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Fear the Walking Dead returned Sunday as what felt like a very different show. It felt more like an episode of Lost, really, focusing on one single character—in this case Nick—and flashing back to reveal a significant piece of his past.Read more...

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Last week, Amazon accidentally let slip that a new bumper collection including all six extended editions of Peter Jackson’s Middle-Earth movies together for the very first time was on its way—and that it apparently had a humongous price tag. We thought it couldn’t possibly be true, but apparently we were wrong.Read more...

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Thor and Loki are in a peculiar locale in new Thor: Ragnarok set footage. The Flash casts a former Teen Titan-turned-villain. Charlie Cox talks about Daredevil’s journey in Defenders. Plus, new pictures from Luke Cage and Red Dwarf, and even more American Horror Story teasers. To me, my Spoilers!Read more...

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Remember that time Stephen Colbert brought physicist Brian Greene on The Late Show to demonstrate the concept of gravitational waves with green lasers? Yeah, that was pretty awesome. Now there’s a handy DIY demonstration for those of us without access to that kind of technology, courtesy of science presenter Steve Mould.Read more...

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Screengrabber SummerSlam Ends With Brock Lesnar Tearing A New Hole In Randy Orton’s Skull | Jezebel British Runner Lynsey Sharp Protests Testosterone Suppression Rule Change | Gizmodo Did Millennials Ruin the Olympics? | Gawker Fuck It |Read more...

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As reported earlier , Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared at the 2016 Rio Olympics’ closing ceremony as Mario. But that wasn’t the only Japanese pop culture cameo.Read more...

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It’s been less than a day since Chuck Tingle lost at the Hugo Awards for his prized short story Space Raptor Butt Invasion, and he’s already being pounded in the butt by it.Read more...

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The Voice of Night Vale is opening up about being diagnosed with HIV, and shutting down stigmas about living with the disease.Read more...

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The Walking Dead’s heroes have already survived zombie hoards, cannibals, and being hit in the head by Negan (with one pending exception). But that’s apparently only the beginning of the shit that’s getting hurled their way.Read more...

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The Star Wars community is rallying around a man with cancer who wants nothing but to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story before he passes.Read more...

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What do you do with your old Game Boy? Some of us try and boot it up for the first time in decades, while others look at this brick that we played with in our childhood and make something of it. Read more...

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The Hugo Awards proved once again that progress trumps nostalgia, as women, especially women of color, were the top winners of the night.Read more...

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The latest trailer for the Ridley Scott-produced horror Morgan quadruples down on one of the biggest current trends in science fiction: Trying, and failing, to create the perfect woman.Read more...

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In what might be the weirdest Olympics tie-in since suggesting that Olympians eat McDonald’s, the US Pentathlon Team for the 2016 Rio Olympics has teamed up with The Expendables star Dolph Lundgren in, well, I simply can’t do it justice.Read more...

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We’ve been a bit cautious for the past several months about the new Jumanji flick. After all, the original is well beloved (at least for 90s kids), and it seems weird to remake the semi-serious kids movie as an outright buddy comedy. Well, Jumanji star Dwayne Johnson is putting our fears to rest (kind of).Read more...

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It’s a race to the finish, with chariots on one side and pods on the other. In the end, though, Charlton Heston always wins.Read more...

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Yeah, you heard right. There was a freaking gun retailer at a comic convention. But, it didn’t last long.Read more...

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Come on Broadway, you know you’re not supposed to say his name three times.Read more...

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Director Stanley Kubrick left us way too soon back in 1999. Still, his 13 feature films continue to factor heavily into popular culture, from visual effects and dialogue, all the way down to the powerful marketing—like the iconic poster for 1987's Full Metal Jacket, adopted by artist Orlando Arocena with a scifi spin for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.Read more...

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As publishers often do for comics series that get turned into multimillion-dollar films, DC Comics is offering up a new Suicide Squad series. The first issue is not very good. But there’s been a much better version of the motley crew black-ops squad concept running around in the wild that the House of Superman has nothing to do with—and that’s probably for the best.Read more...

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“Don’t buy scalped tickets” is a good lesson at any time. But really don’t buy scalped tickets if you’re in London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The production has just taken some drastic measures and you could be out a lot of money.Read more...

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The filmmakers behind 2018's Avengers: Infinity War probably aren’t ready to talk too much about its secrets but Vin Diesel doesn’t give a fuck. On Facebook Live, the voice of Groot revealed that, yes, he and the Guardians of the Galaxy will be in the next Avengers film.Read more...

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It’s still hard to imagine that Westworld is so close, especially given both the rumors of its delay and the tumultuous production. But now it’s just months away, we can start getting a much better picture of just what the series will look like.Read more...

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Over decades of comics, hundreds of writers and artists have made huge impacts on characters we all know and love—reshaping them and defining them to tell bold new stories or add huge developments to their legacy. But who did it best? Who had your favorite run of a comic book?Read more...

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The Martin Lawrence/Will Smith action movie franchise Bad Boys isn’t something you’d normally see covered on io9 or Gizmodo. But when you get a chance to be the first person ever to talk to the writer/director of the film, Joe Carnahan, about it, you make an exception.Read more...

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