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Retribution Ending, Explained

A new Liam Neeson action film comes around yearly, putting the titular star in more heightened and intense situations. Neeson’s latest thriller, Retribution, puts him into a Speed-esque setting. The story follows Matt Turner (Neeson), a high-ranking bank executive In Vienna. Our story starts with Matt receiving a call from his business partner, Anders (Matthew Modine). He needs Matt’s help to talk down a client wanting to pull money from their bank. It’s an urgent matter that Anders wants Matt to resolve. Matt is so motivated by work in ways that leave his family disgruntled.

His wife Heather (Embeth Davidtz) asks him to drive his kids, Emily (Lilly Aspell) and Zach (Jack Champion), to school. Much to Matt’s frustration, he agrees to take them after serious convincing. Once he gets them in the car, their regular morning is about to go from bad to worse. A mysterious phone starts to ring, with a sinister (and modulated) voice introducing himself to Matt. The voice informs Matt that a bomb is strapped beneath his seat and will detonate if he leaves the car. It isn’t until the voice forces Matt to see the damage it can do that his kids realize the danger.

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Emily and Zach Need Convincing
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It is not until Matt’s coworker Sylvain (Arian Moayed) gives him a distressing phone call. Sylvian tells Matt he has been talking to the same voice who is giving him instructions. This mysterious voice forces Matt to see the damage he can do. Attracting the attention of a police officer, Sylvain’s girlfriend gets out of the car. After Sylvain cannot keep his girlfriend in the car, the voice detonates the vehicle killing all three. It is the twisted convincing that shows the kids the situation they are all in. That is until the voice has his next demands.

The voice informs Matt that he wants money from a secret offshore bank account. As he dodges calls from Anders, the voice makes another command. He wants Matt to meet Anders to get the proper information to transfer money. Both men (Matt and Anders) are the only ones who can authorize this transaction.

When the voice tells Matt to kill Anders, Matt is unable to pull the trigger. He drops the gun, which sets off the detonator in Anders’s car, killing him and wounding Emily. It’s two murders that make Matt a primary suspect of the police. That is after the voice got him to call his wife, who Matt finds out is at a divorce attorney. Much to his kid’s dismay, they continue to realize the severity of the situation. Now the voice forces Matt to involve his wife by having her withdraw money from a safe deposit box.

It takes some convincing for Heather, but she agrees to get the job done. When Matt and the kids arrive outside the bank, the voice starts to pull strings. It wants Heather to give the money to a random person, which she does. The catch is that the police have been waiting this whole time, hoping Matt would arrive. This once again involves having to escape the police via an action scene until Matt cannot avoid them any longer.

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Matt Learns the Truth
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Matt drives through a tunnel to escape the police while the area’s cell reception drops. As he escapes the tunnel, he is met by an entire police brigade on the other side. Matt has one last chance to convince the police. That job is easier said than done, with the police inspector (Noma Dumezweni) trying to speak with Matt. She also takes some convincing until the local bomb squad sees the pressurized bomb under his seat. Once they get Zach and Emily out of the car, the inspector tries to convince Matt to turn himself in. He informs her that he has to finish this thing once and for all to clear his name.

The voice wants Matt to finally have a face-to-face meeting, instructing him to drive to a certain location. This location is in the center of Vienna, forcing Matt to go into the middle of a city protest. As he tries to assess and find the voice, a masked man enters his car. The man removes the mask revealing himself to be Anders. He faked his death and wants Matt to take the blame. Instead of a typical action-packed third act, the stakes remain smaller. Matt decides there is only one option to save his family. He will wreck the car and detonate the bomb, killing Anders and himself.

Anders continues to inform Matt of his money-hungry plan before he realizes what is happening. Matt knows he has to sacrifice himself to save his family. He says his goodbyes as he drives the car faster and faster. Anders realizes this and panics once the car hits a lamp post and topples over, barely staying on a bridge.

Luckily, Matt can get out of the car before Anders. Once he leaps out of the car and pushes Anders into the water, the bomb detonates. The explosion kills Anders, while Matt can dive underneath it into the water. As he climbs out of the water, he shares a look with the police inspector, who realizes Matt is not the villain. The screen cuts to black as the audio of news reports plays, explaining how Matt was not the mastermind. The report also states that Matt cooperated in helping the police uncover evidence of Anders’s involvement.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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