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The online response to the soda company’s now-pulled marketing video was surprisingly refreshing. The post Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner Ad Was So Awful It Did the Impossible: It United the Internet appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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What you’re sensing isn’t a disturbance in the Force—it’s an amplification of it. Star Wars Celebration (and, hopefully, the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi) is less than two weeks away, so right now the internet is lousy with new rumors about the saga. First Order transports, new characters, shrubbery: folks are speculating …

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If last week gets remembered for anything, it’ll be former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s request for immunity in the US government’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the American election. But for a certain subset of the world, it’ll be remembered as the week during which Buffy the Vampire Slayer celebrated its 20th anniversary …

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In 2001, director Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko opened in a small number of theaters and quickly vanished. The film, a cryptic comedy about a troubled teen and the supernatural rabbit who urges him to act out, would have been a hard sell at any time, but was particularly unwelcome in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. …

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For years, fans have been wondering what Joss Whedon would do next. After leaving the Avengers Mansion, he kept up with his producing duties and worked on some comics, but remained non-committal about his intentions in Hollywood. Now we know: He’s queueing up to write and direct a new standalone Batgirl movie.  The pairing makes sense: …

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Yesterday, HBO released a new teaser video for Season 7 of Game of Thrones, and while it showed us not a single frame of the actual season, one thing is clear: Winter is here. There’s a chill in Westeros, as Cersei Lannister’s visible breath shows, and things are only going to get colder. But climate change …

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The most important words in the new trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets are not “from the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element, Lucy.” They’re certainly not the names of the two leads or the exposition of their mission, even though all that does the work of establishing why …

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Kameron Hurley’s science fiction novel The Stars Are Legion almost never saw the inside of a book store. She came up with the idea in 2012, but she and her agent didn’t think anyone would buy it. A “big gory political space opera” wasn’t something flying off the shelves at the time. But two years …

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When Stephen King’s horror novel It came out in 1986, the book’s arrival was part publishing event, part worldwide dare: Weighing in at 1,138 pages and carrying a then-shocking sticker price of $22.95, King’s epic was a backpack- and budget-busting time-sucker that many readers dragged around for months on end, and that others abandoned before …

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With Logan still slicing up the box office and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Justice League on the way, there’s certainly no shortage of superheroes on the big screen. But they’re all over the small screen, too. From Superman: The Movie to Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy, Hollywood’s …

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