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The bad news is that we’re not going to get a new Batmobile with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sequel, Justice League. The good news is that Mattel has created a remote control version of Ben Affleck’s batride with so many features that could probably be used as a miniature replica in the film.Read more...

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Nearly a month after HBO unveiled the first eerie teasers for The Leftovers’ third and final season, we have the closest thing yet to a trailer for the apocalyptic drama. And if you thought the mass disappearance of season one was bad, get ready for more Biblical-style drama to come.Read more...

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Mass Effect: Andromeda will cast players as explorer frontier-folk, looking to find a new home for humanity. And, just like any attempts to plant a flag on new territory, there’s going to be a lot of fighting along the journey.Read more...

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Riverdale loves nothing more than casting former teen idols as the adults of this show. So far, this show has gifted us with Luke Perry as Archie’s dad, Fred. We know that soon his mom will show up, played by Molly Ringwald. And last night we met Jughead’s dad, Skeet Ulrich. These former stars as a layer of meta-irony…Read more...

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If you’re a fan of science fiction and fantasy books, this has been a good week for you. Along with Philip Pullman finally giving the follow-up to His Dark Materials a release date, Neil Gaiman has announced that his next work will be a sequel to Neverwhere.Read more...

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Hugh Jackman might be hanging up his claws after Logan, but director James Mangold is determined to keep the Wolverine saga going with X-23.Read more...

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The show’s done spy-fi. It’s done ‘80s P.I. shows. And now, the latest target of Sterling Archer and friends is the seedy world of noir. It looks incredible.Read more...

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Chip Zdarsky, Kris Anka, and Matthew Wilson’s Star-Lord comic, which released its third issue this week, is great so far. It’s telling a fun tale of Peter Quill making his way while stuck on Earth without his fellow Guardians of the Galaxy around. But we’re not here to talk about that. We’re here to talk about abs.Read more...

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All the debate can finally be laid to rest. We’re about to finally know what happened to Jar Jar Binks after Revenge of the Sith, and what he’s been doing since Return of the Jedi.Read more...

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White Wolf Publishing released its first two World of Darkness video games in more than a decade this week. Vampire the Masquerade: We Eat Blood and Mage the Ascension: Refuge won’t scratch that Bloodlines itch, but as interactive fiction goes they’re very cool. Read more...

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It’s classic horror set-up: person who suffers trauma goes to a place that’s supposed to make them better. But once they get there, they find themselves face-to-face with the horrifying discover of... James Franco’s goofy-ass mustache.Read more...

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BBC America announced that Kevin Smith has signed on to write, direct, and executive produce a TV show based on the Sam and Twitch comic book series from Image Comics. This is probably bittersweet news for anyone who’s been waiting decades for that long-talked-about Spawn reboot, including Spawn himself.Read more...

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It’s hard to believe that in just a few years that DC’s ‘40s pinup takes on its female characters, the Bombshells, have evolved from a small line of statuettes to a full on merchandising empire—they even got an excellent comic book! Ahead of this weekend’s New York Toy Fair, we’ve got an exclusive look at what’s to…Read more...

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Titan Comics is adding another Games Workshop tabletop game to its comic book roster—and this one is somehow even weirder and crazier than even the grim dark future of their Warhammer 40,000 comics. Yes, brutal world of (extremely) fantasy contact sports that is Blood Bowl is getting its own comic series.Read more...

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More accurately the Pokémon Mega Construx are coming, as Nintendo’s pocket monsters become the latest license to join Mattel’s recently re-branded line of construction toy sets. Anything is better than Ionix.Read more...

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Final Fantasy XV was worth the wait, and if you missed out on the December holiday discounts, Amazon’s marked it back down to $40. Other than a one-day $35 Gold Box deal, that’s the best price we’ve seen.Read more...

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We’ve got four pieces of art, each heralding a Looney Tune’s insertion into the life of a classic DC comics character. And the pairings are the only things we know.Read more...

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Bender, the lovable rascal from Futurama, was never shy when it came to adult-only content. He loved going to robot strip clubs, had a string of girlfriends (including a ship), and was even arrested for pimping. But Bender Bending Rodriguez never took off someone’s pants and admired the length of their dick. Until…Read more...

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When Marvel announced that the re-revived Ben Reilly would be getting his own series once more as the Scarlet Spider, the company also revealed that Ben would get a brand new suit to swing around in. It... was a bit off. Its creepy little smile defying all sense of comic book spandex weirded us the hell out. But it…Read more...

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The best visual effects are the ones we don’t even see. In Rogue One, we know Tarkin isn’t physically there and that the Death Star doesn’t really exist. So it’s the landscapes that are the true magic: entire worlds created in a computer to build out and expand a little sliver of actual filming, or nothing at all.Read more...

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Just the fact that it’s one of three projects tackling the same idea already suggests a problem. But there are a lot more warning signs that maybe, maybe, this isn’t the best project for Sam Raimi to be tackling.Read more...

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We’re long overdue for a film where Michael Peña gets to save the world. His upcoming role in C.H.I.P.s might be close, and he does consider Ant-Man a friend, but in his new movie Extinction, he’s going for the whole thing.Read more...

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Belle is one of the coolest and smartest princesses of the Disney Renaissance, but not much is known about her besides her love of books and bestiality. Emma Watson, who’s taken on the role for the live-action Beauty and the Beast remake, has shared some details on how Belle’s backstory has been expanded... and how…Read more...

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There is a movie coming out in April where Anne Hathaway becomes a giant, Godzilla-like monster. It’s called Colossal. Maybe you’ve read about it or seen a sneak peak, but now a full trailer is here.Read more...

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Marvel has just released a gorgeous piece of Alex Ross artwork with a simple tagline: “Generations—coming summer 2017.” That’s it. But what the hell is it? It’s time to start speculating.Read more...

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