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When Is Your Body Your Own? Planned Parenthood Asks Women in This Powerful Short Film

“My body is my own when I’m moving. When I am existing in the world,” one woman proudly states. “My body is my own when I feel possible creatively, like I can do anything I want” another adds, while a third declares that her body is her own when she can embrace her imperfections. All responses from women who, at one point or another, have felt the societal pressures of showing up the way others want them to. But in a new video for Planned Parenthood’s powerful campaign, Unstoppable, women and girls answering the prompt “my body is my own” are revealing a powerful truth: This is my life, not yours.

And it’s right on time: Women around the country are facing assault on their rights and their bodies. And outside of access to reproductive health services and the ability to move through the world safely, women’s bodies and the way we live are always up for discussion. The societal pressure to be thin, straight, young and more can be crushing. But Planned Parenthood’s latest campaign is encouraging women to take back the narrative, their bodily autonomy and their confidence.

“It was important for us for the video to be like a rallying call, but a really positive one,” Cynthia Hill, the Emmy-nominated filmmaker who directed the My Body is My Own video, shares with Glamour. “We had to be able to hit on some notes that were very poignant and really be able to be truthful about what women face.”

The campaign’s latest video is a moving look at the way women feel about ownership of their own bodies. In one particularly heart-wrenching moment, two young girls, who happen to be Hill’s own daughters, were asked: “What did Lester say to you that made you feel bad?” The youngest one meekly replies, “He said Sadie was fat.” Sadie, the beautiful girl sitting next to her, finishes the story. “I was watching a movie and he just came in and said ‘wow you’re getting fat.'” Overcome with emotion, she begins to cry. “It did not make me feel good… no one should ever be judged for your body.”

On the car ride home from the shoot, Hill says she asked her daughters if it was OK to use the clip. They both enthusiastically said yes because, despite their few years on Earth, they already knew just how important their message was.

“I think that’s really, in a nutshell, what we want for people to get out of this, is to be able to tell their stories and to tell it with power and to be able to take ownership in a way that is healing and to be able to move forward,” Hill said. “You get to tell your story, you get to control that narrative in a way that you didn’t have control before. It’s no longer something that’s just been done to you.”

The video continues with woman after woman declaring control over their own bodies while defining how they want to live their lives. It is the visual embodiment of the campaign’s first tenant of its manifesto: Our bodies are our own. If they are not, we cannot be truly equal.

Though the entire campaign isn’t linked to any particular political movement, it does aim to bring more awareness to women’s issues that have made their way into the national spotlight in recent months. Those issues include the #MeToo movement and the understanding of consent, continued access to abortion following the appointment of conservative Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh, and equal pay for equal work.

These are all highlighted in the campaign’s other tenants, which include a rallying cry for health care access for all, a world free of sexual assault and harassment, an understanding of consent, the rejection of racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia and more.

“When I find myself once again plotting the safest course across a dark parking lot to my car or calculating the cost of speaking my mind, I get angry at the immeasurable amount of energy fear drains from me every day,” Hill said in a statement provided to Glamour about the direction of the video. “Fear of assault, or rejection, or my rights being taken away. I don’t want to pass my fears on to my daughters. Instead, I want to be part of creating a world in which they don’t have to be afraid. But I also want to show them that fear is not a reason to stop moving forward. We can listen closely to one another, and speak our truths, and create opportunities to move, and play, and laugh; to learn from one another and grow stronger, together.”

As for what you can do in the fight for autonomy, Planned Parenthood is asking everyone to sign the UNSTOPPABLE Manifesto, which you can find here.

“At the end of the day, my body it’s my own,” the video concludes. “Nobody can make decisions on my behalf except for me.”

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The Most Popular Haircuts for 2018

Whether you’re scoping out fresh haircut ideas or curious to see the new styles on the rise, you’ve come to the right place. Because while we love the classic lob as much as the next person, we need a little variety—and what better way to get inspired than with the coolest hairstyles from around the US? Starring cool shags in Los Angeles, layered lobs in Seattle, and curly bobs in Atlanta, we bring you the most popular haircuts of 2018 from every corner of the country. Scroll on for all the inspiration you

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Star Kiernan Shipka on the Show, Bonding With the Riverdale Cast, and More

Kiernan Shipka has every reason to be half asleep. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actor has been doing non-stop press since arriving in New York City a few days earlier. And as soon as our interview ends, she’s on a red-eye back to the Netflix series’ set in Vancouver. “If I’m not filming the show, I’m talking about the show,” she jokes. (But also, it’s totally true.)

But the (almost) 19-year-old is happy to live and breathe the life of 16-year-old half-witch, half-human Sabrina Spellman. After all, it’s this close to becoming a hit. The series, from Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the Archie Comics team, has yet to premiere—that comes October 26—but it’s already halfway through filming season two. “We’re almost done with episode five,” she says. “It’s crazy!”

Shipka wasn’t even born when the ABC sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch first premiered in 1996, but she was familiar with the character long before this new incarnation came her way. “I was a Betty and Veronica [comic] reader growing up, so I knew of the [Archie] universe. I knew of Sabrina,” she says. “I know this show means a lot to people right off the bat.”

