On tonight’s episode of Pretty Little Liars season 5, episode 2, “Whirly Girlie,” the girls all return to Rosewood but that doesn’t make their lives any easier.

The episode kicks off with the Liars rolling back into Rosewood on a bus from their rendezvous in New York. The girls immediately convince Ali that they need to tell the cops the entire truth from the Jenna thing to Aria killing Shana. They march over to the police and is it just us or was Pretty Little Liars throwing in an Abbey Road tribute with the shot of the girls walking across the screen? Calling any bizarre Beatles/PLL crossover enthusiasts for theories on this one.

At the station Ali goes on to tell Detective Holbrook that she was kidnapped and held hostage for two years. It quickly becomes apparent to Holbrook that Ali is lying because he must have realized that no one’s hair is that perfectly curled when they’re being held hostage. Luckily her father walks through the door and the conversation ends. Noticeably absent from this reunion is Mrs. DiLaurentis.

For the rest of the girls, each is hit head-on with a series of not-so-happy family reunions. We see a distraught Spencer fight with her mother over lying about where they have been and whose body was really in Ali’s grave. Hannah returns home clearly agitated and the only thing on her mind is food. It seems that Ali’s return home may not be the best thing for Hannah’s mental health after all. Emily and her family don’t get much spotlight, as her scene is cut down to a mere phone call and even that is interrupted by Spencer.

Being the only smart one in this situation, Spencer points out how asinine it is for them to continue to lie to the cops. As Spencer and Emily bicker, they are distracted by the sounds of Jason inexplicably cleaning his car on the night his sister comes home.

Before they can ponder the mystery much longer, Ali cryptically reveals to them that she had received a new text saying, “The truth will bury you in a New York minute.” Someone is still after Ali, and Spencer and Emily decide on the theory that it was Jason who buried her in the grave. They believe the text came from Mrs. DiLaurentis in order to protect her son from going to jail.

The girls leave Aria out of it all because she is dealing with a bit a PTSD after killing Shana and has been having nightmares about her death. She wakes up to the sounds of a violin coming from her window. Creepy? Yes. But that’s nothing compared to Ali, who has Jason disturbingly watching over her while she sleeps.

Toby is back! He shows up at the Hastings’ house and tells them how the story about Melissa seeing him in London was a complete fabrication. This leads Mrs. Hastings, Toby and Spencer to figure out that Melissa is hiding something.

Ali sneaks out of her house to visit the mausoleum where her coffin is. She is followed by Mona, who reveals herself to be the one who sent the text. She claims she didn’t sign it because she doesn’t have to hide who she is anymore.

The episode ends with Pepé, the new family dog at the DiLaurentis home, finding Mrs. D’s body buried out back. There you have it; Mrs. D has officially been confirmed as dead.

While we didn’t dislike the episode, we did feel there was a bit too much going on for our liking. We could have done without Aria’s PTSD storyline for this episode or even the Mike/Mona relationship.

Other then that, though, we have to say we love seeing Ali back in Rosewood and we’re excited to see what type of new person she becomes.

What did you think of this episode of ‘Pretty Little Liars’?

The Powers That Be have spoken, and they’re saying Guillermo del Toro will not be making a third Hellboy installment.

Fans across the globe are shedding tears as we learn that director/writer del Toro will not be helming another Hellboy movie. It’s time to punch something, smoke a cigar, and then find a kitten before you settle in for the bad news.

In mid-January, del Toro asked fans to vote in a 24-hour poll to show support for making Hellboy III. He promised that if it got 100,000 votes within the time frame, he’d take it to the studio and have a talk with them about making the film.

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The Powers That Be have spoken, and they’re saying Guillermo del Toro will not be making a third Hellboy installment.

Fans across the globe are shedding tears as we learn that director/writer del Toro will not be helming another Hellboy movie. It’s time to punch something, smoke a cigar, and then find a kitten before you settle in for the bad news.

In mid-January, del Toro asked fans to vote in a 24-hour poll to show support for making Hellboy III. He promised that if it got 100,000 votes within the time frame, he’d take it to the studio and have a talk with them about making the film.

