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J.K. Rowling apologizes for killing off beloved Harry Potter character Dobby

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 23:34

J.K. Rowling continues to mourn those who have fallen within the Harry Potterverse. On Tuesday, May 2 – the 20-year anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts – the Harry Potter author once again took to Twitter to apologize to fans for killing off a beloved character. 

“It's that anniversary again,” tweeted Rowling. “This year, I apologise for killing someone who didn't die during the #BattleofHogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who'd win it.”

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Arrow star Paul Blackthorne to leave The CW series after Season 6

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 23:32

Arrow will be losing yet another original team member by the end Season 6, as a series regular is set to depart The CW superhero series. According to The Hollywood Reporter,

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9 sci-fi and fantasy books to read in May

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 23:31

Summer is always better reading time for me than winter. In winter I’m much more likely to be curled up under a blanket watching TV, but summer means I can take my lemonade (or beer) and head outside to read in the sun. And after how brutal this winter has been, I want to soak up as much sun as I can before it gets too hot.

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The definitive timeline of bringing Iron Man to the screen 10 years ago

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 23:30

As Iron Man celebrates its 10th anniversary and the birth of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's interesting to remember that plans to bring old Shellhead to the screen were in motion for nearly two decades before Robert Downey Jr. strapped on the armor.

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The evolution of VFX apes: Weta's decade-journey to perfecting giant CGI monkeys

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 23:00

Weta, the famed visual effects studio, has spent two decades turning impossible fantasies into cinematic reality, transporting audiences to far-off corners of imagined vistas and bringing the unimaginable to our mundane plane of existence. The one constant? Giant apes.

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Ryan Reynolds doesn’t know if there will be a Deadpool 3, but he’s got other ideas

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:40

Remember that bit at the end of one of the eleven Deadpool 2 trailers, where DP and his buddy Weasel are talking about how the sequel lives up to hype so much so that they probably won’t make a third installment? And then DP says, “Yeah, why would they? Stop at 2, ya killed it!” And we all laughed? 

Well, maybe that wasn’t a joke after all.

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51 thoughts we had while watching Pocahontas

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:31

With all the social injustice going on in the world, I decided to watch Disney's 1995 tale Pocahontas with a critical eye and boy, does this movie resonate with the current state we’re living in. Not only was this film subconsciously setting me (a woman of color) up for some of the pitfalls my peers would have to endure, but it was probably — believe it or not — my introduction to a Disney character of color, who was also in an interracial relationship. Way to be progressive, Disney!

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Josh Malerman’s twisted fairy tale Unbury Carol is a legend of strange magic

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:30

Fairy tales can be twisted. They can take you to fantastical places where there are no glittering castles or Prince Charmings or talking rabbits in sight. They can cloak themselves in shadows and even verge on horror.

Josh Malerman never intended to write a fairy tale with his latest novel Unbury Carol. But when the ghosts of characters swirling in his imagination appeared in the flesh on the dusty trails of an Old West alt-verse, the story that accidentally turned into a warped version of Sleeping Beauty took on a magic of its own.

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Watch these office employees create Star Wars art with 28,000 push-pins

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:12

It doesn’t matter who you are, everyone slacks off at work. Some of us — myself included — get paid to meander around the web and strike gold.

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Harry Potter’s Battle of Hogwarts 20 years later: Remembering the heroes we lost

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 21:30

On May 2, 1998, the Harry Potter universe was finally freed of Voldemort thanks to the outcome of the Battle of Hogwarts. The fierce fight in the series' seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, took place inside and all around the grounds of the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Our heroes stood against the Death Eaters and their allies and raced to destroy the Horcruxes. Ultimately, they succeeded and Harry was able to vanquish the Dark Lord.

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Nic Cage was almost a Bahamian villain in Green Hornet

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 21:24

While Green Hornet was never anyone’s favorite superhero movie, it still possessed plenty of oddball charm that proved comedy and crime-fighting still belonged together in the modern franchise landscape. The Michel Gondry-directed, Seth Rogen-written/starring film was plenty weird, but it could’ve been a whole lot weirder.

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Hulu announces premiere date for Castle Rock in new Twin Peaks-esque trailer

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:56

Castle Rock, an upcoming show set in Stephen King's shared horror universe, will premiere on July 25, Hulu announced in a new teaser trailer today.

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Exclusive: Brainiac makes himself known in new clip from tonight’s Krypton

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:35

It might’ve started out on a bit of a slow burn, but SYFY’s Krypton is barreling through a fascinating adventure positively steeped in DC Comics lore. In an exclusive clip from tonight’s new episode, the threat of Brainiac becomes all too real.

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Black Panther Blu-ray deleted scene explains Okoye and W'Kabi's relationship

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:31

It feels like just yesterday that Marvel’s Black Panther hit theaters and broke all kinds of records. For some of us, it was just yesterday since we saw Black Panther and Wakanda in Avengers: Infinity War.

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Debate Club: Top 5 action scene/music combos

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:30

In this week's installment of Debate Club, we're showing some love to five incredible movie sequences that brilliantly combine action and music.

There are thousands of great action scenes, and there are thousands of indelible uses of music in films — but when you combine them, they become irresistible. In fact, it's impossible to separate those two elements in your head later. (Seriously, as we were writing this list, we could hear the music as vividly as we could picture everything that was happening.)

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Chosen One of the Day: Gus Gus from Cinderella

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:10

When it comes to the Disney classics, everyone has an opinion. Best song. Best villain. Best princess. Hottest prince. Beauty and the Beast: does it take place in a time loop?

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Award-winning dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale renewed for Season 3 at Hulu

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:06

Just a week after its second season premiered to a wave of critical acclaim and new viewers, Hulu has renewed the award-winning dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale for Season 3, the streaming company announced Tuesday morning.

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Gotham: Watch the newly-minted Joker set off some dastardly hijinks

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:53

Gotham's real Joker has arrived in the form of Jerome Velaska's twin brother, Jeremiah (also played by Cameron Monaghan) and thanks to an advance clip of this week's episode, you can see him in action.

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Infinity War's Ross Marquand breaks silence on 'Yoda-esque' secret character

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:36

After we sat through the credits of Avengers: Infinity War, waiting for the post-credits sting that was just as devastating as the rest of the film, we discovered that one of the movie’s surprise cameos was played by a surprising name.

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A scenic guide to the natural wonders of Krypton

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:30

The planet Krypton is a fictional Earth-like destination that offers an enormous amount of layered history to observe and digest. Beyond the protective dome of Kandor City exists a rich and varied ecosystem teeming with life in all its infinite forms.

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