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Apple Music Had People Convinced Ariana Grande Was Dating A Girl Named Aubrey

Do you ever listen to a song and hear something you’re not supposed to hear? For instance, have you listened to Elton John‘s “Tiny Dancer” and thought the singer-songwriter said, “Tony Danza?” Or have you turned on the radio and heard Taylor Swift‘s “Blank Space” and when the musician sings “Starcrossed lovers,” you thought she actually said, “Starbucks lovers?” (I’ll admit, I’m still guilty of this one) It happens all the time.

The point is, everyone is guilty of mishearing a song lyric from time-to-time. But when it comes to misunderstanding the words sung by Ariana Grande in her new hit single, “thank u, next,” it is causing a lot of listeners to jump to conclusions when it comes to the singer’s romantic life. As it is reported, there are several people who are hearing Ariana Grande say “Aubrey” when she actually sings “Ari,” in reference to herself. And it’s causing a lot of music fans to believe that Ariana Grande is in a relationship with a girl named Aubrey. To add to the confusion, Apple Music has the wrong lyrics currently available.

According to East Bay Times, there are music fans who believe Ariana Grande is coming out with her latest song due to a great deal of confusion resulting from its lyrics. To add to the mayhem, Apple Music has “Aubrey” written instead of “Ari” when Ariana Grande sings the following in her song:

Ariana Grande didn’t intend on coming out with this new song, but a lot of fans apparently believe that’s what she’s doing when they hear the mysterious name of Aubrey instead of Ari. Of course, Ariana Grande is using it as an abbreviation of her own name. In the actual song, the lyrics are meant to imply that she is in a relationship with herself, and she doesn’t need another relationship. But upon first listen, some fans heard differently.

Ariana Grande’s new song, “thank u, next,” was released on Saturday night, shortly before Pete Davidson addressed his broken engagement with Grande on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live. There were rumors of bitterness forming between the former lovers, but Davidson had nothing but kind words to say about his ex, and Ariana Grande is seemingly using this newest controversial single to make peace with the end of her relationship. She also uses “thank u, next” to address the recent, unexpected death of her previous ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, who tragically passed earlier this year.

You’ve probably heard the song already. But in case you haven’t, or you’re looking to hear it once again, here’s Ariana Grande’s newest hit single, “thank u, next.”

For additional news reports and updates about Ariana Grande and a whole lot more, you can be sure to check back in with CinemaBlend.

Dinah Jane Is ‘Snatching Scalps’ With Her Glossy ‘Bottled Up’ Video

A couple weeks after Lauren Jauregui released the black-and-white video for “Expectations,” her former Fifth Harmony groupmate Dinah Jane has opted for the opposite approach, releasing a vibrant visual that’s drenched in neon hues.

The vid, for Dinah’s debut solo single “Bottled Up,” was directed by Hannah Lux Davis, who has a knack for capturing pop stars in glossy, glam light (see: Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry” and “Cool for the Summer,” and Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side” and “Breathin”). For “Bottled Up,” Dinah executes fierce choreography in a hair salon, rocking red leather and throwing her flirtiest looks while singing, “I’m a bad chick, I need a bad one with me / Work from home, but he gon’ stay up with me / No sleep tonight, yeah, you know what I like.”

Eventually, the 21-year-old links up with collaborators Ty Dolla $ign and Marc E. Bassy at a liquor store, where the night really kicks off.

Following the video’s release on Wednesday (November 7), Dinah wrote on Instagram, “@hannahluxdavis thank you for snatching scalps with this one!! I know y’all have been waiting for ages but we needed time to get her cute and all that shiii ????I love y’all to pieces.”

Now that the wait for the “Bottled Up” vid is over, fans have only to sit tight for news of Dinah’s solo debut album. She recently told Billboard that she worked on upwards of 60 songs for the forthcoming, as-yet-untitled project, describing the sonic direction as “urban R&B meets ’90s to 2000s.” The wait is on!

Demi Lovato Is Reportedly In A Halfway House

In the middle of the summer season, Demi Lovato fans were given some shocking and saddening news: Demi Lovato was being rushed to the hospital in what was believed to be a severe drug overdose. Thankfully, Lovato was given proper care and medical attention, and the singer-songwriter has since spent the days after this tragic ordeal focused on her health and recovery. And she is allegedly at the next stage of her recovery process at this time. It is being reported that Demi Lovato is currently separating her time between living in a halfway house and residing in her private home in L.A.

