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5 movies to watch to get you in the mood for fall

It’s the season to chill!

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Okay, let’s admit it: Fall (or Autumn) is the best season ever. Who can’t resist that chill weather that makes us snuggle and cozy up in bed with warm drinks? Or walking around town wearing plaid, boots, and stylish coats? How about going a trip outdoors, hiking in the middle of woods turning to shades of red, orange, and gold?

To put it simply, fall is about finding comfort in transition. It’s loving every bit there is in change — in style and the weather. If you can’t feel it yet, here’s how to fall in love with the fall season once again. Get those thick, heavy blankets and watch this to get you in the mood:

When Harry Met Sally

Set in fall, When Harry Met Sally is a romantic comedy film for grown-ups, tackling — and celebrating — friendship between men and women, and how it’s an essential ingredient for love to succeed. In addition, it’s flaunting that 80s fashion, New York during autumn, and hair goals for every woman (which got us thinking how much hairspray did they use for it?).

Watch it on Amazon Prime.

Rushmore

A classic Wes Anderson film, Rushmore is a movie you can watch whatever stage you’re going through: When your world is falling apart, when your crush isn’t into you, or when you just want to raise your middle finger as a response to everything. Yes, this film has all that mood. Rushmore isn’t just about growing up, it’s about delving in the reality of life and adulthood.

Watch it on Hulu.

Coraline

When Pussycat Dolls sang the line “Be careful what you wish for ’cause you just might get it,” I felt that. And it’s obviously what Coraline felt in the film, Coraline. A stop-motion masterpiece, its complex animation and story will make you wonder if it’s a kids show at all. Coraline teaches us that perfection isn’t everything, and things aren’t always what they seem to be. It’s also a call to stop neglecting the people that matter, and urges you to spend more time with them.

Watch it on Amazon Prime.

Becoming Jane

Being pressured to marry a wealthy man she doesn’t love, we’ve all seen it in different films. However, Becoming Jane is inspired by the life of the Jane Austen, a revered British author who — in the story — chooses the path of writing and going after the person she loves. It’s certainly the romantic film you need to watch this fall, especially if you want to fall in love again.

Watch it on Amazon Prime.

Coco

Coco isn’t just a feel-good animated film that can move you, or another preview of Mexico’s rich culture. It’s a movie that reminds us of history, of knowing and remembering your family and those who came before us. It’s about keeping their memories alive, and passing down the legacies and traditions that made us who we are.

In addition, it’s set on Mexico’s holiday — Día de Muertos — where autumn is at its peak and the festival is rich in colors. To sum it up, Coco is a celebration of family and love told through rich visuals that’s definitely a treat to your heart and eyes.

Watch it on Netflix.

Bonus: Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls may not be a film, but it’s certainly a series worth watching to get you in the mood for fall — especially if you’re in the mood for binge-watching. Gilmore Girls is a relatable show tackling romance and life. It’s also filled with food porn and yummy treats, and of course, coffee.

Watch it on Netflix.

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League of Legends’ animated Netflix show is coming soon!

Out by this fall!

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The new animated series is titled Arcane. And, it’s coming from the League of Legends (LoL) publishers themselves: Riot games. Despite releasing countless animated shorts, Arcane is a first for the League franchise. Riot Games partnered with Fortiche Productions to develop and produce this series; keeping character designs and art close to home.

Since the first hint of it in 2019, fans have been waiting patiently for this release. And if you want the series now, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. It’ll be out on Netflix and on Tencent Video in China by fall this year.

We follow two iconic League champions, their origins, and the power that tears them apart. The backdrop to the story is the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun.

Riot Game’s Global President of Entertainment, Shauna Spenley said, “Arcane was created as a love letter to our players and fans, who have been asking us for more cinematic experiences that dive deeper into the worlds and champions in League of Legends.”

