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Every Member Of KISS, Past And Present, To Reunite For New Studio Album

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:00

It seems that the drama surrounding KISS and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction has all been a gigantic farce. The long documented bad blood between current original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and a slew of ex-members has all been a part of a long con. Turns out that the current lineup of Simmons, Stanley, drummer Eric Singer, and guitarist Tommy Thayer have been secretly fueling the fire so as to create a wildly surprising announcement to back up their 40th anniversary tour: a new studio album is in the works and it will feature every member, both past and present!

In a move that is reminiscent of King Crimson, each member will have their own part on each song, not a guest appearance. That means two drummers (Singer and Peter Criss) and FIVE lead guitarists (Thayer, Ace Frehley, Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John, and Bruce Kulick) all performing on each track alongside Simmons and Stanley. As for drummer Eric Carr, his skeleton will be used for additional percussion. Simmons has stated that while this might be seen as ghoulish, “…it’s what he would’ve wanted.

The album will be produced by Bob Rock and will be released April 1st, 2015.

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[TV] First Footage From Halle Berry-Starrer "Extant"

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:54

Here’s a first look at “Extant,” starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry, slated to premiere July 2 at 9 o’clock.

“Extant” is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.

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New 'Wolf Creek 2' Trailer Delivers Chaos and Action

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:49

Get ready to hitchhike into terror…

Earlier this year we shared a ton of new images from Image Entertainment’s highly anticipated slasher, Wolf Creek 2. Now, Yahoo! has the official U.S. trailer that’s jam-packed with action, terror and fun!

Read our review of Wolf Creek 2 here.

John Jarratt returns as the killer Mick Taylor, with Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn and Philipe Klaus also starring in this sequel to the popular Sundance slasher originally released by Dimension Films.

Wolf Creek 2 gets a VOD release on April 17, with a theatrical run set for May 16!

Directed again by Greg McLean, “Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).

As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.

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Countdown to the Birth of 'Devil's Due' With Bloody Disgusting! #DevilsDueDate

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:30

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is giving birth to Devil’s Due on Blu-ray April 29. Extra features include: deleted scenes, audio commentary, director’s photo album, and “Radio Silence: A Hell of a Tea”.

We’ve begun the official countdown exclusively here on Bloody Disgusting that commences every Tuesday until street. We will be posting new information and clips until the baby arrives. Five (5) lucky participants who use the hashtag #DevilsDueDate will be randomly selected to win a poster and a Blu-ray at the end of our countdown! Get on it!

We are kicking things off with a positive pregnancy test! Hit Twitter (#DevilsDueDate) and chat about what’s coming.

From V/H/S directing troop Radio Silence, “After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

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'Twilight Zone Annual' Strips Reality Away

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:21

Dynamite Entertainment will be releasing a “Twilight Zone Annual” this year to compliment their ongoing series. The Annual, which offers three stand-alone tales, is coming at you from Mark Rahner who assures that his work is both “horrifically disturbing” and “comically whimsical”.

Look for the “Twilight Zone Annual” 2014 in shops this June.

From the press release:

March 28th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Following up on the best-selling Twilight Zone series by J. Michael Straczynski, Dynamite is releasing a Twilight Zone Annual to be released in 2014! The Twilight Zone Annual 2014 contains three stand-alone tales written by Mark Rahner, drawn by Randy Valiente, Andrea Mutti and Edu Menna, with a cover by Roberto Castro! This squarebound oversized issue will be available in June from Dynamite Entertainment in comic stores and digital.

The Twilight Zone Annual 2014 contains three stand-alone tales of the bizarre: A politician determined to cut aid to the poor finds himself in a Dust Bowl town in the Great Depression. Reality begins to slip away for a crusader against social network “over-sharing.” And a Renaissance player who doesn’t fit in with his present-day peers gets an ugly taste of the real thing.

