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New Fan Theory Asks the Obvious Question: Is Wall-E Satan?

Wall-E is almost nine years old, so maybe it’s time to re-evaluate the movie. Maybe it’s not a morality tale about consumerism and the environment, with Wall-E as the example of purity. Because a new fan theory posits that the adorable robot is, in fact, Satan, and guys? It makes more sense than you’d expect. Read More >>

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The New Title for the Fourth Avengers Movie Is Apparently a Big Ol’ Spoiler

For a long time, Marvel’s next two Avengers movies were titled Infinity War: Part I and Part II. Then, last year, it was announced that the first movie had been retitled Avengers: Infinity War, while the second movie would get a new name in the future—one we still haven’t been told. Apparently that’s on purpose. Read More >>

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The ’90s X-Files Tie-In Novels Scarred Me Forever

I feel like a lot of tie-in novels today aren’t nearly as balls-to-the-wall crazy as they used to be. Corporations have an unbreakably tight grip on all their properties and everything associated with a successful property is carefully planned out and has the edges filed down. For example, the latest Young Adult X-Files books—prequels starring teen Mulder and Scully—are straightforward but well done. When I was young, however, the kid-targeted X-Files tie-in books were completely insane. Read More >>

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Thor: Ragnarok Made Sure There Was No Blue Paint Between Us and Jeff Goldblum’s Glorious Performance

In Thor: Ragnarok, Jeff Goldblum plays the Grandmaster, an ageless and powerful being with a love of games. And as colourful as his costuming is, there is still the fact that Goldblum’s comic book counterpart is blue. Why didn’t that make it into the movie? Read More >>

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‘Sonic Screwdriver’ Breaks Time and Space in Order to Be Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

Just ahead of Saturday's series premiere of Doctor Who, the good people at the OED had a little tie-in to announce: “sonic screwdriver,” the Doctor’s multipurpose magic tool, is getting its own entry. Read More >>

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James Gunn Will Return to Write and Direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

James Gunn, the man behind the movie iteration of Guardians of the Galaxy—and who may one day win an award for being the man most in love with his job, social media, and talking about his job on social media—has announced that he’ll be back for a third Guardians movie. Read More >>

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The New Labyrinth Film Spin-Off Now Has a Promising Director and Writer

Last year, news broke that there was going to be another film set in the Labyrinth universe. It was called everything from a reboot to a sequel and, since David Bowie had just passed away when it happened, everyone was upset and confused. Now, there’s a director and writer on board, along with some clarification about its premise. Read More >>

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Okay, Who Had Jude Law in the ‘Young Dumbledore’ Pool?

Because if you guessed that the Fantastic Beasts movies would tap Jude Law to play the young Dumbledore, come collect your money. Now I’m really sad that Robert Downey Jr. didn’t get himself cast as Grindelwald somehow. Then we could have had a Sherlock Holmes reunion! Read More >>

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The New Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Is Just Goddamn Bonkers

Okay, look. I need to ask something: Transformers franchise, are you okay? Because this... thing you’ve unleashed upon the world feels like you’re not. Are you entering your angsty teen years? Is that what all the swords are about? Read More >>

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Arrow Is Bringing Back a Character We’re Actually Excited About

Stephen Amell, who uses Twitter with the same force as a firehose, welcomed an old friend back to the set of Arrow. And while we are almost certain it’s a flashback and not an actual return, I’m still good with it. Read More >>

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Sweeps the Olivier Awards

Every year the Society of London Theatre issues Olivier Awards to recognise the UK’s best theatrical productions. This year, they pretty much all went to Harry Potter: The Next Generation. Read More >>

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Everything Cut From Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

We know there were a lot of changes made to Rogue One, be that in the script phase, the shooting phase, or the edit phase. That means a pile of stuff ended up not making the final cut. The movie is finally out on DVD and Blu-ray this week (Us Brits will have to wait until Monday), but there were no additional scenes there. So we’ve assembled every bit of information that we could find about what’s missing. Read More >>

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Donald Trump Interrupts Star Wars to Provoke Actual War

The press along for the ride on Air Force One today decided to take advantage of the fact that Rogue One was just released on DVD in the US. And they kind of forgot to pause the movie while President Donald Trump addressed the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. Read More >>

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Sonequa Martin-Green’s Star Trek: Discovery Character Has a Brand New Name

It feels like we’ve known forever that the central figure in Star Trek: Discovery wouldn’t be the captain. And it feels like we’ve known forever that Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead) would be that character. But the character’s name has changed. Read More >>

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Don’t Expect More New Episodes of Rick and Morty Any Time Soon

Hey, did everyone enjoy the surprise premiere of Rick and Morty season three? Did you think it meant—as it often does—that the season proper would start airing after it? Well, hold your horses because you’ve got a couple of months to wait. Read More >>