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‘The Shining’ Coming To Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights
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The Shining Halloween Horror Nights

Summer might be just rolling in, but for many of us it’s just the final stretch of time to pass before fall and the Halloween season returns to us once again.

While we wait, dreaming of falling leaves and scary flicks on a chilly night, Universal has revealed that Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic The Shining will be a part of their Halloween Horror Nights festivities this year.

More on the news and a brief announcement video can be found below.

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Top 5 Horror Movie Moms For Mother’s Day!
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Happy Mother Day

Mothers provide us with unconditional love, which means we love them unconditionally as well. Sometimes, that means ignoring the fact that they’re completely insane and borderline psychotic. A mother’s love has been a focus in the horror genre for generations and with today a day for celebrating the women in our lives, I am taking a look at the Top 5 Horror Movies Moms:

More below.

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May The 4th Deal: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Available On FandangoNow
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May the 4th Star Wars FandangoNow

Today is a great day across the galaxy. Every year, May the 4th provides Star Wars fans with a chance to spread their love, and in recent years it’s gotten easier with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last December.

Fandango is using its “force” as the world’s biggest supplier of movie tickets to spread the Star Wars fandom through their streaming service FandangoNOW. FandangoNOW began in early 2016 after the company acquired the streaming site M-GO, and allows movie fans to watch over 50,000 films and TV shows on a pay-as-you-go basis without a subscription.

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The Drill Down 471: April Fools’ On The Web 2017
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OATH - Not an April Fools' Day joke, sadly

This week’s Drill Down podcast, April Fools’ on the web, Android becomes the #1 OS online, AOL and Yahoo’s new post-merger name, did ISPs sell your privacy rights? The FCC chairman pleads his case… and much, much more.

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Wait, What? ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 Premieres On April Fools’ Day, No One Believes It
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Rick and Morty Season 3 April Fools's Day Premiere

April Fools’ Day ended here on the east coast a couple of hours ago, but not before one brilliant final trick was pulled off. We’ve been wondering for a long time now when Rick and Morty season three would finally premiere, and now we have an answer: it already premiered.

No announcement, no promos, not even a listing on your TV guides (so if you have it set to record only new episodes automatically, you missed out). Nothing at all, but a quick “Hey, there’s a new episode on right now!” via the Twitter. And many missed it because they didn’t believe it was true, including myself. But there’s still a way!

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NJ Metal Band Fires Drummer For Not Knowing All Metal Subgenres
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Metal Band

Local death metal band, Auditory Vomit, is looking for a new drummer after firing Don “Cymbal Slayer” Greenblatt from the band. Reports say that it all started when Greenblatt got into an argument with singer and band founder, Trevor “I Eat Kittens for Breakfast” Odermeyer. Band members, bass player Fred “Thunder Strummer 69” Finestein and guitar player Nils “Slammer Hammer” Henriksen claim the two began arguing during a rehearsal in Odermeyer’s mother’s basement in their home town of Trenton, NJ.

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Trump Vows To Send Feds To Star City To Fix Vigilante Problem After Binging ‘Arrow’
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Stephen Amell Donald Trump April Fool's Day

Last weekend, President Donald Trump spent his time at Mar-a-Lago playing golf and binging television for “research.” While that is the norm these days, what followed was unbelievable. At 3am Sunday morning, after finishing the most recent episode of Arrow, a barrage of tweets rained down in the Twitterverse, criticizing the weak leadership of Star City mayor, Oliver Queen.

More on this story below.

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DC’s Arm-Fall-Off-Boy To Join The Arrowverse
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April Fools Day Arm-Fall-Off-Boy

“My power will astound you! Observe as I detach my limb, and transform it into a deadly weapon!”

— Arm-Fall-Off-Boy

That name has to be a joke right. Right? But no, it’s far too real. Arm-Fall-Off-Boy was created by Gerard Jones and Curt Swan and had his first appearance in DC Comics in Secret Origins Volume 2, #46 in November 1989. The futuristic hero has the unique ability to detach his limbs and beat his enemies down with them. Since Marvel is raking in the dough with obscure heroes from their catalog like the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Netflix’s Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, DC figures if you can’t beat them, join them, and is literally scraping the barrel for forgotten characters.

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Disney Wants To Reimagine Classic ‘Star Wars’ Parody ‘Hardware Wars’
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Star Wars parody Hardware Wars

In 1977, the world was amazed and delighted by the now iconic film Star Wars. The following year, a short parody film by the name of Hardware Wars found its way into the hearts of millions. With characters by the name of Fluke Starbucker, Augie “Ben” Doggie, Princess Anne-Droid, Ham Salad, and Chewchilla the Wookiee Monster, the short film’s cast was an obvious tongue-in-cheek referencing to the original Star Wars roles. Household equipment made up the vast majority of props in the parody, hence the name. Hilarious and goofy, the video lampoon was and is a cult classic to this day. As a matter of fact, I just watched it again and laughed all the way through.

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HBO Wants Pastry-Themed ‘True Blood’ Spinoff ‘Sookie’s Cookies’
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True Blood

HBO’s True Blood series was a phenomenal hit by any measurement. Based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, they follow the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, a telepath in Louisiana who possesses an extraordinary lack of self-preservation. Constantly in danger, she aligns herself with and against supernatural creatures like vampires and werewolves, all the while seeking to find her place in the world. Sookie, played by Anna Paquin in all seven seasons, finally seems to find herself living a normal life after the end of the final season. But fans have continued to clamor for more. Will HBO ever deliver?

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