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Six Blockbuster Books on the Big Screen

Six Blockbuster Books on the Big Screen

In a season often dominated by explosion-heavy action flicks and Transformers sequels, we look forward to watching these acclaimed novels and memoirs make their silver-screen debuts. Smuggle a paperback in with your movie snacks and head to the theatre for these adaptations. On Chesil Beach (May 18) Ian McEwan wrote the screenplay of his bestselling novella, […]

The Gumshoes of Science Fiction Storm the Screen

The Gumshoes of Science Fiction Storm the Screen

The haggard gumshoe detective / investigator has a long tradition in the annals of science fiction: both sci-fi and mystery found a fanbase through pulp and serial magazines. The titles I’ve collected have gained new life through feature films and streaming series. In them, the distant future presents perhaps the greatest mystery, so bridging that […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: SMALL CRIMES

Title: Small Crimes Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jacki Weaver, Robert Forster, Gary Cole, Molly Parker, Macon Blair, Pat Healy First Aired: April 28, 2017 (Netflix) Where you can watch it: Netflix Cat ladies suffer from a distinct dearth of positive representation in film and on television. Almost always, we are portrayed as one-dimensional punchlines, our precious, precious cats […]

Woody Harrelson to Star in Daniel Clowes’ WILSON

Following in the footsteps of Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Angelica Houston, John Malkovitch, and Steve Buscemi, Woody Harrelson has become the latest celebrity to portray a Daniel Clowes character. Wilson, which will premiere at Sundance on Sunday and other places on March 24, is, as Clowes fans will know, based on the 2010 graphic novel of the same name. […]

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90-Second Newbery Film Festival: Newbery-er and Filmier Than Ever

Whatcha doing with the kids over holiday break? Are you making a video entry for the sixth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival? Founded by children’s author James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish), it features videos of 90 seconds or less based on a winner of the Newbery Medal (see above). The deadline for submission is January 7. Here’s some inspiration: The […]

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A PSA for Fans of Westworld: Read More Charles Yu

A PSA for Fans of Westworld: Read More Charles Yu

Have you been watching Westworld on HBO? Are you as knowledgeable about science fiction as Annalee Newitz? If your answer is yes to both of these questions, then you’ll already know that literary sci-fi writer Charles Yu is in the Westworld writer’s room, lending his smart and unnerving sensibility to a smart and unnerving show about cowboy […]

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