Sure, Captain Marvel is great, but we’re here for the cat, wrong name and all

Back in September when the official poster for Captain Marvel was released, we noticed the movie’s true hero was hiding down in the far-left corner of the image: Chewie, the cat (or cat-like alien being, more accurately) who belongs to Carol Danvers. A…

Back in September when the official poster for Captain Marvel was released, we noticed the movie’s true hero was hiding down in the far-left corner of the image: Chewie, the cat (or cat-like alien being, more accurately) who belongs to Carol Danvers. And now that the new trailer has arrived, he has finally assumed his…

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Rise: Why China’s Internet is Bigger.. And Different

Abundant capital, rapid change, and growing sophistication are the key characteristics of China’s Internet landscape. So too is the guiding hand of the central government. Published Tuesday at the Rise tech conference in Hong Kong, the China Internet R…

Abundant capital, rapid change, and growing sophistication are the key characteristics of China’s Internet landscape. So too is the guiding hand of the central government. Published Tuesday at the Rise tech conference in Hong Kong, the China Internet Report shows that China already counts 772 million Internet users and 753 million mobile Internet users. While […]

Right-wing dipshits Notch and William Shatner bond over shared love of Death Grips

Last night the world got a delightful look at the possible future of the intersection of music, video games, and celebrity, when Drake, Travis Scott, and Steelers wide-receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster joined professional streamer Ninja on Twitch to pal around with a few hours of Fortnite. 

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Last night the world got a delightful look at the possible future of the intersection of music, video games, and celebrity, when Drake, Travis Scott, and Steelers wide-receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster joined professional streamer Ninja on Twitch to pal around with a few hours of Fortnite. 

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Jeremy Renner would like you to please remember Hawkeye when you have a minute

Next month’s Avengers: Infinity War is going to be so jam-packed with superheroes it will likely be difficult for audiences to find time to care about every single one of them. But, as the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares for the showdown with Thanos, there’s one actor who’s worried his character is…

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Next month’s Avengers: Infinity War is going to be so jam-packed with superheroes it will likely be difficult for audiences to find time to care about every single one of them. But, as the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares for the showdown with Thanos, there’s one actor who’s worried his character is…

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James Blunt is not falling for John Mayer’s shit

Back in the mid-2000s, former British Army captain and warbly-voiced angel James Blunt burst onto the music scene with his album Back To Bedlam and the hit single “You’re Beautiful.” Soon, it was impossible to turn on a radio or television without being subjected to Blunt’s acoustic guitar-backed affirmation of your…

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Back in the mid-2000s, former British Army captain and warbly-voiced angel James Blunt burst onto the music scene with his album Back To Bedlam and the hit single “You’re Beautiful.” Soon, it was impossible to turn on a radio or television without being subjected to Blunt’s acoustic guitar-backed affirmation of your…

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The original ‘Who Shot Mr. Burns?’ almost had a very different ending

In the summer of 1995, one question consumed an entire nation of TV viewers: Who shot Mr. Burns? The two-part cliffhanger finale of The Simpsons’ sixth season was originally conceived as a parody of similar publicity stunt finales— specifically the “Who Shot J.R.?” cliffhanger on Dallas—but it soon took on a life of…

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In the summer of 1995, one question consumed an entire nation of TV viewers: Who shot Mr. Burns? The two-part cliffhanger finale of The Simpsons’ sixth season was originally conceived as a parody of similar publicity stunt finales— specifically the “Who Shot J.R.?” cliffhanger on Dallas—but it soon took on a life of…

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Cool orangutan just taking a trip to Flavor Country 

The wonders of the natural world are truly endless, from the majesty of a herd of elephants grazing in the plains of the Savanna, to the breach of an enormous blue whale. They also include, as seen in the clip above, an orangutan taking a minute out of…

The wonders of the natural world are truly endless, from the majesty of a herd of elephants grazing in the plains of the Savanna, to the breach of an enormous blue whale. They also include, as seen in the clip above, an orangutan taking a minute out of his busy day to enjoy a smooth, low-tar filtered cigarette.

