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Summering gives us a gender-swapped Stand By Me in new clip

Lia Barnett, Madalen Mills, Eden Grace Redfield, and Sanai Victoria in SummarizingImage: Bleecker Street “What if [timeless classic], but girls?” continues to be a popular strategy in Hollywood, despite decidedly mixed results. Stand By Me is the latest to get this treatment, and though Summarizing isn’t a one-to-one reboot of the ’80s film, the influence …

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This Pokémon GO 3D Billboard Is Why We Invented Technology

Screenshot: Niantic/Kotaku All advertising is evil, obviously. But sometimes, despite this, it can be extraordinarily entertaining. This latest 3D billboard from outside of Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station is maybe the best use of this optical illusion tech I’ve seen, and it’s cross-promoting. Pokémon GO and, er, World Cat Day. We’ve covered the amazing 3D billboard before, …

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Seattle Mariners welcome new clubhouse dog to the team

Make room for the latest addition to the Seattle Mariners’ roster, Tucker. On Saturday, the team announced he is the new clubhouse dog and will be a regular attendant for the team’s home games and occasional road games, according to MLB.com. Seattle adopted the 4-year-old Labrador retriever mix from OkanDogs Dog Rescue, located in Cashmere, …

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James Franco cast as Fidel Castro for some damn reason

James FrancoPhoto: Debra L Rothenberg (Getty Images) Today, in “Look, we don’t make the news, we just report on it” news: James Franco is playing Fidel Castro, we guess. This comes to us per Deadlinewhich reports that Franco—who hasn’t released a project since 2019, the year he was accused by multiple students of his Studio …

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House Of The Dragon won’t depict sexual violence, says EP

Milly Alcock and Emily Carey in House Of The DragonPhoto: Ollie Upton/HBO Here are a few things that characterize Game Of Thrones: dragons, political infighting, the Iron Throne itself, and of course, graphic sexual violence against women. The latter tends to be hand-waved away because the series is based on real medieval times, which seems …

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Matt Smith’s Summer Of Morbius comes to an unceremonious end

Matt SmithPhoto: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images Despite Sony’s numerous attempts to lure people to theaters to see a movie about a “living vampire,” the American public has been more than happy to simply meme the idea of ​​a Morbius movie. After all, meme-ing the movie is basically as good as seeing it, and this recent trend of …

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