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A fan makes the scene we all wanted to see come true in ‘Star Wars: Skywalker’s Rise’



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: ’s is a feature film that divided fans of the intergalactic franchise. Closing a saga as important as that of the Skywalkers was not an easy task, even less with the controversial decisions that were made inThe Last Jedi. One ofEpisode IX’sbiggest disappointmentshas to do with the final showdown between Rey and Palpatine, assome fans were expecting iconic characters to appear.

Let’s be honest; When Rey lights his lightsaber again after hearing the voices of Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano and Mace Windu, among others, some of us believed that they would appear as ghosts of the Force. Unfortunately it did not happen. However, a fan was assigned the task of making that a reality thanks to the magic of editing. The result is simply fascinating, and we would have loved to see it on the big screen.

In the edited sequence you will see that behind Rey the ghosts of Anakin and Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda are revealed , who together help to defeat the evil Emperor. “I made this edition with the idea of ​​expressing my vision of how I wish the end would have been,” Jon H , responsible for the extraordinary material , mentioned on his YouTube channel . If you are a Star Wars fan you cannot miss it:

The future of Star Wars

As you surely know, Star Wars has taken a break from the movies . At this time the efforts of Disney and Lucasfilm are focused on the franchise series, which already had a notable debut with the premiere of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus . However, those directed by Mickey plan to launch more series set in the universe created by George Lucas, including that of Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), that of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and a third in charge of Leslye Headland. , creator of Russian Doll .

Previous productions don’t mean that Star Wars doesn’t have anything planned on the big screen. In fact, Taika Waititi , the Oscar winner for “Best Director” for Jojo Rabbit , is known to direct a new feature film in the series. For his part, Kevin Feige , director of Marvel Studios, is also involved in another film. If no obstacles arise along the way, Star Wars will return to theaters in late 2022.

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“In the wake of an unprecedented assault on our democracy; a coordinated attempt to ignore, undermine



A group of Democratic Senators sent President Joe Biden a letter Tuesday outlining a plan to bolster the bank accounts of Americans struggling economically because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The effort, led by Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, calls for recurring stimulus checks and automatic unemployment coverage that would be tied to economic conditions.
President Biden on Thursday celebrated the House passing a sweeping election reform bill, saying he would sign it if it passes the Senate.

Biden called it “urgently needed” to protect the right to vote and to “strengthen” democracy, and vowed to work with Congress to “refine and advance” the legislation.

The For the People Act of 2021, known as H.R. 1, passed Wednesday by a vote of 220 to 210. No Republicans joined with Democrats in approving the bill, H.R. 1.


“In the wake of an unprecedented assault on our democracy; a coordinated attempt to ignore, undermine, and undo the will of the American people never before seen in our history; and a new wave of aggressive attacks on voting rights taking place in states across the country, I applaud Speaker Pelosi and the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021,” Biden said in a statement Thursday.

Biden called the right to vote “sacred and fundamental,” adding that it is “the right from which all of our other rights as Americans spring.”

“It will rein in the outrageous gerrymandering that distorts our democracy,” Biden said. “It will empower the Justice Department to crack down on laws that curtail voting rights along racial lines. It will reform our campaign finance system to amplify the voices of the people — not the powerful. And it will modernize and secure our future elections against all manner of threats.”

“I look forward to working with Congress to refine and advance this important bill,” Biden continued. “And I look forward to signing it into law after it has passed through the legislative process, so that together we can strengthen and restore American democracy for the next election and all those to come.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, said the legislation is needed to combat voter suppression efforts in states, crack down on corruption and diminish the influence of big donors in politics.


The bill would create automatic voter registration across the country and allow felonss who have served their sentences to vote. The bill would also expand early voting and enhance absentee voting by simplifying voting by mail.

The bill would also require more online political ad disclosures and force all organizations involved in political activity to disclose their large donors.

A major pillar of the legislation is setting up a new public financing system for congressional and presidential elections to incentivize small-dollar donations. The legislation would establish a 6:1 match using taxpayer money for each grassroots contribution to a candidate up to $200.

For example, a $200 donation to a House candidate would garner a $1,200 match in public funds for a total contribution of $1,400.


