Captain Marvel Is Heavily Inspired By RoboCop, But Not for the Reasons You Think 

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When you think of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film RoboCop, you think robots. You think sci-fi violence. You think social commentary. You don’t think about a woman flying around space fighting bad guys. But for Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, that unlikely connection was incredibly important.

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A Look Behind TV’s Most Relatable Gaming Story In Ages

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Writing an episode of a TV show that revolves around video games can be a tricky endeavor. It’s all too easy for showrunners to gravitate towards common tropes such as being sucked into a digital world or becoming overly obsessed with a flashy new game. Stories like these have been overused in the decades since gaming…

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https://kotaku.com/a-look-behind-tvs-most-relatable-gaming-story-in-ages-1832411015

Lois Lowry Discusses The Giver’s Legacy, the Movie, and Why It Was Time for a Graphic Novel

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The Giver may have come out over 25 years ago, but the story holds just as much weight now as it did back then. That could be why it’s finally been turned into a graphic novel. We chatted with author Lois Lowry about what works in P. Craig Russell’s adaptation—along with her thoughts on the 2014 movie, and what wisdom…

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Marlon James Talks Superheroes, the Joy of Fantasy, and His Stunning New Book Black Leopard, Red Wolf

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Marlon James is already a big deal; he won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2015 for his crime novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. But Black Leopard, Red Wolf—the first entry in his Dark Star fantasy trilogy, which the Jamaican-born author himself dubbed “the African Game of Thrones”—levels up in a huge way.

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A Look Inside the Colorful Nuance of The Giver’s Graphic Novel

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Lois Lowry’s The Giver is a visual novel. It’s not filled with colorful illustrations, but reading is certainly a visual experience, one that everybody imagines in their own way. Comic book creator P. Craig Russell has revealed his own vision for The Giver—and, in this interview and exclusive preview, he shares how…

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Meet a Guy Who Taught Himself to Animate His Own Sci-Fi Web Series

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Back in high school, Denver Jackson got the idea for a science fiction and fantasy movie called Esluna: A World Beyond, about a land ruled by people with the power to control the wind. Eventually, that idea turned into a web series that recently launched its first season—something Jackson animated by himself.

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Black Panther and Captain Marvel Editor Debbie Berman Discusses Piecing Together MCU Masterpieces

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As a child growing up in South Africa, Debbie Berman always dreamed of being able to tell the sort of stories that people could connect with emotionally in order to help them escape reality. In time, what began as weekends spent convincing the other kids in her neighborhood to participate in home movies grew into a…

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