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Stranger Things 2: complete Easter Egg and reference guide

Michael Ahr Oct 30, 2017

Stranger Things season 2 is filled with pop culture references and other goodies you may have missed. Here's what our Us chums found...

Warning: contains episode-by-episode spoilers.

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With a series like Stranger Things, which places a lot of weight behind its nostalgia for 80s pop culture, any hidden references, allusions, and homages become key for audience enjoyment, especially for those who were the same age back then as the kids are in the show. Whether it be a song choice with particularly appropriate lyrics, a recognisable image meant to invoke an 80s movie or TV show, or a detail harkening back to season 1, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all the easter eggs and references here.

Did we miss any? Let us know
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Wrestlemania 33 – Results & Review

It’s time once more for Wrestlemania the biggest professional wrestling and sports entertainment event for fans and performers that there is. This year the event is held in Orlando, the home of Nxt – where a lot of the current roster of superstars got their start -and as usual (at least on paper) the card doesn’t seem that great. But that’s the thing with the WWE’s biggest pay per view, there’s always surprises: especially when it comes to Wrestlemania moments….

We’ve already covered the kick-off pre-show, so onto the main event, hosted by The New Day, who kick off proceedings with a typical New Day promo – only this time they’re dressed like Final Fantasy characters (gotta get that video game sponsorship money right?) Though you have to give it to Big E for the double-entendre, hacker-centric joke about “pulling levers” then staring at Xavier Woods!
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Welcome Back Travolta: Return To TV for O.J. Miniseries

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Welcome Back Travolta: Return To TV for O.J. Miniseries
It will be a cornucopia of nostalgia when FX takes us back to the Golden Age of Tabloid Television with "American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson", a 10 part miniseries revisiting the sensational case 20 years after it reached its divisive verdict. In an announcement today, the network revealed the series ensemble will also feature one of the great pieces of nostalgia casting of recent times, with John Travolta taking on his first television role an astonishing 36 years he departed the little screen at the conclusion of “Welcome Back, Kotter”s four season run. Despite career ups and downs in the decades since, Travolta has apparently never looked back at the medium that he so dominated in the heartthrob role of Vinnie Barbarino, as well as his first major dramatic turn in the Made-for-tv movie, “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.” After suffering a career-near-death slump in the 1980’s
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Film Review: ‘Reach Me’

Film Review: ‘Reach Me’
According to the press notes, “Reach Me” director John Herzfeld first wrote the script for this ensemble dramedy circa 2001, which makes sense given that the film bears more than a faint aroma of Herzfeld’s “2 Days in the Valley” (1997), one of the least offensive of the era’s many “Pulp Fiction” also-rans. Here again Herzfeld gives us a dozen or so SoCal dreamers and schemers — soulless gangsters, aspiring starlets, undercover cops, muckraking bloggers — whose wayward lives crisscross and collide whenever they aren’t being miraculously transformed by the words of a mysterious self-help guru. A misbegotten venture that constantly ups its own ante on histrionic overacting, ludicrous plot twists and insipid empowerment mantras, Herzfeld’s puzzling concoction is likely to make most viewers reach for the remote control when it opens in limited theatrical and VOD release Friday.

Herzfeld, whose career somehow lived to fight another day after his 1983 debut feature,
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Reach Me Is a Tone-Deaf Melodrama

Reach Me Is a Tone-Deaf Melodrama
Writer/director John Herzfeld (15 Minutes, Two of a Kind) earnestly tries and spectacularly fails to dilute the acrid pretentiousness of Reach Me, a tone-deaf everything-is-connected melodrama, by cutting his characters' pseudo-enlightened philosophizing with goony broad humor. Herzfeld wants ideal viewers to identify with Roger (Kevin Connolly), an online yellow journalist who overcomes his initial disbelief and heeds authorial voice Teddy (Tom Berenger), a self-help guru whose trite individualist ideology boils down to "Courage means moving forward in spite of your fears." But while Roger's character-defining skepticism makes him semi-relatable, all of Herzfeld's other protagonists are either painfully earnest personifications or tediously manic counterex...
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Sylvester Stallone Highlights A Huge Bizarre Cast In Trailer For Reach Me

