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These New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts Share Tales of Robots, Sinister Pizza, and a Strange Place Called Earth 

Last time we did one of these short film round-ups, we gathered 10 shorts all under 10 minutes. This time, we’ve got seven creator-submitted shorts, most of which run a little longer, but all of which tell some wonderfully twisted tales. So be careful who you go home with, beware that wormhole, and seriously...don’t eat that pizza! Read More >>

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The Creators of Spooky Animated Series The Kirlian Frequency Talk About Their Big Leap to Netflix

Longtime Gizmodo readers may have noticed our love for animated Argentinian web series La Frecuencia Kirlian, or Ghost Radio. All five episodes are now on Netflix, which is cause for excitement – as well as an excellent reason to chat to creators Cristian Ponce and Hernán Bengoa. Read More >>

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The Orville Season 2 Has Been All About the Characters, and the Show’s Never Been Better

The Orville’s first season obviously spent time introducing us to its quirky ensemble, but it also focussed a lot on the crew’s wild and often perilous space adventures. Season two, by contrast, has devoted far more energy to developing its characters – and it’s really paid off in rewarding ways for the series. Read More >>

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The New Hellboy Trailer is as Gleeful as it is Gory 

The second trailer for Neil Marshall’s R-rated Hellboy reboot is here, and like the first trailer in December, it features glimpses at the main characters (especially David Harbour as you-know-who), and it’s gory and full of monsters. But this trailer’s also got way more of Milla Jovovich’s sinister sorceress, and – since this is a red-band trailer – some delightfully naughty language. Check it out: Read More >>

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DC Universe Confirms Superboy’s Casting on Titans

We already knew DC Universe’s Titans was getting a second season. And, if you watched the entire finale episode of season one, you already had a very good idea of at least one new character joining the ensemble. Now, it’s confirmed, with a casting announcement for Superboy. Read More >>

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Artificial Humans Fight for Freedom in This Stylish Sci-Fi Short

We’ve sung the praises of filmmaker K-Michel Parandi in the past, and now there’s a new verse: XYZ, From Fire and Dust, a proof-of-concept short about artificial humans that Parandi hopes may become a series one day, according to Short of the Week. Read More >>

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10 Horror Films That Contain Equally Horrifying Works of Art

Netflix movie Velvet Buzzsaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal as an art critic who becomes engulfed in weirdness when paintings by a mystery artist take Los Angeles by storm. That got us thinking about other horror movies featuring sinister and/or strangely animated artwork—so here are our favourites. Read More >>

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Four Geeky and Occasionally Romantic Movies to Stream on Valentine’s Day

It’s the most romantic season, but we're all poor and your well-worn DVDs of The Princess Bride and Shaun of the Dead could use a rest. Fear not, nerds! We’ve scoured the big streaming services to find sweet (and not-so-sweet) genre picks perfect for Valentine’s Day viewing. Read More >>

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The New Aladdin Trailer Finally Shows Will Smith’s Blue Genie in Action

After an early teaser that revealed lots of sand dunes and just a glimpse of a familiar, treasure-stuffed cave, and some colourful set photos, we finally have a look at Will Smith in full genie mode in the first trailer for Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin remake. Read More >>

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Marlon James Talks Superheroes, the Joy of Fantasy, and His Stunning New Book Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Marlon James is already a big deal; he won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2015 for his crime novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. But Black Leopard, Red Wolf—the first entry in his Dark Star fantasy trilogy, which the Jamaican-born author himself dubbed “the African Game of Thrones”—levels up in a huge way. Read More >>

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The Undead Don’t Stand a Chance in Zombieland: Double Tap, Especially With Rosario Dawson Along for the Ride

The versatile Rosario Dawson – last seen as Claire Temple on various shows across Marvel’s Netflix slate; last heard playing the voice of the “Power Caller” elevator in Sorry to Bother You – has another new genre project: the Zombieland sequel, which also just announced its full title, too. Read More >>

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A Tipsy Wedding Guest Gains Some Very Wild Superpowers in This Funny Short

Who among us hasn’t had some kind of teary meltdown or earth-shattering epiphany at a wedding...especially during the reception, when one’s emotions can start flowing like free booze? Patrick Muhlberger’s The Katy Universe one-ups that experience by adding superpowers into the mix. Read More >>

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Matt Smith Is Likely Joining Jared Leto’s Morbius Movie

Remember when we all scoffed at the idea of a movie about a Spider-Man villain without Spider-Man, then Venom happened—and suddenly Sony’s Spider-Man-adjacent film universe didn’t seem so foolish? Another movie in that realm, the Jared Leto-starring Morbius, has inched closer to the screen with the announcement that Matt Smith is joining the cast. Read More >>

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9 Michael Crichton Sci-Fi Movies That Don’t Involve Dinosaurs or Wild West Robots

Author, screenwriter, producer, and director Michael Crichton would have left an incredible legacy even if the only sci-fi works associated with him were Jurassic Park and Westworld (and their many sequels and related titles). But he had so many more movie and TV credits to his name. Read More >>

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Ridley Scott’s Promising Sci-Fi Series The Passage Finds the World on the Brink of a Vampire Apocalypse

With the combined power of executive producer Ridley Scott, the best-selling novel trilogy by Justin Cronin, and what looks like a comfortable budget from Fox behind it, new sci-fi series The Passage has a lot going for it right out of the gate. The show premieres Sunday night, but we’ve seen the first three episodes—and they do not disappoint. Read More >>