“Frosty” Samira looks to be sabotaging Dr Alex’s chances at romance, telling him to be “cautious” after he is picked for two dates on Love Island. In scenes to air tonight the professional dancer admits to feeling vulnerable at the prospect of Alex finding love with new arrivals Zara or Ellie. Speaking to the unlucky in love medic Samira says: “If you came up to her in a club I don’t know if she’d turn around… because she looks like some type of girl.” Confused, Dr Alex replies: “I don’t know what you mean when you say ‘she looks like some type of girl’.” Samira later voices her concerns in the Beach Hut: “Obviously we are the single ones, bombshells will come in and it’s the easy option to go for Alex and I because everyone is super comfortable in their couples and super happy. “I just don’t want to see him get hurt and that was my main thing for Alex.” Josh … [Read more...] about Love Island 2018: Is Samira trying to sabotage Dr Alex’s love life?
Express-News Editorial Board Published 12:00 am, Saturday, May 12, 2018 Photo: William Luther /San Antonio Express-News Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Ilda Casanova leads a resume writing and interviewing class for inmates April 18 during an Alamo Colleges-sponsored class in the Bexar County jail. The Alamo Colleges have been offering vocational classes in the facility four four years. This is one strategy to reduce recidivism. less Ilda Casanova leads a resume writing and interviewing class for inmates April 18 during an Alamo Colleges-sponsored class in the Bexar County jail. The Alamo Colleges have been offering vocational classes in ... more Photo: William Luther /San Antonio Express-News Jail education programs offer inmates life line 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar is on the … [Read more...] about Jail education programs offer inmates life line
Sure, teen comedies make stars of their leading ladies and fellas, but what about the authority figures? Eugene Levy’s nameless dad in American Pie is peripheral but memorable as a bumbly guiding force. Tina Fey’s Ms. Norbury in Mean Girls is a motherly but revelatory mess of a teacher. Harry Dean Stanton’s Jack in Pretty in Pink is a sweet shining light in a sea of teen angst. And Kim Darby’s Jenny Meyer is the kooky, generous, chicken-soup of a mom in Better Off Dead. Just as horror and action movies live or die by their villains, good teen comedies thrive by how developed their adult characters are, how well they counter all those shook-up hormones. Kelly Fremon Craig’s debut feature The Edge of Seventeen cuts sharply when its two fully drawn adults talk a turbulent teen girl off the ledge. It’s everything else that’s… less than.Nadine Byrd (Hailee Steinfeld) talks to herself. A lot. First in voiceover and then in scenes in the car, on … [Read more...] about Teen Comedy The Edge of Seventeen Finds More Life in its Grown-ups Than its Teens
"Finding Your Feet" would be facedown on the ground if it didn't have its well-burnished cast of U.K. acting heavyweights, led by Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and Joanna Lumley.Another entry in the fast-spreading genre of pensioners-are-people-too comedies, it finds Staunton's uptight, upper-crust Sandra in free-fall after discovering her just-knighted, soon-to-retire husband (John Sessions) has been bonking her bestie.Moving in to the multiracial council flat of her free-spirited sister Bif (Imrie), it's only a matter of screen time before Sandra's snootiness disappears and she's dancing at the community center, reconnecting with Bif, and sensing romantic potential in an East London furniture restorer (Spall) who lives on a rickety houseboat.As hopelessly strained and unfunny as the fish-out-of-water material is in the guess-the-lines-predictable screenplay by Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft, the actors ultimately sell its sentiment, like expert landscapers who can make … [Read more...] about Cast breathes life into by-the-book British comedy “Finding Your Feet”
0 View Comments Starring Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Annette Bening; directed by Paul McGuigan; 106 minutes; R for strong language, some sexual material and brief nudity. "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool" is based on a book of the same name, a memoir by Peter Turner about his love affair with actress Gloria Grahame when he was an aspiring actor in his 20s and she was in her mid-50s.But as the title suggests, Turner's recollections aren't about his unlikely but utterly affecting May-December romance; rather, he recounts how, at the end of her life, Grahame sought to reconnect with her then ex-lover, seeking refuge in his working-class home in Liverpool to be tended by his loving, unruly, often tartly amusing family.As the movie opens, we see the middle-aged Gloria, portrayed in a virtuosic performance by Annette Bening, in front of a dressing room mirror, putting on her face. From these first few moments, it's clear that Matt Greenhalgh's script won't traffic in the artifice of … [Read more...] about Movie review: ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ revisits actress Gloria Grahame at the end of her life