She was so ready to dive into the role of Sabrina, in fact, that she changed her look to prove to producers she was the one. “I had long, dark brown hair during my first audition and was really just living my best life,” she says. “I’ve always been blonde, so it was like, ‘I’m free from the blonde hair!’ I figured if I got the role, I’d probably have to dye it, which was fine, but after my audition they were like, ‘We gotta have you audition again, and we think you need blonde hair for it.'” So, Shipka dyed her hair. She thought, “You know, if I don’t get it, I’ll have blonde hair for a bit and that’s fine.”

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Of course, she got the role. The transformation wasn’t done, though: She also had to cut her long hair into a bob. “This is one of those industries where you never have full control of your hair,” she says. “But the bob is 100% my jam. I love it. It’s so low-maintenance. It takes two seconds to do my hair.”

Blonde, brunette, bob, no bob—Shipka is just thrilled to work on a series with a built-in audience eager to follow the adventures of a spirited, smart young woman. “It gives me actual chills, and I’m so proud to be part of a show that feels so inclusive,” she says. “I’m such a firm believer that everyone should see themselves in a character and everyone should feel represented. I couldn’t have dreamt this up.”

And after years of supporting roles, Shipka is more than ready to step into this new light. Here, she tells Glamour.com all about it.

Glamour: You’ve mentioned in interviews that your body has never been under more stress than it is now. How so?

Kiernan Shipka: Yeah, it’s a crazy undertaking. The workload is really crazy. I will keep repeating that it’s so gratifying and the thing I want most—I would not want to be exhausted by anything else but this show—but with the amount of hours, physically, it can get stressful. Sabrina is running away from demons and all these things; plus, it’s emotional. I’m scared, I’m screaming, I’m crying [as Sabrina]. I put myself in that emotional state to an extent. There’s one scene at the end of the season that was so emotional that after, half of my face was in hives. I’m actually tired on the weekends, so it’s amazing to stay in and not go out. [Laughs]

Did you talk to any of the Riverdale cast about keeping this kind of schedule?

KS: I didn’t ask. I just went into this like, I’m going to do it. If I have to fake it until I make it, I will. To be quite honest, my body has adjusted well to the schedule. There are a lot of night shoots, too, so you’re wrapping your week around Saturday at 6 A.M. But we do bond over [our schedules]. One day I was 17 hours into my day, and I was in a bathtub in the woods, [and we joke], “You’ve been there before, right?!” It’s funny to sort of bond over similarly weird jobs that we have, but it’s nice to have a sister show that’s [nearby]. They are all so nice and fun.

How do you most relate to Sabrina?

KS: I really love playing a character that’s a little younger than me, to be honest. Because even if it’s just three years, I can bring perspective into it. I think Sabrina’s intuition is really strong. I bring up the age thing because over time I’ve strengthened my intuition and knowing myself and what feels inherently right. I feel like Sabrina really has that, even more so than when I was 16. She questions what she doesn’t think is right, and she doesn’t do anything that doesn’t feel right. That’s a big thing in my life: going with your gut. If something isn’t lighting the fire and making you excited, or if something feels wrong or doesn’t agree with you, it should be questioned. It should be talked about. I really admire that Sabrina does that even in circumstances that are pushing her one way. She’s all about the resistance.

Sabrina has to choose between two worlds, but you’ve known what you wanted to do your entire life. Has there ever been a time where you questioned whether this was the right path for you?

KS: I feel really lucky that I’ve always been in this position where I feel like I could take a break or stop acting if I wanted to. I’ve never had anyone in my life that was pushing me to do it. I remember hearing that so much growing up: “If you don’t want to do this, it’s totally your choice.” There are definitely times growing up where I was more into it or less into it, but for the most part I was pretty excited by it. As you get older you naturally question things, like, “Oh, is this what I want to do forever?” The thought was scary for a little bit, but if I don’t want to do it forever then I don’t feel like I have to. Right now, I don’t see myself doing anything else. It brings me a lot of joy. I love it. I certainly see myself expanding into writing and directing hopefully.

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A lot has happened in Hollywood since you got this role. In the year since, does it feel like there’s been a shift in the industry because of Time’s Up and #MeToo?

KS: I’ve definitely noticed a shift as far as conversations go. I personally feel so lucky to never have had those truly horrible, traumatic experiences. But I think what’s so great about the movement is that it’s given me a lot of confidence and strength. It’s made me feel protected in a certain way by all these strong women sticking together and fighting for something to make sure things change. I’ve definitely felt it. Especially at events and on social media, I just feel like it’s truly made such a splash. That’s such an amazing thing.

You’re now the lead on your own show. Does this feel like a new chapter for you?

KS: I kind of feel that way. I totally vibe with that. It definitely feels a bit full circle. I started on TV, and now I’m back. It feels like the right moment for it. It feels very right and also nostalgic in a certain way.

Speaking of nostalgia, if you could bring one character or actor from Mad Men to Sabrina, who would it be and why?

KS: Oh, Peggy, totally! She would totally join the coven! Yeah, stick it to the man, right? She’d be down!

What have you learned about yourself since taking on this role?

KS: That I’m allergic to cats. [Laughs] That has probably been the most important takeaway. I’ve also learned to not take Benadryl on the job! I took it because of Salem. That’s probably an even more important takeaway.

What happened?

KS: I just don’t remember the night. [Laughs] I really don’t. I just remember my leg was getting really weird and shaky and itchy. I felt like I was completely drugged, which I kind of was. I don’t recommend taking Benadryl if you have hours of work ahead of you. I still watch the first episode and see this one scene where I’m like, that’s my Benadryl acting!

