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‘G.I. Joe’ TV Series Centered on Lady Jaye in Development at Amazon

Hollywood is desperate to squeeze all it can out of G.I. Joe, on both the big and small screens. The latest example: Lady Jaye, an undercover operative within that universe, is now getting her own live-action G.I. Joe TV show, which is in the works at Amazon. Adrianne Palicki (Fright Night Lights) played that character in the 2013 movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but it’s unclear if she’ll be back to reprise the role or if someone else will be stepping into Lady Jaye’s…um, fatigues? Leather jacket?...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Wikipedia, Ranger, Toy, Joe, Skydance Television, G.I. Joe, Stephen Sommers, Action/Adventure, Jaye, Henry Golding, Lorenzo DiBonaventura, Erik Oleson, Lady Jaye

Read these 21 epic science fiction books before they’re made into movies

You can get ahead of the next crop of sci-fi movies coming out of Hollywood by picking up the books that inspired them. Here's where you can start.
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Sci-fi, Trends, Film adaptations, Movies & TV, Adaptations, Science Fiction Movies

A Real Break Down of NFA Numbers & Backlog Solutions

A Real Break Down of NFA Numbers & Backlog Solutions U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In 2019, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) budgeted $13.2 million in additional funding for the National Firearms Arms (NFA) branch. The ATF used the new money to hire 25 additional employees, including 13 more examiners, bringing the number to 42 employees assigned to the branch. The new employees doubled the size of the department. Also, at-risk Industry Operations Investigators (IOIs)...
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, Guns, Congress, John, Biden, Nra, Northern Virginia, ATF, NFA, John Crump, Gun Rights News, John Crump John, NFA Branch, Backlog Solutions, NFA Numbers Backlog Solutions

Mattel and Nickelodeon Team Up to Reboot ‘Monster High’ With a Live-Action Musical and a New Animated Series

Mattel and Nickelodeon are looking to make a graveyard smash together. Monster High, Mattel’s toy line centering around the daughters of classic monsters (think Frankie Stein, Draculaura, and Clawdeen Wolf), is returning from the grave with two new projects for television. Deadline reports that Mattel and Nickelodeon are teaming up to develop a two-fold Monster High reboot — both as a live-action TV musical feature film, and a brand new animated series. The TV movie will be written by Jenny ...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Animation, Toy, Nickelodeon, Mattel, Greg Erb, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Miles Millar, Alfred Gough, Jenny Jaffe, Monster High, Clawdeen Wolf, Ramsey Naito

Danny DeVito and Barry Sonnenfeld: how we made Get Shorty

‘Gene Hackman was scary as hell. At the premiere, he pulled me aside and said: “I didn’t think you had a clue what you were doing!”’ My wife and I were about to take our first cruise and I needed a book. I hadn’t read any Elmore Leonard novels but Get Shorty was about Hollywood so I thought it’d be interesting. I bought it and loved it. A few years previously I had shot Throw Momma from the Train with Danny DeVito and I called him and he said: “I’ll buy it, you direct it and I’ll produce and sta...
Tags: Books, Comedy, Hollywood, Film, Culture, Film adaptations, Thrillers, Danny DeVito, John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Danny, Barry Sonnenfeld, Elmore Leonard, Shorty, Crime films, Comedy films

Mouseguns, Then and Now

A frequently-encountered fixture at the gun store is the crusty old dude leaning on the counter...it doesn't matter if he's leaning on the employee side or the customer side, he's there somewhere...and intoning that all these new-fangled nine millimeter pistols are silly and calibers don't count for self defense unless they start with "four". Given the persistence of this hoary myth, where did all those .38, .32, and even .25 handguns come from back in the good ol' days? For starters, dispe...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, America, History, Ford, Clint Eastwood, Smiths, John Wayne, Smith Wesson, Tam, Teddy Roosevelt, Port Arthur, Daniel Defense, Old West, John Browning, Dodge City

Native American comedy is explored in new book ‘We Had a Little Real Estate Problem’

