Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Everything We Just Learned About The Future Of Marvel Movies

Ant-Man represents the end of Marvel’s Phase Two of movies. But what does the House of Ideas have up its sleeve for Phase Three? We got some one-on-one time with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, and he dropped some hints. Here are 11 teases for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Ben Affleck May Direct A 2018 Batman Solo Film Called The Batman

When Warner Bros. hired Oscar-winner Ben Affleck to play Batman, it was pretty obvious they wanted more than his jawline. The latest rumor about the character is that Affleck both will star in and direct a November 2018 solo film called The Batman, written by Oscar-winning Argo writer Chris Terrio.
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Killjoys Is The Space Opera We've Been Waiting For Since Firefly

SyFy’s latest space opera, Killjoys, began last night, and over the course of the first episode, and there’s an entire season’s worth of material packed into forty minutes. Clearly, we’re in for a treat with this show. Spoilers ahead!
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Thursday, 25 June 2015

The 10 Percent of the Brain Myth is Still Bullshit, Neuroscientists Say

There’s this persistent notion that we use a mere 10 percent of our brains at any given moment. If only we could tap into more of the magnificent, squishy machine in our heads, we’d become quicker, cleverer versions of ourselves. It’d be a lovely idea if it wasn’t a crock of crap.
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The Strange And Interesting History of Movie Trailers

These days, movie trailers are hugely important things. They set the tone for an upcoming film, and we salivate over them to the point that even the trailers have trailers.
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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Spin the Wheel and Preview The Wheel of Time Companion


The story of The Wheel of Time spans fifteen books, but the fantasy world which that story resides within is more complex and detailed than even those books could relate. Only a fraction of what author Robert Jordan imagined ended up on the page, the rest going into his personal files.
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Dwayne Johnson Set to Star in Adaptation of Arcade Game Rampage

Deadline brings word that Dwayne Johnson is set to re-team with his San Andreas producer Beau Flynn and New Line Cinema for an adaptation of the classic Midway arcade game Rampage. Non-Stop screenwriter Ryan Engle is set to pen the screenplay, the story for which is said to be “under wraps.”
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Tom Holland is the New Spider-Man and Will be Directed by Jon Watts!

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are proud to announce that after a full worldwide casting search, Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017.
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Friday, 19 June 2015

How To Fix What’s Wrong With Game Of Thrones

Winter hasn’t arrived yet on Game of Thrones, but there’s still a bit of “winter of our discontent” going on. Season five veered way off George R.R. Martin’s road, with shall we say mixed results. Here’s how to get Thrones back on its game.
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NASA: We Are Going to Europa

Jupiter’s moon Europa is covered in a thick layer of constantly-shifting ice which appears to be floating atop a deep, warm ocean. Scientists have long suggested that it’s the most likely place that life might have evolved beyond Earth.
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Matthew Vaughn Working on Hit Girl-centric Prequel to Kick-Ass

This echoes statements Vaughn made a few months ago to JoBlo, where he stated that creator Mark Millar and he had already plotted Hit-Girl. “We have to get the script done next.
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Thursday, 18 June 2015

What Librarians Wish You Knew About How To Use The Library

Look, just put down the card catalogue (put it down) and take a very quiet seat, because the librarians are here. And they’ve got a couple suggestions for exactly what you can do with the old collection of vintage National Geographics you keep trying to pawn off on them.
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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

This Unbelievable Coincidence Is Responsible For Life In The Universe

Life is dependent upon a lot of coincidences, but there’s only one that was so improbable that physicists laughed at the very idea of it. Here’s why something known as the “beryllium bottleneck” should have choked out all life before it even got started.
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Monday, 8 June 2015

Learn About The Modern Masters of Science Fiction With This Great Series

In 2013, the University of Illinois Press launched a new series of scholarly books: The Modern Masters of Science Fiction, a series dedicated to studying the men and women who shaped modern science fiction literature.
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Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks for June

For over a decade, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog and Tor.com, Jim shares his curated list of the month’s can’t-miss new SF/F releases.
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The Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Everyone’s Talking About In June

Looking for some awesome beach reads? Science fiction and fantasy have you covered. There’s a new Shannara book, a brand new Laurell K. Hamilton, and an Alistair Reynolds novella. Plus Scalzi’s next Old Man’s War book, and Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s Long Utopia.
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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Ron Perlman Rallies Support for Hellboy 3 on Social Media


Ron Perlman has been trying for years to make Hellboy 3 a reality, and even seven years later he isn’t giving up. The actor took to social media to rally fan support for his dream project. This time, he got co-stars Doug Jones, Selma Blair, and Jeffrey Tambor to chime in as well.
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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The byte may destroy the book but the novel isn’t over yet


In This Will Destroy That, also known as Book V, Chapter 2 of Notre Dame de Paris, Victor Hugo presents his famous argument that it was the invention of the printing press that destroyed the edifice of the gothic cathedral.
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LEGO expert recreates the Lonely Mountain

Michal Kazmierczak is well-known in the LEGO fan community for his large recreations of film sets from Indiana Jones and the planet Mustafa from Star Wars. Now he’s turned his attention to The Hobbit.
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