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Hot Toys, maker of preternaturally quality action figures, has their line of Suicide Squad toys on display at San Diego Comic-Con, as is standard procedure. What is less standard is that one of its figures is a character that hasn’t even been hinted at in all of Suicide Squad’s vast marketing, making it a bit of a spoiler.Read more...

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Here’s a new trailer for an old-ish horror movie: Before I Wake, languishing unreleased since 2013 thanks to Relativity Media’s financial troubles, which have since been resolved. The not-really-latest from Mike Flanagan (Oculus, the upcoming Ouija: Origin of Evil) will be out September 9. Will it be worth the wait?Read more...

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We’ve seen Ricky Whittle, star of the upcoming TV adaptation of American Gods, as protagonist Shadow Moon before . But EW assures us that this is a picture of the character talking to his wife Laura (played by Emily Browning) if a first look, and since it is indeed the first pic of them together, hey, here’s your first look at this specific combination of characters, I guess. Whee!Read more...

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The Divergent film series sure seemed a lock to fill the Hunger Games void. But after the third entry, Allegiant, opened to a chorus of shrugs, plans for the fourth and final film, Ascendant, have apparently changed. Instead of a traditional big-screen release, Ascendant will beam straight to TV, with a spin-off series possibly to follow.Read more...

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It was only last week we heard that the bidding for the movie rights of the fabled Pokémon franchise were heating up again thanks to the runaway success of Pokémon Go—but now we have confirmation: Legendary is teaming up with The Pokémon Company to make a live-action movie... but not the one you were expecting.Read more...

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If you’re half-Vulcan, half-human, go ahead and grab a box of tissues before you hit play. Because honestly, if you still miss the dearly departed Leonard Nimoy, this will tug at your heartstrings like they were a Vulcan lute.Read more...

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There’s a certain moment with Chris Hemsworth’s Kevin in the new Ghostbusters that was a pretty well-kept secret up to the film’s release—and a pretty ridiculous moment, at that. Also ridiculous? It apparently cost the production a lot of money.Read more...

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Operation Avalanche is a fake documentary about of the Apollo 11 moon landing, in a parallel universe of sorts where the event was faked. At that said, it’s a very real movie, which was also a real Sundance hit. And we’re proud to exclusively debut the first trailer. Really!Read more...

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We’ll be seeing more from the Lego Batman Movie at Comic-Con this week, but we’ve now got our first look at characters in the film beyond Will Arnett’s goofy Dark Knight—and they’re looking a little different from their usual incarnations.Read more...

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We’re big fans of designer Ashley Wood’s alternate takes on Marvel character, and his latest creation is no exception. Why bother with Spider-Man when you could have Peter Parker and his giant robot instead?Read more...

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The producers of Broadway’s insanely successful (and oh-so-good) musical Hamilton have decided to turn a YA novel from Neil Gaiman into a TV series—a novel which was optioned by Dreamworks Animation as a movie way back in 2007, and then essentially disappeared.Read more...

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We totally enjoyed C.A. Higgins’ debut book Lightless, so we’re pleased to be able to share an excerpt from Supernova, the follow-up.Read more...

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We’ve been excited for No Man’s Sky, the space exploration video game that’s been dazzling gaming fans ever since it was first revealed , for ages. But with the game due in just a few weeks, you can now get a closer look at all the gorgeous unknown worlds you can explore... and then blow the living crap out of, should you so desire.Read more...

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As a creator of Star Wars’ new canon, you don’t go and add a character like Grand Admiral Thrawn to the canon lightly. It’s a character fans have been craving, but he also comes with a lot of questions. Where has he been during the Empire’s rise? Where does he go when the original trilogy begins? In an interview during Star Wars Celebration Europe, showrunner Dave Filoni promised us he has the answers.Read more...

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The complete X-Files Collector’s Set is backed with 57 (!!!) discs comprising all 10 seasons (including the new special event series from earlier this year), plus over 25 hours of extra features. If you’re a die-hard fan, Amazon’s selling the set for $123 in today’s Gold Box, the first time they’ve discounted it from its original $300.Read more...

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I bet if you had a dollar for every time Matt Murdock says “this city!!!!” in the TV series, you’d have just enough to afford this beauty from Hot Toys.Read more...

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Fun fact about the recently announced , 13-foot tall statue of the Brooklyn’s favorite (fictional son): It’s not actually in Brooklyn at the moment.Read more...

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Hey, if you’re going to advertise an animated film in Japan, why not release footage reminiscent of its greatest anime director?Read more...

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Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) will bring Roger Zelazny’s 10-part Chronicles of Amber book series to television, with co-producer David Alpert of Skybound Entertainment calling it “one of my favorite book series of all time” and “a lifelong dream” of a project. Sounds like it’s in good hands.Read more...

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Futurama may not make me laugh as hard as other comedies, but its vision of the future and all the shenanigans that come with it have always been enjoyable to watch (throughout all its various cancellations and comebacks). Kaptain Kristian makes the case that Futurama is special because it was the “master of hiding brilliance in plain sight. Bridging the gap between comedy and arithmetic while bringing humanity to the science.”Read more...

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Remember when they’re on the snow planet, with the walking thingies? Read more...

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When we first saw the new costumes for the Power Rangers movie, we were a little surprised at just how much like Iron Man armor they looked. This latest, closer look at them doesn’t change that—but it also lets us get really close to their strange, shiny texture.Read more...

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Season two of Ash vs Evil Dead is taking our hero back to Elk Grove, Michigan. And since his home state is where all his troubles started, you could say that Ash isn’t exactly happy to be going back. Especially since it interrupts his partying in Jacksonville.Read more...

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Up until now, everything we’ve seen of Pete’s Dragon has shown Elliot the dragon in small amounts. It’s been effective, since the movie’s trailer looked amazing . But today brought two new clips that were all about Elliot.Read more...

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RNC Chief Strategist Sean Spicer has revealed his newest strategy for defending against plagiarism accusations directed towards Melania Trump’s speech on Monday, a speech that was very easily shown to rip off Michelle Obama’s speech from 2008 . It involves a flying unicorn.Read more...

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