Supernatural Season 14, Episode 9 Review: The Spear

The mid-season finale brings the Winchesters in a direct face-to-face confrontation with Michael and his nefarious new plan.

This Supernatural review contains spoilers.

Supernatural Season 14 Episode 9

This mid-season finale starts feeling like a slow burn, bringing together various elements introduced in previous episodes and tying them back with the expected confrontation with Michael. Jack is still dealing with the anxiety of having been brought back to life, while Cas continues to hold his deal with The Empty secret. This episode wraps up the previous eight episodes nicely...in a package that contains an unavoidable destiny.

There are a couple of light moments that kept the episode from being too gloomy. Ketch’s video call about sending the weapon the boys need via mail (“but I paid extra!”) being met with derision was enjoyably naive. This was not the kind of faux pas I expected from this British Man of Letters,
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Die Hard review – Bruce Willis Christmas classic is still a blast

The deafening shootouts, the uproarious explosions and the killer catchphrase remain gloriously intact as the festive face-off gets a 30th anniversary rerelease

Only the hardest of hearts could fail to enjoy the great 80s action classic, rereleased for its 30th anniversary: with uproarious explosions, deafening shootouts and smart-alec tag lines following the bad guys getting shot. It’s the film that wrested the catchphrase “Yippee-ki-ay” away from Roy Rogers, with a certain vulgar addition. Every pub quizzer knows it’s a Christmas movie, but not many know of its unexpected cinematic use of the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s Ninth – the terrorists whistle it as they get closer to the target.

Bruce Willis plays New York police detective John McClane, in Los Angeles for an uneasy reunion with his semi-estranged wife, having failed to support her career move out there. While at her office building, owned by a Japanese corporation,
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Francis Lawrence to direct Hulk Hogan vs Gawker movie Conspiracy

Variety is reporting that The Hunger Games and Red Sparrow director Francis Lawrence has signed on to direct an adaptation of Ryan Holiday’s book Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue.

The film will tell the story of the downfall of gossip blog Gawker following a $140 million judgement against the company for the publication of a sex tape featuring Hulk Hogan. The wrestling icon’s case was funded by billionaire Paypal founder Thiel, who had previously been outed as gay by Gawker.

“When I read Ryan’s extraordinary book I was totally taken with this story, such an exquisitely contemporary tale, and I immediately had a vision for it as a film,” said Lawrence. “It’s an important and meaningful story, and one I’m excited to tell. I’m thrilled to come aboard and to work with this team.”

This isn’t the only
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‘Die Hard’ 4K Uhd Blu-ray Review

I have a soft spot for the guy whose partial to Roy Rogers. Die Hard, a film I blindly attended a sneak preview for back in 1988, is a big reason why I'm still enamored with films today. When a new home video version rolls out, especially one promising a bump in quality over all those numerous versions before it, I perk up and get excited.

Sometimes that joyous anticipation is met with disappointment. Not so with the new Die Hard 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary. This is Die Hard as it is meant to be seen, but not necessarily how it is meant to be heard.

For me, Die Hard is the ultimate Christmas film to put on after the kids are tucked in bed. It's also the ultimate "one man versus many terrorists" film, the ultimate "building seize film", best use of
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Trevor Noah: Mueller’s Leaked Questions for Trump Are ‘The World’s Easiest Open Book Test’ (Video)

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Though Donald Trump and his allies condemned the questions Robert Mueller wants to ask the president, “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah thinks Trump should be grateful they were leaked.

“I actually find this mind-blowing, because this is the world’s easiest open-book test,” Noah said on Tuesday night’s episode of “The Daily Show.”

Noah referenced people like Fox News host Sean Hannity who called the questions a form of entrapment and urged Trump not to answer them. “What I find amazing about this is everyone is telling Trump he shouldn’t sit down with Robert Mueller,” Noah said. “Why? If he’s innocent, just go answer the questions.”

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“Now I know some people are saying, ‘No, Trevor, Mueller is clearly trying to trap Trump, that’s what he’s trying to do, he’s trying to trap him!’ What trap? He’s giving Trump the questions ahead of time. That’s not a trap.”

Noah added: “Trump can practice his answers. He can tattoo them on himself like ‘Memento’… Hell, if it helps, he can memorize his answers in song form.”

Noah then sang, “I did not protect Michael Flynn and I never met Putin” to the tune of “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

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Watch the whole clip above.

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Gawker v. Thiel movie will explore the downfall of Gawker

In 2016, Hulk Hogan dropped his signature leg drop on celebrity gossip blog Gawker and earned the biggest win of his career when he was granted a $140 million judgment against parent company Gawker Media after the site’s publication of a sex tape featuring the pro-wrestling legend.

Hogan’s case – and several others – had been funded by billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel, who was looking to bring down Gawker after the site publicly outed him as a gay man in a 2007 article.

Well, it seems that story is set to play out on the big screen, with Variety reporting that Jason Winer (Modern Family, Ode to Joy) is set to direct Gawker v. Thiel, from a script by John Gary (Sarah, Off-World). Neil Meron and Craig Zadan (Chicago, The Bucket List) are producing.

Apparently, Hogan’s court case will not be at the forefront of the film, which will instead focus on the people behind-the-scenes,
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Look Back at the Most Dramatic Moments from Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies Past

Look Back at the Most Dramatic Moments from Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies Past
As the world’s attention turns to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening ceremony — airing Friday morning stateside — take a look back at the most dramatic and emotional moments of opening ceremonies past.

2014 Sochi

The most expensive Olympics to date ($51 billion) got underway with a spectacular opening ceremony that included dizzying light displays, locomotives, five sailing ships, a giant dancing bear, tributes to Russian arts and literature, and an inflatable replica of St. Basil’s cathedral.

Controversy began long before the Games, however, as Vladimir Putin’s regime was accused of civil rights violations, including anti-lgbtq measures that made it a
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10 Magical Christmas Movie Soundtracks

Sean Wilson gets ready for the festive season by firing up a playlist of essential seasonal tunes…

What’s a Christmas movie without a sprinkling of musical magic? Many of our favourite festive hits are defined by their soundtracks, so, in the spirit of the season, I’ve rounded up 10 classic scores that never fail to put a smile on our faces.

Home Alone

One simply cannot celebrate Christmas, or indeed compile a Yuletide soundtrack list, without John Williams’ heartwarming masterpiece. A late replacement for Young Sherlock Holmes composer Bruce Broughton, Williams once again demonstrated his ability to redefine practically any genre. Featuring a host of memorable themes, anchored by the whimsical ‘Somewhere in My Memory’, plus some drum-machine laden action material and some truly heavenly original carols (‘Star of Bethlehem’ being the absolute highlight), Home Alone set a new standard for Christmas scores.

Die Hard

Yes, despite all the current internet speculation,
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