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Hotel Mumbai | Average Guy Movie Review

During the Mumbai attacks of 2008 Islamic extremists laid siege to the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. With the police unable to deal with the situation, and awaiting a military response from New Delhi, the staff and guests had to do whatever they could to survive. Anthony Maras' feature debut doesn't shy away from the brutal horror of a situation like this, nor should it. Over a three day period more than 170 people were killed. It's impossible to tell a story like this and not show what the victims went through in horrifying detail. Which at times can make Hotel Mumbai a difficult watch. But at the same time, it is a reminder that the worst in us of often brings out the best in us. Something that is certainly true of the staff of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, who risked everything to keep their guests safe. This is the story that the director wanted to tell. To do so, you need a tremendous cast of actors, and that's exactly what Maras and his team delivers.

‘The Newsroom’ isn’t Returning...But It Should Be!

Olivia Munn has apparently spoken to Aaron Sorkin about a return to the small screen for ‘The Newsroom’. Munn, who played finance expert (putting it lightly) Sloan Sabbith on the show recently told Entertainment Tonight: “Tom Sadoski and myself, we’ve actually been having conversations with Sorkin about that.” Adding: “He’s very busy, but we have very high hopes that it would be able to come together, hopefully.” Before beginning her career as an actor, Munn earned a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Japanese from the University of Oklahoma. “As somebody who went to journalism school and has such love for journalists and media, it was to me that show was always a love letter to journalists, showing the struggles of what they go through to really tell the stories they want to tell.” Aaron Sorkin has since confirmed that he doesn’t intend to reboot the show, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea. ‘The Newsroom’ ran for three seasons between 2012 and 2014. Set in