Thomas Markle Jr: Meghan Is Becoming a Royal Zombie!!

With a family like this, who needs enemies?

Meghan Markle's dad enjoys humiliating the royals -- he said so himself. Meanwhile, her sister Samantha says it's Meghan's fault if their dad dies, somehow.

Now her brother is claiming that Meghan is being turned into a zombie by the Royal family -- his words.

Meghan Markle Unhappy

We already talked about how Thomas Markle Jr. sent a letter to the Queen in which he seemed to intimate that Meghan's new royal life might lead to her premature death.

Now, RadarOnline got their hands on some more of Thomas Markle Jr.'s writing -- to the Queen.

"Meghan & Harry look very much in love and happy together," Thomas Jr. admits.

That's better, at least, than what her dad says to any tabloid that will listen. He says that her smile is fake and hides some secret pain, blah blah blah.

Thomas Jr. ruins it immediately by saying: "although Meghan [is] living under your rules and Royal household regulations."

Oh, of course.

The New Duchess

This is where it gets worse.

"I think," Thomas Jr. says. "Meg may feel like she’s being held prisoner."

We know that being royalty is referred to as a gilded cage, but ... this is absurd.

He writes that he worries that Meghan feels that she is both trapped "and turning into a zombie."

That is not only totally unfounded -- seemingly based upon his imagination and perhaps some very bad fanfiction -- but totally over-the-top.

Meghan Markle at Wimbledon

Speaking of totally unproven accusations, Thomas Jr. has more to say about what is allegedly making Meghan unhappy.

He writes that Meghan is afflicted by "the tension from Camila [sic] toward her."

So now we're to believe that she's feuding with her stepmother-in-law?

"And," Thomas Jr. writes. "Also being treated different than Kate."

Kate is bearing offspring who are directly in line for the throne. Meghan knew that from the start. Most of these alleged conflicts seem to exist in Thomas Jr.'s mind.

Meghan Markle: An Image

"The pressure on Meg," Thomas writes. "Has got to be overwhelming."

You know what would really take some pressure off of Meghan's shoulders?

If her entire shameful nightmare of a family would stop leaping at every opportunity to drag her through the mud.

These messages are, at least in part, a very clear cry for attention from their royal relative.

If they would, perhaps, shut the f--k up for a while, maybe Meghan would speak to them.

But if she never spoke to the people who seek to humiliate her and ruin her happiness again, we would very much understand it.

Meghan Markle Pink Dress

Now, Meghan Markle may break royal protocol from time to time. 

First of all, that's normal. She's still learning. She's an American and very new to the royal lifestyle.

Second of all, there's never been any confirmation of rumors that she's hated. We talk about alleged feuds with Kate, but we haven't seen proof.

In fact, by all accounts, it sounds like she really gets along well with the Queen. That's no surprise -- she's married to the Queen's grandson.

It's fine for people to enjoy imagining an American woman marrying into the royal family and finding that it's a nightmare. Write that down. Sell your script. Make a TV series.

But don't try to sabotage your own sister's (or daughter's) happiness just because, after you've proven that you're untrustworthy, she doesn't return your calls.

The First 2 Kids Cast on Dancing With the Stars: Juniors Are Announced

What could be better than Dancing with the Stars? Dancing with the Stars with kidsand that's exactly what ABC is bringing fans in their second spin-off of the competition show. While the network has yet to announce a premiere date (seriously, we're waiting!), an anonymous source revealed the first two contestants to Us Weekly and they reportedly are...

Alana Thompson and Black-ish's Miles Brown! 

Alana Thompson, aka "Honey Boo Boo," 12 years old

Alana Thompson, better known as "Honey Boo Boo" or "the diva beauty queen", first rose to fame on TLC's reality series Toddlers & Tiaras where she competed in beauty pageants. This is the clip that truly stole hearts across America – and also gave us a peek into Thompson's dancing skills (fast forward to 04:19. Also, note Mama June's dancing skills because we'll probably see some of those on Dancing With the Stars: Juniors, too).

According to Toddler & Tiaras, Honey Boo Boo's future plans were to be a "coupon-er like her mama," but now that she's competing on Dancing With the Stars, she may have some other career opportunities to consider. 

The attention they Thompson family garnered from Toddlers & Tiaras landed them their own family reality series titled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The show premiered in 2012 when Thompson was 7 years old but only lasted for 2 years. Now Thompson appears in her mom's WETv show Mama June: From Hot to Not

Miles Brown, 13 years old

Miles Brown, otherwise known by fans as "Baby Boogaloo" currently plays Jack Johnson on the ABC hit series Black-ish and the official reporter for the Jr. NBA. 

While acting serves as his main gig, Brown is a kid of many skills. He's a rapper...


But as if that isn't impressive enough, Brown has moooooves. He visited Katie Couric in 2013 and besides being ridiculously cute, he proved he knows how to move on the dance floor. The other Dancing With the Stars: Juniors competition better watch out because Brown is definitely a top contender to win the Mirrorball Trophy.  


According to Just Jared, Thompson, Brown and the other contestants will be matched with junior professional dancers including Lindsay Arnold's sister Rylee Arnold, Jenna Johnson’s niece Hailey Bills, and America’s Got Talent’s Ayrton CelestineIs it just us or does this all sound too cute to be real? Older dancers from the OG Dancing With the Stars like Lindsay and Johnson will reportedly serve as mentors for the kids. 

ABC hasn't made an official statements themselves, but we're ready to set our DVRs. This is going to be the best season of Dancing With the Stars, hands down. And if ABC needs any help casting the rest of the kid competitors, we have some suggestions

Celebrity Moms You Should Follow on Twitter

There is something about being a celebrity that seems to make the hilarious mom tweets all the better. Just because they have millions of dollars and millions of followers doesn't mean these high-powered ladies don't also get down and dirty with those poopy diapers and snotty tears.

In fact, they get down and dirty and then share all their LMAO mom moments on Twitter.

Check out the celeb moms of Instagram who are not to be missed.

1. Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell is mom to two daughters, Delta and Lincoln, with husband Dax Shepard. 


2. Tyra Banks

Banks has one son, York, with her ex-boyfriend, Erik Asla. 


3. Busy Philipps

Philipps has two children, Birdie and Cricket, with her husband, Marc Silverstein.


4. Chrissy Teigen

Teigen has two children, Luna and Miles, with her musician husband, John Legend. 


5. Taraji P. Henson

Henson's Twitter bio is: "Single mother and doin the damn thang!" Her son, Marcel, is 24. 


6. Mariah Carey

Carey is mother to twins, Monroe and Moroccan, with ex-husband Nick Cannon.


7. Jada Pinkett Smith

Smith has two children, Willow and Jaden, with husband Will Smith.


8. Alicia Keys

Keys has two children, Egypt and Genesis, with her husband, Swizz Beatz.


9. Jaime King

King has two sons, Leo and James, with her husband, Kyle Newman.


10. Reese Witherspoon

Witherspoon has two children, Ava and Deacon, from her first marriage to fellow actor Ryan Phillippe. She also has a third child, Tennessee, with her current husband, Jim Toth.


11. Anna Faris

Faris has one son, Jack, with her ex-husband, Chris Pratt.


12. Zooey Deschanel

Deschanel has two children, Charlie and Elsie, with husband Jacob Pechenik.


13. Nicole Richie

Richie has two kids, Harlow and Sparrow, with husband Joel Madden.


14. Olivia Wilde

Wilde has two children, Otis and Daisy, with partner and fellow actor Jason Sudeikis.


15. Carrie Underwood

Underwood has one son, Isaiah, with her hockey-player husband, Mike Fisher.


16. Kelly Clarkson

Clarkson has two children, River and Remington, with her husband, Brandon Blackstock. 


17. Hilary Duff

Duff has one son, Luca, with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie. She is also expecting her second child with boyfriend Matthew Koma.


18. Kim Kardashian West

Kardashian West has three kids, North, Saint and Chicago, with husband Kanye West.


19. Gwyneth Paltrow

Paltrow has two children, Apple and Moses, with ex-husband and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.


20. Zoe Saldana

Saldana has three sons, twins Cy and Bowie as well as youngest son, Zen, with her partner Marco Perego.


21. Alyson Hannigan

Hannigan has two children, Keeva and Satyana, with husband Alexis Denisof.


22. Pink

Pink has two children, Willow and Jameson, with her husband, Carey Hart.


23. Alyssa Milano

Milano has two children, Milo and Elizabella, with her husband, Dave Bugliari.


24. Britney Spears

Spears has two sons, Sean and Jayden, with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson: This is Why It Might Be Over… Already!

According to a brand new report, we may need to amend a question we posed earlier this week.

Will Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson get married in two weeks, we wondered?

No, this report states.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Affection

And why not?

Because they might not get married at all!

This is a shocking development, we know.

But Radar Online spoke to a friend of the singer who claims Grande is “having some serious cold feet” about her future with the Saturday Night Live cast member, specifically whether or not they really ought to walk down the aisle.

Remember, Grande and Davidson dated for, like, a month prior to getting engaged.

Even Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin probably thought that was a bit fast!

“Ariana didn’t know who Pete really was, and fell in love with the idea of being in love,” the pal explained to Radar, adding of those close to the artist:

“Her friends and family, as well as her team, are already starting to see this relationship fall apart.”

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande, Funny Faces

This is just an anonymous insider speaking out, of course.

Ariana and Pete, however, have been well aware over the past several weeks that many folks out there have been critical of their romance.

Recently, in fact, there's been chatter that manager Scooter Braun actually arranged for Grande to get engaged to Davidson because, this weird theory goes, he thought it would help her career.

In response to an Instagram user floating this idea out there online, Grande shot back as follows:

"You do realize we are human beings who love and have lives …… right …. ?"

No, not really. A lot of people do not realize this.

Ariana Grande Rides Pete Davidson

In early July, however, Grande was forced to comment on a joke Davidson made last year about the horrific Manchester bombing that took place at one of her concerts last year.

"This has been very tough & conflicting on my heart," Ariana said after this joke was brought up, adding:

"I of course didn’t find it funny. it was months ago & his intention wasn’t/ is never malicious. But it was unfortunate."

That's a fair reply, but this same Radar source says examples such as this from Davidson may be negatively affecting Grande's brand.

"Ariana wants the fairytale so bad, but Pete has already started to take a toll on her image, and she’s tired of constantly having to stick up for him,” the source alleges.

Ariana Grande: A Picture

It's also been reported previously that Ariana’s brother, Frankie, who just celebrated one year of sobriety, does NOT approve of the relationship.

For what reason?

Because Davidson has admitted to checking into rehab for substance abuse issues...

... yet he actively promotes smoking marijuana on social media.

Other family members, meanwhile, worry that the up-and-coming comic may be using the superstar singer for fame and fortune.

We're not certain about that, but still:

In the end, we do not think Grande and Davidson will get married.

Clay Matthews is Ready for His Close-up After Softball Injury Face Surgery

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‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Officially Set to Return, Check Out the First Trailer (VIDEO)

 

Ten years ago, one of the most beloved pieces of Star Wars lore kicked off when The Clone Wars debuted on Cartoon Network. The show ran for six seasons and wrapped things up in a mostly fulfilling manner, but there was always room for them to come back to this world if they so chose.

Last night, showrunner Dave Filoni and several cast members including fan favorite Ashley Eckstein took to the stage at San Diego Comic Con to announce that the series would be returning next year with 12 brand new episodes on Disney’s new streaming platform. While I never bothered with the show while it was on the air, I’ve since caught up with it and have to admit that it’s infinitely better than the prequels and brings a depth and breadth to this epic event that those films never managed to even hint at.

You’ve got to admire Disney’s tenacity in bringing people over to their new streaming platform, as it will be the exclusive streaming home for all of their films, including the Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars films and TV series. They’re really raking us over the coals here, but something tells me this will be worth the price of subscription all by itself. Check out the poster below and let us know if you’re excited in the comments section below!

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Kailyn Lowry: Pregnant with Chris Lopez’s Baby ALREADY?!

If you keep up with Teen Mom gossip, you know that at any given moment, at least one of the ladies is the subject of a pregnancy rumor.

For example, right now many people believe that both Jenelle Evans and Maci Bookout are expecting brand new babies.

Kailyn Lowry Looks Pretty

These rumors can start in different ways -- maybe there's a questionable selfie, maybe a jackass husband starts the rumors himself with a Facebook post.

And after they start, they usually persist for months, until people realize that if the Teen Mom in question actually was pregnant, there would be a sizeable bump or, you know, a baby after all that time had passed.

It's actually pretty remarkable.

The latest cast member facing a fresh round of pregnancy rumors is Kailyn Lowry -- how fun, right?!

The speculation began after a series of tweets she made yesterday.

"I decided we needed to get out of the house so I told the boys to get ready to go to the park," her story began.

"As I'm getting ready I call Isaac to bring me a soda cause I'm suddenly feeling so sick ..."

Kailyn Lowry and Three Sons, Family Photo

"Mind you," she added, "I had just asked my friend to meet us at the park w her kids. And Isaac brings me a drink and I'm sipping and oops, nope I'm throwing up."

"So Isaac is heling me and Linc is playing w the baby."

After she got done vomiting, she said that Isaac went to check on her younger children, and he told her that Lux took off his diaper.

"I didn't think anything of it bc I'll just put another one on him & chill out," she wrote.

"So by the time I'm coming out of the bathroom all my kids are in my room and Isaac says what is ths... on the floor... I look and I'm like the dogs are at the groomer... so it's not mud or poop."

But it turns out that it WAS poop.

Lowry and Sons

As she described, "Isaac goes in the hallway and sure as SH-T the baby not only took his diaper off... he sh-t on the carpet."

"Needless to say," she finished, "we aren't at the park right now. Baby is cleaned and napping. I'm cleaned up and we will try again later."

Obviously that whole entire story doesn't point to pregnancy, but the poop part is pretty entertaining, right?

No, the part that's got people suspicious is the first part -- the part where she suddenly gets nauseous and has to throw up.

Because what does that sound like?

It sounds like she's got another bun in that oven!

Several people replied to her tweets to ask her about a possible pregnancy, and the timing works out too, since she's allegedly dating Chris Lopez again.

Chris Lopez With Baby Lux

They've been spotted hanging out together, and Kailyn did say that they're planning Lux's birthday party together.

Both of things are pretty big deals, considering how hard they were feuding earlier this year.

A few tabloid reports have also claimed that they're back together, so the evidence is really starting to pile up, you know?

And let's not forget that just a couple of months ago, Kail used her podcast to talk about the possibility of having a fourth child.

She said that she was considering looking into sperm banks, but also that "I really want to write Chris a letter and request [his sperm] so that I have two full siblings."

Then last month, she revealed on her blog that she felt that Chris was her "first true love."

"I know, weird, when I had two kids with two other people," she admitted.

Kailyn Lowry, Burgundy Bikini

"But this is my life. This was my first REAL heartbreak, where I loved someone and was IN love with someone."

So take the fact that she feels like Chris was the only man she ever really loved along with the fact that she was considering asking him to supply some sperm for her, along with the recent rumors they're back together ...

Throw in her tweets about nausea, and it's pretty easy to see why people think she could be pregnant.

Unfortunately for our gossip-loving hearts, Kailyn's already shut this party down.

Shortly after sharing her story, she tweeted "And no, I'm not pregnant. I believe I threw up bc I took ibuprofen on a semi empty stomach."

Well, it was fun while it lasted.

But hey, just in case, let's keep a close eye on her for the next few months, all right?

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Bristol Palin is joining the cast of MTV’s ‘Teen Mom OG’, which makes sense

I sometimes wonder about Bristol Palin’s finances. Is that a random thing to think about? I know it is, but I can’t help it – how does she pay for her life? She apparently has a part-time job at a doctor’s office, she has three kids now and she recently split from her husband Dakota Meyer. I’m sure she gets child support or some kind of financial support from Dakota and maybe Levi, but really… I just wonder about her finances. As I was looking through her Instagram, I clocked the IG above, which is a paid advertisement. So she’s making some income from social media advertising too. And now this: she’ll be getting a check from MTV. Bristol is joining the cast of Teen Mom OG.

The folks who produce ‘Teen Mom’ know what sells … because TMZ has learned Bristol Palin is joining “Teen Mom OG.” Production sources tell us, Sarah Palin’s daughter has signed on as a regular on the show. It appears she’s helping to fill the void left by another famous cast member — Farrah Abraham — who was fired for being way too difficult. She disputes that, and says she got the axe because she was a porn star.

As you know, Bristol — now 27 — has 3 kids and was famously engaged to Levi Johnston. She eventually married Dakota Meyer, whom she’s in the process of divorcing. She was 17 when her first kid, Tripp, was born.

Bristol will join cast members Amber Portwood, McKenzie McKee, Maci Bookout and Catelynn Lowell. The season fires up on MTV this Fall.

[From TMZ]

Incidentally, I’ve often wondered about the finances of the Teen Mom cast too – apparently, their salaries vary depending on their likeability and fame, but on average, they’re making between $75K to $200K a year. My guess is that Bristol would be a big “get” for MTV and they would probably give her a bigger paycheck than the rest of the cast. And really, this is all the Palin family has ever wanted: reality show stardom. If Sarah Palin could have figured out how to do a Real Housewives of Wasilla, she would have done it.

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Natalie Wood’s Sister Pleads With Homicide Cops To Arrest Robert Wagner

It has all the elements of a big-screen blockbuster — a beautiful actress, a handsome leading man, a brooding fifth wheel and a moment of sickening terror with the most horrific consequences.

Using in-depth firsthand accounts from new witnesses, the new podcast series Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood investigates the night Hollywood’s leading lady went missing while on a yacht with her husband, Robert Wagner, and their friend Christopher Walken on the evening of November 28, 1981 — only to tragically turn up dead.

To preview Fatal Voyage, Dylan Howard, host of the popular All Rise podcast, scored a world exclusive interview with Natalie’s sister, Lana Wood.

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DYLAN HOWARD: Lana, what do you think happened?

LANA WOOD: I believe that there was a horrible fight onboard the Splendour. I think the evidence is also not just what Dennis Davern, the captain, has said, but the broken wine bottle and the threat that was first denied by Robert Wagner and then later in another book that he wrote he admitted to it. I think that things got out of hand. I know Natalie can verbally push, and Natalie was a very by-the-rule person. She was trying to lead her life by continuing her emotional and psychological mental growth. She did not put up with a great deal that she felt was harmful to her. I think it escalated to a point where she was either struck or pushed. I don’t believe that it was planned. I don’t believe in any of those bizarre stories, but I do know she would not have ended up somewhere where she would completely never ever go in a million years or certainly not go out not dressed. There’s just too much that doesn’t add up to who Natalie is.

DH: She was frightened of the water?

LW: She was terrified of water going all the way back to when I was a kid and Natalie was a teen and my mother would continually tell the story of the gypsy who told my mother’s fortune in China who said that she would have a world famous daughter and that somebody would die by drowning. It further terrified Natalie, who wasn’t exactly fond of the water as it was. My mother never learned to swim either. Natalie never learned to swim.

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DH: There were three men on the boat in addition to Natalie: Dennis Davern, the skipper, Christopher Walken, who was starring alongside Natalie in Brainstorm, and Robert Wagner. Do you believe that Christopher Walken or Dennis Davern were involved in the fight with Natalie?

LW: No. Absolutely not.

DH: Do you have any idea what they might have been fighting about?

LW: Not really…I think that Natalie was really done with the marriage. I really do.

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DH: And of course, this was their second marriage. Why do you think she was done with it?

LW: Too many things: the continual fights; the sudden push that she wanted towards her career; her feeling that the kids were old enough and had been given enough of a basis where she could go off to work…It’s any married couple or couple in a relationship that are both acting. There’s jealousy involved. It’s particularly difficult for a man who has a wife who’s doing better.

DH: The initial coroner’s report was accidental death by drowning. We now know that Thomas Noguchi, who was the coroner at the time, was wrong. So was this police and law enforcement misconduct?

LW: I don’t know if it was misconduct, but it was certainly sloppy as hell…Things are forgiven and overlooked because “these people” cannot possibly be a part of anything like this.

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DH: Why do you think Robert Wagner won’t talk to the police? My sources tell me he won’t talk to them because his memory, and I’m quoting a source, “is unreliable, he has early onset memory loss and he really doesn’t want to answer those questions.”

LW: That’s nonsense. It’s absolute nonsense. He has always refused. How long has the case been reopened? It wasn’t reopened yesterday, was it?…The other thing that bothers me — and always has — is why didn’t he rush to her side when they found her? When they found her drowned, dead, in the water. Why did Dennis have to identify the body? Why didn’t RJ?

DH: Do you think that police should simply arrest Robert Wagner for questioning?

LW: Yes I do. And they would love to. They have literally told me that.

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DH: Walk me through what you believe took place on the boat that ultimately led to Natalie being found drowned in the water.

LW: The weekend did not begin auspiciously from the get-go. The weather was dreadful. It was pouring rain; it was very windy. People were saying to Natalie, “Why are you still going?” And she said, “Because that was the plan we made and that’s what we are going to do.” Even Natasha, her daughter, begged her not to go and asked if she could go. And Natalie said, “No, you’ve made your plans and I’ve made my plans and we are going to honor the decisions that we’ve made.” So off they went and evidently the first night that they were there on [Catalina Island], they were not getting along. There was tension at the restaurant, there was tension afterward and evidently an argument began then because Natalie spent the night on Catalina Island and she asked Dennis to stay in the room with her because she was frightened. Then in the morning she said she wanted to leave and go back home and in the morning for some reason she changed her mind and felt that she should go back on the boat and see what’s going on.

DH: If you could say one thing to Robert Wagner, what would it be?

LW: The same thing I’ve always thought: Tell the truth for once and for all.

Listen to Lana Wood’s entire exclusive interview with Dylan Howard on All Rise.

For more on Natalie Wood’s mysterious death, download the fascinating 12-part podcast series Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood when it launches on July 20 — the day that the doomed star would have celebrated her 80th birthday.

Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and wherever podcasts are available. Click here to learn more about the series.

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13 People Dead, Three Missing After Duck Boat Accident In Missouri Lake

13 People Dead Duck Boat Capsizes Missouri

Thirteen people were pronounced dead after a Ride the Ducks boat capsized in a Missouri lake this Thursday, RadarOnline.com has learned. According to the AP, seven survivors were hospitalized after the incident, and at least three are still missing.

The duck boat—a sight-seeing vehicle that can function on land an on water—sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson after stormy weather and rough winds became unbearable.

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After the capsizing, security workers and dive teams swam to the scene to look for survivors and recover the missing bodies. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader told reporters that they will remain there until all individuals have been found.

Four adults and three children arrived at the ER after the incident, said a Cox Medical Center Branson spokesman. Unfortunately, two adults remain in critical condition.

While 30 people boarded the duck boat this Thursday morning in hopes of exploring the scenic lake, only fourteen survived.

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This is not the first time duck boat outings have turned fatal. In 2015, five college students were killed when a boat crashed into a bus in Seattle, and back in 1999, 13 people died when their vehicle sank in Arkansas. Companies are reportedly working on making the boats safer, and enforcing safety regulations for passengers on board, according to the AP.

Stay with Radar for updates.

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Ben Stiller visits refugees in Guatemala: ‘These people are victims of violence’

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One of the most despicable aspects of the immigrant detention and family separation policy is that South and Central Americans coming to the US are often fleeing horrific conditions in their home countries. While seeking asylum from unlivable situations they’re having their children taken away to be packed in cages on the ground with no toys, blankets, books or family. I’m not even exaggerating. It’s hard to imagine the human cost of this policy in the abstract, but stories like those of Mirian, a Honduran woman whose 18 month-old son was taken from her without even a chance say goodbye to him, show how devastating it is. (Miriam’s plight was captured in a video recorded for the ACLU by celebrities reading a letter she’d written. She’s since been reunited with her son. Stories of the atrocities in the processing centers, detention camps and immigration kangaroo courts have come out from advocates like Congressman Cory Booker and Senator Elizabeth Warren.)

When celebrities visit other countries to understand the refugee crisis it does make a difference. We’ve seen Angelina Jolie become a tireless advocate while working with the UNHCR for years. Ben Stiller recently took a UNHCR trip to Guatemala to see the impact of the violence and destabilization in that region. He wrote an essay for The Hollywood Reporter in which he admits was shocked by what he learned. He was also touched by the people he met and by the joy the orphans showed at his visit. I came away from this grateful for the celebrities who advocate for immigrants and refugees. It takes humility and vulnerability to do work like this. Here’s some of Stiller’s essay, with more at the source.

I made my safe and easy trip to Guatemala, where I had the experience of actually getting to know some of the men, women and children who have fled their homes, who were on the move, literally running for their lives. Spending time with them, it was impossible not to feel connected as fellow humans. We laughed, ate and talked about raising children and the love of our families. As they relayed their stories, I was repeatedly reminded that refugees live in a world that shows them little goodwill. That what they need more than anything is to be given a voice. To be supported and heard — especially the refugees from this region of the world.

While refugees in many parts of the world are fleeing the devastation of war, the situation in northern Central America is different. In this specific region, across countries like Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, people are fleeing unchecked violence and persecution at the hands of gangs. Shockingly, over half are children who have been subject to abuse, sexual trafficking and forced recruitment by gangs. Many have been separated from their families as a result of deportations in the United States and Mexico.

I met a Salvadoran father who is a talented artist. His work adorned the inadequately small room he shared with his father, two sons, 3-year-old daughter and wife — a professional chef. This man, this refugee, whose face I cannot show you and whose name I cannot tell, watched as his best friend was shot down in the street, simply for trying to protect his son from gang recruitment. Realizing his own son would be next, this father had no choice but to flee with his family.

Almost everyone I talked to had a similar or more harrowing story to tell.

The fact is that refugees in Central America are part of an invisible crisis, one that is hard to explain for a few reasons — the first being that few refugees from this region feel able to tell their story without immense fear. Equally disturbing is the fact that violence is so “normalized” in their lives that they no longer even refer to it as unusual, so it goes unreported. There is not a war or conflict to report on like elsewhere in the world. No named “terror” group or labeled crisis, no pictures of bombs or violence that we normally associate with people running for their lives. No masses of people at borders to take images of and draw the media cameras, no sprawling refugee camps. And for all these reasons, this situation remains invisible, misunderstood, ignored, underfunded and worsening daily.

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The treatment of refugees coming to the US for asylum is inhumane, and this brings it home just how awful and punitive it is. They deserve our compassion, help, and all the comfort we can give them. Last weekend I went to a fundraiser for an organization that does work with refugees in that community. They provide translators, rides, food, clothing and housing assistance. I was so impressed by how they’re addressing the needs of immigrants in their community, and they’re doing it independently. I used to live in Germany, and their government has made it a priority to welcome refugees and help them integrate into society. Imagine how much different things would be here if our government did the same.

Stiller is helping to tell the real stories of immigrants and refugees. They are people just like us, including children, in conditions that are difficult to even imagine. They’re being portrayed as criminals and gangsters by those in power in the US now, and we cannot let that continue. We have to continue fighting for them, and to continue telling their stories.

The quote in the title is from the first video below. You can contribute to the UNHCR online. Here is a link to more charities doing work in this area.

