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90s-inspired platformer Illusoria coming to Steam this month, watch the new teaser trailer here

BadLand Games have announced that their 2D fantasy platformer Illusoria will be released on Steam for Windows PC on the 30th May. Created by indie developer Under the Bridge and inspired the 90’s classic titles Flashback and Heart of Darkness, Illusoria takes players to a fantasy world filled with monsters and secrets. A brand new teaser trailer has been released and can be seen below…

In Illusoria players are taken to the Kingdom of Illusoria and placed in the role of the Keeper of the Flame. As the Keeper, players must set out on a quest to protect the Empress and save the Kingdom of Illusoria from the curse of the evil Puppet Master. Only by gaining the power of the Guardian will players be able to stop the Puppet Master and his diabolical plan to turn all of Illusoria‘s creatures into dangerous monsters o he can rule the world.
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Miranda Lambert Is All Nerve, Heart and Grit on 'The Weight of These Wings': Track-By-Track Review

With a tumultuous and triumphant year under her belt, Miranda Lambert is back with some of her best work yet.

But fans looking for explosive breakup tunes in the vein of "Gunpowder and Lead" or "Kerosene" won't find it here. Instead, Lambert offers deliciously subtle clues into her psyche, showing off her songwriting prowess like the pro that she is, complete with an abundance of nerve and heart -- as well as grit and classic country vibes.

Watch: Miranda Lambert Covers Merle Haggard, Pays Tribute to Her 'Hero' at Acm Honors 

Joining Lambert on the ride are producers Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, and Eric Masse, along with a powerful stable of co-writers. Among them: Lambert's boyfriend, Anderson East; longtime pals Ashley Monroe and Gwen Sebastian; Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance; and Nashville hitmakers Shane McAnally, Natalie Hemby, and Liz Rose, among many, many others.

The Weight of These Wings, Lambert's double
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Miranda Lambert Is Getting Back on the Road, Announces Her 2017 Highway Vagabond Tour Dates

Miranda Lambert Is Getting Back on the Road, Announces Her 2017 Highway Vagabond Tour Dates
Nothing can stop Miranda Lambert. The country singer may have been forced to end her 2016 Keeper of the Flame Tour early due to vocal problems, but she's making sure to give it all back to her fans...by going on tour again very soon! E! News has learned the 32-year-old will hit the road in January 2017 for her Highway Vagabond Tour. The announcement comes on the heels of news about her highly anticipated double album, The Wight of These Wings, which will be released on November 18. Old Dominion and Aubrie Sellers will join Lambert for the ride as her special guests, kicking things off on Jan. 24, 2017, in Evansville, Ind. The 18 shows (which you can see here) will then continue...
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Wonder Woman at 75: How the Superhero Icon Inspired a Generation of Feminists

Wonder Woman at 75: How the Superhero Icon Inspired a Generation of Feminists
The first time Gal Gadot appeared on the set of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in her full Wonder Woman regalia — eagle-encrusted body armor, knee-high boots, and golden belt and bracelets, her raven hair swept back under a tiara — she was approached by a little girl.

The niece of one of the crew members, the girl wanted to hand-deliver to the Israeli actress a picture she had drawn of Wonder Woman, along with a note.

“She wrote that she wished me luck and she was Wonder Woman’s No. 1 fan,” recalls Gadot. “I keep it with me.”

That encounter during last year’s production of “Batman v Superman,” which marked the movie debut of the decades-old female superhero, was a poignant reminder of Wonder Woman’s enduring prominence in the comic-book canon.