Above is the trailer for Reach Me, starring a spectacular direct-to-dvd cast if anyone's ever seen one. This Millennium Films production packs in the Millennium Films all-stars in a story about a self-help guru who has vanished, leaving behind a book that has changed the lives of an all-star ensemble of actors. Reach Me comes from writer-director John Herzfeld, and considering the life-affirming angle of the trailer, that's a bit bizarre. Herzfeld has made a few pretty nasty movies, none moreso than 15 Minutes, which relies on the novelty of Robert De Niro being tied to a chair and tortured to death. His debut was the ill-advised John Travolta romance Two of A Kind back in the '80s, and his sporadic theatrical work has sent him to television in recent years. His greatest achievement, however, may have been giving Charlize Theron her first standout role in the Pulp Fiction wannabe
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Under the Dome Season 2 Premiere Recap: May the Force Be With You

Under the Dome Season 2 Premiere Recap: May the Force Be With You
Show of hands: Who thinks Stephen King should pen all future Under the Dome scripts?

Although CBS’ adaptation of King’s sci-fi thriller often struggled to provide continuity and/or general suspense in its freshman season, Monday’s Season 2 premiere — written by King himself — brought the show back to its roots: a little creepy, a little confusing, but wholly entertaining.

Let’s recap what went down on our first visit back to Chester’s Mill:

Related 3 Wishes for Under the Dome Season 2

Come On Barbie, Let’S Go Party | Picking up where last season’s finale left us, the entire
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Briefs: “Doctor Who” Sets The Date, James McAvoy Punches Hugh Jackman, and Sam Smith Wants You To “Leave Your Lover”

Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

“Behold! Jennifer Aniston’s iPhone Wallpaper!”

Thanks to david for this week’s winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! Cillian Murphy (above) is 38, Rosanne Cash is 59, and Lea Delaria is 56.

Hit The Road With NewNowNext’s Interactive Pride Map Of The USA!

Post Office Honors Harvey Milk, But Harbors Anti-Gay Past

Culture Club will tour for the fist time in 15 years.

I’m not familiar with UK singer Sam Smith, but there’s speculation that he’s addressing his sexuality with his new music video “Leave Your Lover.”

Here’s part 2 of RuPaul driving John Waters

Breaking News! The new series of #DoctorWho starts August, 2014! pic.twitter.com/OZN1NxGp4w

— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) May 23, 2014

Here’s Hugh Jackman getting punched by James McAvoy.

Here’s Ricky Martin performing on the
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Atlantis episode 5 review: White Lies

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Review Dave Adamson 26 Oct 2013 - 21:00

Atlantis' talented cast continues to be stymied by underwhelming dialogue and storytelling. Here's Dave's review of White Lies...

This review contains spoilers.

1.5 White Lies

First up, let's recap the action of this week's Atlantis.

Whilst a mysterious stranger breaks into the palace and attacks Ariadne, Hercules is betting on beetles. The intruder passes a note to Ariadne, before being injured and caught, setting Ariadne on her own mission, whilst he suffers at the hands of Pasiphae and her dark ways. Thankfully, Ariadne has a plan that involves duping Jason into escorting her handmaiden and it is soon discovered that the poor, mysterious stranger was delivering a note to say that Ariadne’s brother, Therus, the betrayer of his Kingdom, is actually very much alive and well, seeking justice for the lies that have been told about him.

Ariadne’s brother is seeking his
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'Atlantis' episode 4 review: Royal scandal, dark myth and baby wee

The myth of Oedipus is a rather dark tale for a family drama like Atlantis to tackle, so in 'Twist of Fate', said myth is fused with Three Men and a Baby for an adventure that's part royal scandal, part rollicking adventure and part 'wee-wee and poo-poo' slapstick.

We open with Jason (Jack Donnelly), Pythagoras (Robert Emms) and Hercules (Mark Addy) finding a cute infant abandoned in the woods and, once they take the child home and assume the role of surrogate parents, we're treated to all the standard gags you'd expect.

