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10 Things That Make No Sense About The Butterfly Effect

Despite receiving scathing reviews upon release, The Butterfly Effect has become a bit of a cult classic in recent years, as the people who like it really like it. While it's certainly an ambitious film and Ashton Kutcher proves to be an adept dramatic actor, the story is still filled to the brim with plot holes and inconsistencies.

But, then again, such is what you get with time travel stories. They're insanely tricky to pull off, and, more often than not, they simply leave the viewer scratching their heads in utter confusion. As we're doing here. These are ten things that make no sense about The Butterfly Effect.

Related: 10 Things You've Never Noticed From The Butterfly Effect
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The Outer Worlds Review

If you were left wanting following the narrative unsatisfaction of Fallout 4, or if you were one of the many let down by the online-centric focus of Fallout 76, Obsidian Entertainment’s latest single-player open-world RPG, The Outer Worlds, may just be the looter-shooter you need right now. Billed as a quasi-spiritual successor to Fallout: New Vegas, and built from the ground up utilizing a new engine and a brand new IP, the Californian studio’s follow-up to last year’s Pillars Of Eternity II is easily one of 2019’s standout games, as well as one of the finest RPGs of the generation.

The Outer Worlds takes place across an interstellar colony known as Halcyon and is set in an alternate universe where President William McKinley wasn’t assassinated. As a result, Theodore Roosevelt never became president, which led to a divergent reality run and regulated by a handful of powerful mega-corporations.
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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Iwan Rheon Leads Cast On Thriller ‘Suppression’ From ‘The Butterfly Effect’ Director J.Mackye Gruber

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Iwan Rheon Leads Cast On Thriller ‘Suppression’ From ‘The Butterfly Effect’ Director J.Mackye Gruber
Exclusive: Iwan Rheon (Game Of Thrones) and Erin Richards (Gotham) are among the cast for feature thriller-horror Suppression from U.S. filmmaker J.Mackye Gruber (The Butterfly Effect).

Also starring are Stephanie Leonidas (Defiance), Lex Shrapnel (Medici) and Ella-Rae Smith (Into the Badlands). The project started shooting yesterday in North Wales, UK.

Suppression follows a grieving couple (Rheon and Leonidas) who are given an alternative treatment to suppress their violent urges.

Joseph Baker wrote the screenplay. Producers are Tom Large and Daniel Caltagirone of Snowdonia Studios with Georgia Gwynne Gruber and Andrew Baird of Gruber’s La-based Darklight Entertainment. Executive producers are Mark Culbert, Christopher J. Marino, Tony Livsek and Chris Moger.

The project is fully-financed by New York outfit Double M Ventures, with additional backing from Welsh private finance raised through Snowdonia Studios. National body Screen Wales has provided logistical support.

“I was instantly drawn to Suppression because everything about it is unexpected.
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I Broke The Official Jeremy Renner App By Posting The Word "Porno" On It

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The Butterfly Effect is the idea that a solitary flap of a butterfly’s wings will eventually result in a hurricane halfway across the globe. In the interests of moving forward as a society, and because I don’t think I’ve seen a butterfly in, like, four years, I believe it is time to retire this term and go with…
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10 Things You've Never Noticed From The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect was a huge hit when it was launched in 2004, exploring controversial existential themes and delving into the world of philosophy and quantum physics to awaken the imaginations of the general public. This science fiction thriller also had a strong cast, including the likes of Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, and Eric Bress. The main theory behind the movie’s script was that small changes can lead to huge consequences over time. This theory is explored through the narrative of protagonist Evan Treborn (played by Kutcher). Still, there are other hidden details in the movie which might further intrigue fans. Here are just 10 of them.

Related: 10 Time Travel Movies We'd Never Want To Experience
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Netflix Is Adding Some Great New Movies In August

Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh away. Each month brings with it changes to the streaming network’s line-up, with some cool films being added at the expense of those that are being removed from the service. And this August is no exception.

