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Patrick Osborne, Director of Feast, Will Adapt Battling Boy For Film

In 2008, we first heard that Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company had picked up the rights to Paul Pope’s excellent Battling Boy. Now we finally have some movement on it. And fabulous movement it is: Patrick Osborne, director of the Oscar-winning Feast, will direct it for Paramount. » 7/30/15 12:30am Today 12:30am

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Caused By Lack of Oversight 

An official investigation into the deadly crash of a Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo over California last October finds that a co-pilot unlocked the ship’s braking system too early. The incident, according to the National Transportation and Safety Board’s report, could have been prevented with better safety procedures. » 7/30/15 12:00am Today 12:00am

Gotham Adds More Villains, More Heroes, More Worries

As the official io9 reviewer of the first season of Gotham, I thought the show had an unfortunate tendency to merely trot out proto-Batman characters in lieu of decent storytelling and actual character development. Now that the show is adding an absurd amount of new characters for season 2, I don’t think this problem… » 7/29/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

The Terribly True Tale of the Youngest Girl Ever Executed in America

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Today, the crimes of Hannah Ocuish would be readily explained, if not outright forgiven. Her childhood incorporated all the clichés and every demographic of the youthful offender: poverty, neglect, ignorance, discrimination. Taken together, they ensured that Hannah would be a naughty little girl indeed. » 7/29/15 7:30pm Yesterday 7:30pm

Doctor Who's Most Surprising Cameo Will Get An Explanation This Fall

One of the biggest surprises of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary special was the brief moment that Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor joined all 13 Doctors in saving Gallifrey—but now it looks like the next season of the show will explore that cameo even further, thanks to some wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey shenanigans. » 7/29/15 2:20pm Yesterday 2:20pm

Which Movie Has Been a Deal Breaker in Your Relationships?

So you’ve met an awesome person who has definite boyfriend or girlfriend or just friend-friend potential. Things are going great! Until the convo turns to favorite movies, and you realize not only do your tastes completely clash ... the other person utterly hates the one film that’s most shaped your life. » 7/29/15 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

The Ghostbusters May Still Team Up With Channing Tatum & Chris Pratt

If there’s one thing we can definitely say about the future of Ghostbusters, it’s that we don’t know what’s going on. The Paul Feig movie is shooting but after that, rumors have continually surfaced then been debunked. Now, the Channing Tatum Chris Pratt team up rumor has risen from its grave. » 7/29/15 1:10pm Yesterday 1:10pm