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Every Single Original TV Show & Movie Coming To Disney+

Disney is joining the streaming game with new service Disney+, set to launch on November 12, 2019, and the studio is bringing a big lineup of original TV shows and movies to the table. From Star Wars shows like The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars to Marvel Cinematic Universe spinoffs such as Falcon and Winter Soldier, Disney is planning to spend $500 million on original Disney+ content in 2019 alone.

With established competitors like Netflix and Amazon Prime to contend with, Disney is planning to draw Disney+ customers in with a low starting price point of $6.99 a month, and a large library of archived Disney content at launch. However, in order to succeed in the streaming game, Disney+ will also need to offer a wealth of exclusives within its first few years.

Related: Everything You Need to Know About Disney+

Though the launch of Disney+ is still months away, Disney already has shows and movies lined up through to 2021. Here’s what’s coming to Disney+, and when to expect it.

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Release: First year of launch.

Two of Captain America’s best buds will be teaming up for Falcon and Winter Soldier, a live-action series starring Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie. Not much is known about the series yet, most likely because Marvel wants to avoid spoiling the events of Avengers: Endgame. However, Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson made a formidable (and funny) team in Captain America: Civil War, so it should be fun to see them exchanging banter and covering each other’s backs in their own show.

Related: These Marvel Shows Are Coming After Avengers: Endgame

Release: Second year after launch.

Thor’s trickster brother is getting his own live-action series in Loki, which will see Tom Hiddleston reprise his role. Rick and Morty writer Michael Waldron is in charge of developing the series and scripting the pilot, and according to an official synopsis the series will “follow Loki as the trickster and shapeshifter pops up throughout human history as [an] unlikely influencer on historical events.” This prequel approach gets around the rather sticky problem of Loki being killed off at the start of Avengers: Infinity War.

Release: Second year after launch.

The rather bizarrely titled WandaVision will follow romantic pairing of Scarlet Witch and the Vision, who are connected via the Mind Stone (it gave Wanda Maximoff her powers, and resided in Vision’s head until being rudely pried out by Thanos). Little is known about this series so far, except that Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to star and that, like the other series, it will intersect with the movie side of the MCU.

Release: First year after launch

An animated series inspired by the “What If…?” Marvel comics, Marvel’s What If…? is exactly what it sounds like – a series of stories based in alternate versions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where one major element has been changed. The first episode of the series will explore what might have happened if Agent Peggy Carter became Captain America instead of Steve Rogers. Not to be left out, this universe’s version of Steve becomes the first ever Iron Man, with a suit built by Howard Stark.

Release: Episode 1 available at launch

Pedro Pascal leads the cast of The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action Star Wars series, which is set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi. The main character is a bounty hunter of questionable morals, whose identity will be a mystery at the start of the series. The Mandalorian will also star Gina Carano as Kara Dune, an ex-Rebel shock trooper, and Carl Weathers as Greef Marga, head of a branch of the Bounty Hunters Guild.

Related: Star Wars Theory Explains The Biggest Mandalorian Plot Hole

Release: First year after launch

Animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars is being revived for Disney+, with a trailer unveiled at Star Wars Celebration. The series focuses on Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan, and also features other characters from the movies like Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Maul. In season 7, Ahsoka has left the Jedi and is attempting to start a new life in the underworld of Coruscant.

Release: Second year after launch

Diego Luna’s ruthless Rebel spy Cassian Andor, who made his debut in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will return in a live-action series alongside sardonic robot K-2SO (voiced by Alan Tudyk). The Americans‘ Stephen Schiff will both produce the show and serve as showrunner. Set prior to the events of Rogue One, the show will explore Cassian’s history in espionage at the height of the Empire’s power.

Release: Available at launch

As you can possibly decipher from the tongue-in-cheek title, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is about a high school production of High School Musical. This is a ten-episode series set in East High, the real high school where High School Musical was filmed, and where students are now preparing to put on their high school’s first production of High School Musical. Got it?

Release: Second year after launch

Set six months after the end of Pixar classic Monsters, Inc., Disney Television Animation series Monsters at Work will follow a new monster character, Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman), who works as a mechanic at the revamped Monsters, Inc. Tylor dreams of moving from his humble position up to the main team on the Laugh Floor (formerly the Scare Floor). The voice cast will feature several returning actors from the original movie, including Billy Crystal, John Goodman, John Ratzenberger, and Jennifer Tilly.

Release: First year after launch

Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez will be producing Diary of a Female President, a new series from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend writer Ilana Peña. The show will follow a 12 year-old Cuban-American girl with big dreams, “as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school and her journey to becoming the future president of the United States.”