With Jonathan, an unaccompanied child who traveled from Honduras by himself to Guatemala. He was fleeing violence and forced to go on his own. This shelter, funded by @refugees is a loving and safe environment for children separated from their parents, either by deportations at the US or Mexican border, sex trafficking, or children who have been abused and have no one. Here they receive counseling, food, shelter. And most of all a family with each other. Children should never be separated from their parents. The trauma is huge, as we all know. For some reunification is possible, for others it is not. Places like this are the only stop gap from these kids being lost. The energy here is amazing and the kids, despite going through incredible hardship, are so full of life and joy and incredible charm. It was the highlight of our trip. #withrefugees

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A snippet of an interview with the first family I met in Guatemala on my recent mission with @refugees to Northern Central America . This mother, who’s face we can’t show because she fears retribution from gangs back in El Salvador, was explaining that her sons hair got really long because he was afraid to leave the house to get it cut. Gangs were intimidating him and his father and the whole family. So they had to flee the place they lived all their lives. @refugees helps them with rent and supplies for a small food stand they run from the same room they sleep in. The smart, elegant guy translating is James, who works the field in this region. I’ve met many people working with UNHCR like him who have a huge passion for helping others. Their work and commitment are really inspiring and the backbone of what @refugees does. #withrefugees

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Whoopi Goldberg is “tired” of Donald Trump, society’s racism, and most of all, Judge Jeanine Pirro.

This Thursday on The View, the outspoken show host got into a screaming match with the Republican politician, slamming her for supporting Trump’s “hate” and insensitive ways.

It all began when Pirro, accused Goldberg of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

“I don’t have Trump Derangement… let me tell you what I have. I am tired of people starting a conversation with Mexicans are liars and rapists,” Goldberg told Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro.

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“Listen, I’m 62-years-old, there’ve been a lot of people in office that I haven’t agreed with, but I have never, ever seen anything like this,” she continued as Pirro flashed an angry smirk.

“I have never seen anybody whip up such hate. I’ve never seen anybody be so dismissive. And clearly you don’t watch the show, so you don’t know that I don’t suffer from that. What I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this,” she added.

Goldberg soon realized she was losing her temper, and tried to ask the Judge about “the Deep State” in hopes of turning the conversation around—but Pirro was not ready to end the argument.

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“You know what’s horrible? When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens,” the Republican told Goldberg.

This enraged the show host, who immediately shouted back: “What is horrible is when the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people.”

“Say goodbye! Goodbye! I’m done!” she added, kicking Pirro out of the show.

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While Goldberg apologized to her viewers for the on-screen catfight, Pirro went on The Sean Hannity Show hours after her The View appearance to slam the show host. “And she came at me as I was leaving and she said ‘F you’ in my face, literally spitting at me, ‘F you, get the F out of this building,’” Pirro said. “And I said to her, ‘did you just say that?’ She said, ‘that’s what I said, get the F out of this building.’”

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Kathryn Breaks Silence On Thomas’ Sexual Assault Drama, Says She Knows His Accuser

Kathryn Dennis Talks Thomas Ravenel Sex Assault

This week’s Southern Charm reunion started off by confirming what RadarOnline.com readers already knew, that Thomas Ravenel was banned from filming, and baby mama Kathryn Dennis broke her silence about his sexual assault allegations.

Ravenel was not present when the Charleston crew gathered to film in New York City, and Andy Cohen made sure to address his absence. In front of a stunned audience, the show host read a statement from Ravenel’s lawyers. It read: “Along with Bravo, our client made the mutual decision not to attend today’s reunion taping as there is a pending investigation.”

“Our client is fully cooperating with authorities on that investigation. He expects to be completely vindicated once the investigation is concluded. He sends his best regards to his fans and his fellow castmates,” the note concluded.

Speaking of Ravenel’s sexual assault claims, Cohen asked Dennis in the reunion “[Ravenel was] accused of raping the nanny, correct?” and she replied “Yes.” Dennis then explained that she actually knew the woman. “She was with us for about two years,” she said.

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Ravenel’s ex opened up about the accusations, telling Cohen, “I’m not going to comment until it’s resolved. What I am going to focus on is just the children and staying out of it.”

She also revealed that she and Ravenel had finally made peace. “We’ve been trying to spend more time together in front of the children. So, things are moving in the right direction the best as they can,” she said.

Later on in the episode, however, Dennis came clean about her ex’s “good old boys system” and how it affected her for so many years.

“How does it feel to finally have your voice this season?” Cohen asked her.

“Really wonderful,” replied Dennis. “Thomas definitely put some things out there and I wish people would have realized how the good old boy system works. Which is painting the woman as crazy, therefore any actions would be discredited.”

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Cameran Eubanks told Cohen that the #Metoo movement “has influenced what has happened with Thomas. That is why these women are coming forward now.”

“All I know is Thomas has always been lovely to me,” Naomi Olindo said, with Shep Rose adding that he can also be “volatile.”

“I think like everyone else I want to stay out of it really,” Olindo concluded.

“I will say this, 90 percent of the time Thomas is funny, eccentric, jovial and then we’ve seen there’s a side of him that’s not really him,” Rose said about Ravenel. “There’s a big part of him that I really love and a little part that I don’t.”

Rose also revealed that he apologized to Chelsea Meissner for trying to force her to kiss him the previous season.

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Still, Cohen continued pressind Dennis on her relationship with Ravenel. “We have basically joint custody. It’s taken a long time to get there,” she said about their children, explaining that she took a drug test “the other day” because he ordered her to.

Cohen asked her if she resented the tests and she told him: “I don’t have any resentment, because I just don’t care. I’ll just take the test I know I’ll never fail. I will say I know it comes from a place of spite with him.”

Dennis told Cohen that the drug tests did not help her stay sober, but her children did. She said she’d become “numb” to Ravenel.

“I try to be a positive person in his life with whatever is going on,” she said, adding that she doesn’t believe Ashley Jacobs, Ravenel’s girlfriend, “will be around forever.”

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Eubanks got emotional telling Dennis how she saw her change. “I view Kathryn in such a different light. I view you as a victim. When Thomas met Kathryn she was pretty much still a child. I think he manipulated her and took advantage of her. He also manipulated a lot of us into being against her. Now that I am a mother, looking back at what she went through. Having two kids and the situation that she was in alone. I can’t imagine. I have so much more empathy for you now,” she said between tears. “I can’t imagine how you have felt and I’m really sorry.”

“I appreciate that. Thank you,” Dennis told her. “Thomas Is very convincing.”

Eubanks continued her tearful apology.

“I can’t imagine what you’ve been through as a mom and not having support around you in your life. And to have all this sh*t you had to go through on top of that. It makes me feel sick.”

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“Thank you. It means a lot to hear that. I’ve had a lot of anger and resentment. I know Thomas is super convincing and to have you say that finally gives me affirmation that I wasn’t the crazy one,” Dennis confessed.

Eubanks told her after the “pure hell,” she had been through the group would “always be in your corner,” and Dennis told her she left like a “different person, a better person.”

Cohen asked Eubanks what she thought of Jacobs attacking Dennis and calling her an “egg donor.”

“The fact that she’s not been able to see her kids. It makes me feel physically sick. I can’t even imagine what you feel. And you can’t know unless you have a kid,” she told Dennis.

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“Yeah, I think she’s a horrible human being. Horrible,” Dennis said of Jacobs.

Stay with Radar for parts two and three of the Southern Charm reunion.

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Yesterday, Donald Trump did an interview with CNBC. I’ll spare you the video and extensive details, suffice to say it was another exercise in treason AND sh-tty media relations from a man who, I truly believe, cannot even count to ten at this point. Trump told CNBC’s “Squawk Box”:

“[I have been] far tougher on Russia than any president in many, many years, maybe ever. Look at the sanctions I put on, look at the diplomats I threw out. … Nobody else did what I’ve done. Obama didn’t do it. Obama was a patsy for Russia, he was a total patsy. Getting along with President Putin, getting along with Russia, is positive, not a negative. Now, that being said, if that doesn’t work out I’ll be the worst enemy he’s ever had — the worst he’s ever had.”

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Fact check: President Obama expelled more than three dozen Russians and Russian diplomats from the US in reaction to Russian election meddling. At the same time that Obama was expelling diplomats, Trump and his people – including Michael Flynn, who is currently awaiting sentencing as part of plea deal with Mueller’s investigation – were actively making promises to the Russians about all of the Obama-era sh-t they were going to undo, from expelled diplomats to lifting sanctions to giving Russia free rein to do whatever the f–k they wanted. Hector Projector Trump is the patsy, so obviously he had to call Obama the patsy.

Hector Projector also decided to announce yesterday that he’s invited Vladimir Putin to the White House, aka The Western Kremlin. This is being seen as Trump “doubling down” on the Treason Summit earlier this week. My God, it’s been a long week.

This is what happened when Andrea Mitchell broke the news about Putin’s visit to the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats at the Aspen Security Summit:

Now White House “sources” claim that Dan Coats is probably going to be fired for his reaction here. Good – it’s not funny and it’s not a joke. His reaction should have been abject horror that the president he serves is the puppet of a Russian dictator.

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Jinger Duggar Welcomes Baby Girl With Husband Jeremy Vuolo: ‘God Is So Kind’

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Jinger Duggar gave birth to her first child, a baby girl with husband Jeremy Vuolo this Thursday. As RadarOnline.com has learned, Felicity Nicole Vuolo was born at 4:7 a.m. on July 19 and weighed 8 lbs. and 3 oz.

“God is so kind,” Vuolo told PEOPLE in a statement following the birth. “Both mom and baby are healthy, doing great, and resting well. We are very thankful for her safe arrival and look forward to life as parents!”

The love birds shared a gorgeous photo of them cuddling up to their baby.

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Radar readers know that fourteen months after their special day, the couple announced they were looking to expand their family.

“We both looked forward to the joys of marriage but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be,” Duggar, 24, and Vuolo, 30, wrote on their website at the time. “Truly, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning! Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: we are expecting our first child. We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy.”

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After the bombshell reveal, the duo took to Instagram to share regular updates of Duggar’s pregnancy. “ETA soon” Vuolo captioned a shot of him caressing his wife’s growing belly just three weeks ago.

What do you think of Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo’s baby daughter’s name? Sound off in the comments below.

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American Horror Story Season 8: Chilling First Details Revealed!

If you're liking the revival craze that's taking over Hollywood right now, then we have some good news for you. 

For the others, we're very sorry.  

We've known for a while now that American Horror Story Season 8 would be a crossover between American Horry Story: Murder House and American Horror Story: Coven, arguably the best two seasons of the FX hit. 

American Horror Story Season 8 Picture

Fans at a late-night event at San Diego Comic-Con were given an eerie first look at the new season, and that consisted of the title being revealed, as well as the poster. 

Drum roll please...The title of the eighth iteration of the series is...

American Horror Story: Apocalypse

As if the title alone was not spooky enough, the official poster is enough to freak just about anyone out. 

American Horror Story Season 8 Poster

Yes, that does appear to be Satan's hand comforting a newborn child. If you watch American Horror Story online, you know that Michael was revealed to be the Antichrist on American Horror Story Season 1 Episode 12

With the Harmons dead, he moved in with his grandmother, Constance (Jessica Lange), but his violent tendencies could not be left behind. 

He murdered his nanny, leading Constance to utter the following:

"Now what am I gonna do with you?"

Most fans were unimpressed when it ended that way, but now we will get to find out what happened next. 

"Apocalypse," seems to suggest that Michael's presence in the world is going to create an imbalance, one that will need to be resolved before the world can return to peace. 

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Despite the poster being light on the specifics about how Coven comes into things, we do know that Emma Roberts is returning as Madison Montgomery aka the chainsmoking washed-up actress who was killed twice. 

Alongside Roberts, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Joan Collins, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Kyle Allen will all return. 

In a Twitter Q&A in June, Ryan Murphy confirmed that all the witches have been asked back. 

That's good news for the fans who are actually looking forward to this revival with a twist. 

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For the others, well, you could just live with the fact that you've been swindled into watching the first part of the story. 

What are your thoughts on this title and poster? 

Hit the comments below. 

American Horror Story returns Wednesday, September 12th on FX!

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Doctor Who Season 11 Trailer, Release Date, Cast, Story, and News

What you need to know about Doctor Who season 11, including latest news, release date, trailers, cast, and much more!

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Doctor Who season 11 is coming sometime in 2018 with a new showrunner and Doctor in the TARDIS. Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall will take over as showrunner from Steven Moffat and Jodie Whittaker will become the Thirteenth Doctor!

Here's everything else we know:

Doctor Who Season 11 Trailer

The first Doctor Who season 11 trailer has arrived! Here's your first look at the Thirteenth Doctor:

Doctor Who Season 11 Release Date

Filming on Doctor Who has already begun with a release planned for fall 2018. When, exactly? Per this photo from the BBC Worldwide Conference, the eleventh season will launch in October...

Read the Den of Geek SDCC 2018 Special Edition Magazine Here!

Doctor Who Season 11 Cast

Who will replace Peter Capaldi in the TARDIS? It's none other than Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch), who will become the first female Doctor in the show's history. You can watch the reveal of the Thirteenth Doctor below:

We finally know what the Thirteenth Doctor is going to look like in costume! Check it out below:

The supporting cast who will join Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor in history has been unveiled. Whittaker’s Time Lord will be joined by three new companions: Bradley Walsh has been cast as a character by the name of Graham, while Tosin Cole will fill the role of Ryan and Mandip Gill will appear as Yasmin. Also joining the cast is Sharon D. Clarke in what’s described as a “recurring” role that has yet to be identified.

Some casting news has reached us via the always-lovable Cultbox that Alan Cumming has confirmed that he's about to step in front of cameras for his role in a new episode of the long-running series, and he even dished up a few details about the character he'll be playing.

"I’m about to do an episode of Doctor Who. I’m so excited," the beloved actor gushed on the Homo Sapiens podcast. "I’m James the First".

The Good Wife and Instinct star later added that "they said he might come back" and described his Who character as "a nice baddie…a sort of dandy, foppy character who becomes alright in the end."

Doctor Who Season 11 Episodes

As previously rumored (see below), new showrunner Chris Chibnall is shaking up the format a bit as well. The upcoming season will feature just 10 episodes instead of the usual dozen or 13, but they’ll be a bit longer at 50 minutes apiece and the premiere will clock in at a full hour.

Doctor Who Season 11 Showrunner & Crew

Regular Doctor Who scribe and Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall will be taking over the job of showrunner next year.

Of his successor, Steven Moffat said that "it took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I am beyond delighted that one of the true stars of British Television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. At the start of season 11, Chris Chibnall will become the new showrunner of Doctor Who. And I will be thrown in a skip."

Chibnall will not be the lone executive producer of Doctor Who when Steven Moffat departs as showrunner after the 2017 Christmas special. Back in July 2016, the BBC announced on Twitter that Matt Strevens will be joining Chibnall at the helm of Doctor Who series 11.

Matt Strevens began his TV career by script editing for EastEnders back in 2004. He then became a producer for The Billoverseeing 28 episodes of the iconic police series before moving on to the restaurant drama Raw in 2010. 

After Raw came 8 episodes of the teen show Skinsfollowed by 16 installments of Channel 4's unruly-youngsters-with-superpowers spectacular Misfits

Next, Strevens produced An Adventure in Space and Timethe wonderful TV movie about Doctor Who's origins that tied into the show's 50th anniversary celebrations. Since then, he's worked on the legal drama SilkLondon-set series Capital, and Russell T. Davies' Channel 4 show Cucumber.

We look forward to seeing what Strevens and Chibnall do with the show. 

Chibnall has also added Sam Hoyle to his executive producer team for the new series. Hoyle produced Broadchurch with Chibnall.

Then we’ve got news of the first director for the new series. Jamie Child has a CV that includes episodes of PoldarkStan Lee’s Lucky Man, and Next of Kin. It turns out that he’s also going to be directing the first block of episodes for the new series of Doctor Who too, as revealed here

Expect lots more news in the weeks ahead, as Doctor Who series 11 begins filming…

Doctor Who Season 11 Composer

Doctor Who Season 11 officially has a new composer! Learn all about Segun Akinola here.

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The Walking Dead Season 9 Trailer, Release Date, Spoilers, Cast, and News

Everything you need to know about The Walking Dead season 9, including latest news, release date, cast, and much more!

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Jul 20, 2018

The Walking Dead season 9 is officially confirmed by AMC.

On one hand, this is not surprising news at all. AMC has been pretty open about its desire for The Walking Dead to run for as long as humanly possible - and then probably even after that. But with this announcement, AMC is also acknowledging some unexpected executive restructuring for the show. 

Scott Gimple, the executive producer and showrunner since season 4 of the show, will not be around for The Walking Dead season 9. Instead, he'll be elevated to "Chief Content Officer," which sounds like it could just mean "Emperor of The Walking Dead Extended Universe."

Long time writer for the show Angela Kang will take over as showrunner, making her the fourth showrunner in Walking Dead history, following Frank Darabont, Glen Mazzara, and Gimple. 

Here's everything else we know about The Walking Dead season 9:

The Walking Dead Season 9 Trailer

The first teaser for The Walking Dead season 9 has arrived ahead of the full SDCC trailer. Check it out below: 

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The Walking Dead Season 9 News

Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) has been cast in an undisclosed role, according to Comicbook.com. We'll keep you updated as soon as we learn more about who he is playing.

The Walking Dead has found its Yumiko in Eleanor Matsuura (Into the Badlands), reports Comicbook.com. Yumiko should be a familiar addition to the cast if you're a comic book fan. She was first introduced in issue #127 of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's book as a member of Magna's group of survivors -- a set of new characters introduced during the era of peace after the war with Negan and the Saviors. Magna, Yumiko, and the others are taken in by Alexandria.

Tony-nominated actress Lauren Ridloff has also joined the cast, according to EW. She will play a character named Connie for a "multi-episode arc." The character is described as "a seasoned survivor deft at using her senses to read people, situations, and trouble. Her character is deaf and uses American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate." Ridloff is, in fact, deaf in real life.

Connie is also a member of Magna's crew. It should be noted that Connie isn't deaf in the comics.

The Walking Dead Season 9 Release Date

The Walking Dead season 9 premiere will likely happen in October 2018. Nearly every season has started on the second or third Sunday of the month, so that's what we're expecting again.

For now, here's the first poster for the upcoming season:

The Walking Dead Season 9 Cast

In a shocking turn of events, it's now been reported that series lead Andrew Lincoln will exit the show during season 9. In fact, he's only expected to appear in "half-a-dozen" episodes next season. Norman Reedus will succeed Lincoln as the star of the show.

When The Walking Dead season 9 returns in October, it will do so with Lauren Cohan, who was still in contract negotiations until recently. In fact, some insiders feared that Cohan might move on from the show altogether. Cohan confirmed the news of her return at CinemaCon (via EW) while promoting her new movie, Mile 22

“I’m going back,” Cohan told EW. “There’s a lot more Maggie story to tell.” 

Avi Nash (Siddiq) and Callan McAuliffe (Alden) have both been promoted to series regulars, according to THR. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, especially in the case of Siddiq, who is a prominent character in the comics. Alden also grew into his own, from a Savior prisoner to a member of the Hilltop community. It looks like we'll see a lot more of these two in season 9. 

The Walking Dead Season 9 Story Details

There's going to be a serious time jump as we head into The Walking Dead Season 9. We outlined what this is all going to mean for the future of the show right here.

But with the new season currently filming, some photos have begun to leak out, and they tease the fate of a particular character. Beware of spoilers!

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Pierce Brosnan celebrates his 25 year anniversary with Keely Shaye Smith

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Pierce Brosnan – *le sigh*. I find him so dreamy. And I’m not just talking about how I’ve swooned over his handsome face since his Remington Steele days. I find him charming, affable and relatable. Even though he readily admits his life has not always been charmed, one bit of beauty is his 25-year relationship with his wife Keely Shaye Smith. To note this milestone, he posted a lovely note to her on Instagram:

Thank you for the love my love of these past 25 years, onwards… 🌹❤️

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For those who don’t know, Keely is Pierce’s second wife. His first wife, Cassandra, succumbed to ovarian cancer in 1991. He adopted Cassandra’s two children, Charlotte and Chris, after their father died in 1986. Tragically, Pierce lost Charlotte to the same cancer as her mother in 2013. Pierce met Keely a decade after Cassandra’s death and they been married for 17 years. In total, they have four sons, Chris and Sean, his sons with Cassandra and Dylan and Paris, his sons with Keely. So what is the couple’s secret for success? Hanging out together.

The pair will celebrate yet another anniversary this summer: 17 years of marriage. Brosnan, 65, and Shaye Smith tied the knot in Ireland in August 2001. They share two sons together: Dylan, 21, and Paris, 17.

Even after over two decades together, the pair isn’t afraid to show off some PDA. And Brosnan often gushes over his wife, telling the Independent in March 2016, “I love her vitality, her passion. She has this strength that I wouldn’t be able to live without. When Keely looks at me, I go weak.”

He shared with PEOPLE last year that spending quality time together is a key ingredient of their happy marriage.

“My wife and I took a short road trip up to Santa Barbara — we were going for a romantic weekend and to look at houses and drink great wine,” Brosnan said at the time. “We didn’t listen to any music, but we just listened to the sounds of each other’s voices and sorted out the world.”

[From People]

*Humble brag alert* My numbers are close to theirs – together 21 years, married 15. My advice is to never give ‘how to have a successful marriage’ advice but I do co-sign and spending quality time with your partner. Like phones-down, distractions-off quality time.

As is probably apparent, I like Pierce and Keely. They both have a good sense of humor about themselves and like I said, they acknowledge that life can be rough, but they celebrate what’s good about it. I’m usually not one for PDA, but Pierce and Keely don’t overdo it, more like they just get overcome by the moment occasionally. As he said, “When Keely looks at me, I go weak.” I mean come on – just reading that makes my knees give out. Happy anniversary, you two. Maybe you have many more years of going weak together.

Mama Mia! Here We Go Again opens today, so Pierce and Keely gifted us with this to celebrate:

Hello NYC …it’s Mama Mia time …🌹❤️

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Annabelle 3 Confirmed, Set in Warren House

Gary Dauberman, writer of The Nun and Annabelle, is helming Annabelle 3, a 1970s-set horror where the doll comes for Judy Warren.

News David Crow
Jul 20, 2018

At a certain point, it was going to become difficult continuing to set each continual Annabelle film further into the past by way of prequel. And yet, Annabelle, a real-life Raggedy Ann doll turned demonic, grayscale nightmare in James Wan’s The Conjuring movies, is still a star and must therefore have her demands. Particularly when there is a franchise to build. Luckily screenwriter Gary Dauberman and executive producer James Wan were on hand at “Scare Diego,” the New Line Cinema horror hound-event on the eve of San Diego Comic-Con. And thanks to both, we now know Annabelle 3 will be moving closer to current events in the timeline… and it will be set in the notoriously “treasured” Warren Museum of allegedly possessed and haunted artifacts.

The news came at the end of a gloriously grim night that included new footage from It: Chapter 2, The Curse of La Llorona, and The Nun. With Wan and Dauberman both producing the latter two, they had plenty to celebrate, including how the audience cringed in The Nun’s cold open when a sister of the cloth snaps her own neck via rope while attempting to escape a demon, or how slowly creeped out the non-initiated became about the real Latin legend of Lalorona (a weeping ghost). And yet, the biggest news they saved for last: After working on the screenplays for both Annabelle films, The Nun, and each chapter of It, Dauberman is finally sitting in the director’s chair for Annabelle 3… and the evil doll is now coming for poor, sweet Judy, the adorable little Warren girl played by Sterling Jerins in both of Wan’s Conjuring movies.

Describing the malevolent effect Annabelle will have on all the other malicious artifacts in the Warrens’ museum/garage, Dauberman teased the audience by saying, “She really awakens evil within that room, and they set their sights on the Warrens’ 10-year-old daughter Judy.” Noticing some groans of sympathy for the poor child who already was quite tormented in the original Conjuring by that mean, mean doll, Dauberman promises things will probably work out for Judy. Maybe. If she keeps a level head.

However, Wan, ever the showman of what he increasingly describes as his own universe within the larger Conjuring umbrella, amusingly deadpanned, “Annabelle basically activates all the other haunted artifacts in that room. So it’s basically Night at the Museum with Annabelle!”

So there you have it, a 10-year-old’s only hope of surviving this might be to call on Ben Stiller. Now there is a crossover event. Especially as if Judy is only 10, this is still set in the 1970s.

As per Dauberman, Annabelle 3 will be out in summer 2019, but in the meantime, there is still the Nun to contend with in September...

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Kirstjen Nielsen thinks ‘both sides’ are to blame for Russian meddling & Nazism

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen holds a news briefing at the White House

Kirstjen Nielsen is such a piece of work. This a–hole is the Homeland Security Secretary and she should have been fired months ago. She was the same jackass who gave one of the worst press conferences I’ve ever seen regarding all of the migrant children being kept in cages (which, incidentally, IS STILL HAPPENING). But since we’re talking about Russia and treason this week, Nielsen had some sh-t to say about that. For good measure, she threw in some appalling comparisons to the white supremacist terrorism in Charlottesville last year.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Thursday that Russia undoubtedly interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but declined to say directly that those efforts were aimed at helping elect Donald Trump.

“Russia was absolutely attempting to interfere in our election systems,” Nielsen said during an interview at the Aspen Security Forum. She endorsed the U.S. intelligence community assessment of Russian meddling “full stop,” she said later.

But pressed by moderator Peter Alexander of NBC News, Nielsen downplayed that the effort was aimed to benefit Trump, calling it “an effort to attack certain political parties … more than others” and saying Russia’s primary purpose is to “sow discord” in the U.S.

“I haven’t seen any evidence that the attempts to interfere in our election infrastructure was to favor a particular political party,” Nielsen said. “I think what we’ve seen on the foreign influence side is they were attempting to intervene and cause chaos on both sides, right, whether it was in Charlottesville where we saw them on both sides, whether it’s in Syria, both sides… So, no, I would not necessarily say that was the purpose. I think the overall purpose is to sow discord and get us all to fight against each other rather than understand who the enemy is.”

Pressed further during an audience question-and-answer session, Nielsen again underscored her support for the election interference assessment, but again ducked whether Russia’s aim was to help Trump and hurt his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

[From Politico]

BOTH SIDES! Don’t you know that BOTH SIDES are responsible for everything that happened? Violent white supremacists marched in Charlottesville and assaulted counterprotesters who, you know, just want to live peacefully in a multiracial, multiethnic society. Those Nazis killed a young woman, but BOTH SIDES had issues, so I guess Heather Heyer was murdered by Nazis because she was somehow to blame. Same with Russia: obviously Hillary Clinton was to blame AS WELL for how Russia hacked the DNC, spearphished her campaign staffers and actively threw the election for Donald Trump. Both sides, let me tell you.

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Zack Snyder Hasn’t Seen Final Justice League Cut

As hopes for a Snyder Cut of Justice League fade, it turns out that the director never saw the finished version of the film...

News Simon Brew
Jul 20, 2018

Three quarters of a year since it was released, the aftermath of Warner Bros’ Justice League film continues. The film, as you may recall, was originally being directed by Zack Snyder. He stepped away for reshoots and the final part of production, with Joss Whedon taking over. And the cut that ended up in cinemas was an odd mish-mash of basically two different approaches.

Snyder has stayed pretty quiet on the matter too, but fans have tried to rally for the release of a perceived ‘Snyder cut’ of Justice League. A cut that most reports suggest doesn’t actually exist.

In a new report by the Wall Street Journal, it looked into this, and too concluded that the Snyder cut of the movie isn’t actually anything in existence. That at most, Snyder would have done a very rough cut a year ahead of the film’s release. He was believed to be planning reshoots, too.

Interestingly, though, while Snyder didn’t directly contribute to the Wall Street Journal’s report, it was confirmed by his representation that the director “never watched the version of Justice League released in theatres."

