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Things We Saw Today: Uh Oh, Some Bad News About Santa Claus

I've got some good news/bad news about Santa Claus. The good news: he's real! The bad news: he's dead. Sorry, everybody.

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Murder on the Orient Express’ First Trailer Is Like Every Murder Mystery Dinner You’ve Ever Been To

Except this party's packed with Academy Awards winners and nominees.

Ensemble movies are quite the Thing To Do these days, and Murder on the Orient Express is no different.

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Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Peña On Board for Murder on the Orient Express Movie

Looks like the upcoming remake of Murder on the Orient Express has picked up some pretty solid A-list passengers. Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Michael Pena are all hopping on board for the modern remake of the classic Agatha Christie story.

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Things We Saw Today: Superman Is The Best Superhero, According to a Seven-Year Study

I mean, he's even got "super" in his name!

A seven-year-long study conducted by students at the University of Leicester in the U.K. has concluded that Superman is the best superhero in terms of who had the most useful superpowers versus weaknesses. Well, we know that Superman really only has one!

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Things We Saw Today: The Breakfast Club, But With Batman Villains

"Being bad feels pretty good, huh?"

Rick Celis' Harley and Joker illustrations insert the infamous duo into famous pop-culture images.

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Things We Saw Today: Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Room, Mad Max Posters Make Us Furiousa

You might have your own Alien-themed corner in your house, but Neill Blomkamp has an entire ROOM.

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The Naked Gun, Murder on the Orient Express Are Getting Remakes

Oh Hollywood

It might be because my brain's in Friday mode, but I'm having a tough time imagining two films that are more polar opposites than The Naked Gun and Murder on the Orient Express. One is a classic film veritably filled with cinematic legends bringing their Oscar-worthy talents to the table. And the other is based on an Agatha Christie novel. But today the two very different films have something in common: They're being run through Hollywood's remake machine.

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10 Instances In Which History Meets Geekery

Power Grid

History: It’s chock full of colorful characters and crazy random happenstances. But more often than not, when a historical character makes it to the big screen it’s in the form of a  cookie-cutter biopic. What gives? History is dynamic and exciting! As a history geek, I’d much rather see Napoleon fighting wizards and fairy kings than some boring Oscar bait biopic on the (actually not short!) Emperor. Here are ten examples from TV and film of history geekery done right. Your favorite not make it to the list? There’s a historical character (*coughArthurConanDoylecough*) you really want to show up on Doctor Who? Want to defend Anastasia? Get thee to the comments.

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Agatha Christie May Have Been a Groundbreaking Female Surfer

And Now For Something Completely Different

Agatha Christie: suspense writer, Vespiform conqueror ... die-hard surfer? That's what Pete Robinson, founder of the Museum of British Surfing, has new research saying that Christie and her first husband, Archie, were among the first Britons to master surfing while standing up. Christie herself may have been the first woman to try it, or at least among the first women. And she was serious about earning her cred. Her shred cred, if you will.

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Jane Austen and Agatha Christie Duke It Out Author Style in This “Street Fighter With Words” Game

i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

Jane Austen: Social commentator. Popularizer of rom-coms. Word Fighter. That's right: Ms. Austen will be a character in the upcoming iOS/Android game. As the developer said, "When it’s time to throw down, Jane is ready to destroy you."

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