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The end of Star Wars Rebels season two was kind of like the TV version of The Empire Strikes Back. Our heroes survived, but not unscathed. But having just watched the upcoming hour-long premiere, we know season three isn’t like Return of the Jedi—instead, it continues that downward spiral in a truly exciting way.Read more...

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Comedian Dane Cook has joined Bryan Fuller’s TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods. He’ll play Robbie Burton, the non-divine best friend of protagonist Shadow Moon, who takes care of Shadow’s wife and job while he’s in prison. I think you can see where this is going.Read more...

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Thrawn may be the most exciting new arrival in Rebels’ third season, but he’s hardly the only one—sounds like we’re also going to get to meet a young Imperial pilot who wants to defect to the Rebellion,who happens to be named Wedge. But that’s just the tip of the X-Wing of the fun in this giant trailer.Read more...

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The Rebels panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe is going on exactly as I type this, but and of course the first question everyone had was about whether Ahsoka Tano survived her climactic duel with Darth Vader in the end of the season two finale. More surprisingly, director Dave Filoni actually gave us a pretty clear answer.Read more...

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On the list of the many, many things you’ll be missing if you aren’t attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, you might want to add “Virtual Rick-allity,” a new game that puts you inside the uncomfortably great Adul Swim series Rick & Morty. Please enjoy all 13 seconds of its preview trailer, here.Read more...

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We all knew going into the sixth season of Game of Thrones that Robert Strong—a large and helmeted knight—was really the resurrected Ser Gregor Clegane, who had perished following the gruesome battle with Oberyn Martell. But what we didn’t know is what he would look like.Read more...

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There are more than a few Game of Thrones fans who wish that George R.R. Martin would lock himself in a room and finish the damn Winds of Winter already, especially now that the TV show has overtaken the events of the books. And now we have yet another distraction to blame for this delay: Outlander. He’s a huge fan.Read more...

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Star Trek Beyond isn’t in theaters yet, but it sounds like a fourth film is already taking shape, at least according to J.J. Abrams. The director of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) says that Chris Hemsworth, who made a cameo in his pre-Thor days as Captain Kirk’s doomed father, will return.Read more...

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On the left, the classic poster for John Carpenter’s genre-making slasher film Halloween. On the right, the poster for Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween. It’s kind of clever and inspired, but also utterly disturbing and terrifying—a rare combination that I almost have to admire, to be honest.Read more...

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If you watched the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story footage, you probably thought, “This movie looks so different from other Star Wars film.” You are correct. We spoke with the film’s director, Gareth Edwards, and he talked about shooting the film in a way that seems radical for a world like Star Wars.Read more...

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Today was Rogue One’s day at Celebration Europe. We got a look at the new ships and vehicles of the Empire, new behind-the-scenes footage —and even the teeniest glimmer of Darth Vader . But as well as dazzling the main stage, Rogue One brought its costumes to Celebration’s convention hall, and we went and took a look.Read more...

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Just like this bad effect of Kirk here, it’s time to let the gifs just drift across your screen. Show us how you’re doing, in gif form, in the comments.Read more...

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I forgot what it was like to read Easy Rawlins books. It’s been years, at least four installments ago, since I visited this slice of South Central Los Angeles. There’s a throbbing of the brain and a quickening of the pulse that happens. It’s no use dodging the jabs of poetry on every page. You’re going to get hit and you’re going to feel it.Read more...

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One day, one of the new Star Trek films will be more than the sum of its parts—the parts being a nearly perfect cast. But until then we have Star Trek Beyond, a movie that is half-entertaining and half-frustrating.Read more...

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Sphero’s remote controlled BB-8 is already the coolest Star Wars toy around . But the company wowed us once again when they first revealed the Force Band that lets you control the little droid not with an app, but with your miiiiind (okay, swanky motion sensing tech). We’ve seen images of the final product, but we just got a look up close on the floor at Star Wars Celebration Europe. It’s come a long way since the prototype band shown to us at CES. Read more...

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I know that headline seems a little ridiculous: why were there no tanks in the Civil War? Most of you are likely thinking ‘because nobody built any, idiot.’ While you’d be absolutely right to think that, I still find the question interesting, because I’m pretty sure the Union was shockingly close to building one; they just never knew it.Read more...

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Staring at a movie on one big screen is just fine—but what if you could see it on three screens at once, for a uniquely immersive, panoramic viewing experience? One of the first movies to get this treatment is Star Trek Beyond, and you can check out an exclusive glimpse of what it’ll look like in this new format in the trailer below.Read more...

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American Gods has its fair share of, obviously, gods. Some have signature looks—or required elements to their looks. Technical Boy is not one of them.Read more...

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Tom Spina Designs is back with another custom Star Wars-inspired coffee table. The studio’s previous efforts recreated The Empire Strikes Back’s Wampa Ice Cave, but its latest creation is a little more gruesome, putting The Return of the Jedi’s Sarlacc Pit in your living room—complete with a barely alive Boba Fett trying to crawl out.Read more...

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Lucasfilm introduced the world of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Star Wars Celebration Europe on Friday. Director Gareth Edwards was joined by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and stars Felicity Jones, Alan Tudyk, Mads Mikkelsen, and many others. In addition to the new footage , they covered lots of little new tidbits about the film and, at the convention only, they showed a new trailer.Read more...

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Welcome to Scarif. This sure doesn’t look like any Star Wars world we’ve ever seen before. Rogue One’s scenes set on Scarif were filmed in the tropical Maldives, and the island nation’s gorgeous landscape forms the perfect backdrop for Rogue One’s dramatic first poster.Read more...

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Yesterday we got a look at Entertainment Weekly’s cover heralding The Dark Tower , the Stephen King adaptation starring Idris Elba as Roland the Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, as well as the above peek at Elba. Now, a slew of new teaser images from Nikolaj Arcel’s film are up.Read more...

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At the Rogue One panel for Star Wars Celebration, we were introduced to the reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO, played, through motion capture, by Alan Tudyk. From what they showed, K-2SO is a tad disgruntled with his new situation.Read more...

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First came news of the Big Trouble in Little China-Escape From New York crossover comic . Now, more excitement for Jack Burton fanatics: Big Trouble in Little China the Game is coming next year. Not a video game, to be clear. This will be an old-school tabletop game with its own miniatures and room for up to six players.Read more...

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It’s finally here! We’ve had the best, we’ve had the middling, we’ve even had some disagreements, but we’re at the end of our journey to rank all of the Power Rangers costumes, from best to worst. And we’ve saved the weirdest ones for last.Read more...

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