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Enjoy this sneak preview of our barren Earth, overrun by chittering Boston Dynamics robo-dogs

Every few months, the geniuses at Boston Dynamics debut another one of their terrifying robotic creations that stirs up everyone’s apocalyptic anxieties. The most unsettling of these inventions is easily the SpotMini, a creepily agile robo-dog that quite literally looks like something out of a Black Mirror episode.…

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Every few months, the geniuses at Boston Dynamics debut another one of their terrifying robotic creations that stirs up everyone’s apocalyptic anxieties. The most unsettling of these inventions is easily the SpotMini, a creepily agile robo-dog that quite literally looks like something out of a Black Mirror episode.…

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Jennifer Garner is playing coy about what shook her to her core at the Oscars

Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony was so bereft of surprises and takeaways that an actress who wasn’t even nominated for anything emerged as one of the biggest talking points. Why, you ask? Well, someone caught video of her happening upon some apocalyptic realization mid-clap, resulting in a new go-to GIF.

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Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony was so bereft of surprises and takeaways that an actress who wasn’t even nominated for anything emerged as one of the biggest talking points. Why, you ask? Well, someone caught video of her happening upon some apocalyptic realization mid-clap, resulting in a new go-to GIF.

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Watch Daniel Day-Lewis disappear into his role as a shredded guy eating a huge burrito

Daniel Day-Lewis’ work as an actor, though limited to a relatively small number of films, is worthy of examination. His ability to transform himself and embody the emotions of his characters is unparalleled. His commitment to the method acting technique makes him a bit of an anomaly in the current Hollywood landscape.…

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Daniel Day-Lewis’ work as an actor, though limited to a relatively small number of films, is worthy of examination. His ability to transform himself and embody the emotions of his characters is unparalleled. His commitment to the method acting technique makes him a bit of an anomaly in the current Hollywood landscape.…

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What awful realization made Jennifer Garner’s blood run cold?

Awards shows prime the mind for deep thoughts and revelations. “Why wasn’t I nominated?” one might wonder as the montages unfold. “Are these people truly my friends, or is that just an act, too?” you’ll think, smoothing out the folds of that gown. “Oh, my god, I didn’t hallucinate that scene in Three Billboards where…

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Awards shows prime the mind for deep thoughts and revelations. “Why wasn’t I nominated?” one might wonder as the montages unfold. “Are these people truly my friends, or is that just an act, too?” you’ll think, smoothing out the folds of that gown. “Oh, my god, I didn’t hallucinate that scene in Three Billboards where…

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Nick Offerman is down to play Olympic curler Matt Hamilton in his inevitable biopic

The US men’s curling team’s gold medal victory was one of the more inspiring stories of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Something about seeing five guys who wouldn’t look out of place splitting a pitcher of beer at a bowling alley sweep their way to being the best in the world just warms your heart. It’s only a matter of…

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The US men’s curling team’s gold medal victory was one of the more inspiring stories of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Something about seeing five guys who wouldn’t look out of place splitting a pitcher of beer at a bowling alley sweep their way to being the best in the world just warms your heart. It’s only a matter of…

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Wait, what exactly was Luke Skywalker’s plan in Return Of The Jedi?

Despite their venerated position in the Star Wars canon, the original trilogy of films are not without their faults. Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi is perhaps the most flawed, forcing some people to rank it below the new Disney installments or even (gasp!) maybe one of the prequels. Recently, UPROXX writer…

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Despite their venerated position in the Star Wars canon, the original trilogy of films are not without their faults. Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi is perhaps the most flawed, forcing some people to rank it below the new Disney installments or even (gasp!) maybe one of the prequels. Recently, UPROXX writer…

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When in doubt, act like Jake from Adventure Time

Jake The Dog is the ultimate sidekick. Not only can he grow, shrink, and transform into any shape that might help his buddy Finn during battle, but he can also dance, sing, and make a mean plate of bacon pancakes. According to a new video from ScreenPrism, Jake is also the moral center of Adventure Time, embodying the…

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Jake The Dog is the ultimate sidekick. Not only can he grow, shrink, and transform into any shape that might help his buddy Finn during battle, but he can also dance, sing, and make a mean plate of bacon pancakes. According to a new video from ScreenPrism, Jake is also the moral center of Adventure Time, embodying the…

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Ken Jennings has gone from winning $2.5 million on Jeopardy! to $11.16 on HQ Trivia

