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We’re probably never going to get another A Song of Ice and Fire book , so you might as well invest in a collectible set of the first five. This collection is leather-bound, comes in its own box, and will look great on any shelf. It’s been cheaper before, but this is the best deal Amazon’s listed in a few months.Read more...

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Excellent news if you’re excited for Game of Thrones’ return but don’t have HBO: The channel will be free to view this weekend, giving you access to Sunday night’s broadcast of the season six premiere. As well as Game of Thrones, the weekend includes the pay-TV premiere of Jurassic World, and a new episode of Last Week Tonight.Read more...

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It’s called A Midsummer’s Nightmare and I think we can all agree that TV was a noble experiment, but it’s over now.Read more...

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Whenever Game of Thrones ends, it’s safe to say that poor Tommen Baratheon won’t be sitting on the Iron Throne. The entire series (minus a few evil magical ice zombies) is about people jockeying to become the ruler of Westeros, with most signs pointing to the exiled Daenerys finally returning home and reclaiming the Seven Kingdoms for the Targaryens. While this may end up being the case, there’s another candidate I think the people of Westeros should consider—Sansa Stark. Here’s why.Read more...

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Betrayal at the House on the Hill has been an icon of board games for over a decade now. But despite having reprints and new editions, the game has never officially been expanded beyond its original scope. That is until now: a whole new series of horrifying new haunts are on the way, and we have the first look.Read more...

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Like many things in Marvel Cinematic Universe, the fact that Captain America 3 is actually the huge crossover, Civil War, is totally Bucky’s fault. If his last movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, hadn’t been so good, maybe things would’ve been simpler. But, alas, when trying to come up with something to top The Winter Soldier, only one thing was up to the task: Civil War.Read more...

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We don’t know a lot about this upcoming Chinese animated film, but wow does it look pretty.Read more...

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It’s barely related to the Star Fox series and has mostly been ignored in the year of hype leading to the release of its big brother Star Fox Zero, but the new oddball Star Fox Guard tower defense game from Nintendo and Platinum is well worth your attention.Read more...

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If you want to get away from Winterfell and Ramsay Bolton’s nightmarish way of hunting you down, you’re going to have to get a little wet and a lot cold. Read more...

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We’re just a few weeks away from Person of Interest closing out its run. And, if this trailer is any indication, they’ll do so in spectacular fashion. Read more...

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Fox have announced the details of Deadpool’s home release on May 10th—including a commentary with co-creator Rob Liefeld. Liefeld is joined by director Tim Miller on the track, one of two included. As always with Deadpool, there’s a cute, fourth-wall-breaking image detailing all the content that you can see below.Read more...

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The cast of Fantastic Beasts says some well-known Harry Potter faces might show up. Supergirl’s producer offers a taste of what’s in store for Kara. James Gunn would love to include some Fox-owned characters in Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus, the first Iron Fist set pictures, and new Game of Thrones footage. Behold, Spoilers!Read more...

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Horror short The Maiden is described as “a dark tale of real estate, demonic houses, and Photoshop tutorials.” Because who needs a Ghostbuster when you’ve got elbow grease and serious ambition on your side?Read more...

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Scott Nimerfro, writer-producer of Hannibal, Once Upon a Time, and Pushing Daisies, has passed away at the age of 54.Read more...

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The day the door of the Millennium Falcon fell on Harrison Ford, shattering his ankle, everyone thought Star Wars: The Force Awakens was doomed. But it turns out, the opposite happened. Co-writer and director J.J. Abrams recently revealed this delay helped him refocus the film’s most important relationship: Finn and Rey.Read more...

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The Kurt Vonnegut Library is seeking $750,000 to move to a bigger space. And this would let them do more cool stuff to celebrate one of the all-time best writers of weird and fantastical fiction. So it goes!Read more...

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The lesson, as always, is that we’re dumb. All of us. Even the smartest among us can never save us because we’re all so dumb. Why? Because when we hear the wrong words, we don’t bother to fix ourselves but instead adopt those wrong words into our language even though they’re clearly wrong. It’s great! Language is always changing... for the worse.Read more...

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You know how when you’re trying to remember some detail about some fictional universe—so you end up getting lost in the fan-wiki for like twelve hours, only to come out armed with not only what you were looking for, but also a brand new education in the workings of the government of a tiny planet that was only mentioned once? Simon Pegg did roughly the same thing.Read more...

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We’ve known for a while that cult classic ROM: Spaceknight was being revived this year, now at IDW rather than Marvel. But now we’ve got the details on Rom’s return, straight from writers Chris Ryall and Christos Gage—as well as a gallery of awesome variant covers for the first issue, making their debut on io9!Read more...

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In 1990, George A. Romero and Dario Argento released Two Evil Eyes, an adaptation of two Edgar Allan Poe stories. In the classic Poe tradition, both tales are about people who do terrible things, and suffer hideous consequences. In the hands of two of horror’s greatest filmmakers, they become downright terrifying.Read more...

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Last night’s season finale of Supergirl was the first time I’ve ever been just bored with this show. I kept wanting to check my email or clean the cat’s litter box. If the purpose of a season finale is to leave you wanting more, I think this show kind of missed the mark. It wasn’t terrible, just... meh.Read more...

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Much like Ryan Reynolds abandoned Green Lantern for Deadpool, another Marvel movie star has jumped ship to DC. Former Green Goblin Willem Dafoe has joined the Justice League film as an unspecified “good guy,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. And we have a couple of ideas about who he might be playing.Read more...

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As regular readers know, we’ve previously advanced the theory that George R.R. Martin, author of the popular A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels, hasn’t produced a new entry in his best-selling series in five years because he has no pages. (To put things into perspective, Martin has published one unfinished ASOIAF book, spread across two volumes, in the last 16 years.) Martin having no pages—aside, perhaps, from some left over from that unfinished book—would explain why he hasn’t published any in recent years.Read more...

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As easy as it is to decry how San Diego Comic-Con isn’t about comics anymore, the gigantic convention is still home to one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, the Eisners. The list of nominees for this year’s awards are out and it is, as usual, jam-packed with amazing comics.Read more...

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As the weather gets nicer, it’s time to finally pause The Force Awakens and head outside for some fresh air and sunshine. That doesn’t mean you have to abandon Star Wars altogether. Not when ThinkGeek’s just revealed a wonderful kite collection full of X-Wings, Death Stars, and Droids.Read more...

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