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HBO Now New Releases for May 2018

We have the highlights of what's coming and going from HBO Now and HBO Go in May 2018.

News Den Of Geek Staff
Apr 20, 2018

We report the news of HBO Now and HBO Go's new releases for May 2018 with a heavy heart. That's right. This is the last call for the 2003 epic Ben Affleck film Daredevil. Fly the flags at half-mast, damn it. Show an ounce of respect.

But in happier news, HBO's film options for May 2018 are predictably great. Perhaps the highlight here is Christopher Nolan's Oscar-winning film Dunkirk. Relive the unbearably tense story of the British' retreat from Europe from the comfort of your own coach.

May also finds the debut of some underrated films from yesteryears. Seabiscuit, Secretary, and Garden State are all pleasant post-Milennium watches. There's even James Cameron's Avatar for those of you freaks into that sort of thing.

Here are some of the highlights coming to HBO Now and HBO Go in May 2018 via HBO PR.

Original Programming:

A Dangerous Son (5/7)

2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (5/5)

Fahrenheit 451 (5/19)

The Final Year (5/21)

The Tale (5/26)

Season Finales:

Barry, Season 1 Finale (5/13)

Silicon Valley, Season 5 Finale (5/13)

Sports:

Being Serena, Documentary Series Premiere (5/2)

Being Serena, Documentary Series Finale (5/30)

Theatrical Premieres:

Wolves at the Door, 2017 (5/1)

Lady Macbeth, 2017 (5/3)

The Lego Ninjago Movie, 2017 (5/5)

Dunkirk, 2017 (5/12)

Patti Cake$, 2017 (5/26)

Fist Fight, 2017 (5/27)

Estrenos:

Hijo por Hijo (AKA Child for Child), 2017 (5/1)

La cordillera (AKA The Summit), 2017 (5/4)

La educación del Rey (AKA Rey’s Education), 2017 (5/11)

Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition Finalists:

Jiejie, 2018 (5/7)

June, 2018 (5/7)

Remittance, 2018 (5/7)

Starting May:

A Sound of Thunder, 2005

Avatar, 2009

Cleopatra, 1963

Dead Calm, 2000

Dude, Where’s My Car?, 2000

Eurotrip (Unrated Version), 2004

Garden State, 2004

In the Cut (Director’s Cut), 2003

Kill the Messenger, 2014

Maps to the Stars, 2015|

The Newton Boys, 1998

Seabiscuit, 2003

Secretary, 2002

Star Trek: Nemesis, 2002

You’ve Got Mail, 1998

Ending May 31:

101 Dalmatians, 1996

102 Dalmatians, 2000

Bachelor Party (‘84), 1984

Daredevil, 2003

The Exorcist, 1973

Fried Green Tomatoes, 1991

Gran Torino, 2008

Ice Age: Collision Course, 2016

John Wick: Chapter 2, 2017

The Last of the Mohicans, 1992

The Shack, 2017

Something’s Gotta Give, 2003

Split, 2017

X-Men: Apocalypse, 2016

Bored To Death Movie Is Unlikely, But Could Be Rebooted As A Book

Could we meet our favorite unlicensed private detective again in novel form? We have an update on the Bored to Death movie.

News
Chris Longo
Apr 20, 2018

For some time, there was optimism abound that we’d see a Bored to Death feature film. Last year when stars Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, and Ted Danson and creator Jonathan Ames got together for a panel at Vulture Fest, they talked about the drafts of the movie with Ames noting that a lot of time has passed, but “we still talk about it, we have some ideas.”

In Bored to Death, Jason Schwartzman’s Jonathan is inspired to become an amatuer private investigator after from Raymond Chandler detective novels. The idea for the series was based on a short story from Ames. It may come full circle as Ames told Den of Geek  in a recent interview that while a feature film may be unlikely at this point, the show could be reincarnated in book form.

“There was talk for years of a Bored to Death movie, which I think is looking like it won't happen,” Ames said. “Too much time has passed. But I had thought of rebooting it perhaps as a book because Bored to Death was originally based on a short story I wrote. So I've been toying with that idea, and I shouldn't talk about it too much 'cause then I won't do it. You know, when you talk about something, it's like, you don't do it.”

Bored to Death ran for three seasons on HBO from 2009 through 2011. Known mostly as a novelist at the time the series was picked up, Ames was thrown into showrunning for the first time.

“Getting Bored to Death was like winning the lottery. It was like, "Holy shit!" It's like starving, struggling, jobless, got a TV show,” he said. “You know, I did a lot of work to get to that moment, and then I have to work on the fly 'cause I just had never been a showrunner before, and the learning curve was huge, but exciting, and a lot of stress of course. And then I made all these wonderful friends. And then that got canceled, and then it's like, ‘Oh, shoot, I have all this knowledge now on how to do things.’ And you don't know if you're going to get another shot, you know? Now everyone's Norman Lear.”

Ames got a second shot at television when Starz picked up Blunt Talk, starring Patrick Stewart. It ran for two seasons and ended in 2016. Ames latest novel, “You Were Never Really Here,” was adapted into a feature film starring Joaquin Phoenix and is now in theaters.

Win a Dank Pack of SIGNED ‘Super Troopers 2’ Rolling Papers!

We're giving away FOUR packs of Super Troopers 2 themed rolling papers, signed by stars Jay Chandrasekhar and Paul Soter!

The Rest Den of Geek Staff
Apr 20, 2018

Perfectly timed for today's national holiday, Super Troopers 2 is out right now to bring more hilarity and trooper justice into your life. To celebrate, we met up with stars Jay Chandrasekhar and Paul Soter, who lovingly hooked us up with Super Troopers 2 themed rolling paper packs, which they also signed! It'd be no fun to keep 'em all to ourselves, so for the next 24 hours we're accepting contest entries so that four fans with high luck can each win a pack. Enter right meow!

Click here to enter via our official giveaway page.

Final entries will be accepted Saturday, April 21st! Four (4) winners will be drawn at random and contacted by email. Good luck!

Here's an action shot of Jay Chandrasekhar inking up your rolling paper packs!

And here's some original Super Troopers nostalgia for good measure:

Allison Mack Slammed Women In Secret Confession Before Sex Cult Arrest

Smallville actress, Allison Mack was not only charged with the sex trafficking of women, but she also voiced her disgust towards them on her website, RadarOnline.com has learned.

On Friday, the US Attorney’s office arrested Mack for “sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy” on behalf of the cult group NXIVM.

But before she began recruiting women to the sex cult to benefit founder, Keith Raniere, she revealed she had problems with her own gender.

“I felt threatened by women,” Mack admitted under the “Passions” section of her website. “The internal confusion and frustration I felt manifested itself in the way I related with all women.”

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“I felt I couldn’t trust women,” she added. “This was a secret I kept – and tried my best to resolve this by joining every women’s campaign I could as an attempt to prove I didn’t feel this way. Yet, I felt like an imposter. And the more I involved myself in the movements that existed the more confused I felt.”

Mack, 35, went on to discuss “Jness” — a “curriculum” within the sex cult that she pegged as a “movement for women, with the mission to change the face of femininity and redefine what it is to be a woman today.”

Tactics of how she manipulated women to join Jness were revealed when she presented the group as a true advocate for females.

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“Many years later, the curriculum continues to guide me through the maze of my inner world shining light on the dark corners of my psychodynamic revealing confusions and insecurities that have hindered the expression of the authentic, empowered woman I have always sought to embody. I embrace so much more of myself now and am beginning to understand what it takes to grow into the vision of the woman of our times,” Mack wrote.

In an indictment that has now been unsealed, prosecutors say Mack recruited slaves “to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere.”’

Before her arrest, Mack denied she was involved in a sex trafficking scheme.

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“The accusations that I was in the ‘inner circle’ or recruited women as ‘sex slaves’ are blatantly false,” Mack wrote in a statement on Twitter.

Radar reached Mack’s mother, Mindy, on Friday, who declined to comment.

Stick with Radar for the latest updates on the story.

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DEADPOOL 2: The Merc Heads Off To Coachella On A Sunny New Poster For His Upcoming Sequel

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ARROW: Lance Gets An Unexpected Surprise In New Photos From Season 6, Episode 20: “Shifting Allegiances”

Quentin Lance has been through a lot on Arrow and it looks like he's life is going to even weirder when he meets his "daughter's" new boyfriend. Come check out twelve new promotional stills now!

Jungle Cruise: Jesse Plemons Cast as Villain in Dwayne Johnson Disney Movie

Disney wants to strike Pirates Of The Caribbean-style gold with another ride-based movie in Jungle Cruise.

News Simon Brew Joseph Baxter
Apr 20, 2018

Dwayne Johnson's big screen backlog is a proverbial battle royal of major movie projects, notably a would-be franchise film in Jungle Cruise, which is based on a Disneyland riverboat theme park ride; a branded project intended to recreate the lucrative movie magic of the Pirates of The Caribbean films. THR reported last April that Dwayne Johnson committed to start filming in spring of 2018. That idea seems to be holding, with director Jaume Collet-Serra onboard and now the acquisition of the lead actress who will appear opposite Johnson.

With the genre-similar Dwayne Johnson-starring sequel, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, now standing as Sony Pictures' top-earning domestic film, nearing the $1 billion mark worldwide, the prospects for Jungle Cruise are especially auspicious. – No release date has been announced.

Jungle Cruise News

Jesse Plemons will continue his onscreen antagonist Renaissance in Jungle Cruise, since he has been cast as one of the film’s villains, reports Variety.

That’s right, Dwayne Johnson will have an “Opie dead-eyed piece of s**t” to fight in the former Breaking Bad villain and Friday Night Lights actor, Plemons, for this Disney theme park tie-in movie. Plemons has been making waves beyond that legendary small screen villain role in the former series, since – by way of TV runs on crime drama Fargo and crime comedy No Activity – he starred in one of the most memorable single-episode TV offerings in recent history, Black Mirror’s Star Trek trope-teeming virtual reality nightmare, “USS Callister.” He also appeared in recent films such as Game Night and Steven Spielberg’s The Post.

Plemons joins fellow project newcomer Edgar Ramirez (American Crime Story: Gianni Versace, Point Break), who, just two days ago, was reported to have joined the cast for an unspecified role.

Jungle Cruise Director

Jaume Collet-Serra has been hired by Disney to shepherd the theme park ride movie adaptation of Jungle Cruise, reports Deadline. Collet-Serra is a highly-sought helmer, coming off his most recent effort in the acclaimed 2016 one-woman vs. a shark thriller The Shallows; momentum that made him a top choice by Warner Bros. to direct Suicide Squad 2 to replace original film helmer David Ayer. However, having accepted the Jungle Cruise job, Collet-Serra has officially detached himself from Suicide Squad 2.

Collet-Serra, a Spanish director, is known for thrillers such as the aforementioned The Shallows and Liam Neeson-starring actioners in 2015’s ensemble offering Run All Night, 2014’s Non-Stop and 2011’s Unknown. His earlier films include the 2009 twist-touting hit horror film Orphan, 2007 sports drama Goal II: Living the Dream and his directorial debut in the 2005 remake of horror classic House of Wax, which famously showcased a (heavily-giffed) scene in which Paris Hilton met a memorable demise. Collet-Serra's next film will be the January 2018-scheduled mystery thriller The Commuter, which will, again, co-star Liam Neeson.

Jungle Cruise will see Collet-Serra working off a script that, in its current form, comes from J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, a duo attached to the untitled fourth Star Trek film. Glenn Ficara and John Requa wrote the initial script. Producers John Davis and John Fox (via Davis Entertainment), Beau Flynn (FlynnPictureCo.) Dwayne Johnson himself, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia are producing through Seven Bucks Productions.

Jungle Cruise Cast

Dwayne Johnson is possibly the busiest man in showbiz. His starring role in last December's long-awaited revival adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, has became a devastating dark horse at the box office and actioner Skyscraper is in post-production. He's also committed to the DC comics adaptation Shazam, and its spinoff Black Adam, Shane Black's Doc Savage, and was/is rumored for a remake of Big Trouble In Little China.

Johnson will next appear in video game adaptation Rampage, which reunited him with his San Andreas director Brad Peyton arrives on April 20.

Emily Blunt will soon smell what The Rock is cooking, since Variety reported that she will co-star in Jungle Cruise. While nothing specific was revealed about her role, the film will attempt to emulate the classic chemistry showcased onscreen between Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn in 1951’s The African Queen – an multi-Oscar-nominated affair that yielded Bogart the Best Actor prize. 

With this casting, it appears that Disney is keeping things within its blockbuster umbrella, since Blunt’s role in this theme park adaptation will mark another major Mouse movie for the English actress, coupled with her starring role in the Christmas-scheduled reboot, Mary Poppins Returns.

Jack Whitehall will play a key role, according to Variety. The character, who remains unnamed for now, will be the brother of Emily Blunt’s character. Thus, he's likely destined to join Blunt for much of the film's action-packed exploits with Dwayne Johnson.

Whitehall, a London-born actor and comedian, has fielded comedic runs on U.K. television, notably on Bounty Hunters, opposite Rosie Perez, comedy miniseries Decline and Fall, and Bad Education, the latter of which spawned a feature film. Besides an appearance as Sir Walter Raleigh on Comedy Central’s Drunk History, he also banked a film appearance in the Garry Marshall holiday rom-com, Mother’s Day.

He’ll next be seen in the pilot episode for Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett novel adaptation TV series, Good Omens, which debuts sometime this year.

It’s Now Easier Than Ever to Watch Friday Night Lights Online

The Texas-set drama is now available to stream on both Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. Basically, it's a good time to stream.

News Kayti Burt
Apr 20, 2018

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!

If you've ever seen Friday Night Lights, the drama about a small Texas town obsessed with football, then you know how special it is. If you haven't, then now is your chance. All five seasons of the drama is now available to stream on Hulu. This is also a great excuse to get your friend who has never watched it, but said they want to sit down for a mega-marathon.

Friday Night Lights has a reputation as "that football show," but really it is a show about community, family, and what it is like to live in the modern United States. Unlike many shows made in or by U.S. companies, Friday Night Lights has a very defined sense of place. Filmed in Austin, it uses Texan culture as a true inspiration for the series, though, in general, this show's depiction of growing up in small town America is closer than any other TV version version I've ever seen.

Friday Night Lights also recently became available to stream in its entirety via Amazon Prime Video, so you have options, people. The show, created by Peter Berg, stars Kyle Chandler as high school football coach Eric Taylor and Connie Britton as his wife and school guidance counselor-turned-principal Tami Taylor. Also starring in the show: Taylor Kitsch, Jesse Plemons, Adrianne Palicki, Minka Kelly, Zach Gilford, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aimee Teegarden, and even Michael B. Jordan. Friday Night Lights aired on a combination of NBC and DirecTV from 2006 to 2011.

I'm just going to leave this here, but beware of spoilers...

How Jonathan Ames’ You Were Never Really Here Made It To Theaters

Author Jonathan Ames on creating his dark novella, working with Joaquin Phoenix, Bored to Death and more...

Interview Don Kaye
Apr 20, 2018

Easily one of the best movies of the year so far, You Were Never Really Here stars Joaquin Phoenix as an ex-FBI agent and military man named Joe who now works at finding and rescuing young children that are kidnapped and forced into sex trafficking. Joe's own experiences as both a child and adult have turned him into a deeply damaged avenging angel, capable of both ruthless violence and great tenderness. But even he may not be able to survive a case that brings him face to face with a horrifying, wide-ranging conspiracy.

The movie, directed by Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and featuring a stunning lead performance by Phoenix, is based on a novella by Jonathan Ames, whose many years writing comedy for the stage and TV are a jarring counterpoint to the darkness of this story.

Before this, Ames is probably best known as the creator of HBO's Bored to Death, which starred Jason Schwartzman as a would-be private detective, and the Starz series Blunt Talk, which featured Patrick Stewart as an out-of-control cable news journalist.

With You Were Never Really Here expanding into more theaters today (and please see this movie if you can), Den of Geek recently had the chance to speak with Ames about the creation of the book, the character and the movie, his thoughts on his two TV shows and which medium he enjoys writing in the most.

Den of Geek: This novella was certainly very different from the kind of stuff you've done before. Can you talk about how it came to you?

Jonathan Ames: Well, I've always had a fascination for private detective novels, which very much led to my TV show Bored to Death, in which a character has read so much Raymond Chandler that he thinks he can be a private detective, like Philip Marlowe.

The first version of this that I wrote was in 2012 and I got commissioned by this website, Byliner, to write something, a long piece of fiction. I thought, you know what, I want to write a thriller. I want to write something that's not comedic. I want to write a page turner. And, so that's what I did and it was a fun new form to try. For years, I've written comedic novels, comedic essays, comedic TV shows, and so I published it as an ebook. It then came out as a small book, like a little crime novel, and this French film producer read the book in French, and then got an English translation, and it also came out in England and he got it to Lynne Ramsay. And then, Lynne wanted to make it, and away we went.

I did expand upon the original version, so the book that's out now from Vintage has, like, 20 additional pages. I sort of fleshed out some things towards the end of the book. And I'm now working on a sequel to the book, continuing in this kind of hard-boiled page-turner style.

Joe is very much a modern spin on that kind of hard-boiled character. Where did he come from?

He came from my own fractured psyche. I loved to make him a tormented, avenging angel who's not entirely sane because of everything he's been through in his life. He was a metaphor for where I was at that time in my life when I first began writing the book. As I write in him now, I can still get into the skin of this character because he is also operating in this very bleak and dark landscape which is, you know, a lot of modern America is in a very shadowy time. So he's kind of like the character of where we are as a nation and as a planet, for me anyway, to express my concerns for the world through this man. It was like me looking in a broken mirror.

Were you familiar with Lynne's three previous films before getting involved?

I was not. Once I heard she was involved, her films were sent to me and I loved them. She and I were then corresponded for the next two years about the script. She would send me drafts and I would give her my thoughts and notes. I really enjoy her films and did express that this book was a departure for me because I kind of saw it as a page-turner, and I wanted the film to have a similar feeling. That somehow, it'd be a blend of her great arthouse cinema skills while also being something that's like you're just on the edge of your seat; you're on a ride. And she agreed.

Would you say it's unusual to have a collaboration like that between author and filmmaker?

I guess I would say it was unusual. It may be because I have also established myself as a script writer. I've written five seasons of television. I also think it was reassuring for her to be in touch with me, who wrote the original material and kind of loved the genre. And I am a producer on the film, so I was pretty closely involved. I came to the set, I met with everybody before they started shooting. I don't know about unusual or usual, but that was my experience.

Seeing Joaquin in the role, did he sort of embody Joe the way you saw him in your mind, and does seeing him in the part impact your own image of Joe for future stories?

Well, I'm already about halfway through the sequel, and I still see the guy in my mind because anyone who writes fiction, you see a movie in your head that you're trying to get down into sentences and paragraphs for the readers. So I still see the guy I created who's his own sort of mythic creature who probably, in some ways, looks a little like myself.

Joaquin made him his own unique force of nature. I mean, Joaquin's performing is stunning and brilliant and totally natural and subtle, and the movie is this own work of art. What you experience reading a book and what you experience seeing film are two different things, so I absolutely loved his performance and I love what Lynne did. I mean, I think they're two genius artists and I'm very lucky to have collaborated with them.

What format do you enjoy the most, novels, teleplays or something else?

Ultimately, I would say in terms of pleasure and freedom, writing novels is the most enjoyable because you're not dealing with networks and a lot of people commenting of your writing and not having to please scores of people to get something approved. I've gotten to write stuff that I really want to write in TV, but I still have to please people. And then there's also the constraints of production. You can't get to write an elaborate scene if you don't have the money to film it, you know? You can write whatever you want in a book. The budget is unlimited, except that you're not paid well for novels as you are for TV. But that's the beauty of novels, when the budget of your imagination is unlimited.

If you had to recap the experiences you've had on TV with the two shows that you created, how would you sum those up?

Both experiences were amazing. I mean, like, getting Bored to Death was like winning the lottery. It was like, "Holy shit!" It's like starving, struggling, jobless, got a TV show. You know, I did a lot of work to get to that moment, and then I have to work on the fly 'cause I just had never been a showrunner before, and the learning curve was huge, but exciting, and a lot of stress of course. And then I made all these wonderful friends. And then that got canceled, and then it's like, "Oh, shoot, I have all this knowledge now on how to do things." And you don't know if you're going to get another shot, you know? Now everyone's Norman Lear.

But I did get another shot with Blunt Talk, and again, it was another fantastic experience, and then I could use all I had learned on Bored to Death. And again, in both cases, between the crew and actors and the writing staff and the directors, a family formed both times. I mean, you work together so much. So yeah, I feel very grateful for my five years in television.

Would you want to continue Bored to Death as a movie or even a book?

There was talk for years of a Bored to Death movie, which I think is looking like it won't happen. Too much time has passed. But I had thought of rebooting it perhaps as a book because Bored to Death was originally based on a short story I wrote. So I've been toying with that idea, and I shouldn't talk about it too much 'cause then I won't do it. You know, when you talk about something, it's like, you don't do it.

So many people know and revere Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and it was so interesting to see him in such a different light on Blunt Talk. What was it like working with him to create that character?

Well, it was a hell of a lot of fun. I gave Patrick some incredible range in his portrayal of Walter Blunt, and kind of like Captain Picard he was very much the leader of our set, you know? Patrick has a regal bearing, you know, Sir Patrick, and so it was just a hell of a lot of fun seeing him do silly things and putting him in silly costumes and yeah, he was just a joy to watch and work with.

Are you developing anything for TV now?

Well, right now, my focus has been on this sequel to You Were Never Really Here. I think I'll only be able to do one thing at a time. I am trying to get a third TV project launched by tasking myself as an executive producer, for someone that would supervise. I don't know if any of those projects will come to fruition, and I'm trying to help some friends, but those aren't things that I wouldn't necessarily, you know, be the showrunner and the engine for. But yeah, right now, my focus is on the sequel to You Were Never Really Here. My book ends differently than the movie, so the sequel picks up where my book had ended. But it would be so cool if Joaquin and Lynne did it again, it would be amazing.

You Were Never Really Here is in theaters now and expands around the country today (April 20).

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OPEN POST: What 4 Films Define You?

Everyone’s got their favorite movies, but streaming service Filmstruck has recently posed a question which I find rather interesting: What are the four films that define you. It’s an interesting question to ponder, and I wanted to open it up to our readers and find out what your Filmstruck4 are, as it’s become known on the internet…

In the interest of opening things up, I’ll share what I feel my Filmstruck4 are.

It should come as no surprise that the four films I feel define me are about outsiders, weirdos, outcasts, geniuses, eccentrics, and those living on the fringes of normal society. People who seek the things that we all seek: Home, comfort, love, fame, security, respect, and recognition, but do it in their own strange ways.

I somehow avoided Star Wars movies, because while I love them, I don’t really think any of them “define” me, so to speak. These four films defined my worldview and continue to do so. I’ve seen these four films countless times, could recite them to you if you let me, and yet I’ve never grown tired of any of them. They’re all masterpieces in their own way, and all of them speak to my soul on a much deeper level than other films.

The Wizard of Oz

Both The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory were the films of my childhood. I watched them over and over. I took the beat up VHS copies I had to college with me. But it’s Oz that resonates with me more as an adult. It’s a deeply strange film, for one thing, likely the product of having no fewer than five directors—though only Victor Fleming got the credit. Its transition from black and white to color remains among the most ingrained images on my brain, and as a college student, discovering the film’s first 45 minutes are synchable to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, only enhanced my college experience.

As a parent now, the film means more to me. Its humor is undeniably timeless—particularly the brilliant Frank Morgan as the big cheese himself. Its message of helping yourself by helping others appeals to my bleeding heart. The songs are witty, catchy, and “Over the Rainbow” might just be the most beautiful song ever written. I don’t need to extoll its virtues other than to say that I’ve loved this film throughout my entire life, and always for different reasons.

 

Rushmore

Everybody’s got a guy or gal in film history who is their guy or gal. From the first time I laid eyes on Max Fischer, I knew he was my guy. For better or worse, he’s probably the protagonist I most identify with in all of film. He’s my Holden Caufield, my Luke Skywalker, my fill in your own specific example here. The leading character of Rushmore is what’s kindly referred to as an old soul. He falls in love with a woman twice his age. His best friends are a ten year old kid and a middle aged steel tycoon.

