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The Matrix movies were a phenomenon when they came out in the late 1990s and early 2000s. They were probably the biggest American martial arts film of all time. Jet Li was one of the biggest action stars of the era, first in his home country of China, then in the States. It seems like having Li star in The Matrix would be a no-brainer.

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The audience at Thursday's taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live! got an unexpected surprise when Spider-Man star Tom Holland showed up. While the show will air tonight, the clip has already made it to YouTube, with Kimmel's trusty stagehand, Guillermo Rodriguez, running around wearing a Spider-Man mask. 

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Daredevil season three has promised a return to the harsh, gritty world that defined the show in its earliest days. Judging by the critic's reactions, it seems to be delivering on that promise. 

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Are you an overflowing wellspring of excitement waiting for Season 4 of The Magicians to magically appear? After the insane twists at the end of last season, we don't blame you. Every season of the show lays waste to the status quo and offers up an entirely new direction for the show to go in— what we got at the end of Season 3 was possibly the craziest one yet. 

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With the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 only a week away, Rockstar is pulling out all the stops to make sure there’s no one left in all tarnation who hasn’t heard about the new adventures of Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang.

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Actor-turned-director John Krasinski can't seem to give up on his "quiet" lifestyle. We've known that a sequel to the smash hit nailbiter A Quiet Place was in the works, but today we found out that Krasinski is currently writing the new film himself. 

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"This pain is part of being human... the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength." - Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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A vampire, monsters, and blood. Tricks and treats!

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As Daredevil embarks on Season 3 with an all-original story and no comic book roadmap to help Matt Murdock navigate the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, longtime fans can still rest assured that the show is staying true to its comic book roots, says showrunner Erik Oleson.

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Without a radio telescope of your own that can read gamma rays from zillions of light years across the galaxy, don’t expect to look up into the night sky anytime soon and spy Godzilla with your naked eye. But thanks to new imaging from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, ‘Zilla’s just one of several new sci-fi themed deep-space constellations to join the NASA honor roll.

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Dream Casting is celebrating a Jack Kirby Halloween with a hypothetical cast for The Demon.

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The world of horror is vast. With so many films across the spectrum of budget, studio involvement, quality, availability, and, above all else, pure scare-the-living-shit-out-of-you-ness, it helps to have trained professionals parse through some of the older and/or lesser-known offerings. That's where Team Fangrrls comes in with Deep Cuts, our series dedicated to bringing the hidden gems of horror out of the vault and into your nightmares.

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An interview with the hand behind Bennyfits, a blue, furry puppet Twitch streamer. 

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Just in time for Halloween, get a sneak peek at Archie Comics' latest horror re-imaging of the Archie books, Vampironica #4.

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Vin Diesel is getting ready to launch the Valiant Comics universe on film with his portrayal of the superhero Bloodshot, and he recently spoke about his decision to take on the role.

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There's always more to know about Michael Myers.

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The Teen Titans franchise was a success in the mid-‘60s, only to see its popularity wane by the end of the decade and the series canceled by the mid-‘70s. Hoping to turn that around, Marv Wolfman and George Perez had their chance to modernize the Titans in 1980 by rebooting the series and introducing new characters like Raven, Cyborg, and Starfire. The new series was indeed a success, and, for many years, ran neck and neck with the X-Men as the top-sellers from Marvel and DC, respectively.

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Force ghost. Flashbacks. Or other?

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For the creator of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, following up Riverdale with Archie's witchy neighbor was more than a shift in focus — it was a shift in tone.

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The final countdown to Halloween has begun! Everyone is putting the final touches on their costumes or complaining about the worst ones for sale online. (Maybe don’t look that up. There are some bad ones this year.) Your co-workers are crunching on spiced pumpkin seeds while showing you pictures of their baby in a bumblebee costume. You’re going to have to brave that candy aisle soon so the neighborhood kids don’t destroy your yard and toilet paper your trees. Perhaps you need a break from the screaming outdoor decorations down the street? We’ve got you covered!