Available at launch:

  • Encore! – Former high school musical castmates recreate their original performance.
  • Forky Asks a Question – 10 shorts featuring Toy Story 4 character Forky.
  • Marvel’s Hero Project – Show celebrating young real-life heroes.
  • SparkShorts – Short animated films from Pixar.
  • Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series – Docuseries about the history of Walt Dsney Imagineering.
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum – Show hosted by Jeff Goldblum, offering his unique view on the world.

Released in first year after launch:

  • Be Our Chef – Cooking competition show.
  • Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies – Anthology show looking at the making of famous Disney movies.
  • Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 – Behind the scenes look at Frozen 2.
  • Magic of Animal Kingdom – Behind-the-scenes look at the Animal Kingdom theme park.
  • Lamp Life – Animated short film featuring Toy Story 4‘s Bo Peep.
  • Marvel’s 616 – Docuseries about the history of Marvel.
  • (Re)Connect – Series where families work out the issues dividing them.
  • Rogue Trip – Travel series with journalist Bob Woodruff.
  • Shop Class – Competition series with teams creating contraptions.

Released in second year after launch:

  • Earthkeepers – Docuseries about conservationists and the animal kingdom.
  • Ink & Paint – Docuseries about the history of animation at Disney.

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Release: Available at launch

Disney’s trend of making live-action adaptations of its animated classics gets a smaller-scale venture in Lady and the Tramp, a new take on the 1955 film featuring real live doggies. The film was written by Andrew Bujalski and directed by Charlie Bean, and features Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux as the voices of Lady and the Tramp. The film tells the story of a pedigree house dog from a wealthy family who crosses paths with a cheerful street mutt, and the romance that blossoms between the two of them. Also featuring the voices of Kiersey Clemons, Yvette Nicole Brown, Thomas Mann, Janelle Monae, and Sam Elliot.

Release: First year after launch

Bill Hader stars in Disney+ original movie Noelle as Nick Kringle, the bumbling heir to the mantle of Santa Claus, who lets the pressure of Christmas get to him and vanishes in the lead-up to the holiday. The only hope to get Nick back and save Christmas is his little sister Noelle (Anna Kendrick), who has thus far lived a carefree life as a member of the Kringle family, but will have to take on some serious responsibility for the first time in getting her brother back. Also starring Kingsley Ben-Adir, Billy Eichner, Julie Hagerty and Shirley MacLaine.

Related: Every Fox Movie Disney Is Still Going To Release

Release: First year after launch

Based on the book by Jerry Spinelli and directed by Julia Hart, Stargirl is about a teenage boy called Leo (Graham Verchere) whose life is changed by the arrival of a girl called Stargirl Carraway (Grace Vanderwahl) at his high school. Stargirl’s unusual, conformist behavior baffles the student body, who are at first charmed by her weirdness but then start to turn on her.

Release: First year after launch

Disney cartoon series Phineas and Ferb is getting the movie treatment in The Phineas and Ferb Movie (though that’s only the working title), executive produced by show creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. The movie will see stepbrothers Phineas (Vincent Martella) and Ferb (David Errigo Jr.) go on a galactic mission to rescue their sister Candace (Ashley Tisdale), who has been kidnapped by aliens and taken to a far-away planet.

Release: First year after launch

Based on Stephan Pastis’ book Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made and directed by Tom McCarthy, Timmy Failure is about a young boy called Timmy (Winslow Fegley) who runs a detective agency with the help of his imaginary polar bear friend and his sidekick, Rollo Tookus. The film also stars Craig Robinson, Wallace Shawn, and Ophelia Lovibond.

Release: First year after launch

Directed by Ericson Core, Togo is based on the true story of a diphtheria outbreak that threatened the lives of children in the remote town of Nome in Alaska in 1925. The movie follows musher Leonhard Seppala (Willem Dafoe) and his sled dog, Togo, as they travel almost 700 miles through the harsh Alaskan landscape to bring medicine to the children. The film is based on the same story as 1995 animated film Balto, with Balto and Togo being the two most famous sled dogs in the team that saved the children.

More: Everything Available On Disney+ At Launch


2019-04-22 04:04:33

Hannah Shaw-Williams

Every Single Call of Duty Game, Ranked

One of the most successful video game franchises in history is easily Call of Duty. The first-person shooter has spinoffs and trilogies, and all of the games have been financially successful, although the entertainment value and quality of the games vary slightly. With that said, the fact that Call of Duty still sells countless games every time a new one is released speaks volumes about the consistent nature of the games.

