Monthly Archives: September 2016

The What We Do in the Shadows TV Spin-Off Sounds Fantastic, But There’s a Catch

What We Do in the Shadows is the only vampire mock-doc the world will ever need, because it is hilarious, raunchy, and perfectly self-aware. The werewolf-themed sequel (genius title: We’re Wolves) is percolating, and now the rumored TV spin-off is confirmed. But don’t get too excited about the latter just yet.

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Caesar Will Face a Powerful New Adversary in War for the Planet of the Apes

The downside to the new Planet of the Apes series is the films are so FX-heavy that they take a long time to make—and you may forget a new one is coming. War for the Planet of the Apes is on the horizon, though, and it’ll be introduced to the world as part of New York Comic-Con next weekend.

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Archer Creator Adam Reed Says the Show Will End After Season 10

Grab yourself a bear claw and a blue cocktail, preferably served in a goldfish bowl. Sure, we had a feeling this was coming—PHRASING—but FX’s animated spy comedy Archer will end after its 10th season. We’ll still be getting three more seasons, but they will only run eight episodes each.

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Movie Review: Anne Hathaway Is Literally a Giant Monster in the Crazy, Original, Colossal 

In Colossal, Anne Hathaway plays an alcoholic underachiever who is forced to move back to her rural hometown. There, she realizes if she stands in a certain place at a certain time, a massive kaiju that mimics her movements spawns in the city of Seoul,… Continue reading

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The Internet Gave Me $240 to Listen to Meghan Trainor’s Entire Discography

Monday night, while blogging about a group of record labels suing Youtube-to-mp3.org who listed “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor as an example of a frequently pirated song, I pondered whether a song worse than Trainor’s hit single exists. Jokingly, I then suggested the internet give me $200 to listen to her entire discography.

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Porn Plays on Electronic Billboard During Traffic Jam [NSFW]

Around 1pm today in Jakarta, commuters were treated to an impromptu porn screening. Sadly, police were able to cut power to the jumbotron billboard after approximately five minutes.Read more… Continue reading

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Pagolins, Earth’s Most Beautiful and Trafficked Creatures, Finally Get Protection

The pangolin is the only known mammal with scales. Pangolins are beautiful, precious little creatures, often likened to an artichoke with legs. According to NPR, they’re also the world’s most trafficked mammals. Luckily for these little cuties, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, has officially banned commercial trading of pangolins.

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The Series That Broke Your Hearts Out of Nowhere

Earlier this week, we opened hailing frequencies and asked you, our beloved readers, about the books, comics, movies, games, and shows that you never expected would give you a sudden dose of the feels. We’ve compiled your responses, and here are the moments that made you the most verklempt.

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The Team Behind Agent Carter Is Making a Show Based on Disney’s Theme Parks

Disney is once again shuffling its properties around so that comics, movies, theme parks, and television shows share source material. But this time, showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters (Agent Carter) are involved, so we’re more optimistic than before.

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Our Best View Yet of Molecules Moving Inside Living Cells

A new microscope developed by the Marine Biological Laboratory in Chicago is allowing scientists track the position and orientation of individual molecules in living cells. It has the potential to reveal unknown aspects of molecular behavior, including… Continue reading

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21 Amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Add to Your October Reading List

October is nearly here, which means it’s time to re-up your pile of reading material for a new month. And there is some excellent subject matter here: Twin Peaks, political intrigue, magicians, artificial humans, the apocalypse, vampires, and Young Frankenstein, to name just a few.

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Rewatching robo-sex: what can be learned from previous Westworlds

With the premiere of HBO’s much-hyped take on the Michael Crichton classic, what about the original, its sequel and the little-seen small screen spinoff?

HBO’s newest drama series, Westworld, premieres this Sunday. No, I have not seen it yet. You might think I’m some highfalutin media hotshot with connections exploding out of all of my orifices, but I’m not. I’m watching the premiere with the rest of you. Like a pleb.

Related: Westworld first-look review – move over Game of Thrones! It’s cowboy time

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More Details on How the American Gods TV Series Will Go Beyond the Novel

There’s already a ton of stuff in Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods for showrunner Bryan Fuller’s TV adaptation to cover, but now we know the series is going to start delving into less-explored areas of the book’s world of deities—especially, it seems, the mysterious Mad Sweeney.

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The World’s First Clear Glass Slide Looks Like a Dream

Our perpetually-dropped smartphones have pushed glass manufacturers to create stronger and more durable materials to survive our clumsiness. But if you’re curious just how advanced glass making techniques have gotten, someone has made a 30-foot working glass slide that’s completely transparent.

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Oculus App Update Is Murdering Battery Life on Samsung Phones

The Samsung Gear VR is one of the easiest ways to experience virtual reality, but some users are learning that convenience comes with its costs. Owners of Samsung phones such as the S6, S6 Edge, S7, and S7 Edge are reporting that Oculus app is destroying their phone’s battery life.

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Almost Everyone Who’s Ever Worked on Star Trek Is Begging You Not to Vote for Trump

In one of the least surprising turn of events in history, the people who worked on Star Trek—a show which envisions a future Earth without sexism, racism, religion, and even money—find the thought of a Trump presidency abhorrent. More surprisingly, they all want to be clear that a vote for a third party is a vote for Trump.

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iPhone 7 Camera Battle: Still the Best Smartphone For Photos

The camera on the iPhone has developed such a reputation for excellence that it’s one of the device’s central selling points. It’s worth upgrading to a new phone just to get the latest and greatest camera. After a week of rigorous shooting, one thing is totally clear: the iPhone 7 has a damn fine phone camera that’s the best you can buy right now.

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X-Ray Images of Bird Feathers Hold the Secret to Dinosaur Colors

Textbook illustrations and museum dioramas could soon be even more accurate in their depiction of the rich colors of long-extinct animals like dinosaurs. An international team of scientists used advanced X-ray imaging techniques to map out elements re… Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Monster Calls Is a Monstrously Powerful Tearjerker

Though A Monster Calls is about a child and a talking tree, it’s more layered, emotional, and powerful than most movies starring adults. The film is a tale of loss, filled with life lessons anyone, children included, will find challenging and heartbreaking.

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‘I don’t feel guilty’: Nate Parker addresses 1999 rape allegation

Speaking to 60 Minutes, the director of The Birth of a Nation says he sees things through ‘a different lens’ than he did when he was 19 years old

Nate Parker, director of the film The Birth of a Nation, says he does not feel guilty about a rape allegation levied against him in 1999, in a taped interview with 60 Minutes to air on Sunday.

Parker has spoken out in the past about the 2001 trial against him and his college roommate Jean Celestin, who shares story credit with Parker on the film. Parker was acquitted of the charge of raping an unconscious woman, and Celestin’s conviction was later overturned. Parker and the woman had had an earlier, consensual sexual encounter.

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