Netflix’s video game animated series

Arcane is just one of few new video game adaptation slates in Netflix’s lineup. Which, spells good news for fans and players of games. One recent release was Dota: Dragon’s Blood, an animated series inspired by Valve’s multiplayer online battle arena (moba) game DOTA 2. Other Netflix series based on the video game realm include Assassin’s Creed, Castlevania, Cuphead, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, and Assassin’s Creed.

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Couple co-op games to play during the pandemic

Loving from a distance

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It goes without saying that the pandemic has drastically altered our lives. And, for the lucky few who’ve found love amidst the global chaos or barely kept their love life while apart, playing games has become one of the best past time in quarantine.

Below are cooperative games you can play with your partners or friends. We’re open to all forms of love here. Also, note that this list won’t include classic multiplayer games like Minecraft, Stardew Valley, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons because I’m assuming you and your partner or friends have already played these for an ungodly number of hours. Which, by the way if you haven’t, I recommend you start there.

Not included on this list are multiplayer online battle arenas(mobas) since that’s a whole genre of it’s own. And, I’m sick and tired of blatant sexting and flirting on moba team chats. Get your lives together or stay alone, yeah?

It Takes Two

Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, & PC

It Takes Two is a cooperative action-adventure platformer with gripping stories and game mechanics. You play as arguing parents at wit’s end stuck in doll form. The doll form bit is due to your daughter’s attempt to cope with her parents’ eventual split. Speaking of splits, it’s a split-screen multiplayer that allows you to play locally or online. The game mechanics and design are witty and eloquent–drawing you into the characters’ stories.

It Takes Two is a good game to play with your partner to see how well you work through obstacles together–in more ways than one. It Takes Two was developed by Hazelight Studios and published by Electronic Arts under the EA Originals labels.

Heave Ho!

Steam, Nintendo Switch, & GOG

Heave Ho! is a multiplayer co-op platformer where you and your partner or friends get through tough puzzles using your wobbly and dangly limbs. Grab on to each other’s hands, climb across dangling bodies, and swing your way into safety.

Heave Ho! forces you to work together by throwing the other, climbing over, and using our partner to get to the other side. It’s a quirky simple yet challenging game that have left players screaming desperate for hand grabbing. Heave Ho! was developed by Le Cartel Studio and published by Devolver Digital.

Overcooked! 2

Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, GOG

Overcooked! 2 is a cooperative cooking simulation video game. It’s the sequel to Overcooked! which had the same game mechanics just without the new and improved stages, mechanics, and features. Overcooked! 2 will make it necessary to yell at each other–which doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You work together as a team to prep, cook, and serve.

It’s the perfect game to play to break the ice, work together, laugh, and panic. Test your relationship, strengthen it, or break up over a silly game. Overcooked! 2 was developed by Team17 alongside Ghost Town Games and published by Team17.

Valheim

Steam

Do two burly Vikings braving the elements sound like a romantic way to spend the night with your partner? No, of course not, but you’ll get hours of entertainment riding together with your nordic allies. Valheim is an explorative survival game. Build yourself a little home, roam the giant wilderness for resources, and hunt some trolls. If Minecraft doesn’t hit the same way anymore, this will probably fill that gap. But make sure you’re playing together, microphone on, and you’ll get lost in purgatory.

Valheim was developed by Iron Gate AB and developed by Coffee Stain Publishing.

SEE ALSO: 10 video games for players 1 and 2

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Netflix working on live-action Gundam movie

Helmed by the director of ‘Kong: Skull Island’

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If you like movies featuring giant robots, you’re gonna like this latest development — Netflix, working with Legendary Pictures, is set to make a live-action Gundam movie.

The live-action Gundam movie will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts who also called the shots for Kong: Skull Island. Other than the fact that it’s happening and who’s directing it, there are no details yet. Clearly, the project is still in its very early stages. It’ll be curious to see which one from its wealth of source materials will the team behind the live-action film pull from.

Legendary Pictures is the same company responsible for the Pacific Rim movie franchise as well as the “Monsterverse” movies featuring Godzilla and King Kong.

h/t: The Verge

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