TV and Movies i really loved new #StrangerThings but i’m most excited for everyone to see it and fall madly in love with maya hawke, who is just wonderful. she stole the season for me. pic.twitter.com/66UajQQ1yo— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) July 1, 2019 So there’s not much more I can say, but I was so impressed with the way specific ships sailed & laughed out loud at least once per episode (mostly at DAD Hopper). Also a shopping scene 🥰 #strangerthings— Emily Longeretta (@emilylongeretta) June 30, 2019 1 Stranger Things is looking good. Netflix Things are about to get Strange. The third season of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things arrives on July 4, and while it may be a stressful summer in Hawkins, Indiana, it’s looking like a great one for fans. The embargo for reviews lifted on Sunday, and critics shared their opinions. Now playing: Watch this: I think I can finally tell you that #StrangerThings is the show’s best season yet. It’s not perfect (more on that later) but there are moments that are so good, so funny, so deeply heartfelt that it will leave you breathless. It’s also spectacularly gross and I loved it.— Crystal Bell (@crystalbell) June 30, 2019 We know from the recent final trailer that Billy (Dacre Montgomery) could be the target of some Upside Down evil this season. But apparently he’s also a great character this year. “Billy f****** owns,” Colburn writes. Look at this baller piece of clothing pic.twitter.com/bbwhkjQLTI— Aᴀʀᴏɴ Pʀᴜɴᴇʀ (@AaronFlux) July 1, 2019 Now that I’ve seen some of #StrangerThings I am not only hit with a huge powerful wave of nostalgia (I was 9 in 1985) I am seriously wondering if we’ll see the absolute worst 80s fashion come back in style. Again.— Aᴀʀᴏɴ Pʀᴜɴᴇʀ (@AaronFlux) July 1, 2019 i’ve watched #StrangerThings twice now and i think people who already hate it will find even more to hate but i truly believe the show transcends its inelegant ’80s pop culture flirtations with top-notch character work and archetypal subversion. billy fucking owns.— Randall Colburn (@randallcolburn) June 30, 2019 See all the Stranger Things season 3 photos And CNET sister site ComicBook.com says the 1980s references are just too much. “It’s entertaining to see beloved characters embracing the spirit of goofy ’80s films, but these homages feel so blatant that it feels more like a parody than a tribute,” the ComicBook review reads.Character critiquesThere will be plenty of familiar faces and a few new ones in Hawkins this season. Who stands out? She’s not alone in calling this season the best so far. Randall Colburn, internet culture editor for The AV Club, calls season 3 the show’s “best season by leaps and bounds.” Stranger Things 3 a brilliant return to form Share your voice To Lindsey Romain of Nerdist, the standout is 20-year-old Maya Hawke (yes, real-life daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman), who plays new character Robin, who apparently works with Steve at Scoops Ahoy, the ice-cream shop in Starcourt Mall. “She stole the season for me,” Romain writes. it’s the best season by leaps and bounds— Randall Colburn (@randallcolburn) June 30, 2019 It’s what fans wanted to hear. CNET’s own Jennifer Bisset calls season 3 “a brilliant return to form,” adding that it brings the focus back to the elements that made the first season such an unexpected hit. “This season’s sense of fun, along with its relationship drama and multiple odd pair-ups bring humor and touching moments that recall Game of Thrones at its best,” she writes.MTVNews culture director Crystal Bell tweeted, “I think I can finally tell you that #StrangerThings is the show’s best season yet.” Wrote about the new season of #StrangerThings, which is basically a love letter to old-school tech, shopping malls &, of course, dope retro fits & wild haircuts. The Duffer Brothers did it again: best season yet. (Fret not, didn’t spoil the sauce for you.) https://t.co/pBJ9lcm78S— Edgar Alvarez (@abcdedgar) June 30, 2019 And Police Chief Jim Hopper brings the laughs, according to Emily Longeretta of Us Weekly, who says she “laughed out loud at least once per episode (mostly at DAD Hopper).” Some of the humor in #StrangerThings this season is very broad – too broad, especially early on. On the other hand, this felt like the goriest season yet, which, of course, I was very happy about. I had a couple “oh, I probably shouldn’t be eating right now” moments. Yay, gore!— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) July 1, 2019 Comment Tags Back to the futureIf you’re a 1980s nostalgic, get ready for an awesome and totally tubular summer, as numerous critics say the show’s 1980s references are back. Edgar Alvarez of Engadget not only proclaims this the “best season yet,” but declares the new season is “basically a love letter to old-school tech, shopping malls &, of course, dope retro fits & wild haircuts.”But not everyone is ready for those faddish fashions to return. For reference, I was a huge supporter of jams shorts. Internet picture for reference. pic.twitter.com/Fb2eRCEP6V— Aᴀʀᴏɴ Pʀᴜɴᴇʀ (@AaronFlux) July 1, 2019 Stranger Things season 3: Everything to know Originally published July 1, 12:36 a.m. PT. Update, 9:25 a.m. PT: Adds more reviews. And at press time, the third season had a 92 percent Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and a Metascore of 71, indicating “generally favorable reviews,” on CNET sister site Metacritic.Stranger Things season 3 will be available on Netflix on July 4. 59 Photos Gross-out gangAnd in case you forgot this show has a horror theme, Eric Goldman of getFandom is there to remind you. “This felt like the goriest season yet,” he writes, “I had a couple ‘oh, I probably shouldn’t be eating right now’ moments. Yay, gore! 2:33 Our season 3 review Netflix
