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Buffy loses control in first look preview of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5

Boom! Studios kicks off a brand new story arc in next month’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5, which will deal with the fallout to the shocking events of the previous issue. Check out a first look preview here…

The reimagining of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking hit series kicks off a brand new story arc as Team Slayer deals with the devastating consequences of Xander becoming a vampire. Buffy and the Scooby Gang have lost one of their own to Team Vamp…but what if there’s a way to get their friend back? The Slayer will walk the line between responsibility and rampage as she searches for anything that’ll bring back her friend, balancing her quest with her duties as the Slayer while trying not to lose anyone else in the process. What do you do when your entire purpose is killing vampires and your friend just turned into one?
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Dean Cain & Kristy Swanson Star As Real-Life Text-Happy FBI Agents In Stage Play From ‘Gosnell’ Writer

Dean Cain & Kristy Swanson Star As Real-Life Text-Happy FBI Agents In Stage Play From ‘Gosnell’ Writer
Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson are set to play the real-life FBI agents whose amorous and perceived anti-Trump texts were made public got one of them fired from the Mueller investigation in a new stage play by Gosnell writer-producer Phelim McAleer. FBI Lovebirds: UnderCovers will get a staged reading in Washington, D.C., next month that will be filmed and put on YouTube.

Cain plays Peter Strzok, who was having an extramarital affair with fellow Bureau staffer Lisa Paige (Swanson). Their text messages make up the play’s narrative. In announcing the project, McAleer said, “It is a 100 percent verbatim script constructed out of the secret texts from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page (aka the FBI Lovebirds) and I have included their closed-door testimony to the congressional committee that was investigating them.”

The reading will be staged June 13 at the Mead Theatre. McAleer is crowdsourcing the funding.

“It’s an
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‘Aladdin’ Remake Rubs Critics Differently, From ‘Rip-Roaring Spectacle’ to ‘Cinematic Karaoke’

‘Aladdin’ Remake Rubs Critics Differently, From ‘Rip-Roaring Spectacle’ to ‘Cinematic Karaoke’
The backlash after the first few trailers and teases for Disney’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” were loud and clear, with audiences perplexed at the look 0f Will Smith’s blue, CGI Genie.

But while some critics in their first reviews of the film say “Aladdin” was as disappointing and unnecessary a remake as feared, others were quick to say that any concerns about Smith were wildly overblown.

“Like ‘Dumbo,’ the new movie is a big, lavish fantasia that no one asked for or particularly needs,” EW’s Chris Nashawaty wrote in his review. “And yet, the new ‘Aladdin’ is hardly the folly that the advance bad buzz prepared us for. The candy-colored costumes and production design are stunning, Alan Menken’s songs are as infectious as ever, the dance numbers have an electric Bollywood flair, and some of the bazaar chase sequences have a ‘Young Indiana Jones’ sense of rollicking,
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New Slayers make their first appearance in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Ones

Boom! Studios has announced the upcoming one-shot Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Ones, which is set to explore the first full appearances of Slayers from past eras, as seen on special variant covers to the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer ongoing series.

“Buffy might be the Slayer you know best, but she’s not the only incredible woman to be a Chosen One—and you’re getting the first appearance of three new Slayers in this issue, as well as the never-before-seen origins of the Sunnydale Hellmouth!” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, Boom! Studios. “Mairghread, Ornella, Celia, and Alexa dig into the secret origins of these important characters from the past who’ll have a huge impact on Buffy’s future!”

In 18th century California, a young woman discovers she’s the Chosen One and changes the course of Slayer history forever, in a new story from writer Mairghread Scott
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What We Do In the Shadows review – the undead prove dead funny

This seductive blood-sucking comedy about the everyday struggles of a gang of vampire housemates in New York is silly, deadpan and full of killer gags

Television loves a good vampire, but for some reason, the eternal torment of immortal parasitic killers tends to lend itself more to melodrama than humour. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s perpetually unfortunate sexual attraction to the undead, to the Twi-lite of The Vampire Diaries, bloodsucking fiends are usually much less funny than they are in the wonderful and charismatic new comedy What We Do In the Shadows.