Wait, what scene?

KS: I can’t tell anyone, but it’s there! There’s one scene, maybe two scenes, in the first episode that are sponsored by Benadryl. [Laughs] It’s funny now. Now we can laugh.

The Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2018

You can always count on celebrities to pull out all the stops when it comes to dressing up for Halloween. Need proof? Just take a look back at the very extra celebrity Halloween costumes of last year, from Kim Kardashian West and Jonathan Cheban (who did a next-level take on Sonny and Cher) to Cardi B. And let’s not forget the Halloween Queen herself, Heidi Klum, who each year somehow tops her costume from the one before. (Think: Michael Jackson from the Thriller music video in 2017 and Jessica Rabbit in 2015.) Whatever the celebrity Halloween costume idea, stars are always taking their spooky themes to the next level—or, at least, this year’s best-dressed contenders sure did. Below, 2018’s most epic (and in some cases, most over-the-top) celebrity Halloween costumes.

Why Modern Family Killed Off That Significant Character

Spoilers ahead for the Halloween episode of Modern Family Season 10, called “Good Grief.”

Modern Family was making headlines even before it premiered its tenth (and possibly final) season on ABC when it was announced that the show would deliver a death. Although no details were given at the time about who could bite the dust, it didn’t feel likely that the death of a random minor character would have been worth mentioning to hype the new season. A member of the family seemed likely to be the one to die, and we just had to wait and find out who.

Well, the Halloween episode of Modern Family that is usually an episode primarily filled with holiday shenanigans took a somber turn with the reveal of who died. It was none other than DeDe, Claire and Mitch’s mom and Jay’s ex-wife. Despite the fact that DeDe only appeared in seven episodes (played by the always wonderful Shelley Long), she had a significant presence based on her impact on other characters’ lives. Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan has explained why DeDe was the one to get the axe, saying this:

We’re just trying to, at this point, put our characters through something new and interesting and challenging for us, so I think you’re right. That is one of the things that make this complicated and interesting. Whenever people have any kind of a complicated relationship with somebody, and then they die, it brings up a lot of things. So when we were talking at the beginning of the season about some different places to go, this idea came up, and we liked it. There will be, in fact, another episode that will deal with ramifications of this.

Surprisingly, Modern Family hasn’t dealt with death too many times over the ten seasons that have aired so far. The folks behind the scenes made the choice to kill off DeDe because her relationships with the various characters were complicated, and their reactions were all bound to be different. Claire and Mitch understandably had the strongest reactions, and Claire came to the heartbreaking realization that she was “as mean to Mom as she was to me.”

In a nice touch, Modern Family took the time to show Jay grieving in his own way. He hasn’t always spoken about his ex-wife with the most fondness, and DeDe actually turned up at his wedding to Gloria to tell her that she’d come back to haunt her. Nevertheless, she was his wife for many years and the mother of his two eldest children, and he expressed grief in his own way. As it happens, for Jay, “in his own way” meant “in relation to sandwiches.” This is a sitcom, after all.

DeDe’s death might have been a letdown to any fans who were waiting for one of the main members of the cast to have their character killed off, especially after one actor stated that “it’s probably not an older character” that would die. Shelley Long didn’t appear in the episode, although Claire did listen to a voicemail from her mom. Fortunately for any who would have been disappointed if DeDe got some sort of mundane death, Modern Family went appropriately over-the-top for her.

She died due to a heart problem that she generally disliked speaking about. On a trip to Greenland with her women’s group, she was saved by wolves and swallowed by a whale without suffering any ill health effects. Then, she died peacefully in her sleep at the hotel, holding onto a sheaf of directions for the hotel employees. It was a very Modern Family way to handle death.

Steve Levitan went on in his chat with EW to explain why Modern Family put the death in its usually silly Halloween episode:

This seemed like the logical choice because it so directly affects three of our main characters. It was also just a very nice send-off to the character and to Shelley Long, so it seemed like the thing to do. The idea, though, for setting it on Halloween came about because, well, I’ve always had a love for people going through something that is unexpectedly serious while in a silly costume. I’ve always just loved that sort of thing. We always do Halloween shows, and they’re a big part of this year’s series, so we thought, “Well, let’s try to do something that’s wildly different this Halloween.” And since it is, strangely enough, a holiday that deals with so many themes of death and things that are scary and all that, it seemed in a strange way appropriate.

After a decade on the air and plenty of Halloween episodes under his belt at Modern Family, Steve Levitan decided to do something very, very different. The decision to combine the promised death with the Halloween episode certainly meant a half-hour unlike any other the show produced before, and not just because the characters were processing death while dressed up in costumes that did not fit the somber mood.

Other shows might have simply used the Halloween theme for the cold open and then gone totally serious for the rest of the episode, perhaps even sending characters to a funeral. Modern Family went in an atypical direction, and the result was an episode that will likely keep people talking more than they would have for any old episode of a sitcom getting long in the tooth.

It is oddly fitting that Halloween is the holiday chosen for the death episode. Admittedly, Steve Levitan’s desire to drop serious news on characters in silly costumes wouldn’t have worked for Thanksgiving or Christmas, as neither holiday is one known for people dressing up in costumes, but it’s also fitting that Halloween is a holiday that deals with death. Instead of death in the mix because of people dressed as ghosts and zombies, the episode incorporated death with the passing of DeDe.

