Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Nasty habit.


Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow... Constantine made a lot of headway this week with the first of a dark two-parter, "The Saint of Last Resorts, Part 1.

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Watch A Man In A Jetpack Fly In Formation With A Plane Above Dubai


Swiss pilot Yves "Jetman" Rossy is best known for piloting a jetpack of his own design above some of the world's most gorgeous landscapes. Now, the "aviation enthusiast" has returned in a video that shows him tearing up the atmosphere high above Dubai – and this time, he's got company.

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Preacher Gets a Pilot Commitment From AMC


Ever since the Vertigo Comics series premiered in 1995 there have been talks of adapting Garth Ennis’ darkly comic and ultra-violent supernatural western “Preacher” in one form or another. At one point, Academy Award Winner Sam Mendes was even planning on directing a big screen version.

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Marvel’s Agent Carter Premiere Extended to Two Hours!


Marvel Entertainment and ABC have announced today that the series premiere of “Agent Carter” has been bumped up from a one hour event to two hours! Originally slated as an eight-episode event series, “Marvel’s Agent Carter” will now have just seven episodes, including the extended premie

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Offers a Sandman Update


It was revealed nearly one year ago that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is planning to direct and star in a big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic book masterpiece Sandman. Today, the filmmaker offered an update on the Vertigo project by way of a Reddit AMA.

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This Steampunk Iron Man Art Comes With a New Tragic Backstory


Concept artist Anthony Jones not only made this beautiful piece of art, as he's done before, he also came up with an alternate universe explanation for it. After donating his heart to save his only son Jarvis, Jarvis devoted his life to engineering to bring his father back to life.

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Sotheby's Is Auctioning These Rare Tolkien Illustrations


British auction house Sotheby's is gearing up for a huge sale of "antiquarian books and manuscripts from an English country house" December 9. The collection includes several items that you'll wish you could have for your library.

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NOW It's Official: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Playing Dr. Strange!


We've been hearing for months that the Imitation Game and Sherlock star, Benedict Cumberbatch, was in line to play the Sorcerer Supreme in Marvel's big movie in 2016. But now it's really official.

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Fantastic New Look At Avengers: Age Of Ultron's Vision


Still pining away for a better look at Avengers: Age of Ultron's Vision? Well you're in luck, a new poster for the Avengers sequel has been revealed, and in it is a good look at our new robot friend, Vision!

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Library Technology Forecast for 2015 and Beyond


With another year winding down, we’re pausing to review some of the accomplishments with technology in libraries and consider what might be in store. Each year seems to bring an accelerating pace of change.

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Stephen King’s IT Will Shoot Next Summer


Vulture managed to score a chat with producer Dan Lin (The LEGO Movie) wherein he confirms what all Stephen King fans have been hoping, i.e. that a big budget feature film based on the author’s 1986 novel IT will begin production next year with Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”) at the helm.

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Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto All Confirmed For Suicide Squad


Holy hell, a whole lot of star power just signed on to make Warner Bros. Suicide Squad movie. Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are all lining up to play bad guys forced to be good. Warner Bros.

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All The Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can't Miss In December


December is a really light month for new science fiction and fantasy books, but there's still some really great stuff out there. Including a new Deryni novel by Katherine Kurtz, a dwarf detective novel, and a Jay Lake collaboration. Here are the most essential books published in December.

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Deadpool Set to Begin Production in March as Ryan Reynolds Signs on to Return


As if there was any doubt, Deadline reports that Ryan Reynolds is closing a deal to return as the Merc with the Mouth in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Deadpool feature film. The outlet also reports that a March start date is being planned for the production.

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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

This hand-illuminated Silmarillion is an astonishing work of art


at 4:24 am by Demosthenes - We’ve posted about this before, but I was reminded of it today, and it’s such an astonishing hand-made work of art in an age of mass production that I truly don’t think anyone will mind seeing it again.

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for December


Eleven books reach across the aisle to bridge genre gridlock this month, including new releases from, among others, Joseph Nassise, Tim Powers, Guy Adams, and Steve Perry. Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.

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Fiction Affliction: December Releases in Science Fiction


Thirteen new releases appear on the science fiction shelves this month, with new adult titles from, among others, William C. Dietz, Mike Resnick, Catherine Asaro, Gini Koch and J. Barton Mitchell.

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Fiction Affliction: December Releases in Fantasy


Ten new fantasies hit the shelves this month in time to fill holiday stockings (digital or textile), including series additions from, among others, Katherine Kurtz, K.V. Johansen, and K.J. Taylor.

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Something Happened: Revival by Stephen King


Whether you love his work or loathe it—and there are those who do, difficult as that is for those who don’t to discern—you’ve got to give Stephen King credit, in the first for working so damned hard.

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Why Books Are Still One Of Our Most Durable Technologies Ever


With limited free time for reading, tight publishing markets, and the rise of e-readers, people have been sounding the death knoll for the book for quite some time. But they haven't died. Not even close. So what is it that makes them so enduring?

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