“Affable trivia genius” used to be a dependable career, the sort of steady job one could count on to support a family. For Ken Jennings, that meant winning Jeopardy! 74 times in a row and pocketing more than $2.5 million in the process. Nowadays, thanks to Silicon Valley and the so-called “gig economy,” trivia savants…

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“Affable trivia genius” used to be a dependable career, the sort of steady job one could count on to support a family. For Ken Jennings, that meant winning Jeopardy! 74 times in a row and pocketing more than $2.5 million in the process. Nowadays, thanks to Silicon Valley and the so-called “gig economy,” trivia savants…

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Get Out was somehow perfect fodder for both academia and GIFs

There’s been plenty of popular horror flicks over the years that reaped both critical and commercial acclaim. Rarely, however, do those movies weave themselves into the zeitgeist, affixing themselves into the general discourse that surrounds culture and horror. Even a critical darling like It Follows perseveres mostly…

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There’s been plenty of popular horror flicks over the years that reaped both critical and commercial acclaim. Rarely, however, do those movies weave themselves into the zeitgeist, affixing themselves into the general discourse that surrounds culture and horror. Even a critical darling like It Follows perseveres mostly…

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Thousands of people are planning to say “Wow” like Owen Wilson in unison

As an actor, all one can hope for is a legacy that resounds long after they’re gone. Charlie Chaplin and Peter Sellers’ mastery of transformation, for example, continues to inspire comics the world over, as does the boldness and range of an actress like Katharine Hepburn. Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep will no doubt be…

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As an actor, all one can hope for is a legacy that resounds long after they’re gone. Charlie Chaplin and Peter Sellers’ mastery of transformation, for example, continues to inspire comics the world over, as does the boldness and range of an actress like Katharine Hepburn. Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep will no doubt be…

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The Cloverfield Paradox represents the nadir of J.J. Abrams’ mystery box

Back in 2007, J.J. Abrams gave a TED Talk in which he discussed his storytelling philosophy and introduced audiences to something he calls “the mystery box.” In addition to being a cheap magic shop gag, the unopened mystery box became a metaphor for the narrative elements Abrams was most passionate about, i.e.…

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Back in 2007, J.J. Abrams gave a TED Talk in which he discussed his storytelling philosophy and introduced audiences to something he calls “the mystery box.” In addition to being a cheap magic shop gag, the unopened mystery box became a metaphor for the narrative elements Abrams was most passionate about, i.e.…

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Oscar Isaac ‘ships Finn and Poe, too

The list of Star Wars actors hoping to see Finn and Poe Dameron get romantic on the big screen continues to grow. Previously, Laura Dern told The L.A. Times that Finn-Poe would “be the most beautiful couple ever” and that there is plenty of room for more LGBTQ community representation in the franchise. Even Kelly…

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The list of Star Wars actors hoping to see Finn and Poe Dameron get romantic on the big screen continues to grow. Previously, Laura Dern told The L.A. Times that Finn-Poe would “be the most beautiful couple ever” and that there is plenty of room for more LGBTQ community representation in the franchise. Even Kelly…

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Here’s an earnest plea to stop using Creedence Clearwater Revival in every damn Vietnam movie

Music makes a good thing better. Would Gwyneth Paltrow walking off a bus be so majestic were it not for Nico? Or would Rahad Jackson’s house be as transcendently warped without Ricky Springfield? And can we all agree that it’s Frou Frou’s fault for making us think Garden State was going to be good? Use an evocative…

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Music makes a good thing better. Would Gwyneth Paltrow walking off a bus be so majestic were it not for Nico? Or would Rahad Jackson’s house be as transcendently warped without Ricky Springfield? And can we all agree that it’s Frou Frou’s fault for making us think Garden State was going to be good? Use an evocative…

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Piers Morgan now has beef with Modern Family

At this point, one has to assume Piers Morgan is a masochist. There’s seemingly no other explanation as to why the blustery British TV personality routinely invites people from various platforms to dunk on him and make him look the fool. This morning marked another such incident of self-induced humiliation as Morgan…

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At this point, one has to assume Piers Morgan is a masochist. There’s seemingly no other explanation as to why the blustery British TV personality routinely invites people from various platforms to dunk on him and make him look the fool. This morning marked another such incident of self-induced humiliation as Morgan…

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