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The self-proclaimed “fucked-up fairy tale” Nina Forever has been making the festival rounds with fairly good reviews. And now the first trailer is out, showing off just what makes this film so very, very odd. It’s hard to put to words, really.Read more...

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Both Sansa and Arya Stark have been apprenticed to monsters lately on Game of Thrones. But in last night’s horrifying episode, they both learn that imitating their mentors may come at a higher cost than they realized. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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Tucked inside an interview with Daily Finance is the news that Disney CEO Bob Iger seems to be considering two TV channels dedicated to Marvel entertainment and all things Star Wars, respectively. Read more...

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Deadspin Phillies Fan Rips Home Run Ball Away From Old Lady | Gawker Housekeeper Says Family Acted Strangely Days Before They Were Murdered | Gizmodo This Could Be the World’s Most Efficient Solar System | Lifehacker Four Reasons You Should Stop Feeling Guilty About Leaving Your Job |Read more...

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Look up from between your pages of your book just long enough to tell us, what have you been reading lately?Read more...

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Now this is sort of retro revival I can get behind. First, Figures Toy Company announced that they would bring back Mego’s old school cardboard playsets for their Batman and DC 8” figure line — and now they’ve gone a step further and revealed they’ll be bringing back new versions of Mego’s DC vehicles, too.Read more...

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The US started hearing about a substance that could be used to track the movements of any person who touches, or walks across, a contaminated surface. in 1963. It wasn’t until 1984 that they got a sample of the stuff. Read more...

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Civil War filming pictures don’t just tease death — they give us our first look at the MCU’s take on comics villain Crossbones. Daniel Craig may have a surprising cameo in The Force Awakens. The Flash teases new heroes and villains. Plus, a look at Ash vs. Evil Dead’s Necronomicon. Spoilers Get!Read more...

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Currently, the only route from Earth to the International Space Station for astronauts is by hitching a ride on the Soyuz spacecraft. But what happens if a fire breaks out en route to the station? Without fire extinguishers or normal firefighting tools, astronauts have special procedures to return them safely to Earth.Read more...

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Jamie’s in prison and Claire’s on the way to rescue him. But it cannot be the penultimate episode if we don’t send our heroes into the darkness at the hands of their great enemy, Black Jack Randall.Read more...

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For all the supporters of the Empire, enjoy a beach vacation with an inflatable death star. Be wary, though, one tiny pin in the shape of an X-Wing can destroy the whole thing. Read more...

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This satellite image of Washington’s Mount St. Helens comes courtesy of NASA’s Earth Observatory, which notes that tomorrow is the 35th anniversary of the volcano’s eruption and subsequent landslide, which killed 57 people. Scientists still keep a close watch on the site from both the air and ground.Read more...

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The season 4 finale of Grimm picks up right where last week’s episode left off, and a lot happens, and a lot of stories get resolved, but not without something to keep us hanging over a cliff until next season. Spoilers after the break.Read more...

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In 1890, Thomas Edison created some of the world’s first “talking” dolls. The vocal components were recently restored to reveal insanely eerie, shrill intonations (even their inventor found them “unpleasant.”) The not-easily-spooked may listen to “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” here ... if you dare.Read more...

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One thing that’s impressing people regarding Mad Max: Fury Road is how CGI is used sparingly. Yes, we get it for stuff like a huge storm, but so many of those insane stunts were actually George Miller insisting on real effects. It helped with the in-your-face power that made the movie so fun. And it also showcases how CGI is contributing to Hollywood blockbusters looking like crap.Read more...

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The revelations about the Castor Clones just keep on coming. While Sarah finds herself in her latest vat of hot water and tries to talk her way into escape, several of the other characters make disturbing discoveries related to the Castor biology and how it affects other people.Read more...

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This week’s puzzle puts you at the mercy of an unjust torturer. Explaining why he is unjust can help you make sense of a daunting mathematical proof that last year made headlines for being “bigger than Wikipedia.”Read more...

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A few weeks back we learned that SyFy had ordered to series an adaptation of Lev Grossman’s fantasy trilogy The Magicians. Now we have a trailer, which offers a peek at Brakebills’ faculty and new recruits, and contains the line “DO SOME GODDAMN MAGIC!” Yep, we’re intrigued.Read more...

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Getting ready to go out on the move under the war rig #MadMaxFuryRoad #Furiosa pic.twitter.com/cjg7ux3BMs May 16, 2015 Read more...

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We love action movies, the tropes, the cliches, all of it and roll with it well. But in some cases, we get to see films or the occasional TV show that wonderfully deconstructs the action movie. They’re not straight-out parodies like Naked Gun — but here are eight comedies that play with the motifs in a way that illuminates them. Read more...

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Which is your favorite fairy from The Legend of Zelda franchise? Our old friend MasterOfHyrule has compiled a video featuring each and every—what the hell is that thing? Read more...

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Welcome to Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.Read more...

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...and here is what he read! I know, after the lead you were expecting a joke. Read more...

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You think the stunts of Mad Max: Fury Road were wild on screen? That’s nothing. Stuntwoman Dayna Grant took the time to shoot these pics from inside one of the flaming cars during filming:Read more...

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Mexico’s newest communications satellite crashed into Siberia just minutes after launch early this morning. This marks the sixth catastrophic mishap of this particular configuration of a Roscomos Proton-M rocket since 2010.Read more...

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