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After 12 years, Clark Gregg prepares to bid farewell to Agent Coulson. Maybe.

Enlarge / Clark Gregg never imagined that Agent Phil Coulson would become such an emotional touchstone in the MCU, and beyond, when he first signed on for the role. ABC Get ready to bid farewell to another Marvel property when the seventh and final season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiers next week. Over the course of …

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Review: Snowpiercer starts slow and builds to intense cliffhanger finale

Daveed Diggs co-stars as Andre Layton, with Jennifer Connelly as Melanie Cavill. TNT The titular Snowpiercer is a giant train carrying the survivors of a climate apocalypse. YouTube/TNT Melanie is the Voice of the Train. YouTube/TNT Sending messages through pneumatic tubes! YouTube/TNT Layton is asked to investigate a murder. YouTube/TNT The first-class passengers live in …

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HBO Now app leaves older Apple TVs

Sponsored Links Justin Sullivan/Getty Images If you depend on an older Apple TV to watch HBO, you may want to look for new hardware. As announced in April, the HBO Now app has been pulled (via 9to5Mac) from second- and third-generation Apple TV boxes this weekend following the end of support. The move was originally …

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Game devs hold virtual meeting from hell in Mythic Quest: Quarantine teaser

Teaser for Mythic Quest: Quarantine dropping next week on Apple TV+. With production temporarily halted on so many films and television shows, casts and crews are getting creative about bringing new content to all the people fighting off ennui while sheltering in place. Late night hosts are putting together mini-talk shows from home, the main …

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Quiz miniseries revisits notorious 2001 game-show cheating scandal

The new miniseries Quiz was a ratings hit when it debuted in the UK in April. Now it’s coming to AMC. It all started with a well-timed cough. In 2001, a former British army major, Charles Ingram, was a contestant on the wildly popular game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Ingram unexpectedly won …

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Good timing: Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone S2 trailer drops on Twilight Zone Day

The Twilight Zone season 2 trailer. It’s national Twilight Zone Day (no one knows why), and what better way to mark the occasion than with the official trailer for the second season of Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone? We got our first look at still photos a few days ago, and, combined with …

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Review: Airplane passengers must outrace a killer sun in Into the Night

Series creator Jason George based the new Netflix series Into the Night on a 2015 Polish science fiction novel. The glorious sight of the sun’s rays peeking over the horizon as it rises has inspired mankind for millennia. But what if the sun brought death, literally killing people where they stand? That’s the premise behind …

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Supreme Court broadcasts oral arguments live for the first time

Sponsored Links Drew Angerer/Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic has dragged the US Supreme Court into the modern era, if just for a little while. The institution has held oral arguments for a case (Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com) over teleconference for the first time, including live online broadcasts. Until now, the only way for …

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It’s a wonderful afterlife: smart, funny Upload is a sheer delight

Enlarge / Nathan (Robbie Amell) is impressed with the digital afterlife service so far on Upload, now streaming on Amazon Prime. YouTube/Amazon Studios A cocky tech-bro discovers that living forever in a digital afterlife isn’t quite the paradise he’d envisioned in Upload, a new comedy series from Amazon Prime Video. When the trailer first dropped …

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First trailer for HBO’s Lovecraft Country blends Eldritch horrors and racism

Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams are among the executive producers of HBO’s Lovecraft Country. H.P. Lovecraft is having a moment. January brought us Richard Stanley’s surreal film, Color Out of Space, an adaptation of the short story of the same name, in which a family on a farm encounters a glowing purple meteorite with typically …

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