A sizeable admission that, and perhaps the biggest indicator yet as to Snyder’s thoughts on the whole matter. While he was experiencing a huge personal tragedy at the time he left the project, it’s also become pretty clear since that Warner Bros all-but-removed him from the film.

As such, the Justice League that you got is the only one you’re getting. And if you don’t want to see it? Well, neither does the man who shot most of the footage…

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A movie based on the Wham song ‘Last Christmas’ is coming

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Since I’ve already seen Christmas decorations for sale this summer (really?), I feel it’s okay to discuss some upcoming holiday news. If there weren’t enough Christmas-themed movies to jam the holiday spirit down your throat (thanks, Freeform and the Hallmark Channel), there’s now one coming based on one of the most beloved Christmas songs in recent history not sung by Mariah Carey.

Last month, Deadline reported that Universal acquired a script penned by actress Emma Thompson and British performance artist Bryony Kimmings based on the 1984 hit by Wham. Paul Feig, who directed Bridesmaids and the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters (which I liked)m is slated to direct this new project. Side note: Paul has been killing it on Netflix’s The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale.

There aren’t many details about the movie, except that it’s a romantic story set in London and, presumably, someone gives someone else their heart and the very next day, that person gives it away. Sorry for the spoiler.

In an interview with England’s Radio Times, Bryony said that the idea for the project came from Emma, her husband Greg Wise and George Michael himself. She revealed, “When I came on board, George was up for it, he’d already signed something to say yes, but he’d passed away and Greg and Emma were still very keen to write it.” Bryony worked on the first draft of the script, while Emma wrote the second, final draft.

If Bryony has her way, there may be roles for some trans actors, as she told RT that George’s gay rights advocacy inspired her while she was working on the script, noting,

“[When] I wrote my draft, I tried to slip in some trans people and make sure there was queer politics in there. I don’t know how much of that remains!”

“I doubt there’ll be a trans lead. But I hope that there’s quite an element of queer in there, because you know it’s the story – it’s based on the song, Last Christmas.”

“George was such a massive advocate for gay rights – and a massive gay himself! – so I hope there’s a gay narrative in there.”

[From Radio Times]

I will admit that I border on being a “bah humbug” kind of person around Christmas time, as I don’t have kids, or decorate, or really get much into the spirit, but this project sounds intriguing. A lot of people forget that Emma got her start in comedy, working with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (who all were on my favorite episode of The Young Ones together) and Paul has done some solid comedy work. Yes, even Ghostbusters. This could be a new holiday movie staple, along with Elf and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at Chez Corey. I just hope the movie is more exciting than the video. I forgot what a snooze it was, save for George’s glorious 80s mane.

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Can The Meg Make Sharks Scary Again?

Can The Meg save a genre that has become toothless thanks to fodder like Sharknado and 3-Headed Shark Attack?

Feature Ti Singh
Jul 20, 2018

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Steven Spielberg has a lot to answer for, and we’re not just talking about Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. For over 40 years, his masterpiece Jaws, which saw man pitted against nature in the form of a 25ft swimming, killing machine, has been the greatest shark movie for all time.

When the film was released, the response was unprecedented. Not only did the film become the world’s first summer blockbuster, but shark-mania swept the globe creating everything from cheap rip offs (Orca! It’s Jaws with a killer whale!) to ice-cream flavors (Jawberry, Finilla).

Jaws author Peter Benchley later stated he regretted how the film’s success forever villainized sharks and 40 years on, that influence is still being felt.

In the wake of Jaws, sharks became the perfect cinematic villain. Sleek, silent, uncompromising, and packed with teeth, they embody many of our primordial fears. They have no complex motive or grand plan, they just want to eat us.

However, once the Jaws franchise was run into the ground with the risible Jaws 3 and Jaws The Revenge, there was still a demand for shark movies. While the menu stayed the same (nubile teens and unsuspecting public officials), the once terrifying killers of the deep descended into parody – and there are two main culprits: Roger Corman and The Asylum (and their Sy-Fy partners-in-crime).

Mega-sharks and Sharknados

Thanks to the popularity of Corman’s Sharktopus and The Asylum’s Mega-Shark series, sharks must no longer be able to just swim and eat, they must fly and lay devastation to entire cities. In the case of Ghost Shark, they can even come back from the dead!

The result? An entire genre of ridiculous shark movies that turn nature’s premier killing machine into awfully rendered CGI abominations. Mega Shark Vs. Mecha Shark, Two-Headed Shark Attack, Dinoshark, Sharks In Venice, Sand Sharks, Shark Avalanche – these aren’t the result of a cheese-induced nightmare after a screening of Deep Blue Sea, these are actual movie titles.

Whereas sharks once represented the evil within us all or the wrath of mother nature, now they’re just cannon fodder, often being blown up with shotguns or gutted with chainsaws.

What’s worse is that the image of sharks in movies hasn’t done anything for their reputation in the real world where 100 million are killed annually.

However, despite The Asylum and Sy-Fy creating new shark films every month, things could be about to change as The Meg looks to take a massive chomp out of the summer.

Pleased to eat you

While recent ‘serious’ shark dramas like The Shallows and 47 Meters Down have had mixed receptions and modest success, it is still ironically the mania around films like Sharknado that have shown studios that there is an audience for shark films. The question is what direction to go in? Camp like Deep Blue Sea? Or serious like Jaws?

By casting Jason Statham, putting Bobby Darin’s Beyond The Sea over the trailer and slapping the tag-line “Pleased to eat you” on the poster, Warner Brothers have made their intentions clear with their eagerly-anticipated 2018 blockbuster The Meg – it’s going to be pure camp entertainment! However, it has taken decades for directors and studios to decide how to best put the prehistoric shark on the big screen.

Steven Alten’s book Meg was first published in 1997 and back then the rights were snapped up by Walt Disney, just as a 14-year-old version of this author also discovered it. Eventually, the House of Mouse opted not to dive into prehistoric shark waters and the Meg sank into development hell, as directors like Jan de Bont and Eli Roth came and went. For a few years, this author’s dream of a big-screen Meg film continued to shine bright and that’s why there’s a character in Meg 4: Hell’s Aquarium called Captain Timon Singh (true story), however, years soon turned to decades.

Sure, 2003’s Shark Attack 3: Megalodon with John Barrowman was entertaining enough, but a creature as terrifying as a Megalodon needed a budget of millions behind it to make it worth watching. Step forward, The Stath… and, financial backing from a Chinese studio.

With National Treasure’s Jon Turteltaub taking the reins, putting The Stath front and centre and surrounding him with a cast that includes Ruby Rose and Rainn Wilson, it’s fair to say the focus won’t be so much on scares, but campier blockbuster entertainment with everyone inevitability waiting for the moment that The Stath does a flying-punch on the Megalodon.

However, we could still have a few scary moments.

Steve Alten’s book theorises that in the deepest, darkest oceanic trenches, it may not be just Megalodons that lurk beneath the waves. Darkness, extreme pressures and the claustrophobia of submersibles could see audiences jumping in terror as the Meg (and other creatures?) lunge out of the deep.

Time will tell how The Meg will perform box-office-wise, but the world has long been overdue a decent shark blockbuster. Will The Meg give us nightmares about going back into the water? Probably not, but it will probably go a long way in making shark films respectable again. Plus, if it is a hit, Hollywood still has all those numerous USS Indianapolis scripts floating around…

Timon Singh is a film writer and runs The Bristol Bad Film Club. He has just finished his first book: Born To Be Bad: Interviews With The Greatest Villains In Action Cinema.

Pose’s Indya Moore: ‘We deserve the same things that cis women do’

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On Sunday night, the season finale of Pose airs on FX. I can’t believe it’s already over. It’s such a great show, as I’ve already told you. Fortunately, Ryan Murphy’s critically-acclaimed has been picked up for a second season, set to air in 2019.

Part of the success of the show is due to breakout star Indya Moore, who plays Angel, a sex worker who finds herself having an affair with one of her clients, a married man played by Murphy regular Evan Peters. Before Pose the gorgeous, Bronx-born 23-year-old did some modeling, appeared in the independent film Saturday Church, and appeared alongside RuPaul’s Drag Race alums Vivacious and Yuhua Hamasaki (and the backpack kid) when Katy Perry performed “Swish Swish” on SNL.

Entertainment Tonight spoke with Indya about her role on the show and her part in increasing the visibility of the trans community, with the help of Pose writers Our Lady J and Janet Mock. (Mock directed the amazing sixth episode of the series, which left me ugly crying on the treadmill at the gym.)

On Janet Mock’s work and telling the story of trans women and their relationships:
“She touched on the issues that trans women experience around desirability. She really touched on the reality of how affected we are by people who are afraid of being ostracized just by being in proximity to us.”

“This is something that I felt recently through Angel and it was an experience I also had. Learning to want more myself is something that Janet, Our Lady J and I experienced growing up to who we are as adults.”

“We deserve the same things that cis women do, the same things that other humans do, from our social lives to our families to love.”

On working with Evan Peters, who last played an evil cult leader on American Horror Story:
“Just knowing I would be playing opposite of him, I had fears my character was going to be killed. I just felt like, ‘Wow, it wouldn’t be far off at all. It would actually be very parallel to the reality of what life is like for Angel.’”

Fortunately for Indya:
“His comfort level was really affirming for me and helped me to perform better.”

[From Entertainment Tonight]

Indya and her Pose co-stars Mj Rodriguez (Blanca) and Dominique Jackson (Elektra) were interviewed by Janet for the latest issue of Out magazine, where she talked about using her role in on the show to further help increase visibility for trans people, stating:

I definitely want to use my platform as a microphone for so many voices that have been silenced for so long. That is exactly what I was looking for when I was in foster care. I always remember wanting just to know that there was someone out there who was like me and who could also help me to think of myself in a different way as a young, gender variant person. I always wanted someone to speak out against what was happening to me and what I was going through because of it. There’s a lot of unlearning and relearning and I want to be a part of that process. I think empathy is the gap that is missing. We don’t see a lot of people who are not trans taking the initiative to speak up for trans people. For so long we have been our own mothers. For so long we have been our own fighters and fighters for other people.

[From Out]

I obviously love Pose and Angel’s story line continues to be one of the most moving on the show. I also think Indya is beautiful and I hope this is the start of a long career for her as an actress. She’s currently working on a sci-fi anthology series called Magic Hour. She’s not only acting in it, she’s serving as an executive producer. She told W Magazine, “It’s a really dope, awesome project because I’ve always wanted to be involved in action; action and sci-fi are my favorite genres. That’s where I feel like I fit in as a performer the most. And comedy too!” I, personally, can’t wait to see what’s next for her…and season 2 of Pose, of course.

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It: Chapter 2 Footage Revealed and Described at SDCC

Horror fans at SDCC got their first glimpse of the Losers Club all grown-up in It: Chapter Two. So of course Richie runs his mouth.

News David Crow
Jul 20, 2018

Hey losers, we’re getting a sequel to the movie that turned Pennywise the Dancing Clown into 2017’s most hypnotic meme. So perhaps we’re the winners, after all? Yep, It: Chapter Two is on its way, and no fan of Stephen King or the previous movie is as excited as Andy Muschietti, the director of both It films. Sadly, Muschietti couldn’t appear in-person at Scare Diego, New Line Cinema’s San Diego Comic-Con eve event for horror fans, as the filmmaker had a very understandable obligation: he is currently shooting It: Chapter Two in Toronto with an all-star cast that includes Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and more… such as the returning Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise. But be that as it may, he did appear by video to reveal some enticing new footage.

There were plenty of quick cuts to scenes from the feel-good ending of 2017’s It, as well as Muschietti acknowledging he takes an enjoyment out of fans being as obsessed with casting the Losers Club in their late 30s as he was while making the sequel. However, there were a few major tidbits gleaned in the It: Chapter Two sizzle reel, including the first footage of a film that only began production a few weeks ago.

After a tantalizing montage of the adult cast’s first table read, as well as what looked like a script read for child actors Sophia Lillis and Jaeden Lieberher, who play teenaged Beverly and Bill, our first actual footage from It: Chapter Two unveiled itself. So it of course was Richie Tozier cracking wise.

In a sequence that is sure to raise an eyebrow of anyone who’s read Stephen King’s magnum opus in prose form (or saw the dippy 1990 miniseries), we are able to quickly glean the adult cast of It: Chapter Two has gathered in a sequence set in a Chinese restaurant. It is the moment where the Losers Club is all reunited for the first time since their summer pact in 1989, now adults who can barely recall childhood or each other. James McAvoy stands tall as Bill Denbrough, sporting a full luscious mane of hair for those wondering if McAvoy was shaving his head again (Bill goes bald in the book). He is staring incredulously at all his childhood friends gathered in one place, including Chastain as an adult Beverly, and most deliciously Bill Hader as adult Richie.

Banging a tacky ceremonial gong behind him (it is set in suburban Maine), Hader’s Richie shouts out, “What’s up losers?! So what do y’all want to talk about?” At least the way it is edited, James Ransone’s adult Eddie Kaspbrak mutters “holy shit” in disbelief. The sequence is part of a sizzle reel that also includes Chastain’s adult Bev being phased by something and checking her smartphone, in a departure from the 1985-set novel.

For those uninitiated to the importance of Chinese restaurants and It, Stephen King based a pivotal sequence in the novel on a favorite local restaurant in Bangor, Maine. In that Chinese themed establishment, the Losers Club has its first meeting wherein at least six of the seven losers attend a makeshift reunion. It is a crucial moment in all of their lives, even before Pennywise makes an unannounced entrance during dessert. Obviously seeing a hint of that sequence sent horror fans into an uproar in San Diego.

It will be of course well over a year before we see the full scene play out, as It: Chapter Two will not be released until Sept. 6, 2019. In the meantime, however, just seeing Bill Hader greet his fellow losers is a meal unto itself. Hence why we’ll probably skip opening those fortune cookies…

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The Lost Rival to Deep Impact and Armageddon

The summer of 1998 nearly had a third comet hitting the Earth movie - one that involved James Cameron...

Feature Simon Brew
Jul 20, 2018

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Readers of a certain vintage may well recall the spectacular showdown of summer 1998. In the one corner, there was Mimi Leder’s thoughtful, more character-driven comet hurtling to Earth movie, Deep Impact. In the other, Michael Bay’s less thoughtful, less character-driven comet hurtling to Earth movie, Armageddon.

I really like both films, and I wasn’t alone. Both snagged decent reviews. Both snagged good box office. As the turn of the century approached, cinema audiences were clearly in the mood to watch the world being torn apart by seemingly unstoppable forces from outer space.

What’s perhaps less known though than one of the highest profile blockbuster battles of the 1990s is that originally, there was a third film in the mix. In the much the same way that originally, three Robin Hood movies were due to ride into Sherwood Forest in the summer 1991 only for one to be crowded out of the running, so we never got to see a third comet flick, Bright Angel Falling.

As it turned out, this one was in development for a good numbers of years beforehand. And it was a project initiated by James Cameron.

Cameron originally penned a treatment for the film, and then involved director Peter Hyams. The pair of them worked that treatment into a screenplay, and the script at one point leaked online The plan was for Hyams to direct, with Cameron’s docket at the time concerned with True Lies and Titanic. That said, as I understand it, even had his schedule been freer, Cameron was happy to be writer on this one.

And the film did gain some initial legs. The project was set up at 20th Century Fox, where Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment had – and still has – a development deal. Gale Anne Hurd was set to produce. A finished screenplay was written.

The ingredients to Bright Angel Falling are not too far from what you might expect. There’s a divorced astronaut called Will Seacord as the lead, and he has a 15-year old daughter who’s rebelling. I like to think that Geostorm tipped its hat to that setup. Seacord, then, finds himself withdrawn from NASA’s lead flight crew, and he has to consider another career, and come to terms with being a bad parent.

Separately, a young astronomer spots something in the sky. She identifies it as a comet, and the realisation hits that Planet Earth is in Big Trouble. The President is told, and it becomes clear that we’re looking at an extinction level event, with three months before Earth is wiped out.

How can it be averted? In the case of Bright Angel Falling, an old student thesis paper is discovered, that has an idea to play two bombs on said comet. Those bombs will then alter the trajectory of it, it’ll miss Earth, we’ll all survive.

Where Bright Angel Falling takes a slightly different turn, though, is that a crew is put together to go and save us all, when they are attacked in a religiously-motivated attack. If only there was a recently stood down NASA pilot who could step in, go through a bit of training, and save the day? He needs to get a crack on, though, as parts of the comet have started to hit Earth already.

Once he’s on the comet, things naturally don’t quite go to plan, and someone needs to make the ultimate sacrifice. Er, Seacord then shuts his fellow crew member into the escape shuttle, so that he can manually detonate the bombs, and save the world.

Copies of the screenplay have long since vanished online, and thus I’m indebted to ScriptShadow for the breakdown of the project. You can read its analysis here

I can’t help but concur with its argument that large elements of the story coincidentally appeared in the two comet pictures that we did see. And that given Cameron’s story was doing the rounds a good half decade before, there’s a good pub conversation that could be had – without lawyers listening, natch – as to just how coincidental that overlap was. Interestingly, features that cropped up in both Deep Impact and Armageddon are evident in the script that Cameron and Hyams put together.

The reason Bright Angel Falling ultimately didn’t happen is a fairly obvious one. When word of Cameron and Hyam’s project came to light, it seemed to spur the competition. As such, DreamWorks was pouring money and resources into Deep Impact (director Mimi Leder quickly jumped from hers and DreamWorks’ debut feature, The Peacemaker), and Disney was spending even more on Armageddon.

A development war broke out, and Fox’s film was going to be third out of the gate. That proved fatal. Third in a race that Hollywood wasn’t sure could sustain two films was always going to be the death knell to the project, and Bright Angel Falling duly became added to the list of Hollywood’s unproduced blockbusters, its name destined to only be mentioned by loveable, cuddly websites…

Doctor Who Season 11: What Can We Expect?

Based on what's emerged from the Doctor Who SDCC panel, we look ahead to series 11, the Thirteenth Doctor, and what's ahead...

Feature Mark Harrison
Jul 20, 2018

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Jodie Whittaker has been falling for an awfully long time. Her first series of Doctor Who expected to land on BBC One sometime in October, but between her first appearance at the end of "Twice Upon A Time" last Christmas, the usual influx of tidbits about plot details and guest stars is all but non-existent.

Where previous executive producers of the 21st century revamp, Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat, would usually have given away something by this stage, incoming head writer Chris Chibnall has thus far been incredibly successful in keeping the forthcoming eleventh series under wraps.

With only a couple of months to go, we know very little about what to expect. From the usual trickle of updates in Doctor Who Magazine to the various massive leaks that have plagued the previous series, Chibnall has effectively put a dam up to keep information getting out. Even the last week of publicity, including a specially-shot teaser trailer that aired during the BBC's World Cup final coverage and a further trailer released at San Diego Comic-Con, has been unusually guarded.

"It's really so that we can get it to you guys and everyone else in the world at the same time all polished,” Chibnall explained at the panel. “I really love television when it's a communal experience […] I want you guys to all be talking about it at the same time, and we have things you're not going to want to be spoiled for."

Shy of a couple of updates to directors' CVs and a pesky leaked clip from the first episode, the new production team have effectively locked most of the details down. This approach has more in common with the secretive marketing for JJ Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens than previous series of Doctor Who. The 50-second teaser shows no new monsters, but instead shows off the new cast in action.

"All of this is new to me," the new Doctor says. "New faces, new worlds, new times. So if I asked really, really nicely, would you be my new best friends?"

If Chibnall has his way, it'll all be new to us too and that's no bad thing. But we're Doctor Who fans, so that's not going to stop us trying to figure out what we can all the same. So, here's a round-up of what we know so far and what we can expect from this brave new start to the Doctor's adventures. 

New faces

Aside from Whittaker and Chibnall taking over the TARDIS on their respective sides of the camera, the new Doctor will come with three new friends. It worked back in 1963 when the First Doctor travelled with his granddaughter Susan and her two teachers Ian and Barbara. Generationally speaking, we'll get a reversal of that dynamic, with two young friends alongside an older companion.

On the younger side, there's Tosin Cole as Ryan Sinclair and Mandip Gill as Yasmin “Yas” Khan. These characters are young police officers who will run into the Doctor as she recovers from her regeneration. You would think more coppers would have stepped into the police box over the years, but Yas and Ryan will be the first that we can think of.

The Doctor's other companion is Graham O'Brien, played by Bradley Walsh. Having previously worked with the new boss playing DS Ronnie Brooks on Law & Order UK, Walsh could be playing a third police officer, but we're expecting Graham to be more in line with Brian Williams, Rory's dad, who was created by Chibnall for the 2012 series and played by Mark Williams. While promoting his appearance in a Peter Pan pantomime last Christmas, Walsh described Graham as “the Doctor's Smee” in interviews.

Sharon D. Clarke completes the regular cast as an as-yet-unnamed regular character. She doesn't show up in the teaser and she's remained tight-lipped about her role, which could as easily by either a Camille Coduri or a Michelle Gomez-type turn.

On the guest star front, we've been promised some big names, (not least by RTD, who used his guest Production Notes column in a recent Doctor Who Magazine to tease the casting of a huge star that Chibnall had told him about) but they're not in evidence in the trailer. We do get a glimpse of the great Shaun Dooley, another Broadchurch alum, running around in the dark with the new team TARDIS. Otherwise, the teaser focuses on the new regulars. 

However, outside of the trailers, we've had some unofficial confirmations by guest stars themselves. Alan Cumming revealed during an interview on the Homo Sapiens podcast that he’s playing King James I in the series. The following week, while Clarke was keeping shtum about her role in the new series on an episode of Radio 4's Loose Ends, Lee Mack quite happily revealed that he has a small role in one of the new episodes.

For many though, the main attraction will be Whittaker. More than just the first female Doctor, she's a marvellous actress with enormous range, as seen from her emotionally strong turn in Broadchurch to her brilliantly eccentric turn in the underappreciated Adult Life Skills

Chibnall has described his leading lady as "incredibly warm, funny, energetic, inclusive – she’s the greatest friend you could wish to have as your guide around the universe.” While Peter Capaldi's portrayal of the character is unfairly described as too grumpy, she should present a marked contrast from his approach and even those who went before him, with their last-of-the-Time-Lords angst. 

New times

It's all change behind the scenes too. While Moffat experimented with the 13-episode format across his tenure as executive producer, there wasn't some vast changing-of-the-guard from Davies' run, with writers and directors being carried over to Series 5. Expanding the general feeling that the show is heading for a new frontier, there won't be so much continuity for the impending changeover.

In fact, as it stands, all indications are that Chibnall might be the only writer working on this series who has previously contributed to Doctor Who. BBC Head of Drama Piers Wenger has previously stated that several scripts would come from female writers this year, but if it's all-change, that might scupper any hopes of a return by Series 10 writers Sarah Dollard and Rona Munro in the short term.

At Comic-Con, Chibnall addressed the rumours of a US TV style writers' room for Series 11, saying that they've employed a mix of the British and American models. It's also been confirmed that Chibnall is writing five episodes and that two of the five guest writers on this series are women, including the first-ever woman of colour to contribute to the TV show.

Grab a pinch of salt for this one, but there was a rumour last year about former children's laureate Malorie Blackman writing an episode. Having previously written The Ripple Effect, a Seventh Doctor short story for Who's 50th anniversary in 2013, Blackman is best known for her Noughts & Crosses novels, but a track record in writing for children's TV that includes Byker Grove and the BBC version of her own Pig Heart Boy.

On the other hand, we do know who’s directing the series. Jamie Childs will direct four episodes, including the extended premiere and the finale. With a CV including Poldark, Next Of Kinand Stan Lee’s Lucky Manit was Childs who directed the clip that revealed Whittaker as the 13th Doctor to the world, as seen on BBC One after the 2017 Wimbledon men’s singles final. 

Taking two episodes apiece, the other announced directors are Mark Tonderai, (whose film work includes The House At The End Of The Street and 2009’s Hush) Sallie Aprahamian, (CBBC’s The Dumping Ground and Wolfblood) and Jennifer Perrott (Newton’s LawDoctorsHollyoaks).  

At the moment, the only director with past form on Who is Wayne Yip, (Series 10’s Empress Of Mars and The Eaters Of Light) who is reportedly working on the currently filming Christmas special. He's one of the few who has been carried over though. Even Murray Gold, who's composed music for the show since it returned in 2005, retired from Who with Twice Upon A Time. The score for the new series will be composed by Segun Akinola, whose BBC documentary track Mount Nyiragongo might give us an idea of what to expect from his arrangement of the iconic theme tune.

Another significant announcement out of Comic-Con was that there will be no two-parters and that each episode of the next series will be a self-contained adventure, series arcs notwithstanding.

Chibnall told Digital Spy yesterday: "What we want is for people to feel like we've got the range and variety of Doctor Who this year. So if you've never seen it before, you're gonna fall in love with it, and if you have seen it, you're gonna get those things that you love about the show across the 10 episodes." 

The idea of this series as a jumping-on point seems to be the prevalent theme of what we've heard so far. As fun as the fan service of the last few years has been, this really feels more like a fresh start, not only because we now have a female Doctor but because the show gets to cast off from the same opportunity that the showrunners had in 2005 and 2010 again.

New worlds

That's compounded by the notion that we're not going to see any returning monsters in the new series. It's a lovely idea and one that's been floated many times before each series, but it's hard to credit. RTD and the Grand Moff were both branded as liars at different points for not giving away spoilers for their own shows.  

It's unsurprising then that a sector of online fandom is now determined that the Daleks must be in the Christmas special, based on Chibnall's comments about not having seen them yet. On the other hand, if there's a Dalek or a Cyberman or a Weeping Angel around this year, the current teasers don't go for the easy money shots by showing them to us.

Instead, the focus is entirely on the characters. We're promised lots of new monsters, but then Doctor Who has always had monsters. What glimpses we do get of the new (orange!) sonic screwdriver and alien worlds still put the characters in the centre of attention. It's a big cast of regulars and it looks like they know how to use them.

More than any other show, Doctor Who gets to reboot itself every few years, but there shouldn't be a race to touch every base before the new start is properly worn in. But compare 2005's Dalek, which came halfway through the first series, to 2010's third episode, Victory Of The Daleks

When you know the show already, isn't it better to get to know the Ninth Doctor first and look forward to that showdown? If you were new to that series, didn't you learn the Daleks so much better by seeing how this lovely bloke in the leather jacket reacts to them? Putting characters before the iconography is an approach that satisfies both long-time fans and newcomers. 

If and when the Daleks do show up in the new series, it'll be nice to have got to know the characters first. But by the same token, I might be just as glad to look a pillock when they show up ten minutes into episode one. The poker face that the series is putting on thus far is part of what makes it so exciting.

It feels like ages since we met the Thirteenth Doctor on Christmas Day, but from now until the first episode of Series 11 drops, it's Christmas Eve. Publicity will ramp up between now and October-ish and we'll probably get more of a peek at what we're getting, but what we've gleaned so far is that this is a show that looks hell-bent on making some new best friends out of the audience.

The eleventh series of Doctor Who will air on BBC One and BBC America later this year.

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Ariana Ready To Call Off Wedding To Pete Amid Family Fears & Fan Backlash

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Ariana Grande may not be getting the fairytale ending after all, as RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned she is already feeling regrets over accepting her fiancé Pete Davidson’s quickie proposal.

Just two weeks after the singer, 25, defended her man over controversial comments he made about the terrorist attack at her U.K. concert last year, a friend claimed she is “having some serious cold feet” about their future wedding.

“Ariana didn’t know who Pete really was, and fell in love with the idea of being in love,” the pal told Radar.

