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‘Gladiator’ Screenwriter to write & Direct Queer Empowerment Horror Film for Blumhouse, ‘Whistler Camp’

John Logan, the three-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind The Aviator, Hugo and Gladiator, is set to make his feature directorial debut with Blumhouse, Whistler Camp. The film is reportedly a queer empowerment story set at a gay conversion camp. The film is currently casting and will be produced by Jason Blum and Michael Aguilar. Logan will also write the film and Ryan Turek will oversee the project for Blumhouse. Logan’s writing credits include other recognizable titles like Skyfall, Spectre, The Last Samurai, Sweeney Todd, Rango, Alien: Covenant and Any Given Sunday. He created the Showtime horror series, Penny Dreadful and is also known for his play Red which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2010. Even during the pandemic, Blumhouse hasn’t slowed down at all. The studio current...

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Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, Rachel Ogechi and Cathy Ang to Star in Horror Novel Adaptation, ‘My Best Friend’s Exorcism’

Grady Hendrix’s 2016 coming-of-age horror novel, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, is getting a film adaptation from Killing Eve and Penny Dreadful director Damon Thomas. The film is set to star Eighth Grade’s Elsie Fisher, War for the Planet of the Apes actress Amiah Miller, Cathy Ang and Rachel Ogechi Kanu. The film began production this week for Endeavor Content and, even though deals are still being finalized, it is expected to land at Amazon Studios. Hedrix’s novel follows Abby and Gretchen, two sophomore best friends in high school. When a night of skinny-dipping goes wrong, Gretchen begins to act strangely, causing Abby to believe that her friend may be possessed by a demonic force. Abby will be played by Fisher and Gretchen will be played by Miller. Ang and Kanu will play the friends of ...

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Rio’s Boss On ‘Good Girls’ Will Help Reveal More Of His Backstory

Spoilers ahead for Good Girls Season 4, Episode 5. With Secret Service agents closing in, Rio is clearly feeling the heat in Good Girls’ April 11 episode. To keep himself out of the fray, he has Beth run around and collect money on behalf of his organization. It’s not a role she relishes, but she’s even more dismayed to hear that she’ll have to keep doing it — at least, until she finds out she’ll be meeting with Rio’s boss. The information is juicy enough that Beth is able to leverage Dean’s release from prison. But the introduction of those higher up the food chain is important for Rio’s arc too: it means we’ll finally get to learn more about the man of mystery. Good Girls showrunners Jenna Bans and Bill Krebs previously confirmed to Distractify that Season 4 would showcase more of Rio’s

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Who is Dabba-Kato? WWE star Babatunde Aiyegbusi makes huge impact at WrestleMania 37

He’s back – what does he have in store? (Photo: WWE)WWE star Dabba-Kato made his return to WWE programming at WrestleMania 37 and helped Apollo Crews to a huge victory over Big E. The towering star – whose real name is Babatunde Aiyegbusi – was last seen as part of the short lived Raw Underground skits last summer, but hasn’t been seen on television in months. The Polish wrestler whose father is Nigerian – previously played American football and featured for the Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 preseason before getting cut.The following year, he was signed by WWE as part of its class of recruits at the Performance Center. By 2018, he was accompanying Lio Rush to the ring for NXT live events, and then made his TV debut in the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia, although he was el...

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The 3 Best Window Air Conditioners With Heat

If you want to stay comfortable all year round while cutting back on energy costs, then using one of the best window air conditioners with heat can help. These multi-functional window-based AC units are efficient, easy to install, and able to save you money since you're only cooling or heating the rooms you need. The heating features in window AC units function similarly to the cooling options. Your window air conditioner will require a minimum of 20 Btus (British thermal units) for each cubic foot of living space you’re trying to warm up. So, for most rooms, an AC window unit with a heater Btu of 10,000 or higher will suffice. Features that might be nice to have include a remote control and the ability to program specific temperature settings. Window air conditioners with heat fit right i

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50 Things That Make Life Easier That You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner

Life isn't a cakewalk. If it were, we'd all be millionaires sipping mimosas on our oceanfront property. And even if I've finally come to the realization that I'll probably never own a beach house, it doesn't mean that my next 50-ish years have to be hard, either. There are tons of little things you can do to improve your everyday routine — without totally breaking the bank. The simplest one? Checking out all these brilliant products on Amazon that make life easier. From miniature vacuums to toilet night lights, your options are nearly endless when you're browsing the virtual aisles of Amazon. Got a closet that's overflowing with clothes? Make sure to check out the premium storage bags I've included. Not only are they large enough to fit an entire queen bedding set, but each order also come

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Logan Paul gets attacked by WWE star Kevin Owens after WrestleMania 37 match against Sami Zayn

The YouTuber took a big hit (Photo: WWE)Logan Paul was on the receiving end of a Stunner from Kevin Owens after the latter’s match with Sami Zayn at WrestleMania 37. The YouTuber has been involved in the latest chapter of the pair’s career-spanning storyline in recent weeks, with Zayn becoming obsessed with a so-called conspiracy theory against him within WWE. It led to Logan being his guest of honour at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday night, and the star was largely kept out of the way as he watched on from ringside. Owens and Zayn – who have tore it up all over the world on every level throughout their careers – delivered on the grandest stage, with some fantastic in-ring work which kept the crowd engaged. Sami almost picked up the win too, but his determination to hit a seco

