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Archer is heading to a new network, FX offshoot FXX, and a new era. Though the show has traditionally had a lot of fun never specifying exactly when it’s taking place, season eight, subtitled Dreamland, is most definitely set in the past. We get our first glimpse of the 1940s milieu in these two quick promo clips.Read more...

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Powerless used to be about a young woman working at an insurance company in the DC universe, catering to bystanders caught up in superpowered brawls. But then its premise underwent a major re-working, and now a new TV spot for the show shows us just how different it is.Read more...

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Director J.A. Bayona isn’t yet a household name, but don’t expect that to last much longer. He was the first person to cast Tom Holland, our new Spider-Man, in a leading role. His next film is the sequel to Jurassic World. And his new movie, A Monster Calls, opens wide on Friday.Read more...

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Completionism is a disease that forces some people to finish something even though it has gone horribly wrong. This is why I have seen all of Charmed. And why my colleague James Whitbrook shudders when you mention Torchwood: Miracle Day. So, we ask you, what’s the worst show you watched every minute of? Extra points…Read more...

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Deadspin The Worst Advice Coaches Can Give | The Slot Shit Weasel Paul Ryan Announces Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood in Obamacare Repeal | Gizmodo Honda’s New Experimental Motorcycle Can Balance All By Itself Like Magic | Jezebel Coachella Owner Donates to LGBT Hate Groups, Denies Climate Change, Has Koch…Read more...

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Here’s some thrilling news to brighten the first week of 2017, specifically if you’re a fan of the ever-campier Child’s Play movie series: Chucky will return later this year in Cult of Chucky. Truly, a perfectly self-referential title for what will no doubt be an immediate cult classic.Read more...

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Because even the CW, a channel barely over 10 years old, has decided to start mining its past for content.Read more...

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After a lengthy hiatus, io9's “Postal Apocalypse” mail column will be returning in the next few weeks! Why don’t I have a specific date? Well, mainly because I need something from you guys first: letters. Please email your pop culture questions, nerdy moral dilemmas, help requests, and whatever else to …Read more...

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By now, we’ve talked our heads off about the ILM recreations of 1977 Peter Cushing and Carrie Fisher in Rogue One. We’ve talked ethics, quality, and even the process. The last piece is to simply watch how it was done, and now you can.Read more...

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Rings, the latest sequel to The Ring, was first scheduled for release in 2015. Fast-forward to 2017, and the film is finally opening February 3. Ahead of that comes a new trailer which focuses heavily on two things that seemingly don’t have much to do with the plot.Read more...

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Based on what we’ve been told, nothing good is happening in Cars 3. Or, at the very least, nothing simple. Read more...

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Drew Barrymore has a new show coming to Netflix on February 3 called Santa Clarita Diet. Exactly what type of diet that title refers to had previous been a mystery. Now we know it refers to human flesh.Read more...

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Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, and Jordie Bellaire’s Britannia was a delightful surprise last year—and in a year of brilliant comics, its unique take on the world of Ancient Rome still conquered our hearts as one of 2016's bests. So we’re as excited as anybody that we can announce that Britannia will return for a…Read more...

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When Voltron: Legendary Defender comes back for a second season later this month, the five paladins who pilot the series’ lion mechs will be in very different places. That doesn’t matter to the show’s villain, though. He’s going to hound them to the ends of the galaxy.Read more...

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Reportedly, Lucasfilm and Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow will meet soon to discuss their options moving forward.Read more...

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James Gunn has ideas for a Moon Knight movie that he has no time to make. Don’t get too excited about those rumored first look at Iron Fist’s K’un Lun. Have a new look at the next season of The Magicians. Plus, new Lego Batman Movie posters, behind the scenes on Monster Trucks, and new footage from Beauty and the Beast…Read more...

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The Concourse You Will Fail | Jezebel Mariah Carey’s Biggest Mistakes Happened After New Year’s Eve | Paleofuture How Russians Imagined the Year 2017 In 1960 | Jezebel Virginia GOP Lawmaker Introduces Another Shitty Transphobic ‘Bathroom Bill’ |Read more...

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Guillermo del Toro has long made a name for himself for doing things that are weird and daring. Creatures, alternate worlds, ghosts, ghouls, giant robots—there’s always something strange happening in his films, and it sounds like his latest, The Shape of Water, will continue that trend.Read more...

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Morgan Gruer’s fluid Reflections is made up of 1,100 individual drawings—it looks exactly like a watercolor painting come to life. Just as striking as the artwork is the subject matter, as a woman endures rapidly shifting emotions (and, for a moment, questions the nature of reality) after a sudden breakup.Read more...

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We heard yesterday that we might have to wait a little longer to see the young Han Solo Star Wars Story movie. While you’re waiting, why not check out this nifty fan film that gives a little taste of just how fun a pre-A New Hope Han Solo film could be?Read more...

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If you’re a fan of movies, Stanley Kubrick, and propulsive beach-reads books where plots, prose, and character are second to crazy twists and turns, Derek Taylor Kent’s new novel Kubrick’s Game is for you.Read more...

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One of the best zombie movies to come out in years is finally coming to the U.S. later this month, and we want to make sure you don’t miss it. It’s called The Girl With All The Gifts, and it’s got a new trailer.Read more...

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As excitement for the Showtime Twin Peaks revival builds, there’s no better time to revisit David Lynch’s cinematic prequel to the series, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Specifically, the 25-year-old cult classic’s spooky Angelo Badalamenti score, which is getting a stylishly packaged and fully remastered re-release.Read more...

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So 2017 is only a few days old, but the breakout star so far is Slenderman. He’s the terrifying internet meme turned real-life crime inspiration who is soon to be the subject of an HBO documentary, which just got a premiere date. And now, we have news of a feature film.Read more...

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There’s always been a few Hulks running around the Marvel universe, but in the wake of Bruce Banner’s death in Civil War II, there’s now one more joining Amadeus Cho and Jen Walters—and, true to form for a character in a series called U.S.Avengers, he’s suitably patriotic.Read more...

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