first_img 9 TV and Movies 26 Photos Avengers: Endgame and time travel: Why it all makes perfect sense Avengers: Endgame quest for the Infinity Stones explained Diving into the science of Avengers: Endgame’s biggest paradox Comments Now playing: Watch this: 2:58 Share your voice In the film, Professor Hulk explains how time travel works. “Basically said what the Hulk says in that scene, which is, if you go to the past, then the present becomes your past and the past becomes your future,” Markus said. “So there’s absolutely no reason it would change.”The writers also addressed Thor’s use of his hammer, Mjolnir — retrieved from earlier in his timeline. “I think we’re leaning on, when you just take a baseball mitt, you didn’t ruin that kid’s life,” McFeely said. “When you took Mjolnir, we accept that that movie happened. Because time is irrefutable.”Avengers: Endgame is in cinemas now. How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order Heroes having the time of their lives. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET The time travel aspect of Avengers: Endgame made perfect sense to some, and very little to science.The 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe wrapped up the events of the previous film Infinity War, in which half the main heroes were turned to dust. In order to remedy that, the remaining heroes had to go to extreme lengths. Spoiler alert: this involves time travel.Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also wrote the three Captain America films to name a few, spoke to The New York Times about how their use of time travel in Endgame works. They referenced Ant-Man in their explanation for employing the story-telling technique.Warning: spoilers ahead.”We all sat there going, really? We’re going to do time travel?” Markus said. “It was only when we were looking at who we had available, character-wise; we hadn’t used Ant-Man yet. And there really is, in people’s theory of the Quantum Realm, a time thing in the MCU, right now, available to us, with a character we haven’t used yet. We have a loophole that’s not cheating.”They also explored why previous time travel films didn’t get the concept right. “We looked at a lot of time-travel stories and went, it doesn’t work that way,” Markus said.”It was by necessity,” McFeely said. “If you have six MacGuffins and every time you go back it changes something, you’ve got Biff’s casino, exponentially. So we just couldn’t do that. We had physicists come in — more than one — who said, basically, Back to the Future is [wrong].” Travel Tags Top 5 things Avengers: Endgame sets up for the future Related storieslast_img

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first_imgPUNE: The Debt Recovery Tribunal in Pune on Saturday directed fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, who is currently lodged in a London prison, and his aides to pay more than Rs. 7,200 crore with interest to the defrauded Punjab National Bank. Nirav Modi, 48, is wanted in the country as the main accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case amounting up to USD 2 billion. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Presiding Officer Deepak Thakkar, who holds additional charge of Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), Mumbai, passed two orders in two cases in favour of the Punjab National Bank. “Defendant and his partners are ordered and directed to pay to applicant (PNB) either jointly or severally the aggregate sum of Rs. 7029,06,87,950.65 with interest of 14.30 per cent per annum from June 30, 2018,” stated the DRT order. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Passing another order, the judge directed Nirav Modi and others to pay Rs. 232,15,92,636 to the PNB with interest 16.20 per cent from July 27, 2018. An official from the tribunal said the recovery officers with DRT will initiate further action. Nirav Modi was arrested by uniformed Scotland Yard officers in central London on March 19. He faces extradition to India as the “principal beneficiary” of the fraudulent issuance of letters of undertaking (LoUs) as part of a conspiracy to defraud the PNB and then laundering the proceeds of crime. The diamantaire is lodged at one of England’s most overcrowded prisons– Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Wandsworth.last_img

