysteriously killed just days before Vincent’s mission to Titan, he’ll have to allude the suspicions of the investigators tasked with solving the murder as well as those of his co-worker Irene Cassini (Uma Thurman). With a brilliantly evocative score composed by Michael Nyman, a powerful animating trio of performances by Hawke, Thurman, and Law, and an impeccably stylish retro-futuristic aesthetic, Gattaca is soul-stirring science fiction. —TE

Gattaca is streaming on Hulu.

Event Horizon

Sam Neill as Dr. William G. ‘Billy’ Weir, mutilated and driven mad aboard the Event Horizon.

Photo: Paramount Pictures

What’s on the other side of a black hole? In Paul W. S. Anderson’s sci-fi horror film Event Horizon, the answer is quite literally hell itself. Starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13), and Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), the film centers on the crew of the rescue vessel Lewis and Clark responding to a distress signal from the lost ship Event Horizon. While aboard the ship, the crew discover the remains of a massacre and are stricken with fierce visions and horrifying hallucinations caused by the ship’s experimental gravity drive. Though a commercial and critical failure at release, Event Horizon has earned a staunch cult following among fan for its unsettling imagery, gothic industrial set design, and bracing performances, eventually going on to serve as an principal inspiration for EA Redwood Shores’ hit 2008 horror game Dead Space. —TE

Event Horizon is streaming on HBO Max.

The Evil Dead / Evil Dead 2

Bruce Campbell and Denise Bixler in Evil Dead 2

Photo: StudioCanal

Bruce Campbell stars in Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead in a career-defining role as Ash Williams, the loveable dunderhead-turned-maniacal chainsaw-wielding demon slayer. The original Evil Dead is a cult classic of the “cabin in the woods” subgenre of supernatural horror, filled with grotesque prosthetic makeup effects and impressive stop-motion animation courtesy of special effects maestro Tom Sullivan. The Evil Dead expertly skews the line between horror and camp, thrumming with terrifying kills and quippy one-liners in equal measure. The sequel, Evil Dead 2, inventively retcons and continues from the conclusion of the first and improves upon the original in almost every aspect. The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 are terrific horror films; frightening, thrilling and, to quote Ash himself, absolutely groovy. —TE

The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 are streaming on HBO Max.

In the Earth

A silhouetted figure in the forest, clutching an axe, in In the Earth

Photo: Neon

Ben Wheatley has swung from brutal horror-thrillers (Kill List) to psychedelic dramas (A Field in England) to moody romances (Rebecca). With In the Earth, the precision provocateur returns to his roots with a gruesome comment on the relationship between technology and our planet. Our full review will give you a sense of this head-dunking trip of a movie, but here’s a taste:

Written and directed by Wheatley during the COVID-19 pandemic, In the Earth is explicitly informed by the last year of our collective lives. The film’s sparse script builds an image of self-isolation, government failure, and widespread loss, while the characters’ decision-making is shaped by an initial sense of wariness toward strangers, then a headfirst rushing into camaraderie and trust. The latter often isn’t the right choice, but don’t most people want to believe other humans are inherently good? Wheatley scoffs at the idea of innate altruism, and also questions the distinction between mythology and science. In the Earth is an immersive portrait of tribalism and madness, angst and survivalism. And in spite of the somewhat predictable narrative, the film builds to an unshakably tense, unsettlingly eerie conclusion.

In the Earth is streaming on Hulu.

Labyrinth

David Bowie as the Goblin King Jareth in Labyrinth

Photo: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Jennifer Connelly stars opposite of David Bowie in Jim Henson’s classic 1986 musical fantasy Labyrinth as Sarah Williams, a 16-year-old girl who inadvertently casts a spell that results in her baby brother Toby being abducted into another world by the Goblin King Jareth (Bowie). With only 13 hours to spare, Sarah must navigate the treacherous corridors and traps of Jareth’s labyrinth in order to rescind her wish and bring Toby back home, all while defeating the challenges constructed by the Goblin King’s minions. The second collaboration between Henson and artist Brian Froud following 1982’s The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth is a fairytale adventure on par with Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride or Wolfgang Petersen’s The NeverEnding Story, bursting at the seams with memorable characters, beautiful set pieces, and an inimitable performance by David Bowie as a wily and verbose sorcerer with an irrepressible flair for the dramatic. —TE

Labyrinth is streaming on Netflix.

The Last Witch Hunter

Vin Diesel as Kaulder in a scene from The Last Witch Hunter.

Photo: Scott Garfield/Lionsgate Films

Vin Diesel: Car-lover, movie fan, and … huge Dungeons & Dragons guy? Believe it. Open about his go-to character, a ”witch hunter, half-drow,” Diesel one-upped every role-player with this would-be franchise-starter, a kind of Underworld for Lord of the Ring geeks. Full of lore and magic, The Last Witch Hunter is the action star’s excuse to step out of the hot rod and pick up a flaming hot rod to battle an evil queen bent on world domination. Forget cars in space: This is Diesel dreaming big. —Matt Patches

The Last Witch Hunter is streaming on Peacock.

Mystery Men

©MCA/Courtesy Everett Collectio

Before The Suicide Squad (or Suicide Squad), before Justice League, before Marvel’s Avengers —there was Mystery Men. Kinka Usher’s 1999 superhero comedy Mystery Men channels the campy extravagant weirdness of Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever, centering on a team of D-tier wannabe superheroes led by The Shoveler (William H. Macy), Mr. Furious (Ben Stiller), and the fork-flinging Blue Raja (The Simpsons’ Hank Azaria) who must band together to save Champion City and Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear) from the nefarious Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush). As if the names weren’t evidence enough, the movie is absolutely ridiculous and cringeworthy time-capsule of late ’90s commercial satire. If you’re looking for raucous, weird, and hilariously self-aware take on superheroes in the vein of a live-action The Incredibles, Mystery Men is a sure pick. —TE

Mystery Men is streaming on Netflix.

