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Magali Barbé’s very well-done short Strange Beasts runs just over five minutes long, so it doesn’t take too long to get to the twist. But the pacing is just right, and the perfectly-deployed graphics are distracting enough to make the main character’s truly unusual viewpoint on reality a surprise at the end. Read more...

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Director Freddie Wong and showrunner Dez Dolly today shared the first peek at six-part scifi anthology series Dimension 404, which appropriately will begin airing on Hulu on April 4. It’s a very short teaser, but you see Patton Oswalt freaking out in a theater as part of an episode about a killer (literally) 3D movie.Read more...

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The ongoing saga of post-Rebirth Superman culminated this week in the final part of “Superman Reborn” in the pages of Action Comics. It didn’t just forever solve the tale of two Clark Kents though—it had some extremely big ramifications for the whole of the DC Universe.Read more...

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The only thing certain about the future of Star Wars is that there is one. After Episode IX in 2019, Disney hasn’t announced what plans are beyond that. But there will be more and the CEO just said the company has again begun to discuss what the future will hold.Read more...

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Big shocker: turns out Stannis Baratheon felt really bad about slaughtering a bunch of his family members on Game of Thrones and was certain he would go to hell for it, as shown in some recently excised dialogue from his season five death scene. Good, because sacrificing a child to a fire god is a pretty awful thing.Read more...

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I wasn’t aware Rupture existed until about an hour ago. That’s when an email came into my inbox touting a tense scifi film with Noomi Rapace, Peter Stormare, Kerry Bishe, and Michael Chiklis, directed by the guy who made Secretary. Yup, I’ll click on that.Read more...

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Welcome, my post-keteers! This week’s irradiated mailbag is just heaving with questions waiting to be answered by your equally irradiated postman. Should the DC movies introduce New Gods other than Darkseid? Why is Daredevil’s Stick so badass? Plus, Valiant’s movie efforts, half-Vulcan virility, and more. Let’s get to…Read more...

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Flash and Supergirl weren’t the only ones breaking out their singing pipes this week. The Magicians went full Les Misérables on Fillory’s path to war, and we’ve got the full song and dance right here.Read more...

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This weekend, DC and Warner Bros. will reveal the next trailer for Justice League—and they’re going to spend the next two days reminding you of that with a ton of new posters and little snippets of footage. Here’s the first batch, focusing intensively on Atlantis’ king, Aquaman himself.Read more...

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Everyone involved with the new film Life knows exactly what you were thinking. You saw the trailer—people in space being chased by a menacing creature—and immediately assumed, “Great, someone’s ripping off Alien.”Read more...

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He’s drawn Steve Jobs as Wolverine, Cyclops, Batman and Little Nemo. And Robert Sikoryak has cast Donald Trump as Solomon Grundy, the Joker, and Titano the Super-Ape, too. You can ask him about his hilariously detailed work right here.Read more...

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The first full trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale is here, and there’s no doubt it’s going to be one of the most impactful shows of 2017.Read more...

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Brett Ratner, the Rush Hour and Hercules director who co-financed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, thinks the real problem with Hollywood isn’t that people don’t like bad movies. It’s the damn Rotten Tomatoes score that confirms it.Read more...

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Director Niki Caro is confused why anyone would think her live-action Mulan would have no songs. Perhaps it’s because she’s the one who said it would have no songs less than a week ago.Read more...

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Aw, look, little baby Kal-El, Isn’t he cute? Too bad he’s going to grow up to be a murderous despot who beats up all his friends and takes over his adopted homeworld.Read more...

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Gwendoline Christie joins the Darkest Minds adaptation. Laura Dern offers the vaguest of hints about her role in The Last Jedi. Assassin’s Creed is heading to television. Plus, a boatload of new Transformers posters, a new set picture from Infinity War, and new pictures from Orphan Black’s final season. Spoilers now!Read more...

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Legion is getting all the pieces in place for next week’s season finale, and tonight we got a couple pieces of shocking news, including one that confirms David’s ties to the X-Men.Read more...

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It’s short, it’s clever, and it features possibly the most charismatic animated scorpion in cinematic history. Grant Kolton’s By the Name of Boston follows the adventures of a petulant boy and his poisonous BFF, with a story twist at the end you might see coming, and a stylistic one you probably won’t.Read more...

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This summer, a new Spider-Man makes his film debut. Next fall, a film focusing on his frequent opponent Venom should be hitting theaters. And now, a third film based in the Spider-Man universe is in the works, this one starring both Black Cat and Silver Sable.Read more...

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The Power Rangers movie reboot hits theaters this week, and it’s not going to be the last time we see these teenagers with attitude if the man who brought Power Rangers into existence has anything to say about it. In fact, there are plans already under way for a six-part saga.Read more...

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This week we’ve heard that Disney will be looking at “spinoff and prequel” ideas for the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie that has just come out. But they don’t need to look at other options, because there is one obvious and perfect choice: A movie about Gaston.Read more...

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Marvel and Netflix’s Iron Fist has a lot of issues in its mixed first season—but among the muddled mess, there already lies a diamond in the rough, a hero the show was desperately looking for. It’s not Danny Rand, the Living Weapon. It’s Colleen Wing, the superstar Iron Fist deserves.Read more...

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Longtime Lego Star Wars collectors will remember when the original version of the Ultimate Collector Series Rebel Snowspeeder was released in 2004. The set was unfortunately retired a year later, leaving Lego AT-ATs to roam about with impunity, but the toymaker is bringing a totally revamped version back for Star Wars…Read more...

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Amazon has blocked sales for The Corroding Empire, a scifi book from Vox Day’s conservative publishing company Castalia House, because the cover bore an uncanny resemblance to John Scalzi’s latest book, The Collapsing Empire. And it wasn’t a coincidence.Read more...

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