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The Blacklist string is a crime thriller made in America. The series premiered on NBC for the first time in September 2013. The series was written by Jon Bokenkamp and directed by Joe Carnahan. The series has aired seven seasons so far and a total of 152 episodes. All the seasons have been receiving favorable reviews, which explains why a new year was renewed every year. Besides garnering great excellent reviews and evaluations from viewers and fans, critics have also been impressed by Spader’s functionality. This past year, The Blacklist completed airing season 7 in January 2019, and the eighth is season currently from the cooking.
The Blacklist Season 8 Storyline:
The show explores the Life Span of a Former US Navy officer called Spader. The officer left the army and entered into the criminal world. It’s 20 years since he got into crime and turned into a popular and wanted criminal across the US. In an unexpected turn of events, Spader would surrender himself to the FBI. He promises the researchers to help them track down most of the terrorists that he has spent with the last 20 years. Some of those terrorists are very devious, and the US government is not aware of these. All this effort is in exchange for his immunity against prosecution and to only work exclusively with Elizabeth Keen. The collaborations work well until Spader develops a fascination in keen as the series progresses.
The Blacklist Season 8 expected Release Date:
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At the moment, Blacklist on a mid-season break. Although the season 8 has been renewed, there is no information on when it will be released. The global coronavirus has made matters worse because creation was placed on hold. Most manufacturing houses are closed, so it’s hard to predict when the filming is very likely to occur. Thus, it’s safe to say the oldest we ought to expect the season to drop is late 2021 or ancient 2022.
The Blacklist Season 8 Cast:
Your favorite cast from all of the previous seasons will be making a comeback to the show. From James Spader playing Raymond Reddington, Megan Boone playing Elizabeth Keen, Diego Klattenhoff playing Donald Ressler and Eggold playing with Tom Keen. It is not confirmed if the new cast will be added to the show, but that should be expected.
The Blacklist Season 8 Expected Plot:
Considering that the season Isn’t Yet released, it’s hard to predict what is likely to happen next. However, we expect to see the additional unfolding of events since Spader lets understood His motivations for joining the FBI in his or her mission. We should also expect To see Liz her allegiances out of Red. Really, we can just wait and see What the series creators have in store for us
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‘The Invisible Man’ Hits the Reset Button on Universal’s Classic Monster Movies
You may recall, a few years ago, tales of a movie called The Mummy. No, not The Mummy with Brendan Fraser, the other Mummy, from 2017. The one starring Tom Cruise? And Sofia Boutella? And an undead Jake Johnson, for some reason? You remember, right? You don’t? Well, that’s fine, because it was terrible: an embarrassingly bad cash-grab from a company needlessly trying to make a Marvel Cinematic Universe out of whatever they had available, focusing on all the wrong parts of what made their classic horror properties great in the first place. With The Mummy, Universal Pictures launched and, at the same time, annihilated what they had planned to call the Dark Universe, a series of films centered around the studio’s classic monster properties, from Dracula to Frankenstein to the Creature from the Black Lagoon, that would all be intricately tied together — like what Marvel is doing with its comic book superheroes and what Warner Bros. is attempting with Kong: Skull Island and its Godzilla movies. The Mummy absolutely tanked, was a critical failure, and the studios’ other upcoming properties, including its Bride of Frankenstein and Wolf Man movies, were put on hold. Given all of that, you may be wondering if Leigh Whannell’s new horror film The Invisible Man, which is a Universal movie based on a monster character from a classic book, is in any way related to the Dark Universe mess.
Is The Invisible Man a sequel to The Mummy?
No, thank god! Which is great news for everyone involved. There was actually an Invisible Man Dark Universe movie in the planning stage before The Mummy came out — it would have starred Johnny Depp as H.G. Wells’ villain in a modern setting, and would have probably in some way involved Tom Cruise’s Mummy character Nick Morton and Russell Crowe’s Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, the leader of the monster-hunting organization that was supposed to act as the throughline for all of these movies. But, given Depp’s various legal troubles and the doomed state of the cinematic universe in general, we’ll never see that version. Instead, this Invisible Man is completely disconnected from anything else, entirely it’s own thing, which is, of course, one reason why it’s so great. I can’t imagine having to sit there and watch Russell Crowe and Elisabeth Moss say the word “Prodigium” to each other.
What… is Prodigium?
Just don’t ask, it’s not worth knowing. Save yourself.
What happened to the Dark Universe?
Ah, Dark Universe, we hardly knew you. The Dark Universe actually started not with The Mummy, but with 2014’s Dracula Untold, which starred Luke Evans as Vlad Dracula, and tried very hard to marry a very creative version of “history” with Bram Stoker’s vampire character, to pretty much no success. It was meant to be an origin story for the character, rather than sticking to the familiar Dracula tale, and includes a scene of Dracula and Charles Dance’s evil vampire Caligula in the present day at the very end, as if setting the characters up for more. If The Mummy had done well, Evans’ Dracula would likely have appeared in a following film.
So, is The Invisible Man based on a Universal property at all?
Actually, yes. The Invisible Man is still based on the main character of the H.G. Wells 1897 horror novel, which Universal owns and has owned since the story was first adapted to film in 1933. Oliver Jackson-Cohen plays Adrian Griffin, the man who gains the power of invisibility through his scientific experiments and whose surname is taken from the main character of the book. The movie has been touted as a “reboot” of the 1933 movie and the story has been updated, obviously, focusing more on Moss’s character Cecilia Kass, who becomes Griffin’s victim, but it contains a few soft homages to the iconic original as well, including the image of a dark figure in a hat and jacket and a quick shot of a hospital patient whose face is covered in bandages.
