Saturday, 31 October 2015

Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for November

Sixteen new releases defy the bounds of genre this month. Look for new November releases from, among others, Gail Carriger, Stephen King, T. Frohock, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Joe R. Lansdale.
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Fiction Affliction: November Releases in Science Fiction

When planets collide, it must be time for November science fiction, with twenty-eight new titles this month. Look for new titles from, among others, Paul Antony Jones (Extinction Point), Kim Stanley Robinson, Mike Kupari, Adam Christopher, L.E. Modesitt Jr., Julie E.
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Fiction Affliction: November Releases in Fantasy

Thirty-one new fantasies set out to save the empire from marauding hordes in November, including series additions from David Drake (The Books of the Elements), James A. Moore (Seven Forges), C.S.
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Thursday, 29 October 2015

A Simple Design Change Could Make a Thruster To Get Us to Mars 


A Hall thruster is powering many of the satellites moving around Earth right now. It needs 100 million (yes, you read that right, 100 million) times less fuel than chemical thrusters. But it was never remotely sturdy enough to get anything to Mars—until now.
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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

8 Found Footage Horror Movies That Are Genuinely Scary


One of the biggest complaints about found footage horror films is that they rely too heavily on boring, cheap jump scares to get audience reactions. But these eight examples actually dig deeper—and bring genuine terror to the screen as a result.
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K9 Timequake: Doctor Who’s Companion Gets His Own Movie!

K9, the beloved robotic dog Doctor Who companion, is heading to the big screen in his own feature film! The project, titled K9 Timequake, was announced today on K9’s official Facebook page.
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Monday, 26 October 2015

Supergirl: A Brief History of the Last Daughter of Krypton

Next week, Kara Zor-El, better known as Supergirl, gets her very first self-titled TV series.
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The Shining's Hotel Is Hoping To Build Its Own Horror Museum


Stephen King was famously inspired by the Stanley Hotel of Estes Park, Colorado, and now, the hotel is looking to add on to their heritage as a horror destination: by adding on a museum dedicated to horror.
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Saturday, 24 October 2015

Map of Middle-earth Annotated By Tolkien Found in Rare Book Shop


The Guardian has a lovely report on a recently discovered map of Middle-earth brimming with annotations by J.R.R. Tolkien himself.
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The Last Witch Hunter Is The Most Amazing Guilty Pleasure In Ages


There are some action movies that just embrace the total absurdity of their own existence, and invite you to come along for a crazy silly ride. These are among my favorite sorts of movies out there, and I’m happy to report that The Last Witch Hunter is a pretty good addition to this canon.
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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

What If The New Star Wars Sucks, Too?


Last night, the third trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered on YouTube and ESPN. Did you shit your dick? I definitely shat my dick.
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Monday, 19 October 2015

Watch Star Wars Evolve Through Its Spectacular History Of Posters


The poster for The Force Awakens dropped earlier today, and it looks fantastic. Star Wars has always had fantastic posters over the years, and we’re going to see tons more in the future. Here’s a look at the posters that have been advertising the movies since 1976.
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The New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poster is Here!

With a new trailer arriving on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” tomorrow along with the start of ticket sales, Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Pictures have released the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster, which you can view in the gallery below!
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Friday, 16 October 2015

Mark Ruffalo's Hulk Confirmed For Thor: Ragnarok

Will Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk be arriving in Asgard for Thor: Ragnarok? Though it first appeared as a rumour from the JoBlo team, the news has now hit the next stage of plausibility, with a report that Marvel really is making a deal for Ruffalo to appear in the film.
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4 Disturbing Hauntings That Had a Totally Logical Explanation


Widespread accounts of otherworldly visitations leave people convinced that ghost stories are real, but many are outright scams, hoaxes or accidents. Let’s debunk some famous supernatural scares, shall we?
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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Stephen King Books Scribner Imprint For 27-Title Library

Two decades after becoming the megaselling author’s publisher, Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner has acquired North American and Open Market print, e-book, and audio rights to 27 titles including IT, Misery, Dolores Claiborne, Christine, Cujo, The Dead Zone and Firestarter; the novella collection
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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Five Fantasy Books with Awe-Inspiring Settings

In the best fantasy novels, settings are characters too. These created worlds are as rich and alive as the characters that inhabit their colorful landscapes. Of course characters — strong and fascinating ones — are integral to a compelling plot.
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Coming Soon: A Movie About A World That's Slowly Losing Its Gravity


Say what you want about Hollywood movies all being remakes and sequels. If a good idea comes across an executive’s desk, he or she is going to consider it, and that’s what happened with a script called Ascension.
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The Data-Collecting Company That Wants to Give Earth a "Nervous System"


Data. It’s a powerful tool that helps us battle climate change or keep companies sustainable. But there’s so much data, and it’s hard to corral, index, and understand.
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These Seven New Universal Monsters Posters Are Absolutely Stunning


Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Mummy and Bride of Frankenstein. Individually, they’re some of the most recognizable, celebrated character of all time. Together, they’re known as the Universal Monsters.
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Nick Cassavetes to Direct Ronda Rousey in Road House Remake

It was announced last month that UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey will headline MGM‘s upcoming remake Road House. Today, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the Road House remake has found a director in Nick Cassavetes.
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Daredevil Season 2 Teaser Featuring First Looks at Elektra and The Punisher!

