The Dragon Prince Soars

The Dragon Prince Soars

The Dragon Prince is quite simply wonderful. Netflix’s new epic fantasy is intended for kids, but like all great literature it is able to speak to everyone. There are often facile lessons, or missing nuances, in young adult fantasy (okay, in adult fantasy, too). But not so The Dragon Prince.

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Proxima B May Have Enough Water to Support Life

Proxima B May Have Enough Water to Support Life

Proxima b, which orbits Proxima Centauri, was confirmed as an Earth-like planet in 2016. Many studies done since then have had less than promising results, and there are still a huge number of unknowns. But now, a new NASA study suggests that the closest planet outside our own solar system may

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Patrick Stewart Joining Charlie’s Angels Reboot

Patrick Stewart Joining Charlie’s Angels Reboot

In an interesting turn of events, Patrick Stewart is on board to play one of the Bosleys in the latest reboot of Charlie’s Angels. Elizabeth Banks is producing and directing the film, and playing another Bosley. How many Bosleys the final project will have is still unknown. But the Charlie’s

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Returning as Live-Action Netflix Series

Avatar: The Last Airbender Returning as Live-Action Netflix Series

Netflix is bringing a new, live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender to the small screen. The reimagined version of Nickelodeon’s 2005 to 2008 anime series will be developed by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Airbender’s original creators. In a public statement, DiMartino and Konietzko said: “We can’t wait

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Sinemia Muscles in on MoviePass

Sinemia Muscles in on MoviePass

While MoviePass flails about trying to find a profitable business model, Sinemia is launching an unlimited movie subscription service in the U.K., U.S., and Canada. Sinemia’s plan costs $30 per month. According to CEO Rifat Oguz, “We’ve spent four years testing and fine-tuning our unlimited tickets model and are confident

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Ghoul: Folklore, Fascists, and Fear

Ghoul: Folklore, Fascists, and Fear

Ghoul, the new three-episode miniseries from Netflix, generates its chills with a blend of tried-and-true tropes borrowed from multiple well-known films and a dash of modern dystopia. While the derivative nature of the scares is a downside, Ghoul political dimension provides a different layer of darkness. Overall the film is a

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NASA Thinking of Going Commercial

NASA Thinking of Going Commercial

NASA is toying with the idea of selling naming rights to its spacecraft and allowing its astronauts to make celebrity endorsements. NASA’a Jim Bridenstine said, “Is it possible for NASA to offset some of its costs by selling the naming rights to its spacecraft, or the naming rights to its

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Alien Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Documentary

Alien Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Documentary

Alien is going to be 40 years old in 2019, and a new documentary coming next year will celebrate the anniversary. Memory – The Origins Of Alien will trace the origins of the epic science fiction/horror film from a single scene in the black comedy Dark Star to screenwriter Dan O’Bannon’s

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Swamp Thing Goes for a Hard-R on DC Universe

Swamp Thing Goes for a Hard-R on DC Universe

DC’s upcoming Swamp Thing TV series will be very much a hard-R origin story when it debuts on the DC Universe streaming service. Writer Gary Dauberman (The Nun) credits the creative freedom that DC Universe offers. In a recent interview, Dauberman said, “we always set out to make Swamp Thing as hard

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Rick and Morty Takes Home an Emmy

Rick and Morty Takes Home an Emmy

ICYMI, Rick and Morty won the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program. Season 3’s episode “Pickle Rick” edged out all the other contenders, producing a win for the show’s first Emmy nomination. Rick and Morty first aired in December 2013, and was recently renewed for another seventy

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