Unfortunately, del Toro did not get the answer we were hoping for.

However, there is hope for fans of the comics, as artist and creator Mike Mignola reminded us that just because del Toro isn’t going to be involved anymore, it doesn’t mean there won’t be future Hellboy movies. There’s always hope.

This is good news for those who perhaps didn’t like del Toro’s take on the character. It hints at a possible reboot of the franchise, but if that were to happen, don’t expect Ron Perlman to reprise his role.

For those who fell in love with Perlman’s interpretation of the titular character, this is certainly a blow. However, del Toro does wish the franchise luck, and it’s not like he’s hurting for work (he’s got Netflix’s Trollhunters, Pacific Rim 2, and The Shape of Water, to just name a few).

This tweet is certainly interesting, as it hints that he wanted to take Hellboy in a new direction, but his vision did not match the vision of the studio. Does this mean they’ve got another idea in mind already, and if so, will it be Hellboy III, or a Hellboy for a new generation?

With Ron Perlman out of the picture, it’s likely the studio may try to do a reboot, rather than replace the actor for a potential sequel. If there is a reboot, there could be resistance from fans, but with updated technology and someone else’s vision, we could be looking at an interesting new set of superhero movies that will still feel different from the blockbusters currently taking over cinemas.

Are you interested in a new ‘Hellboy’ franchise?

The movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is progressing nicely as Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast.

Back in December we relayed news that Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) was cast as the titular character in Simon, which would be directed by Arrow-verse helmer Greg Berlanti.

According to Deadline, Jennifer Garner is currently negotiating a deal with the film to star as Simon’s mother. She’ll be joining Robinson, Katherine Langford (Leah Burke), Alexandra Shipp (Abby Suso), and Logan Miller (Martin Addison).

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The movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is progressing nicely as Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast.

Back in December we relayed news that Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) was cast as the titular character in Simon, which would be directed by Arrow-verse helmer Greg Berlanti.

According to Deadline, Jennifer Garner is currently negotiating a deal with the film to star as Simon’s mother. She’ll be joining Robinson, Katherine Langford (Leah Burke), Alexandra Shipp (Abby Suso), and Logan Miller (Martin Addison).

The synopsis for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda reads, “Simon Spier is sixteen and in love. Sure, he has never met the mysterious ‘Blue’ in person, but he’s falling hard and fast for their email love letters. There’s only one problem: Blue is a boy, Simon is gay, and he hasn’t told anyone else.”

The novel made the world (and Hypable) fall in love with the story, and the current cast and creative team have fans excited for this adaptation. With Wyck Godfrey’s Temple Hill Entertainment (The Maze Runner series, The Twilight Saga, and the upcoming Power Rangers) behind the scenes, it’s bound to be a big production.

How excited are you for ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’?

Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

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Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

Iwan Rheon is best known for his terrifying turn as Ramsay Bolton in HBO’s Game of Thrones. He has starred in the British series Misfits and Vicious, and may never play a hero again in his life.

Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb, who also serves as an executive producer on Inhumans, suggests that those villainous skills will be well-deployed in the role of Maximus.

“Iwan’s ability to be charming, roguish, and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life,” Loeb says. “We’re thrilled to have him on board.”

Showrunner Scott Buck agrees.

“Maximus is a complex character. Likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment,” he says, “And I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent.”

Marvel’s Inhumans will be produced in partnership with IMAX. The first two episodes will screen in IMAX theaters before the show’s network debut in mid September. Spanning the course of eight episodes, the series will tell the story of the Inhuman royal family, with the associated drama that just happens when you’re a family of aliens with magical powers trying to rule a secret city.

A leaked cast list for Inhumans hinted at a complex lineup of characters, including Black Bolt’s wife Medusa and her sister Crystal. Karnak, as well as the three-legged horse Gorgon and amphibious Triton round out the eclectic cast. And with Iwan Rheon in place as Maximus, it seems like just a matter of time before the rest of the family falls into line.

What do you think of Iwan Rheon as Maximus in Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’?

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