Stranger Things Season 3 Release Date Announced With New Teaser And Poster

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Stranger Things Season 3 Release Date Announced With New Teaser And Poster

After over a year, it's finally time to start getting ready for the next trip to the Upside Down. To celebrate the new year, Netflix released the first teaser trailer for Stranger Things 3 at midnight on December 31. While the quick clip didn't contain any new footage--it did include some vintage Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve imagery--it revealed when the hit series would return.

The third season of Stranger Things will premiere on Netflix on July 4, because what better way is there to celebrate America's independence than with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) using her mental powers to throw cars around and fight demodogs? Along with the teaser, Netflix also released the first poster which gives a hint at the theme for the new season.

In the poster, the show's stars are watching 4th of July fireworks explode in 1985, leading us to believe that the series won't just be released over Independence Day, but also be set around it. The tagline reads, "One summer can change everything," which sounds like a totally cliche '80s movie line--something that is very appropriate for the series. It would be hard enough for the show's youngest characters to enter their teenage years just as normal kids. It's an entirely different situation for them, though, given the awful hellscape of a dimension they just can't seem to get away from.

The Punisher Season 2 Release Date Revealed

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The Netflix series The Punisher has dropped a new teaser trailer for its second season along with, seemingly inadvertently, a release date. It appears that the return of the vigilante Frank Castle is right around the corner.

The brief teaser shows a hand taking a drink of liquor and then burning a full pardon for one Frank Castle, aka The Punisher--followed by the tagine "back to work." The video only vaguely teases that the second season is coming soon, but we may know the release date regardless.

ComicBook reports that the Netflix Twitter account for the Middle East and North Africa tweeted a list of release dates for new content, which listed The Punisher on January 18. That tweet has since been deleted, so it's likely that the account let the cat out of the bag before Netflix intended to announce it.

Destiny 2's Ascendant Challenge Location Guide, Week 6 (Jan. 1-8)

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Destiny 2's Ascendant Challenge Location Guide, Week 6 (Jan. 1-8)

With the new year comes Destiny 2's weekly reset, and while the game's holiday event, The Dawning, might have ended, there are still lots of ways to chase Powerful gear to get up to the new Power level cap of 650. Most notable is the rotating Ascendant Challenge, which takes you into the strange recesses of the Dreaming City. This is the end of the six-week cycle of challenges, and it's one of the most spookiest and most involved. Here's where to find the Taken portal and what to do once you're inside.

As always, the first step is to pick up the Ascendant Challenge from Petra--this is what nets you a piece of Powerful gear for completing it. Once that's done, make sure you have a Tincture of Queensfoil. With that in hand, you'll enter the Lost Sector in Rheasilvia, the Chamber of Starlight. You'll need to make your way through the entire thing, as the portal is located just behind the chest that unlocks after killing the boss. While optional, you might as well complete the Lost Sector to make things easier on yourself. With that out of the way, use the Tincture to gain the Ascendance buff, which allows you to see the Taken portal. The exact location can be seen in the video above and map below.

How 2018 Empowered Minorities To Star In Movie Blockbusters

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Back in 2016, when Scarlett Johansson was cast as the lead in the live-action Ghost in the Shell remake, critics balked, lamenting that such a prominent blockbuster role, which should have been performed by an Asian woman, was instead given to a white woman. It was part of a larger Hollywood trend, of Asian roles being performed by white leads, that began all the way back in the silent film era, when Mary Pickford performed as Cho-Cho-San in Madam Butterfly. Beyond that, the practice was common in theater as well.

Defenders and justifiers of this practice make their argument upon "pragmatic" concerns -- a rhetorical trick that dismisses the more complex, difficult-to-solve dynamics at play. For example: "Hollywood would create a film with Asian leads," they reasoned, "if those movies made money." "The films would not even be in production," they claimed, "unless a white lead actor signed on in the first place."

How Empowered Minorities Helmed Multi-Million Movie Blockbusters in 2018

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Back in 2016, when Scarlett Johansson was cast as the lead in the live-action Ghost in the Shell remake, critics balked, lamenting that such a prominent blockbuster role, which should have been performed by an Asian woman, was instead given to a white woman. It was part of a larger Hollywood trend, of Asian roles being performed by white leads, that began all the way back in the silent film era, when Mary Pickford performed as Cho-Cho-San in Madam Butterfly. Beyond that, the practice was common in theater as well.

Defenders and justifiers of this practice make their argument upon "pragmatic" concerns -- a rhetorical trick that dismisses the more complex, difficult-to-solve dynamics at play. For example: "Hollywood would create a film with Asian leads," they reasoned, "if those movies made money." "The films would not even be in production," they claimed, "unless a white lead actor signed on in the first place."

Best Buy's PS4, Xbox One, And Nintendo Switch Deals This Week

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Best Buy's PS4, Xbox One, And Nintendo Switch Deals This Week

It's a new week, which means you can find a new set of deals on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch games at Best Buy. Maybe you got a gift card over the holidays, maybe you're planning to return something and you'll have store credit, or maybe you're just looking to save some cash on a game. Whatever the case, here are this week's video game discounts worth checking out.

You can save $40 on the PlayStation Classic mini console, bringing the price down to a much more reasonable level at $60. Select Xbox One controllers are $10 off. If you buy an Xbox One S or X, you'll get a free $50 e-gift card.

If you're willing to place a pre-order, you can get additional deals if you have a free My Best Buy membership. Pre-order Kingdom Hearts 3, and you'll receive a $10 reward certificate and a free keychain. You can also get a $10 reward, along with some in-game goodies, for pre-ordering BioWare's shared-world shooter Anthem.

2018's Biggest Entertainment Controversies, From James Gunn To WWE Crown Jewel

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2018's Biggest Entertainment Controversies, From James Gunn To WWE Crown Jewel


2018 is coming to a close and it's been a year of many ups and downs in the world of entertainment. While the box office is breaking records and TV continues to get better and better, producing a wide array of shows for a variety of audiences, there was still plenty of controversy behind the scenes.

Whether it was the continuation of the #MeToo movement, Hollywood power players coming to regret their social media outbursts, or even an ill-advised WWE pay per view, the year was fraught with drama. Celebrities lost their jobs, movies were put on hold, and even Netflix came under fire thanks to some truly curious artistic choices. Then, of course, that was that puzzling bit of scheduling at the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

GameSpot has rounded up the biggest entertainment controversies of the year, and it's easy to see some of them will have lasting ramifications in the years to come. Take a look at the list of controversies from 2018 below.

Make sure to check out our favorite movies and TV shows of 2018, along with our Editor's Choice picks and the best and worst reboots of the year.`

The 10 Biggest WWE Moments In 2018

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The 10 Biggest WWE Moments In 2018


From the development of new heels to the continuing growth of the women's division, the WWE didn't have to go far to find drama in 2018. A lot of it was simple follow-through: narrative threads begun in 2016 and 2017 that finally paid off in 2018.

But the most memorable moments this year occurred by chance, and in one distance, by extraordinarily bad luck.

Because it doesn't matter that the matches are scripted, performers getting hurt or shelved is an unfortunate, accepted part of doing business. It's on the company to react, improvise, and recover well from these random acts of fate, and find the silver lining in misfortune.

Here are the 10 biggest WWE moments of 2018.

From the development of new heels to the continuing growth of the women's division, the WWE didn't have to go far to find drama in 2018. A lot of it was simple follow-through: narrative threads begun in 2016 and 2017 that finally paid off in 2018.

But the most memorable moments this year occurred by chance, and in one distance, by extraordinarily bad luck.