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Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ Events Get Grander, But the Music Still Sounds Unfinished

Our phones were locked in little mesh pouches so we communicated the way people did in the Dark Ages: we reenacted Vines. Last night, deep inside The Forum in Los Angeles, a group of young men formed a circle around their friend who was wearing a Florida Marlins hat –– one of the old ones –– and channeling Kanye West from a famous clip in which the rapper, drunk and determined, punctuates a series of nonsense syllables with “I’M Off That Goose Right Now.” This was in the entryway to a men’s bathroom,
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How Pokemon X and Y Ushered in the 3D Era

Rob Leane Oct 24, 2019

The launch of the 3Ds provided Pokémon X and Y with a real chance to shine. Let's look back at the highs and lows...

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

It may have only been six years ago, but it feels long ago. Pokemon X and Y were the first installments in the RPG franchise to launch on the 3Ds, with Nintendo's 3D-enabled handheld console having arrived on the market in 2011. The handheld's ability to flick between a standard 2D display and battery-eating 3D visuals meant that X and Y could present pocket monsters in a more detailed and multifaceted way than ever before. These games really embraced the third dimension, and the resultant visuals set such a high bar that many of today's Pokémon sprites look an awful lot like these 2013 versions.

The games were set in the Kalos region, which was based on France,
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‘When Lambs Become Lions’ Trailer Shows Complexity in Battle Against African Elephant Poaching (Exclusive Video)

  • The Wrap
“When Lambs Become Lions,” a new documentary about African elephant poaching, reveals that the fight to protect these animals is far more complicated than one would imagine.

The first trailer for the documentary film, which TheWrap is sharing exclusively, shows the fight from both perspectives. Director Jon Kasbe spent years embedded with both a small-time ivory dealer who is willing to break the law to provide for his family as well as a man willing to put elephant lives over human life and who operates like no ordinary conversation ranger.

“These are charismatic, complicated, and relatable men who do illegal or abhorrent things. I didn’t understand them, and I wanted to,” Kasbe said in the press notes for “When Lambs Become Lions.” “I wanted to explore their complexity and remain open to understanding things that were much easier to hate. The only way to do that–for an outsider
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Gold Derby TV Awards winners 2019: ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fleabag’ rule, but voters spread the wealth

  • Gold Derby
Gold Derby TV Awards winners 2019: ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fleabag’ rule, but voters spread the wealth
Game of Thrones” and “Fleabag” were the two biggest winners Wednesday morning at the 2019 Gold Derby TV Awards, taking Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series, respectively, in addition to several other prizes. But neither show achieved a clean sweep. The more than 1,500 registered Gold Derby users who cast their votes spread the wealth in a variety of categories. Scroll down to see the complete list, and watch our complete announcement video above.

“Thrones” topped the list with five victories out of its 13 nominations. Its win for Best Drama Series is its fourth, setting a new record as the most awarded show in the 16-year history of these awards, breaking its tie with triple champs “Lost,” “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.”

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The HBO fantasy epic also won Ensemble of the Year for the third time. Peter Dinklage claimed Best Drama
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Mega Man Zero/Zx Legacy Collection: Release Date and Trailer

Matthew Byrd Aug 27, 2019

The handheld Mega Man Zero/Zx series are coming to multiple platforms next year.

Capcom has confirmed that they are releasing a new Mega Man collection that complies the Mega Man Zero and Mega Man Zx games. It's called the Mega Man Zero/Zx Legacy Collection, and it will include the following games:

- Mega Man Zero (Game Boy Advance)

- Mega Man Zero 2 (Game Boy Advance)

- Mega Man Zero 3 (Game Boy Advance)

- Mega Man Zero 4 (Game Boy Advance)

- Mega Man Zx (Nintendo DS)

- Mega Man Zx Advent (Nintendo DS)

As you can see, all of the games included as part of this collection are handheld titles previously exclusive to Nintendo platforms. That means that if you're a Mega Man fan who never really dipped their toes into multiple generations of Nintendo handheld hardware, then there's a decent chance you never actually got
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Exclusive: Mike Mignola, Matt Smith, and Dave Stewart Teaming Up for Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.: Long Night At Goloski Station, Coming This October from Dark Horse Comics

The 50th annual Comic-Con may be kicking off later this week in San Diego, but Dark Horse Comics is already heating up the news with exciting announcements in the "Mignolaverse," and Daily Dead is thrilled to exclusively report that legendary writer Mike Mignola is teaming up with Barbarian Lord creator Matt Smith and colorist Dave Stewart for the new one-shot Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: Long Night at Goloski Station, coming this October from Dark Horse Comics.

