• Book Review: ‘The Near Witch’ By Victoria Schwab

    Posted Saturday, September 28th, 2013 04:30 pm GMT -4

    “Our world with a bit of a twist” is getting to be the go-to trope for young adult fantasy stories. Not to say books like ‘Hunger Games‘ and ‘Divergent‘ aren’t exceptional and original takes in their own right, but it was refreshing to pick up a book written in the last two years that neither […]

  • Throwback Thursday: Voltaire’s ‘Micromégas’

    Posted Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 08:05 pm GMT -4

    Throwback Thursday has always been’s tribute to the great science fiction of the past, but I think until this point, the earliest we have gone is the 1960s. So, when I say this is a throwback, I think I really mean something far more lengthy. What’s another word for throw that has more power? […]

  • Two New Posters For ‘Divergent’

    Posted Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 10:00 am GMT -4

    Based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling YA novel series, ‘Divergent’ hits theaters next spring and Summit has released two new posters featuring Shailene Woodley and Theo James for the film. In a dystopian future version of Chicago, society has been broken up into five factions: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave) and […]

  • Stephen King Blasts ‘Twilight’, ‘The Hunger Games’ and ’50 Shades Of Grey’

    Posted Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4

    One of the most successful and prolific authors of the modern age has a new book coming out called ‘Doctor Sleep‘ but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time to read other writers’ work.  He’s just not likely to care for them! While promoting his new book, Stephen King spoke to The Guardian and didn’t […]

  • Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ Trilogy to be a Mini-Series?

    Posted Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Right. So let’s lay it out here. I love Asimov. I’ve written graduate papers on ‘I, Robot’, and accomplished my senior dissertation by focusing on International Politics on the ‘Foundation’ trilogy. In short, I’m probably the first to fangirl over a ‘Foundation’ movie, and the last one to finish. But, when it was announced four […]

  • Ron Howard Updates On The Delay Of ‘The Dark Tower’

    Posted Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4

    I have to take a deep breath before talking about Ron Howard’s (‘Cowboys & Aliens‘) most recent evasive comments on ‘The Dark Tower’. Last heard about the film, Warner Brothers, who had acquired the project after Universal pulled out, had passed on the project. ‘The Dark Tower’, much like its main characters, just can’t catch a break. […]

  • Jack Black May Star In The ‘Goosebumps’ Movie

    Posted Monday, September 16th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4

    Sony’s long-in-development movie based on R.L. Stone’s popular youth horror books ‘Goosebumps’ may have taken one step closer to actually getting made.  Jack Black is reportedly in negotiations to star in the movie, which will be directed by Rob Letterman, who previously worked with Black on ‘Shark Tale’ and ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’ Reportedly, the story will […]

  • J.K. Rowling Returns To Warner Bros. With ‘Harry Potter’ Inspired Film Franchise

    Posted Thursday, September 12th, 2013 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Whether it is the lure of sorcery or the lack luster life of being a muggle since their ‘Harry Potter’ franchise came to an end, but Warner Bros. has announced that they have once again teamed up with renowned children’s author J.K. Rowling to revisit the wizardry world of The Boy Who Lived.  But it […]

  • ‘Mortal Instruments’ Sequel Delayed After Low Box-Office Take

    Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 12:16 pm GMT -4

    Far be it from me to gloat about the failure of something I predicted, because I would be more than happy to be wrong and add a new franchise to my Fandom Belt, but I’ve admitted before to not understanding the rabid fan base of the book ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,’ after I […]

  • Bad Robot Mystery Project Confirmed As Novel ‘S.’

    Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4

    A few weeks ago, J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot released an eerie trailer called ‘Stranger’ on their YouTube channel. Declaring that “soon he will know”, the video contains some incredibly strange imagery. While it didn’t offer up any details beyond that, many assumed that this teaser was released to promote the upcoming novel from […]

  • The CW Plans ‘Wizard of Oz’ Drama Called ‘Dorothy Must Die’

    Posted Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 05:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is a classic film enjoyed by generations and it’s 75th anniversary is just around the corner. That could explain all the projects based on L. Frank Baum’s wonderful world. Earlier this year, we had the prequel ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Michelle Williams from director […]

  • Is It About Time For ‘True Blood’ To End?

    Posted Sunday, September 8th, 2013 04:30 pm GMT -4

    In an interesting turn of events, ‘True Blood’ has been given an ending. With the ending of the book series this year, I wasn’t too surprised with this news.  In my opinion, just as with the books, when the fae were introduced to the series is when the series lost its edge. I know that […]

  • Warner Brothers Wants To Return To The ‘Island Of Doctor Moreau’

    Posted Sunday, September 8th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4

    It’s been quite a while since we’ve visited the ‘Island Of Doctor Moreau’, though that’s probably for a good reason. The 1996 film was often considered the worst film that Marlon Brando (‘Superman’) had ever starred in. It wasn’t the best work by Val Kilmer (‘Willow’) either, with ‘Batman Forever‘ having a higher ranking. That […]

  • Six Promo Images From ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug 2014 Annual’

    Posted Monday, September 2nd, 2013 12:00 pm GMT -4

    As someone who is overly excited about the upcoming second film in the trilogy, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug‘ I won’t lie – I’m eating up everything that comes up about the movie. What we have here isn’t from the film. It has to do with the movie tie-in book that has just come […]

  • Summit Releases New Behind-The-Scenes Featurette For ‘Divergent’

    Posted Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4

    Riding high on the buzz from the first full-length trailer for ‘Divergent’ shown during the otherwise embarrassing VMAs on MTV, Summit, with the help of Fandango, has released this look behind the scenes with the actors and author Veronica Roth. Check it out! Veronica Roth was only 22 when ‘Divergent’ was first published, but it’s […]