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“Her friends and family, as well as her team, are already starting to see this relationship fall apart.”

Grande and Davidson, 24, got engaged just weeks after confirming their whirlwind romance in June, shocking her die-hard fans, who were quick to point out his previous comments about the Manchester bombing.

“Ariana wants the fairytale so bad, but Pete has already started to take a toll on her image, and she’s tired of constantly having to stick up for him,” the source explained.

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As Radar previously reported, Ariana’s brother Frankie — who just celebrated one year of sobriety — does not approve based on the fact that comic previously admitted to checking into rehab for substance abuse issues, yet actively promotes smoking marijuana on social media.

Other family members are afraid it’s all moving too fast, a source told Radar — and fear the up-and-coming comic could be using the superstar for fame and fortune.

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Meghan Markle’s Brother Thinks Royal Family Is Turning Her ‘Into A Zombie’

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Meghan Markle’s half brother has written to the Queen suggesting that his sister is turning into a zombie and prisoner of the royal family!

Thomas Markle Jr. sent Elizabeth a bizarre handwritten note exclusively obtained by RadarOnline.com which asserts that Meghan, 36, is being tormented in her new role as wife of Prince Harry.

While he starts his claim by saying, “Meghan & Harry look very much in love and happy together, although Meghan [is] living under your rules and Royal household regulations,” Thomas Jr. continued with some over-the-top claims!

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He wrote in the July 8 missive, “I think Meg may feel like she’s being held prisoner and turning into a zombie.”

Thomas Jr., the son of Meghan’s controversial father Thomas Sr., added that Harry’s dad Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, might be persecuting her!

He cited “the tension from Camila [sic] toward her and also being treated different than Kate, the pressure on Meg has got to be overwhelming.”

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Is Thomas Jr. on to something?

A source recently told Radar that Meghan has some regrets, missing her old life after walking down the aisle with Prince Harry.

“Meghan hasn’t really adjusted well to her new role,” a palace insider claimed.

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Thomas Jr., who, along with his dad, has caused Meghan embarrassment as she married Harry, 33, also wrote in his letter that loved ones are terrified that she will go to an early grave just like her husband’s mom, Princess Diana—if she refuses to fall in line with the royal family.

He wrote to the Queen that it would be “sad to see Meg’s dreams broken if she were to fail in her new position and disappear from the royal family.”

The brother of Prince Harry’s wife begged Elizabeth in his note to “treat her like the rest of the royal family.”

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Jailed Apollo Nida’s Fiancee Slams His Ex Phaedra Parks For Keeping Their Kids Away!

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Phaedra Parks loves calling the shots!

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star refuses to take her two kids to see their father Apollo Nida in prison — and according to his fiancee, it’s breaking his heart.

RadarOnline.com spoke exclusively to Sherien Almufti, who said the entire ordeal is sad and upsetting.

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“Apollo’s so in love with his sons and unfortunately his ex doesn’t bring them to see him,” the real estate investor explained to Radar. “There isn’t a birthday, Father’s Day or holiday where Apollo doesn’t send them gifts and write them letters. He loves them.”

“Whatever he and Phaedra are going through, I hope that one day they can resolve it for the sake of their kids,” she continued. “We’re still engaged and I see him every week. When we get married, I will welcome and love his children as if they were my own and I can’t wait until he gets out so we can all be a family again.”

A source previously told Radar that Parks doesn’t want to put her kids through the pain of visiting their dad in prison, where he will remain until August 2020.

In his children’s absence, Almufti said Nida — who was sentenced to eight years behind bars in 2014 after pleading guilty to bank fraud and identity theft charges — is spending most of his time reading and staying in tip-top shape.

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“He’s become the prison’s fitness guru. Literally everybody in there goes to him for nutrition and working out tips,” she revealed. “Working out and focusing on his body is how he keeps his mind being locked up and he loves teaching and helping other inmates in the process.”

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Killer Betty Broderick Admits She’s Sorry For ‘Evil’ 1989 Murder Of Ex-Husband

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Nearly 30 years after gunning down her ex-husband and his new wife in a murder that shocked the country — scorned wife, Elizabeth Betty Broderick, finally confesses and admits she is “sorry” for her evil deed, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

A vengeful Betty made national headlines in 1989 after using a .38-caliber revolver to pump bullets into her cheating ex, Dan, 44, and his new wife, Linda Kolkena, 28, as they lay in bed.

“I’m sorry for what my kids went through,” she said in prison emails sent to a friend and obtained exclusively by Radar.

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“I am sorry I killed their Dad. I am sorry to all their friends and relatives. They were shocked beyond belief. So was I! They lost their brother, sister, friends.”

Betty, now 70, was convicted of the brutal killing in 1991 and sentenced to 32 years to life in the Chino, Calif., women’s prison — where she still remains after being denied parole for the second time last year (January 2017).

Her next chance for parole will be in 15 years — which she admits could be her death sentence.

“I am 70 (years) old now. I need to go home. If they keep me much longer I will refuse to leave because I won’t be able to get back on my feet at this age,” she said in an emotional email alongside a sad face emoji.

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Betty was a pretty 17-year-old San Diego socialite when she met brilliant Notre Dame student Daniel. Five years later, in 1969, they married, and she worked while he attended medical school and then Harvard Law School.

A dozen years later, they were wealthy, and Dan was one of the top lawyers in the California. But Betty’s happiness was short lived. Dan hired the stunning 22-year-old Linda as a legal secretary and in 1985 he moved out!

When their divorce became final in 1989, the millionaire lawyer got sole custody of their two youngest kids. Betty got $30,000 and no rights of visitation.

Dan claims a jealous angry Betty broke into his house, smashed mirrors and windows and spray painted the walls and furnishings. After he filed for divorce, he says she drove her car through his front door. He had her jailed twice!

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Three months later, in April 1989, Dan and the former airline stewardess married. On Nov. 5, a distraught Betty crept into their home and slaughtered them.

The case had so many sensational twists, the first trial ended in a hung jury and become so controversial it was recreated in a TV movie starring Meredith Baxter and Stephen Collins.

Betty was denied parole in 2010 because as one board member put it: “Your heart is still bitter, and you are still angry.”

And despite her apology, Betty still seems resentful and incredibly continues to justify the murder by saying: “I just desperately needed them to let me live mine free from constant intimidation, threats, harassment, lawsuits, jail, fines, etc.”

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Owner Of Land Where Caylee Anthony’s Body Was Found Reveals ‘Shock’ 10 Years Later

The owner of the land where Caylee Anthony’s body was discovered ten years ago is speaking out for the first time to Radar about dealing with the “shock” of her remains lying on his property.

Florida resident Thomas Hendricks has been trying to sell Caylee’s grave site for years. In his first-ever interview, Hendricks revealed to Radar that he didn’t even know the murdered tot was missing before her corpse was found on December 11, 2008.

“I don’t watch the news so when the police called I had no knowledge of what they were talking about,” Hendricks recalled of the horrific 2008 discovery.

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Hendricks added that police officers were “stupefied” to learn he was unaware of Caylee’s missing status as it had been heavily reported at the time.

When the property owner learned the disturbing details of Casey Anthony’s daughter’s brutal killing, he told Radar, “Of course I was shocked.”

Still, Hendricks said he chose not to follow the case as the rest of the country watched on in horror.

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“I don’t find it useful,” Hendricks said of local and national media outlets. “I didn’t follow it through.”

Hendricks recalled being questioned by police on the day Caylee’s skeletal remains were found inside of a trash bag that had been wrapped in a blanket.

“They wanted to know particulars about the property,” he said.

Today, the plot of land is on sale for a whopping $40,000, Radar reported. Realtors who listed the half-acre plot of land advertise it as a “wooded paradise” despite it being a murder scene.

Hendricks said he has not visited the site in years but it does cross his mind.

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“When I think about the property, sometimes I think about the [Caylee] situation,” Hendricks confessed.

The land owner said he’s still “clueless” as to what really happened there.

He is, however, aware that citizens from all over the country often visit the site and leave gifts – particularly crosses – for the deceased tot.

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One eyewitness recently told Radar the half-acre plot of land is like a “swamp” that cannot be built on. Hendricks denied that claim, adding it’s property a potential buyer can develop on.

“It’s property that you can build on,” Hendricks told Radar. “I’m trying to get rid of the property because I don’t want to build on it.”

What do you think of Hendricks’ shocking revelations? Let us know in the comments.

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Jinger Duggar Gives Birth to First Child!

SHE'S HERE!

Following months of anticipation and numerous updates on Instagram, Jinger Duggar and husband Jeremy Vuolo welcomed their first child into the world very early on Thursday morning.

She was born at 4:37 a.m., according to the very proud and excited father himself.

Jinger Duggar Baby Pic

“God is so kind. Jinger gave birth to Felicity Nicole Vuolo this morning at 4:37 a.m.,” Vuolo said in a statement not too long ago, adding:

“Felicity weighs 8 lbs and 3 oz, and is 19.5 inches long. Both mom and baby are healthy, doing great, and resting well.

"We are very thankful for her safe arrival and look forward to life as parents!”

The couple got married in November of 2016 and announced in January of this year that they were expecting.

They did so via a message that read as follows:

The past fourteen months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage.

We both looked forward to the joys of marriage but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be.

Truly, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning! Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: we are expecting our first child.

We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Jinger-ing All the Way

A few months later, in April, Jinger and Jeremy revealed that they were having a girl.

Citing their own parents this time around, the TLC stars said:

“We could not be more excited and are eagerly anticipating meeting our little lady this Summer.

"We especially love thinking forward and realizing that she will have excellent role models in both of her grandmothers, who cannot wait to shower her with love."

Just a few days ago, Jinger posted her final baby bump photo on social media, making it clear to followers that she was so very close to popping.

Previous to this update, Duggar had posed with a chalkboard and her growing stomach on a near-weekly basis, keeping fans apprised of her progress by comparing the size of her fetus to cantaloupes, bell peppers and pumpkins.

You can see what we mean here:

Jinger Duggar at 38 Weeks

Jinger seemed to have a relatively calm and healthy pregnancy overall.

(Easy for us to sit back from a distance and say, we know.)

"I do think probably what surprised me most is just being so tired all the time," she told Us Weekly at one point in her journey, adding that Jeremy had been a massive help in terms of being in charge of meals and:

"I was never a napper, like having to take a nap, and now it’s like, ‘Ooh! I think I want to nap every day!"

That's good.

She's been catching up on her sleep prior to likely not getting any for awhile.

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Felicity Nicole Vuolo, meanwhile, will be in good company:

Duggar’s sister, Joy-Anna, welcomed a son named Gideon with husband Austin Forsyth in February of this year.

Also, their sister-in-law, Kendra, gave birth to a son named Garrett David with husband Joseph Duggar on June 8.

You'll be able to learn plenty more about Jinger's pregnancy and first child when Counting On returns with new episodes in July 30 at 9/8c.

Here's a preview:

Looks quite quite the adventurous time ahead for all.

Oh, and one more thing of course:

CONGRATULATIONS TO JINGER AND JEREMY!

Your baby is absolutely adorable and we wish you the best of luck as parents.

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Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #3 Review – Not Enough Claws or Killer

Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #3
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Writer: Mariko Tamaki, Artists: Butch Guice and Mack Chater, Inkers: Cam Smith and Mack Chater, Color Artist: Dan Brown, Letters: VC's Joe Sabino, Cover by: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Roberto Poggi, and Dean White, Variant Cover by: Eric Canete, Assistant Editor: Annalise Bissa, Editor: Jordan D. White, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99

Daken is pinned down by the undead horde, but he finds his way to the warehouse in which Sabretooth and Lady Deathstrike are hiding. The three know this may be their final stand, but Daken has a suspicion that a glowing green device he spotted is responsible for both he zombies and the mutants’ waning healing abilities. Destroying it is their only way out, and time is short. The town is being firebombed in a matter of minutes. That means these three killers must carve their way through the zombies and to that mysterious device.

Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #3 cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Roberto Poggi, and Dean White
Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #3 cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Roberto Poggi, and Dean White

It goes without saying that this story is a bit dumb; I feel like that otherwise bold statement is sort of the point in this particular story.

I knew that going into Claws of a Killer #2 and #3. The point of the story is mostly guilt-free mayhem starring three damn good X-Men rogues.

Claws of a Killer still tries to be a little more than that, especially in the round-up to this issue. However, that guilt-free mayhem underdelivers.

It’s hard to tell if it’s a scripting issue or a problem with the choices of artists Mack Chater and Butch Guice, but the fight sequences aren’t as visceral and satisfying as a book like this needs.

Without that, you still have some decent character moments between Deathstrike, Victor, and Daken, but that’s about it. It’s not like the story is all that interesting.

Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #3 art by Butch Guice, Mack Chater, Cam Smith, and Dan Brown
Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #3 art by Butch Guice, Mack Chater, Cam Smith, and Dan Brown

Chater and Guice still put in some good work on the visuals. It’s a gorgeous book, and the detailing is emaculate while still delivering enough grit to it the characters and overall tone. Guice and Chater’s artwork blends seamlessly, leaving me unable to pin where one ends and the other begins. Dan Brown’s color art is pale and alienating, which fits the line work well.

Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #3 is a disappointing read. The action isn’t what it needed to be, the story doesn’t deliver much, and the dialogue and art serve as the only positive points. That isn’t enough to salvage the book, and I am unable to recommend this one.

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Big Brother Recap: Did Sam Bledsoe Use Her Secret Power?

Sam Bledsoe has come a long way. 

She was the target on week one and managed to defy the odds and fight another week thanks to Kaitlyn Herman for turning her back on her alliance and being the swing vote to keep Sam in the house. 

Sam was subsequently gifted with the power to give herself or someone else another shot at the game if they were evicted, thanks to being the top trending houseguest one week. 

Sam Bledsoe

However, with the eviction ceremony looming, she realized that she had some deciding to do about whether she should use her advantage on the two members of the Level 6 alliance who were on the block. 

Just kidding, it was all down to Tyler, who has been pulling strings on both sides of the house for weeks now. 

At the top of the hour, Winston thought he was sitting pretty thanks to Brett's comments about Kaitlyn's third eye saying that she should keep him. 

Rachel, Tyler, and Kaycee deliberated over whether to keep Winston or Brett. They made their decision that Brett was the strong competitor and that they should find a way to keep him. 

While the strategizing was going down, Rockstar found herself struggling to entertain herself, so she climbed up the wall and got stuck. 

Angie "Rockstar" Lantry

This gave Kaitlyn the opportunity to put her life coach skills to good use, telling her to leave everything behind and move on to the next step a new person, or something. 

We got to see a glimpse of Sam's home life and her family and friends were cute as punch. They were rooting for Sam and even the robot version. 

However, her mother was quick to point out that Kaitlin is a bit of a wildcard. No, honey, she's a loose cannon. 

We kid, mostly, but Kaitlin is a real hoot on the live feeds. From her claiming to have had a premonition that someone is after her, to her stirring up controversy over nothing, it's so much fun. 

As the vote kicked off, Brett stirred up some drama when he said that Rockstar told him a few moments before that she was voting to keep him. 

  • Kaitlyn votes to evict: Brett 
  • Rachel votes to evict: Winston
  • Kaycee votes to evict: Winston
  • Angie votes to evict: Brett 
  • Faysal votes to evict: Brett 
  • Bayleigh votes to evict: Brett 
  • Angela votes to evict: Winston 
  • Haleigh votes to evict: Brett 
  • JC votes to evict: Winston 
  • Tyler votes to evict: Winston
  • Sam votes to evict: Winston

With the vote being 6-5, that means Rockstar was put in the frame as the swing vote, covering Tyler's tracks.

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Sam decided against using her power, and Winston stormed out of the house without saying goodbye, and even threw Sam's friendship bracelet to the ground. 

It was embarrassing. We knew he was hot-headed, but it took him a little too long to understand that he was playing a game. 

We got to see Rockstar exploding at Brett in the house as Winston sat with Julie. She was yelling something about Brett throwing her under the bus on her kid's birthday. 

She apparently never got the memo that the Big Brother game does not pause for any event. If it did, we're sure the houseguests would have gotten to return home for Independence Day. 

Brett Robinson

As the new Head of Household competition was an endurance one, we never got to see it play out on the CBS broadcast. 

But we left the show with Julie confirming that a heated exchange between Bayliegh and JC in which the latter uses a racial slur, will be played out on Sunday's episode. 

As always, keep up to speed with our Big Brother Spoilers!

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Batman #51 Review: Bruce Wayne on Jury Duty

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Writer: Tom King, Artist: Lee Weeks, Color Artist: Elizabeth Breitweiser, Letters: Clayton Cowles, Cover by: Lee Weeks and Elizabeth Breitweiser, Variant Cover by: Kaare Andrews, Associate Editor: Brittany Holzherr, Editor: Jamie S. Rich, Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, Publisher: DC Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99

Jury duty has come for Bruce Wayne, and the Gotham City philanthropist has never been one to skip out on public service. The trial is against one Victor Fries, aka Mister Freeze. He was arrested for the murder of three women and brought to justice in an uncharacteristically brutal fashion by the Batman. Can the Caped Crusader be objective and fair about this, or is this just a chance to make sure Victor gets his jail time?

Batman #51 cover by Lee Weeks and Elizabeth Breitweiser
Batman #51 cover by Lee Weeks and Elizabeth Breitweiser

As is to be expected, Batman #51 is in part the fallout of #50. Bruce Wayne is in a dark place once again, and it appears he took it out on Mister Freeze on a Gotham rooftop.

Tom King’s Batman stories often succeed best when they are relatively tight and small-scale stories about the Dark Knight. This qualifies as such. It’s Bruce dealing with an especially bad break-up and the mistakes he’s possibly made in this emotional state.

I use indecisive language here not to leave out spoilers but because the comic itself leaves it a little vague as to whether Batman essentially beat Victor into a murder confession. It is entirely possible that Victor is guilty, and this is an especially elaborate ploy on the part of Bruce. I deeply hope that is not the case. That would be extraordinarily dull. Give me the fallible man over the super-genius bat any day.

Batman #51 art by Lee Weeks and Elizabeth Breitweiser
Batman #51 art by Lee Weeks and Elizabeth Breitweiser

Lee Weeks gives this comic a gorgeous treatment. Weeks’ style leans towards the gritty and severe, and that fits this Batman story especially well. It serves the sequencing in the front half well too, where scenes of the fight are mixed in with the court proceedings to create an unnerving and disorganized sequence of events. Elizabeth Breitweiser’s color work is pale, faded, and, well, cold. Needless to say, it looks good and fits the comic’s tone near-perfectly.

Batman #51 brings me back to why I’ve grown to like King’s series. When it needs to get personal, emotional, and use misery for a purpose beyond misery itself, it’s a damn compelling book. I may not have liked #50, but #51 earns a recommendation with ease. Check it out.

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17 Best Science Fiction Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime has a diverse collection of sci-fi films to meet your geek needs!

The Lists Alec Bojalad
Jul 20, 2018

Editor's Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back every month to see what other excellent Sci-Fi movies get added to Amazon Prime.

Updated for August 2018

Science fiction is about as diverse a genre as it gets. Because what we deem as science fiction is not only subjective but also encompasses pretty much every possible future hypothetical we can and cannot imagine. Nowhere is this diversity represented better than on Amazon Prime. 

Here is a list of the best science fiction movies on Amazon Prime. All you really need for good science fiction is your imagination but it turns out an Amazon Prime subscription helps too. 


Invaders From Mars (1953)

Invaders from Mars is an all-time sci-fi classic. The story was inspired by a dream from the story writer's wife, which makes perfect sense as Invaders From Mars comes along with its own dream-like sense of confusion and terror.

Late one night, a child named David MacLean (Jimmy Hunt) is awakened by some thunder and looks to the sky to see the unmistakable shape of a flying saucer crashing down into his neighborhood. He tells his parents and his dad goes to investigate. But when his dad comes back, he doesn't seem to be the same. Invaders From Mars is a thrilling and spooky sci-fi yarn that represents everything great about the genre. 

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X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes

A common theme of this sci-fi list is just how well science fiction can mix with horror. X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes is another fine example. Ray Milland stars as Dr. James Xavier, a scientist whose experiments with x-ray vision goes awry. Xavier just wants to increase the human eye's capacity to see and decides to test his prototype on himself. It works! But then it starts to work a little too well. Soon he's seeing through people's clothes. Then skin. Then bone. Then he's unable to perceive anything other than the natural shapes and colors of the universe. Then the real shit starts.

Come for the brilliantly executed sci-fi concept, stay for the unexpected Don Rickles appearance. 

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The Invasion

The 1955 novel The Body Snatchers has been adapted to film four times for a reason. The concept of aliens destroying Earth is terrifying enough but the idea that they'll do so by taking over our mind and bodies one-by-one is even scarier.

The latest iteration, The Invasion, isn't the best of the adaptation but it's completely watchable for those with an Amazon Prime account and in need of some sci-fi terror. Nicole Kidman stars as Dr. Carol Bennell and we get to watch her growing terror as she comes to realize the people close to her are no longer who they once were. 

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The Lobster

One of science fiction's best gifts as a genre is it's generous ability to "assist" other genres. The Lobster is really a romantic film all about love, intimacy and the soul-quaking fear of both.

But The Lobster couldn't be as emotionally valid as it is without its initial sci-fi conceit. You see, The Lobster is about a resort where single people meet to pair up and become couples. Thing is, though, it's compulsory. Also, if you don't find a soulmate in 45 days, you are forever transformed into the animal of your choosing. The Lobster's science fiction concept perfectly sets up and complements the real human feelings that follow. 

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10 Cloverfield Lane

And just like that, Cloverfield became an unexpected anthology horor/sci-fi franchise. 10 Cloverfield Lane is a Misery-like story about a woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who crashes her car in rural Louisiana. Upon waking, she discovers that she is chained to the wall in the basement of a reclusive man (John Goodman) who says he has taken her here to stay safe from a massive attack on the U.S. with nuclear fallout. This guy's just insane, right? There's no way any of that really happened...right? 

10 Cloverfield Lane has virtually nothing in common with its predescessor but if anything their tenuous connection just makes this newly-dawning anthology franchise all the more interesting.

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Arrival

In addition to being an awesome science fiction tale, Arrival might be the most intense movie about linguistics ever. The Amy Adams-starring flick is based on a 1998 short story from Ted Chiang and reveals what happens when twelve alien spacecraft suddenly appear in 12 locations across the globe.

Arrival takes a fascinatingly logical look at how humanity would respond in such an event. The answer as it turns out is to bring in a linguistic expert (Adams) to figure out how to communicate with the darn things. Arrival is incredibly smart and equally as affecting. 

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Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond is the first of the Star Trek reboots not directed by J.J. Abrams, who went off to direct some other obscure "Star" movie. Thankfully, Fast and the Furious director Justin Lin steps in capably to keep the franchise afloat.

Star Trek Beyond is certainly a step above the disappointing Into Darkness and in many ways is the Trek-iest of the new films. While casting Idris Elba only to put him under 40 pounds of makeup remains a crime against humanity, this one has the most original Trek flavor we've had in years.

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Into the Forest

Into the Forest begins with a simple sci-fi concept. The lights don't work. Well actually no electronics or technology work. Due to some unknown technologically apocalyptic disaster the world is suddenly flung back to a more primitive state. It's in this new state of things that sisters Nell (Ellen Page) and Eva (Evan Rachel Wood) must find a way to survive.

Into the Forest doesn't operate as a traditional science fiction movie. It could probably be better described as an indie-ish survival story. Still, the intial science fiction set up alone is so strong that is shows what the genre can do and the stories speculative fiction can tell.

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Star Trek

Back in 2009 when J.J. Abrams was tasked with rebooting the Star Trek franchise, he apparently had little knowledge or interest of the Star Trek franchise. He did, however, have plenty of Star Wars knowledge. So he basically made what can be almost seen as a precursor to his own Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Star Trek doesn't have a lot of the progressive politics or forward-thinking humanity that the original series and movies do. What it does instead is recast all the original iconic characters with pitch-perfect actors and sends them on a space adventure.

Star Trek may not be pure Star Trek but it is pure blockbuster filmmaking.

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Zathura: A Space Adventure

You liked Jumanji. How about Jumanji in space?

Zathura: A Space Adventure isn't a direct Jumanji sequel, nor are there any references to Jumanji in the film but it is a worthy spiritual successor. In Zathura, brothers Walter and Danny find a mysterious board game in the basement of their house (sound familiar). When they begin to play the game, they suddenly find themselves in outer space with their sister (played by Kristen Stewart) and an astronaut (Dax Shephard).

Zathura didn't do too well at the box office, which is a shame. The concept of Jumanji in space alone is enough to make an entertaining 90 minutes at the movies.

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence

David (Haley Joel Osment) is your run-of-the-mill young boy. He loves his mom, plays with his teddy bear, and even eats his veggies. David, however, is not a boy. He's a robot. When he eats those aforementioned vegetables, he malfunctions. Whoops! 

A.I. Artificial Intelligence is a strange, strange science fiction movie. Perhaps that's what happens when you take a concept that initially developed by the insular and dark Stanley Kubrick and then finished by mainstream maestro Steven Spielberg. The end result is a sci-fi film that's somehow equal parts deep, corny, weird, profound, and dumb. 

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The Running Man

Arnold Schwarzenegger had a very impressive run of sci-fi films in the '80s and the Stephen King adaptation The Running Man is among his best from that time. In The Running Man, the U.S. is a totalitarian police state and citizens entertain themselves by watching a violent reality TV show where "runners" try to avoid being captured and killed by "stalkers."

Schwarzenegger stars as Ben Richards, a former helicopter pilot turned unwilling contestant on The Running Man. He has to avoid certain death and hopefully bring down this ghoulish pastime in the process. Oh, what year does this all take place in? 2017. Ah shit.

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Event Horizon

The poster tagline of Event Horizon simply reads: "Infinite Space, Infinite Terror." That's about an apt description as you're likely to find. The 1997 sci-fi horror film from Paul W.S. Anderson (no, not that one) leans heavy on the "horror" side of the spectacle.

In 2047, the missing space vessel Event Horizon has mysteriously reappeared around Neptune and a team of astronauts including Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne is dispatched to recover it. What was the Event Horizon doing before it disappeared? Testing an experimental engine that ripped a hole in the space-time continuum. You know, the thing that keeps pan-dimensional horrors at bay. Aw-hell-naw.

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Killer Klowns from Outer Space is...uh, unsettling.

The only film from special effects specialists the Chiodo brothers, Killer Klowns tells the story of a group of sentient alien beings from an unknown region of space. They descend upon Earth and invade a small town to capture humans and use them for food. Also they look like clowns.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a fascinating mashup of science fiction, horror, and dark comedy whose only major flaw might be a severe overestimation of how many people seek out clowns as entertainment.

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V for Vendetta

"Remember remember! The 5th of November, the gunpowder, treason, and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot." V for Vendetta takes one of the strangest routes to being a crowd-pleasing sci-fi action movie ever. It's an Alan Moore comic book adaptation in which the only threat to a futuristic dystopian British fascism is a guy in a Guy Fawkes mask.

Still, somehow it works. And it works like CRAZY. V for Vendetta is an awesome, entertaining film. And not to mention that it's suddenly timely since 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale are in-demand literature.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers features a concept so primal and terrifying it's no surprise the movie has been made no fewer than three times. The 1978 version is the one on Amazon and probably the best. This Body Snatchers takes place in San Francisco and deals with a gelatinous pod of aliens that falls to Earth. 

