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Comics writer Tom King’s work is at its very strongest when it’s focused on the internal, emotional struggles characters are going through as they’re also fighting to save the world. King’s upcoming DC Comics limited series Heroes in Crisis lives in that space.Read more...

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Director Brad Bird didn’t spend the full 14 years since the release of the first Incredibles making Incredibles 2, but he’s been thinking about it the whole time.Read more...

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For a limited time, if you sign up for a free Audible trial, not only will you get two audiobooks of your choice, you’ll also get $20 off Anker’s Roav Viva to help you listen to them.Read more...

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One of the best things about AMC’s Preacher is just how weird it can be. One minute, it’s just a bunch of friends driving in a car. The next minute, Hitler is trying to break out of hell. At any second, basically anything can happen.Read more...

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Big changes have been happening in the upper echelons of Warner Bros.’ DC superhero division, and they might mean that the Fastest Man Alive’s upcoming solo film won’t be quite as dark as his infamous 2011 time-travel comics storyline. A new report gives us updates on the Flash’s solo film, something we haven’t had in…Read more...

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As I was watching Legion’s season finale, my husband peered around the corner just long enough to say: “This is kind of pretentious.” That sums up the second season in a nutshell, a lot of style relishing in its own unearned brilliance. And while the season finale was both stylistically and narratively great, even…Read more...

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The Handmaid’s Tale has unleashed a lot of horrors this season. Many episodes have been so full of despair they’ve been hard to watch. And while “Smart Power” does contain a few awful moments, taken as a whole it’s the most triumphant hour season two has delivered so far. Praise be.Read more...

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From the moment the horrifying, demonic nun from hell made her first appearance in The Conjuring 2, it was obvious that she’d eventually make her triumphant return to the screen to scare the shit out of everything. Folks, the time has come—check out the first trailer for The Nun.Read more...

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Jeff Goldblum casually expresses his desire for a new Fly movie. Paul Rudd discusses the daunting task of following Avengers: Infinity War with Ant-Man and The Wasp. Amazon says the Dark Tower TV show is still forging ahead. Plus, behind-the-scenes on Bumblebee, and creepy new posters for The First Purge. Spoilers now!Read more...

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I hope Diana likes tracksuits.Read more...

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The debut trailer is here for Disney’s Dumbo live-action remake, a Greatest Showman-esque spectacle from the mind of Tim Burton. And geez that elephant looks depressed. Read more...

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I always assumed I wasn’t the kind of person who’d be willing to take candy from a baby. A lollipop is easy to resist, but this epic toy box built to look like a miniature Star Wars Sandcrawler? Someone distract Matthew Regonini’s son so I can sneak this wonderful creation into my trunk.Read more...

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Last night at the E3 gaming expo, Sony and Insomniac Games gave us another amazing look at the PS4 Spider-Man game dropping this September, introducing us to a few of Peter Parker’s worst enemies... six of them, in fact. In the comics, six is a rather unlucky number for Spidey, because it’s the size of one of his most…Read more...

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The prospect of Avatar sequels actually existing still feels pretty foreign to fans. However, the people making them are years into the process—and one of the series’ most famous stars has already wrapped her part.Read more...

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Bobcat Goldthwait is one of the most twisted filmmakers out there—and now, he’s bringing that dark, funny, off-the-wall sensibility to TV, complete with live-action and animated characters, werewolves, Satan, demons, mermaids, and more.Read more...

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We got a peek at Cyberpunk 2077 during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, but other than verifying that the cyberpunk setting will, in fact, have mohawks and buildings that appear to have been smuggled out of Blade Runner while nobody was looking, we didn’t actually learn much. Today, CD Projekt divulged some real…Read more...

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Yup, this again. The Batman. Ben Affleck. Matt Reeves. Will they? Won’t they? Does anyone really know?Read more...

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When we tend to (very fondly) remember Deep Space Nine, we champion its boldness: serialized storytelling, a darker look at a utopia in crisis, the daunting dramas of the Dominion War. But it wasn’t always a bleak examination of Trek in wartime—and the latest expansion for Cryptic’s free-to-play Star Trek Online, …Read more...

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One of the best parts of Solo: A Star Wars Story is Lando Calrissian’s piloting droid, L3-37, who’s been uniquely pieced together and upgraded from parts of other droids. Patrick Stefanski has essentially done the same thing to turn Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant into a desktop version of L3-37 who answers to your…Read more...

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Star Trek: Discovery has had more downs than ups, but a couple of standout moments did remind us of the Star Trek universe we know and love. The best (so far) has to be the seventh episode of the series, “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.” Discovery’s foray into time loops wasn’t exactly heavy on plot, but it…Read more...

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Today is the anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the film that launched the legendary Indiana Jones franchise. In this exclusive video for io9, Backyard VFX artist Joey Shanks recreates the Ark reveal that melted a million faces. The video also features behind-the-scenes interviews from Raiders that demonstrate…Read more...

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If you saw Hereditary when it came out this past weekend, chances are the creepy horror movie is still under your skin, despite any effort to scrub or claw it away. That’s exactly the way writer/director Ari Aster wants you to feel.Read more...

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Today Nintendo closed out the 2018 E3 press gauntlet with a streamed conference that was largely focused on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with only a few other announcements peppered in for flavor.Read more...

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Where were you the first time you heard Utada Hikaru’s “Simple and Clean”? More importantly, which version of the song was it?Read more...

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Damon Lindelof recently penned a lengthy letter to fans explaining that his Watchmen television show for HBO would be set in a world that exists after the events of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ beloved comic series. Now, an early set photo might have revealed just how different that world is.Read more...

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