As someone who grew up loving Peanuts, in particular the character of Linus, I am obviously enamored with Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson’s creation that owes a huge debt to Charles Schulz’s creation. Max was ambitious and had the drive to do absolutely anything he wanted to, but overextends himself to the point where he ends up half-assing most everything. There’s no shortage of Max in me, and in many of us, and it makes this film speak to me. I root for Max in a way I root for no other protagonist in film. He’s me. He’s all of us.

 

Amadeus

The thing I love most about the dearly departed Milos Forman’s Oscar winning film Amadeus is that it’s perhaps the only film in history to heed Homer Simpson’s advice of “less artsy, more fartsy.” It’s the high minded period piece you’ve been avoiding your entire life because you don’t realize it’s actually a bawdy, filthy, funny, brilliantly made film that I often cite as the greatest film ever made.

You look at Amadeus and your inner jock comes out. You wanna push yourself into a row of lockers while yelling, “Shut up nerd!” But I urge you not to be fooled. It’s a movie with tons of filthy language, hysterical jokes, and an absolutely intense drama of a man trying to triumph over God. It’s heady stuff, but it’s couched in this film that plays like an 80s comedy for most of its first two acts. It’s a masterstroke of filmmaking and deserving of every bit of praise that’s ever been heaped on it.

I grew up with this flick and it made a huge impact on my humor, along with Monty Python, The Marx Brothers, and many many more. This is an art house movie that appeals to literally everyone. It’s the movie they’re talking about when they say, “They don’t make ’em like they used to.” Or at least it’s the one I’m talking about.

 

Grey Gardens

The notion that real life could be as entertaining as any scripted film is one of which I’ve always been leery. Reality TV doesn’t do much for me, but that same impulse that drives people to watch The Bachelor or Survivor drives me to a handful of documentaries that I feel fulfill the adage well. Mark and Mike in American Movie were strong contenders for this spot, as was Robert Evans’ The Kid Stays in the Picture. But my favorite documentary features two of my favorite people I’ve ever encountered in a film.

“Little” Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother “Big” Edie Beale live in the titular mansion, which has been worn down by twenty plus years of neglect when we meet them in the early 1970s. The Maysles Brothers—famous at that point for their documentary Gimme Shelter, about the Rolling Stones at Altamont—found the women living in squalor, but like the co-leads in a Tennessee Williams play, the two rise to dramatic heights as their bizarrely loving relationship is chronicled.

It’s a stunning piece of work from master documentarians, and you’ll absolutely fall in love with these two women. The HBO version with Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange is great, but watch the real deal first. You’ll end up as much in love with them as I. Hell, I named one of my cats Little Edie. There’s no denying this has been an influential film on my life.

How About YOU?

Alright commenters, get to commenting! What’s your Flimstruck4? What nits do you have to pick with mine? Sound off already!

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Boss Level: Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson Actioner Adds Michelle Yeoh and Selina Lo

Boss Level puts an action/sci-fi spin on the Groundhog Day premise, starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts and Mel Gibson.

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Apr 20, 2018

Boss Level seems to be continuing the tradition its started when, last year, it teamed with Universal for Happy Death Day, successfully retrofitting the ever-growing subgenre of Groundhog Day-adjacent films to the slasher movie form. This particular time-loop thriller, written and directed by Joe Carnahan, delves into the action genre, starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, Mel Gibson and Annabelle Wallis.

Grillo stars in Boss Level as a retired special forces operative, named Roy Pulver, who finds himself trapped in a never-ending loop that constantly results in his death. With the film now in production, it continues to build an increasingly intriguing cast.

Boss Level News

Michelle Yeoh has joined the Boss Level cast for an unspecified supporting role, reports Variety. The Malaysia-born actress, is, of course, an action film veteran, having appeared in myriad Chinese action movies and high-profile international releases, notably director Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and as a Bond Girl in Tomorrow Never Dies. However, sci-fi genre fans have been enjoying her (universe-crossing) role as Philippa Georgiou in the CBS All-Access series, Star Trek: Discovery.

Selina Lo, however, has nabbed an even bigger part in the picture to play what the report calls “a major role” opposite star Frank Grillo. The British-Chinese actress has carved out a career in the action genre, both in China and the U.S., notably in recent action films such as Haphazard, Breakout and Time Rush, as well as key role in 2012’s straight-to-DVD sequel, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, which continued the story kicked off by Dwayne Johnson’s early acting role in The Mummy Returns and the character’s eponymous spinoff movie – sans Johnson, obviously.

Boss Level Cast

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots tight end and all-around sports celebrity, has joined the cast of Boss Level, according to The Tracking Board. While the details of Gronkowski’s character were not revealed, this plunge into the action film genre apparently came after the advice of megastars like Dwayne Johnson and Sylvester Stallone, who clearly believe that the NFL star has the physical ability and charisma necessary to pull off a burgeoning movie career.

Gronkowski, a.k.a., the Gronk, has already banked a few onscreen appearances, starting with a cameo (as himself,) in 2015’s Entourage movie, followed by roles in American Violence, You Can’t Have It, The Clapper (again, as himself,) and comedy Deported. He also played himself via voice in a 2017 episode of Family Guy. However, a 2017 guest appearance in WWE’s WrestleMania 33 – in which he “interfered” in a match to help his friend, Mojo Rawley, against would-be WWE Champion Jinder Mahal – seemingly served as the catalyst for his action endeavors.

The Gronkowski news arrived shortly after the casting of Boss Level’s leading ladies, with Variety reporting that Naomi Watts (Gypsy, King Kong, Mulholland Drive) has jumped aboard, as well as Deadline’s report that Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy, Peaky Blinders, Annabelle) has nabbed a lead role.

While the details of Watts’s character were not revealed, Wallis will reportedly play Alice, a dental hygienist who carries a crush on Frank Grillo’s day-repeating Special Forces man.

Comedy stars Will Sasso and Ken Jeong will also appear in the film.

Boss Level Details

Boss Level certainly has an increasingly familiar and appealing setup that’s in line with Source Code, Edge of Tomorrow, and Happy Death Day, but with the added bonus of being likely more grizzled in its action movie exploits given Carnahan’s previous films, which include Narc, The A-Team, and The Grey.

The film cements Frank Grillo’s continuing rising stature as an action star after previously appearing in the Captain America sequels and the last two cult-loved The Purge movies. And Gibson seems to officially be in the comeback, renaissance era of his career after directing the superb, Best Picture nominated Hacksaw Ridge last year, and having since appeared in the box office comedy hit, Daddy’s Home 2.

Plus, just imagine one day that it’s revealed all of these time-bending movies are related, and all of these people’s time-looped lives—be it on their sorority-themed birthday, during a terrorist attack, or an alien invasion—are at the mercy of an angry, uncaring god named Punxsutawney Phil! Stranger things have happened onscreen…

Boss Level is being produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, and Randall Emmett and George Furla, and is financed by Emmett/Furla/Oasis.

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The letter went out from Universal FanCon, due to take place at the Baltimore Convention Centre next weekend. A comic convention that underlined diversity and inclusivity and Kickstarter-funded — rewards which included hotel rooms. Seasoned veterans can guess where this is going, I’m sure.

From: Jamie Broadnax 
Date: April 20, 2018 at 1:22:06 PM EDT
Subject: Universal Fan Con Postponed

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that Universal Fan Con is being postponed until further notice. 

We understand and deeply apologize for the disappointment and anger this decision may generate. We are acutely aware of the impact of postponing the convention. We understand there will be a lot of people affected by this decision and we are working hard to help everyone make alternate arrangements.

We are now taking the steps to reschedule the convention and will provide an update on when the new date is announced.  All registered ticket holders and exhibitors will have the opportunity to have a ticket and booth space held for them at no additional cost.

We are currently working on a list of FAQs to go on the website to answer as many questions as possible about why this happened and what went wrong here. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to Universal Fan Con if you receive instructions from the public, you can have them email info@universalfancon.com.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we hope you will join us in the future for a new event with Universal Fan Con.

As it stands, the website has not changed, save for the Buy Tickets page saying that sales are paused. But news that the show wasn’t actually confirmed on the Baltimore Convention Center raised a lot of eyebrows. And this may have been coming a while. Guest Jeremy Whitely tweeted:

And you’ll find some of these on the Universal Artist Alley Tumblr, suddenly set up to promote and support creators who were planning, or already at Baltimore for the show…

Eventually… they said something.

But plenty of people had more to say, while they were waiting,

And the Universal Artist Alley Tumblr keeps on growing…

This is not the first time this kind of thing has happened. Once, in New York City, when Greenberg cancelled their big show in 1986, retailers Mark Carbonaro and Vincent Zurzuolo called round, found some space in a nearby church and did the show right there. known as “Hallelujah Con” or “The Show Must Go On” Con in the basement of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. And the next year they did it again.

That show became the Big Apple Comic Con, later sold to Wizard World, and which continues to this day.

Maybe some Baltimore comic stores could get together and do similar?

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NXIVM Cult Member Actress Allison Mack’s Sex Slave Trafficking Details Exposed

Allison Mack Arrested Indictment Cult Sex Slaves

The government sealed an indictment against Smallville actress Allison Mack so that she would “not learn” they were planning to arrest her for sex trafficking in connection with the NXIVM cult case RadarOnline.com exclusively learned.

According to the unsealed indictment obtained by Radar that were filed in the United States District Court Eastern District of New York, “The government intends on effectuating the arrest of one of the named defendants in the coming day or two. The government seeks to seal the indictment to ensure that the defendant Allison Mack does not learn that she is under indictment and to prevent her from fleeing justice to avoid arrest and prosecution.”

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Mack was taken into custody in Brooklyn, New York on April 20, 2018 and charge with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy. Keith Raniere, who headed up the NXIVM cult that allegedly “branded”  the victims of the organization, was arrested in Mexico in March.

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The “Sex Trafficking Conspiracy” count listed in the documents obtained by Radar detailed Mack’s involvement with Raniere, stating they “together with others, did knowingly and intentionally conspire to: (1) recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, advertise, maintain, patronize and solicit persons, in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce; and (2) benefit, financially and by receiving a thing of value, from participation in a venture which was to have engaged in such acts, knowing that means of force, threats of force fraud and coercion, and a combination of such means, would be used to cause such persons to engage in one or more commercial sex acts.”

United States Attorney Donoghue told Radar that Mack “recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Raniere.

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“The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants’ benefit. This Office and our law enforcement partners are committed to prosecuting predators who victimize others through sex trafficking and forced labor.”
Actress Catherine Oxenberg’s daughter India is a member of NXIVM and her mother told Radar that she was desperate to help her escape from the sick sex cult.

“I’m trying to save my daughter’s life,” the Dynasty actress said about her child who had completely cut herself off from her mom.

“She is still in there. It is horrific,” Catherine explained to Radar in October 2017.

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Avicii: Cause of Death Revealed?

Earlier today, we reported on the tragic news that beloved Swedish EDM artist Avicii has passed away at the age of 28.

According to a statement from his publicist, the world-renowned DJ - whose real name was Tim Bergling - was found dead this morning in Muscat, Oman.

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Officials say they're conducting a full investigation that will include an autopsy and toxicology report.

But it seems that many who knew him best were not surprised by Avicii's passing, and they don't expect that the investigation will tell them anything they didn't already know.

"Sadly a lot of people in the industry saw this tragedy coming," a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.

Bergling's health problems and struggles with addiction have been well-documented over the past several years.

In 2016, a case of acute pancreatitis brought on by excessive alcohol consumption caused him to retire from touring.

Two years prior, Bergling had his appendix and gallbladder removed as a result of his chronic alcoholism.

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"To me, it was something I had to do for my health," Bergling wrote in his retirement announcement.

"The scene was not for me," he added.

"It was not the shows and the music, it was all the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me ... I'm more of an introverted person. It was always very hard for me."

Addressing the matter of his own success, Bergling stated that he was endlessly grateful for the opportunities that had been presented to him, but realized in retrospect that he had taken on too much, too soon:

"It came with a price - a lot of stress and anxiety for me," he wrote.

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In a later interview, Bergling stated that he was "traumatized" by the experience of finding international success while still in his teens, to the point that he found himself unable to attend concerts and parties after his retirement from touring.

"Parties can be amazing, but it's too easy to become attached to partying," Bergling stated.

"You become lonely and get anxieties. It becomes toxic."

Unfortunately, sources say Bergling's self-medication did not come to an end when he left the party scene behind.

Fans noticed that he looked increasingly gaunt and weathered when appearing in public over the past year, and many expressed concerns for his health.

While there has been no confirmation that drugs or alcohol played a role in Avicii's death, those who knew the superstar DJ best say there's little doubt that it was his desperate need to drown his anxieties that led to his demise.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this tremendously difficult time.

Avengers: Infinity War Deaths From Least to Most Likely

Not only do Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 have huge stakes, but it's also spring cleaning for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Feature Gavin Jasper
Apr 20, 2018

Whether it ends up good or bad, Avengers: Infinity War will ultimately be a trophy for Marvel pulling off what even today sounds impossible. Even ignoring the 17 seasons worth of TV to spin out of it, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is 19 feature films and climbing as one big overarching continuity. To pull that off after ten years with no signs of slowing down is nothing short of impressive.

While there’s still gas in the tank, not everything can last forever. Everything’s been leading up to Infinity War and with some actors getting ready to leave that world behind, as well as the high stakes of Thanos’ rampage, it means that we’re getting at least a handful of deaths.

So who’s going to die? Looking at the cast of characters (at least the more active ones), I’m going to rank them from least likely to most likely. I’m kinda sorta lumping this in with Avengers 4: The Quest for Peace, since we don’t exactly know where one ends and the other begins and considering it’s coming out a mere year later, I might as well just treat them as the same entity for now.

I’m also talking about real-deal deaths. None of that Infinity Gauntlet “everyone gets horribly murdered but then it’s undone ten minutes later” crap. We’re not Baby Grooting this.

Potential spoilers ahoy!

26. BLACK PANTHER

Hahahahahaha! Oh man, that’s a good one. Now let’s look at someone whose movie didn’t make all the money in the world twice over.

Killing off Black Panther. That’s hilarious. Lump in Shuri and the rest of his supporting cast.

25. SPIDER-MAN

As of this writing, Spider-Man is one of the only confirmed characters to have a movie coming after Avengers 4: Champion Edition (his sequel is due on July 5, 2019). The one and only reason I have him ahead of T’challa is because Peter Parker has a fairly well-known and beloved replacement waiting in the wings with Miles Morales in case of death. Hell, he even has an animated movie coming out this year. That said, Miles isn’t on the table just yet, especially with Sony’s involvement.

Imagine if they did kill him off, though. Imagine the balls.

24. STAR-LORD

Oh, lordy, no.

Guardians isn’t Guardians without Peter Quill. He isn’t tied close enough with the storyline for his death to mean all that much, so if he ever does bite it, it will be in his own series. This is just a vehicle to allow him to interact with fellow Earthlings and little more.

23. GROOT

Man, they’re not going to kill Groot.

He’s already had his emotional death scene years ago. Now he’s become too powerful as a marketing juggernaut that even in a movie where he barely had a role, he probably made them the most amount of merch money. Groot will keep on keeping on and will declare himself for years to come.

22. ROCKET RACCOON

Just as marketable as Groot, but with more pathos to him. Rocket is far too integral to the success of Guardians of the Galaxy and while the final moments of the sequel were kind of about his mortality and how his close friends will love him despite his flaws, I doubt we’ll see him as a smudge on Thanos’ shoe.

Really, just being in the Guardians of the Galaxy, which has yet to complete its trilogy, is plot armor enough for most of the team.

21. DOCTOR STRANGE AND WONG

We’re probably getting a Doctor Strange sequel at some point and that’s reason enough to keep him around, but even if it wasn’t, he’s too much of a unique staple in Marvel’s tapestry to just remove. They barely got their wheels in motion with him and if you kill him, then what? Who even takes over?

It’s not like Iron Man, Cap, or even Spider-Man where there’s an easy replacement. The closest thing we have to a magic hero is Scarlet Witch and her deal is more power-based than magic. Mordo could have worked, but he’s gone vengeful and crazy.

Strange lives and Wong lives with him to give him someone knowledgeable to play off of.

20. ANT-MAN AND WASP

They’re surely safe, but the real question is what the connection is between Infinity War and their own movie. They’re in Infinity War, but haven’t been played up outside of some promotional stuff for Entertainment Weekly. Their movie is directly after the Infinity War cliffhanger and is the last Marvel movie for eight months until Captain Marvel and Avengers 4.

At most, Hank Pym might bite it, but these two heroes are too fresh as a duo to be so violently discarded.

19. MANTIS

Mantis appears to be a little too new and half-baked to just kill.

She has a lot of potential, but she didn’t do enough in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and got way too much inadvertent abuse from Drax to be thrown to the wolves so easily. She has a story to tell and it’s only just started.

18. SCARLET WITCH

Wanda should be fine. In terms of Earth-based characters who don’t have their own solo properties, she has to be the safest. It just wouldn’t be a good look otherwise. In her movie appearances, Scarlet Witch has been constantly victimized or manipulated in one way or another. She lost her parents, lost her brother, destroyed her reputation, lost her freedom twice over, and her romantic interest doesn’t look like he’ll be having a good time in the near future.

I don’t expect Scarlet Witch to be a top-ranking member of the Avengers any time soon, but she has to live a lot more before she can die.

17. GAMORA

Being Thanos’ adopted daughter, Gamora is a pretty big player here. That’s good for her, since she’s gotten the short stick as part of the Guardians crew.

What’s especially good news about her future is that she’s too established as the straight-woman of the team. Yeah, she’s also the romantic interest of Star-Lord, but it’s her status as being the least goofy member of the Guardians that makes her way too important to simply knock off the board.

16. BUCKY BARNES

Even ignoring the many movies left on Sebastian Stan’s contract, Bucky is in the same situation as Scarlet Witch. He’s been shit on for so long that we need to see him live his life before it can be snuffed out. Sure, you could argue that sacrificing himself against Thanos’ forces would be a great redemption for something that ultimately wasn’t his fault, but it would make his life way too tragic.

After decades of being a mind-wiped terrorist, his only peace has been found in laying low. Even being accepted in Wakanda is nothing more than a stop-gap as he’s a tortured puzzle piece trying to find where he fits in. He needs some real direction and perhaps being the new Captain America will do that.

15. THOR

If Thor: Ragnarok wasn’t as melt-your-face-off awesome as it was, Thor would be a prime contender for a goner. Chris Hemsworth himself seemed about ready to step away until Taika Waititi helped him bring some new life to the character and his supporting cast. Thor as a concept seems more energized and we could hopefully get a few more years out of him.

Thor is supposedly getting the most screentime of the heroes and while I expect him to get his ass absolutely handed to him to prove how tough Thanos really is, Thor dying wouldn’t have the same gut-punch as the other two main Avengers.

14. BLACK WIDOW

Marvel’s been on the fence about a Black Widow solo movie for a long time, but even if they weren’t, Natasha’s death would just fall flat in such a massive situation like this. Outside of setting off the Hulk more than usual, I don’t see much of a point in killing her off. She’s been a regular player in this whole saga, but with little in terms of the Infinity Stones drama.

I don’t know, if they pull the trigger, it’ll be killing for the sake of killing and I figure she’ll come out of things alive.

13. FALCON

Sam Wilson somehow feels too important and too unimportant to die. Despite being Steve Rogers’ other, less-problematic best friend, Falcon is also the midcarder of the Avengers roster. He’s a bit on the expendable side, but my gut tells me there are big plans for him ahead. After all, if Captain America is on the chopping block – and he isn’t Captain America in an official, government sanctioned sense – then someone will have to step up.

Falcon and Bucky have both recently taken up the mantle in the comics and they both fit as taking over in the narrative. Considering the rivalry the two have as is, keeping them alive is probably the best in the long run for the sense of playing with that dynamic.

12. WAR MACHINE

Okay, so War Machine did get his ass killed by Thanos in the comics. That’s some definite precedent to say that he very much could get croaked in a Thanos-centered story. On the other hand, Rhodey has already played the role of the victim in a giant superhero fracas. He ended up getting it the worst in Civil War, lucky enough to only suffer paralysis.

War Machine could very easily get taken out here, but having him barely survive just so he can die on a slightly bigger stage isn’t all that inspired.

11. HAWKEYE

Fool me twice...

So in Age of Ultron, the meta gag was that the script put in as many death flags as possible to make you think that Clint Barton was going to get taken out by murderbots. It was a big fakeout and Quicksilver bit the dust instead. Well done and it worked out, since Hawkeye became so much more likeable in Civil War.

Now Hawkeye is setting off alarms again. He isn’t in the trailers. He isn’t on the poster. He isn’t even credited on the poster. All he has going for him is a tiny appearance on that giant poster from months back and an IMDB credit. He may be flinging arrows, but there’s one big arrow pointing right at him. Dude’s seemingly about to be Johnny Cage’d.

Or is this just another trick?

10. VALKYRIE

For what it’s worth, IMDB doesn’t have Tessa Thompson as listed and that could really go either way. She could get killed off-screen, but that would be pretty bold considering what a hit she was in Ragnarok. Also, her fate is tied into that of the Asgardian refugees. They could very much get snuffed out by Thanos’ forces, but that would kind of kill the ending of Ragnarok and that would leave a real bad taste.

Save us from another Alien 3, Russo Brothers!

9. HULK

At the very least, Hulk will survive into Avengers 4: The Criminal Projective. Kevin Feige has gone on record to saying that Ragnarok/Infinity War/Avengers 4 is a trilogy for Hulk’s character arc. Does that arc end with sacrifice? That’s a tough one to crack. Hulk has some issues keeping him from starring in his own movie, but that doesn’t mean he should be wiped out. Like Black Widow, he feels too important as a supporting character to that whole world.

Besides, forget about the trilogy arc. From the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Banner’s been trying to kill himself. His failed suicide attempt being bookended with a meaningful suicide could happen, but I see him as probably finding closure in his story by surviving and learning to live with what he is.

8. NEBULA

Nebula is a tricky one. Initial guesswork suggests that they might just as well go with the plot point of Infinity Gauntlet where Nebula is able to wrest the Infinity Stones from Thanos and becomes the new threat, thereby setting up the cliffhanger. With her cinematic take, that would be rather frightening. Despite the horrors that Thanos represents, he comes off as more of an uncaring God while Nebula’s raw emotion and hatred would make her into a malevolent God. Both bad, but one worse.

Whatever her path, it doesn’t look good for her. She could potentially survive on the side of the heroes, but otherwise she either falls at Thanos’ hand or falls against everyone else in Avengers 4: Tokyo Drift. Either die an antihero or live long enough to become the mega-villain.

7. KRAGLIN

If the Guardians of the Galaxy are the Space Avengers, then I guess Kraglin is like Agent Coulson in that he was kind of a minor side character who gradually won people over enough to get a bigger role and then when the Avengers movie comes around—oh no.

Sean Gunn will still get work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 since he does the Rocket mocap work, but he’s easily the most expendable member of the team. Then again, he’s such a minor member that he might not even show up in Infinity War in any major way.

6. DRAX THE DESTROYER

Of all the likely names to drop dead, this one fills me with the most dread. Drax is such a lovable character and addition to the Guardians of the Galaxy, but if anyone from that team is getting taken out, it’s him. After Ronan’s death, Drax made it apparent that he was driven by his need to one-up it and go after Thanos. Since then, he’s remained a great ally and friend to the rest of the team, but he hasn’t added much outside of comic relief.

As awesome as that scene is in Annihilation, we’re most certainly not going to get to see Drax punch his hand through Thanos’ back and push out his heart. Drax is going to fail and his failure will likely be fatal. Guardians 3 may have to go on without him and that Disneyland ride will suddenly be less fun.

5. VISION

Vision is the most obvious victim. Since his introduction in Age of Ultron, we’ve known that he’s on borrowed time. He has the Mind Stone sticking out of his head in a storyline based on the villain getting all the Infinity Stones. The first trailer even shows him getting the thing torn out of his skull.

We know he’s in for a bad time, but is he going to die? It’s not inconceivable that he can exist without the gem. His girlfriend has powers that could maybe keep him alive and the trailer shows that Vision will have something to do with Shuri in Wakanda. If anyone could figure out how to keep that android in action, it’s Shuri. Then Vision can learn about internet memes and make jokes about steamed hams.

