Monthly Archives: May 2016

Here’s Where Fear the Walking Dead Now Fits on The Walking Dead Timeline

Watching Fear the Walking Dead, it’s difficult to not think about what’s happening on the other side of the continent. By that we mean Atlanta, the setting of the first Walking Dead show. Fear, of course, is a West Coast prequel set some time beforehand—but they’re both in the same universe.

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Ken Loach: punishing the poor is part of David Cameron’s project

Film-maker says it would be pointless to show his Palme d’Or-winner I, Daniel Blake to Conservative government

The director Ken Loach has said he does not want David Cameron to watch his latest film, which deals with unemployment, poverty and the rise of food banks in Britain today, because punishing the poor is part of the prime minister’s project.

Last week, Loach became the first British director to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes twice, this year for his welfare state polemic I, Daniel Blake.

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Ken Loach: punishing the poor is part of David Cameron’s project

Film-maker says it would be pointless to show his Palme d’Or-winner I, Daniel Blake to Conservative government

The director Ken Loach has said he does not want David Cameron to watch his latest film, which deals with unemployment, poverty and the rise of food banks in Britain today, because punishing the poor is part of the prime minister’s project.

Last week, Loach became the first British director to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes twice, this year for his welfare state polemic I, Daniel Blake.

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Over 1,500 TSA Agents Have Been Reassigned to Political Rallies Since April

When the Secret Service needs help running security for a political event they turn to the TSA. But with TSA staff shortages and absurdly long lines
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Batman v Superman’s Dark Knight Is Such an Asshole In This Brilliant Robot Chicken Skit

If you thought Ben Affleck’s take on Batman in Batman v Superman was almost incoherently angry all the time, he’s not got a patch on Robot Chicken’s hilariously foul-mouthed version.

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General Mills Just Recalled 10 Million Pounds of Flour for a Possible E. Coli Outbreak

Check your cabinets, people. General Mills just issued a recall for 10 million pounds of its flour, in connection with a potential E. coli outbreak. Read more… Continue reading

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A Young Spirit Fights New York City’s Crime in the New Animated Film Phantom Boy

A young boy with the ability to leave his body and fly around teams up with a police detective to take down New York City’s crime boss. This is the plot of the new animated film Phantom Boy, and we’re excited to debut the U.S. trailer, courtesy of GKids.

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King Tut Had a Space Dagger

Tutankhamun, the boy king of ancient Egypt who died at 18 and later exploded inside his own sarcophagus
, apparently owned—and was buried with—a literal space dagger made from meteoric iron.

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First Look at the Troubled Mutant at the Heart of the X-Men TV Spinoff Legion

Good news, X-fans: Fox is going forward with the first of its X-Men universe TV shows, Legion, and has given it a series order. Check out the first picture of Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as David Haller (who may or may not be Professor X’s estranged son) above!

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The Do-Over review – Adam Sandler misfires in identity-theft yukfest

With gay panic jokes, a topless elderly woman and house keys found up a corpse’s backside, Sandler serves up the same old stuff in his second Netflix film

With his second direct-to-Netflix endeavor, The Do-Over, Adam Sandler has found a way to warp time. No, the story does not offer useful guidelines on how one can revert to one’s youth, as the title suggests, but creates a set and setting in which time magically moves at a fraction of the normal rate. Surely this movie must be almost over, you think, as you jab the pause button on your remote – only to find you are at the 50-minute mark with another 58 to go. It’s a remarkable feat, as so little else in this picture has anything noteworthy happening at all.

It starts out simple, but moderately amusing. Charlie McMillan (David Spade) is a milquetoast loser who bumps into his old, cooler friend Max Kessler (Sandler) at a high school reunion. McMillan wears the same nerdy clothes and drives the same awful car and even holds the same humiliating job he did in high school: working in a bank inside a supermarket. (Old ladies ask him where they can find kitty litter. After explaining, again, that the bank is independent from the market, he sighs, reduced to his fate: aisle two.)