Here’s what we know about Demi Lovato’s current living situation. According to TMZ, the pop musician is reportedly currently out of rehab, but she isn’t looking to return to her regular lifestyle just yet. Instead, Lovato is allegedly taking the time to live healthily and under supervision at a halfway house. Three days a week, to be exact. During the other four days of the week, however, Demi Lovato is reportedly continuing to live in her private residence based in Los Angeles, where she reportedly hoping to work her way back into her normal routine again. It looks looking to restore her sense of stability.

According to sources close to Demi Lovato, that routine involved in her daily commutes include frequent visits to the gym and other errands. In addition to these mundane activities, Demi Lovato is also reportedly visiting AA meetings regularly, and she is typically seen with a sobriety coach.

This news comes shortly after Demi Lovato quit her hiatus from social media by reminding her followers to vote on Tuesday, accompanied by a photo of the celeb doing the same thing. It was the first time she posted a picture of herself on Instagram since July, and it was one of the most recent times that the celebrity has spoken out publicly since the incident in July occurred. Thankfully, Demi Lovato looks healthy and happy as she is seen voting.

I’m glad to know that Demi Lovato is reportedly on the road to recovery at the moment and that she is taking the proper steps to live her life sober and clean. The musician celebrated six years of sobriety earlier this year, before she fell off the wagon and relapsed with this terrifying visit to the ER. Her health and sobriety seem to be among her top properties at the moment, and we’re thankful to know that she is looking out for herself at this time.

The last time we heard a report from Demi Lovato was two months earlier, when she was still in rehab but receiving regular visits from her former boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama. We’ll continue to keep you posted on all the latest developments with the celebrity right here at CinemaBlend.

Why Antique Portraits Are the Best Deals in Art

SASS WITH CLASS The author fell for this 1843 English painting because of the subject’s elegance—and that subtle smirk.
SASS WITH CLASS The author fell for this 1843 English painting because of the subject’s elegance—and that subtle smirk. Photo: Jimena Peck for The Wall Street Journal

WE HADN’T been married long when my husband announced he wanted to bring a stranger home to live with us. Forever. This was no sister wife (he’s faithful as a goose). James, it turned out, was in love with the idea of a 19th-century oil portrait. He’d grown up spied on by an oil-on-canvas ancestor and felt that such an artwork gave any architecturally lackluster home an aura of peerage grandeur.

Trouble was, I’d never seen an antique portrait I could tolerate for long. Every ye olden person he pointed to at auctions and junk shops looked like someone who had been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome before it was treatable. Who’d want to live with that?

Dourness, I’ve since discovered, was part of the tradition of posing. “Actually smiling [in a portrait] could be seen as breaking with decorum,” said Sarah Moulden, curator of 19th-century collections at the National Portrait Gallery in London, who noted that by the 18th century, likenesses were common among the upper class and ascendant bourgeoisie.

I spent hours scanning for The One on eBay, which currently lists 4,051 items under “antique portrait,” rejecting myriad contenders: a kindly bespectacled 1950s gran rendered in loose brush strokes; a Victorian woman in funerary garb, glaring as if I’d stepped on her petticoat; a naively painted lad with a notably large head, in red breeches and knee-length jacket; 20th-century self-portraits of handsome, angsty young men. None charmed me.

From left: Irish Lass Portrait, $759, onekingslane.com; ‘Portrait of a Young Man’ Circa 1950s, about $602, 1stdibs.com; 19th-century portrait of Joseph Doel, about $1,900, rubylane.com
From left: Irish Lass Portrait, $759, onekingslane.com; ‘Portrait of a Young Man’ Circa 1950s, about $602, 1stdibs.com; 19th-century portrait of Joseph Doel, about $1,900, rubylane.com

But then, on assignment in Nebraska, I saw her, smirking at me from the clogged walls of Omaha’s Antique Annex: Catharine S. Dennis, painted in 1843 and every bit the person I’d accost for conversation at a cocktail party. She was regal—her hairstyle unflinchingly center-parted, her full cartridge-pleated skirt nipped by a lace-up bodice—but she was sassy. She looked like she was about to throw her head back and guffaw. If ancestry.com could be believed, she was born in 1811 in Yorkshire, England, and preserved at around my age. She wasn’t destined to be ours, however: Catharine was priced higher than our mortgage payment, so I had to walk away. I felt like I’d ghosted my best friend.

Portraits add peerage grandeur to any home.