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From concept art turned into figures to thoughtful creations from fans, this week's Important Toy News shines a light on imagination.

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We’re more than halfway through October and things are getting spooky. Well, at least they are on Xbox One! You might have avoided clown pics as you scroll through your Facebook feed by half closing your eyes. You’ve stayed out of Target to keep from “accidentally” trying on that taco costume. You’ve had coffee at home to keep from accidentally ordering a pumpkin spice latte. It’s too late. You can’t resist the urge to celebrate Halloween anymore. Dig out that costume, eat those weird orange Oreos and give in to the holiday!

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From Black Panther to Captain America: The First Avenger, here are the top 10 superhero origin story movies. 

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Supergirl is getting another supervillain, and he's a big one. The CW announced Thursday that the show's currently airing fourth season will soon introduce the most iconic nemesis in the entire Superman family: Lex Luthor, the megalomaniacal genius, businessman, and occasional world leader who's been battling the Man of Steel and his allies for decades. 

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Christmas is the time of year when we're all supposed to gather around and watch heartwarming, uplifting films full of comfort and joy... so of course decades ago a few demented horror filmmakers had to go and mess that all up, and holiday horror movies were born.

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Netflix, the deep-pocketed streaming juggernaut and original content provider, has been pumping out and promoting a wealth of high-profile blockbuster and indie fright films for the past 10 years. Many of these spooky offerings are their own proprietary productions but most are Hollywood studio treats that evoke gobs of gooseflesh and waking nightmares.

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As fans become more adamant in expressing our voices about the things we love, representation has become a rallying point. We celebrate the times when something trickles through, we grouse about consistent letdowns, and we hope and thirst for a better future.

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Warning! The following contains adult themes being discussed in a borderline adult, yet mostly immature, manner. If you are weird about sex, girls talking about sex, or just have a minimal sense of humor, turn away now. Otherwise, don't say we didn't warn you.

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When you think about massive, visual effects-driven blockbusters released in 2018, one of the first films that undoubtedly comes to mind is Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios' epic culmination of a decade of shared-universe storytelling. Infinity War has dominated much of the moviegoing public's imagination this year, and with good reason, but as massive as it is, its smaller-scale (pun intended) follow-up was in some ways just as ambitious.

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While the Merc with a Mouth is battling bad guys like Juggernaut, his real-life alter ego is doing some seriously good work on behalf of the gay community.

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Do you have the time? Never mind, put your watch down, we know what time it is. It's time for another round of development news from the world of genre entertainment! In this round-up, we're heading back in time to the Second World War, admiring a supernatural and comedic painting, and kvelling over a surprising character reveal for Arrow Season 7.

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Halloween is approaching and we have the most chilling, spooky, and downright creepy podcasts for you to get your scare on this season.

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Star Wars: Episode IX has some big shoes to fill after following the controversial hit The Last Jedi, but J.J. Abrams' return to the series will have plenty of support from one series mainstay: Mark Hamill. That's right, Luke Skywalker himself is appearing in the new film after disappearing into Force dust at the end of the previous film.

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The shockwaves from James Gunn’s firing from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 continue to be felt across the industry. Gunn’s picked himself up after the termination, landing the gig directing Suicide Squad 2, but the franchise he left behind?

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It's a very good time to be a TrekkieStar Trek: Discovery is ramping up for a highly anticipated second season on CBS All AccessStar Trek shorts are keeping fans satiated in the meantime; the fourth reboot movie has a director; and

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Into the Night is a totally '80s comedy-thriller starring Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer, featuring a memorable performance from the late great David Bowie. There’s murder, intrigue, car chases to cheesy music, gold chains on hairy necks, and, best of all, our Jeff’s bedhead and corduroy jacket. That’s right — almost two hours of a sleepy Goldblum running around like he slept in his office again because he has a tight deadline to meet.