Slowly but surely the aliens literally take the place of actual human beings across the city and replace them with copies. Health inspector Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) is one of the few humans to realize the truth and fight and fight back. Many other movies have tried to capture the feelings of isolation and terror that Invasion of the Body Snatchers instills but very few of them are able to capture the terrifying totality of an alien takeover.

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Frequency

Time travel is one of the science fiction genre's most tried and true tropes. The problem with time travel as we all know is that traveling back and forth in time runs the risk of screwing up the present. What about just chatting back and forth in time?

In Frequency, Jim Caviezel stars as NYPD detective John Sullivan. John has had a lifetime of emotional repression stemming from the death of his father, a firefighter, in a fire when John was six. John's friend happens upon a ham radio and gifts it to me. When experimenting with the machine, John discovers that he may be able to communicate with someone in the past...someone very important to him in the past.

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24 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Video

Put that Amazon Prime subscription to use and learn a thing or two with this list of the streaming service's best documentaries

The Lists Alec Bojalad
Jul 20, 2018

Editor's Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back every month to see what other excellent Sci-Fi movies get added to Amazon Prime.

Updated for August 2018

We watch movies to escape. We watch documentaries to stay. 

Ok, that's a massive oversimplification. But documentaries fill a much different role in the culture than films or television. A good documentary is ideally both entertaining and a learning experience. All the streaming services have a documentary presence on their servers to some extent and here we break down what Amazon has to offer.

The documentaries of Amazon Prime are as entertaining and informative as any other source. Notice, however, that Mr. Bezos seems to have a taste for documentaries that cover music, food and people falsely accused of crimes. Oh. And Ken Burns lots of Ken Burns.

Enjoy!

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro takes an unfinished book by brilliant American writer James Baldwin and uses it as a starting point to discuss Baldwin's life and passions and his home country's ugly history of racism.

There's a reason I Am Not Your Negro was a modest "hit" for a documentary and took home its fair share of awards. It's stark, honest and smartly constructed around Baldwin's wit and humanity.

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Sriracha

Sriracha is one of the all-time unexpected food success stories. We in the West thought we were all set on hot sauce. Hell, we may as well have invented the art of throwing spicy red liquid on chicken wings (we probably did not). Then out of nowhere (Thailand) come these red bottles with chickens on them that straight up change the game.

Griffin Hammond's documentary, Sriracha, is a love letter to the now ubiquitous chili sauce and a helpful explanation of its history and new role in the world. Sriracha is one of the most unusual and one of the best documentaries on Amazon Prime.

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Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

Paradise Lost is the rare documentary that eventually became its own series of sorts. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hillspresents the story of the West Memphis Three - three teenage boys accused of the 1993 murder and mutilation of three children.

The case becomes so sprawling and so difficult that it continues through two more documentaries: Paradise Lost 2: Revelations and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, the latter of which came out in 2011 - a full 18 years after the case began.

Paradise Lost is like The Godfather trilogy of documentaries only if the third one didn't suck.

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Sound City

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl clearly loves music. Sound City is all about the history of one music studio - Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, L.A. The documentary is unabashedly sincere, nerdy and fun.

It's so good that it suggests although Grohl's biggest love is music, he might have a future in this whole documentary filmmaking thing as well. Sound City eventually gave way to the series Sonic Highways on HBO. 

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Ken Burns: The Central Park Five

It's Ken Burns time! Ken Burns is rightfully known as one of the maestros of documentary filmmaking for his definitive long-form takes on uniquely American topics like baseball and the Civil War. In The Central Park Five, Burns leaves his comfort zone a bit by finding a more recent story (ok, it's a 30-year-old story but that's still much newer than the Civil War).

The Central Park Five covers details of the famous case of the same name in which five black men (i.e. teenagers) were falsely accused of raping and assaulting a woman in Central Park. It's just another sad chapter in America's long history of racial profiling.

Oh, and apropos of nothing the current President of the United States once spent $85,000 on ads in four major New York newspapers advocating for the death penalty for the five falsely-accused teens. Then in 2016 instead of apologizing, doubled-down and insisted that they were guilty. Just throwing that out there. 

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Without Charity

Without Charity is your standard true crime documentary with a twist. In 2000, four men broke into an upscale Indiana home with the intention of robbing it. There they discovered three carpenters doing work on a nearby barn. The men tied up the carpenters and eventually executed them.

All fairly typical, though surely tragic, stuff for a true crime documentary. But why is there a woman in handcuffs in that screenshot above? That's Charity Payne, the subject of Without Charity. Charity knew the robbers and knew of the impending robbery. Was she the mastermind of all this or just someone along for the ride. In other words, does any of this happen without Charity?

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Thin

Documentaries about bulima, anorexia and other eating disorders are relatively common watches in high schools. That's perfectly understandable as young people and young women in particular are the most at risk for these illnesses and the adults in the room naturally want to help. As a result, I watched a fair few in my day as a high schooler and yet I don't remember watching one as honest, brutal or effective as Thin.

Thin follows four young women at an eating disorder treatment center in Florida. It's heartbreaking to watch these people struggle yet equally as uplifting to see them support one another and form bonds. Unfortunately, some of those bonds may lead to tragic circumstances. Don't Google anything about it, just watch and report back. 

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Gleason

I threw on Gleason randomly one night as I was compiling this list because it's summer and Game of Thrones hadn't started yet. I appreciated the football angle and figured it would be interesting, if not inspiring, to track a former player's post-career health struggles. Well...uh...I cried. I cried a lot. I cried when former NFL-player Steve Gleason gets his tragic ALS diagnosis. I cried as his body began to degenerate and he tried to put on a brave face for everyone else. I cried when he cried. I cried. I just cried and cried and cried.

I can't recall ever crying harder at any non-real life event. Gleason is for sure inspiring. The sheer positive humanity of the people who rally around Gleason is beyond impressive and uplifting, not even to mention Steve's tremendous courage. Gleason is also brutal. There are intimate, beyond sad and authentically vulnerable moments in this documentary that I never anticipated seeing in any film. It's depicts the destructive power in ALS in the most vivid, horrifying way possible. Watch it if you're not afraid of crying so hard you cause a scene.

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Long Strange Trip

Amazon Prime is chock full of music documentaries and The Grateful Dead-focused Long Strange Trip may be the best. The doc premiered in early 2017 at Sundance, was executive produced by Martin Scorsese and boasts a nice brisk running time of nearly four hours. That's certainly intimidating for the non-Deadheads (a.k.a. most people on Earth) but director Amir Bar-Lev's movie does the impossible: makes Jerry Garcia's crew fascinating to the previously uninterested. 

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Bill Cunningham New York

When we talk about happiness what are we talking about? There are so many possible definitions but one of the easiest to remember, if not enact is to find what you love to do and get paid for it. Through that metric (and many others), Bill Cunningham was the happiest man in the world.

Bill Cunningham New York follows New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham as he rolls around the streets on Manhattan on his trademark red bike, snapping photos of the latest "on-the-street" fashion trends. Cunningham died in 2016 and this 2010 documentary remains an excellent tribute.

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De Palma

De Palma gets the one thing right that biographical documentaries need to get right. It lets the subject speak. The majority of De Palma's running time features its subject, Scarface (among many other classics) director Brian De Palma, plopped down in front of a camera talking about its career.

This pared down approach wouldn't normally be expected from such a stylish feature director like Noah Baumbach but he and co-director Jake Paltrow exert admirable restraint. It turns out that the most interesting part of De Palma is De Palma.

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The Revisionaries

So reality is a little weird right now but thankfully documentaries are here to remind you of all the warning signs you missed. The Revisionaries, from director Scott Thurman, covers the re-election of big dumb-dumb Don McLeroy as chairman of the Texas Board of Education.

The Revisionaries is concerned with anti-intellectualism or just downright stubborn disbelief as a dogma and delivers the unfortunate news that as Texas goes for education, so does the rest of the nation.

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Nollywood Babylon

Hollywood is the largest film industry in the world. And chances are you know the second. That's right! Bollywood in India. So what's the third?

Nollywood Babylon answers that question and brings you a privileged look at the burgeoning Nigerian film industry. Watching young Nigerian filmmakers create films they're passionate about on practically no budget will remind you of what's magical about the film industry in the first place.

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City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts is a big investment for Amazon. After it premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Jeff Bezos' boys ponied up $2 million for the streaming rights to the documentary. Based on early buzz it seems to be money well-spent.

City of Ghosts comes from Academy Award-winning documentarian Matthew Heineman and follows the Syrian activist group of journalists "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently." The documentarians with the help of the media activists RBSS uncover and reveal the bevy of human rights abuses being brought down upon Syria by the Islamic State based in Raqqa.

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Elian

The picture of U.S. forces "rescuing" 5-year-old Cuban defector Elian Gonzalez at gunpoint remains one of the most striking images of our time. Now the excellent documentary Elian strives to tell the first story behind the photo. Elian Gonzalez was five years old when he was plucked out of the ocean off the coast of Florida.

His makeshift boat from Cuba had capsized and his mother had died. Then the boy became an unfortunate political football in the decades long political game between the United States and Cuba.

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The First World War

World War II is easy. Obviously it wasn't easy for those involved but it is easy for us. There are fairly clear good guys and bad guys (morality is subjective - especially when it involves cultures from around the world but very few would argue that the Nazi Party and Mussolini were anything other than bad guys) and we all have sorts of usable footage from the frontline to insert right into documentaries.

World War I is a bit harder. This 2003 British series The First World War does a beyond stupendous job bringing to life a war that we sometimes forget the brutality and consequences of.

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Human Flow

Human beings have two legs and can walk around relatively easily wherever they please. Then why are we so damn hard to move?

Amazon's original documentary Human Flow, directed by Ai Weiwei is all about the moving of human beings from one location to another. It's about displacement - what happens when a person becomes a refugee?

Wars, famine, and natural disasters have forced upwards of 65 million people to flee their circumstances. Human Flow examines what it's like to be one of those 65 million in Iraq, France, Germany, and many other locations.

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Chicken People

An exciting thought for any documentary to elicit is "Man, I didn't know people were that into that." Chicken People is one of those documentaries. Chicken seem so pointless. Why even bother having an actual living species running around out there rather than the eventual food product that will find its way into every grocery store?

Chicken People, however, makes a pretty compelling case for the little weirdos - or at least a compelling case for humanity's depthless appreciation for all manner of unimportant things.

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Fight For Space

After humanity successfully landed on the moon in 1969, the natural assumption is that further manned space exploration was the way of the future. Surely we'd be colonizing Mars in no time!

Well, that didn't quite come to pass and the documentary Fight for Space seeks to answer why. This doc explores the various political and financial struggles and limits facing NASA and interviews a bevy of intelligent people to figure out how to fix it.

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Aida's Secrets

Aida's Secrets is an emotional experience about incredibly emotional topics. Imagine living with the knowledge that your mother survived the Holocaust. Now imagine that you one day discover you have a secret brother you've never met. 

That's the experience that Izak Szewelwicz goes through in Aida's Secrets. Izak was born to his mother Aida, while she was interned in Bergen-Belsen. Given the extreme circumstances, Izak was sent to Israel for adoption. In his later years, Izak is able to develop a relationship with Aida anyway. Then he discovers Aida's secret.

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An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth is perhaps the most riveting Powerpoint presentation of all-time. Former Vice President Al Gore takes viewers on a journey through all the impending horrors of climate change.

It's riveting, scary stuff. Perhaps the scariest part is that it still required a sequel almost ten years later.

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The House I Live In

There are plenty of documentaries about the harmful effects of the War on Drugs and there should probably be hundreds more. The House I Live In is one of the best. 

The House I Live In follows every destructive aspect of the War on Drugs from the dealers, to the users, to the narcotics officers, to the prisons, to the politicians. Every aspect of American society is examined because every aspect of American society is effected. As directed by Why We Fightdirector Eugene Jarecki, The House I Live In is one of the best modern documentaries ever.

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The Act of Killing

As terrifying and evil as mass acts of violence and genocide are, they can still come across as abstract, unemotional concepts. The Act of Killing puts terrifying, all-too-real faces to mass political violence. 

In this documentary, director Joshua Oppenheimer visits Indonesia with the intent to document the stories of the Indonesian mass killing of 1966-66. He doesn't just get interviews with family members of victims, however: he speaks directly to participants. The Act of Killing gets directly inside the at-times gleeful minds of those involved in unspeakable violence and the effect is chilling and riveting.

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The Invisible War

In The Invisible War, director Kirby Dick and his cameras uncover countless stories of sexual assault within the U.S. military and at times the subsequent cover-ups and mishandling of investigations. Dick's film is a respectful, carefully handled exploration of a difficult and infuriating topic.

The Invisible War debuted in 2012, winning an Audience Award at Sundance and has since inspired the adoption of several laws and executive orders. Two days after viewing the film, the at-the-time Secretary of Defense issued an order ending the common military practice of commanders reviewing sexual assault claims within their own units.

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30 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

We've compiled some of the best scary movies on Amazon Prime for you. Now you can live every day like it's Halloween!

The Lists Elizabeth Rayne Alec Bojalad
Jul 20, 2018

Editor's Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back every month to stay up to date with the best horror movies on Amazon Prime.

Updated for August 2018

Amazon Prime's selection of horror movies is as extensive as it is terrifying. What's more, they have a significant selection of old/classic films for your scary pleasures. So we've compiled our picks of the best scary movies to watch on Halloween (or any other time) on Amazon Prime Video right now.

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Now, pour yourself a glass of something good and dig your fangs in to our list of the best horror movies you can watch on Amazon Prime.

10 Cloverfield Lane

And just like that, Cloverfield became an unexpected anthology horror franchise. 10 Cloverfield Lane is a Misery-like story about a woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who crashes her car in rural Louisiana. Upon waking, she discovers that she is chained to the wall in the basement of a reclusive man (John Goodman) who says he has taken her here to stay safe from a massive attack on the U.S. with nuclear fallout.

This guy's just insane, right? There's no way any of that really happened...right? 10 Cloverfield Lane has virtually nothing in common with its predecessor but if anything their tenuous connection just makes this newly-dawning anthology franchise all the more interesting.

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Afflicted

One of the better recent found-footage efforts takes a ghastly turn when one of the filmmakers wakes up foaming at the mouth with his eyeballs rolling back in their sockets. He can also suddenly run faster than a car speeding in a school zone. Diagnosis: vampirism.

There is no cure for the undead except feeding on human blood (especially child molesters). That epic travel blog they were planning is going to be supernaturally epic.

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American Psycho

Is Patrick Bateman an American Psycho because of his meticulous grooming, perpetual snobbery, and misogynistic treatment of women, or because of, oh say, that fetish for ax murdering? Maybe he's just bug nuts simply for being a guy that thinks Phil Collins and Huey Lewis are the most talented songwriters of the ‘80s? It’s a tough call.

What’s not a tough call is saying that Christian Bale’s creepy tour de force performance as Bateman, and the shape Bale got in to portray the part, based on the character from Bret Easton Ellis's novel of the same name, is as astonishing as it is unsettling. One part slasher and one part comedy of manners, American Psycho is a new American horror classic.

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The Blair Witch Project

I honestly can't imagine a more terrifying movie-going experience than seeing The Blair Witch Project in a theater on opening night. Back in the late '90s, we weren't as immune to Internet hype as we are now and it would have been much easier to suspend one's disbelief for this: the godfather of the found footage horror movie.

Even as things stand now, The Blair Witch Project is a fantastic, truly eerie film. If possible, however, cut the WiFi in your house for a week, pretend you're in 1999, dim the lights and watch it again.

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Burn, Witch, Burn! 

The dark magic of Sidney Hayers' 1962 thriller (which is also known as Night of The Eagle) still bewitches us decades later with voodoo dolls, hypnotic spells and lightning no earthly force could have conjured. Psychology professor Norman Taylor (Peter Wyngarde) swears he is not superstitious until things mysteriously start levitating and vanishing. He and his sorceress wife (Janet Blair) have ended up as the targets of another woman’s vengeful witchcraft. Her malicious cry of "Burn, witch, burn!" will echo in your ears for weeks.

Bonus cool factor: The screenplay was co-written by the great Richard Matheson.

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Carrie

The streaming world is not wanting for Stephen King adaptations. If you're in the mood for some Stephen King movies, however, you may as well start with the first novel and one of the best adaptations.

Carrie is essentially a grim biography of one girl's terrible life. Her classmates make fun of her, her religious nut of a mother tortures her endlessly. It's just pure tragedy. Until it suddenly becomes pure horror.

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Carriers

Carriers is a movie that knows how to put the "post" in "post-apocalyptic." In the world of 2009's Carriers, a pandemic has wiped out nearly all of humanity. Four people, Danny (Lou Taylor Pucci), Brian (Chris Pine), Bobby (Piper Perabo), and Kate (Emily VanCamp) take shelter on Turtle Beach in the Southwest U.S.

It's here that they plan to ride out the apocalypse, and stay away from the plague. That's all easy enough, but what proves to be more difficult to contend with are the survivors themselves. Carriers is a fun, low budget horror movie with a good cast. They caught Chris Pine right before he became Chris Pine.

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Daybreakers

Bad news. The world is overrun with vampires in Daybreakers, a 2009 Australian horror film from The Spierig Brothers. Even worse news is that a vampiric corporation is attempting to track down all the remaining humans to eat. 

The good news is that Willem Dafoe has the cure that will save the entire human species. Dafoe stars as former vampire "Elvis." He teams up with Ethan Hawke's Edward Dalton as the two attempt to defeat the vampires and restore humanity to its proper place.

Daybreakers is a fun, properly satiriical vampire movie. It has lots to say about consumerism and societal structures. But most importantly it also just knows that it has two great stars and let's them enjoy their vampire-killing activities. 

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The Devil Bat

Ah, The Devil Bat. One of those infamous vampire movies that isn't actually about vampires. But who the hell cares when it has Bela Lugosi in it, right?

But this poverty row production from 1940 features plenty of atmospherics, as well as a giant honkin' bat, and that's enough to set the mood on a chilly night. Especially if you're indulging in adult beverages or contraband. If nothing else, just bow down to Bela.

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Frailty

Frailty is awesome because Bill Paxton is awesome. R.I.P. What if you father was Bill Paxton? Cool, right? But what if your father was Bill Paxton and one day emerged from his barn with an axe and told you and your brother that angels had given him a list of demons on Earth masquerading as human beings?

And that all of you would have to kill them as a family. Not as cool. Frailty is near-perfect psychological horror as it confronts two of our biggest fears: fear of the familiar suddenly going crazy. And fear of the crazy suddenly becoming familiar.

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Green Room

Green Room is a shockingly conventional horror movie despite not having all of the elements we traditionally associate with them. There are no monsters or the supernatural in Green Room.

Instead all monsters are replaced by vengeful neo-Nazis and the haunted house is replaced by a skinhead punk music club in the middle of nowhere in the Oregon woods. The band The Aint Rights, led by bassist Pat (Anton Yelchin) are locked in the green room of club after witnessing a murder and must fight their way out.

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House on Haunted Hill

What would you do for $10,000? How about surviving a night in a mansion haunted by murder victims and owned by a psychotic millionaire? Seems like a party trick until people actually start dying.

Vincent Price is the master and mastermind of a house that suddenly makes everyone homicidal—but the real pièce de résistance is what dances out of a vat of flesh-eating acid.

Some vintage horror never dies, and this 1959 classic is immortal.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers features a concept so primal and terrifying it's no surprise the movie has been made no fewer than three times. The 1978 version is the one on Amazon and probably the best. This Body Snatchers takes place in San Francisco and deals with a gelatinous pod of aliens that falls to Earth.

Slowly but surely the aliens literally take the place of actual human beings across the city and replace them with copies. Health inspector Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) is one of the few humans to realize the truth and fight and fight back. Many other movies have tried to capture the feelings of isolation and terror that Invasion of the Body Snatchers instills but very few of them are able to capture the terrifying totality of an alien takeover.

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Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder is a different kind of horror altogether: one that is somehow simultaneously hallucinatory and all-too-real. Tim Robbins stars as Jacob Singer, a former American soldier who experienced horrors in Vietnam. Those horrors continue to plague Singer in a series of gruesome flashbacks and hallucinations and set him down a dark path to find out exactly what's real.

Jacob's Ladder is truly disturbing and has a classic ending that will help you realize the significance of the phrase "a Jacob's Ladder scenario."

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Jeepers Creepers

Jeepers Creepers generates a lot of horror from a simple, somewhat silly premise along with 1938 song. The film is exec produced by Francis Ford Coppola (really!) and stars Justin Long as one of several teens lost in rural Florida.

Jeepers Creepers correctly posits that rural Florida is among the scariest places to be as the eponymous demonic monster begins his 23-day reign of terror.

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Jug Face

When a horror movie's plot description mentions "backwoods" it's almost a guarantee that you're going to have a good time. Movies that are able to capture the all-encompassing dread of the middle of nowhere (with minimal to no condescension for rural audiences of course) are almost always worth your time.

Thankfully, Jug Face is one of those movies. Jug Face concerns a backwoods community that worships an ancient pit. A leader of the community Dawai creates jugs out of clay with visages on them that match the face of a community member. That member then must be sacrificed to the pit. When the next jug resembles young Ada, she opts to get out of dodge.

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Manhunter

Hey Brian Cox looks a lot like Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter in that screenshot above. What gives? In fact, Brian Cox does portray everyone's favorite cannibal Hannibal Lecter in 1986's crime horror film ManhunterManhunter is based off of Thomas Harris's very first Hannibal novel Red Dragon and is the first iteration of Hannibal committed to film.

It tells the story of FBI profiler Will Graham (William Petersen of eventual CSI fame) consulting with the incarcerated Dr. Lecktor (yeah they changed the name) to track down a serial killer known as the Tooth Fairy. Manhunteris a wonderfully scary and fascinating film. It helped to jump start not only Hannibal Lecter as a classic multi-media villain but was also many viewers introduction into the world of forensics and FBI profiling. 

While Anthony Hopkins would of course go on to win an Oscar for portraying Dr. Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, Brian Cox does brilliant work establishing the character here.

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The Monster

It's no secret that horror can work on a small scale with little other than the viewer's imagination to generate fear. The Monster is about as small scale, yet still effective, as they come.

The film features just two characters almost exclusively, a mother and a daughter, trapped in a car as a monster from the woods terrorizes them. 

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Mother!

Is Darren Aronofsky's 2017 120-minute bomb of pure weirdness, Mother!, a horror movie? Sure, why not. Not a conventional one to be sure but it's unsettling enough to creep out just about anyone.

Jennifer Lawrence stars as....you know what. A plot description will be hard on this one. The characters have no names other than Him (Javier Bardem), Mother (Lawrence), and other titles. Bardem and Lawrence portray and archetypical married couple living in an old house where very weird things start happening.

There is a lot of symbolism to unpack in Mother! and it's a movie that clearly wants to communicate something intangible very desperately. Aside from that, however, it's also just an intensely visually disorienting experience.

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Neverlake

Horrors always lurk at the bottom of murky lakes, but the dead-eyed doll heads and evil statues staring from beneath the greenish surface of this one will have you begging Swamp Thing for mercy. That’s before some brutally disfigured orphans shamble out of the woods.

When Jenny visits her archaeologist father in Italy, long-drowned secrets start bubbling to the surface. To think, all this was supposed to be a vacation. Riccardo Paoletti's directorial debut is worth checking out.

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Nightmare Castle

Dr. Frankenstein would be proud of a scientist who makes the most of his wife’s passion-driven murder by using her heart and a few volts of electricity to reanimate his dead servant in this piece of Italian horror weirdness, Nightmare Castle. He thinks he will inherit the castle from the woman he killed—until he doesn’t and her halfway insane sister does. Marrying said sister ends up being not such a great idea when she begins having homicidal nightmares.

Featuring scream queen Barbara Steele!

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Night of the Living Dead

George A. Romero’s 1968 zombie classic The Night of the Living Dead messed up the minds of late '60s moviegoers as much as it messed with every horror movie that followed. Shot on gritty black and white stock, the film captures the desperate urgency of a documentary shot at the end of the world. It is a tale of survival, an allegory for the Vietnam War and racism and suspenseful as hell freezing over.

Night of the Living Dead set a new standard for gore, even though you could tell some of the bones the zombies were munching came from a local butcher shop. But what grabs at you are the unexpected shocks. Long before The Walking Dead, Romero caught the terror that could erupt from any character, at any time.

They're coming to get you. There's one of them now!

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Nosferatu

Nothing beats a classic, and that's exactly what Nosferatu is. As the unofficial 1922 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this German Expressionist masterpiece was almost lost to the ages when the filmmakers lost a copyright lawsuit with Stoker’s widow (who had a point). As a result, most copies were destroyed...but a precious few survived

This definitive horror movie from F.W. Murnau might be a silent picture, but it is a haunting one where vampirism is used as a metaphor for plague and the Black Death sweeping across Europe. When Count Orlock comes to Berlin, he brings rivers of rats with him and the most repellent visage ever presented by a cinematic bloodsucker. The sexy vampires would come later, starting with 1931’s more polished vision of Count Dracula as legendarily played by Bela Lugosi, but Max Schreck is buried under globs of makeup in Nosferatu making him resemble an emaciated cadaver. Murnau plays with shadow and light to create an intoxicating environment of fever dream repressions. But he also creates the most haunting cinematic image of a vampire yet put on screen.

Check it out.

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Paranormal Activity

2007's Paranormal Activity in some respects represents the zenith of found footage horror movie genre that began with The Blair Witch Project in 1999. Paranormal Activity takes that concept of filming paranormal...well, activity, and takes it to its logical extreme. 

Micah and Katie are a young couple who move to a new home in San Diego. Katie believes that an evil presences she's known since childhood has followed them into the home. So Micah sets up a standard video camera in their room to see if they can capture any evidence of it. And catch some evidence they do. Paranormal Activity succeeds becasue of its genius simplicity - and because everything is inherently creepier through grainy VHS footage.

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Season of the Witch

Bored Stepford-esque housewife Joan (Jan White) is stuck in a suburban bubble with an abusive husband when she meets a mysterious new neighbor (Virginia Greenwald) who practices witchcraft. Pretty soon, Joan is casting spells to have affairs with college boys half her age, suffering from Satanic nightmares that wake her up to grim reality, and initiated into her neighbor’s backyard coven.

Proof that you never know what really goes on behind white picket fences. Another fine bit of weirdness from George A. Romero.

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Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese's late career bromance with Leonardo DiCaprio continues in their most overtly genre movie effort yet with Shutter Island.

DiCaprio stars as U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels who is sent to investigate a psychiatric facility in the Boston Harbor after a patient goes missing. Soon after Teddy's arrival, he discovers that not only might this case be more than it seems, but he may have brought some ghosts to Shutter Island, itself.

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Stir of Echoes

Unwanted or unexpected "visions" are the rare horror trope that are equally terrifying conceptually and visually. Therefore they are a perfect fit for a horror movie. In Stir of Echoes, Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) is a normal working class Joe from Chicago until a chance encounter with a hypnotist at a party causes him to have some disturbing visions.

Tom's visions are that of a young girl being violently attacked and he soon comes to suspect that they might represent something real.

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Sweeney Todd

Yes, this is a musical. A bloody good one at that! It is also the last truly great Tim Burton movie and it plays just as much to his obsession with classic 1930s and ‘40s horror as it does to Stephen Sondheim melodies. Indeed, the film is intentionally evocative of the misty London soundstages from classic Universal horror movies like Dracula and the more psychologically hellish Val Lewton efforts of the ‘40s, such as The Body Snatcher. The movie has an almost black and white appearance until the bright red blood starts pouring by the bucket load.

More a tragedy in Burton’s hands than a comedy, this is the grimmest musical ever put to screen and its ending haunts the mind with as much intensity as the melancholic ballads.

