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The Game of Thrones Finale Wasn’t Perfect, But it Made the Season a Hell of a Lot Better

After six episodes that have been incredible, infuriating, revealing, confusing, and epic, last night’s Game of Thrones finale had a great many things to answer for. They were the answers needed to help recalibrate the show’s uneven seventh season so it ended up greater than the sum of its inconsistent parts—even if that doesn’t equal the show’s best seasons. Read More >>

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Game of Thrones is at its Best and Worst Right Now

If the cracks in Game of Thrones’ post-books storytelling were starting to show last week, they’ve now erupted into to actual fault lines. Last night’s episode was sometimes baffling, and occasionally outright sloppy on a storytelling level, as characters made countless questionable decisions—and yet the show continues to astonish with such incredibly epic, fantastic moments that it almost didn’t matter. Almost. Read More >>

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On Game of Thrones, Daenerys Unleashed Hell and It Was Glorious

Where to even begin? “The Spoils of Conquest” was the reason we watch Game of Thrones, one of those episodes that starts entertaining and ends with an epic spectacle it’s hard to believe you’re actually seeing. And all it took was Daenerys tossing clever men’s clever plans in the garbage, and then setting a record number of actors on fire. Read More >>

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Let’s Talk About Tonight’s Game of Thrones and That Jaw-Dropping Ending

No fooling around: We have to talk about what just went down. Read More >>

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Tonight’s Game of Thrones and the Impossible Expectations of Ice Meeting Fire

About a million things happened on “The Queen’s Justice” tonight, but there’s only thing that really matters—the long, long, long-awaited moment where the King in the North met the Mother of Dragons, and the series’ two main characters finally came face-to-face. The scene could not have been more anticipated… and maybe that was the problem. Read More >>

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Captain Marvel Will Be Fighting Skrulls in the ’90s in Her Movie

We still have a long time to wait before Marvel finally brings us the Captain Marvel movie we’ve (I’ve) all been waiting for, but at least we got some new details at studio head honcho Kevin Feige at Comic-Con: She’s going to be fighting the shape-changing aliens the Skrulls, Nick Fury has a major role but more importantly has two eyes, because the movie is set in the ‘90s. Whaaaaaa? Read More >>

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Jurassic Park is So Much More Unnerving When the Dinosaurs are From That Godawful ’90s Sitcom

Yes. The genius illustrator Jen Lewis has taken the two pinnacles of dinosaur entertainment — Jurassic Park and that disturbing ‘90s sitcom about prehistoric suburban dino-puppets — and combined their DNA to create something both wonderful and terrifying. Life truly has found a way! Read More >>

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Hear the Animated Justice League Reunite for an Awesome Live-Read

The live-action Justice League movie may end up being a stinker, but at least we’ll always have the animated TV series. At this past weekend’s Denver Comic Con, the voice cast reunited to do a live reading of the three-part series finale, “Starcrossed,” and it’s great. Warning, though: After you see it, you may need to binge watch a few episodes, too. Read More >>

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Do Not Watch These Two New Wonder Woman Clips, Because They Are Too Awesome

Given these tumultuous times, there's a real comfort in knowing that WB/DC somehow managed to get a live-action Wonder Woman movie right while hilariously flubbing Batman and Superman. We should all be immensely looking forward to the film, which is why I very recommend you don't watch these new, completely amazing clips. Read More >>

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This Game Of Thrones Fan Film May Be The Only Prequel We Need

As George RR Martin and HBO try to figure out which (and how many!) of the five Game of Thrones spin-offs they're working on, a small group of indie filmmakers in Belfast have taken it upon themselves to make their own prequel, titled "The Wild Wolf", a short depicting Ned's doomed brother Brandon Stark and Catelyn Tully's betrothal, and Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish's fateful decision. Read More >>

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Hugh Jackman Didn’t Know Wolverines Were Real Animals Until After He Started Shooting X-Men

We hear stories about actors being cast as superheroes who have never picked up a comic book all the time, but Hugh Jackman took this a step further when he showed up for his Wolverine audition back in the late '90s for the first X-Men movie. He didn't even know wolverines existed — and he found out in the most delightfully awkward way. Read More >>

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Reteam With James Cameron For The Next Terminator Movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger has just announced he'll be starring in the next Terminator movie, which is not that big of a deal. It's definitely less exciting than the news from January that James Cameron would be regaining rights to the franchise he created, and was working on a new, possibly good Terminator film. But Cameron and Arnold, back together on Terminator? Yes, please. Read More >>

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Wonder Woman Is No Longer a U.N. Ambassador

After declaring DC superhero Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador, the United Nations has decided to revoke the fictional character’s title. Her selection in October had been met with some controversy, both inside and out of the U.N., but it’s hard to see this as anything other than a shame. Read More >>

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Michael Keaton’s Batman v Christopher Reeve’s Superman: Mash-Up of Justice

This fan-made trailer from Stryder HD makes a compelling argument that it would have been pretty cool to see the two ‘80s cinematic superheroes face-off on-screen. Read More >>

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Get a Glimpse of Alan Moore’s Epic, Mind-Boggling New Novel Jerusalem

Let me say this first: Alan Moore’s second novel is not an easy read. If you know the legendary comic writer’s work, you know that he’s far more concerned about his art than making sure everyone “gets it”, and in that respect Jerusalem may be his most challenging work ever. But like all of Moore’s best work, if you stick with it, you’re in for something special — an experience no other author could possibly provide. Read More >>