The first Call of Duty game came out in 2003, and a new game was released pretty much every year with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 hitting in 2018 — the 15th mainline game in the series in 15 years. Along the way, there have been games set during World War II and games set among worlds of monsters. However, not every game was created equal, and here is a ranking of every Call of Duty game.

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15 Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty: Ghosts was the first post-Modern Warfare game as well as the first for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it fell short of what fans were used to from the series. Released in 2013, this game put players into a crippled nation fighting for survival. The game does get credit for allowing a player to create a female soldier for the first time, and the multiplayer online mode is fun, but the campaign leaves a lot to be desired.

14 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

If there is one compliment to give to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, it is that this might have been a solid game if it hadn’t been called Call of Duty. This game, released in 2016, takes the battle off the planet Earth and has soldiers battling in outer space. It also has a great cooperative zombie mode, which is a plus.

Related: Call of Duty: Mobile is Coming to the Americas and Europe

The problem here comes, once again, from the lackluster campaign. The game also hit in a year where there were some amazing games released, which made the slightly boring gameplay a killer—which is crazy since the battles in outer space should have been hugely entertaining.

13 Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Black Ops III hit in 2015 and continued the story from Black Ops II—a war in the future where climate change and new tech has pretty much changed everything about the world. The game also had 4-player co-op gameplay with large, open levels. The biggest problem here is not that the game is bad, but that it is a letdown following the great Black Ops II. It is an average game in a franchise built on great games.

12 Call of Duty 3

Released in 2006, Call of Duty 3 was the third part of the first storyline of games in the series that offers an open world concept. The story takes place in World War II in 1944 and puts the player in the shoes of either an American, British, Canadian or Polish soldier heading toward the Battle of Normandy. The game is fun, which is what most players at the time were looking for, but it was nowhere near as polished and fresh as the first two games in the series. Honestly, it offered almost nothing new to the franchise and that made it a disappointment for players looking to up their game.

11 Call of Duty WWII

In 2017, Call of Duty did what many fans were hoping for; it took the battles away from aliens and the vacuum of space and brought it all back home to World War II where it began. This game takes place in the European Theatre and focuses on a squad in the 1st Infantry Division and the real-life Operation Overlord event.

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While it seemed that fighting in World War II was no longer interesting, Call of Duty: WWII proved that it could be fun to battle the Axis again over a decade since Call of Duty made it trendy. Sadly, the game didn’t quite reach the level of the ones that came before it.

10 Call of Duty: World at War

In 2008. it was time for Call of Duty to try something new. However, Call of Duty: World at War followed the fantastic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and had a lot to live up to. It never came close—which is not to say it is not a fun game, it just couldn’t match up to the best game the franchise ever created. The story takes place in World War II after Modern Warfare moved it ahead to 2011, and it just seemed like the franchise took a step backward. The idea to put it in the Pacific Theater was a good one to deliver something new, but the game jumped around a lot in time, making it less coherent than others in the series.

9 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the franchise’s 2014 release and was the second for the PS4 and Xbox One, and it was a huge improvement over Call of Duty: Ghosts for those two next-gen platforms. Instead of taking on multiple characters, this release put the player in the boots of one soldier. The story takes place in the future where a Marine works with a private military corporation. The game is a nice mix of the military action fans love and the future tech that allows for some crazy battles.

8 Call of Duty 2

Released in 2005, the second game in the Call of Duty series puts the players in the boots of four soldiers—one from the United States, two from Britain and one from the Red Army. There are four campaigns and three stories with a lot of action to really dig into.

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The game helped make the Xbox 360 a must-buy and delivered some great action with solid and stacked gameplay. The one thing that slightly holds this down is the lack of realism with the regenerative health, making a player more of a Captain America super soldier than a real military man trying to survive.

7 Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 came out in 2012, the last release before the PS4 and Xbox One launched. This was a very open-ended game that took place in both the past and future, with the player choosing how the narrative connected through gameplay choices. It was the first of its kind in the franchise, and that made the replay value immense. The story was also smart, as the villain was actually easy to empathize with. The fact that the end of the game and story was based on the decisions the player made was genius and helped create a new reason to play the CoD franchise.

6 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

The newest game in the Call of Duty series hit in 2018 with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. For the 15th game in the main series, this one tried something very risky by eliminating the single-player campaign mode. Instead of a campaign that the player could go through on their own, they instead introduced a series-first battle royale mode in keeping with recent industry trends. There was also a change to the multiplayer mode when CoD eliminated the health regeneration system while also changing the ballistics systems. The game did mark the return of the specialists to the gameplay, and also served as a continuation of the fan-favorite zombies mode.

