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Howl's Moving Castle Reminds Us That We Are More Than Our Jobs

Both versions of Howl’s Moving Castle—Diana Wynne Jones’ novel and director Hayao Miyazaki’s animated feature film of the same name—tell the story of Sophie Hatter, a young woman whose fate as a future hatmaker is all but decided for her due to her being the eldest sister. To everyone around Sophie, her working in the…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones, Howl, Sophie, Martha, Hatter, Fanny, Speculative Fiction, Sophie Hatter, Lettie, Creative Works, Feminine Given Names, Howls Moving Castle, Calcipher

Sony Wants Venom to Wrap All the Way Around Your Face With 270-Degree Movie Screens

Sony Pictures and cinema tech firm CJ 4DPlex are joining forces to unleash an unholy terror upon moviegoers this September: a Venom sequel but in the 270-degree ScreenX format.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Sony, Imax, Dell, Sony Pictures, Spider Man, Steven, CJ Group, Green Goblin, Venom, ScreenX, Spider Man 3, Sony International, JongRyul Kim, The Amazing Spider Man

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Release Date Comes With a Breathtaking First Look

Frodo’s journey to Mordor was a long and dire one and so too will the journey be to the next Lord of the Rings story. Filming on the first season of Amazon’s upcoming, ultra-expensive, new television adaptation finished in New Zealand Monday and, to celebrate, the company announced that the show will debut on…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, The Hobbit, New Zealand, Man, Warner Bros, Bilbo, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Middle Earth, Elf, The Lord Of The Rings, Frodo, New Line Cinema, Patrick McKay

Nine Days Will Stick in Your Mind and Never Let Go

Nine Days is kind of like Pixar’s Soul with a Sundance vibe, which is fitting since it premiered at Sundance in 2020. It’s just now being released though and this blend of fantasy and fate was well worth the wait. Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, It, Bill, Pixar, Will, Kane, Alexander, Sundance, Emma, Tony Hale, Benedict Wong, Zazie Beetz, Winston Duke, KYO, NINE DAYS

The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook Is Here for All Your 'Mmm...Donuts' Cravings

Over 30-plus seasons, The Simpsons has managed to showcase all manner of food—not just beer and donuts, though those are probably the most frequently spotlighted. Today, io9 has a very fun peek at The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook, written by Laurel Randolph, the mega-Simpsons fan and prolific cookbook author behind…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Simpsons, Bart, Springfield, Lisa, Moe, Television Shows, Simon Schuster Inc, Bill Oakley, Doughnut, Laurel Randolph, Krusty the Clown, Creative Works, American Television Series, Hospitality Recreation, Flaming Moes

Suicide Squad Director David Ayer Has Every Right to be Upset

David Ayer, director of the 2016 Suicide Squad, has taken to Twitter to discuss his experience shooting the film.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, Social Issues, Suicide Squad, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Bright, Sabotage, David Ayer, Lee Smith, Ayer, Zack Snyder, Steven Price, Tim Grierson, Jame

Borderlands Actor Edgar Ramirez Provides Insight on What to Expect From the Film

Eli Roth (Hostel) directs the Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) Borderlands script with a stacked cast of actors including Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Cate Blanchett, Gina Gershon, and Edgar Ramirez.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Actors, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tina, Edgar Ramirez, Craig Mazin, Gina Gershon, Borderlands, Lilith, Windows Games, Escape From New York, Claptrap, Tannis

Could Cowboys & Aliens be Making a Cinematic Comeback?

Jon Favreau directs an all-star cast of actors in the 2011 film Cowboys & Aliens including, Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, and many others. It had everything to be a summer blockbuster franchise, but that didn’t happen. At the cost of $160 million, the movie only grossed $175…Read more...
Tags: Science, Yahoo, Films, Actors, Dreamworks, Aliens, Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau, Alien, Paul Dano, Rosenberg, Sam Rockwell, Scott Mitchell, Could Cowboys

Jaws Musical Bruce Set to Hit the Seattle Stage Next Year

Bruce is the new musical from the Seattle Repertory Theater based on Jaws’ screenwriter Carl Gottlieb’s memoir The Jaws Log.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Robert Taylor, Steven Spielberg, Evil Dead, Jaws, Broadway Musicals, Bruce, Broadway Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACE, Bandstand, Seattle Repertory Theater, Richard Oberacker, Donna Feore, The Evil Dead

Official Trailer for Brand New Cherry Flavor Series Hits the Internet

Netflix dropped the official trailer for the supernatural horror limited series Brand New Cherry Flavor which premieres on the streamer August 13. The show is inspired by a novel of the same name by Todd Grimson and stars Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Catherine Keener (Get Out),…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Fiction, Netflix, Lisa, Catherine Keener, Nick Antosca, Alita, Rosa Salazar, Battle Angel Alita, Jeff Ward, Alita Battle Angel, Rosa Salazar Alita, Manny Jacinto, Brand New Cherry Flavor, Todd Grimson

