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American Gods is one of the most popular novels from the prolific Neil Gaiman, and the source material for an upcoming TV show . If it’s been on your to-read list, you can grab a Kindle copy today for just $3.Read more...

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Nothing says “Rebirth” like a logo designed to look more in line with your classic logos of years gone by, right?Read more...

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When last we saw Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she and Thor were getting smoochy smoochy down on Earth. She was then away for work in Avengers: Age of Ultron and now, the character played by Natalie Portman, may be gone for good.Read more...

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This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. And to celebrate, some people have decided to kill him all over again. Here’s a guide to all the biggest Shakespeare-based projects in the works that seem specifically designed to frustrate practicers of Bardolatry everywhere.Read more...

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For the first time ever, scientists have sequenced the genome of the world’s tallest land species, the giraffe. Surprisingly, this majestic creature required only a small handful of mutations to attain its remarkable physical stature and physiology—but these mutations packed an evolutionary punch. Read more...

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The unspoken secret that Marvel’s TV and movie ventures aren’t as interconnected as the company would like you to think they are has become a lot less unspoken lately. And the loudest acknowledgement about this separation has come courtesy of Agents of SHIELD’s Daisy Johnson herself, Chloe Bennet.Read more...

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Early versions of images from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The Official Visual Story Guide have revealed a ton of information that we have been dying to know.Read more...

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Don’t you just hate it when you accidentally swallow your cell phone right when you need to make a call? Yeah, me too. That really happened to an unfortunate Irishman, according to a new report in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. And the challenges doctors faced removing the mobile device might be cause to rethink the conventional strategies for dealing with similar cases in the future. Read more...

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This October, Fox is joining the recent trend of network musicals with a new rendition of cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The first teaser trailer has just been released and it looks familiar, but there’s also something off-putting about the way it was filmed.Read more...

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Since every Transformers sequel until now has had some kind of subtitle, it was pretty obvious Transformers 5 would follow suit. Well, that title has now been revealed and it’s not just unexpected, it’s downright confusing.Read more...

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King Kong and Skull Island are having a pretty big resurgence right now, what with both a new movie and a new ride bearing the island’s name. And now we have the very first look at the King Kong you’ll come face to face with at Universal Orlando. Spoiler alert: it’s a giant gorilla.Read more...

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Like any niche of fandom, the Warcraft faithful love studying new trailers and footage to find clues about what the upcoming movie might hold. In addition to some awesome footage of how Warcraft was made, this latest featurette has some very interesting shots for fans to puzzle over.Read more...

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Hey, remember how we told you the rather surprising news that basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had written a novel about Sherlock Holmes’ brother Mycroft? Well, now he’s writing a comic about it. Featuring the sexiest Mycroft Holmes ever.Read more...

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The outstandingly trashy cult classic Maniac Cop—made in 1988 by legendary B-movie director William Lustig, and starring the singular Robert Z’Dar—has been threatened with getting a remake for some time, with John Hyams (The Originals, Z Nation) directing from a script by comics writer Ed Brubaker. And it just got a huge boost.Read more...

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More than 1,600 years ago, a Roman ship full of carved statues, bronze lamps, and loads of coins was lost at sea. Just recently a group of divers stumbled upon the wreckage—and what they found is magnificent.Read more...

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Storms that go on for 400 years. Falling molten glass rain. Temperatures jumping from 500 degrees Celsius to 1200 degrees Celsius in just 6 hours. The weather in our universe is crazy. Read more...

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One of the most successful new supernatural horror franchises in recent memory is getting a fourth film. Universal Pictures just announced that Insidious: Chapter 4 is coming in October 2017 with a new director but a familiar star.Read more...

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Black Mask Studio’ sscifi bounty-hunting extravaganza Kim & Kim isn’t just an incredibly fun comic book, but a hugely personal story for its writer, Magdalene Visaggio.Read more...

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Warner Bros. and DC are putting a lot of faith in the release of Suicide Squad later this year—apparently to the point that it’s breaking out Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn to star in her own movie.Read more...

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The first photos of Idris Elba on the South African set of The Dark Tower have leaked, and they look great. Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) is directing the much-anticipated Stephen King adaptation, which stars Elba as the gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the man in black.Read more...

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Geoengineering, or hacking Earth’s climate system to cool the planet, is a controversial field that promises to either save our collective asses or bring on the apocalypse . Now, scientists have discovered a major problem with one popular geoengineering scheme that entails dumping a bunch of iron into the ocean to soak up carbon dioxide. Basically, the plan is not supported by the geologic record.Read more...

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Wayward Pines was a surprise hit last summer, and the M. Night Shyamalan-produced drama ended with an explosive finale that left the door wide open for a second season . But now that everyone’s in on the show’s central mystery, why should you keep watching? The first two episodes—discussed here without spoilers!—has a compelling answer.Read more...

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A series based on wonderfully weird 1984 cult science fiction classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension is likely coming to TV, courtesy of Kevin Smith, and we have The Flash to thank (or blame, depending on your point of view). Read on, Hong Kong Cavaliers.Read more...

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I was waiting for Darwyn Cooke’s next thing. Everyone who loves comics was waiting for Darwyn Cooke’s next thing.Read more...

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Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 is well-known for a major twist regarding its villain. Who could have imagined a behind-the-scenes twist could be even more surprising? In a new interview, Black says in an early draft of the script the main villain was female, but Marvel executives told him he had to change it.Read more...

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