A Halloween treat, Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: Long Night at Goloski Station is inspired by Westerns and will be released on October 30th from Dark Horse Comics. To learn more, check out the official press release and cover art below, and keep an eye on Dark Horse Comics' official website for additional details!

Press Release: Timed to Halloween, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, acclaimed Barbarian Lord
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‘Crawl’ Review: Alexandre Aja’s Alligator Horror is Precise, Tense, and Satisfying

After forays into horror-comedy (Piranha 3D) and dark fables (Horns), New French Extremity director Alexandre Aja comes full circle with straight-forward, gnarly horror in Crawl. A precise and tense midsummer sandbox picture, Crawl allows Aja’s fixations on viscera and tension to bare their sharp teeth in a single space, recalling his earlier work through sheer tempo and intensity, all while maintaining a father-daughter (and dog) narrative with just enough heft and sincerity to resonate.

Haley (Kaya Scodelario) is a college student in Florida whose scholarship rests on her ability to competitively swim. As a category 5 hurricane begins to shake trees and flood roads, Haley goes looking for her father, Dave (Barry Pepper) who has been suspiciously M.I.A. Haley arrives at the first of her father’s two houses (due to a recent divorce) and here she finds only his dog, Sugar, and some old memories that stir
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The 100 Says Goodbye to Original Cast Member Henry Ian Cusick

The 100 Says Goodbye to Original Cast Member Henry Ian Cusick
It's the end of an era for Henry Ian Cusick and The 100. The Lost and Scandal veteran marked his last episode of The CW sci-fi drama with a tweet. "All things end and that's was Kane's. Thanks to @JRothenbergTV and all the cast crew writers directors of #the100 but especially to you #kabby and #kane supporters, your passion and support over the years has been truly wonderful and I love you guys for that! May we meet again X," Cusick tweeted. Executive producer Jason Rothenberg tweeted his thanks to Cusick. "I have to say it was a pleasure and an honor to have @hicusick on our show for the past 6 years. The guy classed up the joint. Really helped us make the point that we were not a...
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These Are the Damned

“Kinder der Eisigen Dunkelheit!” If those words don’t give you a chill, you may be one of ‘The Damned.’ Joseph Losey’s fascinatingly morbid reflection on atomic terror was too much for England in 1961, wasn’t released in the U.S. for four full years, and then only after being shorn of nine minutes of footage. An ‘impossible’ Cold War scenario puts military authority on the same moral plane as delinquent street thugs. Losey transplants his subversive sensibility to England, and the result is one of the top political sci-fi tales of all time.

These are the Damned

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1961 / B&w / 2:35 widescreen / 95 min. / Street Date June 13, 2019 /Sie Sind Verdammt / Available from Amazon.de

Starring: Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors, Alexander Knox, Oliver Reed, Walter Gotell, James Villiers, Tom Kempinski, Kenneth Cope, Brian Oulton, Rachel Clay, Caroline Sheldon, Rebecca Dignam, Siobhan Taylor, Nicholas Clay.

Cinematography:
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50 X-rated Movies That Aren't Porn

  • CinemaRetro
Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman in "Midnight Cowboy".

Writing on the Thrillist web site, Jennifer M. Wood presents an excellent article outlining 50 major films that were initially rated X but which were not pornographic. Her analysis dates back to the early days of the American ratings system when "X" initially just meant adult fare that children could not be admitted to view. Acclaimed films such as "Midnight Cowboy" and "Last Tango in Paris" were released under the "X" rating but ultimately the porn industry made the "X" synonymous with hardcore sex films. Eventually, the studios adopted the "Nc-17" rating in the hope that it would revive interest in mainstream, adult fare that had an edge to it, but ultimately the strategy largely failed. Some of the classic movies initially rated "X" or "Nc-17" were ultimately re-rated to "R" including a 1994 re-release of "The Wild Bunch"!