It also underscores the stakes that Gadot, Warner Bros., and DC Comics face as they ready the
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Miranda Lambert Cries While Singing ‘Over You,’ Song Written With Ex Blake Shelton

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On the Illinois stop of her Keeper of the Flame tour, Miranda Lambert teared up while singing “Over You,” a song she wrote with her ex-husband Blake Shelton. And we’re Crying. No sobbing! @mirandalambert @HollywoodAmpChi #HouseThatBuiltMe pic.twitter.com/PczThYoH0n — Big955 (@Big955Chicago) July 30, 2016 The song was written about Shelton’s brother, who died in a car accident when Shelton […]

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Miranda Lambert Fights Tears During Performance of Song She Co-Wrote With Blake Shelton

Miranda Lambert Fights Tears During Performance of Song She Co-Wrote With Blake Shelton
This weekend, Miranda Lambert was feeling the emotions. It's been over a year since she and Blake Shelton announced their split after four years of marriage, but even time can't prevent a few tears. During her "Keeper of the Flame" concert in Illinois on Friday, the Grammy Award winner welled up while singing her 2012 hit, "Over You"—the song she co-wrote with her then-husband. The ballad was written in reference to Shelton's brother Richie, who was killed in a car accident when he was 24 years old and the Voice judge was a teenager. It went on to win the Acm and Cma Awards for Song of the Year. Lambert attributed the tears to a "rough night,"...
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Miranda Lambert Celebrates Boyfriend Anderson East's Birthday with a Sweet Kiss - and Posts About It!

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Miranda Lambert Celebrates Boyfriend Anderson East's Birthday with a Sweet Kiss - and Posts About It!
Aww! Miranda Lambert celebrated boyfriend Anderson East's birthday with some adorable Pda. Lambert shared a sweet snap of the couple smooching for East's 28th birthday on Sunday. "Happy Birthday to my favorite 'Bama' boy! @andersoneast ❤ #candidkisses #withtheband #tourlove #rolltide #&erson #TexasBama," she captioned the photo on Instagram. It was a rare glimpse at the couple, who keep things pretty private on social media. Happy Birthday to my favorite 'Bama' boy! @andersoneast @bfluke #candidkisses #withtheband #tourlove #rolltide #&erson #TexasBama A photo posted by Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) on Jul 17, 2016 at 4:16pm Pdt Don't miss a beat of country music news, photos and videos!
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Miranda Lambert Celebrates Boyfriend Anderson East's Birthday with a Sweet Kiss - and Posts About It!

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Miranda Lambert Celebrates Boyfriend Anderson East's Birthday with a Sweet Kiss - and Posts About It!
Aww! Miranda Lambert celebrated boyfriend Anderson East's birthday with some adorable Pda. Lambert shared a sweet snap of the couple smooching for East's 28th birthday on Sunday. "Happy Birthday to my favorite 'Bama' boy! @andersoneast ❤ #candidkisses #withtheband #tourlove #rolltide #&erson #TexasBama," she captioned the photo on Instagram. It was a rare glimpse at the couple, who keep things pretty private on social media. Happy Birthday to my favorite 'Bama' boy! @andersoneast @bfluke #candidkisses #withtheband #tourlove #rolltide #&erson #TexasBama A photo posted by Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) on Jul 17, 2016 at 4:16pm Pdt Don't miss a beat of country music news, photos and videos!
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Miranda Lambert Celebrates Boyfriend Anderson East's Birthday with a Sweet Kiss - and Posts About It!

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Miranda Lambert Celebrates Boyfriend Anderson East's Birthday with a Sweet Kiss - and Posts About It!
Aww! Miranda Lambert celebrated boyfriend Anderson East's birthday with some adorable Pda. Lambert shared a sweet snap of the couple smooching for East's 28th birthday on Sunday. "Happy Birthday to my favorite 'Bama' boy! @andersoneast ❤ #candidkisses #withtheband #tourlove #rolltide #&erson #TexasBama," she captioned the photo on Instagram. It was a rare glimpse at the couple, who keep things pretty private on social media. Happy Birthday to my favorite 'Bama' boy! @andersoneast @bfluke #candidkisses #withtheband #tourlove #rolltide #&erson #TexasBama A photo posted by Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) on Jul 17, 2016 at 4:16pm Pdt Don't miss a beat of country music news, photos and videos!
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Why Miranda Lambert Doesn't Tweet About Her Love Life

