Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them!

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14. ‘Intervention’ (season 5, episode 18)

I won’t apologize for the fact that this is just turning into a big Spike-a-thon. And I definitely won’t apologize for my complete and unabashed love for Buffybot. Watching Sarah Michelle Gellar play Buffybot splits my sides, especially her oversexed interactions with Spike that earn her some pretty weird looks from the rest of the Scoobies. The character descriptions that Spike has programmed into his robo-Slayer are beyond ridiculous in their succinctness: Willow is recently gay, Anya loves money, and Angel is bloody stupid. Yes, Spike may spend a large part of the episode getting his ass beat, but he still manages to look hella good. We also get our first genuine Spuffy kiss – ouch my feels!

15. ‘Life Serial’ (season 6, episode 5)

Who doesn’t love a time loop? Me, Andrew, Star Trek, Supernatural, and The X-Files to boot. A lot of people hate the trio, but with the exception of Warren the actual dick, I find them extremely amusing. Watching Buffy try her hand at various brands of normalcy is somewhat painful, but also comic gold. All her hard work deserves shots with Spike, followed by a delightful round of kitten poker featuring Clem a.k.a. my favorite bit character of all time. Please google James C. Leary – I met him one time and you will hardly believe it.

16. ‘Tabula Rasa’ (season 6, episode 8)

I recognize that a couple of really bummer things happen in this episode, but in the middle of those things is one of the funniest spells-gone-wrong incidents in the Buffyverse. Spike/Randy screaming like a big girl, Giles and Anya making out, and some unintentional, I’m sure, ribbing of Angel. Memory loss is always good for a laugh, but I give fair warning that the consequences of this magical screw-up is a whole lot of feels.

17. ‘Gone’ (season 6, episode 11)

Sometimes the plots on this show get a little bit stupid. But I confess that I find the stupid episodes to be awesome if you can just roll with the silly. This makes me capable of enjoying some of the “worst” (according to some people) episodes – “Beer Bad,” “Doublemeat Palace,” “Bad Eggs.” I love the good and the bad of Buffy, sorry not sorry! So I don’t think Buffy getting blasted with an invisibility ray is that bizarre by a long shot. What isn’t there to love about an episode with a cute new do and naked push-ups? And regardless of what dumb villains they are, the nerds usually make me smile with their comic-esque antics.

18. ‘Older and Far Away’ (season 6, episode 14)

I would guess that I have watched this episode more than any other episode of this show. I love everything about if from top to bottom. I like that all of the characters are forced to be in one location for almost the whole episode – including Clem! Almost every line seems “quotable” and the shameless interactions between Buffy and Spike have me tee-hee-hee-ing all the way through. In addition to hearing about the cramp in Spike’s pants, the truth about Dawn’s kleptomania finally comes out. I loathe Dawn as a character and I love seeing bad things happen to her, so it is definitely a bonus. And I love the acknowledgement that Halfrek and Spike knew each other when they were both human.

19. ‘Selfless’ (season 7, episode 5)

Anya is one of the few characters I have never actually heard anyone say that they dislike. I don’t really understand how you could dislike her brand of pure, unfiltered candor. This episode also has a lot of dark moments, but I still love to watch it because it gives us so much information about a character we somehow don’t know that much about despite her being around for five seasons. Seeing Olaf and D’Hoffryn and Halfrek in Anya’s past really makes me thing about how amazing this show is in terms of attention to detail and callbacks to previous episodes. We are also reminded of what an asshole Xander was that one time in Becoming, but lucky for him so much is going on that no one really addresses it.

20. ‘Storyteller’ (season 7, episode 16)

Andrew is another divisive character, but this Whedonite has nothing but love for him and his ambiguous sexuality. He transforms the episode into a meta-mockumentary that someone who has seen this entire show cannot help but enjoy. The fact that Buffy can laugh at itself so easily and so accurately is one of the reasons it has stood the test of time. Yet despite all the ridiculousness, it still manages to be moving and redemptive in the end.

Thanks to everyone for all of your comments! I’m always available for further Buffy fangirling on my Tumblr.

Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

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Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

Now, according to Deadline, Disney is developing an all-live-action remake of the film. Nick Hornby will write the script, while Joe Roth is in negotiations to sign on as a producer.

If Mendes’ name sounds familiar, it’s because he directed the last two James Bond features, both Skyfall and Spectre, as well as 1999’s American Beauty.

You can check out the trailer for the horrifying original film below:

As of late, Disney has been announcing live-action versions of its properties left and right, including The Nutcracker (which has a huge cast of well-known actors), The Little Mermaid (with Lin-Manuel Miranda attached to help write the music), Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson), and Cruella (starring Emma Stone), among others.

With the amount of remakes — especially in the live-action department — it’s no wonder James and the giant Peach is the latest to be announced.

Do you want to see a live-action ‘James and the Giant Peach’ movie?

Legion M president Jeff Annison introduces the first fan-owned entertainment company

"Opening the gates to Hollywood" with fandom-powered entertainment production.

2:12 pm EDT, August 24, 2016

Hypable speaks to co-founder Jeff Annison about Legion M’s goals, fan engagement, and potential impact on the entertainment industry.

An exciting new project launched over the summer: Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Hype Podcast sat down with co-founder and company president Jeff Annison, in order to learn more about the ambitious startup that promises to give fans more creative control of entertainment production.