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The Internet had a collective bone to pick with Jason Blum over the horror master's regrettable views on women filmmakers. And it seems he's listening.

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Last week, Netflix decided not to renew Iron Fist for a third season, despite the fact that Season 2 was a definite improvement over the first one.

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After a filming process that was reportedly cursed itself, The Curse of La Llorona debuted its first terrifying trailer today. The James Wan-produced film (previously titled The Children) tackles a Mexican ghost story about The Weeping Woman.

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The Exorcist deserves more love. No, not the the first one. The third one.

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Moviepass is making headlines once again, and as you can probably predict, the news isn't very good. After a whirlwind summer that found the company constantly trying to stay afloat, the New York Attorney General's office is launching a probe into its parent company, Helios and Matheson.

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Astronomers have found an immense supercluster of galaxies 11 billion light years away... and it's still in the process of forming!

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Battlefield V's War Stories may not be the pinnacle of historical accuracy, but you can't deny the authenticity. At least until it's time to respawn at an earlier checkpoint.

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October is a good month for horror movies, but in the real world, Halloween’s Michael Myers has nothing on nutria. As seen in the documentary Rodents of Unusual Size, which debuted last month, nutria are massive swamp rats with garish orange teeth that can weigh up to 20 pounds.

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Back to the beginning of the end.

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Here come the Men In Black... because these new and improved galaxy defenders have completed their work on the reboot.

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The pivotal role of Church the cat in the upcoming remake of Stephen King's Pet Sematary was so important that it took no less than five feline actors to pull it off.

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A Quiet Place was such a critical and box office success that, six months later, it was still the hot topic of discussion when John Krasinski appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.

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Although the Final Girl dates back to some of the earliest slasher films, the actual concept wasn’t fully refined or named until 1992. Author Carol J. Clover coined the words “Final Girl” in her book Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film. However, Clover had a fairly narrow definition of what a Final Girl could be. And while the initial Final Girls had to be morally superior, chaste, and virginal, modern heroines don’t have to follow those rules anymore.

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"From the hangings of innocent men and women during the witch-trials hysteria of 1692, to the savage beginnings of the American Revolution to the murder and mayhem ensuing over a 300-year period, New England's history is stained with blood."

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Mandy, the critically-adored revenge horror movie that elevates to new heights Nicolas Cage’s gift for screen-melting outbursts, reportedly has found its landing spot on streaming TV.

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Marvel's Spider-Man has started to hype the first round of DLC ahead of next week's release, button masher For Honor adds a quartet of characters, and Loot Crate gets into the digital gaming business in our latest gaming roundup. 

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What is this, a crossover episode? We've known that Mr. Frodo Baggins of Bag End — whoops, apologies — we've known that actor Elijah Wood would be turning up to voice a character at some point on the new Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Resistance.

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Science fiction has always presented itself as an avenue to boundlessly reimagine the infinite possibilities of existence. It’s dystopian backdrops are — more often than note — the ruined landscapes of idealistic, noble and brave protagonists, with antagonists portrayed as somewhat misunderstood and broken down. The genre has been positioned as an escape from the monotony of oppressive human structures, led by characters unblemished by the primitive, calculated and efficient system of anti-black racism.

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If you grew up watching the Rugrats Chaunkah special in the '90s, then you're gonna love what Boom! Studios has cooked up in honor of the Festival of Lights. The publisher is releasing a one-shot holiday-related comic book, Rugrats: C Is for Chanukah #1.

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A girl has no regrets.

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It's a rare gift indeed to conjure up a seething atmosphere of dread in modern horror films, with today's offerings often feeling like tired retreads of previous cinematic manifestations.

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Lois Lane is already fitting right into the Arrowverse.

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A few horror franchises made strides this week, while a deep dive into the DC catalog adds tertiary characters to its already tertiary storyline.