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‘Dark Phoenix,’ Latest in X-Men Series, Should be the Last

‘Dark Phoenix,’ Latest in X-Men Series, Should be the Last
Dark Phoenix doesn’t just suck big time. It’s the worst movie ever in the X-Men series. That’s 12 films since the first X-Men in 2000. Even series low points — that’s you X-Men Apocalypse — offered compensations. The degree of awfulness is surprising since the man falling into the abyss with this Phoenix is debuting director Simon Kinberg, who has served long and well as the series producer and sometimes screenwriter. Shouldn’t he know these characters best? You’d think.

Related: Real Reason Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Is Not in Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix,
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Black Mirror Season 5: Striking Vipers, Male Friendships, and Video Games

Alec Bojalad Jun 5, 2019

Black Mirror Season 5 uses video games to tell a new kind of love story in "Striking Vipers." Or is it more of a friend story?

The following contains spoilers for Black Mirror Season 5 episode “Striking Vipers.”

Black Mirror Season 5 episode “Striking Vipers” understands something about the human condition even if we don’t ourselves. Technology isn’t there to pull humanity kicking and screaming into the future. Its purpose in art is simply to reveal what’s been there all along.

Like all ‘90s kids, I loved playing the N64 game Goldeneye with my friends. Ryan, Jeffrey, and I would choose the Facility map and then spend hours each day shooting at one another. Ryan would always play as Bond villain Alec Trevelyan (which bummed me out because he was one of the few pop culture figures with the same name as me). I would play as Russian Bond girl Natalya Simonova.
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46th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the winners of the 46th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The gala was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Southern California.

“Tonight’s awards ceremony is an example of the extraordinary depth and breadth of Daytime television,” said Terry O’Reilly, Chairman, NATAS. “It is with great pleasure that we honor these talented nominees and a special honor to be recognizing Jacques Pepin’s culinary career with our Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Check out the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards winners list below.

Digital Drama

Best Digital Actress

Vanessa Baden Kelly, “Giants”

Best Digital Actor

Kevin Spirtas, “After Forever

Best Digital Supporting Actress

Erin Cherry, “After Forever

Best Digital Supporting Actor

Terrence Terrell, “Giants

Best Digital Guest Performer

Sean Patrick Flannery, “The Bay

Best Digital Writing

After Forever

Best Digital Directing

After Forever

Talk Show

Best Talk/Entertainment
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Daytime Emmy winners 2019: Full list of Creative Arts winners on Friday night

It’s Daytime Emmys weekend, celebrating the best in daytime and streaming programming and spanning achievements in dramas, game shows, talk shows, animated programs, and more. The awards were presented in two parts. The lion’s share of hardware was handed out at the Creative Arts Awards on Friday night, May 3, with the rest of the categories to follow on Sunday night, May 5, during a live streaming webcast. Scroll down for the complete list of Creative Arts winners as they’re announced.

Hosted by David Osmond (“Wonderama”), the Creative Arts ceremony honored performers, writers, directors and various below-the-line craftspeople, among other daytime TV professionals. The presenters who handed out trophies were Laila Ali (“Home Made Simple”), Lamon Archey (“Days of Our Lives”), Bob Bergen (“Wabbit”), Sasha Calle (“The Young and the Restless”), Anne Marie Cummings (“Conversations in L.A.”), Tiffany Derry (“Top Chef Junior”), Najee De-Tiege (“The Bay”), Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
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Tommy Merlyn Returns In New Arrow Photos

Once Arrow fans had a chance to digest the official synopsis for the season finale, none of us could help pondering which returning familiar faces it was referring to. Whether your suspicions be directed toward Talia al Ghul, Ricardo Diaz or Curtis Holt, these are all entirely valid choices, but some recently presented evidence may hint at who one of them may be.

Believe it or not, the network has released two more images from next week’s episode, “Living Proof,” and they feature none other than Colin Donnell’s Tommy Merlyn. I don’t know why these couldn’t have been included in the original set released earlier this week, but you’re free to check them out below.

