Is there a big spoiler in the new Star Trek Beyond TV spot?

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So a bunch of Star Trek Beyond reviews went online last Friday, and I read a few of them to get a sense of what the movie would be about. Some of them hinted at a major revelation that comes up late in the film, but they declined to say what it was.

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Hail, Caesar! and the road-to-Damascus experience in film

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Is Hail, Caesar! the first movie from a major Hollywood studio to depict Saint Paul’s road-to-Damascus experience on the big screen? I think it might be.

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Box office: Ghostbusters gets off to a good but not great start, while animated films continue to set new records

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After months of controversy, an all-female reboot of a popular comedy franchise had a good but not great start at the box office this weekend, while a couple of animated films continued to set new records for the animation medium.

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Prophet Joseph — episodes twenty-three and twenty-four

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Synopsis. Apopis is about to be executed. An officer tells the crowd that Apopis will die a slow death — hung from a pole with a wound in his feet so that he bleeds to death and the birds devour what’s left — and that he will be deprived of the afterlife because his body will never be mummified. Apopis replies by declaring his belief in God and his hatred for the Egyptian gods. Malek, who has been in Egypt ever since he sold Joseph to Potiphar a dozen years ago, is in the crowd, watching. Back in the prison, Joseph predicts that Ninifer Keptah will be set free, and sure enough, it comes true. Potiphar suffers a couple of mild heart attacks. His servants remark among themselves that Potiphar and Zuleikha don’t seem to love each other any more. Seven years go by, and the Pharaoh dies. His mummified body is sent across the Nile.

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Watch: A swarm attacks in Star Trek Beyond, and rebel spies battle the Empire in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Today we have clips from two — not one, but two! — upcoming sci-fi franchise films.

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Watch: Meet Rey — er, Jaylah — in a new Star Trek Beyond featurette; plus the first “reviews” are in on Twitter

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She’s tough. She fights with a staff. And she’s good at fixing spaceships. If it weren’t for all the striped alien makeup on her, you might confuse her for Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rey. But instead, her name is Jaylah, and she is one of the main new characters introduced in Star Trek Beyond, which opens next Thursday.

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