4. HEIMDALL

Heimdall has death written all over him. Ragnarok has been about doing away with the old guard of Thor movies and while most of Thor’s old friends have been killed off with extremely little fanfare (with one straight-up forgotten about!), Heimdall survived with only minutes of screentime to his name. Why? Because he’s played by a star who is ultimately too big for this role.

Heimdall won’t be starring in his own movie any time soon and there isn’t much reason to keep him around. Thor could easily survive, but his all-seeing buddy can see the writing on the wall.

3. LOKI

The movies practically spell it out that Loki is screwed. As Tony Stark puts it in the first Avengers, “There's no throne, there is no version of this where you come out on top.” As Ragnarok points out at the end, Loki is in an awkward situation. He’s too good to be flat-out evil, but he’s done too much evil to be flat-out good. If his role as Thanos’ underling is to screw over Thanos for the sake of taking the Gauntlet, it won’t jibe. If he’s going to screw Thanos over to save the world, he’s still going to be known as the guy who devastated New York City, so his forgiveness will only go so far.

Loki’s best course of action would probably be to pull off his master plan from Siege: die heroically so that he can be reborn as a younger version of himself, allowing him to start anew.

2. CAPTAIN AMERICA

Chris Evans has stated that he’s finished with the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers 4: Die, Darkman, Die. So, hey, at least he’ll survive one movie! Avengers 4: The Search for Spaceballs 2 will probably be his final stand, though, and it makes plenty of sense. Steve Rogers’ first “death” made him a legend as the ultimate representative of the United States in a very black-and-white war. Having him stripped of his government backing, having him considered a war criminal and a traitor due to his insistence on doing what’s right despite being told not to by bureaucrats, and then being instrumental in saving the goddamn universe at the cost of his life, would make him the absolute ideal.

His death would have the most meaning and hit the hardest. Still, with time manipulation in effect, his second death could just as well be a correction of his first: sending him back to his correct time and allowing him to live out his natural life. We certainly wouldn’t need Chris Evans by the end of that.

1. IRON MAN

Robert Downey Jr. is about done with the role and Tony Stark won’t stop until he’s dead. No, really, his movie trilogy ended with him retiring and that idea went to hell in his next appearance. Tony Stark can’t settle down. He won’t truly allow it. He wouldn’t know what to do with himself.

Iron Man’s going to die and it will probably take place in Infinity War. Either way, it’ll be symbolic that the man who started this cinematic universe and was practically the host of it all will give his life in the 10-year anniversary that this whole series has been leading to.

That of course leaves Thanos and his henchmen, who don’t seem worth including on this list because they’re the outright villains of this mess. Thanos will lose, but it’ll be interesting to see whether he gets killed off or if he gets the iconic farmer epilogue from the comics.

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Allison Mack: Arrested for Role in Sex-Slave Cult

In November, an explosive expose outed Smallville actress Allison Mack as a "master" in a sex slave cult and pyramid scheme that allegedly masquerades as a self-help group for women.

In the wake of that, both Allison Mack and accused cult leader Keith Raniere fled.

Now, however, they have been found and arrested on multiple charges that could put them behind bars for many years.

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Allison Mack will reportedly appear Friday in Brooklyn court over her role in the Nxivm sex slave cult known as DOS.

Keith Raniere was arrested for sex trafficking and forced labor while hiding out in Mexico and shipped back to the US.

Allison Mack has now also been arrested.

The two of them will face charges including sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy.

(It is very much illegal to allegedly torture people and blackmail them into having sex, folks)

They could both be looking at 15 years in prison.

Allison Mack, Brunette

Per the stunning report last November, Allison Mack was responsible for recruiting "slaves" to serve Raniere, who was known as "Vanguard" within the cult.

Reportedly, Allison would have sex with Raniere but also select women within the cult to have sex with him -- and use her celebrity status to recruit new women to join Nxivm.

DOS is a program within Nxivm, in which women were reportedly made to give up blackmail material and were then branded with Raniere's initials as part of a "self-improvement" program.

Everyone lower on the pyramid was a "slave." Anyone higher was a "master." An interesting play on what sounds like, structurally, a classic pyramid scheme.

Failure to obey orders was met with punishments like food deprivation, cold showers, or even corporal reprisals handed out by a master.

And Allison Mack was apparently a "master" who answered only to Raniere.

Allison Mack, During the WB Days

For a decade, the 35-year-old actress played the adorable and brilliant Chloe Sullivan on the cult favorite TV series, Smallville.

(This was before shows like Arrow came along to remind people that live-action superhero shows could be genuinely good, but it did run for 10 years)

People who once admired her have a hard time reconciling the sweet, bubbly woman they saw on their screens with a woman who would allegedly blackmail or paddle women to coerce them into having sex with a cult leader.

According to some statements, it sounded like Mack was deeply devoted to Raniere.

... To the point where she was said to seem jealous of women whom she herself sent to Raniere's bed.

Allison Mack Squints in Sunlight

Some question Mack's culpability.

On the one hand, she's a grown woman who has allegedly been overseeing a sex slave cult on behalf of a deranged lunatic.

On the other, she has appeared obsessed with weight loss, keeping herself to an unhealthy weight through exercise and starvation -- above and beyond what is expected from all of the "slaves" below her.

Depriving someone of things like food in a "self-help" setting, and grooming someone over the course of years to obey you unquestioningly, can have a powerful effect.

That said, from what is reported, Mack was never kidnapped by Raniere. Whatever psychological hold he may have on her, it sounds like she did everything of her own free will, every step of the way.

She may be both a victim and a victimizer, but for now, it sounds like she's culpable for her actions.

Perhaps something will come out at trial that will change people's minds.

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Every part of this story is bizarre, sensational, and alarming.

By the way, even though Kristin Kreuk is the one who allegedly recruited Allison Mack, at the time, Nxivm was apparently just a mildly creepy self-empowerment group for women.

So we don't expect Kristin Kreuk, who took a simple course and then left, to face charges for the crimes committed by others when she was not in any way involved.

Allison Mack's former Smallville costar is horrified by what she's heard.

And so is everyone else.

We can only imagine what more we'll all learn as this case goes to trial.

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TaleSpin Character Coming to New DuckTales

With all the trouble the DuckTales characters get in, they're about to spin it with a character from TaleSpin!

News Shamus Kelley
Apr 20, 2018

Let's begin it, bear and grin it, and spin it! In a blink or you'll miss it shot in a new promo for the return of DuckTales (the new version) on Disney Channel we get a brief shot of a charatcer that will be very familiar face. That's right, it's Don Karnage from TaleSpin!

And is that the TaleSpin plane we see? Skip to fifty seconds in for the shot.

We already knew that Darkwing Duck would be making an appearance in the new DuckTales but now a character from TaleSpin? No word on whether this is just a cameo or it will lead to something more. If the plane is there maybe the rest of the TaleSpin crew could pop in for a cameo. Come on, we know Scrooge isn't the only adventurer in the world so maybe the crew from TaleSpin is flying around the planet as our Ducks are off on adventures.

It should be noted that Jim Cummings, who is returning to voice Darkwing Duck, voiced Karnage in the original TaleSpin series. Could he be returning as Karnage? We'll have to wait and see!

With the amount of Disney TV references in DuckTales one can only wonder if they're setting up a TV universe populated with remakes of all their beloved series. That's something that would truly make us go woo-oo! What other Disney TV characters would you like to see in the new DuckTales series? 

Shamus Kelley is a pop culture/television writer and official Power Rangers expert. Return of Gargoyles when? Follow him on Twitter!  

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Safe Trailer: Dexter’s Michael C. Hall Stars in Netflix Show

Michael C. Hall returns to TV on the Netflix crime drama, Safe, sporting a badass demeanor and a British accent.

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Apr 20, 2018

Netflix crime series Safe not only represents Michael C. Hall’s return (as a star,) to the medium of television (in which he previously thrived on Showtime’s Dexter and HBO’s Six Feet Under), but also a nuanced take on the conventional, Taken style, “kidnapped daughter” action premise.

Safe Netflix Trailer

The first takeaway from the Safe trailer has to be the "Jenny, it's daaad" British accent that the North Carolina-born Michael C. Hall is rocking on this series.

Here, Hall plays Tom Delaney, a widowed surgeon living who lives an idyllic gated community life with his teenage daughter, Jenny (Amy James-Kelly). However, in what might be a fatalistic occurrence for the overprotective father, Jenny goes missing after a night out in a club. Unfortunately, the abduction might be connected to those closest to Tom and the dark secrets they apparently carry. Consequently, Tom’s investigation – aided by his friend, Pete (Marc Warren) and investigator Sophie (Amanda Abbington) – will burn some friendly bridges.

Safe Netflix Release Date

Safe will make its entire 8-episode debut season available to binge on Netflix on May 10.

The fact that Netflix bills the Safe trailer as "Season 1" might be considered an auspicious sign for future plans.

Safe Netflix Details

Safe will be produced by Netflix in a partnership with France’s Canal+ under the purview of executive producers Richard Fee and Harlan Coben, the duo behind dark British dramas such as The Five and Paranoid, both of which saw U.S. distribution on Netflix.

The series will be a return of sorts to Netflix Michael C. Hall, after having played U.S. president John F. Kennedy in a Season 2 episode of The Crown. Hall, the former Dexter and Six Feet Under star, also recently appeared in the comedy film Game Night, as well as the 2016 Rebecca Hall-starring fact-based drama, Christine.

Fans of the BBC’s Sherlock should be delighted with the addition of Amanda Abbington, who played John Watson’s wife, Mary Watson, whose double life as a secret agent became the centerpiece of the storyline. 

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Avicii’s Downward Spiral: ‘No One Could Stop Him From His Drugs,’ Says Source

No one could keep Avicii from his drugs, sources tell RadarOnline.com exclusively on the heels of his tragic death

“Everyone worshiped him but no one knew him,” said the insider, adding everyone around him was “so enamored in his presence that there was nothing anyone could do to stop him from his drugs.

Stresses of being on the road touring led to his alleged heavy drug and alcohol use, which ultimately caused him to have acute pancreatitis and his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.

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Before announcing his retirement in 2016, he was “going hard,” revealed the informant: “And he’s been going hard for years. No one ever told him to get help because he wouldn’t listen anyone.”

“It’s so sad but everyone in the EDM community kind of knew this was coming especially after his recent surgeries.”

“He started his career very young and it was way too much for him to handle,” revealed the insider. “When he started getting popular to constantly be on the road and tour. He never got to have a normal life of a college age person.”

While the exact cause of death remains unknown, a rep for the producer, whose real name is Tim Bergling, confirmed the tragic news in a statement:

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Said the source: “He just couldn’t quit the lifestyle that he created and there wasn’t anyone to help him stop.”

Avicii was only 28 years old.

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Source: Twitter

April 24 will see the release of the latest issue of Playboy magazine and it'll have something special inside. No, the issue won't have a full page spread of a pony, Zechs, but will have an exclusive six-page Hellboy story. Written by Mike Mignola and drawn by longtime collaborator Ben Stenbeck, the story is titled Return of the Lambton Worm.

 

 

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Danica Patrick legitimately can't stop publicly swooning for her new honey, Aaron Rodgers, but we have zero intention of wishing she would stop because it's way too cute and — bonus — it's an endearingly good look for her. The pair has only been an item publicly since January, but seeing Patrick get so vulnerable already about why she likes him is really refreshing.

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While the video clip of the moment has yet to drop onto the internet because the show in question won't air until April 30, we do have a write-up of all the good things Patrick recently said about Rodgers on The Rachael Ray Show, thanks to the dutiful reporting of Us Weekly. During the preview, Patrick tells Ray of Rodgers, "He’s funny. He’s very kind. He’s thoughtful. He’s super-smart. And he’s really good at football," she noted, kinda stating the obvious, but we'll forgive her for it. "And he’s tall and he’s big, and I like that," Patrick added.

This is one of the few times that Patrick has really opened up about dating Rodgers. It's totally understandable, but we won't lie: We love when they let us into their world like Patrick did when she put up sweet photos of her and Rodgers from her recent birthday on Instagram.

Patrick continued this trend of letting us into her relationship, though, when she not only listed what she likes about Rodgers, but also one of the recent trips that they took together. "We just went on a trip around the world, literally. We met the Dalai Lama. We did a mission trip for giving hearing aids to people in Africa," she told Ray. It sounds like the trip was a ton of fun and that she and Rodgers had a blast meeting folks on their trip. "There’s one guy that I look[ed] at [from our trip] and his face makes me laugh. So for a week straight, I just laughed... I think I have a six-pack from it."

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Founder of cryptocurrency debit card faces new fraud charges for $32 million ICO scheme

The U.S. government is following through on its promise to crack down on initial coin offering scams. On Friday, the SEC announced charges against Raymond Trapani, the third co-founder of Centra Tech Inc., which raised $32 million for a cryptocurrency debit card last year through a flashy ICO endorsed by DJ Khaled and boxer Floyd Mayweather. The company’s other two co-founders, Sam Sharma and Robert Farkas were charged and arrested earlier this month.

“We allege that the Centra co-founders went to great lengths to create the false impression that they had developed a viable, cutting-edge technology,” the SEC’s Cyber Unit Chief Robert A. Cohen said of the ICO . “Investors should exercise caution about investments in digital assets, especially when they are marketed with claims that seem too good to be true.”

The SEC calls Trapani the “mastermind” of the fraudulent ICO scheme, which lured investors with claims of major credit card partnerships, misrepresentations about the company’s product, fake founder biographies and price manipulation of its Centra tokens (CTR).

According to SEC documents, these particular ICO fraud artists were caught red-handed:

“Text messages among the defendants reveal their fraudulent intent. After receiving a cease-and-desist letter from a major bank directing him to remove any reference to the bank from Centra’s marketing materials, Sharma texted to Farkas and Trapani: “[w]e gotta get that s[***] removed everywhere and blame freelancers lol.” And, while trying to get the CTR Tokens listed on an exchange using phony credentials, Trapani texted Sharma to “cook me up” a false document, prompting Sharma to reply, “Don’t text me that s[***] lol. Delete.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York also unsealed criminal securities and wire fraud charges against Trapani, who was arrested Friday morning. Trapani faces one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of securities fraud and one count of wire fraud. Three out of the four charges carry a maximum sentence of 20 years,

“As alleged, Raymond Trapani conspired with his co-defendants to lure investors with false claims about their product and about relationships they had with credible financial institutions,” Deputy U.S. Attorney Robert Khuzami said of the criminal charges.

“While investing in virtual currencies is legal, lying to deceive investors is not.”

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DuckTales Return Date and Episode Guide

The DuckTales reboot is a welcome remake of the Disney classic. Here's everything you need to know!

News Mike Cecchini Joseph Baxter Shamus Kelley
Apr 20, 2018

The DuckTales reboot is here and it's amazing.

DuckTales, in case you don't know, was a wonderful animated series that aired 100 episodes between 1987 and 1990. This was a cartoon with an impressive legacy. Based on the Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics of Carl Barks, which are not only some of the finest comics ever made, but helped influence the Indiana Jones franchise (which the cartoon then borrowed some flavor from), DuckTales was a perfect blend of adventure and afternoon cartoon comedy. It also boasted the catchiest theme tune in history, and spawned a video game that still holds up as one of the best ever produced for the NES.

DuckTales Return Date

Thanks to Nerdist we not only know that DuckTales will be moving from Disney XD to Disney Channel but that new episodes will begin airing on May 4th! We've got a brand new trailer from Disney which features some brand new footage footage including Dewey jumping into the money bin and a cameo from another Disney TV character.

We've also got another trailer with some other small snippets of new footage.

We've also got titles for the upcoming episodes, revealed on the offical DuckTales twitter.

DuckTales Episode 10 "The Spear of Selene!"

No description available at this time. (May 4th, 2018)

DuckTales Episode 11 "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!"

Fenton is recruited by Launchpad, who is feeling menaced by tech genius Mark Beaks’ newest invention. (May 11th, 2018)

DuckTales Episode 12 "The Missing Links of Moorshire!"

No description available at this time. (May 18th, 2018)

DuckTales Episode 13 "McMystery at McDuck McManor!"

No description available at this time. (May 25th, 2018)

DuckTales Reboot News

We've got some key details from the DuckTales panel at San Diego Comic-Con that reveal some key facts about the series.

- The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck was a huge influence on the series and it was required reading for all the writers.

- One of David Tennant's favorite episodes "takes place back in time."

- The creators of the series wrote it, "like a family comedy. The family just happens to be the greatest adventurers of all time."

- There will be Disney easter eggs all over the show.

David Tennant said that in "every episode a new corner of (Scrooge's) past is revealed."

- The producers chose the duck brothers birth order by how the public says their names. So Huey is the oldest,  Duey is the middle child, and Louie is the youngest.

Darkwing Duck is also coming to DuckTales! Read more on that here

Read and download the full Den of Geek SDCC Special Edition magazine here!

DuckTales Episode Guide

DuckTales Episode 1 "Woo-oo!"

Donald Duck reluctantly takes Huey, Dewey, and Louie to the home of their reclusive great-uncle Scrooge McDuck. Enthrealled by their once-legendary great-uncle and the wonder of McDuck Manor, the triplets and Webby learn of long-kept family secrets and unleash totems from Scrooge's epic past, sending the family on an adventure of a lifetime to the Lost City of Atlantis. 

DuckTales Episode 2 "Daytrip of Doom!"

The nephews take Webby to Funso's Fun Zone and have a dangerous run-in with the Beagle Boys.

DuckTales Episode 3 "The Great Dime Chase!"

Louie accidentally spends Scrooge's Number One Dime and turns to mad inventor Gyro Gearloose for help to get it back, while Dewey and Webby become entangled in a conspiracy.

DuckTales Episode 4 "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!"

After crashing Ma Beagle's birthday party, Webby and new mysterious friend Lena must fight their way through Beagle Boy turf to get back home. 

DuckTales Episode 5 "The Tunnel of Terra-Firmians!"

Huey and Webby's disagreement over the existence of a mythic species leads the kids to explore an eerie abandoned subway tunnel, while Mrs. Beakley grows suspicious of Lena. 

DuckTales Episode 6 "The House of the Lucky Gander!"

Donald competes with his cousin Gladstone Gander to impress Louie at a mysterious resort in Macaw, while Scrooge tries to lure the kids away from the resort's endless distractions.

DuckTales Episode 7 "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!"

Huey competes with Dewey for a coveted internship with Duckburg's newest tech billionaire, Mark Beaks, while Scrooge and Glomgold team up to take this new competitor down. 

DuckTales Episode 8 "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra"

In a lost pyramid, Louie interprets a pharaoh's prophecy to his advantage, forcing Scrooge and Launchpad to convince a group of living mummies to rescue him.

DuckTales Episode 9 "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!"

Scrooge and Huey are determined to be the first to set foot atop an impossible summit, but the snow-capped mountain holds a treacherous secret that tests both their commitment and survival.

DuckTales Episode 10 "The Spear of Selene!"

No description available at this time. (May 4th, 2018)

DuckTales Episode 11 "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!"

Fenton is recruited by Launchpad, who is feeling menaced by tech genius Mark Beaks’ newest invention. (May 11th, 2018)

DuckTales Episode 12 "The Missing Links of Moorshire!"

No description available at this time. (May 18th, 2018)

DuckTales Episode 13 "McMystery at McDuck McManor!"

No description available at this time. (May 25th, 2018)

DuckTales Reboot Cast

We've been waiting for word of Gizmoduck's inclusion, and now we have it, and the announcement comes with some unexpected star power. Lin-Manuel Miranda (ever heard of this little production called Hamilton?) will voice Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, Gyro Gearloose's intern. Fenton moonlights as Duckburg's superheroic Gizmoduck.

Check out your first look at the new Gizmoduck design here:

“Growing up as a Cuban-American comics enthusiast, I was always hungry for a Latino hero to call my own,” co-producer Francisco Angones said in a statement (via TVLine). “In developing the new series, [executive producer Matt Youngberg] and I leapt at the opportunity to adapt DuckTales‘ marquee hero into a young scientist character with Latin-inspired roots.”

Let's take a look at the rest of this impressive group of waterfowls...

Headlining the cast is David Tennant, who will voice the uber-affluent, gold-hoarding feathered Scrooge McDuck. The real Scotsman Tennant, of course, will likely always be best associated with his legendary 2005-2010 tenure as the 10th Doctor on Doctor Who, his celebrated murder mystery Broadchurch, and his chilling Marvel television villain performance as Kilgrave on Jessica Jones. However, he’s no stranger to providing his voice for animated genres having played a role in the 2010 film hit How to Train Your Dragon and the alien robot the Fugitoid on Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.

Voicing the roles of Scrooge’s adventuring, trouble-making grandnephews are Danny Pudi (Community) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, the voice of BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Dewey, and Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night LiveWe Bare Bears) as Louie. Filling out the rest of the cast are Beck Bennett (Saturday Night LiveSing) as ace pilot (and eventual Darkwing Duck spinoff facilitator,) Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye (CastleParnormal Action Squad) as nanny Mrs. Beakley and Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and OatesMilo Murphy’s Law) as Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter Webby Vanderquack.

Disney even released a video of the new cast singing the classic DuckTales theme...

And in even better news, DuckTales Season 2 is already confirmed!

“Fans around the world are eager and we’re looking forward to introducing viewers to the all-new DuckTales,” said Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD in a statement (via Deadline). “This early season two order is a testament to the quality work the creative team, led by Matt and Frank, and the cast are delivering.”

This article first appeared in February of 2015. It has been updated with new information.

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Tales of Suspense #104 Review: Attack of the Ballerinas

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Writer: Matthew Rosenberg, Artist: Travel Foreman, Color Artist: Rachelle Rosenberg, Letters: VC's Clayton Cowles, Cover by: Yasmine Putri, Graphic Design: Carlos Lao, Editor: Alanna Smith, Executive Editor: Tom Brevoort, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99

Black Widow is commended and made a leader of this iteration of the Red Room for her apparent assassination of both Hawkeye and the Winter Soldier. Of course, both Clint and Bucky have survived and, after escaping the safe room they were left trapped within, return to their hunt for Natasha. However, Black Widow has her own plans for the Red Room which Clint and Bucky may ruin.

Tales of Suspense #104 cover by Yasmine Putri
Tales of Suspense #104 cover by Yasmine Putri

Have you ever tried to explain a point to someone only to realize, at the end, that you have either lost the idea or even outright contradicted it? That specific scenario explains Tales of Suspense #104’s plot and resolution very well. I’m not sure what it was trying to say, but I feel like its story says the opposite if anything.

That sounds like a damning criticism of the book, but I still quite like this book warts and all. As in the previous four issues of Tales, the chemistry between Clint and Bucky is fantastic, even if this book focuses more on Natasha.

Natasha’s part in this is where things get squirrely. While trying to avoid getting spoiler-y, the resolution focuses on the idea of Natasha taking her agency back from everyone else, Bucky and Clint included. However, in doing so, she takes it away from others who, in the flighty morality of this book, had an equal right to their own agency. It still leads to a creative and fun action scene; it just seems to contradict what the book was going for in its message.

Tales of Suspense #104 art by Travel Foreman and Rachelle Rosenberg
Tales of Suspense #104 art by Travel Foreman and Rachelle Rosenberg

Travel Foreman and Rachelle Rosenberg pull off another gorgeous issue with Tales #104. The aforementioned action scenes are punch and look great overall. Natasha looks like an absolute badass. The colors are cool and on the side of unnerving. This book looks fantastic.

Tales of Suspense #104 brings a confused and confusing yet still quite enjoyable conclusion to the story. Bucky, Clint, and Natasha all reach something of a character resolution and have great action scenes on the way to doing so. Foreman and Rosenberg kill it on the visuals. This book gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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The Halloween 2018 sequel will not only have Jamie Lee Curtis's character Laurie Strode, but her daughter and granddaughter.

News Simon Brew Tony Sokol Joseph Baxter
Apr 20, 2018

While the Halloween films, kicked off by director John Carpenter’s bellwether 1978 horror effort, has seen some thematic twists and turns – notably 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch – it always seems to turn the attention of Shatner-masked murderer Michael Myers back to original final girl (and the killer’s biological sister,) Laurie Strode, as played by Jamie Lee Curtis (and Scout Taylor-Compton in Rob Zombie’s two reboot movies).