In an annoying twist for fans of ironic and imaginative Rube Goldberg deaths, a number of the Final Destinations movies are going, as is Poltergeist, The Butterfly Effect, The Village and Zombieland. And unfortunately for horror fans, the new films don’t provide many scares.

The full list can be seen below:

Are We Done Yet? Boyka: Undisputed Four Weddings and a Funeral Groundhog Day Horns Jackie Brown Jupiter Ascending Now and Then Panic Room Rocky Rocky II Rocky III Rocky IV Rocky V Sex and the City: The Movie Something’s Gotta Give The Bank Job The House Bunny The Sinner: Julian To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!
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‘Legion’ Offers Marvel a Fresh Twist on Time-Travel With Real — and Very Strange — Consequences

‘Legion’ Offers Marvel a Fresh Twist on Time-Travel With Real — and Very Strange — Consequences
[Editor’s Note: The following article contains light spoilers for “Legion” Season 3, Episode 4, “Chapter 23,” as well as “Avengers: Endgame.”]

When Noah Hawley decided to infuse time travel into “Legion,” he knew he didn’t want it to be like other time travel stories — starting with the impediment to traveling whenever you want.

“On some level, if you think about the early days of exploring the world with maps […] there were huge parts [where] you just wrote the word ‘dragon’ or ‘sea monsters’ — we just didn’t know what was out there,” Hawley said in an interview with IndieWire. “So I liked the idea that time, as an explorer, is similarly dangerous — a vast unknown. Like any ecosystem, it has its own flora and fauna at some level.”

Legion’s” imposing flowers are the Time Demons. Yes, Time Demons: creatures that safeguard the temporal state of the universe and spring up whenever a time traveler goes back too far or travels to the same place too often.
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Ashton recounts learning of female friend's murder

Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher was "freaking out" after learning that a female friend had been murdered at her Los Angeles house hours after he had stopped by her home, he shared during a court trial.

"The Butterfly Effect" star took the witness stand at Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday to give evidence in the trial of alleged serial killer Michael Gargiulo, reports aceshowbiz.com.

Gargiulo stands accused of murdering two women, Ashley Ellerin and Maria Bruno, as well as the attempted murder of Michelle Murphy in the Los Angeles area between 2001 and 2008.

Ellerin had been getting ready to join Kutcher at a Grammy Awards afterparty back in February 2001, when Gargiulo, nicknamed the Hollywood Ripper, allegedly gained access to the 22-year-old's property and stabbed her 47 times.

During his testimony, Kutcher recalled meeting Ellerin through a friend and explained that he had attended a housewarming party at her home a few weeks before her death.
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Amy Smart Among Four to Join DC Universe Series ‘Stargirl’

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Amy Smart Among Four to Join DC Universe Series ‘Stargirl’
The upcoming DC Universe series “Stargirl” has rounded out its main cast.

Amy Smart, Neil Jackson, Hunter Sansone and Trae Romano have all joined the show in series regular roles, Variety has learned.

Smart will play Barbara Whitmore, the mother of Courtney Whitmore, a.k.a Stargirl. Now that her teenage daughter Courtney (Brec Bassinger) is older, Barbara is jumping back into the workforce and striving to be the best mother and provider she can be to her daughter, her new husband (Luke Wilson), and her new stepson (Romano).

Romano plays Mike Dugan, Pat’s overly-charming teenage son and Courtney’s new stepbrother. Sansone and Jackson will be playing undisclosed DC characters.

Smart is known for her roles in films like “Crank” and “Crank 2: High Voltage,” “Varsity Blues,” “Road Trip,” and “The Butterfly Effect.” On the TV side, she recently recurred on CBS’ “MacGyver” and has also appered on shows such as “Justified,
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‘Stargirl’ Final Four: Amy Smart, Three Others Round Out DC Series Cast

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Stargirl, the live-action series premiering later this year on the DC Universe digital subscription service, has rounded out its core cast with the addition of four actors in series regular roles: Amy Smart, Neil Jackson, Hunter Sansone, and Trae Romano.