The public match program would be funded by a new 4.75% surcharge on criminal and civil penalties and settlements that corporations pay to the U.S. government. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated this week the new revenue stream would generate about $3.2 billion over 10 years.

Republicans blasted the public financing provision as a way to line the campaign coffers of members of Congress.

“This bill isn’t for the people, it’s for the politicians,” said Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill.

The bill also reaffirms Congress’ authority to regulate money in politics, pushing back on the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision.

Meanwhile, the bill seeks to “fortify ethics law” by breaking the “influence economy in Washington” and increases accountability by expanding conflict-of-interest laws and divestment requirements in an effort to slow the “revolving door” and prevent members of Congress from serving on corporate boards.

The bill, also, in a swipe at former President Donald Trump, requires presidents to disclose their tax returns — something Trump did not do while in office.

The legislation would also close loopholes for lobbyists and foreign agents and ensure that watchdogs have “sufficient resources” to enforce the law.


Republicans fiercely opposed the legislation—this time around, and during the last Congress when House Democrats first introduced the legislation.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., last week, slammed the legislation as “exactly the wrong response” to what he called the “distressing lack of faith in our elections,” saying Democrats want to use their “temporary power” to “try to ensure they’ll never have to relinquish it.”

“This crisis is far from over, and families deserve certainty that they can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads,” the later read. “Families should not be at the mercy of constantly-shifting legislative timelines and ad hoc solutions.”

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The Senators are calling for the automatic payments to help those Americans who won’t get unemployment insurance because they have seen their hours reduced, found unemployment at a lower paying job or left the workforce to help care for a loved one.

“Not only do these payments help keep families out of poverty, but they act as economic stimulus by increasing spending and supporting jobs,” the letter states. “When the CARES Act relief checks ran out, poverty rose, and many families saw spiraling debt. Automatic stabilizers will give families certainty that more relief is coming, allowing them to make the best decisions about how to spend their relief payments as they receive them.”

The letter has been signed by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.).

It’s not clear how much the recurring stimulus checks would be for, and it appears that the group may have a tough road ahead after Biden and other Democrats bowed to party moderates Wednesday by tightening eligibility for stimulus checks as leaders prepared to move their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill through the Senate.

At the same time, the White House and top Democrats stood by progressives and agreed that the Senate package would retain the $400 weekly emergency unemployment benefits included in the House-passed pandemic legislation. Moderates have to trim those payments to $300 after Republicans have called the bill so heedlessly generous that it would prompt some people to not return to work.

The deal-making underscored the balancing act Democrats face as they try squeezing the massive relief measure through the evenly divided, 50-50 Senate. The package, Biden’s signature legislative priority, is his attempt to stomp out the year-old pandemic, revive an economy that’s shed 10 million jobs and bring some semblance of normality to countless upended lives.

Third stimulus checks: Will we get $1,400 payments in March?
Democrats have no choice but to broker compromises among themselves, thanks to their mere 10-vote House margin and a Senate they control only with Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote. The party’s moderate and progressive factions are competing to use their leverage, but without going so far as to scuttle an effort they all support.

“He’s pleased with the progress that is being made with the rescue plan,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said of Biden, reflecting the flexibility he and all Democrats will need to prevail. “He’s always said he’s open to good ideas.”

So far, Republicans have presented a unified front against the bill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he wants unanimous GOP opposition.

But Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, didn’t rule out breaking ranks and supporting the measure. She told reporters her state’s tourism industry has been walloped by the pandemic and said she’s talked to administration officials about “how this helps a state like Alaska.”

The Senate could begin debating the bill Thursday, but Democrats faced mountains of GOP amendments and other delays that could take days to plow through. The House will have to approve the Senate’s version before shipping it to Biden, which Democrats want to do before the last round of emergency jobless benefits run dry March 14.

“I would expect a very long night into the next day and keep going on,” said Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., describing GOP plans to force votes.

Under the legislation, individuals earning up to $75,000, and couples up to $150,000, would get $1,400 checks per person. The House-approved version would gradually phase down that amount, with individuals making $100,000 and couples earning $200,000 receiving nothing.