Once Upon a Time in America

Photo: Warner Bros.

Once Upon a Time in America is Sergio Leone’s final film and, by the director’s own insistence, his greatest. Based on Harry Grey’s novel The Hoods, the film follows the story of David “Noodles” Aaronson (Robert De Niro) and Max Bercovicz (James Woods), two lifelong friends who rise from the squalor of their lives in the ghettos of New York to become successful gangsters in the city’s criminal underworld. Leone’s film is epic spanning over 40 years of love, betrayal, loss, and estrangement as Aaronson and Bercovicz’s ambitions fork and diverge into direct opposition with one another. With beautiful set designs, a somber and memorable score by frequent collaborator Ennio Morricone, and magnetic performances by both De Niro and Woods, Once Upon a Time in America is a tremendous work that captures the animating ambition and sorrow at the heart of the American Dream. —TE

Once Upon A Time in America is streaming on Netflix.

Sleepless in Seattle

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle

Photo: Bruce McBroom/Tri-Star

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in Nora Ephron’s 1993 rom-com Sleepless in Seattle as Sam, a recently widowed architect, and Annie, a reporter who falls in love with him after hearing him speak about how much he misses his wife on a call-in radio show. After receiving hundreds of letters from women who listened in, only Annie’s manages to impress Sam’s young son Jonah, and through a series of poignant encounters and somber missed connections works to bring the two together. With hilarious dialogue and heartwarming chemistry between Hanks and Ryan, Sleepless in Seattle is an enduring classic of the genre and stirring depiction of love — despite many odds and obstacles — finding a way. —TE

Sleepless in Seattle is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, and Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Photo: Paramount Pictures

Matt Damon’s lead performance in Anthony Minghella’s psychological thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley is inarguably one of the actor’s best; engrossing, shocking, and perversely sympathetic in equal measures. Damon plays the eponymous Tom Ripley, an underachiever with an unsettling knack for deceiving others, who is hired by a shipping magnate to retrieve his son Dickie (Jude Law) from Italy for $1,000 after being mistaken for one of his old classmates. Befriending Dickie and his fiancé Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow), Tom’s ever-evolving grift morphs into a twisted obsession with Dickie and his lifestyle, one for which Tom will do anything — anything — to possess. With a brilliant performance by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as Dickie’s lewd, boisterous, and perceptive friend Freddie and terrific supporting performances by Cate Blanchett and Jack Davenport, The Talented Mr. Ripley is a tense, emotional thriller whose labyrinthine twists and turns will that’ll have you rooting for a monster. —TE

The Talented Mr. Ripley is streaming for free on Tubi.

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1630781374) } [5]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(118) "NASA, SpaceX Mars Missions Should Only Last Less Than 4 Years: New Radiation Study Says Longer Stay Would Be Dangerous" ["link"]=> string(136) "https://movs.world/nasa-spacex-mars-missions-should-only-last-less-than-4-years-new-radiation-study-says-longer-stay-would-be-dangerous/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 04 Sep 2021 18:46:28 +0000" ["category"]=> string(116) "SpacedangerousDangerous Mars MissionslongerMarsMars MissionsmissionsNASARadiationRadiation StudySpacexStaystudyyears" ["guid"]=> string(136) "https://movs.world/nasa-spacex-mars-missions-should-only-last-less-than-4-years-new-radiation-study-says-longer-stay-would-be-dangerous/" ["description"]=> string(798) "NASA and SpaceX are currently the leading space agencies when it comes to making efforts for the upcoming Mars Missions. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration already visited Mars, while Elon Musk’s upcoming mission to the Red Planet would be its first one. (Photo : Photo by WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images)This aerial photo taken ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5046) "

NASA and SpaceX are currently the leading space agencies when it comes to making efforts for the upcoming Mars Missions. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration already visited Mars, while Elon Musk’s upcoming mission to the Red Planet would be its first one.

(Photo : Photo by WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images)
This aerial photo taken on April 17, 2019 shows “Mars Base 1”, a C-Space Project, in the Gobi desert, some 40 km from Jinchang in China’s northwest Gansu province on April 17, 2019. – In the middle of China’s Gobi desert sits a Mars base simulator, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the Red Planet, the facility is full of teenagers on a school trip.

On the other hand, the popular billionaire CEO also claimed that he would start Mars colonization so that many people could ditch Earth. However, a new radiation study claims that astronauts should not stay on the neighboring planet for more than four years.

“Our calculations demonstrate that the optimal time for a flight to Mars would be launching the mission at solar maximum and that the flight duration should not exceed approximately  4years,” said the researchers.

This new study about radiation shielding on the Red Planet involves various agencies from across the globe. Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and other space institutes to form an international team to work on the new research.

NASA and SpaceX Astronauts Mars Missions Should Be Shorter?

According to New Atlas’ latest report, the new study titled “Beating 1 Sievert: Optimal Radiation Shielding of Astronauts on a mission to Mars,” which was published in the Advanced Earth and Space Science Journal, warned that astronomers staying on Mars for more than four years would be endangered due to cosmic radiation exposure.

NASA, SpaceX Mars Missions Should Only Last Less Than 4 Years: New Radiation Study Says Longer Stay Would Be Dangerous

(Photo : Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
The NASA InSight spacecraft launches onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas-V rocket on May 5, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. – NASA on May 5 launched its latest Mars lander, called InSight, designed to perch on the surface and listen for “Marsquakes” ahead of eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet.

Also Read: SpaceX’s Inspiration4, Its First All-Civilian Launch, on Track for Sept. 15 Liftoff

However, involved space experts explained that astronauts would still be safe with the right timing and shielding. They added that cosmic radiation on the Red Planet and other heavenly bodies within the solar system varies according to the Sun’s activity.

In other news, NASA Perseverance Mars Rover was able to collect rock samples from the Red Planet. On the other hand, China’s Half-a-Mile-Long spacecraft could be in development.

