Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Are bookshelves becoming obsolete?


The e-book is on the rise — but that does also mean that the bookshelf will disappear? I just like the idea of "Collecting". I'll buy a hard copy of a book, even if I have it on an e-reader, just so I can display it on my shelf. Same with movies and CDs.

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Saturday, 22 February 2014

3D Printed Titanium: Bike of the Future


Making this bicycle a reality became just a bit of an obsession… Following months of design, research and testing we can finally reveal the ground breaking new Flying Machine; The 3DP-F1. This machine features titanium tubing joined with cutting edge 3D printed titanium lugs.

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How would ‘The Silmarillion’ fare as a film trilogy?



It’s the film project that many of us fear we may never see. Yet surely, with time, all may be possible.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Ron Howard’s Dark Tower Still Alive, Aaron Paul Has Had Meetings About Eddie Dean Role


An intriguing, long-gestating project just got even more intriguing. Aaron Paul is at Sundance right now promoting his new film Hellion, and got pretty talkative during an interview wherein Ain’t It Cool News raised a hypothetical.

Read the full article: Ron Howard’s Dark Tower Still Alive, Aaron Paul Has Had Meetings About Eddie Dean Role

A Trove of Great Science Fiction and Fantasy – Free for a Limited Time


The 2014 Campbellian Anthology – a DRM-free ebook featuring the work of over 100 authors eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in science fiction and fantasy – is currently available for download. 860,000 words of fiction. For free (for now). Go grab it.

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Dark Horse's Next Wave Of Game Of Thrones® Figures To Release In July!


The epic HBO® series Game of Thrones has won worldwide success and a legion of fans. This audience is clamoring for unique collectibles and merchandise, and Dark Horse has been working with HBO Global Licensing to provide just that.

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Joshua Hale Fialkov Talks Skyman with The Washington Post!


EVEN SUPERHEROES have scandals. That’s the plot behind Skyman, the politically fueled tale from Dark Horse Comics that sees a government-funded superhero exposed as a bigot and a murderer.

Read the full article: Joshua Hale Fialkov Talks Skyman with The Washington Post!

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog 2 ‘Will Exist’


It was seven years ago that Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog set the internet aflame and fans have been waiting patiently for a sequel ever since.

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‘True Detective’ Director Cary Fukunaga Still Adapting Stephen King’s ‘IT’


Stephen King properties continue to prosper on the small screen (see: Haven, Under the Dome), even as multiple film adaptations – based on the iconic pop horror/suspense novelist’s work – have started to make their way down the pipeline.

Read the full article: ‘True Detective’ Director Cary Fukunaga Still Adapting Stephen King’s ‘IT’

First Details on Stephen King's Revival


Stephen King has another new novel heading our way later this year, in addition to the previously announced Mr. Mercedes, so settle in for the first details on Revival, set for release in November by Scribner.

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Destroy All Monsters: Stop J.J. Abrams


I cannot overemphasize the degree to which I am convinced that basing a new Star Wars movie around the septuagenarian adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo is an extinction-level error in judgment.

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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Stephen King's 5 Best Lead Characters


With over sixty novels, and countless characters, Stephen King has created the dreamscapes that define our imaginations. So much of modern make believe is informed by King’s creations, and invariably we are affected by these scribblings of words on paper.

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Friday, 7 February 2014

Empire Magazine Australasia, New Images From Game Of Thrones Season 4 Old...

Game of Thrones junkies, assemble! To bide us over, while we wait for the next season to start showing on Foxtel, HBO has released a batch of new images from Season 4, featuring some of the veterans and a few new faces.
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Empire Magazine Australasia, Empire’s Robocop review Plot Maimed by a bomb,...


Maimed by a bomb, detective Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) becomes the future of law enforcement — a cyborg cop. But he soon finds it’s not easy being grey. And then black.
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Empire Magazine Australasia, New Art For Star Wars Rebels The animated series...


Ahead of the debut of new animated series Star Wars Rebels later this year, we have new art to unveil. These six limited edition cards are going out to promote the show, and the propaganda style and rather nifty colours suggest a pretty cool aesthetic.
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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Carving Culture : Sculptural Masterpieces Made from Old Books


As a fervent lover of papercraft, book sculpture, and creative repurposing of physical books, I was instantly taken with Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed (public library) — a compendium of extraordinary artworks from the around the world, using the physical book as raw material for creative contemplation and cultural commentary. Sensual, rugged, breathtakingly intricate, ranging from “literary jewelry” to paperback chess sets to giant area rugs woven of discarded book spines, these cut and carved tomes remind us that art is not a thing but a way — a way of being in the world that transmutes its dead cells into living materials, its cultural legacy into ever-evolving art forms and creative sensibilities.

