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Of course, this is a bit of a cheat as Sherlock’s best man’s speech was essentially the framing device for the whole episode. Bless him, though he’s an incredibly perceptive genius, Sherlock does drone on a bit, doesn’t he? We can forgive him though, because the speech just has so much to love.

It was at times hilarious, at times awkward, and often (surprisingly) touching. As the second episode in the show’s run from the great detective’s perspective rather than his best friend’s, the speech delves deeper into his psyche than we’ve ever seen before. From the bumbling and mumbling as he tries to begin, to the frantic recounting of cases past (the elephant in the room being a personal highlight), the speech really did have a bit of everything.

Of course though, EVERYONE’S favourite part was when he let down his defenses and delivered a beautiful, heart-warming tribute to the happy couple. The speech gave a unique opportunity to peel back the mysterious and reserved layers he often disguises himself in when out on a case. – Harri Sargeant

 

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After “The Empty Hearse” we waxed lyrical about our love for the new Mrs. Watson, and following “The Sign of Three” this has not changed at all. In fact, the marvelous Mary Morstan has only become more and more fabulous.

Mary continued to display no jealousy or insecurities over Sherlock and John’s friendship, instead she encourages it. Her growing attachment to Sherlock is a wonderful new addition to Sherlock season 3. She seems completely at ease with the strange detective, as seen when she teases him during the reception for being very clearly jealous over John’s friendship with his commanding officer. She also puts his skills to good use, especially during the flashbacks when she quizzes him over where to seat the guests.

And in the end, Mary might understand Sherlock even more than John does. She is the one who recognizes just how difficult this for Sherlock, who helps John to help him. In the end, what can we say. We just love Mary. – Marama Whyte

 

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Well, almost. But once he managed to understand exactly what (and who) John meant when he talked about the best man – and after some very rapid blinking – Sherlock does seem to take his best man duties very seriously. Given the nature of the task, it isn’t surprising that there were some obstacles here for Sherlock to overcome, but his dedication to the task was somewhat surprising.

We got to see the humorous, like Sherlock’s vetting and instructing the wedding party on their required duties (someone should probably keep an eye on that kid though). And we also saw the emotional, like Sherlock’s surprisingly touching speech about John and Mary. And who knew he had those killer origami skills?

Sherlock’s new duties also demonstrated the growing friendship between Mary and Sherlock, one that we are eager to see more of. And unsurprisingly in a show called Sherlock, the wedding was more about Sherlock than it was about the bride and the groom, but it was no less enjoyable because of it. – Marama Whyte

 

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Though actually a fairly brief sequence, John’s stag night could have easily filled an hour and a half by itself. As Sherlock tried to calculate the exact amount of alcohol they would have had to consume across very specific time frames, John had the odd secret shot and eventually inadvertently spiked his best man.

What followed was perhaps the most hilarious run of scenes we’ve ever seen from the show, as a sequence of highlights sent us on a whirlwind so fast and surreal that afterwards, we felt like we had a hangover ourselves. The Baker Street name game and Sherlock’s unfortunate stomach voiding on a client’s carpet were both so funny. However, for us, there was one standout.

As the super sleuth drunkenly tried to deduce the evidence of the crime scene before him, his typical precise calculations were replaced by bizarre ramblings. Who doesn’t want an Egg-Chair-Sitty-Thing in their living room now? – Harri Sargeant

 

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He’s never been the most socially aware gentleman in the world, so there were no surprises that Sherlock couldn’t comprehend that John was asking him to be his best man. As we discussed above, he eventually excelled in the role, making origami Sydney Opera Houses at lightning speed and composing a beautiful Waltz for the happy couple’s first dance.

However, the long awkward silence immediately following the proposition was television gold. We heard everything the great detective meant to say via his speech, but all John got was a lengthy puzzled look. It’s rare we see Sherlock lost for words, so this silence was a testament to just how much he dreaded the social interactions and responsibility required for the role.

Then again, the fact that he put himself through such momentous personal pressure shows just how much he really cares for John. – Harri Sargeant

What are your favorite moments from ‘The Sign of Three’?

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The final 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars will air starting in April 2017.

The news was announced via Facebook Live by the Pretty Little Liars creator, Marlene King, along with the stars of the show, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse. You can still watch the video on the official Pretty Little Liars Facebook page.

The conclusion of the show has been rumored for quite a while now, with King even stating earlier in the year that season 7 would likely be the end of Pretty Little Liars “as we know it.” However, up until now, speculation continued about how the show could potentially continue past its seventh season.

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The final 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars will air starting in April 2017.

The news was announced via Facebook Live by the Pretty Little Liars creator, Marlene King, along with the stars of the show, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse. You can still watch the video on the official Pretty Little Liars Facebook page.

The conclusion of the show has been rumored for quite a while now, with King even stating earlier in the year that season 7 would likely be the end of Pretty Little Liars “as we know it.” However, up until now, speculation continued about how the show could potentially continue past its seventh season.

A possible film was previously discussed as an option to end the series, but that seems to be off the table now. The series finale will now be a “two-hour, drama-filled television event.”

As for what we can expect for the final 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars, it will “continue to be filled with homecomings and reunions.” We’ve already seen so many familiar and forgotten faces in season 7, so it will be nice to be able to say a final goodbye to even more characters.

On top of the returning characters, we can also expect a wedding! Obviously Ezria is the couple to watch for this, since they recently got engaged, but you never really know with Pretty Little Liars.