Radiation Study’s Other Details

Gizmodo explained that the involved space researchers were able to come up with their shorter Mars mission suggestion after using models of particles radiation within the solar system.

They also relied on various radiation models to identify how these cosmic rays affect human health and the state of a spacecraft in the Red Planet.

For more news updates about NASA, SpaceX, and other giant space agencies, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.

Related Article: SpaceX Inspiration4 Mission to Use iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch for Spaceflight Health Studies

This article is owned by TechTimes

Written by: Griffin Davis

ⓒ 2021 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

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" } ["summary"]=> string(798) "NASA and SpaceX are currently the leading space agencies when it comes to making efforts for the upcoming Mars Missions. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration already visited Mars, while Elon Musk’s upcoming mission to the Red Planet would be its first one. (Photo : Photo by WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images)This aerial photo taken ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(5046) "

NASA and SpaceX are currently the leading space agencies when it comes to making efforts for the upcoming Mars Missions. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration already visited Mars, while Elon Musk’s upcoming mission to the Red Planet would be its first one.

(Photo : Photo by WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images)
This aerial photo taken on April 17, 2019 shows “Mars Base 1”, a C-Space Project, in the Gobi desert, some 40 km from Jinchang in China’s northwest Gansu province on April 17, 2019. – In the middle of China’s Gobi desert sits a Mars base simulator, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the Red Planet, the facility is full of teenagers on a school trip.

On the other hand, the popular billionaire CEO also claimed that he would start Mars colonization so that many people could ditch Earth. However, a new radiation study claims that astronauts should not stay on the neighboring planet for more than four years.

“Our calculations demonstrate that the optimal time for a flight to Mars would be launching the mission at solar maximum and that the flight duration should not exceed approximately  4years,” said the researchers.

This new study about radiation shielding on the Red Planet involves various agencies from across the globe. Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and other space institutes to form an international team to work on the new research.

NASA and SpaceX Astronauts Mars Missions Should Be Shorter?

According to New Atlas’ latest report, the new study titled “Beating 1 Sievert: Optimal Radiation Shielding of Astronauts on a mission to Mars,” which was published in the Advanced Earth and Space Science Journal, warned that astronomers staying on Mars for more than four years would be endangered due to cosmic radiation exposure.

NASA, SpaceX Mars Missions Should Only Last Less Than 4 Years: New Radiation Study Says Longer Stay Would Be Dangerous

(Photo : Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
The NASA InSight spacecraft launches onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas-V rocket on May 5, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. – NASA on May 5 launched its latest Mars lander, called InSight, designed to perch on the surface and listen for “Marsquakes” ahead of eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet.

Also Read: SpaceX’s Inspiration4, Its First All-Civilian Launch, on Track for Sept. 15 Liftoff

However, involved space experts explained that astronauts would still be safe with the right timing and shielding. They added that cosmic radiation on the Red Planet and other heavenly bodies within the solar system varies according to the Sun’s activity.

In other news, NASA Perseverance Mars Rover was able to collect rock samples from the Red Planet. On the other hand, China’s Half-a-Mile-Long spacecraft could be in development.

Radiation Study’s Other Details

Gizmodo explained that the involved space researchers were able to come up with their shorter Mars mission suggestion after using models of particles radiation within the solar system.

They also relied on various radiation models to identify how these cosmic rays affect human health and the state of a spacecraft in the Red Planet.

For more news updates about NASA, SpaceX, and other giant space agencies, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.

Related Article: SpaceX Inspiration4 Mission to Use iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch for Spaceflight Health Studies

This article is owned by TechTimes

Written by: Griffin Davis

ⓒ 2021 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1630781188) } [6]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(68) "An EDF employee contaminated in the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant" ["link"]=> string(90) "https://movs.world/an-edf-employee-contaminated-in-the-cruas-meysse-nuclear-power-plant-2/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 04 Sep 2021 18:33:38 +0000" ["category"]=> string(64) "InternationalcontaminatedCruasMeysseEDFemployeenuclearplantpower" ["guid"]=> string(90) "https://movs.world/an-edf-employee-contaminated-in-the-cruas-meysse-nuclear-power-plant-2/" ["description"]=> string(677) "The logo of Electricité de France (EDF), March 2, 2021. BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERS An employee of Electricité de France (EDF) was contaminated during a recent maintenance operation at the Cruas-Meysse plant (Ardèche), his radiological exposure having been greater than the annual regulatory limit, we learned. Saturday, September 4 with the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN). ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5237) "

An employee of Electricité de France (EDF) was contaminated during a recent maintenance operation at the Cruas-Meysse plant (Ardèche), his radiological exposure having been greater than the annual regulatory limit, we learned. Saturday, September 4 with the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN).

The gendarme of the sector classified the incident at level 2 (out of 7) of the international scale of nuclear events (INES scale). This type of incident is quite rare, only a few cases occur each year.

Read also Incident at the Taishan EPR in China: a reactor finally shut down

On August 24, two workers checked the tightness of the air supply to the pneumatic valves in the reactor 2 building of this plant. During the check carried out on leaving the controlled area, contamination was detected in the neck of one of the employees and the radioactive particle was removed, reports the ASN, confirming information from the released Dauphiné.

Origin of contamination unknown

However, the radiological exposure of the agent was above the annual regulatory limit set for each square centimeter of skin, but “Without consequence for the health of the employee”, according to EDF, quoted by the regional daily. The employee will nevertheless be subject to medical monitoring by occupational medicine and will not be able to work for twelve months in a nuclear zone, according to Franceinfo.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Why nuclear power will be included in the 2022 presidential campaign

“Despite the investigations carried out on the route followed by the worker, the areas or points of contamination which may have been the source of this contamination could not be determined”, informs ASN on its website. An incident analysis report is expected within two months.

