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Nothing brings friends together like a shared meal—but what happens when one friend does all the cooking, and then the other proceeds to gobble everything down without sharing? Tsuneo Goda’s wonderful stop-motion tale Mogu & Perol digs into this dicey situation.Read more...

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A group of college kids gather to play spooky board game on Halloween night. What could possibly go wrong? Well, considering the context is a horror movie...a whole hell of a lot!Read more...

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posted about 11 hours ago on io9
It may feel like Disney only releases sequels, remakes, and big franchise movies these days, but the studio is certainly trying to pepper in original material. Case in point, a new, live-action adventure film from writer Matt Orton.Read more...

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posted about 12 hours ago on io9
In the lead-up to Ad Astra’s release, many have called it this year’s Interstellar. The two films boast some similarities—a title referencing stars, the prominence of a space-faring father’s relationship with his grown child, threats to the Earth’s environment—but the two projects are quite distinct from one another.…Read more...

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It’s only taken a few months but the highly-anticipated return of The Boondocks has found its home.Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on io9
Black and white movies were once the only option. But after a certain point in history, filming in monochrome became more of an artistic decision than a technological necessity. Read more...

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posted about 14 hours ago on io9
It feels glib to cast Spider-Man—the simply titled miniseries that represents J.J. Abrams and his son Henry’s foray into comics writing, alongside legendary Ultimate Spider-Man artist Sara Pichelli—as “The Force Awakens but with more Spandex.” But, for all his love of mysteries, Abrams’ venture into the web of Peter…Read more...

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posted about 15 hours ago on io9
The more we see and hear about Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Watchmen series, the more it becomes obvious that while the show is still set in the same world as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ original comic, it really is its own distinct narrative that’s trying to use costumed vigilantes to explore a new set of ideas about…Read more...

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In the mythos of Star Wars’ cosmic energies, the ability to exist after death as a Force Ghost is one of the most rare and powerful abilities a wielder of the Force can master. Or rather, attempt to master. Because if anything, despite its importance to the Star Wars saga at large, what we think we know about Force…Read more...

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posted about 16 hours ago on io9
Before My Hero Academia’s resident layabout Shota Aizawa—a.k.a. the power-disabling hero Eraserhead—became a pro hero-turned-surly homeroom teacher, he was an equally surly UA student. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes has spent a significant amount of time exploring that period of Eraserhead’s life, and recently we got to…Read more...

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posted about 16 hours ago on io9
As Marvel celebrates its 80th anniversary, it’s also looking 80 years into the future with the revival of its 2099 line, bringing back future heroes introduced in the original 2099 event along with some new additions like Conan The Barbarian. This mini-event of one-shots brings together Marvel veterans and newer…Read more...

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What happens when a lawyer takes some drugs and wakes up not remembering what happened the night before? The Wave promises an answer to that question, and so much more.Read more...

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Farfetch’d, the leek-carrying bird pal that’s been around since the original Pokémon games, is finally getting an evolution of his own. His buff new form, appearing exclusively in Pokémon Sword, is called Sirfetch’d, and the internet has some thoughts about this smug bird knight.Read more...

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posted about 17 hours ago on io9
Four years ago, writer Dennis Liu Jason Piperberg’s comic book Raising Dion began telling the story of a single black mother doing everything she could to raise her son while also keeping his newly-manifested superpowers a secret from the world. Now, the book’s been adapted into a live-action film produced by and…Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on io9
HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show is exactly what its title tells you it is: a sketch comedy show centering and spotlighting a group of black, women comedians as they and a ridiculously impressive cast of guest stars act a damned fool in a variety of wild scenes. But in between the jokes and impressions, A Black Lady…Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on io9
After spending some time away, Bo Peep made her badass return in Toy Story 4. She introduced Woody to the idea that toys don’t have to stay devoted to one kid, but can do lots of things—like help other toys find their own path. It was a message the franchise needed, about how we all have a choice about what we do with…Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on io9
Upon first seeing the Millennium Falcon, Princess Leia famously jabs Han Solo by mockingly asking “You came in that thing? You’re braver than I thought.” Those sentiments could easily also apply to today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Star Wars tribute van. Let’s see how brave its seller is in setting its price.Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on io9
In one giant leap for deal-kind, LEGO’s stunning Saturn V Apollo is back on sale for an entirely reasonable $100 right now, a $20 discount from its usual price, and the best deal we’ve seen since the 2018 holiday season. Read more...

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Amazon Studios just announced the filming location for its upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel show. And after searching far and wide it settled on...drumroll please...New Zealand!Read more...

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Remember when you were excited about American Gods, and then—perhaps somewhere in the slog of season two, when the show’s behind the scenes turmoil began to catch up with it—you started feeling like it was a chore to watch? Some casting news for season three might not turn your heard around.Read more...

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When the whole Spider-Man controversy went down, one of the most common jokes was that Marvel should make a Night Monkey movie. After all, the Night Monkey was just Spider-Man in a different costume. No one would ever notice! That makes the below trailer, coincidental or not, even better than it already is.Read more...

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Because everyone spends so much time going on about Nightwing’s ass and Catwoman’s inexplicably exposed armpits, it can be easy to forget that Bruce Wayne is very much a sex symbol in his own right. But artist Clay Mann has been trying to remind everyone with his illustrations in DC’s ongoing Batman…Read more...

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The time of the Targaryens is coming to an end. Well, fictionally speaking. A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin has offered a few details about the recently-revealed prequel show focusing on House Targaryen, sharing a taste of what we can expect should it get picked up to series. Read more...

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When MondoCon 5 unofficially began at midnight this past Saturday morning, I thought I knew what to expect. When it ended Sunday evening though, it felt like I’d experienced not just two days of geeking out over posters and art, but a coming-out party for a new generation of poster collectors.Read more...

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