The summer finale of Pretty Little Liars season 7 is airing tomorrow, August 30, so we will have a long wait before the final 10 episodes air in April 2017.

The series finale will be followed by the premiere of Marlene King’s new series, Famous In Love. If you need a Pretty Little Liars fix after the show ends, this may be a good show for you to check out!

Famous In Love will be another one-hour drama that will supposedly “put the spotlight on the dark side of fame.” It is based on the novel of the same name, written by Rebecca Serle.

How do you feel about ‘Pretty Little Liars’ ending with season 7?

Behind-the-scenes looks at next year’s live-action Beauty and the Beast continue to leak off the animated film’s 25th Anniversary Edition, arriving in September.

Today we have four new previews. This one’s a particular doozy because we get to see a first look (sort of) at Emma Watson as Belle, who has yet to be unveiled in full. The dress she’s wearing in this concept art may be best remembered from the animated movie for its appearance in the scenes surrounding the song “Belle”:

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Behind-the-scenes looks at next year’s live-action Beauty and the Beast continue to leak off the animated film’s 25th Anniversary Edition, arriving in September.

Today we have four new previews. This one’s a particular doozy because we get to see a first look (sort of) at Emma Watson as Belle, who has yet to be unveiled in full. The dress she’s wearing in this concept art may be best remembered from the animated movie for its appearance in the scenes surrounding the song “Belle”:

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Three pieces of concept art appear to have been drawn up for the costume department. We’re also getting a look at Gaston (Luke Evans) and Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson):

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Finally, we have a shot of Luke Evans and a woman rehearsing a dance scene that appears to take place on top of a table. In the background you can see additional concept art depicting Mrs. Potts (in kettle form), Chip, and a piano (who might be played by Stanley Tucci and named Cadenza):

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Last week we got to see several other first looks from this same behind-the-scenes featurette, including Dan Stevens as the Beast (human form), Cogsworth, and Lumière.

At this rate, the whole behind-the-scenes look may be spoiled by the time the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition is released to the world on September 20.

The live-action Beauty and the Beast arrives this March and is directed by Bill Condon.

Report: Warner Bros. wants Daniel Radcliffe to return for ‘Cursed Child’ movie

File this one under: Crazy rumor that's also somehow... plausible? (But it's probably not gonna happen.)

10:49 am EDT, August 29, 2016

If Warner Bros. are indeed working on a movie version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, they’ll likely be looking to bring back the o.g. Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe.

At least that’s the hot buzz from NY Daily News, whose “Tinseltown sources” also say that a movie version of the play could arrive as early as 2020, and that it might evolve into a trilogy about Harry and his son Albus.

Daniel Radcliffe — the same Daniel Radcliffe who proclaimed in 2010 that “I’m working very hard to establish myself as an actor outside of this series,” and who hasn’t even been to see Cursed Child yet — is reportedly Warner Bros.’ choice to play Harry in the series, which (as unlikely as it is to actually happen) may very well be true.

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If Warner Bros. are indeed working on a movie version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, they’ll likely be looking to bring back the o.g. Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe.

At least that’s the hot buzz from NY Daily News, whose “Tinseltown sources” also say that a movie version of the play could arrive as early as 2020, and that it might evolve into a trilogy about Harry and his son Albus.

Daniel Radcliffe — the same Daniel Radcliffe who proclaimed in 2010 that “I’m working very hard to establish myself as an actor outside of this series,” and who hasn’t even been to see Cursed Child yet — is reportedly Warner Bros.’ choice to play Harry in the series, which (as unlikely as it is to actually happen) may very well be true.

After all, as amazing as Jamie Parker is as Harry Potter on stage, Warner Bros., must be aware that most Harry Potter fans won’t be able to see the play live, and therefore wouldn’t necessarily be as hyped about a ‘Harry Potter movie’ that didn’t star the actors from the original movie series.

Related: Have you read all of Hypable’s original Cursed Child coverage? (There’s a lot!)

As NY Daily News notes, however, Radcliffe is very much doing his own thing, with even the sources admitting that he’d “need some persuading” before agreeing to reprise the role he’s trying very hard to distance himself from.

Aside from this small inconvenience, there are plenty of other reasons why this would not — and perhaps should not — work out.

First of all, Dan Radcliffe is currently 27 years old, and if Warner Bros. was really planning the Cursed Child movie for 2020, he’d have to play the part of a 36-40-year-old Harry in the movie at age >30. We all remember how awkward the Deathly Hallows epilogue turned out, and we’re sure there aren’t many of us who’d want an hours-long version of that (for not to mention the possibility that they’d split this story into two movies).

Second, once they got Radcliffe back, they’d have to get everyone else, too. You couldn’t just have the original Harry back while introducing a brand new Hermione, Ron, Draco, Ginny, etc.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly: Daniel Radcliffe is not Harry Potter. While movie fans will probably always see Radcliffe’s face when thinking about the character, he existed on the pages of the novel series first, which means a potential Cursed Child movie wouldn’t be recasting anyone if they went with new actors — they’d simply pick a new, older set of actors to embody the iconic characters.

Having seen the play on stage, this writer would personally much rather see the original Cursed Child cast reprise their roles for any eventual movie version that Warner Bros. puts together. A lot of the play’s success hinges on these actors’ performances and chemistry, and it’d be a shame to lose that magic on screen.

Would you want to see Daniel Radcliffe back as Harry Potter in a ‘Cursed Child’ movie?