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  • Google Adds Diagon Alley From ‘Harry Potter’ Films To Street View

    Posted Friday, July 12th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Thanks to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Orlando (and soon in Universal Studios Hollywood), fans of the Boy Who Lived can explore the world that he lives in by walking the streets of Hogsmeade and taking a tour of the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry. But now there’s an easier […]

  • First International And Domestic Trailers For ‘Seventh Son’

    Posted Thursday, July 11th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Based on Joseph Delaney’s Young Adult fantasy series ‘The Wardstone Chronicles’, ‘Seventh Son’ is (optimistically) the first film adaptation in a series from Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures.  The film stars Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes and is due to hit theaters on January 14th, 2014. The film was originally due out this […]

  • Gay Geeks Call For ‘Ender’s Game’ Boycott

    Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 02:09 pm GMT -5
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    “Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books, not to be indiscriminately enforced against anyone who happens to be caught violating them, but to be used when necessary to send a clear message that those who flagrantly violate society’s regulation of sexual behavior cannot be permitted to remain as acceptable, equal citizens within that […]

  • The Late Iain Banks Now Has An Asteroid Named After Him

    Posted Monday, July 8th, 2013 10:23 am GMT -5
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    Science fiction fans were shocked in April, when Iain Banks announced that he had gallbladder cancer and was not likely to live past a year. He died on June 9th, 2013, but his memory will live on in his famous ‘Culture’ series, and now, in an asteroid. This, of course, is altogether appropriate as the citizens […]

  • Book Review: ‘Letters To A Young Scientist’ by Edward O. Wilson

    Posted Saturday, July 6th, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    For someone like me, it’s not really a question of did I like Letters to a Young Scientist by famed biologist, Dr. Edward O. Wilson. It wasn’t even about whether it was inspiring or not. Instead, it was a trip down a memory lane, lined with the specters of every negative thought I ever had, […]

  • Book Review: ‘Micro’ by Michael Crichton

    Posted Friday, July 5th, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    Ask any writer if, after their passing, they would mind someone digging up their unfinished works, handing them to another author, and mass producing the result with their name on the front, and you’ll likely be met with a look of horror and possibly an audible note-to-self to password-protect their computer. So you can imagine […]

  • ‘Divergent’ Sets A Course for Comic-Con

    Posted Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 09:00 am GMT -5
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    A good showing at San Diego Comic-Con can often set the stage for a film’s success in the months to come, and news announced recently that a ‘Divergent‘ panel would be on the schedule at the coveted Hall H this year was certainly great news for fans of the series. As ‘Green Lantern’ fans would […]

  • The Cast Of ‘Ender’s Game’ Prepares For War In Latest Posters

    Posted Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 07:12 pm GMT -5
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    UPDATE: At the request of Summit Entertainment, the posters were removed. These  images were drafts and the artwork wasn’t meant to be released to the  public, but once the official ones are released, we’ll make sure to post them. Sorry! Ever since the ‘Ender’s Game’ trailer was unleashed, momentum for the film has been growing. While some […]

  • 2 More Movie Deals Prove Young Adults Love the Post-Apocalypse

    Posted Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 02:02 pm GMT -5
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    It certainly wasn’t a surprise when, after ‘Harry Potter’ gained success, tons of stories about wizards and witchcraft began cropping up. A few years later, it still wasn’t a surprise that young adult shelves became packed with misunderstood vampires and werewolves. And although the dystopia genre is anything but new, ‘The Hunger Games’ seem to […]

  • A New ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Production Video But No SDCC Presence

    Posted Monday, July 1st, 2013 05:12 pm GMT -5
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    First the bad news.  There will be no Hobbit presence at San Diego Comic-Con this year.  Director Peter Jackson is currently filming “pick ups” (additional footage) with most of the cast, so unfortunately, there was really no one available to represent the film at the pop culture mecca. But he did provide the following production video where he […]

  • Book Review: ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’ by Neil Gaiman

    Posted Saturday, June 29th, 2013 04:00 pm GMT -5
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    One should never judge a book by its cover. We all know this. But when you hold in your hands The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and look at the haunting picture of of a girl gracefully floating just beneath the water’s surface, you can’t help but dare and think that what you’re […]

  • Julianne Moore In Talks To Join Final Two Installments of ‘The Hunger Games’

    Posted Friday, June 28th, 2013 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    With ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ set to hit theaters over the lucrative Thanksgiving holiday later this year, casting has begun for the final two movies, which are based on ‘Mockingjay,’ the last book in the trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Without giving plot points away, a character named Alma Coin becomes prominent in the final […]

  • ‘Ender’s Game’ To Have A Huge Presence At San Diego Comic-Con 2013

    Posted Friday, June 28th, 2013 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    I was tempted to title this as Harrison Ford returns to Comic-Con – and NOT as Han Solo! But starting on July 18th, there is going to be a slew of ‘Ender’s Game’ themed events throughout Comic-Con in order to push the film before its November release. The very first day in Hall H, there is a […]

  • 9 New Images From The Movie ‘Divergent’

    Posted Thursday, June 27th, 2013 07:06 pm GMT -5
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    Are you ready for the next Hunger Games?  Actually, considering that there has only been one Hunger Games movie released so far, that may be a premature question, but that isn’t stopping Lionsgate from throwing its YA hat into the ring by adapting Veronica Roth’s solid, but less publicized novel series starting with the first […]

  • RIP Richard Matheson 1926-2013

    Posted Monday, June 24th, 2013 09:45 pm GMT -5
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    Science fiction lost another great this month as Richard Matheson passed away on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 after a long illness. The author’s passing was first announced via a Facebook post daughter by his Ali Marie Matheson: My beloved father passed away yesterday at home surrounded by the people and things he loved…he was funny, brilliant, […]