There’s a joke that comedian Charlie Hill,  the first Native American to do comedy on network television, told on “The Tonight Show” in the 1970s: “I’m Oneida,” Hill said of his tribal affiliation. “My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York. We had a little real estate problem.’ That punchline is now the title of Kliph Nesteroff’s book “We Had a Little Real Estate Problem,” published Feb. 16 from Simon & Schuster, exploring the history of Native Americans and comedy. Nesteroff ...
Tags: Books, New York, Hollywood, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Williams, Wisconsin, Cleveland, Trump, Department Of The Interior, Hill

Vermont: Suppressor Hunting Legislation Introduced

Vermont: Suppressor Hunting Legislation Introduced, NRA-ILA Vermont Flag Bricks U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On January 7th, Rep. George Till (D-Chittenden) introduced legislation that seeks to legalize the use of suppressors while hunting in the state of Vermont. Titled the Hearing Protection Act, House Bill 5  has been referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife. In addition to H. 5, Rep. Patrick Brennan (R-Chittenden) has also submitted a similar bill, although it ...
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, Guns, California, Cdc, Connecticut, Asa, Vermont, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, ATF, Brennan, Green Mountain State, NIOSH, Gun Rights News, Hunting News, American Suppressor Association

Why David Bowie’s songs inspire Louis Chude-Sokei’s memoir ‘Floating in a Most Peculiar Way’

Louis Chude-Sokei has described himself as half-Nigerian, half-Jamaican and half-African American. “Bad math, but absolutely accurate,” he says Chude-Sokei, 53, has spent years struggling with his own sense of identity. Raised in Los Angeles, he traces his roots both to Jamaica, where his mother was born and where he spent a chunk of his childhood, and to his father’s homeland of Nigeria.  “I spent so many years trying to be a member of certain kinds of identities but failing or being rejecte...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, West Africa, Jamaica, Brian Eno, Gabon, Caribbean, Bowie, Tom

Las Vegas Sun Finally Releases Biden’s Anti-Gun Interview

President Joe Biden is, to put it lightly, no friend to gun owners. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Those who stay involved in the efforts to defend the Second Amendment have always known President Joe Biden is, to put it lightly, no friend to gun owners. During his campaign for the White House last year, the legacy media did everything they could to conceal that fact. The Las Vegas Sun recently revealed that it went so far as to bury an interview with candidate Biden that showed not just ...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Guns, Microsoft, Congress, Senate, White House, America, Joe Biden, House, Sun, Silicon Valley, Nevada, Biden, Donald Trump, Joe

Best-selling author Kristin Hannah reveals the unusual journey of ‘The Four Winds’

Kristin Hannah had spent a year researching and writing an early draft of her new novel when she realized she’d gone astray. “The Four Winds” is set in the Texas panhandle as the Depression and the Dust Bowl environmental disaster. In the margins of Hannah’s story as she initially conceived it, there was the character Elsa, a young woman who’d grown up feeling unloved and unworthy, who found meaning as the mother of two young children. “I wrote it for at least a year, and Elsa was kind of a peri...
Tags: Elsa, Books, Hollywood, Texas, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Austin, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Elton John, Katherine Heigl, Kate, West Coast, Marvel Comics

Gun Control’s Unholy Union With Hollywood Is Too Rich

By Larry Keane Hollywood gun control IMG: iStock-1145895508 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun control groups are recruiting Hollywood elites to sell the reasons why more gun control is necessary. Never mind these same Tinseltowners live within gated, secure neighborhoods and often pay for private security details whenever they feel like it. They haven’t learned the lessons that nothing is more off-putting than Hollywood hypocrisy, so they’re going for a sequel. The Giffords gun control group is p...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Washington, Senate, America, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Michael Bloomberg, Rich, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Variety, NSSF, Giffords, Sens Joe Manchin, Gun Rights News

