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Justice League's Opening Scene Was Director By Joss Whedon and it Was Originally Supposed to Be More Comedic

I know a lot of fans are wondering what scenes from Justice League were written and directed by Joss Whedon. We know all the Superman scenes where we see him with the CGI upper lip were done by Whedon. Now we know that the opening scene involving Batman capturing a burglar to lure out a Parademon was Whedon's doing as well.

The big reveal comes from actor Holt McCallany, who played the burglar. He explains in an interview with Comic Book that the opening scene was originally supposed to be more comedic. In fact, Whedon originally shot the scene they way he intended it to play out, but then Warner Bros. stepped in and had him change it up. That's kind of weird because the whole reason the studio wanted Joss Whedon on board was to lighten things up! Then he does that and they tell him to make it darker again.
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‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’: Watch The New Ronettes-Inspired ‘Maybe She’s Not Such a Heinous Bitch After All’ Video — Exclusive

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’: Watch The New Ronettes-Inspired ‘Maybe She’s Not Such a Heinous Bitch After All’ Video — Exclusive
Watch the “Maybe She’s Not Such a Heinous Bitch After All” on mute, and it looks like one of the happiest things “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” has ever done. But as with the rest of the musical sequences on the show, there’s always more behind what Rebecca Bunch tells herself.

There’s Rebecca (Rachel Bloom), just off one of the lowest points in her life, finally being Ok with moving back home and living with her mom Naomi (Tovah Feldshuh). As she starts to accept Naomi’s sudden change in attitude, complete with homemade milkshakes and TV-watching cuddle sessions, her thoughts take the form of a Ronettes-style, Wall of Sound tribute. Singing the song takes her from Naomi’s living room, straight through to a black-and-white TV performance, with a pair of backup singers for good measure.

IndieWire was on set for the filming of “Maybe She’s Not Such
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Busy Philipps’ Daughter Birdie Decides to Dress Up as Her Mom for Halloween – and the Result Is Hilarious

Busy Philipps’ Daughter Birdie Decides to Dress Up as Her Mom for Halloween – and the Result Is Hilarious
Like mother, like daughter!

On Friday, Busy Philipps shared an adorable photo of the person her 9-year-old daughter Birdie decided to be for Halloween this year: her mom.

“I am dead,” the Freaks and Geeks actress wrote alongside a picture of her daughter wearing a whimsical boho dress, her mom’s red dangly earrings, reflective sunglasses and carrying two accessories her mother often has with her at all times: her chill pill iPhone case and a cup of iced coffee.

“And how funny is Birdie’s costume,” Philipps, 38, said on her Instagram Story, adding that her daughter asked Philipps to
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Red Dwarf cast and co-creator interview: series Xii, the future

Rob Leane Oct 18, 2017

We interview Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules and Doug Naylor about Red Dwarf Xii and more...

It’s a good time to be a Red Dwarf fan. After years off our screens, and talk of a movie that ultimately came to naught, the show made its return with Back To Earth in 2009. UKTV Freeview channel Dave was revealed as the new home of the show, and it’s fair to say that they’ve treated the small rouge one very well in the years since the big comeback.

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Red Dwarf X followed in 2012, and Red Dwarf XI in 2016. Both series gave fans what they wanted to see: character-driven episodes, stuffed with creative insults,
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Busy Philipps Says Her Children Make Her ‘Cry on a Daily Basis’: ‘All the Tears, All the Time’

Busy Philipps Says Her Children Make Her ‘Cry on a Daily Basis’: ‘All the Tears, All the Time’
Busy Philipps is known for bringing the laughs on everything from her television appearances to her Instagram Stories.

But the Cougar Town alum and mother of two experiences her share of tears, too, when it comes to her daughters: Cricket Pearl, 4, and Birdie Leigh, 9.

“My children make me cry on a daily basis about everything,” Philipps, 38, says with a laugh in an interview for People’s Celeb Parents Get Real. “Tears of joy, tears of pain, tears of sadness — all the tears, all the time.”

“Sometimes I’ll cry because they’re so cute or they’re being so sweet,
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Social Media Is Calling This the Most Awkward Moment Between Melania and Donald Trump

Social Media Is Calling This the Most Awkward Moment Between Melania and Donald Trump
Another seemingly awkward attempt at a public display of affection between First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump is under the Twitter microscope.

At a Friday night event held at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Melania gave a speech introducing her husband. The president thanked her by firmly shaking her hand and motioning for her to sit down by guiding her off the stage with his arm.

Social media users were quick to call the moment awkward.

