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For the past few years, Hasbro’s Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy has been telling an epic tale about how the Autobots and Decepticons finally ended their ages-long war and returned to Cybertron, only to find themselves thrown into yet another even more dangerous conflict.Read more...

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The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, released last month, confirmed Thor’s fate from his latest solo film: He lost his eye and is now wearing a patch. This reveal left a few fans surprised and a bit confused, as early photos and footage from San Diego Comic-Con showed Thor with 20/20 vision. Does this mean…Read more...

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Whether you need a small card for a dash cam, or a ton of space for Nintendo Switch games and 4K GoPro footage, this 128GB Samsung microSD card is down to $40 today on Amazon. We’ve seen it go as low as $37, but this deal is still $5 less than usual.Read more...

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For those of us outside the production loop, it seemed like the announcement of the upcoming Hellboy reboot came from nowhere. But Hellboy creator Mike Mignola says work had been proceeding slowly for years. Then, all of a sudden, things started happening really fast.Read more...

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Marvel buying back the film rights to the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool was once only the stuff of nerd dreams, but now that those dreams have become reality, we should really consider just what this reunion might entail. We may very well see an Avengers vs. X-Men film one day, but that might not be a good thing.Read more...

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Some actors find that the only real way to truly bring a character to life on the big screen is to give part of themselves over to the fictional identity—making space within themselves so that the other being might exist. Actor Bill Skarsgård learned the hard way that sometimes, that process has consequences.Read more...

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Ryan Coogler talks about where we find T’Challa going into Black Panther. ABC reveals a weird twist for its Jetsons reboot. Matt Reeves offers a tiny update on the progress of The Batman. Plus, a look at Mon-El’s new superhero getup on Supergirl, and hope for Agents of SHIELD’s future. Behold, spoilers!Read more...

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Anker’s PowerLine charging cables have long been reader favorites, and you can save on both nylon-wrapped PowerLine+ Lightning cables and PowerLine USB 3.0 to USB-C cables today.Read more...

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When it gets cold outside, there’s only one thing to do: stay indoors and watch anime. So let’s do exactly that! Here the winter 2018 anime shows to watch during these frigid months.Read more...

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With Marvel’s Black Panther merely weeks away from hitting theaters and blowing everyone’s minds, trailers for the film are beginning to hold back on revealing too much information. But the latest ad spot for the movie give us a juicy glimpse into even more of the action and wonder that awaits in Wakanda.Read more...

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A frustrated, married mom of two becomes a beta tester for a virtual reality program that facilitates romantic encounters. Before long, though, her flirty, joyous alternate life with an idealized partner becomes the only one she wants to occupy... and the consequences are huge.Read more...

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Warner Bros.’ animation divisions are always doing unexpected stuff. From Lego Batman movies on the big screen, to Willy Wonka crossovers with Tom and Jerry on the small screen, you never know what crazy scheme will be next. Read more...

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Instead of showing everyone punching the crap out of stuff, this year’s now-traditional joint advertisement for the return of the CW’s DC shows is a bit more relaxed, with the emphasis on the gang coming together to put on their costumes and kick ass. But they kinda end up ignoring their latest superfriend in the…Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey may be the one getting most of the Golden Globe Awards headlines, but the speech that immediately followed hers was one for the books too. Last night Guillermo del Toro was awarded Best Director for The Shape of Water and, fighting back tears, he talked about how monsters, especially his own creations,…Read more...

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Disney reportedly struggled to fill its male lead for Aladdin last summer. Perhaps it was all a clever marketing ploy to get the public invested, perhaps they wanted kudos for not immediately casting a white guy instead, but eventually, the role went to Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud. Now, what to do about the…Read more...

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Runaways may not be done with its first season yet, but Hulu is already giving the show another go. However, anyone holding their breath for the return of Medusa and Lockjaw on a certain other Marvel show might want to exhale a bit early before they die from asphyxiation. ABC’s president doesn’t sound confident in…Read more...

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io9 has traveled 10 years into the future. That future is now.Read more...

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As Steven’s gotten older over the past five seasons of Steven Universe, he’s come into his powers in ways no one expected—not even the Crystal Gems. In this weekend’s surprised drop of two new episodes, Steven’s mysterious dream abilities take the center stage to reveal the Diamond he (and his mother) supposedly…Read more...

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Season three of The Magicians lands on Syfy this Wednesday and with it comes one of the show’s best scenes ever. Hold onto your butts—The Magicians is going meta.Read more...

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Yoda would hate us. Just like Luke Skywalker, we’re never in the present. We’re almost always thinking about the future of Star Wars. It’s a future that’s mysterious—but also, especially with the release of The Last Jedi, more wide open than ever. And while most thinking right now is focused on what we might see in …Read more...

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Last week, Marvel announced a new Exiles book, bringing with it a new team of reality-crossing heroes to fight alongside long-time Exiles member Blink. One was kept a secret, however, until now... and if you saw Thor: Ragnarok last year, she’s going to look very, very familiar.Read more...

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It isn’t exactly fair to hold up every single movie about a female assassin to Marvel Studios and ask when the hell we’re finally going to see a Black Widow solo movie, but the similarities between Natasha Romanov and Red Sparrow’s titular ballerina-turned-super-spy are too striking to ignore.Read more...

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Will this 23-degree ice hotel in Finland make you yearn for the sweet release of death, followed by becoming a White Walkers? Maybe. But it will still look gorgeous. Take a look at the Hotel of Ice and, uh, More Ice.Read more...

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Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver recently announced she was writing and directing a horror movie based on the novel Survive the Night, to be produced by Pharrell. But according to a recent interview, Oliver says it took awhile to even get the ball rolling on the film since apparently male film executives don’t think…Read more...

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Star Trek: Discovery returned last night with huge revelations, lots of Trek fanservice, and yes, a few big shocks. But none of that was what made “Despite Yourself” compelling—if anything, those moments ended up serving as frustrating distractions in what was one of the show’s strongest episodes yet. Read more...

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