Evil Hates Organization So Get Organized And Be Ready

Henry Lever Action Rifle and Buffalo Bore Ammunition USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Colonel and I were watching a Netflix miniseries this past week called “Godless”. The series came out in 2017. It is a western-themed series that takes place in 1884 in a mining town in New Mexico. The moviemaking people did not get all the handguns and shotguns period correct, but from what I could tell they got all the rifles correct. There were no 1894 Winchesters incorrectly used in a series taking place in 1...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Netflix, Army, New Mexico, Air Force, Winchester, Henry, Walker, U S Air Force, Milwaukee County, Turkish Army, Firearm News, Henry Repeating Arms, Henry rifles, Major Van Harl

The Great Gatsby Is Now in the Public Domain and There’s a New Graphic Novel

If you’ve ever dreamed about mounting that “Great Gatsby” musical, or writing that sci-fi adaptation based on Gatsby but they’re all androids, there’s some good news: as of January 1, 2021, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel finally entered the public domain. (Read a public domain copy here.) Creatives can now do what they want with the work: reprint or adapt it any way they like, without having to negotiate the rights. Or you could, just like Minneapolis-based artist K. Woodman-Maynard adapt ...
Tags: Google, Books, Hollywood, Minneapolis, College, Virginia, Disney, Leonardo Dicaprio, NICK, Robert Redford, Public Domain, Ernest Hemingway, Facebook Twitter, Scott Fitzgerald, Buster Keaton, Fitzgerald

BANISH 22 Rimfire Suppressor – Review

BANISH 22 suppressors mounted on the author’s SW22 Victory pistol. (author photo) USA – -(Ammoland.com)- I put off buying a suppressor for a long time. They’re not cheap, Uncle Sam insists on taxation without justification, and then there’s the wait. In the spring of 2020, I decided that I had put it off long enough and bought my first suppressor. Actually, I bought three. I purchased cans in .22, .45, and .30 calibers to cover all of my bases in terms of calibers and guns that I already own ...
Tags: Usa, Hollywood, Guns, US, Gear, Sam, Nra, Smith Wesson, ATF, Hoppe, Firearm News, Suppressor, Mack Brothers, High Caliber History LLC, Logan Metesh Logan Metesh, Smithsonian Institution the National Park Service

Gun Control Groups Push Hollywood for More Anti-gun Propaganda

Hollywood is pushing for even more gun-control. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun control advocates are once again pushing the entertainment industry to produce anti-gun propaganda with the explicit goal of advancing failed firearm legislation. The renewed overt effort will strike some as superfluous, given Hollywood’s lengthy track record of anti-gun agitprop and left-wing political monoculture. In early January, entertainment industry magazine Variety published a lengthy interview with...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Abc, America, San Francisco, Bloomberg, Netflix, Cbs, District Of Columbia, Michael Bloomberg, Grey, Nra, Brady, Variety, Protection of Lawful Commerce, Gabby Giffords

Spike Lee is Getting His Very Own Funko Pop

Spike Lee is joining that privileged group of auteurs who have their own Funko Pop. The Da 5 Bloods director is getting his own figurine via Funko’s popular Pop! line, which will hit stores this May. See the first look at the Spike Lee Funko Pop below. Spike Lee Funko Pop The vinyl Spike Lee Funko Pop figure (via The Hollywood Reporter) is approximately 4.25-inches tall and shows Lee wearing the purple suit he wore to the 2019 Oscars, when he won his first Oscar for co-writing BlacKkKlans...
Tags: Toys, Hollywood, Movies, Spike-Lee, Prince, Alfred Hitchcock, Black, Lee, Patty Jenkins, Funko, Funko Pop, Funko Pop Lee, Lauren Winarski

The magic question: can a Harry Potter TV show work?

News of a Harry Potter show in early development at HBO Max begs the question: what can justify another extension to an already stretched universe?When I saw the news, reported by the Hollywood Reporter, that HBO Max was in talks to develop live-action Harry Potter television series, all details and talent TBD, my first reaction was: oh no. Like many late millennials, I grew up a fan of the books – more accurately, I grew up with the books, from some of my earliest reading memories through the t...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Television, Culture, Television & radio, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Potter, HBO Max

Why is California such a great place to write murder mysteries?

