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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won’t be released for almost seven months, and yet it’s already the talk of fans everywhere. Today, lots of that talk was about a New York Post article saying the film was “in crisis” and needed “expensive reshoots.” A new report now adds some much-needed detail to those claims.Read more...

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Watching Fear the Walking Dead, it’s difficult to not think about what’s happening on the other side of the continent. By that we mean Atlanta, the setting of the first Walking Dead show. Fear, of course, is a West Coast prequel set some time beforehand—but they’re both in the same universe. Read more...

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If you thought Ben Affleck’s take on Batman in Batman v Superman was almost incoherently angry all the time, he’s not got a patch on Robot Chicken’s hilariously foul-mouthed version.Read more...

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A young boy with the ability to leave his body and fly around teams up with a police detective to take down New York City’s crime boss. This is the plot of the new animated film Phantom Boy, and we’re excited to debut the U.S. trailer, courtesy of GKids.Read more...

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Good news, X-fans: Fox is going forward with the first of its X-Men universe TV shows, Legion, and has given it a series order. Check out the first picture of Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as David Haller (who may or may not be Professor X’s estranged son) above!Read more...

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Basically, imagine that Bryan Singer is Michael Corleone and the X-Men movies are the mob. Only he’s not upset so much as he is resigned and kind of happy about it.Read more...

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Moon Knight , Night Thrasher, the Black Fox... Marvel’s got a few characters that incorporate elements from DC Comics’ Dark Knight. But the House of Ideas’ most on-the-nose nocturnal-avenger homage is probably Nighthawk, a character who originated as part of the Marvel’s Squadron Supreme concept .Read more...

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Much like its hockey-masked killer, the Friday the 13th franchise is apparently immortal, surviving hell, outer space, a bout with Freddy Krueger, and a 2009 reboot. That said, it’s taken a rather long time to get to the series’ much-anticipated 13th installment—but now we’ve gotten some intriguing news.Read more...

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Disney’s new Mary Poppins movie, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda , and directed by Rob Marshall, is finally official! The sequel will be called Mary Poppins Returns and it’ll be released Christmas Day 2018. So, you’d imagine a third film to be called Mary Poppins Forever followed by Mary and Jack, then Mary Poppins Begins, followed by The Mary Poppins, The Mary Poppins Rises and then rebooted with Mary Poppins V Amelia Bedelia.Read more...

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Marvel’s Civil War II #1 comic event finally begins tomorrow, but are you prepared? Fear not, because we’re here with the answers to all your questions, as well as everything else you should know about Civil War II.Read more...

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Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Approaching the Unknown is a new space movie starring Mark Strong as a man on a solo mission to Mars who has to keep his ship and his sanity from falling apart. In this exclusive clip, we see his final human interaction before continuing his journey.Read more...

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Sometime in the wasted future, a four-eyed fellow has only his dog for companionship—which is fine most of the time, but it sure is a lonely existence. When the pup digs up a radio that somehow still works, the duo embarks on a journey to see who or what might be sending a signal. Read more...

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In a teaser for production on Transformers: The Last Knight starting this month—yes, that does appear to be a thing that happens now—this was revealed with a robot face and a rumbling sort of growl sound. We have no idea what it means.Read more...

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After a 2003 adaptation of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s graphic novel failed to launch a hoped-for franchise—and a 2013 TV series never made it past the pilot stage—20th Century Fox is once again tackling The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.Read more...

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Several years ago, rumors began to swirl that Marvel Studios was going to send Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk into space for an adaptation of the popular comic storyline , Planet Hulk. Now that Hulk now going into the cosmos for Thor: Ragnarok, this could be the time.Read more...

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There’s no doubt we lost Stanley Kubrick before we were ready. He died in 1999 at the age of 71, fresh off his first movie in over a decade with no plans of stopping. In fact, a new interview reveals after the release of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick wanted to make a movie about Pinocchio.Read more...

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Last Wednesday, I reported that No Man’s Sky had been delayed. For two days, up until the game’s developers confirmed the news, I received a stream of nasty messages, angry tweets, and, as has become a standard part of gaming culture, threats against me and my family.Read more...

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You know how people often complain that the hojillion TV spots any big movie receives these days often let you see most of the damn film before it’s even out? This latest TV spot for Ghostbusters features a scene that was probably best saved for the movie.Read more...

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Well, more specifically Amazon Japan is. But considering that these Japanese shows will be available worldwide—part of a new slate of original programming for Prime Video—it’s a chance for fans all over the world to see these shows legally, too.Read more...

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We have the very first photos of the Potters in the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play. Ginny (Poppy Miller) looks like a perfectly normal adult, Albus Severus (Sam Clemmett) looks like an average Hogwarts student, and Harry (Jamie Parker) very much looks like he’s ready to toss this whole wizarding thing in a lake.Read more...

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Platinum is one of the rarest and most useful metals on the planet. A new video from Cody’s Lab explains why a significant amount of this precious element exists in the dirt and dust by the roadside—and how it can be extracted.Read more...

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Lego’s “Ideas” project has already given us sets based on everything from Doctor Who to Ghostbusters, from the Curiosity Rover to Women in science. But goddammit, they should really add this Mystery Science Theater 3000 set to that growing list of awesomeness.Read more...

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The Man from Earth is getting a sequel. Willa Holland has some harsh words for DC over its treatment of Arrow and The Flash. Plus, teasers for the next season of Scream, new Star Trek Beyond posters, and more footage from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Spoilers Get!Read more...

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Lunette is a short film by Phoebe Warries about a lone wolf’s very special relationship with the moon—and the important impact it has across the natural world. It’s a quiet work the filmmaker describes as “fantasy-based,” with animal animation that’s lovely and simple without being too cute.Read more...

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Dan Aykroyd has a cameo in this summer’s Ghostbusters reboot, so it’s not like his opinion comes without a certain bias—obviously, he wants the movie to do well. But if the O.G. proton pack-slinger is to be believed, the new Ghostbusters is absolutely not to be missed. From Aykroyd’s WhoSay page:Read more...

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