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Avenue 5 Contains All the Absurd Chaos We Hope to Never Encounter in Deep Space

One of sci-fi’s go-to plots is “disaster in the depths of space,” where a catastrophe endangers the mission and, ultimately, human lives. HBO’s new series Avenue 5 (shown on Sky One over here) takes that well-worn idea and dunks it into a mix of biting wit, cruise-ship cheese, and unlikable characters you somehow can’t get enough of. Read More >>

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8 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Read (or Re-Read) Before Their Adaptations Hit the Screen

While we generally stick to recommending new books, there are tonnes of older sci-fi and fantasy books worth your time – including those with the added interest of television or movie adaptations on the way. Here are eight titles you should add to your read (or re-read) list; if you really want an even 10, go ahead and throw Dune and The Stand on there too. Read More >>

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Matt Reeves Just Shared Our First Official Look at The Batman’s New Batsuit

It’s just a “camera test,” runs for less than a minute, and was apparently filmed in a room darker than the Batcave, but we finally have an official glimpse of Robert Pattinson in his Caped Crusader costume, courtesy of The Batman director Matt Reeves. Read More >>

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5 Sort-of Romantic But Definitely Nerdy Movies to Stream for Valentine’s Day

Most folks can content themselves with swooning over The Notebook, but nerdy genre fans might want a little time-jumping or severed limbs or robots to go along with their romantic movies. We’ve scoured the big streaming services to find 10 geeky movies all about love, just in time for Valentine’s Day viewing. Read More >>

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The First Reactions to Birds of Prey Praise Its High-Energy Action and Fun Characters

Birds of Prey doesn’t open for another week and a half, but critics who got an early peek at the much-anticipated adventures of the fantabulous Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and company are taking to social media to share their first impressions. We’ve rounded up a batch of them up for your convenience! Read More >>

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All Hail Daniel Radcliffe’s 6 Weirdest Post-Harry Potter Career Choices (So Far)

Daniel Radcliffe could’ve sailed into early retirement after the Harry Potter films, but his career has kept going at a brisk pace. He’s done rom-coms, action flicks, and regular ol’ dramas, but he’s also quite clearly committed to keeping it weird whenever possible. Here are six examples – the good, the bad, and the WTF. Read More >>

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14 Women Directing Genre Movies We’re Excited to Watch

The Oscars (and most Hollywood awards, for that matter) might be notorious for ignoring women directors but fortunately, genre cinema doesn’t feel the same way. In fact, some of our most anticipated superhero, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror films are directed by women. Imagine that! Read More >>

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The Outsider Presents a Perfectly Eerie Supernatural Evolution for True Crime

Three episodes in, HBO’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider feels a bit reminiscent of True Detective, both in subject matter and dread-filled tone. But the network’s grisly mystery series have a major difference: unlike True Detective, which leans into the unexplainable but never quite crosses that line, The Outsider is fully embracing the supernatural. Read More >>

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Oscar Isaac Will Play a Superhero Mayor in The Great Machine

And before you say anything – yes, The Great Machine is an adaptation of a comic titled Ex Machina, and yes, Oscar Isaac was also in the (unrelated) 2014 movie Ex Machina. Whether or not The Great Machine will include a similarly spectacular dance scene is, however, still anyone’s guess. Read More >>

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Report: Taika Waititi May Be Developing a Star Wars Movie

Serious question: Does Taika Waititi ever sleep? We’ve long had our suspicions about the very busy writer-director-actor for some time now, but the latest nugget of news about the Oscar nominee hints at yet another major project in the works – one that could return him to a certain galaxy far, far away. Read More >>

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You’ll Love The Expanse Cast Even More After Watching This Goofy Season 4 Blooper Reel

Most of the cast of The Expanse has been working together for over five years, so you have to assume there’s kind of a family atmosphere on set at this point – by which we mean, a family that swears a lot and resorts to awkward dance moves whenever they blow a line, as this delightful season four blooper reel reveals. Read More >>

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Concept Art Comes to Life in Sleek Sci-Fi Animation Migrants

High above Mars, the terraformers of short film Migrants go through a well-polished routine, knowing that they’re not preparing for their own futures on the planet, but for children in the generations to come. Read More >>

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8 Oceanic Creature Features That Delight in Underwater Perils

Humans who find themselves living beneath the ocean in sci-fi movies might as well be living in space. Many of the dangers are the same, be they natural (oxygen scarcity, claustrophobic proximity to asshole co-workers) or unnatural (monsters!). Needless to say, it’s a setting that has inspired a lot of filmmakers. Read More >>

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Alex Garland’s Tech Horror Series Devs Drops an Eerie First Trailer

After all the intriguing glimpses we got of Devs – Alex Garland’s new FX on Hulu sci-fi series, starring Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and Sonoya Mizuno (Garland’s Ex Machina) – at last year’s New York Comic Con, we’re excited to see there’s now an official trailer and a US release date for the eight-episode series. Sadly no UK release date or platform has been announced yet, but fingers crossed. Read More >>

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Director Scott Derrickson Has Departed the Doctor Strange Sequel

Not because of any devious dark magic; apparently, the cause is that boring old spell known as “creative differences.” Read More >>