You can catch new episodes of Modern Family in the fall TV lineup on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. If you need a laugh after all the talk of death, take a look at Julie Bowen’s solid impression of Modern Family co-star Sofia Vergara!

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2018 Netflix Premiere Schedule: Dates For New And Returning Shows

A new year undoubtedly means a lot of things to a lot of people, and for streaming subscribers, it means 365 more days of inventive new TV series, returning fan favorites, creepy new movies, hilarious stand-up specials and much more. 2018 could end up being Netflix’s biggest year yet, with more money than ever going into original programming and key acquisitions, and we’ll have our eyes glued to the screen for so much of it.

Get your TV calendars out and start penciling in dates, as we’re unleashing our 2018 Netflix premiere schedule on everyone. From a Kevin Spacey-free House of Cards to a post-Defenders universe for the Marvel heroes, this year will give fans everything they’ve been wanting and more.

January 2018 Releases

Monday, January 1
Lovesick Season 3 – TV Comedy

Friday, January 5
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Seasons 1-9 – TV Unscripted
THE END OF THE F_*_ING WORLD – TV Comedy/Drama (U.K.)
DEVILMAN CRYBABY – TV Anime
BEFORE I WAKE – Supernatural Horror Film
ROTTEN – Documentary

Friday, January 12
Disjointed Season 1 Part 2 – TV Comedy
Tom Segura: Disgraceful – Stand-Up Comedy Special
MOB PSYCHO 100 – TV Supernatural Drama (Japan)
THE POLKA KING – Comedy Film
SOMEBODY FEED PHIL – Documentary
MY NEXT GUEST NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION WITH DAVID LETTERMAN – talk show

Tuesday, January 16
KATT WILLIAMS: GREAT AMERICA – Stand-Up Comedy Special

Thursday, January 18
TROLLS: THE BEAT GOES ON! – TV Animated Kids’ Show

Friday, January 19
Grace & Frankie Season 4 – TV Comedy
DRUG LORDS – TV Drama
THE OPEN HOUSE – Thriller Film

Tuesday, January 23
TODD GLASS: ACT HAPPY – Stand-Up Comedy Special

Friday, January 26
One Day at a Time Season 2 – TV Comedy
LLAMA LLAMA – TV Animated Kids’ Show
The Adventures of Puss in Boots Season 6 – TV Animated Kids’ Show
A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE – Comedic Biopic Film
DIRTY MONEY – Documentary

Tuesday, January 30
BABYLON BERLIN Seasons 1-2 – Crime Drama (German)
RETRIBUTION – TV Drama

February 2018 Releases

Friday, February 2
ALTERED CARBON – TV Sci-Fi
COACH SNOOP – Documentary
KAVIN JAY: EVERYBODY CALM DOWN! – Stand-Up Comedy Special

Wednesday, February 7
QUEER EYE – Reality

Friday, February 9
THE TRADER (SOVDAGARI) – Documentary (Georgia)
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: George Clooney – Talk Show

Friday, February 16
EVERYTHING SUCKS – Comedy
FIRST TEAM: JUVENTUS – Documentary

Sunday, February 18
THE JOEL MCHALE SHOW WITH JOEL MCHALE – Talk Show – Streaming every Sunday

Tuesday, February 20
THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES – Seasons 1 and 2 – Period Crime Drama

Friday, February 23
SEVEN SECONDS – Crime Drama
Marseille Season 2 – French Drama
UGLY DELICIOUS – Culinary show

March 2018 Releases

Friday, March 2
B: THE BEGINNING – TV Anime
GIRLS INCARCERATED – Documentary Series
FLINT TOWN – Documentary
Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 5

Monday, March 5
THE WORLD’S MOST EXTRAORDINARY HOMES – Reality Series

Tuesday, March 6
BORDERLINER – Crime Drama

Thursday, March 8
Jessica Jones Season 2 – TV Superhero Drama
LADIES FIRST – Documentary

Friday, March 9
Love Season 3 – Romantic Comedy
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Season 2
COLLATERAL – Limited Series Crime Drama
NAILED IT – TBA

Tuesday, March 13
STRETCH ARMSTRONG: THE BREAKOUT – Kids’ TV Show

Friday, March 16
EDHA – Fashion Drama
ON MY BLOCK – Comic-Of-Age Comedy
TAKE YOUR PILLS – Documentary
Spirit Riding Free Season 4

Friday, March 23
Alexa & Katie – Comedy
REQUIEM – TBA
Santa Clarita Diet Season 2
THE MECHANISM – TBA
Dinotrux Supercharged Season 2

Friday, March 30
A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 – Kids’ TV show
REBOOT: THE GUARDIAN CODE – Animated Kids’ TV Show

April 2018 Releases

Friday, April 6
RAM DASS, GOING HOME – Documentary
FASTEST CAR – Reality
Money Heist Season 2 – Crime Drama
TROY: FALL OF A CITY – Drama
THE BOSS BABY: BACK IN BUSINESS – Animated Kids’ Show

Friday, April 13
LOST IN SPACE – Sci Fi
CHEF’S TABLE: PASTRY – Documentary
The Magic School Bus Rides Again Season 2 – Animated Kids’ Show