5 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 came out in 2011 as the eighth version of the game, and it was a direct sequel to Modern Warfare 2 which picked up immediately after the events of that game. The gameplay here has the players tracking down the antagonist from the second game as he antagonizes most of the Western world. There is little new in this edition of the franchise, but following two of the best games in the history of the series means that isn’t that big of a deal. Why change what isn’t broken? This is one of the top first-person shooters out there, even if it is the fifth best Call of Duty game.

4 Call of Duty

In 2003, Infinity Ward and Activision released the game that started it all. It took the first-person shooters of the past and added a teamwork aspect that was fresh and new and changed everything about these sort of video games at the time. Call of Duty was arguably the best first-person shooter of its generation. While other Call of Duty games might have eclipsed this one in terms of gameplay, action, bonus features, and storytelling, there is no overlooking how important this game was, and it deserves all the accolades it receives.

3 Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops followed World at War and continued that story, which meant this started after the end of World War II. Black Ops took place during the Cold War in the 60s. The story focused on a CIA agent who was trying to stop a numbers station that planned to send messages to sleeper agents to start a chemical weapon attack in the United States.

RELATED: Next Year’s Call of Duty Will Have A Story Campaign

The game delivered a lot more fun in the storyline and offered players a lot to do in multiplayer modes as well. The game also offered a grey area between good and bad, making the choices the player made even more intriguing. The multiplayer party modes like gun game were also a fun addition, and this started a new era for CoD.

2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 had a lot to live up to. It followed the best game in the entire series, and that meant that the margin for error was slim. The game was a success, though, and ended up as the closest the franchise ever came to matching the brilliance of the first Modern Warfare game. The single player is great and actually increased the scale from the original, and the multiplayer remained an almost perfect experience. There are just so many great moments in this game that it remains playable to this day for anyone wanting to relive past games.

1 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is not only the best Call of Duty game of all-time but is also arguably the greatest first-person military shooter on any console in history. This is a game that every shooter since has had to try to live up to, and few have come close. This offered multiplayer on consoles, something that fundamentally changed how people experienced video games. The missions were inspiring, unforgettable, and so fun that the game became instantly replayable. Things got better with the remastered version in 2016 which brought the pitch-perfect gameplay to next-gen consoles. For those who might only play one Call of Duty game in their lives, Modern Warfare is the only option.

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2019-04-22 01:04:15

Shawn S. Lealos

Every Single Boyfriend From Girls, Ranked (Worst To Best)

In the pilot episode of Girls, Hannah Horvath says that she wants to be the “voice of a generation”. Over the course of six seasons, for better or worse, she succeeded. The series seemed to have more controversies than it did episodes. Many criticized Girls as being a vapid show about entitled millennials. But others praised Lena Dunham’s series for exquisitely capturing the dizzying freedom of millennial adulthood.

A major aspect of that freedom is relationships. More than any generation, society has granted millennials with the license to express themselves however they want romantically or sexually. For Hannah and her friends, New York City is like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for dating—thrilling and adventurous, but one wrong turn can lead you down a dangerous path of despair.

Real talk, Hannah and co. have dated some truly horrible people—and to be fair, they haven’t always been angels either. Yet throughout this romantic minefield, there are still a few boyfriends worth swiping right on. Here are the Boyfriends On Girls Ranked Worst To Best.

11 Desi Harperin

Desi puts the “flake” in snowflake. The man has been engaged seven times, a detail he tends to forget to share with his fiancée of the minute.  It’s ironic that Desi is a guitar player, because he played Marnie like a fiddle. His ability to play the role of sensitive musician is just too perfect to be believable, but Marnie eats it up. She ignores obvious red flags, like Desi being in a committed relationship when they get together, and marries him anyway.

It’s not enough for Desi to be a horrible romantic partner; he’s a godawful business partner too. He constantly blew through money, earned by both him and Marnie, on himself. Then he would turn around and refuse to let them sell merch on tour because of his moral high ground. Suffice it to say, Desi is the worst and Marnie divorced him.

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10 Thomas-John

He’s the husband in another quickie marriage, this one to Jessa. Really, Jessa’s a provocateur who just wanted to shock her friends by getting married to a man she hardly knows; Thomas-John just happened to fill in the blank. He’s a juvenile businessman who needs sexual validation the way a baby needs breast milk…and boy, does he throw a tantrum if he doesn’t get it. In his defense, Jessa is every bit his equal in the spouse from hell department, but what did he expect? He knew her for all of five minutes, having met at a bar when he picked up both her and Marnie and took them back to his place for a threesome. That’s hardly the best “how they met” story to tell at your wedding.