There's no magicians or monsters here - instead, our heroes must deal with the perils of baby poo, changing nappies, settling a child to sleep and being sprayed with adorable urine. Oh, and of course, there's fart jokes aplenty!

The hapless trio recruit the maternal Medusa to help out, with Hercules using their time spent babysitting
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Atlantis episode 4 review: Twist Of Fate

  • Den of Geek
Review Dave Adamson 19 Oct 2013 - 21:25

Atlantis skips mystical mythology this week for a story of family and honour. Here's Dave's review...

This review contains spoilers.

1.4 Twist of Fate

Three men and a baby

Yes, this week Jason brings about yet more social change by rescuing an abandoned baby, despite tradition suggesting that the baby should be left to die.

So Jason heroically changes nappies, valiantly shops for food and then asks Medusa, the only woman he really knows, for help, which she quite happily gives (probably because, for Jemima Rooper, it means some dialogue and the chance to show how great she is as an actor.)

Meanwhile, King Laius of Thebes turns up to drive a wedge between Ariadne and Pasiphae (at least, he would if the writers had carried forward the initial tentative steps), whilst his wife Jocasta looks ashen and mournful.

Continuing his rather seedy quest to steal the heart of Medusa,
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'Atlantis' episode 4 - in pictures: Three Atlanteans and a baby

Jason (Jack Donnelly), Pythagoras (Robert Emms) and Hercules (Mark Addy) step in for Ted Danson, Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg in this week's episode of Atlantis... 'Three Atlanteans and a Baby'!

Alright, so the BBC fantasy drama's latest outing is actually called 'Twist of Fate' - a missed opportunity - but we're bound to be in for some fun as our heroes find themselves forced to serve as surrogate parents to an infant.

Soon, the gang are embroiled in a complicated web of secrets and lies, putting the child's life - and their own - on the line...

Atlantis continues on Saturday (October 19) at 8.20pm on BBC One.

> Atlantis episode 3 review: A bull leap in quality for BBC's drama

'Atlantis' episode four 'Twist of Fate' - in pictures:
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Runaway: A Twist of Fate Vol. 2 Kills Its Way To The App Store

BulkyPix has revealed that fans can now download Runaway: A Twist of Fate--Vol. 2 for $4.99 for their iOS devices. A dark adventure full of murder and defiling corpses awaits you in this killer new release.

From the Press Release

Pendulo Studios, BulkyPix and Numeric Pipeline announce that Runaway: A Twist of Fate Vol. 2 is now available on the App Store. On this occasion get 50% discount on Vol. 1, now at 2.69€ | $2.99 until Sunday night.

Plunge into a dark yet humoristic adventure whom making worth best of 2D animation movies. And for the first time in the Runaway series, the adventure takes feminine features as you will have the opportunity to play as Gina. Play more than twelve hour with loads of sets, charismatic characters and hilarious Pendulo’s style dialogs. Runaway: A Twist of Fate on iOS is an adventure game that will please the fans of the series as well as the newcomers.
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Briefs: "In The Flesh," Ryan Murphy's Sex Show, and Magic Johnson Supports His Gay Son

Birthday shoutouts go to James Roday (above, at his scruffiest), who is 37, Graham Norton is 50, Nancy McKeon is 47, and Heath Ledger would have been 34. Ryan Murphy is shopping his new project Open to multiple cable outfits. "It's described as a modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and relationships." It sounds nudie, so he better go after a premium cable network. Magic Johnson speaks out about his gay son.In ratings news, Modern Family was up 28% from last week's series low.Celebrities react to the passing of Roger EbertThe Coolest Black Family In America.

Below you can see Rachel Maddow and David Letterman discuss the absurdity of anti-equality.

Via Towleroad comes the trailer for the documentary Bridegroom, which looks at the tragic story of Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom.

Below you can see Stephen Colbert discuss straight men getting gay married for free health care.

