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Everyone’s Smiling When The Dark Knight Joker and Suicide Squad Joker Fight to the Death

As played by the late Heath Ledger in Batman: The Dark Knight, and Jared Leto in Suicide Squad, the latest recent live-action versions of the Joker have been among the most debated iterations of the character. A new fan-produced short has them fighting each other. Read More >>

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Lego Batman Movie Easter Egg Puts the Batcomputer in Your iPhone

If you saw The Lego Batman Movie this past weekend, then you might’ve realised that the voice of the Batcomputer was none other than Siri, the digital voice command assistant found in Apple consumer electronics products. Well, if you’ve got an iPhone, Siri will turn into the Batcomputer if you say the magic words. Read More >>

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Lego Batman Has No Shame When It Comes to Promoting His Film

Would you recognise the grimy, gravelly voice of the snap-brick Dark Knight if you got a weird-ass phone call asking about an inventory of playthings? Two toy shop employees sure didn’t. Read More >>

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Netflix Has Announced a Castlevania TV Show for 2017

There aren’t any details about it but, at some point this year, we’ll get the chance to watch somebody from Castlevania’s Belmont family fighting bloodsuckers. Read More >>

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The Full Trailer for Samurai Jack Season Five Is Dark as Hell

In the first full trailer for the return of Samurai Jack, it looks like mega-mystical archvillain Aku has won a decisive victory over the series’ main character. Read More >>

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The New Ghost in the Shell Teaser Feels Like a Cyborg Fever Dream

Say what you want about the problematic casting, but Ghost in the Shell is going to look absolutely bananas. Read More >>

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The Paradox of Humanising Star Wars’ Stormtroopers

The Force Awakens did something no other Star Wars movie had done: it made a hero out of a Stormtrooper. But doing that complicates what it means to kill the ubiquitous canon fodder of this fictional universe. Read More >>

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The Last Jedi Now Has a Hilarious Unofficial Theme Song by Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle

Ever since Episode VIII of the Star Wars saga got a real title, folks have been wondering who the titular “Last Jedi” might be. According to a little ditty cooked up by the film’s director Rian Johnson and Mountain Goats lead singer John Darnielle, he’s the one who eats the bones of all the other Jedi. Well, of course. Read More >>

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Rogue One Music Syncs Up Perfectly With Star Wars’ ‘Imperial March’

One of the coolest and most controversial things about the latest Star Wars movie is how it incorporates the series’ past. Now it’s been discovered that, aside from folding in characters and digital recreations of actors from the original trilogy, Rogue One secretly has a musical homage to those classics, too. Read More >>

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Injustice 2 Will Have DC’s Biggest Heroes Be Even More Awful to Each Other

In the first Injustice game, Superman took over the world and gathered a team of heroes and villains to smack around Batman and the super-folks who objected to super-rule. You can see who won in the new trailer for Injustice 2. Read More >>

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The Assassin’s Creed Movie Makes the Same Mistake the Games Do

Assassin’s Creed isn’t the movie that’s going to break the string of terrible cinematic experiences based on video games. Way too much of the movie feels like a big-budget advertisement and its attempts to play its dramatic tension straight-faced made me snicker loudly at the screening I went to. It could’ve been a slyly, self-aware modern day B-movie but it devotes its energy to the wrong stuff. Read More >>

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Surprise! Netflix’s Trippy New Metaphysical Drama Starts This Friday

Sometimes, really cool-looking TV shows appear our of nowhere. The freshly revealed Netflix drama The OA is one of those and it looks eerie and good. Read More >>

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The New Wonder Woman Trailer Shows Diana In All Her Mythical Glory

The latest glimpse of the upcoming Wonder Woman movie takes us back in time, to show how an Amazon princess becomes a hero capable of inspiring the whole world. Read More >>

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Valerian is The Film That Luc Besson Has Waited His Whole Life to Make

At New York Comic Con, superstar director Luc Besson admitted that the first woman he fell in love with was a comic book character. So when heroine Laureline comes to life next summer in Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets, it’ll be the culmination of a lifelong dream for the French film-maker. Read More >>

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Seven Things We Loved About Luke Cage and Two We Didn’t

For the most part, Luke Cage stands apart from the majority of other Marvel superhero adaptations. Created and executive produced by Cheo Hodari Coker, it uses its setting and its main character as a conduit to a specific cultural history and a set of experiences, and that makes Luke Cage unique among all of Marvel’s live-action properties. It’s one of the series’ biggest strengths. Here are seven more things we loved about the show, and a couple we weren't so keen on. Read More >>