Smart will play Barbara Whitmore, the mother of Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl (Brec Bassinger) and new wife of Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson). With her daughter in high school, Barbara is diving back into the workforce but striving to balance workplace demands with the commitments of both matrimony and motherhood.

Smart’s TV credits include MacGyver, Shameless, Scrubs, and a season-long arc on the crictically acclaimed FX series Justified. Smart’s film work includes Break Point, Just Friends, The Butterfly Effect, Starsky & Hutch, Crank, and Crank 2: High Voltage.

Romano will play Mike Dugan, the overly charming offspring of Pat (Wilson) and the unctuous new step-relative to household newcomers Barbara and Courtney Whitmore.
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15 Biggest Box Office Hits to Premiere at Sundance, From ‘The Blair Witch Project’ to ‘Hereditary’ (Photos)

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15 Biggest Box Office Hits to Premiere at Sundance, From ‘The Blair Witch Project’ to ‘Hereditary’ (Photos)
While Sundance is always a big market for distributors to pick up buzzy indie titles they hope can make a splash with a niche audience or even find its way through a long awards season, sometimes the huge bucks plopped down on some of these films don’t always translate into a profit at the box office. There have been a handful though that have broken out of Sundance to become hits with critics and audiences alike. Below are the all time highest grossing movies at the domestic box office that made their premiere in Park City at Sundance.

15. “A Walk in the Woods” (2015) – $29.5 million

It should come as no surprise that Robert Redford premiered a movie he starred in at at his own festival. But he also proved that he still carries some box office clout. The film, acquired by Broad Green Pictures, was behind only “Dope,” which was picked up for $18 million,
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‘Last Days of August’: New Podcast Probes Porn-Industry Suicide

At the end of 2017, adult film actress August Ames had just been nominated for the third year in a row for Female Performer of the Year at the Adult Video News Awards. She had achieved a level of fame and longevity that is increasingly rare for porn performers in a constantly changing industry. On December 4th, after making some controversial statements on Twitter regarding her choice not to work with “crossover talent” — male performers who had previously appeared in gay porn — Ames experienced intense online backlash. Suddenly, she was at
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Netflix Just Added A Ton Of Great Horror Movies

Netflix recently revealed which films would be coming to their library to ring in the New Year, and they’re looking like a great collection for horror fans. Hailing from 2001-2004, you can now stream Jason X, Ghost Ship, Eight Legged Freaks, Gothika, Cellular and The Butterfly Effect. Of course, none of these are stone cold classics, but they’re all worthwhile watches if you can put up with a bit of wonky early noughties CGI and occasionally very hammy acting.

My pick of these would be time travel/parallel universe caper The Butterfly Effect. Sure, Ashton Kutcher might be a bit wooden in it, but I’ve always enjoyed watching him gradually screw up his life more and more with each change he makes to the timeline. I also still find the overblown scene where he wakes up to realize he’s got no arms pretty funny, if only
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Death of August Ames: Hear Jon Ronson Discuss in New Audio Trailer

Last December, 23-year-old August Ames died by suicide in a park in California’s San Fernando Valley. Ames was more than an adult film actress; she was a legit porn star. In her four years working in the industry, she performed in close to 300 scenes and amassed over 600,000 Twitter followers. After she made controversial and polarizing statements about gay porn actors that many found homophobic, she received intense cyberbullying, which revealed a schism between the gay and straight communities in the porn industry. It ended in Ames (real name Mercedes Grabowski) taking her own life.
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Alanna Masterson thriller 'Afraid' lands at Premiere Entertainment Group (exclusive)

Well Go USA holds North American rights.

Los Angeles-based Premiere Entertainment Group has acquired international rights to MTV Punk’d co-creator Jason Goldberg’s thriller Afraid starring Alanna Masterson (The Walking Dead) and George Byrne.

Well Go USA holds North American rights and has scheduled an October 2 release on the story of a young couple who go on a romantic getaway, only to discover there is more to their vacation spot than meets the eye.