Tuesday, April 17
THE CHALET – Drama

Friday, April 20
Game Over, Man – Comedy Film
Dope Season 2 – Docuseries
MERCURY 13 – Documentary
SPY KIDS: MISSION CRITICAL – Animated Kids’ Show

Saturday, April 21
THE LETDOWN – Comedy

Friday, April 27
3% Season 2 – Drama
BOBBY KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT – Documentary
THE NEW LEGENDS OF MONKEY – Live-Action Kids’ Show

May 2018 Releases

Tuesday, May 1
JOHN MULANEY: KID GORGEOUS LIVE AT RADIO CITY – Stand-Up Comedy

Friday, May 4
A LITTLE HELP WITH CAROL BURNETT – Comedy
BUSTED – Mystery – New Episode Every Friday
Dear White People Volume 2 – Comedy
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey – Talk Show
THE RAIN – Drama
END GAME – Documentary
Kong: King Of The Apes Season 2 – Kids’ Animated Show

Tuesday, May 8
HARI KONDABOLU: WARN YOUR RELATIVES – Stand-Up Comedy

Friday, May 11
EVIL GENIUS: THE TRUE STORY OF AMERICA’S MOST DIABOLICAL BANK HEIST – Documentary
Spirit Riding Free Season 5 – Kids’ Animated Show
THE WHO WAS? SHOW – Kids’ Show

Sunday, May 13
ALI WONG: HARD KNOCK WIFE – Stand-Up Comedy

Friday, May 18
13 Reasons Why Season 2 – Drama

Tuesday, May 22
TIG NOTARO HAPPY TO BE HERE – Stand-Up Comedy

Wednesday, May 23
EXPLAINED – Documentary – Every Wednesday

Thursday, May 24
Fauda Season 2 – Action Adventure

Friday, May 25
Trollhunters Part 3 – Kids’ Animated Show

Sunday, May 27
THE BREAK WITH MICHELLE WOLF – Talk Show – New Episode Every Sunday

Tuesday, May 29
Arrested Development Season 5 – Comedy

Wednesday, May 30
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 – Comedy

June 2018 Releases

Friday, June 1
Busted Season Finale – Mystery

Friday, June 8
Marcella Season 2 – Drama
Season8 Series Finale – Sci-fi Drama
THE STAIRCASE – Documentary
THE HOLLOW – Animated Kids’ Show
TREEHOUSE DETECTIVES – Animated Kids’ Show

Friday, June 15
The Ranch Part 5 – Comedy
TRUE: MAGICAL FRIENDS – Animated Kids’ Show
TRUE: WONDERFUL WISHES – Animated Kids’ Show
Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 6 – Animated Show

Tuesday, June 19
HANNAH GADSBY: NANETTE – Stand-Up Comedy Special

Friday, June 22
Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2 – Superhero Drama

Tuesday, June 26
W. KAMAU BELL: PRIVATE SCHOOL NEGRO – Stand-Up Comedy Special

Friday, June 29
GLOW Season 2 – Comedy/Drama
Nailed It! Season 2 – Food TV
RECOVERY BOYS – Documentary
HARVEY STREET KIDS – Animated Kids’ Show

Saturday, June 30
Fate EXTRA Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican Theory – Anime

July 2018 Releases

Tuesday, July 3
THE COMEDY LINEUP – Stand-up Comedy Special

Friday, July 6
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Season 10 Part 1 – Talk Show
SACRED GAMES – Crime Drama
Anne With An E Season 2 – Drama
Somebody Feed Phil Season 2 – Food
Free Rein Season 2 – British Drama
SAMANTHA! – Comedy

Monday, July 9
FOLLOW THIS – Docuseries

Tuesday, July 10
Drug Lords Season 2 – Docuseries

Friday, July 13
THE EPIC TALES OF CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS – Animated Kids’ Show
JIM JEFFRIES: THIS IS ME NOW – Stand-up Comedy Special
SUGAR RUSH – Food

Sunday, July 15
The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale Season 2 – Talk Show
Bonus Family Season 2 – Swedish Dramedy

Friday, July 20
Last Chance U Season 3 Part 1 – Docuseries

Friday, July 27
Orange Is The New Black Season 6 – Drama
Roman Empire: Reign Of Blood Season 2 – Docuseries

August 2018 Releases

Friday, August 10
ALL ABOUT THE WASHINGTONS – Comedy
LA CASA DE LAS FLORES – Spanish Comedy

Friday, August 17
DISENCHANTMENT PART 1 – Animated Comedy

Friday, August 24
THE INNOCENTS – British Drama

Friday, August 31
Ozark Season 2 – Crime Drama

September 2018 Releases

Friday, September 14
BoJack Horseman Season 5 – Animated Comedy

October 2018 Releases

Tuesday, October 2
JOE ROGAN: STRANGE TIMES – Stand-Up Comedy
MeatEater Season 7 – Food TV

Thursday, October 4
CREEPED OUT – Kids’ Show

Friday, October 5
Big Mouth Season 2 – Adult Animated Comedy
Super Monsters Season 2 – Animated Kids’ Show
DANCING QUEEN – Reality
ELITE – Crime Drama
EMPIRE GAMES – Docuseries
Little Things Season 2 – Romantic TV
MALEVOLENT – Supernatural Film
PRIVATE LIFE – Dramedy Film
SUPER MONSTERS SAVE HALLOWEEN – Animated Kids’ Film
YG FUTURE STRATEGY OFFICE – Korean Mockumentary

