The Walking Dead season 4, episode 8 brought numerous surprise twists and a whole lot of emotion for the final new show of 2013.

The episode kicked off with the Governor talking to his people. He argues that Rick and company need to be killed. “People who destroyed the camp I was in with Martinez – they live in a prison. They’ve got walls, fences, plots of land – we could live there.”

He reveals that he captured Michonne and Hershel. The group seems hesitant about this attack but are quick to say that they’re in. The only person who isn’t interested in war is the Governor/Brian’s girlfriend, Lily.

Hershel and Michonne aren’t interested in a fight either. The former tries to convince Brian (“Don’t call me that,” he tells Hershel when addressed as Governor) that they can live together in the prison peacefully. Brian insists otherwise and doesn’t care about Hershel’s own daughters who he’d be putting in danger.

Rick and Daryl decide to tell Tyreese about Carol murdering his girlfriend Karen, but their discussion is interrupted by the arrival of Brian and his team. He asks Rick if they can have a talk and shows off his Hershel/Michonne bait. Brian’s take it or leave it deal? Give him the prison by sundown.

Back at Lily and Meghan’s campsite, a zombie emerges from the area the little girl is digging in. She appears to get bit. And to think: If Brian hadn’t gone to pick a needless fight, she would’ve been safe. Once again, he has lost a daughter.

The Governor reminds Rick that the sun is setting quick. At the fences, Carl is tempted to just kill the Governor. Rick continues talking. He suggests that they live together, but Brian resists. He asks the others in Brian’s group what they want, and they show signs of their allegiance wavering. Rick adds that things will be hard but they’ll make it work.

Under his breath Brian calls Rick a liar then slashes Hershel’s neck. Gun fire from both sides begins. Brian grabs Hershel and decapitates him. Michonne escapes. Lily brings Meghan’s body to Brian, and he shoots her in the head before she turns into a zombie. Interestingly, Brian seems so invested in his prison battle that he doesn’t care about Meghan’s death.

Brian issues the order to move in with the tanks. What happens over the next few minutes is a series of quick attacks. Chief among them: Little girls on Team Rick kill two of the enemies, and Rick and Brian have a physical brawl which ends in Michonne putting her Katana through Brian. Lily delivers the fatal blow to her love interest moments later.

Finally, Rick finds Carl but the father and son discover that Judith – their daughter/sister – is gone.

The prison is now destroyed and inhabited by zombies, so the second half of season 4 should see everyone moving to a new location. The twist will be welcomed by viewers who have grown tired of seeing the prison be the center point of the storyline. It looks like concerns about the illness that had been plaguing the prison will no longer be a factor either.

The Walking Dead season 4 returns in February 2014. What did you think of tonight’s midseason finale? And was it one of the best episodes of the series?

A promo for The Walking Dead midseason premiere shows that the prison inhabitants have definitely moved on from the prison:

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.

90 minutes into an embarrassing year for the MTV VMAs, a bright light appeared: Beyoncé.

Beyoncé’s 2016 MTV VMA performance may go down as one of the best in the award show’s history. The Lemonade singer flawlessly moved through “Pray You Catch Me,” “Hold Up,” “Sorry,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself” (featuring a Cruella de Vil-like wardrobe), and “Formation,” each with their own themes and stunning visuals. (That fire! That broken camera! The feminism!)

Watch Beyoncé’s full 2016 MTV VMA performance below:

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90 minutes into an embarrassing year for the MTV VMAs, a bright light appeared: Beyoncé.

Beyoncé’s 2016 MTV VMA performance may go down as one of the best in the award show’s history. The Lemonade singer flawlessly moved through “Pray You Catch Me,” “Hold Up,” “Sorry,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself” (featuring a Cruella de Vil-like wardrobe), and “Formation,” each with their own themes and stunning visuals. (That fire! That broken camera! The feminism!)

Watch Beyoncé’s full 2016 MTV VMA performance below:

The performance was a bit of a surprise. Though MTV hinted that she’d be showing up, no one expected a 15-minute performance.

The 2016 MTV VMAs were disappointing to say the least. The first two award winners — the only two awards presented in the first 2 hours of the show — weren’t present to receive them (Drake was apparently stuck in traffic, according to P Diddy).

And peppered throughout the performances were Key and Peele, who were playing commentators who just mocked millennials and their lingo. Bizarre, when you realize that they’re just making fun of the show’s core audience for hours.

Then Britney Spears had to follow Beyoncé with a performance of “Make Me” with G-Eazy. Poor Britney! No one should have to follow a Beyoncé performance like the one above.

It’s funny how Beyoncé feels compelled to perform at the garbage that are the MTV VMAs. They don’t deserve her. There are only two legitimate reasons why she could be interested in doing this: To inspire, and to promote the Formation World Tour.

Marvel reveals what Thor was really up to during ‘Civil War’ in amazing new video

"And who's this purple weirdo?"

3:38 pm EDT, August 28, 2016

Have you found yourself curious about just where Thor ended up whilst his team mates were duking it out during Captain America: Civil War? Well, wonder no longer, as Marvel has finally revealed the truth.

We’ve all mulled the question over in our heads, since the line-up for Civil War was revealed. Where were Thor and Bruce Banner hiding out whilst the Sokovia Accords were tearing their team apart?

The answer was revealed in a mockumentary clip, directed by Thor: Ragnarok helmer Taika Waititi, which debuted during San Diego Comic-Con this past summer — where it received an enthusiastic response. But, for those fans left at home, and without a coveted seat in Hall H, the answer still remained painfully out of reach.

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Have you found yourself curious about just where Thor ended up whilst his team mates were duking it out during Captain America: Civil War? Well, wonder no longer, as Marvel has finally revealed the truth.

We’ve all mulled the question over in our heads, since the line-up for Civil War was revealed. Where were Thor and Bruce Banner hiding out whilst the Sokovia Accords were tearing their team apart?

The answer was revealed in a mockumentary clip, directed by Thor: Ragnarok helmer Taika Waititi, which debuted during San Diego Comic-Con this past summer — where it received an enthusiastic response. But, for those fans left at home, and without a coveted seat in Hall H, the answer still remained painfully out of reach.

Until now.

Released in anticipation of the Civil War DVD and Blu-ray release, this short is now available to the masses, and we couldn’t happier — not least because it’s just as hilarious as promised.

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That’s right. As Tony and Steve were duking it out, Thor was Down Under, chilling with his new buddy Darryl and engaging in a little community service.

It’s definitely worth checking out for yourself, and we won’t spoil any of the more hilarious touches — especially some of Thor’s… artistic interpretations of certain Avengers team members. We’re definitely not going to be able to look at Nick Fury in the same way, ever again.

(Also, if you’ve been having difficulty tracking the Infinity Stones, Thor has the perfect solution for you!)

Rest assured that, if this mockumentary is anything to go by, Thor: Ragnarok is in very capable hands. We’re certainly looking forward to a Rainbow road bridge-tripping adventure across the universe with Thor and Hulk.

Especially if it allows Chris Hemsworth to show off more of his comedy chops, as seen in the above clip.

Captain America: Civil War is released in Digital HD on September 2, and on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13. Thor: Ragnarok will be heading to theaters on November 3, 2017.

Which ‘team’ are you on now? Team Cap, Team Iron Man, or… Team Thor?