Our Castle season 6, episode 2 recap of “Dreamworld” takes a look at Rick’s possible demise and, more importantly, the relationship between Kate and Rick.

The episode opens with Rick receiving news that he only has 12 hours to live. The doctor says he can keep him as comfortable as possible but eventually the toxin will overrun him. Kate and McCord set out to find out what Dreamworld is and why Bronson was set up.

Rick is given permission to help on the case but only from inside the building. It is discovered that Bronson was connected to a reporter, Parker, who was writing an article on Dreamworld before he was stopped by the government.

Parker tells Kate and McCord that Dreamworld was a covert ops base set up in Afghanistan. The Secretary of Defense personally called to kill the story, leading Kate and McCord to wonder how dangerous the knowledge of Dreamworld really is.

Kate and McCord confront the Secretary of Defense, who is less than friendly with them. He initially denies the existence of Dreamworld, but then decides to give them some information regarding Bronson and his mission out of Dreamworld.

Meanwhile, Martha calls Rick, concerned that he was removed from his house by federal agents. Rick talks with both Martha and Alexis but doesn’t tell them that he is dying. His call is interrupted because he has to get another shot.

Kate and her team locate a suspect who is connected to the mission Bronson went on. As Kate tackles him in the street, her desperation begins to show. The only items in his backpack are school supplies.

Rasheed, the suspect, tells Kate and McCord that he and Bronson had a secret. On the night of Bronson’s mission, Rasheed had rushed to his brother’s house that had been destroyed. He saw Bronson standing in the rubble holding a girl. Bronson threatened Rasheed and fled with the girl.

Kate’s new team tries to figure out what Valkyrie is while searching a redacted department of defense file. Rick suggests searching for the word Valkyrie by size and discovers that the transcript of the attack contains the word the most. Kate manages to get a recording of the mission and discovers the the secretary of defense actually allowed an operative to be killed. Bronson was part of the cover-up of the operative’s death, therefore causing his death.

Back in New York, Martha goes to Esposito and Ryan because she is concerned about Rick. They don’t think there is anything wrong, but they call Kate anyway. She tells them everything is fine and hangs up.

Kate confronts the secretary of defense. He denies being involved in any cover-up and calls the attorney general on Kate. His actions basically rule him out as a suspect. When seemingly all hope is lost, McCord discovers a connection between the operative that was killed and Parker. He was her fiance.

Kate, Rick, and McCord search Parker’s apartment hoping to find the antidote. Parker is nowhere to be found, but the blueprints for the facility where the toxin was held and links to the secretary of defense were found. The team rushes to an event where the secretary of defense is speaking, but on the way Kate and Rick realize that Parker isn’t after the secretary.

As Rick becomes more ill, Kate rushes to the secretary’s house where Parker is set to interview Mrs. Reed. When they arrive at the house, Rick collapses and Mrs. Reed has already been poisoned. Kate chases Parker only to be attacked and lose her gun. When all seems lost, McCord shows up and takes Parker out.

Rick is saved and wakes up to Martha, Kate, and Alexis by his hospital bed. Mrs. Reed is saved as well. Kate and McCord discuss that the secretary won’t be charged for his actions. Kate has some difficulty accepting that. Kate seems to be torn between her new partner and her old one.

What will Kate ultimately decide, to stay in DC or go back to New York? Next week’s episode brings Kate back to New York with her new partner to take over a case from Esposito, Ryan and Castle. It is sure to be an entertaining episode as gang is back together, kind of.

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?