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Remember those crazy plans to bring a bunch of Hasbro toy properties like G.I. Joe, Micronauts, and Rom into one hot, trendy cinematic universe? Well, those plans just took a huge step forward with the creation of a writers room that is filled with an absurd amount of talent for a movie franchise based around a bunch of ‘80s action figure.Read more...

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The X-Wing fighters in some of amateur game developer Michael Real’s 14 Star Wars video games fly a little funny. The waddling AT-ST walkers occasionally leap up into the sky as if yanked by an invisible string. The TIE Fighters look like abstract art. Sometimes the stormtroopers march backwards.Read more...

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It’s long been rumored, but now it’s actually happening: Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as the Iron Avenger Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker’s feature-length entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Read more...

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A few million years ago, humans’ ancestors might have gazed in wonder at a strange, brilliant blue spot in the night sky. It was the aftermath of an epic stellar explosion, maybe two. Had these supernovae occurred a little closer to home, life on Earth would have been toast.Read more...

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“Prince esta muerte. Prince is dead.” A female voice announces these words in a sing-song, matter-of-fact tone during The Gold Experience, Prince’s 1995 album. Prince hadn’t actually died, of course—he had changed his name to a symbol and created a brand new identity. He reinvented himself, as he did so many times before and since. So when I hear today that Prince has been reported dead, I can’t help feeling that he’s just undergoing another magical transformation.Read more...

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Since he trundled onto screens in the very first Force Awakens teaser, BB-8 has become a Star Wars icon. Now his adorable form has become a canvas for a host of artists and Star Wars luminaries as part of a charity drive—and you could own one, provided your pockets are deep enough.Read more...

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Powerhouse producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, Aliens, The Terminator) just debuted her latest TV project, Hunters, on Syfy . But that doesn’t mean she’s taking it easy. Next on her slate is Lore, a horror anthology show adapted from a popular podcast that investigates the true origins of spooky legends, stories, and myths.Read more...

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American Gods has added Cloris Leachman and Peter Stormare to its cast and is now, officially, our most anticipated new series. (Like it wasn’t before.)Read more...

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The next season of Game of Thrones will be unique—a show that’s been so heavily dependent on its book source material will suddenly be venturing out into unknown territory, with no more books to adapt. What’s going to happen next? Here’s everything we’ve been able to find out.Read more...

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Following on the heels of CBS’ extremely detailed lawsuit against the fan film Axanar, we now hear that another Star Trek fan film has been told that it should probably stop. This time, it’s Star Trek: Federation Rising.Read more...

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Summer movie season is upon us! That means four straight months of Hollywood’s splashiest films, released in rapid succession like a battle royale for box-office domination. But which of these movies is worth your time? Here’s our guide to the 35 genre movies coming this summer.Read more...

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If there’s one thing you do more than anything else while playing Star Wars: Armada, it’s shout INTENSIFY FORWARD FIREPOWER.Read more...

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Sarah Connor is no more—or at least, the version of her that looks like a certain Mother of Dragons. Emilia Clarke has confirmed that if there are future movies in the Terminator franchise (something that remains to be actually confirmed), she will have no part in them.Read more...

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Maisie Williams responds to those New Mutant rumors. Joe Russo discusses Scarlet Witch’s evolution in Civil War. Game of Thrones’ producer promises the new season isn’t as dark. Plus, Simon Pegg on Star Trek Beyond, Greg Berlanti addresses Flash criticisms, and Neil Gaiman teases American Gods. Spoilers Get!Read more...

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The fifth Bourne movie is banking everything on people looking for Jason Bourne, people talking about Jason Bourne, and people getting totally destroyed by Jason Bourne. But, mostly, this trailer is filled with lots of action and Jason Bourne still trying to figure out who he is.Read more...

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You thought it couldn’t be done! But they totally did it.Read more...

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Mexican media powerhouse Televisa, which airs programming on Univision in the US, is branching out into scifi with an adaptation of Scott Shepherd’s The Seventh Day. Shepherd and his producing partner, Cindy McCreery, will write all 10 episodes and act as showrunners.Read more...

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We were still reacting to Lifetime’s new horror-themed Shakespeare anthology, A Midsummer’s Nightmare when we heard about another genre project from the channel: Sea Change, about a science-minded teenage girl who moves to a tiny island, where she finds drama, romance, and... sea monsters?Read more...

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Let me be clear: Joyride is a comic, even though that’s a video trailer for it above. The first issue, from Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Marcus To, hits comic stores today courtesy of Boom Studios, and it’s a modernized version of those classic tales of teens rebelling against the system. In this case, though, the “system” is the giant galaxy full of aliens they’ve escaped into, and the fascist Earth government that is determined to bring them back home.Read more...

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Last year , Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin announced that they would be making a one-off comic in The Walking Dead universe, as part of a deal between Image Comics and their comics distribution service Panel Syndicate. Now, you can read it—and it’s got some pretty major implications for the comic series as a whole.Read more...

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Basically, Google would really like it if there were more movies about computer scientists that weren’t just a collection of every nerd cliché. Can you write good? Google will actually pay you to write a good script.Read more...

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Blade Runner 2 just got moved to Oscar season. This highly anticipated sequel, originally scheduled for release in the dog days of January 2018, had its release date moved up to the somewhat better weekend of October 6, 2017. Denis Villeneuve directs, Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista star.Read more...

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Chances are, you already have a whole shelf full of Ursula K. Le Guin books. You’re not a monster, right? But you’re going to have to make some room on that shelf this fall, because two very special titles are coming down the pike.Read more...

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Karnak has been one of the best things to come out of Marvel’s current wave of Inhumans-hype. Even over just a few issues it’s developed the badass Inhuman magister as an unstoppable force of bone-crunching , precise destruction —but Karnak’s latest standout moment is one of the craziest things he’s ever done.Read more...

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The oh-so-bad-but-so-entertaining Gotham has just released a 3.5-minute trailer for next week’s episode, titled “Azrael.” If your first thought is, “Hey, isn’t that a full minute longer than trailers for actual movies?” please let me assure that it only gets crazier once you actually start watching it.Read more...

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