Friday, 31 July 2015

How Far Into the Future Did Aviendha See?

Towers of Midnight, the second to last book in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time saga, is brimming over with amazing moments, from Perrin’s battles with Slayer, Egwene’s machinations in the Tower, Rand’s defense of Maradon, the forging of Perrin’s hammer, Mat’s rescue of Moiraine, and onwar
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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Batman v Superman: New Details on the DC Extended Universe

CBM has gotten a hold of the latest issue of Empire magazine featuring their cover story on next year’s Batman v Superman, including new details on Aquaman, Suicide Squad‘s connection to Batman, the state of Wayne Manor, Superman’s relationship with Lois Lane and more!
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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Exactly 63 years ago today, the Melbourne Argus became the first newspaper to print in full color


Exactly 63 years ago today, the Melbourne Argus became the first newspaper to print in full color. The Argus wrote, “Here’s a picture that makes news–and newspaper history, too.
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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Hugh Jackman Reveals Wolverine Teaser Image

Hugh Jackman wants to know what you want to see from his final performance as Wolverine! Following its debut during 20th Century’s Fox feature film presentation at Comic-Con International, early teaser art for the upcoming Untitled Wolverine Sequel has now officially been released by none othe
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Monday, 27 July 2015

Hot Toys Reveals Bonanza of Star Wars and Marvel Collectibles

The Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong (ACGHK) 2015 has officially started today, and once again Hot Toys is in town.
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Covers the Latest Empire

It’s Batman v Superman on the latest Empire cover! Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel are getting ready to face off on the cover of the latest issue of Empire.
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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Story of Kullervo (16.07.15 by Pieter Collier)

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Story of Kullervo will be released in an edition edited by Verlyn Flieger on 27th August this year. “The Story of Kullervo” was written by Tolkien in 1914 and was his own reworking and re-imagining of part of the tale of the Finnish saga Kalevala.
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Monday, 20 July 2015

Pentaquarks Have Physicists Psyched—And Baffled


Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider have been smashing protons together, on and off, since 2009.
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Full Attack On Titan Trailer Is Here And Intense

We got our first glimpse of the live action Attack On Titan movie back in March, and now, there’s a full trailer of the film on the web. It’s big, intense and very, very exciting to see. The film will be released in two parts: the first installment will hit theaters on August 1st.
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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Superhero Movies, Ranked

This Friday, Ant-Man comes out in theaters—and by our reckoning, it’s the 106th live-action superhero movie to see theatrical release. How will it measure up to that proud tradition? To help you place it in superhero history, here’s our ranking of all 105 superhero films to date.
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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The Most Creative And Sensational Cosplay Of San Diego Comic Con 2015!

Forget Harrison Ford! We know who the real stars at Comic-Con are: the cosplayers. Every year, they show up and rock our worlds with their incredible creativity, design skills and deep appreciation for fan lore. Here’s a video roundup of the absolute best cosplay we saw at SDCC 2015.
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The Biggest Winners And Losers Of Comic-Con 2015!

Once again, Comic-Con was a massive Thunderdome in which entertainment properties entered...and only some of them left. Studios and creators battled to create buzz for their projects, and some triumphed. Here are the biggest winners and losers of Comic-Con 2015.
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The Last Starfighter Heads to Television

More than three decades after the original feature film was released in theaters, The Last Starfighter is coming back, this time to television. Variety reports today that Surreal.tv is teaming with The Last Starfighter screenwriter for a new show that will be titled “The Starfighter Chronicles.
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Let's Break Down All The Secrets In Batman v. Superman's New Trailer

DC dazzled Comic-Con with a humongous trailer for Batman v Superman, filled with superheroic action, our first look at Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor in action, and much more—but there were also plenty of little clues and hints about the movie woven in.
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Monday, 13 July 2015

Director Locked Down For Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’

Deadline is reporting that A Royal Affair director Nikolaj Arcel has been locked down as the director for The Dark Tower, the long-awaited film adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy/horror book.
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Monday, 6 July 2015

Telling Stories About Magic In A World Of Science

In yesterday’s post about the limits of physics, I noted that the ultimate problem is philosophical– the “unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics” in Eugene Wigner’s phrase.
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Welcome to the world's most luxurious libraries

