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He never had the charisma of Cobra Commander, but Serpentor, genetically engineered from history’s most brilliant military commanders, was still the ultimate G.I.Joe baddie. And while the G.I.Joe toyline hasn’t enjoyed the same longevity that Transformers has, I don’t know that Transformers has any merchandise as…Read more...

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One of the biggest highlights of Rogue One—maybe the biggest—is when the Dark Lord of the Sith boards the doomed Rebel ship that’s trying to get the Death Star plans to Princess Leia’s Tantive IV. But it turns out the scene was conceived at practically the last minute.Read more...

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The Central Intelligence Agency needs to make sure its operatives are at the top of their game, so maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise games have become one of the agency’s most popular training tools?Read more...

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The ongoing story in Superman and Action Comics has been a hell of a ride for not one, but two Clark Kents. Last week, we learned about the true mastermind behind the entire crazy plot—and yet, this week, there’s been a new twist that somehow even tops that for madness.Read more...

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Capcom is giving six NES games based on some of Disney’s finest television animation work HD makeovers in The Disney Afternoon Collection for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4, featuring Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, DuckTales and Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Read more...

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We’ve said it before and we’ll undoubtedly say it again, but the second season of Legends of Tomorrow is delivering more fun per minute than any other superhero show on television, and it’s not even close. Last night... oh my god, last night’s episode.Read more...

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We’ve been hearing about Pixar’s next movie for a while now, but this morning we finally got our first good look at Coco, the studio’s new movie about a boy, a magic guitar, and the Land of the Dead. And it looks very pretty.Read more...

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The Russo brothers’ next project after Infinity War could be a Valiant Comics TV show. Of course the Power Rangers movie has a post-credits scene. Get another glimpse at the Inhumans show with more set pictures. Plus, the Defenders are in action in new videos from the set, and a new look at Transformers: The Last…Read more...

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If you still haven’t picked up a copy of Final Fantasy XV (and you definitely should), Amazon’s marked it back down to $35 today, matching a one-day Gold Box deal from earlier this year.Read more...

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As part of the promotion for the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell, a new “I am Major” website was launched that allowed folks to upload their own photos and enter their own text. It’s damn perfect troll fodder.Read more...

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Emma Allen calls short film Santiago an “animated self-portrait”—not just of the artist and performer herself, but of the human race itself. It starts with images of the smallest water-dwelling organisms, moves on to mammals, and then envisions an endpoint, or perhaps a new level, that looks decidedly robotic.Read more...

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It doesn’t get much better than David Cronenberg’s The Fly, the 1986 remake of the scifi classic. That’s a film that works in so many ways, it’s silly to think anyone could do better. But if you had to try, a filmmaker who just made a movie about magic would be a good place to start.Read more...

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Long before Rocket Raccoon and Groot entered his life, James Gunn had a dream. Literally. In 2007, Gunn had a dream about a corporate office where the employees are forced to kill each other as part of some mysterious experiment. But 10 years ago, the director could have never imagined how the Marvel heroes would…Read more...

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This 320 page cover art book is the perfect gift for the Marvel fan in your life, even if that person is yourself. It’s gotten down to this price a few times in the past, and it almost always sells out quickly.Read more...

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Spooky house. Spooky silent kid. Emilia Clarke’s got her work cut out for her if she’s going to make it out of Voice in the Stone without getting freaked the hell out.Read more...

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I’m about five hours into Mass Effect: Andromeda, and so far, it seems like Bioware has created a behemoth of a sci-fi action RPG. Read more...

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We’ve known for a while that Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), the astrophysicist who also happened to be Thor’s love interest in the God of Thunder’s first two movies, was not appearing in Thor: Ragnarok. At first, Marvel’s answer was simply that most of the movie wouldn’t take place on Earth, where humans like Jane…Read more...

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First published way back in 1947, some 70 years ago, Goodnight Moon is an iconic children’s book that has been parodied and copied almost as much as Monopoly has. But leave it to MAD Magazine to come up with one of the best, featuring Batman just trying to get a little shuteye in his Batcave.Read more...

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For superhero film fans, few titles are more shudder-inducing than Spider-Man 3. Which is probably not the thing the marketing team at Sony was going for when creating a new trailer for killer alien film Life, but it oddly works. Let us explain.Read more...

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Starting today, Twitch is streaming all 23 completed seasons of Power Rangers as one of the most absurd marathon binge-watches in recent memory. If you, perhaps, don’t have the time to watch 17 days worth of television, then we’re here to help with a few suggestions for the episodes you absolutely need to watch (or…Read more...

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Ingvild Deila had one of the most important roles in Rogue One, but you’ve probably never heard of her. The Norwegian actress was the person on set whose face was turned into the young Carrie Fisher’s for the film’s climactic scene. While most Star Wars actors aren’t allowed to say much about the films, Deila was…Read more...

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In the original Beauty and the Beast, the reason everyone loves Gaston is basically because he’s “hot.” (I put that in quotes because a real-life person with those proportions would be TERRIFYING.) But Luke Evans says there’s more to the good-looking villain in the new live-action adaptation than what was on screen in…Read more...

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Well, this is both charming and baffling: As a tribute to David Bowie, the U.K.’s Royal Mail launched 52 sets of their commemorative David Bowie stamps into the sky. Read more...

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There’s no dialogue in Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell’s In the Pines—just a rambling voice mail message that plays as the unnamed protagonist hikes a forested mountain trail to the top, sets up listening equipment like a lo-fi version of Jodie Foster in Contact, and waits for the UFO she’s sure will arrive.Read more...

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Finn Jones, star of Marvel and Netflix’s Iron Fist, keeps blaming outside factors for the poor reviews of his show. He’s already trotted out the old and rotted “this is for the fans not critics” argument, but now he’s added an argument as baffling as it is new: Danny Rand is too much like Trump and that is why people…Read more...

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