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Comic Strip: The Superior Woes of Spider-Man

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by Jacob Hall 14 hours ago
Marvel
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Spider-Man has a really hard time, a fascinating ‘Batman vs Superman’ spoiler is revealed, and Marvel looks to cast the mentor of ‘Doctor Strange.’

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Review: “Orphans”

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by Britt Hayes 15 hours ago
For the second week in a row, ‘American Horror Story’ has delivered a pretty solid episode—it could be due in part to the increasingly smaller number of carnival performers combined with the show’s rotating system, which makes at least one cast member (or attraction, in the parlance of a sideshow) sit out each week in order to focus its narrative efforts elsewhere. And maybe “Orphans” works because it tells a story that’s genuinely sad, which accentuates the horror of the hour. And maybe I also think this episode is great because Lily Rabe reprises her role as Sister Mary Eunice, and she is a total queen.

‘Orphan Black’ Season 3 Trailer Teases War in April 2015 Premiere

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 15 hours ago
BBC-A
Just yesterday the BBC-A dossier on ‘Orphan Black’ season 3 peeked open a bit for our first official photo of the 2015 run, and now the clone drama has begun spilling secrets left and right. Not only do we know when Sarah, Allison, Helena, Cosima and the rest will return for the season 3 premiere, but so too do we have a new look at their male counterparts in the first ‘Orphan Black’ season 3 trailer teaser!

‘The Interview’ Review: A Movie Not Nearly as Interesting as Its Controversy

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by Mike Ryan 16 hours ago
Sony Pictures
It’s kind of a strange thing to write about ‘The Interview’ now, right? Its place in culture will always be defined by the Sony hacks that preceded the movie’s release. Is any other film defined so sharply by events that were out of that movie’s control?

Test Your 'Star Wars' Knowledge With These 'Empire Strikes Back' Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff 16 hours ago
Did you know that in 'Empire Strikes Back' they used potatoes to stand-in for asteroids? Or, that Sir Alec Guinness was paid millions of dollars for five hours of work as Obi-Wan Kenobi? Well, now you can test your 'Star Wars' knowledge with the latest entry in our video series "You Think You Know Movies?"

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Teases First Look at Arya’s New Threads

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 17 hours ago
HBO
Anyone keeping up with HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ well knows that season 5 will be one of transition for many characters, in particular Arya, who was last seen boarding a ship toward a brand-new life in a foreign country. And while it’s hard to say exactly who Arya Stark will become when ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 picks up in 2015, we at least know what she’ll look like, based on new concept art.

Prepare Yourself to Fall in Love With Seth Meyers’ ‘Late Night’ Tree

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by Kate Erbland 17 hours ago
NBC
The holiday season can be particularly trying for plenty of people, but there is a certain subset of living things we might often forget need some extra love when the weather turns cold. Trees. Specifically, trees chopped down in their prime to serve as Christmas decorations for millions upon millions of people. Can you even imagine what this season of death must be like for them?

Sony Has No Plans to Release ‘The Interview’ on VOD Either

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by Matt Singer 18 hours ago
Sony
By now it’s quite clear: Sony is not releasing ‘The Interview’ in theaters any time soon. In the wake of the terrorist threats made against theaters that planned to screen the controversial film, and in the subsequent wake of numerous theater chains (including AMC Entertainment, Regal Entertainment, and Cinemark) canceling their planned runs of the movie, Sony decided to cancel the film’s release outright. It will not be a very merry Christmas for Seth Rogen and James Franco.

‘The Duke of Burgundy’ Trailer Makes ‘50 Shades of Grey’ Look Like Child’s Play

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by Britt Hayes a day ago
Rook Films
Earlier we showed you the trailer for one of the best films from this year’s SXSW, and now we’re thrilled to show you the trailer for one of the best films from neighboring Austin film festival Fantastic Fest. Behold, the first trailer for ‘The Duke of Burgundy,’ a film that renders ‘50 Shades of Grey’ even more unnecessary than it already was. From the filmmakers behind ‘Berberian Sound Studio’ comes this seductive and brilliant new film that will definitely give you something to talk about.