He refers to himself as a unicorn, but that’s the wrong mythological creature; Thomas-John is a total vampire…of the emotional variety.

9 Fran Parker

A wolf in a nice-guy cardigan, Fran didn’t just fool Hannah; he created the unforgivable crime of fooling the audience too. At the end of Season 4, things looked promising for Fran and Hannah. The couple is last seen holding hands, staring adorably into each other’s eyes—a happily ever after if ever there was one. But Season 5 found Fran going from The One to Captain Critical in the blink of an eye. Hannah was too afraid to email or text him out of fear he’d correct her grammar. As teachers at the same school, Fran was known to re-mark papers of Hannah’s students because she was doing it wrong.

When Hannah shows some uncharacteristic good sense and breaks up with him, Fran blames her for his crummy behavior. Sometimes bad boyfriends make the best teachers.

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8 Paul-Louis

Hannah thinks she finally hit the jackpot. Paul-Louis presents himself as a philosophical surfer, whose beautiful soul is almost as big as his brown doe-eyes. The couple has several rounds of Deep And Meaningful sex while Hannah is on a writing assignment in Montauk. When their time together is coming to an end, Paul-Louis casually mentions that, oh yeah, he kinda sorta has a girlfriend.

Back in the city, Hannah discovers she’s pregnant with Paul-Louis’ baby. After a gargantuan effort, she finally tracks him down and he tells her that, under no uncertain terms, he doesn’t want to be a part of his child’s life. But they’ll always have Montauk…

7 Sandy

Sandy has his fair share of detractors; not because of his character, but because of the reason he’s on show in the first place. Season 1 of Girls came under fire for lack of racial diversity so come Season 2, all of a sudden Hannah has a black boyfriend named Sandy. He only sticks around for two episodes and there isn’t much that defines his character besides being the only racial minority on the show and also a Republican. Portrayed by the mega-talented Donald Glover, Sandy comes across leaps and bound more mature than Hannah and viewers wish he would have stuck around.

6 Charlie Dattolo

In Fantasyland—Population: Charlie—Charlie’s a nice guy. But he’s as delusional as he is socially tone deaf. He snoops through Hannah’s diary and upon reading her brutal, yet accurate assessment of his and Marnie’s relationship, he filches the diary and reads it out loud during a gig with his band. At what point did he determine this was a better idea than just talking to Marnie?

They break up only to get back together when Marnie makes an ass out of herself at his workplace. Then he straight up dumps her after asking her to come over under the guise of proposing. Who does that? Charlie re-enters Marnie’s life briefly, having did a total 180, from slimy “sweetheart” to drug dealer. The crazy thing is that Marnie almost runs away with him. It’s pretty indicative of Charlie’s boyfriend potential when his best trait is that he’s not Desi.

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5 Adam Sackler

Adam is the Jekyll and Hyde of boyfriends. Jekyll Adam is a fierce lion of devotion. When Hannah had a nervous breakdown, he was there in a flash. Jessa needed money for school; Adam wrote a cheque, not thinking twice.

And that’s his problem: Adam doesn’t think twice. That’s often when Hyde Adam comes out to play. When Hannah was away at school, Adam took up with Mimi-Rose Howard. True, Adam and Hannah were open, but did he really have to go tear down a wall in her apartment so he and Mimi-Rose could have more room? If you really want to hurt a New Yorker, damage her rent-controlled apartment. That is far worse than any pedestrian infidelity. On some level, Adam knows that. On another, he doesn’t care.

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4 Elijah Krantz

Elijah doesn’t have boyfriends so much as sugar daddies. More power to him, except the sugar daddies in question tend to be the most noxious people of Girls, and that’s saying something. Elijah has been known to make some questionable choices, whether it’s hooking up with Marnie while in a relationship with George, or whether it’s giving Hannah HPV and lying about it.

Still, Elijah shows tremendous growth throughout the series. He catches the eye of dashing news anchor Dill Harcourt and Dill sweeps Elijah off his feet. But when midnight strikes, it turns out Dill’s just a pumpkin—a philandering pumpkin. He keeps congress with several gentlemen at a time, a revelation that disillusions Elijah. Still, ever the eternal optimist, Elijah professes his love for Dill, only for Dill to rip his heart out and stomp on it with his designer shoes. As painful as this was, Elijah really learned to value himself which will only make him a better boyfriend in his next relationship.

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3 Laird Schlesinger

What Laird lacks in common sense, he makes up for in heart. It’s no secret that he’s sweet on Hannah. Even though his obsession borders on stalkery, he’s totally harmless. Whether it’s trying to fix her misguided hair hack job or offering to co-parent her child, Laird is there.

