Morgan Spurlock is here to ruin your day with a clip from his documentary about rats

Morgan Spurlock is here to ruin your day with a clip from his documentary about rats
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Morgan Spurlock, whose every documentary feels like it should have an exclamation point at the end of its title, has yet another coming out soon: Rats. It's about rats! Actual rats, who are kind of cute in isolation but not so cute when hordes of them are running across a subway platform or rooting through garbage bins.

Billed as a "history of rat infestations in major cities throughout the world," this clip from Rats focuses on the rodent-plagued streets of New York. To make his point that the pests are a public, disease-carrying menace bent on our destruction, Spurlock lays it on thick, ladling throbbing horror-movie music over the scene of dozens of the critters rushing and squealing out of a heap of trash bags on a street corner. If your skin isn't crawling by the end of this, I have literally nothing in common with you.

Watch the clip above. Rats premieres October 22 on Discovery.

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Why is it so important for Marvel's Iron Fist to be white?

Consider this.
Why is it so important for Marvel's Iron Fist to be white?
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The other day I spoke on the "white savior" trope as it pertains to Matt Damon's new film The Great Wall, but the same conversation has been going on around Marvel's next Netflix series Iron Fist.

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'Channel Zero: Candle Cove': A primer on Syfy's eerie new horror anthology

Creator Nick Antosca and director Craig Macneill answer our burning questions
'Channel Zero: Candle Cove': A primer on Syfy's eerie new horror anthology
Credit: Syfy

Thanks in large part to the ongoing success of FX's American Horror Story, horror anthologies have become a hot commodity on TV again, and Syfy's Channel Zero is hoping to cash in on that trend with "Candle Cove," the first season of a new series that takes its inspiration from the internet phenomenon known as "creepypasta."

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Is 'Westworld' TOO sci-fi for general audiences? - She Said/She Said

Hello, robot friends.
Is 'Westworld' TOO sci-fi for general audiences? - She Said/She Said
Credit: HBO

She Said/She Said is a (sporadically) daily video featuring HitFix Harpy Donna Dickens and HitFix Weekend Editor Jill Pantozzi discussing current events in geek news.

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Have you caught the first two episodes of HBO's Westworld? Because we're talking full spoilers today.

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Review: Can 'Timeless' prevent 'The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln'?

A solid second episode makes the mission to the past personal
<p>Timeless</p>

Timeless

Credit: NBC

Thoughts on tonight's Timeless — as well as a few tidbits from yesterday's New York Comic-Con panel I moderated with the cast and Eric Kripke — coming up just as soon as we get some paperweights in here...

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Review: 'Supergirl' welcomes Superman in a promising arrival on the CW

'The Adventures of Supergirl' provides a new home, new tweaks, and the Man of Steel!
<p>Supergirl and Superman</p>

Supergirl and Superman

Credit: CW

A few thoughts on tonight's Supergirl season premiere, and the changes to the show now that it's moved from CBS to the CW, coming up just as soon as I internet-search a calling...

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Hayley Atwell returns to the role of Agent Carter for Marvel Animation

Plus: A first look at ‘EmojiMovie,’ a teaser for Disney Channel’s ‘Tangled: The Series,’ more
Hayley Atwell returns to the role of Agent Carter for Marvel Animation
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AnimationFix: Your regular round-up of the latest animation news, from HitFix reporter Emily Rome

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'Supergirl's' Melissa Benoist calls Superman's arrival a 'necessary relationship to explore'

Up, up, and away!
'Supergirl's' Melissa Benoist calls Superman's arrival a 'necessary relationship to explore'
Credit: The CW

Supergirl Season 2 premieres tonight on its new home, The CW. Along with Melissa Benoist and the rest of the original cast, Tyler Hoechlin will be joining to guest star as Superman. But don't worry, that doesn't mean the Girl of Steel is playing second fiddle.

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Dive into the lore behind how 'Westworld' hosts are made

It involves 'skin dip'.
Westworld Host
Credit: HBO

HBO is now two episodes deep into Westworld, and we’ve not yet begun to scratch the layers of this world. As our Alan Sepinwall said, HBO has thrown viewers into the deep end. With little to no hand-holding, it’s up to the audience to suss out the cracks in the machine. So far, Westworld has shown us the theme park itself, the entry point for guests, the living quarters of the employees, and the production facilities for the hosts.

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Review: 'Westworld' welcomes new guests and revisits old traumas in 'Chestnut'

What's the appeal of visiting this place, anyway?
<p>Thandie Newton in Westworld</p>

Thandie Newton in Westworld

Credit: HBO

A review of tonight's Westworld coming up just as soon as I have a little fear of clowns...

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