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Hypable speaks to co-founder Jeff Annison about Legion M’s goals, fan engagement, and potential impact on the entertainment industry.

An exciting new project launched over the summer: Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Hype Podcast sat down with co-founder and company president Jeff Annison, in order to learn more about the ambitious startup that promises to give fans more creative control of entertainment production.

The full interview is available to download here or via iTunes, or you can stream it below:

In the interview, Annison explains the mission of Legion M, which is to bring fans directly into the production process. Says Annison, “For the first time in history, we are architected to be built from the ground up to be owned by fans.”

With a ‘Legion’ of fan investors behind them, Annison believes that Legion M’s approach to selecting and developing projects will be very different from anything else we’ve seen in Hollywood.

Where usually creators will struggle to make their content stand out from the crowd, “bringing the audience into the process [of creating entertainment], we’ve already got a built-in audience,” Annison explains. “If you can have the audience of content be invested in content, it gives that content a competitive advantage.”

One of the key ways in which Legion M hopes to influence the creative industry is by opening the door for more diverse projects.

As Hollywood is so revenue-driven, oftentimes the ‘risk’ of letting a movie’s lead character be a woman, a person of color and/or a member of the LGBT community is simply considered too great. But Legion M, being owned by fans, has the opportunity to tip the scales. Because if the investors want more diversity and new kinds of stories, that’s exactly what they’re going to get.

“The reason that there are so many superhero movies and reboots and remakes… Hollywood’s figured out the formula. You pick something with an established fanbase, and if you make the movie you know it’s less risky because you know those people are gonna come see the next Superman movie,” says Annison. “Whereas if it’s an unknown story, you just don’t know. So we believe when you make the audience part of the process, these fans that are part of our studio … if you’ve got an audience that’s baked into it, that gives you so much more creative leeway.”

In practice, this means that Legion M, “could come up with a completely new and novel story that’s never been tried before, and know that it’s gonna have some success” — which means that it’d actually get produced, unlike many original ideas that come to Hollywood to die.

Further, fan owners of Legion M can experience unprecedented involvement with the creative process. Not only are they involved with selecting and developing projects, but, “our promise to our investors is that we’re gonna take you along for the ride. When we film a movie, we wanna live-stream from the set. When we have project opportunities, we wanna put them in front of you. We give the Legion a voice.”

To start with, Legion M is partnering with Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, which created Robot Chicken. Annison explains that they still have “dozens” of projects that networks have rejected, and Legion M is working on bringing some of them to life.

In terms of representation, Legion M doesn’t necessarily want to commit to a quota of diversity. Instead, where they expect to be able to influence Hollywood is at the “table” where these decisions are made — and, “because we’re owned by such a broad, diverse group of people, we’ve got a better shot than anybody else at being able to affect that change.”

As Annison explains: “Fans have the ultimate power. Our money is what makes this whole thing spin around. When we combine and come together, we’ve got all the power.”

Read more about Legion M and how to get involved on their website.

As we approach the Captain America: Civil War Blu-Ray release date, a new deleted scene from the film has been released.

And it’s a Civil War deleted scene that is sure to please Stucky fans.

In the clip, Bucky quickly comes to the defense of bae (a.k.a. Cap) when War Machine briefly takes him down. Bucky gets back at Rhodey by throwing Cap’s iconic shield at him, and as the shield boomerangs back, Steve Rogers catches it. Take THAT, War Machine! #TeamCap

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As we approach the Captain America: Civil War Blu-Ray release date, a new deleted scene from the film has been released.

And it’s a Civil War deleted scene that is sure to please Stucky fans.

In the clip, Bucky quickly comes to the defense of bae (a.k.a. Cap) when War Machine briefly takes him down. Bucky gets back at Rhodey by throwing Cap’s iconic shield at him, and as the shield boomerangs back, Steve Rogers catches it. Take THAT, War Machine! #TeamCap

Watch below:

The movie’s airport scene was easily one of the most delightful moments of the film, so we’re loving this extra dose of Stucky brilliance.

Need more? The Captain America Blu-ray, with a release date set for September 13, includes the following special features:

  1. United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War Part 1 & Part 2 – As the tension mounts, sides are chosen and lines drawn. Learn more about the characters on each side—from Captain America and Iron Man to the latest recruits. In this complete behind-the-scenes look at a landmark in the Marvel saga, we’ll examine their stories through exclusive footage and interviews and discover just what went into selecting the Super Hero teams, filming the epic action sequences and introducing Black Panther and Spider-Man to the MCU.
  2. Captain America: The Road to Civil War – Explore the First Avenger’s fascinating evolution from loyal soldier to seasoned, conflicted hero who questions authority.
  3. Iron Man: The Road to Civil War – From Gulmira to Sokovia, delve into the development and evolution of one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  4. Gag Reel – Break the tension of this high-stakes conflict with some hilarious outtakes featuring the lighter side of your favorite Super Heroes.
  5. Deleted & Extended Scenes – Check out never-before-seen footage that didn’t make the final cut of Captain America: Civil War.
  6. Audio Commentary – Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely deliver scene-by-scene insight and explain the storytelling challenges they faced creating the third installment of the Captain America franchise.
  7. Open Your Mind: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Exclusive Sneak Peek – Go behind and beyond the scenes as Doctor Strange makes his journey to the big screen.

The Digital HD version of Civil War will be released on September 2.