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Every Disney Animated Musical’s Best Song

Disney has produced dozens of animated musicals over the decades, with hundreds of songs in their repertoire. It might be hard to quantify the best songs Disney has ever made (although the answers can probably be found on The Little Mermaid soundtrack), but we can give an opinion on which songs are best from each film.

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Portrait of a Cosplayer on the Front Lines

Two months ago, as the novel coronavirus pandemic flared, nurse Francis Gualta was called to help in England’s intensive care units. Except he’d never operated a ventilator before. He’d never had to wear full personal protective equipment. Now, after weeks of helping patients the best he can, and seeing some die,…

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Of Course John Cho Gets to Be ‘Super Fucking Cool’ in Cowboy Bebop

Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop adaptation has seen its share of delays, and not just because of the novel coronavirus. Last October, star John Cho suffered a knee injury that set the production back at least seven months. But according to the adaptation’s co-writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach, replacing Cho was absolutely out of…

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Henry Cavill’s Superman May Return to the DC Universe (With or Without Facial Hair)

The DC expanded universe gang is (kinda sorta) getting back together. Reports surfaced last night that Man of Steel and Justice League star Henry Cavill is in talks to return as Superman.

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10 Nerdcore, Nerd-Folk, and Other Geeky Artists to Add to Your Playlist

Alex Trebek may not understand what nerdcore is, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome. The music subgenre dedicated to everything geeky is just one of the many realms of music celebrating nerds. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite nerdcore, nerd-folk, and otherwise genre-loving artists that you…

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Avatar Filmmakers Are Slipping Back Into New Zealand Under Coronavirus Travel Exemptions

The only country that’s seemingly halted the spread of the novel coronavirus could screw it up—for Avatar. New Zealand’s economic development minister revealed under questioning that he’s been using little known powers around the country’s strict foreign travel ban to issue hundreds of exemptions for “high value…

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A Guide to Dune’s Strange and Intense Religions

Prophecies, ancient sisterhoods, a bible that’s orange for some reason. Religion in Dune can be a bit confusing. To help, io9 parsed the main, spoiler-free stuff you need to know before Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation arrives this December.

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Our First Look at The Stand Adaptation Reminds Us It’s a Terrible Time for a Pandemic Series

In the days after coronavirus started to hit, Contagion and Outbreak were two of the most popular movies on streaming services. It’s no surprise: People wanted answers and hope that things would turn out okay. The Stand might be about good overcoming evil, but this post-apocalyptic tale of a pandemic that’s killed 99 …

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Open Channel: Remember When Game of Thrones Was a Thing?

It’s kind of amazing how one of the biggest shows of the 21st century is now just something that happened. Game of Thrones was a world-changing television experience, one that ended with such a thud that the one-year anniversary of the series finale has passed by like a quiet fart. Well, take a good long whiff,…

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Shazam’s Director Releases a New Short Film About a Horrifying Home Invasion

There aren’t many things scarier than facing months or years of social distancing, especially when you’re stuck in your house by yourself. But what if maybe, just maybe, you weren’t actually alone? Shazam director David F. Sandberg has released a new short film about a woman who’s worried someone, or something, is…

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