Laird was also a stand-up boyfriend to Caroline, Adam’s unstable sister. Maybe Laird and Caroline didn’t always make the best choices, like naming their baby daughter Sample—yes, Sample—and maybe Laird could be a little clingy. But he is every bit as devoted to the women in his life as he is to his signature beanie hat.

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2 Scott

Scott is a rare breed on Girls, not just because he’s successful but because he’s actually a good guy. When he meets Shoshanna in a job interview, he’s instantly taken with her quirkiness and the two begin dating. In the hot mess parade that is Girls, Scott and Shosh were hardly the most exciting couple, but their functionality was definitely refreshing. Then Shoshanna had to go and blow it all by refusing to come home from Japan. Scott waited for her arrival at the airport until he realized she wasn’t coming. He was left scratching his head. So was the audience.

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1 Ray Ploshansky

While many of the characters in Girls think kindness is a meditation app, Ray has it in spades. His relationship with Shoshanna was a fan favorite. But as great as they were together, Shosh dumping Ray was the best thing that could have ever happened to him. As swell a guy as he is, Ray was a real pessimistic grump and could be a bummer to be around.

Ray fell hard for Marnie, prompting a collective “NO!” from viewers around the world. Even after their breakup, he still loved her, and proved to be the best former boyfriend ever—or at least on this list. Right before Marnie and Desi’s wedding, Desi was looking to bolt but Ray convinced him to go through with it, all to make Marnie happy.

If anyone deserves to be happy, it’s Ray Ploshansky. The series finale didn’t disappoint, as it found him starting a romance with the equally sweet Abigail. They shared a carousel ride complete with craned neck kiss. If life is a merry-go-round, Ray’s a great guy to ride it with.

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2019-04-20 03:04:31

Liz Hersey

Jedi: Fallen Order is Single-Player (With No Microtransactions), Releases 2019

In the current AAA gaming climate in which live-service multiplayer and microtransaction-soaked mobile games reign supreme, there are a few words that will bring gamers to a new a title in droves right now, and Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is saying all of them: single-player with no microtransactions. Star Wars Celebration is on in full-force this week, and even though potential players will finally be learning some concrete details about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order today, it’s likely this latest news is all that some needed to hear.

Jedi: Fallen Order‘s presence at Star Wars Celebration has been known for a little while now, and the public’s reception to what’s shown of the game today may ultimately be a deciding factor in publisher EA’s future with partner Disney. Having more or less piddled away six years of its exclusive ten-year Star Wars license with nerf-herding duds like the multiplayer-focused Battlefront games and, well, virtually nothing else, the pressure is on at EA and Respawn for Jedi: Fallen Order to be a commercial hit. Earlier this week, though, fans got a tiny taste of what’s to come in the form of a leaked poster, and the hype surrounding this small news seems palpable enough to allay some fears about the game’s performance upon launch.

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Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella took to the Star Wars Celebration stage yesterday to proudly announce that Jedi: Fallen Order is a strictly story-based experience with “no multiplayer” and “no microtransactions.” As captured in the video below, the waiting crowd went understandably wild at these words alone. The small reveal has since reverberated throughout the internet, taking the gaming community’s excitement for the mysterious game to heights even Cloud City would envy. Additionally, if Twitter user Nibel is to be believed, the hype train isn’t letting off anytime soon as the game apparently has a release date: November 15, 2019.

Set after the cataclysmic events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Respawn’s Jedi: Fallen Order will see players follow the (probably bleak) journey of a Padawan who somehow escaped death after the declaration of Order 66 – Anakin couldn’t get all of them in the Jedi Temple, after all. Left only with a small droid companion and a lightsaber, the Padawan protagonist must make his “journey to – what, well we don’t know,” according to a humorously coy Zampella. What’s known, though, is that Jedi: Fallen Order is highly unlikely to follow in the footsteps of EA’s last major Star Wars title, Battlefront II, which was lambasted by consumers and critics alike for its shamelessly greedy balance around predatory loot boxes. A holiday release this year for Jedi: Fallen Order would only put icing on the cake.

Though it may feel like fans know a lot already, there’s still a Star Destroyer-load of unknown details about Jedi: Fallen Order that have yet to be revealed. With luck, though, today’s panel focusing exclusively on the upcoming game will confirm what’s been leaked so far, and it can be hoped it’ll also show more than it tells by providing footage of the game’s never-before-seen gameplay.

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Source: Star Wars Celebration, Nibel/Twitter



2019-04-13 10:04:02

Phillip Tinner

Is Friday The 13th: The Game Single Player Worth The Wait?