The series is based on the 2014 film of the same name, co-written and co-directed by Flight of the ConchordsJemaine Clement and Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi. The pair also starred in the original film, but have handed over acting duties in the TV iteration to a new gang of undead roommates, making the most of the talented comedians who play them,
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Comic Book Preview – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 1 hits comic book stores this coming Wednesday, collecting the first four issues of Boom! Studios’ new ongoing series; check out a preview here…

Go back to the beginning as the critically acclaimed pop culture phenomenon Buffy The Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon.

This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil.

But her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award-Winner Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) bring Buffy into a new era with new challenges, new friends…and a few enemies you might already recognize. But the more things change,
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‘Angel’ Series Finale 15th Anniversary: David Boreanaz Reveals How He Thinks That Final Fight Played Out (Video)

‘Angel’ Series Finale 15th Anniversary: David Boreanaz Reveals How He Thinks That Final Fight Played Out (Video)
This Sunday marks a very important milestone in TV history. And no, we’re not talking about the “Game of Thrones” series finale, but the 15th anniversary of the “Angel” series finale.

And in honor of it, TheWrap asked star David Boreanaz to look back on the closing moments of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spinoff’s final episode, “Not Fade Away,” and to tell us what he thinks of that big cliffhanger a decade and a half later.

“I’ve always thought it ended great,” the “Seal Team” star told us. “I mean, even when it was written and we shot it, I had no problems with it. I think that’s great. I mean, I think that that’s a world that had opened up to a lot of people — the way our show, the way ‘Angel’ ended was I think right. You kind of go out continuously fighting,
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Why Jessica Parker Kennedy Would Make a Great Buffy

People who remember the 1990s and the 2000s might remember a show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Like its name states, the show was centered on a teenage girl named Buffy Summers, who had been chosen by fate to become the latest in a long line of Slayers responsible for fighting vampires as well as other monsters. However, even though previous Slayers have chosen to operate on their own, Buffy makes the consequential choice of building up a circle of friends who wind up becoming known as the Scooby Gang. On the whole, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a very

Why Jessica Parker Kennedy Would Make a Great Buffy
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‘Big Bang Theory’ Ends 12-Year Run With Eye On The Prize (& Big Surprise Guest)

‘Big Bang Theory’ Ends 12-Year Run With Eye On The Prize (& Big Surprise Guest)
Spoiler Alert: This story contains details of The Big Bang Theory series finale that aired tonight.

In the end, The Big Bang Theory took the prize with a series finale that delivered satisfying surprises for all of the core characters but kept hold of the show’s taut pace, tart zingers, and deadpan irony despite all the obvious temptations to over-inflate the comedy vehicle beyond its specifications. The 279th and final episode of the history-making CBS hit comedy, which finished its 12-year mission with a picture-perfect landing that was capped, fittingly, by an award acceptance speech by Jim Parsons.

The trophy this time was the Nobel Prize medal and technically the winner was actually Parson’s on-air alter ego, Sheldon Cooper. The Southern-born brainiac and Caltech physicist has been the show’s signature character
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Sarah Michelle Gellar's Big Bang Finale Cameo: Here's How It Came Together

Sarah Michelle Gellar's Big Bang Finale Cameo: Here's How It Came Together
In the end, Big Bang Theory‘s unluckiest lovebird lost his girlfriend but gained a Buffy the Vampire Slayer, staking claim to one of the series finale’s biggest moments in the process.

As previously, lightly teased, Sarah Michelle Gellar made a surprise cameo in Thursday’s swan song (read full recap here) as Raj’s date to Sheldon and Amy’s Nobel Prize ceremony. The idea for the quasi-Buffy crossover “came later in the story-breaking process,” showrunner Steve Holland tells TVLine.

