Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Guillermo Del Toro Showed Us Why Crimson Peak May Be His Creepiest Film


We just saw the first footage from Guillermo del Toro's next film, Crimson Peak. And based on that first glimpse, this movie could actually be his most lovely and disturbing film yet, thanks to insane imagery and loads of atmosphere.

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The Godzilla Sequel Will Feature Mothra, Rodan And King Ghidorah!


Straight from Comic-Con, Legendary Films has announced that Godzilla 2 will be happening, and piling on the classic kaiju — including Godzilla's pals Mothra and Rodan, as well as his three-headed archenemy King Ghidorah! Can't. Wait.

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Monday, 28 July 2014

Our First Glimpse of Batman V. Superman Includes the New Wonder Woman


We just had our first thundering look at Batman v. Superman, and it really did give the feeling of a confrontation between demigods. Plus we saw our first look at Wonder Woman's costume! And we saw the Trinity, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, on stage together. So the Warner Bros.

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Complete Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Poster Is Your New Wallpaper


Marvel has finally released the last two pieces in the 8-part Avengers: Age of Ultron megaposter. You can see its badassery for yourself — hit expand for an immense, wall-paper friendly version of the Avengers battling a massive horde of Ultron's robotic minions.

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Everything We Learned About Agent Carter at Comic-Con


It hasn't started shooting yet, but the newest Marvel TV show did reveal a fair amount about what's in store for Agent Carter when they do. There are returning characters, new Marvel characters being added, and some villains from the USSR.

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At Last, an Official Ant-Man Movie Poster!


It's weird to see Paul Rudd looking all noble like that, but the suit is great. And the ant steed is perfect. This is Marvel's teaser poster for the long-awaited Ant-Man movie, released today at Comic-Con, and featured on Entertainment Weekly.

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Comic-Con: The Walking Dead Season 5 Poster Revealed!


AMC has officially released the first poster for "The Walking Dead" Season 5 which you can check out below and fans will see at this week's San Diego Comic-Con! The panel for the series will take place�on Friday, July 25 at 12:20 pm Pacific Time in Hall H.

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Friday, 18 July 2014

New Teaser Poster For Horns


If it feels like Horns – adapted from Joe Hill’s excellent horror novel – has been lingering in the underworld for a while, that’s because it’s been waiting and waiting for a solid release date after playing festivals last year.

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Real-Life Futurama Is Gorgeous


Artist Alexey Zakharov has created a lovely 3D-animated "test shot" of the exceedingly complicated 31st-century world of Futurama, starring the Planet Express ship and Mom's Old-Fashioned Robot Oil. It's just... wow.

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Twin Peaks And The Muppets Go Together Weirdly Well


Justin DeVine comes up with a mashup that seems pulled straight from a Black Lodge dream. In his illustration series, the furry and felt Muppets become the oddball residents of Twin Peaks.

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There Is Already Tons Of Amazing Fan Art Featuring Batgirl's New Costume


We're in love with Babs Tarr's new design for Batgirl, and so are many artists who have already taken to the Internet to celebrate Barbara Gordon's new look. Check out just a few of the Batgirl fan illustrations featuring her new costume.

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Mr Mercedes To Be A 10-episode TV series



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The Moderator on King's official board revealed that Mr Mercedes will be turned into a 10-episode TV series with Jack Bender on the production team.

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

'SuperTed' set to return to the BBC as the latest revival of popular children's television shows


Welcome back SuperTed, the less than politically correct story of a Welsh teddy bear with cosmic powers. Known to children of the '80s as an improbable superhero, the animated and anthropomorphic toy is expected to return to the small screen in 2016 after an absence of 30 years.

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Batgirl's New Uniform May Be The Best Damn Superheroine Outfit Ever


Batgirl is getting a look, a new perspective and a new creative team. It's all good news — especially that fan-favorite illustrator Babs Tarr will making her mainstream comic debut — but none of it better than Barbara Gordon's brand new, utterly fantastic new uniform.

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Everything You Never Knew About The Making Of Last Starfighter


For a whole generation of video-game-playing kids, The Last Starfighter represents a special kind of wish-fulfillment: a down-on-his-luck kid becomes a video-game champ, only to find himself recruited to fight in an interplanetary war.

