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russia chernobyl

Russia is not done being mad at HBO’s Chernobyl. On the heels of the Russian government lambasting the miniseries chronicling the events of the horrific 1986 nuclear disaster, the Russian Communist Party is now calling for an all-out ban of the series. The Communists of Russia, a Marxist-Leninist political party separate from the larger Communist Party of the Russian Federation, is calling for a ban of the HBO series from airing in Russia, as well as a lawsuit against series creator Craig Mazin.

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Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week, we see what Simon Rex is up to, declare “Just Like Heaven” a national treasure, get hip to a different kind of talk show, get lost in good design, and then lose our senses altogether. Read More »

yesterday music video

What if you woke up one day, and you were the only person on the planet who remembered the Beatles? And then you stole all their songs, and became famous? That’s the weird, interesting premise of Yesterday, the latest from director Danny Boyle. In a new Yesterday music video, Himesh Patel, the film’s star, heads to the legendary Abbey Road Studios to perform the title song.

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x-men timeline explained

Remember Dark Phoenix? It came out a week ago, but the latest X-Men movie already feels like a thing of a past, primarily because audiences didn’t flock to the film like previous entries in the franchise. Why did Dark Phoenix underperform? Perhaps fans were sick and tired of the franchise’s incredibly confusing continuity. Simply put, the X-Men timeline makes absolutely no sense. But that didn’t stop Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg from trying to explain it.

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stuber clip

Customer service can be such a hassle in the new Stuber clip released by 20th Century Fox. While meeting your Uber driver can always be awkward, it doesn’t get more awkward than the first encounter between Kumail Nanjiani’s Stu and Dave Bautista‘s Vic, who probably won’t be giving Stu a five-star rating, despite his offers of chocolates and water. Watch the Stuber clip below.

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Marvel Themed Lands Officially Announced For Three Disney Parks

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Disney is officially expanding with a new Marvel land.
  • Upscale burgers are on their way at the Animal Kingdom.
  • Learn how to best dress up at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
  • And more!

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Guardians of the Galaxy - Rocket Raccoon Computer Animated

What are the weird leaked documents Marvel posted on their website all about? Who is giving Harley Quinn a new origin story? Why doesn’t The Avengers video game use MCU character likenesses? Would you believe the Lobo movie is still in development? Did you notice that Deadpool 2 spoiled two Dark Phoenix deaths? Did you know Tony Stark‘s death scene didn’t really have any scripted dialogue?  All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Age of Samurai

Netflix has given a greenlight to Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, a multi-episode docu-drama that follows ancient warlords in feudal Japan. The “stylized drama” will tell the story of the real-life Date Masamune, a legendary warrior who plucked out his own eye and whose armor may have served as an inspiration for Darth Vader’s in the original Star Wars. Read more about the show’s true-life protagonist below. Read More »

carrie fisher in the rise of skywalker

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • New information has come to light about how J.J. Abrams plans to utilize footage of Carrie Fisher in The Rise of Skywalker
  • Mark Hamill talks about riding Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Check out a teaser for the Vader Immortal VR experience
  • John Williams had “unfinished business” with Star Wars
  • And more!

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Black Mirror Nine Inch Nails Cover Song

While the new season of Black Mirror is a bit underwhelming, it does contain some bright spots. Most notably: Miley Cyrus performing a poppy, catchy Nine Inch Nails cover. Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker took the typically bleak NIN song “Head Like a Hole” and reworked it into the sunny, inspirational “On a Roll.” The cover is sung by (fictional) pop star Ashley O (Cyrus) in the episode “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too”, and you can now listen to it in full.

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