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DC’s Rebirth is on the way, and it’s not just the logo that’s getting a makeover. Plenty of characters will be getting a costume refresh in DC’s roster shake-up as well. It seems like the clown prince of crime might be one of them, judging by this gorgeous variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque.Read more...

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The absolutely terrifying film, The Witch, is now on Blu-ray. It’s a slow-burn period piece that crescendos into a crazy mess of mayhem and to celebrate, three artists have released equally scary posters which are now available.Read more...

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This morning , we finally got a better look at the new Ghostbusters in action. We know a lot more about the plot and there are some much cleverer homages to the original than in the first trailer. We broke everything down here so you wouldn’t have to.Read more...

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If you thought Star Wars Battlefront was insubstantial, you’re not alone. The folks running EA agree, and they say they plan to add more content when the next one comes along.Read more...

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This fun-looking small scifi movie is being pitched as “Mad Max on ice,” and you know what? It’s not inaccurate.Read more...

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The Herculoids meeting Jonny Quest and Hadji. The Galaxy Trio and Birdman sharing a weird adventure together. Mightor and Space Ghost combining past and future. It’s all going to happen and, from the looks of Future Quest #1, these team-ups are going to be freakin’ awesome.Read more...

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The new Doom, really, is rather like the old Doom. You fight swarms of hulking demons. You never stop moving for fear of being swamped in laser fire, missiles, and pile-driving hell knights. Your screen is permanently suffused with explosions, blood, and chunks of bodies. You, the Doom Marine, are what stands between an army of demons accidentally unleashed on a Martian mining installation, and domination of our realm. Thank goodness you’ve access to such big guns.Read more...

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One of the biggest criticisms about how Warner Bros. was handling its DC properties was there wasn’t one person overseeing it all. It was a large group of people, too many cooks in the kitchen , and that diluted the overall vision. There was no equivalent of Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige. Well, DC Films has finally changed that. It’s found some Kevin Feiges.Read more...

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In the few last weeks, Marvel has killed Margaret Carter twice. First, in Civil War’s revelation that Peggy has passed on in the current timeline, and then in a finishing blow, with the cancellation of Agent Carter late last Thursday. But amidst the sorrow, let’s take a look back and remember Peggy’s crucial contribution to the Marvel universe.Read more...

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Hawks are a kind of bird, yes. But Birdman and Hawkman are not the same character. This seems like something DC Comics should probably know.Read more...

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Six Doctors down, six Doctors to go for Titan’s Doctor Who comics. With tales featuring Doctors 4, 8, and 9 through 12 already coming out from the company, it’s time for even more Time Lord action in the form of Jon Pertwee’s dandy scientist (and Venusian aikido expert), the Third Doctor.Read more...

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Fabrice Mathieu turned Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest into a film that includes Star Wars characters and it’s totally bizarre and so weird that ... I kind of like it? I mean, it’s just stupid fun to see Cary Grant run away from a TIE fighter, and stare at R2-D2, and wonder where in the hell he is with all this technology from a galaxy far, far away.Read more...

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The second Kingsman film, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, is currently filming and in addition to bringing back much of the original cast (alive and dead ), filmmakers have just let slip that one of England’s favorite sons is also joining the fun: Sir Elton John.Read more...

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No one remembers 1990's Happily Ever After. That’s because it was a garbage sequel to Snow White made by a totally different studio that, for financial reasons, only screened the movie in France. But before anyone knew it was going to suck, game developer SOFEL had begun working on a tie-in to the film for the Nintendo Entertainment System.Read more...

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Everyone’s releasing new trailers this week, and now it’s ABC’s turn. Of particular interest to us are Still Star-Crossed, the Shondaland sequel to Romeo and Juliet; Time After Time, where a time-traveling HG Wells hunts Jack the Ripper; and Imaginary Mary, a show where Jenna Elfman gets advice from her imaginary friend.Read more...

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A few months ago at C2E2, Marvel announced a prequel comic tie-in for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story... a prequel-prequel , if you will. But now, reports are circulating that the comic might not be happening after all.Read more...

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In addition to having an amazing premise, this short from Naleb is downright beautiful to look at. And at a minute long, “Vestiges” in no way wears out its welcome.Read more...

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The first episode of Preacher airs on Sunday but AMC has just put the first four and a half minutes of it online. That may not sound like a lot, but directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg pack the intro with tons of foreshadowing.Read more...

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Yesterday, we learned that the Nicolas Winding Refn-produced remake of legendary B-movie Maniac Cop was zooming full steam ahead. And now the Danish filmmaker is throwing his weight behind a remake of 1968 British historical horror film Witchfinder General. What’s next? Shriek of the Mutilated? Food of the Gods?Read more...

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Comic books have been good to AMC. They’ve been the basis of its biggest series ever in The Walking Dead, a new series in Preacher and even a reality series by Kevin Smith. Next, the network will give back by producing a miniseries exploring the origins of the art form.Read more...

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Over the past few years, Dynamite Comics has been released several miniseries based on both the classic and reimagined versions of Battlestar Galactica—but now they’re trying again with an entirely new series set in the timeline of the original TV show.Read more...

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When Independence Day Resurgence hits theaters on June 24, 20 years (almost exactly!) will have passed both on screen and off since the first film. That’s a long time, but for co-writer and director Roland Emmerich, the wait was a necessary evil.Read more...

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Does this 1995 video of a Mike Tyson fight show a time traveler with a cameraphone? The simple answer is no. And the complex answer is also no. But it’s a perfect example of how the past can play tricks on us.Read more...

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The most popular versions of Tetris only concern themselves with how the player engages with the mechanics of the play experience. It’s a video game with no characters, story, antagonistic action or subtext. So of course people are going to make a movie out of it.Read more...

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A pair of time travelers try to kickstart the American Revolution. An animated warrior goes to Orange County to win back his wife, father his kid, and be a horrible assistant. These are Making History and Son of Zorn , the two new TV comedies from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, coming to Fox later this year.Read more...

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