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Phil Lord and Chris Miller may not be directing The Lego Movie Sequel, but they’re still creating the story, having signed on to do a rewrite of the original script. And it looks like the next film is going to be about an issue Lego has had several problems with in the past: gender.Read more...

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As a grim, obsessed loner dedicated to fighting crime in all its forms, Batman is supposed to have no time for love, yet somehow nearly all his live-action movies have had a token love interest. However, the animated Mask of the Phantasm revolves around the idea that Bruce Wayne had a fleeting yet meaningful chance at…Read more...

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Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is something like a thriller crossed with a love story that’s told the way you might tell a fairytale. How is a deaf woman supposed to be with her one true love, a mysterious fish-man from an extinct race, if her beloved is being hunted by Cold War-era governmental scientists?Read more...

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Welcome, friends, to the story that never ends: it’s Star Trek: Discovery and the flaming nightmare pile that has been every bit of PR for this show. It could be great, it could be bad, it has been impossible to tell. And it will remain impossible to tell, since CBS has reportedly made it a condition of seeing the…Read more...

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This is what happens when you take too long. Someone beats you to the punch.Read more...

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Nine years ago, ex-Prime Minister Harriet Jones gave her life to alert the Doctor to a Dalek invasion of Earth in the Doctor Who season four finale “The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End.” But it turns out she didn’t actually die, as everyone believed because former Who showrunner Russell T Davies has written a new poetry…Read more...

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There’s lots of new music coming to the live-action Spongebob Squarepants stage musical, most of it coming from an impressive list of artists. They Might Be Giants has contributed a track, along with T.I., Jonathan Coulton, The Flaming Lips and others. But, don’t worry, the theme song is still there. It’s just...…Read more...

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HBO have spent the last few seasons of Game of Thrones trying to keep as much as possible about the series from leaking out, but the series’ ability to keep its cast’s lips sealed hasn’t stopped us learning a lot about seasons six and seven before they aired. That could change for the final season, at least for the…Read more...

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We’ve known since May that Syfy was circling an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s 1980 scifi horror novella Nightflyers—and now comes word that the project is moving forward at a rapid pace. Multiple sources are reporting that a straight-to-series order is very close to being announced.Read more...

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You’ve seen samurai movies, you’ve seen puppet movies, and you’ve seen ghost stories. What happens when you mash the three together? You get The Haunted Swordsman, and we’ve got some super cool concept art from the project.Read more...

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The droids of the Star Wars galaxy do not fuck around—they might look cute, but they will mess you up if the need arises. There are some truly, petrifyingly badass droids out there, but R2-D2 is really the most badass of them all, as this week’s Star Wars comic is here to remind you in no uncertain terms.Read more...

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So, uh, I’ve been pretty fixated on the idea of a dungeon-crawl-slash-cooking show, a Dungeons & Dragons game where you kill what you eat. A few questionably-spent days of vacation after spawning this ludicrous idea, I found a way to mod Dungeons & Dragons to accommodate my cooking fantasies. And, surprisingly, it…Read more...

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To be a Kingsman you need all kinds of high-tech super-spy gear: custom-tailored bulletproof suit, grenade lighters, knife shoes, and, of course, an umbrella that turns into a gun. None of that stuff is actually real, though... or is it?Read more...

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Ladies and Gentlemen, say hello to your new cinematic take on Hellboy.Read more...

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The first issue of Mister Miracle put Scott Free under a microscope, examining the psyche of a man trying outrun his own mortality in a hazy world where it’s hard to tell what’s real and what isn’t. Mister Miracle’s second issue offers much the same thematically, but through the deceptive lens of interstellar politics.Read more...

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There are plenty of true crime and horror podcasts to choose from, but the thing that’s always made Aaron Mahnke’s Lore stand out is the unsettling way it weaves actual accounts of unsolved mysteries together with regional mythology to tell deeply unsettling stories about the supernatural.Read more...

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As Star Wars fans patiently wait for a new trailer to overanalyze, Last Jedi director Rian Johnson doled out a few Animal Planet-type facts about the film’s breakout stars, the porgs.Read more...

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DC Comics’ current crossover event is Dark Nights: Metal, a Batman-focused affair filled with melodramatic pseudo-science about the threats coming from an evil alternate multiverse. The second issue is out this week, and it’s setting the bar for a whole new level of crazy.Read more...

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As horror and scifi fans well know, John Carpenter isn’t just the director of genre classics like Halloween and Escape from New York—he’s also a killer musician who has created some of the most memorable movie scores ever. With that in mind, he’s shot a brand-new video for his theme to 1983's Christine.Read more...

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Laughs, drama, music, family—the latest trailer for Pixar’s Coco has it all. While the last few trailers did a great job of hiding much of what Coco is, this new one sets up the story and stakes very directly. The result is more drama than before, but also more humor—and still plenty of gorgeous visuals. Check it out.Read more...

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Last year, Ryan Gosling told GQ that Harrison Ford punched him in the face while filming Blade Runner 2049. According to Ford himself, yup, it happened, it’s Gosling’s fault, and he should be thankful that he only got punched once.Read more...

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Stephen King’s clown horror It is quickly becoming one of this year’s most-surprising hits— so surprising, in fact, that IMAX came this close to dropping the ball on getting it into their theaters. And you can partially thank Marvel’s Inhumans for that.Read more...

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From the books and movies to your very own pure imagination, the world of Willy Wonka is one of the most colorful and vivid in popular culture. And now, for the first time in more than four decades, the estate of Roald Dahl is releasing a new book in that world. And it’s just for you.Read more...

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From the department of alternate timelines comes the revelation that Roald Dahl originally wanted Charlie Bucket, protagonist of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to be black. Read more...

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Earlier this year, DC’s Rebirth initiative kicked off with a ton of mysteries, but one of the biggest ones that’s remained unanswered so far has been just who the hell Mr. Oz is, the cryptic, cosmic figure watching Superman from the shadows who has an intimate knowledge of the last son of Krypton. Today, we finally…Read more...

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