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Declassified Memos Reveal Debate Over Naming the Shuttle "Enterprise"


NASA had initially planned to name the first Space Shuttle Constitution. Now, declassified White House documents reveal what convinced President Gerald Ford to overrule that decision and thrill Star Trek fans by calling it Enterprise. Next Wednesday you will meet with Dr.

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​Wolfcop Is The Best '80s Movie Ever Made In 2014


You don't have to be a devoted aficionado of low-budget '80s action-horror flicks to appreciate the equally low-budget 2014 action-horror flick Wolfcop. But it's going to help… as is the ability to recognize the awesomeness of drunk werewolves getting in shootouts.

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All The Most Essential Science Fiction And Fantasy Books In July


July is bursting with science fiction and fantasy greatness. Including new books from Hannu Rajaniemi, Joe Abercrombie, Nick Harkaway and Charles Stross. Here are the 30 science fiction and fantasy books that absolutely everybody's going to be talking about this month.

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NIGHTBREED: DIRECTOR'S CUT Blu-ray Release Details!


Scream Factory have released details about their release of Clive Barker's much ballyhooed Nightbreed: Director's cut (often referred to as the "Cabal Cut"). Our Fantastic Fest correspondent, rochefort, reviewed the cut last year and seemed to think it restored Barker's vision.

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What Happens When Indie Directors Take on Big Franchises in Hollywood?


Suddenly, all the giant Hollywood franchises are being driven by alternative filmmakers. The latest news is that Rian Johnson, director of indies Looper and Brick, will direct Star Wars VIII.

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The Wikipedia Library Project: what is it, how can you get involved


The Wikipedia Library Project was started by an active Wikipedia, Jake Orlowitz, who wanted to solve a big problem — although those who edit Wikipedia always strive to use the best sources in their citations, they don’t always have access to those sources.

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Ultra-Fast 5G Wireless Is Coming And Will Be Totally Different


Sure it will be faster. But it will also be smarter and be located in weird spots, like telephone polls, he said on Monday at the Fortune Brainstorm conference in Aspen.

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The Stephen King–iness of ‘The Leftovers’ and ‘The Strain’


This summer, two serialized horror shows — FX’s The Strain and HBO’s The Leftovers — set their stages in hyper-natural worlds that resemble our own but with fatal twists.

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I Am the Real Nick Cave


“I went to Graceland once,” Nick Cave said. “The rest of the band went in, but I stayed out on the curb, smoking cigarettes and feeling sorry for myself. Those last Elvis performances — the ones for television, when he was already sick — I must have watched those clips a hundred times.

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A Long Overdue Nod to SciFi and Fantasy’s Best Librarians


Chances are the Doctor won’t be showing up at your local library anytime soon—unless, of course, you have an infestation of Vashta Nerada (in which case, don’t forget to count the shadows!).

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Drool In Envy Over Some of the World's Largest Books


If you love books as a physical object, just imagine burying your nose between the pages of these beauties, massive atlases, photobooks, and tributes to the written word. It is 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) tall and 6 ft 3 in (1.9 m) wide when open.

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A whole new generation of Shannara is coming.


We know many of you have been waiting eagerly for the newest Terry Brooks Shannara novel, THE HIGH DRUID’S BLADE to hit shops, and next week the wait will finally be over.

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Monday, 14 July 2014

Under the Dome Creator Stephen King May Have New Series in the Works


Stephen King, world-renown author and creator of numerous iconic titles such as Carrie, The Shining, It and the new novel-turned-television-show Under the Dome may have a new series in the works.

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FX's 'The Strain' explores the more complex, monstrous world of vampires


Those moody, moping vampires that have been all the rage in recent years would be left as little more than ugly red, spattery smears if they ever encountered just one of the bloodsuckers that populate “The Strain.” The new FX series (premiering Sunday at 10 p.m.

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Guillermo del Toro Talks ‘Hellboy 3′ Story and Studio Disinterest


We know Guillermo del Toro today as a wildly imaginative filmmaker, whose films blend a sense of the fantastic with a deep streak of the macabre, all while inspiring wonder with their unique, spectacular visuals.

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Sunday, 6 July 2014

Surface Pro 3: Play time with Microsoft's laptop killer




It was clear with the launch of the Surface Pro 3 that Microsoft had someone in its sights: Apple. The MacBook Air and the iPad took the full broadside as Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3, the device that it thinks can replace both, offering a full desktop OS in a format that's highly portable.

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Empire Magazine Australasia, Empire’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Review ...