“We knew that Raj wouldn’t have anyone to sit next to on the flight to Stockholm,” the Ep explains.
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Phoenix Fan Fusion Special Guest Highlights

We are only one week away from Phoenix Fan Fusion, formerly known as Phoenix Comic Con, and the guests and schedules are really coming together to make it an awesome year! There are pages and pages of special guests listed on the Phoenix Fan Fusion website, but I have highlighted my favorite guests below that I’ll be hoping to see!

First off, we’ve got Paul Reubens, that’s right, Pee-wee Herman himself will be in attendance. The guy who has played Pee-wee for over the last 30 years, as well as voiced major characters like Max in Flight of the Navigator, and Rx-24 in the old Star Tours ride at Disney parks has been in so many things we never even knew besides the things we love him for. I’m partial to Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, but he was also in all the other Pee-wee projects, as well as Batman Returns,
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Kodie Bedford takes the ‘Mystery Road’ to success

Kodie Bedford.

When Kodie Bedford sets out to create a project or is offered a writing gig, she looks for three elements: Strong female characters, a regional setting which harks back to her childhood in country Wa, and a genre piece.

So far everything the Indigenous writer has accomplished in her burgeoning career has ticked all three boxes, with credits on Grace Beside Me, Robbie Hood and Mystery Road as well as the horror short Scout, which marks her directing debut.

“I pinch myself every day as I get to tell stories; I am living the dream,” she tells If. She turned to screenwriting after working as a cadet journalist for Sbs before moving to the ABC as a researcher on documentary series Message Sticks.

A graduate of the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Communications and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney,
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 10 Times Buffy Should Have Been Expelled (Or Thrown In Jail)

On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the titular heroine sacrifices a lot for her calling. For most teenage girls, high school means boys, parties, and trips to the mall. As the Slayer, Buffy doesn't have this luxury. Nor does she have a good reputation. Thrown out of her old school for arson—she was killing a horde of vampires—Buffy arrives at Sunnydale High, already labeled a juvenile delinquent.

Related: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses

Talk about unfair. Buffy tries her hardest to keep the slaying as tidy and law-abiding as possible. Unfortunately, sometimes that's just not possible. Sometimes Buffy has no other choice but to commit a felony, or several, in order to save the world. Buffy may have died twice but when it comes to avoiding jail time, Buffy has ten lives. Here's a chronological look at the Slayer's would-be rap sheet.
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The 5 Best (and 5 Worst) Episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a decade and a half since Buffy the Vampire Slayer broadcast its series finale. The show remains a pop culture touchstone and seems to pick up more and more fans every year.

Related: Sarah Michelle Gellar Says She Won't Be In The Buffy Reboot

The continued interest in Buffy has also kept fan debates alive. And one of the biggest fan debates of all revolves around which episodes were the series’ best… and worst. We’ve done the nearly impossible and compiled a list of the five episodes that fall into each category. This isn’t to say there aren’t other amazing episodes, or additional not-so-great ones.
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Every Season Finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel, Ranked

The season finale is one of television's most challenging beasts. Any finale worth its salt has to not only be a faithful representative to the season's prior episodes, but also go above and beyond, abound with excitement, revelations, and juicy twists. These days, with often over a year in between many seasons, finales are expected to end on a cliffhanger enthralling enough for the viewer to return.

Related: 21 Things Only True Fans Know About Angel And Buffy The Vampire Slayer

There's extra pressure on shows with cult followings. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff show Angel have leagues of fans. Surely Joss Whedon, iconic showrunner, has perfected the recipe for the season finale, right? Mix equal parts epic final battle and groundbreaking character development, sprinkle in some Whedonisms, garnish with a cliffhanger and presto! Works every time, right?

