Sun­day novem­ber 25 crit­ics’ choice

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - WEEKEND -

David At­ten­bor­ough nar­rates footage of a lion pride on Kenya’s Ma­sai Mara that has reached a dan­ger­ous and un­usual turn­ing point where the fu­ture of the group hangs in the bal­ance. The adult males that had de­fended the The doc­u­men­tary-maker ex­plores how adop­tion is a big busi­ness in Cal­i­for­nia, meet­ing agen­cies, fa­cil­i­ta­tors and lawyers match­ing ba­bies to par­ents. He meets fam­i­lies that have spent vast sums on chil­dren they are un­able to con­ceive them­selves. The sax­o­phon­ist presents a per­sonal jour­ney into the po­lit­i­cal and spir­i­tual his­tory of jazz. He dis­cov­ers the mu­sic’s roots in Amer­ica’s racial his­tory, from slaves keep­ing their African mu­si­cal tra­di­tions alive to 20th-cen­tury African Amer­i­cans striv­ing to ex­press them­selves. the­couri­er­magazine price have all de­serted the group, leav­ing two re­main­ing adult fe­males to pro­tect their eight cubs from a wide range of threats, in­clud­ing ri­val prides, herds of buf­falo and the con­stant me­nace of ma­raud­ing hye­nas. How­ever, the great­est threat of all comes when the lions en­counter hu­mans. Doc­u­men­tary fol­low­ing the staff of Clive­den House, a coun­try house ho­tel in a grade one listed build­ing, dur­ing their busiest sum­mer sea­son. A visit by Meghan Markle pro­vides the ho­tel with un­prece­dented pub­lic­ity, which the man­agers quickly cap­i­talise on. The son of a heavy­weight boxer who died in the ring seeks to fol­low in the foot­steps of the fa­ther he never knew. He goes in search of his fa­ther’s old ri­val-turned-best friend Rocky Bal­boa, who agrees to train the young fighter for a shot at the ti­tle. Box­ing drama, star­ring Michael B Jor­dan, with Sylvester Stal­lone.

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