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Maladie From ‘The Nevers’ Is Based On A Real Serial Killer

Mild spoilers for The Nevers premiere. HBO’s The Nevers takes place during Victorian-era London, when serial killer Jack the Ripper roamed the streets. But in the show, his crimes are eclipsed by the acts of another serial killer, Maladie (a name that means “illness” in French). She targets only so-called “respectable men,” which puts fear into the hearts of the rich and powerful. In the show, she’s often compared to Jack the Ripper, but actor Amy Manson based Maladie on the serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Manson told Gizmodo that she read a lot about Wuornos’ case when prepping for her role. She revisited Wuornos’ infamous speech before she was executed and was struck by “how much she felt she was chosen or affiliated with God, and just how much she kind of believed that.” Similarly, Manson

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What Are The Touched’s Powers On ‘The Nevers’? They Have Special Abilities

Spoilers for The Nevers premiere. The HBO series The Nevers isn’t your standard period drama. Yes, it’s set in Victorian era London, but after a strange spaceship flew over the city and dispersed glowing dots of energy, scores of people — mostly women, but not all — discovered that they’d suddenly gained special powers. They’re called “the Touched,” and their powers are called “turns.” It appears that no two people have the same powers, and not all of the powers are being used for good. Just as there are quasi-superheroes in this story, there are also supervillains. Among the evil is Maladie, who “derives power from pain,” according to the official Nevers HBO site. She’s teamed up with Annie, who can wield fire and is fittingly nicknamed Bonfire. But on the hero end of the spectrum, we hav

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Fantasian review – Final Fantasy by any other name

Fantasian – a different kind of graphical realism (pic: Mistwalker)The creator of Final Fantasy helps celebrate the anniversary of Apple Arcade with a brand new game that’s perfect for JRPG nostalgists. Apple Arcade, the iPhone maker’s game subscription service, has had an impressive first year, with timed exclusives like the excellent match-three battler Grindstone, indie classic Exit The Gungeon, and the comedy slapstick of Sneaky Sasquatch. Refusing to rest on its laurels, Apple is celebrating Arcade’s first anniversary with a slew of new killer material, the highest profile example of which is Fantasian. Directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy, this is very similar to earlier outings in that series. From its androgynous, spiky-haired protagonist, who starts t

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Games Inbox: The Last Of Us remake on PS5, GTA: San Andreas Stories, and Final Fantasy 7 Remake hate

The Last Of Us Remastered – does it really need a remake as well? (pic: Sony)The Monday Inbox has some new suggestions of which games companies Xbox should buy next, as one reader admits to preferring Red Faction to Half-Life. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@metro.co.uk Better things to doI’m probably a bit of a hypocrite, since I’ll end up buying it at some point, but honestly, what are Sony and Naughty Dog thinking remaking The Last Of Us? I played the game recently and even though it’s a few years old now the remaster still holds up and still looks impressive and the gameplay in the sequel hasn’t changed much from the original. Honestly, I think it’s a daft move both from an artistic viewpoint and as a business decision. I can’t see what benefit updat

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The 6 Best Dog Crate Beds

Truthfully, it's not always easy to distinguish a super comfortable dog bed from one that's not so great just by looking at online images alone. That's why it's so important to check out the materials they're made from. The best dog crate beds are made from materials like high-density memory foam or shredded foam that's supportive, yet breathable. Bonus points if it's also odor-resistant and machine-washable. You also want to consider your individual dog's needs. The type of dog crate pad you choose for a 3-year-old pup will be a lot different in both size and material than what you choose for a senior dog. Senior dogs are more likely to have achy joints and bouts of incontinence, so a waterproof, thick pad is the way to go. But, if you have a small dog that gets chilly easily, you may wan

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Kylie Jenner shimmers in silver on night out after backing sister Khloe Kardashian in trying to have bikini picture removed from the internet

Kylie Jenner went out for dinner with a friend in California (Picture: BACKGRID)Kylie Jenner sparkled in silver as she stepped out for dinner with a friend in Santa Monica on Saturday night. The reality star, 23, mixed glamour and casual as she wore a metallic spaghetti strap top and blue denim jeans while eating with pal Fai Khadra. The pair headed to Giorgio Baldi and Kylie wore a pair of silver heels for the occasion while she accessorised her outfit with a small silver purse. Kylie recently spoke out in support of her sister Khloe Kardashian, 36, after an unedited bikini photo went viral. Keeping Up With the Kardshians star Khloe embarked on a mission to remove an unedited picture of herself that was posted on social media without her consent. Fans praised the snap for s

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Line Of Duty series 6 cliffhanger gives fresh teaser about DCI Joanne Davidson’s ‘blood relative’

DCI Jo Davidson’s ‘blood relative’ is close to being revealed (Picture: BBC)Warning: Article contains spoilers Line of Duty has dangled another infuriating cliffhanger in front of our faces with episode four, as it ended on the verge of revealing who AC-12 target DCI Jo Davidson (Kelly Macdonald) is related to. At the end of Sunday night’s episode DI Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) presented new findings to Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) based on DNA found at the flat of PS Farida Jatri (Anneika Rose) – who has been incriminated as having links to organised crime. After DS Chloe Bishop (Shalom Brune-Franklin) revealed they had proof DCI Davidson planted burner phones at her ex-girlfriend’s, Steve came forward with a more ‘significant’ finding after forensics were carri

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