Mason Treadwell has been giving Emily a lot of trouble lately on Revenge, but in tonight’s episode, she worked with the mess she was given and gains the advantage. Read on in our Revenge recap for the full scoop.

Mason has been digging into Emily and Amanda’s past for quite some time, and now he thinks he’s figured out their secret. He believes the two were lovers at Allenwood juvenile detention center, and now wealthy Emily is footing the bill for Amanda’s revenge plot. Mason wants to publish this story, but Emily threatens libel, so he tries to get the details from Amanda.

At first Amanda agrees to meet with Mason, but Emily forces her to call it off and threatens a restraining order against Mason. Emily is afraid Amanda will kill Mason if the two end up alone together.

It turns out, Emily is right.

After Mason shows up at the Stowaway, Amanda gives him a sob story about how Emily is the mastermind and controls Amanda, then makes plans to meet him alone at his house. Inside his home office, Mason reveals his research to Amanda, and she takes an opportunity to swing at him with a crowbar.
 

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Emily shows up in the nick of time, Amanda leaves, and Emily divulges to Mason that she is actually Amanda Clarke. Then she frames him for the murder of Gordon Murphy (with Nolan’s help) and convinces Mason to confess to the crime.

When he refuses, she gives him an offer too good to pass up – she will confess after her father’s death is vindicated, and then she will give him the green light to write her life story. He concedes, and Emily finally has the advantage again. Her little chess pieces are falling nicely back into place.

Before Mason is arrested, however, he tells Kara a little too much about the Graysons’ involvement in David Clarke’s murder, which causes her to run back to Grayson Manor with bloodlust. Emily has to clean up this mess now too, and uses Aiden to help her out.

The Graysons are becoming more entwined in Americon Initiative’s plans, especially since one of their members, Helen Crawley, has now paid a visit to their home (along with other Grayson Global investors). Victoria and Conrad have decided that if Amricon Initiative is going to bring down the Graysons, Victoria will pull the Initiative down along with them.

At this little gathering planned to convince Grayson Global supports not to pull their investments (since Conrad’s arraignment is the next day), Daniel tries to get the big investors on his side by promising that he will now run Grayson Global, not his father.
 

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This works in with Emily’s plan, so that now she can have more control of Grayson Global’s information and actions. One casualty in this power switch has to be Nolan because he must reveal that his initial investor was David Clarke. Shady business like that means some bad news for Nolan.

He does it to help Emily, giving Aiden the original check from David Clarke, claiming he doesn’t want to lose “the only real family” he’s ever had. Aww. We love Nolan’s devotion to Emily, even if she takes advantage of him sometimes.

Kara causes problems for the Graysons when she books a flight to Colorado Springs, but then skips out on the flight after Mason tells her of Victoria and Conrad’s involvement in framing David Clarke in the terrorist attack. So naturally, she goes after them and holds them at gunpoint after cutting power to the security cameras in the Graysons’ bedroom.

Victoria tells Kara that Gordon actually killed David Clarke, and Conrad tries to appeal to her emotional side.

Luckily Emily figures out Kara’s plan, and sends Aiden (who is already at Grayson Manor for the investor function) to investigate. The chloroform in his briefcase comes in handy, and he uses it on Kara right before she’s about to shoot the kneeling, blindfolded Graysons.

After this incident with Kara, the Graysons think the Initiative sent her there and blacked out the camera, and the two seem much more amicable.

Aiden takes Kara to Emily, who convinces Kara that Aiden is actually an FBI agent, and they set her up to get out of town. They claim to give her a pass since she was off of her medication. In a final moment with Kara, Emily asks her if she wants her to tell Amanda anything.

“Just tell her I wish I could have been a better mother.”

Aiden tries to comfort Emily, but she continues to push him away. Eventually, though, Emily gives in and kisses him when she finds him waiting for her on her porch.
 

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We shouted our hurrahs when this happened. We would love to see this relationship work out.

In Jack’s neck of the woods, Kenny brings his brother Nate into town, and it looks like the two of them are trying to buy up the whole shoreline. Kenny thinks Jack is a nice guy, but it seems like his father didn’t do right by these guys. Does this mean more trouble for Jack?

What did you think of ‘Penance’? Is Mason out the picture for good?

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?