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The Do-Over review – Adam Sandler misfires in identity-theft yukfest

With gay panic jokes, a topless elderly woman and house keys found up a corpse’s backside, Sandler serves up the same old stuff in his second Netflix film

With his second direct-to-Netflix endeavor, The Do-Over, Adam Sandler has found a way to warp time. No, the story does not offer useful guidelines on how one can revert to one’s youth, as the title suggests, but creates a set and setting in which time magically moves at a fraction of the normal rate. Surely this movie must be almost over, you think, as you jab the pause button on your remote – only to find you are at the 50-minute mark with another 58 to go. It’s a remarkable feat, as so little else in this picture has anything noteworthy happening at all.

It starts out simple, but moderately amusing. Charlie McMillan (David Spade) is a milquetoast loser who bumps into his old, cooler friend Max Kessler (Sandler) at a high school reunion. McMillan wears the same nerdy clothes and drives the same awful car and even holds the same humiliating job he did in high school: working in a bank inside a supermarket. (Old ladies ask him where they can find kitty litter. After explaining, again, that the bank is independent from the market, he sighs, reduced to his fate: aisle two.)

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Emily Blunt confirmed as Mary Poppins in sequel to classic film

The British actor will be joined by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns, which takes place 20 years on from the famous first film

Move over, Julie Andrews. There’s a new Mary Poppins in town.

Walt Disney Studios announced on Tuesday that Into the Woods star Emily Blunt would be taking over the part of the famous nanny in a sequel to the 1964 classic film, confirming the British actor’s long-heralded involvement. She was said to be the producers’ first choice.

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Emily Blunt confirmed as Mary Poppins in sequel to classic film

The British actor will be joined by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns, which takes place 20 years on from the famous first film

Move over, Julie Andrews. There’s a new Mary Poppins in town.

Walt Disney Studios announced on Tuesday that Into the Woods star Emily Blunt would be taking over the part of the famous nanny in a sequel to the 1964 classic film, confirming the British actor’s long-heralded involvement. She was said to be the producers’ first choice.

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Bryan Singer Is Taking a Break From the X-Men Movies

Basically, imagine that Bryan Singer is Michael Corleone and the X-Men movies are the mob. Only he’s not upset so much as he is resigned and kind of happy about it.

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Dramatic Photos Show Some of the Worst Flooding Texas Has Ever Seen

Just last month, southeastern Texas saw some of the worst flooding in its history, described as “biblical” by many news outlets. Now, thanks to yet another spate of torrential rainfall, Texans are experiencing déjà vu all too soon.

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Marvel’s Version of Batman Comes Back Angrier Than Before

Moon Knight
, Night Thrasher, the Black Fox… Marvel’s got a few characters that incorporate elements from DC Comics’ Dark Knight. But the House of Ideas’ most on-the-nose nocturnal-avenger homage is probably Nighthawk, a character who originated as part of the Marvel’s Squadron Supreme concept
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The Next Friday the 13th Movie Will Be a Jason Voorhees Origin Story

Much like its hockey-masked killer, the Friday the 13th franchise is apparently immortal, surviving hell, outer space, a bout with Freddy Krueger, and a 2009 reboot. That said, it’s taken a rather long time to get to the series’ much-anticipated 13th installment—but now we’ve gotten some intriguing news.

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These New Space Stamps Are Almost Cool Enough to Make Me Want to Send a Letter

It’s been a while since I’ve wanted to send a letter bad enough to buy a stamp. But these new space stamps might finally make it worth it.

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Disney’s Mary Poppins Sequel Has a New, Vaguely Ominous Title

Disney’s new Mary Poppins movie, starring Emily Blunt
and Lin-Manuel Miranda
, and directed by Rob Marshall, is finally official! The sequel will be called Mary Poppins Returns and it’ll be released Christmas Day 2018. So, you’d imagine a third film to be called Mary Poppins Forever followed by Mary and Jack, then Mary Poppins Begins, followed by The Mary Poppins, The Mary Poppins Rises and then rebooted with Mary Poppins V Amelia Bedelia.

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Everything You Need to Know to Get Ready for Marvel’s Civil War II

Marvel’s Civil War II #1 comic event finally begins tomorrow, but are you prepared? Fear not, because we’re here with the answers to all your questions, as well as everything else you should know about Civil War II.

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