Goldberg, whose producing credits include The Butterfly Effect and Killers, makes his feature directorial debut from a screenplay by Nick Kreiss. Brion Hambel produces and
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Elena Satine, Matt Levett To Lead ‘Caviar’; Nicky Whelan, Ashley Rickards Star In ‘The Danger Of Positive Thinking’

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Elena Satine, Matt Levett To Lead ‘Caviar’; Nicky Whelan, Ashley Rickards Star In ‘The Danger Of Positive Thinking’
Elena Satine and Australian actor Matt Levett will star in the indie revenge thriller, Caviar, along with Anna Baryshnikov (Manchester by the Sea), Toby Leonard Moore (John Wick), Bill Sage (Hap and Leonard), and Rade Serbedzija (Proud Mary). Directed by Joseph Mensch, pic is based on the memoir Career Criminal. Set in a Russian mafia of 90s era Brooklyn, the plot revolves around Misha “Mike” Markovich (Levett), a gifted young stockbroker who gets betrayed by his people and sentenced to six years in prison. When he gets out, his need for vengeance puts him in the crosshairs of Alexander Pushka, Mike’s former mentor and the head of New York’s Russian mob. Satine will play Katiuska, the only woman in the Russian mob who has ambitions of her own. Mensch and Metin Aksoy cowrote the screenplay, which is
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Preacher Season 3 Episode 8 Review: The Tom/Brady

So, Grandma made a literal deal with the devil. 

Of course.

On Preacher Season 3 Episode 8, the devil comes to Angelville, and straight to Grandma's because, apparently, she's got a direct line to Hell. It comes as no surprise that the source of Grandma's powers is from making a deal with the prince of darkness.

What is a surprise, though, is the value of her soul. I suppose the devil will do anything for just one more soul, but it seems like Grandma got the better end of the deal.

She gets to stay young forever, as long as she can find souls to consume, and he gets her soul when she finally dies? I must be missing something.

Why would the devil make such a seemingly uneven deal, not in his favor?

Tulip: You know there are easier ways to do this, right?

Featherstone: I'm sure there are. I just
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Video Game Review – Last Day of June

Red Stewart reviews Last Day of June on Nintendo Switch…

Video games have been a great platform to tell stories without dialogue. While experimental films have tried their hand at this genre, they lack one aspect of gaming that helps give the latter an edge in this department, and that is interaction. When players are able to interact, they can add their own choices, however limited, to the story, and that tends to make up for the lack of spoken words.

Games like Ico, Limbo, and Journey have all been successful entries in this field, and attempting to join those ranks is Last Day of June. Developed by the Italian indie developer Ovosonico and published by 505 Games for Microsoft Windows and PS4 last year, Last Day of June saw a 2018 release in mid-March for the Nintendo Switch. The question on everyone’s minds is, is it worth getting? The short answer is no,
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Groundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perception

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Groundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perceptionGroundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perceptionAdriana Floridia2/2/2018 11:30:00 Am

Today is Groundhog Day, where the myth lives on that a groundhog who sees his shadow will doom us to a longer winter than we deserve. Then there is Harold RamisGroundhog Day, the film in which Bill Murray’s weatherman, Phil Connors mysteriously finds himself living the same day over and over again. On a traditional level the movie is a comedy, but it actually touches upon some really dark philosophical themes. It’s estimated by the filmmakers that Phil lives the same day for 10 years.

In honour of Groundhog Day, we’re taking a look back at ten other films that deal with time, memory, dreams, and repeated experiences. While there may be no film that tackles the topic as precisely as Groundhog Day, these
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Twin Peaks Finale Recap: It's Curtains

Twin Peaks Finale Recap: It's Curtains
Before I start my final Twin Peaks recap, let’s get one thing clear: I love Twin Peaks. And I loved this new season. And I loved the finale. I remember one hot June evening back in 1991 when the show suddenly ended on a dramatic cliffhanger and then was (seemingly) gone forever. And people hated that finale! It was so polarizing! And then we all turned against the movie. And yet…

Twenty-five years later, here we are, once again. The fans are divided. Twin Peaks has split them in two. People are either furious, or rapturous. And I am the latter.
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