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A few hours in, Anthem feels like a very lonely multiplayer game A few hours in, Anthem feels like a very lonely multiplayer game

In Anthem, the new game from legendary RPG studio BioWare (Mass Effect and Dragon Age), you play as a mercenary/pest exterminator called a Freelancer in a world that has been ravaged by powerful ancient artifacts. These items, supposedly left behind when the gods who created this world disappeared, are able to alter…

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke to bring her vampire expertise to CW's The Lost Boys  Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke to bring her vampire expertise to CW's The Lost Boys 

The Vampire Diaries’ undead corpse is barely cold, and its universe has continued on in spin-off Legacies, but The CW wouldn’t be The CW if it didn’t have a vampire show, which is presumably why it announced back in January that it’s picking up a pilot based on sexy/cool ‘80s vampire movie The Lost Boys. Now, …

Michael Jackson estate digs up old HBO contract to justify suing over Leaving Neverland Michael Jackson estate digs up old HBO contract to justify suing over Leaving Neverland

HBO is set to air bombshell Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland across two nights on March 3 and 4, but the pop star’s estate isn’t going to let that happen without a fight. The documentary, which comes from filmmaker Dan Reed, centers on allegations from two men who claim that Jackson abused them as…

Bowser has taken over Nintendo Of America Bowser has taken over Nintendo Of America

As reported by our friends at Kotaku, Nintendo Of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has announced that he’ll be stepping down from his position in April after 15 years with the company. Fils-Aime has been America’s public face of corporate Nintendo for a long time, especially since the death of influential Nintendo…

The Haunting Of Hill House is taking on The Turn Of The Screw for its second season The Haunting Of Hill House is taking on The Turn Of The Screw for its second season

Netflix’s The Haunting Of Hill House was a big hit that was full of secret and not-so-secret ghosts, but just as series creator Mike Flanagan teased a while back, its second season won’t be continuing the spooky adventures of the Crain family and the eponymous Hill House. Now, though, we not only know the name of the…

Paul Feig defends Jason Reitman after seemingly sexist Ghostbusters comments Paul Feig defends Jason Reitman after seemingly sexist Ghostbusters comments

Everything about Jason Reitman’s new Ghostbusters movie has felt a little gross, particularly since Reitman noted when the project was announced in January that it would be for “all the other fans” like him—a line that seemed like a reference to the many “fans” who hated the very idea of 2016's all-female Ghostbusters …

R.I.P. Peter Tork, bassist for The Monkees  R.I.P. Peter Tork, bassist for The Monkees 

As reported by The Washington Post, actor and musician Peter Tork—best known as the goofy, fun-loving bass player for The Monkees—has died. Tork’s sister, Anne Thorkelson, confirmed his death but did not give a specific cause, though The Washington Post notes that he was diagnosed with a rare from of cancer in 2009.…

Neil Gaiman developing a revival of Jim Henson's The Storyteller  Neil Gaiman developing a revival of Jim Henson's The Storyteller 

The success of American Gods and the buzz for Good Omens seem to have emboldened writer Neil Gaiman, as Deadline is reporting that he’s sticking around in the TV world to develop a new project that combines two of the medium’s favorite things: Anthologies and revivals of older shows. According to Deadline, Gaiman is…

George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers has been grounded at Syfy  George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers has been grounded at Syfy 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy has canceled its pricey George R.R. Martin adaptation Nightflyers after only one season—dashing any hopes the network might’ve had about this living up to that other Martin adaptation on TV. The show, based on Martin’s 1980 novella of the same name, was about a group of…

Don't worry, Aaron Sorkin says he has no real plans to revive The Newsroom  Don't worry, Aaron Sorkin says he has no real plans to revive The Newsroom 

The Newsroom was one of those rare shows that seemed to do pretty well while being hated by nearly everyone who watched every episode (sort of like a more enlightened-seeming Entourage), and so when series regular Olivia Munn floated the idea of a modern-day revival earlier this week, the concept was met with what we…

Remember The Banana Splits? Well, now they’re murderers  Remember The Banana Splits? Well, now they’re murderers 

The nostalgia machine has turned the childhoods of people who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s into big business, but anyone younger than that has largely been left behind by the Funko Pop! industry for one simple reason: Stuff that kids liked in the ’80s and ’90s is super cool, but older stuff is sometimes weird and…

Arrested Development comes back to Netflix in March Arrested Development comes back to Netflix in March

The last time we saw the Bluth family in the first half of Arrested Development’s fifth season, a handful of people were missing, the family had realized it had no chance of funding its wall across the Mexico-America border, and Buster was facing a murder trial. Of course, that wasn’t really the last time we saw the…

Here's what's coming to Amazon Prime in March Here's what's coming to Amazon Prime in March

March is a very “Tuesday” month, which sounds like something we’ve pointed out in one of these roundups before, but Amazon Prime certainly isn’t treating March of 2019 like a Tuesday. Not only is the streaming service getting the final season of its hit series Catastrophe, but it’s also getting another season of Tim…

Mandy Moore discusses "unhealthy" relationship with Ryan Adams on WTF podcast Mandy Moore discusses "unhealthy" relationship with Ryan Adams on WTF podcast

Last week, The New York Times published a report on the abuse allegations of seven women against singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, with the accusers saying he had a history of being obsessive and controlling, as well as verbally abusive and vindictive against women who refused his advances—in addition to an allegation…

Avatar 2 will capture the thrill of hiding under a bed while your parents fight Avatar 2 will capture the thrill of hiding under a bed while your parents fight

The original Avatar was built on the fantastical sights and sounds of a lush forest planet full of colorful cat-people who rode on dragons, but other than the familiar story of mean military people trying to destroy wildlife, it was all a little hard to follow. Why are we supposed to care about these people and these…

This new Veep trailer is only for the real Americans, whatever that means

Veep is coming back to HBO for one more season in March, and this new trailer makes it clear that being a politician in the Veep universe is as miserable as it as always been—not that it’s any less miserable in our universe, of course. This time around, Selina Meyer is facing off in a presidential campaign against…

Those unexpected famous people are in Alita: Battle Angel just to set up a sequel Those unexpected famous people are in Alita: Battle Angel just to set up a sequel

[The following contains spoilers for Alita: Battle Angel, so don’t read this if you don’t want to know about sequel plans.]

The Newsroom might come back to finally fix journalism once and for all The Newsroom might come back to finally fix journalism once and for all

Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama The Newsroom was sort of a revisionist history-style take on current events, with Atlantis Cable News’ team of smart, ethical journalists consistently working to find the most accurate and even-handed way to report on events from the recent past like the killing of Osama Bin Laden. In an era…

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