Taika Waititi's Flash Gordon Film Might Be Live-Action Now

Filmmaker Taika Waititi is involved with so many things it’s very easy to forget one or two. For example, you probably remember he’s making Thor: Love and Thunder, and he’s supposed to do a Star Wars movie. You may even know he’s a bad guy in the new Ryan Reynolds movie Free Guy and produces What We Do in the Shadows,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Films, Boy, Thor, Ryan Reynolds, George Lucas, What We Do In The Shadows, Thunder, Flash Gordon, Gordon, Collider, Taika Waititi, John Davis, Waititi, Taika

Batman: The Movie Remains as Goofy and Entertaining as Ever

Even if you know what to expect, watching 1966's Batman: The Movie today is shocking. After years of being pummeled with serious, gritty, big-budget superhero spectacles, it’s hard to fathom a film as innocent and self-aware as the one based on the popular TV show. Everyone involved is so game for silliness, so…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Robin, Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Todd, Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Tim Burton Batman, Cesar Romero, Jason Todd, Dick Grayson, Damian Wayne

Updates From Doctor Strange 2, The Walking Dead, and More

Get caught up for what’s coming in the season finale of the CW’s Superman & Lois, and what happens when the Legends of Tomorrow get caught up in a murder mystery...board game? Plus, what’s next for Apple TV+’s See when it returns for season two. Spoilers now!Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Apple TV, ASHE, Krypton, Cw, Legends Of Tomorrow, Reggie, Hughes, Mandy, Courtney, Riverdale, Laila, Constantine, Hiram, Mark Consuelos

Spock’s Famous Gesture Imagined Like Never Before in this Star Trek Time-Lapse

August 2021 is a big month for Star Trek fans. Yes, your favorite Paramount+ shows are slowly beginning to trickle back onto the service (Lower Decks returns Augsut 12), but beyond that it’s the 100th anniversary of something even more special: the birth of Gene Roddenberry. Star Trek’s creator was born on August 19,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Star Trek, Spock, Leonard Nimoy, Gene Roddenberry, Kirk, Vulcan, Uhura, Human Interest, Star Trek The Original Series, Gene Roddenberry Star Trek, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films, Trekkie

A Waterworld TV Show Is in the Works

It may end up taking 30 years—but Waterworld could finally get the sequel it so desperately wanted. Collider reports that a streaming TV show take on the infamous 1995 Kevin Costner film is now in the works, which would pick up the story in that film 20 years after its ending. 10 Cloverfield Lane and The Boys director…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Universal Studios, Kevin Costner, Cloverfield, Dan Trachtenberg, Collider, John Fox, John Davis, Kevin Reynolds, Waterworld, Cloverfield Lane, Water World, The Boys, Tina Majorino, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Woman With Only Known Tape of J.D. Salinger's Voice Says She'll Have It Cremated With Her

The woman in possession of the only known audio recording of late author J.D. Salinger says she plans to have it cremated alongside her when she dies, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bloomberg, George Orwell, Literature, Idi Amin, Thomas Pynchon, Lo, Salinger, JD Salinger, Holden Caulfield, J D Salinger, Joyce Maynard, Shane Salerno, The Catcher In The Rye, Creative Works, American Writers

49 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Keep You Turning Pages in August

The end of summer is approaching, but there’s still a full month of what we can technically refer to as “summer reading.” Good thing August has a galaxy’s worth of new sci-fi and fantasy book releases, with parallel universes, ghost hunters, supernatural battles, deep-space intrigue, all manner of witches, and so much…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Fantasy, Angels, Stephen King, ESP, Netflix, William Gibson, Luciana, Adrian, Pat Cadigan, Dungeons Dragons, Lee, Hugo, Andra, Stark

Vivo's First Trailer Is About the Power of Music (and Adorable Honey Bears)

We’ve known for years that the idea behind Vivo—and its Lin-Manuel Miranda-created original soundtrack—laid dormant until Sony Pictures quietly picked up the project five years ago. Now, we’ve finally got a glimpse of it, and perhaps a cute Kinkajou was worth the wait.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Netflix, Dreamworks, Dreamworks Animation, Sony Pictures, Hamilton, Vivo, Gabi, Lin Manuel Miranda, Andres, Zoe, Mitchells, Michael Rooker, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Nicole Byer

Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall to Exit in 2022

The BBC has announced that both current Doctor Jodie Whittaker, as well as showrunner Chris Chibnall, will depart Doctor Who in 2022. The duo will, after the upcoming season 13, will say farewell with 3 special episodes to air throughout next year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Doctor Who, Bbc, Chris Chibnall, Time Lords, Jodie Whittaker, The Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Thirteenth Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Creative Works, Doctor S, Twelfth Doctor, Seventh Doctor

