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Disney's Live-Action Pinocchio May Now Be Directed by Oscar Winner Sam Mendes

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For some reason, everyone wants to make a new Pinocchio movie. Guillermo del Toro tried. Robert Downey Jr. tried. And, of course, Disney is trying, building off the growing success of its live-action remakes of classic animation. Now there’s been a significant update to the Disney version of the tale with Oscar winner… Read more...

Transgender Creator of Assigned Male Webcomic Facing Death Threats From Online Trolls

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For the past two years, Montreal-based artist Sophie Labelle has published Assigned Male, a webcomic about an 11-year-old transgender girl named Stephanie who is in earliest stages of transitioning and coming out to the people around her. While Labelle’s work has been noted in the queer webcomics community for its… Read more...

The Mist Looks Surprisingly Timely for a Show About a Monstrous Cloud

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We’ve gotten a few evocative trailers for Spike TV’s eerie, violent Stephen King adaptation, The Mist. Now we have a behind-the-scenes featurette that explains a bit more about the characters, and how the show will focus not just how they’re affected by the titular menace, but also on how living in terror will reshape… Read more...

According to Mel Brooks, the New Star Wars 'Explosion' Could Make Spaceballs 2 a Reality

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While History of the World Part I might be the most obvious Mel Brooks movie to get a sequel (of course, there being only one of those is part of the joke), Spaceballs has aged incredibly well. Not only is science fiction huge in movies again, but the same franchises lampooned in that film are back in a big way. And… Read more...

Zack Snyder Leaves Justice League After Family Tragedy

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In one of the most heart-wrenching stories you’re likely to ever hear, director Zack Snyder has decided to step back from directing Justice League to be with his family after the tragic suicide of his 20-year-old daughter, Autumn. Joss Whedon will finish the film. Read more...

DC Is Introducing a Weird New Multiverse in Dark Nights: Metal

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DC’s next big event, Dark Nights: Metal, is promising to head to some strange places. How strange? “The Justice League clad in ‘90s action figure armor plating fighting in an alien combat arena” strange. And honestly, it sounds kind of great. Read more...

My Eye-Opening Trip To An Anime Maid Cafe 

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It would be a gross understatement to say that I do not enjoy Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. The viral winter anime turns my stomach with its nauseating mix of saccharine anime tropes and raunchy fan service. And, on top of that, somebody who is both dear to me and on my apartment’s lease will not shut up about it. So,… Read more...

A New Behind-the-Scenes Preacher Video Shows Off New Orleans and Even More of the Saint of Killers

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Every single bit of new footage we get from Preacher is delightful, in the way that only manic violence barely tethered to reality can be. In a behind-the-scenes video for season two, we get a lot of that. We also get a lot more of the Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish). Read more...

Michelle Gomez on Doctor Who's Latest Twist for Missy

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This weekend’s episode of Doctor Who revealed a strange new twist in the Doctor and Missy’s tumultuous relationship. We recently had the chance to talk to Michelle Gomez about her time on the show, and now that “Extremis” is out in the wild, we had to get her spoilery thoughts on Missy’s latest appearance. Read more...

We're One Step Closer to Breeding Animals (and Humans) In Space

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Lots of people really want to go to Mars. Some of them want to live on that barren litter box forever, which sounds exciting, but would probably suck. The thing about a Martian colony is that people would have to be able to reproduce there in order to keep it going—and luckily for those hopeful pioneers, a team of… Read more...

A New UFO Documentary Suggests Marilyn Monroe Was Killed Because She Knew About Aliens

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Every time someone releases a documentary about UFOs, we secretly hope this is the one with the smoking gun that changes the world and proves aliens exist. Well, we don’t think Unacknowledged does that, but it’s not lacking in fascinating conspiracy theories. Read more...

The American Gods TV Series Fixes One of the Book’s Biggest Problems

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Last week’s episode of American Gods introduced viewers to an Egyptian god who shepherds souls to the afterlife. This week’s episode focuses on a mortal who’s slipped the bonds of death, adding important depth to a character who’s only been seen in flashbacks and dream sequences. The late Laura Moon is more alive on… Read more...

New Game of Thrones Season Seven Photos Reveal Where Daenerys and Arya Are Headed

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Entertainment Weekly has a bunch of new Game of Thrones photos. And while a number of them are just sort of fun behind-the-scenes shots, two of them have pretty big implications. Read more...

Have Gravitational Waves Scarred the Fabric of Spacetime?

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Car crashes, nuclear explosions, and even asteroid impacts are relatively puny compared with some of our universe’s other explosive events. Heck, a violent, seemingly infinitely hot explosion is probably what set the whole universe in motion in the first place. So big collisions, like those between black holes many… Read more...

Logan Almost Opened With a Direct Adaptation of a Major Old Man Logan Scene

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While Logan certainly referenced some parts of Old Man Logan, the movie’s actual story ended up being very different from that comic. However, director James Mangold has revealed that he originally chose an iconic scene from the comic as the opening for his movie. Read more...

Bride of Frankenstein Will Be the Next Monster Movie in Universal's 'Dark Universe'

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Universal has officially unveiled the “Dark Universe,” the name for its shared universe of monster movie reboots now kicking off with The Mummy next month. It’s also confirmed some major cast members and the next ghoulish entry in the franchise. Read more...

Twin Peaks Has Evolved, But It's Still as Surreal, Ominous, and Wonderful as Ever

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Did you watch all four hours of Twin Peaks: The Return that became available yesterday? Is your brain still rattling around in your skull like mine is? It was violent, it was completely bizarre, and there was a lot of coffee drinking. And most importantly, it was totally worth the 26-year wait. Read more...

Tom Holland Will Play Young Nathan Drake in the Uncharted Movie

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Sony’s long-in-gestation adaptation of the smash hit video game series Uncharted has apparently gone under a major reworking. It’s now a prequel series set before the events of the games, and its hero Nathan Drake will be a youngster played by Spider-Man himself. Read more...

This Week's Doctor Who Highlighted the Best and the Worst of the Steven Moffat Era

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“Extremis” was the most unique episode of Doctor Who we’ve seen so far in season 10—but only because, unlike the rest of the season, it felt like an episode we’ve seen many times before from head writer Steven Moffat. For better or worse, it was a reminder of the style that will be forever linked with his time running … Read more...

Why Wait For the Steam Summer Sale? Humble's Spring Sale Is Huge, and Live Right Now.

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The Steam Summer Sale is still a month away, but you can whet your appetite with Humble’s equally enormous Spring Sale. Read more...

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