Path of Deceit Book Excerpt

Path of Deceit Book Excerpt

Image: Disney Lucasfilm Press New Disney+ series Andor is grabbing all the Star Wars attention lately, but for High Republic fans, there’s a new tale out next week well worthy of notice. io9 is thrilled to have an exclusive excerpt from Star Wars: The High Republic: Path of Deceit, the latest in the series. It’s … Read more

Destroy the Gatekeepers of Art, Free The People’s Joker!

Destroy the Gatekeepers of Art, Free The People’s Joker!

Covered… by COPYRIGHT LAW!!Image: DC Comics/Marshall Rogers A new Joker film had its first—and probably last—showing earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival. The People’s Joker, described as “a queer coming-of-age story complete with a copyright-defying array of villains and heroes,” was screened once and only once. Future screenings of the film have … Read more

What Happens When China Makes a Popular Movie Disappear?

What Happens When China Makes a Popular Movie Disappear?

A screenshot from the movie Return to Dust, which has been pulled from streaming in China but is still available through pirated YouTube copies.Screenshot: YouTube Return to Dust, a movie that had been generating buzz in China as a sleeper hit, was unceremoniously pulled from streaming services in the country yesterday, according to multiple reports … Read more

Vampire Film About Father and Daughter

Vampire Film About Father and Daughter

Victoria Moroles and Noah Segan in Blood Relatives.Image: Shudder If you’ve ever wanted to watch a horror movie that also feels like a warm hug, you should seek out Blood Relatives. Writer, director, and star Noah Segan (Looper, Knives Out) plays a vampire named Francis who thinks he’s the coolest guy ever. He wears a … Read more

Artist Claims U.S. Copyright for Graphic Novel Using AI Art

Artist Claims U.S. Copyright for Graphic Novel Using AI Art

This image was downloadable off Shutterstock and labeled as AI-generated. The platform has struggled to come up with a comprehensive policy for AI-generated images on their site.Image: teh_z1b (Shutterstock) Whether you think they’re legitimate artistic creations or artistically derivative and plagiaristic, AI-generated images exist in a strange legal limbo that no governmental body has yet … Read more

Sci-Fi, Zombies, & Family Drama

Sci-Fi, Zombies, & Family Drama

The Visitor From the FutureImage: Fantastic Fest Time-travel, zombies, action, comedy, drama, The Visitor From the Future has it all. Co-written and directed by François Descraques, the film is based on a popular online French web series and both start very much the same way: a disheveled rogue (Florent Dorin) travels back in time to … Read more

Avatar Rerelease Takes Home $30.5 Million at Opening Weekend

Avatar Rerelease Takes Home .5 Million at Opening Weekend

Image: Disney/20th Century Studios James Cameron’s Avatar came back to theaters this weekend, and it’s prompted no shortage of discussion about its impact (or lack thereof) on the greater cultural landscape. Whether or not you think that the first of five planned films left a mark on popular culture will have to wait for another … Read more

Ryan Coogler on Making Wakanda Forever Post-Boseman Death

Ryan Coogler on Making Wakanda Forever Post-Boseman Death

Image: Marvel Studios As the weeks until Black Panther: Wakanda Forever grow shorter, the biggest question is what kind of film we’re getting in the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s passing. On a meta level, we know that it’ll be about the film’s characters reacting and coming to terms with the loss of their king, similar … Read more

Google CEO Tells Workers They Don’t Need Money to Have Fun

Google CEO Tells Workers They Don’t Need Money to Have Fun

It’s easy to tell workers that fun doesn’t have to cost money when you have lots of money, I dare say.Photo: Jerod Harris (Getty Images) Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who leads one of the world’s richest companies, very likely does not want to talk about money to his employees while the Big Tech giant is … Read more

Beyond Meat’s COO (Allegedly) Bit a Guy’s Nose

Beyond Meat’s COO (Allegedly) Bit a Guy’s Nose

Thoughts and prayers for Beyond Meat in this trying time. The plant-based burger replacement company is currently swimming in struggle sauce. Doug Ramsey, Beyond’s chief operating officer, has been suspended from the company after being arrested for allegedly biting a man’s nose in a brawl. Then there’s the food-disruptor’s deepening financial woes. Ramsey reportedly got … Read more