Rosa Salazar Shines in an Otherwise Unfocused Alita: Battle Angel

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Alita: Battle Angel is an ambitious project, one that’s been years in the making, but the end result falls short. It’s a middling sci-fi drama, fueled by clunky exposition and special effects that might look cool now but won’t hold up. The film’s only saving grace is the actual angel leading the way.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/rosa-salazar-shines-in-an-otherwise-unfocused-alita-ba-1832241871

37 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Keep You Warm This February

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February may be the shortest month, but it’s jam-packed with new sci-fi and fantasy books—including titles from big names like Marlon James, Ken Liu, and io9 co-founder Charlie Jane Anders! Plus: runaway space princesses, mythical monsters, post-apocalyptic survival stories, and tons more, including a few non-fiction…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/37-new-science-fiction-and-fantasy-books-to-keep-you-wa-1831879973

A Galaxy of New Guests Confirmed for Star Wars Celebration Chicago

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Several new guests, including the talents behind a fan-favorite Force wielder and the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter, have been confirmed for the Topps autograph area at Star Wars Celebration Chicago!

Ashley Eckstein

Ashley Eckstein

Ashley Eckstein, who portrayed Ahsoka Tano — Anakin Skywalker’s gifted apprentice turned rebel warrior — in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, is headed to the five-day fan event. Eckstein is also the founder of the Her Universe, a groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand.

Daniel Logan

Daniel Logan

Jett Lucas
Ken Leung
Katy Kartwheel
John Ratzenberger

Joining Eckstein to meet and sign for fans is a galaxy of Star Wars veterans, including: Daniel Logan, the actor who brought young Boba Fett to life in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Jett Lucas, who played Padawan Zett Jukassa in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith; Ken Leung, who portrayed Admiral Statura in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Katy Kartwheel, an actor and circus performer who played HURID-327 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and was a creature performer in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story, including the body of Rio; and finally, John Ratzenberger, who is known the beloved Cliff in Cheers and can be seen as Major Derlin in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more Star Wars Celebration Chicago updates!

Star Wars Celebration Chicago will take place April 11-15 at McCormick Place. Visit StarWarsCelebration.com for tickets and more info!

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https://www.starwars.com/news/a-galaxy-of-new-guests-confirmed-for-star-wars-celebration-chicago

Hulu Is Experimenting With a Charmin Bear Chilling on Your Pause Screen

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If there’s one thing consistent in this world, it’s how companies are always finding new and creative ways to shove ads in your face. Hulu’s latest experiment involves a less abrasive strategy than the usual video ad break—it’s going to place static banner ads on the screen when you pause your video starting in the…

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https://gizmodo.com/hulu-is-experimenting-with-a-charmin-bear-chilling-on-y-1832230280