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Catwoman PR Woes Continue in New 'Arkham' Video Game

Remember our recent post expressing concern for Catwoman's public image? It turns out we were right to be worried. Video-gamers exploring the new  Batman: Arkham City release have begun voicing complaints about the dehumanization of the game's female characters, including the repetitive use of the word "bitch" to describe Sexwoman (okay, they didn't really change her name, but what's stopping them?). One particular reviewer summed up the problem -- and the problem behind the problem -- in an amazing, caps-locked, Hulk-voiced rant.

In this interview with io9, you can learn whether George Romero feels foolish for passing up the chance to direct "The Walking Dead" (hint: not really). Meanwhile, anyone whom has yet to procure a Halloween costume will be excited to see that the hit TV show's makeup artists are basically giving away their zombie-making secrets for free. Go forth, and repopulate the earth with your accursed kind!

If Spielberg's planning on squeezing an entire movie franchise out of the Tintin books, we suggest he draw inspiration from this creepy collection of  book-cover mockups which blend our beloved boy-explorer with the squamous underworlds of H.P. Lovecraft. Ia Ia Cthulhu Fhtagn!

Once the Wachowskis have finished rough-housing with David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, they'll attempt to launch a whole new sci-fi/action franchise called "Jupiter Ascending," cashing in on whatever goodwill they've got left after the "Matrix" sequels -- which, according to the AVClub, are actually worthy of another look.

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