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Comic Book Movies That Should Follow ‘Deadpool’ And Go For An R-Rating

<i>Deadpool</i> shattered records this weekend, earning $135 million in three days. And it did it as an R-rated superhero movie, something nobody believed would happen. Even the most optimistic projection had the movie raking in half of what it ultimately grossed. So, now that we know an R-rating is no …

Canadian Figure Skater Kevin Reynolds Performs Routine to Cowboy Bebop's Tank

Canadian figure skater Kevin Reynolds performed his short program at the 2016 Canadian National Figure Skating Championships to a classic anime …

Characters Marvel stole from DC and gave a new name

Bad news, hardcore Marvel nerds: many of your favorite characters were probably remorselessly stolen from your terrible arch-nemesis. Yes, it's true; …

14 Graphic Novels and Comics Every Twentysomething Woman Should Read

Do you like intrigue and dazzling illustrations? Here you go.<p>Comics and graphic novels are incredibly popular, but if you've never cracked one open yourself, it can be hard to know where to start. These days, we're spoiled for choice; there are so many awesome ones by and about women, online and in …

“Holy smokes, this stuff is all real?”: How I get my best ideas for thrillers from the good ol’ U.S. government

<b>Barry Eisler (Thomas & Mercer)</b><p>With all my novels I like to drop fictional characters into real situations — and the NSA is always ripe territory<p>Barry Eisler<p>January 30, 2016 10:30pm (UTC)<p>Whenever people ask where I get ideas for my thrillers, I say, “Direct from the U.S. government.”<p>They laugh, but …

Surveillance

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Hayao Miyazaki Confirmed This Princess Mononoke Fan Theory Is True

For many American moviegoers, 1997’s <i>Princess Mononoke</i> is the anime epic that introduced them to the groundbreaking work of Japanese director Hayao …

9 documentaries to watch after you've finished "Making a Murderer"

For most of us, the <i>Making a Murderer</i> binge-watch is now complete. With the almost constant stream of brand new theories, questions, and details about …

Piglet Rescued From Blizzard Reveals He's Actually A Puppy

A freezing piglet rescued by a family out skiing is warming up to his new life - and showing that he's actually a lap dog.<p>This week, he's been …

Cute Animals

The 11 best new movies and TV shows coming out of Sundance that you'll be dying to see

Along with many titles being nabbed by Netflix and Amazon, the theatrical distributors also found some gems. A few TV shows that were teased at the fest looked promising too.<p>Here's 11 to look out for.

Film Festivals

Blac Chyna arrested for public intoxication at Austin airport

<b>(CNN) —</b> Days after making headlines over a new romance, Blac Chyna has been arrested for allegedly "causing a disturbance" aboard a Texas flight.<p>Police escorted the 27-year-old model from a flight following the incident at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Friday evening.<p>While they did not …

Kitten And Piglet Take Interspecies BFFs To A New Level Of Cute

These two are a hoof!<p>Laura the piglet and Marina the kitten have backgrounds that are as different as their species. But as soon as they met, both thought the other was the cat’s pajamas.<p>The two babies were introduced after both lost their mothers at Santuario Igualdad Interespecie (Interspecies …

Movies, TV, Comics, Gaming, Anime, Cosplay News & Reviews » More Details On Two TV Series Based On The Exorcist In Development

<b>The Exorcist looks ready to possess your TV not once but twice in the near future. You may have read about the new TV series being prepped at Fox but</b> …

Done With Making A Murderer? Here Are 7 Other True Crime TV Shows, Docs, & Podcasts That Will Fill You With Intrigue & Rage!

True crime. So hot right now.<p><i>Making a Murderer</i> became an unsuspected hit in late 2015 when it debuted on <b>Netflix</b> and introduced America to the story …

Swedish doctor on trial for keeping woman in bunker

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish doctor went on trial on rape and kidnapping charges Monday after admitting to imprisoning a woman in a home-made bunker in …

Read This: Why is The Daily Show weirdly irrelevant this election year?

This is an election year in which a racist billionaire and a democratic socialist, both prone to rants, are somehow viable candidates for their …

Comedy

The Remarkable Influence of David Lynch

The legendary director will be back on television next year, returning to a genre he helped transform.<p>It would be tough to look at the roster of television shows any given season without finding several that owe a creative debt to <i>Twin Peaks</i>, the short-lived ABC series created by the filmmaker David …

Horror

Under-Cats: I Photograph Cats From Underneath

As a person who loves both cats and photography I couldn’t miss an opportunity to express myself during the international Cat show which recently …

Ghost In The Shell Will Be Released By Paramount Instead Of Disney

DreamWorks’ <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> has been removed from Disney’s release schedule, and picked up by Paramount Pictures, one of the film</i> …

“Boys don’t get raped”: “American Crime” is smashing damaging myths about sexual assault

<b>Connor Jessup in "American Crime" (ABC)</b><p>ABC’s acclaimed drama is grappling with a plot that echoes in a Tennessee high school basketball team assault case<p>Lauren Duca<p>January 26, 2016 11:58pm (UTC)<p>Men get raped. They make up an estimated 14 percent of total victims, although we’re pretty intent to …

High School Basketball

6 Things Going On In Mexico's Drug War That Matter More Than El Chapo

It's far more complicated than any one man.<p>For all the attention the second recapture of drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera has received, it would appear that the future of Mexico’s drug war depends on this one man.<p>It doesn’t. Capturing the leader of Mexico's largest drug trafficking …

CBR Review: Cry Havoc, issue 1

After being bitten by a werewolf, Lou transitions from musician to mercenary in Simon Spurrier and Ryan Kelly's "Cry Havoc" #1.

Comic Books

How Times Have Changed: Photojournalism and the Middle East - Interview with Bryan Denton | LensCulture

<i>Freelance photographer Bryan Denton has spent most of his career photographing news in Afghanistan and the Middle East.</i><p><i>Now a mid-career photojournalist, he is one of the few who makes a living on assignments. Blink’s Laurence Cornet chats with him about the evolution of journalism in the region,</i> …

Did Kanye West Just Share His First Photos Of Saint?

north looks so happy!<p><b>Update:</b> The photos are, indeed, from a fake account. As many have noted on Twitter, this was taken in November and shows North feeding her cousin Avery Anderson. Kanye West is not on Instagram, or he is and we just don't know it.<p><b>Original Post:</b> The time has finally come to …

Lady Gaga Delivers an Emotional Performance of "Til It Happens to You"

Watch and weep.<p>Lady Gaga attended last night's 27th annual Producers Guild of America Awards to give an emotional performance of her Oscar-nominated track, "Til It Happens to You"—the theme song for the 2015 documentary about sexual assault on college campus, <i>The Hunting Ground</i>.<p>Before her set began, …

Twitter says a white British actor playing a Mexican American is exactly what's wrong with Hollywood

In the latest saga of Hollywood's diversity issues, taking center stage is actor Charlie Hunnam of "Sons of Anarchy" fame, who will take on the lead role of "American Drug Lord," a film based on the life of Edgar Valdez Villarreal, a Mexican American drug lord.<p>Valdez Villarreal is a Texas native …

11 words capture how turbulent and tech-obsessed the US was over the last decade

New ones emerge, existing ones change in meaning, and some inevitably fall out of usage.<p>To celebrate the power of words within American culture, the American Dialect Society has released its "Word of the Year" every year since 1990. This year's word is "they," in the context of a singular …

Genderless