As frustrating as the Black Panther’s absence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe up until Captain America: Civil War might have been, it makes plenty of sense when you remember that as a rule, the nation of Wakanda keeps to itself while the rest of the world gets caught up in global drama.
If physics were complete as-is, the Universe wouldn’t exist. All particles would have found their antiparticle pairs and annihilated into a burst of energy. Matter and antimatter look like exact mirror images of one another, after all. There’s no difference between a particle and its antiparticle partner aside from…
Lovecraftian horror is something I only really discovered earlier this year. Sure, I’d seen the superhero episodes of South Park, where Cartman teams up with a My Neighbor Totoro-style Cthulhu, but it wasn’t until recently that I started diving into the stories and mythos—as well as the legacy they left behind. One of…
There are tons of untold Doctor Who stories out there—but none have ever captivated fans quite so much as the almost-aired “Shada.” In the nearly 40 years since it was originally canceled, it has become legendary among Who fans, and a story the BBC has frequently tried to tell, including in a new animated version due…
Netflix’s Stranger Things took the world by storm with its canny and effective use of 1980s nostalgia and a story that was more binge-worthy than anyone expected. That story will continue in season two, but according to series creators Matt and Ross Duffer, the series was almost going to be something more like an…
Some concepts just grab you right away. Take this one: a family of demonologists operating during the Harlem Renaissance, with a creative team that includes the writer and artist from Marvel’s late, well-loved Power Man and Iron Fist series. You want to know more, right?
The first Pacific Rim movie left lots of hooks for the backstory of a world where humanity, armed with giant robots, stands at the brink of extinction from giant monster attacks. Before sequel Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters next year, a new comic wants to delve into the past of its future hero.
The microscopic processes involved in human fertilization are a difficult thing to convey visually, but a group of scientists, using Star Wars as their inspiration, have managed to do just that, creating a highly entertaining and informative video—while accidentally stumbling upon a new scientific discovery in the…
Each of the evil Batmen in DC’s Dark Nights: Metal event are manifestations of Bruce Wayne’s deepest insecurities about himself, styled as different members of the Justice League. This week’s Batman: The Drowned introduces the Dark Multiverse’s answer to Aquaman, and she’s the most fascinating of the Dark Knights.
Thor: Ragnarok is the funniest Marvel movie to date. In fact, it may be the funniest superhero movie ever. From the first scene until the very last, it’s a non-stop cavalcade of jokes wrapped around an epic, sweeping space adventure. The whole thing will make you absolutely giddy.
The past two seasons of Game of Thrones have centered around one major question: Who is Jon Snow? At the end of the latest one, we finally got a definitive answer—but it turns out the series’ biggest secret was hidden in plain sight years ago.
Most fans knew that there’d be important connections between this year’s Blade Runner movie and the one that came out 35 years ago. But one of those links was a major shock and took a lot of work to pull off.
Looks like The Punisher is will start streaming with very little time for the show to ramp up the usual Marvel levels of fanfare. It’s coming on November 17, and Netflix has released a new trailer for the upcoming vigilante series.
iTunes gift card discounts are noticeably less common than they used to be, and while we do see 20% discounts from time to time, a $100 iTunes gift card for $85 is still a solid deal if you pay for apps, movies, Apple Music, or iCloud storage.
The last Battlefront game that EA put out didn’t have a single-player mode, which bummed out a lot of folks. Battlefront II looks to have a rather beefy one, which will be doing a lot of heavy lifting in terms of showing how the Empire changed after the second Death Star blew up.
There’s a crazy rumor about who could play Catwoman in Gotham City Sirens. Laura Dern teases her mysterious Star Wars: The Last Jedi character, Admiral Holdo. Don’t expect Kevin Smith to direct Arrow any time soon. Plus, new clips from Star Wars Rebels and Karl Urban hopes for a Thor movie with a female lead. Spoiler…
Amazon’s Halloween candy Gold Box is offering candy up to 30% off, which is perfect if you missed the sale last week, or maybe already ate all the stuff you bought.
We’re inching closer and closer to the release of Thor: Ragnarok, where we’ll be treated to hours of Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, and the eternally delightful Jeff Goldblum—who even in smaller doses, like this adorable 10-second synopsis of his upcoming film, is still the grandest of masters.
Hindsight is 20/20. It’s easy now to say, “Of course an actor should be in a Harry Potter movie” after eight films and billions of dollars. But in the moment, almost two decades ago, there must have been actors who passed. In fact, one big name that’s in the films almost did just that.
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