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Rosedale High seniors Sadie and McKayla do everything together. Cheer squad, prom committee, blogging on Tumblr. Oh, and killing people. That’s, like, the number one thing they’re good at.Read more...

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HBO has released the full trailer for the final season of The Leftovers, the post-apocalyptic saga that’s not “officially” about the Rapture... although come on, guys, it totally is. So, it should come as no surprise that the show’s got its own Jesus now. And it’s Kevin (Justin Theroux).Read more...

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This Saturday on Star Wars Rebels, Darth Maul finally faces down with Obi-Wan Kenobi. It’s the rematch he’s been waiting for since The Phantom Menace, when Kenobi cut him in two and derailed his rise to power. But it was a battle that was never supposed to happen.Read more...

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Turns out, there is a future where 12 Monkeys is no longer on the air, and it’s coming sooner than we thought—Syfy has confirmed that after it dumps out the entirety of the third season over three days in May, the series will conclude with a fourth season. Wait, be kind and rewind: whaaaaa?Read more...

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Hello, my admirable addressees! Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will prevent me from fulfilling my duty, which is non-existent, because I am a fake mailman. This week: Should Captain America be considered a supervillain? How does Batman do anything if he never eats? And how do you teach someone all…Read more...

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One of the many mysteries that sits at the heart of Legion’s first season is the real identity of the villain that’s been plaguing David Haller from the beginning. That identity has finally been revealed, and we’re here to help explain its big connections to the wider X-Men comic universe.Read more...

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Most comic book stories try to stick to one earth-ending event at a time. Not musician Will.i.am’s new collaboration with Marvel. It’s mushing up future alien invasions and zombie apocalypses into one unholy matrimony of comic book craziness.Read more...

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When we think about Game of Thrones’ huge price tag, we mostly think about CGI dragons, White Walkers, and giant battles. But what’s the most expensive single death? It only happened a season ago.Read more...

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Even those of us who despise the idea of celebrating birthdays probably wouldn’t mind having a party if it included this truly fantastic Lego Batman cake that’s completely edible—save for the glowing eyes that will surely cause bodily harm if swallowed.Read more...

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Normally you should never send a producer to do a voice actor’s job... except when it comes to Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky. Read more...

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Well, adorable by prehistoric standards, that is.Read more...

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The life-sized statue of the Gundam RX-78-2 in Odaiba, Tokyo, was dismantled this week, after years safeguarding Tokyo Bay since it first appeared in 2012. However, before it went for good, its deconstruction crew gave it one last referential huzzah.Read more...

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This new Injustice 2 trailer is all about Firestorm, which, y’know, great. Big fan of the Nuclear Man here. But one of the moments in the new teaser has me asking questions about one of Batman’s arch-foes.Read more...

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Cult movie fans, give praise. Starting today, Shudder is streaming the long-elusive unrated version of Ken Russell’s legendary 1971 The Devils, starring Oliver Reed as a priest who’s accused of witchcraft, and Vanessa Redgrave as the hunchbacked nun who’s dangerously obsessed with him.Read more...

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The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t just making people nervous about the upcoming dystopian apocalypse, it’s also amping up interest in female-authored science fiction and fantasy. Humble Bundle’s giving people a chance to check out a ton of titles.Read more...

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The “Of Course” file is pretty big thick days, but here’s another entry for it. In a new interview, director James Gunn says that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is definitely going to happen. He’s just not sure if he’s the one to do it.Read more...

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What makes a monster? It’s the central question at the heart of the disturbing indie flick The Transfiguration, which managed to horrify me in ways that I wasn’t expecting—even from a horror movie.Read more...

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The Expanse was io9's favorite TV show of 2016, and the book that inspired the first season is just $3 on Kindle right now.Read more...

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The Magicians is a show that’s full of contradictions. At times it’s refreshing and brilliant, but then it’s so silly I can’t believe an adult wrote the story. (At one point, there’s an actual forest of dick rocks.) But if there’s one thing it’s good at, it’s having a smart, thoughtful, and thoroughly progressive…Read more...

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I mean, if you’re gonna try and murder your former allies and steal their powers, you might as well update their looks, right?Read more...

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The biggest achievement attained by Disney’s 1991 film Beauty and the Beast is being the first animated film ever nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Sure, Disney movies from that era like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and The Lion King. remain classics decades later, but Beauty and the Beast stands alone. But years…Read more...

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If the gushing rivers of blood in these claymation shorts can make your stomach churn, just imagine how you’ll react while viewing the live-action film that inspired them.Read more...

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The Mass Effect hype train is going faster than light right now, and ThinkGeek is hopping aboard with 20% off apparel and accessories sure to please every Shepard and FemShep in the galaxy. Inside, you’ll find gear to represent both N7 and the Andromeda Initiative (though not Cerberus, hmm).Read more...

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Current events and social issues have always played a part in shaping Star Trek from its earliest days, whether it be the idealistic future of the Federation or using alien races as metaphors for society’s dark side. In Deviations: Star Trek, it’s humanity that’s messed up after the tyrannical Romulans make first…Read more...

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Every single bit of footage that Starz releases for American Gods makes us even more feverishly excited for the show. The latest trailer is jam-packed with gods who look deceptively normal but are, as the trailer notes, soon to entangle protagonist Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) in “some really weird shit.” That seems to…Read more...

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