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As I struggle to fall asleep after a night of Destiny 2, the game keeps running through my mind. It’s like getting a song stuck in my head: I see the flash of combat and feel the rumbling controller in my hand. But I rarely hear the sounds of battle. Instead, I hear voices.Read more...

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Thanks to Marvel, superhero movies and post-credit scenes basically go hand in hand. Recently, Marvel has really played with that expectation, going super excessive with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and including a knowing wink in Spider-Man: Homecoming. DC movies, on the other hand, have never felt beholden to…Read more...

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Blade Runner 2049 is already looking to answer some of the biggest mysteries about the world of the iconic movie (although maybe not Blade Runner’s most enduring mystery). But a new rumor swirling around the sequel about one potential returning star opens a whole new can of worms for 2049 to tackle.Read more...

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Years before extended cuts were a commonplace re-release for movies, the original Richard Donner Superman movie received a bumper cut—nearly 40 minutes longer—when it aired on TV. Now, decades after its premiere, that cut of the movie is finally being released on Blu-ray.Read more...

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Last week, we learned that if Harrison Ford punches you in the face on set, he will also give you a booze to apologize. Now, there’s a special branded whiskey he can give to Ryan Gosling the next time he hits him in the face. Read more...

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Whether you’re in the market for a new gaming PC, or just want some accessories for your current rig, today’s Amazon Gold Box has you covered.Read more...

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You may not know the name Gin D. Wong, but you definitely know his work. He’s responsible for some of the most iconic buildings in Los Angeles, including the Theme Building at the Los Angeles Airport (pictured above), and he even inspired the designers of the legendary 1962 animated TV show The Jetsons. Wong died on…Read more...

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Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to formally announce if an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is going to happen, but Sideshow Collectibles is more than happy to give us a sneak peek of what the character might look like if the film gets made.Read more...

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Depending on how you look at it, comic book variant covers are either a delightful added bonus to the comic collecting experience... or a semi-shady cash grab publishers use to confuse readers into buying multiple issues of the same story.Read more...

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Imagine you were 10 years old and given five minutes to tear through a toy store. You’d sprint in, grab everything you wanted, and fall down from exhaustion at the end. It would be an amazing time, but with so much happening so fast, what would the real, lasting memory be? That experience, in movie form, is Kingsman:…Read more...

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Today, Rian Johnson explained that a group of porgs—the adorably grumpy creatures from Star Wars: The Last Jedi that are rapidly becoming overexposed—is called a “murder,” like with crows. That is boring. We know you can do better.Read more...

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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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