Why Miranda Lambert Doesn't Tweet About Her Love Life
Miranda Lambert wants to keep her private life private. Even though you can see clips of her performing on social media—thanks to attendees who so generously tweet and upload videos from her concerts—you won't often hear from the country songstress herself. Claiming she's "horrible at all of [social media]," Lambert tells Entertainment Weekly that she doesn't want to have to worry about her online presence. "To think of something clever or make sure you spell something right...I always have 14 people read it because I'm worried about all of it," the 32-year-old singer tells the magazine. Lambert will sometimes share photos from her Keeper of the Flame tour...
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Why Miranda Lambert Believes in 'Leaving Some Mystery' on Social Media: "I Don't Need to Know What Everybody's Doing All the Time'

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Why Miranda Lambert Believes in 'Leaving Some Mystery' on Social Media:
Miranda Lambert may have a Twitter account, but that doesn't mean she loves using it. The country star, who's currently headlining her own Keeper of the Flame tour in between stadium dates with Kenny Chesney and Sam Hunt on the Spread the Love tour, tells Entertainment Weekly that she's "horrible at all of it." "To think of something clever or make sure you spell something right ... I always have 14 people read it because I'm worried about all of it," Lambert, 32, said in the most recent issue. To read more from Chesney, Lambert, and Hunt, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly,
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Farewell to Hepburn Tomorrow

Don't cry just yet, Kate the Great fans. While it's true that there is only one wrap-up episode left Tomorrow in Anne Marie's mammoth undertaking "A Year with Kate"* in which she reviewed every performance in Katharine Hepburn's fascinating career, we have exciting news. We're making it into a book! Details are not yet concrete but if you would like to be included in updates about pre-order and other 'Don't Miss It' news, please fill out this form at our Facebook page!

Anne Marie's last episodes airs tomorrow Wednesday December 31st. But until then... take a peak at any you missed. Some chapters will be substantially rewritten for the book.

1930s: A Bill of DivorcementChristopher StrongMorning GloryLittle WomenSpitfireThe Little MinisterBreak of HeartsAlice AdamsSylvia ScarlettMary of ScotlandA Woman RebelsQuality StreetStage DoorBringing Up BabyHoliday,

1940s: Philadelphia Story,
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A Year with Kate: State of the Union (1948)

Episode 25 of 52: In which Kate confronts Angela Lansbury onscreen and the Blacklist offscreen and manages to beat both.

Early on, I stated that sometimes Kate’s career seems charmed. I’d venture 1948 is one of those charmed years. As we saw last week, Song of Love failed--Kate’s first failure at MGM. Yet some strange circumstances and good luck landed Kate in State of the Union, based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. I say “good luck” because in the fall of 1947, the storm that would become the Hollywood Blacklist was brewing, and Kate nearly got caught in the center of it.

Though not as cloyingly obvious as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - no light from the Lincoln Memorial in this film - State of the Union nevertheless delivers the classic Capra Corn package: nostalgia, patriotism, and a happy ending snatched from the jaws of tragedy at the last second.
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A Year with Kate: Keeper of the Flame (1942)

Episode 18 of 52 of Anne Marie's chronological look at Katharine Hepburn's career.

In which I'm not entirely sure what's going on but it seems to involve boy scouts and fascism.

So, you’re a major studio with a bona fide hit on your hands. You’ve thrown two Academy Award winners, neither a matinee idol in their own right, into a romantic comedy, and the sparks between them burst with unexpected chemistry. The result is a commercial and critical smash that will garner two Oscar nominations and one win (for Best Screenplay). Clearly, another movie between Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn is desired. The next question is: how do you follow an immediate classic?

If your answer is “with a heavy-handed, jingoistic melodrama about fascism,” then you’re crazy, but you’re also right. The tonal about-face from the lighthearted Woman of the Year to Tracy and Hepburn’s next film,
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Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy Movie in Development

Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy Movie in Development
The love affair between Hollywood icons Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy may be headed for the big screen.

Independent producers Permut Presentations and Reunion Pictures have developed “Tracy and Hepburn” with David Rambo writing the script. Story would follow the relationship between the two — from their meeting at MGM before making “Woman of the Year” in 1942 to Tracy’s death in 1967 after they worked on “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”

Tracy died 17 days after shooting wrapped on “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” Hepburn won her second of four Oscars for the performance.