Monday, October 8
MO AMER: THE VAGABOND – Stand-Up Comedy

Tuesday, October 9
Terrace House: Opening New Doors Season 4 – Reality

Wednesday, October 10
22 JULY – Crime Drama Film

Thursday, October 11
SALT FAT ACID HEAT – Documentary

Friday, October 12
REMASTERED: WHO SHOT THE SHERIFF – Documentary
The Boss Baby: Back In Business Season 2 – Animated Kids’ Show
APOSTLE – Thriller Film
ERREMENTARI: THE BLACKSMITH AND THE DEVIL – Horror Film
FEMINISTS: WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? – Documentary
FIGHTWORLD – Docuseries
Tarzan And Jane Season 2 – Animated Kids’ Show
THE CURIOUS CREATIONS OF CHRISTINE MCCONNELL – TV Comedy
THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE – Horror TV Show
THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER – Drama Film

Monday, October 15
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS: REVIVAL OF THE COMMANDMENTS – Anime TV

Tuesday, October 16
RON WHITE: IF YOU QUIT LISTENING, I’LL SHUT UP – Stand-Up Comedy

Friday, October 19
Daredevil Season 3 – Superhero Drama
WANDERLUST – Drama
Making A Murderer: Part 2 – Docuseries
ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE
ASK THE DOCTOR
BEST.WORST.WEEKEND.EVER – Kids’ TV Comedy
DISTRITO SALVAJE – Colombian TV Show
GNOME ALONE
HAUNTED – Reality TV
Hip-Hop Evolution Season 2 – Docuseries
ILLANG: THE WOLF BRIGADE – Action Film
LARVA ISLAND – Animated Kids’ Show
THE NIGHT COMES FOR US – Action Film
DERREN BROWN: SACRIFICE

Sunday, October 21
ROBOZUNA – British Kids’ TV Show

Tuesday, October 24
ADAM SANDLER 100% FRESH – Stand-Up Comedy

Wednesday, October 24
BODYGUARD – Thriller

Friday, October 26
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA – Supernatural Drama
PATRIOT ACT WITH HASAN MINHAJ – Variety Show
BEEN SO LONG
Castlevania Season 2 – Anime TV
DOVLATOV – Biographical Drama Film
JEFE
SHIRKERS – Documentary
TERRORISM CLOSE CALLS

Saturday, October 27
GIRL FROM NOWHERE

Sunday, October 28
PATRIOT ACT WITH HASAN MINHAJ – Variety Show

Tuesday, October 30
FATE/EXTRA LAST ENCORE: ILLUSTRIAS GEOCENTRIC THEORY – Anime TV
THE DEGENERATES

Wednesday, October 31
GUN CITY

November 2018 Releases

Thursday, November 1
ANGELA’S CHRISTMAS – Animated Kids’ Film
Follow This Part 3 – Docuseries
THE JUDGEMENT – Thai TV Drama

Friday, November 2
BRAINCHILD – Kids’ TV Show
House of Cards Season 6 – TV Drama
REMASTERED: TRICKY DICK & AND THE MAN IN BLACK – Documentary
THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR – Teen Drama Film
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND – Drama Film
THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD – Documentary
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Season 4 – Animated Kids’ TV Show

Sunday, November 4
PATRIOT ACT WITH HASAN MINHAJ – Weekly Talk Show

Monday, November 5
JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS – Stand-Up Comedy Special

Friday, November 9
Beat Bugs Season 3 – Animated Kids’ Show
LA REINA DEL FLOW – Telenovela
MEDAL OF HONOR – Docuseries
OUTLAW KING – Period Drama Film
Sprit Riding Free Season 7 – Animated Kids’ Show
SUPER DRAGS – Animated Superhero TV Show
The Great British Baking Show Collection 6 – Food TV
Treehouse Detectives Season 2 – Animated Kids’ Show
WESTSIDE – Reality TV

Tuesday, November 13
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III: SURVIVING TWIN – Country Music
OH MY GHOST – South Korean TV Dramedy
WARRIOR – Thriller TV Show

Thursday, November 15
MAY THE DEVIL TAKE YOU – Horror Film
THE CREW – French Action Film

Friday, November 16
CAM – Thriller Film
NARCOS: MEXICO – True Crime TV
Ponysitters Club Season 2 – Kids’ TV Show
PRINCE OF PEORIA – Kids’ TV Show
SHE-RA AND THE PRINCESSES OF POWER – Animated Kids’ Show
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS – Western Comedy Film
THE KOMINSKY METHOD – TV Dramedy
THE PRINCESS SWITCH – Kids’ Film

Monday, November 19
The Last Kingdom Season 3 – British TV Drama

Tuesday, November 20
KULIPARI: DREAM WALKER – Kids’ TV Show
MOTOWN MAGIC – Kids’ TV show
SABRINA – Film
THE FINAL TABLE – Cooking Competition Show
TREVOR NOAH: SON OF PATRICIA – Stand-Up Comedy Special

Wednesday, November 21
THE TRIBE – Film

Thursday, November 22
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE GAUNTLET – TV Comedy
THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES – Holiday Film

