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If you know Janina Gavankar, chances are, it’s from her turn on True Blood or as the protagonist in the singleplayer campaign of Star Wars: Battlefront 2, where she played the (fantastic) Iden Versio. Now the actress and writer is getting to work on a rad monster movie based on Hindu mythology. Read more...

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Yesterday was the day commonly celebrated by nerds everywhere (yes, that includes us) as Batman Day. If you didn’t spend any time brooding over the Dark Knight yesterday, today we’ve got just the thing. Read more...

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I’m glad Archer is back. Like, real Archer, without weird fantasy coma worlds or film noir or whatever. Just spy hijinks, dysfunctional characters, and the slow, painful possibility of growth. Read more...

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Giancarlo Esposito is a well respected actor. He played Gus Fring on Breaking Bad. He filled up the screen as Moff Gideon on The Mandalorian. But that pales in comparison to the challenge before him now: playing a cartoon villain on DuckTales. Read more...

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The most prestigious award combination in entertainment, the EGOT—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony—is an incredible accomplishment for any musician/actor/creator. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are a little closer. Read more...

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Kamala Khan’s TV debut is in the works, and Disney has assembled a marvelous (ahem) directorial team. Read more...

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Think of it less like a return than a resurrection. Read more...

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Almost a year after it was first revealed, the Lego 1989 Tim Burton Batmobile remains my favorite Lego set of all time. The model is gigantic, packed with fun details, and a beautiful recreation of an iconic vehicle. So I’m glad to see that Lego has given another one of Batman’s wonderful toys the brick treatment with…Read more...

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The work of artist Scott Listfield is unmistakable. Not because of his vivid landscapes. Not because of his brash exploration of pop culture and advertising. No, it’s that damned astronaut in the middle that gives it away.Read more...

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A few days ago at Sony’s splashy PlayStation 5 showcase event, a long-rumored video game made its official debut: Hogwarts Legacy, an action-RPG set in the universe created by the current celebrity face of anti-trans hate, J.K. Rowling. Approaching media created by problematic figures is always a messy prospect, but …Read more...

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, where our latest adventures into all things shiny and plastic have taken a turn for the spooky. This week, Hasbro summons up an an entire army of Dinobots, Mattel turns its hand to The Rise of Skywalker, and so much more. Check it out!Read more...

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One of the interesting things about living in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic has been discovering ways to experience the area vicariously through different forms of media (because it’s dangerous to be out and about beyond necessary errands). While the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie might not be the first…Read more...

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The live-action adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s modern classic Your Name has a new director. Lee Isaac Chung (Minari) has been brought aboard to helm this new take on the blockbuster anime, as well as rewrite the script.Read more...

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Tom Savini is one of the greatest special effects make-up artists ever—a master of masks, creatures, prosthetics, fake blood, and screamingly gruesome ways to die. But he actually got his show-biz start as an actor, and over the years he’s tapped into those talents and popped up in some very cool places.Read more...

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Miles Morales is saving New York City, one bridge at a time, with PlayStation recently sharing exciting new gameplay footage from Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. So we’re paying tribute to the web-slinger with a gif party. Thwip!Read more...

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The third run of Darth Vader at Marvel Comics has done a grand job building on its predecessor’s examinations of the titular Dark Lord. It’s looked at him both as the fascinating figure of power we’ve admired across Star Wars’ long history, but also as the equally intriguing bridge between Star Wars’ original and…Read more...

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At the end of Harley Quinn’s second season, the show gave fans almost everything they’ve always wanted and closed out on a note that truly works as a satisfying end to the foul-mouthed series. But why be content with just two seasons of damned-good storytelling when you can have a third?Read more...

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Part of the allure of Disney parks’ Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge has been that you could only get Galaxy’s Edge merch at Galaxy’s Edge. Soon, that’ll no longer be the case. io9 and Gizmodo can exclusively reveal that starting September 28, Disney will put select Galaxy’s Edge merchandise, including those amazing Legacy…Read more...

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Twenty-five years after its U.S. television premiere, the impact of Sailor Moon on Japanese and Western animation remains undeniable. With its distinct visual vocabulary, story structure, and defined character archetypes, the series not only served as the blueprint for the many Japanese magical girl anime series that…Read more...

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Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller Raised By Wolves is officially a hit: today, HBO Max announced it’s ordered a second season. The show—about a pair of androids raising human children on an alien planet—distinguishes itself from other sci-fi fare with its striking visuals, and that includes the costumes. Read more...

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Lovecraft Country is an ensemble show about multiple members of the interconnected Freeman, Baptiste, and Braithwaite families, which made it important for certain characters to be expanded upon from their counterparts in the books. In particular, Wunmi Mosaku’s Ruby and Abbey Lee’s Christina have been given more…Read more...

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Many people would agree that Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a straight-up masterpiece. That’s not some wild stretch. And yet, ask those same people what the best Steven Spielberg movies are and there’s a very good chance it barely makes the top five. (Seriously. I ran a poll to check this. It’s true.) To make a…Read more...

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Remember The Littles? It’s fine if you don’t. It’s one of the billions of lesser-loved ‘80s cartoons, based on the long-running but still lesser-known children’s novels of the same name. The premise is almost identical to The Borrowers, in which a group of extremely tiny people secretly live inside humans’ houses…Read more...

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During an early chat with SungWon Cho (aka ProZD), he told me that most of what he does is in service of his ambition to be a voice actor: Doing the job, rather than any specific role, is the dream. SungWon’s story is a powerful one of a person setting their sights on something and never losing focus.Read more...

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