little women first look

Little Women is one of the all-time classic American stories, so it makes sense that it’s being adapted into a television series by the…BBC? Well, not that much sense, but the British TV network excels in churning out high-quality period dramas, which bodes well for the new Little Women, especially since it has to live up to the defining  adaptation, the 1994 film starring Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, and Christian Bale at their ’90s wunderkind peaks.

BBC One and PBS’ Masterpiece’s TV adaptation doesn’t have quite the big-name cast that the 1994 Little Women had, but in the Little Women first look, it seems that they’ve captured the loveliness and charm of the novel.

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yoda wanted to train leia

The debate over the Chosen One rages on, as the new canonical Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View book drops the revelation that the exalted Jedi Master Yoda didn’t want to train Luke Skywalker, the de facto hero of Star Wars Episodes IV to VI, but Leia Organa instead.

It was clear during Luke and Yoda’s first encounter in The Empire Strikes Back that the insanity-feigning Jedi Master was more than reluctant to train the Tatooine farmboy. That’s because he had his hopes set on another.

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Boba Fett Disintegration

Have you watched the original Star Wars trilogy and wondered why Darth Vader points at Boba Fett and insists that the bounty hunter doesn’t disintegrate the occupants of the Millennium Falcon? Me neither! I always just thought it was a cool little reference that made Fett seem more notorious and stand out from his contemporaries, but since we’re in the midst of a full-on Star Wars renaissance with new movies, books, comics, and more coming out regularly, it was only a matter of time until that little line of dialogue was fleshed out and explained.
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boba fett star wars

Bounty hunter and helmet enthusiast Boba Fett is a Star Wars fan favorite, even though he really didn’t do a whole lot in the films and was easily defeated by being knocked into a Sarlacc pit. But people have longed for more and more Boba Fett, and now they’re in luck: the anthology book Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View is set to deliver an entire new story devoted to the character written by Batman: The Animated Series scribe and comic book writer Paul Dini. Get the Boba Fett Star Wars From a Certain Point of View details below.

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Cinemaps

Have you ever wanted to live inside a fantastical movie? Or at the very least, have a better understanding of the geography of the landscape presented in films? Philadelphia based artist Andrew DeGraff has found a way to transport you directly into the terrain of your favorite films with gorgeous hand-painted maps. And now he has a hardcover book collecting those maps in one place, Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies. See the details of Cinemaps below.

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i'll have what she's having review

When I first saw When Harry Met Sally the summer after middle school, I thought it was revolutionary. No romantic comedy I’d seen before was so frank, so funny, so real. Admittedly, my rom-com education had been lacking up until then, primarily filled by early Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lopez schmaltz. It’s no exaggeration to say that Nora Ephron changed how I viewed romantic comedy.

Erin Carlson’s I’ll Have What She’s Having: How Nora Ephron’s Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy makes just that conclusion as well — on a much broader scale. Carlson’s book, which explores Ephron’s unlikely rise from acerbic essayist to the queen of romantic comedy, turns a loving eye towards her three most famous movies and the people behind all their moving parts. It’s a nostalgic, frothy read punctured by moments of insight from Carlson and melancholy from Ephron’s own life, as well as the underlying struggle of female creatives in the male-dominated Hollywood.

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boba fett

Forty is the magic number for Star Wars this year, with a special volume coming to us from a galaxy far, far away replete with 40 authors writing 40 stories for Star Wars‘ 40th anniversary.

The volume From a Certain Point of View, which will also be released in audiobook form, gives background stories for everyone from your average X-Wing pilot to the famed Boba Fett, the infamous mercenary from The Return of the Jedi and Empire Strikes Back (who we’ve only heard with voice distortion due to his helmet). In honor of such a special occasion, it’s only fitting that Boba Fett gets an equally special voice actor for the audiobook: Jon Hamm.

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Animated Harry Potter Kindle

There are countless versions of Harry Potter books out there. Most of them simply have different covers with varied illustrations inside them, but in the past couple years, the coolest versions of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling fantasy series have been the illustrated editions.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets have both been given illustrated editions thanks to some fine artwork by illustrator Jim Kay bringing the fantasy stories to life (and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is getting an illustrated version on October 3rd). Now the illustrated version of the first book will be getting a little more lively thanks to a new “Kindle in Motion” edition from Amazon. Check it out below! Read More »

26 New ‘Star Wars’ Stories Have Been Revealed

Star Wars

In April, it was announced that a new book would be released called Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, combining 40 stories written from dozens of writers (including Rogue One screenwriter Gary Whitta, famed comic book writer Paul DiniThrilling Adventure Hour creators Ben Acker & Ben Blacker) to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars franchise.

Each story is told from the perspective of background characters from A New Hope  – “from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for.” And with the October release date quickly approaching, Del Rey Publishing has begun unveiling some of the short stories that will be featured in this collection. Below, check out a first look at more than a dozen new Star Wars stories.

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Die Hard Christmas Book

It’s hard for some to accept the fact that Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and therefore even harder for them to accept that it’s one of the best holiday movies ever made. But that’s just a fact. Now you can relive the story every Christmas in a new way, thanks to an abridged, illustrated adaptation of the classic action movie coming to shelves in October.

Inspired by the famous poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Insight Editions is publishing A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic, which looks like the perfect way to spend a night while roasting chestnuts by an open fire. Check out some pages from the Die Hard Christmas book below. Read More »