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Whoa. We’ve been getting dribs and drabs of reveals for Marvel’s upcoming universal reboot over the past week, but it looks like the jackpot has just hit: Comics retailers across the world have received previews for 45(!) of Marvel’s new series, and it sounds like it’s a whole lot of crazy.Read more...

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The battle over SB 277, California’s bill mandating that children must be fully vaccinated to enroll in schools or daycare, has been tough, emotional, and completely bonkers, creating a new wave of vocal anti-vaccination activists, some of whom are willing to dox, harass and threaten anyone speaking in favor of it. SB 277 is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk today. Brown hasn’t said publicly whether he intends to sign the bill.Read more...

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Normally, I love America’s cute Southern drawl. Normally, sweet old ladies who generously bake apple pies for their friends are entirely inoffensive to me. But Tree Trunks can die alone in a forest somewhere in the Land of Ooo and it’d be her best appearance in an episode of Adventure Time.Read more...

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By editing a single gene, researchers from South Korea and China have engineered pigs that produce about twice the amount of muscle as normal pigs. The goal is to produce leaner meat and at higher yields, but early results show it could be a long time before this jacked-up pork appears on your dinner plate.Read more...

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Before Alucard was hunting his vampiric kin on Hellsing there was Vampire Hunter D. A cult favorite among those people who knew the word “anime” back in the ‘80s, D spawned a sequel movie titled Bloodlust in 2000, and now will star in a new animated series! But note I said “animated” and not “anime.”Read more...

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Truth, justice, and...Mother Russia? What would Superman have looked like if he was raised in the Soviet Union. You’ll find out in the complete Superman: Red Son compendium, available on Amazon today for just $11. Read more...

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Is it a reference book? A work of fiction? Tell us about the book you’re rapidly wearing out, and why you keep going back to it.Read more...

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Anne of Green Gables is a children’s classic and deservedly so. In one dramatic scene its heroine, Anne Shirley, uses ipecac to save a dying child. Here’s what ipecac would actually have done, and why it fell out of favor.Read more...

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It’s an MCU blowout as Kevin Feige discusses Black Panther’s origins, the tone of Spider-Man, and the potential for the Wasp in future movies. Plus, Guillermo Del Toro leaves Justice League Dark, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 gets an official title, Wayward Pines could get a second season, and more. To Me, My Spoilers!Read more...

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Gizmodo This Is The One Thing That People Never Understand About Cats | Jalopnik The Truth About Press Cars | Jezebel Convicted Killer Seeks ‘Prince Charming’ On Inmate Pen Pal Service | Kotaku 17 Years Later, StarCraft’s Story Is Finally Coming To An End |Read more...

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Who would be the Inside Out-style voices in your head? Salon asked thirteen comedians that question, including Inside Out star Amy Poehler, who says she calls Phyllis Smith (Fear) all the time just to hear her voice. Read more...

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posted about 17 hours ago on io9
Well this is exciting: director Claire Denis (I Can’t Sleep) and author Zadie Smith (White Teeth) are teaming up to make a science fiction movie. Keep on eye on this one, it’s going to be fascinating.Read more...

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Robert Zemeckis is taking a stand for all of us: No remake, reboot, retool, re-anythinging of Back to the Future. Not while he’s alive. And, he hopes, not after, either.Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on io9
Sometimes, you see a haunting short film that just cries out to become a full-length movie. Case in point: Advantageous, a short film by Jennifer Phang released in 2013. She’s expanded it to full length, and the added time and budget have turned a beautiful short into an eerily intense feature.Read more...

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That title is not hyperbole. This literally shocked me. Son of Batman, an animated movie, is pretty much exactly what the title suggests. And this scene, in which Batman finds out he has a son, is one of the more bizarre and uncomfortable on-screen moments I’ve ever seen.Read more...

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I’m seriously wondering. There have been plenty of TV shows that have gone through a slump, and then miraculously re-emerged. But has any TV show ever dug itself as deep as Falling Skies, and then found its way back out again? Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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Director Paul Feig just revealed the costumes for his Ghostbusters film, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. They’re definitely similar to the ones from the 1984 original film, but have a more realistic, fire fighter vibe to them. But that’s not the only Ghostbusters news today.Read more...

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Recent rumors about the impending Power Rangers reboot seemed to indicate we could be in for a needlessly “gritty” movie. But an alleged new plot synopsis could imply the exact opposite—that we’re getting a movie so achingly ‘90s that it practically oozes MC Hammer pants and Marky Mark.Read more...

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Imagine enduring 25 years of being told that when you were two, you caused the death of your four-month-old brother. Conversely, imagine being the sort of person low enough to frame a toddler for murder. In 1971, a tragedy and its prolonged aftermath would go on to shape more than one life.Read more...

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Harold Ridley was an ophthalmologist treating the eye injuries of British fighter pilots during World War II, when he noticed an odd similarity between those injuries. And what he learned when he looked closer changed how we treat cataracts today.Read more...

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In less than two weeks, the eyes of the world will turn to the Gaslamp District of San Diego, California where over 100,000 fans will cram into the biggest event in pop culture: San Diego Comic-Con. Over the course of four days, it’s geek nirvana for attendees, as well as people following at home.Read more...

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The line between science fiction and fantasy gets pretty wobbly—where do you stick Star Wars?—but some things just straddle it with pure glee. Earlier today, we were debating about shows that are both science fiction and fantasy . But what’s the absolute best blend of the two, of all time?Read more...

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SpaceX experienced yet another setback this past Sunday when its Falcon 9 rocket exploded two minutes after launch . The company is still not sure what went wrong . Here’s a clip of the incident — including the separation of the CRS-7 Dragon — in slow motion. Read more...

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Call it Santa Claus Year One if you want. Or even All Star Santa Claus. However you choose to describe Grant Morrison’s new Klaus comic for Boom Studios, chances are it won’t possible convey the insanity of the barbaric, bloodstained St. Nick in the above cover of issue #1, carrying a deer carcass.Read more...

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I’ve frequently described Funko’s vast range of little Vinyl figures as a force that feels like it’s slowly consuming the entire toy world. Case in point? Our first ever look at merchandise for Batman v Superman, one of the biggest movies of 2016, and it’s of two adorably big-headed, vinyl toys of Batman and Superman.Read more...

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