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Comic-Con videos hint at what’s next on DC’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow

At the DC Comics TV shows’ panels at Comic-Con, <i>Arrow</i>, <i>The Flash,</i> <i>Supergirl</i> and <i>Legends of Tomorrow</i> all debuted trailers for their upcoming seasons. For …

Comics

Thor: Ragnarok continues to look suitably bonkers in this new trailer

I’m just going to leave this here…<p>The new trailer for <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> that Marvel just released at Comic-Con looks absolutely wild, and definitely goes …

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Here’s a brand new Justice League trailer – What Simon’s Seen

<i>Wonder Woman</i> has essentially renewed all my hope in the future of DC movies by being completely fantastic and totally worth the three times I went to …

Comic Books

The Defenders unite in the second trailer for the Marvel/Netflix show

We don’t have much longer to wait until the Marvel heroes on Netflix come together for a miniseries event. All of the episodes of <i>The Defenders</i> will …

Comics

Game of Thrones hits the ground running in Season 7

<i>Game of Thrones</i> is back! The much-anticipated but unfortunately shorter seventh season kicks off with ‘Dragonstone’, a premiere that is really all …

TV Series

Doctor Who casts Jodie Whittaker in the lead role — and she’s a fantastic choice

In a much-anticipated advert that aired during a break in the Wimbledon finals, the BBC announced that Jodie Whittaker will be taking over from Peter …

TV Series

War for the Planet of the Apes could be the summer’s best blockbuster

The rebooted <i>Planet of the Apes</i> saga has earned a reputation as one of the most sophisticated and complex film franchises of the past decade. With <i>War</i> …

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The Handmaid’s Tale is difficult to watch, but you should still tune in

<i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is easily the best new drama of 2017. Having said that, it’s also a show that is frequently <b>very</b> hard to watch. An adaption of …

TV

5 ways Spider-Man: Homecoming succeeds as a lively and fun superhero adventure

It seems like third time might be the charm when it comes to Spider-Man reboots! Having already had a great debut in Marvel’s <i>Captain America: Civil</i> …

Okja is the first must-see Netflix movie – Simon’s blog

A tale of a girl and her pet<p>The relationship between Mija and her super pig is the most crucial dynamic of the whole film, and it totally works. We …

Baby Driver might just be the most entertaining film of the summer

Original blockbusters are an increasingly rare phenomenon. You’ll sooner find a studio churning out a fifth <i>Pirates of the Caribbean</i> or <i>Transformers</i> …

Preacher is immediately better in Season 2 – Simon’s blog

From the off, <i>Preacher</i> feels like a different and more exciting show in Season 2. Within the first ten minutes or so of the premiere, ‘On the Road’, …

The 100 caps off a resurgent Season 4 with a tantalising soft reboot

<i>The 100</i> just ended Season 4 with what is quite possibly its strongest finale to date. Even if not technically listed as a two-parter like in previous …

Why South Park is both right and wrong to avoid jokes about Donald Trump

Seemingly signalling a return to the <i>South Park</i> of old, the show’s co-creator Trey Parker has indicated that the satirical comedy will move away from …