“The story in this annual ranges from horrifically disturbing to comically whimsical,” says writer Mark Rahner. I hope readers hear Rod Serling’s voice – and a little of his anger – when they read my Twilight Zone annual. I feel like I was born to write this stuff, because I suspect my mom used one of those cone-speaker things to hardwire me with Twilight Zone while I was still in the womb. Instant addict. I wonder if it’s easy for some people to forget how much nerve Serling showed in those shows. He used them as vehicles for blistering commentary – odd, entertaining fantasy, science fiction and horror vehicles. And that kind of nerve inspired me from my first comic book, Rotten, right on through to this one. My Twilight Zone stories are old-school in their approach – you can’t improve on his formulas – to current things that would have given pause to our cigarette-smoking host.”

The Twilight Zone Annual 2014 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ April Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release on June 18th, 2014. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of The Twilight Zone Annual 2014 with their local comic book retailers. The Twilight Zone Annual 2014 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

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Review: 'Crossed: Badlands' #50

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:04

A suspenseful standout, “Crossed: Badlands” #50 aims for the reader’s jugular fast and brutally. Garth Ennis returns to the “Crossed” series, already defying reader’s expectations. The start of a new story arc, see if you have the stomach to take on the “Crossed” series.

WRITTEN BY: Garth Ennis
ART BY: Christian Zanier
PUBLISHER: Avatar Press
PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE: March 27, 2013

The psychotic plague known as “Crossed” has not even infected the rest of the world yet. The carriers haven’t gotten their name yet because the cross-like rash hasn’t appeared on their faces. We know the plague will eventually turn off people’s conscience though. The Crossed will succumb to their evil most desires and the infection will never stop spreading. The T.S. Eliot poem got it all wrong. The world doesn’t end with a whimper; it ends with a loud and deafening bang.

Writer Garth Ennis toys around with the flashback technique in the quick-paced opening pages. Something horrible is going to happen, which will cause a young man to lose his mind. Events will turn out so badly that the military, even the local police, has to get involved. Ennis is hinting at a multi-layered mystery that readers will have to put together. We are witnessing the early stages of how the Crossed universe succumbed to depravity.

Through heavy-driven dialogue, Ennis introduces a cast of supporting characters in this installment, rather than focusing on the shock value. Surprisingly, Ennis builds the brutal tension with heart-pounding suspense throughout the narrative. The provocative images are just there to tease readers of what’s to come. Ennis wants the readers to wait before he lays out all the gore and depravity the “Crossed” series is known for.

Artist Christian Zanier is able to show the two-sided nature of the main characters. The Prime Minister is introduced outside a church, surrounded by innocent and smiling children. But when the Prime Minister sits inside his limousine, we get to see how corrupt and manipulative he really is. Harry, the Prime Minister’s bodyguard, may seem like a thug and jokester at first. But beneath his punkish attitude lies a resourceful and calculating observer who deduces a traitor amongst the Prime Minister’s crew.

Zanier goes along for the ride with Ennis to tease the readers. We get a taste of sexuality and violence before Zanier heads for the extreme. Zanier illustrates a hard-hitting and fast action sequence midway through to the climax. The best part is that the scene has nothing to do with the Crossed plague. I can’t wait to see how Zanier lets loose the graphic violence and sexual imagery in later installments

“Crossed: Badlands” #50 takes its time to scar your mind. With “Crossed” in the right hands, Ennis and Zanier are going to deliver the gratuitous goods in unexpected ways.

4/5 Skulls

Reviewed by Jorge Solis

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'The Messenger' Sees Visions of the Dead

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:18

Gateway Films, Ratio:Film and NoW Films have announced that pre-production will commence on feature film The Messenger following casting, which is now taking place, reports ScreenDaily.

“The Messenger centers on Jack, a young man who has been in and out of secure units all his life, given drugs to try and shut out his visions of the dead. He becomes unwillingly embroiled in the unfinished business of Mark, a journalist brutally murdered in the local park and his television presenter wife, Sarah, to whom he’s desperate to say one last goodbye.

Jack finds himself getting closer to Sarah, obsessed with passing on Mark’s message. Discovering hidden secrets and lies finally pushes the fragile Jack over the edge but there is hope when his estranged sister, Emma, gets in touch. Jack starts to remember the past they shared together and as the memories come flooding back, he starts to confront the truth about the death of his father.

