The Vast of Night Is an Expertly Crafted Sci-Fi Period Piece

The whole world can change in the time it takes to play a high school basketball game. That’s exactly what happens in The Vast of Night, the feature debut of director Andrew Patterson, which blends elements of The Twilight Zone and Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds in a taut, captivating alien invasion film told in…

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This Week's Best New Comics Are About All About Spiritual and Political Demons

Everyone’s felt it at one time or another: a compulsion that drives you to single-mindedly pursue a specific goal you know is a part of your destiny. For some people, these compulsions are big and grandiose—while for others, they’re much smaller.

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Source: io9 – This Week’s Best New Comics Are About All About Spiritual and Political Demons

Castaway and Predator Get a Beautiful, Poignant Mix in the New Film Sweetheart

Titling a movie about a woman stranded on an island that may or may not be infested with monsters Sweetheart doesn’t seem right. The title gives no clear indication of what’s about to unfold. And so you watch, wondering, why is this the title of this movie? Then the reason hits you.

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Source: io9 – Castaway and Predator Get a Beautiful, Poignant Mix in the New Film Sweetheart

Gonk Gonk, the Best Toys of the Week Are Here

Welcome back to [GONK GONK], io9’s regular roundup of the [GONK GONK] toys we’ve seen tempting our [GONK GONK] this week. We’ve got a [GONK GONK] little Kirby, one of Magneto’s [GONK GONK] costumes in years getting a [GONK GONK], and, of course, we’ve got [GONK GONK]. [GONK GONK]? [GONK GONK]!

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Rebecca Sugar Connected Adventure Time and Steven Universe With Music and Memory

The music of Steven Universe: The Movie tells the specific story of how Steven and the Gems are forced to confront yet another person devastated by Pink Diamond’s reckless actions. But the movie’s villain Spinel and some of her songs touch on a very real experience series creator Rebecca Sugar went through as a…

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Behold All the Goofy Dancing in This Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Gag Reel

Legends of Tomorrow is one of the most entertaining shows on TV—so it makes sense that beyond all the delightful absurdity we get to see in every episode, the actors have a bit of fun behind the scenes, too. While you wait for season five to drop early next year, check out this exclusive gag reel from season four.

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Jojo Rabbit Is Taika Waititi's Most Emotional Film to Date

After films like What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and even Thor: Ragnarok, we have a pretty good idea of what a Taika Waititi movie is going to be. It’s going to be weird. It’s going to be funny. And it’s going to wear its heart on its sleeve. With his latest film, Jojo Rabbit, all of those things…

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Both Elizabeth Tulloch and Smallville's Erica Durance Will Play Lois Lane in the CW's Crisis on Infinite Earths Event [Updated]

Let the record show that Lois Lane might just be the hardest working reporter not just in Metropolis, but in the entire DC multiverse.

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Source: io9 – Both Elizabeth Tulloch and Smallville’s Erica Durance Will Play Lois Lane in the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths Event [Updated]

The Latest Grudge Film Is Concurrent With the Sarah Michelle Gellar Remake

In 2004, while Karen Davis (Sarah Michelle Gellar) was busy confronting the ghost of a brutally murdered woman in Tokyo, apparently there was someone else across the pond with their own grudge. Next year’s entry in The Grudge series won’t just be a spiritual successor to Takashi Shimizu’s franchise—it’ll be happening…

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Batman Just Got Upstaged By a Bunch of Teens and a Talking Dog

One would think that Batman, often said to be the world’s greatest detective, would be able to figure out a simple mystery involving a criminal dressed up in an animal costume more efficiently than a gang of meddling teenagers and their creepy talking dog. The most recent episode of Boomerang’s Scooby-Doo and Guess Who

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Watch the Artist Behind the Snowpiercer Saga Bring the Train to Life

You might be more familiar with Snowpiercer in its 2013 film or even upcoming TV series forms, but if you didn’t know, those are actually based on a series of French graphic novels, Le Transperceneige—and a prequel is just about to hit shelves.

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Preorder LEGO's Enormous Star Destroyer Set, Get Free LEGOLAND or LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tickets

LEGO’s upcoming 4784-piece Star Destroyer looks like one of the most stunning LEGO Star Wars sets in a long and rich tradition of amazing LEGO Star Wars sets, and if you preorder it through LEGO today, you’ll get double VIP points with a free LEGO VIP account.

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One Cut of the Dead Finally Has a US Release Date, and It's Soon

Been feeling out of the loop that you haven’t seen the Japanese zombie flick One Cut of the Dead? Shudder has finally unveiled a U.S. release date for folks who want to experience one of 2018’s breakout hits, and it’s coming really soon.

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Now That You've Recovered From It Chapter Two, Here's a New Clown to Invade Your Nightmares

In Justin Harding’s horror short Kookie, the only thing a little girl loves more than scary movies are the forbidden treats her mom keeps within tantalizingly close reach in their kitchen. These paths twist together when Mom sets up a new cookie jar that’s terrifying in every possible way.

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Source: io9 – Now That You’ve Recovered From It Chapter Two, Here’s a New Clown to Invade Your Nightmares

The Craft Remake Has Found the Rest of Its Weirdos, Mister

Because Zoe Lister-Jones’ upcoming reboot of The Craft will focus on four young witches representing the four cardinal directions tapping into Manon’s primordial magic, it was only a matter of time before three other actors joined the previously-announced Cailee Spaeny to round out the movie’s cast.

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Shudder's Creepshow Horror Anthology Series Is Off to a Delightfully Unsettling Start

With Halloween closing in fast, Shudder’s new take on Creepshow is almost here and the first episode delivers a pair of promising tales—one from Stephen King and one from Bird Box author Josh Malerman—wrapped in a package that evokes the comic-book vibe of the King-penned, George A. Romero-directed 1982 film.

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Source: io9 – Shudder’s Creepshow Horror Anthology Series Is Off to a Delightfully Unsettling Start