Listen —–Arkema, the company that owns the Crosby chemical plant located about 20 miles northeast of Houston said on Monday that authorities have lifted the security perimeter established around the plant. A mandatory evacuation had been placed last week for people living within 1.5 miles of the site, after the plant flooded in the wake of hurricane Harvey and some of its containers cracked and release what At the company considered as harming fumes.The fear was that more flammable organic pesticides could release, but the materials were ignited in a controlled burn on Sunday.News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider reported: The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office said in a statement Sunday evening that all nine trailers filled with organic peroxide at the plant had burned. Earlier Sunday, authorities said that a controlled burn had started on the six trailers that had not caught fire in previous days.The company set up a hotline for people to report damage, make claims or get other necessary info on how to get help from Arkema: 877-4-ARKEMA——-Evacuation orders for Fort Bend county districts operating levees have been cancelled, after County Judge Robert Heber said that he will be reviewing the conditions in that area on an ongoing basis to ensure that once it may be safe to enter an area, residents are allowed to do so.The curfew that was in effect from August 31 until Sunday has also been terminated. Some areas of Fort Bend County were severely flooded last week, and Harvey rains caused the Brazos and San Bernard rivers to rise to record heights.Judge Hebert issued evacuation orders in many areas of the county in order to protect life and property, but the conditions have improved enough to warrant a cautious lifting of these orders for much of the county.On Sunday evening, the Barker Reservoir pool levels were still high enough to make re-entry to some neighborhoods unsafe, and the mandatory evacuation remains in place for some neighborhoods adjacent to the Barker Reservoir.Low-lying areas along the Brazos and San Bernard rivers remain under voluntary evacuation. Residents are encouraged to use extreme caution when entering these areas.————-The Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Monday that it has received more than 555,000 registrations for assistance due to Harvey. More than 176,000 survivors have already been approved for $141 million in FEMA disaster assistance. Of that amount, $50 million is approved for housing assistance, rental assistance, and more than $91 million is approved for other needs assistance.FEMA encouraged those in need of federal assistance to register online as a way to speed the process: DisasterAssistance.govThe agency explained that they are coordinating efforts with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as other federal, state and local partners to direct efforts toward recovery, including housing survivors displaced by the disaster——- As of Sunday, officials at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said that so far there are 29 confirmed deaths in Harris County as a direct result of Hurricane Harvey. 00:00 /00:53 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share X Congress could pass the first relief package for those hurt by Hurricane Harvey before the week is out. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made the announcement at NRG Center, alongside Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and much of the Houston Area congressional delegation.Members of Congress return to work Tuesday, following the August recess and Labor Day weekend. Congressman McCarthy pledged to the lower chamber would vote to send the first Texas relief package to the Senate by Wednesday. He said it would be the first aid package but not the last.Senators Cornyn and Cruz both said they would work to make sure the aid gets to those hurt by Harvey as quickly as possible. As the number two Republican in the Senate, Cornyn has a key role in shepherding any relief funding through.Congressman Kevin McCarthy, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, said he’ll be working on related legislation to provide targeted tax relief. He said that would include lifting the limits for charitable contributions. – Andrew Schneider, Houston Public Media– / 8Later on Monday, Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) as well as most of the Houston area congressional delegation will be volunteering at the NRG Center today. They have a press conference scheduled afterwards to talk about funding for Hurricane Harvey relief.—–The US Department of Veteran Affairs deployed four Mobile Vet Centers to Houston to provide counseling services to veterans affected by Harvey, particularly evacuees. Find more information here on locations.——Only over a week after Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast and flooded Houston with non-stop rains, another hurricane has the islands at the eastern end of the Caribbean Sea making preparations for approaching Category 3 Hurricane Irma, which could threaten the area beginning Tuesday.Hurricane watches were posted for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Monserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, Guadeloupe and the British Virgin Islands.Long-range forecasts indicated Irma likely would curve to the northwest beginning late Monday and skirt to the north of those islands on a path that could potentially take it to the U.S. East Coast, but it was too early to make a definitive prediction.