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Marvel’s female Thor comics selling 30% more than previous series

Marvel’s female Thor comics selling 30% more than previous series

While Marvel surprised many comic book fans last summer when it announced a new series of Thor with a woman as the title character, sales numbers over the last few months have proven it to be a smart move, at least business-wise if nothing else. After the first issue of the new Thor Vol 4 series hit stores in October, it and the following four issues have each sold better than those that began the previous Thor comic series from 2012, titled Thor: God of Thunder.

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Snoop Dogg partners with HBO to produce new drama

Snoop Dogg partners with HBO to produce new drama

HBO and Snoop Dogg have teamed up to create a new family drama series, though specific details about the planned show haven't yet been provided. The information was announced in a statement today, and though we don't know the particulars, we do know the series will take place some time in the 1980s in Los Angeles, and will center around a family, some political issue[s], and their local community. The Boondocks writer Rodney Barnes will be writing the new series.

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Hulu nabs exclusive streaming rights to ‘Empire’

Hulu nabs exclusive streaming rights to ‘Empire’

Hulu has scored the exclusive streaming rights to Empire, a Fox television series that has wrapped up its first season. The first season proved to be a success, and those who want to get caught up can do so as of yesterday (assuming they have a Hulu Plus subscription). Empire had its two-hour finale this past Wednesday, and through Hulu Plus all of the episodes are available for streaming...and the future episodes will also be made available once they start airing again on Fox.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron second TV spot drops

Avengers: Age of Ultron second TV spot drops

On May 1, Avengers: Age of Ultron will be hitting theaters, and as that time nears Marvel has been dropping a growing number of clips on YouTube and television. The latter of those two has been its focus lately, and if you haven't managed to catch it yet on TV, Marvel dropped a new TV spot today. This is the second one, and as we've come to expect it includes both content we've already seen and some new snippets, just enough to get viewers a little more excited for the theatrical debut.

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Sharknado 3 details unveiled: movie will premiere in July

Sharknado 3 details unveiled: movie will premiere in July

If you're a fan of Syfy's ridiculous Sharknado movies, you've likely known for a while now that a third movie will be arriving some time this year. The network has been relatively quiet about the movie's details, however, until today. NBCUniversal, the network behind it, has announced that the newest Sharknado movie will be called Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, and it'll be arriving on the Syfy channel on July 22 at 9PM. The movie will then debut across the globe elsewhere the next day.

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NVIDIA creating “any technology that helps them make Star Wars faster”

NVIDIA creating “any technology that helps them make Star Wars faster”

Earlier this week NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang confirmed that Lucasfilm was using NVIDIA technology to make Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "I'm out-of-my-body excited about this," said Huang, "I'll create any technology that helps them make Star Wars faster." Today NVIDIA confirmed what hardware Lucasfilm was using to push the next generation in Star Wars production. "To create the most immersive and visually exciting imagery imaginable," said Lutz Latta, Principal Engineer at Lucasfilm, "Lucasfilm artists and developers need optimal graphics performance and GPU power."

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Google’s mobile Endgame and the engine it rode in on

Google’s mobile Endgame and the engine it rode in on

There's a game going on right now - one made by Google, taking place all around you. This game uses augmented reality, books, the web, and professional actors to create a multi-level, multi-platform experience the likes of which we've never seen before. The only game that's come before that's anything like this is Ingress - and in fact this newest piece of the puzzle is built on the Ingress engine. This game goes by the name "Endgame: Proving Ground" - and it's underway right this minute.

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American Horror Story: Jessica Lange won’t be returning next season

American Horror Story: Jessica Lange won’t be returning next season

American Horror Story has successfully brought the macabre to television viewers, something few series have been able to do successfully. The show is known for its storyline styles: each season is its own story, and brings with it many of the main actors from the previous season, giving them new identities and roles. Jessica Lange has been with the show since Season 1, having played four different characters, and now she has revealed that her role on AHS came to an end with Freak Show.

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Cablevision will offer HBO NOW to Internet subscribers

Cablevision will offer HBO NOW to Internet subscribers

Those who subscribe to Cablevision's Optimum Internet service -- but not a television plan -- will have access to HBO NOW, it has been announced. This makes Cablevision the first cable provider of its sort to offer the new HBO service without requiring a pay-TV subscription in general, and it might serve to spur other service providers into doing the same. This proves good news for cable-cutters and those who in general aren't interested in having a pay-TV subscription, but who find HBO NOW appealing for its on-demand and Internet-only availability.

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The Walking Dead spinoff series detailed: prequel timeline

The Walking Dead spinoff series detailed: prequel timeline

With The Walking Dead, viewers were thrust right into the action, scarcely seeing the world before it was filled with roving hoards of the undead. As we're reported before, fans will soon be able to enjoy the world and its madness all year thanks to a spinoff series that is in the works. Details have been slow to surface, but have been brought to light regardless and newest among them is a glimpse of the timeline: the spinoff series is set to be a prequel of sorts, starting farther back before the zombies arrive.

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