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Stay Through The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Credits Warns Director James Gunn

Director James Gunn is warning you now so you don’t have to sob on Twitter later. There will be something waiting for you after the <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> credits and you’ll only have yourself to blame if you need to rush out midway through to argue with a cashier over Milk Dud value.<p>The …

Marvel Universe

Members of Hacker Group Behind 2014 Holiday Attack on PSN/Xbox Live Arrested

Two teenagers belonging to the hacker group Lizard Squad, which was responsible for the downtime suffered by both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network in late 2014, were charged with cyber crimes this week.<p>The news was announced in a press release (via Polygon) from the Department of Justice, …

Xbox

About damn time: Wonder Woman is officially queer

Wonder Woman is queer. Current author of one-third of DC Comics” Trinity, Greg Rucka, confirmed what most of us have suspected for years during an …

'Magnificent Seven' Director On Staying True To The Original Film's Message

For director Antoine Fuqua, remaking the 1960 film <i>The Magnificent Seven</i> was a return to childhood. He tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that the original film reminds him of his grandmother, who used to watch Westerns with him on Sunday afternoons when he was growing up.<p>"I would sit there with her, and …

Chris Pratt

The Most Important Hip Hop Singles From 1996

<i>Art: Ricardo Castaneda</i><p>This year, Atlanta’s A3C Festival & Conference is focusing on one of hip hop’s most pioneering years: 1996. It was an important …

Magnificent Seven: Seven Samurai is so much more than the original

“Whoever heard of farmers hiring samurai?” asks the farmer who’s about to hire the samurai. Six decades later, everyone’s heard of <i>Seven Samurai</i>. The …

A Guide to the Music of Donald Glover’s Atlanta

<i>Light spoilers ahead for the first four episodes of</i> <b>Atlanta</b><i>.</i><p>The first song you hear on Donald Glover’s new FX show <i>Atlanta</i> plays faintly over the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

PlayStation 4 Pro-enhanced games have special box art. Here's what it looks like.

This icon means the game is optimized for PlayStation's newest console<p>Games that ship able to take advantage of the new PlayStation 4 Pro's capabilities will carry a special logo on their game case, and it'll show up on them in the PlayStation Store, too.<p>This is what it looks like (above). It's …

Dragon Con: Where Black Nerds Come Out to Play

Most people spend their Labor Day weekend cooking, shopping or just getting the heck out of town. Other people spend Labor Day weekend cooking up …

Comics

Mark Hamill & Kevin Conroy Tease Hush & Death in the Family Animated Films

<i>Batman: The Killing Joke</i> <b></b>is the latest addition to the DC animated movie series and features the voice talents of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill. The …

Comic Books

Beyond He-Man and She-Ra: Celebrating the Filmation Legacy

Tarzan, Space Sentinels, The New Adventures Of Batman, Flash Gordon, Bravestarr and more, as we salute Filmation... • facebook <br>• twitter <br>• google+ <br>• tumblr …

L'Oréal

N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller dies aged 75 as Straight Outta Compton pioneer and label boss passes away

N.W.A.'s former manager Jerry Heller has sadly died aged 75 after a career influencing the growth of 'gangsta rap'.<p>The longtime manager - who …

Mel Brooks: Why 'Blazing Saddles' Is the 'Funniest Movie Ever Made'

Legendary filmmaker talks taking his classic comedy to Radio City Music Hall, Gene Wilder and why farts still equal comic gold<p>"It's a good thing …

Comedy

Deathstroke Will Be Main Villain in Ben Affleck's 'The Batman'

Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke, will face off against Bruce Wayne in “The Batman”<p>Ben Affleck wasn’t just teasing: Deathstroke will, in fact, be the …

Why the late, great Gene Wilder walked away from movies 25 years ago

The actor will forever be known for starring in movies such "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles," "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," and "Young Frankenstein."<p>But after 1991, the two-time Oscar nominee walked away from movies.<p>Outside of a few TV movies and series, he began writing novels. For the …

Gene Wilder

“Brutally Honest” Roc-A-Fella Records TV Series In Works From Damon Dash & Lemuel Plummer

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Old rumors about Roc-A-Fella Records may soon be laid to rest and, in some cases, confirmed. Music and film producer Damon Dash has …

Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito turned down Marvel TV role as he's holding out for a movie

