Heathers Series Premiere Delayed After Florida Shooting

The series premiere for Paramount Network’s TV adaptation of Heathers has been delayed following the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The show was originally supposed to premiere on March 7. No new release date has been set yet. Paramount Network has provided the following statement addressing the delay:

“Paramount Network’s original series Heathers is a satirical comedy that takes creative risks in dealing with many of society’s most challenging subjects ranging from personal identity to race and socio-economic status to gun violence. While we stand firmly behind the show, in light of the recent tragic events in Florida and out of respect for the victims, their families and loved ones, we feel the right thing to do is delay the premiere until later this year.”

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Whether You Like It Or Not, A New Adam Sandler Movie Is Coming Soon

No matter what you think of films, Adam Sandler is a hit machine in terms of numbers and widespread appeal. So it was a big deal when Netflix signed Sandler for a four-movie deal back in 2014, bypassing theatrical releases for the digital streamer. Netflix doubled down on that deal last year, signing Sandler for a further four films. The latest of these, The Week Of, is coming April, and now a new trailer for the comedy has arrived.

In The Week Of, Sandler plays a middle class father who wants to pay for his daughter’s wedding. Opposite him is the father of the groom (Chris Rock), who is wealthy and eager to foot the bill for a wedding that doesn’t take place in a run-down hotel. A bunch of unfortunate things happen, leading the two men and their families to live together under the same roof for “the longest week of their lives” leading up to the wedding.

The Week Of debuts on Netflix on April 27. It also stars Rachel Dratch and Steve Buscemi (and a giant Toberlone bar).

This is Sandler’s fourth Netflix movie so far, following The Ridiculous Six (2015), The Do-Over (2016), and Sandy Wexler (2017). Sandler also starred in and gave a widely praised performance in the Netflix movie The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), but this was outside of his own Netflix deal.

Sandler’s last big theatrical movie, the 2015 video game film Pixels, was a bit of a letdown with only $78 million in the United States. However, it made more than $166 million internationally, pushing its global haul to around $244 million.

Full House Creator Fired In Wake Of Inappropriate Behavior Allegations

Jeff Franklin, the TV veteran who created Full House, and its more recent revival Fuller House, has been fired from the new show in the wake of claims about inappropriate behavior. Variety reports today that Warner Bros. TV, which produces Fuller House, said it will not renew its deal with Franklin. He also serves as the program’s showrunner.

Multiple sources told Variety that Warner Bros. TV received “complaints about Franklin’s behavior in the writers’ room and on the set of the series.” Franklin, 63, was accused of being “verbally abusive to staffers,” including making “sexually charged comments” about his own relationships and sex life. The report goes on to say that Franklin has not been accused of direct sexual harassment or inappropriate physical behavior with anyone who works on Fuller House, though he stands accused of bringing his personal romantic interests to the set and then giving them small parts in the show.

According to one source speaking to Variety, an anonymous letter was sent to Warner Bros. TV executives “more than two years” ago regarding these allegations, though it is unclear if the company looked into the matter at the time.

Warner Bros. TV said in a statement that Franklin “will no longer be working on Fuller House.” Franklin’s lawyer declined to comment. In the report, it is claimed that Franklin was referred to by some as “a walking lawsuit waiting to happen.”

Although Franklin is heading out, Fuller House will continue. A spokesperson for Netflix confirmed today that the planned fourth season is still being produced as scheduled. Production on the show is expected to begin “in the next few months.”

Last Day To Register For March’s Free Legendary Pokemon In Ultra Sun And Moon

March is nearly here, which means Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon players will soon be able to get their hands on the games’ next free Legendary Pokemon, Regigigas and Heatran. However, unlike February’s free gifts, Dialga and Palkia, The Pokemon Company is distributing the two new Legendaries in North America via its Pokemon Trainer Club newsletter, which you’ll need to sign up for by March 1 in order to get them.

To register for the newsletter, you’ll need to create a Pokemon Trainer Club account on the official Pokemon website. You can create a free account here. If you’re already a member of the website, log in and check if you’ve opted-in to receive email updates to make sure you don’t miss out on the newsletter.