On my return to Denver, our house felt lonely without her, our décor predictable. A painted personage “gives you that spunky, conversational weird vibe without trying too hard,” said Nashville designer Stephanie Sabbe, who has cheerful college portraits from the 1950s in her upstairs hallway. In a client’s home, she recently hung a collection of eight gold-framed women, captured in the early 1960s by Tennessee painter Lula B. Estes, above a tufted gray corner banquette. Still, said Ms. Sabbe of vintage portraits: “They’re a card you can play exactly once,” she said. “You can’t have them all over your house—that’s too much.”

New York designer Thomas Jayne generally prefers to hang portraits in a gallery-wall array alongside, say, prints and antler mounts. Once, though, he made a large inherited portrait the linchpin of a one-bedroom apartment, hanging it alone and installing lavender and green curtains to match the subject’s dress. “Portraits have always been essential to the history of art, so if you ignore them, you’re ignoring a lot,” Mr. Jayne said, adding that they often cost less than a landscape of equal quality. And you can find options from every generation; portraiture has existed as long as humans have made art, Dr. Moulden said.

Months after I saw Catharine, I was still wishing I’d spent the money and brought her home. So I convinced my husband to consider her my birthday present, called the shop that held her hostage and talked them down more than 30%. Catharine has now settled into permanent residence in our living room, where her crackled surface, moody colors and gilded frame do their part to lend a storied touch to our midcentury suburban house. Hanging above our entry table, she all but winks as guests cross the threshold, and she balances the adjacent sitting room’s hodgepodge of mass-market modern pieces with a nod to classicism. Like all worthy visitors, she’s more than a pretty face. She mocks us daily for wasting our invaluable hours bingeing Netflix, encourages me (in her tassels and lace) to step up my style and by all means to eat, drink, and be selfied—for tomorrow we may die.

SITES UNSEEN / ART SOURCES BEYOND 1STDIBS, EBAY AND ONE KINGS LANE
Decaso.com

This self-styled decorative arts society, from the people behind Chairish, curates paintings from invite-only dealers across the globe; current portraits range from $345 to $2.75 million.

Periodportraits.com

London specialist Nick Cox often sells his under-$3,000 paintings on Instagram before they get to his website, with offerings dating to the 17th century.

Shopgoodwill.com

Founded in 1999, the first online auction site operated by a nonprofit sells retro options at bargain prices (bids start around $10).

Ebth.com

On estate-auction site Everything But the House, all bids start at $1. An 1830 painting of a bonnet-sporting lady by celebrated New England portraitist Ammi Phillips (creator of “Girl in Red Dress with Cat and Dog”) recently sold for $2,135.

Rubylane.com

Like an unending antiques mall, with a strict no-junk-allowed policy, Rubylane currently offers a late 17th-century likeness of Count Cornelis of Nassau ($9,500) and a moody 1965 beehived brunette ($245).

Freemansauction.com

“Antiques Roadshow” features specialists from this Philadelphia-based auction empire—which hosts 30 live sales a year that you can bid on via its app, phone, or in person. Its Nov. 14 Americana sale will include some 60 portraits, many from the 1800s, of orators and legislative honchos from the Philadelphia Bar Association—instant gravitas for a home office.

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The Best Blue Lipsticks and What They Look Like On

A few years ago, I wouldn’t have gotten close to navy lipstick with a ten-foot pole. I was barely comfortable wearing bright red lipstick outside, let alone a blue lipstick color so dark, it gives black a run for its Hot Topic money. The market wasn’t really there, either: it existed in a few all-encompassing brands’ ranges, but options were few and far between.

But as we’ve slowly begun shaking loose the knot of appearance and identity, no longer do these formerly unconventional lipstick shades feel reserved for only moody teenagers. So we’ve seen navy lipstick follow in black’s tracks, with beautiful blue formulas making their way onto shelves from a range of brands. CoverGirl, Tom Ford, Bite Beauty—they’ve all got options. These shades take a little guts to wear, but Glamour‘s editors can attest, welcoming blackberry lip color into your life pays off in the extreme. Hey, if it’s good enough for Prudence Night

Midterm Elections Position A Record-Number of Women In Congress

Women had already made history leading up to Tuesday’s critical midterms, with a surge of female candidates filing to run for office in unprecedented numbers. Now that election results are in, it’s clear that women aren’t done breaking barriers: A record number of 118 women will head to Congress this January.

As of Wednesday morning, data from the Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics showed that voters had sent at least 95 women to the House, up from a previous record of 85 in 2016. In the Senate, 13 women secured seats and joined 10 incumbent female senators for a total of 22. That means the total number of women heading to our next Congress is a historic 118, smashing a past record of 107.