Friday, November 23
Frontier Season 3 – Period TV Drama
FUGITIVA – Spanish TV Drama
SICK NOTE – TV Comedy

Tuesday, November 27
BUMPING MICS WITH JEFF ROSS & DAVE ATTELL – Stand-Up Comedy Special

Friday, November 30
1983 – Crime TV Drama
A CHRISTMAS PRINCE: THE ROYAL WEDDING – Holiday Family Film
BABY – TV Drama
DEATH BY MAGIC – Reality TV
F is for Family Season 3 – Adult Animated Show
HAPPY AS LAZZARO – Film
RAJMA CHAWAL – Drama Film
Spy Kids: Mission Critical Season 2 – Animated Kids’ Show
THE WORLD IS YOURS – Film
TIEMPO COMPARTIDO – Film

Be sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back, since Netflix will be adding new dates throughout the entire year.

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Supernatural’s Showrunner Debunked A Big Michael Theory

Supernatural is the show that just keeps on showing. The fourteenth season recently debuted on The CW with a fresh twist: the big bad was none other than Michael inhabiting Dean’s body. The good guys couldn’t kill the bad guy without killing Dean. The latest episode ended with Michael having seemingly vacated Dean as a vessel. Given that there was no obvious reason why Michael would leave Dean’s body, many fans naturally theorized that Michael was still in there and just pretending to be Dean.

Well, Supernatural showrunner Andrew Dabb has officially debunked that particular theory, saying this about Michael:

He has departed. The question of ‘why?’ is one that will be explored. But he has definitely gotten out, and Dean is not secretly possessed.

There you have it! You don’t need to spend the next episode (or however many episodes pass before Michael shows up again) wondering if Michael is really pulling the strings from within Dean. The eldest Winchester brother is indeed archangel-free… at the moment. Considering some of Andrew Dabb’s earlier comments about Dean in Season 14, the odds are pretty good that Michael will be back in Dean at some point, which is very good news for those of us who felt Dean was de-Michael-ed too quickly.

With that question answered, fans can turn their attention to all the other questions that remain. The biggest really is why the archangel gave up his perfect vessel. The first version of Michael spent most of a season desperate for Dean’s consent (while the first version of Lucifer was desperate for Sam’s) as a vessel, and the Apocalypse World version of Michael lucked out in the Season 13 finale when Dean agreed to let him in.

Archangels quickly wear out vessels that aren’t suited to their presence, so any other vessel Michael selects likely won’t last very long. Unless he finds a way to spring the long-lost Winchester brother from the cage and possess Adam instead, Michael may be hopping from vessel to vessel now that he’s gone from Dean. He must have had a very good reason for bailing on the perfect vessel, and that reason may bode badly for Dean.

Of course, even if Michael does have something unpleasant in store for Dean as Season 14 progresses, Dean will have to struggle with his initial experience under Michael’s control anyway. Andrew Dabb went on in his chat with TVLine to say about how Dean will deal with the aftermath of Michael leaving him:

You’re looking at a Dean that’s still a little shell-shocked from everything that’s happened. He’s walking not just back into himself after the last episode, but back into Sam, Cas and Jack, who’ve all kind of shifted over the past few weeks, [and] back into a bunker that’s suddenly full of a lot of hunters he doesn’t know or has very passing relationships with. You’re dealing with a Dean that’s maybe a little bit besieged on all sides, and as Dean so often does, [he] throws himself into a case.

Understandably, Dean won’t be able to just bounce back into his old self by the end of the cold open in the next episode. We’ve seen that recovery from angel possession can be a difficult and ongoing process, and Michael is no regular angel. Dean, as is his wont, may try to bury his sorrows in booze and quips. Michael was also doing some pretty awful things while wearing his Dean suit, murdering plenty of people and making an alliance that created werewolves that seem to be impervious to silver.

The consequences of archangel possession will extend beyond what MIchael did to Dean. He’s going to have to deal with a very new reality. As we saw in the Season 14 premiere, Sam made some drastic changes to the way monsters are hunted after Dean was possessed by Michael. Instead of the bunker existing as a home base for Sam, Dean, and the occasional guest, it was teeming with hunters as Sam delegated work among them. There were more concerns than just Dean.

A bunker full of hunters and a fresh way of hunting monsters will be something new for Dean. “Saving people and hunting things” might not consist of Dean and Sam in the front seat of the Impala, chasing down leads, pretending to FBI rock stars, and killing monsters anymore. While we can be confident that the show won’t totally upend the dynamic that has powered Supernatural into becoming The CW’s longest-running series, some changes may be lasting, and Dean might not handle that well.

As it turns out, Dean will bear physical marks of Michael’s possession on top of any psychological trauma. Michael left him with a scar, and Andrew Dabb teased how meaningful that mark will be:

It’s a brand-new scar that he got while he was possessed by Michael. It seems to plant the idea that something hurt [Michael] enough to give him a scar. What can do that? What can hurt an archangel in that way? That becomes a real jumping-off point for this [week’s] episode as our guys try to find out what that object is.

It may not be the Mark of Cain, but Dean’s newest scar is a sign that there’s something bad enough out there that it could leave a mark on an archangel’s vessel. Archangels are very hard to kill, as we’ve seen over the years, and it would make sense that they’re hard to mark as well. The next episode will see the boys dive into the mystery of the mark. They’ll have a lot on their plates, and none more so than poor Dean.

