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The internet has willed a new Simpsons character into existence

In 1997, The Simpsons gave us the character of Poochiea cynical addition to the in-universe Itchy & Scratchy Show meant to appease its fictional producers by introducing a focus-tested new element to the flagging cartoon. Decades later, Poochie—whose episode was created in response to executives suggesting the show bring a new member into the Simpson …

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The PS2’s Jak & Daxter Is Being ‘Ported’ To The PC By Fans

Image† Naughty Dog Over the past few years we’ve started seeing something beautiful happen: fans of classic console games are taking old code and creating native PC versions of games that never saw an official release. We’ve seen it with some Nintendo gamesbut now we’re seeing it with a PlayStation platformer as well. This isn’t …

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Crash director Paul Haggis arrested in Italy

Paul HaggisPhoto: Andres Iglesias Rodriguez (Getty Images) Paul Haggis, the filmmaker behind 2006’s surprising Best Picture winner Crashhas been arrested in Italy on “charges of sexual assault and aggravated personal injury.” That comes from Varietywhich says a “still unidentified woman” (all we know is that she is not Italian) pressed charges against Haggis, accusing him …

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11 Robot Movies to Watch Instead of Westworld’s New Season

Image: John P. Johnson (HBO) The new season of HBO’s dreary robot drama Westworld will soon return for its fourth season. In the words of Jeb Bush, “Please clap.” Everybody has their preferences when it comes to TV and movies. My personal preference is to steer clear of Westworld. I don’t totally understand how it’s …

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Joe Dante made a Gremlins prequel show because Gremlins 2 is “sequel-proof”

Did you know they’re auctioning off the Gizmo puppet from Gremlins 2 right now? A steal at $ 80,000 – $ 120,000.Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP via Getty Images We still don’t have a set release date for HBO Max’s upcoming animated series Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwaithe first new installment in the beloved …

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Super Smash Bros Modder Adds Crono From Chrono Trigger

Screenshot† Cock last year, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announced that Sora from Kingdom Hearts would be the last character in the fighting game roster. But that hasn’t stopped fans from trying to add their own favorites to the game. Yesterday, a fan uploaded a mod that lets smash players turn Hero into Crono from Chrono …

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Tom Hanks says people wouldn’t accept him playing Philadelphia role today, and “rightly so”

Tom Hanks Photo: Chris Hyde (Getty Images) Although it won him an Oscar, Tom Hanks is reflecting on his starring role in 1993’s Philadelphia, and why he’s not sure it would really work today. Hanks discussed the role as part of his press tour promoting Baz Luhrmann’s new Elvis film; in the film Hanks plays …

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