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They’re cute, they’re naive and they’re our first and last line of defense against rampaging supervillains, invading Kaiju and the occasional cosmic catastrophe brushing past the planet. Since their 1998 debut, Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles have been Cartoon Network‘s most lasting franchises, earning them 2.5 billion dollaridoos in merchandise alone.Which is why the channel decided to plan a a bombastic comeback…

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The Venture Brothers, quite frankly, kicks several kinds of ass.  If you’ve never seen the wacky show about the crazy Venture family (aging-scientist father Thaddeus “Rusty” and well-meaning-but-pretty-dumb twin brothers Hank and Dean) and their exploits against the villains of their world (led by “arch-nemesis” The Monarch, among several ridiculous others), I’mma need you to stop reading right now and go track the first five seasons down.  You can tweet me and thank me tomorrow.  Today brings good news, friends: the long-awaited sixth season of the show is set to debut soon! (more…)

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Need a Valentine’s Day present?  It’s never too early to start thinking ahead, so in that spirit, we’ve got two gifts for you, courtesy of AMC and its hit show, The Walking Dead.  The show returns to the air for the second half of its sixth season on February 14th, and we’ve got a fresh trailer for the newest episode to hold us over until then.  As if that’s not enough: the latest issue of Shape magazine has a lovely pictorial of everyone’s favorite all-my-family-is-dead-except-my-husband ass-kicker, Lauren Cohan, in the periodical’s current issue.  Read on to see more about both topics! (more…)

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As you probably know, Star Wars: The Force Awakens made its Hollywood premiere last night, and the first reactions are coming in from everyone who was at the star studded event. While fans will be forming their own opinions as they go to see the movie themselves in the coming days, it appears that at least for now, everyone can breathe a small sigh of relief, as initial reviews from critics are overwhelmingly positive! (more…)

Kevin Smith to Movie Critics: We Cool Again Guys. My Bad.

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You may recall a few years ago when Kevin Smith released his first horror film (then to be his second last film ever) Red State, he went somewhat off the deep end when it came to film criticism of his work. Compounded by the somewhat disappointing response to his Bruce Willis buddy cop movie Cop Out, Smith went on repeated tirades about why he shouldn’t let critics see his movies for free when they’ll just dump all over it, and how if critics want to see his films early then they should pay him. Of course, this was in the midst of Smith’s DIY kick and his big plan to leave the studio infrastructure in the dust, a plan that he seems to have abandoned along with his retirement plans. But now that he’s ensconced in critical praise again following the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of his new film Tusk, Smith says he’s willing to let bygones be bygones with the critical mass once more. (more…)

BBC Annouces ‘Sherlock’ Return on New Year’s Day

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If you were dreaming of some quality Brit TV this Christmas, it seems that BBC One has answered your wish. The network has announced that the new season of Sherlock will premiere on New Year’s Day with the first episode of the three-episode third season. That’s the good news. The bad news, at least it’s bad for American viewers, is that you’ll have to wait till January 19th. (more…)

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Premiering online well before its theatrical bow with Thor: The Dark World, here’s your chance to see Falcon fly, helecarriers take off, and Cap and Black Widow flirt(?). With the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we also get a sense of the film’s themes, like Captain America’s struggles with the post-War on Terror philosophy of protection, a lot of Robert Redford in his mysterious role as a S.H.I.E.L.D. big wig, but what we don’t get is a lot of the titular adversary. I guess they’re going to save some Winter Soldier for trailer number two.

Anyway, enough about what you can see. Time for you to see it…

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Last season it was Hank who acted out, rebelled, and most dramatically, changed his look. One of the few perks of no longer being death prone and so easily clone-able, I guess. This season, it’s Dean who’s finding himself, and he’s morphed into some emo, hipster kid.

Check it out in this sneak peak of The Venture Bros. Season 5 premiere, “What Color is Your Cleansuit?“, airing this Sunday, June 2nd at midnight on [adult swim].

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Move out of the way, Iron Man! It’s now time to talk about Star Trek Into Darkness. Actually, for Simon Pegg and J.J. Abrams, it’s time to talk about Star Wars Episode VII. In a new video from Sky Movies, the duo talk about their love for the Star Wars franchise, and, amongst other things, Abrams’ trepidation about tackling a film series that’s meant so much to him.

Let’s roll the tape (via Cinema Blend) and learn which character Pegg (perhaps speciously) would like to see spun-off:

Speaking of the future, and more specifically Star Trek’s future after Into Darkness, co-producer and co-writer Damon Lindelof was asked about it by Hey U Guys (via Comic Book Movie) on the red carpet before the film’s LA premiere. Lindelof seemed to indicate that there’s already been discussions about the direction of Star Trek 3 (or Star Trek XIII), and the important lesson he learned from Lost in regards to planning for the future.

“I think that is a reasonable conclusion. You should always know where you’ve been, you should always know where you are, but most importantly, and I learned this from Lost, you should know where you’re going. […] You can never see enough Klingons, and I think in this film we’ve given the audience a little taste, but there’s also a promise that there’s a larger conflict on the horizon, and that would be fun to see.”

It might be nice to see a movie dedicated to the Klingons, as they’ve been a part of both rebooted Trek movies (even though those scenes were cut from Star Trek I). They look pretty bad ass in the rebooted universe, at least.

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Star Trek Into Darkness is out in theaters on May 17, 2013.