Being a die hard fan of the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and my favorite actress is Sarah Michelle Gellar, I have come up with a list of the top twelve best episodes of the show.

Buffy ran on television from 1997 until 2003. Take a look at my choices for yourself!

12. Once More With Feeling

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This episode was epic! It was different and unique in its own way. There are many episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that have moved me but this one had a musical essence to it which makes it stand out from the rest of the episodes.

11. Touched

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The scene where Spike encourages Buffy and expresses his true feelings for her was brought to screen amazingly. That scene was so special that it made me weep! The way Spike confronts the gang and makes them realize the importance of the “Slayer” was extraordinary! After all, Buffy and Spike are the best couple. Sorry Angel!

10. Potential

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Buffy teaches the potential slayers how to deal with vampires while on the other hand, the fate of a potential slayer is determined. The way an ordinary girl feels that she is capable of becoming the slayer was stunningly portrayed! In addition, there were many chills and thrills delivered in this episode. Undoubtedly, a fantastic conception!

9. The Witch

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Can season 1 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer be any better? “The Witch” was one of the most intriguing episodes of the season. The cliffhanger in the end leaves you begging for more! The episode was wonderfully directed and the acting was incredible, as always!

8. Welcome To The Hellmouth

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The pilot episodes are supposed to be exciting but “Welcome to the Hellmouth” was an exception when compared to every other television show. It was a blend of many genres including horror, drama, thriller and comedy. The first scene of the episode was the winner!

7. The Harvest

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I remember first watching this episode when I was six years old back in California. It was thrilling and packed with suspense. Not to forget the messed up faces of those vampires! Being an avid fan of Buffy, it was absolutely astounding to witness the capabilities of all the demons and their leader, “The Master.”

6. The Wish

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What is better than having all the characters in one episode, including Cordelia Chase? Nothing is! “The Wish” was unbelievably horrifying in its demeanor. It was wonderfully written and directed.

5. Prophecy Girl

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“Giles, I’m 16 years old… I don’t want to die.”

This dialogue alone made me cry. The episode was touching but the motivation Buffy gets from herself in the end makes “Prophecy Girl” worthy of the top five!

4. Chosen

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Undoubtedly, the best season finale I’ve seen in the entire series because it was very different. The background music and the way Buffy confronts “The First” after it knocks her down makes “Chosen” an epic series finale! Also, the last word that comes out of Buffy’s mouth is “Spike” which left me speechless in the end.

3. The Body

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“The Body” was perhaps the saddest episode in the show’s history. Undoubtedly, it was wonderfully directed and produced. Joss Whedon is a genius when it comes to producing such heartbreaking episodes. He made “The Body” seem so special that it touched not only my heart, but millions of others! Words cannot express what this episode means to me.

2. Hush

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This is what I call innovation. “Hush” was one of the scariest episodes I’ve ever seen! The music, makeup and of course, the setting were the key aspects that made this episode seem more interesting. It deserves this spot!

1. The Gift

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“I just wish that… I just wish my mom was here.”

Whenever I see this episode over and over again, it always makes me cry. “The Gift” itself makes you feel as if you’re in the shoes of Buffy Summers. The scene where Buffy jumps off the building to save the world and her sister, Dawn, left me speechless in the end! Words are not enough to describe what this episode means to me. It has the “family” element to it as well. Undoubtedly, the music was the best composition I’ve listened to in the entire show. A perfect song for the ending scene!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was more than just a television show. It was a series that connected and built a strong relationship with its audience. The show dealt with a number of social and personal issues that we as humans face everyday. Buffy is the only show I have come across that covers every aspect required in a television show.

The upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes a couple of first looks at next year’s live-action adaptation.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since the animated Beauty and the Beast hit movie theaters. To celebrate the occasion Disney is putting out an anniversary edition, and its special features section includes a treat: Our first look at Cogsworth and Lumière in the live-action installment, as well as a glimpse of a scene within Gaston’s tavern.

