The Walking Dead 3×10 “Home” wasn’t for the faint hearted. Daryl showed his scars, Rick faced his insanity, and there was another death. Warning, spoilers!

Episode 10 in season three of The Walking Dead titled ‘Home’ was as much about confrontation as anything else. Glenn, Maggie, Rick, the Governor, Daryl and Merle all showed their spots in this non-stop, hard hitting instalment of the series; and there’s a lot of ground to cover.

The Prison

This episode delved deeper into Rick’s mind as his hallucinations about Lori from the midseason premiere continued. Following the vision of a woman in a white bridal dress out of the prison’s safety, Rick sees Lori and is comforted by her when she cradles his face in her hands. Michonne having witnessed Rick caressing thin air, looks on at the solitary man almost pityingly.

Glenn, consumed by rage plotted and planned with the rest of the prison survivors how to attack the Governor and Woodbury, but also on how to fortify the prison should they be overrun by walkers, or should the Governor attack first. Hershel suggests that they flee as they’re sitting ducks in the prison.

In the contention, Maggie storms out of the main room to her cell where we later find her crying when Glenn goes to see her following a discussion with Hershel. We then find out Maggie was not raped by the Governor, but completely shamed and humiliated, and Glenn seems almost relieved, which spurs on Maggie’s anger when she asks him to go.

Carol and Axel spend time together up on the prison catwalk where they create a wall which they could duck behind out of metal sheeting and wood pallets. Following Daryl’s desertion of the group, could Carol have found her match?

Glenn filled with frustration following his spat with Maggie, and Hershel’s attempt to calm him down fruitless, jumps into a car a speeds off into the distance. Hershel then hobbles over to the fence to call Rick over. Rick reveals to him that he’s been seeing Lori, but that he knows “it’s not really her, but there’s got to be a reason.” Hershel begs Rick to listen, telling him that the group needs him now more than ever, but Rick unwaveringly walks back to the woods.

 

Woodbury


Meanwhile, Andrea was once again fooled by the Governor’s smooth talking. His insincere plea for her to take over control of Woodbury as he was not longer fit as leader, and his promise to live and let live left Andrea looking doubtful but almost grateful to him for his magnanimousness. However, she soon susses out that all is not that meets the eye when he’s unreachable, and a few of his best fighters are out of Woodbury too. She demands Milton to let her know where the Governor has gone when she can’t find him. Milton having previously sworn his allegiance to the Governor and promising to keeps tabs on Andrea, dodges her questioning and Andrea is left fearing the worst.

 

In the woods

Alongside all of this, Daryl and Merle are left walking through the woods with nothing but “mosquitos and ants.” Merle suggests they fish, and so the brothers make their way to the nearby creek. Merle chides Daryl for having lost his sense of direction as Daryl belives it to be ‘Yellow Jacket creek’ up ahead; but before they can carry on arguing about it, Daryl hears a baby’s cry and a family are stuck on the bridge surrounded by walkers, including a mother and her baby stuck in a car.

Jumping to the rescue, against Merle’s wishes, Daryl saves the family from the zombie horde (including some pretty brutal zombie head trunk smashing manoeuvres!) and Merle helps half-heartedly. Once all the walkers have been killed, Merle started rummaging through the family’s car, and Daryl, disgusted by his brother’s behaviour, aims his crossbow at Merle’s head and threatens him. Once the family are safely away, Daryl strides off, leaving Merle behind (also, Daryl was right, it was ‘Yellow Jacket creek’)

Merle then follows Daryl into the woods, and ridicules him for his show of courage, despite the chance that he could have been killed for the benefit of strangers. Sparking an argument, the brother’s tussle, and Daryl’s shirt is torn, revealing to Merle the scars of their father’s abuse. Merle is taken aback and apologises to Daryl for having left him when he was a child, but Daryl is furious, and tells Merle that he is going “back to where I belong.” Merle moans that he won’t be accepted by the prison survivors, but Daryl unmoved says, “I may be the one that’s walkin’ away, but you’re the one that’s leavin’.”

