Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Dust Jacket Revealed
Apr20

Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Dust Jacket Revealed

Here at the JH corporate offices there is a teen fanboy exuberance whenever Stephen King puts out a new book. His newest sounds pretty off-brand, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be first in line at our local bookshop… Synopsis from StephenKing.com: Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay...

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JP’s List: April 2011
Apr02

JP’s List: April 2011

Because he wanted his own list for the artsy-fartsy, (and yes, sometimes high-falutin) stuff like: BLACK SWAN DVD Fox Home Entertainment Add to cart I don’t know that you’d want to see this on the ‘Ray. That might just be too too real. But for the creepy cultyness that we couldn’t stop yapping about last year, its a worthwhile addition to your DVD library. Natalie Portman is astounding and now has the Oscar to...

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‘Parks and Recreation’ Writes A Book
Mar24

‘Parks and Recreation’ Writes A Book

Add it to your reading list. “Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America” by Leslie Knope, coming on Oct. 4. The book, actually the work of co-creator Mike Schur and other members of the cast and creative team, will tie in to the show’s fourth season. Schur told HitFix: Got contributions from Fred Armisen (who appeared in Season 2′s “Sister City”), Ben Schwartz (who plays Jean-Ralphio), (Nick) Offerman,...

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Can ‘Vampire Diaries’ Writer Strike Again?
Feb09

Can ‘Vampire Diaries’ Writer Strike Again?

This looks like a winner. The CW has picked up a drama pilot “Secret Circle,” based on a book series by “Vampire Diaries” author L.J. (Lisa Jane) Smith. The project is executive produced and written by “Vampire Diaries” exec producer Kevin Williamson and Andrew Miller. The storyline: A young girl who moves to a new town and discovers that not only is she a witch and part of a secret coven, but she’s...

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‘The Stand’ Will Become Feature Film
Jan31

‘The Stand’ Will Become Feature Film

Hollywood is hot for Stephen King again. Last year, Universal announced it will produce three films and an NBC series based on “The Dark Tower.” Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. and CBS Films are going to make “The Stand,” King’s cult classic, into a feature film. The 1978 novel (re-released and revised in 1990), about a group of survivors living in a post-apocalyptic world destroyed...

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James Bond Is Given ‘Carte Blanche’
Jan17

James Bond Is Given ‘Carte Blanche’

The new James Bond book, written by thriller author Jeffery Deaver, will be called “Carte Blanche” and will push the British spy “to new extremes.” The title and cover were unveiled in Dubai where parts of the book are set. Deaver, most known for his best-seller “The Bone Collector” (made into a 1999 movie starring Denzel Washington), said he was inspired by the city when he visited for last year’s...

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