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The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry, available now, is a must-read for cult movie fans. It’s packed with on-set photos and interviews with just about everyone who was involved in the making of John Carpenter’s cult classic—and it’s filled with trivia about the making of…Read more...

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The idea of a Lego movie seems so simple. There’s a world where Lego characters can talk, have adventures, and that’s it. Well, 2014's The Lego Movie blew that notion away by introducing both a Lego world and a human world. Now it seems, with The Lego Batman Movie, that’s just the start of an intricate Lego Cinematic…Read more...

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Witness them. Oh god, witness them.Read more...

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Darryl and Thor are back, and I can’t lie—I’m currently more excited to see the rest of this short right now than I am Thor: Ragnarok itself.Read more...

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After the passing of Kenny Baker last year, you’d be forgiven for assuming that Lucasfilm and Disney would go the all-robot (or part-robot-part-CGI) route for the rest of R2-D2’s movies appearances. Instead, the role has gone to Jimmy Vee (Doctor Who).Read more...

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Adult Swim has released a new featurette about the music in Samurai Jack’s upcoming fifth season, and it’s packed with a good chunk of new footage from the show. That’s not the best part, though—the best part is creator Genndy Tartakovsky, who’s so excited about Jack’s return he provides his own vocalized soundtrack…Read more...

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After a whole slew of Supergirl episodes that were fun, kind of dumb, and extremely scattered, the show hit back last night by focusing on the titular hero and her relationship with the Supers’ most enduring family of villains, the Luthors.Read more...

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Included on the Doctor Strange digital release are a couple of looks at the upcoming Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok movies. These looks are in the form of concept art, which almost entirely focuses on the technologically impressive capital of Wakanda and people who want to hurt Thor badly.Read more...

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How timely! Amazon’s running a one-day promotion on love and suspense-themed Kindle books, with nearly two dozen titles on sale for $3 or less. A few of the most popular options are below, but head over to Amazon to see the rest.Read more...

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The problem with any mystery-based show is the risk of getting to the end and things don’t come together. As Stranger Things season two continues production, the show’s creators, the Duffer brothers, are already taking steps to make sure their show doesn’t suffer the same fate.Read more...

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Vworp. Kapow. Biff, bang, pow! The onomatopoeic words we’ve seen splayed out across comic pages over the years are some of the most important parts (and iconic) of the medium. But how do artists and writers actually come up with the words? For legendary Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons, there’s a lot of fun involved.Read more...

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About a year ago, news broke that the DC/Vertigo comic Scalped was going to become a TV show on WGN America. Not much has happened since but then, out of almost nowhere, actress Lily Gladstone has been cast as one of the leads.Read more...

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DC Comics has lifted the lid on a new four-part crossover between Teen Titans, Deathstroke, and Titans that will see Deathstroke once again strike out against the Teen Titans—this time in an attempt to get at the returned Wally West, who Deathstroke believes can bring his dead son Grant (the original Ravager) back to…Read more...

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One of the most charming moments of Doctor Strange was the end tag which brought Thor into the Sanctum Sanctorum to ask some help from the Sorceror Supreme. Here’s a little behind-the-scenes featurette from the Doctor Strange release which shows what goes into making these tags (besides beer).Read more...

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These days, we know more about Mars than ever before, thanks to the work of NASA and other space agencies. But science fiction movies have been fascinated with Mars for decades—giving rise to big-screen portrayals of the Red Planet that are often fantastic, insane, and sometimes ridiculously fun. And so, so wrong.Read more...

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Calling all space cadets: Today, a group of researchers led by the Carnegie Institute of Science released an impressive database containing 61,000 so-called Doppler velocity measurements of 1,600 nearby stars. The team is graciously inviting you to use their data to find the next exoplanet. Go forth and become drunk…Read more...

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The last thing I was expecting The Lego Batman Movie to do was to show my daughter how even the Caped Crusader needs people to care about and what it means to have the people you care torn away from you.Read more...

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One of the primary ways to be a nerd is to collect things, which is not always an easy task. Sometimes, these collections are so large and/or complicated, and we’re so obsessed with them, some of us actually feel the records of them, to make sure we’re obsessing at maximum efficiency. What do you love so much you have…Read more...

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Imagine if the Barbie’s Dream Job dolls included Barbie’s dream of being an Amazon Warrior, and you’ve pretty much got Mattel’s new line of dolls for the Wonder Woman movie. They’re majestic.Read more...

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You know when you and a distant friend both loudly agree that you should see each other more often, but then spend months not making plans to visit because you both assume the other party will make the trip first? This right here is the movie-making version of that.Read more...

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There was a lot to like in Star Trek Beyond, but it’s pretty clear that its best new addition to the Trek movie universe was Sofia Boutella’s ass-kicking alien hero Jaylah. Her arrival in the Star Trek comics is good news—as is the fact you can get a first look at her origin story right here.Read more...

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Has it really been three years since the internet collectively tried using Twitch chat to control a single Pokémon game? Time flies. Even more absurd: Twitch Plays Pokémon is still going, and the latest iteration may be the best one yet.Read more...

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I know, it’s a bold proclamation, especially after the non-events of the first half of season seven. But last night’s mid-season premiere, “Rock on the Road,” contained pretty much everything those episodes lacked—the whole group (mostly) being together, significant forward progress in the story, and a ridiculous,…Read more...

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There’s more confusion about Star Trek: Discovery’s Klingons. A Silence of the Lambs star joins Jurassic World 2. A familiar face will return for Ant-Man and The Wasp. Plus, the man behind Castlevania still wants to do his dark Power Rangers show, and Supergirl recruits Dean Cain once more. To me, my Spoilers!Read more...

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