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The Woman in Black

There is something eternally appealing to anyone who grew up reading ghost stories about a spooky old house, abandoned on a hill. Maybe that's why The Woman in Black’s cruelty lies in the fact that the only victims of this haunted estate are the children of locals murdered simply because their parents—or total strangers—are too inquisitive for their own good.

As one of Hammer Films’ two good movies during their brief revival (the other being Let Me In), this owes a lot to the studio’s classic legacy of buttoned up Victorians venturing past the point of sanity or safety into the English countryside. It also bears a striking resemblance to Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula in production design and, occasionally, tone. The movie stumbles with the miscasting of a far-too-young Daniel Radcliffe as a widower and father, but he still plays the scared solicitor well enough when he’s in the house with her.

Really, it’s a nostalgia for an old school style of saying “boo,” plus an impeccably creepy premise about a vengeful ghost who murders random children and keeps their souls in torment for her own amusement, that makes this worthwhile. That and a few of the tenser jump scare-a-thons in recent memory.

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The Witch

The most recent movie on our list is also one of the most disturbing. For if you let The Witch lure you into its cruel and malevolent headspace, you will immediately realize that you are watching something genuinely depraved and entirely forbidden due to its 17th century unholiness. After all, it didn’t get a thumb’s up from Satanists because it was a generic thriller stuffed with jump scares!

Be warned this is an art house chiller that drops you in the middle of early-1600s New England for the kind of witching campfire tale that would give Puritans nightmares. And it is there that Robert Eggers’ first film uses actual historic accounts from the local Calvinists about their real superstitions to give them life and heinous flesh (and an authentic Elizabethan accent). There is a witch in the woods in this story, to appreciate it, that must be clear. And her evil reach toward brief salvation or eternal damnation—depending on how you look at it—makes this a movie that will stick with you for days after the lights go up. It’s also made Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays the young Thomasin, an instant star within the genre.

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14 Best Action Movies on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is a good source for all the action movies you need.

The Lists Alec Bojalad
Jul 19, 2018

Editor's Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back to see what other action movies get added to Amazon Prime.

Updated for August 2018

Amazon understands the importance of action movies/ Action has always been an inseparable part of cinema ever since that train rushed towards the screen and terrified everyone in the early 20th century. 

It was only a matter of time before action movies became one of the most important genres at the box office. Thankfully you don't have to go to the box office or anywhere else to get your action movie thrills now. Just head to your friendly neighborhood streaming service.

Amazon Prime Video has a whole host of action movies ready to go for you. In fact it currently offers the most free action movies of any of the four major streamers (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO). So without further ado...

Lights. Camera. Action!

Boondock Saints

1999's Boondock Saints was pop culture's first solid evidence that Norman Reedus makes most things better.

Reedus stars as Murphy MacManus and Sean Patrick Flanery is his brother, Conor MacManus. The MacManus brothers are Irish-American Bostonians just trying to live their lives, have some pints, and keep their noses clean. That modus operandi fails miserably when three Russian mobsters try to take over the MacMurphy's favorite pub and the brothers are forced to kill the mobsters in self-defense. That sets the MacMurphys on a dark (but fun) path to continue killing evildoers to protect the innocent.

Boondock Saints is about as straightforward a vengeance action movies as they come and was probably your college roommate's favorite movie.

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The Man from Nowhere

Asian countries are well represented on our action movies lists. Now South Korea makes its debut with The Man from Nowhere.

There's a strong John Wick-ian spirit in The Man from NowhereCha Tae-sik (Won Bin) is a pawnshop owner just trying to stay out of trouble (that's a recurring theme in action movies). Then trouble finds him when mobsters kidnap his only friend - the little girl who lives next door, So-mi. Cha Tae-sik embarks on a righteous mission to recover So-mi and kill some nameless dudes in the process.

The Man from Nowhere actually predates John Wick by four years and is a good example of how strong an understanding Eastern cinema had of action films before the West decided to get its act together.

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3:10 To Yuma

3:10 To Yuma is a fun action Western based on the 1957 film of the same name.

3:10 to Yuma stars Christian Bale as an impoverished rancher and Civil War veteran named Dan Evans. When his farm is burned to the ground, Evans has no other choice but to take on the impossible task of taking down dangerous outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe).

Westerns often represent the best the action genre has to offer. They present simple characters in a simple setting living out a simple story. That leaves pletny of room for action. 3:10 To Yuma provides that action.

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The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z is actually an Amazon Studios production, which is fitting as it follows an adventure into the actual Amazon Jungle.

Charlie Hunnam stars as British officer and adventurer Percy Fawcett. The geopolitical forces that will eventually lead to World War I are brewing and Fawcett is asked to lead an expedition into disputed rainforest territory between Bolivia and Brazil. While there Fawcett hears stories of a supposed lost opulent city and decides to find it for himself.

The Lost City of Z is pure action-adventure. It's Indiana Jones-esque and based on a true story to boot.

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Spectre

Spectre is probably the worst of the Daniel Craig Bond movies but hey, it's a Daniel Craig Bond movie!

Craig returns as the British spy for the fourth time. This time Bond finally finds (or is found by) the secretive criminal organization behind all of his misery: Spectre. This the biggest enemy this Bond has faced yet and leads to some heavy moments but of course there is still plenty of time for fun.

Spectre isn't perfect but is worth watching for its opening Mexico City sequence alone.

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Clear and Present Danger

Lots of actors have tried their hand at portraying Tom Clancy's iconic spy (well, he has a lot of jobs) Jack Ryan. Harrison Ford is undoubtedly among the best.

Ford portrays Ryan in this adaptation of the Clancy spy novel of the same name. Ryan is the Acting CIA Deputy Director when he discovers that some of his colleagues are conducting a covert war against the Colombian cartel. Ryan must investigate the conspiracy that may reach the highest offices within the U.S. government.

Clear and Present Danger is an excellent American spy film and clearly helped set the table for the future Jack Bauers and Jason Bournes of the world.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders! Thank God Amazon has the Indiana Jones trilogy (plus one more regrettable film) available to stream or otherwise this list wouldn't feel quite right.

Harrison Ford (oh, him again!) stars as the titular Indiana Jones, an archaeologist who has some pretty strong opinions on where important artifacts belong. Say it with me: museums! Indy is brought in by the U.S. government to foil a rival archaeologist and his Nazi friend's attempt to acquire the mythical Ark of the Covenant. The Nazis believe that if they acquire the Ark, their armies will be invincible. But that can't be right, right? It's just some fossil. 

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a collaboration between Steven Spielberg and George Lucas at the height of their powers. It's quite simply one of the best action/adventure films ever.

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

After a detour into the dark and uncomfortable in Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones returns to world of adventure in The Last Crusade.

The Nazis are back in The Last Crusade and spoiler alert: they're still dicks. They've kidnapped Indiana's father, Professor Henry Jones (Sean Connery) while he was off searching for the literal Holy Grail. Indiana must find and rescue his father and maybe even look into this whole Holy Grail business while he does.

Together Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade represent some of the most purely fun and exciting action movies of the modern era.

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Killing Gunther

Taran Killam was one of Saturday Night Live's most reliable players for five years before being let go in 2016. What's a comedian to do after SNL, aside from hanging out with his perfect and beautiful wife Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders)? In Killam's case the answer was make a movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Killing Gunther could probably be best described as an action gun comedy mockumentary - which certainly has to be a brand new genre.

Killam and some other comedic actors and friends star as assassins who want to become the most famous assassins in the world by killing the current holder of that title, Gunther (Schwarzenegger). They film their endeavor, meaning that this action comedy takes on a similar format to The Office. It's a high concept but an easy one to pull off and Killing Gunther pulls it off indeed.

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The Running Man

Arnold Schwarzenegger had a very impressive run of sci-fi and action films in the '80s and the Stephen King adaptation The Running Man is among his best from that time. In The Running Man, the U.S. is a totalitarian police state and citizens entertain themselves by watching a violent reality TV show where "runners" try to avoid being captured and killed by "stalkers."

Schwarzenegger stars as Ben Richards, a former helicopter pilot turned unwilling contestant on The Running Man. He has to avoid certain death and hopefully bring down this ghoulish pastime in the process. Oh, what year does this all take place in? 2017. Ah shit.

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Brawl in Cell Block 99

Vince Vaughn's transformation from schlubby, lovable comedy star to action movie badass continues in Brawl in Cell Block 99.

Vaughn stars as Bradley Thomas, a retired boxer and current drug mule. After a job goes horribly bad, Bradley is arrested and sentenced to seven years in a medium security prison. Medium security?  That doesn't sounds so bad at least! It is though. It's very, very, very bad. Bradley is immediately set upon by members of the drug syndicate he failed and the prison warden to make his life a living hell. So Bradley begins to fight back in satisfyingly violent ways.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a hardcore, violent action movie and another step in the right direction for Vaughn as a gritty B action movie star.

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The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the 1960 Western of the same name. Like it's 1960 original, The Magnificent Seven is a cowboy-movie retelling of the all-time classic The Seven Samurai.

The Magnificent Seven has a timeless, fascinating story to tell in which a small town besieged by bandits turns to seven mismatched gunmen and ruffians to protect them. More than anything, however, The Magnificent Seven is a grand excuse to rustle up a great cast. Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onforio, and more star.

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Braven

Hulking Khal Drogo actor Jason Momoa was born to be an action movie star. So 2018's Braven lets him be one.

Joe (Momoa) and his father (Stephen Lang) head to a secluded cabin (their first mistake) in the woods for a nice quiet vacation and to get some fresh air for Joe's father's dementia. When they get there, however, they discover a hidden stash of heroin in the cabin. And the dealers want it back. 

The whole "normal Joe hulks out" concept doesn't work as well when that normal Joe is already an almost literal hulk. But Braven is still a fun action movie with plenty of glorious violence.

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The Hurt Locker

Historically it is hard to make a compelling movie about modern war. Older wars like World War II, the Civil War or even conflicts from more ancient times are easier for us to wrap our heads around. Time has passed and we can see the heroism or at least rationale in place. The modern Gulf War we found ourselves in and still find ourselves in is harder to parse.

Thankfully, movies like The Hurt Locker know exactly what to do with all that moral ambiguity stemming from modern conflicts: they embrace it. The Hurt Locker is Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-winning film about members of a bomb squad during the Iraq War. The Hurt Locker understands that war can be equal parts terrifying and intoxicating and it presents believable, complex characters into the crucible so we can watch how they react.

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21 Best Romantic Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

Gather your closest lover and fire up the best romantic movies on Amazon Prime.

The Lists Alec Bojalad
Jul 19, 2018

Editor's Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back every month to stay up to date with the best romance movies on Amazon Prime.

Updated for August 2018

Some movies brave enough to tread where only pop songs and poems go, and try to capture all the drama, contradictions and happy, bubbly feelings that come along with romance and love. It's high-time that we honor them and defend them against their unearned sappy reputations with the best romantic movies on Amazon Prime.

We've scoured Amazon Prime to find the best romantic movies available for your viewing pleasure. Here are the best romantic movies on Amazon Prime. Ok, some of them are perfectly sappy. 

The Lobster

The Lobster is the most recent movie on the list and certainly among the most unconventional romances on Amazon Prime. Colin Farrell stars as a man named David who absolutely must find love. He lives in a dystopian world in which single people are given 45 days at a hotel to find a romantic partner or they are forever transformed into an animal of their choosing.

The Lobster wonderfully depicts and recreates the social pressure that comes along with love. It often feels like finding a partner is life or death, but in this case it is life or lobster.

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The Cake Eaters

The Cake Eaters is both an excellent romantic indie movie and the perfect antidote to anti-Kristen-Stewart-ism. The Cake Eaters is about two families at odds with each other and trying to come to terms with loss.

Stewart stars as a terminally ill young woman from one of the families, Georgia, who wants to experience love before it's too late. The Cake Eaters is a relatively straight-forward drama with a big heart.

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Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open is a patient, deliberate, thoughtful story about love in difficult circumstances. It's much more than merely the "gay Hasidic Jews" movie in the same way that Brokeback Mountain was much more than the "gay cowboys" movie. Eyes Wide Open follows Ezri as he tries to rebuild his life and business after the passing of his father.

Ezri soon welcomes Yeshiva student, Aaron as an apprentice. The two grow closer causing issues within Ezri's marriage and his community. Finding and keeping love is hard as it is and every now and then it's helpful to confront a movie like Eyes Wide Open where love is even harder. It's one of the most atypical and best romance movies on Amazon Prime.

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Hello, My Name is Doris

Between TBS' Search Party and Hello, My Name is Doris, director Michael Showalter had a stellar 2016. Hello, My Name is Doris is a wonderfully sweet, equally tragic and completely hilarious romantic comedy. Sally Field stars as the titular Doris, a lively woman in her '60s who after the death of her mother becomes infatuated with a younger man.

With the help of cliched self-help materials she does whatever she can to get his attention. Hello, My Name is Doris is an empathetic romantic comedy that will change how you view age. 

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Me Before You

The premise of Me Before You is so novel that you can't quite believe we don't see it more often. The Mother of Dragons, herself, Emilia Clarke stars as Louisa, a woman hired to be the caretaker of a recently paralyzed young successful banker Will (Sam Clafin).

Me Before You is a heartfelt, only slightly exploitative (look, it's inevitable) exploration of disability and love under extreme circumstances. 

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Dirty Dancing

Man, Patrick Swayze knew romance. Dirty Dancing isn't the first movie to equate the intimacy of dancing with the intimacy of falling in love, but just like many other '80s movies of its kind, it's among the most bombastic and sincere.

Jennifer Grey plays Frances, a young woman who attends a summer camp and falls in love with her dancing instructor, naturally. And then of course there's (sing it with me): "I've had....the time of my liiiiifeeeeee...."

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The Lovers

The Lovers is a wonderful, funny, and romantic film about extramarital affairs that suddenly become and intramarital affair. Mary (Debrah Winger) and Michael (Tracy Letts) are an unhappily married couple who are openly cheating on each other.

Their respective significant others both request that Michael and Mary just end this sham of a marriage and they agree to after an upcoming visit from their son. Then something a little funny happens on the way to their divorce. The Lovers is romantic because it acknowledges some urgent truths about love: it's fun, weird, painful, unknowable, and wild. 

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The Big Sick

Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily Gordon's theatrical debut made big waves when it came out for the singularity of its vision and just how plain funny it is. Now Amazon gets to reap the benefits of producing a bonafide romantic indie hit by getting its exclusive streaming rights. The Big Sick is the real life story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani meeting and falling in love with his wife, Emily (who is played by Zoe Kazan in the film).

Kumail and Emily's courtship process is difficult enough to begin with due to Kumail's family pressuring him to find a nice Pakistani girl to settle down with. But soon things get even more difficult as Emily suffers a health scare and Kumail must suddenly contend with that situation and Emily's eccentric parents who have just come to town. The Big Sick is a clear vision from talented people and tells a beautifully convincing love story while making plenty of room for laughter. Not only that but it's a big win for our list of best romance movies on Amazon Prime.

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What If?

Canadian drama What If? (originally known as The F Word before the MPAA got its greasy fingers all over it) is a fun romantic movie and a tremendous showcase for its two young stars Daniel Radcliffe (you know what he's from) and Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick). Radcliffe stars as Wallace - a directionless young man living in Toronto who decides to become more social after his girlfriend cheats on him.

Enter Kylo Ren (Adam Driver playing a character who is unfortunately not named Kylo Ren) who takes Wallace to a party where he meets the alluring Chantry (Kazan). Wallace and Chantry immediately fall for each other. Unfortunately there's the small matter of Chantry's boyfriend. What If? is a sweet little Canadian flick that knows how to push its audiences romantic buttons. 

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Sabrina (1995)

Let's get one thing out of the way right now. Sabrina's theatrical poster is dope. When I was a kid and I would pass the VHS cover in Blockbuster, I couldn't help but think "Wow, that is a real adult movie." At a young age, the mere sight of a woman's lascivious red lipstick (lascivious in my head at least) was enough to fry my brain. Poster aside, however, Sabrina is an excellent romance with some real star power. It's a remake of the 1954 film of the same name starring Billy Wilder and Audrey Hepburn. 

This version was directed by the great Sydney Pollack and stars Harrison Ford, Greg Kinnear and Julia Ormond. Weirdly enough Greg Kinnear plays the ultimate rich playboy while Harrison Ford plays his studious older brother. Weird casting choices but it works out alright thanks to each actor's chemistry with Ormond.

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Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature features two actors who were once considered only mediocre rom-com or action movie stars, yet went on to win Oscars and do bigger and better things. That doesn't change the fact that Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck are still really good at this whole romance thing. 

Aside from that, the concept of Forces of Nature is pretty fascinating. What does one do when all the forces of nature and the universe are practically screaming that you belong with one particular person when you were planning on being with someone else? That's the question that Affleck faces in Forces of Nature, and the answer is executed well.

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Untamed Heart

Man, early '90s romance films feature a lot of attempted sexual assaults and general violence. Maybe it's because there was a pressure to appeal to big, larger than life topics. If so, Untamed Heart fits the bill. Christian Slater stars as shy busboy Adam, and Marisa Tomei is the object of his affection as waitress Caroline.

Through a series of unfortunate events, Adam wins the attention and eventual affection of Caroline but then things take a turn for the more unfortunate. Untamed Heart is for people who really want their romance films to take them on a truly dramatic journey.

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Bull Durham

At first glance baseball might not seem like the best vehicle for romance. Minor league baseball, however, has a very important ingredient for romance: loneliness. Minor league baseball players travel the country on a bus for little pay, staying at dingy hotel room after dingy hotel room. Bull Durham is the story of how these circumstances can conspire to create something vaguely resembling romance. 

"Crash" Davis (Kevin Costner) is a minor league veteran. His team assigns him to the low-A Durham Bulls so he can mentor talented but brash young pitcher "Nuke" LaLoosh (Tim Robbins). Meanwhile "baseball groupie" Annie (Susan Sarandon) pursues both men creating a confusing love triangle of sex, mentorship, and fastballs. 

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Still Mine

Still Mine isn't necessarily about romance. It's about love - a deep prevailing love built up over decades. Craig Morrison (James Cromwell) is a farmer in rural New Brunswick, Canada. He intends to build a new house for his ailing wife Irene (Geneviève Bujold) but runs into trouble with the local municipality's bureaucracy prevents him from doing so.

Still Mine is as romantic a movie about bureacratic development regulations as has ever existed. Cromwell and Bujold have wonderful chemistry and paint a portrait of profound, abiding love.

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The Wedding Plan

Weddings, man. They're stressful. The Wedding Plan is an Israeli film about a wedding that sounds more pleasant and less complex than most: a wedding without a groom.

Unwed Orthodox Jewish woman Michal is looking for the perfect wedding venue. She visits a fortune teller whose son just happens to own a lovely wedding hall. Michal books the spot but then her husband-to-be decides he does not love her anymore. Michal keeps her date at the wedding hall and plans to go through with the wedding. Who will the groom be? Who cares. God will certainly decide. 

And decide he does, that rascal.

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Gone with the Wind

You know all the clichés. Frankly, my dear I don't give a damn. If you've not seen Gone with the Wind the actual movie yet and only know it as Gone with the Wind the cultural phenomenon, rectify that soon.

Gone with the Wind is a classic for a reason. Clear out 230 minutes for yourself and watch the epic Civil War Reconstruction love story of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler.

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The Age of Innocence

Martin Scorsese can do much more than just (unbelievably great) gangster movies. In this adaptation of the 1920 Edith Wharton novel, Scorsese tries his hand at romance and it's a good look on him. 

In 1870s New York City Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis) is prepared to marry May Welland (Winona Ryder). That's when Countess Ellen Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer) returns home from a disastrous marriage in Poland and starts to give Newland some wild ideas about class, and marriage in 19th Century New York. 

If only Age of Innocence was set just a couple of decades earlier, Day-Lewis' portrayal of another Scorsese character, Bill the Butcher could have been seen as a stealth continuation of Newland Archers' story.

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Pretty in Pink

Almost every John Hughes movie can be entered in to the conversation as John Hughes best movie. Pretty in Pink is no different and may even in fact be the most iconic.

Molly Ringwald redefines the concept of teenage lovesickness on film as Andie Walsh from "the wrong side of the tracks." Her infatuation with rich boy Blane resonated with young audiences in the '80s and on through to today. Watch Pretty in Pink to reacquaint yourself with your own burning teenage love.

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The Graduate

The Graduate is pound for pound one of the best movies of all time. Thank Mike Nichols every day for sharing his creative brilliance with us. It's also a profound, if atypical romance film. It's the classic story of boy meets girl's mom, then meets girl, and then suffers through crushing ennui from the pressures of adulthood and rapid societal changes in the 1960s.

The end rightfully gets a lot of attention as a classic moment in cinema history. Watch it for yourself and decide if you find it to be ultimately cynical, human, or even hopeful.

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Heartbreakers

Woah, where did this cast come from? Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sigourney Weaver, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee and Gene Hackman all star in this 2001 romantic comedy about a mother-daughter duo who like to swindle rich men.

In Heartbreakers, con artists Weaver and Hewitt opt to do one last heist and wouldn't you know it, someone catches some feelings. This is a light-hearted, fun movie with a plot in constant motion.

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In & Out

Though it wasn't that long ago, 1997 was perhaps less progressive a time than we'd like to remember. Case in point: In & Out was one of the very few (and maybe only) mainstream gay romantic comedies of the decade. Thankfully, it's a good one. 

Kevin Kline stars as English teacher Howard Brackett who is publicly outed as gay by a former winning an Oscar (this was partially borrowed from Tom Hanks Oscar acceptance speech for Philadelphia). Howard tries to convince himself and those around him that he's straight but things get difficult when he meets Peter Malloy (Tom Selleck) an entertainment reporter who is fascinated by Howard's story.

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26 Best Comedy Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Need a laugh? Got 90 - 120 minutes to kill? Let us help with our list of the best comedy movies on Amazon Prime

The Lists Alec Bojalad
Jul 19, 2018

Editor's Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back to see what other excellent movie comedies get added to Amazon Prime.

Updated for August 2018

Here's a fun fact about laughter for you. Some anthropologists believe laughter is an excellent way for primal man to express relief and signal that danger has passed once the saber-toothed tiger ambles away. Thankfully we don't have to deal with many saber-toothed tigers but that doesn't mean it doesn't feel great to laugh. 

In that spirit, we've compiled a list of the best comedy movies on Amazon Prime for your viewing and laughing pleasure. This is an evergreen article, not tied to any specific time or news peg so there's no way for us to tell what's going on in the world when you read it. But we'll bet you need to laugh, regardless of when you do. Maybe it's overcast or maybe the machines have finally risen up and are bringing your neighbors to the human camps.

Clear History

The 2013 HBO comedy film Clear History is in some ways a natural prequel to tech-bro comedy series Silicon Valley. As a matter of fact one of the writers on the film, Alec Berg, is now an executive producer for Silicon Valley. The premise is familiar.

Larry David stars as the Steve Wozniak-esque Nathan Flomm who loses out on billions when he leaves a company led by Will Haney (Jon Hamm) before they introduce a world-changing electric car. In a perfectly Larry Davidian destructive way, Nathan then devises a scheme to get revenge on Haney. Clear History is fantastically funny and the kind of one-off content HBO can excel at. 

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The Late Shift

Give or take a Conan O'Brien firing here and there, the late night talk show landscape has been relatively stable in modern times. It wasn't always that way. Back when there were only a handful of network channels, the "late night wars" were a huge deal. HBO's The Late Shift, adapted from a Bill Carter book by the same name, dramatizes the biggest battle in the history of the late night wars.

Tonight Show host Johnny Carson has retired and both Jay Leno (Daniel Roebuck) and David Letterman (John Michael Higgins) engage is a political network battle to see who will replace him. The Late Shift is both hilarious and exciting. The relative unimportance of the battle at hand doesn't do much to detract from the drama and laughs at hand.

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The Kings of Summer

Filmed in the lovely Metro Parks of Northeast Ohio (again: Go Tribe), The Kings of Summer is a truly touching and remarkably funny coming of age film. It's the story of three kids, who like so many youths before them become fed up with the world and take to the woods.

The trio build their own little abode and live as kings of summer until the perils of adulthood emotions like jealousy and romance creep in. It's a lovely, pastoral experience of a film featuring supporting performances from Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Allison Brie.

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Sharknado

Does a bad movie get a pass for being deliberately bad? I don't know. I'm not a philosopher but I do know that Sharknado, while being a bad film, is very funny. It's deliriously over the top featuring tornadoes full of sharks (or "Sharknados" if you will), Ian Ziering wielding a chainsaw and Tara Reid doing whatever Tara Reid does.

Now that the franchise is four films in, the exaggerated disaster movie is growing a little stale but that doesn't change that the first is pure, campy fun. 

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What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows is a movie premise so brilliant and so rife for genius that it's one of those things you hate yourself for not thinking of. Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement and Taiki Waititi (who directed Thor: Ragnarok) write, direct and star in this comedy about vampires living in present day New Zealand.

At night they prowl the streets looking for victims to kill and exsanguinate but during the day, the ancient beasts aren't able to leave their shared flat so they mostly just get on one another's nerves. What We Do in the Shadows is a perfect introduction to Clement and Waititi's bizarre brand of humor and really just a fun supernatural comedy flick.

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Everybody Wants Some!!

Richard Linklater has had a preposterously successful career from Slacker all the way through the damned perfect Boyhood. Don't forget, however, that even after all the awards and accolades, he can still pull off an amazing '80s comedy.

Everybody Wants Some!! is still empathetic and soulful like any Linklater movie but it also happens to be very funny. It's the story of college baseball players in 1980s Texas and all the various hijinx they get into. Like Dazed and Confused, it captures a time and place perfectly and is like a funny, touching and all-American post card from the past.

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Mr. Mom

Mr. Mom is hilariously dated at this point. You mean to tell me the guy who will be Batman soon actually stays at home and interacts with his children? You crazy, Hollywood. It's also just flat out hilarious. Michael Keaton puts his inexhaustible charm reserves to good use here as an unemployed Detroit engineer who must become a stay-at-home dad to three kids while his wife (Teri Garr) returns to her advertising career.

Mr. Mom is good for both a laugh and a look at pop culture's shifting perception of gender roles back in the day.

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Superbad

The Apatow film universe is equally successful and sprawling. Films produced by Judd Apatow have been the alpha and omega of movie comedies for longer than a decade now. Still with all that competition, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's debut high school comedy Superbad might be the funniest of them all pound for pound.

Superbad stars Jonah Hill and Michael Cera as two high school friends who want to go to a party and get laid before college. That's it. Still with only the barest of premises Superbad manages to be a completely hilarious and unexpectedly heartfelt experience.

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Landline

Landline was another modest hit for Amazon Studios at the cinema and now it's coming to its forever home on streaming. This comedy stars Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, and John Turturro and is about sisters in 1990s New York who think their father is having an affair. The idea of a period piece set in 1995 may be shocking to some but it's amazing how much just 20 years in the past can change the look and feel of a story.

Hell, the title of Landline sounds like pretty much the most ancient thing in all of moviedom. Regardless of the timeframe, infidelity may not seem like the funniest topic for a comedy but Landline is able to tell a compelling story of familial drama while being a light and funny blast from the past.

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The Foot Fist Way

If you enjoy Kenny Powers or any of the other larger-than-life asshole characters Danny McBride plays (so all of them, more or less) you have his debut feature The Foot Fist Way to thank. It's written by McBride along with longtime collaborators Jody Hill and Ben Best.