Private libraries are enjoying a renaissance, thanks to the specialist booksellers offering bibliophiles everything they need – from the shelves, to exquisite books that line them Not everyone who wants something new to read can satisfy their urge with a trip to
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The 10 Greatest Stephen King Heroes

In the past year, on two occasions, Den of Geek has taken a long, deep look into the villains that have sprung from the dark imagination of Stephen King, both the human and the supernatural kind.
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Ron Perlman Hints Hellboy 3 May Be Happening After All

For years, Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman have been trying to get Hellboy 3 off the ground. But the hope fans had to see the sequel actually happen was delivered a crushing blow almost a year ago when del Toro said: “I don’t think it will happen. Creatively, I would love to make it.
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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Robert A. Heinlein: A Retrospective

Few science fiction writers have divided opinion so widely as Robert A. Heinlein. Along with Asimov and Clarke, he was one of the trio of Golden Age authors who in the 40s took the genre out of the pulp arena into one of literary high seriousness.
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Kevin Feige Says They're Making A Spider-man John Hughes Movie


At the Ant-Man junket over the weekend, I had the opportunity to chat with Marvel head Kevin Feige. One of the questions I asked was about the Marvel Studios-produced upcoming Spider-Man reboot.
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There Are Too Many Must-Read Science Fiction And Fantasy Books In July!

Seriously, cut it out, publishers. Are you trying to ruin us? There are so many incredible books coming out this month, it’s unreal. China Mieville, Charles Stross, Austin Grossman, Jesse Ball, William T Vollmann... it’s all happening.
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World’s favourite bookstores ranking shows enduring market

In a business environment that has seen industries decimated by the rise of digital, one sector showing resilience is that of books.
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Cage Of Thrones Is The Best Nicholas Cage Mashup To Date 

It’s a proven fact: Nicholas Cage can go with anything. The best thing so far, though? Nicholas Cage and Game of Thrones. Separately, they’re both pretty good, but together? Glorious. Brace yourselves: Cage is coming. Here’s some excellent examples of this brilliant idea:
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Sharktopus Vs. Whalewolf Is A Thing, And It Has A Trailer

Remember SyFy’s hilariously awful 2010 film Sharktopus, or its sequel, Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda? If you enjoyed those two, you’re in luck, because a third film is coming: Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf. Why wouldn’t this be a thing? It looks awesome, in every horrible, deliberate B-movie way.
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Photos are Here!

Ahead of Screen Gems’ San Diego Comic-Con Hall H panel on Saturday, July 11, the studio has released new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies photos (via EW) that you can view below.
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Friday, 3 July 2015

Free public libraries are thriving in the digital age

Libraries are changing. The bookshelves are gone, resources are stored off-site and machines retrieve your request. You scan your own books at the checkout, and if you want to "ask a librarian" it's an online form or phone call.
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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Is Fangoria's New Online Film Festival a Game Changer?

Fangoria Magazine, which has been the biggest horror publication since 1979, just made an announcement that could be a game-changer for filmmakers.
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Grant Morrison's New Santa Claus Comic Is Just Total Madness

Call it Santa Claus Year One if you want. Or even All Star Santa Claus. However you choose to describe Grant Morrison’s new Klaus comic for Boom Studios, chances are it won’t possible convey the insanity of the barbaric, bloodstained St.
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The Winners Of The 2015 Locus Awards Have Been Announced! 

The speculative fiction award season is underway, and results of one of the major awards, the Locus, has been announced at this weekend’s Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, Washington. After this year’s uproar over the Hugo Awards, it’s great to see a mix of excellent books get their due reward.
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How Ant-Man Will Affect Marvel's Movies For Years To Come

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige dropped a ton of Marvel news in a new interview, including several teases of specifically how Ant-Man will have an effect on Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which directors he’s met with for upcoming movies, recasting roles, Spider-Man and more.
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University of Iowa Receives 18,000 Volume Science Fiction Library

Sioux Falls resident Allen Lewis has been a science fiction reader all his life, and he’s now donating his 18,000 volume-strong library to the University of Iowa. This comes just a couple of years after the University received a massive collection from James L.
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Spider-Man Is The One Hero Who Can Tie All The Marvel Movies Together

We finally have our new, Marvel-Cinematic-Universe-approved Spider-Man.
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Batman Cosplay Is Out Of Control

Julian Checkley is one of the best Star Wars cosplayers on the planet. He is also, as luck would have it, one of the best Batman cosplayers on the planet as well.
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