It’s a bright and sunny day in California. Isn’t it always? No dark storminess here. Waves kiss golden beaches, and flowers sprout nonstop. There’s movie-star glitz and glam, and palm trees sway like swooning lovers. The perfect state for murder. It must be, judging by the sheer volume of mystery novels, detective stories, whodunits, heart-throbbing thrillers and noir nightmares set amid Cali’s pleasantries, thanks to some of the best crime writers around. Bodies push up happy little daisies in ...
Tags: Books, Florida, Hollywood, California, Scotland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Davis, Warner, Mel Gibson, Buffy, East Bay, Raymond Chandler

These 13 books make up California’s literary canon

California has been a stage for celebrated works of fiction, its lyrical landscapes the proscenium and often the star. And the state’s urban rivals, Los Angeles and San Francisco, elbow each other for attention, whether you take your words hard-boiled or gussied up with literary lather. Paging through books where California is the context writ large or small, a few truly great volumes deserve to be considered part of a canon of our golden state. Let’s try to see if we can boil down this canon to...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Colorado, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Stockton, Joan Didion, Camilla, Dave Eggers, Oakland, Monterey

This author turned to self-publishing for her memoir on addiction

My road to being a self-published author began in rehab. Picture it: 2011. A treatment facility just a 10-minute drive from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I was a struggling actress with two kidney transplants and a massive addiction to prescription drugs. Every night, during the two hours my laptop was released from contraband, I would blog. By the end of my 60 days, I was driven to tell my story. But did the world really need another actress-turned-writer? I had a great story. My husband gave me ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, Hollywood, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New York Times, New Zealand, Jonathan Franzen, Toni Morrison, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Ucla, Southern California, Bic

‘Orphan X’ novelist ​Gregg Hurwitz talks ‘Prodigal Son,’ Shakespeare and the home life of assassins

Gregg Hurwitz was already a successful author of standalone thrillers and mysteries when he started to think about writing the kind of big, action-packed series he’d long loved as a reader. “There’s so many characters I grew up with, and just love,” he says. “Whether it’s Jack Reacher, James Bond, Jason Bourne.” But he couldn’t quite get his head around what would make his hero — a character he thought of as Orphan X, a boy raised to be a secret government assassin — different from such legends ...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Navy Seals, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bradley Cooper, Darpa, James Bond, Shakespeare, Jack, Mia, Jason, Southern California, Peter

Streamlight TLR-9 Gun Light Review, the YUGE Tactical Light!

The Streamlight TLR-9 makes a great addition to the ATI-imported GSG 1911. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- When it comes to tactical lights, more is always better. Sure, some companies will tell you that you only need a few hundred lumens for indoor work, but I need to wield the power of the Egyptian- Sun-God, Ra whenever I hit my light's “on” switch. Problem is, the majority of the guns I carry or use for home defense are designed around fitting mid-sized or compact firearms. And as a ...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Gear, South Carolina, Ati, Jim, IMG, Kimberly, TLR, Jim Grant, Streamlight, Jim Grant Jim

Hearing Protection Act Deserves Resounding Congressional Support

By Larry Keane NSSF is urging Congress to consider the Hearing Protection Act, H.R. 95. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Prospects for any sort of pro-gun bill moving in Congress are dim, but that doesn’t mean Congress shouldn’t try, especially when it’s a bill to make recreational shooting and hunting safer and make gun ranges better neighbors. That’s why NSSF is urging Congress to consider the Hearing Protection Act, H.R. 95. It’s an uphill struggle for the HPA as Hollywood and detra...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Congress, Joe Biden, United States, Duncan, Bob Menendez, Sens Kirsten Gillibrand, NFA, NSSF, HPA, Jim Grant, Sen Menendez, Gun Rights News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, Sen Gillibrand