This contamination incident is the fourth since the end of July in France, according to Franceinfo, which mentioned the case on Saturday. The previous ones took place in Cattenom (Moselle), Fessenheim (Haut-Rhin) and Saint-Laurent-des-Eaux (Loir-et-Cher).

Electricity figures in France

67 %

This is, in 2020, the share of nuclear in annual production, against 70% in 2019, a historic low, according to data from the electricity transmission network (RTE).

56

This is the number of reactors in operation in France, since the closure of the two equipping the Fessenheim (Haut-Rhin) power plant in 2020. A single reactor, of the EPR type, has been under construction, in Flamanville (Manche), since 2007. .

25 %

This is the share of electricity production reached by renewable energies in 2020, a record level. But this hides very different realities. Most are provided by dams (13%), followed by wind (7.9%), solar (2.5%) and bioenergy (2%).

8 %

This is what fossil fuels still represent in the French electricity grid, which is largely carbon-free. It is essentially gas. Coal only represented 0.3% of production.

460

This is, in terawatt-hours, French electricity consumption in 2020, down 3.5% compared to 2019, due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The World with AFP

" } ["summary"]=> string(677) "The logo of Electricité de France (EDF), March 2, 2021. BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERS An employee of Electricité de France (EDF) was contaminated during a recent maintenance operation at the Cruas-Meysse plant (Ardèche), his radiological exposure having been greater than the annual regulatory limit, we learned. Saturday, September 4 with the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN). ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(5237) "

An employee of Electricité de France (EDF) was contaminated during a recent maintenance operation at the Cruas-Meysse plant (Ardèche), his radiological exposure having been greater than the annual regulatory limit, we learned. Saturday, September 4 with the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN).

The gendarme of the sector classified the incident at level 2 (out of 7) of the international scale of nuclear events (INES scale). This type of incident is quite rare, only a few cases occur each year.

Read also Incident at the Taishan EPR in China: a reactor finally shut down

On August 24, two workers checked the tightness of the air supply to the pneumatic valves in the reactor 2 building of this plant. During the check carried out on leaving the controlled area, contamination was detected in the neck of one of the employees and the radioactive particle was removed, reports the ASN, confirming information from the released Dauphiné.

Origin of contamination unknown

However, the radiological exposure of the agent was above the annual regulatory limit set for each square centimeter of skin, but “Without consequence for the health of the employee”, according to EDF, quoted by the regional daily. The employee will nevertheless be subject to medical monitoring by occupational medicine and will not be able to work for twelve months in a nuclear zone, according to Franceinfo.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Why nuclear power will be included in the 2022 presidential campaign

“Despite the investigations carried out on the route followed by the worker, the areas or points of contamination which may have been the source of this contamination could not be determined”, informs ASN on its website. An incident analysis report is expected within two months.

This contamination incident is the fourth since the end of July in France, according to Franceinfo, which mentioned the case on Saturday. The previous ones took place in Cattenom (Moselle), Fessenheim (Haut-Rhin) and Saint-Laurent-des-Eaux (Loir-et-Cher).

Electricity figures in France

67 %

This is, in 2020, the share of nuclear in annual production, against 70% in 2019, a historic low, according to data from the electricity transmission network (RTE).

56

This is the number of reactors in operation in France, since the closure of the two equipping the Fessenheim (Haut-Rhin) power plant in 2020. A single reactor, of the EPR type, has been under construction, in Flamanville (Manche), since 2007. .

25 %

This is the share of electricity production reached by renewable energies in 2020, a record level. But this hides very different realities. Most are provided by dams (13%), followed by wind (7.9%), solar (2.5%) and bioenergy (2%).

8 %

This is what fossil fuels still represent in the French electricity grid, which is largely carbon-free. It is essentially gas. Coal only represented 0.3% of production.

460

This is, in terawatt-hours, French electricity consumption in 2020, down 3.5% compared to 2019, due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The World with AFP

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1630780418) } [7]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(59) "There’s a ‘Black Widow’ Cameo In Marvel’s New Movie" ["link"]=> string(67) "https://movs.world/theres-a-black-widow-cameo-in-marvels-new-movie/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 04 Sep 2021 18:18:34 +0000" ["category"]=> string(39) "Movie ActorsBlackcameoMarvelsMovieWidow" ["guid"]=> string(67) "https://movs.world/theres-a-black-widow-cameo-in-marvels-new-movie/" ["description"]=> string(629) "Marvel Studios’ latest movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, officially hit theaters on September 3 for its 45-day run. The film, which stars Simu Liu as the newest MCU hero, will presumably hit the Disney+ streaming platform sometime in October after its theatrical run, though nothing has been confirmed by the studio. ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(17638) "

Marvel Studios’ latest movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, officially hit theaters on September 3 for its 45-day run. The film, which stars Simu Liu as the newest MCU hero, will presumably hit the Disney+ streaming platform sometime in October after its theatrical run, though nothing has been confirmed by the studio.

Credit: Marvel Studios

Related: Marvel Pres. Kevin Feige Reportedly Livid, “Embarrassed” About ‘Black Widow’

Shang-Chi features cameos by a number of former Marvel movie characters, including — perhaps most exciting for fans — The Abomination (Tim Roth), who first appeared in The Incredible Hulk (2008), and, briefly, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.).

hulk vs abomination
Credit: Universal Pictures

Related: ‘WandaVision’ & ‘Loki’ Finales Have an Unbelievable Connection

But, as it turns out, there’s also a tie to another Phase 4 Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.Black Widow actress shows up in the film, teasing her future involvement in the MCU, perhaps with Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova — next appearing in Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye — who Marvel President Kevin Feige has teased may be one of the new Avengers alongside Shang-Chi himself.

jade xu shang chi
Credit: Marvel Studios

Related: Florence Pugh Not Following Scarlett Johansson, Confirms Immediate MCU Return

Thanks to a Feige Twitter post from July, Marvel fans already knew that Helen (Jade Xu), one of the Black Widow assassins trained in Dreykov’s (Ray Winstone) Red Room with Belova and Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), would appear in another MCU film — Feige just didn’t say how soon:

One of the Widows, Jade Xu, was born in China, and is a multiple World Wushu Champion. She may even have a brief cameo in a future Marvel movie… Eyes #BlackWidowWatchParty

Related: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland REALLY Want You to Watch ‘No Way Home’ Trailer

Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton teased in In a recent interview, Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Crettin teased that we’ll see more of many of the characters who show up in the new film:

“Abomination, a lot of those characters who are just popping into our movie for a little bit are there for a reason, and are there for reasons that are yet to be discovered, either through our movie or other movies that are coming out.”

red room marvel cinematic universe
Credit: Marvel Studios

Related: Did Doctor Strange MURDER Iron Man?