The Trainer Club newsletter will be distributed sometime in March and will contain a download code for the Legendary Pokemon, which can be redeemed in any seventh generation Pokemon game. As with February’s distribution, the one you receive will depend on which version you’re playing: Sun and Ultra Sun players will get Regigigas, while Moon and Ultra Moon players will receive Heatran.

To redeem your download code, choose Mystery Gift from the games’ main menu and select the option to receive your gift via code/password. When prompted, input the download code and your Legendary Pokemon will be downloaded. You can then pick it up from the deliveryman waiting inside any of the games’ Pokemon Centers.

The Pokemon Company is also distributing Regigigas and Heatran throughout Europe in March, and fans across the pond will be able to get them a little more easily. Unlike the North America giveaway, the Legendaries will be available as a Mystery Gift. After selecting that option from the main menu, choose to get your gift via the internet and the Pokemon will be downloaded into the game. The free gift will be available in Europe until March 24. You can see more details about the Legendary Pokemon here.

The Pokemon Company has a number of giveaways lined up this year as part of its Year of Legendary Pokemon celebration. You can see our roundup for all of the free Pokemon available for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon right now.

David Lynch Teaches Typing Game Now Available – IGN

The game is free and available on Windows and Mac.

While a new season of Twin Peaks may be up in the air, fans of David Lynch now have an online parody game to get their fix of the director.

Rhino Stew Productions released a new, free game that allows people to learn homerow “with America’s favorite avant garde director,” according to the game’s trailer (seen below). However, to be clear, David Lynch Teaches Typing is not affiliated with the Blue Velvet director.

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Throughout the game, a caricature of David Lynch — complete with his imitable voice and catchphrases — guides players through simple typing exercises, such as resting your left index finger on the F key and your right index finger on the J key.

When opening the game, the fictional version of the director promises they will be a “typing wizard” after completing the game. References to the real-life Lynch’s work abound. For example, when beginning your typing adventure, the fictional Lynch says, “Let’s rock,” a catchphrase from Twin Peaks.

The game is available for Windows and Mac users.

Michael Domanico is a freelance writer who isn’t totally convinced this isn’t all a dream. Follow him on Twitter

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Destiny 2 Adds Nightfall Strike Scoring And Challenge Cards In Latest Update

Destiny 2 has released its 1.1.3 update, making changes to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC game’s Nightfall Strikes. There is also a host of other changes, like tweaks to The Colony Exotic Grenade Launcher and the addition of a text chat feature on PC, to improve overall gameplay.

The biggest change in this latest update is that both normal and Prestige Nightfall Strikes will now have scoring, adding an extra competitive edge to them. You gain points by killing enemies and generating orbs, with the highest set of scores being displayed on each Nightfall’s emblem. Scores above a certain value will enable the Nightfall Aura and grant a fireteam Vanguard Token bonus. You’ll be able to see your team’s score at the end of each Nightfall.

There are now Challenge Cards available for Prestige Nightfall Strikes. These cards allow you to select modifiers for the Prestige Nightfall that affect gameplay and the score. Players have the power to boost outgoing and incoming damage, or implement a power handicap to lower their power but boost their scores. Challenge Cards will drop for those who own the Curse of Osiris DLC in a normal or Prestige, and a fireteam leader’s card will be applied to the entire fireteam when launching the Prestige Nightfall.

The Colony Exotic Grenade Launcher has reportedly been fixed on PC. The weapon’s projectiles will now properly track enemies when the frame rate is set higher than 30 FPS; previously, the grenades had not been tracking properly. 1.1.3 also adds opt-in text chat on PC for players in Social Spaces and Public Areas. For the full list of changes, including tweaks to Emblems and Auras, check out Destiny 2’s full patch notes.

7 Times The Walking Dead Foreshadowed Season 8’s Big Death

The Walking Dead has a long history of foreshadowing its big events. From twists and deaths to symbolism and metaphor, its producers and writers love to hint at what’s to come–sometimes subtly, sometimes a lot less so. So how did the show foreshadow Carl’s death in Season 8?

While viewers had to wait months to find out which major characters were leaving the show at the start of Season 7, Carl’s death was played differently. We’ve known since December that Chandler Riggs has been written out, giving us time to look back over the past eight episodes to see what signs and hints were left about Carl’s death. And in true Walking Dead style, there were a few. Let’s take a look.