“By far the most awkward husband/wife encounter I’ve evr witnessed was just now when Trump shook Melania’s hand at the podium,
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Disney Channel Battle: Vote in Round 2 for Your Favorite TV Series

The results are in! Round 1 of E! News' Disney Channel Battle ended today at 5 a.m. Pt; That's So Raven is the early frontrunner, with a whopping 94.9 percent of the vote vs. Cory in the House's 5.1 percent. Other match-ups had much smaller margins, like Girl Meets World vs. Raven's Home (50.6 percent to 49.4 percent) and The Famous Jett Jackson vs. So Weird (52 percent to 48 percent). So, which of the network's series will make it to Round 3? Cast your vote now, and the next round of winners will be revealed in two days. Voting in Round 2 will remain open until 5 a.m. P.T. on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Surprised by the results of Round 1? Make your voice heard in the...
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Fantasia 2017: Sequence Break Review: Dir. Graham Skipper (2017)

Sequence Break: A young man finds himself inexplicably drawn to a video arcade game in this head-spinning science-fiction thriller. Sequence Break Review

Graham Skipper starred in last year’s Beyond the Gates; this year he steps behind the camera with Sequence Break. Starring his Beyond the Gates co-star, Chase Williamson, Sequence Break moves from a possessed VHS board game to a sinister and likely sentient arcade game.

Williamson plays Oz, a lonely young man who spends his days fixing arcade games and his nights playing those games, whilst all the time dreaming of creating his own game. Sadly, his boss reveals that business isn’t doing so well and that the shop will be closing up. At exactly the same time, a new and mysterious game is dropped off and it seems to have a strange hold over Oz. Also at the same time, Oz meets Tess (Fabianne Therese
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Stephen King Reveals His Favorite Easter Egg to Look Out For in The Dark Tower Movie

There are going to be a lot of Stephen King Easter eggs in The Dark Tower. We already pointed out three of them that were included in the first trailer that was released. You can read up on those here. They include a photo of Overlook Hotel from The Shining, the ruins of an amusement park with a Pennywise sign inspired by It, and the Crimson King. Stephen King has a favorite Easter egg, though, that wasn't in the trailer and in a recent interview with IGN, he reveals what it is and where you can spot it. He explained:

“If viewers who are familiar with my work look very closely, they might see Cujo. Keep an eye out for Cujo in New York City.”

For those who aren't familiar with Cujo, he is a rabid St. Bernard from the novel and film. I saw the movie Cujo when I
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 2 Episode 13 Review: Can Josh Take a Leap of Faith?

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They say love makes you crazy – it's never held quite as much weight as it does now.

On Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 2 Episode 13 Rebecca is thrilled to be saying 'I do,' surrounded by her dad, and friends, and her dad, and family, and her dad – but did she actually become Mrs. Joshua Felix Chan?

With buried secrets coming to the surface, Trent back in town, and God calling, it's not surprising that ReJoshecca ChaBunch's big day ended the way it did.

It's a lovely day to chat about a wedding, so let's dive in and answer some of those questions!

Rebecca: Um, it's three days until out wedding! Can you believe it?

Josh: Oh, yes. So exciting. Then it will all be over with.

Rebecca: Hey!

Josh: I mean, a wedding is great, but I'm excited for our actual life together to start.

Rebecca: Aw, that's sweet – but weddings are also really important.
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WWE star punished backstage at Raw! Vince McMahon bans another WWE phrase?

In Dave Meltzer’s review of this week’s Raw in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, he recapped the main event segment where Mick Foley was defending all the progressive accomplishments Raw has had since the brand split. He mentioned Raw had the first women’s main event in 12 years and the first ever women’s Hell in a Cell match. You would think saying the first ever women’s match to main event a major WWE PPV would’ve been more impressive? Well according to Meltzer:

“They are still banned from saying that Charlotte vs. Banks was the main event at Hell in a Cell. So weird.”

After his altercation with Chris Jericho on WWE’s international tour, Sin Cara was reportedly ‘exiled’ to the Smackdown brand for the rest of the dates, and came very close to getting released outright for his third rumoured backstage bust-up. According to PWInsider and the Wrestling Observer,
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James N. Kienitz Wilkins Introduces His Film "Indefinite Pitch"

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Mubi is partnering with the New York Film Festival to present highlights from Projections, a festival program of film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. James N. Kienitz Wilkin's Indefinite Pitch (2016), recipient of the festival's Kazuko Trust Award, is showing on Mubi in many countries around the world from October 18 - November 16, 2016.I’ve come to the conclusion that movies always communicate the circumstances in which they were made, and most of the time, these circumstances are unconscious influences. If one identifies with movies, or has dedicated one’s life to, or expects to make a living from, movies, then circumstantially, one's personal ambitions, dreams and memories get riskily exposed. Indefinite Pitch tries to pinpoint this.But not everything can be pinned down. In music, not all instruments make notes with a clear pitch. The rising and falling background
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Alexis Arquette, Transgender Actress and Activist, Dies at 47

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Alexis Arquette, Transgender Actress and Activist, Dies at 47
Transgender actress and activist Alexis Arquette, best known for her performance as a Boy George impersonator in the Adam Sandler comedy “The Wedding Singer,” has died at the age of 47, according to her brother Richmond Arquette. She is survived by her siblings Patricia, Rosanna, David, and Richmond Arquette. As of now, her cause of death has not been confirmed.

