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Twin Peaks: The Return, or Twin Peaks season three, or the greatest TV show of all time, whatever you prefer to call it, hasn’t been a ratings smash for Showtime. But it’s created a huge uptick in subscriptions, and the network is apparently open to doing more seasons—if David Lynch is, too.Read more...

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For 38 weeks, the only thing that would satisfy my immense appetite was red meat. I had a violent craving for steak, severely well-done and dripping not in blood, but a tangy surrogate: ketchup. I chewed the dry, tough meat for what seemed like hours, rendering the twine-like fibers into a thick cud and pausing only…Read more...

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Your parents always said “Never talk to strangers.” But maybe they should’ve also said, “Don’t let them sleep in your house.” That seems to be the start of something very bad in Darren Aronofsky’s new movie mother!Read more...

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At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, James Gunn gave himself a way to keep making soundtracks filled with classic hits without having Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) somehow find a new mix tape over and over. All thanks to... the Zune.Read more...

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For all its style slickly choreographed fight sequences, Fox’s Kingsman franchise is way more interested in being ridiculously fun to watch than anything else. That’s not to suggest that a grappling umbrella isn’t cool (it totally is,) but rather, Kingsman knows that it’s that much flyer because of how insane it is.Read more...

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Seeing your character represented in cosplay is a time-honored right of passage these days. Of course, when you’re the new Doctor and you’ve been seen for a grand total of one minute, you probably don’t expect to see it so soon.Read more...

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The live-action Lion King taps some Marvel Cinematic Universe stars for key roles. Jodie Whittaker talks about the reaction to her Doctor Who casting. The Avatar sequels are going to resurrect a dead character from the first movie. Plus, new clips from Killjoys and Dark Matter and new Thor: Ragnarok pictures. To me,…Read more...

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Haruo Nakajima, the suit actor who played Godzilla from 1954's Godzilla to 1972's Godzilla vs. Gigan, has died. He was 88.Read more...

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The newest movie in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series is directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the French duo who made 2007's truly disturbing womb-raider tale Inside. That’s a notch in the “pro” column for Leatherface, though it’s also got a built-in huge problem to overcome.Read more...

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Shazam is one of the many, many films currently being worked on for Warner Bros.’ DC Expanded Universe. However, unlike many of the other films in development, this one already has a writer and director. And they decided to have a little fun on Twitter.Read more...

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Russell Dauterman’s work alongside colorist Matthew Wilson makes The Mighty Thor one of the most sumptuous-looking comics on store shelves right now. So when Empire Magazine got Dauterman to draw them a Thor vs. Hela cover for its latest issue, the artist produced something that truly can only be describes as…Read more...

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It’s an excellent time to be a fan of cult comedy favorite Wet Hot American Summer. Sequel series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later just hit Netflix—home of 2015 prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp—and now there’s an original graphic novel on the way from Boom Studios.Read more...

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It’s unlikely for now that Judge Dredd will return to the big screen, much to the dismay of fans of the 2012 reboot, which has become a modern cult classic. But Dredd star Karl Urban may still don the Judge’s helmet once more: he’s currently engaged in talks to star in the upcoming TV show.Read more...

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Hundreds of thousands of people think that Tom King is a good writer. He’s won some of the comic book medium’s most prestigious awards for work like The Omega Men, Vision, and Sheriff of Babylon. But he’s still nervous about his work.Read more...

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The works of J.R.R. Tolkien have given us a lush, vast fantasy realm in Middle-Earth, one that’s extraordinarily archived and detailed in his many writings. But a new book wants to go even further on one particularly famous aspect: Tolkien’s use of botany to tell us about the flora of Middle-Earth... and how its…Read more...

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One of the greatest love stories on the original Twin Peaks was the fiery passion between former high school sweethearts Big Ed (Everett McGill) and Norma (Peggy Lipton). Though they broke up and married other people, they continued to ardently pine for each other. Last night on Twin Peaks: The Return, we got an…Read more...

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Team Voltron is back, but everything has changed for the Paladins, and not for the better. But while the new season of Voltron: Legendary Defenders greatly expands the universe of the show, fans eager to see the crew find their footing after season two’s tragic cliffhanger might find these new episodes a little…Read more...

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ThinkGeek is now legally allowed to vote. The geek warehouse is celebrating turning 18 with a massive sale. Get up to 60% off a ton of things, plus a rotating selection of daily deals. There’s something for every single level of geek, so it’s really a good idea to take some time to look through them all.Read more...

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Marvel and ABC’s latest TV show has been off to a rough start—from a decidedly dodgy first look, to a trailer that even the director disliked, and then to a Comic-Con panel that didn’t do enough to lift people’s skepticism. That meant when Inhumans came to the Television Critics Association press tour this weekend,…Read more...

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io9's Winter Forecast returns with hosts Beth Elderkin and Katharine Trendacosta, talking about “The Spoils of Conquest,” one of Game of Thrones’ fieriest episodes ever. Also: the Iron Bank, dragonglass and cave paintings, Bran vs. Littlefinger, and so much more. Watch here!Read more...

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After seven seasons, last night’s Game of Thrones delivered on a big promise with one of its most masterful battle scenes ever. HBO just released this awesome 14-minute video detailing what it’s calling “The Loot Train Battle,” filled with behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and so much more. Read more...

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Last week, we got an excellent look at Zazie Beetz in action as Deadpool 2's probability-altering mutant mercenary Domino. Now, after months of teasing, we finally have a look at the movie’s other mutant addition: Deadpool’s long-time comrade and time-traveling maniac Cable.Read more...

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In the MCU, the Ravagers are a band of criminals with a specific code. In the comics, those characters were also the original Guardians of the Galaxy. And while there’s been some speculation that the movies could switch the order around and have the Ravagers pick up the mantle, James Gunn recently talked about the…Read more...

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Over the weekend, the internet promptly freaked out when it rediscovered that George Lucas described part of Princess Leia’s backstory for the first Star Wars movie as someone who “got her PhD at nineteen.” But, in all honesty, why should we be so surprised to learn that she’s Dr. Leia Organa, PhD?Read more...

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The stable of characters thought up by the writer who co-created Wanted, Kingsmen, and Kick-Ass has been bought by one of the biggest players in filmed entertainment.Read more...

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