posted 12 days ago on io9
The Star Wars prequels aren’t known for having the most insightful dialogue, but one Chinese bootleg could turn that all around. In the words of our favorite Lord Vader: “Do not want!”Read more...

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posted 13 days ago on io9
Hulu has released the first teaser trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale, the 10-episode adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel. In just 30 seconds, it says everything about what a beautiful nightmare this series will be.Read more...

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Just picture it: You’re chilling at the comic book shop, picking up some new releases, maybe getting ready to head to the counter to buy them. Then...GIANT SUV RIGHT IN YOUR FACE. Yet, despite the trauma, you don’t drop a single page. That’s the mark of a true hero.Read more...

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Netflix is finally cashing in on all those Stranger Things 8-bit videos on YouTube. The online network has released an infinite runner video game starring Mike Wheeler and other Netflix heroes.Read more...

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For a little while there, it seemed like Axanar, the crowdfunded Star Trek fan film, was out of danger. But it turns out, the film no longer has a Fair Use leg to stand on. Unless we get some Captain Picard-level speech about why Axanar shouldn’t be seen as CBS’s property, the movie is screwed.Read more...

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posted 13 days ago on io9
It’s almost the weekend, time to jump into it like you were Vin Diesel skiing in a jungle.Read more...

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posted 13 days ago on io9
The story behind the CG characters in Rogue One is something we’re all dying to know more about. So far, there’s little not covered in this link or this link, but I had one lingering question to ask John Knoll when I spoke to him today.Read more...

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posted 13 days ago on io9
The long break between the second and upcoming third seasons of Young Justice has been unfortunate for many reasons—mainly, because there’s been no new Young Justice to watch. But in one way, the break has been of benefit: the show can now explicitly acknowledge LGBTQ characters.Read more...

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posted 13 days ago on io9
Strap yourselves in, folks. Civil War II may have barely just ended, Inhumans vs. X-Men may have only just begun, and Monsters Unleashed might be on the way, but Marvel is already teasing a major new arc—and it seems like it’s going to be focusing around a certain evil Captain America.Read more...

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posted 14 days ago on io9
The first Rogue One trailer ended with a very memorable shot of Jyn Erso walking down a hallway and turning around just as the lights went on around her. You see it above. Obviously, it’s not in the movie, and that’s because it was never supposed to be.Read more...

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posted 14 days ago on io9
Considering the horrors 2016 brought on multiple fronts, it feels oddly appropriate that 2017 will start with Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050. In the sequel to 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000, an oddly-coiffed, pro-corporate dictator satisfies the American public’s thirst for blood with a violent car chase.Read more...

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Do you have a boss that puts you in danger by creating a flammable material that also combusts when exposed to water and told you neither of these things before he told you to torch the material? Well then, this gif party is for you. Read more...

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posted 14 days ago on io9
Which, even for the world of comic book movies where the jaws of death are easily escapable, is actually quite surprising—considering this is how we last saw Frank Grillo’s sinister mercenary in Captain America: Civil War.Read more...

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Doctor Strange was a perfectly serviceable and forgettable movie that isn’t on anyone’s “must watch” list. But now that the Blu-ray is going to have a sequel to the hilarious Thor mockumentary that introduced us to Thor’s beleaguered roommate, Darryl? Sign me up.Read more...

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posted 14 days ago on io9
The movies of 2017 are a truly star-studded bunch. There’s Spider-Man, Batman, Wolverine, Thor and Wonder Woman. King Kong, the Gunslinger, Power Rangers. Luke Skywalker, Peter Quill and Jason Voorhees. The return of Rick Deckard, Jack Sparrow, and Optimus Prime. The list goes on and on—so to help you keep track of…Read more...

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posted 14 days ago on io9
Two mermaids come onto dry land and join a band that plays in a burlesque club. And that’s just the first 10 minutes of the insanity that is The Lure, the weird Polish fantasy musical which just released a new trailer.Read more...

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posted 14 days ago on io9
NBC’s ambitious Emerald City, premiering tonight, is occasionally stunning, sometimes emotionally interesting, and often an audacious reimagining of not just The Wizard of Oz, but all of L. Frank Baum’s Oz books. But mostly it’s as empty as the Scarecrow’s brain.Read more...

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If the end of the world had a prescribed timeframe to it, what would society be like? How would we adapt and go about our business with a countdown timer floating above the entire planet? What would law enforcement be like? That’s the question the BBC and Hulu’s new futuristic cop show Hard Sun wants to ponder.Read more...

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posted 14 days ago on io9
Watching the Underworld movies is a weird experience, because it feels like the filmmakers are trying to make a cool entertainment about vampires and werewolves by using none of the stuff that’s cool about vampires and werewolves.Read more...

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posted 14 days ago on io9
While performing a routine appendectomy on a 16-year-old girl, Japanese surgeons uncovered an ovarian tumor containing bits of hair, a thin plate of bone—and a miniature brain. Read more...

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posted 14 days ago on io9
The entirety of The Flash’s third season has been about Barry Allen ignoring everyone to meddle with the past for his own gain, it going horribly wrong, and then slowly, deliciously being raked over the coals for it. You’d think that experience would temper his desire to meddle with time, right? WRONG.Read more...

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And if you think the Blade Runner-esque neon aesthetic is great, wait till you get a load of Paul Rudd’s mustache.Read more...

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posted 14 days ago on io9
This morning, I helped my kid put on a Hello Kitty shirt before she went to school. Then I sat down and watched the debut of the latest cutie pie mascot from that character’s creators. She needs a hug in the worst way.Read more...

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posted 14 days ago on io9
Nick Fury Sr., of course, has starred in his own comics plenty of times, but now that he’s out of the way it’s time to let his replacement get a chance to shine: his young, very conveniently Samuel L. Jackson-looking son.Read more...

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posted 14 days ago on io9
Seven months later, the sad stories just keep on coming out of Disney Infinity’s cancellation.Read more...

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