Indeed, the 2018 film, which continues the original cinematic continuity and celebrates the slasher franchise’s 40th anniversary, will see Curtis back, yet again as the target, now joined by her grown daughter, played by Judy Greer, whose own teenage daughter (Andi Matichak) also finds herself in the homicidal fray. While hit with a delay last fall, Blumhouse announced on January 13 that the production was back on track.

Halloween 2018 News

John Carpenter, the franchise's original visionary, will return to score the Halloween 2018 sequel; an idea that Jason Blum now confirms. Of course, besides writing and directing the original 1978 film, Carpenter also provided the music, most notably, those iconically creepy piano notes from the Halloween Theme.

Additionally, the first official Halloween 2018 sequel movie poster has arrived.

What’s immediately noticeable in this new poster (which arrives via star Jamie Lee Curtis,) is that the iconic killer countenance of Michael Myers's now-40-year-old albino William Shatner mask has prominent wear and tear. Of course, the “aging” that it displays is a metaphor for the long road on which the film property itself has traveled, manifesting with eight movies in the original 1978-launched Halloween film series (the third of which did not feature Myers), along with two films in the 2009-launched Rob Zombie-directed reboots.

Yet this poster for the Halloween 2018 sequel – standing as the eleventh film overall – seems to convey an “Old Man Logan” kind of vibe, almost akin to 2017’s Logan, teasing the end of the road for a beleaguered character… who is, of course, an unstoppable homicidal maniac.

In other recent Halloween 2018 news...

Jamie Lee Curtis recently posted the first image of the unified trio of Strode women from the Halloween 2018 sequel.

The image showcases the franchise’s perennial final girl, Laurie Strode (Curtis) locked in arms alongside her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak). The spectacular, stripe-strewn representation of three generations of the Strode women was complemented with the news that production for the film – mired in delays last year – is, at last, "wrapping things up" in Haddonfield.

Preceding that news was a late-January photo from the Halloween 2018 sequel, revealing Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie Strode, standing next to director David Gordon Green, who holds what Curtis claims is the original Halloween clapperboard.

Showcasing a major stylistic departure from the 2018 film’s first teaser image, Curtis’s Laurie is rocking what appears to be a grizzled grandmother look. Indeed, this apparent badass demeanor seems to imply that she’s finally had enough of her brother Michael Myers’s s**t and she has a large enough supply of Activia yogurt to get rid of it once and for all.

Halloween 2018 Cast

Well, kiddo, we never outgrow superstition. Andi Matichak, who was featured in Orange Is the New Black and Underground, and just completed the science fiction film Replicate, will play the young lead in the upcoming Halloween reboot.

Jamie Lee Curtis will return to her iconic role as Laurie Strode. Judy Greer is set to play her daughter, Karen Strode. Matichak will play the new character Allyson, the daughter of Greer’s character and the granddaughter of Curtis’ Laurie Strode.

Chicago-born Matichak was a model who trained with Meisner acting method instructors Kathryn Gately and Nina Murano. On TV, Matichak appeared on the series Blue Bloods, 666 Park Avenue and Making It: The Series. She appeared in the independent film Miles with Paul Reiser and Molly Shannon.

Will Patton has joined the Halloween 2018 sequel cast, reports The Tracking Board. The only available details about Patton’s character point to him being a cop. Of course, the veteran actor is no stranger to badges, having just played a sheriff on Fox’s 2017 single-season television crime drama, Shots Fired. Patton's vast CV includes major movies like Armageddon and Remember the Titans. He was also a prominent co-star on the five-season run of TNT alien invasion sci-fi series Falling Skies, with other TV runs on The Good Wife and 24. His recent big screen appearances include fact-based military drama Megan Leavey and western The Scent of Rain & Lightning.

Halloween 2018 Details

Following the two movies made by Rob Zombie, the latest chapter in the Michael Myers saga wil be directed by David Gordon Green. The legendary John Carpenter, who created the franchise, is executive producing the film with Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity), and will be the creative consultant and scoring the film.

The screenplay will be written by Green, along with Danny McBride.

Laurie Strode “comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago,” reads the official statement.

Halloween will be produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the series since its inception.  Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.  The film will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.

Halloween 2018 Release Date

Halloween hits theaters on October 19, 2018. Sleep tight, kids.

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German Supreme Court dismisses Axel Springer lawsuit, says ad blocking is legal

Germany’s Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit yesterday from Axel Springer against Eyeo, the company behind AdBlock Plus.

The European publishing giant (which acquired Business Insider in 2015) argued that ad blocking, as well as the business model where advertisers pay to be added to circumvent the white list, violated Germany’s competition law. Axel Springer won a partial victory in 2016, when a lower court ruled that it shouldn’t have to pay for white listing.

However, the Supreme Court has now overturned that decision. In the process, it declared that ad-blocking and Eyeo’s white list are both legal. (German speakers can read the court’s press release.)

After the ruling, Eyeo sent me the following statement from Ben Williams, its head of operations and communications:

Today, we are extremely pleased with the ruling from Germany’s Supreme Court in favor of Adblock Plus/eyeo and against the German media publishing company Axel Springer. This ruling confirms — just as the regional courts in Munich and Hamburg stated previously — that people have the right in Germany to block ads. This case had already been tried in the Cologne Regional Court, then in the Regional Court of Appeals, also in Cologne — with similar results. It also confirms that Adblock Plus can use a whitelist to allow certain acceptable ads through. Today’s Supreme Court decision puts an end to Axel Springer’s claim that they be treated differently for the whitelisting portion of Adblock Plus’ business model.

Axel Springer, meanwhile, described ad blocking as “an attack on the heart of the free media” and said it would appeal to the country’s Constitutional Court.

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Adrien Broner Would Murder Tekashi69, Says Tyron Woodley

Tekashi69 needs to be careful ... because if his feud with Adrien Broner turns into a REAL fight, Broner would knock his ass out in ONE PUNCH -- so says Tyron Woodley.  Tyron was trying REALLY hard to warn Tekashi on "The Hollywood Beatdown"…

Kanye West Is About To Drop Two New Albums

Back in March Kanye West was spotted in Jackson Hole (Wyoming, you pervs) with a bunch of celebrities that led many to believe he was either starting a cult or working on new music. Unfortunately, it’s not a cult. Kanye will be unleashing his Yeezinesss all over us with two new releases slated for June.

Pitchfork reports that Kanye is going to grace us with a solo, seven track project on June 1st then follow that up with a collaboration featuring Kid Cudi on June 8. Kanye stopped writing his philosophy book to announce the news.

Kids See Ghosts huh? He probably got the inspiration for that name when his children North and Saint spotted their grandmother Kris Jenner in her natural shade of Casper after a few days away from a tanning bed. I bet that scared the bejeezus outta them, poor babies. Kanye also revealed that GOOD Music label mates Pusha T and Miss Body-Ody-Ody herself Teyana Taylor have releases dropping in both May and June respectively.

I’m excited about the Kanye and Cudi collab because they’re both batshit crazy so you know there’s drama on the horizon surrounding this impending marriage of maniacs. Kanye and Cudi have both worked together in the past, and their relationship has been somewhat rocky at times.

Kanye West and Kid Cudi have a strong collaborative history. Cudi’s first two records—Man on the Moon I and II—were released on West’s G.O.O.D. Music label; West also featured on both. Cudi, in return, has contributed to every Kanye West album since 808s & Heartbreak.

They have also had, however, their fair share of disagreements over the years. In 2014, Cudi revealed that he was annoyed when West used old vocals for Yeezus’ “Guilt Trip.” A couple of years later, in September 2016, Cudi sent strays shots at West on Twitter, writing that he believed West “don’t give a fuck about me. And [he] ain’t fuckin’ with me.” Shortly after, during a concert, West said, “Don’t never mention Ye name. I birthed you.” One week later, West declared, “Kid Cudi is my brother.” In November 2017, a few days after the “Kids See Ghost” trademark was filed, Cudi brought West out during a show. West joined Cudi on stage once again in February 2018.

Shhhh…do y’all hear that? It’s the sound of two egos about to clash in front of the world. Their back and forth ramblings remind me of that social media obsessed couple who love to hate one another in public, and I’m here for it! I just pray the music is good because there’s nothing worse than when celebrities take a break from creating and then alert you of new music that sounds like absolute garbage. And yes 808’s & Heartbreak, I’m looking directly at you.

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Critics “Feel” Like Jumping Off A Bridge After Seeing Amy Schumer’s New Movie

 

Amy Schumer is now officially one for three with her leading lady movie career, because while Trainwreck stole the hearts of Americans who like dumb movies, Schumer’s smoke and mirrors didn’t work for Snatched, and with this weekend’s I Feel Pretty, she’s not only receiving horrible reviews and all but guaranteed to bomb at the box office, but is also offending people for her body shaming. We can’t all have ultra slim barely-alive size six bodies, okay Schumer.

I Feel Pretty is being compared to Shallow Hal, because both movies star actresses who nobody likes. Schumer plays fat as holy hell Renee in I Feel Pretty. After a freak accident at SoulCycle Renee magically perceives herself as being attractive and thin, and proceeds to act accordingly. This leads to scenes of Renee proudly showing off her body (including while competing in a wet t-shirt contest,) and the gag is that what the audience is seeing is actually a body that’s offensive to all the senses and would get doused in acid in less progressive countries. Laughing at a fat girl who thinks she’s pretty. Schumer’s really reaching with this role isn’t she.

Critics are panning I Feel Pretty – which currently has a 36% rating on Rotten Tomatoes – and not just because it isn’t good or funny in any capacity. The flick almost too perfectly highlights Schumer’s non sequitur platform. She claims to be body positive, but slams any h8ers who call her plus size. The lady thinks she’s a size six. She is Renee. Without ever having been inside a SoulCycle obviously.

On one hand, body positivity is a rationalization for the obesity epidemic. On the other hand, for as stupid of a platform as body positivity is, if you’re going to stand for something, stand for it. Schumer can’t spread love light and cellulite around the world while also using a way-less-than-perfect bod as the singular punchline throughout an almost two-hour movie. Schumer, just think – what would Ashley Graham do. Wait, is Schumer making Ashley Graham make sense to me? Well now she must die.

 

 

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SMALLVILLE Star Allison Mack Arrested For Her Role In Abusive Sex Cult “NXIVM”

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Jenelle Evans to Fans: Please Stop Sending David Eason Death Threats!

Jenelle Evans' reputation has hit rock bottom so many times that we're not even remotely surprised when she sinks to a new low.

The past week has seen Jenelle drawn into an ugly conflict with her castmates that began with an unprovoked remark from her unemployed husband, David Eason.

David Eason and Jenelle

For reasons that defy explanation, Eason commented on a photo of Leah Messer's 8 -year-old daughter, and it was every bit as creepy as it sounds.

David thought the girl was wearing too much makeup, and because it's not at all weird AF for 30-year-old men to sit around thinking about young girls' makeup, he decided to let the world know.

But David apparently got upset when people said mean things in response, so now he's enlisted his wife to defend him:

"Now to me, it looked pretty heavy. To my friends, it looked heavy. So David was the only one who commented on it," Jenelle said in a video posted to Instagram today.

"He commented on some cheerleading makeup and you guys are sending him death threats. Do you understand how wrong that is?"

Jenelle Evans and David Eason Selfie

Oh, the irony of a woman complaining that people are being mean to her grown-ass husband because he thought it would be smart to publicly to bully a child.

Proving once again that she hasn't the foggiest notion of how normal people think, Jenelle went on to "defend" Eason by admitting that his main motivation for trash-talking a third grader was revenge against the girl's mom:

"He doesn't hate Leah, but when you go on someone's podcast talking pure shit and when you go on Snapchat talking pure shit, people don't forget that Leah," she continued.

"So David decided to comment on it, he didn't have to go onto her Instagram and comment on it, but you know what, he did and I mean whatcha gonna do about it?"

Jenelle Evans Engagement Pic

You almost have to admire the lack of self-awareness here.

Jenelle absolutely lost it when David got fired from Teen Mom 2 for spewing idiotic comments on social media, but now that he's back at it, she's trying to act like a nonchalant badass about the whole thing.

The question, Jenelle, is what are you gonna do about it, and this time, it's not rhetorical.

You see, as long as you're employed by the network and easily butthurt by fan comments, you're far from impervious, so you might want to exercise your authority as the sole breadwinner and rein David's ass in a little bit.

Evans concluded her video with a sarcastic apology to Leah:

Jenelle Evans Baby Photo

"I'm so sorry if my husband got on your account and commented on your Instagram, maybe you should block him or delete him and then you won't see his comments anymore. Problem solved."

Does Jenelle remember that she was the one who sent cease and desist letters to her castmates because they made jokes about her on Twitter?

If not, we'll be happy to remind her,

Watch Teen Mom 2 online to remind yourself of just what an absurd human being Jenelle is.

Wyatt Cenac Tackles Police Apologies On This Week’s Problem Areas

For episode two of HBO's Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, Wyatt imagines what a police apology would look like and heads to Alabama

News Alec Bojalad
Apr 20, 2018

For the first episode of Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, comedian and deep-thinker Wyatt Cenac took a trip to Minnesota to learn more about what's wrong with policing. 

Episode two, "NRA Problems, Chicken Bone Problems, Birmingham Problems," airs this Friday, April 20 at 11:30 p.m. ET and looks like it will cover similar ground. 

Per HBO's description, on the next episode of Problem Areas "Wyatt heads to Birmingham, AL which has had a very complicated history with policing and people of color. He takes a look at what an apology from police would look like to those that suffered at the hands of law enforcement during the civil rights movement."

Here is a first look at Wyatt's trip to Birmingham.

The clip offers up an interesting hypothetical. What would a satisfactory apology from police departments look like for something as complex and ugly as systemic racial bias? Hopefully Cenac finds the answer but for now, in the clip, he has Birmingham to explore.

Bless the old dude who is delighted that the Civil Rights era happened because now Alabama football is a powerhouse. You didn't quite read the room well, sir. But Roll Tide, anyway. Roll damn Tide.

In episode two, Cenac will also examine the history of NRA propaganda at the movies and ponder dogs eating chicken bones. 

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Kim Kardashian & Former Assistant Steph Shepherd ‘Talking Again’ After Bitter Feud

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Kim Kardashian and Steph Shepherd are talking again.

The pair were spotted at Kourtney Kardashian’s 39th birthday party recently and sources tell RadarOnline.com they are on ‘friendly terms’.

Fans had noticed that the pair had been blanking one another on social media with Shepherd exchanging cryptic messages about her former boss.

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“Things got rough for a while because Kim did not feel that Steph was doing the best job but the reality was that it had just become too big for her,” reveals the source.

“She was hired as a personal assistant not this marketing guru and the expectations were not realistic.

“The pair had tome apart and are now talking again – Steph is moving off in her own directions and Kim is pleased for her, deep down she knows that she was a loyal friend and the pair went through a lot over the years.”

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RadarOnline.com previously reported that Kim, 37, had axed Steph, 30, last year after having worked closely with her for over five years.

The famous assistant then took some time off and went traveling to Thailand as she planned for the future.

Recently, she landed a modeling gig and is planning to launch her own jewelry line.

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Black Panther #172 Review: The Arc Ends on a High Note

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Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Artist: Leonard Kirk, Inker: Marc Deering and Walden Wong, Color Artist: Laura Martin, Letters: VC's Joe Sabino, Design: Manny Mederos, Logo: Rian Hughes, Cover by: Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Matt Milla, Variant Cover by: Pasqual Ferry and Chris Sotomayor, Associate Editor: Sarah Brunstad, Editor: Wil Moss, Executive Editor: Tom Brevoort, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99

The Adversary has arrived in Wakanda, and it’s up to a coordinated effort from Wakanda’s greatest warriors, led by Black Panther, Shuri, and Storm, to save the nation from this great and ancient evil. Will their best be enough to win the day?

Black Panther #172 cover by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Matt Milla
Black Panther #172 cover by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Matt Milla

This arc of Black Panther succeeds in delivering a satisfying finale despite the weariness with which this arc has gone on. The final battle with the Adversary, despite him seeming to come from nowhere, is quite enjoyable.

Funnily enough, this book focuses more on Storm than T’Challa. She is the one who is first attacked by the Adversary, and she is the one to save the day. This issue brings her a revelation as well as a victory.

The Black Panther still has an opportunity to show his own cunning, and the final pages are shared by both he and Ororo. T’Challa, as is often the case, kept some information for himself.

Above all else, this issue is focused and paced well. That has been the struggle of many recent issues of Black Panther. They had too many plates spinning at once and slowed down the pacing of this arc to keep said plates spinning. This issue had a single direction and a single goal, and it succeeded for it.

Black Panther #172 art by Leonard Kirk, Marc Deering, Walden Wong, and Laura Martin
Black Panther #172 art by Leonard Kirk, Marc Deering, Walden Wong, and Laura Martin

Leonard Kirk brings things to a similarly satisfying conclusion in the visual department. There is a flowing and energetic quality to his detailed and classic style. Plus, Storm is shown at full power, and Kirk manages to make it look fantastic. Marc Deering and Walden Wong bring it all together well with his inkwork. Laura Martin’s color is balanced well, giving depth to the darker colors and vibrancy to the lighter tones.

Black Panther #172 is solid and enjoyable finale to this run/arc of the series. Ta-Nehisi Coates brings ‘Avengers of the New World’ home in an absorbing fashion, and Kirk, Deering, and Martin make the book look damn good. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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Anon Trailer: Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried Netflix Sci-Fi Film

Gattaca director Andrew Niccol has a new sci-fi movie headed for Netflix, called Anon, starring Amanda Seyfried and Clive Owen.

Trailers Ryan Lambie Joseph Baxter
Apr 20, 2018

Anon, the upcoming Netflix film by writer/director Andrew Niccol, is a promising offering. If Niccol’s name doesn't sound familiar, then he's the filmmaker behind The Truman Show (which he wrote) and the wonderful Gattaca - a film we absolutely do not go on about at tedious length whenever we get the chance. 

Like Gattaca and In Time, Anon is set in the near future. Clive Owen plays a detective who meets an unidentifiable woman played by Amanda Seyfried - unusual, given that technological advances mean that every detail of human existence is recorded in a database called The Mind's Eye.

Anon Trailer

The Anon trailer showcases enough technological, augmented reality-based, nightmares to ensure that no one will want to play Pokémon GO ever again.

Indeed, the near-future technology-driven dystopia that Niccol depicts here centers on the aforementioned Mind’s Eye database, a system that has not only abolished the concept of anonymity, but essentially obliterated the concept of privacy altogether. Consequently, Detective Sal Frieland (Owen), who’s investigating some odd murders, starts to experience reality-altering concepts – possibly attributed to a compromise in the system – such as objects that randomly appear and disappear, flickering stairs, trains, as well as a room full of rats. However, the truth behind his (presumably technological) delusions may rest with a young woman (Seyfried) who keeps appearing to him, who, in a rare instance, has no digital footprint whatsoever, who is revealed to be a fixer and master hacker (or “editor”).

Anon Release Date

Anon will arrive on Netflix on May 4.

Here's the poster...

Anon Details

If you're into that sort of thing, here's a full synopsis, straight from Sky Cinema - the studio bankrolling Niccol's latest opus:

In a modern world where advanced biosyn implants mean everyone is subjected to a relentless visual stream of information they call the ‘Mind’s Eye’, privacy and anonymity as we know it has vanished. With everyone’s personal information on public display and each person’s life recorded down to the millisecond, personal information is downloaded to a vast grid called ‘The Ether’, a database which law enforcement can access and use to prosecute criminals.

In ANON, Sal Frieland (Clive Owen), is faced with a series of shocking murders which appear to be linked.  Unable to identify the killers it soon becomes apparent that what they have in common signals a major breakdown in the system on which society has come to rely.

As he delves into the case, Frieland encounters a woman seemingly with no identity (Amanda Seyfried). Something he initially assumes is a minor glitch becomes the first clue that security of ‘The Mind’s Eye’ has been compromised, sending Frieland off on a mission to find a someone who effectively doesn’t exist before they kill again. 

Not all of Niccol's films strike box-office gold, but there's always something interesting going on in them. In Time wasn't in Gattaca's league, but it still made for a diverting sci-fi twist on Bonnie And Clyde. The writer-director's most decent film, Good Kill, was a quite underrated thriller about drone warfare - Ethan Hawke's leading performance alone made it good value.

Call us biased, but we rather like the sound of that. Anon hits UK and Irish cinemas, as well as Sky Cinema, on the 11th May. There'll surely be a trailer coming down the pike soon, so we'll pass that along when we get it.

Brockmire Season 2 Review (Spoiler-Free)

Brockmire Season 2 is a homerun, grand slam, perfect game and every other baseball cliche the show is too smart to indulge.

“How can you not be romantic about baseball?” Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane once asked in the book (and later movie) Moneyball

It’s a legitimate question that comes from a rather curious source. Billy Beane is famous for, if nothing else, trying to remove all the romance from baseball. His system of complex analytics called sabermetrics (adopted from forerunners like Bill James) attempted to remove the human element as much as possible from baseball decision-making.

Still, he’s not wrong. It’s hard not to be romantic about baseball. It’s just that what we deem romantic about baseball varies from person to person. 

Baseball is romantic because it’s American culture’s grandest blank slate. It’s a tightly-regulated game where players don’t deviate from the baselines and rarely deviate from their prescribed positions on the field. The experience of watching a baseball game from the nosebleeds can often look more like a particularly sparsely populated mod of Sim City than it does a sport.

We bring the romance to baseball - whether that be memories of childhood to, or just have some pleasant background noise while getting day drunk.

No one understands baseball as America’s tabula rasa better than Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria, in one of the best roles of his career), disgraced play-by-play announcer. Brockmire doesn’t so much call baseball games as he does hold philosophical lectures that happen to occasionally be interrupted by a pitch count. Brockmire likes to talk (and talk and talk and talk) about all manner of topics - racism in America, fear of terminally ill children, and occasionally the baseball game happening in front of him. 

That’s how he chooses to be romantic about baseball. He injects the scattered, yet poetic contents of his mind into the many quiet moments throughout a game. And because of him the second season of IFC’s baseball comedy that bears his name, Brockmire, is a remarkable achievement and profanely profound love letter to America’s pastime. 

In season one of Brockmire, Jim Brockmire was a great character on a good show. In season two Jim Brockmire becomes a truly classic character on a great show.

Season two of Brockmire finds Jim and his young ward Charles (Tyrel Jackson Williams) in New Orleans where Jim is calling games for fictional AAA minor league franchise the Crawdads. Brockmire is every bit the mess we met in season one - he’s a barely functional alcoholic, occasional drug user, and sexual deviant. 

Still, due to the leveling influence of Charles, Brockmire is able to maintain his jobs as both a baseball radio announcer and a prolific podcaster. In fact, the latest episode of Brock Bottom has reached #3 on iTunes. “Remind me to ask that Marc Maron how my ass tastes,” Brockmire tells Charles. Brockmire and Charles even hold live shows around New Orleans where Jim steps on stage with a bottle of whisky, solicits a topic from the audience and then improvises a 90-minute (or however long it takes to drain the bottle) monologue about it. 

The podcast fame is nice but Brockmire’s ultimate goal, however, is to make it back to the Major Leagues, calling games for New Orleans’ parent team in Atlanta. Long-time Atlanta announcer Art Neely is retiring and the franchise is indeed looking to replace him from within. 

The two options are Brockmire, who calls all New Orleans home games, and away game announcer Raj (Utkarsh Ambudkar). Atlanta’s PR director Whitney (Dreama Walker) informs Brockmire and Raj that the rest of the season will be an audition to see who will get called up to the bigs. So Brockmire must keep his shit together long enough to realize his dream…and just generally stay alive and functioning.

The best gift that Brockmire Season 2 gives itself is that simple goal-based plot. Brockmire’s desires are clear - he wants to be back in the Majors - so the season’s over arcing story takes care of itself. With that narrative neatly in place, the show is able to expand and evolve in fascinating ways. Season two is much, much darker than season one. Brockmire at times is more self-destructive and difficult than ever. He’s rarely seen without a drink in hand or naked woman nearby. 

Beyond being just darker though, season two carries more depth. Brockmire Season 2’s closest thematic cousin is BoJack Horseman, which is fitting given Azaria’s extensive animation history with The Simpsons (he voices Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, and many more).  BoJack and Brockmire are both aging legends in the entertainment industry, seemingly desperate to blow up rather than fade away.

