Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
M. Night Shyamalan‘s career was originally built on his ability to surprise the audience, and his latest release may be his most unexpected yet. Yes, it’s something even more out-there than a ’90s teen romcom.
Shyamalan has written a new book about public education reform, titled I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America’s Education Gap. Although it seems an unlikely subject for the Sixth Sense director to tackle, his interest in it stems from an experience he had as a filmmaker. More on how the book came to be after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 by Angie Han
What’s that in the header image? Why, it’s Luke Skywalker — well, Mark Hamill — catching up with his old buddy the Rancor. See the full-sized version after the jump. Also below:
- So where is Episode VII going to shoot?
- And when is filming supposed to start?
- New book Kenobi delves into Obi-Wan’s past
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James Cameron is sending mixed messages today. First up, the award-winning filmmakers says he fully expects all future entertainment to be in 3D. Then, a few hours later, he reveals he’s hired noted sci-fi writer Steven Charles Gould to write four standalone Avatar novels that’ll expand on the stories Cameron will tell in his three sequels, currently scheduled for 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Last time I checked, novels were a form of entertainment and can’t be turned into 3D. We’ll explore both pieces of news below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
As he would be only too happy to tell you, Ron Burgundy is kind of a big deal. It’s not just anyone who can boast of having survived a bear pit, a news anchor melee, and a glass cage of emotion. And that’s just in the first film. In the sequel, we’ll see him tackle marriage, diversity, and the rise of the 24-hour news cycle.
Naturally, a man that fascinating needs to put out a memoir, and this fall he’ll do just that. Random House’s Crown Archetype imprint has announced that they will publish his autobiography Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings a few weeks before the December opening of Anchorman: The Legend Continues. More details on this no doubt brilliant book after the jump.
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The final season of Breaking Bad begins this weekend and, among TV fans, it’s all anyone can talk about. Marathons, theory sharing, and predictions have been occurring non-stop for the past few weeks. It’s all leading up to the first of eight final episodes, which airs Sunday August 11. If you, like us, are greedily devouring everything Breaking Bad as you get ready for the end, you should look into Breaking Bad: Alchemy.
It’s an iBook available in the iTunes Bookstore and is basically every Breaking Bad fan’s dream. Pages and pages of photos, interviews, videos, insight and more for not only the first five seasons, but it’ll be updated during this final season with exclusive content.
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From the first time footage was revealed from Neill Blomkamp‘s second film, Elysium, we marveled at the gorgeous design. There are ships, mech suits, guns, and a utopian station where the super-rich live in peace while normal people suffer on Earth. Everything looked dirty and grimy, but incredibly cool.
The latest book from Titan, Elysium: The Art of the Film, will finally give fans a chance to truly stare at and digest these images. It hits shelves Tuesday but, below, we have some exclusive images. Elysium the film opens Friday August 9. Read More »
How much would you pay for a complete written account of modern special effects, directly on your iPad? The resource would be priceless. Now, you can contribute however much you’d like.
A new Kickstarter was recently started that would put the entire backlog of the legendary VFX magazine Cinefex on the iPad. Check out the pitch video and find out how you can pledge below. Read More »
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A confirmed filming location for Star Wars Episode VII, a possible actor for the film, two new languages and even a national award. This edition of Star Wars Bits is everywhere. After the jump, read about the following:
- Star Wars Episode VII is confirmed to shoot at Pinewood Studios.
- Lord of the Rings star Dominic Monaghan hinted he might be up for Star Wars Episode VII.
- Gamers can now play as an Ewok in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope has been dubbed into Navajo.
- Ray Park would love to reprise the role of Darth Maul.
- George Lucas is going to be given the National Medal of Arts.
- Darth Vader is once again a spokesperson, this time for Pringles.
- A new book has translated Star Wars into Shakespeare; see a trailer.
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