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After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and four months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company. Read more...

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Black Mirror is the kind of show you want to watch knowing almost nothing about. The first images from the third season are perfect in that regard, because they give only a tiny hint at what’s to come—just enough to make you want more.Read more...

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It’s going to be a long while before we get to start hearing solid details about Game of Thrones’ seventh season, considering they’re having to wait for winter to actually come before they can start filming. But what we can do in the meantime is speculate a whole bunch about what these newly revealed casting calls could mean.Read more...

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Here’s a case where film marketers being incurably Western causes a big problem: Arrival released 12 posters depicting alien monoliths appearing across the world. One of them photoshopped a building from Shanghai into a Hong Kong skyline. Oops.Read more...

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To help celebrate Captain America’s 75th anniversary down under, Marvel Comics and Harley-Davidson dealers in Australia and New Zealand teamed up to make a series of 25 custom motorcycles inspired by heroes and villains in the Marvel universe. The results are fantastic, and a terrible tease since none of the custom rides are available for sale.Read more...

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What happens when you go from being one of the most prominent Jedi masters in the galaxy to an old man hiding out in the desert? Well, for one thing, your hair gets really long.Read more...

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What follows is a spoilerific rant. If you have not yet watched the episode and want to save any goodwill you still harbor for Mr. Robot, please turn back now. You have been warned.Read more...

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This is slightly weird. Following Variety’s report that Cyborg (Ray Fisher) was going to crossover into the Flash’s standalone movie, director Rick Famuyiwa has responded on Twitter with a negative. Or, at least, something that sounds like a negative.Read more...

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In the latest episode of Pokémon XYZ, Ash faced off against Alain for the Kalos League Championship. Since Ash has been doing so well this season and since he’s become somewhat of a cooler character, victory seemed possible. Read more...

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The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a show that has tackled some serious subjects, such as cult indoctrination and assault, so maybe the same could be said for another bleak subject matter. Maybe next time they should go for something like... exorcism?Read more...

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It hasn’t been smooth sailing for the MacGyver reboot. We already saw one trailer back in May, which has since been scrapped along with the original pilot. James Wan (Furious 7, The Conjuring)—a show producer who originally planned to helm the pilot, then stepped away—was hastily brought back for damage control.Read more...

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Luke Scott is about to release his much-anticipated debut feature, Morgan, and he’s already got another project lined up: The Hunger, which is not about sexy vampires but ill-fated pioneers. It’s based on a yet-to-be-written novel about the Donner Party, with what Deadline describes as “a Walking Dead-style twist.”Read more...

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Better get your calm, peaceful nights of sleep in while you can, because some awesome nightmares are on the horizon. On September 20, you’ll be able to pick up Blu-rays of three memorable Stephen King adaptations: the 1979 miniseries Salem’s Lot; the 1990 miniseries It; and the 1985 horror anthology Cat’s Eye.Read more...

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I think we all know that the shit the crews of Federation starships go through would provoke some pretty hardcore cursing from even the most stoic of people. Who isn’t going to let out a giant “FUCK” when their best friend is eaten by a salt vampire? Thankfully, a Twitter account has stepped up to fix the problem TV censors caused.Read more...

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Horror operates on the premise that we should be scared of things that lurk in the shadows and creatures that can share or commandeer human bodies. But the first collection of clever action-horror series Cry Havoc shows that shoving weirdness to the fringes only makes it more powerful and more dangerous.Read more...

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It’s still unbelievable that David Bowie is no longer with us. Luckily, his artistic legacy lives on in his work—including one of the greatest science fiction movies ever, The Man Who Fell to Earth. The 1976 Nicholas Roeg film, starring Bowie as an alien in his first big-screen role, marks its 40th anniversary this year with exciting fanfare.Read more...

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This week’s issue of IDW’s Star Trek ongoing brings an end to five years of boldly going for the Kelvin-timeline version of Kirk and friends. But it also faces the pretty daunting task of celebrating Star Trek’s 50th anniversary and mashing together Enterprise crews. Thankfully, it succeeds at both of those things in some pretty touching ways.Read more...

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The summer movie season has a few weeks left, but most of the big guns have already been unleashed. From Captain America: Civil War in May to Warcraft in June, Ghostbusters in July, and Suicide Squad in August, it’s been quite the up and down summer. And we want to know your thoughts.Read more...

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This winter, a pop-up Star Wars cantina is opening at a mystery location in Hollywood, CA. No droids allowed, presumably.Read more...

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They’re already making big waves in streaming shows thanks to Daredevil and friends on Netflix, but Marvel is bringing a new show to another service: fan favorite teenage superteam the Runaways are getting their own TV show on Hulu.Read more...

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For more than 10 years, Invincible has been a love letter to the superhero genre, paying homage and remixing plot beats and character archetypes into a series that’s become a hit unto its own. That run will be ending next year.Read more...

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A comic-book artist draws her dream man, a hotshot film director, who comes alive in animated form as he’s shooting his new movie, an artsy drama about a novelist whose latest project is about a comic-book artist. All three stories intertwine and reality collapses in on itsel in Zoom.Read more...

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Stranger Things has been out in the world for a month, and it’s still all anyone can talk about. As you jam to the soundtrack and prowl thrift stores for the perfect puffy coat for your Barb Halloween costume, you can immerse yourself in the perfectly retro opening credits with the Stranger Things type generator.Read more...

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When Disney opens 14-acre Star Wars areas in California and Florida in the coming years, there’s no doubt everything will be state of the art. In fact, a new patent suggests they’ve figured out a new way to make lightsabers work in the real world, but maybe not in the way you think.Read more...

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