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Ahead of her cinematic debut in March, Carol Danvers has received an all-new origin story that no longer ties the cause of her powers to a man, the previous Captain Marvel, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

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Producer Jason Blum has built his empire in horror, churning out such films as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister, The Purge, and literally dozens of others including the new Halloween. And yet, somehow Blumhouse Productions hasn't had a single theatrical horror release directed by a woman.

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We can't let go of The Grudge. The J-horror franchise that Ju-On kicked off in 2000 has seen a slew of Japanese sequels as well as an American remake series. Soon, the next chapter will come from emerging horror auteur Nicolas Pesce. But don't call it a reboot.

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Despite his propensity for staying out of police custody (and hospitals) and a suit that keeps improving, Matt Murdock can’t let an hour of TV time go by without incurring the kind of injuries that, just for the ER bill alone, would deter most people from getting back into the fight.

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"Pisces and werewolves get a raw deal in this life, and if you're a Pisces werewolf? Forget about it." Clare and Sara reveal the star signs of your classic horror faves.

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From Garfield Minus Garfield to Jim Davis’ own "Primal Self" from Garfield: His 9 Lives, the lazy fat cat that loves lasagna is a surprisingly deep well of existential horror. And now, thanks to one artist’s sketch exercises in the month of October, we have some new artwork to add to that genre mashup canon.

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Hell House LLC's producer weighs in on found footage and how Paranormal Activity changed horror more than most people realize.

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Every monster has an origin story, and for the vampires who haunt the Japanese Bloodthirsty trilogy, that story begins in the late 1960s or early 1970s. While attending a wrap party, film and television director Michio Yamamoto was overheard chatting with somebody about what he would like to do for his next project. “I’d like to make a film that would really make audiences scream," Yamamoto stated.

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Not only are the stars of Westworld getting raises for the upcoming third season, but it looks as though the lead actresses are getting paid as much as their male counterparts. Per The Hollywood Reporter, which first broke the news, stars of HBO’s Emmy-nominated sci-fi/western drama Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton will all be getting $250,000 an episode.

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1985's "Once Bitten" brought us a sexy, seductive female vampire who took the lead in de-virginizing the youth for the sake of her beauty and mortality -- and it's the kind of female vampire lead we need to see more of in this day and age. 

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Producer Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions are no longer Hollywood outsiders, no longer practitioners of mysterious alchemy that creates hits from unproven directors and tiny budgets. The company has been around awhile, producing sequels and prequels to its big franchises like The Purge and The Conjuring, minting filmmaker stars like James Wan and Jordan Peele, and taking in over a billion dollars at the box office.

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A Spotify ad designed to look and feel like a short horror film has been banned in the United Kingdom, thanks to (if that’s the right phrase) the U.K. consumer watchdog group, the Advertising Standards Authority. 

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It's national treasure Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum's birthday on October 22, and thus we at SYFY FANGRRLS have dedicated the entire month to the celebration of our favorite moments, movies, outfits and noises from this absolute zaddy of a man. (And if you don't know what "zaddy" means, Google it, because Jeff Goldblum already knows.)

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Human history is littered with boundaries and horizons identified and later crossed. In the relatively short cosmic timescales since our birth, our enterprising species has crossed landmasses and vast oceans. We’ve populated all but the most extreme of earthly environments, and we’ve strived to understand the world around us and our place within it.

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Sean Bean is going to die in his new video game appearance. That’s not because he’s famously died in all sorts of things, ranging from Game of Thrones to The Lord of the Rings to GoldenEye, but because that’s the sole purpose of the game.

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Elon Musk is already busy with SpaceX, Tesla, and the repercussions of whatever crazy thing he’s tweeted, but he’s also working on a new comedy project, and he poached a few writers from The Onion to get the project started.

