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Inside ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Horrifying Season 2 Premiere (Non-Spoiler)

Inside ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Horrifying Season 2 Premiere (Non-Spoiler)
Note: This Party Report does not contain any spoilers of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2. If you haven’t yet seen season one, beware.

When we last saw Elisabeth Moss’ Offred in the final shot of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 1, she was loading herself into a prisoner transport van, as the opening riffs of Tom Petty’s “American Girl” swelled and the door slammed shut.
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A Quick Reminder of Where Everyone Ends Up in The Handmaid's Tale's Season 1 Finale

Warning: Major spoilers for the end of The Handmaid's Tale's first season below!

Season one of Hulu's tense, terrifying adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, a pitch-perfect ode to Margaret Atwood's 1985 feminist novel of the same name, has officially come to a close. The final episode, "Night," starts out with Offred (Elisabeth Moss) boldly declaring that Gilead "should've never given us uniforms if they didn't want us to be an army," and it doesn't slow down from there. From an uncertain future for June/Offred to satisfying resolutions for some other fan-favorite characters, here are the biggest events that go down in the finale.

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There are flashbacks to Offred's time acclimating to her brutal new life as a handmaid in Gilead's Red Center (where women forced into becoming handmaids are
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Ann Dowd beams with joy when discussing her ‘unbelievable’ Emmy triumph for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ [Red Carpet Interview]

Ann Dowd beams with joy when discussing her ‘unbelievable’ Emmy triumph for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ [Red Carpet Interview]
“I’ll never get over it, not as long as I live,” beams Ann Dowd when discussing her Emmy triumph last year for playing the devilish Aunt Lydia on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” We chatted with Dowd on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere for “Handmaid’s” Season 2, held Thursday night at the Chinese Theatre. “Every time I think about it or I go back to that moment, it’s the goosebumps from head to toe and I’ll be in tears in about two minutes. It’s just unbelievable.” Watch our exclusive video interview above.

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Dowd’s fellow “The Handmaid’s Tale” cast members seemed especially proud of her victory at last year’s Emmy ceremony for Best Drama Supporting Actress. “How about that? The generosity of that?
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Elisabeth Moss Brings ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 To Hollywood

Hulu subscribers have to wait until April 25, but for a select few the streaming service unveiled the first episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale” season two Thursday night at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Friday night. And, of course, the handmaid herself, Elisabeth Moss, took center stage.

Before the premiere began series showrunner Bruce Miller and executive producer Warren Littlefield made some short remarks before introducing the cast on hand including Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Emmy-winner Ann Dowd (somehow even better in the new episodes), Emmy-winner Alexis Bledel (who has a larger role on season two), Max Minghella, Samira Wiley Moira and Madeline Brewer, among others (Yvonne Strahovski was under the weather and unable to attend).
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How the Chilling Epilogue of The Handmaid's Tale Foreshadows Season 2

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Warning: Spoilers for the end of the Handmaid's Tale book below!

Many intriguing tidbits about The Handmaid's Tale's second season have been confirmed, but how the book ends opens the floodgates as to what more we can expect from future episodes. Having just read (and then reread) the chilling epilogue from Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, I'm practically bursting with anticipation as to how the show's writers will spin the drama.

While the biggest plot points from the book have already played out in season one, what happens in the epilogue has yet to appear in the show. If the show stays true to its source material, here's what plot developments might occur in season two (and possibly beyond).

Gilead Expands Its Influence

According to the epilogue, Gilead redraws the map of the world, especially in the North American hemisphere. We know Gilead is planning on trading handmaids in Mexico,
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Team Reflects on Success, Previews Season 2 ‘Emotional Complexity’ and Tackling ‘Terrorism’

Walking onto the Toronto sound stages of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is akin to walking into a misty haunted house — your eyes take several minutes to adjust to the thick, foggy air concealing an otherwise normal living room and kitchen set. That ambiance is necessary when it comes to creating the Hulu and MGM studio show’s dark signature look; in fact, the style is just as important as the lens zooming onto Elisabeth Moss’ face as she silently burns a piece of paper. That wordless, close-up shot, or the “Lizzie Lens,” as the crew now affectionately dubs it, hasn
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'Stranger Things' season three casts Cary Elwes, Jake Busey

Elwes will take on the guest role of Mayor Kline.

Netflix has added Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) and Jake Busey (Agents Of Shield) to the cast of Stranger Things season three.

Elwes will take on the guest role of Mayor Kline, described by Netflix as ‘Handsome, slick and sleazy…your classic 80s politician – more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs.’

Busey will be Bruce, ‘a journalist for The Hawkins Post with questionable morals and a sick sense of humor’.

Elwes is known for his roles in films such as Glory,
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Review: Season 2 Showcases a Bigger and More Brutal Universe, But Lacks Momentum

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Review: Season 2 Showcases a Bigger and More Brutal Universe, But Lacks Momentum
“The Handmaid’s Tale” has never been an easy show to watch, or to write about. The further we go into its storytelling, the more we learn about this haunting world, the more that we find ourselves struggling with the harshness that June (Elisabeth Moss) wants to escape.