Does that mean we won’t get a Frankenstein movie, or a Black Lagoon movie?
Because The Invisible Man is not tied to any sort of cinematic universe, it’s allowed to be its own thing, which is what Universal Pictures seems to be planning for its stable of horror villain properties. The movie is also co-produced by Blumhouse Productions — the horror-centric company behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Get Out, and Leigh Whannell’s previous movie, the gory action thriller Upgrade — which works almost exclusively with extremely low-budget projects. The Invisible Man was made in 40 days for a measly $8 million: that’s small potatoes compared to The Mummy’s budget, which has been reported to be as high as $195 million. The Invisible Man is barely a gamble at all, and only stands to make money — it’ll probably double its budget in its first weekend.
We’re unlikely to ever see the pre-Mummy Dark Universe versions of these monster movies, but Universal isn’t letting that hot, hot IP run away so soon. It’s already planning a Paul Feig monster ensemble comedy Dark Army, an Elizabeth Banks-starring Invisible Woman, and a movie about Renfield, Dracula’s constantly exploited spider-eating servant. We’ll see all of these monsters again, but instead of a bloated, mega-budget action movie saga, they’ll instead appear in riskier, more experimental, smaller-scale movies. The thrilling, fun, and violent mode of The Invisible Man proves that sometimes some monsters are worth resurrecting.
Banksy Artwork Sells For Almost $10 Million At Auction
By The Associated Press.
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“Show Me the Monet” sold to an unidentified bidder at Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday evening, surpassing its upper pre-sale estimate of 5 million pounds.
In the 2005 work, Banksy added abandoned shopping carts and an orange traffic cone to Claude Monet’s image of water lilies in his garden at Giverny.
Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s European head of contemporary art, said the work was one of the “strongest and most iconic” Banksy works to appear at auction.
Banksy, whose real name has never been officially confirmed, began his career spray-painting buildings in Bristol, England, and has become one of the world’s best-known artists.
Another Banksy work, “Devolved Parliament,” sold last year at Sotheby’s in London for 9.9 million pounds. Earlier this month, his graffiti-style piece “Forgive Us Our Trespassing” sold for $8.3 million at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.
Care home resident, 104, fights back tears as she begs to see family again
Heartbreaking footage shows the moment a 104-year-old care home resident begged to see her family again, saying the lack of contact is ‘cutting me to bits’.
Mary Fowler has barely seen her children for seven months after strict rules were implemented in care homes in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Fighting back tears in an emotional video message this week, she warned she ‘must see my kids’ as ‘time is getting on for me’.
The Scottish pensioner, who lives in a Fife care home, said: ‘I’m very well looked after here. I want my family though.
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‘This is my right, please help. It’s cutting me to bits. I must see my kids. Time is getting on for me.
‘I must see my children and make things like they used to be. Please help me, help me. Please, please help.’
The great-grandma has only been able to have brief window visits from one of her children since the pandemic hit in March.
She spoke out back in September, saying Covid-19 restrictions made her feel like she was living in ‘a prison’.
Cathie Russell, who runs the Care Homes Relatives Scotland Campaign group, posted the new clip on Twitter this week, saying Mary was ‘at the end of her tether’.
She wrote: ‘Mary Fowler, aged 104, and locked in a care home since lockdown in March, is at the end of her tether. Mary is desperate to see her great-grandchildren.’
Previous Government advice meant just one person was able to visit their loved one in care homes for no longer than 30 minutes indoors.
On October 12, indoor visits were extended from 30 minutes to four hours, with up to six people from two households able to visit for one hour outdoors.
However, the new guidance is only followed once a home is satisfied the new rules can be implemented safely.
Care Home Relatives Scotland said many residents are still being restricted to short patio or window visits, despite the new rules.
Organiser Cathie Russell said: ‘It doesn’t seem to have made much difference. Some care home groups say they’re not moving to the new guidance.’
She has called on care home visitors to be granted ‘essential caregiver’ status, with access to rapid testing and infection control training.
Nicole Sturgeon said she had not seen footage of Mrs Fowler at her coronavirus briefing on Thursday – but admitted making decisions on care home visits had been ‘heartbreakingly difficult’.
She said: ‘To Mary, I’m heart sorry for the position you’re in and the position your family’s in.
‘That’s replicated many, many, many times over across the country. But we have to keep people in care homes as safe as possible.
‘The new guidance is not a panacea and it could never be in the current context. But it is about trying to get back to some sort of normality for people for whom visits are not just visits, they are a key part of their quality of life and care.
‘Testing of designated visitors going into care homes, those who regularly go, is one of the priorities of the extension of testing into other asymptomatic groups.’
Chief nursing officer Fiona McQueen said she does not want to see a return of the ‘blunt instrument’ at the beginning of the pandemic when all care home visiting was restricted, as this had an impact on residents’ wellbeing.
She said: ‘Just being with them, and being with them for an extended period of time, helps them. We know that that is now as essential as protecting people from Covid-19.
‘Care home owners are working tirelessly to put the right systems in place to protect the residents and we are working hard.
‘We know that testing is part of the solution, part of that equation that balances the life of people so they don’t have Covid with that psychological and emotional wellbeing that we’re seeing as of equal value.’
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