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Yup, Steven Spielberg believes in aliens. As if you expected anything different from the man who made E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, War of the Worlds and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.Read more...

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American Horror Story has long been one of the most in-your-face shows on TV, layering fantastical plots with cartoonish violence and knowingly over-the-top acting. Last season’s Roanoke took aim at reality TV, with mixed but generally amusing results. This season’s Cult takes aim at reality itself, and so far it’s…Read more...

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There are certain constants in the world of comic books that are so reliable and so predictable, you can damn near set your watch by them. Lying Cat will always catch you lying. Batman will always brood. Jean Grey will never stay too dead for too long. It’s about that time, folks. The Phoenix is coming back.Read more...

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After Dexter’s Laboratory and Powerpuff Girls, Genndy Tartakovsky wanted to do something different for his next show—an ultra-stylized action series that would adopt a new art style. Tartakovsky also had a reason for Samurai Jack’s cinematic, sparse dialogue: he was burned out after doing two comedy shows.Read more...

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We’ve gotten the first poster and trailer tease for the Tomb Raider reboot, starring Alicia Vikander as the new Lara Croft... and guest-starring a giraffe as her neck.Read more...

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When you watch certain cartoon series long enough, you start to develop a sense for the kinds of stories that the crew, cast, and network are comfortable telling. Of the many kinds of special episodes that The Powerpuff Girls have had, none stand out quite like the ones about adding a new hero to the mix.Read more...

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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite comes out tomorrow, which means today is your last chance to save 20% with Amazon Prime. I call playing as Rocket Raccoon.Read more...

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The newest installment of HBO’s Game of Thrones behind-the-scenes series, The Game Revealed, looks at the long-awaited Stark reunion—well, one of them anyway (sorry Bran!) And I’ve got to say, watching real-life best friends Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner try to keep straight faces during their scenes is just too…Read more...

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I mean, I’m sure there are other rooms you could slather with Pottery Barn’s five-years-too-late collection of Harry Potter items. But one of their suggested room ideas is for a Gryffindor cushy lounge, so obviously that’s all we can think about now.Read more...

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Earlier this summer, a pop-up bar in Chicago began offering Stranger Things fans a chance to visit the “Upside Down,” which was reimagined as an alternate reality where you could also get an Eleven-inspired cocktail. Unsurprisingly, it’s turned out to be a hit, but don’t expect to hold a season two viewing party…Read more...

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Everyone expected It to be a hit, but no one guessed just how big a hit It would be. The adaptation of the Stephen King novel had the largest opening ever for a horror movie ever and continued its momentum into this past weekend, crossing $200 million. We talked to the film’s director and producer duo, Andy and…Read more...

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Westworld may not have won any Emmys on Sunday, but at least they had the emcee in their back pocket—and he was naked.Read more...

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Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s delightful novel about an angel and demon working together in the face of the incoming divine apocalypse is coming to live-action in 2019—but now we have our first official look at Crowley and Aziraphale.Read more...

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Five months ago, the Russian musical group 5’Nizza released a music video for their track, Samoliot, featuring a series of mishaps that were seemingly frozen in time. But while the action was paused, the artists themselves continued to sing as the camera moved around them. It was a clever take on the bullet-time…Read more...

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The Happytime Murders expands its cast. Get a look at Paul Bettany’s mysterious Han Solo character. Stephen Amell hints at a happier future for Oliver Queen in Arrow’s next season. Plus, the first look at The Magicians’ third season and new clips from Rick and Morty and Kingsman: The Golden Circle. To me, my spoilers!Read more...

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The nominations for the 69th Emmy Awards were full of buzzy genre hits which all deserved attention for various reasons. But the undisputed winner of all them tonight was Handmaid’s Tale which took home five awards, including one for star Elisabeth Moss and for Best Drama.Read more...

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All weekend, everywhere I look online, people are hollering about mother!, Aronofsky’s latest phantasmagoric film about a poet, a house, and his preternaturally long-suffering wife. Read more...

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Talking with some fans, Riker himself, Jonathan Frakes, who also took a turn in the director’s chair for an episode of Star Trek: Discovery, shared an interesting tidbit about the upcoming series.Read more...

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Pennywise, for the uninitiated, is a trans-dimensional force of fear and pain that enjoys haunting children, personifying generational trauma, and hanging out in the form of a clown. Read more...

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Filming for the third Avengers film wrapped in July, but not everyone involved got the same amount of access to the in-progress film. Some actors, like Sebastian Stan, didn’t even get to read the script. Read more...

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“Shirtless Mario!” is a skin mod that lets the Italian fighter trade his iconic overalls for swim trunks.Read more...

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We’re only weeks away from the October 6th premiere of the long-awaited Blade Runner sequel. Get a good look at the main cast with these international posters.Read more...

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Fallow Time is a small story about the moments in an adventurer’s life that don’t often get commented on. The moments right before and right after a quest, when the adrenaline stops flowing and the monsters stop coming. When collects themselves, and just... rests.Read more...

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We’ve already known that Channing Tatum would be planning an American spy with a hefty Southern accent in the new Kingsman movie, and now we can check out his introduction in a new clip. Read more...

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Darren Aranofsky has finally managed to do the impossible: convince American movie audiences to outright reject Jennifer Lawrence’s charms. Entertainment Weekly reports that Aronofsky’s new film Mother!—which is currently busy dividing critical opinion with its deranged, allegorical depiction of a woman under…Read more...

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