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Dresden Codak creator illustrates each chapter of The Silmarillion


While Peter Jackson's vision of Middle Earth may be the dominant one right now, artists have long put their own spin on J.R.R. Tolkien's world.

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Sunday, 2 February 2014

65 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies to Watch out for in 2014


This will be a year of epics. Some of our most ambitious movie-makers are serving up stories of Biblical apocalypses, space voyages and the rise of artificial intelligences. Godzilla and the Planet of the Apes are both back. And the superhero genre gets pushed to its absolute limits.

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Wow, this was a great year for book covers


Over at Stainless Steel Droppings, there's a fantastic survey of 2013 in book covers, showcasing just what a wealth of great art and design we saw over the past year. A lot of the artists on Carl V.

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The proposal to put a bikes-only highway high over London


Will London soon have a bikes-only highway rising high over the city? Well, maybe. The plans have been released, but whether it will actually be built is up in the air.

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Honest Trailers - Robocop




Yup - you can pretty much guarantee everything that made the original such an iconic movie will be left out of the remake and all we'll be left with is a generic, characterless actioner.

As the man says, ignore the upgrade and revisit the original masterpiece!

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Production Diary 14 by Peter Jackson


Scoring the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Three Dangers of Losing Net Neutrality That Nobody’s Talking About



Net neutrality is an incredibly important issue, but it’s hard to know what to pay attention to when people throw around jargon like “common carriers” and “reclassification.

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Inside the Kowloon Walled City where 50,000 residents eked out a grimy living in the most densely populated place on earth


Once thought to be the most densely populated place on Earth, with 50,000 people crammed into only a few blocks, these fascinating pictures give a rare insight into the lives of those who lived Kowloon Walled City.
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Captain America The Winter Soldier trailer UK -- Official Marvel | HD by Marvel UK



Captain America returns!

The official first trailer for Captain America The Winter Soldier -- in UK cinemas March 26 2014.

The sequel to Marvel's Captain America The First Avenger. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell with Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is produced by Kevin Feige, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp and Hayley Atwell, with Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Alan Fine and Stan Lee. The film releases March 26 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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Disney's Maleficent - "Dream" Trailer by DisneyMovieTrailers



Maleficent in theaters May 30, 2014

Award-winning, American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey has recorded an unique reimagining of the renowned fairy-tale tune from Disney's 1959 animated film "Sleeping Beauty" which will feature in the end credits of the upcoming Disney film.

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The Zero Theorem - Official Trailer (2014) by Voltage Pictures



An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence - or the lack thereof -once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being.

Director: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Melanie thierry, Lucas Hedges, Ben Whishaw, Peter Stormare, and Tilda Swinton.

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10 business technology trends for 2014 and beyond



The start of a new year always has tech futurists dusting off their crystal balls and looking at what’s in store. So which technologies will feature most prominently over the next 12 months and how should businesses prepare? Here are 10 of the top predictions being made by analysts.

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Jesse Eisenberg Is Lex Luthor | Movie News | Empire



Bryan Cranston can stop taking the ol’ razor to his bonce – at least in fans’ minds. Because Warner Bros. has decided who will play Lex Luthor in the still-untitled Superman Vs. Batman mash-up and it isn't the Man Who Was Heisenberg.

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Crimson Peak Gets A Release Date | Movie News | Empire



It’s a big day for release dates, so keep your 2014/15 diary to hand. First up, Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house flick Crimson Peak has scored an October 16, 2015 release date. That lines it up perfectly to sneak up on Halloween and shout “Boo!” in its ear very, very loudly.

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James Gunn On Guardians Of The Galaxy's Scope



It's not all X-Men: Days Of Future Past in the new issue of Empire. Everything from Nymphomaniac to Need For Speed is in there, and to add to the mix, here are a few words from James Gunn on something the Monty Python boys would no doubt call "completely different": Guardians Of The Galaxy.

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Who Or What Is Apocalypse? | X-Men: Apocalypse - The Facts | Features | Empire



Apocalypse is a 5000-year-old mutant , born on the Jordanian coast and shunned by his own people for his freakish grey skin.

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Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: Apocalypse | Movie News | Empire



Amid Empire's March issue X-travaganza are some of the most concrete clues to date about the shape that the next mutant movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, will take.

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Wolverine's Metal Claws In X-Men: Days Of Future Past Explained | Movie News | Empire



If you've seen last year's The Wolverine, read on. If not, abandon all hope because we are sounding the spoiler siren. What is about to be revealed concerns Logan's claws, and explains why they will be both bone and metal over the course of X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

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