<b>Breaking Bad</b> star Giancarlo Esposito has revealed that previously he’s been offered a role in one of Marvel’s various television projects, but turned …

How Japanese Wrestling Is Body Slamming the American Mainstream

New Japan Pro Wrestling has been Japan's leading pro wrestling company for over 40 years, but its overseas reach has been limited until recently. Now, the promotion is selling out massive shows in NYC and elevating the art to a new level of intensity.<p>Sitting in the balcony of New York's Terminal 5 …

Japan

'History will be kind to him': Obama biopic bodes well for president's legacy

Southside With You offers a fond farewell to the president during his final year in office – in stark contrast to scathing tales of presidents past<p>“On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb,” says a historical marker …

Barack Obama

Remembering Jack Kirby, The Genius Artist Who Gave Us Some Of Marvel DC’s Most Iconic Superheroes

Stan Lee is a household name now. After 8 long years of world-building, Marvel has built the best cinematic universe of all time. With a cameo in all …

Comics

Nintendo Is Promising Not To Repeat The Wii U's Marketing Mistakes With The NX

I remember back in 2015 when it seemed rather odd that Nintendo announced they wouldn’t be talking about their new console, the NX, until 2016. Now, it’s late August, and though we have a release date for the system in March 2017, we still have yet to see any official announcements about the …

Retrogaming

Is Apple Too Far Behind Samsung? iPhone 7 Pre-release Survey May Surprise

Is Samsung’s Galaxy series lead over Apple too wide — even with the imminent iPhone 7 release? A survey may provide the best answer so far.<p>Earlier this month, I highlighted a post at TechnoBuffalo with the headline, “The Galaxy Note 7 is miles ahead of the iPhone.” The author went on to cite the …

Mobile Technology

Facebook has finally made its move against one of Amazon's biggest properties

Say what you will about people watching other people play video games live. The numbers don't lie.<p>Twitch is available on every game console to either watch games played or to broadcast your own. It's available on phones, tablets, computers, and set-top boxes like the Apple TV. It's the standard …

Social Media

Donald Glover Acknowledges That Lando Calrissian ‘Star Wars’ Casting Rumor

Never forget that the Millenium Falcon once belonged to Lando Calrissian. It was Han Solo winning a game of sabacc that put the Corellian YT-1300 light freighter into the hands of one the greatest smugglers the universe would ever know, and Calrissian was salty about it for years.<p>The original <i>Star</i> …

Donald Glover

Nate Parker’s Bombshell Interview About Consent, Rape Culture, Male Privilege

Nate Parker sat down with <i>EBONY</i> after a screening of <i>Birth of a Nation</i> in Los Angeles Friday night to speak frankly about rape culture, consent, and …

Feminism

NES Classic Will Feature Pixel Perfect Mode, Permanent Save Points

As well as a 4:3 option and temporary saves.<p>New details on the NES Classic Edition have been revealed, confirming Nintendo's adorable mini console …

Retrogaming

Kevin Hart Calls Out The Ridiculousness Of The ‘Ghostbusters’ Backlash

The 2016 version of <i>Ghostbusters</i> is a strange, sordid tale of how controversy can seemingly arise from just about anything, even if said controversy lacks any logic to it whatsoever. Regardless of the backlash, the hate and the sympathy that has arisen for the film, it has delivered at the box …

Film Industry

Suicide Squad crushes box-office records as Nine Lives dies on arrival

Film brings in $135.1m as fans flock to theaters despite critics’ bad reviews Kevin Spacey movie makes only $6.5m during opening weekend Nine Lives review: Kevin Spacey can’t claw his way out of this feline disaster<p>The supervillain movie Suicide Squad shrugged off scathing reviews to open with an …

Suicide Squad Isn’t Even the Good Kind of Bad

David Ayer’s super-villain team-up is dull, uninspired, and perhaps worst of all, forgettable.<p>Somewhere about halfway through <i>Suicide Squad</i>, so far the nadir of Warner Bros. and DC’s increasingly bungled attempt to build an enduring Avengers-style superhero franchise, the movie’s ostensible villain …

Nintendo NES Classic Edition review

Mini NES Classic is your childhood in a brilliant little box<p><b>The Good</b> Authentic-looking, throwback design; comfortable controller; the best value for a bunch of Nintendo's classic 8-bit games; connects with HDMI, and powered by Micro-USB. Plays two-player games. Can save progress in all games.<p><b>The …