Tracy remained married throughout the affair, which was kept private with both maintaining separate residences. Hepburn began speaking about the affair in the early 1980s.

Producers are David Permut, John Dayton and Lisa Richardson. Exec producers are Permut Presentation’s Chris Mangano, Reunion PicturesTom Rowe and Matthew O’Connor.

Richardson told Variety that plans are
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The Second-Hand Illusion: Notes on Cukor

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The following is an essay featured in the anthology George Cukor - On/Off Hollywood (Capricci, Paris, 2013), for sale at www.capricci.fr.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will be running a complete retrospective on the director, "The Discreet Charm of George Cukor," in New York December 13, 2013 - January 7, 2014. Many thanks to David Phelps, Fernando Ganzo, and Camille Pollas for their generous permission.

The Second-hand Illusion:

Notes on Cukor

Above: The Chapman Report (1962), A Life of Her Own (1950)

“There’s always something about them that you don’t know that you’d like to know. Spencer Tracy had that. In fact, they do all have that – all the big ones have it. You feel very close to them but there is the ultimate thing withheld from you – and you want to find out.” —George Cukor1

“Can you tell what a woman’s like by just looking at her?” —The Chapman Report
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The Night of the Doctor ReKapped!

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Philip Bates is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Karn The Sisterhood watch as a spaceship thunders from the dark sky and crashes with an explosion. No one could survive that. This has been foretold: “And here he is at last. The man to end it all,” Ohila, one of the Sisterhood and a Keeper of the Flame, announces. “My Sisters, the Doctor has

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Doctor Who: Ghost Light score review

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Review Andrew Blair 17 Jul 2013 - 07:08

Andrew checks out the creepy lullabies and ominous chords of Mark Ayres' score for Seventh Doctor story, Ghost Light...

The music of Doctor Who is worthy of a documentary in itself. While Matthew Sweet's interval interviews during the recent Doctor Who at the Prom broadcast on Radio 3 hit the spot, you get the feeling that there's several hours of indulgent geekery in there for a show to chew over. Inevitably contributing would be Ghost Light's composer, Mark Ayres.

You may have seen him in the Prom Clips, conspiring with Peter Howell from behind banks of synths to perform the score from The Sea Devils to a disbelieving yet delighted audience. Ayres and Howell are of the Eighties, the decade where the composer was largely left to their own devices with only some synthesisers and a long-sleeved-shirt for company. No Library Music or four-piece woodwind scores for them.
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DVD Review: ‘Tracy & Hepburn: The Definitive Collection’ Makes Great Gift

Chicago – We cover hundreds of Blu-rays and DVDs at HollywoodChicago.com every year and most are of the current variety, so it’s always nice to see a well-presented catalog title, a collection that makes a better gift for the classic movie lover in your family than, say, “Little Fockers” or “Yogi Bear.” Fans of Turner Classic Movies will love “Tracy & Hepburn: The Definitive Collection,” a solid 10-disc set eight movies, some of them great, and a fantastic tribute to a celluloid legend.

DVD Rating: 4.0/5.0

The dynamic between Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn was always one of my favorites because it was never flashy. There wasn’t the steam heat of a pair like Bacall & Bogart or the tempestuousness of Burton & Taylor. There seemed to be a mutual admiration between the two Oscar winners that subtly made its way to the screen in classics like “Woman of the Year,” “Adam’s Rib,
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What I Watched, What You Watched: Installment #89

Two flicks this week and, as promised, one is another entry from the Tracy and Hepburn filmography.

Keeper of the Flame (1942) Quick Thoughts: This is the third film from the "Tracy and Hepburn the Definitive Collection" DVD set and like Adam's Rib and State of the Union it wasn't a bad film, but seeing how this was the second film Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn starred in together it's not like one of their later efforts that takes advantage of their chemistry. In fact, once I got to the film's finale the only actor I could think of delivering the lines Tracy has in this film was Humphrey Bogart. Hepburn was fine, but her performance here reminded me several times of a ventriloquist's doll as she seemed very stiff, often delivering lines like a statue with only her lower jaw moving.

This collection also has the duo's first film together,
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