The cohort of incoming congresswomen includes elects who have made history as individuals. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez swept the votes in New York’s 14th congressional district and became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at age 29. Massachusetts and Connecticut elected their first African American congresswomen, and Arizona and Tennessee voted in their first female senators. In Massachusetts, Ayanna Pressley became the first black woman elected to Congress.

Meanwhile, nine women were elected as governors, and in Georgia, a tight race is still playing out to see if Stacey Abrams will beat out Republican candidate Brian Kemp to become the first female African American governor in the country.

Results are still being tallied, but they’ve shown that what’s been heralded as The Year Of The Woman is seeing significant payoffs.

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What the Alabama Abortion Law Means for Women Across the Country

The results of Tuesday’s midterms marked a number of history-making elections for women: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York became the youngest person ever elected to Congress, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan broke barriers as the first Muslim women elected, Sharice Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of new Mexico made major strides for Native American women with their wins, and Jahana Hayes of Connecticut and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts became the first black women to represent their states.

But the historic elections aren’t just about who’s repping the country. New abortion laws, which were voted on in three states—Alabama, West Virginia and Oregon—have implications for women across the country. Two amendments passed last night are putting women’s ability to access safe abortions in jeopardy.

ALABAMA

Alabama’s abortion measure, which passed by a wide margin, is major. The amendment to the state’s constitution is what’s called a “personhood law,” which grants the right to life from the moment of conception. Essentially, it means that in the state of Alabama, a fetus or embryo has the same rights as a full-fledged person.

“They’ve granted full rights to the unborn from the moment of conception—that means fertilized eggs—while they strip away all of the rights for pregnant women,” says Dr. Yashica Robinson, a gynecologist in Alabama and a board member of Physicians for Reproductive Health.

These laws are known as “trigger laws,” which means if Roe v. Wade is overturned, they could trigger an outright ban on abortion, criminalizing the procedure for women in those states.

The threat to women’s rights is bad enough, but abortion-rights supporters worry that the amendment might also jeopardize infertility treatments like IVF. “In any type of assisted reproductive technology treatment, most commonly in vitro fertilization, embryos are formed,” Dr. Robinson explains. “Generally, you’re going to form more embryos than you’re going to use.” What happens to those unused embryos is already a hotly debated issue and Alabama’s newly minted amendment could make the issue of disposing of unused embryos even murkier. “The way this amendment was written, it seems like it’s just about abortion but it clearly says that it protects the rights of the unborn—and that’s from the moment of creation,” Dr. Robinson says.

The approved amendment states that no provisions in Alabama’s constitution provide a woman with the right to have an abortion—no exceptions for cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk.

For Dr. Robinson, that’s not only “devastating,” it violates her duty as a physician. “As a physician I’ve taken an oath to do what’s best for my patients. That means advocating for access to healthcare for them that values their privacy, their autonomy and their dignity,” she says. “My job, even when it’s a hard decision to make, is to counsel the patient and help them to make healthcare decisions that are best for them. [The amendment will] harm patients and bind the hands of physicians.”

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia also passed a ballot measure that will restrict women’s access to abortion. Just like in Alabama, West Virginia’s Amendment 1 paves the way to criminalize abortion, stripping women of protections to their federal right to an abortion. The amendment also strips state funding for abortions, through insurance programs like Medicaid.

“Being able to pay for an abortion is a key part of being able to access an abortion,” says Yamani Hernandez, executive director of the National Network of Abortion Funds. “The reason why abortion funds exist is because abortion is out of reach for so many.”

State laws that strip funding for abortion care, often disproportionately affect disadvantaged women, she says. “This is something that we consider to be discriminatory, something that targets people of color and people with lower incomes and discriminates against people based on the insurance coverage that people have.”

“We need legislators across the country to understand that abortion is healthcare, healthcare is a right, and a right is not a right if every patient can’t afford to access it.”

(Oregon voted on a similar ballot measure, which proposed ending state funding of abortion except when the procedure was medically necessary, but it was voted down by a wide margin.)

So, what does this mean for women’s rights to reproductive care across the U.S.? Alabama and West Virginia’s newly approved abortion amendments are important on a national level. Laws like the newly passed amendments in Alabama and West Virginia are known as “trigger laws,” which means if Roe v. Wade is overturned, they could trigger an outright ban on abortion, criminalizing the procedure for women in those states, the Washington Post reports. (In an NBC poll taken yesterday, two-thirds of voters supported keeping the landmark ruling that grants the right to an abortion in place.)

