Shazam Is a Good Superhero Movie and a Better Family Drama

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These days, superhero movies need a little something extra to make them stand out from the pack. They can’t just be a typical, big-budget, flashy action movie. There needs to be a certain level of humor, pathos, or some poignant commentary that takes the film to the next level. In the case of David F. Sandberg’s new…

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The Google Stadia Backlash Has Begun

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While people are still grappling with the technical ramifications of Google’s Stadia platform, gamers have begun asking deeper, more troubling questions. What do mods look like in a world of game streaming? What happens to game preservation? What happens if Google dwarfs gaming the same way it has with search,…

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https://kotaku.com/the-google-stadia-backlash-has-begun-1833515412

Todd Phillips Celebrates Editing With an Enigmatic New Image of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker

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The day is drawing closer when Joaquin Phoenix will join the annals of superhero history as one of the few actors to portray the Joker in the flesh. Joker has entered the editing process, and to celebrate director Todd Phillips has posted a new, enigmatic image of the Crown Prince of Crime.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/todd-phillips-celebrates-editing-with-an-enigmatic-new-1833516463

I Tried Google Maps’ Experimental Walking Directions of the Future

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The perfect scenario for Google’s new Visual Position System, or VPS, is one you’ve probably been in already: Emerging from a subway station in a strange city. You’ve got your route planned out on your phone, but you don’t know which way is which, or the names of the roads—if you set off in the wrong direction…

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https://gizmodo.com/i-tried-google-maps-experimental-walking-directions-of-1833225629

Key & Peele’s YouTube Did Something Special for the Release of Us

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Before Jordan Peele was one of the best horror directors in the business, he was one half of the comedy duo Key & Peele, whose sketch show ran for five seasons from 2012 to 2015. Hopefully you know this already. But if you don’t, the show’s YouTube is ready to introduce you to one of their many, many delightful…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/key-peele-s-youtube-did-something-special-for-the-rel-1833515644