Shooting on location in the UK this summer, The Messenger is written by Andrew Kirk and developed by Michael Knowles, with Richard Turner and Richard Hart and has double BAFTA and Emmy award-winning director David Blair attached to the project.

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Three Days Grace Reveal New Song "Painkiller"

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:00

Hard rock band Three Days Grace have released a new track called “Painkiller”, which comes from the band’s upcoming as-yet-untitled album. It is also the first track that features vocalist Matt Walst, who was announced as an official member of the band just a few days ago.

You can listen to the track below and purchase it via iTunes.

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'The Legend of Hell House' Is On Netflix!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:10

Those of you who follow Bloody Disgusting regularly know that John Hough’s 1973 The Legend of Hell House is one of my favorite horror films.

I’ve pushed it on you many of times, but now you have no excuse to evade it – it’s on Netflix Instant.

Starring Roddy McDowall, Gayle Hunnicutt and Pamela Franklin, “A team of paranormal investigators spends a dangerous week inside a haunted mansion to either prove or decisively debunk the existence of spirits.

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[TV] Katherine Heigl In Talks To Join "The Walking Dead" Season 5!!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:00

Wow. Looks like someone is craving that steady TV paycheck again (not hating – I’d take it in a heartbeat). And it’s in the nick of time too. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” wrapped up its 4th season over the weekend and, while the numbers for the show are still unbelievably strong, I’m sure they recognize the need to keep things fresh as the audience grows familiar with the continuing beats of the story. To me it makes sense to bring in a fresh, if familiar, face. Enter Katherine Heigl (“Grey’s Anatomy”, Knocked Up).

Per SchmoMovies, Heigl will play “a central role” as a resident of Terminus, the not-so-idyllic community that Rick and the gang apparently found themselves ensnared in during Sunday’s finale. While the nature of the role is under wraps, there is some speculation that she will be the “big bad” of the season. This actually kind of ties together, since Robert Kirkman and showrunner Scott Gimple said yesterday that the apparent Terminus leader Gareth (Andrew J. West) isn’t the primary villain for Season 5. Could Heigl be some sort of Cannibal Queen?

The return to TV comes at a great time for Heigl, who recently starred in the crowdfunded drama Jenny’s Wedding, which is currently awaiting release. In the meantime, Heigl recently launched a line of designer bridges that are currently on sale.

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[Random Cool] Imagine if They Made 'Catfurnado'?!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:58

UK firm Fetch Publicity is getting in on the fun by “announcing” a production arm, Fetch Screen Entertainment.

The faux company’s first film is a riff on the popular Sharknado, but would be inspired by actual events in Chobham in Surrey where a mini-tornado lifted cats in air.

Catfurnado imagines what would happen if a tornado of cats swept through London as global warming creates a vortex of furry vengeance. It’s unstoppable, it’s pussy at one hundred miles per hour!

Check out their hilarious poster art below! There’s nothing like waking up to a gem like this, I hope more people get into the spirit of the “holiday”.

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Felissa Rose Experiences 'Camp Dread' (Exclusive Clip)

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:51

Check out Sleepaway Camp‘s Felissa Rose in this exclusive new clip from Camp Dread, an homage to classic summer camp horror that RLJ/Image Entertainment will be releasing on DVD on April 15, 2014.

Looking to give a nod to films like Friday the 13th, Harrison Smith’s pic also stars Human Centipede III‘s Eric Roberts and Hatchet II/III, Halloween‘s Danielle Harris.

The “Summer Camp” horror trilogy was one of the most popular movie franchises of the 1980s. However, the decade ended and so did director Julian Barrett’s career. Now Barrett plans to resurrect his gory series via a modern reboot patterned after reality filmmaking. With his former leading lady and an eclectic group of 10 young “contestants,” Barrett returns to the same locale where his old splatter-fests were filmed. When one of the campers is found savagely murdered, they discover there’s more at stake than just fame and fortune. Each of them is in a fight for their lives as they realize summer is over – forever.

