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Watch Rian Johnson Break Down the “Eat Sh*t” Scene From Knives Out

Of all the many iconic scenes in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, one of the most memorable is the one where a sneering, sweater-encased Chris Evans tells all of his family members to “eat sh*t.” Something about the actor’s delivery, along with the Uncut Gems levels of cross-talk, the lightning-quick camera cuts, and the impeccably choreographed reactions of his co-stars, make it ripe for repeat viewings and dissections. Now, Johnson himself is here to explain how it all came together. Sitting down with Vanity Fair, the director whipped out his pink dry erase marker to break down the scene beat-by-beat.

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Octavia Butler’s Dawn Revived for Amazon Studios by Ava DuVernay and Victoria Mahoney

Octavia Butler’s Hugo Award-winning Dawn is finally coming to TV! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ava DuVernay and Victoria Mahoney are teaming up to develop the first book of Butler’s acclaimed Xenogenesis/Lilith’s Brood trilogy for a script-to-series order from Amazon Studios.

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Chris Evans Is In Talks to Play the Dentist in the Little Shop of Horrors Reboot

Looks like Chris Evans is fully committed to this whole playing-against-type thing. After stealing the show as the sh*t-eating, sweater-clad prodigal son in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, the artist formerly known as Captain America is in talks to play another smarmy villain: Orin Scrivello, the sadistic dentist in Greg Berlanti’s Little Shop of Horrors reboot.

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Watch Author Tochi Onyebuchi Talk on The Daily Show About the Role of Sci-Fi/Fantasy in Modern Life

Last week, Riot Baby author Tochi Onyebuchi appeared on The Daily Show, speaking to host Trevor Noah about the history of sci-fi and fantasy as a place of social commentary, storytelling as a “vehicle” for engaging with real-life issues, why Riot Baby is not a “dystopian” novel, what superpower he’d have, and more. Check out the clip below!

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A Redditor Uncovered Three Hidden Westworld Trailers

From the beginning, Westworld’s companion websites have been a treasure trove of Easter eggs, lore, and other goodies, encouraging fans to solve puzzles and decode seemingly innocuous files for a more interactive viewing experience. For season 3, the website in question is Incite Inc., a mysterious tech company first introduced in a teaser way back in November. As reported by Westworld Watchers, per io9, Reddit user u/MTC_Chickpea went poking around the site to try to grab screencaps from a mysterious new trailer. When the trailer disappeared, they turned on their VPN, and voila! Not one, not two, but three hidden trailers for Westworld season 3.

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Check Out the Original Illustrations From Jules Verne’s Voyages Extraordinaires

Jules Verne was a ridiculously prolific author, publishing more than 90 novels, short stories, non-fiction books, essays, and plays over his 50-odd year career. His magnum opus was the Voyages Extraordinaires, a series of 54(!) novels that sought “to outline all the geographical, geological, physical, and astronomical knowledge amassed by modern science and to recount, in an entertaining and picturesque format…the history of the universe,” according to his editor Jules Hetzel. How’s that for an ambitious undertaking?

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We Demand a Full Version of This Name of the Wind Fan Film

With all the post-Game of Thrones fantasy adaptations jostling for a seat on Peak TV’s Iron Throne, you’d think network creatives would be all over Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicles. While Lionsgate Television does have a live-action series in the works, it’s a prequel set a “generation” before The Name of the Wind, not a direct adaptation. Showtime reportedly passed on the series in September, leaving the team (which includes Lin-Manuel Miranda and Rothfuss himself as executive producers) shopping it around to different networks.

After stumbling upon one fan-made film on YouTube, however, we got an idea: maybe what the books really need is a beautifully animated series in the vein of Netflix’s The Dragon Prince.

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