BBC America will the air
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Tna Review: 7/3/13

Welcome to the latest installment of Tna Review, as it is time for the go-home show before the Lockdown PPV on Sunday. But, before Tna rolls into San Antonio, it is time for the company to build on the upcoming extravaganza to the fullest extent possible. The main headlines of course revolve around Aces & Eights, and after last week’s announcement of the teams for the signature Lethal Lockdown match, will the sides be colliding only a few days before the PPV? Also, with the World Heavyweight Championship on the line between Jeff Hardy and his challenger Bully Ray, will some tension begin to form over the apparent respect that the two competitors have for each other? The title match could use a little antagonism in order to ensure that the main event will be everything that it can possibly be at Lockdown.

Before continuing with the main narrative though,
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TV on Tap: Elizabeth Banks Making a "Modern Family" Return, "The Americans" Sets the Date and Has Karl Rove Been Exiled on Fox News?

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Adam Paly is the guest on tonight's Chelsea Lately! Even better, guess who's guest-hosting!

(Hint: She's somewhere in this picture.)

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TV Guide writes a defense Of Sam Winchester for the Supernatural fans angry that he took a year off from hunting. Me, I've been off Team Dean ever since he killed Jewel Staite's character. No one messes with Kaylee.

Elizabeth Banks has booked a return appearance on Modern Family as Mitch and Cam's hard-partying pal, according to EW.

In today's 'technology gets creepy' news, Yahoo! News notes that Verizon has filed a patent for a DVR that would record and watch the audience in addition to recording TV programs. The device would detect when viewers respond to a commercial and listen in on conversations to catch keywords to help identify relevant ads. This kind of thing is why my partner won't allow a Kinect in the house.

Meanwhile,
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The Cast of "Grease" -- Where Are They Now?

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Olivia Newton-John celebrates her 64th birthday today -- and to mark the occasion, we're taking a look back at one of the best movie musicals ever: "Grease."Hard to believe Olivia was actually 29 when she played teenager Sandy Olsson in the flick, which came out 34 years ago this summer!The movie helped shoot both Olivia and John Travolta to super stardom, expanding Travolta's film career after the success of 1977's "Saturday Night Fever."The two tried to recapture the magic in 1983's "Two of a Kind," but it just wasn't the same and the movie was a critical and financial failure.With its great performances, killer song and dance routines and '50s flair, the movie is one of a kind. So what happened to the rest of the cast in the 34 years since its release? Check out the gallery above to see the stars' successes and tragedies.Thanks to
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Iconic Bob Dylan Album Blood On The Tracks To Be Adapted Into Film

By Zachary Swickey

A film company based out of Brazil has acquired the rights to Bob Dylan’s notorious album Blood on the Tracks and is planning a silver screen adaptation.

The firm, Rt Features, is currently on the lookout for an English-language director for the film based on the iconic 1975 album that includes classic jams like “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Buckets of Rain” and “Simple Twist of Fate.”

Fernando Loureiro, senior vice-president of the Brazilian movie company, confirmed the details to Afp reported by industry publication Variety, who said Rt Features had bought the album rights from Us firm Grey Water Park Productions.

"As longtime admirers of one of the greatest albums in the history of music, we feel privileged to be making this film," Rt chief executive Rodrigo Teixeira added.

"Our goal is to work with a filmmaker who can create a classic drama with characters and an
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Bob Dylan 'Blood on the Tracks' album to be made into feature film

Bob Dylan 'Blood on the Tracks' album to be made into feature film
Bob Dylan's album Blood on the Tracks is to be adapted into a feature film. Brazilian-based movie company Rt Features has acquired the rights to make a movie based on the 1975 record, which includes tracks such as 'Shelter from the Storm', 'Tangled up in Blue' and 'Simple Twist of Fate'. According to Afp, the firm is currently looking for a director to helm the English-language movie after seeking rights from Us production company Grey Water Park Productions. Rt Feature's senior vice-president Fernando Loureiro read a statement from chief executive Rodrigo Teixeira, saying: "As longtime admirers of one (more)
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