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As the leading hype-man of cinematic synthezoids in sweaters, I have to say that Captain America: Civil War has now retroactively become the worst film of 2016, simply for denying us the chance to see Vision to wear a three piece suit or a cardigan on the big screen.Read more...

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Jason Clarke will join Helen Mirren in Winchester, a supernatural thriller about eccentric firearms heiress Sarah Winchester. Her legacy is a mansion that took shape over 38 years of continuous construction... because she believed the ghosts of people killed by Winchester rifles wanted her do it. As you might guess, Clarke is playing something more interesting than one of her carpenters.Read more...

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Citing films like Pan’s Labyrinth and District 9 as inspiration, screenwriter-turned-director Travis Beacham—best known as the writer behind Pacific Rim—just released the first teaser of his directorial debut, The Curiosity.Read more...

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The previous trailers for HBO’s Westworld have been more eerie than actually scary, but not this one. It’s terrifying. (Also, it’s probably NSFW.)Read more...

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The ambitious MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies shut down servers in 2011 but the fan run servers of SWGEmu keeps an old version of the game alive. There’s countless players still enjoying a game that official died years ago. What brings people back to the galaxy far, far away after all this time? Read more...

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Fox. Is making a movie. Set in the ‘70s. In which a young Stan Lee—not current Marvel movie cameo extraordinaire Stan Lee—stars. As a “Roger Moore as James Bond” style hero. With an alter ego. What the actual what is going on?Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon may be the more recognizable names but they aren’t the stars of A Wrinkle in Time. That honor goes to actress Storm Reid.Read more...

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Science fiction has always drawn inspiration from real-world fears. Since the news in 2016 is dominated by doom, the year’s scifi movies and TV shows have been doing their part to reflect our nightmarish times—and to dream up the worst-case scenarios we might face in the future. Such as these...Read more...

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Oh dear. For years since Torchwood came to a close with Miracle Day, John Barrowman has been a diehard advocate of bringing the Doctor Who spinoff back—but his latest statements about the show have landed him in some hot water with outgoing Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat.Read more...

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What kind of comics does one make when the house parties you go to get shot up by thugs and you hate your dumb-ass co-workers? For two men caught up in dead-end jobs in the late 1980s/early 1990s, it was sequential art with a raw immediacy that yanks your head back then follows up with a perfect throat punch. Real Deal Comix is just about every kind of disgusting you can think of but impossible to look away from.Read more...

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As is by now traditional, a studio has bought the rights to a book that hasn’t even come out yet. In this case, it’s Sony Pictures making a movie out of astronaut Scott Kelly’s Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars.Read more...

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Here’s the weird thing about an already great movie like Captain America: Civil War. It’s such a big hit that it doesn’t have to be a good Blu-ray. It could be the movie on a disc in a paper slipcover and it would sell like crazy. But thankfully, Marvel decided to pack the release with lots of solid, additional content.Read more...

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“ei: emotional intelligence” is a lovely short film from Dennis Sungmin Kim made during his first year at the University of Pennsylvania. There’s a touch of Wall-E here, sure, but mostly it feels like an unusually sophisticated children’s book.Read more...

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The discussion over whether or not the heroes of Marvel’s TV and movie universes would ever meet has been going on pretty much since Agents of SHIELD began. Marvel’s recent answers have been... well, pretty disheartening . But perhaps all hope is not quite lost.Read more...

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In a season five episode Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Enterprise crew falls under the spell of a dangerously addictive augmented reality game. That same game lies buried within mobile game Star Trek: Timelines, an easter egg so well-hidden only one player has uncovered it, and they don’t even know it yet. Read more...

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Marvel’s summer comics event also just became it’s de facto fall and winter event as well. Following the recent news that the series was being bumped up to eight issues (as well as receiving a month’s delay), now Diamond Comics Distributors has seemingly confirmed another wait for the end of Civil War II.Read more...

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Chadwick Boseman discusses his take on Black Panther. Jeffrey Dean Morgan tells fans to expect more than just the comic book version of Negan on The Walking Dead. Plus, Supergirl drops a ton of new pictures from its upcoming premiere, and new footage from Gotham and Channel Zero. Spoilers!Read more...

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Where can you see Ghostbusters, Batman, Ex Machina, Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Scott Pilgrim, Big Trouble in Little China, and Alien all at the same time? At Craig Drake’s latest show at the Hero Complex Gallery, or right here.Read more...

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Ryan Murphy’s horror spoof Scream Queens returns for its second season on Sept. 20. We already knew it would shift settings—from sorority house to hospital—and add new actors, since half the cast was killed off last season. Just announced: Kirstie Alley, late of Cheers, Dancing With the Stars, and The Wrath of Khan.Read more...

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Frank Herbert’s Dune is one of the most iconic pieces of science fiction ever. It’s been adapted into live-action twice, with varying levels of success, but most fans agree no one has come close to getting it right yet. But maybe Denis Villeneuve can.Read more...

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Riverdale is an impressive reimagining of Archie for the CW crowd—it’s exactly what a parody called “The CW Presents Archie” would look like. The pilot was really fun—and one of the standout, great moments is the version of Josie and Pussycats that appears and is much, much cooler than Archie. Read more...

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Horror writer-director Mike Flanagan made a name for himself with uniquely creepy films like Absentia and Oculus; this year, he’s had Hush and the upcoming Ouija: Origin of Evil. He’s been circling an adaptation of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game since 2014, and the project is now underway thanks to Netflix.Read more...

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Months ago, a team of incredibly talented comics-makers put out the first issue of Barrier, a science-fiction comics miniseries tackling the subject of illegal immigration. Barrier #2 is out now and surprisingly serves as a great reminder of how people coming together from different backgrounds has helped make America great.Read more...

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It is just not looking good for the Rebels in this trailer for season three of Star Wars Rebels. The Rebellion is clearly growing, but the Imperials are getting the upper hand.Read more...

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Just months after adding “Scooby Snack” to its hallowed pages, the Oxford English Dictionary has released its latest update. Among the 500-plus new terms gaining entrance: “clickbait,” “kegerator,” “vom,” “YOLO,” and “Yoda.” The list also included tributes to author Roald Dahl, born 100 years ago this month.Read more...

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