Although he didn’t specifically name, Helen, the door — and the Marvel Multiverse — are clearly wide open.

More on Black Widow 

black widow (l-r) rachel weisz,scarlett johansson, florence pugh at table
Credit: Marvel Studios

The official description of the movie reads:

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down [Taskmaster and Dreykov (Ray Winstone)], Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina. “Black Widow” — the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.

More on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

awkwafina, ronny chiung, and simu liu in shang chi
Credit: Marvel Studios

Related: New Marvel Star Accused of Cultural Appropriation, Fans Plan ‘Shang-Chi’ Boycott

The official description of Shang-Chi reads:

Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars [Shang Chi’s father] Tony Leung as Wenwu [The Mandarin], Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng.

Do you hope to see Jade Xu return for more Marvel universe projects?

You can stream Black Widow and the three series in Marvel’s Phase 4 so far — Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s WandaVision, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki — on Disney+ anytime.

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" } ["summary"]=> string(629) "Marvel Studios’ latest movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, officially hit theaters on September 3 for its 45-day run. The film, which stars Simu Liu as the newest MCU hero, will presumably hit the Disney+ streaming platform sometime in October after its theatrical run, though nothing has been confirmed by the studio. ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(17638) "

Marvel Studios’ latest movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, officially hit theaters on September 3 for its 45-day run. The film, which stars Simu Liu as the newest MCU hero, will presumably hit the Disney+ streaming platform sometime in October after its theatrical run, though nothing has been confirmed by the studio.

Credit: Marvel Studios

Related: Marvel Pres. Kevin Feige Reportedly Livid, “Embarrassed” About ‘Black Widow’

Shang-Chi features cameos by a number of former Marvel movie characters, including — perhaps most exciting for fans — The Abomination (Tim Roth), who first appeared in The Incredible Hulk (2008), and, briefly, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.).

hulk vs abomination
Credit: Universal Pictures

Related: ‘WandaVision’ & ‘Loki’ Finales Have an Unbelievable Connection

But, as it turns out, there’s also a tie to another Phase 4 Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.Black Widow actress shows up in the film, teasing her future involvement in the MCU, perhaps with Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova — next appearing in Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye — who Marvel President Kevin Feige has teased may be one of the new Avengers alongside Shang-Chi himself.

jade xu shang chi
Credit: Marvel Studios

Related: Florence Pugh Not Following Scarlett Johansson, Confirms Immediate MCU Return

Thanks to a Feige Twitter post from July, Marvel fans already knew that Helen (Jade Xu), one of the Black Widow assassins trained in Dreykov’s (Ray Winstone) Red Room with Belova and Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), would appear in another MCU film — Feige just didn’t say how soon:

One of the Widows, Jade Xu, was born in China, and is a multiple World Wushu Champion. She may even have a brief cameo in a future Marvel movie… Eyes #BlackWidowWatchParty

Related: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland REALLY Want You to Watch ‘No Way Home’ Trailer

Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton teased in In a recent interview, Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Crettin teased that we’ll see more of many of the characters who show up in the new film:

“Abomination, a lot of those characters who are just popping into our movie for a little bit are there for a reason, and are there for reasons that are yet to be discovered, either through our movie or other movies that are coming out.”

red room marvel cinematic universe
Credit: Marvel Studios

Related: Did Doctor Strange MURDER Iron Man?

Although he didn’t specifically name, Helen, the door — and the Marvel Multiverse — are clearly wide open.

More on Black Widow 

black widow (l-r) rachel weisz,scarlett johansson, florence pugh at table
Credit: Marvel Studios

The official description of the movie reads:

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down [Taskmaster and Dreykov (Ray Winstone)], Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina. “Black Widow” — the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.

More on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

awkwafina, ronny chiung, and simu liu in shang chi
Credit: Marvel Studios

Related: New Marvel Star Accused of Cultural Appropriation, Fans Plan ‘Shang-Chi’ Boycott

The official description of Shang-Chi reads:

Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars [Shang Chi’s father] Tony Leung as Wenwu [The Mandarin], Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng.

Do you hope to see Jade Xu return for more Marvel universe projects?

You can stream Black Widow and the three series in Marvel’s Phase 4 so far — Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s WandaVision, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki — on Disney+ anytime.

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1630779514) } [8]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(32) "Started the 2nd part in Debrecen" ["link"]=> string(52) "https://movs.world/started-the-2nd-part-in-debrecen/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 04 Sep 2021 17:57:41 +0000" ["category"]=> string(119) "International2ndcountryCulturedebreceneconomyFAMEinternationalNationalNewspartpoliticsSoccersportstartedtechnologyworld" ["guid"]=> string(52) "https://movs.world/started-the-2nd-part-in-debrecen/" ["description"]=> string(568) "[Relato em atualização] Follow-up: 46′ – The 2nd part started in Debrecen, with no changes in both teams. 45+2′ – Break in Debrecen (2-0). André Silva and Otávio scored the goals. 45+1′ – In the free-kick, Moutinho shooting over the bar. 45′ – Two minutes of compensation. 43′ – After appealing to the VAR, the ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(7303) "

[Relato em atualização]

Follow-up:

46′ – The 2nd part started in Debrecen, with no changes in both teams.