Rep. Boebert Condemns Violence and Highlights Democrat Hypocrisy

Rep. Boebert Condemns Violence and Highlights Democrat Hypocrisy WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO-03) released the following statement: “We should take Democrats at their word when they say never let a crisis go to waste. Their hypocrisy is on full display with talks of impeachment, censure, and other ways to punish Republicans for false accusations of inciting the type of violence they have so frequently and transparently supported in the past,” said Congresswomen Lauren Boe...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Obama, Congress, Eric Holder, Washington, White House, America, Joe Biden, Madonna, Johnny Depp, Nancy Pelosi, Tim Kaine, Kamala Harris, Trump, Capitol

George Saunders says writing new book was ‘like a spa day for my mind’

George Saunders remembers walking out of his classroom one day and realizing that all the work, all the “beautiful moments” he’d shared with his students over the past 20 years, might just disappear. Saunders’ latest book, the nonfiction guide to life and writing, “A Swim in a Pond in the Rain,” published on Jan. 12, represents his two decades of classroom experience as a creative writing professor at Syracuse University. “I think that was both the motivation to write the book and one of the ben...
Tags: Asia, Books, Hollywood, Instagram, Cheryl Strayed, California, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dolly Parton, Hemingway, Southern California, Santa Cruz, Ryan Gattis, George Saunders

A Rubik’s Cube Movie is in the Works, Because Sure, Why Not?

Can you solve a Rubik’s Cube? Or better yet, can you solve the puzzle of making a Rubik’s Cube movie? That’s what the folks over at Hyde Park Entertainment and Endeavor Content are going to try, according to a new report about the development of a feature film based on the world-famous toy. There are 43 combinations to solve a Rubik’s Cube, but there’s only one chance for Hyde Park Entertainment Group and Endeavor Content to make a Rubik’s Cube movie. Deadline reports that Hyde Park — which ...
Tags: Toys, Hollywood, Movies, Adaptation, Hyde Park, Gerard Butler, Gurinder Chadha, Smiley, Graham Taylor, Erno Rubik, Rubik's cube, Chris Rice, Ashok Amritraj, Amritraj, Priya Amritraj, Addison Mehr

A deadly competition for the ultimate horror film!

Horror movie director Harry Tuttle is entangled in a ruthless pursuit of box office success. For a limited time, my thriller ROUGH CUT is discounted to 99 cents ! I hope you will check it out. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...api_tkin_p1_i2 " Rough Cut is the real deal, highly recommended." — The Horror Zine "A fast-paced, suspenseful ride that one could imagine seeing up on the big screen... It's a biting look into the Hollywood movie scene and also a love letter to horror films....
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Harry Tuttle, Pinkerton, Rue Morgue, Brian Pinkerton, Crimespree

Inevitably, The ‘Ready Player Two’ Movie is Already in the Works

The inevitable has happened: A Ready Player Two movie is in the works. The sequel novel recently arrive nine years after Ernest Cline‘s original pop culture-obsessed sci-fi novel Ready Player One, but appears to be fast-tracked to the screen after Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of the book became a box office hit in 2018. If nostalgia is currency in Hollywood, Cline’s Ready Player One series is filthy with it. Which is why a feature adaptation of Ready Player Two is already on its way, just a...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Adaptation, Warner Bros, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Warner Brothers, Simon Pegg, Ready Player One, Wade, Halliday, Ernest Cline, Wade Watts

2020: the quiz of the year

Kim Kardashian’s unique talent, the return of AC/DC, that mysterious drive to Barnard Castle… How well can you recall the past year? Take our quiz to find out.In May, which Co Durham attraction was momentarily the UK’s most reviewed tourist spot?Durham CathedralThe world’s oldest working railway, at TanfieldBarnard CastleTeesdale Alpaca FarmIn November, the Russian state aviation authority recommended that Aeroflot immediately sack an executive of their budget airline Pobeda. Why?The airline tra...
Tags: Books, Politics, UK, England, Hollywood, London, Television, Kim Kardashian, Film, Wikipedia, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, New Zealand, James Bond, Kardashians

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