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Five years ago, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was a runaway literary hit, with its gimmick of inserting the undead into Jane Austen winning lots of people over. Now at last, it’s a movie, which has some entertaining moments here and there. It might be worth watching on DVD, if you have enough intoxicants.Read more...

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The Force Awakens, as you might have figured with the title, is about a resurgence of the power of the Force in the Star Wars galaxy. But according to the movie’s, petulant villain Kylo Ren has something very much in common with this adorable kitty: the way they sound.Read more...

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In the shadow of the Super Bowl, unrest and citizen distrust are on the rise in San Francisco. Under the cruel hand of the NFL, the city by the bay has become virtually indistinguishable from the urban hellscapes of dystopian fiction.Read more...

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Ghost in the Shell may have cast its villain. Supergirl reveals its baby Superman. Colony already has a second season. Plus, new clips from Grimm and Sleepy Hollow, Snyder on the DC Cinematic Multiverse, what’s to come in the last episode of the new X-Files series, and behind the scenes on Valerian. Spoilers Now!Read more...

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Jalopnik Insufferable Craigslist Guy Demands To Know Who Took A Shit On His Tesla Model X | Quick Hacks How to Declutter Your Desk and Get Organized | Sploid 10 Movies That Secretly Hid Spoilers Inside the Movie Themselves | Kotaku Can You Spot the Difference in These Japanese Prints? |Read more...

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We love to think our favorite fictional characters live happily ever after. But if we’re being realistic about it, there’s no way every single prince and princess who ever got together, stayed together. On that note, Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint has bad news about his character, Ron Weasley.Read more...

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For the past few months, Marvel Comics has been covering some of its comics in images that reference album art from old- and new-school hip-hop classics. This week, you can get a bunch of those variant covers for free. Read more...

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When Once Upon a Time left us in December, it did so with the promise that the main cast would be journeying into the underworld. Now, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, we know what Hades will look like come March. It’s pretty stupid.Read more...

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A young boy who can manipulate machines with his mind finds a massive robot that was built to defend the world from monsters. Together, he and his three friends must band together to pilot the robot—and help save the world!Read more...

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The Expanse just finished its first season—leaving us with ten episodes of a show which beat all our highest expectations and made Syfy a destination in a way that it hasn’t been since Battlestar Galactica. How?Read more...

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What do you do when you’ve already made and remade every single famous property out there? You set them in the future. It’s happening with Robin Hood , and now it’s happening with Zorro, too.Read more...

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When she was still a struggling writer, Octavia Butler vowed that she would become successful, no matter what it took. Her handwritten affirmation about her own future success is amazing to read, now that it’s come true.Read more...

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Legion, the upcoming X-Men semi-spinoff TV series, has found its star. Dan Stevens, best known as Matthew Crawley in the hit British period series Downton Abbey, has been cast as David Haller, the estranged son of Professor X, who isn’t sure if he has immense mental superpowers or is totally insane.Read more...

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Do not discuss your life before: Wayward Pines’ first season made it clear that Matt Damon’s character would not return. So the M. Night Shyamalan-produced show returns this summer with a new lead: Jason Patric, as a surgeon who’s been un-thawed to serve the kids who’ve taken over the creepy town. [Deadline]Read more...

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Andrew Offutt was a prolific author of pulpy science fiction and fantasy stories, along with porn, under a variety of names. Now his son Chris has written a memoir called My Father the Pornographer. And he’s been writing some fascinating essays about growing up with a dad who wrote cheap paperbacks.Read more...

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The widespread use of virtual reality is inevitable, and it’s getting closer and closer. A new movie called Creative Control now takes the tech to the next level, and the results aren’t good.Read more...

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Star Wars Rebels keeps showing us these fascinating corners of the Star Wars universe that the main movies can’t quite get to. Last night, we discovered something very important—namely, that not everyone in the galaxy agrees on what the Force even is.Read more...

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The Dark Knight is a terrible dad, generally way too busy brooding and fighting crime to utter “I love you.” In his newest animated movie, his family has to save his life. Does he say thank you? C’mon, of course not.Read more...

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The zillions of tie-in stories for The Force Awakens revealed there was going to be a scene in the movie where Leia acknowledged that her former colleagues in the Senate were just as likely to want to have her killed as they were to ignore her. A new Star Wars novel is going to explore why that’s the case, and why Leia had good reason to be wary.Read more...

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Entertainment Weekly snagged this clip from Hulu’s Stephen King adaptation 11.22.63—which stars James Franco as a teacher who time-travels to prevent a certain history-changing presidential assassination from happening. This scene is clearly from early in the series, and it features a flashback to one character’s memorable first encounter with Lee Harvey Oswald.Read more...

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Felicity Smoak’s year is about to get worse, and she doesn’t even know it. The latest episode logistically, emotionally, and narratively made not one single lick of sense... until the very end. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.Read more...

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A young witch and a wild science genius—the characters in my new novel All the Birds in the Sky don’t even belong in the same book together. They’re misfits in the eyes of the world, but they’re also weird to each other. And that turns out to be the most fun thing to explore. Read an excerpt and see for yourself!Read more...

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In the last scene of Galaxy Quest, we see the once-washed-up actors, previously stuck in a decades-long hell of fan expos and ribbon-cuttings, back on the airwaves in a brand new show for the next generation of sci-fi fans! …Or so we think. There’s actually much, much more to it. And it involves energy-hungry feds and America’s obsession with unscripted TV.Read more...

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Ah, promotional tie-ins. What better way to learn about a movie before it releases than through myriad promotional crossovers? Batman v Superman is no exception, and a new series of prequel comics tied into purchases of Dr Pepper have given us a pretty interesting glimpse into the movie’s world.Read more...

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Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special is premiering at the Berlin Film Festival next week, which means we’re finally seeing images and the first clip from this science fiction, family, and small town drama.Read more...

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