Read More: Patricia Arquette Reveals She Lost Work by Advocating for Equal Pay for Women

Richmond posted the following statement on Facebook: “Our brother Robert, who became our brother Alexis, who became our sister Alexis, who became our brother Alexis, passed this morning September 11, at 12:32 am. He was surrounded by all of his brothers and sisters, one of his nieces and several other loved ones. We were playing music for him and he passed during David Bowie’s ‘Starman.’ As per his wishes, we cheered at the moment that he transitioned to another dimension.
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Mr. Robot Season 2 Episode 8 Review: eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12

For anyone who thought that Elliot inherited all of the unhinged genes in the Alderson family, well... Mr. Robot Season 2 Episode 8 certainly cleared that misconception right up for you.

Darlene has been spiraling all season, in Elliot's absence, and "Successor" displayed the apex of that spiraling: cold-blooded murder.

The show has done a great, subtle job of hinting at Darlene slowly losing it since the very beginning of Mr. Robot Season 2.

In my review of Mr. Robot Season 2 Episode 3, I specifically wondered whether Darlene might be capable of murdering Mrs. Romero, given her reaction to Mobley saying that Mrs. Romero saw him at the house shortly before her son was found dead. In retrospect, that's some great foreshadowing and a wonderfully subtle performance on Carly Chaikin's part.

I was a little bit disappointed that Darlene's victim was such a random character. Susan Jacobs' importance always felt like a bit of a retcon,
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The Strain Releases Bizarre But Funny Rap Video

Yesterday's panel for FX's vampire series The Strain brought many surprises, but this was by far the most unexpected. Kevin Durand, David Bradley, and Miguel Gomez all got together and did this ridiculous music video for the show, which is meant to be tongue in cheek, but it is So WEiRD!

It's also pretty funny if you're a fan of the show to see these guys acting like this. See the video below.
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Penny Dreadful Season Finale Review: The End

Is this truly the end?

The title card reading "The End" would seem to indicate without a doubt that, yes, the two part finale event comprised of Penny Dreadful Season 3 Episode 8 and Penny Dreadful Season 3 Episode 9 was actually the series finale.

As disappointing and downright traumatizing as that would be, I have to admit that these two hours did nicely tie up nearly every plot point in the series. It felt very series finale-ish.

Watch Penny Dreadful Season 3 Episode 9 Online

First, the elephant in the room (review) – Vanessa died. Voluntarily. At Ethan's hand. It was heartbreaking and tear-jerking, but ultimately, it made sense.

We'd already seen Vanessa reckon with what she was. We'd already seen her come to terms with the fact that she could never be a "normal" woman. Nor did she want to be, any longer.

The Penny Dreadful Season 1 Finale and Penny Dreadful Season 2 Finale each encapsulated
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Donald Trump -- Campaign Manager Charged for Grabbing Reporter (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_ey6lkq4k"]] Donald Trump's campaign manager has been charged with misdemeanor battery for an incident with a reporter in Florida. Jupiter police gave Corey Lewandowski a notice to appear in court to face the charge. Jupiter cops released surveillance video of the March 8 campaign event. The former Breitbart reporter, Michelle Fields, can be seen walking next to Trump and attempting to ask a question. Lewandowski appears to grab her and pull her away from the candidate.
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Did You Catch Jennifer Aniston's Bizarre Reaction to Seeing Kate Beckinsale at the Critics' Choice Awards?

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Did You Catch Jennifer Aniston's Bizarre Reaction to Seeing Kate Beckinsale at the Critics' Choice Awards?
#JenniferAniston doesn't seem to like #KateBeckinsale's dress?? #CritcsChoiceAwards Wtf— Ethan Van Sciver (@EthanVanSciver) January 18, 2016 As Kate Beckinsale prepared to present at the Critics' Choice Awards, the audience camera caught Jennifer Aniston's very strange reaction to seeing the Underworld actress walk across the stage. Jennifer noticeably gasps when she sees Kate, appears to say "watch out," and, after calming down, mumbles "okay" to herself. So weird! Was she worried Kate was about to pull a Jennifer Lawrence and trip on her gorgeous, floor-length silver gown?! Whatever the reason may be, Jen's face is a must see. Check it out above, and see her other hilarious candid moment from Sunday night.
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Quentin Tarantino Made a Glaring Mistake in His Golden Globes Speech - And the Twitterverse Shamed Him for It

Quentin Tarantino Made a Glaring Mistake in His Golden Globes Speech - And the Twitterverse Shamed Him for It
Oops. The Hateful Eight writer-director Quentin Tarantino made a major flub when he took to the stage to accept the Golden Globe for Best Original Score on behalf of the film's composer, Ennio Morricone. The director said Morricone had "never won an award for any one individual movie at a U.S. awards show" - but as many film buffs were quick to point out on Twitter, Tarantino was wrong. The acclaimed composer has in fact won two Golden Globes, one for The Mission in 1987, and one for The Legend of 1900 in 2000. Although Morricone has never won an Academy Award for a specific movie,
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