 

The Governor’s Revenge

In the prison’s courtyard, Carol and Axel chat idlely. Axel is then shot and killed instantly,  and all hell breaks loose. The Governor, at the tree line, raises his weapon to continue the bloodshed.

Whilst everyone at the prison runs for cover, the Governor and his men shoot persistently at the survivors. Then, a truck breaks through the prison gates and stops. The Governor smiles as he watches the back open and the undead stream out. Hershel, trapped in the area, is left to fend for himself as the Governor and his crew leave. Glenn arrives just as the Governor has left and collects Hershel and Michonne from the field, driving them to safety.

Rick, stuck outside the prison fences, is surrounded by walkers. Facing almost certain death he grapples with a biter, when luckily a crossbow arrow pieces straight through the walkers head. Daryl and Merle then emerge from the treeline and wipe out the remaining walkers. Rick acknowledges Daryl but ignores Merle, walks to the fences and stares toward the prison with a dark and dangerous look in his eyes; the yard swarming with walkers.

What do you think is next for Rick and co? Will the Governor be back to wreak havoc?

The Walking Dead 3×11 “I Ain’t a Judas” will be on AMC this Sunday, Feb 24 9/8 ET/PT.

In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

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In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

Last year, Sony had their pick of three complete scripts for a live-action Barbie movie. Of those three, they chose Hilary Winston’s. Now that Schumer is on board, THR says to expect her and her sister, Kim Caramele, to rewrite Winston’s original idea.

The plot, given that Schumer doesn’t change the major details, “begins in a perfect land of Barbies where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit it. She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.”

The outlet also addresses the fact that Mattel has had to deal with plenty of criticism regarding body image and race when it comes to the Barbie toys. Schumer’s casting is a great way to speak to some of those issues, and will hopefully provide a positive and uplifting message by the movie’s end.

There will be, of course, some hesitation given Schumer’s previous work. One only has to look as far as Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer to see her comedy is often brutally honest and raunchy. Barbie would be shocked.

But Schumer is an actress, after all, and a brilliant comedian. For this “contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity,” she seems like just the right fit.

What do you think of Amy Schumer as Barbie?

It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

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It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

Stream ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’:

Spotify users can easily stream The Hamilton Mixtape below. You can also listen here via Apple Music.:

And you can purchase a physical copy from Amazon here (you know all the Hamilton fans in your life will want a physical copy):

Hamilton Mixtape tracklist

1. No John Trumbull (Intro) – The Roots
2. My Shot (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix] – The Roots
3. Wrote My Way Out – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
4. Wait For It – Usher
5. An Open Letter (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude] – Watsky
6. Satisfied (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah) – Sia
7. Dear Theodosia (feat. Ben Folds) – Regina Spektor
8. Valley Forge (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
9. It’s Quiet Uptown – Kelly Clarkson
10. That Would Be Enough – Alicia Keys
11. Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
12. You’ll Be Back – Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
13. Helpless (feat. Ja Rule) – Ashanti
14. Take A Break (Interlude) – !llmind
15. Say Yes To This – Jill Scott
16. Congratulations – Dessa
17. Burn – Andra Day
18. Stay Alive (Interlude) – J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot
19. Slavery Battle (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
20. Washington’s By Your Side – Wiz Khalifa
21. History Has Its Eyes On You – John Legend
22. Who Tells Your Story (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson) – The Roots
23. Dear Theodosia (Reprise) – Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights

What are our favorite performances on ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’?

Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

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Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

There’s some real gold in there, but the best part is when he realizes that fans really want to see some pictures of Jennifer Lawrence — who doesn’t have her own social media accounts — and proceeds to very decidedly not include her!

Update: He did it again.


See some of the hilarious posts from Chris Pratt below:

Finally got that selfie with Jen y'all wanted. #passengersmovie

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Just hanging with my bestie Jen. #passengersmovie

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Here Jen and I pose with @elrubiuswtf

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Here's an extremely artistic and meaningful video I made in which Jen is heavily featured. #passengersmovie

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Another day down with me and my best buddy Jen. #London #passengersmovie

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Not going to lie — we’re almost as excited for the press interview videos as we are for the movie itself!

‘Passengers’ hits cinemas on December 21