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The New Trailer For Stephen Kings's 'The Outsider' Will Give You Full Body Chills

How can a killer be in two places at the same time?

Just when you thought It: Chapter Two gave you enough nightmares for a lifetime, Stephen King has returned with yet another book-to-screen adaptation, and this time it’s based on his 2018 novel The Outsider.

Yesterday, a trailer for The Outsider TV series dropped, and it’s safe to say it will give you full body chills. The series, which is set to premiere on HBO, follows the story of teacher and sports coach Terry Maitland (played by Jason Bateman) who is accused of murdering 11-year-old Frankie Peterson. 

Despite people witnessing Maitland killing the boy, he was also seen outside of town at the same time the murder occurred – begging the question: how can a killer be in two places at once?

Police detective Ralph Anderson (played by Ben Mendelsohn) is left to pick up the pieces of the puzzle along with private investigator Holly Gibney (played by Cynthia Erivo). 

Deadline reports that The Outsider is also set to star Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, Julianne Nicholson, Yul Vasquez, Jeremy Bobb, Marc Menchaca and more.

The Outsider comes hot off the back of last year’s Castle Rock, the psychological horror series based on King’s novel of the same name. Castle Rock starred Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgard as an enigmatic inmate at Shawshank State Penitentiary secretly held prisoner by Warden Dale Lacy for 27 years.

The series also comes just one month after the highly-anticipated release of It: Chapter Two, the second film to be based on King’s 1986 novel. As of October 2019, It: Chapter Two has grossed a worldwide total of $447.4M. It has also most likely given thousands of people around the world a lifelong fear of clowns. 

If The Outsider has any of the chilling moments of Castle Rock or It, we’re in for a great series and one or two sleepless nights. 

The Outsider will hit HBO on January 12th.

Robert Pattinson Is Happy To "Keep Masturbating" In Films, But Isn't So Keen On Death Threats

"At least I didn't get death threats this time!"

Robert Pattinson isn’t afraid of self-love, especially when it comes to his film characters.

During a recent interview with The New York Times, R-Patz spoke about his “ferocious masturbation scene” in the new film The Lighthouse, which came out this week. 

“My first shot was this ferocious masturbation scene,” he said. “It’s always nice to do something massive for your opening shot, and I went really massive on the first take.” Pattinson added that director Robert Eggers was “a little in shock afterward.”

It’s not the first time R-Patz has spoken about his love of ‘whomping the willow’ on set. Speaking to Variety, Pattinson said, “I keep masturbating. In the last three or four movies, I’ve got a masturbation scene.”

“I did it in High Life. I did it in Damsel. And The Devil All The Time. I only realised when I did it the fourth time.”

That’s a lot of fapping for the love of film.

In his New York Times interview, Pattinson spoke about mixed reactions to the recent announcement he’d be playing Bruce Wayne in the new Batman movie.

“Maybe I’m used to the abuse by now,” he said. “At least I didn’t get death threats this time – that’s a plus! It’s funny that people are so very angry about Twilight. I never particularly understood it.”

It sounds like R-Patz is quite happy to keep jerking off in the name of great cinema, if it means he can leave his fresh-faced Edward Cullen phase in the past. In a 2011 interview with Vanity Fair, the actor said he couldn’t understand the “crazy” behaviour of the Twilight fandom.

“I can’t really understand it even now,” he said. “It does have an angle which is attached to something quite primal in girls. I guess people want it to define them, like, ‘I’m a Twilight fan.’ That’s crazy to me. I think people really just like being part of a crowd. There’s something just tremendously exciting about hyping yourself up to that level.”

The future for Robert Pattinson is looking like it’ll include fewer crazy fans and more ‘intimate’ moments on-screen. Looking forward to it, Rob.

Take That 'Clueless' Mystery Series Reboot And Throw It In The Bin Where It Belongs

Literally no one wants “Mean Girls meets Riverdale meets a Lizzo music video.”

Prepare to be totally buggin’ because apparently Clueless is being rebooted by CBS TV Studios as a “dramatic television series with a mystery twist.’

Ugh, as if.

According to Deadline, the Clueless reboot will be a “dramatic take on the high school comedy centered on the Dionne character played by Stacey Dash in the movie and in the 1996 series adaptation.”

Yes, that’s right. In 1996, a year after the iconic film was released, Paramount produced a Clueless TV series. It ran for three seasons and featured the film’s OG cast – minus Alicia Silverstone due to a development deal with another production company. 

Credit: Paramount TV

Fast-forward to 2019 and CBS TV Studios are keen to dig the film up from its peaceful grave for round three. The series has been described as “a baby pink and bisexual blue-tinted, tiny sunglasses-wearing, oat milk latté and Adderall-fueled look at what happens when the high school queen bee Cher disappears and her lifelong No. 2 Dionne steps into Cher’s vacant Air Jordans.”

“How does Dionne deal with the pressures of being the new most popular girl in school, while also unraveling the mystery of what happened to her best friend, all in a setting that is uniquely 2020 L.A.?” Deadline writes.

It’s also being touted as “Mean Girls meets Riverdale meets a Lizzo music video.” Yikes.

Am I the only one who thinks this is a terrible idea!? While the chatter on Twitter suggests some people are “here for the gritty reboot,” others share my concerns and have taken to the social media platform to share their feelings.

Clueless was a cult favourite – the kind of movie that’s enjoyable to rewatch over and over again over 20 years after its original release. When will we learn to leave these icons alone and stop rebooting and remaking everything?

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