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Incredibles 2 Shows How Hard It Is to Be a Super-Parent

The first Incredibles movie invoked the time-honoured tradition of using superpowers as a metaphor for what makes people unique and special. In Incredibles 2, the tropes of being a superhero complicate the characters’ lives even more, especially the grown-ups who have to take care of children. Read More >>

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Report: The Flash Movie Might Be More Like Back to the Future Than Flashpoint

Big changes have been happening in the upper echelons of Warner Bros.’ DC superhero division, and they might mean that the Fastest Man Alive’s upcoming solo film won’t be quite as dark as his infamous 2011 time-travel comics storyline. A new report gives us updates on the Flash’s solo film, something we haven’t had in a while, as well as the larger DC Entertainment picture. Read More >>

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How the Director of Hereditary Made This Year’s Scariest Movie

When you see Hereditary, chances are the creepy horror movie will stay under your skin for some time, despite any effort to scrub or claw it away. That’s exactly the way writer/director Ari Aster wants you to feel. Read More >>

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Mike Mignola Talks About Hellboy’s Evolution and the State of Superhero Films

Mike Mignola isn’t doing as much with Hellboy as he used to. But, with new collections of classic material and fresh storylines about the Right Hand of Doom and the BPRD coming out, he’s never too far from his signature creation. Read More >>

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The Opening of Detroit: Become Human Is Some Dumb-Butt Science Fiction

The concerns at the heart of Detroit: Become Human are readily apparent almost from the very start: the existential crisis faced by androids that look and behave like people but are treated like things. But its lofty ambitions get hamstrung at the very start by some incredibly heavy-handed moments of shlock. Read More >>

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Goodbye, Peppa Pig

My seven-year-old daughter has gotten into some straight-up terrible TV shows of late. While I’m glad one of them is a magical-girl show like Sailor Moon, which organically extends her genre palette, it’s absolutely awful. I long for simpler times — times when I’d watch Peppa Pig with her. Read More >>

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No, a Lando Movie Isn’t the Next Star Wars Story… for Now

Articles have been popping saying that a Lando Calrissian movie was set to be the next spotlight film in the works from Lucasfilm. But, sadly, that’s not true yet. Read More >>

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Stephen Hawking’s Graphic Novel Biography Shows How He Saw the World – and the Universe

If all you know about Stephen Hawking is that he was on The Simpsons and other TV shows, then a new graphic novel coming next year will be the perfect way to improve what you know about one of history’s greatest theoretical physicists. Read More >>

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Someone Inserted Harrison Ford’s Face Into a Solo Trailer and It Is Wrong Wrong Wrong

It’s a heartwarming moment when Harrison Ford surprises Alden Ehrenreich during a press junket interview. But it’s a bloodcurdling experience watching the older man’s young face slapped onto the younger man’s present-day body. Watch this fan edit of the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer and see for yourself. Read More >>

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Margot Kidder, Who Defined Lois Lane for a Generation, Has Passed Away

Margot Kidder, the woman whose performance perfectly captured the essence of The Daily Planet’s most fearless reporter, passed away on Sunday at her home in Montana. Read More >>

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Let’s All Pray Something Like The Rain Never Happens in Real Life

The apocalypse in Netflix’s new eco-disaster series The Rain happens with frightening speed. One minute, high schooler Simone is joshing with her friends and flirting with a boy. The next, her family’s racing down the highway in their car and then leaving it behind to run through the woods on foot. And when the clouds burst open, everything about her life gets turned upside down. Read More >>

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Rare Adam West PSA Will Make You Miss the Bright Knight Batman Even More

If you’re a fan of the 1966 Batman show, the first thing that will hit you as you watch Adam West in this retro PSA is a strong wave of nostalgia. There he is, smooth as a silk Bat-cape, purring through his lines about pedestrian traffic safety. But, by the time the clip ends, things feel unexpectedly weird. Read More >>

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Here’s the New Trailer for The Incredibles 2

A fresh promo for Pixar’s superhero sequel reveals a big shift in the Parr family dynamics and the desire to make people trust metahumans again. Read More >>

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Things I Never Knew About Writing Comics Until I Wrote Comics

I’ve spent most of my professional career writing about comics (and video games), putting forth what I understand about the art form’s mechanics and creators in essays, reviews, and interviews. I thought I got comics, at the very least the superhero genre aspect of the medium. They’ve always been part of my life. But then I started writing a superhero comic book myself, and suddenly I realised how much I didn’t know. Read More >>

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American Gods is Turning Media Into a Millennial

It truly sucks that Gillian Anderson won’t be reprising her role as shape-shifting deity Media on American Gods. But it sounds like the producers of season two are taking the opportunity to add a similar character that will present the same kind of ideas, but in a totally different and fresh way. Read More >>