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Superheroes are thriving in movies and on TV – but comic books lag behind

There is no hotter commodity in pop culture than Marvel Comics superheroes. They're the powerhouse behind four hit films this year (including the top two in global box office, Disney's $3.6 billion tandem of "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War") and on television they're featured in 10 live-action series spread across ABC, Fox, Netflix, FX, Hulu and Freeform as well as five more animated franchises.

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Movie review: ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ is clever, but too real to be fun

Back in 2014, when the computer-based "Unfriended" was released, the kind of online menace we could imagine was mostly bullying – an anonymous mob unleashed online. That was even the platform First Lady Melania Trump announced as the issue she was going to tackle in the White House. That all seems so quaint these days. Now, in the summer of 2018, with the release of "Unfriended: Dark Web," the online threats to the very fabric of our existence are so much realer, and so much more human. Foreign hackers are being indicted for meddling in United States elections, bitcoin and blockchain are on everyone's lips (even if no one really understands them), and "Unfriended: Dark Web" is poised to capitalize on the zeitgeist.

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Movie review: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ is escapist fluff of the highest order

Welcome back to the magical island of Kalokairi, a sun-strewn rocky outcropping in the azure Aegean Sea, a land where white people can only express themselves with the music of Sweden's most enduring musical group, ABBA. The sequel/prequel hybrid "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" arrives a decade after the bonkers filmed adaptation of the stage musical "Mamma Mia!" Vehicles for ABBA's songs, the films perfectly reflect the music: guileless, emotionally raw and unabashedly cheesy, wrapped in miles and miles of colorful synthetic fabric.

Shoplifting squirrel steals peanut M&Ms from a Disney store at Magic Kingdom

Brianna Bradshaw posted her friend Jessica Dornfried's video showing a shoplifting squirrel stealing a bag of peanut M&Ms from a Disney store at Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.