As confirmed by producer Jack Morrissey on Facebook, this photo of Cogsworth (played by Ian McKellen) and Lumière (Ewan McGregor) is concept art, but it gives us a sense of the style that director Bill Condon is shooting for:

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The upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes a couple of first looks at next year’s live-action adaptation.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since the animated Beauty and the Beast hit movie theaters. To celebrate the occasion Disney is putting out an anniversary edition, and its special features section includes a treat: Our first look at Cogsworth and Lumière in the live-action installment, as well as a glimpse of a scene within Gaston’s tavern.

As confirmed by producer Jack Morrissey on Facebook, this photo of Cogsworth (played by Ian McKellen) and Lumière (Ewan McGregor) is concept art, but it gives us a sense of the style that director Bill Condon is shooting for:

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While it’s nice to finally see a glimpse of a couple of the characters, a big question remains unanswered: How will these objects look once they have faces on them? (Cogsworth’s face might be hinted at in the center of the clock.)

Also on the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition is a shot from the the “Gaston” musical number. From left to right we see Alexis Loizon as Stanley, Josh Gad as LeFou (just over Gaston’s shoulder), and Luke Evans (with his back to the camera) as Gaston.

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Update: And here’s another look at the movie, courtesy of this person on Twitter — this time we get to see Dan Stevens as human Beast!

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We’ll be curious to get our hands on the anniversary edition in September, because we expect we’ll see more from the new movie than the two stills above.

Disney released the first trailer for the live-action Beauty and the Beast in May. It was very much a teaser trailer, as it didn’t provide any looks at the characters — except Belle (Emma Watson), appearing through the glass casing protecting the film’s iconic rose.

In fact, the trailer’s first looks at the various settings (Namely the Beast’s castle) fell in line with the visual style we see in the above concept art.

Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens hit theaters March 17, 2017.

Apple — always one to push the boundaries by simplifying their products as much as possible — is reportedly looking to remove the all-important Home button in next year’s new iPhone.

Apple loves making their products as simple as possible. The iPod was a success because of how clean it looked compared to other MP3 players. With Apple TV, Steve Jobs bragged about how few buttons the device’s remote had.

But since 2007, every new iPhone has had the same number of physical buttons, switches, and ports: A ringer switch, a lock button, volume up/down buttons, a USB port, and a headphone jack.

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Apple — always one to push the boundaries by simplifying their products as much as possible — is reportedly looking to remove the all-important Home button in next year’s new iPhone.

Apple loves making their products as simple as possible. The iPod was a success because of how clean it looked compared to other MP3 players. With Apple TV, Steve Jobs bragged about how few buttons the device’s remote had.

But since 2007, every new iPhone has had the same number of physical buttons, switches, and ports: A ringer switch, a lock button, volume up/down buttons, a USB port, and a headphone jack.

That changes next month, when Apple is expected to announce that the iPhone 7 will be lacking a headphone jack. Instead, users will be listening to music via the Lightning port (which you currently use to charge and sync your iPhone).

And for 2017, Apple will reportedly go one step further by removing the Home button.

Ah, the Home button. It’s always been there for us — it’s our captain for navigating the iPhone. We use it to switch between apps, we use it to get to our Home screen, we use it to summon Siri, and we use it to read our finger print. Back in the “old days,” we used it to force quit apps when they froze on us.

In a new report, Bloomberg says Apple is planning to remove the Home button for the 2017 iPhone, which will presumably be called iPhone 7s. It’s billed as a “major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses more heavily on the display.”

Previous rumor mill reports have suggested that Apple will ditch the Home button in order to decrease the size of the top top and bottom bezels, thereby making the phone not as tall, or using the freed up space to add more screen.

Here’s a mock up of what that could look like, via TapSmart:

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What remains unclear is how users will be able to unlock and navigate their iPhone without the Home button. Reports have suggested that the whole screen will serve as a TouchID surface and a Home button (using the 3D Touch feature Apple launched last year).

Interestingly, next month’s release of iOS 10 will introduce a new way to unlock your iPhone: You’ll have to press down on the Home button to activate an unlocking. Previously, all you had to do was rest your finger on the Home button while your lock screen was awake.

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?