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When the very first trailer for Fox’s Logan dropped last year, it was the ad’s careful use of Johnny Cash’s haunting “Hurt” that suggested the movie would have an emotional weight and depth to it unlike any other X-Men flick. The song was always perfect crystallization of the older Wolverine’s painful struggle, but in…Read more...

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Before the Power Rangers reboot hit theaters a few months, Lionsgate talked a big game about having long-term plans for the movie franchise. Those plans might have to be shelved now, though, thanks to a disastrous box office performance in China this past weekend.Read more...

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Superman needs Lois Lane. It’s built into the fabric of his narrative. He’s an all-powerful, godlike creature and he needs something human to keep him tethered to this world and give him a little weakness the rest of us can empathize with. Human characters like the Flash and Green Arrow don’t need characters like…Read more...

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Everyone’s angry at everyone else in the last War for the Planet of the Apes trailer, which makes sense, as the excellent prequel trilogy has always been building up to one final battle for the fate of human and simian kind. By the looks of it, it’s going to be one hell of a fight.Read more...

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Aquaman recruits a Power Ranger. Michael Fassbender is confirmed for another X-Men appearance. Get a first look at the familiar Predators of the Predator reboot. Plus, when to expect the return of The X-Files, tiny new snippets of Wonder Woman footage, and tons of Doctor Who pictures. To me, my Spoilers!Read more...

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Namco Bandai announced a new virtual reality experience called Evangelion VR: The Soul Seat. Read more...

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The first trailer for the Adam Scott-Craig Robinson paranormal comedy Ghosted is here, and despite the show’s great premise and cast, this initial glimpse of it is pretty disappointing.Read more...

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Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa might be best known for being the creative team that brought Marvel’s Amadeus Cho to life, but their latest collaboration is bringing another Asian-American hero into the comic book fold: a little boy named Stanford, and the giant robot he calls his best friend.Read more...

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When Star Trek Discovery is going to make it to the airwaves is anyone’s guess. Until then, though, we’ve got what looks like the next best thing: Seth MacFarlane’s spoof of the franchise, The Orville.Read more...

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A soundtrack can often make or break a film. Daft Punk’s work on Tron: Legacy helped make that sequel mostly watchable, but it turns out that score works even better for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, as Patrick Collins discovered when he brilliantly mashed up both films.Read more...

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Star Trek’s Mirror Universe is one of the most enduring storylines across the whole franchise, and will always have a sinisterly-goatee’d place in our hearts. A new IDW comic plans to bring the Next Generation crew to the Mirror Universe—but how? We spoke to the team behind Mirror Broken to learn more.Read more...

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Though The Mummy stars Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, one of the most intriguing characters is played by Russell Crowe. The Oscar winner is Dr. Jekyll, a key figure in the new Universal Monsters film universe, and this new video reveals his dark side.Read more...

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This morning we got our first good look at The Gifted, Marvel and Fox’s new TV series about a family on the run from an anti-mutant government taskforce. And while a lot of what the show has in store is being kept under wraps, the trailer has a few hints about the state of mutant-kind in this new show, and none of…Read more...

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We’ve known since last fall about the planned TV show based on The Purge, the series of films that imagine an America that allows, encourages, and delights in one night per year of lawless anarchy and violence. We now have an even better idea of how that concept will translate to the small screen. Long story short: it…Read more...

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Once Upon a Time has written the final page and closed the book. The Final Battle hinted at since the beginning of the show is over, and everyone has gotten their happy endings (including one person who totally didn’t deserve it). Then, why is the show coming back for another season?Read more...

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After two massive hit films, one might think coming back for a third would be a no-brainer. But that wasn’t the case with James Gunn. The writer/director of the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films recently revealed the reason why he almost didn’t come back for Vol. 3—but if you haven’t seen Vol. 2 yet, you should…Read more...

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Fans of the long-running series might want to skip Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. The director’s follow-up to Prometheus is not only disappointing, it somehow manages to make both films worse. It’s not a complete loss, though, thanks to talented stop-motion artist Serene Teh who made this amazing Alien:…Read more...

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Despite being Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, the real star of Logan turned out to be Dafne Keen. Finding a very young actress to not only share a screen with Jackman, but sometimes outshine him, sounds like a nearly impossible task. But after you see this clip of Keen’s audition, you’ll realize casting her…Read more...

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Together again, at last! Big Finish and the BBC have just announced that David Tennant and Billie Piper will reprise their roles as The Doctor and Rose for a series of three new audio dramas, marking the first proper new outing for the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler together in nearly a decade.Read more...

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According to his publicist, actor Powers Boothe died in his sleep last night in his Los Angeles home due to natural causes at the age of 68.Read more...

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By its very nature, Doctor Who is a formulaic show. You’ve got the Doctor, you’ve got a companion, they go on an adventure, there’s a scary monster, they overcome it , and are back in the TARDIS in time to do it all over again. But its latest episode did something to twist that: it gave some major consequences to the…Read more...

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Humans have a hard time coming to grips with death, prompting them to come up with deities and beliefs that revolve around being judged and leaving a legacy. The newest episode of American Gods offers up a poignant spin on the mythological afterlife and teases ominous consequences for those who refuse to pass over to…Read more...

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At the start of the year, Geoff Johns teased his return to comics writing with a simple teaser image: The glowering brow of Watchmen’s Dr. Manhattan. Now we know just what he’s up to, and it has huge ramifications for the DC comics universe.Read more...

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Even though Games of Thrones will conclude after its eighth season next year, HBO is currently developing a whole mess of new shows set in Westeros. In a new Livejournal post, though, George R.R. Martin sheds new light on the five pilot scripts in the works and explains why he doesn’t like calling the projects…Read more...

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As you may be aware, I’m very interested in the rich, complex world Pixar has created for the Cars series of movies. Maybe a little too interested. The movies, while enjoyable as simply fun animated movies about cars, nevertheless bring up a great deal of complex issues when given greater scrutiny. Now I’ve finally…Read more...

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