45+2′ – Break in Debrecen (2-0). André Silva and Otávio scored the goals.

45+1′ – In the free-kick, Moutinho shooting over the bar.

45′ – Two minutes of compensation.

43′ – After appealing to the VAR, the Hungarian referee orders the expulsion of the Qatar guardian for a foul on Gonçalo Guedes.

39′ – Free hit by Afif and Anthony Lopes punching away the round.

35′ – Portugal very close to the goal! Barsham denying the goal to Rúben Neves, after the midfielder’s mid-range shot, for André Silva to shoot wide on the rebound.

31′ – Rúben Neves shot, but Barsham’s safe save.

27′ – João Mário close to score! Benfica midfielder’s shot just passing Barsham’s post!

25′ – GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DE PORTUGAL! DEBUT BY MARKING BY OTÁVIO! Now it is Gonçalo Guedes to cross and, at the far post, Otávio appears, head in, shooting the Qatar nets.

23′ – GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DE PORTUGAL! ANDRÉ SILVA BRAND, HEAD, AFTER CROSSING WITH JOÃO MÁRIO’S BILL, WEIGHT AND MEASUREMENT!

16′ – Anthony Lopes nega o golo a Hatem and defends for corner. Portugal is suffering in these first minutes.

10′ – Yellow card for Abdelkarim Hassan.

9′ – Nice move by Afif, who later released it to Almoez. The forward shooting Anthony Lopes’ right post. Lucky for Portugal!

4′ – Dangerous move by Qatar! Assisted by Afif and Hatem shooting wide.

1′ – Roll the ball in Debrecen!

– Choose field and ball. Leave Qatar.

– Now the anthem of Qatar.

– Let’s go to the hymn ceremony. We start with the Portuguese!

– The teams enter the green carpet of the Nagyerdei Stadion.

– Otávio is the eighth naturalized player to represent Portugal.

Our do Qatar: Barsham; Alrawi, Khoukhi e Hassan; Miguel, Alahrak, Boudiaf, Hatim e Elamin; Ali e Afif.

Our de Portugal: Anthony Lopes; Nélson Semedo, Domingos Duarte, Danilo, Nuno Mendes; Rúben Neves, João Moutinho, João Mário; Otávio, Gonçalo Guedes, André Silva.

Substitutes from Qatar: Hassan, Abunada, Albayati, Saman, Alaaeldin, Suhail, Abdurisag, Alhaydos, Khidir, Moein Doozandeh, Al-Barik e Madibo.

Substitutes from Portugal: Rui Patrício, Diogo Costa, Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, João Cancelo, Palhinha, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Rafa, Trincão, Diogo Jota.

Preview: This Saturday, Portugal will face Qatar, at the Nagyerdei Stadium, in Debrecen, Hungary, at 17:45, in a preparatory match that will be led by the Hungarian Grego Bogár, resuming qualification for the Mundial’2022, on Tuesday, with the Azerbaijan, in Baku, in a game of the 5th round.

Fernando Santos will take the opportunity to play several players against the Middle East team, as he said in a press conference.

For its part, Qatar continues to prepare for the biggest football event on a world scale, having already guaranteed qualification as the host country for the World Cup’2022.

Also Read: Norberto Mourão wins second medal for Portugal at the Paralympics

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" } ["summary"]=> string(568) "[Relato em atualização] Follow-up: 46′ – The 2nd part started in Debrecen, with no changes in both teams. 45+2′ – Break in Debrecen (2-0). André Silva and Otávio scored the goals. 45+1′ – In the free-kick, Moutinho shooting over the bar. 45′ – Two minutes of compensation. 43′ – After appealing to the VAR, the ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(7303) "

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Follow-up:

46′ – The 2nd part started in Debrecen, with no changes in both teams.

45+2′ – Break in Debrecen (2-0). André Silva and Otávio scored the goals.

45+1′ – In the free-kick, Moutinho shooting over the bar.

45′ – Two minutes of compensation.

43′ – After appealing to the VAR, the Hungarian referee orders the expulsion of the Qatar guardian for a foul on Gonçalo Guedes.

39′ – Free hit by Afif and Anthony Lopes punching away the round.

35′ – Portugal very close to the goal! Barsham denying the goal to Rúben Neves, after the midfielder’s mid-range shot, for André Silva to shoot wide on the rebound.

31′ – Rúben Neves shot, but Barsham’s safe save.

27′ – João Mário close to score! Benfica midfielder’s shot just passing Barsham’s post!

25′ – GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DE PORTUGAL! DEBUT BY MARKING BY OTÁVIO! Now it is Gonçalo Guedes to cross and, at the far post, Otávio appears, head in, shooting the Qatar nets.

23′ – GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DE PORTUGAL! ANDRÉ SILVA BRAND, HEAD, AFTER CROSSING WITH JOÃO MÁRIO’S BILL, WEIGHT AND MEASUREMENT!

16′ – Anthony Lopes nega o golo a Hatem and defends for corner. Portugal is suffering in these first minutes.

10′ – Yellow card for Abdelkarim Hassan.

9′ – Nice move by Afif, who later released it to Almoez. The forward shooting Anthony Lopes’ right post. Lucky for Portugal!

4′ – Dangerous move by Qatar! Assisted by Afif and Hatem shooting wide.

1′ – Roll the ball in Debrecen!

– Choose field and ball. Leave Qatar.

– Now the anthem of Qatar.

– Let’s go to the hymn ceremony. We start with the Portuguese!

– The teams enter the green carpet of the Nagyerdei Stadion.

– Otávio is the eighth naturalized player to represent Portugal.

Our do Qatar: Barsham; Alrawi, Khoukhi e Hassan; Miguel, Alahrak, Boudiaf, Hatim e Elamin; Ali e Afif.

