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In many ways, aspects of Atomic Blonde will be really familiar to fans of high-octane action movies. It invests a lot in ambitious set pieces and fight choreography, and features many predictable character archetypes. But it manages to tie together its Cold War setting and character arcs into a larger theme very, very…Read more...

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Historically, once I beat a video game, I rarely keep playing it. What’s the point? The story is done and I don’t get satisfaction from 100 percent completion. Well, with Horizon Zero Dawn, not only have I kept playing it, I don’t want it to end. Ever. Guerrilla Games has created a world and experience that has…Read more...

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A brand new trailer for Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat’s last season of Doctor Who has dropped and it has so much in it. Although the cast does helpfully name most of the things you’re seeing.Read more...

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A sequel to Man of Steel has long been expected, but there hasn’t been much news about it thus far. Last we heard, the DC film was in “active development,” but that was eight months ago. Now we know that Warner Bros. has its eye on a certain comic book director to bring Superman back to the big screen.Read more...

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It’s hard to believe that the undisputed King of Kaiju has yet to actually get his own animated movie in Japan. That’s changing at last with the arrival of Polygon Pictures’ Godzilla film later this year, but there’s more good news: it’ll be easy to see outside of Japan when it airs, too.Read more...

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Kong: Skull Island ruled the box office this weekend, thanks in large part to the scope and audacity of the film. It’s just insanely big, fun, and colorful—all of which comes across in a stunning set of concept art from the film.Read more...

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It’s not a huge surprise that Netflix is making a second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events—the first one ended with a clear promise of making the next book—but the way they made the announcement took a few steps.Read more...

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Last year, the highest-grossing anime of all time opened, but you may have missed it. That’s because it only played for a single week in the U.S. to qualify for the Oscars. It wasn’t even nominated—but hopefully come April 7, history will realize that was a mistake.Read more...

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We’ve known for awhile that the upcoming seventh season of Game of Thrones will be a shorter run of episodes than usual—as will its follow-up, the (presumably) final season of the series. But now, after some umming and ahhing from HBO, we finally know that season eight will be six episodes long.Read more...

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Being surrounded by stacks of rulebooks and reams of character sheets while you play has been part and parcel of the Dungeons & Dragons experience from the very beginning. And while many players have begun using phones and tablets to make their tabletop lives easier, Wizards of the Coast is finally offering their own…Read more...

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I’m not saying Frank Oz is definitely playing Yoda in Star Wars: Episode VIII, but I am saying it’s telling that he apparently can’t just say “no” when asked about itRead more...

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American Psycho for $5 is a videotape you won’t need to return.Read more...

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Filming on director Ava DuVernay’s new movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, based on Madeleine L’Engle’s book, wrapped last night. This is something you would be very aware of if you follow DuVernay on Twitter, because she tweeted out a huge amount of images and behind-the-scenes photos to celebrate it.Read more...

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Yesterday at SXSW in Austin, Texas, a packed house gathered to worship gods that will beat you up, get you drunk and sex you into oblivion. If the first episode of the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel American Gods is any indication, the masses will be showing up to give their love again and again. Read more...

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Over the past couple of years, there’s a phrase that’s accompanied several poorly reviewed comic book films or TV shows: “It’s not for the critics, it’s for the fans.” Iron Fist’s Finn Jones is the latest star to use this as a defense of his Marvel show. This group of words has become a crutch to deflect attention…Read more...

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Sandman artist Dave McKean has once again lent his talents to Neil Gaiman’s iconic works, illustrating a new edition of Gaiman’s supernatural novel American Gods, and it simply has to be seen to be believed.Read more...

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Thundercat is a bassist who blends video games into everything he does, and whose latest album situates references to Mobile Suit Gundum and Sonic at the heart of new electronic soul music.Read more...

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Alien: Covenant wasn’t the only supernatural sequel Ridley Scott discussed at this year’s SXSW. He’s also eager to make another Gladiator film. Only problem is... the main character is dead. But Scott said he knows how to bring him back, and I’m hoping it’s because a bunch of Roman gods want him to kill Jesus.…Read more...

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Lent is already well underway. The pleasure-filled bacchanal that is Fat Tuesday has come and gone. But it’s never too late to celebrate Chewbacchus, the coolest Star Wars-themed Mardi Gras festival in the Galaxy.Read more...

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Saturday Night Live opened its latest episode with an Independence Day-style alien invasion story, imagining the President of the United States as the inspiring voice of a country in dire need of hope and guidance. Unfortunately, Bill Pullman was busy, so they got Donald Trump.Read more...

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The latest Wonder Woman trailer is finally here, and it takes us into Diana’s past to show how it shaped her amazing future.Read more...

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Logan might stand out as its own film, not needing or wanting to include parts of the X-Men franchise that didn’t serve the story, but it turns out we were pretty close to getting a rather depressing ode to the Phoenix herself.Read more...

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The History Channel, a.k.a that place where you watch Pawn Stars, Vikings, and that weird-haired guy who talks about aliens, is actually getting back into the history business... thanks to The Harlem Hellfighters, a graphic novel. The comic book industry says, “You’re welcome.”Read more...

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South by Southwest, the Austin-based tech and entertainment expo, is known for hosting some experimental TV promos. This year, American Gods has a giant buffalo, The Man in the High Castle is opening a Resistance Radio station, Better Call Saul and Twin Peaks opened restaurants for Los Pollos Hermanos and Double R…Read more...

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Let’s raise a glass to television show titles that accurately describe the characters and what situation they’re in! That’s right, Matt Nix’s X-Men series about mutant teenagers and their normie parents has its first official cast photo and what looks to be the show’s official name: Gifted.Read more...

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