I’m not exaggerating when I say that Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park is one of my favorite places on the planet. But I’m not blind to the fact that it’s in desperate need of some TLC, an injection of fresh imagination…and a ton of money to fix the cracks and tighten the gears. And since the resort’s Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios parks all received major expansions in the past decade, it’s time for the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow to get the extensive makeover it so desperately needs.

Although the first round of Epcot updates and additions were announced back in 2017, theme park fans now have two new additions to await: a redesigned (and very welcome) new entrance to the park and, after literally years of waiting, a replacement for the abandoned Wonders of Life pavilion.

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Barry Season 2 Trailer

The first season of Barry had no right being as magnificent as it was. HBO’s pitch-black comedy about a hitman who gets bitten by the acting bug was the perfect blend of silly and tragic, a character-driven farce with a dark, Breaking Bad-esque heart, all powered by Bill Hader and Henry Winkler doing career-best work.

Now, the full trailer for the new season has arrived and it looks bigger, brasher, and yes, somehow even darker. Check it out below.

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Episode 9 Wraps

Updated: We’ve added a couple of additional photos to the article. Our original story follows.

It’s official: principal photography on Star Wars: Episode 9 has been completed. Of course, now there’s going to be nearly a year of post-production, and certainly a few weeks of reshoots, but the bulk of the final film in the Skywalker Saga is in the can. This surely means a title reveal is just around the corner. Right?

To mark the occasion, director J.J. Abrams shared an image from the set, with series stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac having a moment.

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The god of mischief deserves a writer who knows a thing or two about crafting finely-honed chaos…and it sounds like Disney’s upcoming Loki TV series is in good hands. Michael Waldron, a writer for the anarchic and ambitious animated series Rick and Morty, has been hired to serve as showrunner on the new streaming series. Sounds like a match made in Asgard.

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The Walking Dead Losing Danai Gurira

In the pages of Image Comics’ The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes and Michonne are among the longest-surviving major characters and their war against the zombie apocalypse continues through the latest issues. However, the AMC television adaptation is about to feature a very different line-up. Following Andrew Lincoln’s departure from the show earlier this season, Danai Gurira is set to exit as well.

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Hobbs and Shaw Super Bowl Trailer

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are such huge personalities that an ensemble franchise simply couldn’t contain them. Although created for the Fast and Furious series, their characters are getting their own spin-off in Hobbs and Shaw, where the world’s toughest super-cop teams up with the world’s toughest spy-turned-crook. The villain: a literal super-powered baddie played by Idris Elba. Put this in our eyeballs now, please.

Watch the brand new Hobbs and Shaw Super Bowl trailer below.

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Alita Battle Angel Super Bowl Trailer

We were skeptical about Alita: Battle Angel for some time, but we’ve really turned around on this Robert Rodriguez-directed, James Cameron-produced science fiction film. Based on the popular Japanese manga Battle Angel Alita, this looks like a faithful (and therefore, odd and crazy) adaptation that really understands the appeal of the source material. And the new Super Bowl trailer promises even more cyborg action.

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Long Shot

Update: On Twitter, Rogen has explained the reason for the title change. Our original article follows, and you can read his explanation below.

For a long time, director Jonathan Levine‘s new movie was going by its original title: Flarsky. And then someone at Lionsgate realized that calling a film Flarsky is an invitation to make no money at the box office because it sounds like an off-brand medicinal soda only available in three states, so they’ve changed it. Flarsky is dead. Meet Long Shot.

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Dune Javier Bardem

At some point, director Denis Villeneuve must have sat down and wondered, “How the hell am I going to get audiences to come see my two-part adaptation of a long, dense science fiction novel that has a reputation for being often impenetrable?” And then it must have hit him: “Eureka! I shall pack it full of the sexiest people in the world!”

The trend continues with Academy Award winner Javier Bardem joining the cast of Dune. No matter your taste, this cast has someone for everyone at this point.

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Skyman Trailer

20 years ago, Daniel Myrick co-directed The Blair Witch Project. It was one of the biggest indie film successes of all time and has become a permanent piece of the pop culture landscape. Now, he’s back with another fake documentary, but instead of witches in the woods, he’s turning his camera on alien abductions.

The Skyman trailer is here and…well, let’s just say that it doesn’t look quite as good as The Blair Witch Project.

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