In the episodes of Season 2 made available to critics, a lot happens, especially as it relates to June attempting to find safety in this unsafe world. Much of the season is driven by the big reveal from the end of last season: In a nation starved for children, June is pregnant. But while her pregnancy gives her new power in Gilead, it also leaves her more vulnerable than ever, which plays out in fascinating ways over the first few episodes.

There are brutal moments that result not only from June’s pregnancy, but also her rebellion. That being said, some of Season
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The Predator reshoots have reworked “three-quarters of the third act”

Having originally been slated for release in February, 20th Century Fox and Shane Black’s reboot The Predator was pushed back to August, before settling – for the time being – on a September release date.

It was recently announced that the film would be undergoing two weeks of reshoots, and actor Keegan-Michael Key has now revealed to Cinema Blend that the additional photography has wrapped, and focussed on reworking the film’s third act.

“We just finished [reshoots] last week, and just about three-quarters of the third act was rewritten. And Shane Black is… he’s just a consummate professional, and a consummate writer. He’s a wordsmith! It was a really, really exhilarating experience, and I think that he’s still one of our most vibrant writers of cinema.”

Given the numerous delays, lack of promotional material, and word of these reshoots, it’s understandable that some fans are feeling a
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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Review

Six episodes were provided for review prior to broadcast.

Hands down the most terrifying series on television in 2017 was the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale. The deplorable state of Gilead, a future United States gone bad by way of totalitarian fundamentalism, is a shocking and scary peek into what life can revert to when the wrong people are making decisions. This new season continues to be a grueling, essential viewing experience, as series protagonist June Osborne a.k.a. Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is pushed to her breaking point.

Following an act of rebellion by the handmaids as they refused Aunt Lydia’s (Anne Dowd) order to stone one of their own, Janine (Madeline Brewer), for her attempted suicide-infanticide, season 2 picks up right after and wastes no time in reminding you of the hell that they’re living in. Aunt Lydia isn’t going to take
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TV Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 on Hulu

June Osborne is angry.

What comes through clearly in the opening episode of the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is June’s silent, burning rage. We now know, of course, that her name is not Offred, but June. Chin up, defiant, she declares her first and last name quietly but fiercely several times as the Hulu drama gets underway in a year in which it is, somehow, even more relevant.

What it does to June to switch between names — and each adjustment costs part of her soul — is apparent in every close-up of Elisabeth Moss in this handsome,
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'The Handmaid's Tale' Returns: How Season 2 Taps Into the Resistance

'The Handmaid's Tale' Returns: How Season 2 Taps Into the Resistance
Deep in the heart of Gilead, a dystopian hellhole that used to be known as the United States of America, Elisabeth Moss offers a prayer. Like all the women in The Handmaid's Tale, her character, Offred, a prisoner and a slave. She remembers a few years ago, when she was a librarian in Boston with a husband and daughter, until the country got taken over by a militaristic and religious coup. Now it's a Christian totalitarian state where women are no longer allowed to read – they're forced into servitude or killed for "gender treachery.
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Will There Ever Be a Dexter Reboot? Michael C. Hall Says "It's a Possibility"

I've never been betrayed so deeply than I was on the night of Sept. 22, 2013: the night Dexter aired its series finale.

Ok, Ok, it wasn't that serious. But after sticking with Michael C. Hall's titular antihero - a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Pd by day, a serial killer who only murders other serial killers by night - for a long eight seasons, the series finale was the ultimate letdown. The creative forces behind the Showtime thriller decided to end the series with one of the most bizarre, unsatisfying twists in TV history, one that fans (myself included) are still confused by.

Instead of letting Dexter die in a meaningful sacrifice or be the dad he always wished he could be, the character decides to abandon his young son with a known murderer (The Handmaid's Tale's Yvonne Strahovski) and leave Florida so he can become . . . a lumberjack.
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Shane Black's The Predator Has Gone Through Extensive Reshoots That Drastically Changed The Third Act

Writer and director Shane Black has been hard at work shooting The Predator. Apparently, the film has gone through some extensive reshoots recently and thanks to co-star Keegan-Michael Key we know just how important those reshoots have been. While talking to CinemaBlend, he reveals that Black reshot nearly the entire third act of the movie!

“We just finished [reshoots] last week, and just about three-quarters of the third act was rewritten. And Shane Black is… he’s just a consummate professional, and a consummate writer. He’s a wordsmith! It was a really, really exhilarating experience, and I think that he’s still one of our most vibrant writers of cinema.”

