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October 9, 2018

Venom is a weird and baffling mess

The benefit of adapting any pre-existing intellectual property for the silver screen is that studios always know an audience is waiting. Whether the source material is a book, a video game, or even a line of toys, the logic is straightforward: if somebody liked a story in its original medium, they’ll probably be curious enough about the movie version to buy a ticket. That’s particularly true for comic books, where decades of readers’ emotional investment can help serve as a filmmaking shortcut. Screenwriters just need to bake a reference to a beloved storyline into their script or add a post-credits scene with a fan-favorite villain, and more often than not, people who love the original property will respond passionately to the adaptation.
October 9, 2018

The brand new trailer for Star Trek Discovery’s second season exhibits off loads of motion and a bearded Spock

At New York Comic Con this afternoon, CBS unveiled the latest trailer for its upcoming second season of Star Trek Discovery showing off what’s next for the crew of the titular ship. The network also revealed that the show would return on January 17th, 2019.
October 9, 2018

Viral video of Russian lady bleaching manspreaders was anti-feminist propaganda

Last month, a video of a woman allegedly dumping water mixed with bleach into the laps of manspreaders on the Russian subway went viral. The story of 20-year-old Anna Dovgalyuk, first posted by In The Now, was papered across news outlets and social media alike as its so-called activist star combated a scourge of men taking up too much space on public transit. Dovgalyuk would approach an unsuspecting victim, dump a water bottle full of liquid on them, and then flee the scene.
October 9, 2018

Hey, u up?

Welcome to Fav’d For Later, a Friday roundup of our favorite memes, trends, and all-around good internet content. This week IS A TEST. NO ACTION IS NEEDED.
October 9, 2018

Tremendous Mario Social gathering would really like you to be nicer to your folks

There’s no game that gets my friends and I more riled up than Mario Party. A decade’s worth of games across many Nintendo consoles has never left us with a shortage of board game-fueled vendettas. There’s something even more infuriating about losing when the person who beats you does it as a dinosaur wearing shoes. The new Super Mario Party on the Nintendo Switch may not fix the friend feuds, but it at least makes the journey a little nicer.
October 9, 2018

Bullseye joins Netflix’s Daredevil for season 3

Marvel and Netflix took the wraps off a new trailer for the third season of Daredevil earlier this week, and held a panel for the show during New York Comic Con on Saturday. The trailer teases Daredevil villain Bullseye, who is both a fan-favorite and a force to reckon with, while at the panel, the cast and crew explored how the introduction of the classic villain will impact the series.
October 9, 2018

New York Comedian Con 2018 trailer round-up: Aquaman, Star Trek, and extra

New York Comic Con wrapped yesterday, and it was a busy few days, with plenty of news about highly-anticipated titles like Daredevil, Star Trek: Discovery, and American Gods.
October 9, 2018

The Magicians season four will get a launch date and an ominous new trailer

The Magicians — Syfy’s TV show adaptation of the novels by Lev Grossman — is coming back for a fourth season. And at New York Comic Con, we finally got the exact date: January 23rd, 2019. We also got an ominous first look at the upcoming season, which teases just how much aspiring magician Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his friends will have to go up against.
October 9, 2018

A storm is coming in American Gods’ new season 2 trailer

Today at New York Comic Con, Starz hosted a panel for the upcoming second season of its fantasy show American Gods, and showed off our first look at what’s to come in the show when it returns in 2019.
October 9, 2018

Skybound Video games will end the ultimate season of Telltale’s The Strolling Useless

The final season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead game will be completed. The failed studio reached a deal with Skybound Games to finish the season, the development of which was halted when the studio laid off most of its employees at the end of September.