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Watch: Dogs, woods loom large in exclusive 'The Leftovers' clip — Justin Theroux stars in "The Leftovers." (Photo: Paul Schiraldi Photography, HBO) Who let the dogs out? The people who are taken from Earth in the Rapture-like experience in HBO's The Leftovers.
Oct 03, 2015

Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta discuss dogs, woods & Nathaniel Hawthorne in exclusive @TheLeftoversHBO clip

Elizabeth Olsen has big plans for Scarlet Witch — Elizabeth Olsen loves her witchy woman. The actress also enjoys other roles as well, such as playing Audrey Williams in the upcoming Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light in November, but spell-weaving telekinetic Wanda Maximoff is a favorite for Olsen.
Oct 03, 2015

Elizabeth Olsen has big plans for Scarlet Witch, plus House of M and ... Star Wars?

The Mothership: A very nerdy fall TV preview! — Stuff's getting real on the small screen. This week's episode of USA TODAY's The Mothership podcast looks at this fall's hottest new and returning TV shows, and the crew - Kelly Lawler (@klawls), Carly Mallenbaum (@ThatGirlCarly) and Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) - get their nerd on with esteemed TV critic Robert Bianco (@BiancoRobert) to discuss this season's hits, flops and dark horses.

Brad Bird weathers 'Tomorrowland' turmoil — Some people really liked Tomorrowland. Some people really didn't. And even now, director Brad Bird is slightly amused about how down the middle reactions were for his very Disney sci-fi fairy tale since its theatrical release in May. "Because we were secretive about it, suddenly that became 'Oh they must have an M.

Exclusive 'Man in the High Castle' artwork depicts a not-so-wonderful world — A great man with a fedora, a whip and a resemblance to Harrison Ford once said, "Nazis. I hate these guys." Though the thought of them running America kinda freaks us out a scosh, the alternate-history drama The Man in the High Castle debuting Nov. 20 on Amazon's streaming-video service is awfully provocative.

'Jughead' puts focus on Archie's quirky pal — Jughead Jones is more than just a guy who really likes hamburgers - though you can't sleep on that kid's appetite. Archie Andrews recently received a modern makeover with writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples' Archie comic book, and his longtime best friend stars in the new Archie Comics series Jughead launching on Wednesday, courtesy of writer Chip Zdarsky ( Sex Criminals, Howard the Duck) and artist Erica Henderson ( The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl).

Get ready for the metal-est of horror comedies — Now that it's October, it's time to turn one's attention to horror flicks. And here comes arguably the metal-est of this scary movie season.
Oct 01, 2015

#Deathgasm is FANTASTIC so peep an exclusive clip with a sweet moment in the horror flick

Oct 01, 2015

Review: "There's a lot of heart in 'Deathgasm,' too — and not just when it comes to ripped-out organs."

Review: 'The Martian' is out of this world — Sure, water was just found on our neighboring planet, but even with that milestone, Matt Damon still might be the best thing ever to happen to Mars. As an astronaut stranded on the desolate landscape of another world, the A-lister powers the awesome combo of adventure, humor and human drama in The Martian (***½ out of four; rated PG-13; opens Friday nationwide), director Ridley Scott's latest venture into the sci-fi genre.

Exclusive: 'Star Wars' Reads Day unveils global lineup — Fans are going to be rolling to Star Wars Reads Day events all over the world faster than BB-8. More than 1,000 events are planned on Oct. 10 in the fourth annual incarnation of the literary holiday of sorts.

DC Super Hero Girls taps into what kids want — A new superhero universe is letting the younger female crowd connect with Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Batgirl more than ever before. Teenage versions of comic-book icons star in the DC Super Hero Girls franchise, a new initiative launching today from Warner Bros., DC Entertainment and the toy company Mattel to reach girls 6-12 with toys, books, graphic novels, digital content, apparel and animation that tap into the current strength of superheroes and female empowerment in pop culture.
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Oct 04, 2015

RT @devincf: "This guy was getting more ass than a toilet seat," Bruce Campbell on Sam Raimi and the ladies.

Oct 04, 2015

RT @ThatGirlCarly: .@MrRPMurphy on @ladygaga: Her parents & fiancé are here and I'm horrified. I apologize in advance for the 1st 6 mins in…

Oct 03, 2015

RT @tbrick2: Seth Gabel is playing Jeffrey Dahmer on #AHSHotel, Ryan Murphy just announced at the premiere screening!

Oct 03, 2015

RT @badbanana: I'm going as "The Martian" for Halloween in case you're wondering why I'm nowhere near your party.

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