This possibility is what worries abortion activists the most. “It makes our work dramatically more urgent and important, because if that starts to happen, it’s going to make travel to get abortions even harder,” Hernandez says. “People are already traveling 100s of miles to get an abortion. This makes the legal right to abortion completely out of reach for too many. “

In other areas of the country, voters elected officials with track records of fighting for reproductive health like Jacky Rosen and Tina Smith (who is a former Planned Parenthood employee). “In 2018 voters made their voices heard loud and clear: they want elected officials who champion reproductive healthcare and will stand up for women,” Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said in a statement sent to Glamour.

Hernandez says those victories are cause to be optimistic about the future—she’s not giving up on healthcare funding that includes abortion care. “We need legislators across the country to understand that abortion is healthcare,” Dr. Willie Parker, board chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health, said in a statement sent to Glamour, “healthcare is a right, and a right is not a right if every patient can’t afford to access it.”

Destiny 2’s Temporal Surge Brings Back Old Emotes

A new feature went live in Destiny 2 this week that will allow players to snag in-game goodies they might have missed. It’s called a “Temporal Surge,” and its first inventory is all about emotes.

Having limited time offerings in a video game is something of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it gives players something to chase. On the other hand, it can be a real pain if, despite your best effort or long hours played, you don’t get the special item you were hoping for. In Destiny 2, Bungie has come up with a way to address that situation, though only if you’re willing to fork over some moolah.

According to a recent blog post, Bungie has introduced a “Temporal Surge” feature in the game’s virtual marketplace, the Eververse. That’s where Guardians can purchase premium items or gain access to limited items, which are typically granted through Bright Engrams. In case that’s confusing, it breaks down like this: After you hit the game’s maximum level, your experience gains start rewarding you with Bright Engrams instead of a new level. Those Engrams can be turned in for free cosmetic loot. Bungie even introduced a new Matrix system recently that makes it so you don’t get duplicate gear, which is super helpful.

Despite all of that, sometimes players miss out on the sweet new gear, especially the more rare Exotic items. The solution is the Temporal Surge, a new wing of the Eververse storefront where items that are no longer part of the random roll can be obtained for Silver. You get Silver for spending real-world money at a rate of 100 Silver for a buck.

As noted above, the first inventory for the Temporal Surge is a bunch of emotes that were available for the first year in Destiny 2, before the Forsaken update, but have since been removed from the rotation. These include the popular selfie emote and the one that has your Guardian sweeping the floor. Those two Exotic emotes will set you back 10 Silver, while eight Legendary emotes are 500 Silver apiece and another eight Rare emotes are 200 Silver each.

This first group of Temporal Surge offerings will be available through 9 a.m. PST on Nov. 13 so, if there’s something you want to add to your collection, you’ve got a little less than a week to make it happen.

It’s important to note that the Rare and Legendary emotes are the same as they were when they were originally available while the Exotic Emotes will have recolored effects. So folks who like to claim that they earned their Exotic emote while others bought theirs will still be able to prove their superiority, or something, I guess.

There’s no telling what the next inventory refresh will bring to Destiny 2, but the Eververse has a lot to work with. From Sparrows and ships to Ghost shells and armor, they can probably keep the virtual shelves full for some time to come.

Stacey Abrams Will Not Concede Governor Race in Georgia

The fight isn’t over yet for Stacey Abrams, who is refusing to step down in her quest to become the first black woman governor of Georgia. On Election Night, the Democratic nominee announced in a fiery speech that she would not concede the race until every single vote is counted, a rallying call that concluded a night of voting challenges for Georgia residents.

“There are voices remaining to be heard,” she told the crowd of supporters early Wednesday morning. “We believe our chance for a stronger Georgia is just within reach.”

Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia General Assembly and the first black woman to lead in the House of Representatives, is up against the Republican candidate, Brian Kemp. Kemp, who is currently Georgia’s sitting Secretary of State, was endorsed by President Donald Trump during the campaign. Over the summer, Trump said Kemp was “tough on crime, strong on the border and illegal immigration.”

