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When your world looks kinda weird and you wish that you weren’t there, just close your eyes and make believe that Marvel took advantage of its relationship with Disney to get the rights to the Muppet Babies theme song for its new children’s series featuring creepy baby versions of the Avengers.Read more...

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Get out your bottles of hot sauce, Roswell fans—the cult-beloved WB drama about photogenic aliens in you-know-which New Mexico town is making a return. It’s heading to the CW with a new script from Carina MacKenzie, producer of Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals.Read more...

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I was about an hour into zombie horror board game Dead of Winter when I gave up all hope of ever being happy again. My players were surrounded by the undead, I was nearly out of supplies, and my heart was beating like a jack-hammer. It took all my courage not to flip over my brother-in-law’s table and scream: “Screw…Read more...

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Even though DC was built on the backs of its iconic trinity, there’s no denying that in more recent years, the comics giant’s brand has been largely bolstered by one Harleen Quinzel, everyone’s favorite clown-themed antihero-cum-medical health professional.Read more...

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I’ve never actually met Seth MacFarlane, so saying I don’t like the guy isn’t a personal dig. I’ve just never been a fan of his style of comedy, especially Family Guy (hate it) and the Ted movies (ugh). And yet somehow I’m enjoying the hell out of The Orville, his new live-action Star Trek homage.Read more...

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The original Jumanji was pretty straightforward—a boy gets trapped in a jungle board game for 30 years, he and the other players finish the game, and he’s sent back in time once they’re done. But apparently, there’s a whole lot more to this simple tale to be explored in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, and we’re trying…Read more...

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Shadow of War’s huge orc variety is one of the most impressive things about the game. In my dozens and dozens of hours of playtime, I’m still finding orc types I’ve never seen before, and many of them have interesting, hilarious, and uncomfortable things to say.Read more...

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Based solely on the performances of the actors who portray them, Jessica Jones is actually one of the Defenders’ better fighters, but according to Krysten Ritter herself, she needs to brush up on her stunt fighting skills a bit after an accident on set left her knocked out cold.Read more...

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Movie titles get changed all the time, it just happens. Sometimes it’s unfortunate, like when Antonio Banderas’ Eaters of the Dead became The 13th Warrior—sure, the movie would’ve sucked no matter what, but that original title was so much cooler. Other times, changing the title is a blessing, which is exactly what…Read more...

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The Dark Tower was a very bad movie, but don’t let that turn you off of the excellent books. Download the first two to your Kindle for just $3 each today.Read more...

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The passage of time is a strange thing for superhero comics. Heroes that have been active for decades are somehow still in their mid-30's, even as years pass and timely references to our own world are made. Trying to make sense of a timeline, like the Marvel movie one, can be futile especially when comics like …Read more...

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Ahh, Riverdale. It’s so good to have this show, and its complete devotion to going for it, back. We’ve heard that this season will have “Dark Archie.” Well, if the premiere is any indication, that basically just means Archie’s a dick.Read more...

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn’t handled its own timeline very well, and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming somehow managed to convolute it even further. Now, Infinity War is on the horizon, bringing in more of the MCU characters together than ever before. But the timeline is nowhere close to being put on the right…Read more...

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It’s impossible to separate Warner Bros.’ latest DC animated movie from the fact that it features Adam West in his final outing as Batman. West’s tragic death just four months ago saddened fans everywhere. And while the movie can most certainly stand on its own, beyond serving as a fitting tribute, it excels in…Read more...

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Shopping for a Jurassic Park fan (or yourself) this holiday season? All four films (including the semi-recent Jurassic World) are down to just $24 in one awesome Blu-ray set, complete with two discs full of bonus features.Read more...

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When a movie is as visually extravagant as Thor: Ragnarok, it almost demands to be made into art. Well, thanks to the Fandango FanShop and Hero Complex Gallery, that’s exactly what’s happening.Read more...

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One of the most fantastic things to come out of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ recent runs on Marvel’s Black Panther titles like The Crew has been seeing Ororo Munroe getting back to her roots in Harlem and beyond. Coates’ distinct voice for the weather-manipulating mutant is about to get a much larger microphone with the launch…Read more...

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What’s a porg, you ask? Well, it’s not quite a pigeon, and it’s not quite a hog, so to answer your question, I have no idea. What I do know is that before you become completely sick of the tiny creatures you need to watch them sing the Star Wars theme, courtesy of some clever sound effects sampling.Read more...

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There are certain fantastical roles, like Wicked’s Glinda and American Gods’ Easter, that have Kristin Chenoweth’s name scrawled all over them in huge, surprisingly intimidating letters. That’s very much the case for the actress’ newest lead role in ABC’s comedy The Real Fairy Godmother.Read more...

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It looks like Jax Jackson is going to have to find another brainy scientist to meld with. Several outlets have confirmed that Victor Garber will be leaving DC’s Legends of Tomorrow this season, meaning the show is again going to have to come up with an excuse to recast half of Firestorm.Read more...

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Anyone who has seen War for the Planet of the Apes knows the visual effects are astonishing. Even though you know you’re watching a bunch of ones and zeroes, you still get emotionally involved with the characters. But seeing the raw footage next to the final footage is something else entirely.Read more...

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Everyone was surprised at San Diego Comic-Con this summer when Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced that the Captain Marvel movie would not only feature Nick Fury and the Skrulls, but also take place in the 1990s. That means the character was a ass-kicking hero long before Tony Stark revealed to the world he…Read more...

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The first season of Stranger Things was such a sleeper hit going in that it’s taken the impending arrival of season two for the merchandise hysteria all pop culture sensations are mandated to have. Which brings us to this, my friends: Hasbro is making a Stranger Things card game and nothing makes sense anymore.Read more...

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As a kid, Vita Ayala grew up loving Wonder Woman comics. As an adult, they’ve gotten to write Diana of Themyscira twice. But Ayala isn’t content with just living the dream of working on a big corporate superhero. The New York City native is make comics that give voice to people without money, power or privilege.Read more...

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Voltron: Legendary Defender’s third season was a rather serious affair, as it delved into new threats to the galaxy and some revealing lore about it’s universe. But despite that, it seems like the next batch of episodes will have some time for lighter moments, if this wonderful exclusive clip is anything to go by.Read more...

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