Like BoJack Horseman, Brockmire Season 2 is a shockingly adroit portrayal of how some people just come out of the box dysfunctional and why those people are still worth caring about. 

Azaria has truly never been better. Portraying a character who has an obnoxiously enunciated “announcer voice” without it ever seeming tired is Emmy-worth on its own. The fact that he’s also able to believably portray one charming man’s equally charming descent into complete oblivion is just gravy.

Brockmire Season 1 was buoyed by the remarkable chemistry between Azaria and Amanda Peet’s character, Jules James. Jules turns up sparingly in season two’s eight episodes and the two still do great work together. The real relationship at the core of season two, however, is the one between Jim and Charles. Tyrel Jackson Williams goes from complementary millennial throw-in to being an essential part of the show and Jim Brockmire’s journey. Any moment Azaria and Williams share on screen is not a moment wasted. New supporting actors Becky Ann Baker (Freaks and Geeks) as Brockmire’s sister Jean and Carrie Preston (True Blood) as Jim’s nihilistic counterpart Elle do excellent work as well.

The origins of Brockmire, the character, are humble in an increasingly common new media way. Azaria debuted him in 2010 for the third episode of Funny or Die’s sports comedy web series Gamechangers. The concept at the time was simple and purely comedic. Azaria guessed correctly that the notion of a baseball announcer having a meltdown in the booth over his wife’s infidelities while still calling the game in front of him would be funny. 

It may seem surprising that a character created only to provide a quick comedy lesson in contrasts developed into an incredibly believable and touching depiction of self-destruction. But really that’s all you need to develop a great character: contrasts. Jim Brockmire is erudite yet crass; progressive yet reactionary; empathetic, yet selfish. It would only make sense that he would be drawn to America’s grand blank slate in baseball because he has so much to bring to it.

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Apr 20, 2018

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‘Smallville’ Star Allison Mack Recruited Women For NXIVM Sex Cult, Authorities Say

Smallville Allison Mack Recruited Women Sex Cult NXVIM

Smallville star Allison Mack has been officially arrested for sex trafficking related to her involvement in the NXIVM sex cult, RadarOnline.com can exclusively confirm.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York, Mack, 35, was taken into custody Friday morning for the charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy, RadarOnline.com can exclusively confirm.

“As alleged in the indictment, Allison Mack recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere,” stated United States Attorney Donoghue.

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“The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants’ benefit. This Office and our law enforcement partners are committed to prosecuting predators who victimize others through sex trafficking and forced labor,” the official continued in a press release.

Mack’s arrest comes after the sick cult leader Keith Raniere’s arrest last month. He is expected in court April 27.

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The cult has been exposed for luring in women who are ultimately abused, starved, blackmailed and threatened.

RadarOnline.com reached Allison’s mother, Mindy Mack, on Friday, who declined to comment.

Mack is expected to appear in court Friday afternoon.

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There’s a Good Reason Alanis Morissette Is Kinda Unrecognizable Right Now

Alanis Morissette has us a little tripped up right now because, seemingly overnight, she has transformed into someone we don't recognize. Don't worry; this isn't the bad kind of transformation where we're regarding her with a cautious side-eye. Rather, we're kind of in awe over her total transformation, and the more we think about it, we're really into it.

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Us Weekly alerted us to the new look and we had to find a full-length picture ASAP to take it all in. Gone is the long hair and streetwear we're used to seeing Morissette sport; it's really the end of an era. Morissette trotted out her new appearance on Wednesday, April 18 while attending a performance of the hit Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen. She was spotted with a considerably shorter, shaggier haircut and she paired the new hair with some cool aviator-style glasses that had a chain on them. The look is something that we can really only describe as "mom chic" but it really suits her.

Alanis Morissette Dear Evan Hansen 2018

So what is the impetus for the new look, exactly? Well, according to Morissette's Instagram, the singer has likely changed up her look for her latest gig, a musical titled after her debut album, Jagged Little Pill. While Morissette doesn't seem to have officially confirmed her involvement, we can guess that she's joined the Jagged Little Pill ranks because she's been posting about it quite frequently and it seems that new look of hers happened right around the same time she started posting photos of rehearsals with the cast as well as a preview of the show's script.

Per a Playbill news item about a preview of the musical, it looks like Jagged Little Pill will use Morissette's music catalog as it tells the story of "a modern, multi-generational family" and will "explore gender and racial identity." From the Playbill report and Morissette's photos, the show appears to be in the preproduction/rehearsal stage.

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Aside from these exciting developments with her look and the musical, Morissette's been keeping a fairly low profile of late. With some performances in Australia in January of this year in the books, it looks like this fun new project will be keeping her occupied over the coming months. Stay tuned for more developments because if this new look is any indicator, Jagged Little Pill is going to be a very fun ride.

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Jacob Roloff Explains Why THIS is His Favorite Fiancee Photo

Jacob Roloff has a message for Isabel Rock:

Babe, the feeling is mutual.

Just about a month after Rock gushed to Instagram followers about her semi-famous fiance, Jacob has gone ahead and returned the favor.

Isabel Rock Snapshot

The Little People, Big World star shared the above picture of Isabel on his own Instagram page this month, and then went on to explain why it's so special.

At first glance, let's be honest, it doesn't come across as a particularly great snapshot of Rock.

But this is what Jacob wrote to open his caption alongside of it:

"I am so incredibly grateful for Izzy. This is one of my favorite photos of her *ever*. We were just leaving our guesthouse in downtown Reykjavík, the Centric there, with the yellow door."

Roloff proceeded to explain why the couple was at this location; or, more specifically, why they were running late.

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"We were like 45 minutes past check out, having slept in from staying up all night, getting engaged(!) and chasing the northern lights..

"So we had to pack all up and rushed out in like 2 minutes flat.

"Then, just before we got in the car, we looked across the top and just smiled, knowing obviously that we could not possibly have a *better* night in a *better* place with a more perfect person.

"I asked her to stand still and took this real quick."

As previously detailed, Jacob proposed to Isabel in December, right around Christmas.

But the stars didn't announce this major step in their romance until the following month.

Rock and Roloff Pic

On May 1, Jacob will release his second book/memoir, a fact he referenced in the closing of his caption:

She has been so helpful and supportive with my writing and editing on Out To See.

I wouldn’t be where I am without her, so I’m glad I’m going to be with her forever!

How so very sweet, right?

Roloff and Rock have been together for approximately two years.

They spend most of their time driving around the Pacific Northwest with their two dogs, exploring the outside world and enjoying life.

They made this decision shortly after Jacob quit Little People, Big World, saying in July of 2016 that he was sick of pretending to be someone he's not in front of the camera.

They're Engaged!

The relationship between Jacob, his parents and his siblings was strained for awhile as a result, but they've since mended fences.

Jacob even spends a lot of time these days with his nephew, Jackson, along with his brother Zach and sister-in-law, Tori.

Just take a look at his Instagram page to see plenty of photos of Jacob and little Jackson.

Does this mean he may make an appearance again someday on Little People, Big World?

It's possible.

The real question we want answered is this, however:

When is the wedding, guys?!?

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Open Post: Hosted By A Recently Unearthed Highly Important Artifact 

Earlier this year, Meghan Markle took a wrecking ball to her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts, because it is highly uncouth for a British royal to mingle with the filthy peasants on the internet. But even though Meghan buried all her social media accounts, her posts still exist on the internet in other places, and the Instagram archaeologists at Buzzfeed did important work by sifting through them and finding the most valuable artifact ever found.

It seemed like Meghan Markle never straight-up posted Prince Hot Ginge’s face on her social media accounts, but she may have posted a picture of one of my favorite things (PHG) paired with my other favorite thing (The Golden Girls). Buzzfeed found a deleted picture from October 2016 of a bearded ginger wearing a Golden Girls sweatshirt. Meghan and PHG were dating each other at the time. Meghan added this caption:

“I take full responsibility for this sweatshirt. He wears it well. #goldengirls #truth”

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And…. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do I hate on Meghan Markle for rubbing it in our jealous bitch faces and letting us know that PHG is nearly the perfect man, because outside of the bedroom, he’s a dry, sarcastic substitute teacher in a long shawl sweater, and inside the bedroom, he’s a seasoned Southern belle slut who will tickle you with his boa while you’re handcuffed to his bedpost? Or do I thank Meghan Markle for giving me a picture that I will wallpaper the inside of my coffin with?

Nope I’m definitely mad at her, but I will forgive her if she “leaks” more pictures from that photo shoot and those pictures include PHG really showing his love for The Golden Girls by wearing Sophia Petrillo panties (Sophia Peentrillo?). That’s the only way!

Here’s Cruel Meghan and PHG (wearing Sophia Petrillo panties, I’m sure) at different Commonwealth events yesterday.

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YouTube ads for hundreds of brands still running on extremist and white nationalist channels

It’s been more than a year since YouTube promised to improve controls over what content advertisers would find their ads in front of; eight months since it promised to demonetize “hateful” videos; two months since it said it would downgrade offensive channels; and yet CNN reports that ads from hundreds of major brands are still appearing as pre-rolls for actual Nazis.

The ongoing failure to police billions of hours of content isn’t exactly baffling — this is a difficult problem to solve — but it is disappointing that YouTube seems to have repeatedly erred on the side of monetization.

As with previous reports, CNN’s article shows that ads were running on channels that, if YouTube’s content rules are to be believed, should have been demonetized and demoted instantly: Nazis, pedophiles, extremists of the right, left, and everywhere in between. Maybe even Logan Paul.

And the system appears to be working in strange ways: one screenshot shows a video by a self-avowed Nazi, entitled “David Duke on Harvey Weinstein exposing Jewish domination. Black/White genetic differences.” Below it a YouTube warning states that “certain features have been disabled for this video,” including comments and sharing, because of “content that may be inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.”

A cheerful ad from Nissan is running ahead of this enlightening piece of media, and CNN notes that ads also ran on it coming from the Friends of Zion Museum and the Jewish National Fund! Ads from the Toy Association ran on the channel of a guy who argued for the decriminalization of pedophilia!

I can’t really add anything to this. It’s so absurd I can barely believe it myself. Remember, this is after the company supposedly spent a year (at the very least) working to prevent this exact thing from happening. I left the headline in the present tense because I’m so certain that it’s still going on.

The responsibility really is YouTube’s, and if it can’t live up to its own promises, companies are going to leave it behind rather than face viral videos of their logo smoothly fading into a swastika on the wall of some sad basement-dwelling bigot. “Subway — eat fresh! And now, some guy’s thoughts on genocide.”

Some of the other brands that had ads run against offensive content: Amazon, Adidas, Cisco, Hilton, Hershey, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Netflix, Nordstrom, The Washington Post, The New York Times, 20th Century Fox Film, Under Armour, The Centers for Disease Control, Department of Transportation, Customs and Border Protection, Veterans Affairs and the US Coast Guard Academy.

I asked YouTube for comment on how this happened — or rather, how it never stopped happening. The company did not address my specific questions, but offered the following statement:

We have partnered with our advertisers to make significant changes to how we approach monetization on YouTube with stricter policies, better controls and greater transparency. When we find that ads mistakenly ran against content that doesn’t comply with our policies, we immediately remove those ads. We know that even when videos meet our advertiser friendly guidelines, not all videos will be appropriate for all brands. But we are committed to working with our advertisers and getting this right.

Very similar to previous statements over the last year or so. I look forward to hearing what brands it thought Nazism and pedophilia were appropriate for.

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Addiction, Anxiety & Secret Surgeries: Inside Avicii’s Tragic Pain Before Death

Iconic DJ Avicii was discovered dead at the age of 28 on Friday April 20, 2018. Authorities found his body in Muscat, Oman, and while the cause of death remains unclear, authorities told RadarOnline.com exclusively his passing is “under investigation.” In the years leading up to his death, Avicii suffered a series of secret surgeries, anxiety and alcohol addiction. Click through Radar’s gallery to go inside the producer’s life of pain and torment which ultimately led to his demise.

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Glee Alum Kevin McHale Confirms Gay Rumors

Former Glee Alum Kevin McHale seems to have confirmed rumors that he’s gay.

The 29-year-old actor from Texas made his subtle announcement via social media.

Following the release of Ariana Grande’s new song ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ he posted on Twitter his personal thoughts while apparently confirming his sexuality too.

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“NoTearsLeftToCry is gayer than me and I ACCEPT,” he tweeted. “Ty @ArianaGrande.”

The former boy band member became a household name playing Artie Abrams in the Fox comedy series Glee.

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He quickly established himself as a fans favorite and is currently a host of Sick Of My Own Voice on Dash radio.

McHale lives in a Hollywood Hills home – it is not known if he is currently in a relationship.

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‘Smallville’ Star Allison Mack Arrested For Alleged Ties To NXVIM Sex Cult

Smallville actress Allison Mack has been arrested for alleged sex trafficking, RadarOnline.com has learned.

The actress has recently come under public scrutiny for having ties to Keith Raniere, leader of the terrifying sex cult NXIVM. The cult has been exposed for luring in women who are ultimately abused, starved, blackmailed and threatened.

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According to online reports, Mack has allegedly assisted Raniere in recruiting women into the cult. The actress, 35, is expected to be charged Friday, April 20 with sex trafficking.

She is due to appear in federal court in Brooklyn on Friday, reports say.

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As Radar readers know, NXIVM is headquartered in upstate Albany, New York. Last month FBI agents found Raniere in a luxury Mexican villa, where he was reportedly hiding out following a New York Times expose about allegations he mistreated and sexually assaulted his female followers. 

A number actresses are tied to the cult. Dynasty actress Catherine Oxenberg has said her daughter, India, 26, is a part of it. The women are allegedly branded with Raniere’s initials on their bodies.

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Battlestar Galactica’s Nicki Clyne is reportedly a current or former member, while Mack’s Smallville co-star Kristin Kreuk strongly denied she was a member despite reports.

“The accusations that I was in the ‘inner circle’ or recruited women as ‘sex slaves’ are blatantly false,” she wrote in her statement regarding the matter on Twitter.

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Any of you doubting that the relationship between an Armenian hooker and a gay rapper can thrive need look no further than this steamy Insta kiss between Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. I mean wow. Get a room you two. TMZ is calling this “making out” but it’s more like Kim assaulting Kanye’s mouth with a kind of sideways half-kiss as he struggles to picture her as a man. Thankfully… not… hard… to do.

In this video, West has all the conviction of Michael Jackson sucking face with Lisa Marie Presley on stage at the VMAs, while Kim really does seem to be doing her best to make them seem like two people who are sexually attracted to each other. It doesn’t, um, work. The two are known for not posting PDA to their social media accounts, and now we know why. Because it’s just too hot to handle! The fact that Kayne feels obligated to stay with his fake wife is pretty sad considering no one would give a shit if he just came out of the closet. Kim would be freed of wearing his heinous clothes and he would be freed of having to contract a half dozen STDs everytime he got within five inches of her.

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Iron Fist #80 Review: Punching Demons from Here to Eternity

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Writer: Ed Brisson, Artist: Damian Couceiro, Color Artist: Andy Troy, Letters: VC's Travis Lanham, Cover by: Jeff Dekal, Editor: Mark Basso, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99

Iron Fist and Fat Cobra interrupt the fight between Orson Randall and Miranda Rand. Danny and Cobra have a new agreement with D’Kay. Orson, Miranda, and Fat Cobra’s mother can be free from Hell if the five can defeat the remaining 12 demons at D’Kay’s disposal at once. Let the final round of the tournament begin.

Iron Fist #80 cover by Jeff Dekal
Iron Fist #80 cover by Jeff Dekal

You know how, in a story with deal-making demons and devils, that there is always a last unseen twist or clause to trip up the hero? Yeah, don’t expect that to happen here. This comic is just a straight-up cage match between five martial artists and a dozen demons.

Oddly enough, that may be to the book’s benefit. This gets to be plain ass-kicking cage match with demons. It’s fun, and there are plenty of awesome action panels on display.

Not everyone makes it out alive, and the one who falls does so out of the blue. The ending comes off like a very slap-dash and rushed conclusion that hopes it can extract some meaning with the conclusion of this series.

There’s also a running joke with Fat Cobra’s mom abusing him that just feels cruel.

Iron Fist #80 art by Damian Couceiro and Andy Troy
Iron Fist #80 art by Damian Couceiro and Andy Troy

Damian Couceiro and Andy Troy are the MVPs of this issue, as they make the fight scenes worth observing. The blows are impactful and often quite creative. The motion is displayed with finesse and kinetic energy. There are plenty of good shots of the Iron Fist himself throughout the book. Troy’s aren’t the most eye-grabbing in this issue, as they are once more quite pale and cold when this comic could have done with a more vibrant palette.

Iron Fist #80 isn’t exactly the finale that this series deserved considering what it was at its peak. Damnation dragged the final few issues into an underwhelming arc that stretches for meaning and relevance to Danny Rand. That said, this final issue was certainly fun regardless, and Ed Brisson, Damian Couceiro, and Andy Troy do a good job of making this an issue worth reading. Check it out.

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Twitter banned Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab from buying ads

The U.S. government isn’t the only one feeling skittish about Kaspersky Lab. On Friday, the Russian security firm’s founder Eugene Kaspersky confronted Twitter’s apparent ban on advertising from the company, a decision it quietly issued in January.

“In a short letter from an unnamed Twitter employee, we were told that our company ‘operates using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices,'” Kaspersky wrote.

“One thing I can say for sure is this: we haven’t violated any written – or unwritten – rules, and our business model is quite simply the same template business model that’s used throughout the whole cybersecurity industry: We provide users with products and services, and they pay us for them.”

He noted that the company has spent around than €75,000 ($93,000 USD) to promote its content on Twitter in 2017.

Kaspersky called for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to specify the motivation behind the ban after failing to respond to an official February 6 letter from his company.

More than two months have passed since then, and the only reply we received from Twitter was the copy of the same boilerplate text. Accordingly, I’m forced to rely on another (less subtle but nevertheless oft and loudly declared) principle of Twitter’s – speaking truth to power – to share details of the matter with interested users and to publicly ask that you, dear Twitter executives, kindly be specific as to the reasoning behind this ban; fully explain the decision to switch off our advertising capability, and to reveal what other cybersecurity companies need to do in order to avoid similar situations.

In a statement about the incident, Twitter reiterated that Kaspersky Lab’s business model “inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices.” In a statement to CyberScoop, Twitter pointed to the late 2017 Department of Homeland Security directive to eliminate Kaspersky software from Executive Branch systems due to the company’s relationship with Russian intelligence.

“The Department is concerned about the ties between certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence and other government agencies, and requirements under Russian law that allow Russian intelligence agencies to request or compel assistance from Kaspersky and to intercept communications transiting Russian networks,” DHS asserted in the directive at the time.

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DJ And Producer Avicii Has Died At 28

The 2013 radio hit Wake Me Up isn’t just a catchy song; it’s also what Avicii fans are no doubt feeling after hearing this sad news. The Associated Press is reporting that 28-year-old Swedish DJ and producer Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman.

His publicist released the following statement confirming the news:

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

Police are still investigating his death. Avicii has suffered in the past with acute pancreatitis, which was in part caused by excessive drinking. In 2014, he had his gallbladder and appendix removed. He quit touring in 2016, but continued to make music in studio and was one of the highest-paid DJs in the world. Avicii began producing music at 16, and started touring when he was 18. He told Billboard in 2016:

“When I look back on my life, I think: whoa, did I do that? It was the best time of my life in a sense. It came with a price – a lot of stress, a lot of anxiety for me – but it was the best journey of my life.”

He’s collaborated with many, including Madonna and Coldplay. Avicii has been nominated for two Grammy awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, and one Billboard Music Award, which he just received a few days ago. He was also the subject of a documentary released last year titled Avicii: True Stories, which happened to touch on his health issues and struggles with fame. Many of Avicii’s peers in the EDM and dance world have expressed their condolences for his passing.

This is a real, true gone-but-not-forgotten situation. Because even though Avicii is no longer with us on Earth, his music will remain. Specifically his song “Levels.” It’s everywhere, always. Every mall, every club, every Spring Break. I’m almost sure it’s the unofficial soundtrack to being inside an Uber on a Saturday night.

Rest in peace, Avicii.

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Luann de Lesseps: Getting Arrested Improved My Life!

Countess Luann might no longer be a countess, officially, but she will always be a legend.

Except ... might her arrest for allegedly kicking a police officer while being publicly intoxicated and disorderly tarnish her reputation? She's been going through a tough time.

But that was four months ago, and now she's speaking out and she's revealed that she's past it. ... Mostly.

Luann de Lesseps Mug Shot

On Thursday, Luann de Lesseps spoke to Us Weekly at the ASPCA Diamond in the Ruff Bergh Ball in New York.

And she got candid about how her arrest impacted her.

"You know, I had such a rough time."

We would imagine so. But she says that things have improved.

"And I feel like I’ve gotten past it."

That said, however, she says that the event still lingers on her mind and in her life.

"I’m not totally through it completely."

Luann de Lesseps: A Selfie

Luann says that she believes that things for her life -- and alleged crimes -- will work out in the end.

"But I’m optimistic it’s going to turn out well."

She saw the arrest as something of a wake-up call and has been using it to drive her to better herself. And it's working.

"And everything is going in that direction for me."

This fills her with a healthy outlook on life and on her future.

"So I feel very positive."

Luann de Lesseps on Season 10

Several months ago, Luann was arrested in Palm Beach for disorderly intoxication, trespassing, and for resisting arrest -- with violence.

She apparently also slipped her handcuffs while in the back of the car.

In the aftermath of the arrest, Luann checked into rehab, apologized, and released a statement:

"I have decided to seek professional guidance and will be voluntarily checking into an alcohol treatment center."

She continued to express remorse for what she had done.

"I intend to turn this unfortunate incident into a positive life changing event."

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One of the things that Luann has used to cope with her situation has been her cabaret show, she reveals.

"I think when you fall that hard, that it’s important how you stand up and keep it moving and keep it positive."

She's right.

"And for me it’s been sinking my teeth into my cabaret show and being creative in that way, and it’s been a lifesaving thing for me really"

A creative outlet can be a life-saver.

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Luann has also opened up about Bethenny Frankel's feud with Carole Radziwill.

"As you know, I’m always the Countess who is Switzerland, as Ramona says."

Meaning that she is neutral, as Switzerland infamously was during World War 2.

"I don’t take sides. I feel like people have to work things out by themselves, and I’m not going to get between that."

She admits that she doesn't have much moral high ground upon which to stand.

"God knows I’ve had enough issues of my own to deal with"

Luann de Lesseps in 2015

Luann is an absolute legend, and not only for her role on The Real Housewives of New York.

She guest starred on one of the best-ever episodes of Law & Order SVU ("Bully," which was Season 12, Episode 18, in case you're wondering).

She and Bethenny are arguably the best-known and best-recognized stars from the series.

We are glad to hear that she is so optimistic.

We certainly wish her the best.

Kourtney Kardashian: Nude (Like, Completely!) in V Magazine

We don't know for certain whether or not Kourtney Kardashian is feuding with Sofia Richie.

But if Scott Disick's baby mama really is engaged in a rivalry with Scott Disick's girlfriend, as has been reported by various outlets, well...

... the rivalry is now over.

Kourtney Kardashian for V

Kourtney Kardashian has won.

She's won by a large margin, too.

We say this because Kourtney isn't just featured in the latest issue of V Magazine.

She's featured in the latest issue of V Magazine without a shred of clothing covering her body.

We're talking naked. Totally and completely and 100% naked, so much so that we can't stop staring at the following photo without thinking:

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING, SCOTT?!?

(Editor's Note: We're sorry that the picture below is censored and that you need to click on it in order to view it in full. But we're a family site and kids may be reading this.)

(Editor's Note, Take 2: The extra step is worth it. Trust us. Kardashian is very nude in this snapshot.)

Kourtney Kardashian: Naked in V

Kourtney, of course, is not known for posing in this sort of fashion.

Yes, she often rocks bathing suits on Instagram and has a tendency to make her followers drool.

But to don her full birthday suit? That's more the domain of sister Kim or maybe Kylie.