Tune in to find out what happens next for Sam, Dean, and all the rest with new episodes of Supernatural on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Season 14 is a few episodes shorter than most other seasons of the series to date, so it should be interesting to see how many Monster of the Week episodes Supernatural fits in between mythology episodes featuring Michael.

Only time will tell. The Wayward Sisters are on their way back, and Jack and Castiel will bring their own complications to the table. If you’re still in the market for other shows now and in the not-too-distant future, check out our fall TV premiere schedule.

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Another Game Studio Was Just Hit With Major Layoffs

It’s been a rough season in the video game industry. First, it was Telltale Games which saw major layoffs throughout the fall, following a deal with AMC and Smilegate falling apart, and now another studio has been hit with major layoffs as well, just ahead of the holiday season getting into full swing.

Gamasutra is reporting that, following an acquisition by Gamigo, Trion Worlds has also seen major layoffs hitting the company. How major? Well, Gamasutra is reporting that up to 75% of the staff at Trion was affected by the buyout, which included Trion as a company and its software properties. This means that Gamigo now has ownership over MMOs such as RIFT and ArcheAge, along with the kid-friendly title Trove, and one of Trion’s more popular games, Defiance, which also had a tie-in television show on the Syfy network.

Gamasutra also further reports that only 25 people remain at each of Trion’s studios, one in Redwood City, California, and the other in Austin, Texas. Basically, there are just enough employees left to keep the studios operating. In total, there are approximately 50 people left at Trion, which is double what was left at Telltale Games following the initial news of the studio shutting down.

In both cases the layoffs occurred while the companies were trying to leverage interest based on new product releases. In the case of Trion Worlds, the company had just recently launched Defiance: 2050, which was kind of a reboot-sequel to the original Defiance, only this time it was made for the Xbox One and PS4 in addition to being made available for PC. The updated version of the MMO arrived this past July.

In the case of Telltale, the studio was literally closing up shop while releasing new episodes for the final season of The Walking Dead. Shortly after the release of the second episode, Skybound and Telltale had to seek out ways to get the remaining episodes finished.

The major difference between the two is that Trion didn’t have to try to scramble to salvage any games that were in the middle of releasing. The company being bought out by Gamigo means that the properties that are still in operation will likely stay in operation. It’s a very different scenario than Telltale, which was literally in the middle of building out the remaining episodes for the final season of The Walking Dead and also putting in work for the highly anticipated second season of The Wolf Among Us.

As pointed out by Variety, there were initial assumptions that Trion was doing financially well and was on an uptick after purchasing some assets from the now defunct Gazillion Entertainment, the makers of Marvel Heroes. However, things were worse off for Trion than what it seemed like at first glance, and with Gamigo having purchased the company and its assets, it means that a lot of people are out of work.

So far no announcements have been made regarding the future of Trion under Gamigo or what’s to become of the assets, but as indicated by the reports going around, plenty of layoffs have already occurred.

Mysterious Pokemon Meltan’s Evolution Has Been Revealed

The adorable new metallic Pokemon, Meltan, can officially evolve. The little critter can be found in Pokemon Go right now and, if the conditions are right, he can transform into the powerful Melmetal. Even cooler is the fact that Meltan offers a unique connection between the mobile game and the upcoming Pokemon Let’s Go titles for the Nintendo Switch.

Several weeks back, a new pocket-sized critter known as Meltan showed up in Pokemon Go. Just like all of the other Pokemon, this “Hex Nut Pokemon” could be found out in the wild and captured by normal means. A bit later, Nintendo released a promotional video for Meltan highlighting how it has mysteriously started popping up in the world of Pokemon. The video ends with a teaser hinting at the fact that an evolution could be possible, which would be a first for a Mythical Pokemon.

Now The Pokemon Company International has pulled the curtain back further, revealing Melmetal, the evolved form of Meltan. I still say that Meltitan would have been a better name, but, apparently, Nintendo didn’t receive any of my letters. While Meltan is a tiny critter that can shoot an electric laser from its eye, Melmetal is an eight-foot-tall beast boasting some powerful moves. According to the Pokemon’s lore, this is the first time Meltan has been spotted in 3,000 years, with ancient peoples worshiping them due to their ability to create metal.

What’s really interesting is that while Meltan can be found in both Pokemon Go and the upcoming Pokemon Let’s Go games, it can only be evolved in the former. To do that, you’ll need to collect 400 Meltan Candies, which you can get by either sending extra Meltan you catch to the Professor or by having Meltan follow you around in the game world as a companion. Once you gain 400 Meltan Candies, your favorite Meltan can be evolved into a Melmetal.

But here’s the hook: you can send Pokemon from the mobile game to your copy of Pokemon Let’s Go Evee or Pikachu. So, if you want to have one of the most powerful Pokemon available in the upcoming Switch games, you’re going to need to earn it (or trade it with a friend) in the mobile game. That’s a pretty brilliant idea that will encourage folks to keep playing both games. And, for those who enjoy the core Pokemon games but have avoided Pokemon Go up to this point, this incentive might be just the nudge needed to make them finally take the leap.

If you want to have Melmetal ready to roll as soon as the Switch games launch, you’ve got until Nov. 16 to stock up on Meltans and trigger an evolution.