Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Creature From the Black Lagoon Remake Has Emerged From the Murky Depths With a Screenwriter

The dreaded day is here. There’s momentum building on the long-rumored Creature From the Black Lagoon remake, the one Universal Horror title we hoped against hope would slink unbothered along the muddy bottom of the studio’s shiny new shared universe starring its classic monsters.

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Report: EPA Investigates EPA Head Scott Pruitt For His Climate-Denying Bullshit 

We all hoped EPA head, Scott Pruitt, would eventually face consequences when he falsely claimed that there was “tremendous disagreement” about whether human activity cause global warming.

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io9 Roundtable: How Ghost in the Shell Fumbles Race and Identity

Ghost in the Shell is finally in theaters, after months of backlash and even more backtracking from the movie’s cast and crew. The film has been accused of whitewashing the Major so they could cast a Caucasian actress, perpetuating decades of erasure for Asian Americans in film.

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You Have No Idea How Mysterious Whale Vaginas Are

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Kotaku Ghost In The Shell Really Bummed Us Out | Jalopnik This Is What It Looks Like When You Don’t

Kotaku Ghost In The Shell Really Bummed Us Out | Jalopnik This Is What It Looks Like When You Don’t Change Your Oil | io9 Orlando Bloom Is Looking Very Crusty in New Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Footage | Vitals You’re Probably Going to Get a Tick This Summer. Good Luck. |

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Is Blue Origin’s Tourist Capsule Sexier Than SpaceX’s?

The dick measuring contest space race between tech titans Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk has been brewing for years, but recently, things have intensified to comic book levels of absurdity. Almost immediately after SpaceX announced it’d be sending two private citizens around the moon next year, Jeff Bezos fired back by…

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Sweet Christmas, Marvel’s Bringing Back Digital Redeem Codes

Earlier this year, Marvel made the sudden decision to stop including free downloads of digital copies of single issues with physical issues of its books. Thankfully, the publisher has since had a (correct) change of heart.Read more… Continue reading

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Orlando Bloom Is Looking Very Crusty in New Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Footage

After a couple of trailers and teasers, a behind-the-scenes video that revealed Will Turner’s son, and news that Orlando Bloom would be back as Will in the fifth pirates movie, we finally have a good look at him. And things have gone wrong.

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What Legion Should Do in Season Two

We’ve got about a year before the second season of Legion, which will likely have 10 episodes and debut in spring 2018. Legion positioned itself as one of the most artful and unique superhero shows on television, where our hero discovered his abilities and faced the monster inside him. There are plenty of ways the…

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Report: The Handmaid’s Tale Graphic Novel Is Coming

Next month sees the premiere of the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic speculative fiction novel The Handmaid’s Tale. A just-announced radio drama will also revisit the dystopian reality, as well, but did you know that a graphic novel has been in the works, too?

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Here’s Why the Displays in New Phones Are So Weird and Wide

Most of the major smartphones of spring have been announced, and we noticed something curious. The LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are both rocking big displays with an aspect ratio larger than the 16:9 you’re used to on your phones, television and desktop displays. These phones have some of the widest aspect ratios ever…

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‘They Don’t Care About Any Poor People’: Little Miss Flint Talks About Her City’s Water Crisis

Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny is Little Miss Flint. She is 9 years old and lives in Flint, MI. She told me that in her free time she likes to “go on Twitter or just play with my toys or just lay down in bed, read, and play with my dollhouse, and color and draw and cheer.” She hasn’t been able to drink the water from the

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Cops Just Got One Step Closer to Killing Americans by Drone

If lawmakers have their way, police in one US state could soon be using drones as lethal weapons against the citizens they’re supposed to protect. On Thursday, Connecticut’s judiciary committee approved a new drone regulation bill that, if passed, would make it the first state in the union to let cops use deadly…

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Jonathan Coulton Fights ‘Nicey-Nice Fascism’ with Text Adventure Music Video and Graphic Novel

Musician Jonathan Coulton has debuted the first video for his upcoming album, Solid State. It’s a glorious send-up of classic text adventure video games, as well as a cautionary tale against the encroaching surveillance state. As a bonus, the album has its own graphic novel.

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One Day Photoshop Might Let You Instantly Copy Another Photo’s Style

Ever wonder why your photos never turn out as amazing those posted by your favorite Instagrammer? There’s probably a lot of post-processing happening in Photoshop you don’t see. But instead of poking at sliders for an hour, computer scientists want to make it incredibly easy for even amateur photographers to achieve…

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Watch This Industrious Badger Bury an Entire Cow By Itself

Camera traps set up in Utah’s Great Basin Desert have captured unprecedented behavior showing a badger burying an entire cow by itself. Incredibly, the buried carcass was able to sustain the badger for months.

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A Gorgeous Aliens Motion Tracker, and More of Our Favorite Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9’s roundup of all the coolest new toys around (at least this week). This week: a totally lavish Aliens prop replica, an anime-style Kamala Khan, Pac-Man power for your phone, and a very elaborate Batmobile from Batman v Superman. Hide your wallet and check out all the good stuff below.

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Still mainstream content only at almost all cinemas | Letters

If only Phil Clapp’s picture of the health of UK cinema exhibition (Netflix is no mortal threat to cinemas, Letters, 27 March) reflected reality. The rising number of screens – mainly at multiplexes – conceals a decline in the number of independent venues, and therefore in choice: only 7% of screens show non-mainstream content. Rising box office receipts are due principally to increased ticket prices, and mask a decline in attendance – thought by market research company IHS to average 18%.

The model of cinema that the 20th century left us survives because the major producers need it to promote digital distribution and to be eligible for awards. But empty screens with poor choice, worse food and no social dimension serve no one.

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Doctor Who’s New Companion Is Gay

The modern continuation of Doctor Who has not shied away from LGBTQ characters—but aside from recurring guest characters like Captain Jack or River Song, the show has yet to feature an ongoing, permanent LGBTQ companion. That is until season 10 and the arrival of Bill.

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Twitter Addresses Nazi Egg Problem by Making Nazis Look Like Something Else

On Friday, Twitter unveiled a new default profile pic for users, swapping out the site’s ubiquitous egg avatars for a human-like blob. According to the company, the move was made to encourage “people to express themselves” after noticing “an association between the default egg profile photo and negative behavior.”

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