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10 Facts About Romero's Night of The Living Dead

A deleted tweet from Disney may confirm a cameo from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is already set to feature a ton of big cameos —including Lando CalrissianLuke Skywalker, and even Wedge Antilles — but one of the most important characters in the galaxy is still a big question mark. However, a recent post from the official Disneyland Twitter account that was quickly deleted (but not before one fan took a screenshot) may confirm that the most famous Skywalker of all could appear in Episode IX as well.”

Read more at Inverse.

Rebecca Ferguson claims that the upcoming Dune adaptation from Denis Villeneuve honors the novel.

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“Despite the fact that previous attempts at adapting Frank Herbert’s important science fiction novel, Dune, have not been great, I have been excited about the upcoming adaptation from Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve. With the news coming from this recent interview with Rebecca Ferguson, I am even more excited.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Here’s why Bart Simpson’s Dracula is the best Treehouse of Horror sketch in the anthology’s history.

“We live in the age of the hot take, but I feel like this shouldn’t be one, right? The Simpsons’ annual tradition of anthology spooktaculars is one of the venerable show’s most venerable of institutions. The freedom they provide—within the realm of horror at least—often leads to the series’ best homages, the finest parodies, and the greatest gags.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

The Morning Show is an addictive but frustrating watch from new streaming service Apple TV+.

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Morning TV shows feel like an anachronism. At this point no one really needs their news served to them by cheery faces on a broadcast network, since most people who are awake have already gotten the day’s headlines on their cellphones by the time Good Morning America and Today start broadcasting. But the drama of morning news is eternal. Morning anchors are pitched as “families” to the public, which makes their divorces and turmoil all the more addictive. When Michael Strahan ditches Kelly Ripa for GMA, it’s like watching a nasty breakup unfold. More serious transgressions — like charges of sexual misconduct against Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer — are framed in the media as betrayals of the public’s trust. These are people with whom audiences have shared breakfasts. Apple TV+’s flashy series The Morning Show aims to capitalize on the bizarre loyalties people have to the infotainment they addictively consume over coffee. 

Read more at Thrillist.

Here are ten facts about George A. Romero’s zombie classic Night of The Living Dead.

“More than a half-century ago, a small group of Pittsburgh filmmakers decided to make a scary movie. Working from a shoestring budget with limited crew and a cast partly composed of amateur actors, they headed out to a Pennsylvania farmhouse and began crafting a horror classic.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Twitter has banned political ads ahead of the 2020 Presidential election.

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Twitter is taking the opposite approach to Facebook and ending all political advertising on its platform.”We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought,” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday.

Read more at PCMag.