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The first episode of Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ played at Comic-Con. Here’s what we saw

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The world at large will have to wait til August 18 to check out Marvel’s The Defenders

But a few thousand lucky fans got an early peek at Comic-Con’s Hall H on Friday.

Netflix played the entire first episode of The Defenders to an enthusiastic crowd – including your faithful movies reporter from Mashable. Here’s everything you need to know.

1. The first Defender you’ll see in The Defenders is … Iron Fist.

I know, guys, I'm upset too.

I know, guys, I’m upset too.

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Womp womp. 

And he still doesn’t know how to onscreen-fight worth a damn, at least based on his first scene – a fight sequence set in a series of wet, dark tunnels that conveniently make it real difficult to make out what’s going on.  Read more…

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Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ trailer unites all your favorite street-level superheroes and also Iron Fist

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Move over, Avengers – there’s a new superhero gang in town. 

Marvel’s The Defenders brings together all four “street-level” superheroes introduced on Netflix so far: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.

Not that they seem all that thrilled about it. All four are more or less what you’d describe as the “lone wolf type” – but to quote another one of our favorite TV properties, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. And Lord knows they’re gonna need all they can get to survive this next battle. 

Because, you see, they’ll be teaming up to fight the most intimidating pop culture persona of all. Lady’s already survived xenomorphs and ghosts – you know she’s not gonna go down easy. Read more…

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Why Sansa Stark Had Every Right to Speak Up Against Jon Snow

Sansa Stark isn’t in my top three favorite Game of Thrones characters. Many would agree that she didn’t start out as a likable character in earlier seasons. She was a naive brat who sided with the wrong people. Her character development was a slow progress, but progress nonetheless. Again, this is coming from someone who hasn’t warmed […]

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A black ‘Doctor Who’ is long overdue too, says former Doctor

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SAN DIEGO — Jodie Whittaker’s casting as the first female Doctor may have been a bold leap forward for Doctor Who. But for one former inhabitant of the role, it wasn’t a leap far enough.

A black Doctor “should have happened by now as well,” sixth Doctor Colin Baker said in response to a question from the audience at San Diego Comic-Con. And he went further by suggesting it would happen next.

“The white male dominance of the role has been nothing if not timid,” Baker said on a panel devoted to classic-era Doctor Who, in response to a pointed inquiry about representation in Doctor Who from a black member of the audience.  Read more…

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Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ storm Comic-Con with tons of action-packed footage

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Marvel’s Inhumans are ready for action.

ABC’s new superhero show has been touted as the first television series to debut in IMAX before hitting the broadcast airwaves. Which, in turn, raises the question: is this really worth the IMAX treatment? 

We’ll have to wait a few more weeks for a definitive answer to that one (Inhumans hits IMAX Sep. 1). But in the meantime, ABC’s trying like hell to convince potential fans that it is. 

To that end, they treated the Comic-Con audience to four lengthy clips, three of which featured very different types of action. Read more…

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At least somebody liked Ed Sheeran’s ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo

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Why that ‘Game of Thrones’ cold open was worse than ‘Scooby Doo’

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Game of Thrones‘ season opening episodes are almost never regarded as the best of their ilk. From the “Winter is Coming” pilot onwards, they’ve all suffered the same problem: too much scene-setting and checking in with characters is required for much of interest to actually happen. 

This is not necessarily a problem — we’ve had some excellent, top-ten worthy Episode 2s spring from the solid foundation of that scene-setting. But you can also see why the showrunners — and their bosses at HBO — would be interested in making sure there’s as much oomph to a season premiere as possible.

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‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ is finally airing his visit to Russia

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No one can stop talking about Russia.

The starting date for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s “Russia Week” has finally been unveiled: July 17. Finally, you’ll get to see the host’s visits to Moscow and St. Petersburg, where he gets some face-to-face time with the Russian people. 

There’s also his interview on Russian late-night TV show Evening Urgant, in which he apparently did vodka shots, and learned how to live like an oligarch in the vein of Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. 

“I was asked to go to Russia by an acquaintance I knew from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant to meet with an individual who I was told might have information helpful to my show,” Stephen Colbert said in a statement. “Donald Trump Jr.’s father knew nothing of the meeting or these events. Or evidently, much else.”  Read more…

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The Rock tells us what he told early doubters in Instagram video for ‘The Defiant Ones’

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The Rock might seem like an obvious Hollywood action hero success story now, but even he had moments when the world doubted him, and he shares some of that struggle in a brief Instagram video he posted on Sunday. 

But The Rock isn’t alone, also appearing in the video are NFL star Cam Newton, NBA champion Kevin Durant, and Mashable’s own founder Pete Cashmore, among others. 

They all tell brief parts of their stories of defying the odds to achieve success in a promotional video for the four-part HBO docu-series called The Defiant Ones. When it comes to The Rock, when he met doubt about his prospects in Hollywood, sports, and pro wrestling, he simply said, “Fuck that.” (Remember that steely resolve the next time you see him flash that warm, mainstream-friendly smile.)  Read more…

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Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s New TV Show Is a Success

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla have had great success with their movies in the past. Barcelona: A Love Untold will be shown at the 21st Butcheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea and Can’t Help Falling In Love grossed P300 million. Now, they’re bringing their skills to the silver screen once again with their new […]

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‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 finally, finally gets a release date and a new trailer

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After months and months of teasing on the internet, Season 3 of Rick and Morty finally has a premiere date.

The new season will debut on Sunday, July 30. The news was announced on Thursday evening, during a livestream hosted by Adult Swim. 

The first episode of Season 3 was already streamed online for April Fools’ Day. 

Co-creator Justin Roiland said there will be 10 episodes in Season 3, and also dropped hints of another season after that — although he stopped short of confirming it. 

“Not to say there’s a Season 4. There’s a PR person freaking out right now,” Roiland said. Read more…

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Model Maureen Wroblewitz Made Her Way to the Top 3 Spot of ‘AsNTM’

German-Filipino model Maureen Wroblewitz is still in the running to become Asia’s Next Top Model for its fifth cycle. In Wednesday’s episode, she was in the bottom two with Indonesia’s Clara Tan. Throughout the season, Clara bullied Maureen saying she was a “pretty face with no skills” and how she didn’t deserve to be in […]

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Sling TV rolls out a better DVR with an option to protect recordings, record from Fox

 Live TV streaming service Sling TV is today rolling out an improved DVR feature, while also making the option to record TV shows available on more devices and channels. The DVR is one of the key selling points for Sling TV, given the increased competition in the live TV space from newcomers like YouTube TV, Hulu (which recently added live TV), and AT&T’s DirecTV Now. According to… Read More

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‘Rick and Morty’ creator Dan Harmon goes deep explaining the meaning of life

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You’d be forgiven for missing the deeper meanings that underlie Adult Swim’s hit Rick and Morty, thanks to the animation’s incredibly surreal and bizarre sense of humour.

But there’s more than meets the eye, as revealed in the musings of co-creator Dan Harmon in a video promoting the forthcoming season of the show.

Harmon reflects on the “heavy theme of creator and createe” in the show. Rick turns out to be “the seam between God and man,” but doesn’t really give much care to what he creates — even though man has been constantly searching for why they’ve been created.

While Harmon doesn’t subscribe to Rick’s belief that nothing matters, if you get through the “terrifying threshold” of accepting it, “every place is the center of the universe,” says Harmon, “every moment is the most important moment and everything is the meaning of life.” Read more…

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