Friday The 13th: The Game’s single player mode was much hyped but was it worth the long wait? The success of John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween inspired a wave of low-budget imitators, including My Bloody Valentine and Sleepaway Camp. The original Friday The 13th was another entry in this slasher subgenre and was a mystery thriller enliven by the occasional gory murder and a shocking final scare.

The movie proved to be a surprise smash hit for Paramount so the studio immediately commissioned a sequel. The problem was that the original killer, Pamela Voorhees, was very dead. The first movie revealed Pamela had been driven insane with grief over the death of her young son Jason due to the negligence of camp counselors, leading to her killing spree. The sequel instead brought Jason back as an adult to continue the massacre – which made little sense from a timeline perspective – but he soon became a horror icon to rival Michael Myers or A Nightmare On Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger. His trademark hockey mask, which he acquired in part three, also became iconic.

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There hasn’t been a Friday The 13th film since 2009’s reboot and while the franchise is currently caught in a messy lawsuit, Friday The 13th: The Game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC provided fans with all the gory thrills they could hope for. The game started life as a multiplayer-only experience, where players controlled various Crystal Lake camp counselors trying to escape another player controlling Jason. The counselors had to work together to survive or escape while Jason hunts them down and dispatches them in messy ways.

Friday The 13th: The Game was clearly made by developers who love the franchise; not only did they capture the mood and tone of the early movies, they also included iterations of Jason from over the course of the entire franchise. They even included Roy Burns, the Jason copycat killer from Friday The 13th: A New Beginning in an update. Fans had been asking for a Friday The 13th game single player mode since it launched, which was eventually added in May 2018.

The single player challenges mode once again put players in the boots of Jason as they have to carry out a series of killings. Friday The 13th: The Game’s single player also invokes the movie’s atmosphere a little more since the victims don’t know Jason is stalking them, allowing for some creativity on the player’s part. The mode also encourages replayability in the form of achievements and unlockables. Sadly, the Friday The 13th game single player ultimately plays like a mediocre Hitman game. Jason hunts some bot controlled counselors around Crystal Lake and while the murders are suitably grisly, it grows old quickly. It lacks the gleeful fun of the multiplayer and while the movies were hardly known for their deep stories, the lack of any kind of narrative is also a disappointment.

With no new movie on the horizon, Friday The 13th: The Game’s single player mode is probably the closest thing fans will get to a new Jason Voorhees adventure for a while. It’s just a shame it wasn’t much stronger.

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2019-04-12 10:04:07

Padraig Cotter

10 Powerful Movies About Single Mothers

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Parenthood, in any form, isn’t an easy job. Sometimes, no matter how good you do or how many books you read, your kids can still turn out like psychos. But that job is only made more difficult when you are forced to do it alone. For some people, even the thought of parenting with someone makes the idea no less frightening. Bringing a life into this world, then spending the rest of yours to make sure theirs is good is daunting. It truly involves a level of selflessness that can be hard to even relate to for those outside of it.

Few mediums have captured the struggle of the single parent (single mothers especially) like film does. From showing us how harrowing it can be, to sometimes giving us glimpses into how rewarding it is as well, there are many films out there that deal with what it’s like to be a single mother. Here are 10 of some of the most remarkable examples from all genres of film.

10. The Babadook

Starting off with this movie is a warning not to make assumptions with what this article’s about. The Babadook might be the best single mother movie out there for the simple reason that it realistically captures how maddening it must be to have a kid who is a spazz. Granted, Babadook is all about symbolism and how (SPOILER ALERT) being a single parent to a wild child can turn you into a literal monster, but the style, atmosphere, and terror it oozes really gets under the viewer’s skin.

Long story short, it’s about a grieving single mother who finds a creepy book with creepy characters in it, who her son is convinced is coming to kill him. Please note, most people seem to miss the scene when the mother tells her friends she is an author of children’s books. That’s kind of a dead giveaway about what the film is truly about: The genuine horrors of being a single mother and a mother in general.

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9. Little Man Tate

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Now for something completely different.

Little Man Tate stars Jodie Foster as a single mother trying to bring up a little dude who is way too smart for his own good. Shortly into the movie, we see how his brightness socially ostracizes him, making her job connecting with him that much more difficult at times. Though the story focuses mostly on Tate as he tries to find a balance between the genius world and the genuine world, it also shows us how being a single mother to kids who are gifted is just as challenging in its own ways. Nevertheless, it is a very sweet film, with two really great performances by the leads.