As longtime viewers of the series should recall, Tommy met his untimely demise during season 1’s finale but has appeared in flashbacks and hallucinations in the time since. More recently,
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The Cure Plan ‘Disintegration’ Show Livestream

The Cure Plan ‘Disintegration’ Show Livestream
The Cure will mark the 30th anniversary of their best-selling album, Disintegration, this spring with a series of special gigs where they’ll play the album in its entirety at the Sydney Opera House. The record is home to a number of hit singles, including “Lovesong,” which was a Number Two hit in the U.S., as well as “Lullaby,” “Fascination Street” and “Pictures of You.”

The band will livestream the last show, set to take place on May 30th, via Facebook and YouTube. It will start at 8 p.m.
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David Picker, Studio Chief Who Acquired James Bond Novels for UA, Dies at 87

  • Variety
David Picker, Studio Chief Who Acquired James Bond Novels for UA, Dies at 87
David Picker, who headed United Artists, Paramount and Columbia’s motion picture divisions and was known for forging relationships with groundbreaking filmmakers and material, died Saturday in New York. He was 87 and had been suffering from colon cancer.

MGM tweeted, “We are saddened to hear that a member of the United Artists family has passed away. David Picker was a true visionary who brought iconic films to theaters such as the James Bond franchise.”

Picker brought the James Bond novels and the Beatles to United Artists; helped launch Steve Martin’s movie career and oversaw boundary-pushing movies like “Last Tango in Paris” and “Midnight Cowboy.”

Among the Hollywood figures who started out working for Picker as an assistant were Jeffrey Katzenberg, Bonnie Arnold, Tom Rothman and Jonathan Demme. His 2013, “Musts, Maybes and Nevers,” was a candid look at both his hits and flops, and he was honored with the PGA
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The Walking Dead Fans Are Devastated By Last Night’s Episode

Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead finally revealed the truth behind the matching ‘X’ scars sported by Michonne and Daryl since the 6-year time jump kicked off a quarter way through the season. Despite months of fan theories, we still had no idea to expect a backstory so dark and devastating. Seriously, season 9’s fourteenth episode “Scars” will likely go down as one of the toughest hours to watch in the show’s history.

The truth was that an old friend of Michonne’s, Jocelyn, was responsible. Since the apocalypse, she had become unhinged, raising a group of orphan children and shaping them into murderers. When Jocelyn’s group threatened Judith, her unborn son R.J. and the children of Alexandria, the pregnant Michonne was forced to take drastic action and kill the feral kids and their leader.

Her actions have weighed heavily on her ever since, hence
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Promo For Next Week’s Walking Dead Teases The Calm Before The Storm

The Walking Dead season 9 is coming to an end, and tonight’s episode – titled “Scars” – helped tie the season up in a bow by finally solving the mystery of the matching ‘X’ scars sported by Michonne and Daryl that’s been bugging us for months. Now that that’s out the way, this leaves us with just two installments left to go. And the promo for the penultimate outing teases some good…and some bad.

Next Sunday’s outing is titled “The Calm Before,” a name which makes more sense when you put it together with the title of the season finale, “The Storm.” As this suggests, the premise teases that things are starting to look up for the assembled communities but, this being The Walking Dead, things will soon turn sour. And likely pretty gory, too.

For more on what to expect, here’s the synopsis:

” The fair at the Kingdom is underway,
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Ben Folds, Violent Femmes Line Up Joint Summer Tour

Ben Folds, Violent Femmes Line Up Joint Summer Tour
Ben Folds and Violent Femmes announced a co-headlining summer tour. The 14-date U.S. trek launches July 28th in Uncasville, Connecticut and concludes August 16th in Kansas City, Missouri.

An artist pre-sale begins Tuesday, March 5th at 10 a.m. local time. General public tickets for most shows go on sale Friday, March 8th at 10 a.m. local time. (The Kansas City, Missouri date goes on sale Monday, March 11th at 10 a.m. Ct.) VIP packages will include a pre-show meet-and-greet with Folds, in addition to a signed copy and excerpt readings of his upcoming memoir,
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