"What I tend to prefer in my everyday style feels more natural and understated, but I love when I have the opportunity to play with makeup and have fun with it," Kourtney tells V, adding:

I think this shoot... was the perfect situation to try some new stuff.

"I’ve lately been in a mood to try more things with makeup and hair, and I personally have even more fun with it when I have a reason."

The reason, in this case, is to promote her makeup collaboration with Kylie, which launches on April 24.

Kourtney Kardashian on a Bike

"We decided to do three eyeshadow palettes and a lip to go with each palette," says Kourtney of the upcoming cosmetics line, adding:

"And then came the packaging, which is also completely different from what we originally imagined last year."

Kourtney turned 39 years old this week, but you can tell by the nude photo above and the bicycle photo directly above that she isn't feeling her age.

She's having more fun than ever before, in fact.

For more from Kourtney regarding this project, and to see more sexy snapshots of the star, visit V Magazine now.

Kourtney Kardashian All Made Up

And to see Kourtney Kardashian nude, scroll back up and click on that censored photograph.

Yes, we know we already said this.

But you really need to do so if you're into women's bodies and how attractive they can be.

Consider that a piece of free advice from The Hollywood Gossip to our readers.

Colony of Beautiful, Doomed Purple Octopuses Found Off Costa Rica – Smithsonian


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Colony of Beautiful, Doomed Purple Octopuses Found Off Costa Rica
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In 2013, geochemists on a research cruise off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica sent underwater vehicles to explore the Dorado Outcrop, a rocky patch of seafloor 150 from land. The hope was to gather samples of the warm water emerging from hydrothermal ...
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‘A relentless approach’ – How Jeff Holland projects in the NFL – Auburn Tigers Official Athletic Site


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'A relentless approach' – How Jeff Holland projects in the NFL
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One thing that can't be questioned about Holland is his effort, and that's why ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit thinks the 6-foot-2, 249-pound pass rusher could go higher and even sneak up into the second round depending on how the draft ...

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Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle – Phys.Org


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Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle
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Nitrogen is essential to marine life and cycles throughout the ocean in a delicately balanced system. Living organisms—especially marine plants called phytoplankton—require nitrogen in processes such as photosynthesis. In turn, phytoplankton growth ...

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Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle – Phys.Org


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Nitrogen is essential to marine life and cycles throughout the ocean in a delicately balanced system. Living organisms—especially marine plants called phytoplankton—require nitrogen in processes such as photosynthesis. In turn, phytoplankton growth ...
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How Poe Survived in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Finally Explained

The latest issue of Marvel Comics' Star Wars: Poe Dameron series reveals how the pilot survived after crashing the Tie Fighter when trying to escape the First Order with Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

As reported by CBR.com, Issue #26—from writer Charles Soule and artist Angel Unzueta—features a series flashbacks that chronicle what happened to Poe after the crash. After Finn was ejected from the Tie Fighter, Poe was thrown from vehicle and knocked out. He then searched for BB-8 and crossed paths with a Blarina junker named Naka, who he then helped avoid robbers in a speeder chase.

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Who Is the Most Beloved Duggar? Fans Think They’ve Figured It Out!

We all like to think our parents don't have a favorite child, but get a few drinks in any mom or dad, and you can probably coax them into admitting that they hold one of their offspring in slightly higher esteem than the rest.

Unfortunately, no one in the Duggar clan drinks, so fans had to resort to more labor-intensive methods in order to determine which of Jim Bob and Michelle's 19 children reigns supreme.

The Duggar Family: A Photo

According to an informal scoring system devised by fans and based on the family's social media posts, a clear favorite has emerged in recent months.

And the outcome of the contest might surprise those who follow the Duggars closely.

It seems Jinger is unofficially the most favored Duggar among Duggars, this according to the number of times she appears on the family's Instagram and Facebook pages.

Jinger is not only the number one subject on her the official Duggar Facebook account, she also enjoys the distinction of having the most photos on her siblings' Instagrams.

Jinger Duggar in Sweatpants

That may come as something of a surprise to those who are familiar with the reputation as "the rebel Duggar" that Jinger has gained over the course of the past year.

Jinger was the first woman to wear pants in her family, the first female of her generation to move away from Arkansas, and the first to wait more than a year after her wedding to get pregnant.

Of course, living in Laredo, Texas - 750 miles away from the rest of her family in Tontitown, Arkansas - might ironically give Jinger an unfair advantage.

On top of that, Jinger fancies herself a photographer, which means she's the most likely to pose for a selfie with her siblings, who then post the pics on their social media pages.

Jinger Duggar Is Pregnant!

But maybe there's more to it than that.

Maybe Jinger's rebellious spirit really has made her the most beloved among her siblings.

Maybe the other Duggars are always competing for her attention or just long to bask in the presence of the first woman to finally say no to Jim Bob.

After all, that would go a long way to explaining why Jill and Jessa started wearing pants shortly after their younger sister blazed that trail.

Whatever the case, you can bet there will be a mad dash down to Laredo once Jinger welcomes her first child.

Watch Counting On online for more on reality TV's most controversial family.

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Annihilation DVD/Blu-ray Release Date and Bonus Features

Annihilation is heading for its home release very soon. Here are all the details you need...

News Kayti Burt
Apr 20, 2018

Annihilation was one of the best science fiction (and horror) movies of the year, with standout performances from Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Tuva Novotny.

The Alex Garland-directed adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's bestselling novel is about to hit the home release market with digital and Blu-ray/DVD formats. Here's everything you need to know...

Annihilation DVD/Blu-ray Release Date

Annihilation will be available on Digital May 22nd and Blu-ray/DVD on May 29th

The Annihilation Blu-ray will be available in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos, French 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, and Spanish subtitles. 

The DVD that comes in the Combo Pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio and English Audio Description and English, French, and Spanish subtitles.  The Combo Pack also includes access to a digital copy of the film, so... yay!

If you're grabbing the Annihilation DVD on its own, it also comes in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio and English Audio Description and English, French, and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

Annihilation DVD/Blu-ray Bonus Features

While the DVD doesn't have any bonus features to write home about, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes over an hour of bonus content. Here are the wonderful details:

Part 1 – SOUTHERN REACH

"Refractions" - See how director Alex Garland created the tone, textures and color palettes for the various film environments on set.

"For Those That Follow" - Listen to the cast’s perspective on their roles and learn why they found the story so intriguing.

Part 2 – AREA X

"Shimmer" - See how filmmakers transformed real set locations to create the world of Annihilation.

"Vanished into Havoc" - Check out all the action as cast and crew walk you through the mind-blowing stunts and special effects.

Part 3 – TO THE LIGHTHOUSE

"Unfathomable Mind" - Learn why the visual effects are integral to achieving director Alex Garland’s overall vision for Annihilation.

"The Last Phase" - Listen to the cast and crew share their fondest memories from filming Annihilation.

You can pre-order Annihilation in the format of your choosing here.

Leann Rimes’ Ex Sister-In-Law Slams ‘Trainwreck’ Singer As ‘Pathetic Piece Of Crap’

Leann Rimes former sister-in-law is on the warpath and raging on Twitter against the singer, whose eight-year-marriage to her brother, Dean Sheremet, ended in divorce.

“I have to admit there’s been times when I’ve wanted to give my ex-sister-in-law advice,” Candice Sheremet tweeted on April 12. “You’re such a goddamn idiot, just stop. It’s sad, and embarrassing. I almost want to give you sisterly advice: ‘You need help.’”

“I have one of those ‘crazy ex-sister-in laws‘ and I do feel bad for the mentally ill,” she blasted in another message. “I’m also glad my brother has no ties (i.e. children) with her.”

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As Radar reported, Rimes’ marriage to Sheremet imploded in 2009 after she and Eddie Cibrian were caught cheating on the set of a Lifetime movie they were working on together. The couple divorced in 2010.

Cibrian, 44, also divorced his wife, Brandi Glanville, the same year, and he and 35-year-old Rimes then tied the knot.

One of Candice’s confused followers wanted to know why she was going off on Rimes so many years after her brother moved on.

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“Just all her ridiculous antics,” Candice responded. “I check them out here and there. This time I just felt so embarrassed of her and her life.”

When a follower noted she had empathy, Sheremet responded: “Thank you my love. But it’s not empathy. I think naturally just being a human when you see someone so f***ed up  you want to help. Even if it’s your crazy f***ed-up ex-sister-in-law.”

“I’m at [the] ‘You’re so pathetic point,’” she continued. “Probably because I personally know her. And know what a pathetic piece of crap she is. It’s really sad to me at this point.”

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Another woman noted Candice and her brother, Dean, are “good people” and she wouldn’t be able to be so nice to Rimes.

“My bro is a wonderful person inside and out. I am too,” Candice responded, adding, “But I have a little firecracker in me. We were fortunate enough to have good people around us, and we have good morals.”

“I am grateful. But its like a train wreck,” she continued. “I just can’t stop watching.”

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When another follower asked Candice if she thought Rimes might know deep down that Eddie Cibrian may not love her.

“I completely thinks she knows he doesn’t love her at all,” said Candice. “But she will try and latch on to every last second. Something’s brewing, something’s in the air.”

She’s a very sick woman,” Candice told her Twitter followers. “She’s living her hell, and I don’t wish that upon anyone. Extremely sad.”

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Greet Summer in Style With These Designer Sunnies For 71% Off

 

Just in time for spring and summer, these sexy Ivory + Mason Francesca sunnies are exactly what you need to greet the warmer months with style!

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Gotham Season 4 Episode 20 Return Date, Promo, and More Details

Gotham Season 4 is here! Everything you need to know about the rest of the season.

News Den of Geek Staff
Apr 20, 2018

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Gotham Season 4 is here, and this is your one-stop shop for all things Gotham. If you want to keep yourself up to date on all the Batman and DC Comics references in the show, we have a complete guide to that for you right here.

Here's our review of the latest episode of Gotham.

Next up? "A Dark Knight: That Old Corpse" set to air on May 3. Watch the trailer here...

Here's the official synopsis:

Chaos erupts at the GCPD, sending Gordon on a wild goose chase for the culprit behind the mass takeover. Meanwhile, a friend of Bruce's becomes paranoid, resulting in rash and destructive behavior.

Gotham Season 4 Return Date

Gotham Season 4 is skipping a week and will be back on May 3rd with a new episode.

Gotham Season 4 Episodes

Hit the blue titles to go to our full Gotham reviews!

Gotham Season 4 Episode 1: Pax Penguina

Gordon fears Jonathan Crane (guest star Charlie Tahan) is still alive and back in Gotham, when The Scarecrow’s signature MO is used in a series of robberies. Meanwhile, Penguin’s “licensing” of crime in the city backfires during the grand opening of his new Iceberg Lounge. Also, in the aftermath of his encounter with Ra’s Al Ghul, Bruce begins his vigilante watch.

air date: 9/21/17

Gotham Season 4 Episode 2: The Fear Reaper

Under pressure to prove that the GCPD is still powerful, Gordon attempts to bring in Jonathan Crane. However, Gordon puts himself in a dangerous situation at Arkham when he is forced to fight off lunatics and the demon within himself. Meanwhile, with Barbara’s unexpected return, Selina and Tabitha must consider risks that come with joining her in the weapon business.

air date: 9/28/17

Gotham Season 4 Episode 3: They Who Hide Behind Masks

Gordon takes matters into his own hands when he travels to Miami in attempts to persuade Carmine Falcone for his help in the fight against Penguin. There, he meets Carmine’s (guest star John Doman) daughter, Sofia (Crystal Reed), who unexpectedly follows Gordon back to Gotham. The battle for Penguin’s prized weaponry continues during auction night at the Iceberg Lounge and Bruce’s presence puts him on Penguin’s radar.

air date: 10/5/17

Gotham Season 4 Episode 4: The Demon's Head

Bruce Wayne puts the lives of Gotham Natural History Museum historian Niles Winthrop and his grandson, Alex, in danger in an attempt to uncover the meaning behind his prized knife from the auction. Meanwhile, Ra's al Ghul proves he'll take deadly measures to achieve what he wants. Also, with Sofia Falcone in town, she is on a mission to win back Gotham from Penguin.

air date: 10/12/17

Gotham Season 4 Episode 5: The Blade's Path

Nygma comes face-to-face with Butch Gilzean, but he is not who he used to be. In an attempt to regain power and identity, Nygma decides to put his former partner's skills to the test. Meanwhile, Sofia Falcone takes action to protect her own life by appealing to Penguin's vulnerable side. With the power of the dagger in his possession, Bruce surprises those around him with his bold actions.

air date: 10/19/17

Gotham Season 4 Episode 6: Hog Day Afternoon

Gordon and Bullock are hot on a serial killer who has been assassinating cops and dressing his victims in the severed heads of pigs as his signature mark. Meanwhile, Sofia tries to win over Penguin, and Thompkins, Nygma and Grundyfind themselves an unlikely home at Cherry's place.

air date: 10/26/17

Gotham Season 4 Episode 7: A Day in the Narrows

With Professor Pyg (guest star Michael Cerveris) striking fear throughout Gotham, Gordon and Bullock head into the Narrows to look for clues. Bruce Wayne meets a former friend, Grace (guest star Samia Finnerty), who convinces him to come along for a night out with some old classmates. Meanwhile, Sofia's relationships with Penguin and Gordon continue to evolve.

air date: 11/2/17

Gotham Season 4 Episode 8: Stop Hitting Yourself

Grundy and Nygma become main attractions at Cherry's Place in The Narrows. Penguin wants revenge when he hears Nygma is mocking him on stage and enlists The Sirens for help. Meanwhile, Gordon is offered the position of GCPD Captain, putting him at odds with Bullock.

air date: 11/9/17

Gotham Season 4 Episode 9: Let Them Eat Pie

Professor Pyg continues to torment Gotham city, involving Jim Gordon whenever possible. Sofia and Penguin get ready for a fundraiser for the orphanage, and things don't go as planned when Professor Pyg shows up as the chef. Meanwhile, Bruce's partying gets in the way of his relationship with Alfred.

air date: 11/16/17

Gotham Season 4 Episode 10: Things That Go Boom

Gordon tries to broker a deal with Penguin that involves Sofia. Meanwhile, Alfred tries to pull Bruce out of his teenage-angst and downward spiral, as Lee Thompkins gains more control over the Narrows.

air date: 11/30/17

Gotham Season 4 Episode 11: Queen Takes Knight

Things get complicated for Gordon, Sophia and Penguin when Carmine Falcone (guest star John Doman) comes to town. Alfred tries to get through to Bruce once and for all, while Nygma struggles to gain control over The Riddler persona and Tabitha attempts to make Grundy remember his past. Meanwhile, a familiar smile resurfaces.

air date: 12/7/17

Gotham Season 4 Episode 12: Pieces of a Broken Mirror

Gordon is called to the scene after The Toy Maker is hired to assassinate one of Gotham's doctors. Lee Thompkins begins to try to rebuild the Narrows, with Nygma as her partner. Meanwhile, Alfred's new life in the Narrows becomes complicated and Ivy (guest star Peyton List) reveals her new persona to Selina.

air date: 3/1/18

Gotham Season 4 Episode 13: A Beautiful Darkness 

Ivy (guest star Peyton List) tracks a secret project on which Wayne Enterprises is working and begins to target anyone that can give her information. Meanwhile, Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan) becomes obsessed with Penguin in Arkham. Also, Gordon begins to second guess his deal with Sofia and an unsettling dream sequence shakes up Bruce.

air date: 3/8/18

Gotham Season 4 Episode 14: Reunion

Ivy picks her next target, leading Gordon and Lucius back to an old friend, as Selina tries to take matters into her own hands. Sofia wants full control of Gotham and turns to Lee about the state of the Narrows. Meanwhile, Bruce tries to make amends with Alfred, and Nygma visits Arkham.

air date: 3/15/18

Gotham Season 4 Episode 15: The Sinking Ship, The Grand Applause

Bullock and Gordon try to track down someone who is key in Sofia’s control over Gotham. Meanwhile, Penguin, Lee and Nygma enlist an unlikely ally as they seek revenge, and Selina asks Bruce for a favor to help rid her of her guilt over Ivy.

air date: 3/22/18

Gotham Season 4 Episode 16: One of my Three Soups

While Arkham's finest give Gordon and Bullock a run for their money as they hatch a plan to escape the asylum, Bruce devises his own strategy to thwart their plans; Barbara gets an offer she can't refuse.

air date: 3/29/18

Gotham Season 4 Episode 17: Mandatory Brunch Meeting

Gordon and Bullock try to stay one step ahead as Jerome (guest star Cameron Monaghan) zeros in on his next target. Meanwhile, Nygma hosts a riddle game show in the Narrows and faces his toughest challenger in Lee Thompkins, and Penguin goes to see Butch with a proposal

air date: 4/5/18

Gotham Season 4 Episode 18: A Dark Knight - That's Entertainment

The Arkham inmates are still running freely in Gotham and they're only getting more difficult to catch. Gordon develops a plan, but reluctantly has to turn to Bruce for help. Meanwhile, Barbara finds out just how far her new friends are willing to go for her. 

air date: 4/12/18

Gotham Season 4 Episode 19: A Dark Knight - To Our Deaths and Beyond

Gordon and Bullock try to figure out who the clever thief is behind the robberies of various bank branches in Gotham. Meanwhile, Barbara is put in danger, forcing Tabitha to recruit help. 

air date: 4/19/18

Gotham Season 4 Episode 20: A Dark Knight - That Old Corpse

Chaos erupts at the GCPD, sending Gordon on a wild goose chase for the culprit behind the mass takeover. Meanwhile, a friend of Bruce's becomes paranoid, resulting in rash and destructive behavior.

air date: 5/3/18

Gotham Season 4 Episode 21: A Dark Knight - One Bad Day

air date: 5/10/18

Gotham Season 4 Episode 22: No Man's Land

air date: 5/17/18

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Supernatural Season 13 Episode 20 Promo and Details

We've got everything you need to know about Supernatural Season 13 right here!

News Mike Cecchini Joseph Baxter
Apr 20, 2018

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Supernatural might be the most immortal genre show on TV. At the CW's 2017 upfront event, CW President Mark Pedowitz described it as "indestructible." And with good reason. It has continued to take chances even though a show that's twelve seasons in doesn't necessarily have to, and it maintains one of the strongest, most loyal fanbases on TV.

Here's our review of the latest episode.

Here's the promo from the upcoming episode, "Unfinished Business," airing on April 26. Check it out...

Check out the official synopsis, courtesy of the CW:

Gabriel returns and drags Sam and Dean into his plot for revenge on the demigods who sold him to Asmodeus; Jack's inflating confidence leads to reckless decisions that could put others in harm's way.

Supernatural Season 13 Return Date

Supernatural has gone on a short hiatus, but will be back on March 29th with a Scooby-themed episode, so I think we can all agree that it's worth the wait.

Supernatural Season 13 Episodes

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 1: Lost and Found

Season 13 begins exactly where we left off, with Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) left to pick up the pieces after the loss of their mother, the demise of Crowley (Mark Sheppard) and the heartbreaking death of Castiel (Misha Collins). The birth of Jack (Alexander Calvert) leaves the Winchester brothers with differing opinions on how to deal with a Nephilim. After being dragged into the breach, Mary (Samantha Smith) must learn to survive Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) and an apocalyptic world. 

Original airdate: 10/12/17

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 2: The Rising Son

Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) begin to explore what Jack (Alexander Calvert) is capable of doing with his powers. An unexpected visit from Donatello (guest star Keith Szarbajka) alerts the boys to the fact that Jack will need more protection than the Winchesters can provide.  There is a new Prince of Hell in town, Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise), and with Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) out of the picture, he sets his sights set on Jack.

Original airdate: 10/19/17

Supernatural Season 3 Episode 3: Patience

When her friend is murdered by a wraith (guest star Jon Cor) with a taste for psychics, Missouri (guest star Loretta Devine) enlists the help of Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Jody (guest star Kim Rhodes) to protect her granddaughter, Patience (guest star Clark Backo), who has no idea she shares her grandmother’s trait and could be next on the wraith’s hit list.  Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) continues to work with Jack (Alexander Calvert) on learning how to control his powers.

airdate: 10/26/17

Supernatural Season 3 Episode 4: The Big Empty

When multiple patients of grief counselor Mia Vallens (guest star Rukiya Bernard) turn up dead, Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Jack (Alexander Calvert) investigate the mystery surrounding the murders and, each inadvertently, are forced to deal with unresolved grief of their own

airdate: 11/2/17

Supernatural Season 3 Episode 5: Advanced Thanatology

While working on a case involving the ghost of a demented doctor, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) get assistance from an unexpected source - Billie (guest star Lisa Berry). Castiel (Misha Collins) finds his way back to the Winchesters.

airdate: 11/9/17

Supernatural Season 3 Episode 6: Tombstone

Castiel (Misha Collins) is reunited with Jack (Alexander Calvert) and together with Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), they head to a sleepy old western town to investigate a murder. Dean gets to live out his boyhood fantasy when he comes face to face with a famous, gun-slinging outlaw.

airdate: 11/16/17

Supernatural Season 3 Episode 7: War of the Worlds

As Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) continue their search for Jack (Alexander Calvert), with Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise) hot on their trail, they stumble across a familiar foe. Meanwhile, Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) manages to escape Michael’s (guest star Christian Keyes) grasp and finds himself an unlikely and mostly unwilling ally.

airdate: 11/23/17

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 8: The Scorpion and the Frog

Feeling as if they are running out of options, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) agree to steal a mysterious trunk belonging to a demon named Barthamus (guest star David Cubitt), in exchange for a locater spell the Winchesters can use to track down Jack.

airdate: 11/30/17

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 9: The Bad Place

Jack (Alexander Calvert), desperate to prove to Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) that he is good and that he can control his powers, enlists the help of a dreamcatcher named Kaia (guest star Yadira Guevara-Prip) to help him find Mary Winchester (guest star Samantha Smith) and save her from the alternate universe. However, when plans go awry, the Winchester brothers are the ones who need saving.

airdate: 12/7/17

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 10: Wayward Sisters

When Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) go missing, Jody Mills (guest star Kim Rhodes) calls Claire Novak (guest star Kathryn Newton), the rebellious rogue hunter, and tells her it is time to come home – they need to find the Winchesters.  Claire returns and reunites with Alex Jones (guest star Katherine Ramdeen), who has stayed behind with Jody and tries to balance a “normal” life with being a part time hunter.  While Jody is happy to have Claire home again, she’s plagued by Patience’s (guest star Clark Backo) disturbing vision involving her adopted daughter.  Claire and Alex search for Kaia Nieves (guest star Yadira Guevara-Prip), the dreamcatcher responsible for opening the rift that Sam and Dean went through, as she holds the key to their whereabouts.  Jody calls her friend, Donna Hanscum (guest star Briana Buckmaster), to round out the team and the women head off on the most important hunt of their lives.

airdate: 1/18/18

Read more about the Wayward Sisters spinoff here.

