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    Dan is a video game modding hobbyist and secret ninja who lives in New Jersey.

  1. Pitch Perfect 2 Beat Mad Max: Fury Road for North American Box Office Opening With $70.3 Million

    What aca lovely day.

    In more good news for people who are open to the idea that movies starring and aimed at women can not only be profitable but also blockbusters—AKA those of us in touch with reality—Pitch Perfect 2 beat Mad Max: Fury Road at the North American box office. By a lot.

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  2. Grant Gustin Writes Flash Fans a Touching Thank You as the Season Finale Approaches

    Newsflash: Grant Gustin <3s you.

    CW's The Flash has been a great joy for superhero fans everywhere, and the star/Flash himself, Grant Gustin, wants all those fans to know how much their support means to him with the first season finale coming up on Tuesday.

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  3. David Tennant Will Star as the Doctor (of Psychiatry) as Scottish Psychiatrist R.D. Laing in Metanoia

    The Doctor is in.

    David Tennant is set to play a very different kind of Doctor in Metanoia, and he'll be joined by Elisabeth Moss! Excuse me while I work on my Doctor/Peggy Olson team-up fanfic.

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  4. Mad Men Series Finale Discussion: “Person to Person”

    *Don stares off into the middle-distance.*

    We don't usually cover Mad Men, but we couldn't contain our feelings about the finale, and we're guessing some of you feel the same! Feel free to talk about it, theorize, and drive each other crazy in the comments below, but there WILL be spoilers for those who haven't seen it yet.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Star Wars’ Biggs Darklighter Gets the Respect He Deserves With a Documentary

    "If he'd survived Yavin, we'd be reporting to him now."

    Biggs didn't last long in Star Wars: A New Hope, but now we can commemorate Luke's old pal with his very own documentary: Blast It Biggs! Where Are You?! It'll be like old times (except with more screen time).

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  6. Wonder Woman as a Pirate and Other Wonder Woman Art as Requested by a 4-Year-Old Fan

    All art should be commissioned by 4-year-olds.

    Children's minds are magical places, but not many of them have the skills to translate that into art, so Comics Should Be Good's The Line It Is Drawn got some artists to bring a 4-year-old Wonder Woman fan's imagination to life—and the results are glorious.

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  7. Rejoice! Hulu Has Officially Saved The Mindy Project!

    What is even the point of cable anymore?

    It's been rumored that Hulu would step in ever since our hearts broke at the news that Fox would let The Mindy Project go, but it's finally official! Mindy Kaling's hilarious antics will continue on the platform we all watched it on in the first place anyway.

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  8. Blizzard Drops Massive Ban Hammer on Over 100,000 World of Warcraft Accounts to Stop Cheating

    Dishonorbuddy.

    Blizzard has had it with World of Warcraft cheaters, and they've finally done something about a bot that has been ruining the game for rule sticklers everywhere: they banned a whole bunch of accounts.

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  9. All About Arrow Finale: “My Name Is Oliver Queen”

    Arrow's third season finale! What do you think of how everything shook out? Let us (and each other) know in the comments below, but beware of spoilers as always!

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Mark Hamill’s Original Screen Test for Star Wars

    The Force is strong with this one.

    There may be another Skywalker, but there's only one Mark Hamill.

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  11. DC and CW’s Legends of Tomorrow Trailer Is Like The Avengers With Time Travel, So Basically Awesome

    All the TV is happening!

    We recently learned the title, synopsis, and what Caity Lotz's role would be for the Arrow/Flash spinoff TV series Legends of Tomorrow, and now there's finally a trailer to go with it—and it looks like a lot of fun, as well as a lot like what some other superhero franchises are doing, and not in a bad way.

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  12. Samantha Bee Is Tired of All of Late Night’s Sausage in Her First TBS Talk Show Promo

    Look out, late night. She's female as f***.

    Former Daily Show correspondent/eternal hilarious person Samantha Bee is getting a talk show on TBS! ...Which we still know basically nothing about, but this promo is perfect enough that it should tide us all over until they're ready to give us a title or premiere date or anything else.

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  13. Watch Black Angel, the Lost Fantasy Film That Played With Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Theaters

    In certain locations, a short film called Black Angel—directed by Star Wars art director Roger Christian—ran before theatrical showings of The Empire Strikes Back way back in 1980. Since then, it's been thought lost to time, but it was discovered again back in 2012 and is now finally online for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

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  14. Wonder Woman and the Paternal Narrative: the Rise of Wonder Woman, the Fall of Women

    “We’ve cleaned her up. You can describe who she is now. She’s got the specific description now just like Batman or Superman. She’s the daughter of a god.” - Brian Azzarello

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  15. Daredevil Recaps: “Speak of the Devil” and “Nelson v Murdock”

    More foreshadowing! Ninja fights! Foggy feelings! More foreshadowing!

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  16. Oscar-Winning Director Kathryn Bigelow Says “Change Is Essential” in Response to ACLU Concerns About Hollywood’s Gender Discrimination

    Preach.

    There's been a lot of attention on Hollywood's pay gap lately, but that's not the only problem the TV and film industry have when it comes to gender discrimination. The ACLU recently weighed in on the "civil rights violation" of their hiring practices, and now Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win the Academy Award for best director, has something to say.

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  17. The Daily Show‘s Kristen Schaal Helps Give Dadbod the “Celebration” It Deserves

    "It’s time society finally accepted that a man’s body changes when he has kids."

    You may have noticed the whole "Dadbod" trend going around, and no matter where your personal opinion on it falls, it's hard to deny that body image issues run deeper than the cuts between even the most ripped dude's abs. Here's Kristen Schaal to remind us that it sure does suck when the thing society values most about you is your looks...

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  18. Supergirl Time Slot and Synopsis Announced With CBS’s Fall Schedule, Plus a More Colorful Costume!

    Super.

    CBS is the latest network to join the "announce all the things 2015" TV network foray, and that means we've finally got a Supergirl timeslot and synopsis!

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  19. Everyone, We Need to Talk About 17th-Century Badass Writer Margaret Cavendish

    Because the idea of “geek culture” is relatively new, and because women have to fight tooth and nail to get respect within that culture (cf. Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian or Brianna Wu and Gamergate), we tend to forget that even in this brave new world we have predecessors, women who fought battles we can only imagine, women who blazed trails—or, in Margaret Cavendish’s case, blazed whole new worlds.

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  20. Things We Saw Today: Don’t Forget to Vote Alison Hendrix, Orphan Black Fans

    A trustee you can trust.

    Don't you want a safe, friendly, nurturing environment where you can feel safe, friendly, and nurtured?

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