Monthly Archives: November 2016

Showtime Is Now Selling Official Twin Peaks Merchandise, Including David Lynch Artwork

There’s been no shortage of ways for Twin Peaks faithful to showcase their fandom over the years—a quick Etsy search will yield literally thousands of items inspired by the show. But with the show’s 2017 return to the airwaves, Showtime has opened its own Twin Peaks storefront, with some exclusive wares.

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Construction Finally Begins on Chinese Titanic Replica That Simulates the Disaster

A few years ago, plans were announced for a life-size replica of the Titanic, the luxury ship whose sinking inspired a very expensive movie and some great blogs. On Wednesday, construction of the large fake boat finally began. Read more… Continue reading

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This Guy Built a Slack Client for the Commodore 64

The chat app Slack boasts more than 4 million daily active users, but I bet this guy is the only one using it from his Commodore 64.Read more… Continue reading

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Apple Is Sorry About All That Calendar Spam

If you’re one of the many iCloud users that has been receiving spam calendar invitations, you’ll be relieved to know Apple has now worked up the courage to acknowledge the problem and is trying its best to fix it.

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Sleight Is Harry Potter Without the Whimsical Bullshit

What if the hustlers and tricksters you see doing card tricks could do real magic? That’s the premise behind Sleight, a lo-fi prestidigitation movie coming to theaters next April.

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Reddit Vows to Police Its Most Toxic Users

Steve Huffman, Reddit’s co-founder and CEO, has already admitted that he fucked up last week when he decided to “troll the trolls” by editing user comments in the infamous pro-Trump subreddit, The_Donald. Today, in a long Reddit post, Huffman goes on to address the site’s growing problems with toxic communities and…

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Matt Damon Vs. Chinese Monsters Movie The Great Wall Gets an Appropriately Epic New Trailer

The new international trailer for Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall runs nine minutes and has no subtitles, so unless you’re multilingual you will mostly only be able to understand Matt Damon’s dialogue. However, you only need eyeballs to appreciate all the insanely lavish costumes, weapons, and battle scenes.

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Facebook Would Sure Screw With Superman’s Secret Identity

Years of Superman lore tells us that slumped posture, goofy affect, and different hairstyling are enough to keep most people from guessing that the Man of Steel and Clark Kent are the same person. But that probably wouldn’t work on Facebook’s facial recognition algorithm.

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Lego Batman Movie Cements Position As Best DC Movie of 2017 By Confirming Billy Dee Williams As Two-Face

Oh hell yes, Lego Batman Movie.Read more… Continue reading

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The Power Rangers Comic Series Just Did Something Totally Crazy

Boom Studio’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic has been great at both providing some nostalgic throwbacks to the classic show and forging its own, modern identity for the series. But today’s issue adds one of the biggest twists to Power Rangers canon in over two decades.

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How the Batman Got His Bat-Hound

Everyone needs a good, cheery story sometimes—especially Bruce Wayne, who puts up with a lot of shit as the Dark Knight. So what better than the cute tale of a billionaire shut-in and a ravenous pooch?

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The Next Season of Shadowhunters Is Adding More Shadows, Which Will Fix Everything

Freeform’s Shadowhunters returns to the airwaves early next year with a pair of new showrunners at the helm. Expect the show—ostensibly about supernatural adventures, but actually about getting as many insanely good-looking young people into a single shot as possible—to be darker. But, uh, not thematically.

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This New York Times Facebook Op-Ed Is a Joke

The New York Times op-ed section yesterday published an opinion piece that defended Facebook from calls that it should fact-check the news as a way of combating fake stories.Read more… Continue reading

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Giant Manta Rays Are More Badass Than We Realized

New research shows that giant manta rays, known only to consume plankton near the ocean surface, are far more predatory than we thought, swimming to extreme depths to catch their prey.Read more… Continue reading

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Patrol the Skies (And Crash Dramatically) With This Star Wars Star Destroyer Drone

Air Hogs has released enough Star Wars drones at this point you could probably do a pretty good job of recreating the space battle over Endor from Return of the Jedi, if you had the time or the money—but its latest R/C toy is certainly one of its most impressive yet.

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Everything You Need to Know About New Netflix Downloads

Netflix announced today that subscribers will be able to download select movies and TV shows for offline playback. The feature had been requested by users for a long time, and it’s reportedly been in the works since June. Now, anyone with a Netflix subscription can download movies and TV shows to watch when they’re…

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The DC/CW Crossover Finally Kicked Off, and It Was Totally Worth the Wait

If you were disappointed that the CW’s big ”Heroes v Aliens” crossover technically began Monday with a Supergirl episode that was 98.9 percent crossover free, last night’s second chapter more than made up for it, resulting in a hell of a watch and what is easily the best episode of The Flash this season.

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Jubilee Will Lead a New Team of Teen Mutants in the New Generation X Comic

An original Gen-X team member will be leading the charge in Marvel’s new young mutants series! Jubilee is back at the Xavier Institute, and this time she’s in charge… although the group she’s been left with leaves much to be desired.

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Ridley Scott’s Been Scaring the Hell Out of Actors for Years

If you’ve ever wondered why the performances of terror in the first Alien movie feel so real, here’s your answer: the actors had no idea what the hell was about to happen in Alien’s infamous chestburster scene.

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Unprecedented Wildfires Devastate Great Smoky Mountain Resort Towns

Unprecedented wildfires in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains have killed three, forced the evacuation of thousands, and damaged hundreds of structures in the resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Residents are bracing for a potential fourth day of fires as the forecast calls for high wind and lightning.

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