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Iron Man and Thanos Get a Rematch in This Goofy Action Figure Epic

Iron Man v. Thanos didn’t go, like, great in Avengers: Infinity War. But maybe Tony could take another shot at the big purple guy, do it right? Read More >>

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Ralph Bakshi Remembers the Chaos and Thrill of Making His Cult Classic Lord of the Rings Film

Before Peter Jackson, there was Ralph Bakshi, who put together a wild, rotoscoped take on Lord of the Rings that became a cult classic and helped propel the series into the unending imagination of fans. Read More >>

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Tim Blake Nelson Sheds A Little Bit of Light on His Mystery Watchmen Role

Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen TV series, slated for HBO, is a bit of a cipher. How direct of an adaptation of the comic or its world will it be, and why is there so much secrecy around the characters and plot details? How mad, precisely, will this make Alan Moore? Read More >>

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Sir Patrick Stewart Has Been an Important Presence in the Picard Show’s Writers Room

There are a lot of ways to get to know a character. You can study all their appearances, get really into the heads of the people who made them. Or, you can just be a brilliant actor who’s played that character for several years. That works, too. Read More >>

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George RR Martin Explains Why Writing The Winds of Winter Is So Hard

The saga of the Iron Throne is slowly winding its way to closure, though the next book in A Song of Ice and Fire, The Winds of Winter, is still just a gleam in the eyes of long-suffering fans. Read More >>

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These Game of Thrones Christmas Sweaters Are Terrible and I Love Them So Much

Christmas sweaters are the pinnacle of seasonal kitsch. They’re terrible, brightly coloured, and make everyone look ridiculous. I adore them. These Game of Thrones Christmas sweaters, courtesy of Target? Chef’s kiss. Read More >>

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Report: Michelle Yeoh Could Be Getting Her Own Star Trek Spinoff

Michelle Yeoh, as Captain Philippa Georgiou and then, later, as the evil Emperor Georgiou from the Mirror Universe, was one of the most captivating parts of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season. And we may be seeing a lot more of her. Read More >>

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Listen to John Williams’ Lush New Arrangement of an Iconic Star Wars Theme

Whether or not you dug the Star Wars prequels, you have to admit the music was on point. “Duel of the Fates”? Incredible, classic stuff, integral to the series’ modern identity. Read More >>

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The Animation Studio Behind Wallace & Gromit Belongs to its Employees Now

So, this is cool: Aardman founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who have animated Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Chicken Run among others, will pass on ownership of the studio to their employees. Read More >>

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Channel Zero’s Creepy Contortionist is All Good Acting, No Special Effects

When you see a character move in ways that seem impossible, it’s natural to assume, no, that’s a special effect, right? CGI or something. No one can do that. Turns out, Pretzel Jack, or at least the actor who plays him, definitely can. Read More >>

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Ryu From Street Fighter Fights Captain America in This Animation, Because It’s Cool

Ryu’s been getting around lately. Sure, yeah, he’s in Street Fighter. But he’s also in Smash Bros. And he’s a Power Ranger? And now he’s a Lego man, fighting Captain America? Read More >>

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This Fan Trailer Turns DC’s Silly Crossover Into a Delightful Movie

Doctor Manhattan vs. Superman. Why? I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t care. There’s some knowledge I just don’t need in my life. But I do know that this fan adaptation of Doomsday Clock is great. Read More >>

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How Annihilation Relies on Metaphor to Make Meaning

How do complicated, ambiguous stories work? What role does literal interpretation play in a story laced in metaphor? They’re good questions to ask, and especially good questions to ask about Alex Garland’s Annihilation. Read More >>

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This Atmospheric Avengers Fan Film Has a Goofy Twist

After the snap, everything changed. The Earth, all life on it, and on every planet, entirely changed shape. What was that like? What would it be like to survive? And who would you blame? Read More >>