8. Inside

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We fully grasp that being a single mother must be the most terrifying job in the world, and this French home invasion movie takes that terror to unforeseen heights.

A pregnant woman home alone on Christmas Eve gets a random visitor who says her car broke down and she needs to use her phone. Thus begins a cat and mouse horror movie which ranks up there with some of the most horrifying movies ever made. (Note: See the original French movie, not the American remake.)

Just the simple fact that the antagonist is also a woman adds an obscene level of horror, as what woman would harass a pregnant woman? And the movie does a fantastic job of showing the strength of a mother’s instinct to protect her child – even if that child is yet to be born.

But be prepared, as there is a very solid reason the antagonist is doing all this… The reveal will leave you shaken, truly.

7. Changeling

Changeling is a remarkable story simply because it is 100% true. A woman in early turn of the century Denver loses her child, and then has him returned to her. But, um, it’s not her actual son, and she is sort of forced into this very dark game where she has to act like it is “or else.”

While the movie itself has an overly bloated runtime and drags on, Jolie really does a fantastic job of capturing the toll this is taking on the mother of this child, and above all else, it is mind-blowing to think this really happened to a woman.

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6. Precious

Gabourey Sidibe as Claireece Precious Jones in Precious

Just because we said it was a list about single mothers, doesn’t mean every mother on the list is going to be a perfect angel.

The reality of mothering is, it beats some people down and brings the very worst of them to the surface. Though Precious is by no means a movie solely based on a single mother, we would be foolish not to mention Mo’Nique’s performance. Really. You watch the film and find yourself clenching your fists whenever she talks or comes on screen because she is just so appalling of a character.

But moms like that do exist, even though they may be very few and far between. But it has to be noted that the cruelty of this mother is kind of what gives the titular character her inner strength by the end. A diamond formed out of coal, if you will. You know Precious won’t be like her mother, and that is a testimony to her own courage and resilience.

5. Kramer vs. Kramer

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We would be remiss to not mention this intense examination of divorce and single parenting from the ’70s. Kramer vs. Kramer was a brave movie at the time, as it showed a very honest interpretation of how messy a breakup and divorce can be and the toll it takes on all parties involved; from mother to father to child. And as you probably know, the cast is the stuff of legends.

Truthfully, it’s actually an exhausting picture in the sense that it shows the darkest sides of a relationship and it doesn’t candy coat any of it. Divorce can get ugly, and when children are used like bartering chips in that process, there are no actual winners.

Yes, it’s older, but it should be seen by anyone who wants to get married or have kids down the road.

4. Jerry Maguire

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See, not all of these films are going to be soul-sucking movies that scare you away from parenting or only show the dark side.

Jerry Maguire is one of those movies that feels small and intimate because it is… And while some may look at the movie and think it as a Tom Cruise vehicle, anyone who has seen it knows it as a Jonathan Lipnicki joint, through and through. That kid stole the movie from both the stars. But at the heart of this Cameron Crowe movie is a single mother who catches feelings and worries that certain aspects of her life (like being a single mother) will scare the dude away, when in fact, it does the exact opposite.

3. Goodnight Mommy

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Yup, we’re going dark again.

While most praise the Babadook as the ideal “being a single mother is hard” allegory film, some of us feel Goodnight Mommy does an even better job at it. Though it is best to keep this lesser-known gem’s secrets (as revealing too much reveals too much), we can give you an idea of what to expect from this German film.

Goodnight Mommy is about a mother of twins who gets home from some reconstructive surgery only to find her sons acting rather strangely towards her. Of course, to them, their once lovely mother who is now wrapped in bloody bandages is freaking them out, and they wonder if it all belies something far more nefarious than just surgery.

But you will be guessing right up until the end, and that ending really sells the whole film. It almost warrants an immediate second viewing to take it all in properly.

2. Mommie Dearest

Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest

This biographical movie about Joan Crawford and her adopted daughter’s harrowing experiences at her hands will make you question everything you know about motherhood. A seemingly broken woman just wanted a child to flaunt around like jewlery in the good times and have something to take her resentment out on in the bad times. Truth be told, it’s terrifying.

Honestly, this one is so well known, all we have to say is stay away from wire hangers!

1. Room

It could be said that the mother Brie Larson plays in this movie is the world’s greatest mom. Anyone who has seen it would be hard pressed to argue that. She defines unconditional love.

Room is about a mother who, to put it mildly, got pregnant against her will and had a child in what could best be described as ‘the worst possible scenario’ in which to raise a child in. Yet, she somehow does it, and does it without flinching, compromising herself her love for her child, ever. A heavy film for sure, but a stronger testimony to maternal love we have never seen on film.

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