first_img Right away, last night’s Riverdale let us know we were in for something different. Rather than Jughead’s usual narration, we got a text scroll straight out of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It even includes the line about the events being more tragic because the victims were young. Still, nobody actually dies in this one. Riverdale’s showrunner really doesn’t want to turn this season into a slasher movie, even as it borrows its visual elements and story structure from them. The title of the episode, “Tales from the Darkside,” is more of an indication of what the episode actually is. Named for George A. Romero’s ’80s horror anthology series (which is definitely worth a watch, if you haven’t seen it), the episode tells three suspenseful stories taking place over the same couple nights. Each story, like the ones in Romero’s series, ends with some kind of twist.With more episodes to work with this season, Riverdale is free to be a little more experimental with the stories it tells. As much as we want to know who the Black Hood is, the stalling tactic employed by this episode is necessary. It gives the mystery some room to breathe and build suspense. It lets us spend some time in the town of Riverdale and see how the events of this season have affected it. It also gives Riverdale the time to explore its own influences and give them a loving homage. I love when this show takes a break from the high-speed insanity of its main plot to indulge in its (also insane) love for its influences. Season one had that out-of-nowhere Dark Betty turn that immediately made most viewers think of Twin Peaks. Now, season two has its teen drama dressed like its favorite horror anthology classic.Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and Tony Todd as Farmer McGinty (Photo: Jack Rowand © 2017 The CW Network)The episode begins with some brief set-up explaining why we won’t see much of the Black Hood this week. He’s testing Riverdale. If the town can go without sinning for 48 hours, he won’t kill anyone anymore. Spoiler: It can’t. The rest of the episode follows three pairs of kids as the navigate those 48 hours. Though it looks like Betty and Jughead are back together, they both have their own worries going on. Betty is trying to figure out who the Black Hood is, and Jughead is dealing with the aftermath of Archie’s deal with the Ghoulies. They go separate ways and the stories begin. First, Archie and Jughead. Jughead gets a call from Penny Peabody, the Serpent lawyer his dad told him to stay away from. That turns out to be real good advice, although Jughead doesn’t realize that until it’s too late. She tells him his dad got beat up by some Ghoulies after Archie’s stunt last episode. She needs money to speed his case up and get him out of jail. To get that money, she hires Jughead to run a crate of “pancake mix” over to Greendale.This segment features a truly amazing guest star. Jughead enlists Archie to drive him to Greendale and, of course, they get a flat tire. The trip is seemingly rescued by the sudden appearance of horror icon Tony Todd. Yes, it’s the Candyman himself! (Or Death’s exposition guy, if you prefer the Final Destination series.) After two straight weeks of playing to musical theatre kids, it’s nice to see the show throwing a bone to horror movie buffs. Todd is terrific in this episode, bringing to it all the gravitas and danger he brings to his horror movies. He takes Jughead and his crate to a diner, where he tries to stick the kid with the bill and steal the “pancake mix.” Fortunately, Archie saves the day as only he can, and the two boys make the dropoff. Only to find out that Jughead’s been set up. That’s the twist of this story. Jughead’s dad wasn’t hurt. Penny forced him to be the new Jingle Jangle delivery boy. And he’s going to keep doing it or she’ll sell him out to the cops. Should have listened to your dad, Jughead. Knowing this show, the deliveries won’t last long before it all blows up in Jughead’s face. The only thing we can be certain about is that we can’t possibly predict how.Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, and Jordan Calloway as Chuck Clayton (Photo: Shane Harvey © 2017 The CW Network)Jughead and Archie’s story may have had a horror movie star in it, but Josie’s story was the most like a horror movie. And it had the best twist. Thinking back on it while writing this, it’s impressive how well it was set up. The foreshadowing was subtle enough that it was possible to guess what was going to happen, but it still came as a huge surprise. At first glance, Josie and Cheryl look like normal friends, but then you realize how clingy Cheryl’s being. But hey, Josie did save her from a sexual assault. It’s natural she’d want to be around a friend who makes her feel safe. Then you realize it’s a little suspicious that the music agent Cheryl hooked Josie up with doesn’t want the pussycats involved. And Cheryl is doing everything she can to make sure Josie doesn’t trust the apparently reformed Chuck Clayton.Josie’s story revolves around her having a stalker, and it’s legit scary. She’s getting strange notes that grow increasingly possessive. Finally, she receives a drawing of herself along with a real pig’s heart. Cheryl is sure Chuck is the culprit and the episode really wants us to think it’s the janitor who listens to Josie practice after the school closes. It’s neither. Cheryl is the one who’s stalking Josie. Suddenly, everything falls into place. She’s separating Josie from her band and from any potential dates. No one else is allowed to be Josie’s friend. It really shouldn’t be a surprise that Cheryl is super creepy at this point, but Riverdale keeps finding ways to make it one. If Archie and Jughead’s story showed how geeky and knowing this show can be, Josie’s reminded us that it can be truly creepy when it wants to.Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones (Photo: Jack Rowand © 2017 The CW Network)Finally, there was Betty and Veronica’s story, which largely served to tell you that your Black Hood fan theories are probably wrong. After the Black Hood killed the Sugarman at the end of the last episode, Betty starts thinking Sheriff Keller is the Black Hood. And hey, Kevin mentions that he has been acting awful strange lately. Veronica, on the other hand, thinks the Sheriff is having an affair and the two set about finding out what’s really going on. For a little bit, it looks like Betty might be right. The Sheriff is working out late into the night, going out in the wee hours of the morning, and the next day, a Jingle Jangle addict turns up dead. Then there’s his evidence room, which looks like the den of a serial killer… or a cop trying to catch one. Yes, just like you, Betty has plenty of circumstantial evidence supporting her theory, but it’s completely wrong. This is the show telling you to be patient. You’ll learn the identity of the Black Hood soon, but maybe cool it with the wild accusations. Because they’re wrong. Your theories are wrong. The only person who’s right is the one assuming things aren’t as they appear: Veronica. Sheriff Keller is having an affair. The twist is who with. He’s sleeping with Mayor McCoy. That certainly paints the scene after the pig’s heart incident in a different light.Riverdale broke from its usual format last night to experiment with the kinds of stories it can tell. Even with this break from the norm, it was still the crazy, soapy Riverdale we know and love. It’s a reminder that this show is always capable of more than it lets on. It uses its teen drama base to tell stories across multiple genres, and proudly displays its influences. Last night, the series used its three-story format to showcase everything it does well: bonkers fast-paced storytelling, Lynchian horror and convoluted mystery, all with the perfect amount of self-awareness. Is it any wonder we love this show so much? Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img SDCC 2019: ‘Riverdale’ Cast Spills Details on Core ‘Mystery’ for Season 4Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019 last_img

first_imgKolkata: In a tweet on the occasion of Earth Day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged people to put an end to plastic pollution to ensure a clean environment.”On the occasion of Earth Day, let us pledge to keep our environment clean. We can take a step in this direction by putting an end to plastic pollution,” Banerjee tweeted on Sunday morning.Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to change human attitude and behaviour about plastics fundamentally. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsOne of the bleakest stories of the year so far was the report of a six-ton sperm whale washing up on the shores of southern Spain with 64 pounds of plastic in its stomach, a disturbing sign of the alarming rate at which we’re dumping plastics into the ocean.The plastic crisis is a truly global one, and the numbers are staggering: A 2015 study found that between 4.8 and 12.7 million metric tons of plastic make it into the ocean from land each year. By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by weight.Since plastic is synthetic, few natural processes break it down, allowing bags, straws, and packaging to linger for decades if not centuries. And we’re not very good at containing it to landfills. About 32 percent of plastics make out into nature, where it often ends up in the bellies of fish, birds, and whales. And, as it turns out, potentially in our stomachs too.last_img

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