Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead was much calmer than last week, and we were happy for a lull in the action. Check out our Walking Dead recap for the full details on “Say the Word.”

There wasn’t a whole lot of action in tonight’s episode, but we learned a lot. The show was once again split between Woodbury and the prison. Our Walking Dead recap breaks down both settings.

Over in Woodbury, there’s a big party going on, but the Governor is busy elsewhere, spending some quality time with his daughter, Penny. Nice, right? You would think so, until you find out that Penny is a zombie.

The Governor still loves her, though, as creepy as that is.

Michonne isn’t in a partying mood, so instead she decides to steal back her katana once the Governor leaves his house. She wouldn’t have gotten caught with it except for her little side trip to kill a bunch of caged walkers.

Michonne
 

The Governor tries to take her katana away again, but she uses her quickness to grab it back, threatening to drive it through the Governor’s throat. He lets her go after this, but he then tries to use Andrea to persuade Michonne to stay.

He gets under Michonne’s skin by telling her that she fits in Woodbury, and he wants her to be a part of his research team. She is still determined to leave, and even Andrea can’t convince her otherwise.

Michonne and Andrea try to test whether or not they can actually leave, and when Merle lets them through, Andrea is torn. She wants to stay and be comfortable in Woodbury, but she also wants to be with Michonne, who is her best friend. Michonne ends up leaving, and Andrea stays behind. We’re sad to see this breakup, but will Michonne be back?

Could the Governor track her down?

That evening, the Governor is more concerned with helping his townsfolk relax. Andrea accompanies him to this nighttime event, and we are soon introduced to a “zombie fight club” (as Chris Hardwick of Talking Dead likes to call it). Two people – in this case Merle and another guy – compete in hand-to-hand combat in the middle of an arena surrounded by chained walkers.

The Governor and Andrea
 

Andrea is disgusted, but when she tries to leave, the Governor pulls her back. She thinks that this is showing people that walkers aren’t dangerous, but he argues that it’s helping people to not be afraid. He explains to her how they remove the zombies’ teeth (which explains Merle taking out the one zombie’s teeth while they were poaching them), so they’re not as deadly.

Andrea looks like she wishes she had gone with Michonne now. (Merle wins this fight, by the way.)

Back in the prison, Rick is breaking down. Instead of staying with his new baby and comforting his motherless son, Rick goes on a zombie-killing rampage inside of the prison walls. Glenn even tries to calm Rick down and make him stop, but Rick is completely out of it and pushes Glenn up against a wall when he touches him.

After that, Glenn just lets him go.

Daryl takes Maggie on a trip to get supplies for the new baby, and when they find a daycare center, Maggie is able to snag some dried baby formula and diapers. They make it back to the prison safely, but Rick is nowhere in sight.

Daryl takes the baby from Carl, and works on quieting it quickly once they whip up some formula. Seeing Daryl holding that baby set off strong emotional reactions in Dixon’s Vixens everywhere. He was so sweet and adorable with her, even calling her a “little a** kicker.”

Daryl also breaks our hearts when he places a Cherokee rose on the grave meant for Carol. When they were looking for Sophia last season, this is the same flower he told her was grown from Native American mother’s tears as they left their homes on the Trail of Tears. So sweet and sad.

Daryl Dixon
 

We learn that Rick has gone back to the room where Lori gave birth and died, but there is no sign of her except for the blood. Instead he finds a bloated walker, who according to co-executive producer and director of tonight’s episode Greg Nicotero, actually ate Lori’s body.

If you look closely, you can see traces of Lori’s hair in the walker’s hands and mouth. Ew.

So that explains why Rick then shoots the walkers and stabs its bloated belly repeatedly. He also picks up the bullet off of the floor that Carl used to put Lori down. Fun fact: Nicotero also revealed that Andrew Lincoln keeps that bullet in his pocket while filming at all times.

Finally, amid the distant cries of his newborn child, Rick hears a phone start ringing, and then picks it up. Who could be on the other end? If you’ve read the comics, you have a pretty good idea of who it probably is.

There’s still no sign of Carol (since we don’t believe she’s dead), and Glenn is also convinced that they should have killed the prisoners on sight. Even though Oscar and Axel seem to be all right, could Glenn try to kill them off later this season?

What did you think of ‘Say the Word’?

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?

Legion M president Jeff Annison introduces the first fan-owned entertainment company

"Opening the gates to Hollywood" with fandom-powered entertainment production.

2:12 pm EDT, August 24, 2016

Hypable speaks to co-founder Jeff Annison about Legion M’s goals, fan engagement, and potential impact on the entertainment industry.

An exciting new project launched over the summer: Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Hype Podcast sat down with co-founder and company president Jeff Annison, in order to learn more about the ambitious startup that promises to give fans more creative control of entertainment production.

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Hypable speaks to co-founder Jeff Annison about Legion M’s goals, fan engagement, and potential impact on the entertainment industry.

An exciting new project launched over the summer: Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Hype Podcast sat down with co-founder and company president Jeff Annison, in order to learn more about the ambitious startup that promises to give fans more creative control of entertainment production.