I know a lot of people see reshoots as a bad sign, but in most cases, they help make the film better. Remember, Rogue One went through a shit-ton of reshoots but it ended up being a great Star Wars film.
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‘The Predator': Most of Third Act Was Rewritten, Says Keegan-Michael Key

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‘The Predator': Most of Third Act Was Rewritten, Says Keegan-Michael Key
Keegan-Michael Key says reshoots on Shane Black’s “The Predator” reboot changed most of the movie’s third act.

“We just finished [reshoots] last week, and just about three-quarters of the third act was rewritten,” Key told CinemaBlend. “And Shane Black is… he’s just a consummate professional, and a consummate writer. He’s a wordsmith! It was a really, really exhilarating experience, and I think that he’s still one of our most vibrant writers of cinema.”

Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Yvonne Strahovski and Boyd Holbrook star in the remake. Holbrook stars in the film as an ex-Marine who discovers the existence of the titular alien species and is forced to lead the fight against them. Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) plays the marine’s son, an autistic boy who is bullied in school but becomes vital to his father’s mission as his ability to quickly learn languages proves to be a valuable tool.

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The Predator” will be the first installment in the “Predator” series since 2007’s “Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.” Black co-wrote the screenplay with Fred Dekker (“Monster Squad”).

The original “Predator” movie came out in 1987 and famously starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite special forces team on a mission to rescue hostages from guerrilla territory in Central America — before being hunted down an advance alien life form.

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The Predator” will hit theaters on Sept. 14.

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The Predator Reshoots Have Changed Almost The Whole Third Act

Although it could be argued that the Predator franchise is rather hit or miss, there’s no denying that the creature itself remains among the most iconic in science fiction/horror history. Having always been a marvel when it comes to prosthetic-based costume design, it likely gives moviegoers nightmares to this day – regardless of whether they’re able to get to the choppa before waking.

As for which entries in the franchise resonated most with audiences, one could say that the original flick starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was the only to achieve “classic” status, but the sequel does have its supporters. Still, those that followed – namely a couple crossover films with Alien and 2010’s Predators – proved to be a bit more divisive, but we’re hoping that director Shane Black’s upcoming effort will set things right.

Unfortunately, there seems to be a general feeling of unease surrounding the pic at the moment.
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Key Art Revealed For Upcoming ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Season Two

Hulu has revealed the first piece of key art for the highly anticipated second season of their incredible drama series The Handmaid’s Tale. The first two episodes of the 13-episode season will launch on Wednesday, April 25th.

The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. “Gilead is within you” is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth.

The Handmaid’s Tale was without a doubt one of the very best series to date and we are absolutely on the edge of our seats in anticipation for what will be in store for season two!

The Handmaid’s Tale comes to Hulu from MGM Television and is created, executive produced and written by
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CinemaCon To Host First Trailer For The Predator Ahead Of May Debut

You’ll never see him coming. But at least now we know when to expect him.

‘Him’ being The Predator, the ugliest motherfucker in all of cinema who’s about to stage a second coming in September – September 14th, to be specific, which is technically the fourth release date reserved by 20th Century Fox.

Yes, Shane Black’s R-rated reboot has been a long time coming – too long, perhaps – but there is now light at the end of the tunnel, as CinemaCon plans to host the inaugural teaser for The Predator ahead of its online release next month.

That’s according to Black himself (h/t Screen Rant), who took to Twitter to post yet another status report on his gestating monster movie, which recently relocated to Vancouver for some last-minute reshoots, after screenwriter Fred Dekker confirmed that the creative team is currently in the midst of capturing some “touch-ups” for the R-rated scarefest.
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2018 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Emmy Predictions

Last year Ann Dowd stunned Emmy viewers by upsetting Chrissy Metz in this category. Both will be back in the mix along with “Game of Thrones” regular Lena Headey who qualifies this time around. The field should be fierce, but will any of the presumed nominees simply not make the cut? [Posted April 6]


Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things

Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones

Vanessa Kirby, “The Crown

Thandie Newton, “Westworld

Chrissy Metz, “This Is Us

Almost there

Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is The New Black

Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Maisie Williams, “Game of Thrones

Constance Zimmer, “UnReal

Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things


Aubrey Plaza, “Legion

Yvonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Sophie Turner, “Game of Thrones

Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Limited Series

Outstanding Reality-Competition Series
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Shane Black reveals when we can expect The Predator trailer

Originally intended for release in March of this year, Shane Black’s The Predator is currently undergoing reshoots as it works towards an August 3rd opening. With very little emerging from the project beyond the original promotional shots and news of delays, Black has taken to Twitter to respond to questions about the status of the film.

Nope! Just busy. Expect a teaser mid-april… how’s this — my brother and I used to actually close our eyes when the theater ran trailers. Wouldn’t it be cool to go in knowing nothing?

— Shane Black (@BonafideBlack) March 30, 2018

So there you have it, we can expect our first look at The Predator within the next couple of weeks. Excited? Or have the delays got you worried about the rumoured studio interference? Let us know in the comments section…

The Predator is set for release on August 3rd, 2018 release and features a cast
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