movies
Matt Reeves Is Officially Directing the Next Batman Movie

It’s been a tumultuous few weeks behind the scenes of the upcoming Batman film, but now it’s official. Warner Bros. announced that Matt Reeves, the director of Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and this summer’s War for the Planet of the Apes, is directing a standalone Batman film. Read More >>

comics
Ben Reilly Will Ditch His Creepy New Scarlet Spider Costume After Just One Story Arc

When Marvel announced that the re-revived Ben Reilly would be getting his own series once more as the Scarlet Spider, the company also revealed that Ben would get a brand new suit to swing around in. It... was a bit off. Its creepy little smile defying all sense of comic book spandex weirded us the hell out. But it won’t be around for long. Read More >>

movies
The Lego Cinematic Universe Is More Layered Than You Realised

The idea of a Lego movie seems so simple. There’s a world where Lego characters can talk, have adventures, and that’s it. Well, 2014's The Lego Movie blew that notion away by introducing both a Lego world and a human world. Now it seems, with The Lego Batman Movie, that’s just the start of an intricate Lego Cinematic Universe. Read More >>

politics
Trump’s UK Visit May Be Moved From London to Birmingham

Ah, the West Midlands. Home to many things: canals, the Black Country, a bull made entirely of jelly beans. It's also a Brexit stronghold, with some of the highest percentages of Leave voters in the whole of the UK. Read More >>

robots
Netflix Show “My Sex Robot” Shows That We Have A Long Way To Go

Why is it that so many sex robots look like a horrific combination of resuscitation dolls and nightmarish puppets? Surely the main thing with a robot you're going to put a part of your anatomy into is that it doesn't look like it might kill you in your sleep. Read More >>

politics
This Viral Photo of Steve Bannon Is Totally Fake

Over the past couple of weeks, this photo of Trump adviser Steve Bannon has been popping up on social media. Anthony Bourdain even tweeted that he thought Bannon might have syphilis. And whether Bourdain is joking or not, plenty of people think the photo is real. But it’s totally fake. Read More >>

science
Supermarkets May Introduce “Plastic-Free” Aisles

Around 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced every year, and every year, 8 million tonnes end up in the ocean. You've probably seen the adverts and the documentaries: dead sea-birds cut open to reveal loads of tiny pieces of plastic in their stomachs, seals with six-pack rings around their necks, and that huge floating trash island in the Pacific. Read More >>

news
ZeniMax Awarded £400 Million in Lawsuit Against Facebook

ZeniMax, the owner of game studios Bethestha Softworks and id Software has been awarded $500 million (around £400 million) by a jury in its lawsuit against Oculus Virtual Reality and its parent company, Facebook, according to Polygon. Read More >>

news
MPs Launch “Fake News” Inquiry

Parliament is launching a serious inquiry into the world of fake news, with a Culture, Media and Sport Committee set to examine whether or not making stuff up for clicks and likes is really having any tangible effect on society. Read More >>

star wars
Star Wars: Episode VIII Is Now Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The next chapter of the Star Wars saga finally has a name, and it’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Read More >>

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Woody Harrelson Confirms He’s Playing Han Solo’s Mentor in New Star Wars Film

Speaking to Variety on Sunday, Zombieland star Woody Harrelson revealed that he will play the future smuggler’s mentor in Han Solo’s upcoming standalone film, verifying a rumour first reported earlier this month. Read More >>

comics
DC Announces an Injustice 2 Comic, Continuing the Best Evil Superman Story Ever

One of the best-kept secrets of DC Comics’ lineup in recent years has been Injustice: Gods Among Us, a series that should’ve been a simple video game tie-in that transformed over the years into a remarkable examination of a broken and twisted Clark Kent. Which means it’s excellent news that DC is continuing the series for the newest game, Injustice 2. Read More >>

news
Against All Odds, Obama Will Let Chelsea Manning Out of Jail in May

President Barack Obama is commuting a bulk of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst responsible for a major 2010 military leak, according to a New York Times report. Manning is scheduled to be released from federal custody on 17th May according to the report. Read More >>

uber
Uber Driver Shoots and Kills Alleged Robber While Passenger Looks On

Shooting and killing someone is against Uber’s terms of use. But that didn’t stop an Uber driver in Aventura, Florida who shot and killed a man on Sunday morning during an alleged robbery attempt. Both the Uber driver and his passenger were uninjured. Read More >>