McBride stars as Fred Simmons, an abrasive Taekwondo instructor who attends a martial arts expo to meet his B-movie martial arts hero, Chuck "the Truck" Wallace. This is a fun, bombastic little movie that caught the eye of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, bringing McBride and his friends into the limelight.

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Killing Gunther

Taran Killam was one of Saturday Night Live's most reliable players for five years before being let go in 2016. What's a comedian to do after SNL, aside from hanging out with his perfect and beautiful wife Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders)? In Killam's case the answer was make a movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Killing Gunther could probably be best described as a gun comedy mockumentary - which certainly has to be a brand new genre.

Killam and some other comedic actors and friends star as assassins who want to become the most famous assassins in the world by killing the current holder of that title, Gunther (Schwarzenegger). They film their endeavor, meaning that this action comedy takes on a similar format to The Office. It's a high concept but an easy one to pull off and Killing Gunther pulls it off indeed.

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Logan Lucky

Steven Soderbergh has one of the more interesting senses of humor of all the major Hollywood directors. He tends to believe that heists are among the funniest activities human beings can engage him. And it's hard to argue he's wrong. Logan Lucky is an exciting, funny heist film.

Channing Tatum and Adam Driver star as blue collar Carolinan brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan. After Jimmy loses his job at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, he and Clyde decide to rob it. The ensuing heist involves cockroaches, Molotov cocktails, and Daniel Craig as an expert safecracker. 

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels marks an important transition in cinema history from Michael Caine Serious Actor to Michael Caine Lovable Goofball. Caine and Steve Martin star as two suave conmen, Freddy and Lawrence, who compete to swindle a rich heiress out of $50,000 (admittedly a pretty paltry sum in hindsight).

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a fun, picturesque comedy that enjoys pitting American v. Brit. 

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Meatballs

Meatballs is notable for being Bill Murray's first major starring role in a film. He makes the best of it, obviously, playing a laconic camp counselor looking for love and casually tormenting children. Meatballs is also notable, however, for being an important archetype for summer camp comedies. 

Meatballs' DNA is all over things like Wet Hot American Summer (ew) with popular tropes like the unpopular kid learning to love himself, douchey rival camps, and big summer-ending competitions getting their start here. On top of all that, Meatballs is just plenty funny. 

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The King of Comedy

Martin Scorsese is one of the best film directors of all time. Still "comedy" isn't a genre frequently associated with the Goodfellas and Departed director. Regardless his 1982 effort is a legitimately great entry into the world of comedy...inasmuch as a movie that revolves around a kidnapping plot can be considered a comedy.

Robert De Niro (who else) stars as Rupert Rupkin - an aspiring stand-up comedian and all around weirdo. When traditional methods to break into the industry fail him, Rupert tries a more extreme approach to gain attention. The King of Comedy is a black comic satire about the nature of fame and dark side of mainstream comedy. It's also just a well-done character study of a fascinating character.

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Spaceballs

Of all Mel Brooks' satirical comedies, Spaceballs is the most straight-forward, irreverent, and goofily fun. The world needed the definitive Star Wars parody and Brooks was all too happy to oblige. 

Bill Pullman and John Candy as Lone Starr and Barf (basically Han Solo and Chewbacca) go on a hilariously inept journey across the galaxy culminating with a confrontation with Lord Dark Helmet (an excellent Rick Moranis). May the Schwartz be with you.

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The Brady Bunch Movie

The Brady Bunch Movie is how you do a movie adaptation of a beloved, but corny throwback TV show correctly. The Brady Bunch Movie leans in to the corniess by imagining a world in which the wholesome 1970s Brady clan just happens to exist in present day (which is in this case 1995). It's a winking meta comedy that doesn't get nearly the credit it deserves.

The Brady Bunch Movie sets the groundwork for other films we love like 21 Jump Street. And we're about to blow your mind. The Brady Bunch Moviecame out 21 years after the show ended...which is 23 years from present day. That's right. The Brady Bunch Movie is older to us than The Brady Bunch was to The Brady Bunch Movie. Mindexploding.gif.

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Back to School

This list can't feel fully compete without Rodney Dangerfield's strange brand of comedy. The all-time comedy icon stars as Thornton Melon in Back to School. Melton is a rags-to-riches success having become very wealthy selling big and tall clothes. When Thornton's son, Jason, begins to struggle at college, the uneducated magnate offers to join his son at school...so back to school.

Back to School is a time capsule of '80s humor. It's worth a watch to better understand the complicated charms of Dangerfield and to see how a diving competition can somehow successfully operate as a film's third act.

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A Christmas Story

There's a certain curse that comes with ubiquity. Come Christmas time it becomes impossible to ignore A Christmas Story - the movie about young Ralphie and his eternal quest for a Red Ryder BB Gun. A Christmas Story is ALWAYS on. So it's understandable to get sick of it.

Try watching it again as though it was your first time. This is a legitimately hilarious and entertaining movie. Every single scene feels like it's destined to be an oft-repeated classic moment. Because by and large that's true.

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Election

After Election, Director Alexander Payne would go on to do incredible Oscar-winning work like About Schmidt, Sideways and The Descendants. Election, however, might be the best calling card for his talent. Election is a black comedy about a high school election gone haywire.

Matthew Broderick does excellent work as beleaguered teacher Jim McAllister and Reese Witherspoon gives the absolute performance of her life as go-getter Tracy Flick. As a matter of fact, "Tracy Flick" has become synonymous with a very particular kind of high school student.

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The 'Burbs

You don't have to be a Grammy-winning Arcade Fire album to know that the suburbs are weird. It's a place for people who think the city is too dangerous but the country is too boring.

This dark comedy starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, and Carrie Fisher all but confirms that. The 'Burbs is what Rear Window would look like if it were a comedy. It's the story of a one man, Ray Peterson, who believes the new neighbors in the 'burbs might be dangerous.

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The Disaster Artist

Oh hai, reader!

What happens when you take the worst movie of all time and then bring in Seth Rogen and James Franco to write about it and include almost shot for shot remakes of certain scenes with A-list Hollywood actors? Turns out you get a good movie.

The Disaster Artist, based on a book by the same name, tells the story of the best-worst movie, The Room. Franco stars as vaguely Eastern European cinematic weirdo Tommy Wiseau and Franco's younger brother, Dave, stars as Wiseau's friend Greg Sestero as they embark upon a journey to make one of cinema's most beguiling features ever. 

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Lady Bird

Lady Bird is the debut feature from indie actress turned indie director Greta Gerwig and it's a great one. 

Saoirse Ronan stars as Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson. Lady Bird is a senior at a Sacramento Catholic high school in 2002. She's sick of her small town life and wants nothing more than to go somewhere "more cultured." Her family, led by mother Marion (Laurie Metcalf) is struggling financially and would prefer she stay home. 

Lady Bird is a funny look at teenage life in the early 2000s and successfully captures the feeling of desperate mediocrity many feel about their high school days.

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Blazing Saddles

When Gene Wilder passed away in 2016, he left so many classic comedy performances for people to celebrate. The movie that perhaps most captured Wilder's talent and headlined many a tribute video was Blazing Saddles. Mel Brooks 1974 satirical Western about a Black sheriff (Cleavon Little R.I.P. as well) in an all-white frontier town.

The film is beyond absurd, completely ahead of its time and wonderfully funny. It also features one of the best natural breaks ever caught on camera. Keep a close eye on Little as Wilder delivers the line "You know, morons."


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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Most of the time coming up with viable story ideas for movies is hard. I really can't imagine that was the case for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. What if two chilled-out stoner dudes were thrust back into time to interact with famous philosophers and warlords? The studio exec who greenlit probably did so so hard and fast they tore their ACL. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is profoundly stupid and profoundly funny. A young Keanu Reeves will be a big appeal for some but don't sleep on his co-star Alex Winters and...wait, George freaking Carlin is their guide in this? The late '80s ruled.

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Get Shorty

If possible, every list should have an Elmore Leonard adaptation. Thanks to Amazon Prime's deep catalog this list gets blessed with one. In addition to being faithfully adapted from a Leonard book, Get Shorty comes from acclaimed comedy director Barry Sonnenfeld and stars John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo and Danny DeVito.

Get Shorty is filled with Leonard staples: colorful names and even more colorful dialogue. The plot also naturally deals with organized crime, loan sharks, mobsters and is able to find the humor in doing a bad job at being a criminal.

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18 Best TV Comedy Shows on Amazon Prime Right Now

There's never a bad time for a half-hour comedy. Here are the best comedy shows on Amazon Prime for your giggling pleasure.

The Lists Alec Bojalad
Jul 19, 2018

Editor's Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back to see what other excellent TV comedies get added to Amazon Prime.

Updated for August 2018

When Amazon decided to kick its original programming into high gear, they first turned to comedies. Transparent is the elder statesmen of comedy shows on Amazon and really in all of streaming. It's set the tone for the streaming service to be truly invested in some good TV comedy. The other streaming services have since followed suit but Amazon is always a good choice for good comedy. Whether it be through one of their originals, or something completely out of leftfield, Jeff Bezos' boys know you need to laugh.

What follows are the absolute best comedy shows on Amazon Prime we could find, with links to each one on the site for your convenience. 

Veep

Current events have conspired to make HBO's show about the inner workings of the White House more of a sobering documentary than a half-hour comedy, but that doesn't mean the jokes are any less funny. As a matter of fact, we tend to think Veep's Jokes Per Minute ratio is pretty impressive.

Veep is a truly funny show and is somehow getting even better as seasons go along. Julia Louis Dreyfuss rightfully picks up every comedy acting award in existence but the rest of the ensemble is equally impressive. It takes a lot of wit and work to execute Sorkin-ian fast-paced dialogue including dick jokes and the folks at Veep make it sound like Shakespeare.

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Transparent

Transparent is one of TV best comedies full stop. It's also secretly one of the best "punned" titles on TV. Not only is Transparent about a parent, in this case Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor), coming out as a trans woman but also a family itself struggling to be more transparent with one another.

Tambor is another worthy awards target as his performance flashy, respectful and authentic. That doesn't distract from the rest of the show, however. Transparent is an authentic, emotional experience that still doesn't skimp on laughter. By any metric it's one of Amazon's best original comedy shows.

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Girls

Girls is one of pop culture's strangest lightning rods. It's a seemingly inoffensive show about mostly self-involved young women living in Brooklyn that makes everyone very Mad Online (TM). Sure, the ensemble led by creator Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath is unlikeable much of the time but the whole point of being young and living in New York is to be absolutely unbearable.

Girls finds plenty of humor and drama in its protagonists limited worldview but is also never outwardly mocking them. It's a solid, humorous balance that is funny most of the time and hilarious when it wants to be: mostly when Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is involved.

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Californication

Oh hey! Another fun pun for a title! David Moody (David Duchovny) is a sex-obsessed, addicted-to-everything writer who moves to California to conquer his writer's block. He also fornicates. Hence: Californication.

Californication cares deeply about its lead character and follows him through seven sun-soaked seasons as he tries to keep his shit together. Or as Wikipedia so helpfully puts it: "Recurring themes are sex, drugs, and rock and roll, all of which are featured regularly."

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Enlightened

Enlightened is the very rare half-hour HBO comedy that didn't quite catch on with viewers. Writer Mike White's (of School of Rock fame) show lasted for only two seasons, but at least they were largely excellent. Enlightened stars Laura Dern as Amy Jellicoe, a high-powered executive who experiences a meltdown and then must pull herself back together at a holistic retreat.

Once she's properly "woke" she returns to her job with every intention of saving the world as a whistleblower. Laura Dern is excellent and the show can safely be marked as ahead of its time despite debuting in 2011.

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Entourage

If you let most comedies run long enough, they'll eventually resemble self-parody. In its later years, Entourage became one of those shows. Late year Entourage episodes follow the same general model: impossibly inconsequential Hollywood problem pops up, it's handled by high-powered agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) or manager "E" (Kevin Connolly) and movie star Vince (Adrian Grenier) bangs a model to celebrate.

Thing is though: that same formula in earlier seasons is awesome. Entourage for much of its running time with the rarest of breeds: a comedy that remained funny and exciting despite little to no meaningful conflict. 

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Fleabag

Fleabag came out of absolutely nowhere in 2016 to become perhaps the best of all of Amazon Prime's original shows. It stars show creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the unnamed protagonist, who is incredibly honest to the audience in her fourth-wall breaking monologues and incredibly dishonest to everyone else.

Fleabag is fearless and profanely funny from its very first reality-breaking moment but it's the growth of its main character and the reveal of what's fractured her psyche so much that makes Fleabag an excellent show.

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Sex and the City

Along with The Sopranos back in the late '90s, Sex and the City helped put HBO on the map as a creative force to be reckoned with. It stars Sarah Jessica Parker as love advice columnist Carrie Bradshaw and her many adventures, romantic and otherwise in New York City.

Sex and the City is worth watching because it's just flat-out funny and is also juggling 1-3 exciting "will they or won't they" relationships at any given time. Plus, don't you want to figure out if you're a Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda? Literally everyone of us at Den of Geek is a Charlotte.

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Frasier

Twenty years. That's how long Kelsey Grammar played the character of Frasier Crane over three shows: Cheers, Frasier and one episode of Wings. Psychologist Dr. Frasier Crane first stopped by the Boston bar on Cheers and then in 1993 he returned to his practice in Seattle and was spun-off onto his own show: Frasier. Frasier, the show, is one of the better comedies from NBC's Must See TV programming block and that's saying a lot.

Grammar obviously has a perfect understanding of his uptight, linguistically-obsessed character and the rest of the cast complements him perfectly, from his equally uptight brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce) to his radio-show producing love interest Roz (Peri Gilpin). Frasier is the kind of sophisticated comedy that seems like it should have come after the laughtrack era but still perfectly fits within the joke-heavy format.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David is a comedy genius. That much is obvious. Who else could have produced Seinfeld other than a person of superior comic skill? But he's also a remarkably consistent comedic actor. Curb Your Enthusiasm is the perfect vehicle for David's talents. He stars as himself: the most needlessly miserable man in the world.

The Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm has a career in a field he loves, more money than he knows what to do with and a beautiful, patient wife. Still, he views life itself as more of an affliction than a gift. It's wonderful, dark, pessimistic humor that never once grows stale even after eight seasons.

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The Tick

The Tick is the kind of absurdist, hilarious superhero deconstruction myth that just practically cries out to be on television. That's why it has been on TV...no fewer than three times. The first effort was an animated show in 1994, then a live-action effort starring Patrick Warburton in 2001.

Both were good but it's Amazon's newest effort starring Peter Serafinowicz, The Tick, that might be the best yet. The Tick never ignores the violent absurdity that made Ben Edlund's original comic so viable. Only the pilot is available currently but the full first season has been picked up and should be arriving sometime this year.

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Peep Show

This is a British comedy, so you know the drill: just three or four seasons of five or six episodes each of really subtle, dry British humor. Oh wait...Peep Show actually ran for nine seasons from 2003 to 2015 and is a highly recognizable brand of awkward humor to Americans.

It follows the lives of Mark (David Mitchell) and Jez (Robert Webb), two barely functional adults trying to survive each other in a London flat. They're a classic odd couple pairing with the added caveat that they both would form an odd couple with pretty much any other person on Earth. 

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One Mississippi

One of the most exciting aspects of the streaming revolution is that truly talented comedians are getting a shot at creating their own highly personal, highly funny TV series. It's like the late '80s/early '90s all over again, albeit with much smaller budgets. Tig Notaro's entry into the comedian TV show, One Mississippi, is among the more overtly autobiographical of these new shows.

Notaro has been a comedy staple for years but One Mississippi is about the most turbulent time in her life and career: the present. Tig stars as a fictional version of herself who must return home to Mississippi as her mother is taken off life support. Oh she's also recovering from a double mastectomy. Oh, and this all actually happened to the real Tig. It's heavy stuff, but also funny, heartfelt stuff.

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Eastbound and Down

Can one larger-than-life character carry a comedy for four seasons? If that character is Eastbound and Down's Kenny Powers then the answer is a resounding "yes." Danny McBride and Jody Hill's half-hour HBO comedy isn't so much a TV show but an ongoing chronicling of the rise of a legend.

Flamethrowing ex-baseball pitcher Kenny Powers has a lot of thoughts and opinions, most of them abhorrent but he also has all the bluster of a mediocre white male to share them. Eastbound and Down is the perfect vehicle for McBride's bizarre, let's say "confrontational" form of comedy. Over four seasons, Kenny Powers tries to break back in to baseball but only as an excuse to keep the spotlight on him. Kenny Powers truly is a man for all seasons. 

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House of Lies

House of Lies is one of Showtime's best half-hour comedies thanks mostly to a superb cast. Don Cheadle, Kirsten Bell and Ben Schwartz all star as high-powered management consultants for clients trying to rehabilitate their image. Are there hinjinx? Your bet your sweet-ass there are.

Don Cheadle breaking the fourth wall? Definitely. House full of pies? Depends on whether you listen to Scott Aukerman or not. The premise is not entirely fresh but the sheer talent of everyone involved makes for a very funny five-season show.

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Catastrophe

Catastrophe is one of Amazon Prime's first original comedies and it is an unqualified success for the streaming service. Catastrophe comes from Twitter-maestro Rob Delaney and superb English-Irish actress Sharon Hogan. The story could not be simpler: an American ad executive inadvertently knocks up a British teacher during a business trip in London. Should they try to make things work?

Don't necessarily believe the title of the show. The execution of this simple premise is flawless. Delaney and Hogan are remarkably empathetic, human and routinely laugh at each other's jokes onscreen, which is truly one of the most charming creative decisions on TV right now. It's one of the more richly-realized relationship dramas on television and also happens to be terrifically funny.

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Cheers

According to Parks and Recreation/Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Good Place creator Michael Schur, Cheers is the best TV comedy of all time. It's really hard to argue with him. Cheers helped to establish almost everything we currently admire about the modern TV sitcom: loveable characters, familiar environments and a deep, real sense of belonging. If that sounds too heavy or serious for a situation comedy, it's not.

Good comedy can be about finding a happy place "where everybody knows your name." But just as importantly: Cheers is hilariously funny. Cheers has a deep, diverse ensemble where the 11th actor on the call sheet is just as funny as the first. 

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Bored to Death

Author Jonathan Ames has had a long, successful career writing hilarious, self-deprecating novels and comics. But he wasn't that well known among TV enthusiasts until his first TV effort, Bored to Death, in 2009. Bored to Death was a fascinating, funny beast over three seasons.

It was a modern film noir detective comedy with a superb cast. Jason Schwartzman stars as novelist-turned-P.I. Jonathan Ames (Hey! Where have we heard that name before?) and Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis appear as his friends. Bored to Death is equal parts atmosphere and slapstick and a worthwhile entrant into the HBO comedy canon

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29 Best TV Shows Hidden on Amazon Prime Video

Everyone knows the classics and the trending new shows, but take a look at some deep cut TV shows you could enjoy on Amazon Prime.

The Lists Alec Bojalad
Jul 19, 2018

Editor's Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back to see what other little-seen classics get added to Amazon Prime.

Updated for August 2018

Streaming services like Amazon Prime have changed how we watch television forever. Thanks to Amazon and its peers we now have access to whatever shows we want, when we want.

That's fantastic news for the TV fan but it also jeopardizes that some perfectly fine-to-great TV shows might get lost in the shuffle among all the new quality.

With that in mind we've compiled a list of the best TV Amazon has to offer...that you didn't know were on Amazon. There is plenty to love here thanks to Amazon's relationships with heavy-hitters like FX and HBO but even beyond that there is much virgin land to be discovered. Wade out into the undiscovered country, brave explorer!

Sabrina: The Teenage Witch

ABC's TGIF tween programming block on Friday nights was awesome. From 1989 through 2000, Fridays nights on ABC were home to classic fare such as Boy Meets World, Teen Angel (ok, this one wasn't a hit but I loved it) and Family Matters. Sabrina: The Teenage Witch belongs in the conversation for best TGIF show as much as anything else.

Based on the Archie comic of the same name, Sabrina: The Teenage Witch stars Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina Spellman (heh) as she goes through all the various crises of youth... and is also a witch. Look, the premise isn't bulletproof but the show is really fun.

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Captain Planet with Don Cheadle

Is the recurring Captain Planet with Don Cheadle a TV show? Amazon Prime says it is so will we. This is a short yet hilarious watch from Funny or Die about a version of Captain Planet who is understandably quite frustrated with humanity. After all, who would be a greater enemy to Captain Planet but humanity itself?

Don Cheadle is an incredible actor with many excellent roles but I hope his Captain Planet muttering "they're all trees" after transforming unwilling people in trees ends up on his career highlight film. 

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Penn & Teller: BS!

Technically, the title is Penn & Teller: Bullshit! but apparently Amazon Prime has an aversion to profanity. Penn & Teller: BS! was a documentary series that ran on Showtime for seven seasons in which magician/entertainers Penn & Teller examine, well, bullshit.

These bullshitty topics include PETA, cryptozoology and sex and all of the incorrect traditional thinking that surrounds each. Penn & Teller's libertarian perspective may annoy people with differing political or philosophical viewpoints but the research is solid and the duo is plenty entertaining.

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Andy Griffith Show

Television fulfills many roles within our society. Good television can challenge us and intrigue us. But sometimes television is just supposed to be a happy place. There may be no better example of happy place TV than the Mayberry, North Carolina setting of Andy Griffith Show.

The show ran for eight years and close to 250 episodes (woah), with Andy Griffith playing the sheriff main character of a small fictional town and Don Knotts and Ron Howard launching themselves into television history.

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Mr. Show with Bob and David

Mr. Show is one of the best comedy sketch shows of the '90's, if not ever. It's the show that introduced us to the onscreen and offscreen talents of Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and David Cross (Arrested Development), not to mention the talents of writers Sarah Silverman, Scott Aukerman, Jack Black, Tom Kenny, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Paul F. Tompkins and Brian Posehn.

It's not just some stale artifact of comedy writing history, however, it's also very funny and unexpectedly so at times.

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The Inbetweeners

Ah, to be young and be thoroughly outcasted and considered a loser again. The Inbetweeners is a truly superb high school comedy from Great Britain because it's characters and situations are hilariously, and sometimes heartbreakingly, real. Nerd with a hot mom Will moves to a new town and must make new friends.

Thankfully lovesick Simon, thoroughly disgusting Jay and weird Neil are all just as big of losers as him. The Inbetweeners goes through three uncomfortably real and raucous seasons before finishing with two movies, also on Amazon Prime.

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Grimm

There may be more "cop drama...with a twist" shows than there are actually cop drama shows. Thankfully, Grimm is one of the better cop drama... with a twist shows out there. The twist in this instance is that the characters and crimes are based off of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Homicide investigator Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is charged with keeping the balance between humanity and Wessen, the mythological creatures of the world. It rarely goes well. Watch Grimm if for no other reason than to understand what 40 percent of the .gifs on Tumblr mean.

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Justified

Justified is one of the very few TV shows that can be categorized as a Western. The only other that comes to mind is Deadwoo....oh my God it's Timothy Olyphant again! Basically, one of TV's surest formula's is Timothy Olyphant + cowboy hat. I have no idea why they keep ignoring this.

Justified is based on a short story and character by Elmore Leonard and it fits into Leonard's voice and world perfectly. Olyphant as Raylan Givens, a U.S. Marshall displaced from Miami back to his hometown in Kentucky, is superb but Walton Goggins as his nemesis Boyd Crowder might be even better. Justified is funny, exciting and a wonderfully accurate and creepy slice of Appalachia. It rules.

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Humans

You can't throw a stone without hitting a movie or TV show about robots achieving sentience or a thinkpiece that argues "DAE artificial intelligence bad?" these days. AMC's collaboration with the British Channel 4, Humans, somewhat tragically never stood out amongst a sea of Ex Machinas and Black Mirrors.

This is a shame because Humans is quite good and even spectacular in a handful of episodes. Humans is set in a near future in which average middle class families are turning more and more to human-like robots called "synths" to help with household tasks. And you're not going to believe this, but it doesn't quite go well. 

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Hannibal

Perhaps one of the most visually-striking series in recent memory, Hannibal is an assault on the senses. The show comes from TV wunderkind Bryan Fuller (you may know him by his show Pushing Daisies or as the guy who is helping bring Star Trek back to TV) and it's absolutely decadent. 

Mads Mikkelsen portrays classic film and literature cannibal Hannibal Lector while Hugh Dancy plays Will Graham, a forensic psychiatrist destined to become Hannibal's main foe. Hannibal is both unspeakably violent and pretty. It's amazing that this show got on network television at all, let alone for three seasons. Watch all three and be happy it did.

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Tell Me You Love Me

When people derisively refer to HBO as the "T&A" network, Tell Me You Love Me is probably what they have in mind. Tell Me You Love Me is a one-season wonder about three different couples seeking out a therapist for intimacy problems within their relationships. It is perhaps better known, however, for its incredibly realistic depiction of sex.

Tell Me You Love Me is one of those shows in which actors continuously have to clarify that they weren't actually having sex onscreen. It's a shame that the show's reputation doesn't extend much further out than that because it's very, very good. Tell Me You Love Me is a forgotten HBO classic.

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Mission: Impossible

Before Tom Cruise spun it off into six bad-to-good-to-great action movies, Mission: Impossible was best known as a TV show from the late '60s and early '70s.

It follows the secret mission of a government agency known as the "Impossible Missions Force (IMF)." That enough should sound familiar to fans of the film franchise but the show is decidedly hokier  but still a fun watch.

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Carnivale

It feels like there is a really good, really creepy TV show out there floating in the ether about old-timey carnivals. Shows like Heroes and American Horror Story tried to capture that vision with one-off seasons following carnies but it's HBO's Carnivale that comes closest to capturing that idea.

Carnivale is set during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl and is really the story of good vs. evil set among a backdrop of a traveling carnival. It's equally ambitious and atmospheric but audiences began turning on it two seasons in. Still it's more than worth a watch.

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Brotherhood

Showtime is fairly well-represented on this list. The otherwise excellent network has a tendency to let its most popular shows drag on a bit too long. Brotherhood is not one of those shows. Brotherhood is the story of two brothers from Providence, Rhode Island - one's a gangster (Jason Isaacs) and one's a politician (Jason Clarke).

The show never really found an audience and is all the better for it. It exists over only three relatively short but undeniably excellent seasons.

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Medium

Crime procedurals can be a real drag. Medium is not thanks to excellent performances from Patricia Arquette and Jake Weber, some good writing and directing and a seriously bizarre concept. Arquette plays the real-life psychic Allison DuBois (inasmuch as there is such a thing as a real-life psychic) as she works with her local Arizona police department to solve murders.

That may sound corny...and it is, but the show happens to be quite good. Allison and her husband's home life is lovingly and realistically depicted and the gonzo premise allows the writers to be as creative or weird as they want to be in a genre that could use a lot of weirdness and creativity.

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In Treatment

In Treatment is an HBO series adapted from a similar Israeli series that ran for three seasons and featured a total of...106 episodes?!?!? How is that possible?? In Treatment came along with a revolutionary concept that was ahead of its time/before its time/completely outside of time itself.

It was a show about a psychologist (played by Gabriel Byrne) and it aired episodes five nights a week. Each night would be devoted to a different patient with Byrne's character meeting with his own psychologist at the end of the week. In addition to featuring a fascinating structure, it's also just a flat-out good show in its own right.

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Lip Service

Lip Service is like the L-Word if everybody were breathtakingly Scottish. Lip Service's creation was somewhat calculated and network driven in a way that typically means bad news. BBC contacted writer/director Harriet Braun because they wanted a UK-based show about lesbians.

