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Where to even begin? “The Spoils of Conquest” was the reason we watch Game of Thrones, one of those episodes that starts entertaining and ends with an epic spectacle it’s hard to believe you’re actually seeing. And all it took was Daenerys tossing clever men’s clever plans in the garbage, and then setting a record…Read more...

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Wow, did you watch Game of Thrones last night? Wow! With the dragons, and the...elves? Elves, probably. And orcs, no doubt, seeking to regain the One Ring. And the TARDIS. Wow. (I don’t watch the show.) Read more...

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Kubo and the Two Strings has everything a perfect family movie could need: beautiful animation, anthropomorphic animals, and a feisty, young main character that has to save the day. And for $5 as an HD digital download from iTunes, it’s something that should be in your collection.Read more...

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The live action Aladdin movie has found its villain. Noomi Rapace’s clone thriller Seven Sisters gets a new name. Familiar faces are confirmed to return for Arrow and The X-Files. Plus, footage from Orphan Black’s final episode. Spoilers now!Read more...

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posted 11 days ago on io9
Like Ghost in the Shell, I’m willing to take temporary breaks on Fine Art to celebrate the work that went into good-looking movies, instead of just good-looking games. And so here we are, with the art of Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.Read more...

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When Barry Allen traverses the time stream at high speeds in the upcoming Flash movie, Diana of Themyscira might be coming along for the ride. Read more...

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If you watched the first trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans TV show and were like, “what the hell was that?” Good news! The director of the show didn’t care for it much either. Read more...

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Just when you think all people are terrible, you come across a story like this: thousands mourn and celebrate the life of a manatee.Read more...

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Guardians of the Galaxy has become known for its penchant for licensed music, but Vol 2 featured one original song: “Inferno,” an ostentatious disco ballad ostensibly performed by David Hasslehoff and The Sneepers. Now, there’s a music video. It’s just the best.Read more...

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Ever since popular Star Wars: The Clone Wars character Captain Rex appeared in Star Wars Rebels sporting a lush white beard, some fans have clung to one simple theory: Rex was at the Battle of Endor. Steven Melching, writer on the show, got some of us excited yesterday with a tweet that seemed to confirm the theory.…Read more...

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Frankly, I’m an easy woman to impress. But even so, stop motion animation is next level. Each frame takes meticulous care, craft, and planning. Excellent stop motion is the result of an incomprehensible density and depth of talent. And out of all the great stop motion studios out there, Laika might be the best. This…Read more...

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Pennywise’s variety of creepy clownery is coming back to screens with the new adaptation of Stephen King’s IT this September 8th. And when the planned two film series is finished, director Andy Muschietti, along with his wife and creative partner Barbara, know exactly which King story they want to tackle next. Read more...

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We have a complicated relationship with the posters for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Some of them have been pretty cool, while others have been a little bit of a disaster. Finally, though, we have one that we can all agree on, unambiguously, 100% without a doubt: this is awesome.Read more...

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Anyone hoping for Ellaria Sand to make a neat escape is going to be disappointed. That’s according to actress Indira Varma herself, who revealed her character’s fate after that truly heartbreaking scene.Read more...

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He goes by the name BearKeys and the self-proclaimed “child prodigy” has recently decide to dive into the world of video game music. Specifically, the GameCube version of Smash Bros.Read more...

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David Bowie’s death last year was heartbreaking. The musician, actor, and icon was a champion of the weird, the queer, and the fantastical. He’s been sorely missed. We know James Gunn was a fan, too. Last year we reported that the director eagerly wanted to cast Bowie in the second Guardians of the Galaxy film. Now we…Read more...

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During his time starring in Batman: The Animated Series, and in the countless video games, direct-to-video movies, and other spin-offs since then, Kevin Conroy has defined Batman’s voice for an entire generation. Which is why it’s such a delight to hear him become Christopher Nolan’s own Dark Knight.Read more...

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You remember the tag lines, even if you think you don’t. “Ooooooh, somebody stop me!” Or perhaps, “SSSSSSSSSMOKIN’!” Or even, “Hold on, Sugar! Daddy’s got a sweet tooth tonight!” Okay, maybe not that last one, but if you’ve got the time to rewatch The Mask, do it. It’s dated. It’s goofy. And boy, is it fun.Read more...

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posted 13 days ago on io9
Your first, full look at the third season of USA’s Mr. Robot is here and we have absolutely no idea what’s going on. But, that’s exactly what we want when it comes to the continually twisty, turny show.Read more...

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This fall, Marvel is running a series of “How to Draw” variant covers from the manic, wonderful mind of writer/artist Chip Zdarsky. There’s a lot to love in this cheeky revival of the classic drawing books of Marvel’s older years, but we’ve found a pretty clear favorite of all the covers that have been revealed…Read more...

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Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are officially workplace acquaintances after the long-awaited meeting of ice and fire finally took place during last week’s episode of Game of Thrones. The results were mixed, as the two characters presented themselves well, but the actors didn’t seem have a lot of chemistry with each…Read more...

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Before I played Final Fantasy VII, I didn’t think it was going to be very good. I don’t remember how I was introduced to the game—maybe it was a store ad, or a magazine, or that wild 1997 TV commercial—but I do remember hating it.Read more...

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is coming to home video very soon and with it, a whole new perspective on the making of the film. We’ve already seen a behind-the-scenes clip, some cool Easter eggs and now, the always-wonderful gag reel is online. Spoiler: These guys had a lot of fun making this movie.Read more...

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The official website for American Horror Story: Cult has a creepy clown cultist puzzle you can solve that reveals actors in costume and the names of their new characters. There’s a doctor of some kind and a detective—and wait, remember when Ryan Murphy said this season was going to feature the election?Read more...

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It’s Friday, it’s summer, and we’ve decided to blatantly steal this idea from our sister blog, Jalopnik, who stole it from our other sister blog, Deadspin. That said, the staff—minus a few people off on vacation—are here to answer some questions.Read more...

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