Monster Hunter World Horizon Zero Dawn Armor: How To Unlock The Aloy Gear

After much anticipation since its initial reveal, the quest to unlock Monster Hunter World‘s Horizon Zero Dawn crossover Aloy gear has finally gone live. The first content drop earlier this month gave us the Palico Watcher armor. However, this last quest finally unlocks Aloy’s armor and bow. If you’re curious about how the process to unlock them works, we’ve outlined the timing and quests below to access the extras.

It’s important to note that the Aloy armor set and bow is only available from February 28 to March 15, so if you’re keen to get them, you’d best nab them as soon as possible. Unlike other armor in the game, you have to wear the entire Aloy set together–you can’t just wear the pants or chest alone. And the set will also alter your appearance so that your character looks like Aloy from Horizon, complete with long red hair.

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To unlock both the Aloy armor and bow, you must complete a quest called “The Proving,” which you can find at the Arena Quest Board in the Gathering Hub. The quest is a six-star mission that requires a Hunter Rank of 11 or higher.

The quest objective is to slay a High-Rank Anjanath. When you complete the quest, you earn a Nora Brave Trophy, a special currency used to unlock both Aloy’s armor and bow. However, you need to defeat Anjanath six separate times in order to earn enough Nora Brave Trophies to unlock both the armor and the bow. In addition, you’ll also need specific High-Rank Anjanath parts for each, which we’ve detailed below:

Aloy’s Armor:

  • Nora Brave Trophy – x4
  • Anjanath Pelt+ – x14
  • Anjanath Nosebone+ – x6
  • Anjanath Gem – x1

Aloy’s Bow:

  • Nora Brave Trophy – x2
  • Anjanath Fang+ – x3
  • Monster Keenbone – x5
  • Anjanath Plate – x1

If you’ve slain Anjanath in the past, there’s not much different in this new quest to hunt it. Wallop on the beast with your best weapon, and maybe bring some fire-resistant armor to better shrug off its attacks. Once you’ve defeated Anjanath enough times, simply take your trophies and necessary parts to the Smithy to craft Aloy’s armor and bow. Check out the screens below for a more visual break-down of where to find everything.

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It’s also possible to upgrade Aloy’s Bow–known simply as Aloy’s War Bow. This more powerful version of the weapon requires three additional Nora Brave Trophies, as well as more High-Rank Anjanath and monster parts. We’ve detailed the required materials below:

Aloy’s War Bow:

  • Nora Brave Trophy – x3
  • Anjanath Scale+ – x7
  • Elder Dragon Bone – x3
  • Wyvern Gem – x1

The first Horizon-themed Event Quest in Monster Hunter World, Lesson of the Wild, ran until February 8. If you missed out on that quest the first time around, you’ll soon have another chance to get the Palico gear. Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto revealed that Event Quests operate on a “rotating schedule,” so the Lesson of the Wild quest will return to the game again “at a later date.”

In addition to the new Horizon Event Quest, some PS4 players can also still take part in Monster Hunter World’s first Street Fighter V quest. You can see how to unlock in our Ryu armor in our Monster Hunter World Street Fighter V crossover armor guide. Those who have a save file of Street Fighter V on their console can accept the Event Quest titled Down the Dark, Muddy Path, which will reward players with material to create a set of Ryu armor. That quest and a second one for Sakura armor will be available to all PS4 and Xbox One players at a later date.

Spider-Man’s Anniversary Comic Disappoints

This issue marks the first of two big numbering milestones the Spider-Man franchise will be celebrating this spring. Unfortunately, take away the #300 ob the cover and the only thing truly noteworthy about this comic is its length. In terms of dramatic stakes and emotional investment, this storyline is falling disappointingly flat.

It’s not even a problem of scope. Writer Chip Zdarsky introduces a truly world-ending threat as Spidey and his fellow heroes find their own tech wiped out even as an army of Tinkerer-boosted villains swoop in for the kill. That in turn fuels a larger doomsday scenario later in the story. Some might argue this is all too big for a Spider-Man comic, dragging the hero out of his comfort zone to deal with challenges above his pay grade. I don’t put much stock in that criticism, as Dan Slott’s Spider-Man run has regularly proven that it’s possible to push the character in strange, unlikely new directions and still maintain the core of Spider-Man.

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