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 11: Breakdown

Donna (guest star Briana Buckmaster) calls Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help after her niece, Wendy (guest star Sarah Dugdale), goes missing.  The three hunters discover Wendy was kidnapped by a man who sells human parts to monsters in a grotesque online auction and race to save her before it is too late.

airdate: 1/25/2018

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 12: Various & Sundry Villains

Dean (Jensen Ackles) falls victim to a couple of witches, sisters Jamie (guest star Jordan Clair Robbins) and Jennie Plum (guest star Elise Gatien), who manage to steal a powerful book of spells from the Winchester brothers.  When Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean go after the book, they get help from a powerful and surprising ally when Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell), back from the dead, intervenes to assist them.

air date: 2/1/18

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 13: Devil's Bargain

Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) search for Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) who, meanwhile, strikes an unlikely deal with a local faith healer named Sister Jo (guest star Danneel Ackles).  Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise) inches closer to finding Jack (Alexander Calvert).

air date: 2/8/18

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 14: Good Intentions

Jack (Alexander Calvert) and Mary (guest star Samantha Smith) manage to escape Michael’s (guest star Christian Keyes) clutches and end up finding an ally in “apocalyptic world” Bobby Singer (guest star Jim Beaver). Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) continue to search for a way to open a breach, not realizing that one of their own may be working against them and costing them precious time.

air date: 3/1/18

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 15: A Most Holy Man

Sam and Dean track the missing ingredient they need to rescue Mary and Jack to a black market for religious relics where everything is not always as it seems.

air date: 3/8/18

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 16: ScoobyNatural

Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) are transported into the animated world of Scooby Doo where they join forces with the Scooby gang to solve a ghostly mystery.

air date: 3/29/18

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 17: The Thing

Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) continue to collect the pieces necessary to open a rift to the other world in order to save their family. Their latest quest leads them to a Men of Letters bunker from the 1920s and a hungry God from another dimension. Meanwhile, Ketch (guest star David Hayden-Jones) makes a shocking decision about Gabriel (guest star Richard Speight Jr.) after an unruly encounter with Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise).

air date: 4/5/18

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 18: Bring 'Em Back Alive

Things don't go as planned for Lucifer, which exasperates Jo; the return of Gabriel perplexes Sam and Castiel; Dean gets one step closer to finding Mary and Jack.

air date: 4/12/18

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 19: Funeralia

Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) must stop Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell), who is on a deadly mission.  Meanwhile, Castiel (Misha Collins) looks to heaven to recruit angels for an impending invasion but is shocked by not only what he finds, but who.

air date: 4/19/18

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 20: Unfinished Business

Gabriel returns and drags Sam and Dean into his plot for revenge on the demigods who sold him to Asmodeus; Jack's inflating confidence leads to reckless decisions that could put others in harm's way.

air date: 4/26/18

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 21: Beat the Devil

Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles), Castiel (Misha Collins) and Gabriel (guest star Richard Speight, Jr.) must work together if they have any hope of bringing Mary (guest star Samantha Smith) and Jack (Alexander Calvert) home. Meanwhile, Rowena’s (guest star Ruth Connell) encounter with Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) may alter the outcome of the journey for one of our heroes.

air date: 5/3/17

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 22: Apocalypse Now

air date: 5/10/18

Supernatural Season 13 Episode 23: Let the Good Times Roll

air date: 5/17/18

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Arrow Season 6 Reveals Return of Tommy Merlyn

Colin Donnell is returning to Arrow in a few weeks. What does this mean for Tommy Merlyn?

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Apr 20, 2018

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If you've been following Stephen Amell's Twitter or general TV news, then you know that Colin Donnell—aka the late, great Tommy Merlyn—will be back on Arrow Season 6 in an upcoming episode.

Well, The CW just released the synopsis for the episode in question, which gives us more details than ever before (though not enough) about the return of this fan favorite.


Donnell will return in the May 3rd episode, titled "Docket No. 11-19-41-73." Here's the full synopsis for the episode:

COLIN DONNELL GUEST STARS — The pressure mounts for Oliver (Stephen Amell) who begins to wonder if he will lose everything in his battle to save Star City.  A familiar face returns. Andi Armaganian directed the episode with teleplay by Ubah Mohamed & Tyron B. Carter and story by Marc Guggenheim (#621).  Original airdate 5/3/2018.

Yeah, doesn't give us much information about Tommy's return other than, you know, it's happening, but that's something.

Since Tommy was killed off Arrow in the Season 1 finale (R.I.P.), we've seen Donnell back on Arrow before, but in very specific contexts: In Season 2, he appeared as Oliver's hallucination in "Three Ghosts." In Season 3's "Sara" and "The Return," Tommy appeared in flashbacks. Donnell guest starred most recently in the "Crisis on Earth-X" crossover event as an alternate universe version of the Tommy Merlyn we knew—he was Prometheus.

As Amell noted in his tweet, he is no longer filming flashbacks, implying that Donnell's return will be something else. Frankly, this leaves me a bit stumped. Sure, it could be another hallucination-type situation, but that seems like a cop out. On the other hand, it makes absolutely no sense that Tommy would still be alive.

We know that Caity Lotz will be back in the Arrow Season 6 finale as Sara Lance. Could their two appearances be connected? Something tells me we won't have more details about this one until the promo for the episode comes out. In the mean time, what do you hope for Donnell's return? Let us know in the comments below...

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Iconic DJ Avicii Dies At 28

World famous DJ Avicii  has died at the age of 28.

While the exact cause of death remains unknown, authorities with the Muscat, Oman police exclusively told RadarOnline.com “his death is under investigation.”

A rep for the producer, whose real name is Tim Bergling, confirmed the tragic news in a statement:

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement reads. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

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Avicii retired from live performing in 2016 after suffering a series of health problems.

In the years leading up to his death, he had acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. He also had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014 and canceled a series of shows in attempt to recover.

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“To me it was something I had to do for my health,” he said at the time of his decision to quit touring. “The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me. All the other parts of being an artist. I’m more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think.”

“I just feel happy. I feel free at this point. Like I have my private life back and focusing on myself for the first time in a long time,” he said. “This was obviously the hardest decision of my life so far. But so far it has paid off tremendously in terms of well-being for me. I’m happier than I have been in a very, very long time. Stress-free more than I have been in a very long time. I can’t say I’m never going to have a show again. I just don’t think I’m going to go back to the touring life.”

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Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry grow closer

Containers are eating the software world — and Kubernetes is the king of containers. So if you are working on any major software project, especially in the enterprise, you will run into it sooner or later. Cloud Foundry, which hosted its semi-annual developer conference in Boston this week, is an interesting example for this.

Outside of the world of enterprise developers, Cloud Foundry remains a bit of an unknown entity, despite having users in at least half of the Fortune 500 companies (though in the startup world, it has almost no traction). If you are unfamiliar with Cloud Foundry, you can think of it as somewhat similar to Heroku, but as an open-source project with a large commercial ecosystem and the ability to run it at scale on any cloud or on-premises installation. Developers write their code (following the twelve-factor methodology), define what it needs to run and Cloud Foundry handles all of the underlying infrastructure and — if necessary — scaling. Ideally, that frees up the developer from having to think about where their applications will run and lets them work more efficiently.

To enable all of this, the Cloud Foundry Foundation made a very early bet on containers, even before Docker was a thing. Since Kubernetes wasn’t around at the time, the various companies involved in Cloud Foundry came together to build their own container orchestration system, which still underpins much of the service today. As it took off, though, the pressure to bring support for Kubernetes grew inside of the Cloud Foundry ecosystem. Last year, the Foundation announced its first major move in this direction by launching its Kubernetes-based Container Runtime for managing containers, which sits next to the existing Application Runtime. With this, developers can use Cloud Foundry to run and manage their new (and existing) monolithic apps and run them in parallel with the new services they develop.

But remember how Cloud Foundry also still uses its own container service for the Application Runtime? There is really no reason to do that now that Kubernetes (and the various other projects in its ecosystem) have become the default of handling containers. It’s maybe no surprise then that there is now a Cloud Foundry project that aims to rip out the old container management systems and replace them with Kubernetes. The container management piece isn’t what differentiates Cloud Foundry, after all. Instead, it’s the developer experience — and at the end of the day, the whole point of Cloud Foundry is that developers shouldn’t have to care about the internal plumbing of the infrastructure.

There is another aspect to how the Cloud Foundry ecosystem is embracing Kubernetes, too. Since Cloud Foundry is also just software, there’s nothing stopping you from running it on top of Kubernetes, too. And with that, it’s no surprise that some of the largest Cloud Foundry vendors, including SUSE and IBM, are doing exactly that.

The SUSE Cloud Application Platform, which is a certified Cloud Foundry distribution, can run on any public cloud Kubernetes infrastructure, including the Microsoft Azure Container service. As the SUSE team told me, that means it’s not just easier to deploy, but also far less resource-intensive to run.

Similarly, IBM is now offering Cloud Foundry on top of Kubernetes for its customers, though it’s only calling this an experimental product for now. IBM’s GM of Cloud Developer Services Don Boulia stressed that IBM’s customers were mostly looking for ways to run their workloads in an isolated environment that isn’t shared with other IBM customers.

Boulia also stressed that for most customers, it’s not about Kubernetes versus Cloud Foundry. For most of his customers, using Kubernetes by itself is very much about moving their existing applications to the cloud. And for new applications, those customers are then opting to run Cloud Foundry.

That’s something the SUSE team also stressed. One pattern SUSE has seen is that potential customers come to it with the idea of setting up a container environment and then, over the course of the conversation, decide to implement Cloud Foundry as well.

Indeed, the message of this week’s event was very much that Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry are complementary technologies. That’s something Chen Goldberg, Google’s Director of Engineering for Container Engine and Kubernetes, also stressed during a panel discussion at the event.

Both the Cloud Foundry Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the home of Kubernetes, are under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation. They take somewhat different approaches to their communities, with Cloud Foundry stressing enterprise users far more than the CNCF. There are probably some politics at play here, but for the most part, the two organizations seem friendly enough — and they do share a number of members. “We are part of CNCF and part of Cloud Foundry foundation,” Pivotal CEO Rob Mee told our own Ron Miller. “Those communities are increasingly sharing tech back and forth and evolving together. Not entirely independent and not competitive either. Lot of complexity and subtlety. CNCF and Cloud Foundry are part of a larger ecosystem with complimentary and converging tech.”

We’ll likely see more of this technology sharing — and maybe collaboration — between the CNCF and Cloud Foundry going forward. The CNCF is, after all, the home of a number of very interesting projects for building cloud-native applications that do have their fair share of use cases in Cloud Foundry, too.

Westworld Season 2: Why The Women Are Starting The Revolution

With more authority, the hosts in Westworld season 2 are going to bravely push their narrative forward.

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Chris Longo
Apr 20, 2018

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This article contains light spoilers for Westworld season 1.

Life as a host in Westworld is no longer one continuous loop. An AI-led coup brought an explosive end to the first season of HBO’s prestige drama, opening the world for its synthetic beings beyond their sprawling Western-themed box. At the forefront of the host uprising stood the women of Westworld. By the finale’s end, Dolores, Maeve, and Clementine were putting fear into the eyes of any human working in Robert Ford’s fantasy factory.

To get to that point, these characters endured the unspeakable. In a park without consequences, graphic violence and the show’s clear implication of rape became a near constant byproduct of guests losing all inhibitions. From the gray area of consent with robots to gratuitous orgies and debates about morality amongst the artificially intelligent, Westworld at times was as uncomfortable as it was gripping. The show’s stars also found purpose in channeling the darker moments into a cultural commentary. Star Evan Rachel Wood, who plays Dolores, testified before Congress earlier this year, advocating in favor of the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act to be enacted in all 50 states. A survivor of multiple sexual assaults, Wood told Rolling Stone that her demons never fully left her: “When you're using them to create something, it almost gives them a purpose. Westworld? I left so much in that first season and never looked back."

Through Westworld, the cast wants the narrative surrounding these sensitive topics to be reprogrammed. The wounded, oppressed, and abused can speak up and fight back. With a new sense of authority, particularly amongst the female hosts, season 2 is going to bravely push forward.

“I think the show, in a strange way, has women as the leading characters,” said Angela Sarafyan, who plays Clementine. “Women are the heroes. We're the ones starting a revolution. I think that with that diversity intact, with also our cast and everyone that works on the show, there is growth. And season 2 continues that same conversation, but even further.”

Character details are kept under a tight shroud of secrecy, both on set and in the press roundtables. Sarafyan teased a continued evolution of Clementine as hosts all around her grapple with agency over their reality. In approaching Clementine, Sarafyan looked to the history of the old West where prostitution was dangerous–death from childbirth and venereal diseases were common–but the working girl had wealth and autonomy that other women at the time did not.

“Being a feminist doesn't mean hiding your femininity. Actually, it means really taking that space and saying, ‘Yes, I've got curves. I've got boobs and an ass, and I like it.’ And it's saying that I will enjoy what was given to me,” she said. “What’s great about this season is I got to play different parts of her and kind of discover all of the facets of Clementine. She's not just defined by being a saloon girl. She's more than that.”

To Sarafyan, the series has a greater responsibility in its second season to speak for those who might not have a voice, or who think they are trapped in a bad situation.

“I think Clementine found her strength as a woman, even though she was set up in that laboratory,” she said. “I think she literally fought back. With what's happening with the Women's March, and this unity with women, I find that very moving. It's for the women who can't walk.”

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Avicii Dies: Swedish DJ and Musician Was 28

Tragic news out of the music world today.

Several sources have now confirmed that the wildly popular Swedish DJ and music producer known as Avicii has passed away.

Avicii Photo

The artist - whose real name was Tim Berling - was just 28 years old.

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," reads a publicist's statement issued moments ago.

"He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th."

"The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given." 

A two-time Grammy nominee, Avicii scored a number of international hits during his tragically foreshortened career.

Avicii Image

In just a few years, he became a trendsetter.

Avicii is best known for making music that transcended the once-niche world of EDM to achieve mainstream success on Top 40 radio.

His work was frequently featured in film and television soundtracks as well, making him one of the decade's most recognized artists.

Songs such as "Wake Me Up," "Hey, Brother," and "Without You," helped make Avicii one of the most revered performers in his genre.

No cause of death has been announced, but Avicii's health issues and struggles with alcoholism have been well-documented over the years.

Avicii Pic

In 2016, he shocked the community when he abruptly announced his retirement from performing live in order to focus on his health.

However, in an online message to fans, Avicii stated that he felt he had many years of making music to look forward to:

“WE ALL REACH A POINT IN OUR LIVES AND CAREERS WHERE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT MATTERS THE MOST TO US," he wrote.

"For me it’s creating music," he added at the time.

"That is what I live for, what I feel I was born to do."

"Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. But the end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music."

"Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense - the studio."

"The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys."

"It is the beginning of something new."

News of Avicii's death instantly made his name a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

Tributes have been pouring in from friends, family, and fans all over the globe in the last few hours.

Many have quoted one of Avicii's most beloved songs, "The Nights," which begins with a recording of a young man saying:

"When I die, I want to be remembered for the life I lived, not the money I made."

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Arrow Season 6 Episode 20 Promo and Details

We've got everything you need to know about the Arrow Season 6 right here for you.

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Apr 20, 2018

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For those of you who feel that maybe Arrow has been getting lost in the CW superhero shuffle, or that the show might have run its course: think again. Arrow Season 6 is here! Read our review of the latest episode.

The next episode of Arrow is called "Shifting Alliances." Here's the official synopsis...

Oliver (Stephen Amell) turns to an old friend to help battle Diaz (guest star Kirk Acevedo). Meanwhile, Rene (Rick Gonzalez) is out of the hospital but has a hard time re-adjusting to life as Wild Dog. Also, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) discovers something shocking about Black Siren (Katie Cassidy).

Here's the trailer...

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Arrow Season 6 Episodes

Arrow Season 6 Episode 1: Fallout

Oliver (Stephen Amell) deals with the fallout of the explosion on the island.

air date: October 12, 2017

Arrow Season 6 Episode 2: Tribute

Oliver (Stephen Amell) tries to balance being the mayor, the Green Arrow and a father to William (guest star Jack Moore).  Anatoly (guest star David Nykl) returns to Star City with a deadly agenda. 

air date: October 19, 2017

Arrow Season 6 Episode 3: Next of Kin

A rogue black ops team led by Onyx (guest star Chastity Dotson) breaks into Kord Industries and steals something lethal.  Oliver (Stephen Amell) struggles to connect with William (guest star Jack Moore) so he reaches out to a surprising source for help.

air date: October 26, 2017

Arrow Season 6 Episode 4: Reversal

Just as Oliver (Stephen Amell) starts to get things in order, Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) launches another attack on the citizens of Star City.

air date: November 2, 2017

Arrow Season 6 Episode 5: Deathstroke Returns

Deathstroke (Manu Bennett) returns and asks Oliver (Stephen Amell) for help in tracking down his son.  When they learn Joe (guest star William Franklyn-Miller) has been taken hostage by mercenaries, their mission to save him gets complicated by a terrible revelation that could shatter Slade’s hopes of reunion forever.   Meanwhile, Vigilante reappears in Star City.

air date: November 9, 2017

Arrow Season 6 Episode 6: Promises Kept

As Slade continues to uncover clues about his son's last few years, Oliver makes a big decision. Meanwhile, Green Arrow leads the team into battle against "The Dragon", a villain who is stealing valuable tech in Star City.

air date: November 16, 2017

Arrow Season 6 Episode 7: Thanksgiving

Oliver (Stephen Amell) celebrates Thanksgiving with his family but the happy moment is interrupted.  Meanwhile, Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) returns to wreak havoc on the holiday.

air date: November 23, 2017

Arrow Season 6 Episode 8: Crisis on Earth-X

Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (guest star Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony.  All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (guest star Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world.

air date: November 27, 2017

Arrow Season 6 Episode 9: Irreconcilable Differences

Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) is kidnaped by Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) and Cayden James (guest star Michael Emerson), who are looking to trade Lance’s life for a weapon of mass destruction. Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Team Green Arrow must figure out a way to save Lance while still keeping the city safe. 

air date: December 7, 2017

Arrow Season 6 Episode 10: Divided

Despite losing half his team, Oliver (Stephen Amell) remains confident that he, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (David Ramsey) can stop Cayden James (guest star Michael Emerson) and Black Siren (Katie Cassidy).  However, when he discovers one of Cayden’s secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally.  Meanwhile, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) spends time with Vince (guest star Johann Urb).

air date: January 18, 2018

Arrow Season 6 Episode 11: We Fall

Cayden James (guest star Michael Emerson) ups the ante by launching his plan to take control of every aspect of the city.  Despite the scope of Cayden’s plan, Oliver (Stephen Amell) is determined to foil it with just the Original Team Arrow – and without the aid of Rene (Rick Gonzalez), Dinah (Juliana Harkavy), or Curtis (Echo Kellum).  But things get complicated when William (guest star Jack Moore) is endangered as a result of Cayden’s handiwork.

air date: 1/25/18

Arrow Season 6 Episode 12: All For Nothing

Oliver (Stephen Amell) continues his battle with Cayden James (guest star Michael Emerson).  Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) and Oliver have a major disagreement that endangers the life of one of their own.

air date: 2/1/18

Arrow Season 6 Episode 13: The Devil's Greatest Trick

Cayden James (guest star Michael Emerson) discovers a secret about the Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) that pushes him over the edge.  Knowing everyone and everything he loves is in danger, Oliver must decide if he can do this alone or if he needs to turn to his old teammates for help.  William (guest star Jack Moore) starts to demand more of Oliver’s time.

air date: 2/8/18

Arrow Season 6 Episode 14: Collision Course

Cayden James launches a full out attack when he uncovers a secret about the Green Arrow that puts him over the edge.

air date: 3/1/18

Arrow Season 6 Episode 15: Doppelganger

Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Thea (Willa Holland) are shocked to hear that Roy Harper (guest star Colton Haynes) is back in Star City. However, when they discover the circumstances of Roy’s return, Oliver and Thea realize that Roy is in trouble and jump in to save him. Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) makes a shocking decision.

air date: 3/8/18

Arrow Season 6 Episode 16: Thanatos Guild

Nyssa Al Ghul (guest star Katrina Law) returns to Star City to warn Thea (Willa Holland) that a group of renegade League of Assassins members are planning to attack her. This group, led by Athena (guest star Kyra Zagorsky), is intent on finding a mysterious box that Malcolm left behind and will stop at nothing to get it. Nyssa helps Oliver (Stephen Amell) come to a life-changing realization.

air date: 3/29/18

Arrow Season 6 Episode 17: Brothers in Arms

Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) face their biggest challenge yet. Curtis (Echo Kellum) is disappointed to find out his new boyfriend has a firm anti-vigilante stance.

air date: 4/5/18

Arrow Season 6 Episode 18: Fundamentals

In his darkest place yet, Oliver wonders if he has failed at everything; Oliver lashes out at Felicity and William; a surprising visit from an old friend has Oliver questioning his next move.

air date: 4/12/18

Arrow Season 6 Episode 19: The Dragon

Looking to expand his empire, Diaz (guest star Kirk Acevedo) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) meet with The Quadrant, a coalition of mafia families who run national organized crime.  Meanwhile, after Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) recent decision, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Curtis (Echo Kellum) double their efforts on building Helix Dynamics.

air date: 4/19/18

Arrow Season 6 Episode 20: Shifting Allegiances

Oliver (Stephen Amell) turns to an old friend to help battle Diaz (guest star Kirk Acevedo). Meanwhile, Rene (Rick Gonzalez) is out of the hospital but has a hard time re-adjusting to life as Wild Dog. Also, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) discovers something shocking about Black Siren (Katie Cassidy).

air date: 4/26/18

Arrow Season 6 Episode 21: Docket No. 11-19-41-73

The pressure mounts for Oliver (Stephen Amell) who begins to wonder if he will lose everything in his battle to save Star City.  A familiar face returns.

air date: 5/3/18

Arrow Season 6 Episode 22: The Ties That Bind

air date: 5/10/18

Arrow Season 6 Episode 23: Season Finale TBA

air date: TBA

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Joanna Gaines Celebrates Her 40th Birthday With a Little Sweetness

Take notes: Joanna Gaines knows how to ring in a milestone birthday in the most perfect way possible. Not only is our favorite HGTV superstar riding high off a strong finish to her hit series, Fixer Upper, but she is currently in the exciting preparation stage ahead of the arrival of her fifth child. Truly, all things are coming up Gaines right about now.

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On Thursday, April 19, Gaines rang in her 40th birthday by sharing on her Instagram an adorable photo of how she celebrated her special day. "This is 40. And I like it...," she wrote, using the very apt hashtags #pregnantandforty and #anddoughnuts to finish off the caption. The photo itself depicts a very gleeful Gaines biting into what looks like a freshly made doughnut as she rests a cup of something (most likely tea, juice or water) on her pregnant belly. We're pretty sure that if you look up "bliss" in the dictionary, you'll be met with this photo as its definition.

This is 40. And I like it... #pregnantandforty #anddoughnuts

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Gaines wasn't the only one posting about her very happy 40th birthday on social media; hubby Chip Gaines chimed in as well. In lieu of eating a doughnut with his wife in a photo (although we have a feeling he had one with her off camera), Chip posted an equally short but very sweet message on his Twitter. "Happy birthday sweet girl!" he wrote, using the hashtag #40neverLookedSoGood to sum up his feelings perfectly.

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Oh! And as if that wasn't enough, Chip continued to be #HusbandGoals (the Gaineses aren't the only ones who can use a solid hashtag around here) by tweeting out what gift he wanted to get his wife on the occasion of her 40th birthday: her Twitter follower count up to 1 million. "I'm a complete @twitter nerd. I'll admit that!" he began, going on to make to proposition his followers to help his wife meet that special goal."[And] this is sooo superficial & DUMB, but... I'd really like to see @joannagaines hit 1M followers on her bday. Kindof a #Twitterverse gift to her...One more thing, for every new follower she gets today. I'll donate 1$ to @StJude. GO!"

Come on, how sweet is that? Even better, it looks like Chip may have actually hit said goal because as of Friday, April 20, Gaines has a cool 1.01 million followers on her Twitter.

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With a baby boy on the way and a 40th birthday on the books, made all the better with a couple of doughnuts and a charitable donation, this is truly a sweet time for Joanna Gaines. Happy (late) birthday!

Paris Hilton’s Troubled Brother Barron To Celebrate Engagement With Lavish Bash!

Barron Hilton & Tessa Gräfin Von Walderdorff Engagement Party

RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal Barron Hilton is about to celebrate his upcoming wedding to the socialite Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorffin style!

According to an insider, the 28-year-old hotel heir’s mom, Kathy Hilton, “is throwing Barron and his fiancée an engagement party at her Beverly Hills home on April 28.”

“Their wedding is this summer, so he will beat his big sister Paris down the aisle,” added the source of Barron’s big sister, who recently got engaged to actor Chris Zylka.

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Gräfin von Walderdorff called her engagement to her “best friend” and “soul mate” Barron “better than a fairytale.”

Hopefully, she’s right.

As Radar reported, Barron has weathered his fair share of storms over the past years.

In 2008, he was hit with a whopping $4.6 million DUI fine after he seriously injured another driver.

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And in 2013, he was partying at Art Basel Miami Beach when he got into a bloody scuffle with Lindsay Lohan’s pal Ray LeMoine.

“Given all the legal problems Barron has had, they can’t get him settled down fast enough!” the insider told Radar.

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Everything’s Great and Under Control in New ‘Incredibles 2’ TV Spot (VIDEO)

 

While Pixar will always be pushing the boundaries and creating new, original properties like Coco, they’re still a Disney brand so they’re bread and butter will always be sequels to their existing properties. Incredibles 2 isn’t necessarily a film that anyone wanted or needed, but I suppose we should be glad that Brad Bird is back at the helm, as he’s the only shot they’ve got at steering this thing toward something marginally original.