Our de Portugal: Anthony Lopes; Nélson Semedo, Domingos Duarte, Danilo, Nuno Mendes; Rúben Neves, João Moutinho, João Mário; Otávio, Gonçalo Guedes, André Silva.

Substitutes from Qatar: Hassan, Abunada, Albayati, Saman, Alaaeldin, Suhail, Abdurisag, Alhaydos, Khidir, Moein Doozandeh, Al-Barik e Madibo.

Substitutes from Portugal: Rui Patrício, Diogo Costa, Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, João Cancelo, Palhinha, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Rafa, Trincão, Diogo Jota.

Preview: This Saturday, Portugal will face Qatar, at the Nagyerdei Stadium, in Debrecen, Hungary, at 17:45, in a preparatory match that will be led by the Hungarian Grego Bogár, resuming qualification for the Mundial’2022, on Tuesday, with the Azerbaijan, in Baku, in a game of the 5th round.

Fernando Santos will take the opportunity to play several players against the Middle East team, as he said in a press conference.

For its part, Qatar continues to prepare for the biggest football event on a world scale, having already guaranteed qualification as the host country for the World Cup’2022.

Also Read: Norberto Mourão wins second medal for Portugal at the Paralympics

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1630778261) } [9]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(74) "Doubling the number of species of hand-standing spotted skunks – NovLink" ["link"]=> string(90) "https://movs.world/doubling-the-number-of-species-of-hand-standing-spotted-skunks-novlink/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(6) "skunky" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Sat, 04 Sep 2021 17:56:38 +0000" ["category"]=> string(21) "Health & Science News" ["guid"]=> string(90) "https://movs.world/doubling-the-number-of-species-of-hand-standing-spotted-skunks-novlink/" ["description"]=> string(752) "Journal Reference: Molly M. McDonough, Adam W. Ferguson, Robert C. Dowler, Matthew E. Gompper, Jesús E. Maldonado. Phylogenomic systematics of the spotted skunks (Carnivora, Mephitidae, Spilogale): Additional species diversity and Pleistocene climate change as a major driver of diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2021; 107266 DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107266 “North America is one of the most-studied continents ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(7301) "

Journal Reference:

  1. Molly M. McDonough, Adam W. Ferguson, Robert C. Dowler, Matthew E. Gompper, Jesús E. Maldonado. Phylogenomic systematics of the spotted skunks (Carnivora, Mephitidae, Spilogale): Additional species diversity and Pleistocene climate change as a major driver of diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2021; 107266 DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107266

“North America is one of the most-studied continents in terms of mammals, and carnivores are one of the most-studied groups,” says Adam Ferguson, one of the paper’s authors and the Negaunee collections manager of mammals at Chicago’s Field Museum. “Everyone thinks we know everything about mammalian carnivore systematics, so being able to redraw the skunk family tree is very exciting.”

Skunks, like raccoons, otters, and weasels, are part of the Carnivora order of mammals (they’re omnivores, though). They’re distantly related to dogs, and even more distantly related to cats. Spotted skunks are found throughout North America, but they haven’t made themselves at home in urban areas the way their striped cousins have. Most spotted skunks weigh less than two pounds, whereas striped skunks can tip the scales at over ten. Like their name suggests, they have spots instead of stripes (although technically they’re just broken stripes). And while all skunks produce a nasty-smelling spray to deter predators, spotted skunks have the flashiest means of deploying it: they do a hand-stand on their front legs as an extra warning before they spray. “Spotted skunks are sometimes called the acrobats of the skunk world,” says Ferguson.

Scientists have been interested in spotted skunks for a long time — the first species formally recognized by Western science was described in 1758 by Carl Linnaeus, the inventor of the biological naming system still used today. Over the years, as many as fourteen species were recognized, though in recent decades that number’s been condensed to four. However, Ferguson suspected that there might be more, due to the lack of genetic sequence data from morphologically distinct or geographically isolated populations of this wide-ranging genus. “We figured there had to be some surprises when it came to spotted skunk diversity, because the genus as a whole had never been properly analyzed using genetic data,” says Ferguson.

Even though North American carnivores are by and large well-known, skunks are often understudied, in part because catching skunks is a good way to get sprayed. On top of that, spotted skunks are lithe and good at climbing trees, and they’re usually found in remote areas. To acquire the specimens needed for the study, the researchers had to get creative.

“We made wanted posters that we distributed across Texas in case people trapped them or found them as roadkill,” says Ferguson, who began collecting specimens used in this project while working on his MSc at Angelo State University. “People recognize spotted skunks as something special, because you don’t see them every day, so they’re not the kind of roadkill that people just paint over.”

In addition to modern specimens, the scientists used skunks in museum collections. “If we’re trying to tell the full story of skunk evolution we need as many samples as we can,” says Ferguson. “For example, we didn’t have any modern tissues from Central America or the Yucatan. We were able to use museum collections to fill those holes.” All in all, the researchers amassed a collection of 203 spotted skunk specimens.

The researchers took tissue samples from the skunks and analyzed their DNA. Comparing the DNA sequences revealed that some of the skunks that had previously been considered the same species were substantially different. These genetic differences led the researchers to regroup some of the skunks and resurrect several species names that haven’t been used in centuries.

“I was able to extract DNA from century-old museum samples and it was really exciting to see who those individuals were related to. It turns out that one of those was a currently unrecognized, endemic species in the Yucatan,” says Molly McDonough, a biology professor at Chicago State University, research associate at the Field Museum, and the paper’s first author.

Among the new species described are the Yucatan spotted skunk, a squirrel-sized skunk found only in the Yucatan Peninsula, and the Plains spotted skunk. Plains spotted skunks have been in decline for the past century, and conservationists have petitioned for them to be listed as an endangered subspecies. “If a subspecies is in trouble, there’s sometimes less emphasis on protecting it because it’s not as distinct an evolutionary lineage as a species,” says Ferguson. “We’ve shown that the Plains spotted skunks are distinct at the species level, which means they’ve been evolving independently of the other skunks for a long time. Once something has a species name, it’s easier to conserve and protect.”

