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Godzilla’s first ever anime movie, Monster Planet, may have only just debuted in Japanese cinemas. But we already have some details about what’s in store for the follow-up, and what it is is giant robots. Specifically, one very delightful giant robot in the form of Mechagodzilla.Read more...

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Even though he’s a founding member of the Justice League, Aquaman’s never really enjoyed the same kind of widespread cultural significance other characters like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have. Aquaman’s had a long-standing image problem, but with Justice League, DC’s finally trying to fix it in a very…Read more...

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Detective Pikachu has found its non-Pikachu star. Edward James Olmos teases the surprising humor of The Predator. Gotham is setting up another major arc for Jerome’s return. Plus, new pictures from The Flash’s new encounter with its big bad of the season, and Reign makes her debut on Supergirl. Spoilers get!Read more...

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Many live-action anime adaptations are objectively terrible, but Robot Underdog’s Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope manages to set itself apart. Not with incredibly high production values or brilliant fight sequences, but with an earnest love and respect for the series that it’s based on.Read more...

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EA is temporarily pulling the microtransactions from Star Wars Battlefront II, a shocking move that comes after days of zealous fan anger and just hours before the official launch of the game.Read more...

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It sounds like Daisy Ridley is going to have to endure even more of Josh Gad’s nerdy, on-set questions about the future of Star Wars.Read more...

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This week’s release of Justice League is a major marker in the DC Expanded Universe. However, it sounds like the Flash solo movie Flashpoint might even be bigger—and it may provide a way for Ben Affleck to get out of being Batman.Read more...

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Man, being pregnant while filming an action movie must suck almost as much as being Joker Leto. Justice League star and resident savior of the DCEU Gal Gadot is a real-life warrior, having endured a slough of filming while in the family way. And yes, her story includes a vomit bucket.Read more...

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The first trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s non-Jumanji video game venture Rampage is basically what you’d get if Rise of the Planet of the Apes replaced a serum for intelligence with one that makes giant gorillas, and huge wolves run amok for seemingly no reason.Read more...

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“I’m a nice guy” is right up there with “Infinite Jest is my favorite book” and “You like Huey Lewis and the News?” on the list of things a man can say that should immediately raise red flags. Philo Harris, the hero of Image’s upcoming comic Death of Love, really wants you to know that he’s a nice guy.Read more...

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Estranged siblings reconnect in Chris Osborn’s abstract scifi drama Sisters, and the reunion shifts from shaky to tense when the more rootless of the two blames her prolonged absence on an alien abduction. Is her wild story true, or is something far more earthbound (like mental illness) to blame? Read more...

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177a Bleecker Street has a new occupant: Loki Laufeyson, the God of Mischief. It’s a wild change for Marvel’s Doctor Strange series, and one you’d think the heroes of the Marvel universe would immediately see as something to be corrected and dealt with. Some do, but surprisingly, certain other characters are fine with…Read more...

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Pixar’s latest film, Coco, changed so much over the course of its production, its makers couldn’t come up with a title for it. “We didn’t know what we were going to call the film for a very long time,” director Lee Unkrich told io9. “We made lists of hundreds of different titles to try and figure out what it could be. …Read more...

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Everyone needs a vacation sometime—especially monsters who make their living working in the hospitality industry. Though you wouldn’t necessarily expect a group of vampires and other ghouls to hop on a cruise ship, that’s exactly what happens in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Read more...

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James Franco has been a part of so many projects, it may seem like he’s got a clone. And now, that could actually happen—in a movie at least.Read more...

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The star of Star Trek: Discovery has come out and said that her character, disgraced first officer Michael Burnham, will eventually rise from the depths of a lifelong prison sentence and captain her own ship. We have a question or two about this.Read more...

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Justice League finally hits theaters this week, and while its villain, Steppenwolf, is not the big bad many were expecting when the movie was first revealed, he opens up the gateway to a whole new corner of DC Comics canon: Jack Kirby’s legendary Fourth World and its New Gods. Here’s a spoiler-free guide to…Read more...

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With his first published novel, The Martian, Andy Weir blinded us with science. It’s no secret to say that the story’s massive success was due to his factual yet fascinating explanation of how someone could plausibly survive on Mars. In Artemis, Weir tries to evolve to a new level of storytelling, but the changes are…Read more...

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Things are still being kept pretty hush-hush about the plot for John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s upcoming horror film A Quiet Place, but thanks to the first teaser trailer, we also know what else is hush-hush about it: everything.Read more...

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This audiobook version of The Hobbit won’t put even a hobbit-sized hole in your wallet. At just $4, you can listen along to Bilbo’s unexpected adventure while you’re cleaning, driving, or cooking all six of your daily meals.Read more...

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Studying is hard, but it’s nothing a little magic can’t fix. Kaplan Singapore released a bizarre yet educational video teaching students how to maximize their study time thanks to “Dr. Studious.”Read more...

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Fantastic Beasts 2 is no longer Fantastic Beasts 2—it’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and now we have our first look at some of the cast, including Jude Law in action as the young Albus Dumbledore himself!Read more...

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Disney’s Prince Charming movie has found a director. Daisy Ridley talks the challenges of facing Snoke for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Fear the Walking Dead adds another regular. Plus, when to expect the return of The X-Files, new Legends of Tomorrow footage, and a first look at Mon-El’s return and Saturn Girl’s debut…Read more...

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In what is probably the saddest piece of The Last Jedi news we’ll actually get before the movie drops, ladies and gentlemen, I regret to inform you: Rey, the new hero of the Star Wars saga, has no time for porgs.Read more...

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Pixar’s latest film, Coco, won’t be released in the US until November 22, but it’s already made box office history. In less than three weeks, it’s become the highest grossing film ever in Mexico.Read more...

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