Not exactly. There are some Buffy and Angel finales that left viewers cold.
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The 10 Most Powerful Weapons, Ranked

When a show is called Buffy the Vampire Slayer, combat is par for the course. The cult TV series turned fight scenes into an art form. Each character's personality is reflected in the way they fight: Buffy is graceful and agile, Angel uses brute strength, Spike is scrappy and playful, etc. When the music ramps up and the fists come out, the viewer knows they're in for a treat.

Related: Game Of Thrones: 10 Powerful Weapons From The Books That Should Be In The Show

While the Slayers and vampires of the Buffyverse are highly skilled at hand-to-hand combat, sometimes they need a little help in the form of weaponry. Some weapons of choice have potent mystical properties, whereas others are basic, man-made killing devices. From the epic and enchanted to the satisfyingly simple, here are some of the best in the show's run.
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Wesley Snipes' Blade Returns in Epic What We Do in the Shadows Vampire Crossover

FX just pulled off perhaps the most epic vampire crossover event in history on the latest episode of What We Do in the Shadows. The TV series, based on the 2015 movie of the same name, is currently airing its first season. The show has been generally well-received and has garnered enough of an audience for the network to grant it an early season 2 pickup. But last night's episode may have just gained the show a lot of fans, as a ton of special guest stars, including Wesley Snipes reprising his role as Blade, appeared.

Warning: spoilers ahead for the latest episode of What We Do in the Shadows. The episode, titled The Trial, sees the vampires having to defend themselves as an international vampire tribunal gathers to judge them for their transgressions. That's what led to this unbelievable gathering. Aside from Wesley Snipes reprising his role as Marvel's resident Daywalker,
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How to Beat Yourself in a Fight – According to the Movies

Chris Farnell May 8, 2019

Having to fight another version of yourself is always inconvenient. Here are some tips gleaned from onscreen doppelganger dust-ups...

This article contains Avengers: Endgame spoilers.

As it says on the death screens of various military first-person shooters, "'If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles' - Sun Tzu’s The Art Of War." But what about when your enemy is yourself? Not in a figurative “I’m my own worst enemy” kind of a way but in a far more literal “I’m my own worst enemy and I’m coming at me with a Samurai Sword” kind of a way?

Knowing how to win such a battle is a journey through philosophy, causality, self-knowledge and fighting dirty, but it will also require some Avengers: Endgame spoilers, The Lego Movie 2 and more. I mean, sorry, but this
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 5 Times Xander Was A Nice Guy (And 5 Times He Was A "Nice Guy")

You can't say "cult TV series" without thinking of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. However, as universal as Buffy may be, it is also a '90s show and not everything holds up. Some of the early seasons' CGI is laughable. Not every pop culture reference connects with younger viewers. Then there's Xander Harris. The show clearly means for Xander to be the everyman, the lovable loser who is always overlooked and never gets the girl. But as the years go by, Xander is seen as one of Buffy's most problematic characters.

There are the definitively bad Xander moments: leaving Anya at the altar, slut-shaming her for sleeping with Spike, etc. But more insidiously, there are also the moments where either Xander thinks he's being a nice guy or the show wants you to believe it, even as he demonstrates awful behavior. But then again, there are times when Xander is every bit the Mr.
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10 Times Cordelia Was The Most Important Character On Buffy The Vampire Slayer And Angel

The mean girl has been a classic Hollywood archetype for years. Chris Hargensen in Carrie. Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl. Cheryl Blossom in Riverdale. We all know this girl. She's rich, beautiful, and out for emotional blood. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cordelia Chase was that girl. She puts the hell in Hellmouth. At the beginning of the series, it seemed like Cordelia's sole purpose was to terrorize the Scooby Gang, save for the times she needed to be rescued. Yet, over the course of the series, Cordelia evolves into a well-rounded, fully developed character.

Related: Buffy The Vampire Slayer: 6 Times Buffy Was A Good Friend (& 4 She Wasn't)

Her edges never dull; her tongue is so sharp it has the ability to cut and slash as soon as she opens her mouth. But Cordelia also grows to care deeply about others, a trait that grows ten-fold when she moves over to Angel.
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