Here’s where things get a little tricky. Right now, Abrams has about 48.7 percent of the vote, with 1,907,212 votes. Kemp currently has the lead with 50.4 percent and 1,971,831 votes, according to the Associated Press. This means less than 65,000 votes separate the two candidates. And those numbers really could mean something as Georgia has an odd law that states a gubernatorial candidate must win a majority of votes (more than 50 percent) to win the election. If neither candidate takes home a majority, it triggers a run-off election. Both parties would meet again for a Dec. 4 vote. It would mark the first general election race for governor to require a runoff, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Abrams’ campaign team believes there are at least 97,000 early votes and mail-in ballots that have not been tallied, AP reports. The team believes she needs just 25,000 of those votes to be in her favor to trigger a runoff. However, Kemp disagrees.

“There are votes left to count, but … make no mistake, the math is on our side to win this election,” he said Tuesday evening, according to the AP. Still, Abrams is willing to wait.

Kemp famously played into the president’s racist rhetoric with a primary campaign ad where he said he’d “round up illegals and bring them back myself.” He ran on a platform that included increasing teacher pay, capping state spending, lowering health care premiums, and ending sanctuary cities. Abrams focused her platform on strengthening environmental protections, supporting a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, opposing further abortion restrictions, the decriminalization of marijuana in Georgia, universal background checks, and supporting educational scholarship funding for all.

Abrams was well-aware that she wasn’t liked by everyone on the campaign trail, but chose to focus her attention on empowering sideline supporters instead.

“My approach is this,” Abrams shared with Rolling Stone about her campaign. “I’m not going to spend a disproportionate share of our resources trying to convert Republican-leaning voters when we can invest in lifting up the voices of those who share our values. Because here’s the thing: I think our values are the right ones. And I think these values that are shared actually are going to be victorious on their own.”

Abrams also had some serious star power supporting her campaign. Just prior to the election, Oprah Winfrey flew to Georgia to campaign for Abrams, even going door-to-door to garner more support for the candidate.

“Nobody paid for me to come here. Nobody even asked for me to come here. I paid for myself and I approve this message” Oprah shared during a campaign rally for Abrams.

If Abrams gets her way, and every vote is tallied, it looks like Oprah may have to return to the Peach State soon.

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Exclusive Robin Hood Clip Shows Our Hero Planning A Suicide Mission

It has been years since Hollywood delivered a traditional Robin Hood adventure aimed at thrilling audiences. The industry has turned its collective attentions to superheroes these days, shelving the original hero — who fights with his trusty bow and arrow. However, Robin of Loxley finally returns to cinemas later this month in Otto Bathurst’s Robin Hood, and Lionsgate shared an exclusive clip with CinemaBlend to help get you excited for what’s to come:

The upcoming Robin Hood casts Taron Egerton in the lead role, trading his Eddie the Eagle skies and his Kingsman suits and gadgets for the trademark hood and bow of the world’s most famous archer.

In the clip shared above, we see Robin and his crew planning what sounds like, on the surface, a suicide mission. Literally, Jamie Dornan’s character, Will Scarlet, says that any attempt at attacking the convoy that Robin is targeting would basically turn them into lambs for the slaughter.

Think that’s going to stop Robin Hood from attempting the mission?

Don’t bet on it. As the clip ends, he demands that a meeting be set up at Loxley Manor, so you can bet your bottom dollar that they will be going ahead with the job… likely setting up one of the better action set pieces in Otto Bathurst’s pending adventure.

Stories of the outlaw Robin Hood date back to the 13th and 14th centuries, and they all follow a familiar path. Born from nobility, Robin is a warrior who chooses to fight on behalf of the common man. “Rob from the rich and give to the poor” is a popular mantra associated with Robin Hood, and various films over the years have played up that mythology for the entertainment of many.

The new movie Robin Hood will serve as a new origin story for the classic hero (in fact, at one point, this movie worked from a script titled Robin Hood: Origins). And Taron Egerton seems like the perfect choice to embody the swashbuckling hero for a modern age. The original trailer for Robin Hood showed how Otto Bathurst would mix period landscapes and contemporary action, almost in a Guy Ritchie approach. He also landed some incredible actors to surround Egerton in his starring role.

Though not featured in the above exclusive clip, Robin Hood will co-star Jamie Foxx in the role of Little John, Robin’s best friend and the leader of the Merry Men. Eve Hewson assumes the love-interest role of Maid Marian, though as we can see, she’ll be in on the action.

And in the final bit of casting that has us incredibly excited for this feature, Robin Hood lured Ben Mendelsohn to play the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. Sure, it’s typecast to put Mendelsohn in your villain role. But seeing him as the Sheriff is too delicious to pass up.

The movie will be in theaters on November 21. It’s a thrilling option for your Thanksgiving theater excursion. Think you will check it out?