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Hulu’s 10-episode adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is coming in April 2017, and the network just released some lovely first-look images. Elisabeth Moss stars as Offred, a woman trapped in Gilead, a newly-formed dystopian society that only values her ability to aid repopulation efforts.Read more...

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The first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming will likely be out before the end of the month, but audiences at a Brazilian convention got an early sneak today—and it came with a surprising revelation.Read more...

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I’m not surprised this happened. I’m not even surprised that there’s a photo of it. This is actually one of the more charming tales we’ve heard. But I am slightly surprised that there are still Suicide Squad set stories to tell.Read more...

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“Anime was a mistake” is a meme for a reason. But for some Dragon Ball fans, anime was the best thing that ever happened to them, and to their health.Read more...

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Calling Archer an “animated secret-agent comedy” is accurate, but it leaves out so much. The snarky characters, the esoteric references, and the classic art style mean it’s a show as unique as it is hilarious. Now you can get a fully illustrated behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show with The Art of Archer.Read more...

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J.J. Abrams dropped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to share a short clip from the season one finale of Westworld. And while it looks like Charlotte Halte (Tessa Thompson) is getting what she wants, I wouldn’t count Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) out at all.Read more...

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In case you thought we’d figured out life in the oceans even a little bit, a new study published in Nature Communications sets the record straight. For the first time, scientists have found experimental evidence of underwater pollination. There are bees in the sea—or at least creatures that perform the same kind of…Read more...

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The good news is that there’s no “Three strikes, you’re out!” in the gif party. Put as many gifs as you want in it. Read more...

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Now, it’s hard to imagine Guardians of the Galaxy without that very first trailer. The one that introduced the characters through their mugshots and police records and heavily featured Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling.” But director James Gunn says they nearly tossed that trailer for one that tested better.Read more...

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There are quite a few permutations of the Lord of the Rings films out there on Blu-ray, but the extended editions are the ones you want, and the extended trilogy pack has never been cheaper. In fact, it almost never sells for under $50.Read more...

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If you think about it, we owe Jeff Bridges a lot. Without him we wouldn’t have the Dude, Kevin Flynn, Starman, or dozens of other pop culture icons. What you didn’t know, though, is that in a roundabout way, we may also have him to thank for a small piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Read more...

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Not that a play on Broadway is any more accessible for most people than one in the West End, but at least we finally know when and where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is headed.Read more...

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It feels like all recent Divergent news has been focused on the decision to downgrade the property from major movie franchise to TV show. But author Veronica Roth just put her source-material book series back in the spotlight by announcing that she’s written an epilogue to the final volume.Read more...

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Luke Scott’s Morgan wasn’t flawless, but it was gorgeously shot and (more intriguingly) raised some serious questions about artificial intelligence and what it means to be human. The film’s special features include a short doc that further investigates how real-life science could help us design the perfect human.…Read more...

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The boarding school is a staple of young adult literature, mainly because adventures are much easier to find when parents are nowhere to be found. Plus, all the emotion of being away from home and having to negotiate a while new environment is baked into the set-up. And you can have your protagonists together 24/7.…Read more...

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It might be hyperbole to say the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wall Charger is the only wall charger you will ever need, but we should all have goals in life, and only charging my phone with something that looks like it was ripped out of the backseat of a sweet old DeLorean seems like a really good aspiration to…Read more...

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Way back in 2015, Jurassic World was one of the biggest films of the year. And one of the biggest news stories surrounding the film was the fact that the main character, Claire, wore high heels during the majority of it. Read more...

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The ultimate gift for the James Bond fan in your life is down to an all-time low price today. $100 gets you all 24 films on Blu-ray, including Spectre (previous box sets didn’t include it), digital copies, 120 hours of bonus features, and even a mini book. So get ready to shake yourself a vodka martini, and settle in…Read more...

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It’s long been known that screenwriter Max Landis pitched his own take on a Power Rangers reboot, before we eventually wound up with the movie we’re getting next year. Although it’s unlikely we’ll ever see Landis’ take come to life, we’ve now got a glimpse at what might have been—at least for its villain.Read more...

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It’s practically winter. Why go outside and trudge through the bitter cold when you can stay in and read? This guide to December’s most exciting book releases proves you have plenty of great options to choose from. And if you’re still looking for a holiday gift for your favorite bookworm (or Archer fiend, or Star Wars…Read more...

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Last month, a crazy trailer called Mad Shelia took the Internet by storm. It’s a Chinese film that’s so blatantly a ripoff of Mad Max: Fury Road, it was kind of charming. Unfortunately, the trailer was only a minute—but now three more minutes have come online.Read more...

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Happy 100th episode, Arrow. We got you some spaceships, some heartbreak, and a whole lot of awesomeness.Read more...

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Poor Stormtroopers, they practically exist to get their white-armored butts handed to them to make everyone else look good. Read more...

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Universal’s latest reboot of its classic monsters involves Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, and Russell Crowe’s hilarious haircut facing a vengeful mummy, played by Sofia Boutella (Star Trek: Beyond.)Read more...

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