What Braun turned in over two seasons was a lot more soulful and interesting than that simple boilerplate request. The show stars Laura Fraser a.k.a. Lydia from Breaking Bad.

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John from Cincinnati

John from Cincinnati is one of TV's strangest case studies on a famous showrunner's sophomore efforts. The show comes from David Milch, beloved and mercurial creator of Deadwood. John from Cincinnati was his followup to Deadwood and it could not have been more different.

It's set in present day surfing community in California and tries to capture a tone of "surf noir" with some supernatural mixed in. Approximately no one watched it. But it's quite good, in a Twin Peaks/Carnivale kind of way.

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Unsolved Mysteries

If our recent cultural obsessions with Serial and Making a Murderer prove anything, it's that we love us some unsolved mysteries. So why not watch the show actually called Unsolved Mysteries? Amazon Prime offers both the original hosted by Robert Stack from 1987-2002 (the first season) and then the new ones hosted by Dennis Farina.

Stack in particular is an impeccable host for such macabre topics. Watch Unsolved Mysteries and you'll see the DNA of every single true crime property that's come after.

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Forensic Files

Again, we all love true crime stories and Forensic Files has all but mastered taking real life violent crimes and translating them into entertaining half-hour chunks that celebrate the science behind the justice system.

The show premiered directly after the O.J. Simpson trial and is one of the reasons that forensic science is so popularly accepted today. 

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Reading Rainbow

"Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high./ Take a look, it's in a book, a Reading Rainbow!/I can go anywhere/Friends to know,/And ways to grow./It's Reading Rainbow!"

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The Night Manager

Despite making its debut just last year, The Night Manager seems destined to abscond to TV history obscurity. The six-episode adaptation of John Le Carre's spy novel didn't exactly set the world on fire. And that's a shame.

So we're just going to skip the years in-between The Night Manager's airing and it's rediscovery and just advise that you watch it now if you haven't already. Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie turn in excellent performances and the show depicts the real nuts and bolts of spy work better than anything ever on television.

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Poldark

For whatever reason PBS has a reputation for being a stodgy daytime TV bore. I guess airing shows about auctions for 30 years will do that to you. But every now and again, PBS can turn out a TV drama that's just absolutely rad.

Poldark is a period piece about Ross Poldark, a Revolutionary War soldier who returns home after the war to find that things are not going well to say the least. Poldark is actually a remake of a PBS show of the same name in the '70s and continues the network's tradition of doing period pieces right.

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The Living and the Dead

The BBC's The Living and the Dead is an aesthetically beautiful show. It's not entirely dissimilar to a British-ized The Returned. It stars Colin Moran as Nathan Appleby, a psychology who inherits a beautiful, if creepy manor.

Sure, the property is a touch isolated but that doesn't concern Nathan and his wife. It should because what comes next is a bit more Amityville Horror than The Returned. 

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Class

What if X-Men was set in the Doctor Who universe? Well wonder no more! Class is a preposterously fun spinoff series from Doctor Who set in Coal Hill Academy - a school that has been featured in the Whoniverse for over 50 years now.

The students and faculty of Coal Hill Academy range from aliens, shadow kings, and regular old students. Together they must go through the pains of adolescence and even stop a multiverse-ending threat here or there.

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The Expanse

While we were sleeping, SyFy Channel went through a name change and started producing its best original content since Battlestar Galactica. The Expanse is among the best. The Expanse is based on a series of novels and imagines a future in which humanity has colonized the solar system.

The citizens of Earth and Mars try to keep a loose confederation of planets together while citizens of the asteroid belt battle back. The Expanse features a top cast including Shohreh Aghdashloo and Thomas Jane and tells a simple story of humanity and all corrupt bullshit out in the stars. 

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The Tunnel

Not since The Office has a European TV show offered an easier template to replicate for the world than Denmark and Sweden's The Bridge. The Bridge (or Broen in Danish and Bron in Swedish) told the story of a murder that took place between the Swedish and Danish border. It was adapted into a semi-successful American show on FX that covered the bridge between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. 

Now the British and French are trying their own hand at a cooperative adaptation. The Tunnel features a similar premise to its Bridge-cousins. When a prominent French politician is found dead on the border of the U.K. and France, British detective Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and French detective Elise Wassermann (Clemence Posey) must join together to solve it.

The Tunnel is entertaining enough on its own but it's also fun to watch and pretend that Fleur Delacour and Stannis Baratheon are a crime-solving team.

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Merlin

Smallville sent off a chain reaction of TV properties that sought to show the early years of popular fictional icons. In some ways, current CW shows like The Flash represent the natural conclusion to the phenomenon.

But of all the post-Smallville properties, the BBC’s Merlin is undoubtedly among the best. For some fans, Colin Morgan’s depiction of the legendary Merlin is the definitive one.

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Babylon 5

Babylon 5 is a modest TV science fiction classic from the '90s. The show, which creator J. Michael Straczynski described as a "novel for television," took place in a distant future in which Earth has unified under one government and has made contact with other spacefaring alien species.

If that all sounds like Star Trek, you wouldn't be wrong for thinking so. Babylon 5 brings much of the utopian future that Star Trek did to the table. The difference lies in its complex depiction of intergalactic trade and a surprisingly deep show mythology centered on religious and social differences. 

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Netflix Orders Z-Nation Spinoff Starring Jaime King

Jaime King will star as a mother looking for her daughter in the zombie apocalypse in Z-Nation spinoff, Black Summer.

News Alec Bojalad
Jul 19, 2018

Zombies have been all over our screens for a long time and now Netflix has decided it wants in the game.

The streaming giant has ordered an eight-episode first season of Black Summer, a spinoff of Syfy's Z-Nation from Z-Nation co-creator Karl Schaefer and executive producer John Hyams. Schaefer and Hyams brought the concept to Netflix and will co-showrun.

Jaime King will star as a mother who is separated from her daughter in a post-apocalyptic zombie world and must embark on a dangerous, brutal journey to find her. Per The Hollywood Reporter: "Thrust alongside a small group of American refugees, she must brave a hostile new world and make brutal decisions during the most-deadly summer of a zombie apocalypse." 

King previously starred in The CW's Hart of Dixie, Sin City, and Fanboys.

Z-Nation takes a sometimes-irreverent view of the zombie apocalypse and features plenty of comedic moments. No one from Netflix or Z-Nation has commented on the tone of Black Summer yet but it sounds deadly serious. Mothers missing! American refugees! Black summers! The plot is actually fairly reminiscent of Cargo, an Australian zombie film Netflix picked up that features a parent walking across a desolate apocalyptic landscape. Still, even in the midst of true bleakness, humor can be found. Ask another dystopian Netflix original with "Black" in its title.

NBCUniversal owns Z-Nation but Netflix has the streaming rights, which undoubtedly helped it to land Black Summer.

There is no word on a release date yet but the Netflix PR team certainly has their fingers crossed for the summer. Think of the puns...the puns.

Read the Den of Geek SDCC 2018 Special Edition Magazine Here!

San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Biggest News and Highlights

What are the must-know stories out of this year's SDCC? We've got the comic-con news and highlight round-up here!

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Ivan Huang
Jul 19, 2018

The biggest geeky event of the year, San Diego Comic-Con, is finally up and running! From amazing cosplays to to Team Coco's #ConanCon event to exclusive Comic-Con merch and more, SDCC 2018 is shaping up to be yet another great one. Likewise, the staff at Den of Geek is working no less than our hardest to bring you the most important news and best highlights coming out of this year's press rooms and panels.

Before you get started with the news...

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San Diego Comic-Con 2018 News

Iron Fist Season 2: Typhoid Mary to Be Played by Alice Eve

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Iron Fist Season 2: Typhoid Mary to Be Played by Alice Eve

In Iron Fist Season 2, Alice Eve will be portraying a character from Marvel history who has tangled with Daredevil, Deadpool, and more.

News Alec Bojalad
Jul 20, 2018

For Iron Fist Season 2, Danny Rand has gotten himself a new villain...or a friend...or a lover...or all three?

At Marvel's Iron Fist Season 2 panel at San Diego Comic-Con today, actress Alice Eve (of Star Trek Into Darkness and the "Nosedive" episode from Black Mirror) confirmed that she will be portraying Marvel villain Typhoid Mary. Cool! Who is Typhoid Mary?

Typhoid Mary seems like she would be a response to DC's immensely popular Harley Quinn if it weren't for the fact that Typhoid Mary was created first (back in 1988).

The character's name, of course, comes from early 20th century Irish-American cook and asymptomatic typhoid carrier "Typhoid" Mary Mallon. The comic Typhoid Mary, real name Mary Walker, has powerful telekinetic abilities, and is an accomplished martial artist. She is a femme fatale who has served as an assassin for organized crime syndicates, most notably that of the Kingpin. She also has a complicated relationship with Matt Murdock, with the two alternating between lovers and enemies.

She also looks like this. 

Where the Harley Quinn comparisons come in, however, is that Typhoid Mary is severely mentally ill. She suffers from a dissociative personality disorder and has displayed three abnormal personalities: the quiet Mary, the lustful and violent Typhoid, and the sadistic Bloody Mary. 

In the comics, Typhoid Mary has interacted with many of the characters represented in Marvel's Netflix universe: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Kingpin, and Luke Cage. Introducing the character in Iron Fist is an interesting choice as she's more commonly seen as a member of Daredevil's rogue's gallery. With that in mind, Typhoid Mary seems likely to stick around for multiple shows in this phase of Marvel Netflix show seasons. Alice Eve is also a relatively high profile actress, suggesting this could be a big, complicated role. 

Eve for her part already seems to be having fun with the character. She said she took the role because she wanted to play someone with multiple personalities and promised a kiss to whoever could guess whom she was playing. Sounds like an excellent casting already!

Iron Fist Season 2 debuts September 7.

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SDCC: Answers At Last Abound in ‘Three Jokers’ Mini!

SDCC: Answers At Last Abound in 'Three Jokers' Mini!

So we shall FINALLY to that lingering question at the start of Rebirth in a Black Label three-part series. ...... This is so getting delayed, won't it?


So of the many plots kicked off by DC Rebirth, all of them are kind of getting followed up on (Doomsday Clock for Dr. Manhatten, "Flash War" with Wally West, and Dr. Mr. Oz in Action Comics/Superman). Save one little tiny plot in we learned that there were three Jokers running around the DCU (Golden Age, Silver Age, and modern) with no answers in sight other than at a C2E2 panel it would be answered in a series by Geoff Johns (who began this little subplot right when he ended his run on Justice League) and Jason Fabok

Well, we now know where and when it'll be answered in a new forty plus page prestige format issues Black-Label (wait wasn't this format for non-cannon standalone stories? But, these stories will be in continuity. Then what's the goddamn point of this label if we're doing this?! I've got a bad feeling about this) three-issue mini called Three Jokers

This was all announced yesterday at his spotlight panel at SDCC. Not only will readers get answers, but it'll change the relationship of Batman and the Joker FOREVER!!! Also, it'll star Batman, Jason Todd, and Barbara Gordon. Oh dear... this is gonna be a dark journey won't it? Of course, we don't know when this comic is coming, but it is. .... This is so coming sometime the middle of next year won't it probably right after Doomsday Clock? Ugh... 

Here's the teaser picture:

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SDCC: The Power of the ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Trailer is– MAXIMUMER!

SDCC: The Power of the 'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' Trailer is-- MAXIMUMER!

Behold folks as we witness we're not dealing with just the average Saiyan Warrior any longer in the latest Dragon Ball Super Movie!


The most awesome character (but not the coolest, because there was only one who was COOLER than the rest) in all of the Dragon Ball Z movies is making the move into canon universe with Dragon Ball Super: Broly! Even if his origin was kind of dumb. But dammit if Broly the Legendary Super Saiyan isn't just so damn cool!  But will the Legendary Super Saiyan be a crying baby in this universe? 

Well, for North American audiences we shall know the answer in January 2019. Until then, we'll have this nifty trailer for this English version of the movie that was released today by FUNimation at SDCC.  Unless of course, you're such a hardcore Dragon Ball fan you'll go to Japan in mid-December 14th to see this film. Then, I guess you'll know the answer before a lot of us then.

Whelp enough chit chatter from me and let's cut to the chaste. Here's the trailer (courtesy of IGN):

 OH, THAT'S SO COOL! Wait is he glowing green? That's so legendary!!! How many sit-ups does he do?! WHAT KIND OF JUICE DID HE DRINK?! 

 



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‘Iron Fist’ season two hits Netflix on September 7th

Iron Fist Season 2 Teaser Trailer and Release Date Revealed

Marvel's Iron Fist Season 2 is on the way and now we know exactly when it will arrive! Here's a new teaser trailer, too.

News Mike Cecchini Joseph Baxter
Jul 19, 2018

It's official! Iron Fist Season 2 was confirmed during The Defenders panel at SDCC back in July of 2017. The confirmation of Iron Fist season 2 came with the news that we will also have a new showrunner. Raven Metzner (Sleepy Hollow) will take over from Scott Buck. 

“Raven’s love of all things Iron Fist and his extensive knowledge of martial arts films made him the perfect choice to continue telling the adventures of Danny Rand and Colleen Wing,” Jeph Loeb said in a statement. 

The move isn't all that surprising considering the fact that the first season of Iron Fist was somewhat poorly received. It'll be up to Metzner to right the ship. Already, Metzner is making some changes, as the second season moves primarily to Chinatown and will feature Misty Knight!

Here's everything else we know about the show:

Iron Fist Season 2 Trailer

Here's the trailer for Iron Fist season 2!

Iron Fist Season 2 Release Date

Iron Fist season 2 will arrive on Sept. 7, 2018 on Netflix.

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Iron Fist Season 2 Cast

Alice Eve is playing Typhoid Mary, as revealed during the Iron Fist panel at SDCC. 

Sacha Dawan will also return as Davos.

Don't be surprised if we see more of Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth this time, especially given her masterful turn in Jessica Jones Season 2.

Iron Fist Season 2 Trailer

While we won't get that full trailer until Thursday at SDCC, here's a quick teaser...

That would certainly seem to confirm Davos as the villain, wouldn't it?

Iron Fist Season 2 Costume

Finn Jones told us that Danny Rand's origin story from the first season of Iron Fist was incomplete, and that it would take until the conclusion of The Defenders for him to fully embrace his superheroic destiny. 

He also told us that he hopes that Danny eventually gets a costume, including the "classic yellow mask," but he knows that these Marvel Netflix shows prefer to let things happen organically. 

"The thing with all of these shows is not that we're shy to bring the costumes,” Jones said. “It's that we want them to feel authentic when it does happen. Danny's on this journey to understanding what his responsibility is. And throughout all of [Iron Fist] season 1, he was in no state of mind to put a suit on. That would've been ridiculous because he was not fully accomplished as the Iron Fist yet and he certainly didn’t have the right or the responsibility to be putting on a superhero costume. He needs to work his shit out. And certainly by the end of The Defenders, it will feel right.”

Iron Fist Season 2 Story

Marvel has been even more tight-lipped than usual about what shape the Iron Fist Season 2 story might take. But Danny Rand's appearance in Luke Cage Season 2 should give fans hope. Finn Jones showed off a more at ease, less pretentious, more fun Danny Rand than we met last season, and it's now easier to imagine him carrying a season. Plus, we hope to see more of Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, as her story (and that of Misty Knight) has weaved through several shows.

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Six Underground: Dave Franco Joins Ryan Reynolds in Cast

Ryan Reynolds and Dave Franco will star in Transformers director Michael Bay’s aspiring action franchise starter, Six Underground.

News Joseph Baxter
Jul 19, 2018

Netflix's next big gamble, Six Underground, has rounded out its cast.

Ryan Reynolds is set to be joined by Dave Franco and others in Six Underground, a project from Netflix and Skydance, described as "a high testosterone mission movie," that will showcase a script by his Deadpool film franchise writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, reports Deadline. With Michael Bay onboard to direct, it’s created a collaboration that’s quite auspicious (financially, anyway); an idea that has compelled Skydance to put down an amount said to be about $150 million to producer the action film, for which it has clear franchise aspirations.

There still aren't many plot details associated with Six Underground yet though The Hollywood Reporter says it inolves six billionaires who fake their own deaths and then form an elite team to take out evil-doers. So like six Bruce Waynes?

According to Collider, which first reported Franco's involvement, Reynolds will play "One" and Franco will play "Six." Variety has since confirmed Collider's report and also confirmed that the rest of the main cast will include: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven), Adria Arjona (True Detective), and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton). With Reynolds and the rest of the cast now a lock, production has been fast-tracked, with plans to start rolling cameras as early as this summer, headed toward a 2019 release. The project will be spearheaded by Bay, who will also produce, joined in that capacity by Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.

For star Ryan Reynolds, who’s basking in the Deadpool 2 afterglow, this will be yet another post-comeback would-be franchise, with plans in motion to field projects such as Deadpool spinoff X-Force, a prospective sequel to 2017 The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the now-obligatory Deadpool 3 and the upcoming second attempt to adapt the board game, Clue. Plus, he’s voicing the titular Pokémon mascot in 2019-scheduled animated feature, Detective Pikachu, as well as a voice role in 2020-scheduled The Croods 2.

We will keep you updated on Six Underground as the news arrives!

New Gentle Giant Statues Explore the Star Wars and Marvel Universes

Gentle Giant is one of many companies showing off new geek-friendly collectibles at Comic-Con, and their booth definitely stands out from the crowd. Their booth shows off a number of enticing new statues and figures covering big franchises like Star Wars, Marvel and Star Trek.

Check out the slideshow gallery below for a closer look at what's coming from Gentle Giant in the months ahead.

The Star Wars lineup covers a wide range of new and classic movies, though our favorite piece may be the Star Wars Rebels-inspired Ahsoka Tano bust. Also welcome are two new additions to the Jumbo Vintage Collection line of figures, Bib Fortuna and Cloud City Princess Leia. As for Marvel, we're happy to see the mini-bust line return after a prolonged absence, along with a terrific lineup of Wolverine statues. The real show-stopper, though, may be the pair of quarter scale Star Trek: Discovery statues featuring First Officer Michael Burnham and a Klingon Torchbearer.

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Top Seven Points Gus Malzahn Covered at SEC Media Days

SEC Media Days 2018 is in the books. And Gus Malzahn was the first to take the podium on the last day of the event. Here’re the seven main topics the Auburn coach spoke to on Thursday.

1. Auburn is a hungry team.

Not surprisingly Gus said he wants his 2018 team to take that next step. i.e. get to the College Football Playoff. He said Auburn finished the season as an “almost” CFP team after winning the SEC West before losing to Georgia in the championship game. 

He didn’t make any excuses even though Auburn had to play both teams that were in the finals, and one of those twice, in a span of three weeks. Instead Gus said it has made his team hungry. “I really like our team. I like our leaders. There’s nothing like experience in our league,” Malzahn said. “And we experienced some highs, some lows, and, like I said, we were close. I just really sense urgency and a hunger from that group.”

2. Likes a change in a new rule change.

A few weeks ago, Malzahn came out strongly against the new headset rule restricting how many coaches and players can wear a headset on the sidelines and in the box during games. Previously the NCAA rules committee had proposed limiting the number to 20 but now has relaxed the total to 23. 

Gus had called the rule change a joke and reiterated Thursday that if it was up to him, it would remain the same as it has always been. [But]”I think it’s better than what it was. “Like I said [before] my biggest concern was being able to function, to be able to coach the game at the highest level … and make adjustments during the game and, probably more importantly, at halftime.”  

3.
 Gus and Nick on the same side of an issue.

Malzahn came out in support of a nine-game SEC schedule that heretofore was only championed by Nick Saban. After being strongly against the idea Malzahn said, “I’ve changed my tune I think Nick has been the only one for it. But I’m to that point I think is best for us moving forward to make the schedules more equal across the conference.”

“Looking at our conference and everything that goes with it: East, West, two new teams added to the league. My big thing,” Gus said, “Is for the equity within the conference, the strength of schedule and trying to be fair.” 

Translation: It would solve the “unfair” scheduling problem of Auburn  having to play both Georgia and Alabama on the road at the end of the season every other year.

4. Jarrett Stidham to be his first quarterback to do audibles.

Malzahn said he plans to, “turn Jarrett Stidham

loose.” The signal caller will be the first quarterback in Malzahn’s 12-year college coaching career to be able to make checks and change plays at the line of scrimmage regularly. This is a big move for Gus. Not even Cam Newton was granted that freedom. But Gus has put his trust in Stidham saying, “He’s ready for it.”

5. Running back position is Kam Martin’s to lose.

In a backhanded compliment, Gus said, “If we played today, Kam Martin would be the first one out there,” But he went onto say, “We’ve got four or five other talented young men. It’s just going to be a matter of who steps up.” He compared the upcoming competition to a couple of years ago when, Kam Pettway unexpectedly stepped up and did a good job.”

6. Defensive back Jeremiah Dinson will return from injury.

Defensive back Jeremiah Dinson will be “…ready to go full throttle,”said Gus. Dinson is probably Auburn’s best DB, and he will be needed in the lineup when the Tigers face Chris Petersen’s high flying Washington attack in the Kickoff Classic. 

Center Kaleb Kimis also expected back, but receivers Eli Stove and Will Hastings may not be fully recovered from ACL surgery till later in the season.

7. Why he brought J.B. Grimes back on the coaching staff.

When offensive line coach Herb Hand left for Texas after last season, Malzahn quickly rehired former assistant J.B. Gimes. The reason? He needed someone that he had confidence in to get an O-Line back to championship caliber. “J.B. Grimes is a super teacher,” Malzahn said. “Probably the best teacher of offensive line coaches that I’ve been around.”

On an unrelated note …

There weren’t any jabs between coaches at this year’s Media Days. In fact there was little controversy save for a swipe at new Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruit by two network analysts

(one from CBS and one from ESPN). The two former Georgia players said Jeremy Pruitt wasn’t fit to be a head coach.

While I’m no fan of Coach Pruitt, it seems to me that anyone claiming to be a television analyst who derides an opposing coach of a school they used to play for makes themselves look like they are “not fit to be impartial TV analysts.

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SDCC: Marvel & Netflix’s ‘Iron Fist’ Season 2 Street Date Announced

SDCC: Marvel & Netflix's 'Iron Fist' Season 2 Street Date Announced

When you can see (or avoid) the next season

Source: Marvel & Netflix Announce Release Date for Second Season of ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist

Marvel and Netflix's Iron Fist season 1 was largely met with… well, it wasn't received that well. Since then, the character has appeared in the Defenders ensemble show and most recently in Luke Cage  season 2. Well, whether or not you like the first season, Iron Fist will be back for a second season.

At San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) Iron Fist had its own panel, which apparently showed a bunch of footage that is not yet online. They also announced when you can see season 2 along with a short trailer that is online.

 

Iron Fist season 2 will be available for binging September 7. Hopefully having a new showrunner onboard will help the show. Will you be watching?



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Titans Trailer Breakdown and Analysis for DC Universe TV Series

We dissect that Titans trailer to figure out what secrets it might hold about the show!

Feature Jim Dandy
Jul 20, 2018

Probably the biggest early news of an already busy San Diego Comic-Con has been the release of the first trailer for Titans, the original live-action series created exclusively for DC's new DC Universe streaming service. The show stars Brenton Thwaites and Anna Diop as Robin and Starfire among others.

If you haven't watched it yet, check out the SDCC trailer below:

Now that you're all caught up, it's time to break down this trailer to find all of its secrets. There will be spoilers and baseless speculation starting now:

We start in Haly's Circus, returning to the scene of Robin's parents' deaths. Haly's is where Robin grew up as a member of the Flying Graysons, a trapeze act, until they were killed by a mobster who was extorting the circus.

Raven (Teagan Croft) is our first link in the trailer to the seminal Marv Wolfman/George Perez New Teen Titans run that is basically the foundation for everything we know and love about the team. She was introduced by the duo in 1980 as the daughter of Trigon, a giant badass demon who ruled his own realm. Raven is an empath, with the power to sense other people's emotions. But that's not the only way that power has been portrayed in the past...

I'm not sure if it's the way they cut the trailer or if it's actually how the show is going to go, but Dick Grayson (Thwaites) is apparently a cop or a tech for the cops in this show. This wouldn't be the first time he took up that gig. In the comics, Dick Grayson was a member of Bludhaven PD back around the turn of the millennium.

Robin's outfit is very Tim Drake. Drake, the third and best Robin, was also the first to dramatically redesign the Robin outfit away from the booties and tights outfit, and into something more functional. And by functional, we mean "the R is a throwing star." This redesign was handled by a team of artists, but it was eventually Neal Adams and Norm Breyfogle who contributed the most.

Starfire (Diop) is another character created by Wolfman and Perez. Koriand'r is an alien princess sold into slavery by her sister who escaped and came to Earth, and eventually found her way to the Titans.

Intellectually, we knew it was coming, but still, seeing a live-action Hawk (Alan Richtson) and Dove (Minka Kelly), especially Dawn Granger as Dove, is nuts. The original team of Hank and Don Hall was created by Steve Ditko back in the '60s. They showed up a bit and never really took until Don was killed in Crisis on Infinite Earths. Following that reboot, Karl and Barbara Kesel and Rob Liefeld reimagined Dove as Dawn Granger.

We also get a good look at Beast Boy! Created as part of the Doom Patrol in the late '60s, Gar Logan changed his name to Changeling when he joined the Titans, but he went by Beast Boy in the enormously successful Teen Titans cartoon of the mid-aughts, so that seems to have stuck. He'll be played by Ryan Potter.

As we started to talk about before, Raven's empathy powers have occasionally veered into "emotional vampire" territory. That seems to be the case here.

There's a strong horror vibe running through this entire trailer. Raven's backstory lends itself to it, coming almost straight out of a set of horror tropes. It's going to be interesting to see how the team follows through on this.

For more news from San Diego Comic-Con, including a comprehensive list of who besides Batman Robin doesn't give a fuck about, stick with Den of Geek!

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Steel Serpent Explained: Who Is the Iron Fist Season 2 Villain?

Marvel's Iron Fist has been a major focus at Comic-Con this week. We now know when the second season of this Netflix-exclusive series will be airing (September 7) and the identities of the two major villains - Typhoid Mary and Davos the Steel Serpent.

The latter character isn't much of a surprise, given that Sacha Dawan's Davos was already being groomed to become an enemy of Danny Rand in Season 1. But to help prep for the new season, here's everything you need to know about the Iron Fist/Steel Serpent rivalry from the comics.

The Basics

Many superheroes are plagued by an arch-rival who's basically their dark mirror image, and that's what the Steel Serpent is to Iron Fist. Davos is a native of the heavenly City of K'un-L'un and the son of Lei Kung the Thunderer. Given that lofty family pedigree, Davos fancies himself the rightful heir to the power of iron Fist. But ever since he was beaten and humiliated by Danny's father and exiled from K'un-L'un, Davis has held a bitter grudge against the Rand family. Even his distinctive chest tatoo speaks to that hatred, as it's a corrupted, unfinished version of the traditional Iron Fist tattoo.

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Impulse Season 2 Confirmed, SDCC Trailer Released

YouTube Premium is bringing back Doug Liman's Impulse for another season and has offered up a brand new trailer.

News Alec Bojalad
Jul 19, 2018

YouTube Premium isn't messing around with its new sci-fi series Impulse. Today at San Diego Comic-Con, the streaming service ordered Impulse Season 2 less than two months after season one debuted.

YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red) says the Impulse pilot has earned nearly 8 million viewers since it debuted on June 6. Impulse Season 2 will receive a full 10-episode order. Season one was very well received and, with Cobra Kai, helped the new stre