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Amazon’s ‘Homecoming’ takes nightmarish realities of military service to the Twilight Zone

Image: prime video Spoilers for Homecoming: Season 1 lie ahead. Very few Americans serve in the United States Armed Forces.  According to the Council on Foreign Relations, approximately 1.2 million citizens—less than 0.5% of the U.S. population—were recorded as active military personnel in 2016. At present, that relatively high number reflects the world’s third largest armed force. But it could be dropping fast. SEE ALSO: The skills kids need to avoid getting fooled by fake news Lacking motivation, obesity rates, and a competitive civilian job market are among many factors…

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Alan Rickman: 10 key performances

From the Sheriff of Nottingham to Severus Snape, Alan Rickman played some of the most memorable roles cinema had to offer. Here are 10 of the best After graduating from drama school in 1974, Rickman pursued a successful career in theatre, culminating in an award-winning performance as Valmont in the premiere run of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985. Before that, however, he had made his mark on screen, a Bafta for best supporting actor. Close My Eyes Another change of pace for Rickman, taking top billing over Clive Owen and…

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James Bond film confirmed for 2019 but no word on who will play 007

New York Times have quoted anonymous sources saying Daniel Craig will reprise his role, but neither lead actor nor director have been confirmed He is the original international man of mystery so perhaps it is not surprising that there is still a cloak of secrecy over who will take on the mantle of James Bond in the secret agents next outing. Film company Eon Productions, which produces Bond movies, and Metro Goldwyn Mayer, which owns the rights to the long-running franchise, said on Tuesday that the latest instalment would be…

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