‘Fight Club’ Sequel To Be Published As Comic Book Series
Jul23

‘Fight Club’ Sequel To Be Published As Comic Book Series

“Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk is on working a sequel that will be published in May 2015 as a 10-issue comic book series for Dark Horse Comics. Illustrated by Cameron Stewart, “Fight Club 2″ will pick up 10 years after the events of the first book: The unnamed insomniac narrator —  his violent id come to life in the form of Tyler Durden, and an underground society built on bare-knuckle brawls and...

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SyFy Orders ‘The Magicians’ Pilot
Jul12

SyFy Orders ‘The Magicians’ Pilot

“The Magicians” is getting another shot at television. Deadline reports that Syfy has greenlighted a pilot for an adaptation of Lev Grossman’s best-selling fantasy book trilogy. The pilot for the potential one-hour drama, from Universal Cable Productions, was written by John McNamara (Prime Suspect) and Sera Gamble (Supernatural). Michael London and Janice Williams are producing. The books — the first of which was...

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‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’ — Liam Neeson As Matt Scudder
May30

‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’ — Liam Neeson As Matt Scudder

  We’ve seen Jeff Bridges play Lawrence Block‘s Matt Scudder in “Eight Million Ways To Die.” Now it’s Liam Neeson’s turn to play the ex-NYPD cop turned private eye in “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” the film adaptation of Block’s 1992 novel written and directed by Scott Frank. It’s a dark role. The storyline: When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker hunt down...

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FX’s ‘The Strain’ — Teaser Trailer
May29

FX’s ‘The Strain’ — Teaser Trailer

  FX has released a new teaser trailer for its upcoming horror series “The Strain.” Featuring the creative talents of Guillermo del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse, the series is an adaptation of three vampire horror novels written by del Toro and Hogan that came out between 2009 and...

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Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
May28

Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

Maya Angelou, who died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, was a novelist, actress, professor, singer, dancer and activist. In 2010, President Barack Obama named her the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. Charlie Pierce in Esquire: In all matters of race, I generally hew to the warning given long ago by Adam Clayton Powell, who said, “Beware of...

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Chipolte Adds Celebrity-Written Essays To Cups And Bags
May15

Chipolte Adds Celebrity-Written Essays To Cups And Bags

Now you can enjoy your burrito and absorb a little culture… Chipotle has just released a series of soda cups and take-out bags printed with “two-minute readings” from authors like Toni Morrison, George Saunders and Malcolm Gladwell and celebrities like Bill Hader, Sarah Silverman and Judd Apatow. A press release explains that the packaging stunt is called “Cultivating Thought” and it is the result of a...

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