2004’s The Incredibles remains among the best superhero movies of all time, so it makes sense we’d get a sequel. Now, as far as that sequel picking up right after the original, writer/director Bird has a good explanation for why that is. In a new interview with Screen Rant, Bird said that this was the only story that really interested him…

Men are always expected to be strong, so I had Bob have super strength. Mothers are always pulled in a million different directions, so I had her be elastic. Teenagers are insecure and defensive, so I had Violet have force fields and invisibility. Ten-year olds are energy balls that can’t be stopped. And babies are unknowns. Maybe they have no powers, maybe they have all powers – we don’t know. That’s what Jack Jack was; he was seemingly the most normal one in the family and then at the end of Incredibles, you find out he’s a wild card and he’s sort of the Swiss army knife of powers. And that reminds me of the way babies can grasp language really easily and adapt them easily. That idea changes if you age the characters up, and the insight into those periods of your life and those particular perspectives disappear once you age them up. I’m not interested in a college aged Jack Jack, I’m just not.

So there you have it. If and when this movie makes a billion dollars, you can expect an Incredibles 3, just don’t expect it to be Jack Jack Goes to College. At least, not as long as Brad Bird’s in charge.

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Amazon Adapting Two Jonathan Hickman Comics With Help Of Robert Kirkman

Amazon Adapting Two Jonathan Hickman Comics With Help Of Robert Kirkman

East of West and Transhuman will both be hour long dramas.

Source: Deadline

Amazon Studios is developing two hour long dramas based on Jonathan Hickman properties: East of West and TranshumanRobert Kirkman will executive produce both series through Skybound Entertainment's first-look deal with the studio.

Both projects will be created and executive produced by Hickman and its respective artist, East of West's Nick Dragotta and Transhuman's J.M. Ringuet. Including artists in adaptations is generally unheard of, and something Kirkman could learn something from.

Hickman will write East of West and Transhuman is currently looking for a writer.

East of West is set in a reimagined Western landscape where America is divided into seven nations. The series follows Death as he braves his fellow riders, monsters, and corrupt gunslingers in his quest to save his mortal family from the Apocalypse.

Transhuman is a science fiction drama set in the near future, centering around a divorced couple, who ran rival major corporations, offering humans the ability to genetically and robotically enhance themselves.



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And Now Everyone Can Worship Beyoncé For Real At An Upcoming Mass In San Francisco

If you were to ask the Beyhive how they felt about their Queen Beyoncé’s performance at Coachella last weekend, first they would throw you a side eye before correcting you with “You mean BEYCHELLA?”. Then after they’ve shamed your ignorance they will answer by dropping to their knees and chanting “We’re not worthy!” like Wayne and Garth. I think that’s how they start each day anyway. Luckily they can take those quick knee dropping skills to the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, because they’re about to have a Beyoncéthemed mass that’s tailored just for all of her adoring stans.

NBC Bay Area reported about an upcoming mass, held through Grace Cathedral’s contemporary worship service The Vine that will pay homage to Our Lady of Lemonade on Wednesday April 25th. The main goal of the mass is, for one to give Beyoncé more exposure because she never gets any, and secondly it’s to celebrate how her music highlights and empowers those often overlooked and marginalized – particularly black women.

In a recent interview that The Vine’s founding pastor Rev. Jude Harmon gave to the San Francisco Chronicle, he explained why he doesn’t mind if the holy trinity gets swapped out in exchange for a few verses of Me, Myself and I for one night only.

“In this year where there’s been so much conversation about the role of women and communities of color, we felt a need to lift up the voices that the church has traditionally suppressed,” he said. “The beauty of Beyoncé’s music is she explores those themes in an idiom that is accessible to everyone. We can use it as a conversation starter. That’s what it’s designed to be.”

Rev. Jude also serves as the director of innovative ministry and this truly is some innovative shit. Because what exactly from Beyoncé’s catalog can they bust out singing in the house of the Lord? Naughty Girl? Partition? Those song titles don’t necessarily do any justice inside of a place where they tell stories about Mary and Jesus. Hopefully they’ll just stick to Formation since I’m sure everyone in attendance knows the moves by heart and can disguise it as some kind of Praise Dance.

In addition to parishioners having the opportunity to do the Naomi Campbell walk for communion, they will also be treated to a speech from Rev. Yolanda Norton, assistant professor of the Old Testament at the San Francisco Theological Seminary. One of the courses she teaches is “Beyonce and the Bible” which, after this mass, will be a required class for Beyhvive membership. And speaking of the Beyhive, now that they have been alerted to where they can worship Beysus properly, flights to San Francisco will be overbooked with people sitting on each other’s laps to try and make it on time to be touched by the word. And I’m sure this lady will be there as well hoping and praying that if she genuflects into a scissor leg before reciting all the words to Single Ladies backwards, Beyoncé will appear before her and bless her with a free Ivy Park t-shirt. Keep believing, y’all.

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The Doctor Strange and Pink Floyd Connection

Marvel's Doctor Strange has a weird history with psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd. Get ready to expand your mind.

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Apr 20, 2018

Doctor Strange and Pink Floyd both got their start during the 1960s, a decade known for mind-expansion, psychedelic experimentation, and the pushing of cultural and artistic boundaries. Neither were exactly in step with the rest of their genre.

Doctor Strange, unlike his spandex clad and heavily muscled contemporaries, used occult practices like black magic and astral projection to defeat his foes instead of brute force. Pink Floyd were never really the kind of post-Beatles psychedelic pop group that were still common in the late '60s, nor were they ever the kind of blues-based hard rock or technically-oriented progressive rock band that dominated the 1970s. Unsurprisingly, Doctor Strange comics were popular on college campuses as the counterculture revolution of the 1960s began to take hold and it's easy to see stoners disappearing into Steve Ditko's surreal artwork while early Floyd records played or why psychedelic rockers were more drawn to these than traditional superhero fare.

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson dropped a number of Pink Floyd references on Twitter during the production of the Doctor Strange movie (not to mention Bob Dylan, The Talking Heads, T.Rex, and other bands), so I was waiting to see if a Pink Floyd song would actually make its way into a Marvel movie. 

I wasn't disappointed. 

Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive" plays during a key early sequence in the movie. It comes from first Pink Floyd album, The Piper At The Gates of Dawn, which abandoned the melodic but skewed psychedelic pop of their early singles, "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play" for a collection of songs that were more metaphysical, sinister, and occasionally (like in the case of "Interstellar Overdrive") freeform explorations of sound and feedback. The album version clocks in at nearly 10 minutes, but live versions could run longer, as long as the band wanted, really, and were accompanied by a psychedelic light show and oil projections that were conducive to mind-expansion. Those visuals wouldn't have looked out of place in the Doctor Strange comics of the era, either.

Pink Floyd's guitar player, singer, and driving creative force in 1967 was Syd Barrett, who left the group the following year due to worsening mental illness that was likely accelerated by his voracious appetite for mind-altering chemicals like LSD. Marvel's Doctor Strange movie certainly leans heavily on imagery consistent with the visuals associated with LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline trips (Strange even accuses the Ancient One of spiking his tea with psilocybin), which is fitting, even if it isn't a direct connection to Pink Floyd.

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Barrett was still present on a few tracks on the band's second album, 1968's A Saucerful of Secrets, which has a semi-hidden image of Doctor Strange on the cover. The collage effect is not only reminiscent of the band's light shows and a representation of the psychedelic experience, but the placement of Strange himself makes it look as if the whole album cover is a spell being cast by the Master of the Mystic Arts. 

The Strange elements come from a story in 1967's Strange Tales #158, with art by Marie Severin (Doctor Strange co-creator Steve Ditko had left Marvel almost a year earlier).

Here's the page: 

(and thanks to Richie who pointed out the specific issue in the comments of our article about all of the easter eggs in the Doctor Strange movie)

The title track, "A Saucerful of Secrets" is kind of like the sequel to "Interstellar Overdrive" as it's another extended instrumental that places more emphasis on experimental sound than it does on anything resembling a traditional rock song structure. In other words, it's the perfect accompaniment to your reading of weird-ass Doctor Strange comics from the era.

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What I somehow never realized until this NightFlight article pointed it out to me is that you can also spot Marvel cosmic entity The Living Tribunal in the upper left-hand corner of the album cover, too...

Doctor Strange was still on the band's radar enough that they included him in the lyrics of "Cymbaline" from their third album, 1969's soundtrack to the Barbet Schroeder film, More. "Suddenly it strikes you, that they're moving into range," Syd Barrett's replacement David Gilmour intones solemnly, "and Doctor Strange is always changing size."

Funny enough, "Cymbaline" was known as "Nightmare" when it was performed as part of The Man and The Journey suite of songs, meaning it shared a name with the first villain Strange ever fought in the comics. Soon the band's lyrical focus drifted away from metaphysical concerns and into more earthly ones, and while they continued to produce extended musical compositions, the atonal sounds of "Interstellar Overdrive" and "A Saucerful of Secrets" gave way to the more melodic "Echoes" and "Shine On You Crazy Diamond."

But if Doctor Strange was an influence on the band in their early days, you can perhaps see hints of Pink Floyd in the 1978 Dr. Strange TV movie, which has a synth-heavy, at times funky, electronic soundtrack and an astral trip visual sequence that looks like some of the light show projections the band were known for. The final song on Michael Giacchino's Doctor Strange score, "Master of the Mystic Arts" subtly evokes some of the band's 1970s work, too.

But one final piece of Doctor Strange/Pink Floyd synchronicity popped up in 2016. Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch joined former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour on stage to sing "Comfortably Numb," a song which started life as a demo called, funny enough, "The Doctor." Whether this is coincidence, or simply the universe bringing the Pink Floyd/Doctor Strange connections full circle is entirely up to you to decide, of course. Maybe Doctor Strange 2 can find room for more Pink Floyd music when exploring the Dark Dimension or somewhere similar.

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Rock Bottom! ‘Drunk’ Andy Dick Reveals He’s Headed To Rehab In Bizarre Video

Andy Dick has apparently hit rock bottom. In a newly released Periscope video, the comedian appeared intoxicated as he admitted he’s headed to rehab. RadarOnline.com can reveal exclusive details on the bizarre confession.

The ‘drunk’ actor posted the live video on Thursday from his home. He was entertained by a classic jukebox installed in his living room, as he randomly clicked on different numbers to kickoff the next song.

The 52-year-old was seen holding a beer mug — which he claimed was only a coke.

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But when a fan commented, “He’s drunk as f**k,” Dick admitted, “Oh I can get more drunk trust me!”

Dick then confessed that he’s checking into rehab.

“Oh by the way I have bad news for you,” the comic announced. “I’m going to Thailand.”

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When someone pushed for more information as to why he was heading to Asia, Dick replied: “because they want me to go to rehab.”

He added, “I’m allowed to have a little bit a break down.”

Dick then became alarmed when a stranger entered the backyard. He then realized it was only the pool man.

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Despite a recent restraining order filed, his wife was spotted passing by as Dick referred to her as his “savior.”

“I’m on Periscope,” an inebriated Dick said. “I got the pool man and my savior. Look I know I’m drunk. Just get used to that part. Just f**ing take a seat, have yourself a drink, and get used it because that’s how I am.”

A day prior on his podcast show You Don’t Know Dick, he was drinking from a similar mug while throwing insults at everyone around him, including his wife.

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Fans were commenting that the comic was “getting out of control.”

As Radar previously reported, his wife Lena Sved was granted a five-year restraining order last month.  The order came on the heels of another manic episode when Sved said she found Dick “screaming and cursing” while surrounded by broken dishes and glass inside their home.

In addition, on two separate occasions, Sved claimed Dick got into intense arguments with their son, Jacob. One altercation forced Jacob to lock his father out of the house.

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A Los Angeles Superior Court official confirmed to Radar the order is still in place, putting Dick at risk of being arrested for violating the order.

Dick has had an uphill battle with alcoholism. In 2013, he was sent to rehab after friends staged a dramatic intervention.  But he didn’t complete the program, leaving almost immediately.

Stick with Radar for more on the story.

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PDA ALERT! PDA ALERT! PDA ALERT!

In the sort of footage we don't often see of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the famous couple is featured below in a video that was recorded at Kourtney Kardashian's birthday party this week.

It features Kim walking up to her husband, while wearing a two-piece strapless top and skirt, and asking him the sort of question that can only be asked of big-time celebrities:

"Babe, do you want to go to Dave Chappelle or do you want to go to the studio?”

That's a tough one, isn't it?

Who among us has not been forced to contemplate two such choices?

Just as Kardashian poses this question to Kanye, she sits on his lap and gives him a kiss on the cheek.

The rapper responds by kissing his wife passionately on the lips.

“You guys are the best married couple I know," says film producer David Maisel in the background.

This sort of video would not be worth publishing when it comes to most Hollywood couples.

But we don't typically get such a candid look at Kim and Kanye.

These days, though, the twosome is showing more signs of being affection and cute in front of their fans.

Not only did Kim share this video, she also recently shared the adorable selfie above.

Moreover, she made some funny jokes on Twitter about Kanye and her marriage, something we never would have imagined Kim doing just a few months ago.

We're liking this laid back, jovial side of Kim!

Almost as much as we like the naked side of Kim!

Click PLAY on the video below to watch Kardashian and West totally make out!

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Sammi Giancola: I Can’t Return to Jersey Shore Because of Ronnie!!

So, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is happening, and it's just as insane as the trailers made it look. The ratings are doing well, and they've already been renewed for another season.

But Sammi Sweetheart didn't return to the show's revival series.

Finally, that conspicuous absence has been fully explained by the cast, as you can see in the video below.

The clip below begins with Ronnie asserting that the other women of Jersey Shore didn't really know Sammi that well when he was dating her.

"When me and her dated, she never talked to you."

Deena disagrees, saying: "She talked to me."

"Not really," Ronnie argues. "Not really. Not the way she talks to you now. She talks to you after we broke up."

Which prompts Deena to spill everything that's going on.

It was Ronnie, she says, that really scared Sammi away from participating in this revival.

"Ron," Deena says. "Needs to stop talking about Sam and, like, move the f--k on."

And she continues.

"Sam told me that he used to call her on blocked numbers and used to, like, be really weird."

That is alarming behavior.

"She was afraid that she was going to get into the house and he would get drunk and spiral."

Sammi allegedly had a very specific concern about an intoxicated Ronnie might do.

"And try to get back with her or something."

This matches what Snooki told Larry King.

"Sam decided not to do it," she told him in a recent interview.

At first, she tried to keep things vague.

"Basically," Snooki says of Sammi. "She was over the whole reality scene."

But she quickly becomes more specific.

"She didn't want to be in a toxic relationship with Ron anymore. Which we totally get."

When Sammi spoke for herself on social media, she used much vaguer terms to describe what she was avoiding.

"I am currently extremely happy in every aspect of my life and want to avoid potentially toxic situations."

Yeah, an ex who can't seem to get the message and will be drinking ... that sounds pretty toxic.

"I've just decided to live my life for me these days."

At the time, this could have had a number of meanings.

But in light of what we've heard, it seems clear that she was referring to wanting to avoid Ronnie.

This is ... alarming. Not surprising -- we all saw what Ronnie was like with Sammi on camera.

But if a woman is afraid to return to a reality series because of a man ... should she be the one who doesn't make it on camera?

Someone doesn't have to fear for their physical safety for the other person to be the wrongdoer, right?

We'd hoped for more from Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.

Earlier this month, Ronnie and his girlfriend welcomed their baby girl.

But if that relationship wasn't enough to assure Sammi that he'd leave her alone, we absolutely do not blame her.

If you look at the way that he speaks so defensively in this video, you can't help but wonder if Sammi was right to avoid him.

Sammi giancola i cant return to jersey shore because of ronnie

Celebrate 4/20 With Ireland Baldwin, The Stunning Stoner

Holy hell, I think women at the club are putting way too much effort into attracting a man. With the amount of enthusiasm that Ireland Baldwin is putting into swaying her hips, albeit not much, I think twerking is now proven to be wholly unnecessary, aside from being a decent ass workout. But who wants to go through that trouble on the dance floor?

I swear, if I was twerking myself up and down the dancefloor trying to catch the crotch of Prince Charming only to see him in the ass crack of Ireland while she does that little swaying, then I would probably be righteously pissed off. It doesn’t really seem like a level playing field to me, but that is probably just stating the obvious.

I almost didn’t recognize what Ireland was smoking due to it having been so long since I saw someone actually smoking pot. Everyone is so gaga over these vapes that fewer and fewer people are willing to go through the trouble of making their apartment smell like it just got skunked.

Vapes are so prevalent that it now seems like a hipster move to go back to the old way, which in turn makes it less cool and less appealing. I can only afford to have two hipster traits at a time. If I take up smoking then I will either have to give up my serial killer glasses or my beard. And I am not willing to part with either just yet.

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The OA Season 2: Release Date and Everything Else We Know

The wait for The OA season 2 has been a long one, but filming is in progress on Netflix's supernatural sleeper hit.

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Apr 20, 2018

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News has been sparse about The OA season 2, but according to lead actor, Brit Marling, scripts (which apparently took all summer and fall to write) have been written, and filming began in January 2018. The second season will have 8 episodes, and the premiere episode will be entitled "Angel of Death," in which we will finally learn the fate of Prarie Johnson.

Netflix really dropped a bombshell back in December of 2016. After only a few oblique social media teases, they debuted the trailer for their mysterious new supernatural series The OA on the exact same week of the show’s premiere, but having resonated with audiences, Netflix has no further need for any PR cloak and dagger when it comes to their mysterious new gem, proven by the fact they greenlit The OA season 2 and announced it publicly straight off the bat.

The streaming service chose to announce the second season of The OA with a mysterious teaser, naturally.

The OA Season 2 Teaser Trailer

Although it came out awhile ago, The OA season 2 teaser contains some very definite clues for what's to come...

The OA Season 2 Release Date

With filming having begun for The OA season 2 in January 2018, expect to see the show's return in summer or fall. We'll keep you updated when an official announcement is made.

The OA Season 2 Story

The first season of The OA centred around young Missouri woman Prairie Johnson (Brit Marling) who – after being missing for seven years – mysteriously resurfaces.

Previously blind, she now possesses sight and odd scar markings on her back. However, as Prairie – who now calls herself The OA – deals with a flood of memories, she remains silent about her ordeal to both the authorities and her adopted parents Abel, played by Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead) and Nancy, played by Alice Krige (Tyrant).

But Prairie does choose to relay the truth to a group of locals, and sets out on a mission to retrieve people who went missing in similar circumstances to herself. We learn that her odd ordeal connects to an experiment dealing with the near-death unlocking of dormant abilities. The ongoing intrigue of the series lies in the fact that Prairie/The OA may not necessarily be telling the whole truth and possible twists on what little we know still might lie ahead.

If you've watched the teaser for The OA season 2 (above), it might not seem like there's much to go on, but you can distinctly hear Prairie say "Homer?" along with a message in braille, which has been translated as "survived." There's also that photo of what looks like the Golden Gate Bridge - so, will Homer's near-death experience be explained in the second season?

We can absolutely be assured of one thing: co-creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij know exactly what the ongoing story is; there's definitely no Lost-esque uncertainly about the plot as the series moves forward.

"Brit and I figured out the whole thing. The whole thing's a riddle. There are a lot of clues," Batmanglij told Variety. "Very few people have really picked up on all the clues. Our sound engineer picked up on a major one that kind of blew my mind. I was like, 'That is designed for only the closest, creepiest viewer to find.'"

We also know that the near-death experiences, which are used to unlock "Movements," will continue to evolve and play a larger part in the evolution of the story. 

"I believe in what science fiction can do, which is it can set up simple rules that it has to follow to try to illuminate something about the present that is somewhat invisible to us," Brit Marling explained to Malcolm Gladwell in Interview Magazine recently. "Except that, even in that illumination, you have to admit that you just don’t know—that some things are a capital M mystery that are beyond our five senses, and that we couldn’t possibly perceive or articulate. The OA is our attempt at writing and making a new human language through movement, this mythology we’re inventing."

The OA Season 2 Cast

Casting news for The OA season 2 has been very hush-hush, like most news surrounding the show. Brit Marling has made her involvement pretty clear on social media, but we've heard nothing from Jason Isaacs (Event Horizon), Patrick Gibson (Cherry Tree) or Brenden Meyer (The Guest).

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11 Royal Traditions Meghan Markle’s Broken Already

If there's one thing we know about Meghan Markle from obsessing over watching her relationship with Prince Harry unfold, it's that she isn't exactly conventional — at least not where royal customs are concerned. Leading up to and throughout her engagement, Markle has quietly (and gracefully, it would seem) broken tradition in a way no other royal fiancée ever has. And let's be real: It's one of the reasons we all love her so much, right?

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Rule breaker though she may be, Markle has already managed to endear herself to the public. However, what's even more impressive is that she's obviously managed to infiltrate the royal family's super-tight inner circle despite her nontraditional approach to becoming an official royal family member.

When you consider just how many royal rules — both spoken and unspoken — Markle has defied, her warm reception seems even more impressive. Here's how she's stepped out of line with royal tradition (so far).

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1. She spilled the beans about their private life

In Vanity Fair's October 2017 issue, Markle appeared on the cover. That in and of itself courted the kind of celebrity attention royals aren't particularly fond of, but Markle also gushed about her relationship with Prince Harry — before they were even engaged. To the rest of us, this seems sweet, but in the royal family, it can register as taboo.

2. She's not shy about showing her affection

Just as Markle couldn't resist gushing about her royal beau in print, she doesn't try to hide her public displays of affection either. She and Prince Harry are often photographed holding hands and have also been snapped cozying up to each other. But royal etiquette guru Myka Meier told People royals shouldn’t engage in PDA because they are “working representatives of the British Monarchy.”

3. She sometimes goes sans tights

If you ask us, tights are passé these days. However, it's considered improper in the royal family not to wear them under your dress at public events. Accordingly, Markle created quite the stir when she stepped out to officially announce her engagement — sans tights.

4. She’s a divorcée

Granted, this isn't unheard of in the royal family, but it is highly unusual. Markle married producer Trevor Engelson in 2011 after dating for six years. The couple quietly split in 2013. Of course, it's worth noting that Engelson is currently in talks with Fox about an untitled comedy pilot centered on a husband who must share custody of his kids with the British royal family when his ex-wife gets remarried... to a prince. (*Insert eye roll here*)

5. Cross-body bags — not clutches — are her thing

Royal etiquette expert William Hanson told the Daily Mail royal women carry clutches to deter people from trying to shake their hands. The unspoken rule here is that people should only try to shake if and when the royal first extends their own hand. Markle doesn't seem to mind, though. She routinely chooses totes, satchels and what seem to be her favorite, cross-body bags, over the classic clutch.

6. She plans to make a speech at her own wedding

ICYMI, Markle isn't the kind of woman who will be silenced. As opposed to falling in line with the customary reception speeches made by the bride's father, the groom and the best man, Markle intends to deliver her own. In it, the future royal reportedly plans to thank the queen and pay "affectionate tribute" to her prince.

7. Diamonds really are this girl's best friend

The beautiful blue sapphire ring that belonged to Princess Diana (and now to the Duchess of Cambridge) stands out as a shining example of royal engagement ring bling in that most royals opt for designs that incorporate gemstones. The queen, Princess Anne, Sarah Ferguson (aka the Duchess of York) and Princess Margaret all have gemstone engagement rings. Markle, however, sports an all-diamond design.

8. She sometimes signs autographs

With the exception of Prince Charles, who gave his autograph to victims of a Cornwall flood in 2010, the royal family had adhered to a firm no-autographs rule. However, Markle skirted this convention in Cardiff by writing a sweet and simple note to a 10-year-old girl named Caitlin Clarke.

9. She takes political stances

While the royal family isn't known for getting involved in sociopolitical controversies, Markle stands by her beliefs. And in the throes of #MeToo and #TimesUp, that has meant voicing her support for these important movements.

10. She's an actor

Because the royals are notoriously reserved, a person who's a celebrity in their own right in the family is something of a coup. In fact, it's widely assumed Markle left her role on Suits in order to pursue her relationship with Prince Harry.

11. She attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

In an unprecedented move, Markle attended the prestigious Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting with Prince Harry — something that hasn't been done by the betrothed of any prior royal.

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