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If you watched this past Sunday’s season premiere of Game of Thrones, you were treated with a brief return to Dorne, that south-most region of Westeros where last season’s most boring storyline took place. And then, after seeing one of the show’s greatest deviations from the books , you started wondering what the hell is happening here.Read more...

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The hit USA show Mr. Robot put filmmaker Sam Esmail on the map. His first movie, Comet, was criminally underseen and now the success of the TV series has moved the needle on another one of his screenplays. It’s called Sequels, Remakes, and Adaptations.Read more...

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Current A&E drama Damien picks up where The Omen ended, fast-forwarding to cast the Antichrist as a 30-year-old New Yorker who’s rediscovering his demonic destiny. It’s an uneven show . But Satan’s pop-culture moment surges forth with the announcement that an Omen prequel movie is now in the works.Read more...

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Guy Gavriel Kay has carved out a unique niche, writing fantasy novels that take real-life historical settings and transforming them into something new and different. His latest novel, Children of Earth and Sky, takes place in a version of 16th century Europe that’s under threat from a version of the Ottoman Empire, and includes a fictionalized version of real-life Croatian bandits called the Ushoks, who stole from the Venetians and the Ottomans for justice. We talked to Kay about just how he manages to turn real-life history into a world all his own.Read more...

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Oh dear. Even after the recent trailer, much of Rogue One is still a mystery to us. But Mads Mikkelsen might have just pulled the curtain back on a rather important detail about his character. Seriously, big spoilers ahead.Read more...

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I got a bunch of big questions this week: What’s next for Star Wars after Episode IX? Why has The Flash TV series gotten so dumb? And what happens when someone points out the Avengers are also probably murderers? Big answers to follow!Read more...

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Donnie Darko is one of those movies I watched and rewatched endlessly during college. The small, but bold, tale of a troubled young man saving his family and friends spoke to me in ways I don’t quite recall 15 years later. I just know I loved it. However, rewatching the director’s cut of the film (released on DVD in 2004), I found that connection much less potent.Read more...

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This summer some huge, epic action films will be coming to a theater near you, but none of them look like they can hold a candle to Kubo and the Two Strings. The third trailer is here and it shows an adventure on an epic scale we rarely see in movies—and definitely not movies made with stop-motion animation.Read more...

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Time Warner’s Boomerang network will begin airing the animated adventures of Charles Schulz’ “Peanuts” characters starting May 9. The shorts will air daily at 11:30am. However, the characters may not look exactly how fans of the classic cartoons (like A Charlie Brown Christmas) remember.Read more...

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You know that feeling, we’ve all had it. You’re walking in a museum and stumble upon something you think is so simple, a piece that is so ridiculous that you look at it and then look at the people around you and are like, “Oh my god, I could totally do this. How is this art?!” You might even wave your arms in an exasperated fashion. You might think art is stupid. You’re also totally wrong.Read more...

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Season 3 of Rick and Morty is fast approaching, and if you’ve been following the show’s spectacular run thus far you know we left off at something of an uncharacteristic cliffhanger. But things might not be as grim as they appear, especially if you’ve been paying close attention. (Spoilers ahead)Read more...

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Like the country he represents, Captain America has changed a lot over the years. Though the 75-year-old super soldier was born as a reaction to fascism, Cap has gone through all manner of cancellations and team changes, appeared in various shows and PSAs, and come out the other end of Marvel’s cinematic universe as a protofascist bully with lingering PTSD. Read more...

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One of the Deadpool movie’s best elements was how the movie brought his mask to life. This might shock you to learn, but there was an astounding amount of work involved in making a mask that could be as expressive as it is in the comics, but that Ryan Reynolds’ could still see and talk out of.Read more...

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For years, Person of Interest has been right on the cutting edge between commenting on current events and speculating about the future. With its final season, the show is depicting a futuristic nightmare—and yet, it’s also more topical than ever before. We talked to producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman, and they told us the real villain of Person of Interest is Facebook.Read more...

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Richard Adams’ beloved novel—and the infamously traumatizing 1978 animated adaptation—about a group of rabbits in search of a new home is getting an all-star re-imagining from Netflix and the BBC. In? Better roles for female characters. Out? Apparently, some of the novel’s shocking moments of brutality.Read more...

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It’s your friendly neighborhood spider-check-in as Kevin Feig talks Marvel’s involvement in Homecoming, and there’s new footage and details on Spider-Man in Civil War. Get a strange new look at Guardian of the Galaxy Volume 2's new hero. Plus, new Game of Thrones pictures, and Dark Tower casting. Behold, Spoilers!Read more...

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When the world first met Jamie Foxx, he was doing weird, out there comedy. He’s since evolved into an Oscar-winning actor—but an upcoming role will bring him back to that space. He’s in early talks to star in The Happytime Murders, an R-rated puppet comedy produced by the Jim Henson Company.Read more...

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The UK’s Arthur C. Clarke Award just announced its six book finalists for 2016—and the result is a combination of books you might not expect, and books you probably haven’t read yet. Read more...

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Sideshow Collectibles is probably best known as a fine purveyor of incredibly fancy (and expensive) premium figures and statues. But it has also branched out into making its very own fantasy world—and to celebrate a new book based on it, we’ve got a new comic miniseries to set it all up.Read more...

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Fittish 12-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Runs Half-Marathon | Jezebel Prince William and Duchess Kate Are Your Favorite Well-Meaning White Friends | Gizmodo A Body Has Been Found at Apple Headquarters [Updating] | Gawker Sarah Palin’s Own on Ted Cruz Is a “Slam Dunk” (Basketball Term) |Read more...

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Most of Animal Planet’s “Monster Week” programming is designed to promote the season finale of its highest-rated program, River Monsters, a show about ferocious fish. But tucked within the schedule is a special entitled Yeti Or Not, which will probe the existence of a certain Himalayan-dwelling giant.Read more...

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Both D&D and Magic: The Gathering have told stories about multiverses and alternate planes of reality, but they’ve never used that conceit to link two of the most iconic games around into one space. Until now, that is, thanks to the release of a free D&D sourcebook to plan out adventures in one of the many planes of Magic.Read more...

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One of the most famous Star Wars characters not in The Force Awakens makes his sequel trilogy debut in a new Lego short film set right before the events of the film. Nice to see you again, Lando Calrissian.Read more...

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Whether or not there’ll be another standalone Iron Man with Robert Downey Jr. has been the subject of a constant back -and -forth debate for a while now. But Downey Jr. isn’t quite done stoking the fires just yet. He just announced he has at least one more solo Iron Man movie left in him.Read more...

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Don DeLillo’s futuristic new novel, Zero K, won’t be released until next month, but it’s already been picked up by FX for a possible TV adaptation. Add that to the book’s glowing review in the New York Times, which compared it to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the future is looking pretty good for Zero K.Read more...

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