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Hailee Steinfeld aims an arrow in a scene from Hawkeye.

Hawkeye review: Two archers, one great start for Marvel’s new series

Marvel's Hawkeye series brings Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld together for a smart, funny buddy-archer adventure that brings the fun back to the MCU.
Winslow Fegley screams in a scene from 8-Bit Christmas.

The cast of 8-Bit Christmas on holidays, Nintendo, and oddities of the ’80s

Neil Patrick Harris and the cast of 8-Bit Christmas reflect on their own holiday memories, bridging generations, and the retrospective weirdness of the '80s.
The cast of Amazon Studios' The Wheel of Time marches across a field.

Gender, Reddit, and books: Where The Wheel of Time cast found inspiration

The Wheel of Time saga unfolds across 12,000 pages, but Robert Jordan's books aren't the only place the cast of Amazon Studios' adaptation found inspiration.

How visual effects helped Tom Hanks’ robot costar come to life in Finch

It took a combination of visual effects, motion-capture performance, and an animatronic actor to create the breakout star of the Apple TV+ sci-fi drama Finch.
Alex Hassell and John Cho battle in a scene from Cowboy Bebop.

Cowboy Bebop review: A gorgeous but soulless spectacle, space cowboys

It looks and sounds like its anime source material, but Netflix's live-action Cowboy Bebop series never quite finds the heart of its colorful characters' story.
Jeff Goldblum investigates monster masks in a scene from season 2 of The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

Dancing, dogs and being Dad: What Jeff Goldblum loves about his Disney+ series

Season 2 of The World According to Jeff Goldblum has the titular actor and musician exploring everything from dogs and dance to monsters for the Disney+ series.
Rosamund Pike's character wields magic in a scene from The Wheel of Time series.

Amazon’s Wheel of Time producers on balancing gender and the books’ epic timeline

The producers of Amazon Studios' much-anticipated adaptation of The Wheel of Time saga explain why balance and the books themselves are at the core of the show.
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Everything we know so far about Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife continues the franchise that began in 1984, bringing back some members of the original cast, as well as the film's iconic car, Ecto-1.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: Everything we know so far

Writer-director James Gunn returns to lead Star Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and the rest of the team in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Here's what we know.
Tom Hanks in Finch.

Finch review: Tom Hanks and his robot find the heart in the end of the world

The end of the world is bleak and scary, but in the sci-fi drama Finch, Tom Hanks, his amazing robot, and a fuzzy dog offer a ray of light in the darkness.
Regina King and Lakeith Stanfield in The Harder They Fall.

The Harder They Fall review: Making the Old West feel new again

Director Jeymes Samuel and his cast put a fresh spin on the classic Western with a powerful, stylish adventure that's as compelling as it is fun to watch.
Doctor Strange

Everything we know so far about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Marvel's sorcerer supreme, Doctor Strange, will team up with Scarlet Witch in what might be the MCU's first horror movie. Here's what we know about it so far.
The cast of Doom Patrol.

Killer butts and gorilla fashion: How visual effects help Doom Patrol stay weird

HBO Max series Doom Patrol might be the strangest comic book show on TV, and it stays that way with some help from plenty of weird, wonderful visual effects.
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Lightyear trailer finally gives Toy Story’s Buzz a real Space Ranger movie

Pixar's first trailer for Lightyear teases an animated, action-packed, sci-fi adventure starring everyone's favorite Space Ranger from the Toy Story franchise.
Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynch's Dune.

David Lynch’s Dune is better than you remember, and weirder too

Denis Villeneuve has Dune on everyone's mind, but David Lynch's 1984 adaptation is probably better than you remember -- and a lot weirder, too.
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Eternals: Everything we know about Marvel’s phase 4 movie

Kumail Nanjiani and Angelina Jolie star in Eternals, a Phase 4 MCU movie. The film is scheduled to hit theaters in November 2021. Here's what we know so far.
Arnold Schwarzennegger in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

The best movies about technology gone wrong

We can't live without high-tech toys but boy do they know a lot about us. In these flicks, tech gets evil fast and starts taking lives or even entire planets.
Reagan Ridley contemplates conspiracies in a scene from Netflix's series Inside Job.

