Sunday, 29 March 2015

See the First Pages from the Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


About a month ago, Imgur user SteampunkBrit got their hands on a preview copy of Bloomsbury’s fully-illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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15 Secrets Hiding in the World of Game of Thrones


Game of Thrones is an intense political and character drama brought to life by its fantastic settings and engaging actors, but it’s also chronicling events within a fantasy world that expands in rich detail through author George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series.

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In the World of Fantasy Literature, David Eddings Is Truly Magic


No one would ever accuse fantasy author David Eddings of being too complicated. Although he's known for several trilogies and five-part epics, Eddings creates fantasy worlds that seem like Middle-Earth for second graders. So, then, why are they so much damn fun to visit?

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Here’s Where Everyone in Game of Thrones is Before Season 5


What, you don’t remember that time Trogdor helped Daenerys burninate Meereen? With so many characters and plot lines (not to mention major deviations from books) it’s easy to lose track of the finer details from Game of Thrones—like how did Stannis get all the way over there, and who the hec

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20th Century Fox Picks Up Sci-Fi Project The Leviathan


Last week, a proof of concept trailer for a sci-fi film named The Leviathan began to make the rounds, and now Variety reports that 20th Century Fox has picked up the project to become a feature film.

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Game of Thrones Will Spoil the Remaining Song of Ice and Fire Books


Even though Game of Thrones season 5 looks to be diverging from its source material to a greater degree than any of the prior seasons, the show’s creators have confirmed that the TV series and the books will end in the same place. And the show will get there first!

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

AI Of The Beholder


A few years ago, I read Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century by Michio Kaku (string theorist and Professor of Theoretical Physics at City College of New York).

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Netflix is Here and it’s Kinda Crappy


After launching in 1997 over the drink, one would think that Netflix could get their act together before launching in a market like Australia. They only had 18 years to figure it out.

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Monday, 23 March 2015

A Ranking of 1980s Fantasy That Would Please Crom Himself!


Long before Game of Thrones, there was a time in history when HBO stood for “Hey, Beastmaster’s on!” A time when, if you asked for a dragon, you got a puppet instead of CGI.

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Friday, 20 March 2015

Stunning Proof-of-Concept Trailer for Sci-Fi Movie The Leviathan


From District 9 to Whiplash to Deadpool, many proof-of-concept teasers have been good enough to push a greenlight from studios, but The Leviathan may be the mother of them all.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Dance His Cares Away Down at Fraggle Rock


Although a Fraggle Rock film has been in the planning stages for some time, it looks like the big screen adaptation of the Jim Henson series is finally moving forward with Variety reporting that the project has found a headliner in none other than Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

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Syfy Renews 12 Monkeys for a Second Season


Syfy announced today that the adventure thriller “12 Monkeys” has been greenlit for a second season, expected to air in 2016.

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Cows Are Deadlier Than You Ever Knew


Every year, cows kill more people than sharks. And yet nobody ever makes a horror movie about them, and there's no Cow Week. These deadly beasts have managed to stay completely under the radar... until now. Find out just why cows are so deadly.

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16 Devastatingly Beautiful Horror Movies, And Why We Love Them


In celebration of the release of the truly gorgeous horror film It Follows, we've turned our lens onto the great, gorgeous horror movies of the past. Here are 16 utterly gorgeous horror films, and what made each of them so great.

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Wonder Woman's New Uniform Is Badass! Kind of Ugly, But Badass.


Wonder Woman has gone through many, many costume changes in the day, but this new one might her most drastic fashion transformation yet. Debuting in June's Wonder Woman #41, behold the new outfit DC's goddess of war will be wearing this summer.

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How It Follows Uses Dread And Beauty To Create The Perfect Monster Movie


It Follows is a gorgeous movie. And scary. It's your new must-see monster movie. We interviewed writer/director David Robert Mitchell, on why dread and anxiety are way worse than just getting startled. Some minor spoilers for It Follows ahead...

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The One Ebook You Have to Read If You Love Digital Books


You have not read a truly digital book until you've read The New World. The novella is about a woman trying to reclaim her dead husband's head from a cult-like cryogenics company.

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Brain-To-Brain Interfaces And The Science Of Telepathy


Recent advances in brain-computer interfaces are turning the science fantasy of transmitting thoughts directly from one brain to another into reality. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk a mile (or 1.

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Why Those Newly Uncovered Fairytales Are The Darkest Ones Yet


If you've had a chance to dig into that cache of recently discovered fairytales (and if you haven't, visit our exclusive look at one of the tales), you may have noticed something about them: They are unusually dark.

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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Tomorrowland Trailer Is Unlike Anything We've Seen In A Long Time. Good.


We've seen some neat visuals from the earlier Tomorrowland trailers, but this one...this one is just adorable. Between the crazy inventions and the action in our retrofuturistic city, it feels like Brad Bird is channeling 1980s-era Steven Spielberg. And just like that, we're excited.

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