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This Magical Box of Wonder Woman Swag Is the Coolest

A week ago I got to visit the office of CultureFly, a company that creates merch for die-hard fans. I made off with their curated Wonder Woman box, and I am here to tell you of its glory.

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Congressman Who Implied Only Bad People Get Sick Announces Cancer Diagnosis

Brooks implied that there was a way to live "the right way" and that those who were ill or had a preexisting condition should naturally have to pay more for their healthcare costs, because they had strayed from the righteous path of the healthy. Well—turns out it's a good thing that Mo Brooks has that fancy government healthcare.

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Loki and Kylo Ren Are Super Villain Roommates In This Hilarious YouTube Series

What's better than one conflicted villain with a flair for melodrama and over-the-top costuming? Two of them, sharing an apartment. Welcome to the world of KYLOKI.

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The Honest Trailer for Return of the Jedi Just Ruined My Childhood

"A finale that's almost silly enough to make you question why your identity is so tied to a soap opera about space wizards." Oh dear, I feel called out.

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Should We Care That Netflix Knows Everything About Our Viewing Habits?

A tweet from Netflix poking fun at the 53 users they said watched "A Christmas Prince" every day for the past 18 days "went viral," as the kids say, and provoked questions about just how much data Netflix has stockpiled about our binge-watching, and who has access to it.

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Review: The Last Jedi Is Beautiful, Overstuffed, Action-Packed, and It Will Make You Cry

4.5 out of 5 blue lightsabers.

It's hard to know where to start reviewing The Last Jedi, because so much happens in this movie that I have whiplash. But I'm happy about it. The Mary Sue's spoiler-free review, ahead.

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Holy Crap, This Marvel Fanvideo Is One of the Coolest Things I’ve Ever Seen

There are countless fan-made videos out there, many of them quite brilliant. But this one has to be among the very best.

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Stephen Colbert Won’t Let Mark Hamill Into the Mos Eisley Cantina on The Late Show

"Try the fried porg, it's amazing!"

Colbert was living every Star Wars fan's dream when he cooked up a "lost scene" from the movies starring Luke Skywalker himself.

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Monday Cute: This Cat Will Keep You Warm in Winter

Happy Monday! Did you wake up to a frigid morning? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

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Dear Fanboys, a Diverse, Female-Led Marvel Animated Series Is Not About ‘SJWs’ and ‘PC’ Culture

Marvel answered many fans' prayers when they announced Marvel Rising, an animated franchise that will feature some of our most beloved female and diverse superheroes. Shockingly (not shocked), the blowback was swift, harsh and mean from the subset of comics fans that reacts to anything like change with attacks and the sound of a distant fit being thrown.

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The Purple Man Is Back Messing With Jessica Jones’ Head in Season 2

Jessica Jones might've thought she did away with Kilgrave in the season 1 finale, but every comic book fan knows that you can't keep your worst nemesis down.

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Things We Saw Today: Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek Movie Seems Like a Go, Will Be Rated R

The rumors appear to be rumors no longer: Quentin Tarantino's "Star Trek" pitch has achieved warp five speeds, with potential writers screened and Paramount seemingly agreeing to the director's requirement that the film be R-rated.

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Star Wars Fandom Is Holding Out Hope for a Finn/Poe Relationship

One of the best fan narratives to emerge from "The Force Awakens" was the suggestion of a romance between heroic ex-Stormtrooper Finn and the dashing fighter pilot Poe Dameron. But as we approach The Last Jedi's release, the fact remains that it is unlikely Disney will explore any pairing of the kind.

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Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore Have a Chat

"It's good to see you, Professor Dumbledore. Sorry that I asked you here to help hunt down your old boyfriend."

"Not at all, Newt, not at all. The follies of youth can come back to haunt us. When I was in love with Gellert Grindelwald as young man, I never could have guessed that his face would come to be one of the most despised in the world."

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The Justice League We Deserve Is Here to Fight “The Creepriarchy”

Lady Parts Justice League, founded by Lizz Winstead, co-creator of "The Daily Show," advocates for reproductive rights and gender equality with a side of unapologetic badassery.

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Gabriel Byrne Relates How Kevin Spacey Sexual Abuse Allegations Shut Down The Usual Suspects

Actor Gabriel Byrne spoke frankly about the "predations" of his Usual Suspects co-star Kevin Spacey, revealing that the production was suspended for several days following allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior by Spacey. The movie was filmed in 1995.

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Things We Saw Today: Doctor Who Showrunner Steven Moffatt on Why He Never Cast a Woman as the Doctor

"This isn’t a show exclusively for progressive liberals."

Departing "Doctor Who" showrunner Steven Moffatt doesn't always choose the best words, and this time he probably should have kept them to himself.

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Bryan Singer Vanishes From Bohemian Rhapsody Production, Which Is Not at All Suspicious

Director Bryan Singer has apparently gone AWOL from the set of his Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," not returning to production after the Thanksgiving break. Singer's rep says that his absence is due to a "health matter." Because, I mean, why else would Bryan Singer go missing in this climate?

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Fan Trailer That Mashes up Star Trek and Star Wars Is a Thing of Beauty

Space, the final frontier ... in a galaxy far, far away.

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Things We Saw Today: The Entire Front Page of Reddit Showcases Which Senators Sold Us Out Over Net Neutrality

And the ones who didn't.

It's striking to see the names and faces of the Congresspeople who might destroy net neutrality like this, alongside the telecom $$$ they happily pocketed.

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