The revised skunk family tree could also be a tool for scientists looking to understand skunk reproductive biology. “Besides the fact that they do handstands, the coolest thing about spotted skunks is that some of them practice delayed egg implantation — they breed in the fall, but they don’t give birth until the spring. They delay implanting the egg in the uterus, it just sits in suspension for a while,” says Ferguson. “We want to know why some species have delayed implantation and others don’t, and figuring out how these different species of skunks evolved can help us do that.”

And while skunks aren’t always the most popular animals, the researchers say that understanding how they evolved and protecting them from extinction is important to our whole ecosystem.

“By analyzing the genome of spotted skunks, we’ve been able to learn that their evolution and splitting into different species was driven by climate change during the Ice Age,” says Ferguson. “The different lineages we found might help us find different conservation angles for protecting them in the future.”

Doubling the number of species of hand-standing spotted skunks

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Journal Reference:

  1. Molly M. McDonough, Adam W. Ferguson, Robert C. Dowler, Matthew E. Gompper, Jesús E. Maldonado. Phylogenomic systematics of the spotted skunks (Carnivora, Mephitidae, Spilogale): Additional species diversity and Pleistocene climate change as a major driver of diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2021; 107266 DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107266

“North America is one of the most-studied continents in terms of mammals, and carnivores are one of the most-studied groups,” says Adam Ferguson, one of the paper’s authors and the Negaunee collections manager of mammals at Chicago’s Field Museum. “Everyone thinks we know everything about mammalian carnivore systematics, so being able to redraw the skunk family tree is very exciting.”

Skunks, like raccoons, otters, and weasels, are part of the Carnivora order of mammals (they’re omnivores, though). They’re distantly related to dogs, and even more distantly related to cats. Spotted skunks are found throughout North America, but they haven’t made themselves at home in urban areas the way their striped cousins have. Most spotted skunks weigh less than two pounds, whereas striped skunks can tip the scales at over ten. Like their name suggests, they have spots instead of stripes (although technically they’re just broken stripes). And while all skunks produce a nasty-smelling spray to deter predators, spotted skunks have the flashiest means of deploying it: they do a hand-stand on their front legs as an extra warning before they spray. “Spotted skunks are sometimes called the acrobats of the skunk world,” says Ferguson.

Scientists have been interested in spotted skunks for a long time — the first species formally recognized by Western science was described in 1758 by Carl Linnaeus, the inventor of the biological naming system still used today. Over the years, as many as fourteen species were recognized, though in recent decades that number’s been condensed to four. However, Ferguson suspected that there might be more, due to the lack of genetic sequence data from morphologically distinct or geographically isolated populations of this wide-ranging genus. “We figured there had to be some surprises when it came to spotted skunk diversity, because the genus as a whole had never been properly analyzed using genetic data,” says Ferguson.

Even though North American carnivores are by and large well-known, skunks are often understudied, in part because catching skunks is a good way to get sprayed. On top of that, spotted skunks are lithe and good at climbing trees, and they’re usually found in remote areas. To acquire the specimens needed for the study, the researchers had to get creative.

“We made wanted posters that we distributed across Texas in case people trapped them or found them as roadkill,” says Ferguson, who began collecting specimens used in this project while working on his MSc at Angelo State University. “People recognize spotted skunks as something special, because you don’t see them every day, so they’re not the kind of roadkill that people just paint over.”

In addition to modern specimens, the scientists used skunks in museum collections. “If we’re trying to tell the full story of skunk evolution we need as many samples as we can,” says Ferguson. “For example, we didn’t have any modern tissues from Central America or the Yucatan. We were able to use museum collections to fill those holes.” All in all, the researchers amassed a collection of 203 spotted skunk specimens.

The researchers took tissue samples from the skunks and analyzed their DNA. Comparing the DNA sequences revealed that some of the skunks that had previously been considered the same species were substantially different. These genetic differences led the researchers to regroup some of the skunks and resurrect several species names that haven’t been used in centuries.

“I was able to extract DNA from century-old museum samples and it was really exciting to see who those individuals were related to. It turns out that one of those was a currently unrecognized, endemic species in the Yucatan,” says Molly McDonough, a biology professor at Chicago State University, research associate at the Field Museum, and the paper’s first author.

Among the new species described are the Yucatan spotted skunk, a squirrel-sized skunk found only in the Yucatan Peninsula, and the Plains spotted skunk. Plains spotted skunks have been in decline for the past century, and conservationists have petitioned for them to be listed as an endangered subspecies. “If a subspecies is in trouble, there’s sometimes less emphasis on protecting it because it’s not as distinct an evolutionary lineage as a species,” says Ferguson. “We’ve shown that the Plains spotted skunks are distinct at the species level, which means they’ve been evolving independently of the other skunks for a long time. Once something has a species name, it’s easier to conserve and protect.”

The revised skunk family tree could also be a tool for scientists looking to understand skunk reproductive biology. “Besides the fact that they do handstands, the coolest thing about spotted skunks is that some of them practice delayed egg implantation — they breed in the fall, but they don’t give birth until the spring. They delay implanting the egg in the uterus, it just sits in suspension for a while,” says Ferguson. “We want to know why some species have delayed implantation and others don’t, and figuring out how these different species of skunks evolved can help us do that.”

And while skunks aren’t always the most popular animals, the researchers say that understanding how they evolved and protecting them from extinction is important to our whole ecosystem.

“By analyzing the genome of spotted skunks, we’ve been able to learn that their evolution and splitting into different species was driven by climate change during the Ice Age,” says Ferguson. “The different lineages we found might help us find different conservation angles for protecting them in the future.”

Doubling the number of species of hand-standing spotted skunks

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