Christian Slater, Lizzy Caplan on conspiracies, comedy in Netflix’s Inside Job

Lizzy Caplan and Christian Slater explain how conspiracy theories and comedy intersect in the new adult animated series Inside Job, available now on Netflix.
Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson gaze into the desert in Dune.

Dune review: A sci-fi masterpiece of substance and spectacle

Denis Villeneuve's Dune is the beautifully envisioned, expertly crafted adaptation of Frank Herbert's saga that we've been waiting for all along.
A babelfish illustration from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

15 great sci-fi books to read before they become TV shows

From Beacon 23 to Station Eleven, we've put together a preview of the next batch of science fiction TV series being adapted from books.
Daniel Craig in No Time To Die.

No Time to Die: Everything we know about James Bond 25

Daniel Craig will return as secret agent James Bond in No Time to Die, the 25th installment of the franchise, hitting theaters in October 2021.
A red, robotic eye from the cover of the book Robopocalypse.

Read these 20 epic science fiction books before they’re made into movies

You can get ahead of the next crop of sci-fi movies coming out of Hollywood by picking up the books that inspired them. Here's where you can start.
Jon Bernthal, Alessandro Nivola, and the cast of The Many Saints of Newark.

The Many Saints of Newark review: Sopranos prequel is a frustrating inside joke

The Many Saints of Newark tries to be both a good mob movie and an extension of The Sopranos, but falls short of its cast's and legacy's potential.
Boba Fett lounges in Jabba the Hutt's throne in art from The Book of Boba Fett series.

The Book of Boba Fett: Everything we know about The Mandalorian spinoff series

Here's everything we know about The Book of Boba Fett, The Mandalorian spinoff series and the next chapter of the Star Wars saga on Disney+.
Eleven and the gang from Stranger Things Season 3.

Stranger Things season 4: Here’s everything we know so far

Netflix has a bona fide hit on its hands with supernatural adventure series Stranger Things. Here's everything we know about Stranger Things season 4 so far.
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Andor: What we know about Star Wars’ Rogue One prequel series

Disney+ will host a Star Wars series following the early adventures of Cassian Andor, actor Diego Luna's rebel spy introduced in the movie Rogue One.
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage: Everything we know about Sony’s sequel

Eddie Brock will return for another round of symbiote-fueled action in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, with Andy Serkis in the director's chair for the film.
Millie Bobby Brown and the cast of Stranger Things.

Here’s what the new Stranger Things trailers hint at for season 4

Netflix released a pair of new trailers for season 4 of Stranger Things, and they actually hint at a lot of spooky stuff planned for the upcoming season.
Hamish Linklater as Father Paul in Midnight Mass.

Midnight Mass review: Haunting series’ follow-up is a holy terror

It's a departure from many elements of The Haunting anthology, but Mike Flanagan's chilling Midnight Mass might be his best Netflix horror series so far.
A scene from Star Wars: Visions series episode titled The Elder.

Star Wars: Visions is the best thing to happen to the franchise since Baby Yoda

Anthology series Star Wars: Visions delivers an exciting journey through the Star Wars saga that makes the franchise feel fresh and full of potential.
Yorick stands on top of a taxi in a scene from Y: The Last Man.

Y: The Last Man season 1 teaches an old apocalypse new tricks

In FX Networks' Y: The Last Man, the sudden demise of every male mammal on Earth is just the beginning of a fascinating, frightening saga with plenty of twists.
Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld stand in front of a subway car in a scene from Hawkeye.

Marvel’s Hawkeye trailer takes aim with Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld

Marvel has released the first trailer for its Hawkeye series starring Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld and revealed the show's Disney+ premiere date.
Scarlett Johansson in a visual effects sequence from the making of Marvel's Black Widow movie.

How GPU-fueled visual effects built Black Widow’s Red Room, then blew it up

The visual effects behind Black Widow's stunning Red Room used cutting-edge technology to build, then destroy, one of the film's most memorable set pieces.
The cast of FX series What We Do In The Shadows standing outside a casino.

What We Do In The Shadows remains bloody good in season 3

Season 3 of What We Do In The Shadows keeps the laughs coming and its mockumentary premise feeling fresh with great performances and clever twists.