The full interview is available to download here or via iTunes, or you can stream it below:

In the interview, Annison explains the mission of Legion M, which is to bring fans directly into the production process. Says Annison, “For the first time in history, we are architected to be built from the ground up to be owned by fans.”

With a ‘Legion’ of fan investors behind them, Annison believes that Legion M’s approach to selecting and developing projects will be very different from anything else we’ve seen in Hollywood.

Where usually creators will struggle to make their content stand out from the crowd, “bringing the audience into the process [of creating entertainment], we’ve already got a built-in audience,” Annison explains. “If you can have the audience of content be invested in content, it gives that content a competitive advantage.”

One of the key ways in which Legion M hopes to influence the creative industry is by opening the door for more diverse projects.

As Hollywood is so revenue-driven, oftentimes the ‘risk’ of letting a movie’s lead character be a woman, a person of color and/or a member of the LGBT community is simply considered too great. But Legion M, being owned by fans, has the opportunity to tip the scales. Because if the investors want more diversity and new kinds of stories, that’s exactly what they’re going to get.

“The reason that there are so many superhero movies and reboots and remakes… Hollywood’s figured out the formula. You pick something with an established fanbase, and if you make the movie you know it’s less risky because you know those people are gonna come see the next Superman movie,” says Annison. “Whereas if it’s an unknown story, you just don’t know. So we believe when you make the audience part of the process, these fans that are part of our studio … if you’ve got an audience that’s baked into it, that gives you so much more creative leeway.”

In practice, this means that Legion M, “could come up with a completely new and novel story that’s never been tried before, and know that it’s gonna have some success” — which means that it’d actually get produced, unlike many original ideas that come to Hollywood to die.

Further, fan owners of Legion M can experience unprecedented involvement with the creative process. Not only are they involved with selecting and developing projects, but, “our promise to our investors is that we’re gonna take you along for the ride. When we film a movie, we wanna live-stream from the set. When we have project opportunities, we wanna put them in front of you. We give the Legion a voice.”

To start with, Legion M is partnering with Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, which created Robot Chicken. Annison explains that they still have “dozens” of projects that networks have rejected, and Legion M is working on bringing some of them to life.

In terms of representation, Legion M doesn’t necessarily want to commit to a quota of diversity. Instead, where they expect to be able to influence Hollywood is at the “table” where these decisions are made — and, “because we’re owned by such a broad, diverse group of people, we’ve got a better shot than anybody else at being able to affect that change.”

As Annison explains: “Fans have the ultimate power. Our money is what makes this whole thing spin around. When we combine and come together, we’ve got all the power.”

Read more about Legion M and how to get involved on their website.

As we approach the Captain America: Civil War Blu-Ray release date, a new deleted scene from the film has been released.

And it’s a Civil War deleted scene that is sure to please Stucky fans.

In the clip, Bucky quickly comes to the defense of bae (a.k.a. Cap) when War Machine briefly takes him down. Bucky gets back at Rhodey by throwing Cap’s iconic shield at him, and as the shield boomerangs back, Steve Rogers catches it. Take THAT, War Machine! #TeamCap

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As we approach the Captain America: Civil War Blu-Ray release date, a new deleted scene from the film has been released.

And it’s a Civil War deleted scene that is sure to please Stucky fans.

In the clip, Bucky quickly comes to the defense of bae (a.k.a. Cap) when War Machine briefly takes him down. Bucky gets back at Rhodey by throwing Cap’s iconic shield at him, and as the shield boomerangs back, Steve Rogers catches it. Take THAT, War Machine! #TeamCap

Watch below:

The movie’s airport scene was easily one of the most delightful moments of the film, so we’re loving this extra dose of Stucky brilliance.

Need more? The Captain America Blu-ray, with a release date set for September 13, includes the following special features:

  1. United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War Part 1 & Part 2 – As the tension mounts, sides are chosen and lines drawn. Learn more about the characters on each side—from Captain America and Iron Man to the latest recruits. In this complete behind-the-scenes look at a landmark in the Marvel saga, we’ll examine their stories through exclusive footage and interviews and discover just what went into selecting the Super Hero teams, filming the epic action sequences and introducing Black Panther and Spider-Man to the MCU.
  2. Captain America: The Road to Civil War – Explore the First Avenger’s fascinating evolution from loyal soldier to seasoned, conflicted hero who questions authority.
  3. Iron Man: The Road to Civil War – From Gulmira to Sokovia, delve into the development and evolution of one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  4. Gag Reel – Break the tension of this high-stakes conflict with some hilarious outtakes featuring the lighter side of your favorite Super Heroes.
  5. Deleted & Extended Scenes – Check out never-before-seen footage that didn’t make the final cut of Captain America: Civil War.
  6. Audio Commentary – Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely deliver scene-by-scene insight and explain the storytelling challenges they faced creating the third installment of the Captain America franchise.
  7. Open Your Mind: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Exclusive Sneak Peek – Go behind and beyond the scenes as Doctor Strange makes his journey to the big screen.

The Digital HD version of Civil War will be released on September 2.