Following its premiere at New York Comic Con, Marvel Entertainment and Netflix have released the Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 teaser! Featuring new footage from the upcoming second season, the video also offers our first teases of Elektra and The Punisher! Check it out in the player below.
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Will the God of Thunder and The Hulk Team Up in Thor: Ragnarok?

Rumors have been circulating for years about what Marvel Studios would do with Mark Ruffalo’s The Hulk following 2012’s The Avengers, and after the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the character’s fate is still very much up in the air, literally.
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Monday, 12 October 2015

Outcast Trailer: Robert Kirkman’s New Series Tackles Demonic Possession

Straight from their panel at New York Comic Con, Cinemax has released a new Outcast trailer, based on the comic by “The Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman. You can watch the Outcast trailer in the player below!
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The patron saint of the internet is Isidore of Seville, who tried to record everything ever known


In 1997 Pope John Paul II declared Isidore of Seville the patron saint of the internet. Saint Isidore died in the year 636, long before the first host-to-host ARPANET connection in 1969.
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Stephen King: The Top 10 Pure Horror Novels

Through the years, pop culture icon Stephen King has proven himself quite flexible in his work.
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James Cameron and Dark Horse Announce Avatar Comics!

Straight from their New York Comic Con panel, Dark Horse Comics has announced a partnership with James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment to bring Avatar comics to life. You can check out the announcement video (via EW) in the player below. Cameron reveal.
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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Compares Assassin’s Creed Movie to Batman Begins

Video game adaptations don’t have the best track record in Hollywood, and for good reason, which is why when Ubisoft decided to begin adapting their properties, they wanted to maintain some control and develop the projects in house.
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The Pilot for The Expanse Is a Tense Socio-Political Thriller Inside a Gritty Space Opera


SyFy gave the crowd at NYCC a sneak peak of The Expanse, hosting a showing of the pilot episode, plus a panel featuring executive producers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, and stars Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, and Florence Faivre. Expository text tells us that Earth (now run by the U.N.
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Cinemax Orders SKIN TRADE Script

I am very excited to announce the Cinemax (HBO's sister company) has optioned the television rights to "The Skin Trade," the offbeat "werewolf noir" novella I penned back in the late 80s, and ordered a pilot script. This being Hollywood, of course, you never know where things will end...
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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Marvel Studios Announces Ant-Man and the Wasp Movie for 2018, Plus 3 Mystery Films!

Ant-Man and the Wasp movie officially announced for Marvel Phase Three! Marvel Studios has announced a bit of a shift in their plans for Marvel Phase Three with the announcement of a new movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp, featuring the return of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang alongside Evangeline Lilly as Hop
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Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Shannara Chronicles Poster Reveals More of the Four Lands

In anticipation of more reveals during this week’s New York Comic Con, MTV has debuted a new piece of key art for their series The Shannara Chronicles, based on the international best-selling fantasy novels from author Terry Brooks.
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LexCorp’s Lex Luthor Sits Down with Fortune Magazine

It’s a busy day for fiction as, on the heels of both a Pepsi Perfect commercial and a Jaws 19 trailer, Fortune Magazine has published an exclusive interview with LexCorp CEO Lex Luthor.
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Seth Grahame-Smith to Write and Direct The Flash Movie!

The Flash movie finds its director with Seth Grahame-Smith! The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter writer Seth Grahame-Smith has been tapped to write and direct Warner Bros.
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Jaws 19 Gets a Trailer as Back to the Future Part II Future Nears

In the year 2015, Marty McFly encounters hoverboards, young Elijah Wood, dust-repellent paper, and a cinema playing the latest blockbuster Jaws 19. Now, at least one of those things is finally real.
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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Dunk & Egg Are HERE

Big day, big excitement. It's publication day for A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS, with simultaneous hardcover releases scheduled for the US (Bantam Spectra) and the UK (Harper Collins Voyager).
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Friday, 2 October 2015

6 Ways the Star Wars Special Editions Actually Improved The Original Trilogy


The Star Wars saga has been nipped and tucked at for years by its maker, but to fans, the words “Special Editions” are uttered like venom—a perversion of iconic films.
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Fiction Affliction: October Releases in Science Fiction


All hands to the navigation deck to thwart the invasion of a new alien species: teenagers! After laying waste to fantasy and urban fantasy, young adult fiction makes steady inroads into science fiction in October’s twenty-seven releases.
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