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The long-awaited Titans show is now underway on DC Universe and while critics are split over its quality, the series does some interesting things with some

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In the early years of his career, John Byrne broke out as the artist of Marvel’s X-Men during one of the most famous periods in the team’s history. Alongside writer Chris Claremont, Byrne crafted some of the best X-Men stories of all time, including The Dark Phoenix Saga and Days of Future Past

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Supernatural is back for its 14th season, and one of its stars is just now playing a new character. It’s been a long relationship between star Jensen Ackles (aka Dean Winchester) and fans, so maybe it was time to spice things up. Did audiences know it’d be because Dean got possessed by the archangel Michael? Probably not.

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Welcome to Debate Club, where Tim Grierson and Will Leitch, the hosts of the Grierson & Leitch podcast, tackle the greatest arguments in pop culture.

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It's the end of an era for Sesame Street

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Coordinating your outfit with a red carpet companion often errs on the side of tacky, but not when that companion is a dog and Jeff Goldblum is the one doing the coordinating.

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Broadway adaptations aren’t done with Hollywood yet. After Les Misérables and the surprise hit (and intensely musical) The Greatest Showman, Cats is bringing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular felines to the big screen next year — and now they’ve got their villain. Maybe you didn’t know Cats had a villain.

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Cullen Bunn is one of the hardest-working creators in the comics industry, with no less than a half-dozen projects being expertly juggled at any given moment, including two new gothic horror series, Bone Parish and The Empty Man.

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Joe Cornish made a splash with his 2011 directorial debut, the sci-fi comedy Attack the Block, which introduced mainstream audiences to John Boyega.

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Movie mysteries are usually answered by the end credits, but to unearth the truth behind this one, we may have to go to the moon and back. Just in case you haven’t seen First Man yet: SPOILER ALERT.

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We still don't know how Avengers 4 plans to undo the fates of all those characters who were disintegrated at the end of Infinity War, but we do know that Spider-Man: Far From Home has wrapped principal photography.

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Astronomers find a trio of massive baby planets around the nearby star HD 163296... with one right where it was predicted to be.

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To say this next season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow will be interesting is... something of an understatement.

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This is Halloween ... at 25.

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The Flash wasted no time introducing its new Big Bad, after a fleeting tease at the end of the season premiere. The team is now fully aware of Cicada — and he certainly looks like a formidable new villain.

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Can we get through all of the psychological horror of Rosemary's Baby in two minutes or less? In a new video, we make the attempt.

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Season 11 of Doctor Who is finally underway, and firing on all cylinders. Jodie Whittaker is killing it as the 13th Doctor, and the second episode of the season, "The Ghost Monument," only solidified the promise of the premiere.

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Just in time for Halloween, here’s your chance to get it right where Thor didn’t. Make this Thanos-headed Halloween jack-o-lantern, and when the calendar flips over to November, it’ll be ripe and ready to be on the receiving end of your own Groot-handled Stormbreaker.

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It should shock absolutely nobody that the recent release of Venom has led to an increase in sexy talk about the title character. But Eddie Brock & Marvel's favorite Symbiote remain oddly striking figures of weird erotica.

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As the old Hollywood saying goes, "well, we guess somebody liked it!" After a widely panned first season and a much improved second season, Iron Fist became the first of the Marvel Netflix shows to get the axe. No amount of punching will save it now — but wouldn't you know it? A fan petition has sprung up to try and save the Immortal Danny Rand. We guess his Chi touched more lives than most people had thought. 

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Anyone else afraid to get braces after watching Poltergeist II?

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In the summer of 1993, a film was released addressing the struggle between man and nature in a hypothetical world much like our own in which mad scientists genetically engineer dinosaurs and unleash them upon an unsuspecting world. This movie would go on to become the subject of many spin-offs and sequels and is remembered by audiences to this very day. That’s right, we’re talking about the Roger Corman produced Carnosaur, which was first shown in theaters just a few weeks before that other dinosaur film from 1993, Jurassic Park.

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So... much... Halloween.

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MoviePass may be treading choppy financial waters with its imploding ticket subscription plan, but it’s nevertheless bankrolling an intriguing horror project from Hellboy reboot director Neil Marshall.

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Bustin' makes them feel good!