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[TV] Next On: "Bates Motel" Episode 2.06, "Plunge"

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:37

After losing me two episodes into the season, A&E’s “Bates Motel” dropped a monster bomb that immediately created tension, confusion and a sense of dread. While I haven’t caught last night’s episode yet, I am engaged once again and looking forward to seeing just how fucked up they get with Norman and his mother, Norma,

In next week’s Episode 2.06, “Plunge”, airing April 7, “Dylan (Max Thieriot) takes control of a volatile situation. Norma (Vera Farmiga) and Norman’s (Freddie Highmore) relationship is threatened.

Meanwhile, Emma (Olivia Cooke) finds herself in a dangerous situation.

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Jerry Goldsmith's 'Psycho II' Score Released

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:02

Available now for purchase is a deluxe soundtrack for the 1983 horror thriller Psycho II, which saw Anthony Perkins reprise his role as Norman Bates. Composed by Jerry Goldsmith, the CD features 31 tracks, including six bonus tracks and is released via Intrada. You can order your copy here.

Below is the trailer, cover, and full description courtesy of Intrada.

Intrada proudly presents eerie, terrifying original soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith from Richard Franklin follow-up to famed Alfred Hitchcock thriller about Norman Bates and those twelve vacancies at his Bates Motel. Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles reprise their iconic roles with newcomers Meg Tilly, Dennis Franz adding to suspense, chills.

Goldsmith takes sensational approach to horror tale by anchoring entire score not with scary theme but with incredibly gentle, minor key idea that generates significant amount of sympathy for Norman, his attempts to go straight after years in prison. That said, horrific events follow and composer launches riveting action material in kind. Orchestration is unique: requisite strings in tribute to classic Bernard Herrmann original play key role but composer adds array of colors courtesy piano, large woodwind section, synthesizer. Goldsmith tacets all brass save French horns, allowing the expressive instruments to rip, tear and bray through numerous frightening passages. An unusually intense additional color comes from wild “knife slashes” written into score. With all these sizeable shadings of sound, resulting music ranges from gently beautiful, hauntingly sad to wildly aggressive, strikingly intense.

Complete score presented in dynamic stereo courtesy multi-track session masters vaulted in pristine condition at Universal. For original 1982 album, Goldsmith did considerable editing within cues, dropped major sequences entirely to keep duration at a half hour. In some cases he also attached names of certain cues to others instead. Scoring session paperwork and cue sheets allowed us to properly identify everything for the first time.

Fun to discover Goldsmith wrote two separate sequences titled “Mothers Room”, “Mother’s Room #2″ plus two additional alternate versions featuring different bells, chimes, electronic effects within. All four appear on our CD. Also fun to discover haunting “End Title” was originally scored with striking pizzicato strings that plucked rhythmic accompaniment to introduction of gentle theme. This unused alternate also appears on our CD in “extras” section.

Goldsmith also recorded two Beethoven piano excerpts at his sessions to be heard as Bates plays piano onscreen. Both also appear as extras, as does alternate version of “Peep Hole #2″. Highlights of new music are many but deserving spotlight are intense “Toomy’s Death”, stark two-part voicings of French horns during “Expected Guest”. Flipper cover allows listeners to select new artwork or original MCA album cover. Jerry Goldsmith conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain!

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'Betrayer' Review: Black, White, And Sporadically Red

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:41

Last year, a handful of former Monolith developers decided to do what so many other industry veterans are doing — including Zombie Studios (Daylight), The Astronauts (Ethan Carter), and Tangentlemen (Daedalus), among others — and leave the ridiculous world of AAA video game development to form a new studio focused on smaller scale titles. Blackpowder Games’ debut is the atmospheric first person shooter Betrayer, and its horror theme is fitting seeing as these guys helped bring us the original FEAR.

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Top Secret 'Terminator' Role Is a "Doozy"

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:28

Heat Vision has more casting for the latest Terminator.