Plot
Ten winters after the Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, with mankind all but wiped out by the ALZ-113 virus, Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his fellow apes live peacefully in the forest, content they are now alone.

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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Clive Barker's Nightbreed Is Getting Turned Into A TV Series


Remember Nightbreed,the totally insane Clive Barker monster movie centered around a pack of wonderfully gruesome monsters living under a cemetery? Oh, and the bad guy was played by David Cronenberg! Well, Barker and friends want to turn Nightbreed the movie into a TV series. Excellent.

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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Australia Signs Treaty giving Blind and Visually Impaired access to Books


Implementation of the treaty will do much to end the ‘book famine’ – a situation where the world’s Blind and Visually Impaired (BVIP) can only access 2-7% of the world’s published content.

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Cover story: why are books so expensive in Australia?


Five years ago, in the midst of the rancorous parallel importation debate the Productivity Commission undertook a thorough examination of book prices in Australia compared to comparable prices in the US and the UK.

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Valuing our treasured print history in the era of the 'bookless' library


Today we eagerly embrace new technology for fear of being left behind. A toddler with an iPad in hand is a welcome sign of a child learning to succeed in a digital world. Remainders of the pre-digital age, including libraries, are adjusting to new expectations about how we source information.

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State libraries need our support and participation to survive


Over the past few weeks, a petition called “Save Mitchell Library” has been circulating among writers and scholars.

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Hachette v Amazon, the death of print and the future of the book

La Grande Danse Macabre, printed by Matthias Huss, Lyons, 1499. British Library, CC BY-NC

The public clash between Hachette and Amazon has been making headlines for a while now, most recently around J K Rowling’s latest novel.

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7 surprises about libraries in our surveys


The Pew Research Center’s studies about libraries and where they fit in the lives of their communities and patrons have uncovered some surprising facts about what Americans think of libraries and the way they use them.

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Fiction Affliction: July Releases in Fantasy


Twenty-two new fantasies bring the magic back to the world in July, including an army of new series starts as well as series additions from Django Wexler (Shadow Campaigns), Anthony Ryan (Raven’s Shadow), Gillian Philip (Rebel Angels), Adrian Tchaikovsky (Shadows of the Apt), Steven Erikson (Tale

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Bruce Campbell Wants to Make The Expendables With Horror Icons


Bruce Campbell has always understood that you need a healthy dose of humor with your horror.

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A New Story By Stephen King


According to the cover for the upcoming August issue of Esquire Magazine there will be a new story by King included. I first thought it would be called Nobody but that part is probably part of the Cameron Diaz headline. More news as soon as I have them...

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Robert Kirkman Teases The Walking Dead Season 5 and Beyond


We're just a few months away from the return of "The Walking Dead" and last time we saw our heroes, they were in a rather compact situation. Speaking with EW, series creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman assures us that we'll be getting answers in the very first episode of the fifth season.

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Announcing the 2014 Locus Award Winners


Locus Magazine has announced the winners of the 2014 Locus Awards last night in Seattle, WA. Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees


The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame has announced the 2014 roster of inductees into the Hall of Fame, showing their commitment to celebrating the breadth and depth of the SFF community.

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Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem Finally Has a U.S. Release Date


We finally know when we’ll get to see Zero Theorem! Terry Gilliam’s latest film was formerly slated for this August but then vanished after debuting a trailer last summer. Now it appears that the U.S. will get to see the film in limited release starting September 19th.

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Iain M. Banks’ Culture Spits in the Eye of Nihilism


Iain Banks’ Culture novels are modern classics and should be required reading for anybody who likes science fiction. No, scratch that, for anybody, period.

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Meet the Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII... in LEGO Form!


A little over two months ago, fans got their first look at the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII when Walt Disney Pictures shared a black and white still of the actors coming together to read though the script.

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Sleeps With Monsters


The second half of 2014 is upon us! (Already? Where did this first half of the year go? Seriously, I want some of that time back.) Which means it’s time for my semi-regular post about which books* I’m looking forward to seeing in the latter part of the year. *By persons who aren’t blokes.

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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Jim Bob's News Feed


Frank Derrick is here! The novel is available in real life bookshops and online ones too. There will be tons of copies in branches of WATERSTONES and in Ireland you can get it from EASONS. There are also 3 thousand copies available in bookshops in AUSTRALIA.

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