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When Oscar season rolls around again, it’s doubtful that The Rock’s summer blockbuster Rampage is going to be a contender for best screenplay. And that’s a tragedy because watching a popular ‘80s video game character destroy a modern Dave & Buster’s arcade is some beautiful, heavy-handed poetry.Read more...

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There’s a telling scene very early on in the new God of War, in the denouement of an exhausting battle sequence that ends with Kratos and his young son Atreus taking down a massive troll. Read more...

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As season three of The Expanse begins, tensions between Earth and Mars have finally exploded into all-out war—while the Belt lurks in the shadows, plotting its own plan of attack. Meanwhile, aboard the Rocinante, the battles are all deeply personal, and some huge changes are coming.Read more...

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Well, aside from the “being cast in a Star Wars movie” bit, that’s out of reach for the vast majority of us. But the rest is a wonderfully endearing anecdote.Read more...

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Up until a few weeks ago, John Krasinski was best-known as that dude who starred on the American version of The Office. That all changed with the success of horror sensation A Quiet Place, which he directed, co-wrote, and also stars in. Now, we know the filmmaker will be moving from horror to scifi for his next…Read more...

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Legendary Chinese actor Donnie Yen is joining the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action retelling of Mulan.Read more...

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It’s like the excellent X-Wing, basically, only you get to yell “launch alert fighters” a lot.Read more...

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Steve Rogers has been having a hell of a time lately. His comeback tour of America in the wake of Secret Empire has been on hold recently due to an unfortunate case of being frozen by right-wing terrorists and re-awakened in a nightmarish future—a future in which Steve has had to make some very tragic decisions.Read more...

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We know this sounds like a random Mad Lib, but trust us on this. Read more...

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We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...

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Five supremely skilled people got together to combine their areas of study into one audacious experiment, which winds up poisoning the world. Oops. The characters try to clean up their mess in ongoing comics series Injection, from writer Warren Ellis, artist Declan Shalvey, and colorist Jordie Bellaire—and it’s going…Read more...

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Honestly, considering the... staffing changes the good ship Discovery went through over the course of the first season, the crew could do with all the hands they could get. But Notaro will be serving the Federation elsewhere in season two.Read more...

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With each trailer or TV spot released for Avengers: Infinity War there’s always one or two standout moments. Cap holding off Thanos’s Infinity Gauntlet, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange bantering, Star-Lord telling Tony Stark his plan sucks, etc. Now there’s a new behind-the-scenes video—and yes, once again, there are…Read more...

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It’s been a year since The Expanse’s tense season two finale, and we are deliriously excited for the season three premiere tonight on Syfy. You should be, too. The scifi series is strong on every front: a thrilling story equally packed with political intrigue and tons of space action; fascinating and well-written…Read more...

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For many, the huge success of Black Panther at the box office has been seen as a watershed moment in Hollywood, proving that films lead by predominantly black casts can offer mainstream appeal that brings a more diverse audience to the movies. But at least one Marvel alumni doesn’t necessarily agree.Read more...

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In just a single season, Black Lightning’s already tackled systemic racism, police brutality, and gang violence, but last night’s episode proves that the show will stop at nothing to tell even more timely, resonate stories about the real world evils that we seemingly can’t escape.Read more...

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Whether you loved or hated Ready Player One, odds are you were still amazed by the second challenge—yes, that scene—even if you were just wondering how the hell even someone like director Steven Spielberg pulled off something so impossible. Now we know.Read more...

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posted 15 days ago on io9
It might come with cosmic powers, but the Infinity Gauntlet still makes Thanos look like he’s wearing an oversized, bedazzled oven mitt. I’m not sure if New Era hats are available everywhere in the galaxy, but Thanos could really step up his intimidation game with this 59Fifty Infinity Gauntlet fitted cap.Read more...

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J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1973, but 45 years later, his old writings are still finding their way into reader’s hands. The latest is called The Fall of Gondolin and it’ll be out in August.Read more...

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Call it coincidence, call it ka, but there’s now an even bigger hint a Dark Tower television series is in development for Amazon.Read more...

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Microsoft has just announced a new batch of original Xbox games coming to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature, and there are some damn good ones on offer, including KOTOR, Morrowind, Jade Empire and the original Star Wars: Battlefront games.Read more...

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With its quality scares, high tension, great characters, and exceptional filmmaking, A Quiet Place is a movie that sticks with you long after you leave the theater. However, out of everything in the film, one thing stayed with me more than anything else: The ears. Read more...

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It’s the biggest hit in Marvel history, the third highest grossing film in movie history, and next month, Black Panther is coming to your home.Read more...

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As Steven’s gradually come into his powers over the past five seasons, Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl have carefully kept many of the specifics about Rose, the Diamonds, and the great Gem War to themselves. That secrecy’s a big part of what’s pushed Steven to become independent and seek out answers for himself, but in…Read more...

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This year, Stanley Kubrick’s legendary film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, celebrates 50 years. The scifi masterpiece has inspired decades of filmmaking and scientific exploration. That’s why the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC has unveiled an exhibit dedicated to one of the film’s most iconic spaces. io9 has…Read more...

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