Under Wednesday’s agreement, the Senate bill would instead halt the payments completely for individuals making $80,000 and couples earning $160,000, said a Democratic official, who described the agreement only on condition of anonymity.

That means some people who received the last round of $600 relief checks approved in December wouldn’t get anything this time. The liberal Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy estimated that the pared-down Senate eligibility levels means 280 million adults and children would receive stimulus checks, compared to 297 million people under the House plan.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, perhaps the chamber’s most conservative Democrat, has favored lowering the relief check eligibility limits and opposed t he House bill’s minimum wage increase. He suggested Wednesday he’d back the emerging Senate legislation, saying it “really does have enough good stuff that we should be able to make this work.”

In a swipe at moderates, Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., a leader of his chamber’s progressives, called the new phase-out of relief checks a “silly and stupid” effort to appease “the one or two people who can hold things up.”

Yet asked if the change could threaten the overall bill, Pocan said, “Let’s hope they don’t screw too many things up. We need to get this done.”

Liberals were already angry after Senate Democrats jettisoned the House bill’s minimum wage increase to $15 by 2025. They did so after the Senate parliamentarian said the chamber’s rules wouldn’t allow the boost in the bill and as Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., said they’d oppose its inclusion, sealing its fate.

The House version of the relief checks would cost $422 billion, making them the package’s single most expensive item.

The two chambers’ bills are largely similar, with both bearing money for state and municipal governments, COVID-19 vaccines and testing, schools, health care subsidies and tax breaks for children and lower-earning people.

Republicans continued lashing the measure as an overpriced Democratic wish list of liberal causes that lavishes help on many who don’t really need it.

“Democrats had a choice,” McConnell said. “They chose to go it alone, tack to the left, leave families’ top priorities on the cutting room floor.”

“This is not a liberal wish list,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “This is an American wish list. When people want checks to help them get out of the morass, that’s not a liberal wish list. That’s what the American people want.”

Slowly, the Senate bill’s contours were taking shape.

Senate Democrats were removing $1.5 million for a bridge between New York state and Canada and around $140 million for a rapid transit project south of San Francisco after Republicans cast both as pet projects f or Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (D–Calif.).

Aides to both Democratic leaders said the projects weren’t new and had been supported by the Trump administration.

Democrats are using special rules that will let them avoid GOP filibusters that would require them to garner an impossible 60 votes to approve the legislation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Cherry Movie Review: Russo Brothers’ Gritty Drama Starring Tom Holland Is an Unfortunate Misfire (LatestLY Exclusive)




Cherry Movie Review: Cherry has been quite anticipated by fans (and yours truly) for being the film made by a director duo, who signed off on last decade with the biggest film and also the biggest hit. Like with Robert Downey Jr, Russo Brothers have found themselves in a situation where they have painted themselves in a corner. Instead of making another blockbuster, the brothers chose to make an indie film for Apple TV+, while bringing on board their Tom Holland as the lead, whom they also had the task to introduce in the MCU through Captain America: Civil WarCherry: Tom Holland Sheds 30 Pounds for Russo Brothers’ Action Film.

Holland plays Cherry, a young man who was once an Army veteran. But in the beginning of the film, we see him trying to rob a bank along with other accomplices. We then go backwards in his life to see what prompted an ex-military guy to take to bank-robbing. We see Cherry’s early life before his military listing, and how he meets Emily (Ciara Bravo), who becomes the love of his life.

A little misunderstanding in their relationship sees him enlisting in the army. We see his terrible experiences in the unit, his PTSD affliction post discharge, and later his drug addiction to cope with the PTSD, that affects his relationship with Emily, bringing us back to the first .

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Cherry is based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Nico Walker, and is far darker than the audience-pleasing superhero shenanigans of Russos’ last directorial.

Did they manage to pull it off? As an answer to this, I would like to imagine the frustration on Thor’s face in Avengers: Infinity War, as he shouted “What did you do?” to Thanos, who just snapped half the universe out of existence. Russo Bros got everything right in place – a likeable actor in the lead, a terrific find to play his love interest, a dark but topical take on military PTSD and a premise that could have send Oscar nods to their direction. But like Thor in Infinity War, they just couldn’t pull off that endgame right.

