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During Sony’s presentation at E3 last night, we got an extended look at Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man game for the PS4, out sometime next year. In addition to giving us a brief glimpse of both Peter Parker and Miles Morales, Spider-Man also introduced a relatively new villain you may not be familiar with: Mr.…Read more...

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It’s hard to combine characters from wildly disparate sources into one epic story without things getting absurd. The Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite story demo’s strategy is to embrace the goofiness.Read more...

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If you know the 1990 film, the story of the new Flatliners should not be a huge shock. Five medical students start an “experiment” where they stop each other’s hearts and then restart them, allowing them to see what happens when they die. Then things go wrong.Read more...

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A new short set in the world of Frozen will debut in front of Coco, and in it, Olaf the snowman (Josh Gad) travels the world, collecting winter holiday traditions to share with Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel), who have none of their own.Read more...

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The newly announced Star Wars: Battlefront II may have revealed something Rey’s going to do in The Last Jedi. Unaware who this “Spider-guy” character is or if he’s going to appear in a new movie that is perhaps unique from his previous movies? A giant TV special has you covered. Meanwhile, Marvel cameos abound, some…Read more...

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Insomniac’s Spider-Man, first shown at last year’s E3 (and which despite the timing has nothing to do with the new movie), looked promising today with a demonstration of high-flying gameplay.Read more...

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Mehdi Alibeygi’s Changeover is short and sweet, and a little salty, too. A tiny bird becomes hopelessly smitten with the feathered creature it encounters on a badminton court. But as is often true in matters of the heart—appearances aren’t always what they seem, are they?Read more...

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DC’s Bombshells was the sort of comic that you could just pick up randomly, with zero understanding of the series’ plot—and immediately get sucked into some of the best story arcs ever written for the publisher’s most iconic female characters.Read more...

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Star Trek fans know Nicholas Meyer as the director of arguably the best film in the franchise, 1982's The Wrath of Khan. However, 35 years later, he’s still working on Star Trek. Besides being a producer on the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery, Meyer recently hinted that something else is in the works.Read more...

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One of the most striking things we learned about Black Panther from the teaser trailer that dropped over the weekend is just how vibrant the movie’s costumes are going to be, especially compared to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read more...

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Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers is a timeless movie because it works on so many levels. Is it a kick-ass science fiction action film? Yes. Is it a subversive allegory about war? Yes. Does it have complete control of its weirdness? Absolutely. And yet, it can still be more.Read more...

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Can YA fiction save lives? Or at least aid a kid suffering from a nasty wound? A 12-year-old Massachusetts girl helped an injured friend over the weekend thanks to quick thinking—and a makeshift tourniquet she whipped up using a technique she read about in The Hunger Games.Read more...

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As Hollywood legend tells it, 1987's Predator—which turns 30 today—was directly inspired by the Rocky series. But the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic even more closely resembles Sylvester Stallone’s other big 1980s franchise, Rambo, specifically 1985's First Blood Part II. The major difference is that Predator improves…Read more...

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As fans of Battlestar Galactica will recall, every episode began with a short synopsis: “The Cylons were created by man. The rebelled. They evolved. There are many copies. And they have a plan.” But... did they? Or was that just a big tease? Turns out it’s the latter, and now we know why: because an executive producer…Read more...

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Laura and Mad Sweeney—two of the most messed-up characters on American Gods—spend some quality time together in the show’s seventh episode, and we see how the big ol’ wee person has done both admirable and terrible things over the last 300 years.Read more...

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In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the character Bottom is given the head of an ass. Of course, that’s traditionally a pun and he’s usually shown with a donkey’s head. Not in this version. Nope. Fran Kranz’s Bottom has a actual ass for a face.Read more...

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Oh, sweet spirit. On the one hand, we’ve got Dan Aykroyd being extremely negative about Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters. On the other we’ve got Ivan Reitman being extremely positive about what he’d like to do with the Ghostbusters franchise in the future. Neither of them make much sense, but there’s something much nicer…Read more...

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Logan was a stunningly great conclusion to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine series, and the Blu-ray is already down to $12 mere weeks after release.Read more...

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Nano imagines a future where nanotechnology has completely altered everyday life, and the phrase “there’s an app for that” applies to almost anything. It’s a world that’s both awesome (instantly change your eye color!) and terrifying (temporarily paralyze another person without their consent!) We’re excited to…Read more...

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After the middling Monk trilogy, Doctor Who fell back on a well-trodden house style this weekend for “The Empress of Mars,” a Mark Gatiss-penned romp. But even though this is a classic storytelling style for Who, and even though it had some interesting ideas tucked inside it, it never really strived to be anything…Read more...

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In its fourth season, Agents of SHIELD’s delved into the more magical side of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe by introducing Gabriel Luna as Ghost Rider and giving him a pretty solid connection to Doctor Strange. Magic made for some of Agents of SHIELD’s most visually stunning episodes and in a new reel from CoSA VFX, we…Read more...

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Casting rumors swirl around X-Men: Dark Phoenix, a star has been found for the Bumblebee Transformers spinoff, and a good look at Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian mustache. Plus, a Doctor Horrible reunion is coming to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Spoilers ahead!Read more...

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Microsoft’s next console, codenamed Project Scorpio, will be called Xbox One X, the company said today. It will be out on November 7 worldwide.Read more...

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It looks like the new Doctor has been cast. After accepting an award at the British LGBT Awards, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies told Guys Like U that the next season already has its next Doctor. Davies was responding to a question about whether the new lead should be a woman, a question posed to current…Read more...

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Myrcella Baratheon wasn’t the first non-book death we got on Game of Thrones, but it was definitely one of the most surprising— mainly because it wasn’t as gruesome as we’ve come to expect on the show. Turns out, that was on purpose, as the actor has unveiled how much worse her demise was supposed to be.Read more...

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