Says the site, Byung-hun Lee, who played Storm Shadow in the G.I. Joe movies (pictured), has been cast in a key role in Terminator: Genesis, the reboot of the sci-fi action franchise being made by Skydance and Paramount.

Also joining the cast are “Mad Men” actor Michael Gladis and “House of Cards’” Sandrine Holt. The trio join stars Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, and Arnold Schwarzenegger and supporting players J.K. Simmons and Dayo Okeniyi in the movie, which is being directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World).

The project aims to be a continuation of the James Cameron classics and is trying to tie all the threads and even take into consideration the time passed. For example, Schwarzenegger is back as Terminator cyborg and his older appearance will be explained. Okeniyi is playing the son of Miles Dyson, the Cyberdyne exec played by Joe Morton in the Terminator: Judgement Day whose character was a little boy in that movie. (Clarke is portraying Sarah Connor, Courtney will be Kyle Reese and Clarke is John Connor.)

The site teases that Lee’s role is being kept locked down, but it promises to be a doozy.

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New Writer Taking On 'Chronicle 2'

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:22

Twentieth Century Fox is finally putting the pedal to the metal on Chronicle 2, the sequel to the sleeper hit movie directed by Josh Trank.

According to Deadline, the studio has hired Jack Stanley to write the script.

The first Chronicle, a found-footage film, starred Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan and Michael Kelly and was produced by Davis Entertainment. The film cost $12 million and grossed $126 million worldwide.

In it, “Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

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[TV] David Duchovny Hunts Charles Manson In "Aquarius"

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 18:07

While Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis develop their own network Charles Manson drama at FOX, NBC has already beat them to the punch…

According to Variety, “X-Files” and “Californicaion” vet David Duchovny will star in a period NBC drama as “a police detective on the trail of the Los Angeles-area hippie cult leader who turns out to be Charles Manson.

NBC has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to “Aquarius,” penned by drama vet John McNamara (“In Plain Sight,” “Profit”) who exec produces with Duchovny, Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”) and Duchovny’s longtime manager Melanie Greene. “Aquarius” hails from ITV Studios and Marty Adelstein Prods.

In “Aquarius,” Duchovny will play a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life. In the late 1960s, he and his younger partner begin tracking a small-time criminal who specializes in luring vulnerable young women to his “cause.”

The plan is that the series will follow “the twists and turns” of Manson’s early efforts, but the horrific murder spree in August 1969 that made his name synonymous with evil will not enter the story until subsequent seasons.

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Latest 'The Quiet Ones' TV Spot Makes a Wish

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:28

I made a wish – that The Quiet Ones is scary as fuuuuu…..

Haunting theaters April 25, check out this new spot from The Quiet Ones, which carries a taste of new footage.

From the producers behind Let Me In and The Woman in Black, “A university student (Sam Claflin) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation.

Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.

Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and “Bates Motel’s” Olivia Cooke all star.

Also check out this new image gallery:

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[ECCC '14] Curt Pires and Jason Copland "Pop" with Dark Horse

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:11

This weekend at Emerald City Comiccon Dark Horse announced a new series from writer Curt Pires and artist Jason Copland. Pires work on “Theremin” has been nothing short of phenomenal. His experimentation with style, paneling, and storytelling has proven to be an outright success subverting expectations with every step of the way. While Copland’s art has been featured in some of the best books around like Daredevil, Robocop, and his own Kill All Monsters. Now these two men are taking to Dark Horse to launch their own series about manufactured pop stars. Hit the jump for all the details.

From Dark Horse:

What if the world’s pop stars and celebrities were literally products, grown by the world’s wealthiest (and most depraved) minds—and one of them escaped? Dark Horse presents the new four-issue miniseries Pop!

Smart and savage! Sexy and scathing! Writer Curt Pires (Theremin, LP) and artist Jason Copland (Daredevil, RoboCop, Kill All Monsters) deliver a series that’s original, exciting, and sure to draw attention!

As unique as it is entertaining, Pop is a white-knuckled thrill ride through the marketing-mastered, technologically tethered tragicomedy we call life.

Pop #1 is on comic shelves August 27! Preorder your copy today!

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