Disney's Haunted Mansion Movie May Have Found Its Stars

Moonhaven’s cast continues to grow. Issa Rae and J.J. Abrams are working on an adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Fledgling for HBO. Plus, new pictures from Day of the Dead and Legends of Tomorrow’s return, and what’s next for American Horror Stories. Spoilers get!Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Joe Manganiello, Amc, Superman, Disney, Jj Abrams, Flash, Warner Bros, Peter Capaldi, James Gunn, Bruce Campbell, Day Of The Dead, Kenny, J J Abrams, Ethan

The Lord of the Rings Studio Wanted to Kill Off One of the Hobbits

Although Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings saga makes many tweaks in bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s world to the big screen, it is by and large a faithful adaptation. But pressure from the studio in one weird way would’ve taken it down a very different path: a bit of halfling havoc.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Hobbit, Sam, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Billy Boyd, The Lord Of The Rings, Pete, J R R Tolkien, Gandalf, Frodo, Dominic Monaghan, Saruman, Pippin

Once and Future's Next Arc Begins With an Important Reminder: Don't Wake the Fairies

We’ve been enamored with Once and Future’s modern twist on Arthurian fantasy ever since it kicked off and gave us a sweeping tale of magic, terror, and shitty nationalists being thwarted by grandmas with machine guns. But now the series is heading into a new chapter that’s more mystical and dangerous than ever, and…Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Video Games, Rose, Duncan, Don, Arthur, Avalon, Christian Ward, Dan Mora, Otherworld, Creative Works, Duncan Mcguire, Bridgitte Mcguire

The Nerd's Watch: Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Streaming in August

Though a lot of movie theaters are back to full function, the safer option for entertainment remains streaming, and fans who choose to stay home and take advantage are constantly rewarded with tons of new content. At the start of each month, most streamers—Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max—do a little…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Science, Robin Williams, Films, Ben Affleck, Disney, Netflix, Mick Jagger, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Idris Elba, Francis Lawrence, Arnold Schwarzenegger

VFX Icon Phil Tippet's Long-Awaited Movie Looks Absolutely Incredible

Star Wars. Indiana Jones. RoboCop. Jurassic Park. These films and franchises will live forever, and they attained those heights with a little help from Phil Tippett—one of the most legendary visual effects artists in Hollywood history. He’s especially known for his work with stop-motion animation and now, he’s…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Films, Jurassic Park, Stop Motion, Jurassic World, Robocop, Indiana Jones, Phil Tippet, Phil Tippett, Star Wars Indiana Jones, Robocop 2, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture

James Gunn Wants You to Watch the Guardians' Holiday Special Before Volume 3

Linda Blair says she’s not been asked to return yet for the new Exorcist trilogy. Hear a snippet from The Green Knight’s soundtrack. Plus, what’s to come when Supergirl and Stargirl return. Spoilers, away!Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, It, Guy Pearce, Archer, Predator, Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn, Ryan Murphy, Supergirl, Kara, Linda Blair, John Fox, Brad Falchuk, John Davis, The Exorcist

American Horror Story Teases Its Return With Maybe Its Most Nightmarish Promo Ever

That’s obviously a bold claim to make about American Horror Story, a series known for marketing each new season as creepily and, often, cryptically as possible. (That campaign for AHS: Cult involving holes—so many holes—must’ve awakened countless latent cases of trypophobia.) But with this new teaser for Double FeatureRead more...
Tags: Science, Macaulay Culkin, Denis, Holes, Ryan Murphy, FX, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Matt Bomer, Finn Wittrock, Lily Rabe, Television Shows, Leslie Grossman, John Carroll Lynch, Neal McDonough

Kevin Smith Just Wants Angry He-Man Nerds to Grow Up

Masters of the Universe: Revelation received critical acclaim ahead of its launch on Netflix late last week, but the animated continuation of Eternia’s finest has been faced with review-bombing and anger on social media thanks to a bad-faith interpretation of what the show’s doing that showrunner Kevin Smith has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figures, Chris Wood, Kevin Smith, Adam, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eternia, Teela, Skeletor, Lena Headey, Human Interest, Evil Lyn, Fictional Characters

Lucasfilm Hires YouTuber After His Deepfake of Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian Goes Viral

Finally, a story about deepfakes that’s free from the moral squishiness and consent issues that plague the people creating them. On Tuesday, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm confirmed that the company had hired a popular deepfake creator as a “senior facial capture artist” under the company’s computer graphics subsidiary,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Films, Robert De Niro, Ai, Will Smith, Lucasfilm, Henry Cavill, Deep Learning, Mark Hamill, Identity Theft, Luke Skywalker, Industrial Light, Deepfake, The Mandalorian, Creative Works

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