For, Cherry is mostly a bloated boring saga that is often confused about how it perceives to see itself. On one hand, it aims to be a harrowing take on PTSD and drug addiction, while on the other hand, Cherry tries to be quirky in its treatment with black comedy elements. From fourth-wall-breaking narration to big-fonted screen tags, Russo Brothers’ try to give a fancy vibe to the film. Why there is also a bizarre shot of an anorectal exam, shown through the POV of the errr… rectum! The clash between the two styles doesn’t bode well for the film.

Narrative-wise, I prefer the scenes of Cherry and Emily together over any scene of Cherry doing his own thing, including the Full Metal Jacket-inspired army scenes that feel unoriginal and uninspired (except offering the sight of Spidey boy wanking himself off in a toilet, while narrating his deed). But even that tragic romance isn’t enough to contain the bloat that Cherry is burdened with its two-and-a-half-hour length. The one thing that still gets you through are the performances. Holland, looking a bit out of pace, still delivers a good performance as the troubled protagonist, but he is easily overshadowed by the fantastic Ciara Bravo, whose more presence in the runtime would have helped the film quite a lot. Tom Holland Calls MCU’s Spider-Man 3 the ‘Most Ambitious Standalone Superhero Film of All Time’ and We Are Now Both Scared and Excited!


– The Performances

– The Scenes Between Cherry and Emily


– Bloated

– Repetitive Themes

Final Thoughts

One good thing to look at Russo Brothers’ followup to Avengers: Endgame is that it didn’t turn out to be a Dolittle kind of disaster. Cherry definitely works in parts, mostly thanks to the chemistry between Holland and Bravo, but it is just that we expected more from the director duo than bringing old wine in a new, cracked bottle. Cherry is streaming on Apple TV+ from March 12.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Mar 04, 2021 10:43 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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Mauka-E-Vardaat: Ravi Kishan To Star in Crime-Based Non-Fiction Show, Says ‘Drugs and Sexual Abuse Are Interconnected’




Actor-politician Ravi Kishan will soon anchor the crime-based non-fiction show Mauka-E-Vardaat, and he says the issues of drug abuse and crime against women are somewhere interconnected, and the youth of the nation suffers the most owing to these transgressions. The Kapil Sharma Show: Bhojpuri Stars Ravi Kishan and Manoj Tiwari Come Together for One Entertaining Episode.

“I am anchoring the show and it is a non-fiction show,” he told IANS about Mauka-E-Vardaat, adding: “After joining politics while I am taking it as an opportunity to reach out to people, I know how TV has given me a chance to re-establish my career with Bigg Boss 1, Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5. But I have a greater purpose to come on board for Mauka-E-Vardaat.” Monsoon Session 2020: Ravi Kishan Raises Bollywood-Drugs Nexus in Lok Sabha.

“I found this idea unique, in which this show travels across every state in India. They are going to remote villages where crimes happen and remain unnoticed. The idea is to create awareness about things happening around at a local level,” he added.

“Also, since the production team is camping in those towns and villages, locals are getting work and getting exposure to the whole system of film and TV production. It is in sync with the idea of our film city in UP. Me, being the face from the North part of our country — and I am also the MP of Gorakhpur — I know that people take my words seriously. I can manage to influence people positively. So, I decided to do the show. We shot episodes in Gorakhpur, too,” he said. Each episode of the show will address a real-life story and unveil the truth behind the crime shown. The show also features popular Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari and performer Sapna Choudhary.

“I strongly believe that these two things are interconnected — drugs and sexual abuse. We have to fight against drug consumption that leads youngsters towards sexual crime against women. We have to understand that we do not have that many number of policemen as compared to the population we have. So, at times we normalise a lot of crime and do not report them. We intend to create awareness on that through the show,” he said.

“If you see crime on women happening on the road, or people doing drugs, report to the police. Drugs and crime against women are surely two very important issues society is facing, which is ruining the youth,” he added. Mauka-E-Vardaat starts from March 9 on &TV.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Mar 04, 2021 10:30 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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