The Purge 3: These Two Characters Are Set For More Chaos, Murder, And Mayhem

The PurgeThe Purge, as a movie, didn’t do much for me. It had an intriguing concept and a cool hook, but didn’t do much with it outside of deliver a standard home invasion yarn. Which is why I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the follow-up, The Purge: Anarchy—came perilously close to making my top ten list for 2014. Hitting theaters almost exactly a year after the first film, many of us expected a hasty, thrown together sequel intended to capitalize on the popularity of the first. While it is definitely that in many ways, it’s better than it has any right to be, and eschews the horror trappings of the first film to deliver a modern day equivalent of a grim, gritty 1970s revenge/exploitation flick that you’d see at a grindhouse. Part three was announced a few months ago, and now it looks like two key players from Anarchy are coming back for another night of chaos, murder, and mayhem.

Michael Kenneth Williams, best known for playing Omar Little on HBO’s The Wire, has a small, but intriguing, part in Anarchy, and he recently revealed that he expects both he and Frank Grillo to be back for The Purge 3. Talking to Collider, he said:


The Walking Dead: Did Robert Kirkman Just Say This Major Character Is Next To Die?

Walking DeadIf you’ve ever watched AMC’s mega-hit The Walking Dead, then you know that no one is safe. That’s kind of their jam, that anyone can die at any time. Robert Kirkman’s comics are the same way, but even though the series follows the same rough pattern as the source material, that doesn’t mean characters that are still alive in on the pages can’t die off on screen. They’re not afraid to kill of kids, the elderly, people you love, people you hate; you name it, they’ll kill it. Kirkman even recently hinted that one fan favorite could be next on the chopping block.

There are SPOILERS beyond this point if you’re not 100% caught up on The Walking Dead.


Summer Glau’s New Best Friend Is This Giant Robot In Webseries Jeff 1000

Summer Glau may not be a household name, but within a certain segment of the population, she’s a goddamned superstar. You love her, and you’ll always love her because she was in Firefly, not to mention the underappreciated Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She may have been a robot in that second show, but now in the webseries Jeff 1000 she’s become best buds with a 10-foot-tall, not-quite-killer mechanoid.


Here’s How Natalie Portman Says The Star Wars Prequels Almost Ruined Her Career

Natalie PortmanFor an actor, having a signature, career-defining role, can be a double-edged sword. Sure, it means that you’re permanently part of the pop culture landscape, and no matter what happens afterwards, you will always be remembered. That can also be part of the problem. No matter what, you’ll always be remembered for that one part. If it’s good, you spend the rest of your career trying to out do what you accomplished earlier, and if it’s bad, that failure will dog you. Such is the case with Natalie Portman, who claims her role in the Star Wars prequels almost ruined her career.

Prior to landing the Amidala role in George Lucas’ much-derided trilogy, Portman only had a few, largely supporting roles on her resume. She did, however, show a great deal of promise and skill beyond her young years in Luc Besson’s modern action classic Leon: The Professional. She was on the way up, but her turns in The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones took her for a bit of a detour. These were big roles in movies that everyone saw, and she wasn’t particularly good. Granted, there are a great many terrible things in those movies, so it isn’t entirely on her, but her career took a hit.


This Double Amputee Controls Two Prosthetics At Once

double prostheticGFR has done a lot of reporting on the breakneck pace of the prosthetics development, including mind-controlled prosthetics and exoskeletons. It’s mind-blowing to think that someone without a limb can simply think/desire to move a bionic replacement and it will do just that, including allowing a paraplegic teen to kick a soccer ball. Now, in yet another first in the field, a double-amputee has become the first person in the world to control two prosthetic limbs at once.

40 years ago, Les Baugh lost both of his arms in an accident. He recently received two of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs, which look and feel like regular human arms; possess similar strength and flexibility; have over 100 sensors that aid in touch, pressure, and positioning; and connect to a wearer via a neural interface. In order to be fitted with the prosthetics, Baugh had to have target muscle reinnervation surgery—a recent surgical breakthrough that readies the nerves for connection to the arm by “reassigning” them.


Watch Dave Bautista Impersonate Tinkerbell In This Guardians Of The Galaxy Outtake

Dave Bautista is a big, scary dude, which is why he was the perfect choice to play Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, because the character is a big, scary dude. But the actor also has a silly side, something else that served him well in the James Gunn-directed space adventure. That has rarely, if ever, been as evident than in this outtake of him doing a Tinkerbell impression on set. Yes, this is footage of a 6 foot 6, 265 pound former professional wrestler and MMA fighter flapping around in the air like a tiny fairy, and it may be the best thing you see all day. Enjoy.